Hiplife artist Kwaw Kesse, known in real life as Emmanuel Botwe, is a man who does not shy away from courting controversy; he calls a dog by its name and stands up for it. Known as â€œabodamâ€ or the mad-man for his eccentric lyrics and stagecraft, he revealed weed smoking is still part of his life, despite serving nearly three months in prison for it.
Mana Jama put her chances of winning the competition on life support after announcing that she wouldnâ€™t be competing in the swimsuit portion of the pageant if she had to wear a bikini because it goes against her religious beliefs.
In discussing her decision with Metro UK, Jama says, â€œI wouldnâ€™t wear a bikini to the beach, so Iâ€™m not going to wear one in a competition to score points.â€ After she discussed her decision with the heads of the event, they decided that sheâ€™d be allowed to cover up if she so chose.
Welp, she did and in doing so, became the first ever woman to wear a kaftan during the bikini portion of a pageant. And she pulled it off stunningly. Alongside her clothing, Jama wore a beautiful choker and hoop earrings.
After her runway performance she took to Instagram and further explained why she decided to take a stand for something she believed in.
â€œThis moment has proved that I am capable of almost anything I set my mind to and limitations is a status waiting to be changed,â€ she captioned under a pic of her modeling in the competition. â€œI thank everyone who stood beside me and believed in my vision.â€
Itâ€™ll be interesting to see the sort of precedent this will set in all beauty pageants across the world. Maybe itâ€™ll give other women the extra courage they need to take a stand in their own way.
Check out Mana Jama about her decision to wear a kaftan during the bikini portion of Miss Universe Great Britain below.
A British model who was allegedly kidnapped and detained for six days in Italy while her captors attempted to sell her in an online auction says she feared for her life after returning to her London home.
Fans of Rashida Black Beauty woke up to news of her naked video circulating on social media.Â We cannot tell whether the video was leaked by Rashida Black Beauty herself or someone she sent the ungodly naked video to.
Actress Tracy Boakye who has earned a heavy load of insults and criticisms for a sex scene in her movieÂ Devil Between My LegsÂ ever since it premiered in April this year believes she deserves praise instead.
Obrafour has been invited to perform at the second edition of the Ghana Music Awards UK slated for September 9 at the Splash Gaumont Palace, formerly Dominion Centre, 9 Broadway Woodgreen, London N22 6DS.
It was an atmosphere of thrill, high expectation and glamour as scores of Ghanaians on Friday massed up at the Silverbird cinema at the Accra Mall to have their first glimpse of Ghanaian movie star Abraham Attahâ€™s Spider-Man Homecoming as it premiered in the Ghana.
The troubles of popular Hiplife musician, Sarkodie, over allegations he insulted Krobo girls in the song, Jennifer Lomotey seemsÂ far from over, as he has been threatened with a court action.
The artist has received backlash for a line in the song which claims Okomfo Anokye, a legendary priest in Ashanti folklore, cursed a certain Krobo lady with promiscuity and that explains why public perception women from that tribe are promiscuous: Â â€œA noble Krobo lady with beads around her waist who has been cursed by Okomfo Anokye with promiscuity.â€
Many deemed this as stereotypical, discriminatory and demeaning to the people of Krobo. He has since apologized, stressing the line in the song is a joke and wouldnâ€™t offend the people from the tribe. He said the mother of his daughter is also Krobo.Â
But his explanation has not gone down well with some groups from the town who say the multi award winning artist will pay for his sins.Â The Krobo Heritage and Advocacy Group, for example, has filed a writ at the court accusing the rapper of giving credence to a myth which denigrate a noble group
â€œThis [lyric] is founded on a myth and in this case, this myth is created to cast aspersions on the Krobo people. They are therefore prejudiced and discriminatory, contrary to Article 17(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana which provides that â€œ[a] person shall not be discriminated against on grounds of [â€¦] ethnic origin [...]â€.
Lawyer for the groupÂ Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua says Â Sarkodie must among others pay an amount of GHÂ¢2,000,000 to the people of Krobo or in default face them in court.
Mr. Appiagyei-Atua is seeking the following reliefs on behalf of the group:
Issue an immediate order to the relevant media houses asking them to halt playing the â€œJennifer Lomoteyâ€ song on their airwaves;
Expunge or cause to be expunged the portion of the lyrics which my clients find offensive and defamatory or completely ban the use of that song from the airwaves;
Expunge or cause to be expunged all audio and video clips of the song which are found on various social media platforms that are registered in your name;
Write an unreserved apology to the Chiefs and people of the Krobo Traditional Area, including a statement to the effect that such an offensive act will not be repeated against the Krobo people;
Make a statement to the general public advising them to desist from transferring or sharing the song which contains the offensive lyrics with anybody else; and,
For denting the image of the Krobo people and dragging their hard earned reputation in the mud, pay a compensation of two million Ghana cedis (GHS2, 000,000) to the Krobo people.
Producer of the song David Kojo Kyei (aka Kaywa) has confirmed receiving a service from the lawyer on behalf of the group