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Pae Mu Ka @20 team member shades Sarkodie over documentary snub?

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The controversy over Sarkodie’s failure to feature in Obrafour’s documentary ahead of a mega concert to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the latter’s release of the ‘Pae Mu Ka’ album seems not to be dousing anytime soon as a member of the planning team has subtly jabbed Sarkodie.

It is instructive to point out that Sarkodie has for years revered rapper Obrafour as his godfather. In fact, both artistes have collaborated on a number of songs – reasons the BET Award winner’s absence from a documentary which chronicles the music life of the veteran stoked conversations.

Titled “Lyrics of a legend”, the documentary features prominent industry players including Hammer, M.anifest, KOD and Yvonne Nelson.

“We invited everybody. If you don’t see anyone, ask them why they are not there. Some people were around but they didn’t want to show up,” Obrafour said during an interaction with the media.

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On the back of his explanation, music producer and member of Team Obrafour, Justice Oteng known in showbiz circles as Wei Ye Oteng seems to have poked Sarkodie in a Facebook post.

“Be careful who you go all out to support with your life, for not all that bow at your feet is out of humility, but rather the benefits. Forget hype and face facts. Call me for you tickets let’s make it happen…,” the caption of some pictures, including one which captured Sarkodie and Obrafour read.

Why it appears to be a dig in the eye of Sarkodie?

In 2017, Sarkodie who had/has been tagged arrogant exuded humility when he bowed to Obrafour after their performance at the Rapperholic concert.

Before this epic moment, rumours were rife that there was a friction between the two rappers. These rumours somewhat gained grounds following the release of some records from both camps.

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Obrafour who once endorsed Sarkodie as the ‘heir to the rap throne’ had in ‘Kasahari’ thrown shots at new crop of rappers for lowering the standard but many music lovers interpreted the track to be a ‘diss’ track to Sarkodie due to some specific references in the lyrics.

In what appeared to be a reply to Obrafour, Sarkodie in ‘Almighty’ lamented how people were eager to bring him down but he keeps rising due to the grace of God Almighty.

Sarkodie’s management explains failure to feature in documentary

According to a publication by myjoyonline.com, Angel, Sarkodie’s manager said, they tried their best to be a part of it and will never say “No” to Obrafour.

Angel explained that there were definitely arrangement issues because “Sark[odie] was over willing” to feature in the documentary.

According to him, the producer of the documentary called him and communicated that they would like to shoot Sarkodie’s bit at 2 pm on an agreed date but unfortunately, the rapper was still at Pastor Brian Amoateng’s IYES Conference at the National Theatre as at that time.

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Sarkodie’s manager further said, Obrafour had later said he was sending the team over to his – Sarkodie – house to shoot the rapper’s part, which never happened.

“It’s just a matter of [mis]communication.”

“If right now self if these people want to shoot Sark[odie] a, he go shoot,” Angel said in pidgin. He noted that they would not have agreed to shoot if they were not interested.

Angel added that the team was at Obrafour’s Pae Mu Ka @20 launch in May this year and Sarkodie was even ready to perform at the main anniversary concert scheduled for the National Theatre on November 9.

Source: Ghanaweb.com

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Lion Heart: Film on Nigerian sex workers disqualified from Oscars

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The Academy of Motion Pictures has rejected a second entry for next year’s Oscar award for Best International Film.

The Austrian movie, Joy, is about Nigerian sex-workers in Vienna, but the Academy says it has too much dialogue in English.

Last week it turned down Nigeria’s own submission, Lionheart, for the same reason.

The rejections come in the year when the Academy re-named the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar award to Best International Film for “films that are not in the English language”.

News about the film’s disqualification was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter website, which said the Academy found that two-thirds of the dialogue in Joy was in English.

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“As we do every year, the Academy is in the process of reviewing the films submitted for the International Feature Film category to determine whether they meet our eligibility rules. The film Joy, submitted by Austria, was just reviewed and is ineligible because only 33% of the dialogue is non-English,” a statement from the Academy says.

The movie was written and directed by Austrian filmmaker Sudabeh Mortezai.

Renowned film director Ava DuVernay has faulted the Academy’s decision

 

 

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ASP Kofi Sarpong launches new single ‘Messiah’

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ASP Kofi Sarpong launches new single ‘Messiah’

Policeman-cum-singer, ASP Kofi Sarpong has officially launched his new single “Messiah” in the studio of Adom FM.

As ‘Messiah’ played from the studio during the station’s mid-morning show, Work and Happiness, ASP Sarpong revealed that Adom FM was the first radio station to play the song after its release last month.

He explained that the song was “intended to praise and give thanks to the Lord Jesus Christ for his protection of the righteous”.

“Messiah” also bestows all authority unto Jesus Christ for His contribution in saving humanity from bondage,” he explained further.

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The singer has won many awards in the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Ghana Music Awards UK and other internationally recognised award schemes.

He was also honoured with a Legendary and Doctors Award in Jerusalem for his contributions towards the Christian faith.

Source: adomonline.com

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Return all the plaques you’ve won – Ghana DJ Awards organiser to DJ Black

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Return all the plaques you’ve won – Ghana DJ Awards organiser to DJ Black

Merqury Quaye, the Chief Executive Officer of Merqury Republic, the organisers of the 2019 Ghana DJ Awards, has questioned why DJ Black should be asking him whether he was winning the 2019 Ghana DJ Awards if indeed he ever told organisers that he was not interested.

According to Quaye, DJ Black asked him on WhatsApp whether he is winning the awards this year because he did not want to attend an event that he knew he was not winning.

“I want to ask DJ Black that if he has told us not to nominate him, how does he slide in my DM (WhatsApp Direct Message) to ask me if he is winning this year, how does that conversation come up?” he quizzed.

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Merqury Quaye who spoke on Joy FM’s ‘Showbiz A to Z’ on Saturday with host Naa Ashorkor indicated that the celebrated DJ has been telling him privately that he does not want to be nominated again by the Ghana DJ Awards committee but he (Merqury Quaye) advised him to issue a statement to that effect.

He then instructed DJ Black to return all the plaques he had received from his organisation if he insists he is not interested in the awards.

“If you have ever told me not to nominate you for the Ghana DJ Awards, then today I am telling you that all the plaques that have been presented to you by the Ghana DJ Awards, all the prizes that you have received from the Ghana DJ Awards return them, return all the sound systems,” Merqury Quaye said with anger.

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DJ Black had said earlier on the same show that he had not been involved in the DJ awards this year, especially because he did not put up his name for nominations yet he found out he had been nominated.

“In the first place I wonder how my name got the nomination anyway because I know I’ve had a private discussion with Merqury Quaye, about not [wanting to be] nominated for a while so when my name got nominated, I was a bit surprised,” Black told Naa Ashorkor.

He added that even though this was not the first time he had asked the organisers not to nominate him, he always found his name on the list.

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Recently, celebrity awards programmes in Ghana have often ended with some controversy surrounding them.

Mostly the narrative is that the organisers cheat in awarding the ultimate or that the ultimate winner does not deserve it.

This controversy is not different from the recently held Ghana DJ Awards where 12-year-old DJ Switch was adjudged the ‘Best DJ of the Year’.

Entertainment pundits have argued that the young DJ should have been given an honourary award as the most promising DJ because winning the ultimate will rather put a lot of pressure on the young girl.

Source:Ghanaweb.com

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