MUSIGA Lauded by Veep For Creating The Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund

Some members of Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) paid a courtesy call on His Excellency the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, at the Jubilee House to discusss issues concerning creative arts.

He said that "I commended the union for creating the Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund (AMWeF) to take care of old muscians and also for the institution of Presidential Grand Ball to celebrate music heroes and heroines".

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia gave them the assurance highlighting that H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government is of a resolve to continue to help develop the creative arts industry.

 

Published By: John Arthur





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Ohemaa Mercy is ready for Tehillah Experience

Gospel music is a music genre patronized by most Ghanaian Christians. As such, mega gospel music shows are organized at different times of each year. Due to its high patronage, quite a number of giant industries have hopped onto the train to sponsor the events.

One Gospel music talent whose show always moves the crowd year after year since its inception is Ohemaa Mercy. This Gospel music icon has firm grip on her annual show dubbed the 'Tehillah Experience'.

This year's edition would be its sixth (6th) and it is scheduled to take place at the ICGC Calvary Temple, on Sunday 11th of August, at 4:00pm GMT. Other famous Gospel artistes billed to perform at the event include Diana Hamilton, Ceccy Twum, Elder Mireku and Joe Mettle.

The Tehillah Experience event would also have some international gospel artistes performing on the day.The foreign artistes include Evelyn Wanjiru from Kenya, Lebo Sekgobela from South Africa, and Michael Mahendere from Zimbabwe.

This year, the event promises to take believers who would be present to another spiritual level in their Christian faith.

 

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Chris Rock joke tagged as Racist

This would not come as a surprise for most people. Chris Rock does make racist jokes as part of his stand-up comedy acts. However, the timing of this particular joke has been tagged as poor and in bad taste by many as the United States of America has been thrown into a state of mourning following the recent shootings that took place in El Paso, Texas, and also in Dayton, Ohio.

The comedian posted a meme with the photo of Betty White, a Golden Girls star, which read "...the first thing people say when a mass shooting is announced,...". And in came the pun punchline "Bet he white".

It has been a rib cracking joke for some but Chris Rock's post has certainly not gone down well with many as well. His joke is clearly implying that such mass shootings are a "white thing", as the culprits most often turns out to be caucasian.

This has sparked a lot of reactions from folks on Rock's social media platform. However, the comedian is yet to respond to some of the comments on his platform.

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Kumiwaa was arrested for drug trafficking in USA

Ghanaian actress, Afuah Kumiwaa, revealed the reason for her absence in a recent interview. The movie star, after starring in hit local movies for a long period in her movie career, suddenly disappeared and was not heard from for a very long time, until now.

She played a key role in making the Kumawood industry what it is today.

According to her, she was lured by a fake contract by fraudulent persons with an intention to shoot a movie in the United States of America (USA) way back in the year 2012.

The actress further narratged that when she arrived at the airport in the States, she was arrested at the checkpoint for drug trafficking. She indicated that she did plead innocent and that she had no idea about the incident.

“If it weren’t for God, I would have been in prison. Some boys took me to America for a movie and they hid cocaine in my bag. I didn’t know. At the checkpoint, they passed through clean but I was arrested. After pointing at them, they escaped and I was left to my fate. It was a difficult situation. I felt like dying. I was taken to court on countless occasions but the judge declared me innocent though some wanted me jailed. It has been four years since I returned,” she recounted her ordeal on McBrown’s Kitchen.

She advised Ghanaians and her colleagues in the movie industry to be careful when departing from the country for any reason whatsoever.


Credit: McBrown's Kitchen

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MUSIGA Lauded by Veep For Creating The Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund

Some members of Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) paid a courtesy call on His Excellency the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, at the Jubilee House to discusss issues concerning creative arts.

He said that "I commended the union for creating the Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund (AMWeF) to take care of old muscians and also for the institution of Presidential Grand Ball to celebrate music heroes and heroines".

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia gave them the assurance highlighting that H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government is of a resolve to continue to help develop the creative arts industry.

 

Published By: John Arthur