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When you play with dog it licks your mouth – Shatta tells Okraku Mantey

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Shatta Wale

Self-acclaimed dancehall king, Shatta Wale has told the boss of Slip Music, Mark Okraku Mantey, that if he dares play with a dog it will definitely lick his mouth.

A video of the Kakai hit maker went viral on social media especially Facebook this week taking Mark Okraku Mantey to the cleaners for saying his music is not dancehall.

Mark Okraku Mantey was asked to name his favorite dancehall music in an interview with an Accra-based Starr FM, which he responded, “Surprisingly, Shatta Wale calls himself a Dancehall king but scan through his songs for the past two years, the young man is not doing Dancehall”

This did not go down well with Shatta Wale who responded through a social media video.

Explaining his action to Onua 95.1 FM’s Christian Agyei Frimpong, host of Anigyemmre entertainment talk show, Shatta Wale said “there is a proverb in Ga that says when you play with a dog it will lick your mouth which literally means elderly men are supposed to speak like elderly men.”

“Teach a child the way he should go, so that when he grows he will not depart from it, so do the same to me, I’m a child you claim to be the elderly so call and teach me the way,” he said.

“He always tries to say bad things about me in the media, I have kept quiet for long, this recent comment he made about my music really hurt my heart, because dancehall is what feeds me so I have every right to talk about it.”

The musician stated, “He could have gone ahead to name Jupitar as his favorite dancehall artiste, but anything that is not related to me he (Mark Okraku Mantey) will try and drag my name into it.”

“Psalm 32:8 I will instruct and teach you the way you should go, I shall guide you with my eye this is the word of God. If you believe in God you will move positively not negatively” – the sermon of “Apostle” Shatta Wale

By Emmanuel Agyemang /Onua95.1/3news.com

[PHOTO] Meet Sheikh Gardiner

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Ghanaian actor James Gardiner may have just joined the list of elite Sheikhs by the looks of this photo.

The talented actor was captured wearing a typical Keffiyeh which is wrapped around his head via an agal.

The actor who doubles as a presenter on a tourism TV Series dubbed U tour on Metro TV may well be leading the way for potential investors from the UAE to invest in Ghana.

Just in case anyone hasn’t heard, Sheikh Gardiner is in town and has definitely come to stay.

The Keffiyeh is worn by men of all ages and it is commonly found in arid regions as it provides protection from sunburn, dust and sand. Its distinctive standard woven chequered pattern may have originated in an ancient Mesopotamian representation of either fishing nets or ears of grain, but the true origin of the pattern remains unknown.

By Nana Afrane Asante/3news.com/Ghana

[VIDEO] Kwame Dzokoto puts entertainment career on hold, heads to law school

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Popular TV personality and comedian Kwame Dzokoto has spoken about his desire to put his entertainment career on hold, to pursue a law course and become a legal practitioner in the near future.

The comedian veered into politics in 2016 contesting the Tarkwa Nsuaem parliamentary seat on the ticket of the NDC but was ridiculed by his opponent who told him in the face that serious minds and not comedians were needed in parliament. He lost his seat by over 18, 000 margin.

He reveals his decision in the video below

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I own a luxurious house and several cars – Afia Schwarzenegger

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Afia Schwarzenegger and her children

Outspoken radio and TV presenter, Afia Schwarzenegger born Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa Abrokwah has been speaking on the transformation that has taken place in her life over the period.

She reveals that she graduated from living in a rented single bedroom apartment to a 7-bedroom luxurious home and from shuttling in “trotro” to owning several fleet of vehicles.

According to controversial radio personality, her association with the Moments of Glory Prayer Army (MOGPA) headed by Rev. O.B Junior has helped to transform her life.

“I was in a rented single room when I joined MOGPA, but I can testify to the Glory of the Lord of MOGPA that, I now possess a luxurious 7-bedroom house with cars. Aligning myself with MOGPA has been the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. I would admonish the public to join MOGPA for dumbfounding testimonies” Mrs Abrokwah stated.

“Due to the enormous blessings and uncommon favour God has conferred on me since my alignment with this Formidable Prayer Army having”, she added.

 Source: Mynewsgh.com

[VIDEO] Shatta Wale goes berserk; uses filthy words on Okraku Mantey

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Mark Okraku Mantey

Self acclaimed dancehall king Shatta Wale has launched a scathing attack on music producer Mark Okraku Mantey with some filthy words in a Facebook live post.

Mark Okraku Mantey in a recent interview hit hard at Shatta Wale, describing him as a dancehall king who does not even do dancehall music.

In a rebuttal on Facebook live, the dancehall king called Mark Okraku Mantey unprintable names including describing him as a thief and a cheat.

Apparently he and several other Ghanaian musicians, he alleged, have been exploited by Mr. Okraku Mantey.

Watch the uncensored attack

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By Nana Afrane Asante/3news.com/Ghana

Shatta Wale sets bar high in Cape Coast with spectacular performance

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Arguably described as the man of the moment,  Charles Nii Armah Mensah, popularly known in showbiz  as Shatta Wale, made history in Cape Coast when he thrilled thousands of music lovers at the Cape Coast Stadium last Saturday.

As late as 11:30pm, hundreds of people were spotted in queue trying to secure tickets to enter the stadium in anticipation of an extraordinary show.

Performances by some  Cape Coast-based artistes including Okotor Perry, Kaphun and  Boogy Wenzday opened the show with great performances.

Other big artistes like Pop Skinny and Medikal took over the stage to do give off their best.

