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Atibie chiefs rescind decision to block road to paragliding site

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The chief and traditional authorities of Atibie in the Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region have rescinded their decision to block the road that links the town to the paragliding site ahead of this year’s Easter festive season.

The chief, Barimah Kwame Asante Betiani II, and Nananom last month threatened to stop visitors across the world from entering Atibie and its surrounding towns to enjoy the annual paragliding festival if government failed to fix the road.

According to him, though the site has become a popular tourist site, the town is bedevilled with deplorable roads.

He further stated that the town suffers from dust during the festive season due to the number of people who troop in to witness or take part in the festival.

Barimah Kwame Asante Betiani II lamented that since the inception of the paragliding site at the Odwenanoma Mountain, the town and custodians of the land have tasted no material benefits or development and this instigated the traditional leaders to make that resolution.

In an interview with Onua FM, Barimah Kwame Asante Betiani II, who also doubles as Gyaasehene of Kwahu Traditional Council, made known the recent decision of Nananom.

This is as a result of the public politicization and lambasting of the traditional authorities over the decision to demand from government to fix the road.

He added that they have finally resorted to annul the decision and would never talk about it again as far as the road is concerned in order to redeem and protect their reputation as chiefs and traditional leaders.

By Maxwell Otoo|Onua 95.1FM|3news.com|Ghana

John Dumelo officially starts dieting

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Ghanaian actor John Dumelo has officially announced he is going on diet to burn out some calories.

The award winning actor posted a picture of a piece of carrot in a plate on his Instagram page to announce to his followers that he has officially begun his diet.

His post attracted a lot of likes and comments with some interesting comments.

By Nana Afrane Asante/3news.com/Ghana

‘Chris Attoh was never at home for Damilola–and the money was not coming in too’–An insider reveals

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Damilola Adegbite And Chris Attoh have been making headlines for the last few days after GhanaCelebrities.Com broke the news that their somewhat wonderful marriage, has shockingly ended.

And that, Damilola pulled the plug–on the marriage.

Today, a reader close the family has told GhanaCelebrities.Com that, Damilola did her best but no woman deserves to be married and put at home like a stone–with her man all over, and not bringing in the cash too.

“Look, Chris was never at home and despite Damilola’s complaints, he seems to have always thought his stories were enough,” the source said.

“He always said he was busy working, the reason why he was never at home. And if you are always busy working such that you have no time for your family, where is the money to show for all the work? Chris did not bring that home too, except stories,” the source added.

The source added that you do not make a baby with a working woman and sort of cripple her, while you go about living your life, outside the home–on the back of lame working excuses.

Apparently, it’s so over that–a come back is not possible as “Damilola deserves better” and she “intends to move back Nigeria”.

Source: Ghanaelebrities.Com

Okyeame Kwame gets award from Barack Obama

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Multiple award-winning Ghanaian artiste and philanthropist, Okyeame Kwame, has received a United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award for an outstanding humanitarian effort.

The award was pinned on him on Sunday 19th March, 2017 in Ohio by USA’s immediate Ex-President Barack Obama, in recognition of the artistes’s Hepatitis B campaign in Ghana.

The Presidential Service Award, the highest civilian honour, is granted to US citizens and permanent residents for their voluntary community service towards development.

Starting in 2009, Okyeame Kwame has in partnership with MDS-Lancet Laboratories spearheaded and funded the screening, vaccination, sensitisation of over 7,000 beneficiaries against the deadly Hepatitis B disease in Ghana.

The award which was presented to him by Dr. Pauline Key on behalf of the former president was a congratulatory plaque with an inscription, “Outstanding Humanitarian Service in Ghana”.

The artiste expressed his appreciation to President Obama for the honour and pledged to intensify his campaign to rid Africa of Hepatitis.

The OK management announced earlier this year, plans to extend the Hepatitis activities to other West African countries in the coming months.

