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Nollywood Actor Junior Pope Dies In Boat Accident
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Nollywood Actor Junior Pope Dies In Boat Accident

Nigeria mourns the passing of actor Obumneme Odonwodo, widely known as Junior Pope, who died at age 39 after a boat accident on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. According to numerous Nigerian news sources, the incident occurred as Junior Pope was returning from a movie shoot along the Anam River in Anambra State. Two other individuals were also reported missing when their boat collided with a fishing canoe and somersaulted. A day before the accident, Junior Pope shared a video on Instagram showing him on a boat without a life jacket. His caption, “The risk we take to entertain you; crossing River 9ja yesterday with no life jacket,” sheds light on the dangers actors sometimes face in their line of work. Following rescue efforts, Junior Pope’s body was recovered, while the identit...
The Guinness Accravaganza Presents An Exciting New Edition On April 20
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The Guinness Accravaganza Presents An Exciting New Edition On April 20

After a riveting debut in September and the biggest party to initiate Detty December in Accra last year, The Guinness Accravaganza is ready for a thrilling third edition to celebrate all things black and magical.On April 20, 2024, The Gunness Accravaganza, Ghana's premier multi-sensory artsy experience hosted by the world's No.1 stout brand, Guinness, will return to its home at Untamed Empire, off the Spintex Road.Still powered by Guinness’ core belief that Black Shines Brightest and its long-existing ethos of goodness, power, and communion, The Guinness Accravaganza will unite Accra's foodies, music heads, fashion nerds, and sports enthusiasts, along with arts and culture lovers who enjoy the premium taste and spirit of the iconic black liquid.This edition will field scores of si...
Funny Face Granted GHC120,000 Bail
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Funny Face Granted GHC120,000 Bail

Popular Ghanaian comedian, Funny Face, has been granted bail after being remanded into police custody following a tragic accident. The Kasoa District Court granted him bail in the sum of GHC120,000 with two sureties on Tuesday, April 9. The incident occurred on Sunday, March 24, 2024, when Funny Face was involved in an accident on the Kasoa-Nyanyano Kakraba highway at the Kakraba Junction. The comedian allegedly knocked down three pedestrians crossing the road, causing severe injuries. Additionally, he crashed into two motorcycles, resulting in injuries to the riders. Initially, Funny Face was refused bail and remanded for two weeks. However, following further proceedings, he has now been granted bail. Currently, two of the victims are undergoing treatment at the Korle-...
Alex Dadey Graces EMY Africa Magazine Cover
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Alex Dadey Graces EMY Africa Magazine Cover

Alex Dadey (L) with Kojo Soboh (M) and Yofi Grant Alex Apau Dadey, the Executive Chairman of KGL Group and Board Chairman of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), has been revealed as the cover star of the award issue of EMY Africa Magazine 2024. A brief unveiling ceremony took place in Accra last Friday, with prominent industry stakeholders and entertainment personalities coming together to honour Alex Apau Dadey. Mr. Dadey, who was recognised as the EMY Africa Award Man of the Year 2023, was celebrated alongside other award winners who have made significant contributions to the development of Africa. The magazine features a section titled ‘Life In Part,’ which delves into Alex Dadey’s early years, his extensive 30-year career, and his dedication to giving back by...
Jenifa’s Diary’s Adejumoke Aderounmu dies at 40
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Jenifa’s Diary’s Adejumoke Aderounmu dies at 40

Nollywood actress, Adejumoke Aderounmu, popularly known for her role as “Esther” in Funke Akindele’s popular TV series Jenifa’s Diary, is dead. Aderounmu’s death was confirmed by her brother, Adeola Aderounmu, in a cryptic post on Instagram captioned, “You are in a better place now, my sister,” with Aderounmu’s obituary photo. Also, a friend of the deceased cousin, Oluwabanke Funmi, in a post on Twitter, captioned, “Rest in peace Aderounmu Adejumoke.” “Waited hours for her cousin to delete her post and say it was a prank or a mistake but…,” she wrote. The actress, born on March 26, 1984, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2024, in a private hospital on Saturday. The cause of her death was yet to be made public as of the time of filing this report. However, a funeral s...
I dreamt that I’ll become President someday – Prince David Osei
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I dreamt that I’ll become President someday – Prince David Osei

