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Ghanaian native doctor, Kwaku Bonsam has come out to claim that he is responsible to Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury, and he has done so via juju. Why? Well Portugal is scheduled to play Ghana in the World Cup, that’s why. He says his aim is to prevent the Ronaldo from playing against Ghana in the group stages, and possibly beyond that.

News broke last week of Ronaldo’s ailment, and the Portuguese FA have confirmed that the injury was diagnosed as tendonitis in the left kneecap area. In Ghana, this is huge news. Tendonitis is an inflammation, irritation and swelling of tendons, and even though this is quite a common condition with athletes

Our dear friend Kwaku Bonsam has made this comment:

“I said it four months ago, that I will work on Cristiano Ronaldo seriously and rule him out of the World Cup, or at least prevent him from playing against Ghana, and the best thing I can do is to keep him out through injury.” he said on the Ghana-based Angel FM in Kumasi.

“I am very serious about it. Last week, I went around looking for four dogs and I got them to be used in manufacturing a special spirit called ‘Kahwiri Kapam’”he added.

“This injury can never be cured by any medic, they can never see what is causing the injury, because it is spiritual. Today, it is his knee, tomorrow it is his thigh, next day, and it is something else.”

Ghana plays Portugal on June 26 in Brasilia, in their final Group G match. Group G comprises Germany, USA, Portugal and Ghana.

Source: SaharaReporters

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BBC TV presenter Komla Dumor has died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41, it has been announced.

Komla joined the BBC African Service in 2007, after more than a decade working as a radio presenter in his native Ghana. He recently became the lead presenter of the BBC’s first daily television programme for Africa.

He had a wide-ranging career as an interviewer and presenter – his interviewees included former US President Bill Clinton and the grandson of Nelson Mandela, Ndaba Mandela.

May his soul rest in peace.

Source – BBC

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At least 16 bodies confirmed dead in Ghana gold mine collapse that occurred near the town of Kyekyewere, north of capital Accra.

A mine has collapsed in Ghana’s central gold-producing region killing at least 16 people who were working illegally and had been told to leave by the operator, local police have said.

A total of 16 bodies were recovered from the site of the incident near the town of Kyekyewere on Monday afternoon, according to area police commander William Otu. The town is about 300km north of the capital Accra.

The operator had completed its work in the area and had returned only to shut down the mine and affirm its claim to the land, Otu added, without identifying the company.

Otu said the operator found several people from the local community mining illegally, who refused when asked to leave.

Not long after, “the operator got information that the mine caved in and covered the people,” the police commander said.

The west African nation of about 25 million people is one of the world’s top gold exporters.

Many of the mining operations revolve around unlicensed – and hence illegal – outfits, known locally as galamsey, which are often funded by foreign speculators and criminals.

According to an Al Jazeera investigation, some of the operators even employ children, and pay less than six US dollars a day, in “primitive” working conditions.

Source: Al Jazeera

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Star Power!!! Then again we really shouldn’t be surprised. We’ve seen videos and pictures from P-Square concerts all over West Africa, and that trend continued as the twins stormed Accra, Ghana for their Invasion concert.

The show was held at Independence square in Accra.

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Thousands of mourners paid their last respects to the late Ghanaian President, John Atta Mills at the state funeral held today in Accra, Ghana.

Among those in attendance, Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia as well as the leaders of Benin and Togo. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was also attending the funeral. It is estimated that more than 10,000 people gathered in and around the square.

John Atta Mills died on July 24th, 2012 at age 68. Even though he had been known to be sick, the death still came as a shock to many Ghanians.

The body will be taken to Osu Castle for the burial after the ceremony.

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It has been reported and confirmed that the current president of Ghana, Prof John Atta Mills has died after a brief illness.

The president was reported treated not too long ago in the US for an unspecified condition.

Prof John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills was 68 years old at the time of his passing. He replacement will be sworn in later tonight.

May his soul Rest In Peace.

 

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Trybe Productions and Trybe Records would like to thank all those who attended their first presentation in Ghana. It was an unbelievable line up of some of the finest artists from Ghana and Nigeria, and the show was a roaring success.

The goal of this production was three-fold. “First we wanted to present the finest artists from both Ghana and Nigeria; and we had the best of the best on stage last night” says, Producer, Femi Badmus. “We also wanted to put on the best show possible.” Well if you ask anyone of the fans present, they will tell you it was absolutely amazing.

Trybe Productions also wanted to provide an opportunity for some of the new artists in the industry to showcase their talent, and they certainly did that. Newcomer, Aramide, kick-started the show with a lovely rendition of Ghana’s National Anthem, followed by Trybe Records label mates Sojay and K9, who got the crowd hyped.

The show was hosted by, the one and only Jay Foley, while DJ Kess was on the turntable. Together they kept the hype going throughout the show.

At the mere mention of his name Sarkodie fans jumped out of their seats; and when he took the stage there was a frenzy of delighted fans chanting out his songs, “Sarkodie” “You go kill me”, “Dangerous” and more.

