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#MOGO2017: I will surprise the audience – Nana Ampadu

Nana Kwame Ampadu at the MOGO Night with Highlife Greats in 2015

Highlife legend Nana Ampadu, has promised a pleasant surprise for the people who will attend Citi FM’s Music of Ghanaian Origin [#MOGO2017] dinner dance. Nana Ampadu will be thrilling the patrons of the event alongside the likes of AB Crentsil, Amandzeba Nat Brew, Adane Best, Kwabena Kwabena, Okyeame Kwame and some other surprise acts. These great musicians will be backed ...

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Residents of Funsi name street after Wiyaala

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The people of Funsi, in the Upper West Region have honoured energetic, award-winning songstress, Noella Wiyaala in a special way by naming a street after her. The singer revealed this on her Facebook page in a post that read, “My people said they had a surprise for me. Little did I know. #WIYAALA#STREET 😳 😳😳😢😰😭.To the people of #FUNSI #SISAALA land. ...

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Eurovision 2017: Ukraine bars Russian singer Samoilova from contest

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Ukraine has barred Russia’s Eurovision contestant because of a visit she made to Crimea, annexed by Moscow in 2014. Julia Samoilova was banned from Ukraine for three years because she had entered Crimea “illegally” – entering directly from Russia, not via Ukraine. Samoilova, 27, has confirmed that she sang in Crimea in 2015. Ukraine is due to host Eurovision in ...

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Dakpabli readathon outdoors Elizabeth-Irene Baitie

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Award-winning Ghanaian author Elizabeth-Irene Baitie will this weekend mount the stage to delight book lovers as the latest guest reader of the DAkpabli Public Reading Campaign. The University of Ghana, Legon Campus edition event is dubbed ‘’Tickling Legon with Nsempiisms’’ and takes place on Saturday March 25th at the Alumni Centre, Ecobank Legon. Baitie is expected to feature along the ...

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Hollywood screenwriter accuses Disney of stealing ideas for Zootopia

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A Hollywood screenwriter and producer has accused Disney of copying the idea for its Oscar-winning animation Zootopia from him. Gary Goldman, whose credits include Total Recall and Minority Report, is suing the firm and says elements of the film are based on his work. He claims Disney copied themes, settings, plot, characters and dialogue and the title of his Zootopia ...

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Expect the best from me at #MOGO2017 – Paapa Yankson

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Patrons of Citi FM’s Music of Ghanaian Origin [#MOGO2017] will be treated to a time of their lives as one of the performers that night, Paapa Yankson, has promised to give them the best of him that night. Paapa Yankson will be performing at the MOGO Dinner Dance with Amandzeba Nat Brew, Adane Best, Nana Ampadu, Kwabena Kwabena, AB Crentsil, ...

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Beauty and the Beast: Malaysia ‘to show uncut version’

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Beauty and the Beast will be released in Malaysia without any cuts, Disney says, days after it rejected censors’ demands for a gay scene to be removed. The blockbuster would be released on 30 March with a PG13 rating, Disney said. Two major cinema chains have confirmed the new date, two weeks after the postponed opening on 16 March. The ...

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Wyclef Jean handcuffed after being mistaken for robbery suspect

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Sheriff’s deputies in Los Angeles handcuffed rapper Wyclef Jean after mistaking him for a robbery suspect. Wyclef said he was returning from a recording studio when he was pulled over early Tuesday morning. He said he was never told why he was being cuffed and that he told police they had the wrong person. “They proceeded to ignore me and ...

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Beauty and the Beast pulled from cinemas in Kuwait

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Beauty and the Beast has been pulled from Kuwaiti cinemas amid concerns from censors. The live-action remake of the classic animation makes LeFou, villain Gaston’s sidekick, the first openly gay character in a Disney film. A board member at the National Cinema Company, which operates most of Kuwait’s cinemas, said an edited version might be screened later this week. Disney ...

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Laura Mvula found out she was dropped via email

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Singer Laura Mvula has revealed she found out she was dropped by her record label Sony via e-mail. In January, her former manager met the label and was told face-to-face that Mvula’s contract would not be renewed. But the Mercury-nominated musician told the BBC that she only found out about it from a forwarded email, which was seven lines long. ...

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