Monthly Archives: January 2016

Shatta Wale gets banned from Vodafone Ghana music awards

Jan 29, 2016 We start off with Ghanaian self-acclaimed dancehall king, Shatta Wale, who has apparently just been banned indefinitely from the acclaimed annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA). Shatta Wale got at loggerheads with Charter House, the organizers of the Awards, after losing the Best Dancehall Artiste award to Ghanaian dance hall queenr Kaakie ... Read More

Nollywood actor Olumide Bakare suffers cardiac arrest

Jan 29, 2016 And over to Nigeria, veteran Nollywood actor Olumide Bakare has reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest, landing him at University College Hospital UCH in Ibadan Oyo State recently. The “Maami” actor who had previously suffered cardiac arrest in 2013 had been in poor health since then. Olumide Bakare’s family has urged his fans ... Read More

Liz Benson, Wale Ojo star in new movie titled “for the wrong reasons”

Jan 29, 2016 And veteran Nollywood star Liz Benson joins Wale Ojo, IK Ogbonna, Adunni Ade, Vimbai Mutinhiri, Michael Godson, Mary Lazarus and others in Elvis Chuks’ new movie titled “For the Wrong Reasons”. The movie tells the story of people who make life decisions for the wrong reasons to end up paying dearly for ... Read More

Iyabo Ojo set to premiere “Black Val” on valentine’s day

Jan 29, 2016 And Nollywood star Iyabo Ojo who is crossing over from Yoruba movies to English movies is set to premiere her anticipated English language movie titled “Black Val” on Valentine’s Day this year at Silverbird Cinema, Ikeja Mall in Lagos. The movie centered on love, family and betrayal stars Desmond Elliot, Chacha Eke, ... Read More

New video alert! Yemi Alade – “Na Gode (Swahili version)”

Jan 29, 2016 Over now to music, Yemi Alade has dropped the video to the Swahili version of her hit track “Na Gode” due to popular demand by her East African fans. The Johnny singer had released the Swahili version of “Na Gode” during the Christmas festive season after falling in love with Swahili during ... Read More

South Sudan rebel leader says committed to peace deal

Jan 29, 2016 South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar recently reiterated his commitment to the peace deal that was entered between government and rebel forces. He however went on say that President Salva Kiir’s creation of new states is an impediment to ending the two-year civil war and called on outside mediators to reject the ... Read More

Ghanaians decry transfer of Ex-Guantanamo prisoners to their country

Jan 29, 2016 Ghanaians recently reacted against the transfer of two Yemeni detainees previously held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay to the country. Many citizens complained that the presence of the detainees in the country may pose a security threat. Speaking to this effect, Adongo Thomas, a resident of Accra said: “To ... Read More

Confiscated elephant tusks destroyed in Sri Lanka

Jan 29, 2016 Sri Lanka recently destroyed 359 confiscated elephant tusks after paying tribute with a Buddhist ceremony for the animals that lost their lives for them. The event was attended by Sri Lanka’s Wildlife Minister, Gamini Jayawickrama Perera along with John Scanlon, the Secretary General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. ... Read More

Colombia's Santos thanks UN on efforts to support FARC peace deal

Jan 29, 2016 Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos recently praised the United Nations Security Council for approving a disarmament observer mission to support the FARC peace deal. The 15-member council unanimously adopted a British-drafted resolution that would establish a political mission to monitor and verify the definitive bilateral ceasefire and cessation of hostilities. Speaking to ... Read More

Wizkid allegedly welcomes baby with new baby-mama

Jan 28, 2016 Social media has been flooded with news of pop star Wizkid fathering yet another love child, this time with Atlanta-based Guinean vixen Binta Diamond Diallo who had been identified with Davido and Kcee in the past. According to US gossip website THeShadeROom.com, Binta, who has been dating Wizkid on and off in ... Read More