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I worked for this, Portable celebrates double Headies nominations

 

Fast rising Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has celebrated his double nominations in the 2022 Headies awards.

 

Portable, who is a first-time nominee, bagged double nominations in the ‘Best Street-Hop Artiste’ and ‘Rookie of the Year’ categories.

 

Celebrating his nominations, Portable noted that he worked for the recognitions and expressed hope that he would clinch both awards.

 

Sharing the graphics of his nominations on his Instagram page, the Zazuu Zeh crooner wrote, “I know I worked for this and I know it’s for me base on believe.

 

“The Headies don show love . Akoi Grace King. ZAzuu Best rookie and best street pop of the year. ZAzuu ZEH. Street ti Take Over @olamide @poco_lee Kala Wuwa Ika ZEH Nation.”

 

The full list of the nominations for the 2022 Headies Award was announced on Tuesday with songs like Wizkid’s “Essence” and Ayra Starr’s “Bloody Samaritan” bagging multiple nominations.

 

The list also had some first timers like Portable, Magixx, Fave, AV,  and other fast-rising artistes.

 

The 2022 edition of the Headies awards is set to take place at the COBB Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, USA.

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Osinbajo not man of God – Actor, Afolayan

 

Nollywood actor Aremu Afolayan has called out Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, describing him as a pretender and not a man of God.

 

Afolayan called out Osinbajo after he changed 6500 Dirham in Dubai for N1 million, decrying the state of the nation.

 

According to him, he thought Osinbajo would effect a change and bring peace and fortune to Nigerians in his time but he failed.

 

In a video on his Instagram page, Afolayan said: “I wish everyone can move out of Nigeria let’s see who you evil serpent will govern over. Nigeria is sincerely so dead because the economy of the country is not good, it’s a burial ground.

 

“Osinbajo I thought you’re a person of God, I thought you know God, I thought you fight for humanity?

 

“But now you’re faceless to me. I thought your time will bring peace and fortune to my people. If una call Yemi Pastor again I fit comot ya front teeth o.

 

“Please stop going to church, it’s not worth it.”

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Old Mutual celebrates 177th anniversary globally; 10 years in Ghana

Old Mutual Group, a pan-African investment, savings, insurance, and banking group, is celebrating its 177 years of operation globally with the Ghanaian unit also marking its 10th anniversary.

The Ghana unit, which provides insurance and pensions services, has been at the forefront of some of the most innovative insurance and pensions products and services in the country while showing the way when it comes to diversity in the workplace and leveraging technology for business growth.

Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual Ghana, Tavona Biza, said having operated in Africa for over 176 years, the Old Mutual brand has made a mark as an outstanding and caring brand strongly known for its integrity, sound corporate governance and its contribution towards Africa’s socio-economic development. 

“Old Mutual Ghana provides life insurance and pensions solutions to its customers. We offer the best life insurance packages for corporate organizations and help individuals achieve their lifetime financial goals. Old Mutual Ghana is currently made up of Old Mutual Life Assurance Company Limited and Old Mutual Pensions Trust Company Limited,” he added.

Touching on the company’s achievements and technological advances in Ghana over the past 10 years, Mr. Biza said; “Old Mutual has a strong customer-led approach to our technology strategy. We have made investments in embedding security, ensuring our systems are always on, the simplification and modernization of our technology, ensuring our skills keep pace with the rapidly changing technology landscape and striving for a culture of innovation.”

He added that the company has also introduced a number of revolutionary products and services into the market, chief amongst them is the Old Mutual Retirement Salary Plan, which is designed to provide a steady cash flow – a retirement salary – for people during their retirement years and to alleviate the fears of outliving their savings. “We stand as the first insurance company to bring out this product,” Mr. Biza stated proudly.

Old Mutual Ghana, he added, as part of its digital strategies to be an innovative business, launched an automated WhatsApp chatbot to handle all customer queries and enquiries.

Diversity and inclusion

With 450 staff across nine locations in the country, Mr. Biza touched on the company’s diverse and inclusive structure which has led to 70 percent of its leadership being women, which is higher than corporate Ghana’s average.  

“We will continue to drive diversity and inclusion, innovate around product and customer solutions, attract and retain best talents in the market, impacting the Ghanaian market through financial education programmes and investing in technology,” he said as he nods towards a brighter future for the business.

Marking the historic milestone

Rita Adu Boateng, Customer Experience & Marketing Executive at Old Mutual Ghana explained that Old Mutual Ghana, as part of the celebrations in Ghana, will be interacting with the media to share the brand’s rich heritage and experience in the financial service space; embark on a comprehensive financial education in some selected senior high schools, donate items to students after the financial education programme and top it all off with an interactive session with employees on the brand’s 177 years.

