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Government withdraws from AFRIMA due to unsuccessful industry collaboration – Barbara Oteng Gyasi

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Government withdraws from AFRIMA due to unsuccessful industry collaboration – Barbara Oteng Gyasi

Barbara Oteng Gyasi has disclosed the withdrawal of the Tourism, Arts and Culture ministry from the All Africa Music Awards – AFRIMA due to unsuccessful industry collaboration.

The decision to withdraw from AFRIMA, the Tourism, Arts and Culture minister, Barbara Oteng Gyasi revealed was due to the discontentment from many industry players in the creative arts industry because of the contractual financial obligations.

Speaking to Nana Adwoa of Atinka TV, the minister explained the initial agreement was to host AFRIMA for 3 consecutive years from 2018 to 2020 but because of the unsuccessful industry collaboration, the ministry has withdrawn to the benefit of the industry.

“The initial agreement was to host AFRIMA for 3 years but the industry collaboration as expected was unsuccessful. Many industry players were discontent with it: and if AFRIMA is for the industry and the players are discontent with it then we will have to withdraw and relook at it so that the next time we are going to organize such event, it will be properly done to the delight of everyone,”she said.

“AFRIMA is always there. We saw it prudent to withdraw for a while for another country to host to enable us to put things in order so that the next time we are to host AFRIMA, it will be more beneficial to the industry,” she added.

In 2018, Catherine Afeku acquired a 3 years right to host Africa’s biggest music awards scheme from 2018 to 2020 at the total amount of $4.5 million. 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.

“Since we have a contract to host for three (3) years, at least we have the benefit of hosting for the first year. So we will review and look at the cost-benefit analysis of the first year that we have done, and if it’s not beneficial to us, then we will look at the terms of the contract and if we can get out of it with minimum consequences, we will do that in the interest of the industry,” she said

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.

Source: kasapafmonline.com

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Sex between 12am and 2am produces a male child – Yaa Pono reveals

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Sex between 12am and 2am produces a male child – Yaa Pono reveals

There exist several theories and myths about how couples can get their choice of sex (male or female) in reference to child bearing.

Some of the ways or theories although scientifically proven but not 100% reliable perhaps so as the newest theory or if you like myth put forth by Ghanaian rapper Yaa Pono.

According to the above-mentioned rapper, chances of conceiving a male child is high when couples especially himself adopts strategy of having sexual intercourse between the hours of 12am and 2am.

Originally named Solomon Adu Antwi, in an interview with Miriam Osei-Agyemang on Urban Blend Show on 3FM, Ponobiom revealed that he comes from a family of fourteen sisters and will want to change the status quo this time.

He however sounded optimistic that when his timing is right as far as sex is concerned he will have a male for a child. His comments came as part of the struggles he was sharing about his life including marriage, work and family.

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I won’t waste my time suing Eno – Mix Master Garzy

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I won’t waste my time suing Eno – Mix Master Garzy

Mix Master Garzy says he’s empathetic towards Rapper, Eno reason why he’s not sued the artiste.

According to him, Eno has breached several clauses in the contract she had with his record label but he’s decided not to pursue her legally.

In an interview with Zionfelix, Garzy indicated that he’s focused on helping other talents who have the needed traction to become big and therefore has no time to chase Eno who left his record label.

He mentioned that close associates are calling for him to teach Eno a lesson but he intends to focus on the positive side of life rather than chase Eno with a legal suit.

Source: mynewsgh.com

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I am done with free shows – Teephlow

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I am done with free shows – Teephlow

Forgive Hitmaker, Teephlow has hinted of his immense contribution to the development of music in Central Region .

Responding to a question posed to him by the host of Wizgh TV , Kweku Bee Abrante that Cape Coast expect a lot from him for the love and support shown him, Teephlow responded that

He has also performed in Cape Coast severally for free without a penny. He recounted all the shows he played in Begyaya, CMA’s townhall shows, Obama City shows, Easter, Christmas, New Year etc were all shows he did for free.
I have been there for Cape Coast all along and contributed my quota

“…but as time goes on , investment becomes bigger and when investment gets bigger, there should be some returns and so when you call me for a show, I expect you to at least pay for my T&T, my DJs etc, but to expect free show at this time is a no,” he hinted.

Speaking on collaborations, Teephlow also hinted he has collaborated with lots of up coming artists to give them that face lift.

He was however displeased that some of these artistes do not have patience to wait for him.

Teephlow added that when they send the songs to him, they want him to record the next day which “doesn’t work that way.”

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