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Beenie Man arrested in Ghana for evading Covid quarantine

– – Ghanaian officials are reported to have confirmed that popular Jamaican dancehall artiste, Beenie Man, was arrested for flouting COVID-19 quarantine protocols. The musician traveled to Ghana to perform at a number of concerts but tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport. He was placed in quarantine by health officials, as was required by the country’s Covid-19 protocols. Beenie Man was however reported by local media to have evaded quarantine in the capital, Accra and appeared on several media outlets for interviews. The artiste went…

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Child Online Africa founder receives philanthropy award

– – Ghanaian Child rights advocates, Awo Aidam Amenyah has been recognized for her works in advancing the protection of the rights of children. The founder of Child Online Africa, a pan-African non-profit organization has for over a decade now been fighting for the safety of children online. At Ghana’s national philanthropy awards event in the capital Accra, Amenyah and fifteen others were recognized for their works in various fields. A citation for the award winners read that it goes “goes to individuals, foundation or organizations with a proven record…

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Ghana suspends new name for film industry amid criticisms

– – Ghana’s Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry has suspended a new name for the country’s film industry. The National Film Authority recently picked the ‘Black Star Films’ as a brand name for  the country’s film industry. The name was chosen after a process was initiated more than a year ago. But this has ruffled feathers within the creative arts industry with a group of actors and other stakeholders petitioning the Ministry to scrap the name. The group argues that  the ‘Black Star Films’ bears a striking similarity to the…

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Around The World: Accra to host multicultural food and drink festival

– – With just days to this year’s Christmas, EchoHouse Ghana Limited has announced it is hosting the biggest family event this holiday season called Around the World: Food and Drink Festival. The maiden edition of the festival, which will be held on December 24, 25, and 26 at the Polo Court in Airport City, will feature some of the most amazing culinary cultures from all corners of the world brought to life by chefs who have spent their lives ensuring that food cultures are preserved and improved. Some of…

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30 outstanding women in media to receive Africa Media Honours

– – 30 outstanding African women are to receive Africa Media Honours for their impact in various fields of media communication across the continent. The Africa Media Honours is an event that Outstanding Women excelling and making a great impact in Media Communications in Africa. The 2021 edition of the The Africa Media Honours is focusing on “Progressive Portrayal”. In a statement the organizers said the award “seeks to explore deeper conversations” around women and how they are portrayed in the media. “It is an initiative to work with partners…

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Spotify Wrapped reveals Ghana’s top albums, artists, and more

– – As the countdown to 2022 starts, nothing can round off this incredible year better than Spotify Wrapped, which sums up what made 365 million Spotify users around the globe vibe throughout the year. In 2021, the world slowly came out of its quarantine lifestyle to embrace the New Normal. While at it, Spotify entered Ghana’s space, in line with the rise of audio streaming in Sub-Saharan Africa. Now, for the fifth year running, Spotify is unveiling the top artists, albums, songs and playlists through Wrapped. Spoiler alert: the…

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Spotify EQUAL Music Program welcomes Nigeria’s Ayra Starr

– – Spotify celebrates Ayra Starr, the newest artist to join the EQUAL Music Programme as the EQUAL Africa Artist of the Month. Spotify EQUAL aims to foster gender equality in music and provide a platform to highlight influential female creators, Spotify welcomes Ayra as she joins the list of fierce African women making waves in music. The 19-year-old singer is a burgeoning Nigerian Afro-Pop and R&B singer whose charismatic music style is daring and undaunted– impacting and empowering people, especially those who need encouragement. This announcement comes off the…

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Women occupy top four positions at Ghana’s premier University

– – History has been made at the University of Ghana, the country’s first public university where its top four management positions have been occupied by women. The top positions currently being occupied by women are the Chancellor, chairperson of the University Council, vice-chancellor and the Registrar. The university had its first female vice chancellor getting inducted officially into office this week. That feat was achieved by a linguistic professor, Nana Aba Appiah Amfo who was earlier acting before her confirmation. Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo was on October 26,…

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#NoFalseNewsZone comic book series launched in Nigeria

– – Facebook and Comic Republic have announced the launch of #NoFalseNewsZone online comic book, an exciting and educational comic series designed to help people think critically about the messages they see and read online. The series helps readers to identify false news and what they can do to help minimise its spread. The online comic book, which comes in a three-part series will feature the stories of an experienced nurse, an intern reporter and a university student who are on their personal journey to educate people on how to…

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Ghana: Police probe Shatta Wale over gun attack claims

– – Police in Ghana on Monday night said they had mounted a search for celebrated dancehall artiste Shatta Wale following reports that he had been shot by unknown gunmen. Personal Assistant to the musician Nana Dope had told some media outlets that the artiste was receiving treatment at an emergency unit of a health facility in Accra after been shot by unknown gunmen. He said Shatta Wale, who celebrated his birthday on Sunday, October 17, 2021 is responding to treatment. In a statement, the police service said the Musician’s whereabouts…

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