Financial Education

Old Mutual ‘On The Money’ is a Financial Education programme which encourages people to change their financial behaviour and to understand money-related issues and new skills to help maintain positive financial behaviour. With its well-run digital campaign, the financial education programme has reached over 300,000 persons on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

The campaign led to Old Mutual winning the Best Marketing Campaign of the Year at the 4th Ghana Insurance Awards.

Social investment during COVID-19

Old Mutual, during the most difficult period of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been very active in supporting communities and institutions at the frontline. The company donated GH¢150,000 worth of surgical gloves and nose masks to three hospitals in Accra and Kumasi.

“We distributed 1,750 branded nose masks in some parts of Accra (Dansoman, Kaneshie First light, Korle Bu junction, Osu Oxford, Gold House runabout and Accra mall) and customers who visit any of our branches

We partnered with Vine Christian High on their online E-Learning platform during this COVID-19 pandemic for all customers (for Grade 7 & 8 / JHS1 / 2 students) and rewarded the best five students with cash prizes and branded Old Mutual souvenirs. GH¢1,200 Education policy was given to the overall best performing student,” Ms. Boateng added.

As a digitally inclined brand, Old Mutual was and continues to be very active with social media campaign on how to keep financial stability and impact in the COVID-19 pandemic. “Covid saw an introduction of our hybrid system where employees both work from home and the office intermittently. The introduction of the telesales unit which helped in reaching customers through sales during the lockdown period,” she added.

Old Mutual Ghana

Old Mutual Ghana is Ghana’s top 10 leading financial institution with an innovative record in offering the best in insurance services to its clients. Founded in South Africa, Old Mutual has been consistent in championing mutually positive futures by offering excellent financial services to a wide range of customers across the African continent.

The company established a branch in Ghana in 2013. It operates with skilled knowledge of the Ghanaian market backed by the expertise of an international brand. In Ghana, the company is currently made up of Old Mutual Life Assurance Company Limited and Old Mutual Pensions Trust.

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I was arrested in Dubai for illegal filming, not smoking – Tonto Dikeh

 

Controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has finally revealed why she was arrested in Dubai.

 

Recall that the mother of one was arrested sometime in 2019 in Dubai, which went viral on social media.

 

In her renewed fight with Bobrisky, the cross dresser claimed that the actress was arrested in Dubai for smoking weed.

 

However, Tonto took to her Instagram story, reiterating that she was not arrested for smoking weed in Dubai.

 

According to her, she was arrested for illegal filming and abusing a security officer in Dubai.

 

Taking a swipe at Bobrisky, Tonto wrote; “Education is very important in life; if Bobrisky had known that weed smoking in Dubai is liable to 4/6 years in jail, if you like be the President’s daughter.

 

“As a matter of fact, the ruler of Dubai has his own daughter in jail for a lesser crime going years now!

 

“My altercation with the authorities in Dubai was recorded and posted on every blog in the country, lucky enough Dubai has public records accessible to the public on my case, which was illegal filming and abusive words to a security officer. Bobrisky get a life.”

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Wizkid announces completion of next album

 

Globally-recognised Nigerian singer, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid has announced the completion of his upcoming album, More Love, Less Ego.

 

The Essence crooner made the announcement on his Instagram story late Sunday, as he also appreciated the contributors in the album.

 

Wizkid told his fans that he made the album with lots of love for them.

 

“(I) finished my album days ago! See you soon!! Love you all for real #MLLE,” he wrote.

 

The Grammy-winning singer added, “Special thanks to everyone that helped me put this together. Y’all got a special place in my heart. #MLLE.

 

“I made this one with a lot of love. Opoju!! (It’s plenty) #MLLE.”

 

Hinting on a special show for the album, Wizkid added, “#MLLE LA Special show.”

 

Wizkid had in October 2021 revealed the title of his next album and its release date. Fondly referred to as Big Wiz, the multiple award-winning singer assured his fans that he would not let them wait for so long before releasing the new album.

 

The grammy award winner while celebrating the first anniversary of his previous album, Made In Lagos, took to his verified Instagram page stating that the next album, More Love, Less Ego, would be released on the last day of his tour.

 

Ever since his last album, Made In Lagos, was released in 2020, it has been breaking records internationally. For instance, on October 11, 2021, Wizkid’s smash hit single, ‘Essence’ hit a new peak of No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Renowned American producer Timbaland reacts to Black Sherif’s Kwaku The Traveller

The accolades keep pouring in for rapper Black Sherif after releasing the video for his hit song Kwaku The Traveller.

The latest celebrity to praise the Konongo rapper for his prowess is multiple Grammy Award winner Timbaland.

Taking to Instagram, Timbaland shared a snippet of the video on his page, tagged Black Sherif, and added four fire emojis.

“This that vibe, (sic)” he wrote.

Black Sherif released the visuals for Kwaku The Traveller on the afternoon of Thursday, May 19. It was directed by renowned videographer David Nicole-Sey.

