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Ghanaian Danceahall artiste Vybrant Faya reported dead

Kelly Nii Lartey Mensah, from the Communication Directorate of SMF has confirmed the news about the death of dancehall artiste Emmanuel Kojo Quayeson, better known by his stage name as Vybrant Faya. According to a statement issued by Mensah, the musician died in a car accident. 

He wrote:

Management of SMF received heartbreaking news of the death of dancehall musician and award winning entertainer Emmanuel Kojo Quayeson known by his stage name as Vybrant faya at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra after being involved in motor accident on the Tema motorway, on Sunday 23rd October 2016.
We are shocked and in total state of sorrow. We met with Vybrant and some of his family members on Sunday afternoon around 3pm and had a rather good discussion. Few hours after their departure we had a telephone call that Vybrant Faya had been admitted at the 37 Military Hospital after being involved in an accident.

A team from SMF was quickly dispatched to the hospital only to be told that ou…

Kanye West Won't Go to the Grammys if Frank Ocean's Not Nominated

The Grammys might be missing a Kanye West appearance this year: The rapper said during a Saturday show that he won't attend the awards show if Frank Ocean doesn't nab any nominations for his recently released albumsEndless and Blonde.
According to a rep for the Grammys, neither of Ocean's albums were submitted for consideration despite both being released well before the Sept. 30 eligibility cut-off date. (The visual album Endless arrived Aug. 19, while Blonde dropped Aug. 20.) Therefore, he is no longer eligible -- but West seems to think there's still a chance Ocean could get a nomination.

"I'll tell you this right now, if his album is not nominated in no categories, I'm not showing up to the Grammys," West said Saturday. "As artists, we've got to come together to fight the bull----."

West's not the only fan of Ocean's latest: Blonde, the musician's first studio album since 2012's Channel Orange, debuted at No…

New poll shows Clinton over Trump by double-digits

Hillary Clinton has a 12-point lead over Donald Trump and has reached 50% support nationally among likely voters, a new ABC News tracking poll shows. 
The poll shows Clinton with 50% support to Trump's 38%, with 5% backing Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2% supporting the Green Party's Jill Stein.  The poll comes on the heels of the third presidential debate, which a post-debate CNN/ORC snap poll showed Clinton won.  The ABC News survey's results show Clinton with a 20-point advantage among women, and a 3-point edge with men -- a group that has tilted toward Trump for most of the 2016 race.  Clinton leads among voters of all education levels -- but her 3-point advantage with those without college degrees is smaller than her 20-point lead among voters with college degrees.  Trump's strongest group remains white, non-college educated voters, who back him 55% to 36%.  The results showing Clinton with a growing lead largely match CNN's Poll of Polls, which averages re…

Artiste Dough-Boy for Starr Fm Nov. 5 'S Concert'

Since drawing thousands to the Osu Oxford Street at the first edition in December 2014, Starr FM’s  S Concert has gradually become one of the main events to look forward to toward the end of each year.
Underground rapper Dough-Boy will be performing live at the 2016 Starr Fm's S Concert. 
Real name Kelvin Okunor Kabu who hails from Tarkoradi and is currently an ACCA student at Zenith University College. He started performing small shows at Nungua in 2014.

 The popular carnival has seen the very best of music icons thrill cheering patrons; Samini, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, MzVee, EL, Kwaw Kesse, among others. 
This year’s event, which comes off in November at the Accra Sports Stadium, is projected to attract a crowd of over 50,000, and already, remarkable excitement is building around it.
The S Concert, an EIB initiative, seeks to build solidarity between brands that have their official references beginning with an ‘S’, this includes corporate brands and performing artistes”.

Leslie Jones hits out at hackers and trolls in SNL sketch

American comedian Leslie Jones ridiculed the hackers who released intimate photos of her, during a sketch on Saturday Night Live (SNL).
The Ghostbusters star, who has been subjected to racist online abuse, had her private photos and documents posted online in August.
But she told SNL's television audience the attacks were "nothing".