Not long ago, he had received a key to the city of Cincinnati for the same reason, as well as an appointment as an iconic figure by the World Hepatitis Alliance.

Bent on inspiring creative difference, Okyeame Kwame takes this laurel in the midst of an overwhelming public excitement at his recent music projects, “Best Rapper Alive” and “Saucing” (which features his children).

By 3news.com|Ghana

 

I never begged KKD not to mention my name in rape case – KOD

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TV and radio personality Kofi Okyere Darko popularly known as KOD says comments made by ace broadcaster Kwesi Kyei Darkwa (KKD) a year ago which suggested, he [KOD] begged him not to mention his name in a rape case are totally untrue.

KKD disclosed in an interview on the Delay Show in August 2016, that Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD), was with him at the African Regent Hotel the night he was alleged to have raped a young lady, but went on his knees to beg him not to mention his name.

KOD however, in an interview on Tonight with Nii Kpakpo Thompson on Joy Prime on Sunday denied ever begging KKD not to mention his name.

“He (KKD) called me on his birthday last year and said that, I’m his younger brother and son and what he said on Delay Show was not what he really wanted to say”.

KOD also revealed that former President Rawlings showed a lot of interest in the issue and called him to find out the truth of the matter.

He also disclosed that the former president encouraged him to speak out about the issue.

“When it happened,  President Rawlings told me that he thinks that being everything that I am I didn’t have to be quiet about it and I have to go out and talk about the facts of the matter because he was very concerned.

“He was very concerned, he had an interest in that case and I’m like a son so to make sure I’m doing the right thing, he called me and wanted to know the truth and I told him.”

KOD however maintained that he had since mended his relationship with his friend insisting that the incidence was the lowest point in his life.

However, KOD felt he disappointed KKD when the rape issue became topical.

“When my father died, KKD came home and it was at a time I could feel things were not okay between KKD and myself so I spoke to him in Twi [If you are here let me use the opportunity to apologize to you].

“He felt that I should have been in court or sitting on a show like this one in his defence but my lawyers had talked to me.

“My lawyers said that where the act took place I was not there and he had conceded that he had consensual sex with the young lady. He had spoken for himself, what else was I going to say?” he asked.

“I have now buried this issue like my father, it’s been the lowest low in my life,” KOD stated.

The state was forced to drop charges against the entertainment personality in April, 2015 after the lady in question dropped charges against the ace broadcaster.

By Nana Afrane Asante/3news.com/Ghana

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies

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Chuck Berry: the man who invented rock and roll

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died aged 90, police in the US state of Missouri report.

The singer was found unresponsive at lunchtime on Saturday, St Charles County police said.

Berry’s seven-decade career boasted a string of hits, including classics Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B. Goode.

He received a lifetime achievement Grammy in 1984 and was among the first inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

In a statement on Facebook, the St Charles County Police Department said they were called to reports of an unresponsive man at 12:40 local time (17:40 GMT).

“Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26pm,” the statement continued.

“The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.”

High-profile musicians were quick to pay tribute to Berry’s talent and influence.

Motown legends The Jacksons tweeted: “Chuck Berry merged blues & swing into the phenomenon of early rock’n’roll. In music, he cast one of the longest shadows. Thank You Chuck.”

Singer-songwriter Huey Lewis described him as “maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll”.

“His music and influence will last forever,” he added.

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr quoted one of Berry’s own lyrics on Twitter, saying: “Just let me hear some of that rock ‘n’ roll music any old way you use it.”

“I am playing I’m talking about you,” he wrote.

Both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones covered Berry’s songs, as did The Beach Boys and scores of other acts – including Elvis.

“If you tried to give rock ‘n’ roll another name,” John Lennon once said, “you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’.”

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones said that Berry “lit up our teenage years and blew life into our dreams”.

Singer Bruce Springsteen called him “a giant for the ages”.