The video also captures Black Sherif’s message in the song about a youth’s struggle.

The video, since its release, has received many positive reviews from fans, music enthusiasts and social media users.

‘Kwaku The Traveller’ was officially released on April 15. Since its release, the song produced by Joker Nharnah has been on the apex of major music playlists across the various digital streaming platforms in the world.

It debuted at number 1 on Apple Music Top 100 Nigeria and Ghana, respectively.

The song was the number 1 most Shazam song in the world, #1 on Triller, #1 on Deezer, #1 on Boomplay Hot Trending 100, and also entered Spotify Viral 50 charts with #1 in Sweden, #5 in the UK, #10 on Spotify Global, #2 in Norway, #3 in Denmark, #6 in both Netherlands and Belgium, #9 in France among others.

Black Sherif garnered over 75 million audio streams with his smash hit single a month after its release.

This meteoric rise comes as no surprise to music lovers across the world.

The song is themed on a captivating story of a young man on a lifetime journey searching for greatness with a well-crafted storyline and amazing melodies.

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Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry Seaborn secretly welcome another baby girl

Ed Sheeran announced via Instagram Thursday that he and wife Cherry Seaborn secretly welcomed their second child.Getty/ Instagram

Ed Sheeran is a #GirlDad twice over.

The “Bad Habits” singer, 31, announced on Instagram Thursday that he and his wife, Cherry Seaborn, secretly welcomed another baby girl.

The couple are already parents to 1-year-old daughter Lyra Antarctica.

Sheeran shared a photo of a pair of adorable white booties on a brown blanket and captioned it nonchalantly, “Want to let you all know we’ve had another beautiful baby girl.”

He added, “We are both so in love with her, and over the moon to be a family of 4 x.”

It is unclear when Sheeran and Seaborn’s second child was born.

Lyra Antarctica was born in September 2020, and Sheeran captioned a photo of navy and gray baby socks to make that announcement.

Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry Seaborn secretly welcome another baby girl
Sheeran shared this pic of his baby’s socks to announce he had another child.
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He captioned the pic at the time, “Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you… Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter – Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.”

The “Thinking Out Loud” singer added, “We are completely in love with her. Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here.”

Sheeran and Seaborn, also 31, began dating in 2015. They tied the knot in January 2019.

Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry Seaborn secretly welcome another baby girl
Sheeran and Seaborn were childhood friends and former classmates.
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The romantic crooner has reportedly written a lot of songs about his now-wife, including hits like “Perfect” and “Shape of You.”

In December 2019, Seaborn even starred in his music video for “Put It All On Me.”

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Founder of Africa’s first electric vehicle nominated for top award

The Global Council for Promotion of International Trade (GCPIT) has nominated CEO of Agilitee Africa, Dr Mandla Lamba for this year’s Global Emerging Leaders Awards.

Dr Lamba is the founder of Africa’s first electric vehicle and green tech company based in South Africa.

His company has been at the forefront of the 4th industrial revolution on the continent with the message that green technology is the today and future.

“I am completely speechless….thank you to GCPIT. To God alone be the glory through our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ”, he said on his twitter handle after receiving the news of his nomination.

The Global Emerging Leaders Awards are given to individuals who have made significant contributions to their fields of endeavour and society as a whole.

The Awards are based on the quality of the applicant’s work, as well as the scope of their impact on the community or the country. Honourees are selected by a committee of experts who volunteer their time.

Global Council for the Promotion of International Trade believes in fostering leadership across different levels.

Born to a poor family in Johannesburg but grew up uptown, KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. Dr Lamba grew up during the apartheid regime that was oppressive to Black South Africans.

He argues that his passion for success was driven by the poverty level he faced as a child.

”Where I come from I have never seen an entrepreneur or a businessman let alone an inventor when I was younger. Today, I am setting the ground for future generations who will have no krypton height.”

In 2021 the tech giant – Agilitee launched a kettle and Artificial Intelligence phone holder in Africa.

This new technology seeks to transform the experience of social media users across the continent.

Known as “Tarsier”, the modern phone holder has artificial intelligence, a face recognition motion sensor that has the capability of following you at a 360-degree angle without holding your phone.

The Tarsier intelligent phone holder solves the challenge of holding and doing different movements for Tik-Tok, Facebook, Instagram and other social media video selfies.

He also has launched Africa’s first DVB – T2 full Artificial Intelligence [AI] Smart Television Set.

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‘I’ll cure your vile mouth’ — Tonto Dikeh fumes as Kemi Olunloyo claims she bought a gun

 

Tonto Dikeh, the controversial Nollywood actress, has called out Kemi Olunloyo, the journalist, over her allegation that she’s into weapons and hard drugs.

The duo began exchanging words on social media after Olunloyo’s Instagram live session with Prince Kpokpogri, Tonto’s ex-boyfriend, wherein they talked about his demolished house and the actress’ involvement.

