Showbiz

We won’t stop showing porn – Ice TV Manager

Samuel Owusu Asare, the General Manager of Ice TV has said his media company is unfazed by complaint to the National Media Commission to stop them from showing pornographic films on their channel. One Monday, 12th June, 2017, two broadcasters, Messrs Tommy-Annan Forson and James Kwasi Oberko, made a complaint against Ice TV, Thunder TV and TV XYZ for showing ...

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Broadcasters petition NMC over ‘porn-showing’ TV stations

Two broadcasters, Messrs Tommy-Annan Forson and James Kwasi Oberko have made a complaint against three television stations in Ghana for showing films with pornographic scenes. The two, on Monday, 12th June, 2017, presented their complaint to the National Media Commission and the Ministry of Information against TV XYZ, Ice TV and Thunder TV for showing these films to their audience. ...

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Miss Universe Ghana 2017 scheduled for September 2

Event organisers, MALZ Promotions has launched the 2017 edition of on June 8th, 2017 at Carbon Night Club, Airport City in Accra, Citi Showbiz has learnt. At the press launch, Miss Universe Ghana National Director, Mrs Menaye Donkor Muntari, stated at that preparations are underway for an elaborate and exciting event. “Representing Ghana in the Miss Universe competition is such ...

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Lawyer Egbert Faibille defends Sarkodie’s ‘Krobo’ lyrics

Following the recent condemnation of Sarkodie’s lyrics in Kurl Songx’s ‘Jennifer Lomotey’ as being demeaning to Krobo women, Lawyer Egbert Faibille Jnr. has added his voice to the debate. About a week ago, Kurl Songx, winner of MTN Hit maker 2016 released a single titled ‘Jennifer Lomotey.’ The song which featured Sarkodie has been under criticism by a section of ...

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POEM: Ghana is Bereaved

One of a writer’s duties is to highlight the ills of society and praise the good. Ghana’s development has been stifled due to the irresponsible actions and inactions of its citizens. In a poem I wrote on 23rd August, 2016 titled ‘Ghana is Bereaved,’ I touch on how Ghana’s development has been stalled by people’s parochial interests. Today, it still ...

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How musicians can make money on YouTube

Over the past couple of years, YouTube has undeniably become a growing force in Africa. Indeed, YouTube reported in a company blog post that “the number of hours of video content in Africa being uploaded has doubled year over year for the past two years” and that “the audience has grown with it with watch time on mobile phones growing ...

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Stop the tribute song hypocrisy! [Article]

I know some people will insult me after reading this piece. They will say I hate certain musicians but that will not deter me from spitting the bitter truth. Few months ago, some media houses and organizations started a campaign against illegal mining popularly known in Ghana as ‘galamsey.’ Citi FM for example, took the #StopGalamseyNow campaign higher and hammered ...

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Why moving back to the motherland has become appealing [Article]

Ghana has seen a dramatic rise of expats in the past number of years. Global companies based in the capital are screaming for international talent that has the transferable skills. Our experiences and expertise seem to be truly appreciated over there. As an individual who was born and bred in the UK, my first visit to Ghana was at the ...

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If I were DJ Switch’s mother… [Article]

Dear Lillian, I write to you as someone who has children’s well-being at heart. Your daughter Erica Tandoh aka DJ Switch is talented. I admire her confidence and smartness. In fact, I would be disappointed if she did not win the ‘Talented Kidz’ contest. However, it is worthy of note that all that you do to win such a contest ...

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Kay Steez creates new music genre: ‘Hip Soul’

Up and coming Ghanaian artiste, Kojo Osei Blavo popularly called Kay Steez in showbiz circles, has created his own music genre which is a blend of hip hop and other music genres like jazz and soul. Speaking to Citi Showbiz, he said it pays to stay unique hence his decision to do a fusion that will project his brand. “I ...

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