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British High Commissioner to Ghana hosts Shatta Wale

 

King of African Dancehall, Shatta Wale, on Wednesday 17th February 2016 together with members of his management team paid a courtesy call on the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, at his office in Accra.

Lauryn Hill Issues Statement On Missed Grammy Awards Performance

 

Reports surfaced hours before showtime on Monday evening (Feb. 15), that famed artist, Lauryn Hill, was scheduled to join The Weeknd for his performance at the Grammy Awards. Although nothing was confirmed, a few of Ms. Hill’s bandmates posted photos to Instagram, alluding to the notion that they were on their way to the annual showcase.

Shatta Wale Engages Jupitar In Instagram 'War' Over Delay

Dancehall act Jupitar this weekend was not pleased with a photo Delay posted on her instagram page claiming she was flying to Kumasi with Shatta Wale for the Vals Day weekend.Here are the highlights of their banter…

Delay: We are going to Kumasi…Bae… Shatta Wale, Happy Vals day to us.

Shatta Wale: Aaaawwww bae love you so much… can’t wait to be with you tonight….Chop Kiss….

Jupitar: I’m really disappointed in you Cocoabrowngh [Delay], but I will deal with you Shatta Wale.

Shatta Wale: Jupitar, stay away from beloved girlfriend… You can’t handle this with your small worm… please stay away….

Reasons why Kendrick Lamar was partly censored during his Grammys performance.

Kendrick Lamar's powerful Grammys performance of To Pimp a Butterfly tracks"Alright" and "The Blacker the Berry" along with a new song was the most important performance of the night. However, there were some noticeable alterations to Kendrick's performance, specifically leaving out his tracks' original lyrics that include profanity.

There was also a brief moment where the rapper's audio cut out during his line in "Alright" where he raps, "Diggin' in my pocket, ain't a profit big enough to feed you." According to Fader, CBS replied in an email, "An instance of profanity was deleted during Kendrick Lamar’s performance of 'Alright.'” When asked for more information, the CBS rep replied simply with, "Fuck." Finally, the rep elaborated and revealed that Kendrick sang the lyric as "Diggin' in my pocket ain’t a profit 'fuck it' big enough to feed you."

So far, there has been no official response on why Kendrick changed the lyrics of the Grammy winning song "Alright" to eliminate the "po-po" line. Instead, he rapped "I'm at the preacher's door/Wanna kill us dead at the preacher's door/We said give em so mo', this one time/Do it for the show/But we gon' be alright."

It's important to note that the same line was a subject of controversy following Lamar's performance at the BET Awards. Fox correspondent Geraldo Riveraoffered his negative interpretation of the song. Lamar responded, "How can you turn a song about hope and turn it into hatred?” It's possible the past controversy inspired Kendrick's changes, but the focus should be on his positive message rather than nit-picking at lyrics.

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Prez Mahama Wishes Afia Schwarzenegger Happy B'day

Controversial radio and television presenter Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa, known in showbiz circles as Afia Schwarzenegger, received many good wishes on her birthday, which fell on Valentine’s Day. But none of these was bigger than a good wish from the president of the land.

 

President John Dramani Mahama took to Twitter to wish Afia, who recently defended him when opposition Member of Parliament Kennedy Agyapong bad-mouthed him and his family, a happy birthday.

 

The outspoken Afia has over the years had altercations with some Ghanaians, including founder of the International God’s Way Church Bishop Obinim and, recently, Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong.

 

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Tutulapato & Pope Skinny, Buffalo rift explained

For many Tutulapato fans, the inaction of the young rising start has been an issue of concern but couldn’t place a finger on what exactly is the causative factor.

 

The answer has however been presented on Saturday, 13th February 2016 ‘Kasahari Level’ show hosted by Pope Skinny on Adom 106.3 FM thanks to Lokarl, a hiplife artiste and one of 3 major persons who discovered and nurtured the young man.

Engineer Quick Action set for 10th anniversary bash at Trade Fair on Vals Day

Music engineer Quick Action is set to celebrate his 10th anniversary in the music industry at the Trade Fair grounds on Sunday, 14th February 2016.

Acknowledged as one of Ghana’s critical producers, Quick Action together with Jay Q, Appietus, Kaywa and a few others helped elevate Ghana’s urban music landscape with crisp sounds on which solid cats unleashed their venomous verses.

Abraham Attah visits White House on U.S tour

Abraham Attah is living the life that most people can only dream of: Flying in private planes, Lodging in 5-Star Hotels, Red carpet treatment, Hanging out with A-List Hollywood celebrities including Will Smith, Common,Terry Crews and John Legend. And he’s won the heart of Beyonce’s sister Solange.

