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The issue of mental health has been given very little attention in Ghana. There is little support for mental health facilities and the Accra Psychiatric hospital is no exception.

There are many people, especially celebrities and people in the professional environment, going through some serious mental health issues, but they are uncomfortable to talk about it. This is because of the stigmatization surrounding the issue.

MADHOUSE is a film centered on the causes of mental health, what goes on in the psychiatric hospitals and the challenges of such facilities, using the Accra Psychiatric hospital as the location. The aim is to help demystify the stigma surrounding the issue of mental health, by treating the serious issue comically.

The cast is an array of both the Twi speaking and English actors. Kwasi Boadi (Akrobeto) plays the role of a hard-working lawyer who engages in substance abuse to help his successful career. Bismark Nii Odoi, (Bismark the Joke) and Richmond Amoako (Lawyer Nti) are both students of the university, who through no faults of theirs, got entangled in the war of love of two ladies and ended up in the psychiatric hospital.

SHOWING ON JUNE 15: MADHOUSE Movie to Address Mental Health Stigmatization

The other cast includes; Ekow Smith, Stephen Mawunyo (Oteele), Jessica Williams, Prince Amoabeng, Abeiku Nyame, (Jagga Pee) Samuel Dabo, Kofi Adjorlolo, Christian A. Asamoah (Big Akwess), Herbert A. Korley (Aweele) and a host of many more.

MADHOUSE premieres at the National Theater on June 15, 2019. The red carpet is at 6:30 pm. The first show will commence at 7 pm and the second show will be at 9 pm. The premiering continues on June 22 at the Watch and Dine cinema in Kumasi and June 23 at the new theater at the Koforidua Center for National Culture.

The movie is produced by MKON Multimedia and Listowell Productions and Directed by Michael Kwaku Ola and Frank Fiifi Gharbin.

MadHouse is full of comedy, suspense, and education. You can’t afford to miss.

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Dark Suburb In Concert at Champs Bar

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The mask-wearing rock band, Dark Suburb thrilled fans to hours of back to back collections of their music at Champs Bar inside Paloma Hotel in Accra.

Cladded in a white top and white jeans, the 6-member group on Saturday, January 26, 2020, started off the show with electrifying performances from their first album, “Awakening” which was released in 2014.

READ ALSO: Full List of 62nd Grammy Awards 2020 Winners

Ghana’s first alternative rock band, Dark Suburb which is popularly known as the “Skeletons” caused a stir with their first-half performances which got patrons on their feet with some feet moving rock moves.

Dark Suburb In Concert at Champs Bar

Dark Suburb took a short break to catch some breath which ushered in Kr8t Music’s Shuga Lord.

Reggae/Dancehall artist Epixode joined the group in their rejuvenated second-half performances.

READ ALSO: 25-Year-Old Kwesi Hero To Empower The Girl Child Through Painting

According to the band’s official bio,

“Dark Suburb is an Alternative Rock Band caught between the worlds of the seen and the unseen; the living and the dead. They have been invoked back to life by a priest disenchanted with the current state of the music industry. So, he travels to the underworld to recruit the best singer, drummer, guitarist, and pianist to form a great band for the ages”,

The Skeletons are set to release their first song for the year 2020 on January 31 titled ‘Kelewele’.

 

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Full List of 62nd Grammy Awards 2020 Winners

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The 62nd Grammy Awards 2020 took place today in Los Angeles.

Alicia Keys who hosted the event had performances from Lizzo, Eilish, Lil Nas X, BTS, Rosalía, Aerosmith, and Tyler, the Creator, among others.

Full list of winners below;

Record of the Year
Billie Eilish – “bad guy”

Album of the Year
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Best New Artist
Billie Eilish

Best Rap/Sung Performance
DJ Khaled, Nipsey Hussle, John Legend – “Higher”

Song of the Year
Billie Eilish – “bad guy”

Best Rap Album
Tyler, the Creator – IGOR

Best Comedy Album
Dave Chappelle – Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Dan + Shay – “Speechless”

Best Pop Solo Performance
Lizzo – “Truth Hurts”

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
FINNEAS

Best Pop Vocal Album
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Look Now

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]”

Best Americana Album
Keb’ Mo’ – Oklahoma

Best American Roots Song
I’m With Her – “Call My Name”

Best American Roots Performance
Sara Bareilles – Saint Honesty

Best World Music Album
Angelique Kidjo – Celia

Best R&B Album
Anderson .Paak – Ventura

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Lizzo – Cuz I Love You

Best R&B Song
PJ Morton – “Say So [ft. JoJo]”

