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BASS Awards: Stonebwoy leads with 9 nominations

Popular Ghanaian Dancehall and Reggae artist Stonebwoy has received nine nominations for this year’s BASS awards. The nominations include the Artiste of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Dancehall Artiste of the Year, Dancehall Collaboration, Performer of the Year, Reggae Song, Video of the Year and 2 nominations in the …

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Diddy tops list of highest-earning musicians for 2017

Forbes has revealed its annual list of the highest-paid musicians, with artists including Coldplay, Beyonce, Diddy and Justin Bieber all among the top earners. Diddy [Sean Combs] was named the highest earner, raking in $130m thanks to his deal with Ciroc vodka, the sale of one-third of Sean John for $70m, and a …

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Oscars body approves code of conduct for behaviour

The organisation that awards the Oscars has approved standards of conduct for its members. It follows the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voting to expel Harvey Weinstein in October, following allegations of sexual assault made against him. CEO Dawn Hudson told members the Academy has no place for …

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TOR to be fully operational by April 2018 – Ofori Atta

The Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta has revealed that the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) will resume full operations in the first quarter of 2018. TOR, Ghana’s only refinery, has been plagued with funding challenges which have resulted in several shutdowns. But addressing the 3rd Aliu Mahama memorial lectures in Accra, …

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Person of the Year: Time honours abuse ‘silence breakers’

Time magazine has named “the Silence Breakers” – women who spoke out against sexual abuse and harassment – as its “Person of the Year”. The movement is most closely associated with the #MeToo hashtag which sprung up as allegations emerged against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. But Time says the hashtag …

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Beyonce hails ‘selfless’ black rights protest sportsman

US pop queen Beyonce was on hand last night to hand US black rights protester Colin Kaepernick Sports Illustrated‘s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback first took a knee during the ritual playing of the pre-football national anthem, in a move of civil disobedience against the …

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Johnny Hallyday: French rock star dies at 74

France’s biggest rock star Johnny Hallyday has died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 74. The singer sold about 100 million records and starred in a number of films in a career that began in 1960. He was made a Chevalier of the Legion D’Honneur by President Jacques …

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Jackie Appiah celebrates birthday with widows at Krobo

Renowned Ghanaian actress, Jackie Appiah on Tuesday marked her birthday with Old women and widows in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern region. The colourful ceremony was organised at Odumase, the Municipal capital where she donated several items ranging from food stuffs, assorted drinks, mineral water, mattresses, fabric …

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KUMACA in crisis as more students collapse

At least two students of the Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) in the Ashanti Region have been rushed to the hospital after they collapsed on campus. The incident brings to 18 the number of students who are receiving treatment at key health facilities in the Kumasi metropolis. Nhyira FM’s Ohemeng Tawiah told …

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Katy Perry awarded $10m in convent case

Katy Perry and the Catholic Church have been awarded almost $10m (£7.5m) in damages after the star’s plans to buy a former LA convent ended up in court. Perry agreed to purchase the hilltop property for $14.5m (£10.8m) in 2015. But two of the nuns who used to live there …

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