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US judge delays Cosby trial few days

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A US judge on Monday delayed by just a few days the start of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial, throwing out a bid by defense lawyers for a three-month postponement. Judge Steven O’Neill moved jury selection to April 2 instead of March 29 as originally scheduled, to hear outstanding pre-trial motions on March 29 and 30. Cosby’s defense team, headed ...

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Stonebwoy names daughter in private ceremony [Photos]

Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy and his wife, Louisa named their daughter in a private ceremony in Accra over the weekend. The programme which was held on Saturday had in attendance relatives and close friend of the couple. Born in December, 2017, the baby was christened Catherine-Jiluda T. Satekla. She was named after Stonebwoy’s late mother, Catherine Satekla. Stonebwoy and Louisa got ...

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Jennifer Lopez shares her experience of harassment

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Jennifer Lopez has revealed her own experience of harassment early in her career. She said she was asked by a director to show her breasts. “But did I do it? No, I did not.” “When I did speak up, I was terrified. I remember my heart beating out of my chest, thinking, ‘What did I do? This man is hiring ...

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I won’t quit music over lack of awards – eShun

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Music diva eShun, has stated that she is unfazed by her absence in the nominations of this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. According to the singer, even though she had earlier expressed her disappointment with the awards, she is not going to relent in her effort to pursue her music career. “What’s the guarantee that when an artiste gets a ...

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Some artistes want to be paid for Ebony’s tribute concert – Bullet

Ricky Nana Agyeman, known in showbiz as Bullet, has revealed that some musicians are demanding money before they perform at Ebony’s tribute concert slated for 23rd March, 2018. The manager of the deceased dance hall artiste who vented his spleen on the matter, described the artistes in question as ‘hypocrites.’ According to Bullet, because of the huge attendance at Ebony’s one ...

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I get royalties from South Africa, UK – M.anifest tells Rex Omar

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The issue of music royalties has been a big topic for Ghanaian musicians as regards how effective systems and structures governing their intellectual property have been. Recently, rapper M.anifest told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in an interview that he had not received a penny from the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) as royalties since he started music. “Shout outs ...

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Zylofon paid Wizkid, others $4m for Becca’s concert – Head of Production

Head of Production at Zylofon Media, Enoch Atakorah, has revealed that Zylofon Media paid the Nigerian artistes that performed at Becca’s 10th anniversary concert last year over 4 million dollars. He posted on his Facebook timeline detailing all the achievements of the company since it started operation in the country about a year ago. He also bemoaned criticism by the ...

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Nii Okai spearheads ‘Play Ghana’ campaign

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Gospel musician, Nii Okai has charged stakeholders of the music industry to support Ghanaian musicians by giving it more prominence. In a post he made on his Facebook page on 5th March, 2018, the ‘Moko Be’ singer said some gospel musicians were embarking on a campaign called ‘Play Ghana’ to encourage the play of more Ghanaian songs. Play Ghana, he stated, ...

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December 2017 royalties to be paid this month – GHAMRO

Members of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) will receive their royalties for December, 2017 on Thursday, March 8, 2018. In a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the organization, Prince Tsegah, he explains the delay in the royalty distribution is due to circumstances beyond their control. According to him, “the total sum of One million five hundred ...

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Ed Sheeran named best-selling global artist of 2017

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British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was named the world’s best-selling artist of 2017 on Monday, thanks to his album“Divide” and singles“Shape of You” and“Perfect.” The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) said that“Divide,” which was released in March 2017, went multi-Platinum in 36 nations. Sheeran’s pop ballad“Shape of You” was also the best-selling single globally of 2017 and has been ...

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