The journalist had slammed the actress for “clout chasing” with Kpokpogri’s predicament.

Olunloyo also accused Tonto of trying to feed the public with a “power image.”

Instagram story on Wednesday.

She also threatened to launch a new GoFundMe for Olunloyo because “she’s probably going back to jail”.

Reacting to the actress’ threat in a Facebook post, Olunloyo said Tonto could not take her to jail because she knows her secrets.

She also alleged that the movie star was in possession of a gun and had been using hard drugs.

The journalist claimed the actress purchased the gun in Ghana, in an attempt to kill Olakunle Churchill, her ex-husband.

Responding to Olunloyo’s claim in an Instagram post on Thursday, the 36-year-old urged the journalist to reveal the names of the people who claimed she was in possession of a gun.

In a subsequent post, she threatened to “run her up on the streets” if she doesn’t back up her allegation with proof.

 “Madam Kemi please mention the name of this person, let’s confirm!! They already told me that you’re men#t&l challenged but I may just be your cure,” she wrote.

“Na Ogun true true go help me put you back in prison. Agbaya mummy, if you don’t mention the name of that person then you have bought the biggest bad market ever.

“I will you help you cure this your vile mouth. M@t k*ll you there. I don’t believe in suing you or police case mba’nu.. 2022 I’m running up on you b*****s on them streets and that’s on God.

“So if you don’t produce your imaginary friends name, or the receipt of the gun you claim I purchased? Kemi runnnnnnnnnnnnnn.”

See Kemi Olunloyo’s post below:

 

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‘I’ll cure your vile mouth’ — Tonto Dikeh fumes as Kemi Olunloyo claims she bought a gun

 

Tonto Dikeh, the controversial Nollywood actress, has called out Kemi Olunloyo, the journalist, over her allegation that she’s into weapons and hard drugs.

The duo began exchanging words on social media after Olunloyo’s Instagram live session with Prince Kpokpogri, Tonto’s ex-boyfriend, wherein they talked about his demolished house and the actress’ involvement.

The journalist had slammed the actress for “clout chasing” with Kpokpogri’s predicament.

Olunloyo also accused Tonto of trying to feed the public with a “power image.”

Instagram story on Wednesday.

She also threatened to launch a new GoFundMe for Olunloyo because “she’s probably going back to jail”.

Reacting to the actress’ threat in a Facebook post, Olunloyo said Tonto could not take her to jail because she knows her secrets.

She also alleged that the movie star was in possession of a gun and had been using hard drugs.

The journalist claimed the actress purchased the gun in Ghana, in an attempt to kill Olakunle Churchill, her ex-husband.

Responding to Olunloyo’s claim in an Instagram post on Thursday, the 36-year-old urged the journalist to reveal the names of the people who claimed she was in possession of a gun.

In a subsequent post, she threatened to “run her up on the streets” if she doesn’t back up her allegation with proof.

 “Madam Kemi please mention the name of this person, let’s confirm!! They already told me that you’re men#t&l challenged but I may just be your cure,” she wrote.

“Na Ogun true true go help me put you back in prison. Agbaya mummy, if you don’t mention the name of that person then you have bought the biggest bad market ever.

“I will you help you cure this your vile mouth. M@t k*ll you there. I don’t believe in suing you or police case mba’nu.. 2022 I’m running up on you b*****s on them streets and that’s on God.

“So if you don’t produce your imaginary friends name, or the receipt of the gun you claim I purchased? Kemi runnnnnnnnnnnnnn.”

See Kemi Olunloyo’s post below:

 

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‘I’ll cure your vile mouth’ — Tonto Dikeh fumes as Kemi Olunloyo claims she bought a gun

 

Tonto Dikeh, the controversial Nollywood actress, has called out Kemi Olunloyo, the journalist, over her allegation that she’s into weapons and hard drugs.

The duo began exchanging words on social media after Olunloyo’s Instagram live session with Prince Kpokpogri, Tonto’s ex-boyfriend, wherein they talked about his demolished house and the actress’ involvement.

The journalist had slammed the actress for “clout chasing” with Kpokpogri’s predicament.

Olunloyo also accused Tonto of trying to feed the public with a “power image.”

Instagram story on Wednesday.

She also threatened to launch a new GoFundMe for Olunloyo because “she’s probably going back to jail”.

Reacting to the actress’ threat in a Facebook post, Olunloyo said Tonto could not take her to jail because she knows her secrets.

She also alleged that the movie star was in possession of a gun and had been using hard drugs.

The journalist claimed the actress purchased the gun in Ghana, in an attempt to kill Olakunle Churchill, her ex-husband.

Responding to Olunloyo’s claim in an Instagram post on Thursday, the 36-year-old urged the journalist to reveal the names of the people who claimed she was in possession of a gun.