"At a certain point you stop being embarrassed and start being you," she said.
Jones, who is a regular cast member on the show, addressed the topic passionately during the "weekend update" segment.
"All they did was release some nude pics of me - which is nothing, because, I don't know if you all know this about me, but I ain't shy," she said.
"I am very comfortable with who I am. I am an open book," she said, before telling anyone who wanted to see her naked to "just ask".
 The actress - who briefly quit Twitter over the summer after receiving racist abuse - said that hurting someone…

Adult film actress accuses Donald Trump of unwanted sexual advances, says he offered her $10,000

An adult film actress and director became the latest woman to accuse Donald Trump of unwanted sexual advances, saying the Republican presidential candidate offered her $10,000 to come to his hotel room alone.
Jessica Drake is one of at least 11 women to have alleged that the real estate billionaire groped them, made inappropriate remarks or forcibly kissed them.
Speaking during a Los Angeles news conference on Saturday, accompanied by the high-profile discrimination lawyer Gloria Allred, Drake said she met Trump at a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, California in 2006.
"He flirted with me and invited me to walk along the golf course with him," she said, adding that he asked her to his hotel room. She went along with two other women, Drake said.
Wearing pajamas when they entered, Trump "grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission."
He also asked what it was like to film pornography, Drake said. After she returned to …

Duncan Williams not banned from entering America - U.S Embassy

The United State of America Embassy in Ghana has denied reports that Archbishop Duncan Williams has been banned from traveling to the U.S.
A tweet on the Embassy's twitter handle Sunday read: 

Please be advised: Reports that Archbishop Duncan Williams has been banned from traveling to the United States are a complete fabrication. — US Embassy Ghana (@USEmbassyGhana) 23 October 2016
News about the respected Archbishop was trending on Social media on Sunday that he has been barred from entering the U.S by the Department of State.

According to the reports widely said to emanate from a USTODAY-TV website, the State Department is said to have condemned the founder of Action Chapel International, who has rebuked gay marriage and refused to officiate a gay marriage.
The Archbishop is said to have said gay marriage is "a sin against Bible teachings".

The report further noted that one of the couple, an American getting married to his same-sex partner who happens to a Ghanaian …

Janet Jackson steps out fully covered up with her husband Wissam Al Mana in London (photos)

Looks she she truly converted to Islam when she got married in 2012. Singer Janet Jackson was spotted in London all covered up as she stepped out with her Qatari billionaire husband, Wissam Al Manna. They indulged in shopping for children’s clothes at an upmarket boutique before stopping for lunch at a health food restaurant. 
This is the first time the pair have been spotted publicly together since it was revealed that Jackson was pregnant months ago. She will become a mum for the first time later this year at the age of 50.

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Photos: Leah Brown wins Miss Malaika 2016

After weeks of grooming and a night packed with fun and activities, Leah Brown was crowned Miss Malaika 2016 at the National Theatre on Saturday. She beat 9 other beautiful young ladies to win the coveted crown. Delsey and Edem were 2nd and 1st runners-up respectively. The finals saw performances from Joey B and MzVee billed to perform.

Leah also won  a Renault Captur, one year wardrobe supply, one year hair supply from Hair Senta, trip to Dubai, $10,000 scholarship from Abbeam Institute of Technology among others.

Miss Malaika is sponsored by UB hair relaxer, KIA by Rana Motors, Sivoderm, Ethiopian Airlines, Abbeam Institute and supported by Royco and Crown Paints. It is powered by GhOne TV.

AT&T announces it will buy Time Warner for nearly $86bn

The US telecoms giant AT&T has announced that it will buy entertainment group Time Warner for nearly $86bn (£70bn).
The deal was agreed at a meeting of the two boards on Saturday but will still need to be approved by regulators. 
Correspondents say it is the biggest deal in the world this year.
It reflects the desire of the telecoms company to acquire content to stream over its high-speed network and attract more online viewers.
If the deal is approved by regulators, AT&T would gain control of CNN and the HBO TV network, in addition to the Warner Bros film studio and other prized media assets. 
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said he did not anticipate any regulatory obstacles to the merger, saying any concerns could be overcome if concessions were made.
"This is a perfect match of two companies with complementary strengths who can bring a fresh approach to how the media and communications industry works for customers, content creators, distributors and advertisers,&q…

DJ Khaled and his fiance welcome their first child together, a baby boy

DJ Khaled just announced vis Snapchat that his fiancĂ© has given birth to their first child together, a baby boy. Before the birth of his son, his social media pages had been lit with updates from when her water broke, up to when they rushed to the hospital, shared a video of her having contractions and trying to push, and then shared the beautiful sound of his son crying as soon as he was given birth to. Congratulations to the couple! 
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