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Hopeson Adorye’s wife gets National Security escort

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Hopeson Adorye’s wife gets National Security escort

Wife of the sacked head of security at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Hopeson Yaovi Adorye, is now being fully protected by operatives of National Security.

Mrs. Empress Gifty Adorye, a gospel songstress, has been spotted in the company of well-built security men, alleged to be coming from the National Security outfit, providing security to the politician’s better half to events she is slated to perform.

It is the first time, the musician has been seen in a video with bodyguards, as she never had that privilege until her marriage to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Communication Team member, who has now been sent back to the National Security, after he was relieved of his post at KIA.

In a video making the rounds, especially on popular social media site, Facebook, Empress Adorye, previously married to a Tema-based prophet; Elisha Osei, is seen shepherded by the three macho men wearing khaki trousers, vest and black t-shirts escorting the singer on stage to perform.

Their uniform was similar to the one worn by operatives of the SWAT unit under the National Security, who took part in the Ayawaso West Wuogon (AWW) by-election gun violence leading to the setting up of the Emily Short Commission, but it is unclear if they had guns on them.

The said event is not readily known, but per what was captured in the short video, Mrs. Adorye, who is well known for her stage craft, walked from the backstage with the three macho men, shepherding her until they reached the stairs then, then they left her to mount the stage to perform, while they waited.

Interestingly, while performing, one of the operatives is spotted walking on the big stage, looking round to ensure that no harm came to the mother of two.

The couple, got married last December, after dating for few months, following the collapse of the singer’s first marriage years ago and the death of Hopeson’s first wife.

Gifty’s previous marriage to Elisha Osei produced two girls.

The circulation of the video, has shocked and angered many, including people in the NPP, who say but for the fact that the party was in power, the singer would not have been able to get the opportunity to move around with state security.

Though it is the right of Mrs. Adorye to get Police protection, they argue she would not have had these operatives from the National Security, if her husband was not a party member and an appointee of the Akufo-Addo government.

They are worried the image of the National Security, is being brought into disrupt especially in the midst of the Ayawaso West Wuogon brutalities by the same outfit.

Allegedly, excerpts from the Short Commission which was instituted to investigate the AWW by-election brutalities, the activities of the National Security operatives, has been questioned by the commission, as they had made recommendations that their work be streamlined, with some removed for efficient use of resources.

Others who saw nothing wrong, say it is a precautionary measure by the couple. They argue it is important the singer is protected, as in the past the likes of Berlinda Nana AkuaAmoah, popularly known as Mzbel and the likes, have been attacked at shows, because they did not take precautionary measures.

Meanwhile, a member of Gifty’s media team, Stephen Kenneth Nakujah, has rubbished comments to the effect that Hopeson is using his influence in government to abuse the security service.

Reacting to a post on facebook, he said “Ghanaians always want to see this happen before they criticize organizers of failing to provide the artist with security”. He continued after another friend expressed disappointment about his defense saying “Am shocked at you. You see, what I have is to see people compare artistof the past to those of today.

Never try that okay? How many motorcades used to follow Kwame Nkrumah then and what do wesee today? Or you don’t know security of today is much more expensive than previous? And what has my own quotes on fb [facebook] got to do with providing my artist with security when mounting a sage?

Let’s leave the politics and think logically, if she has been attacked like they did to Mzbel KNUST campus, you would be the same person to criticize the organizers for not providing her with enough security”.

Source: theheraldghana.com

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VGMA 2019 was like SHS funfair – Blakk Rasta

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Ghanaian reggae musician and a radio presenter Blakk Rasta has opined has said, performances on the 20th anniversary of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards was no different from Secondary School shows back in the day.

Speaking to host DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa, the renowned broadcaster noted that, he has seen lots of fun-fairs and entertainment show while in high school and the just ended 20th VGMA performances were no different from them. “Ghanaians will probably insult me for saying this, but I’m not scared of speaking my mind. A lot of the performances was like what I saw in secondary school when I was coming up. The performances were just below standard. Somebody like, King Promise, Sarkodie were just performing like a CEO, people have paid GHS 400.00 to come and watch you and you’re performing like a worm removed from a refrigerator. Is this the performance you want to take to the Grammy? You’re joking. Somebody like KiDi, one of my favourite Highlife artist, has disappointed me. Why should you come and mime? You should tell the organizers you’re not a miming artiste but you came there and played CD for us. If you go to secondary school, that’s what they do”

Blakk Rasta, however, commended songstress Efya, Samini and Medikal for putting up an outstanding and energetic performance on the night.

He urged Ghanaian artistes to be more proactive and work on their craft while on stage.

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Source: SvTvafrica.com

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Shatta wasn’t going on stage to congratulate Stonebwoy – Blakk Rasta

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Shatta Wale wasn’t going on stage to congratulate Stonebwoy – Blakk Rasta

Ghanaian reggae musician and a radio presenter Blakk Rasta has opined that, Shatta Wale had a different motive going on stage and not to congratulate Stonebwoy.

He told host DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa that, Shatta Wale promised to cause commotion at the 20th VGMA if things do not go his way and that is exactly what he did.
“Well, for me, from where I sat and what I saw on TV, there was nothing like he was going to congratulate anybody, Call a spade a spade. Before they play the nominees video, look at how he face was. You know, he promised that, if things do not go they way he wants, he will repeat what he did in 2013 and that’s exactly what he did. I don’t think he was going there to fight no, he was going there to create a scene and Stonebwoy to brandished a gun on stage because he sensed danger”

Blakk Rasta suggested that Charter House should ban the two Artistes for two years for bringing disgrace to the scheme and also serve as a deterrent to other Artistes.

At the 20th anniversary of VGMA, a brawl erupted between Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale camps on stage after Stonebwoy was announced the winner of ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’, at the VGMA on Sunday which caused the former to pull out a gun.

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Stonebwoy charged for displaying firearms in public

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Stonebwoy charged for displaying firearms in public

Dancehall artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla, known in showbiz circles as Stonebwoy has been charged in court for displaying firearms in public without permission from the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

He has subsequently pleaded not guilty to the charge when the case was presented at the Adjaben Magistrate Court in Accra Wednesday morning.

In addition to that, he is facing another charge of threatening the public peace, which he has been charged together with Shatta Wale.

According to Graphic Online’s court reporter Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson, the Adjaben District Court has since admitted the two Reggae and Dancehall artistes, to bail in the sum of Gh?50,000 each with one surety.

The two arch musical rivals were admitted to bail after they pleaded not guilty to threatening the public peace in relation to their infamous altercation that nearly marred the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) organised last Saturday.

Lawyers for the two prayed the court to grant their clients a self-recognisance bail, but the court, presided over by Mr Isaac Addo, refused their prayer and granted them bail with sureties attached.

Hearing continues on June 20, 2019.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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