Students of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) are excitedly and anxiously awaiting the biggest entertainment activation to happen in their school this semester as Ghana’s leading urban radio station, YFM storms the Madina-based school on Saturday with the famous ‘YFM Campus Invasion’ and is specially meant to be an ‘akwaaba’ event for all freshmen and women as well as all continuing students of UPSA.
Kumawood Actor, Kofi Adu popularly known as Agya Koo has denied rumours going round that he only decided to support Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo after he had been rejected by the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
A video of a boss of a company selling home brewery equipment in Tongzhou District, Beijing, China, who reportedly forces his 'female' staff to kiss him before resuming for work every morning has gone viral on social media.
Acutely aware that to regain the Artiste of the Year crown at the Ghana Music Awards once again, there was need to have banging tunes but crucially organise own shows recording massive attendance, reggae/dancehall heavyweight Stonebwoy did just that over the weekend.
The craze of popular people desiring to hide their private affairs from the public glare is very much alive with actress Vicky Zugah the latest to reveal she is indeed married to Adrian Bolt Lewis who was the Sierra Leonean representative for Big Brother Africa – The Chase in 2013.
YFM Ghana’s latest reality show dubbed “The One” kicked off in Kumasi with hundreds of hopefuls turning up at the Plush Lounge at the Jubilee Mall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. The show, which is designed to turn the winner into an instant celebrity, will start airing daily on YFM. E.TV Ghana will also be broadcasting the Kumasi auditions this Saturday at 7pm.
Competition for the next phase of the show was not a mere walkover as judges, YFM Kumasi’s Kwame Legend and DJ Slim as well as YFM Accra’s Nana Kwame Osei Sarpong (Soul Man, also known as Nokus) were tough to please. Some received the instant NO in the form of a red card but the ones that put smiles on the judges faces received green cards.
The green cards mean these hopefuls go into the final closed audition against the best of Takoradi and the best of Accra to choose the 8 finalists. These 8 finalists will battle it out on radio and TV until the one is chosen on the 4th of December.
“It was fun and a lot of excitement watching these young men and women show us what they have and want to do with it; most of them realise that being a radio presenter isn’t as easy as it may seem. End of the day though, we got some very talented folks in Oseikrom and we can only imagine that the next stage will be super excited especially as the numbers in Accra especially are very high”, Nokus said.
The ONE – how it all works?
With the Kumasi audition now ended, the auditioning process now moves to Takoradi on the 15th of October at the YFM studios and then to Accra on the 22nd October.
With many green cards been given in Kumasi, these contestants will join the other green card winners in Takoradi and Accra for a second phase of judging. Five judges made up of radio personalities, celebrities and image consultants will then judge the contestants again. Their original audition will be used for this judging. The judges will then announce the eight finalists who will get to compete each other for the crown of the ONE!
The eight finalists will be split into two teams of four people each and the teams will be given a challenge each week. These challenges include making a radio jingle, interviewing celebrities, radio production amongst others. Every week, the listeners of YFM and viewers of e.TV get to choose which team did a better job and vote for them. The losing team then gets to vote off their weakest member. Throughout each week, the contestant will be mentored and coached by radio professionals and experts to showcase their very best.
During the finals, there will be a surprise challenge that will test the mettle of the three.
On the 4th December in a live TV show on eTV, The ONE will be announced.
The woes of actor, Wayoosi keep compounding. Having recently recovered from a kidney malfunction, which saw him swell leading to public appeals and presidential intervention to ensure he had the best care, tragedy has befallen the diminutive Kumasi based actor.
As producer and reggae-dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr., alias Shatta Wale marks his 32nd birthday today, wife, Shatta Michy has used the Instagram platform to celebrate her husband and father to their child, Majesty.
Below is the message:
//I won’t write no essay or some fake poem but I just want you to know, you’re the best father in the world that alone makes me fall in love with you over & over every day, you make motherhood easy for me, you make life easier, aside motivating me and everyone else around you.
I’ve seen the power & wonder of God through u & I've come to know Him & love Him too. No one would understand us, but I know what You’ve done to me.//
As for the (Mahama Paper, Baby Chop Kiss and Obordorbidi) singjay, he desires a Land Cruiser vehicle and well-padded envelope.
He informed President John Dramani Mahama and Nana Akufo-Addo about his big day with the tweet request on Sunday “Nana Akufo-Addo and President Mahama please tomorrow is my birthday so am waiting for my land cruiser and Envelope … pleasseee.”