The novelist Stephen King noted that Berry had a long life for a consummate rock’n’roller, tweeting:

“Chuck Berry died. This breaks my heart, but 90 years old ain’t bad for rock and roll. Johnny B. Goode forever.”

Berry was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1926, and had his first hit, Maybellene, in 1955.

Last year, he announced he would be releasing his first album in nearly four decades. He dedicated it to his wife of 68 years, Themetta “Toddy”.

Source BBC

Mzbel: I’ll campaign for NDC again but…

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Award winning songstress Mzbel has expressed her readiness to campaign for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) again if called upon to but will do so with a lot of precaution.

The controversial musician openly declared her support for former president John Mahama and the NDC during the 2016 general elections, which was won by the NPP.

In an exclusive interview on TV3’s newday with Bright Nana Amfoh, Mzbel said she supported the NDC because of what the party had done for her but further stated that, she will be willing to do so again if she’s needed.

“I don’t regret at all and I supported that party because of what they have done for my charity foundation.”

According to her, she receives support from them for her yearly concert at Jamestown, a suburb of Accra, where free health screening and other events are organised.

So, she saw no need not to support the NDC when they needed her support.

She, however, added that she would campaign again if need be but this time around with a lot of precaution.

“I don’t have money to campaign vigorously but I have a social media platform and I have a voice and people took it wrongly but maybe I also went too far but I don’t regret and if they come back again I will support them but with precaution”.

By Nana Afrane Asante|3news.com|Ghana

[Video] Mzbel sits on male presenter’s laps live on tv

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Award-winning songstress Mzbel did the unthinkable on live television Friday morning when she sat on the laps of a male presenter.

Born Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah, the controversial Mzbel was on TV3’s newday to discuss her new single ‘Slowly’ with Bright Nana Amfoh.

After the studio interview, the presenter invited the oft-appearing sexy artiste to sing out lines of her new song.

“If you allowed me to sit on your laps then I will do it ‘Slowly’,” the 16 years hitmaker requested.

“That will be great for a weekend,” the award-winning news presenter replied.

Watch how it ensued below:

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

Guess who we have here? Interesting throwback photos of a Ghanaian musician

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Legendary hip life musician Reggie Rockstone has posted some childhood pictures of him on his Twitter handle depicting his evolution in life.

Rockstone, who is now a member of hiplife group VVIP, clearly had a message for his followers who may not have had the privilege to see him in his younger days.

From a hightop fade to a martial art pose, these pictures are one anybody would love to see and Reggie Rockstone started off with the swag back then and from all indications he still has the swag.

By Nana Afrane Asante|3news.com|Ghana

‘Asamoah is good’ – Actress Regina Safowaah picks captain ahead of Dede

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Ghanaian actress Regina Adu Safowaah has described Asamoah Gyan and Dede Ayew as very important players for the Black Stars but believes Gyan is the most passionate between the two when it comes to the senior national team.

Both players, who are key for the senior national team, have been in the news in recent times over captaincy issues as reported by a section of the media.

Dede Ayew is deputy to Asamoah Gyan but there have been rumours that the two have not seen eye to eye, raising speculations about their commitment to the senior national team.

The latest was during the 2017 African Nations Cup, which took place in Gabon, where a report claimed that there was a heated exchange between the two during the team’s stay in Port Gentil.

However, the GFA was quick with its response with a series of Tweets to assure Ghanaians that the news was untrue as the players were focused on defeating the Cranes of Uganda ahead of that opening Group D win.

The award winning actress in an interview with 3news.com described the two players as very important personalities for the Black Stars and Ghana but stressed on passion of the team being with Asamoah Gyan.

“Dede and Jordan are good but the passion of the Black Stars is with Asamoah,” she said.

“Don’t forget Dede is very passionate about what he does because we all see that on the field of play and admire him.

“But what I can say and I believe is that the passion of the team is with Asamoah and trust me the guy is good.”

By Nana Afrane Asante|3news.com|Ghana