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Lizzo – “Jerome”

Best R&B Performance
Anderson .Paak – “Come Home [ft. Andre 3000]”

Best Alternative Music Album
Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride

Best Rock Album
Cage the Elephant – Social Cues

Best Rock Song
Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land”

Best Metal Performance
Tool – “7empest”

Best Rock Performance
Gary Clark Jr. – This Land

Best Musical Theater Album
Hadestown

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Jennifer Higdon, composer – Higdon: Harp Concerto

Best Classical Compendium
Nadia Shpachenko – The Poetry of Places

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
Joyce Didonato – Songplay

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Nicola Benedetti – Marsalis: Violin ConcertoFiddle Dance Suite

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Attacca Quartet – Shaw: Orange

Best Choral Performance
Ken Cowan; Houston Chamber Choir – Duruflé: Complete Choral Works

Best Opera Recording
Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Boston Children’s Chorus – Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Orchestral Performance
Los Angeles Philharmonic – Norman: Sustain

Producer of the Year, Classical
Blanton Alspaugh

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Kronos Quartet – Riley: Sun Rings

Best Rap Song
21 Savage – “A Lot [ft. J. Cole]”

Best Rap Performance
Nipsey Hussle – “Racks in the Middle [ft. Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy]”

Best Tropical Latin Album (Tie)
Marc Anthony – Opus
Aymée Nuviola – A Journey Through Cuban Music

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Mariachi Los Camperos – De Ayer Para Siempre

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Rosalía – El Mal Querer

Best Latin Pop Album
Alejandro Sanz – #ELDISCO

Best Roots Gospel Album
Gloria Gaynor – Testimony

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
for KING & COUNTRY – Burn the Ships

Best Gospel Album
Kirk Franklin – Long Live Love

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
for KING & COUNTRY and Dolly Parton – “God Only Knows”

Best Gospel Performance/Song
Kirk Franklin – “Love Theory”

Best Country Album
Tanya Tucker – While I’m Livin’

Best Country Song
Tanya Tucker – “Bring My Flowers Now”

Best Country Solo Performance
Willie Nelson – “Ride Me Back Home”

Best Latin Jazz Album
Chick Corea & the Spanish Heart Band – Antidote

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Brian Lynch Big Band – The Omni-american Book Club

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Brad Mehldau – Finding Gabriel

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Esperanza Spalding – 12 Little Spells

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Randy Brecker – “Sozinho”

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
Jacob Collier Featuring Jules Buckley, Take 6 & Metropole Orkest – “All Night Long”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
Jacob Collier – “Moon River”

Best Instrumental Composition
John Williams – “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite”

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Rodrigo y Gabriela – Mettavolution

Best Dance/Electronic Album
The Chemical Brothers – No Geography

Best Dance Recording
The Chemical Brothers – “Got to Keep On”

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
Michelle Obama – Becoming

Best Children’s Music Album
Jon Samson – Ageless Songs For the Child Archetype

Best Reggae Album
Koffee – Rapture

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Ranky Tanky – Good Time

Best Folk Album
Patty Griffin – Patty Griffin

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Gary Clark Jr. – This Land

Best Traditional Blues Album
Delbert McClinton & Self-made Men – Tall, Dark & Handsome

Best Bluegrass Album
Michael Cleveland – Tall Fiddler

Best New Age Album
Peter Kater – Wings

Best Music Film
Beyoncé – Homecoming

Best Music Video
Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Official Movie)”

Best Immersive Audio Album
Anita Brevik, Trondheimsolistene & Nidarosdomens Jentekor – Lux

Best Remixed Recording
Madonna – “I Rise (Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Remix)”

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Best Historical Album
Pete Seeger – Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection

Best Album Notes
Steve Greenberg – Stax ’68: A Memphis Story

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Various Artists – Woodstock: Back to the Garden – The Definitive 50th Anniversary

Best Recording Package
Chris Cornell – Chris Cornell

Best Song Written for Visual Media
Lady Gaga – “I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version)”

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Hildur Guðnadóttir – Chernobyl

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

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25-Year-Old Kwesi Hero To Empower The Girl Child Through Painting

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Artistry may not be one of the talents fancied in this part of the world, but there is no doubt that the country Ghana is so much blessed with a plethora of talents and more especially in the field of painting.

The country has produced some very contemporary and prolific artists in the field of painting who use unique and unconventional methods in their works.

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Some of such great talents are Ibrahim Mahama, Paa Joe, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Zohra Opoku, and Adjo Kisser. The rest includes Latifah Idriss, Bright Ackwerh, Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Ama “Poetra” Diaka, Kwame Akoto-Bamfo, Worlasi, etc.