Next up was Sheyman, followed by Dr. Sid, who did not disappoint the audience with an exciting and energetic performance.

eLDee was absolutely riveting as fans jammed to the well known “Bosi Gbangba” and “Big Boy”, and then were thrilled with the introduction of his latest singles of the upcoming undeniable album, “Today, Today”, “Category”, “Wash Wash” and “Zombie”

It didn’t end there. Tiffany came out with her dancers and showed off her “Azonto” skills and then charged-up up the ladies with “Fake London Boy” and “Last One”. StayJay also joined her on stage to perform “Shashiwowo”.

WizKid gave an explosive performance backed up by D-Money for the first few songs of his set; and then was joined by R2Bees to present their collaboration, “Dance”. R2Bees took over and capped off the night with fans singing, “Kiss your hand” among others.
It was a show that was not to be missed….so if you did, maybe next time! It was a fantastic show enjoyed by all.

This concert was also an opportunity to support a worthy cause, The Hope Integration Project. This programme has been developed by the Ghana Government via Ghana’s Prisons, with the goal of rehabilitating and re-assimilating former inmates back into society. The programme provides training and temporary housing for those recently released in support of their transition. A portion of the proceeds from the ‘Undeniable Concert’ is being donated to this very worthy cause.

Trybe Productions would like to once again acknowledge their sponsors, DHL, Trybe Records, RLG Communications, Gold Brook Properties, MPX, Iman Entertainment, Airport West Hotel, Excel Lounge, Soundcity, Mr. Biggs, Yfm, e.tv, GhOne, and One Nation Entertainment. Thank you for making this event the success it was.

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Soul Muzik acts Darey and Mo’eazy last month performed to a cheering crowd at The Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana!

The crowd rocked all night to lavish beat and tunes from Darey and Mo’eazy and other Ghanian acts. Nigerian female pop sensation Mo’cheddah also performed that night.

The trio also had fun sightseeing and visiting media houses – Y FM and TV 3.

Check out some of the pictures.

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On December 26th 2011, one of Ghollywood’s finest actresses, Juliet Ibrahim along with her sister, Sonia Ibrahim, launched the Juliet Ibrahim Foundation at Zanzi Bar in Accra, Ghana and was hosted by comedian Okey Bakassi. The foundation is dedicated to bringing awareness to kidney cancer.

JIF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization focused on creating awareness on kidney cancer and providing necessary interventions to ensure a society free of such issues in Ghana and Africa at large.

 The foundation is founded by the award winning and celebrated Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim in her bid to give back to society and be socially responsible. This choice was however motivated and inspired after having a personal experience with this live threatening disease by way of close relatives.

This foundation has been a project in the works for awhile so to see it launch and gain supporters within Ghollywood already is most likely icing on the cake for Juliet & Sonia Ibrahim. As a member of society, whether you’re a celebrity or regular working man/woman, we should all give back to our individual communities. It speaks volumes of your character and does a helluva good for any community. Anyway let’s see who came out to show JIF some love!

Majid Michel on giving an interview

Sonia & Juliet Ibrahim photographed with John Dumelo 

Ghollywood actress Yvonne Nelson [photographed on the far right]

Juliet Ibrahim and her husband [photographed on the far right]

Stephanie Melanie Owusu and Okey Bakassi

To be apart of JIF, you can donate any amount to: GT BANK

 Account Name: Juliet Ibrahim Foundation, Account Number: 2041074939110

Till next time…

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Choc Boyz are back with their chocolate diaries.This time we are glad to bring you the webisode 10, and its a chronological look at Day 1 of the Chocboiz’ (Ice Prince & Brymo) trip to Ghana featuring Wizkid, the 233 Connect Crew , and a cameo appearance by FABOLOUS.

This episode is actually longer than all the previous ones we have posted for you guyz, some bad guyz things innit, Enjoy!!!

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R2bees, Sarkodie. If you dont know these GUYS , i don’t know where you have been. They both teamed up to make Ajei, a slang or name in ghana i think. These dudes no dey Fall Hand! Yup Get familiar

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LWKMD. This was sent in to me by one of fashion writers, Oyato, and I swear I’ve watched these vids like 5 times today. Now this might not be the most refined show, or anything like that, but the guy is mad funny. “Just because you update your facebook status, doesn’t mean you’re in a different school.” I don’t want to yarn too much… just watch their vids. LOL.

You can check em out at their youtube channel.

The 2010 African Economic Forum, co-hosted by the graduate schools of Business, Law, and International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, brought over 350 people together to discuss key issues facing the continent as 17 countries celebrate fifty years of independence and the entire continent848739176_uMtZt-M848739745_deGBr-Mlooks forward to the next fifty years. As is the case each year, this year’s conference highlighted opportunities and challenges, from infrastructure development to re-branding Africa’s image in the media, to empower its audience, panelists and speakers with new ideas and fresh perspectives on the way forward. This year, the forum was fortunate enough to highlight the successes of many amazing women, from Dr. Oby Ezekwesili of the World Bank to Magatte848747387_UPjd5-M Wade, a successful entrepreneur, highlighting the necessity of African women to growth and development on the continent. AEF 2010, reflecting the diversity of its organizing committee, highlighted the many talented individuals working in diverse sectors and organizations, from the World Bank to the Africa Channel, alongside events like the first professionally-run fashion show, film screening, and gala dinner featuring the next generation of musical talent to emerge from the continent. AEF hopes that by creating discussions and interactions like this, in the next fifty years African nations would have taken their place as great nations, where they belong.

