Akufo-Addo declares Monday, August 5, public holiday

A statement signed by Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, on Wednesday said in view of the day falling on a Sunday, the President, has by Executive Instrument (EI), declared Monday, August 5, as a public holiday “to be observed as such throughout the country.”

The Founders’ Day was instituted by the President by Executive Instrument to commemorate the contributions to the liberation of Ghana from imperialism and colonialism.

It replaced September 21, the birthday of Ghana’s founding president, Kwame Nkrumah, which used to be observed as the commemorative day for Ghana’s liberation and independence fighters.

However, September 21 will be observed as ‘Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day’.

August 4

On that day, in 1897, the Aborigines Rights Protection Society (ARPS) was formed in Cape Coast.

The Society did a great job to mobilise the chiefs and people to ward off the greedy hands of British imperialism to ensure that control of Ghanaian lands remained in Ghanaian hands.

It represented the first monumental step towards the making of modern Ghana, enabling us to avoid the quagmire of land inheritance that our brothers and sisters in Southern and Eastern Africa continue to suffer, from the seizures of their lands by white minorities

It is, therefore, fitting that we honour them, as those who contributed to the founding of our nation, a statement issued by the Presidency on September 18, 2018, indicated.

The statement signed by Communications Director, Eugene Arhin noted: “The most appropriate way to honour them is to commemorate the day on which the two most significant events in our colonial political history, that led us to independence, occurred – 4th August.”

My love life with Kwesi Arthur is nobody’s business – Efia Odo

Actress and TV personality, Efia Odo has advised critics to mind their business and stop talking about her love life.

Talking about the relationship between her and Kwesi Arthur on the ‘Uncut Show’ with Zion Felix, Efia retorted it is not anybody’s business if she is dating the rapper.

According to her, it is her choice to let the public know who she is dating or not.

She, however, explained that she never dated Kwesi Arthur nor had any sexual relationship with him,and they just worked by shooting the ‘Nobody’ music video.

Efia revealed her love for rap and how she can relate to songs churned out by Kwesi Arthur. She described Kwesi Arthur as a great lyricist and a prolific rapper. She further stated that having a crush on someone doesn’t mean you want to sleep with them.

Efia Odo cautioned people not to assume if she has not declared Kwesi Arthur as his boyfriend publicly. She disclosed her readiness to let the public know who she is dating if her partner won’t have any problem with such a decision.

The Kwese TV presenter was livid on how a section of Ghanaians conclude that she is having a romantic affair with any male that she gets close to.

Ghana Drunkards Association sacks youth organizer for not drinking responsibly.

As part of our objectives in maintaining good conduct of our members, we the drunkards association would like to notice the general public on the immediate dismissal of our central regional youth organizer Peter Kwao Lartey popularly known as Original Shana for his misconduct on stage by removing panties during performances where he was suppose to educate our members on responsible drinking.

His dismissal goes along with an immediate ban on him drinking alcohol in any bar. Our members across the nation are to use his sanctions as lesson to desist from all form of indecency during public gatherings.

Moses Dry Bone

Stacy Amoateng is not my friend – Mzbel

Ghanaian musician, Belinda Akua Amoah, widely known as Mzbel has revealed the relationship between her and Stacy Amoateng.

Mzbel in a conversation with Zion Felix on Radio Univers explained why Stacy is not her friend.

According to her, not talking to Stacy doesn’t mean they are at loggerheads.

She indicated that they don’t talk anymore because they don’t see each other—and the host of ‘Restoration’ is no longer her neighbour.

Mzbel said she doesn’t hold any grudges with her and she will not insult or beat her whenever they meet.

The ’16 years’ singer averred she will talk to her if she has to.

“I wasn’t comfortable with the way she heaped me out there and I spoke about it, end of story…and years later…she came to say she has forgiving for nothing I have done and then I responded that she is forgiving me for what?” she queried.

“I don’t hold any grudges with her. if someone creates a wrong impression about me and I have to explain things, I will clear that,” Mzbel added.

I’m not sleeping with Shatta Wale – Wendy Shay

Songstress, Wendy Shay says she’s neither dating nor warming the bed of Ghanaian self-acclaimed Dancehall King Shatta Wale as some persons have sought to suggest.

There were rumours that Shatta Wale was dating Wendy Shay after he fell off with his baby mama, Shatta Michy who has vowed never to return into the life of the musician

The rumour was given life when she and Shatta Wale were seen cruising in Shatta Wale supposed Ferrari.

But in an interview on Accra-based Zylofon FM, Wendy denied the rumours and indicated that Shatta Wale is her godfather.Comments:

Nothing wrong with Medikal bragging he saved Ghana’s rap – Sarkodie

Rapper Michael Owusu Addo, popularly known as Sarkodie, says he sees nothing wrong with fellow rapper Medikal claiming he saved Ghana’s rap four years ago.

According to him, every rapper can boast to be the best, hence it’s not a big deal for Medikal to say so.

Sarkodie said Medikal didn’t mean to disrespect anyone like many industry players perceived it to be.

“He genuinely feels that and he has to be able to say what he feels. He expressed it. He wasn’t disrespecting anyone. When I am rapping and I say I am the best, I don’t think about Obrafour even though [he is champion.]

“I don’t think he’s trying to go at anyone but as a rapper you are supposed to feel like that,” Sarkodie said on 4 Syte TV, monitored by Adomonline.com.

