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 Enemyâ€™s â€œFight the Power.â€ The stealthy 15-second instrumental was a fitting moment for a controversial awards race dominated by what people did â€” or didnâ€™t â€” say, from Best Actress nominee Charlotte Rampling dismissing a question about Oscar quotas asÂ â€œracist to white peopleâ€Â to Best Supporting Actor contender Sylvester StalloneÂ forgetting to thankÂ both hisÂ CreedÂ director and his co-star at the Golden Globes.
Ghanaâ€™s wonder kid, Abraham Attah has won yet another prestigious international award for â€˜Best Male Leadâ€™ at the 2016 Independent Spirits Awards held at Santa Monica Beach, Califonia Saturday night.
Determined music act Bilz real name Shiraz Abdul Majeed has disclosed to Pluzz FMâ€™s presenter Kay that given that he is not romantically attached, his crush and dream lady is Berla Addardey better known as Berla Mundi.
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 â€˜Barrack Obamaâ€™Â 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 29thÂ February 2016.
Blakk Rasta who has been touring Zimbabwe and sampling the sights and sounds disclosed: â€œI 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 mortarâ€¦kaiâ€ was how theÂ â€˜Kwame Nkrumahâ€™Â hitmaker summed his experience after witnessing one of Africaâ€™s great wonders:Â TheÂ Zimbabwean Civilization.
The â€˜Kochokoâ€™Â legend has also been to the Zimbabwean heroesâ€™ 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,Â â€˜Ghanaâ€™s Best, Africaâ€™s Finest and the Worldâ€™s Most Wantedâ€™Â has also gained two VGMA nominations forÂ Reggae/Dancehall song of the YearÂ for â€˜Serwaa Akotoâ€™Â andÂ Reggae/Dancehall artiste of the Year.Â Blakkpepper.com wishes theÂ â€˜Salaga Soldierâ€™Â the very best in his endeavours.
After some industry players and lovers of music had complained about Teephlowâ€™s nominations at the 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, organisers have taken his name out of all nominations he had received.
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.
Reggae musician and Pan Africanist Blakk Rasta who on the invitation of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has been in the country since 21stÂ February 2016, continues to sample the city and honour performance invitations.
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 doesnâ€™t feel any pressure to do anything differently from whatâ€™s sheâ€™s been doing.
A member of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards board, Mark Okraku-Mantey, has stated that the boardâ€™s decision not to nominate Shatta Wale for this yearâ€™s event unless he completes the process of officially apologising for maligning it â€œhas nothingâ€ to do with the artisteâ€™s issue with Yola Ayewode of Charterhouse Productions Limited.
It is official! Controversial and conscious reggae artiste Blakk Rasta is in Zimbabwe as a star performer at the 7th edition of the Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) to be held at the Harare Internationational Conference Centre scheduled for the 25th of February 2016.
One half of hiplife duo Keche, Andew has revealed during an interview earlier on Friday with Afia Schwarzenegger's that Deborah Vanessa is his celebrity crush.
Responding to the â€˜Y3 Wo kromâ€™ hostessâ€™ question on her midmorning show on OKAY101.7FM, Andrew confirmed he has had an eye on the African mermaid for sometime now and if possible would like to marry her.
Movies are make believe and so on screen, viewers think everything is real, including kissing.
But well-loved actor, Majid Michel, has revealed that kissing in movies doesnâ€™t happen by chance as they look in the final product because the actors involved go through a thorough screening and put in a lot of effort to make it â€˜real.â€™
Anthony â€œReebopâ€ Kwaku Baah, one of the world`s acclaimed master drummer, and a dexterous percussionist from Ghana who died from a brain haemorrhage whilst performing on stage to thousands of crowds in Stockholm, Sweden in 1983, is seen here playing with Traffic, the famous UK rock group in Rome. Circa: 29th March 1973.
Reggae artiste Rocky Dawuni who lost the Best Reggae Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards believes he would have brought the honour to the nation if Ghanaians had given him the necessary support to be the first African to have won the award.
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.