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Nicholas: Telling the Duncan-Williams story [Review]

“Stop judging people if you don’t know their full story.” This was the thought that kept running through my mind when I recently watched ‘Nicholas,’ a play that was conceived, scripted, narrated and enacted to tell the life story of a revered man of God in Ghana. The truth is, Uncle Ebo Whyte and his Roverman crew do not disappoint ...

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Former ‘Glee’ actress Naya Rivera charged with domestic battery

Former “Glee” star Naya Rivera was arrested Saturday night for allegedly assaulting her husband in West Virginia, authorities said. Rivera, 30, was charged with misdemeanour domestic battery early Sunday following the incident in her husband’s hometown of Chesapeake. She was arraigned at the Kanawha County Magistrate Court and released on bond after a brief court appearance, court records show. Video ...

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Teen actress beats veterans at ‘Chinese Oscars’

A teenage newcomer has beaten established stars to win best supporting actress at the film awards dubbed the Chinese-language Oscars. Vicky Chen, 14, was nominated at the Golden Horse Film Awards for her role in The Bold, The Corrupt and The Beautiful. Her co-star, Hong Kong veteran Kara Wai, won the best actress gong, which Chen was also nominated for. ...

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Ghana, India film industries sign MoU

A Memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between Ghanaian film makers and their counterparts in India. Mike Ocquaye Jnr., Ghana’s High Commissioner to India, made this revelation at the premiere of Indian stage play ‘Niyati’ last weekend at the National Theatre. The High Commissioner told JoyNews that the two countries have agreed to have a work relationship for their ...

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Donald Trump says he turned down Time’s Person of the Year

Time Magazine is disputing US President Donald Trump’s account of how he rejected a request for an interview and photo shoot ahead of its Person of the Year issue. On Friday, Mr Trump tweeted that Time had called to say he was “probably” going to be named Person of the Year. But Time later said the president was incorrect about ...

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Oscar Pistorius’ murder jail term more than doubled

A South African court has increased Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius’s jail sentence for killing his girlfriend to 13 years and five months. Prosecutors had argued that the six-year term for murdering Reeva Steenkamp was too short. The Supreme Court of Appeal ruled his sentence be increased to 15 years, less time already served. Pistorius claimed he shot dead Ms Steenkamp ...

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Joselyn Dumas wins at Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival

Ghanaian actress Joselyn Dumas was named ‘Best Actress’ at the recently held Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival for her lead role in Shirley Frimpong Manso’s ‘Potato Potahto’. The movie, a romantic comedy, was premiered in Lagos last week and is expected to be premiered in Accra, at the Silverbird Cinema on November 30, 2017. ‘Potato Potahto’ has featured at international film festivals ...

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Knii Lante, Flowking ‘Open Mic’ on a new joint [Video]

Ghanaian songwriter and singer, Knii Lante, has released a new song titled ‘Open the Mic.’ The song which features rapper Flowking is laced with highlife instrumentation. Knii, who is mainly noted for reggae songs, rides the highlife beat with his rich lyrics of love. In the song, the singer asks his lover to make love accessible to him. Watch ‘Open ...

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Burna Boy involved in armed robbery case

Three of the four suspects arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly robbing an artiste, Abiye Jumbo, aka Mr. 2Kay, have owned up to the crime. The suspects confessed that they carried out the operation on the orders of Mr. 2Kay’s colleague, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy. The suspects are Balogun Ademola, Obina Igwe, Tunmise Omotore and Joel ...

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Mariah Carey to sign with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

Mariah Carey is in talks to sign up to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation management company. The ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ singer sacked her manager of three years Stella Bulochnikov earlier this month, and according to The New York Post’s Page Six column she is about to sign with Roc Nation, whose top artists include Rihanna and Demi Lovato. ...

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