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Will and Jada Smith move on after Chris Rock’s joke

Jada Pinkett Smith is moving on after Chris Rock’s now-famous joke about her at the 2016 Oscars. After the nominations announcement revealed that, like the year before, all the acting nominees are white, the 44-year-old actress a vowed to boycott the ceremony. She was among many people, including celebs, who spoke out about the lack of diversity.

Shirley Frimpong-Manso gets ‘Best Picture Editor’ award at AMVCA

Shirley Nana Akua Frimpong-Manso won the award for Best Picture Editor at this year’s Africa Magic Viewers Choice held Saturday in Lagos.

Miss Frimpong-Manso’s win was a huge statement for Ghana, which failed to go home with a single award last year. The serial winner was not present to receive the award but took to Twitter to express her excitement.

I shall walk without a limp by June - Stonebwoy

Dancehall act Stonebwoy has assured fans that he will stop limping in three months time.

He said this while performing at the just ended MTN Pulse Turn Up concert held at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Andy Dosty joins Praye

Hiplife music group, Praye on Sunday morning at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium announced musician and DJ, Andy Dosty as new member of the group. The group made a formal public statement at the second edition of Freedom Concert when they appeared on stage to perform.

Okomfo Kwaade set to release album this Easter

Fans of Hiplife musician Kwaade will have something to smile about as he is set to release an album this Easter.

This was revealed to Graphic Showbiz last Tuesday by his manager, Fareed Yakubu who was optimistic that the album will do very well.

Review of Beasts of No Nation & a word for Abraham Attah

Cary Joji Fukunaja’s Beasts of No Nation is an interesting movie. In one breath it reveals the rich floral life of Ghana which most video directors and filmmakers don’t tap into enough but on the other hand plays into the all too familiar African related movies which must bear slavery, war and savagery as well as corruption themes to stand the chance of gaining international recognition and awards.

50 Cent’s home to be converted into care facility

The buyers of 50 Cent's 21 bedroom home in Farmington, Connecticut are reportedly hoping it will be turned into a care facility for elderly people.

The 'In Da Club' hitmaker has agreed a sale on his mansion in Farmington, Connecticut and the buyers are hoping to convert the estate into an assisted living facility for elderly people.

Miley Cyrus to leave the U.S. if "nightmare" candidate Donald Trump becomes president

Miley Cyrus has vowed to move out of the U.S. if "nightmare" candidate Donald Trump becomes president.

The reality TV star-turned-politician had a major victory on Tuesday (01Mar16), when initial polling proved the 69-year-old to be the Republican frontrunner, making it a strong likelihood he will be appointed the party's candidate for this year's (16) election.

Managing DJ Khaled role falls on Jay Z

New management alert: Jay Z (and Roc Nation, by proxy) are now officially managing DJ Khaled. And no, he didn’t tell the world on Snapchat.

Shatta Wale calls on fans to rise above hate, says album set to drop in April

Ahead of his controversial disqualification from the 2016 edition of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) Ghana’s dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah, aka Shatta Wale, has been calling on members of his Shatta Movement to be inspired by his story and never give up on their dreams and goals.

Ghana Music Week Festival 2016 is here

The Musicians Union of Ghana in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Creative Arts presents the  2016 Ghana Music Week Festival.

From March 1 to March 7 the Capital, Accra will be alive with the Sound of  Music. From  Celebrating Ghana Music Day, the MOGO Festival, Ghana Music Investment Forum,  International Music Expo,  Ghana Music Honours and the Re-enactment of Ghana's Independence at the Gold@20 meet Ghana Music Week Festival.

Here is a full list of the Oscar winners

After months of campaigning and controversy, schmoozing and surprises, the 88th annual Academy Awards are finally under way in Los Angeles.

Heading into the ceremony, the biggest questions surrounded the best picture category as a three-way race between “The Revenant,” “The Big Short” and “Spotlight” emerged. In somewhat of a shocker, “Spotlight” won even as “The Revenant” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” had more overall Oscars. Best director, considered a showdown between “The Revenant” helmer Alejandro G. Inarritu and “Mad Max: Fury Road” director George Miller, concluded with Inarritu winning for the second year in a row. In the leading acting categories, meanwhile, Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”) and Brie Larson (“Room”) won, as expected.

U.S embassy congratulates Abraham Attah on win

The United States embassy in Ghana has hailed young Ghanaian actor Abraham Attah after he picked up another award and presented an award at the Oscars over the weekend.

Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an OSCAR

The 88th Academy Awards set its tone before host Chris Rock could grab the mic. As Rock, dressed in a sharp ivory tux, strode to center stage, the orchestra sat on their hands and the sound system blasted a snatch of Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power.” The stealthy 15-second instrumental was a fitting moment for a controversial awards race dominated by what people did — or didn’t — say, from Best Actress nominee Charlotte Rampling dismissing a question about Oscar quotas as “racist to white people” to Best Supporting Actor contender Sylvester Stallone forgetting to thank both his Creed director and his co-star at the Golden Globes.

Zimbabwe names Blakk Rasta as tourism ambassador

As special guest of Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwe Music Awards organizers, reggae musician and historian Abubaka Ahmed easily identified as Blakk Rasta has chalked another major success.

The ‘Barrack Obama’ hitmaker has sent word to blakkpepper.com that he has been made tourism ambassador for Zimbabwe adding that the official ceremony is set for the Tourism Ministry in Harare on 29th February 2016.

Blakk Rasta who has been touring Zimbabwe and sampling the sights and sounds disclosed: “I was at Great Zimbabwe and saw the walls.. A piece of our great history.. I shed tears at our ingenuity and creativity.. Rock building on rocks with no mortar…kai” was how the ‘Kwame Nkrumah’ hitmaker summed his experience after witnessing one of Africa’s great wonders: The Zimbabwean Civilization.

The ‘Kochoko’ legend has also been to the Zimbabwean heroes’ acre where national heroes/heroines are laid to rest and also paid homage to Amai Sally Mugabe, the revered mother of the Zimbabwean nation who happened to be a Ghanaian and the first wife of Robert Mugabe.

Whiles chalking these successes abroad, ‘Ghana’s Best, Africa’s Finest and the World’s Most Wanted’ has also gained two VGMA nominations for Reggae/Dancehall song of the Year for ‘Serwaa Akoto’ and Reggae/Dancehall artiste of the Year. Blakkpepper.com wishes the ‘Salaga Soldier’ the very best in his endeavours.

 

Mixed reaction greets VGMA full list of nominees

With anticipation high ahead of the VGMA big night, Chaterhouse, the event organizers have released the full list of nominees for this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

Sarkodie in UK for IndigoO2 concert

BET Award winner, Sarkodie has arrived in UK safely for his IndigoO2 concert slated for March, 11, 2016.

Arriving at Heathrow Airport 6am Wednesday morning, Sarkodie was met by awaiting journalists and fans who had waited patiently to capture the first images of the artist, as he appeared through BA departures in an all-black classic slick jacket and jeans with his trademark dark shades like a true super star.

Blakk Rasta set to perform for 50,000 crowd in Zimbabwe

Reggae musician and Pan Africanist Blakk Rasta who on the invitation of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has been in the country since 21st February 2016, continues to sample the city and honour performance invitations.

Musician Kaakie undertaking National Service at VRA Akosombo Hospital

Award winning dancehall artiste, Kaakie, is very confident in her status as the queen of dancehall music; so much so that she says in spite of new artistes springing up, she doesn’t feel any pressure to do anything differently from what’s she’s been doing.