Entertainment of Wednesday, 1 January 2014
The colorful interplay of some happenings and historical events on the entertainment calendar of 2013 in Ghana will for years be remembered. There were so many mouth watering incidents that kept us all thinking, and so many that got us applause to greatness.
Inasmuch as there were ups and downs, the news never ceased rolling in. There were times that we would wink and feel as if the earth should have opened and swallowed some issues that perhaps would have marred hard earned reputations; but in all, the year has come to an end in bliss and we can smile and welcome another brand new year.
In 2013, the entertainment industry had grown and showed its blessed side with no doubt, the kind of events that it produced. Events such as GH rocks, Loud in GH, VGMA, Bass Awards, Ghana meets Naija, MTN Music Awards, 4SYTE TV MVAs, Black n White concert, Guinness Eruption Concert, Adom Praise featuring Kirk Franklyn, Africa Worships with Sonnie Badu & Ron Kenoly, Decemba 2 Rememba, Kojo Antwi show, The Revolution Concert, Coca Cola Concert, Nite of 1017 Laughs & Music, Glitz Africa Fashion Week, Ghana Fashion Week, Sarkology Album Concert, among others.
Amidst all the numerous events came their own ups and downs, bashings and appraisals, it also came with their own negatives and positives, but it needs to be repeated that a lot should be done to see the industry soar higher.
Yvonne Hooks Iyanya: heart broken
Now to the get into the talking points and start with the ‘make-up’ stories of the year which we couldn’t but wondered how on earth Ms. Yvonne Nelson would have become a ‘tick’ on a certain Iyanya’s body. There were times we wondered and pondered if the issue was true or false. She even earned the name ‘attention seeker’ by some enthusiasts. Then came the severe beating of Kofi B by some unknown thugs which later we heard were his own people. Click to Read More
Emelia Brobbey’ UK ‘yawa’
In 2013, there were blatant comical issues whose functionalities depended on the perception as they came. Issues like Emelia Brobbey’s shoplifting in the UK. The whole drama was climaxed with her return home which was welcomed by a throng of sympathizers (though many among them were Judases). Soon after, we heard rumours that it was one of her arch-enemies in person of Nana Ama McBrown who had instigated the whole melodrama. Click here for more
Dumelo Marriage Fraud
Then the John Dumelo and Harrina Dembele’s saga took a toll on us all. Who was skimming? We don’t know. Who was saying the truth? We don’t know; but one thing that lingered was that there was a maneuvering. There were times Harrina would make up stories to hurt John, there were times John would not come out straight to put issues straight. Anas had to come in with his findings, even threatening John Dumelo. But in all this, the sleeping dogs hve gone to lie. Click here for more
Chris Brown Goes ‘High’
The name Chris Brown rings a bell worldwide and in Ghana, it’s no longer news that the young man came and defiled the land months after there had been a ban on smoking in public places. He was actually paid about a million dollars to come and “dis-virgin” the land on the eve of independence. Not even the Ghana Police could stop the man who also claimed that Azonto originated from Nigeria. Read more here…
Nadia Grabs Jim Iyke’s Heart
Nadia Buari and her new found love, Jim Iyke also made massive news in 2013. Their merry-go-round love came from nowhere, but they both claim it is heading somewhere. Jim Iyke is not new to issues pertaining to love, especially after taking up fictional roles in movies, now is the time to practice what he was made to do. For Jim, from Kenturah to Nadia and for Nadia, from Essien to Jim. Certainly 2013 showed us that ‘love is truly blind.’ Read more here…
Shatta Wale takes over; Samini in trouble
2013 has had Shatta Wale taking over the Dancehall scene and also our ears’ drums. Today Shatta Wale is fighting on/for a stage, tomorrow he is apologizing. Then next he is in the hospital, then he is replying to a song he solely deem unfit to his image and then the ego thing rises. Shatta Wale has been on the talk of town both in good and in bad, but in all he deserves ‘knuckles.’ Read more here…
BBA-The Chase: Elikem impresses, Selly Embarrassed!
