May 2011


Ghanaian Celebrity: Kevin Prince Boateng

Okay so the ladies man may just get a few more ladies after watching this video. When we first saw this we wanted to fast forward to the very end to see if this was for real (but that would just spoil the anticipation).

No, we are not going to spoil the fun for you neither, so watch the video below to see if Mr Kevin Prince-Boateng is really the man in the mirror doing the Michael Jackson rendition…

D-Black & Trigmatic

The other day we let you know how D-Black is nominated for a BET award. Well if you are in Ghana and somehow do not know D-Black is performing tonight, well he will be doing so in Kumasi!

He will be supported by Sarkodie, Yaa-Pono and others include Ghanas finest and a favourite of Me FiRi GHANA Trigmatic

D-Black-Live-in-Kumasi

D-Black-Live-in-Kumasi


African Comedy: ADot Comedian

FUNNIEST VIDEO OF 2011

Okay so Adot Comedian has been a favourite of ours for some time now. But this sketch right here is a tear ridden affain – of laughter that is.

The funniest big we think is at 1 min 37 seconds. The way Adot shakes his hand and says “can you behave yourself for a minute” loooooooooooooool too much

BIG UP to Sebastian. The editing on this video is top draw Sir. UpShot TV are ones for the present future…

D-Black flying the flag for Ghana

The nominations for the 2011 BET Awards were announced in New York Tuesday with Chris Brown leading the pack with 6 nominations followed closely by Lil Wayne with five of his own.  Drake, Kanye West, and Rihanna also nabbed four nominations each.

Nevertheless, for the second time in the 11 year history of the awards, African artists have been nominated for laurels at the prestigious honours for Black/African American entertainers.  And unlike the previous year, nominations for African acts have now been separated from the UK acts in the Best International Act category.

The nominee for Best International Act Africa include:

The nominees for the annual awards show were announced on 106 & Park by hosts Terrence and Rocsi . The 2011 BET Awards has been set to air live from L.A. on June 26 and would be hosted by comedian Kevin Hart.

Hearing and reading this again really makes us think. Is the world now really starting to realise that Africa is a force to acknowledge now…?

Either way, we say Red Gold and Green all the way!

All the best to our boy D-Black

Face of Me FiRi GHANA: 2011 Winners

So the end has come 🙁

It has been a manic 3 weeks where we have seen thousands of people tune in online and cast their votes for who they would like to see as one of the faces of Me FiRi GHANA 2011.

Well, the male with the most votes from the public was Jamie Baah-Mensah and the female with the most public votes was Hannah Bonsu – Congratulations to you both.

The winners will now be part of the 2011 Me FiRi GHANA photoshoot which will be happening soon. Keep a look out for the updates as to when the images will be released. Also, look out for the online Face of Me FiRi GHANA model search e-book 😉

Hannah Bonsu - 319 likes

Hannah Bonsu

Jamie Baah-Mensah - 165

Jamie Baah-Mensah

Face of Me FiRi GHANA 2011 Finalist

Voting has been intense for a number of weeks where we have seen over 80 people send in their images within the space of two weeks! To be hoenst, we never expected such a response and want to take this opportunity to say thank all of you who entered this years online competition. To all those who sent through images or tagged us via facebook after the deadline, just to let you know, we will definitely be doing this again sometime in the future so stay tuned!

A BIG congratulations to all entrants, and a special congratulation to those who made it through to the final round as voting was extremely tense.

The ladies and gentlemen who were finalists for this years Face of Me FiRi GHANA Competition are as follows:

Volunteer in Ghana: Arobb Global Network

Arobb Global Network (AGN) is a private limited company with a charitable arm (Aremiah Foundation) based in the UK and in Ghana. They are focused on building the next generation of leaders; giving attention to the less privileged and the privileged alike, giving them the opportunity to dream and the hope of realising their dreams.

They have an upcoming project, known as Mission Yearly 2011 which will be taking place from July-August in Ghana. On this project, they will be taking individuals to Ghana to volunteer in schools, Orphanages, Hospitals, Clothe making/design and sales & marketing while taking historic trips on weekends and enjoying the beautiful culture and activities at night.

The purpose of our annual programs to Africa is to encourage international relationship and lifelong friendships between the travellers and those they work with. Within this purpose is the enlightenment of truth concerning poverty, hardship, hunger, yet the exquisite potential within the individuals we meet on these trips. Previous travellers with us have seen a tremendous growth within themselves and also seen their potentials and abilities rekindled as we presented Africa without the Make-up.

