The National Executive presidential aspirant, Ras Caleb Appiah-Levi is seeking a High Court injunction on the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), elections.
In a press statement released by Ras Caleb stated in a released press statement his displeasure, in how the election issues and processes are being handled by the National Election Electorate.
“As an aspirant, I have been watching the electioneering process with keen interest and I have come to the realisation that there are a lot of breaches in the electoral system especially from the roadmap to the current situation of the voter’s list/register of musicians,” he stated.
He added that he does not believe in the credibility of the current Voters Register that has been published.
“Upon long awaiting and pressure from members and aspirants, the list has been released by the election committee purporting to be the voter’s list/register. I found this to be quite unfortunate if indeed this is what the election committee is going to rely on as voter’s register for this upcoming election,” he added.
The national elections of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) which was first postponed to today, July 10, 2019, has again been rescheduled to July 17, 2019, to enable the Electoral Commission to complete it’s operational and administrative work on the just ended Limited Voter Registration exercise.
Below is the final list of aspirants contesting for the National Executive positions:
- Bessa Simons – President
- Ras Caleb Appiah-Levi – President
- Rev Dr. Harry Thomas Yawson – 1st Vice President
- Richard Karikari Mensah – 1st Vice President
- Deborah Freeman – 2nd Vice President
- Ruth Benny Wood – 2nd Vice President
- Sylvia Bosompem Amponsah – General Secretary
- Samuel Kofi Agyemang – General Secretary
- Chizzy Nii Adu Wailer – National Organizer
- Rev Edward Edusa-Eyison – National Treasurer
- Gifty Ghansah – National Welfare Officer
Source: Citi News Room
Burna Boy Wins BET Best International Act Award 2020
Burna Boy has for the second time won the BET, Best International Act Awards 2020.
Burna Boy, born Damini Ogulu has for the second time won the BET, Best International Act Awards 2020.
The BET Awards 2020 edition which happened in the wee hours of Monday went virtual because of the novel COVID-19 pandemic and was hosted by Amanda Seales
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The Nigerian afrobeat international, Burna Boy won over Innoss’B (Congo), Sho Madjozi (South Africa), Dave (UK), Ninho (France) and S. Pri (France) in the same category.
The event saw performances from Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, DaBaby, Jennifer Hudson, and John Legend. Other include Lil Wayne, Nas, Questlove and Usher.
Burna Boy is one of West Africa’s rising stars who considers himself as an African giant and hence the title of his latest album “African Giant.”
The African Giant album is a masterpiece on black pride.
By Asiwome Writes | www.asiwomewrites.com | Ghana
Gospel Musicians Who Neglect the Church Kill Their Craft – Akesse Brempong
“The church is the place where most gospel musicians get their gigs so once you neglect the primary source of your income which is the church, your craft dies,” Akesse revealed.
Ghanaian reggae gospel musician Akesse Brempong has said that gospel musicians who neglect the church, will kill their craft.
According to the gospel minister, the church is the primary source of income for gospel musicians according to gigs they play.
Adding that, most corporate programs do not mostly call gospel musicians for their programs as compared to the number of secular musicians.
“When a corporate institution organises a program, they can call about six secular musicians and one gospel musician,” Akesse disclosed.
Referencing a documentary, about 55-60 percent of a musicians’ income is from gigs.
“The church is the place where most gospel musicians get their gigs so once you neglect the primary source of your income which is the church, your craft dies,” he revealed.
Speaking on Sammy Flex TV on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Akesse Brempong stated that MTN Ghana Stands in Worship, Adom Praise among others are the only big shows for Ghanaian gospel musicians.
By Adwoa Selly | asiwomewrites.com | Ghana
Mount Rushmore Fireworks Display Ill Advised – Fire Expert
A fire expert said a planned fireworks display at the Mount Rushmore is ‘’ill-advised’’ due to the abnormally dry conditions and summer wildfires.
A fire expert has said a July 3 fireworks display at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial is ‘’ill-advised’’ due to the abnormally dry conditions and summer wildfires.
The event is expected to attract over 7,500 revellers with the president of the United States, Donald Trump in attendance.
The former fire management officer for Mount Rushmore, Bill Gabbert said shooting fireworks over ponderosa pine forest is extremely flammable and should not be done.
“Burning debris, the burning embers and unexploded shells fall into a ponderosa pine forest and ponderosa pine is extremely flammable,” said Gabbert.
The Mount Rushmore fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day has since 2009 not been observed due to a fire danger after a pine beetle infestation.
The U.S. Drought Monitor recently labelled almost all of southwestern South Dakota including most of the Black Hills as ‘’abnormally dry.’’
However, the National Park Service, which manages the memorial, has assured that fireworks display at Mount Rushmore poses only a slight fire risk.
Ian Fury, Republican Government Kristi Noem’s communication director revealed that the park service in April has taken several precautions, including performing an environmental assessment and conducting a large burn within the memorial’s borders.
Source: ABC News
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