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Legendary musician Hugh Masekela DEAD

Legendary musician Bra Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78. His family issued a statement on Tuesday to confirm the news. “After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg, South Africa, surrounded by his family,” read the statement. The musician’s team released …

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Creative artistes to access $1-million ‘Zylofon Arts Fund’

BY RAMSON ACQUAH-HAYFORD ZYLOFON MEDIA has launched a fund specifically for creative artistes. The scheme, which is supposed to start with a seed amount of one million dollars, will cater for all aspects of creative arts in the country. Addressing the press and industry players at a briefing at the …

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Netseba Fashion takes Ghana to Lome

BY ERICA ARTHUR NETSEBA FASHION, a Ghanaian fashion designing house, has been selected to represent Ghana in this year’s Festival International de la Mode au Togo (FIMO228), which will be held in Lome, Togo, from February 20 – 25. According to Aba Netseba Hayfron, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of …

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Strongman releases ‘Charcoal’

BY ERICA ARTHUR SARKCESS MUSIC signer Strongman has finally released his first tune of the year titled ‘Charcoal’. ‘Charcoal’ is a controversial hip-hop song that punches hard at lots of artists in Ghana. The artist displays his word play talent and throws out comments that point to some of the things he …

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‘Video vixens aren’t whores’

BY RAMSON ACQUAH-HAYFORD A BUDDING video vixen and model Gloria Sarpong has rubbished popular stereotype in society that video vixens are mostly bad girls who indulge in sexual activities with artistes and music video directors. According to Ms Sarpong, “Shooting music video is like any other profession out there. We …

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Kim, Kanye’s third baby arrives

KIM KARDASHIAN West and her husband Kanye West have become parents to a baby girl, delivered via a surrogate. Kardashian West announced the news on her official website, in a post that revealed the weight of the newborn to be seven pounds and six ounces. “Kanye and I are happy to …

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GHAMRO, GIBA sign agreement to regularize relationship

THE GHANA Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) and Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) have signed an agreement to work together again. The two bodies signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on how members of GIBA will pay music royalties for the songs they play. GIBA had initially failed to attend a …

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Ebony will make a great partner – Julian

BY ERICA ARTHUR JULIAN DARKSTA, a UK-based Ghanaian Afro-beat and dancehall artiste, has said partnering with Ebony on his song will be a great tune. According to him, Ebony is one of the artistes who freely expresses herself in her music and both of them on a song will be …

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Ladies’ basket handbag was originally meant to distill ‘pitoo’

RAMSON ACQUAH-HAYFORD WHEN OUR grandmothers and grandfathers started weaving the basket, it wasn’t originally meant to be used for fashion or commercial purposes but to sieve pitoo…” These are the words of Mr Raymond Adongo, a traditional basket weaver who hails from the ‘home’ of basketry, Zaare, Bolgantanga in the …

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Focal Eye blames Ghanaian Celebs. For ignoring the heritage

THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) of Focal Eye model Agency, ThyKingdom Kudesey has said the Heritage and identity of Ghana is gradually dying due to low patronage from the media and Ghanaian celebrities. ThyKingdom Kudesey, CEO of Focal Eye Model Agency According to Kingdom, the art and culture industry is …

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