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Controversy as Omanhene Yaw Adu Boakye quits Kessben FM after 17 years

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News of Omanhene Alvin Yaw Adu Boakye’s resignation from Kessben FM seventeen years after working with the Kumasi-based radio station has engendered conversation on various social media platforms as circumstances that led to his decision unfold.

On Monday, November 22, 2021, it emerged that Omanehene Yaw Adu Boakye, one of the longest-serving staff of Kessben FM had resigned. His resignation triggered questions with many wondering what might have informed his decision to call it quits.

But a report by graphic.com.gh has suggested that the morning show host did so following an indefinite suspension handed him by the office of the Chief Executive Officer of the company. The portal reports that management last week suspended the broadcaster indefinitely over what it terms misconduct.

According to the publication, “Kessben FM recently moved its morning show programme – Maakye – from Kumasi to Accra and relocated the host and panel members to Accra.”

“Adu Boakye, who had been anchoring the talk show for many years from the originally Kumasi based radio station, which recently extended its tentacles to Accra is reported to have had some challenges with management.

“His absence on the Maakye show on Monday morning raised questions only for sources to explain that he handed over his resignation letter Monday morning,” it added.

In a memo said to have emanated from the management of Kessben FM and dated November 20, 2021, the comments Omanhene Yaw Aduboakye made in reaction to management’s decision were distasteful.

It read: “It has come to my attention that certain utterances and comments made by you in the wake of actions taken by management in recent times to streamline operations in Accra.

“Your utterances especially those made to non-staff of the company is found to be in bad taste and lower the image of the company and put same into disrepute.

“You are by this memo, being asked to proceed on suspension with immediate effect and to stay away from all programmes until further notice. You may address all grievances if any with me (CEO)

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ENTERTAINMENT / Photo of Shatta Bandle and his new bride takes over social media

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Shatta Bandle is officially off the single’s market, GhanaWeb can confirm.

The dimunituve and social media star tied the knot with his baby mama whom he has two kids with, yesterday, September 17, 2022 in a grand ceremony.

The couple who welcomed their second child last week, topped their celebration with the marriage celebration on a park in Tamale, in the Northern Region.

Wearing a white Kaftan with gold designs, Shatta Bandle, who describes himself as billionaire, was seen with all smiles while sitting closely with his wife in a sofa at the ceremony.

Some social media users and Ghanaian celebrities have since taken to social media to celebrate the newest couple Mr and Mrs Bandle.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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Showbiz / Stonebwoy Reacts To Crime At 2022 ‘Ashaiman To The World’ Concert

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The creator of the ‘Ashaiman to the World’ festival, renowned Ghanaian Afropop, dancehall and reggae musician, Livingstone Etse Satekla, better known by his stage name Stonebwoy, has addressed media reports of casualties at this year’s edition of the event.

He gave his reactions during an interview on Lagos-based TVC’s programme called eSplash.

To him, media reports on the issue is “normal because surely people must talk about us and we are grateful to be in the news but most often not for the right reasons [but] that’s not our doing.”

“We understand that media has to curate some following and attract some eyes, so sometimes they try to say it in different ways. It’s all out of love,” he opined and proceeded on some apologetic efforts.

“The reality is that, Ashaiman to the World is like Surulere to the World or Ware to the World because I come from the hood.

“I’ve been putting up this festival for them for nine years running, seven years active because of COVID and you can’t argue, it’s the biggest outdoor event by an artiste for his community as a charity stuff.

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“People troop in, you get 40 to 50,000 plus [people attending]. I’m not even kidding.”

According to the ‘Therapy’ hitmaker, among these teeming patrons are the troublemakers.

First, he observed the latest edition of ‘Ashaiman to the World’ “was a peaceful event till the end of it.”

However, “you see this [event] brings a lot of people together [and] realistically, there are people with bad ideas [in attendance].”

He went on to highlight the tendencies of crime are “definitely” present “wherever you go [but] especially in the slums [like Ashaiman] where the system has turned us into different things.”

Stonebwoy is of the view the hardships of communities like Ashaiman lead people into undesirable activities but with a near-noble reason.

“We are looking out to make sure that we can [unlawfully] pick up something and make ends meet easily.”

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This is out of the hands the festivals organising team, he believes, adding efforts made to ensure maximum security for patrons.

“I speak the truth only but you know what, it’s nobody’s fault, it can’t be my fault because we triple security everytime but intention is the most important thing.”

The decorated reggae/dancehall artiste then made an appeal drawing attention to the basic purpose of the festival.

“So I urge a lot people to desist from that minor [incident] because there have been worst things. I’m not trying to trivialise this but the source bottom of making such a programme is to throw good light on my community [Ashaiman] because we understand that years ago, when you say you come from, for instance Ojuelegba, you’re not gonna be employed, you’re not gonna be looked at, but we’ve changed the narrative.”

That notwithstanding these efforts, “the more you change the narrative, the more some people in the media must try to give some other [negative things attention].”

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Stonebwoy who is currently in Nigeria promoting his new song ‘Gidigba’ is confident this year’s music festival did not leave his “fans frowning, they are all very happy and very well.”

“So we’ll look to making sure that we continue to curb these unintended events after shows,” he assured.

 

Source:TodayGhanaMedia.com

 

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ShowbizTop Entertainment: Black Sherif grabs 2022 BET Hip-Hop nomination for Ghana!

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Ghanaian singer/rapper Black Sherif has been nominated for the Best International Flow category at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2022. This year’s event will be aired on September 30, 2022, at Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, hosted by Fat Joe.

Following the release of the 1st and 2nd Sermon and subsequently ‘Kwaku The Traveller’, Black Sherif’s global appeal is on the ascendancy as his style cuts across different demographics and geographic locations. This puts him on a headliner pedestal on varying playlists across the digital stream platforms spectrum.

Black Sherif grabs 2022 BET Hip-Hop nomination for Ghana!
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Other nominees in the category include Benjamin Epps (France), Blxckie (South Africa), Central Cee (Uk), Haviah Mighty (Canada), Knucks (Uk), Le Juiice (France), Nadia Nakai (Zimbabwe) and Tasha & Tracie (Brazil).

Born and raised in Konongo, a small city in the Ashanti region of Ghana, Black Sherif’s cult following is spreading across the globe as local and national scenes make headlines.

Source: 3news.com

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