Pictures from the banquet can be found in the photo section of Jaguda.com

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Very very interesting movie preview. The Ghanaian movie industry seems to be pushing the envelope with their new movies. Hearts of Men can’t even hold a candle to what this movie seems to be hinting at. We wont talk too much “abourrit”… just watch and leave a comment or two on what you think.

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NkuranShe, Inc. Presents…..
“ALL EYES OF GHANA”: THE 53rd INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION| PARTY
SATURDAY MARCH 6, 2010
@MOYA LOUNGE
1371 Clairmont Rd
Decatur, GA 30033

The Most Highly Anticipated Ghanaian event of the Spring!!!
Calling all of my people of the African Diaspora!!! Come party with the Lovely Ladies of NkuranShe, Inc.

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*TOGO…Stand Up
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*SENEGAL…Stand up
*LIBERIA…Stand up
*ETHIOPIA..Stand up
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-JAMIACA
-And all my other African and Caribbean nations come and party with your sista nation, GHANA!!!

This will be the hottest Ghanaian event of the Spring…The sexiest Ladies of ATL will be in the building!!
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HOSTED BY: GEORGIA’S MISS GHANA, JEWEL ABENA THOMPSON
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THIS IS A GROWN & SEXY EVENT!!! DRESS CODE WILL STRICTLY ENFORCED…

For V.I.P. Packages and cheaper advance tickets, Please Contact:
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….”Ghana is Free FOREVER!!!”- Kwame Nkrumah…..

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I remember getting to work extremely early a couple of months ago and reading an article from a very infuriated wife that her husband wasn’t allowing her to take care of responsibilities in their home. Now, I am sure many of you are wondering what I am on about now. Let me start first by telling her story. Ms A grew up in a home, in which her mother took care of all responsibilities. She was the bread winner while her husband basically depended on her to bring home the cheddar. Ms A grew up thinking that this is the norm, that when she started dating, she always dated a particular type – in between jobs, unemployed, no future plans kind of men, until she fell in love with wonderful guy who grew up in a more traditional family setting in which Father took care of most of the financial responsibilities and that is where wahala (trouble) started. Ms. A’s husband thought it was very weird that his wife acted the way she did and he felt very disrespected because Ms. A will perform family financial responsibilities without discussing it with him.
Now, many will think this is an anomaly while many men will probably be wishing that this could be their story but upon reading this story – I wondered is this story a common one particularly in this present period of recession. As usual it got me thinking and searching. It is no secret that we are currently going through a recession but it seems that the industries that seem to be the most highly hit seem to be industries that are very male dominated, now with more men loosing their jobs as opposed to women – the question becomes what is the impact of this change in the family? It is a given that more women will be the bread winners and then what next? For some liberal men they do not see the big deal in such a switch but for many women even though they do not articulate their frustration, they detest being the bread winners. Some silently fume or find some ways of showing their frustrations. So men, if you find yourself in such a situation, quickly come up with ways to change the tides.
Personally, I know many women who are currently in this situation and none is happy. I will leave you with a story I heard a couple of years ago – a woman found herself the breadwinner in her house hold, her husband was unable to accept the fact that he now has a new role, now that his wife was the only one working. So basically the woman will leave early for work, get home late at night to see dirty dishes in the sink, the house extremely dirty, the toilet a mess and no food cooked. Each time, she will curse under her breathe and get to working.
So I leave you with these questions: A)is it okay for women to be bread winners? B)For men: if the tides turned and you found yourself in a similar situation will you be comfortable allowing your woman to be the breadwinner and women how will you feel about this switch? C) What is the impact of this switch in a relationship/marriage? Many men feel that when this occurs women stop respecting them – is that true? So you tell me what you think?

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So Ghollywood decided to make this movie called Heart of Men and when they put out the preview, you would think Africa had decided to go into the porn business. Anyway, the movie finally came out and i won’t hesitate to say i searched for it to watch it. It was like a 1.2 hour movie and I can honestly say … IT WAS CRAP!!!
Maybe if they took the time to develop the story line or develop the characters, the story would have made more sense. However, one is left filling the blanks and with more questions than when you started watching the movie. You are just confused and have to come to your own conclusions about the movie. I feel like they focused most of the movie on the point where the sex scenes was coming up. And even that part was a hot mess and came up as a pointless. Even the frigging sex scene wasn’t well done!!!  However, when you watch the preview, most of the focus was on the sex scene so people were waiting for the movie just to see what that was about
To tell the truth, I feel like Ghollywood is trying to enter into the level that Hollywood is and there’s nothing wrong with that. I do find something wrong with not developing good scripts and characters and trying to use sex as the tool to do so. It is already accepted that they have great productions and their movies look good. Now all they have to do is get to the level they want to get to with some class!!!
Anyway, here is the link to watch the part, The interesting one is from 4:07 – 6:46. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-06wzheOEA