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Audio: Starr FM's Dj Mono drops another mixtape - Gh Dey Pap - TWI POP Mixtape (Local Hip Hop)

Super Star DJ and  master turntablelist at Starr 103.5 FM & Kasapa 102.5FM (EIB Network), DJ Mono is out to suprise his fans with a another new mixtape to crown the new year. The Official Dj For Starr FM’s brunch Show, The Zone and Official DJ for the 2016

The super star DJ said he had assured his fans and music lovers earlier this year this is the beginning of the many great things to come.
“Most often than not Ghanaian DJs are accused of promoting songs other than local songs, but that is not always the case.

“‘Gh Dey Pap’  was motivated by the need to promote our own and sell Ghana out there, if those outside can do hip pop, nothing stops us from also putting together local (Twi) hip pop.

“My fans and music lovers were thrilled with the release of “The after X’mas Jam” and just as I assured them this is the beginning of the surprises I have for them for their love and support over the years. I will continue to treat fans to the very best of Ghanaian Music and beyond,” DJ…

Iran leader rebuffs Trump's warning on missiles

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismissed Donald Trump's warning to Iran to stop its missile tests, saying the new U.S. president had shown the "real face" of American corruption.
In his first speech since Trump's inauguration, Iran's supreme leader called on Iranians to respond to Trump's "threats" on Feb. 10, the anniversary of Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution. Trump had tried but failed to frighten Iranians, Khamenei said.
"We are thankful to (Trump) for making our life easy as he showed the real face of America," Khamenei told a meeting of military commanders in Tehran, according to his website.
The White House has said the last week's missile test was not a direct breach of Iran's 2015 nuclear pact with six world powers, but that it "violates the spirit of that"..
In remarks published on Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran would not agree to renegotiate its nuclear agreement.
"I beli…

Wiyaala hints of a collabo with Rocky Dawuni

Afro pop singer-songwriter Wiyaala has hinted that she will be hitting the studios with Ghanaian reggae legend Rocky Dawuni soon.
The celebrity’s post read, “Hitting the studios soon with Rocky Dawuni.”

The music star who sings in the Sissali and Waale dialects as well as in English also has popular enjoyable songs to her credit.

The 30-year-old artiste recently said no man has ever touched her and she plans to keep it that way until she gets married.

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(Photos) South African pastor makes congregants drink rat poison

Crime Intelligence and Community Awareness, South Africa published this on its Facebook page moments ago, calling for these pastors to be charged with attempted murder and locked away so that their insane practices stops.

Pastor Light Monyeki from Grace Living Hope Ministries demonstrated power of faith by causing congregants to drink Rattex rat poison.

Monyeki held the plastic bottle up and then declared “life from above upon the water mixed with Rattex; and spoke nourishment unto bodies and healing unto the sick"

After he drank from the bottle, a multitude of congregants voluntarily ran to the front to partake of the deadly poison.

More photos below...

Official: Avram Grant resigns as Ghana coach

Ghana coach Avram Grant has resigned after failing to meet his target of winning the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations crown.
The Israeli’s resignation comes as no surprise after several comments in the media during the tournament. In a letter, the former Chelsea boss stated his appreciation to all Ghanaians and further reiterated the fact that the team had a clear future.
"After an extremely amicable meeting with the president of Ghana FA, and following more than two successful years in charge of the national team, I've informed Mr Nyantakyi that time is right for me to move on to a new challenge and I thank him for the opportunity," Grant said.
"I've hugely enjoyed my time in Ghana taking over after the disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign and rebuilding the squad to reach the final in the African Cup of Nations for only the second time in 23 years, and also the semi final of this year's competition.
"I'm proud of the fact that I'm leaving an ext…

Twitter rolls out new anti-abuse tools

Twitter has announced more changes intended to limit the amount of abuse on the network.
It comes in the wake of heavy criticism about harassment on its platform and a failure to find a buyer after months of rumours about takeovers.
It has announced three main changes, which will be rolled out in the "coming weeks".
It includes moves to identify people who have been permanently suspended and stop them creating new accounts.
In a blogpost announcing the changes, Twitter's vice-president of engineering, Ed Ho, said: "Making Twitter a safer place is our primary focus. 
"We stand for freedom of expression and people being able to see all sides of any topic. 
"That's put in jeopardy when abuse and harassment stifle and silence those voices. 
"We won't tolerate it, and we're launching new efforts to stop it."
In a tweet last month, chief executive Jack Dorsey promised that it was going to take "a completely new approach t…

Madonna granted permission to adopt two children from Malawi

Madonna has been granted permission to adopt two more children from Malawi, a court spokesperson has announced. The country's High Court made the ruling today.
The singer already has two children from the African country - David, adopted in 2006, and Mercy, adopted in 2009. 
Malawian judiciary spokesman Mlenga Mvula said the singer was inside the court in Lilongwe when the ruling was given.
"In fact, at the time we were granting her the permission she was in the courtroom with her lawyers," Mr Mvula said.
But less than two weeks ago Madonna denied reports she'd applied to adopt any more children, during a charity visit to Malawi.
On 25 January, a Malawian government spokesperson told news outlets the 58-year-old singer had appeared in court and had "filed an application expressing interest" to adopt two children.
But Madonna said she was only there for charity purposes.
"The rumours of an adoption process are untrue," she said in a statement.
"I am…