In a subsequent post, she threatened to “run her up on the streets” if she doesn’t back up her allegation with proof.

 “Madam Kemi please mention the name of this person, let’s confirm!! They already told me that you’re men#t&l challenged but I may just be your cure,” she wrote.

“Na Ogun true true go help me put you back in prison. Agbaya mummy, if you don’t mention the name of that person then you have bought the biggest bad market ever.

“I will you help you cure this your vile mouth. M@t k*ll you there. I don’t believe in suing you or police case mba’nu.. 2022 I’m running up on you b*****s on them streets and that’s on God.

“So if you don’t produce your imaginary friends name, or the receipt of the gun you claim I purchased? Kemi runnnnnnnnnnnnnn.”

See Kemi Olunloyo’s post below:

 

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Asamoah Gyan returns to music after long hiatus

The former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan would be making a return to the music industry years after his hiatus.

In a video that’s gone viral, he was seen with singer Kiaani and renowned producer Mix Master Garzy.

“GHANA. Are you ready for this banger. @kiaani_gh ft Babyjet 🔥🔥🔥. @mastergarzy thank you for the beat 🔥🔥🔥,” Asamoah Gyna wrote.

This would be Asamoah Gyan’s first song, eight years after the death of his friend Castro.

Asamoah Gyan, who goes by the name, ‘Baby Jet’ has about four songs under his belt.

Before Castro passed away, the two collaborated on some songs including the popular hit ‘African Girls’.

The duo also worked on ‘Do The Dance’ and ‘Odo Pa’ which also featured singer Kofi Kinaata.

This comes nearly two weeks after he released his book- LeGyandary.

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‘I’ll cure your vile mouth’ — Tonto Dikeh fumes as Kemi Olunloyo claims she bought a gun

 

Tonto Dikeh, the controversial Nollywood actress, has called out Kemi Olunloyo, the journalist, over her allegation that she’s into weapons and hard drugs.

The duo began exchanging words on social media after Olunloyo’s Instagram live session with Prince Kpokpogri, Tonto’s ex-boyfriend, wherein they talked about his demolished house and the actress’ involvement.

The journalist had slammed the actress for “clout chasing” with Kpokpogri’s predicament.

Olunloyo also accused Tonto of trying to feed the public with a “power image.”

Instagram story on Wednesday.

She also threatened to launch a new GoFundMe for Olunloyo because “she’s probably going back to jail”.

Reacting to the actress’ threat in a Facebook post, Olunloyo said Tonto could not take her to jail because she knows her secrets.

She also alleged that the movie star was in possession of a gun and had been using hard drugs.

The journalist claimed the actress purchased the gun in Ghana, in an attempt to kill Olakunle Churchill, her ex-husband.

Responding to Olunloyo’s claim in an Instagram post on Thursday, the 36-year-old urged the journalist to reveal the names of the people who claimed she was in possession of a gun.

In a subsequent post, she threatened to “run her up on the streets” if she doesn’t back up her allegation with proof.

 “Madam Kemi please mention the name of this person, let’s confirm!! They already told me that you’re men#t&l challenged but I may just be your cure,” she wrote.

“Na Ogun true true go help me put you back in prison. Agbaya mummy, if you don’t mention the name of that person then you have bought the biggest bad market ever.

“I will you help you cure this your vile mouth. M@t k*ll you there. I don’t believe in suing you or police case mba’nu.. 2022 I’m running up on you b*****s on them streets and that’s on God.

“So if you don’t produce your imaginary friends name, or the receipt of the gun you claim I purchased? Kemi runnnnnnnnnnnnnn.”

See Kemi Olunloyo’s post below:

 

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‘Ghanaian film editors are not efficient enough’ –Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson (Instagram: @yvonnenelsongh. Taken by Pixah Photo)

Ghanaian actress and movie producer, Yvonne Nelson has lamented the lazy Ghanaian movie editors exhibit when working with them.

She made this complaint in an interview with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz after she was quizzed by a listener on if she employed the services of a Ghanaian editor for her new and how long it took for the work to be done by the editor.

In her response, the CEO of YN Productions said she refused because they have messed her up on numerous occasions.

According to her, the timelines, seriousness and efficiency Ghanaian editors put into their work are not something she condones, and for that reason, she prefers working with foreign film editors over local film editors.

“I have been complaining about Ghanaian editors. They messed me up. Timelines, seriousness, efficiency zero so I will be honest I shot a new movie and I had to fly in a Nigerian editor and he is done. He finished editing in three weeks and he left,” she revealed.

She went further to state emphatically that apart from the Ghanaian film editors she finds difficult working with, every other person including Sound guys and Directors has so far worked pretty well.