The 2013 edition of the Big Brother came in the form of ‘The Chase’ for $300,000. For the very first time, Ghana got a representative to the final, but Elikem couldn’t bring back the money but a ‘wifey’! He did so well, and at a point in time he was massively supported by Ghana and Zimbabwe (because Pokello was on the ground).
Selly, the other representative didn’t just get evicted, “hers came with ‘shame’ because she couldn’t keep her libido at rest”, according an entertainment critic. Her level of “sexcapade” in the BBA-The Chase, left even Biggie dumfounded and made Africa accuse her boyfriend, Praye Teatea, of being irresponsible. In all, it was just a game which saw Dillish scoop the prize money away. See more…
Ghanaian Acts go Global
Bright and beautiful year it was for some like Sarkodie and R2Bees as they made the Forbes top 13 African Celebrities to watch in 2013. Fuse ODG performed alongside Jay Z at the Wireless Festival, amongst others. See more…
Good Gospel Year for Omane/Borngreat
The issue of Omane Acheampong and Herty Borngreat let everyone’s mouth agape since they were acclaimed gospel singers. They beefed up their acts with swagger and then ended the year with sagas of splitting awards in which they were both nominated for. See more…
MUSIGA’s unaccounted for Ghana Music Week celebration
MUSIGA for the first time organized a Ghana Music Week. Kudos to their resilience, efforts and courage to bag in about Ghc2 million for an event which one quarter of the whole money wasn’t what they presented. They came back giving cock and bull stories of who spent what; but none of them could come out boldly to tell Ghanaians where the remaining money is. See more…
Sarkodie-Konvict deal that never happened
The Sarkodie-Konvict saga is still in limbo, and hopefully the issue as they say, “will die on its own.” This story came in funny and scary, but its dramatic end is a clarion call on upcoming artistes who will neither read their contracts nor seek for ‘elderly’ advice before indulging in comic promotions. See more…
Agya Koo drowns amidst visa scandal
Agya Koo certainly should kiss his stars goodbye for 2013. More vibrant rib crackers have emerged to make the market more competitive for the man who some few years ago, was the most popular actor in Ghana. As if the competition was not enough, Agya Koo got himself into some visa hanky-panky which further diminished his appeal to viewers. His fierce competitors, Kweku Manu and Lil Win seem to have stepped up the game, leaving the old chap trailing behind. Click for more…
Deeba also in 2013 visited the courtroom for all the wrong reasons. His inability to guard his loins saw him allegedly defiling a young lady; being fished-out by none other than Anas Armeyaw Anas. His case is still in court and 2014 may deliver us a judgment. Click for more…
FOKN Bois go NAKED!
FOKN Bois of M3nsa and Kubolor didn’t just leak a stark naked photograph of themselves, they went on to tell the world that it was rather not an issue leaking the photo, but it was “untimely.” A year before now, Kubolor had shown his manhood on national TV, so in 2013, Mensa was just a surplus but not to requirement. Click for more…
Star Deaths, Accidents, False Alarms
The year did not end without recording some deaths. The deaths of Ronnie Coaches, Dr Paa Bobo and the false death of Super OD gave us something to talk about and re-examine ourselves. Nana Ama McBrown, Yaw Siki ended the year with scars from serious accidents.
Many hot topics brought their own conventional styles of expressions, since there are many ways of killing a cat. It’s the end result that matters. The serious, pungent, frowning issues may not achieve as much as the upbeat, witty, sometimes allegorical. But one thing that stood out in 2013 was that no issue was too serious or unserious to be discussed.
In summary, 2013 gave many entertainment writers content far away from the madding crowd of orthodoxy. Many of the contents have been radical, punchy and at times surreal, but it was worth the effort of changing the phase from normalcy.