Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi has denied claims that the ministry has paid $4.5 million to host the All Africa Music Awards – AFRIMA for three (3) years.
In an interview with Nana Adwoa of Atinka TV, the minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture disclosed the government paid something little to the organizers of AFRIMA as a fee for the hosting right.
Contrary to the earlier $4.5 million which was disclosed by the then minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Madam Catherine Afeku to have been paid by the government, Madam Barbara Oteng-Gyasi revealed the ministry never really paid that amount. What was paid AFRIMA was the hosting right. Another cost regarding the arrangement was borne by the government through the Tourism, Arts and Culture ministry.
“We didn’t pay $4.5 million. $4.5 million was what has been proposed but we paid them something little and we took care of the arrangement cost. We didn’t really pay AFRIMA $4.5 million. We only paid a little that will give us the right to host (AFRIMA) in Ghana. Fee for hosting right in Ghana is what has been paid. Most of the payments regarding the arrangements were bared by us. We never paid AFRIMA $4.5 million,” she revealed.
Ghana under the erstwhile minister Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku acquired 3 years right to host Africa’s biggest music awards scheme from 2018 to 2019.
Madam Catherine Afeku revealed that Ghana will expend a total amount of $4.5 million on the organization on three years edition of the All Africa Music Awards. This contractual obligation brought a lot of discontentment from the creative arts industry.
However, when Madam Catherine was reassigned by the President of Ghana, the minister-designate for Tourism, Arts and Culture Barbara Oteng-Gyasi during her vetting with the Appointment Committee on March 15, 2019, expressed her commitment in reviewing the controversial AFRIMA contract.
The 5th Edition of the All Africa Music Awards – AFRIMA is consistent with the government’s national development agenda to the growth of culture and the creative arts. It is estimated to boost the tourism economy of Ghana and the creation of opportunities for artists and investors in the culture and creative arts industry of Ghana.
Watch the interview with Nana Adwoa below:
My Obsession with Big Buttocks Caused My Marriages, Nothing Spiritual – Funny Face
“I’m just foolish with my obsession for big buttocks”
Ghanaian comedian, Funny Face has clarified that his marital challenges are due to a foolish obsession and has no spiritual underpinnings.
The comedian who has suffered two failed marriages has admitted responsibility and revealed his obsession with big buttocks as the reason for the divorces.
Funny Face in an Instagram post on Monday, June 1, 2020, exclaimed,
“I’m just foolish with my obsession for big buttocks; there is nothing spiritual about me chasing after big buttocks.”
He cautioned people to desist from relating his failed marriages to spirituality and pointed out that he is suffering because of big buttocks.
He has however taken full responsibility for not choosing women who believed in his dreams and will understand him but big buttocks which yielded the same results.
By Asiwome Writes | www.asiwomewrites.com | Ghana
Ghanaian Entertainment Industry Is Blind to Up and Coming Artistes – Article Wan
Article Wan revealed that most up and coming artistes are even working harder and therefore deserve a better recognition.
Ghanaian performer and producer, Article Wan has in an interview described the Ghanaian entertainment industry as blind.
According to the musician, the industry has refused to open their eyes to other musicians especially the budding ones. Their focus has only been on the same old people.
“There are a lot of artists on the streets who are doing better and trust me when they are giving a little attention u will forget about the big names in the industry,” he revealed.
Article Wan who made this revelation on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, on the Best Entertainment show on Okay Fm with Halifax Ansah Addo said that most up and coming artistes are even working harder and therefore deserve a better recognition.
He also added that the media is not helping them with promoting their works.
Adwoa Selly | www.asiwomewrites.com | Ghana
I Won’t Hit Back at Anybody Who Disses Me – Dada Hafco
I Won’t Hit Back at Anybody Who Disses Me – Dada Hafco
The “Yebewo Nti” hitmaker, Dada Hafco has condemned dissing among artistes in the name of showbiz industry.
According to Terry Boamah, popularly known as Dada Hafco, a musician is considered globally big with his or her content and not beef.
Speaking on the holiday edition of Adom Fm’s, Work and Happiness entertainment show yesterday with Black Eye, the highlife musician explained that even though some of his colleagues enjoy beefing to stay relevant, he thinks it is an unhealthy culture.
He revealed his brand is fully focusing on good contents with good music and will therefore not engage in beef.
“I won’t even hit back at anybody who attacks me with beef,” he stated.
Dada Hafco is currently promoting his new single “Are You Your Boyfriend’s Girlfriend”
Click to watch “Are You Your Boyfriend’s Girlfriend” below:
By Adwoa Selly | www.asiwomewrites.com | Ghana
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