For further queries or to apply to be part of this year’s trip please email us for a form at: admin@arobbglobalnetwork.org or missionghana@arobbglobalnetwork.org

Introducing YOU to Samata Angel…

Samata Angel (born Samata Elizabeth Catherine Abudulai) is a British award-winning; Fashion entrepreneur, Author and Designer, her  womenswear clothing label ‘Samata’s Muse’ specialises in high fashion pieces and has been worn by the likes of Dawn Angeliqué Richard and Jennifer Lopez with press to date including Vogue, Fashion United, Look Magazine (UK), Pride Magazine, ITN, London Lite, Fashion Africa and Fashion Capital. She was born and raised in Cambridge, UK and is the middle daughter from two Ghanaian parents.

Outstandingly Samata was Intriguingly smart, and intellectual as well as articulate, her brain had plenty of room as Angel grew up in Cambridge she moved to London to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Finance and Management from Queen Mary University of London after briefly starting a Radiography course at City University.

Samata started writing short poems from a young age and was invited to perform a collection of her poetry at the Tate Modern for the Surrealism and Minimalism Festival in 2006 celebrating the opening of the new Tate Modern Collection Displays. In regards to Fashion The young Creative Lady’s Talent was spotted whilst out in New York club Lotus by a member of Jennifer Lopez’s design team from the ‘Sweet face’ brand, from then on Samata was encouraged into a career in fashion.

Samata initially came under the public eye when she astonishingly made history by  becoming  ‘The first British female’ to show during the Nolcha Fashion Week in New York and after being featured on prominent entertainment website Concrete Loop for this achievement.

Since then Samata has escalated from strength to strength in regards to her creativity and within the fashion industry as a fashion entrepreneur. Today Samata Angel is fully active and in March this year She joined Rajeeb Dey, founder of Enternships and co-founder of StartUp Britain, as well as Ayo Jenyo, a graduate of the National Enterprise Academy to address the Prime Minister media and a group of press at the launch Start Up Britain, a not-for-profit campaign set up to encourage budding entrepreneurs. The Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne also spoke at the event.

Personally I feel we as British born Ghanaians/ or Ghanaians should be inspired and look up to this young lady, she is successfully powerful, she used her opportunities, a lot of us ignore opportunities, or do not look for them, she has made something immaculate out of herself, and now is reaping the reward.

By Trey’C

Ghanaian Celebrity: Michael Essien the Bison

So Michael Essien has finally announced his return to international football after a one year absence (felt longer actually). He will be available for the Black stars next game; the African nations qualifier against Congo on 06 June 2011. Essien said; I am fully ready to return to the Black Stars for our next Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo in June,” he also added ; “I really want to help my country to qualify for the next year’s Africa Cup of Nations so I am ready to join my colleagues to help the country to qualify.”

This will be welcome news to many Ghanaians but I have to say the Black Stars have not exactly missed him (we reached the African nations final and World Cup quarter final without him) and emerging players such as Kwado Asamoah and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu have shone in central midfield in his absence.

 Furthermore the reason for his hiatus was in order for him to regain his form and fitness following a series of injuries. However for me since he has returned from his most recent injury the midfielder nicknamed ‘the bison’ has looked anything but and in fact the name ‘the sheep’ might be more apt to sum up his recent performances.

Some of you may think I am being harsh; but such is the standard Michael Essien has set over the years seeing him play average games does not sit well with me.  I’m used to see him dominate midfield, make crunching tackles and driving runs into the opposition half and to be honest I haven’t seen much of this since his return.

There is a suggestion that he may not be able to simply walk straight back in the team and regain his place (as Stephen Appiah and Sulley Muntari found in the world cup). As I mentioned before other players have done well in his absence and Ghana have developed an effective system of playing without a him, it will be interesting to see how the coach accommodates him.

However his return can only be good for Ghana such is his pedigree and hopefully pulling on the Black stars will help him rediscover his form and produce the type performances that earnt him the nickname “the bison”

Ben JK Anim-Antwi

Ghanaian Dance: Kids Azontoing

 

check out this video!!

I’ve certainly heard of the saying Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold. Quoted by  Joseph Chilton Pearce

These kids are  definitely The bright future of GH, Ghana’s next Michael Jackson, slim buster and Usher have arrived.

Sometimes we can underestimate how much potential kids really do have and it can start with something as small as this to something as big as the likes of MJ or Usher.

  

Cloudia K