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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Terry Pheto Leads International Awards With Highest Nominations

Off the back of being nominated for an international Black Reel Award this past weekend in the same category as global power house, Oprah Winfrey and outstanding Hollywood ensemble of actresses Sanaa Lathan, Loretta Devine and Nia Long for Outstanding Actress in TV Movie/Limited Series; internationally award-winning South African actress, Terry Pheto, is now leading the International Achievement Recognition Awards (IARA Awards) as the most nominated actor this year.

Blac Chyna returns expensive gifts Rob Kardashian gave her during their relationship, says she can't be 'bought'

In her interview with Good Morning America, Blac Chyna, revealed that she has returned all the gifts her baby daddy - Rob Kardashian gave her during their one-year romance. 
 

Jay-Z, Beyoncé relationship 'not built on the 100% truth'

For a couple who spent years denying they were even in a relationship, Jay-Z and Beyoncé are making up for lost time by divulging some major details about their marriage.

The rapper continues to tell his version of his wife's "Lemonade" confessions with a deeply personal video in which he takes us behind the scenes of their relationship.

"Footnotes for 4:44" is an 11-minute video in which Jay-Z builds on the coming clean he's done on a few tracks from his new "4:44" album.

US, Qatar sign deal to combat 'terrorism financing'

Tillerson praised Qatar for committing to the effort 'to track down and disable terror financing' [Reuters]
Qatar and the United States have signed an agreement to help combat "terrorism financing" during a visit to Doha by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and Tillerson made the announcement on Tuesday during a joint press conference in the Qatari capital.

Sonnie Badu, Stonebwoy, Becca, others nominated for Ghana Music Awards UK 2017

Hurray, Ghana Music Awards UK 2017 nomination list is here.

The final list for the 33 categories for the 2nd Annual Ghana Music Awards UK have been released. Over 100s of Ghanaian musicians, labels and management teams submitted their works over the past few months in order to determine this year’s final list of nominees.

Video: Madonna at opening of children's wing of Malawi hospital

Madonna was in Malawi on Tuesday for the official opening of a hospital children's wing funded by her charity and named after one of the four children the pop star has adopted from the impoverished southern African nation.

The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, located at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the city of Blantyre, was built in collaboration with Malawi's health ministry. It has already started some activities, and Madonna said last week that the institute had completed its first surgery.

Nigeria first lady Aisha Buhari warns off 'hyenas' on Facebook

Nigeria's first lady has warned the "hyenas and jackals" will be banished in a cryptic Facebook post apparently aimed at her husband's officials.

Aisha Buhari's comments seem to be directed at powerful ruling party politicians, said the BBC's Naziru Mikailu, in the capital Abuja.

They appear to be suspected of manoeuvring for presidency or deputy presidency while her husband is ill.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been in London receiving treatment.

Court Awards GHS176,000 Damages Against Champion TV In DStv English Premiership Content Piracy Lawsuit

The Kumasi High Court has ruled in favour of MultiChoice Ghana, in a case leveled against Champion Broadcasting Limited in 2016. In March 2016, MultiChoice Ghana operators of DStv and agents of SuperSport International, dragged Champion TV (the defendant) to court for infringing on its copyrights by unlawfully showing the English Premier League (EPL) without authority.

ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, says monitor

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has "confirmed information" that  Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), has been killed.

Rami Abdurrahman, director of the war monitoring group, told news agencies on Tuesday that Baghdadi died in Deir az Zor province in eastern Syria.

"Top-tier commanders from ISIL who are present in Deir az Zor province have confirmed the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, emir of the Islamic State group, to the Observatory," Abdurrahman told the AFP.

GHAMRO’s ‘Church Royalty’ Decision Is An Attack On The Church - Trigmatic

Ghanaian musician Nana Yaw Oduro- Agyei, popularly referred to Trigmatic, has descended heavily on Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) after they indicated their desire to make churches pay royalties in Ghana.

According to the Chairman of the organisation, Rex Owusu Marfo (Rex Omar), GHAMRO has in its plans to make churches pay royalties for the music they use.

Founder & CEO Of GUBA, Dentaa Amoateng Honoured With Diaspora Mobilisation Award

The Founder and CEO of  GUBA, Dentaa Amoateng MBE has been honoured with the Exemplary Leadership in Diaspora Mobilisation Award at the Ghana Homecoming Summit Committee which came off on Saturday, July 8, 2017.

The awards which took place at the Kempinski Hotel come as an acknowledgement of Industries and individuals aiding in the provision of services and support to Ghanaians in the diaspora.

Gangnam Style is no longer the most-played video on YouTube

Gangnam Style had been YouTube's most-watched video for five years
Psy's Gangnam Style is no longer the most-watched video on YouTube.

The South Korean megahit had been the site's most-played clip for the last five years.