At about 2:00am Sunday, when Shatta Wale mounted the stage,  the crowd went haywire amidst screaming and shouts of  ‘dancehall king ‘.

Shatta Wale started his one and half-hour performance with some of his old hit songs through to his latest hits, ‘Mahama paper’, ‘Kakai’, and ‘chop kiss’ among others that have been ruling the airwaves in recent times.

At the end of his performance, he expressed gratitude to the people of Cape Coast for the massive show of support  which made his performance a success, and promised come back again.

Ekow Simpson,  a blogger with Cape360 told 3News Shatta Wale has proved he is indeed the man of the moment and has set a high bar in Cape coast as far as the his performance is concerned.

“In fact monitoring from all social media handles, this event has received a  massive patronage and placed Cape Coast on a certain map and it’s a good sign for shatta Wale as an artiste,” he observed.

A popular local radio presenter-cum-event organiser, Candyman described the concert as the biggest to happen in the Cape Coast metropolis in recent time.

By Thomas Cann|3news.com|Ghana

Yvonne Okoro cautions men against using God-fearing antics to woo women

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Ghanaian actress Yvonne Okoro has cautioned men who have resorted to using God-fearing antics as a way of winning the heart of women to stop.

In her post on twitter, the actress interestingly drew a lot of attention from some of her followers who also shared their thoughts on the post with some claiming women are in demand for Christian men who go to church, whilst others wondered if she was just noticing this because it started way back in the 80’s.

The question really is do men of these days use God-fearing antics to woo women into relationships

 

Here are some interesting comments the actress received on her twitter page after she posted the tweet

Can’t believe u now noticing…we started this since the 80s

They will only stop if some of you women stop dragging feet with “Are you a Christian?” “I want a man who goes to church”

ehhehe I guess the line really does NOT hit home…give us the secret code ehhh…boys abr3 ooo..

Some boy b take do u anaa?

 

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People will booze even with gospel music – Kofi Kinaata

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Many patrons converged at Alliance Francaise on Saturday for the 2nd edition of MMC Live. The night of music, magic and comedy featured rapper and Highgrade Family act Martin Kofi King Arthur popularly known as Kofi Kinaata.

Kofi Kinaata performed most of his hit songs including Susuka, Time no dey, Sweetie pie and every body’s favorite Confession.

After his performance GhanaWeb spoke to him about his hit song ‘Confession’. It will be recalled that Kofi Kinaata granted an interview where he said people were taking advantage of his song and were using it to get drunk.

He was questioned on whether he had any regrets after releasing the song after the mass misrepresentations.

According to Kinaata, initially it bothered him but he realised there was nothing he could do about it other than to let it go.

He said people will drink with or without his song, but right thinking Ghanaians have seen the good he intended with the song and have received it as such.

He also dispelled rumours circulating that there is a beef between himself and Donzy. He said he listened to Donzy’s ‘Boa Me’ before it was released and the song had nothing to do with him. According to Kinaata, he and Donzy are really close and he does not know where the rumours are emanating from.

The ‘Susuka’ hitmaker indicated that he is looking forward to working with veteran highlife musicians especially those from the south such as Gyedu Blay- Ambolley, Paapa Yankson and C.K Mann.

Source: Ghanaweb.com

Ghanaian musician must headline Ghana@60 concert – Proph Badu Kobi

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Prophet Badu Kobi wants a Ghanaian to headline the concert

Leader and founder of Glorious Wave Chapel Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi has added his voice to who headlines Ghana’s 60th anniversary and he believes a Ghanaian musician should headline the concert.

Few days ago when the National Planning Committee of the Ghana, 60 Years On announced that American prolific gospel musician Don Moen was going to headline the anniversary gospel concert, it did not go down well with many Ghanaians including gospel musicians and entertainment critics.

Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi, who is also not happy with the whole idea, in an interview with Christian Agyei Frimpong on Accra-based Onua 95.1 FM laid an emphasis on the fact that the concert is in line with the nation’s 60th anniversary celebrations.

So, he doesn’t see the reason why the planning committee should contract Don Moen from the United States of America (USA) to headline the gospel concert.

Prophet Badu Kobi further stated that irrespective of the private individuals who are bringing the American gospel star into the country, that money must be invested in local artistes.

According to him, there are several of these stars who can equally headline this gospel concert.

Jefferson Sackey, Chairman of the Media and Brands Subcommittee, also joined the show via telephone and stated that “the gospel concert is a private initiative”.

“Some private individuals approached the Committee about the gospel concert and because we have a similar concert, we decided to partner them and they are taking care of all the expenses on Don Moen not the nation Ghana.

“The fact that Don Moen is the headline artiste doesn’t mean we want to despise our own or we have no respect for Ghanaian artiste. We have Ghanaian gospel artistes like Joe mettle, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Francis Amo, Josh Laryea etc on the show.”

Ever since this debate started there hasn’t been any statement from the Musicians Union of Ghana as many expect them to issue a statement to condemn the move by the Ghana 60 years On Planning Committee.

By Emmanuel Agyemang|Onua 95.1 FM|3news.com|Ghana

INK Africa rocks TV3’s blood donation event

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INK Africa on Saturday mounted the stage at TV3’s blood donation event to treat all gathered to renditions of some popular Ghanaian music.

The Nakupenda hitmakers kept donors and staff of TV3, 3FM, Onua FM and 3news.com on their feet as they performed songs such as Brother Brother by Bisa Kdei, Show Your Love by Paapa Yankson and Serwaa Akoto by Yamoah’s Band.

The Mentor VII products were backed by Classic International Band.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana