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Meet Nii Osah Afro Dancehall Artiste from Tema

Nii Osah Afro Dancehall Artiste

If there’s anything that has been pushing the flag of Ghana high it has got to be music, well if you come to the country there’s only one place that produces and has produced some of the greatest music exports out of the country.

The City of Tema nicknamed Tell Everyone Music is Alive is known for being home to great music talents including Africa’s most prolific rapper Sarkodie, award-winning duo R2bees just to mention a few.

In recent times we’ve seen acts such as Donzy and Kwesi Arthur all from Tema top the music charts in the country. Just like previous years, there’s a new act coming out of Tema.

Born Daniel Mensah Leno, the Tema-Kpone based afro dancehall artist known in musical circles as Nii Osah may not be new to some people especially the folks of Tema. Even though music begun for Nii Osah way back in 2009, it wasn’t until 2012 where he decided to invest more into his music and master the art of artistry.

Nii Osah
Nii Osah ft. Sharprock – Tamale

Just a few days ago, Nii Osah comes through with another beautiful hit banger single “TAMALE” which features sensational and versatile Ghanaian singer SharpRoack. The hit banger “TAMALE” was produced by Too Bad Records. Listen to the music below.

With his previous track record, Nii Osah’s music is one everyone must have on their playlist this festive season. For more info on Nii Osah and his music, you can connect with him via his social media handles here

Ghanaian Chosen as a recipient of the 2020 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship.

Mr. Kobina Ankomah – Graham a Ghanaian has been selected as one of the recipients for the 2020 Miles Morland writing scholarship. Mr. Kobina Ankomah Graham is a lecturer at Ashesi University and Webster University Ghana, a writer and Ph.D. candidate at both University of Ghana and Copenhagen Business School with a specific research focus in Sociology. He holds an LL.B in Law and an MA in International Studies & Diplomacy, both from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

The Miles Morland writing scholarship is an annual financial scholarship awarded to four to six African writers to enable them to write a fiction or non-fiction book in the English language. The scholarship is organized by Miles Morland Foundation which is a foundation set up by Miles Morland.

The Foundation’s main aim is to support entities in Africa that allow Africans to get their voices better heard. It is particularly interested in supporting African writing and African literature. For the 2020 writing scholarship, 992 entries were received by the foundation and out of which four writers were selected as recipients. The recipients are Kobina Ankomah-Graham from Ghana, Howard Meh-Buh from Cameroon, Okwiri Oduor from Kenya, and Sarah Uheida from Libya.

Each recipient will receive ₤18,000 to allow them to take a year off to write a book. The awards are based on submissions which include a book proposal and an excerpt of published writing. Mr. Kobina Ankomah-Graham will be writing a memoir shaped around the death of a younger brother, explores broken masculinities and repressed mental health issues. It will be an important book on an under-represented field in African literature.

by King David Dzirasah

“Odo Fever” contestant Laura Mornu embarks on a peace campaign for election 2020

Miss Laura Mornu was among the top five contestants in Onua TV’s maiden “Odo Fever” television program. Now, she sets out to campaign for peace as Ghana goes to the polls in what promises to be one of the keenly contested elections in the history of the country.

Laura’s new documentary preaching the need to uphold peace before, during, and after the elections, she seeks to caution against acts that could potentially plunge the country into violence and jeopardize the future of the young ones.

The project is an initiative of the Dream Encounter Foundation and forms part of series of projects she’s been embarking on as far as peace in the upcoming elections is concerned.

Below is her campaign documentary, watch, and share. Make sure you subscribe to her social channels for some more exclusives.

“Remember, peace is a shared responsibility. As we Ghanaians go to the polls this year, just know, that we have one Ghana. You’d thus not want to jeopardize the peace Ghana has enjoyed all this while. Go to the polls and cast your votes peacefully as peace is what we need.”-Laura Mornu

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund pumps $31M in an energy project in Ghana

(Ecofin Agency) – Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), managed by Ninety One, agreed to grant a 10-year loan worth $31 million to LNG BV, a joint venture between Helios Investment Partners and Gasfin Development, which develops and operates natural gas facilities for developing countries.

The credit line will finance the construction of a LNG regasification unit at the port of Tema in Ghana, as part of Access LNG BV’s maiden project in the country. Martijn Proos, Manager of Ninety One, said the EAIF investment will help meet Ghana’s long-term energy needs.

According to Ogbemi Ofuya, a partner at Helios Investment Partners, EAIF has in-depth knowledge of the energy sector in Ghana and expertise in port infrastructure development. The investment vehicle will leverage these strengths in this new project in Ghana.

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2020 Has Not Been Easy: Afihyia Pa by Hannah Dugan | Listen

Ghanaian fast emerging gospel musician and songwriter Hannah Dugan released her much anticipated new single titled “Afihyia Pa” a traditional Ghanaian Christmas song that means Merry Christmas.

This year has not been a great year, but if you are reading this that means you are alive! And that is not a bad thing is it? Listen to this inspiring traditional Ghanaian Christmas song “Afihyia pa” by Hannah Dugan.

For more information kindly visit her facebook handle Hannah Dugan and aslo remember to subscribe to he YouTube channel here

Out Now: Opanka, Shatta Wale Banger

Sensational and versatile Ghanaian rapper Dadie Opanka comes through with yet another beautiful master-piece hit single “Eka Aba Fie” which features multiple award-winning dancehall stars Shatta Wale, “Eka Aba Fie” released on November 20 and produced by Methmix saw a lot of buzz on social media before and after its release.

Opanka – Eka Aba Fie ft. Shatta Wale
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This is a follow-up to his recent ‘Hold On‘ featuring Kofi Kinaata. A video directed by Bra Shizzle captures footage recorded in a river with Opanka allaying his fears of numerous difficulties with the hope that help would come someday.

In the song, Opanka sang that he engaged in some acts which he mentioned had caused him nothing but troubles. He gave a scenario where he went for a friend’s party and took an expensive phone from a friend to take a photo of himself only for the phone to fall which caused a crack on the screen……..

Listen to the music yourself to complete the storyline

Ghana’s former President J.J. Rawlings is dead

He is said to have died Thursday morning at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra Graphic Online has gathered.

Mr Rawlings had been on admission at Korle Bu for about a week for an undisclosed ailment.

Graphic Online gathers he felt sick after his mother’s burial about three weeks ago.

Born on June 22, 1947, Graphic Online gathers that he passed on Thursday morning.

As a former Ghanaian military leader and subsequent politician, Mr Rawlings led a military junta from 1981 until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana from January 7, 1993 to January 6, 2001.

Mr Rawlings initially came to power as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a coup d’état in 1979.

Prior to that, he led an unsuccessful coup attempt against the ruling military government on May 15, 1979, just five weeks before scheduled democratic elections were due to take place.

After initially handing power over to a civilian government, he took back control of the country on December 31, 1981 as the Chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC).

In 1992, Mr Rawlings resigned from the military, founded the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and became the first President of the 4th Republic.

He was re-elected in 1996 for four more years.

After two terms in office, the limit according to the Ghanaian Constitution, Rawlings endorsed his vice-president John Atta Mills as presidential candidate in 2000.

Source: graphic.com.gh