The surreal video became so popular that it "broke" YouTube's play counter, exceeding the maximum possible number of views (2,147,483,647), and forcing the company to rewrite its code.

Ola Aina: Chelsea defender joins Hull City on loan for season

Ola Aina played against AC Milan and Real Madrid in friendlies prior to the 2016-17 season.
Hull City have signed Chelsea defender Ola Aina on a season-long loan.

Full-back Aina, 20, made three substitute appearances in the Premier League and one in the FA Cup, and started two EFL Cup games last season.

First ever gay Muslim wedding takes place in the United Kingdom

A gay Muslim man and his partner have become the first Muslims to wed in a same sex marriage in Britain. 24-year-old Jahed Choudhury married his male lover, 19-year-old Sean Rogan, who saved him from committing suicide years ago.

Jahed from West Midlands grew up feeling ostracized by the Muslim community because he was gay. Because of his sexual preference, he was considered the black sheep of the family and was sent on a religious pilgrimage hoping that would 'cure' him of being gay.

Annie~Joy writes: Men In Sheep Covers. Part 2 #BeInspired!

Mind you, knowing God for yourself is not something you have to pay before you can have access. It is by knowing His words, His law and His crucifixion. Let me enlighten you on His crucifixion. Which is, JESUS CHRIST came to die on the cross brought about redemption and liberty. I will urge you read more about it in the New Testament in the Bible. If you come to understand His death, you will not advice yourself to go after the men with sheep covers. 

Costa Rica arrests suspect in threats at Ariana Grande show

Authorities in Costa Rica say they have arrested a 22-year-old Colombian man suspected of threatening to stage an attack at a concert by pop singer Ariana Grande.

According to Associated Press, the threat comes on the heels of a May 22 bombing at a Grande performance in Manchester, England, that killed 22 people and injured dozens more.

Death trap at Accra Stadium! VIP, VVIP and commentary boxes closed now

Portions of the Commentary Box have developed big cracks due to corrosion
The commentary box, VIP and the VVIP Boxes at the Accra Sports Stadium have been closed down following a technical report by the Architecture And Engineering Services Limited (AESL) which marked them as high risk areas for spectators.

According to AESL, the three sections of the stadium are "death traps" with immense decay which need to be closed immediately to prevent any unforeseen tragedy after two inspections conducted by the body last year. 

Woow! This 64-year-old Grandma is a Queen!! #BlackDontCrack! See Pics

A Twitter @_RainInCali user shared stunning birthday photos of her 64-year-old grandma which went viral almost immediately, and honestly, we understand why.

Ghana Tourism Authority: Ghana Eyes Surfing To Boost Tourism Numbers

Brett Davies paced up and down the sloping sands of Kokrobite beach in Ghana, organising surfers from 20 different countries at his annual international competition.

Along the beach, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) west of Accra, dotted with dug-out fishing boats, Rastafarians were selling T-shirts and small children were playing in the sand.

Davies, 42, is leading the push to bring surfers to the West African nation as a way to help boost the country's under-developed tourism sector.

Here’s a full list of Akufo-Addo’s 22 newly appointed Ambassadors

President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday, July 10, 2017, announced his second batch of Ambassadorial postings at a ceremony at the Banquet Hall of the Jubilee House.

The President charged the appointees to preserve and promote the image of Ghana "whose reputation amongst the comity of nations is high.

Meet Your Host For 2017 Golden Movie Awards ; AY and Osas Ajigbade

The 2017 Golden Movie Awards Africa is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 22 July 2017 at Movenpick Ambassador Hotel.

The hosts of the prestigious annual award ceremony has been announced and they are ace comedian AY Makun and American-Nigerian actress Osas Ajigbade.

"Bring those dollars and pounds.God needs them" Ugandan clergy tells Christians to give offertory in foreign currency

The Anglican Chaplain for Parliament, Rev Canon Christine Shimanya, has advised Christians who give offertory in Shillings to also bring dollars and pounds, Daily Monitor Newspaper reports.
 
"Some Christians have dollars and pounds earned from international conferences; instead they change the money to Shillings before bringing it to church as offertory. Bring those dollars and pounds, God needs them,” Rev Can Shimanya said while delivering a sermon at Namugongo Martyrs Church of Uganda on Sunday, July 9.

Abeiku Santana Shines The Light on Russia’s “Red Tourism” In Written Piece

Ghana’s tourism diplomat and strategic communicator, Abeiku Santana for over 14 days has explored the tourism industry of western European of which had him visiting other Schengen countries on purpose.

As part of his Europe tour, Moscow was the first European city he arrived, followed by Finland’s Helsinki and Amsterdam among other historical cities. The KAYA Tours CEO as you read has currently crossed the borders of the Netherlands to Germany to further his expedition.