Yvonne Nelson was on the show with TikTok star Jackline Mensah to promote their upcoming movie titled ‘Fifty Fifty’, which is due to be shown at the Silver Bird Cinemas at the Accra Mall this Saturday.

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‘I’ll cure your vile mouth’ — Tonto Dikeh fumes as Kemi Olunloyo claims she bought a gun

 

Tonto Dikeh, the controversial Nollywood actress, has called out Kemi Olunloyo, the journalist, over her allegation that she’s into weapons and hard drugs.

The duo began exchanging words on social media after Olunloyo’s Instagram live session with Prince Kpokpogri, Tonto’s ex-boyfriend, wherein they talked about his demolished house and the actress’ involvement.

The journalist had slammed the actress for “clout chasing” with Kpokpogri’s predicament.

Olunloyo also accused Tonto of trying to feed the public with a “power image.”

Instagram story on Wednesday.

She also threatened to launch a new GoFundMe for Olunloyo because “she’s probably going back to jail”.

Reacting to the actress’ threat in a Facebook post, Olunloyo said Tonto could not take her to jail because she knows her secrets.

She also alleged that the movie star was in possession of a gun and had been using hard drugs.

The journalist claimed the actress purchased the gun in Ghana, in an attempt to kill Olakunle Churchill, her ex-husband.

Responding to Olunloyo’s claim in an Instagram post on Thursday, the 36-year-old urged the journalist to reveal the names of the people who claimed she was in possession of a gun.

In a subsequent post, she threatened to “run her up on the streets” if she doesn’t back up her allegation with proof.

 “Madam Kemi please mention the name of this person, let’s confirm!! They already told me that you’re men#t&l challenged but I may just be your cure,” she wrote.

“Na Ogun true true go help me put you back in prison. Agbaya mummy, if you don’t mention the name of that person then you have bought the biggest bad market ever.

“I will you help you cure this your vile mouth. M@t k*ll you there. I don’t believe in suing you or police case mba’nu.. 2022 I’m running up on you b*****s on them streets and that’s on God.

“So if you don’t produce your imaginary friends name, or the receipt of the gun you claim I purchased? Kemi runnnnnnnnnnnnnn.”

See Kemi Olunloyo’s post below:

 

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Kanye West’s Donda Academy plans to hold gospel choir auditions on behalf of Sunday service

Kanye West’s faith-based school is searching for new talent.

Earlier this week, Donda Academy announced it will auditions for its gospel choir on behalf of Sunday Service-a worship music group Ye started in January 2019.

The choir, led by Jason White, has performed alongside Kanye at Sunday Service events across the country, and even assisted his stage productions and musical records.

Months after the Sunday Service launched, White spoke to Rolling Stone about his role as choir director as well as the team’s overall mission.

“To share the love of Christ throughout the nation, throughout the world, that others would believe in Jesus,” he said. “We’re a singing collective. We have implemented the Word […] The word is coming forth. Our goal is to win souls for Christ.”

The Donda Academy gospel choir auditions will take place from 3-7 p.m. PT Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Eighty Eighty Studios, 11105 Weddington St. North Hollywood, California. The auditions will be for the 2022-2023 academic year, and are open to students between second and 12th grades.

You can learn more about the auditions, including how to sign up, at Donda Academy’s newly launched website.

Ye announced Donda Academy in 2021, with the goal of “finding the intersection between faith and the innovation of the future,” as well as “equipping students with an education that will last in the ever-changing world.”

The private school, located in Simi Valley, has also published its curriculum online; daily classes include core subjects, like reading, math, and science, as well as enrichment courses, including film, world language, and parkour.

Donda Academy is now accepting enrollment applications for the upcoming school year. The tuition-based school also offers financial aid and scholarship programs.

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Social media is powerful, use it wisely – Claudia Lumor

Claudia Lumor. Photo Credit: Prempixel on Instagram.

Founder of Glitz Africa, Claudia Lumor, has cautioned the youth to tread cautiously when it comes to their use of social media.

According to the UN Ambassador, social media is a very powerful tool that can make and unmake an individual’s reputation and personality.

Madam Lumor also noted that companies in recent times use the content of applicants on social media to inform their decision to employ or otherwise.

She noted that once they notice that what your stand for doesn’t represent their brand, they might drop you even when you have the best profile or CV fit for the job or position.

“Before they see your CV every business does this. I do casting for big corporations, for the UN, and everywhere.

“As soon as we see your profile, the first place we go is your social media. So what am I going to see when I go to your page? If you say you want to impact women.

“If you say you want to do this business. When I go there [social media], what I see on your CV should match that,” she said on Wednesday.

The Businesswoman, thus, urged the participants of The Sisterhood Women Empowerment Programme to it to their advantage instead of sharing unnecessary content.

“I don’t want to see somebody dipping and dapping when you telling me you want to be my Accountant. That is the world we are in, so you need to make sure that you use social media to your advantage.

