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Ambolley Mad At Media



Veteran highlife musician, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, has accused the media of killing highlife music in Ghana.

According to him, the media, particularly radio stations, have neglected Ghana’s indigenous highlife music and resorted to playing more dancehall numbers.

“Radio stations have been part and parcel of our music not being played that much. Because for some few years now, most of the radio stations have been pumping every time, dancehall,” he told ‘Showbiz A-Z’ on Joy FM on Saturday.

Indigenous highlife music became identified with Ghanaians in the 20th century onwards.

This locally brewed music at a stage, was referred to as ‘palm wine’ music because of its prevalence within the palm wine sipping folks in the Gold Coast – now Ghana – as a form of recreation.

Burger highlife was also regarded as a distinctive form of highlife believed to have been created by Ghanaian immigrants to Germany.

Highlife in any form has been greatly associated with the Ghanaian culture and an invention of the West African country.

According to Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, long curfews following the 1981 coup staged by Former President J.J Rawlings, had a huge toll on the indigenous music.

However, considering the current trend, which he claimed had contributed to the fall of highlife music, the veteran musician mentioned the proliferation of radio stations and their love for dancehall music – which obviously does not originate from Ghana – as a key factor.

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley called for the passage of a law that will ensure that 80% of music played by the media is locally produced with priority being given to highlife music.



Regretful Counselor Lutterodt apologizes to Yvonne Nelson



Popular radio and television relationship counselor, Reverend George Lutterodt has issued an apology to Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson for comments attributed to him in which he heaved verbal abuses.

Lutterodt, who in an interview on TV Africa’s Breakfast Live tagged the actress as a “disgraceful born one” rendered a heartfelt apology to the movie director and producer on same show this week.

Ghanaians and industry players descended on Counselor Lutterodt over comments to the actress that have been tagged as ‘’uncalled for’’.

Speaking on TV Africa, he said: “To Yvonne Nelson, I say a very big sorry. The wording of the write-up, the conversation and video didn’t really match up, however since it has been said and has denigrated your brand, I sincerely apologize.’’

He further added that he personally has no grudge against the actress and reiterated that he makes comments based on the issues which are been discussed.

“We didn’t sit here to say we are coming to mock Yvonne Nelson or talk about Yvonne, No! But usually and constantly when the issues come up and in the quest to addressing them those things come in line. So the headline that says “Ashawo” or ‘born one” isn’t what it is. If you play the video, that’s not what it is. However, once it was derogatory to Yvonne Nelson and has hurt her brand, I will want to use this same platform that was used, to apologize to her. Yvonne Nelson, I am sorry.’’

“Every statement that has been said, even if it wasn’t what the write-up says, I retract it.” He ended.

 Source: Zionfelix

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I’m not part of Foklex Media Awards- Nhyira FM’s Kofi Asante Ennin



Morning show host of Kumasi-based Nhyira FM, Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin, has issued a disclaimer as a nominee of Foklex Media Award 2017/18 stating he is neither a nominee or an organiser.

“My attention has been drawn to a supposed presenters’ award of which I found my name to be a contestant”, he observed.

“I therefore call all my fans to disregard any of such event seeking to involve me”, he posted on his official facebook wall.

“I believe the biggest award for me is the numerous listeners that continue to be there for me always”, the host of morning political talk show “Kroyimunsem” stated.

“My Company has policy on workers participating in any event and I will advise that the next time any organization seeks to include me in an award or event prior and proper information be provided to me”, the broadcaster advised.

“Notwithstanding, I want to thank said Organizers for appreciating my good work to improve me in such event”, he added.

Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin is a Morning Show host and Senior Broadcast Journalist with Multimedia Group Limited.


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I felt embarrassed after Ebony’s video went viral- Ebony mortuary man



The mortuary man who is in the news for desecrating the corpses of late Dancehall act, Ebony Reigns and her friend, Frankie Kuri has finally broken his silence.

In the said video, which has since gone viral, the mortuary man is seen spreading his hands across the corpses of Ebony and her friend, Franky Kuri, as another stands by to video the action.

Some Ghanaians called for the mortuary man to be arrested, saying he has failed to respect the dead.

READ: PHOTOS: Ebony’s funeral cloth out

But speaking in an exclusive interview on Joy News, the mortuary man, who only gave his name as Ben said he did nothing wrong since he was acting on the orders of the police.

He said he was asked to identify some of the fractures on the body as part of his job.

“It’s never true that I fondled Ebony and it will never be true till Christ comes. I am a grown up person and will never do such a thing. I was only pointing the injury part as I was being commanded to do and there was no way I would make fun of Ebony and her friend. Ebony was a star and I respect her a lot” he told Joy News.

The mortuary man who claims to have been working for the past 20 years said he respects his profession and would not dare to damage anyone’s reputation.

Source: Abedu-Kennedy

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