25-Year-Old Kwesi Hero To Empower The Girl Child Through Painting

Although many more of such artists remain unheard, one particular painter who is currently making waves is Joseph Odoom, known in the arts as Kwesi Hero.

Kwesi Hero specializes in interior and exterior paintings, drywall cleaning and wallpaper installation. He offers other services such as commercial and residential painting, paint project management, real estate contracts, skimming, as well as any form of creative piece.

READ ALSO: Nana Addo Must Resign, He Is The Worst President Ever – Bulldog

Kwesi Hero, who is from Adzintem, a small town in the Central region went into professional painting after completing Asamankese Senior High School where he studied Visual Arts in 2014. As a Junior High School graduate, he understudied a man who gave him some foundational lessons in painting whenever school is on break.

25-Year-Old Kwesi Hero To Empower The Girl Child Through Painting

Currently residing in Nungua, a suburb of Accra, Kwesi aspires to build his paint house, Reliable Painting Service into a household name and to Empower the Girl Child through painting.

“I want to empower the girl child because here in Africa, particularly Ghana, most young girls have this perception that painting is for only men which is not. Girls can be better painters and it’s my aim to change that perception,” Kwesi Hero revealed.

Kwesi Hero currently coaches Gloria Edem Damalie, who studied Graphic Designing from the Takoradi Technical University. She is currently studying Building Technology and reading Advertising but has love for paper and wall painting.

25-Year-Old Kwesi Hero To Empower The Girl Child Through Painting

Kwesi revealed that plans are underway to open the girls’ chapter of Reliable Painting Services by June 2020.

READ ALSO: 10 Insults Hurled at Comedian OB Amponsah After ‘Mahama Corruption’ Joke

He has also handled most of Fadda Dickson and Kwame Despite’s work both in Accra and in Kumasi through Philip Brush

25-Year-Old Kwesi Hero To Empower The Girl Child Through Painting

You can get in touch with Kwesi Hero on 020 342 7944 and Reliable Painting Service on all social media platforms.

Reliable Painting is just a call away. Quality is assured.

 

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MUSIC: The Lord Is Good – Bamidav

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Nigerian gospel-soul singer, Bamidele David Sotimirin, popularly known as BAMIDAV is giving back to God as he dedicates his latest single track, “The Lord is Good” to God.

READ ALSO: VIDEO: Bethel Revival Choir Out with Mawu Gbagbe ft. Joe Mettle

The trained Electrical Engineer possesses a powerful vocal range, melodic sensitivity, and passion which finds expressions in his new single which is combined with a unique vocal style.

MUSIC: The Lord Is Good - Bamidav

His style of songwriting embodies the feel of gospel and soul and produced by TR ROCKZ will keep you steadfast in your walk with God.

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Artist manager and Chief Executive of BullHaus Entertainment, Bulldog has in a recent interview described the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo as the worst president and must resign.

Speaking to 3Fm’s MzGee, Bulldog reiterated that President Akufo-Addo during the 2016 campaign period sounded convincing and promises to be different from most politicians that are regarded as liars.

“We all know most politicians are liars but Akufo Addo seemed he was going to be different you know when he started all his campaign and talking and talking,” he said.

READ ALSO: Nana Addo’s Administration Is A Talking But Doing Nothing Gov’t – Blakk Rasta

Bulldog, when asked if the president has not been different as promised answered,

“he is the worst president ever”.

He further alleged that the president along with his Vice President, Bawumia who he described as the president’s hype-man should be put behind bars for allegedly sharing expired food items to the people in the North.

READ ALSO: Life Isn’t Better From My Loyalty To The NPP – Fredyma

According to him, the president should have resigned after signing the Ameri Power deal which he later admitted he was misled into signing.

“Let us be honest. If I did that, I’d find myself in a place where… listen, Nana Akuffo Addo himself should’ve resigned by now when he said he was misled to sign a deal he knew about. A lawyer, somebody who has practiced law for how many years, they bring papers before you, you don’t look through it and you sign” Bulldog stated.

Bulldog, born Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson know for hard talks, however, did not fail to give credit to the President, Nana Akufo-Addo for Afronation beyond which he believes the president has failed in arresting the cedi against the dollar.

READ ALSO: Beyond The Return: Gov’t Signs 5-Year MoU to Host AfroNation

“The only thing I’m going to give Akufo Addo is Afronation. Apart from that, he’s done nothing. This is election year they’re about to lie to all of us. They said they were going to arrest the dollar. The dollar is all over the place. The hypeman is just talking,” he concluded

 

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