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Jusssie Smollet Hospitalized After Homophobic Attack

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Jusssie Smollet Hospitalized After Homophobic Attack

Empire star Jussie Smollett has been hospitalized after being attacked in Chicago early Tuesday. Shortly after arriving in the city from New York, Smollett was walking when two unknown offenders approached him and gained his attention by yelling out racial and homophobic slurs towards him. The offenders began to batter Smollett with their hands about the face and poured an unknown chemical substance on him.

During the attack, one of the offenders wrapped a rope around Smollett’s neck. The offenders later fled the scene and Smollett was self-transported to Northwestern Hospital and he is said to currently be in good condition.

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“We are deeply saddened and outraged to learn that a member of our EMPIRE family, Jussie Smollett, was viciously attacked last night,” 20th Century FOX Television and FOX Entertainment tells E! News in a statement. “We send our love to Jussie, who is resilient and strong, and we will work with law enforcement to bring these perpetrators to justice. The entire studio, network and production stands united in the face of any despicable act of violence and hate — and especially against one of our own.”

Smollett posted video to Instagram Story late Monday, showing him taking off from LaGuardia Airport. After a long travel day, the 35-year-old actor shared a smiling photo of himself to Instagram with the caption, “#Mood after spending 7 hours on a plane for a 2 hour flight but finally landing all good. Love y’all. Goodnight #WinterVortexIsHurr #ChicagoWeatherAintNoJoke #Smile #troubadourFeb2 #Freedom.”

According to TMZ, after Smollett arrived in Chicago around 2 a.m., he was hungry and went to a Subway. The attack reportedly occurred as he was leaving.

 

Source: www.eonline.com

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The less you talk about Gyedu-Blay Ambolley the better – Appietus

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The less you talk about Gyedu-Blay Ambolley the better – Appietus

Reports this week had it that, Highlife legend, Gyedu Blay Ambolley on TV3’s ‘New Day’ opined that Appietus was not fit to lead the Musicians Union of Ghana.

The multiple hit factory stated that; if Appietus has any plans to lead any union, it should be that of sound engineers and not that of musicians; which is what MUSIGA represents.

Appiah Dankwah known to all as Appietus reacting in an interview on #DryveOfYourLyfe with PM on Y97.9FM in Takoradi said;

‘We shouldn’t waste time on Ambolley, the less we talk about him the better. He has contested 3 or 4 times and he has never won because of certain things’. Producers make musicians, without us there will be no musicians. We put them there and give them the opportunities, so why would you say because I’m a producer I’m not fit? We pick them when they’re nothing and groom them into something. So if there’s anyone who qualifies, it is us the producers, because we hold down the music.”

The Azonto Fiesta star added.

“So what Ambolley is saying is that, a musician qualifies but not the one who made him?”

The award-winning producer conceded that he won’t even be contesting this year because he’s embarking on a project and wants to focus that project.

Source: etvghana.com

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Most entertainment pundits are shallow – Socrates Sarfo fires

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Most entertainment pundits are shallow – Socrates Sarfo fires

Socrates Sarfo, the Director of Creative Arts, responsible for Programs & Projects at the National Commission on Culture (NCC), has advised entertainment talkshow hosts and their producers to engage quality pundits on their shows.

Socrates Sarfo who doubles as a movie producer appeared on Onua 95.1 FM entertainment talkshow Anigye Mmre hosted by Christian Agyei Frimpong saying, “If I have to say it as it is. I can tell you most of the pundits that appear on entertainment talk programs are shallow.”

“Most of the entertainment pundits come on radio / TV entertainment shows with nothing, sometimes some of them come with personal sentiments and streets ignorance” – he added

He therefore stressed stated that radio managers must know that, operating a radio station is not just about music, there are flagship programs they must invest to attract the audience.

Source: 3news.com

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Supporting a rising artiste not all about money – D-Black to Shatta Wale

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Supporting a rising artiste not all about money – D-Black to Shatta Wale

Desmond Kwesi Blackmore, known identified by his stage name D-Black has responded to a tweet by Shatta Wale saying money is the only means to promote budding artistes.

Reacting to the tweet from the dancehall artiste which he indirectly criticized Sarkodie’s Sarkcess Music Label for refusing to invest in the artiste he signed because he is broke, the Black Avenue Boss said he totally disagrees with Shatta Wale’s notion.

D-Black explained that there is more to managing an artiste than just the financial aspect that most people only focus on.

“I don’t agree with him. I think pushing an artiste is not just about the money. It’s about the artiste himself as well. If you don’t wake up every single morning thinking about how to promote your music. No matter how much money is pumped into you, it won’t work.” D Black said

Speaking to KOD and Cookietee on the Starr Drive on Starr 103.5Fm, the ‘Vera’ hitmaker said the artiste as an individual also needs to help the management by making it easier for his career to be promoted and recognized.

He stated that an artiste needs to involve himself as much as the manager because although the cost may not be on him, the success of his career depends on him.

“The fans want a personal connection with the musician. You can’t put money and shoot expensive videos and expect it to automatically turn into a hit record, No. Talk to the fans, connect with the fans, and engage them on social media. Do interviews and be ready to do free shows. It’s a whole package. It’s not just about the money.” D-Black added.

Source: kasapafmonline.com

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