“It is very powerful but use it to your advantage, use it to strengthen what you want to do,” she noted.

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Idrissa Gueye refuses to wear PSG shirt featuring rainbow symbol

Kouyate (right) and Gueye were both part of the Senegal side that won the country’s first African Cup of Nations title in February

Paris St-Germain’s Idrissa Gueye refused to play in a match to avoid wearing a rainbow symbol in support of LGBTQ+ rights, BBC Sport understands.

The 32-year-old former Aston Villa and Everton midfielder was absent from Saturday’s 4-0 win over Montpellier.

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino said only that Senagalese Gueye missed the game for “personal reasons”.

The French Football Federation (FFF) has reportedly written to Gueye to clarify why he was absent.

BBC Sport has approached Gueye’s representatives for comment.

Crystal Palace’s Cheikhou Kouyate and Watford’s Ismaila Sarr have posted on social media in apparent support of their Senegal team-mate’s stance.

Kouyate posted a picture of himself alongside Gueye on Instagram, with a caption calling Gueye “a real man”. Watford winger Sarr posted a picture of him and Gueye accompanied by three heart emojis and the caption “100%”.

In response to Sarr’s post, Watford reiterated their commitment to equality and diversity, adding “this includes the willingness to offer further education and support to any of its employees”.

At a news conference on Wednesday, Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira said if his player had posted in relation to Gueye, he would speak to them. “It’s going to be an in-house conversation,” he added.

Homosexuality is illegal in Senegal and punishable by prison sentences of up to five years. It is also illegal in Qatar, where PSG’s owners hail from and where the men’s 2022 World Cup will be staged later this year.

The top Twitter trend in the world on Wednesday was #WeareallIdrissa with tweets sent to support Gueye’s stance.

Gueye’s stance is in contrast to the overwhelmingly positive response from football towards Blackpool’s 17-year-old forward Jake Daniels coming out as gay on Monday – the first openly gay men’s professional footballer in Britain since Justin Fashanu 30 years ago.

Angel di Maria and Lionel Messi
French top-flight clubs wore rainbow-designed shirt numbers to show their solidarity with LGBTQ+ rights

For the second successive season, clubs in France have been invited to mark 17 May’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia by wearing rainbow-design numbers on the back of their shirts.

In addition to missing Saturday’s win over Montpellier, Gueye, who arrived at PSG for £30m in July 2019, missed last year’s show of solidarity citing gastroenteritis, according to Le Parisien newspaper, who first reported the reason for his absence.

The AFP news agency said on Wednesday it had seen a letter from the FFF’s ethics board calling on Gueye to explain why he missed Saturday’s game.

The letter, says AFP, calls for him to “issue a public apology” or to say that the rumours he refused to play are “unfounded”.

The letter reportedly adds if he did refuse to play he would be “validating discriminatory behaviour”.

PSG said on Wednesday that they were “very proud to wear this shirt”.

“The biggest stars of world football were on the field on Saturday and expressed the club’s commitment to the fight against homophobia and all forms of discrimination,” it added.

Gueye’s stance has been supported by prominent politicians in Senegal.

The country’s president Macky Sall wrote on Twitter that Gueye’s Muslim beliefs must be respected, while sport minister Matar Ba wrote that Gueye was backed by his country’s people, alongside a picture of the midfielder on pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Idrissa Gueye refuses to wear PSG shirt featuring rainbow symbol

Paris St-Germain’s Idrissa Gueye refused to play in a match to avoid wearing a rainbow symbol in support of LGBTQ+ rights, BBC Sport understands.

The 32-year-old former Aston Villa and Everton midfielder was absent from Saturday’s 4-0 win over Montpellier.

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino said only that Senagalese Gueye missed the game for “personal reasons”.

The French Football Federation (FFF) has reportedly written to Gueye to clarify why he was absent.

BBC Sport has approached Gueye’s representatives for comment.

Crystal Palace’s Cheikhou Kouyate and Watford’s Ismaila Sarr have posted on social media in apparent support of their Senegal team-mate’s stance.

Kouyate posted a picture of himself alongside Gueye on Instagram, with a caption calling Gueye “a real man”. Watford winger Sarr posted a picture of him and Gueye accompanied by three heart emojis and the caption “100%”.

In response to Sarr’s post, Watford reiterated their commitment to equality and diversity, adding “this includes the willingness to offer further education and support to any of its employees”.

At a news conference on Wednesday, Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira said if his player had posted in relation to Gueye, he would speak to them. “It’s going to be an in-house conversation,” he added.

Homosexuality is illegal in Senegal and punishable by prison sentences of up to five years. It is also illegal in Qatar, where PSG’s owners hail from and where the men’s 2022 World Cup will be staged later this year.

The top Twitter trend in the world on Wednesday was #WeareallIdrissa with tweets sent to support Gueye’s stance.

