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Gallery 1957 to showcase works of Ghanaian painter Cornelius Annor

– Advertisement – Gallery 1957 is pleased to present works by Ghanaian artist Cornelius Annor in his first solo show,  ‘Family Affair’ in Accra from January 27 to February 28 2021. Cornelius Annor is a portrait and figurative painter and an art teacher. He completed his fine art studies at Ghana College of Arts and Design. From an early age, Annor had a strong fascination for the human face and figure and constantly sketched the faces of his family, friends and even strangers he encountered. With the encouragement of his…

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Africa World 

Why millions are abandoning WhatsApp for rivals Telegram and Signal

– Advertisement – Millions of WhatsApp users have taken the drastic step of abandoning the app ahead of a privacy policy update that will force them to share their data with Facebook. The update, which will be released on February 8, affects WhatsApp users in all countries outside of Europe and the UK, where there are strict data protection laws. Users in these regions will be required to give their consent for Facebook to access their data, including their phone numbers and information about how they interact with others, in order to continue…

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British Model Naomi Campbell signs deal to market Kenya

– Advertisement – British supermodel Naomi Campbell has signed a deal with Kenyan government to help promote the country as a top tourism destination. The coronavirus pandemic hit the tourism sector hard in Kenya and the country is finding ways to revive it. On Tuesday, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala said Ms Campbell agreed to become Magical Kenya’s international ambassador. “We welcome the exciting news that Naomi Campbell will advocate for tourism and travel internationally for the magical Kenya brand,” CS Balala said in a statement. NAOMI CAMPBELL TO BECOME…

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Sierra Leonean TV host releases kids book ‘Adama Loves Akara’

– Advertisement – Adama Loves Akara is a new children’s book from Sierra Leonean TV host Vickie Remoe that encourages early reading, family time, and multiculturalism. Illustrated by Luseni Kallon, the book was inspired by Remoe’s son, who exclaimed at age three that his early reader Bob Books “did not make sense”. Remoe says that the books she was using to teach Olu, though useful for phonics, did not represent African culture. Therefore, she set out to write a series that would teach early literacy skills and center her culture.…

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Liberia: President Weah’s new song puzzles citizens

– Advertisement – Liberians are puzzled by a new song released by their president, George Weah which talks about liars. The song titled “Mr Liar Man” is the fourth song released by the former footballer-turned politician. George Weah is a part time musician this latest song sung in a reggae style seems to puzzle many as they wonder who he is talking about. Some of the lyrics include “In my own country, they’re trying to track me down for what I don’t know… But Mr Liar Man, you know I…

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Wooden penis landmark stolen in Germany

– Advertisement – Police in southern Germany say they are investigating the disappearance of a phallus-shaped wooden sculpture from a mountaintop, but that they are still not sure whether a crime has been committed. The 2-meter-tall (almost 7-foot) object has grown in fame since it appeared overlooking the Allgäu region on the slopes of the Grünten, a mountain near Germany’s border with Austria. It provided a popular photo opportunity for walkers and gained widespread attention on social media — even attracting the moniker “Guardian of the Allgäu.” The phallus sculpture, which was…

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Ivorian guitarist releases song to support Ghana’s Village of Hope

– Advertisement – Ivorian guitarist, jazz artist and songwriter, Constant Boty has launched ‘Time To Care Project’, a musical initiative that would support children in an orphanage in the central part of Ghana. At a ceremony in Accra on November 26, Boty released the song aimed at raising funds to purchase equipment for the orphanage’s health facility, the Hope Christian Hospital. With support from London-based Russian/Polish jazz vocalist, Tamara Raven, and the children of Village of Hope, the Ivorian musician produced Time to Care, with its lyrics, written by a…

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Africa Southern Africa World 

Trevor Noah will host 2021 Grammy awards

– Advertisement – South African comedian Trevor Noah will host next year’s Grammy awards, the organisers have announced. Harvey Mason Jr, the chair and interim president of the Recording Academy, said Noah was the “best choice” as host. Noah said after the announcement that “Despite the fact that I am extremely disappointed that the Grammys have refused to have me sing or be nominated for best pop album, I am thrilled to be hosting this auspicious event.” “I think as a one-time Grammy nominee, I am the best person to…

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2021 GRAMMYs: Complete Nominees List

– Advertisement – The 63rd GRAMMY Awards are right around the corner, airing Sunday, Jan. 31, on CBS, but the nominations are here now! Find out who is nominated in each of the 83 categories in the full nominees list below. 1. Record Of The YearAward to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist. BLACK PARADEBeyoncéBeyoncé & Derek Dixie, producers; Stuart White, engineer/mixer; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer COLORSBlack PumasAdrian Quesada, producer; Adrian Quesada, engineer/mixer; JJ Golden, mastering engineer ROCKSTARDaBaby…

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DR Congo musician Tshala Muana arrested

– Advertisement – Congolese singer Tshala Muana has been arrested. Her producer Claude Mashala said the musician was detained by National Intelligence Agency (ANR) officers over a controversial song titled ‘Ingratitude’ which she released online last weekend. Speaking to the Nation by phone from Kinshasa on Monday evening, fellow musician Lofombo Gode said Ms Muana was arrested in Kinshasa amid speculation over the ‘deeper meaning’ or interpretation of lyrics which appear to have rattled some government officials. “Though no names are mentioned in the song, it was seen as intended to send a different message,”…

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