Video Directors frustrating my bid to have quality videos- Shatta Wale

For fans who take exception to Wale's poor and limited videos, the 'Kakai' hitmaker has taken to Twitter to state his case alleging that certain video directors in the country are out to frustrate his bid to have quality videos as they stall the project with editing delays. Below is his rant:

Actress says Sarkodie is married Actress

 

Actress Salma Mumin who made the headlines last year for saying she would marry Sarkodie if he proposes marriage, has revealed the 30-year-old rapper is happily married.

You know Nas the musician but do you know the business man?

In the world of hip-hop, rappers turned businessmen — Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, Andre "Dr. Dre" Young and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson being the most recognizable names — have become fairly commonplace. Nowadays, most artists have side ventures in music (of course), apparel, food and beverages. Yet however impressive their individual business prowess, few of them are able to call themselves full-fledged investors in Silicon Valley start-ups.

“Abubro Nkosua” is my thank you tune to God for saving me - Dadie Opanka


Ghanaian hip-life artiste, Armstrong Affum, popularly known as Dadie Opanka, says his gospel song, “Abubro Nkosua” is to show his appreciation to God for saving his life.

The song, which featured vibrant and popular gospel songstress, Gifty Osei, talks about Opanka’s near death experience.

Nana Boroo named face of maiden Accra Men’s Fashion Week 2016

Musician, Nana Boroo known in real life as Nana Osei Bonsu has been unveiled as a brand ambassador for the maiden Accra Men’s Fashion Week 2016.

At a press launch held on January 22, 2016 at Airport view hotel in Accra, organizers of the Mens fashion week were excited to be working with the musician who is very much known for his high fashion sense and ability to be unapologetically fashionable.

Micheal B. Jordan beats Abraham Attah to film award

Young actor, Abraham Attah lost the ‘Outstanding Actor In A Motion Picture’ award to Micheal B. Jordan at the 47th NAACP Awards held last night.

Jordan who also won ‘Entertainer of The Year’ was awarded for his role in the movie ‘Creed’.

My son is so cute you have no idea – Kim Kardashian West

Kim Kardashian West believes her son is ''cute'' because he looks just like her. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star recently welcomed her second child, a son, Saint, into the world and joked she was to thank for his cuteness.

Idris Elba 'splits with long-term girlfriend'

 

Hollywood star Idris Elba has reportedly broken up with his long-term girlfriend Naiyana Garth and moved out of the house they shared.

The Luther star is reported to have taken up residence in a nearby flat in South West London in order to remain close to their 22-month-old Winston.

“It ended very recently and it’s too soon for her to talk about it," a source close to Ms Garth told The Sun.

“They’ve kept it very quiet so she’s surprised people know already.It’s very sad that this has happened while Idris is experiencing the highest points of his professional career and they can’t celebrate it with each other."

Elba, who shot to fame worldwide after his portrayal of “Stringer Bell” in The Wire, started dating the 28-year-old make-up artist in the summer of 2013, according to the newspaper.

Last month he won two awards at the Screen Actors Guild in Los Angeles, including being named as best actor for his titular role in the BBC crime series, Luther. Elba also picked up the award for best supporting actor in Cary Fukunaga's child soldier drama Beasts of No Nation.

Rumours have swirled over his relationship since the SAG awards ceremony, which attended with 13-year-old daughter Isan rather than Ms Garth.

After winning best actor for Beasts of No Nation at the British Film Awards on Sunday night, Elba name-checked a number of people in his acceptance speech, but not his girlfriend.

When asked if he was newly single, Elba replied: “That’s the media for you.”

The newspaper said a representative for Elba declined to comment when asked about his relationship status.

The report came days after Elba was spotted at a New York nightclub with supermodels Naomi Campbell. The pair was pictured leaving the 1 Oak nightclub together.

Elba and Campbell became friends in 2014 after the 43-year-old actor took part in Fashion For Relief charity event, MailOnline.co reported.

 

Campbell publicly congratulated him on his SAG Awards win last week, tweeting: "Congratulations @Idriselba you deserve your double WIN. @SAGawards."

(Via: Telegraph.co.uk)

Jimmy Jean-Louis to the rescue of Leila Djansi

Ghanaian international filmmaker, Leila Djansi has been receiving a lot of stick from folks in Nollywood this week over her comments about Nollywood having negative connotations similar to Adolf Hitler.