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Twitter office in Ghana sparks anger among Nigerians

– Advertisement – Some Nigerians have not been happy with the decision to pick Ghana as host of the Africa headquarters of social media giant Twitter. Making the announcement on Monday, the US based social media company cited Ghana’s role as a champion for democracy, a supporter of free speech and online freedom, and the Open Internet, of which Twitter is also an advocate as reasons for choosing Ghana. The company also said Ghana’s recent appointment to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area aligns with its overarching…

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Ghanaian actor convicted for posting her nudes online

– – A popular Ghanaian actor Rosemond Brown known as Akuapem Poloo has been convicted by a court for posting her nudes online. State prosecutors say the actor on June 30, 2020, celebrated her son’s seventh birthday by taking her nude pictures together with him. Akuapem Poloo took the pictures with her son who was also half-naked and posted them on her Instagram page. The said post went viral on social media and after several complaints she removed the post and apologized. – – Akuapem Poloo, admitted when she was…

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Kobena Sekyi: Ghanaian lawyer who wore African cloth to court

– – Africans have been celebrating the decision of an educated elite who hailed from Ghana to wear only African cloth to court. William Esuman-Gwira Sekyi, popularly known as Kobena Sekyi was born in 1892 and died in 1956. He was an educated elite who vowed never to wear European clothing again until his death. Sekyi also became the first lawyer in the British colony (Gold coast) now Ghana to appear in court in a traditional African cloth. Kobena Sekyi, he was the only educated elite in Africa who vowed…

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Akon to build Akon city in Uganda by 2036

– – US hip hop star Akon has said during his recent trip to Uganda that he will be building a city in that country called the Akon City. The government of Uganda has already agreed to allocate him land of the size of 1 square mile. A statement from State House said the president had a fruitful meeting with the Senegalese singer as they discussed a number of investment opportunities in Uganda. “During the meeting at the president’s countryside home Rwakitura in Kiruhura district, attended by the First Lady…

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24-year-old ex-Nigerian beauty queen shot dead in U.S

– – A former Nigerian beauty queen, studying for her doctorate degree in the United States, Najeebat Sule has been shot dead. Police say Sule was shot multiple times by an unknown gunman in Philadelphia, United States. The unknown assailant shot the 24-year-old model on March 12 while sitting in her car in the city’s Holmesburg neighborhood, Fox29 Philadelphia reported. She was taken to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital where she died, according to police who then identified her as Najeebat Sule. Sule’s father, Adewale Sule told journalists that, the suspect had just…

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Obama’s Kenyan grandmother dies aged 99

The Kenyan grandmother of former US President Barack Obama has died at the age of 99. Sarah Obama died on Monday morning at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kisumu in Kenya. Her daughter, Marsat Obama confirmed her death, saying she had been admitted to the hospital over the weekend. Marsat Obama was quoted by local news outlet Daily Nation as saying that Mama Sarah “was diagnosed with stroke in September last year and had blood sugar related problems.” Sarah Obama was fondly referred to as Granny Sarah…

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100 Most Influential Young South Africans for 2020

– – As part of its annual programme to celebrate and acclaim South Africa’s outstanding youth, leading PR and Rating firm Avance Media has published the fifth edition of its annual 100 Most Influential Young South Africans ranking. This list which is focused on revealing the most-hardworking youth features individuals who stood tall in their businesses and careers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Putting assortment into deliberation, the list ranks young individuals from diverse industries and sectors including Activists, Speakers, Entrepreneurs, Musicians, Media Personalities, and Politicians. Some of the prominent individuals…

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Ghana’s top artistes Samini and Stonebwoy banter over Grammys

– – Two of Ghana’s leading Dancehall musicians, Samini and Stonebwoy have engaged in a banter on social media. The banter was sparked by news of Nigerian musicians, Burna Boy and Wizkid winning awards at the 2021 Grammys. Burna Boy won the Best Global Music Album category while Wizkid won the Best Music Video for his song with Beyoncé; Brown Skin Girl, from Lion King: The Gift album. The two Ghaaian artistes in the past enjoyed close relationships after Samini described Stonebwoy as a son because he supported his emergence…

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Burna Boy and Wizkid win awards at Grammys 2021

Nigeria Afrobeats stars Burna Boy and Wizkid have both won awards at the 2021 Grammys. Burna Boy won the Best Global Music Album category while Wizkid won the Best Music Video for his song with Beyoncé; Brown Skin Girl, from Lion King: The Gift album. Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy was also a winner on the song. The Best Music Video award is given to the artist, video director and video producer. Burna Boy, real name Damini Ogulu, a nominee for a second consecutive year, won with his Twice As Tall…

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[Video]: Five Ghanaian police women punished for ‘sexy dressing’

– – Five female police officers in Ghana have been punished for putting up a sexy outlook, a video of which went viral on social media. The officers were wearing their police beret with an attractive and beautiful tube apparel outfit. They looked beautiful in the jumpsuits while serving as bridesmaids for one of their colleagues this month. [embedded content] But soon after the video of them singing in the outfit came public, the Police Administration has imposed a sanction on them. – – The five are police constables, namely…

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