Gueye’s stance is in contrast to the overwhelmingly positive response from football towards Blackpool’s 17-year-old forward Jake Daniels coming out as gay on Monday – the first openly gay men’s professional footballer in Britain since Justin Fashanu 30 years ago.

Angel di Maria and Lionel Messi
French top-flight clubs wore rainbow-designed shirt numbers to show their solidarity with LGBTQ+ rights

For the second successive season, clubs in France have been invited to mark 17 May’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia by wearing rainbow-design numbers on the back of their shirts.

In addition to missing Saturday’s win over Montpellier, Gueye, who arrived at PSG for £30m in July 2019, missed last year’s show of solidarity citing gastroenteritis, according to Le Parisien newspaper, who first reported the reason for his absence.

The AFP news agency said on Wednesday it had seen a letter from the FFF’s ethics board calling on Gueye to explain why he missed Saturday’s game.

The letter, says AFP, calls for him to “issue a public apology” or to say that the rumours he refused to play are “unfounded”.

The letter reportedly adds if he did refuse to play he would be “validating discriminatory behaviour”.

PSG said on Wednesday that they were “very proud to wear this shirt”.

“The biggest stars of world football were on the field on Saturday and expressed the club’s commitment to the fight against homophobia and all forms of discrimination,” it added.

Gueye’s stance has been supported by prominent politicians in Senegal.

The country’s president Macky Sall wrote on Twitter that Gueye’s Muslim beliefs must be respected, while sport minister Matar Ba wrote that Gueye was backed by his country’s people, alongside a picture of the midfielder on pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Idrissa Gueye refuses to wear PSG shirt featuring rainbow symbol

Kouyate (right) and Gueye were both part of the Senegal side that won the country’s first African Cup of Nations title in February

Paris St-Germain’s Idrissa Gueye refused to play in a match to avoid wearing a rainbow symbol in support of LGBTQ+ rights, BBC Sport understands.

The 32-year-old former Aston Villa and Everton midfielder was absent from Saturday’s 4-0 win over Montpellier.

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino said only that Senagalese Gueye missed the game for “personal reasons”.

The French Football Federation (FFF) has reportedly written to Gueye to clarify why he was absent.

BBC Sport has approached Gueye’s representatives for comment.

Crystal Palace’s Cheikhou Kouyate and Watford’s Ismaila Sarr have posted on social media in apparent support of their Senegal team-mate’s stance.

Kouyate posted a picture of himself alongside Gueye on Instagram, with a caption calling Gueye “a real man”. Watford winger Sarr posted a picture of him and Gueye accompanied by three heart emojis and the caption “100%”.

In response to Sarr’s post, Watford reiterated their commitment to equality and diversity, adding “this includes the willingness to offer further education and support to any of its employees”.

At a news conference on Wednesday, Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira said if his player had posted in relation to Gueye, he would speak to them. “It’s going to be an in-house conversation,” he added.

Homosexuality is illegal in Senegal and punishable by prison sentences of up to five years. It is also illegal in Qatar, where PSG’s owners hail from and where the men’s 2022 World Cup will be staged later this year.

The top Twitter trend in the world on Wednesday was #WeareallIdrissa with tweets sent to support Gueye’s stance.

Gueye’s stance is in contrast to the overwhelmingly positive response from football towards Blackpool’s 17-year-old forward Jake Daniels coming out as gay on Monday – the first openly gay men’s professional footballer in Britain since Justin Fashanu 30 years ago.

Angel di Maria and Lionel Messi
French top-flight clubs wore rainbow-designed shirt numbers to show their solidarity with LGBTQ+ rights

For the second successive season, clubs in France have been invited to mark 17 May’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia by wearing rainbow-design numbers on the back of their shirts.

In addition to missing Saturday’s win over Montpellier, Gueye, who arrived at PSG for £30m in July 2019, missed last year’s show of solidarity citing gastroenteritis, according to Le Parisien newspaper, who first reported the reason for his absence.

The AFP news agency said on Wednesday it had seen a letter from the FFF’s ethics board calling on Gueye to explain why he missed Saturday’s game.

The letter, says AFP, calls for him to “issue a public apology” or to say that the rumours he refused to play are “unfounded”.

The letter reportedly adds if he did refuse to play he would be “validating discriminatory behaviour”.

PSG said on Wednesday that they were “very proud to wear this shirt”.

“The biggest stars of world football were on the field on Saturday and expressed the club’s commitment to the fight against homophobia and all forms of discrimination,” it added.

Gueye’s stance has been supported by prominent politicians in Senegal.

The country’s president Macky Sall wrote on Twitter that Gueye’s Muslim beliefs must be respected, while sport minister Matar Ba wrote that Gueye was backed by his country’s people, alongside a picture of the midfielder on pilgrimage to Mecca.