The past week in Ghana’s entertainment industry has been filled with thrills as it started with the end of Easter festivities with concentration on Kwahu, Ghana’s Easter Mecca.
Aside the blessing of rains and Pastor Ofori Amponsah on the Adom FM stage with ‘Alewa’ and ‘Sardine’, Kwahu chiefs thanked God for the first Ghanaian paragliding pilot on top of the Odweanoma Mountain at Kwahu-Atibie.
The thrill waned when the sad story of veteran actor William Addo who has Glaucoma and Cataract broke. Media campaigns helped to start the garnering of needed GHS5,000 for him to undergo eye surgery to avoid blindness.
In the same vein, highlife legend Abrantie Amakye Dede has fired criticisms at MUSIGA and GHAMRO over their ineffective welfare packages for musicians citing Kwadwo Akwaboah Jnr who is currently blind and others who are in critical conditions.
Actors also keep calling for help from their health to the industry as Bob Okala is ready to join other departed actors on May 7 even if he gets state burial or not, according to his family’s request. Agya Koo still complains of unfair treatment and juju-lyrics in the movie industry adding that his enemies in the industry shall not succeed.
Kwaku Manu on the other hand rather blames directors of little knowledge of the movie business affecting the whole industry. Yet Wogb3j3k3 musical theatre by Chief Moomen has returned with artistic performances on Ghana’s pre-colonial history.
As filmmaker Pascal Amanfo celebrated his birthday on Thursday, John Dumelo is nurturing his dreams of becoming Ghana’s president some day despite the backlash after declaring support for President John Mahama. Highlife musician Nana Quame took that same route to openly support opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo. Meanwhile, comedian Kalybos is going to lead a peace campaign with other celebrities towards the November 7 elections.
Ongoing high-tech, Kumawood has unveiled a new Google app that contains all information about the film industry including news and programmes defying quality-critics just as the now infamous Bishop Obinim who has also defied the National Communications Authority by directing church members to watch live streaming of his miracle-centred church services via the Obinim app.
April started with the fool’s day news from Dumelo impregnating Yvonne Nelson, DKB’s almost real marriage proposal to presenter AJ Sarpong with a kiss infuriating some fans, to Bulldog’s intimate kiss photos with troublemaker Afia Schwarzenegger on social media. The day was not the same for KOD who celebrated one year of surviving the near-fatal car accident.
Music keeps getting better with Ghana-Naija collaborations as Nigeria’s Yemi Alade creates ‘Ego’ with Sarkodie on her recently released second album. Akwaboah also gave an Ice prince touch to his ‘I Do Love You’ song remix which is making waves on the radio. To the videos, we have Edem featuring Reekado Banks on new ‘Nyedzilo’ video while D-Black releases ‘Say Yes’ video featuring Sean Tizzle.
Before I sign off, Salma Mumin wants a rich man to marry while Banky W wants to take some time off music to get married. I am not matchmaking here!
Enjoy Edem’s new Nyedzilo video below featuring Reekado Banks.