Medikal generated a fuss in the media space when he proclaimed himself as messiah of Ghana’s rap.

Rapper Strongman, who had exited from Sarkodie’s Sarkcess record label, descended on Medikal, which resulted in a rap feud between the two.

Yaw Sarpong has been marked for death – Badu Kobi

Controversial prophet, Emmanuel Badu Kobi has revealed that veteran musician, Yaw Sarpong has been marked for death in 2020.

He made this revelation when the musician and his group (Asomafo) joined his congregation for a prayer meeting.

Yaw Sarpong who ministered at the event expressed his appreciation to the prophet for what he did for him when he fell sick some years ago, adding that he would have been in a better position after 42 years in the music industry if he had met people like Prophet Badu Kobi earlier.

After the musician and his team had left, Badu Kobi asked one of his members to tell Yaw Sarpong to come and minister again the following day so he can deliver him from the clutches of death.

He said “when he was standing on the stage singing, you saw him singing but I saw a coffin. I saw him go through this year but as we entered 2020, he began to grow lean and he was rushed to the hospital but Ghanaians heard the news of his demise but I won’t allow it happen”.

The Founder and Leader of the Glorious Wave Church International added that he saw Yaw Sarpong turn into skeleton whilst he was singing, explaining that “if you see someone turn into a skeleton in the spiritual realm it means the person is about to die”.

Prophet Badu Kobi told his congregation that the musician’s time for death is not yet up.

PDS fiasco: Finance Minister fingered!

Energy expert Kojo Opoku says the blame for the failure of due diligence to be done over the concession agreement between government and Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited must be laid at the doorstep of the Minister of Finance and not any other.

He says it took a Qatari company to alert government of the fraudulent documents tendered in by PDS to win the bid.

No due diligence was done, he stressed on 3FM‘s Hot Edition on Wednesday.

Government in a statement on Tuesday suspended the whole agreement after it said further due diligence was conducted.

Fundamental and material breaches were detected with the demand guarantees that enabled PDS to manage the assets of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

Already, Energy Minister John Peter-Amewu has confirmed the suspension of the official behind the “fraudulent documents”.

Official behind PDS’ ‘fraudulent documents’ suspended – Energy Minister confirms

But speaking on the issue on Hot Edition, Mr Opoku said no official other than the Minister of Finance should lose his or her job.

He argued that what PDS presented were insurance bonds and not payment securities or demand guarantees, as it should be, and this could have been easily detected by an efficient Finance Minister.

“They have to stop this bickering and lies to Ghanaians,” he said about the government’s position on the latest outcome.

“It was a company in Qatar that came to inform Ghana that it was fraud.

“If anybody should lose their job, it should be the Finance Minister.”

Ghana is set to lose $190 million as a result of the latest development.

Government says “full inquiry” has already been launched into the deal to “inform the next course of action”.

Mr Opoku says there should be criminal investigations into the whole deal.

How Ghanaian Actress Kumiwaa was arrested wrongly for drug trafficking in U.S

It’s really been long since we saw veteran Kumawood actress Kumiwaa, aka ‘Sapofo’, on our screens.

But Kumiwaa has finally surfaced to tell her behind the scene story and it’s very heartbreaking.

Naomi Kumiwaa Banafo was on Nana Ama Mcbrown‘s show to reveal how she’s been humiliated and arrested of drug trafficking in the U.S when she knew completely nothing about it.

She noted some men contacted her to shoot a movie with them in the United States, but they ended up depositing cocaine in her luggage.

According to her, she had no knowledge of what those men did until she was busted at the airport for drug trafficking.

Kumiwaa noted she was jailed over a year where she showed up in court once in every month until she was proven innocent and finally deported to Ghana.

” I was in shock when it dawned on me that the guys had used me for their dubious ways. I was placed in jail and made to report in court once every month. After one year and a month, I reported to court and I was told that investigations conducted revealed that I was actually innocent and will be sent to Ghana after a week. I cried my heart out like a baby,” the veteran actress recounted.

Zylofon songstress Efe Keyz caught ‘fighting’ over unpaid dress

Ghanaian songstress Efe Gyapong popularly known as Efe Keyz during the week found herself at the wrong side of life at the Rehab beach resort at South-La Estate.

The sensational musician was spotted by some people who had also gone to the beach to catch some fan exchanging words with a young lady.

The young lady was heard saying “I am not a Forex bureau” during the squabble.

The exchange continued for a while and Efe was seen taking out some Dollars from her purse which she gave to the lady in question.

The spectators thought that would end the conversation but the argument and insults did not cease.

Ghanacreativearts.com reporter who had gone to enjoy the natural breeze from the sea at the time of the incidence then approached the two beautiful ladies to enquire what the issue was about in an attempt to settle the issue.

The lady in an angry tone explained that Efe ordered for a dress but when she got to her house at Tema met her absence only for Efe to ask that she brought the dress to the beach after she called her.

“Efe doesn’t want to pay for transportation. She said she has no cedis on her so she will pay the Dollar equivalent and want her change in cedis”, the lady lamented.

Eventually, the “peacemaker” took the Dollar notes and after verifying its authenticity then gave Efe cedi equivalent which she eventually used to pay the lady.

Efe was later seen at Osu popping happily at the birthday bash of Choir Master of Praye fame

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