Facebook names Uche Ofodile as Regional Head-Africa for Express Wifi

Business leader, Uche Ofodile, has been named as Regional Head-Africa for Express Wifi by facebook.
Until her new appointment, Uche who has over 20 years of experience under her belt was associated with Tigo’s DRC office as CEO, and before that, Vodafone Ghana as Chief Marketing Officer. Uche also worked with  the Nigerian office of Econet Wireless (now Airtel) and Nutricima, a joint venture between PZ Cussons, plc. (UK) and Glanbia (Ireland) serving Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya.
Announcing the news on, she expressed her elation at this new frontier, and the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, a new exciting team, as well as London -a city she really loves.
“I am paraphrasing, but they say when you find a job you love, it doesn’t feel like work. I fully agree. This is what I have found so great about working in Africa over the last 16 years. The opportunity to make a positive contribution in each of the countries I have worked and lived in, has been a joy and …

Photos/Video: Former U.S. President, Barack Obama goes kitesurfing with Richard Branson

Billionaire Richard Branson has shared photos from a Kite-surfing competition he had with former U.S. President, Barack Obama. He narrated the experience in an article shared on his website this afternoon.
"It was a huge honour to be able to invite President Barack and Michelle Obama down to the British Virgin Islands for a complete break after Barack finished his second term as President and the family left the White House.
"One of the first stories Barack told me when he and Michelle arrived on Moskito Island was how, just before he became President, he had been surfing on a dangerous break in Hawaii. When he came in from an exhilarating session, the new head of his security team turned to him and said: “This will be the last time you surf for eight years.” For the next eight years he didn’t have the chance to surf, enjoy watersports or do many of the things he loved.

"So it was tremendous to offer him the chance to learn to kitesurf. The sport has really …

Be Inspired by Annie~Joy!!! Get Motivated This Morning

I don't have a long message just for today to inspired you. But be a man and imagine yourself in this Little boy shoes. If you have done so. Tell me if your life is not better. Someone situation is worse than yours.. Be thankful each day. Once again, take a critical look at the picture and Give me reason why you don't need to inspire yourself.

PHOTOS: Ghanaian Stars Support Nigerian Media Personality (@tokstarr) Toke Makinwa’s “On Becoming” Tour In Accra

Nigerian radio personality, television host, vlogger, and bestselling author, Toke Makinwa has advised women to support each other at the launch of her first book "On Becoming", over the weekend at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra.

The author who is also known for co-hosting The Morning Drive on Rhythm 93.7 FM shared the bitter-sweet experiences that inspired her to write her maiden book "On Becoming".

According to Toke, her failed marriage with fitness trainer Ayida Maje motivated her to write the book, prior to her divorce, she stated that the conviction to write a book has always been there but the appropriate time to do that was a challenge. Makinwa asserted that her marriage experience is one of the factors that propelled her to satisfy the desire to write.

She shared profound memories about her childhood, family and the support system that has backed her to seamlessly migrate from banking to media work and now writing and publishing. There was an…

Former President Mahama vacates official residence

Former President John Dramani Mahama has vacated his official Cantoments residence. The house in which Mr Mahama lived as Vice-President and later as President has been earmarked by the state as the official residence for vice presidents
Sources close to the former administration confirmed to the Daily Graphic that the former Chief of Staff, Mr Julius Debrah, signed a report of an inventory conducted in the residence by officials of the administration and the Public Works Department (PWD) yesterday morning to signify the official handing over of the house.

Security personnel at post in the house confirmed that Mr Mahama had packed out of the house, but could not tell exactly when he did.
Media personnel who were at the residence of Mr Mahama to observe a tour by the PWD and some officials of the past administration to authenticate the inventory report, were denied the opportunity. The PWD officials and the officers of the past administration, including Mr Debrah also declined to…

Syria hanged 13,000 in Saydnaya prison: Amnesty says

As many as 13,000 people were hanged in five years at a notorious Syrian prison near Damascus, Amnesty International has said, accusing the government of a "policy of extermination".
Titled "Human Slaughterhouse: Mass hanging and extermination at Saydnaya prison," Amnesty's damning report, released on Tuesday, is based on interviews with 84 witnesses, including guards, detainees, and judges.
It found that at least once a week between 2011 and 2015, groups of up to 50 people were taken out of their prison cells for arbitrary trials, beaten, then hanged "in the middle of the night and in total secrecy.
"Throughout this process, they remain blindfolded. They do not know when or how they will die until the noose was placed around their necks," the report said.
Most of the victims were civilians believed to be opposed to the government of President Bashar al-Assad. "They kept them [hanging] there for 10 to 15 minutes," a former judge wh…

Kylie Minogue Wins Legal Battle Against Kylie Jenner Over Trademark of Shared Name