Prince David Osei Actor Prince David Osei says his aspiration to become the President of Ghana is a divine calling. According to him, many people assumed he was joking when he first made his ambition known. However, he believes this is one of the things God has bestowed upon him. “Everyone in this world has something that God gives to them. Sometimes when you speak, they say you talk big but if you don't say it, it won't manifest. “It's not even that I want to become a president, I think I have the calling, because I've dreamt it,” the actor said on Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z over the weekend. “What I'm doing here right now today, I dreamt it before becoming a star. I'm not joking. When I was 14 years old, I knew I was going to become somebody popular. “I didn't know wh...
Netflix Top 10: ‘3 Body Problem’ Rises to No. 1 Followed by ‘Testament: The Story of Moses’
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Netflix Top 10: ‘3 Body Problem’ Rises to No. 1 Followed by ‘Testament: The Story of Moses’

After debuting last week in the No. 2 position with 11 million views, “3 Body Problem” was the most-watched title on Netflix during the March 25-31 window. The series, hailing from “Game of Thrones” creator David Benioff and D. B. Weiss as well as Alexander Woo, hit 15.6 million views in its first full week of availability. In the No. 2 spot was “Testament: The Story of Moses,” a three-episode biblical series that reached 13.5 million views in its first five days on Netflix. “The Gentlemen” landed in third place after three weeks in a row spent at No. 1. The Guy Ritchie series hit 7.8 million views from March 25-31. Next was “Homicide: New York,” Dick Wolf’s unscripted series that reached 4.7 million views. And in its sixth week on the chart, “Avatar: The Last Airbende...
Afrobeats star Davido to sue over Kenyan April Fool’s joke
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Afrobeats star Davido to sue over Kenyan April Fool’s joke

Davido recently performed to packed audiences at the Timeless Concert in Kampala and Raha Fest in Nairobi Nigerian music star Davido has instructed his lawyers to sue over an April Fool's joke that has spectacularly backfired. The prank story alleged that Afrobeats singer had been arrested in Kenya after cocaine was found on his private jet. The 31-year-old, who has just finished an East African tour, said the fake report was "extremely irresponsible". "I have never been arrested by anyone in any country for any crime in the world," he said on social media. "Not my home Nigeria, my home America, or any of the hundreds of countries I've made home throughout my career," his statement on X, formerly Twitter, continued. The April Fool's story - first published by Ke...
Ghana Music Awards nominations dependent on industry connections, not hard work – Buddy Roro
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Ghana Music Awards nominations dependent on industry connections, not hard work – Buddy Roro

Ghanaian sound engineer, producer and artiste, Buddy RoRo, has voiced strong criticism against the nomination process of this year's Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA). According to him due diligence was not exercised in compiling the list of nominees for the prestigious music awards. His dissatisfaction stems from the omission of singer Great Ampong's 'Style Bia Bi,' from the list of nominees.  He opined that the song had gained significant traction and made waves throughout 2023 and he expected it to secure nominations in both the Best Gospel Song and Best Gospel Artiste categories at the upcoming 25th edition of the Ghana Music Awards. Expressing his disappointment on social media, Buddy RoRo questioned the decision-making process of the TGMA board. He rhetorica...
New York-based Ghanaian couple convicted for beating 5-year-old son to death
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New York-based Ghanaian couple convicted for beating 5-year-old son to death

Emmanuel Addae (L) and Valerie Owusu (R). PHOTO: THE SUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE A Queens, N.Y., couple was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a 5-year-old who was brutally beaten and left for dead on Long Island. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said Valerie Owusu and Emmanuel Addae were convicted on March 22, nearly three years after Owusu’s son, King, was found dead in a home in Brentwood, N.Y. “This little boy was beaten and suffered for days at the hands of these defendants, one of whom was his own mother, until he unfortunately succumbed to his severe and extensive injuries,” District Attorney Raymond Tierney said in a press release. Tierney’s statement continued, “Thanks to the thorough investigation by the Suffolk Coun...