According People, Australian singer Kylie Minogue won a legal battle on Monday against reality star Kylie Jenner over the trademark of their shared first name.
Global News reports the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected Jenner’s claim, but the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is already planning an appeal to use the brand name “Kylie” for her growing fashion and beauty lines.
#lovers ... So happy to announce my new record label is BMG. I promise you will have my heart and soul in this next record. 🎤 A photo posted by Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue) on Feb 2, 2017 at 9:50am PST
In 2014, Jenner, 19, filed a U.S. trademark application for the term “Kylie,” seeking protection for the term in connection with advertising services.
KDB, an Australian-based business representing Minogue, 48, filed a notice of opposition to Jenner’s application in February 2016.
In court documents obtained by the New York Post‘s Page Six, KDB claimed approval of Jenner’s application will confuse audiences …

Celebrity Fanzone Returns On @GHOneTV

The new season of Ghana’s most influential celebrity and lifestyle show Celebrity Fanzone will be back on your screens on Saturday, 11th February, 2017 on GH One at 9pm.

Celebrity Fanzone which was adjudged the Entertainment Show of the Year at the Radio and Television Personality (RTP) Awards, 2016 has regular co-hosts; Akosua Hanson, Jessica Opare Saforo and Chantelle Asante, and has over the past two seasons evolved to become a strong TV brand for promoting social justice, celebrating achievers in Ghana and also discussing very relevant social issues that affect millions around the world.

Celebrity Fanzone, since its inception has also hosted so many stars in Ghana, notably; KSM, Reggie Rockstone, Shirley Frimpong-Manso, Michelle Hammond, Stonebwoy, EL, Kwabena Kwabena and many others.

Co- Producer of the show Barima Adu–Gyimah expressed his excitement ahead of the new season. “Celebrity Fanzone has always been at the forefront of relevant talk show programming. The ladies…

Lady Gaga's Sales Surge Over 1,000% in Wake of Super Bowl Halftime Show

According to Billboard, Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime show performance on Feb. 5 scored huge sales gains for the diva, according to Nielsen Music.
Based on initial sales reports collected for Sunday, the diva sold about 150,000 digital albums and songs in the U.S. on Feb. 5 -- an increase of a little more than 1,000 percent compared to the previous day, when she sold around 15,000 digital albums and songs.
Also impressive: On Super Bowl Sunday alone, Gaga sold more songs and albums digitally than she did in the entire week ending Feb. 2 -- across both physical and digital formats. In the week ending Feb. 2, Gaga sold 30,000 albums and songs, of which 26,000 were digital.

Gaga's 13-minute halftime performance included all three of her No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart ("Just Dance," "Poker Face" and "Born This Way") along with top 10 tunes "Telephone" and "Bad Romance," and recent single "Million Reasons.…

Pupils injured as school bus crashes in Eastern Region

Some pupils of the Little Angel Preparatory School in Apedwa are in critical conditions after their school bus collided with another vehicle at Kibi-Amanfrom in the East Akyem Municipality of the Eastern region.
The injured were rushed to the Kibi Government Hospital for treatment.
According to DSP Emmanuel Issaka – the Kibi Divisional Crime Officer, the Sprinter Mercedes Bus belonging to the School was overloaded with 56 pupils.
The bus was conveying the pupils from Kibi to Apedwa where the school is located and on reaching Akyem Odumase, a private Opel Korsa from Suhum heading towards Kibi veered off its lane, ending up ramming into the side of the school bus.
The police said most of the children have been discharged, four have benn admitted, two pupils – six-year-old Atiemo and Erica Ohenewa ,9, sustained fractures and have been referred to the Koforidua Government Hospital for further treatment.
According to Starr News’ Eastern regional correspondent Kojo Ansah, the driver o…

US Justice Department defends 'lawful' Trump travel ban

The US Department of Justice has defended President Donald Trump's travel ban and urged an appeals court to reinstate it in the interests of national security.
A 15-page brief argued it was a "lawful exercise of the president's authority" and not a ban on Muslims.
The executive order temporarily banned entry for all refugees and visitors from seven mainly Muslim countries. A hearing has been set for Tuesday on whether to allow or reject the ban. 
The filing was made to the San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in response to the halting of Mr Trump's order on Friday by a federal judge in Washington state.
The judge had argued the ban was unconstitutional and harmful to the state's interests.
As a result, people from the seven countries - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - with valid visas were able to travel to the US again. 
What did the Department of Justice argue?
The brief filed on Monday evening said the Washington court …

AFCON 2017: Black Stars receive US$ 1.5 million for finishing fourth

Ghana's senior national team, the Black Stars will receive US$ 1.5 million for finishing fourth at the just ended 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. Avram Grant's side were defeated 1-0 by Burkina Faso in the third place match in Port Gentil last Saturday courtesy Alain Traore's superb strike.
The Confederation of Africa Football reviewed the prize money for the competition before the start of the tournament in Gabon.
This increase came four months after CAF signed an agreement with new sponsor, French petroleum group Total.
The oil giant signed an eight-year contract for an estimated amount of a little over one billion dollars (EUR 915 million). 
The winner of the 2017 African Cup of Nations, Cameroon took home a $4 million prize money, which is a 64% increase from a previous $1.5 million. The runners-up Egypt also took home $2 million while third-placed Burkina Faso also received US$ 1.5 million.