May 2012


Edem is back again!!!

EDEM “Over again” Track Hits the Airwaves IN Ghana!!

 

EDEM’S latest single receives Massive Hype in GH..

Edem is known for his popular  hits such as: ‘U Dey Craze’, ‘Bra Fremi Fremi’, ‘Nyornuviade’, ‘Give It Up’ and many more. Edem has done massive collaborations with other Ghanaian acts such as Ghana’s pride Samini, the tongue-twisting Sarkodie, the ‘mad’ artist Kwaw Kesse and many more.

However his fresh new track ‘Over Again’ is receiving massive hype everywhere in Ghana – Tema, Takoradi, Kwahu, Accra. This tune was played and played, especially during the Easter festivities. There have been rumours that the official video for this song is yet to be shot again due to the quality, however that is yet to be confirmed.

The rapper uses pidgin dialect in the song which gives it that fierce sound, making it easy to relate to. I love the fact that Edem does all his music in the local Ewe language and he is the most notable rapper in the dialect at the moment. Yess! “ The most notable rapper”

Check it GUYS

 

BY CLOUDIA

Ghanaian customer service…

Four Cheat Pizza

 

The beautiful Ghanaian sun is pretty energy-draining so I try to stay indoors during the day and go out after sun set. That works well for me since most of the mates I’d hang with would have closed from work by sunset. But when I do make it out during the day I try and stay at one spot for as much as possible as long as the food and service is good.

So I’m at one such hangout somewhere in Labone with Kobi and Ruth. The food and
service is pretty much standard at this place. But that’s not why I come here. I because I have fallen in love…with the paintings in the restaurant! Anytime I walk in there I feel like coming back in the middle of the night and nicking every single one of them.

The service today had been great up until Ruth ordered a Four Cheese pizza. I’m a homemade pizza expert and Ruth is crazy about cheese, so with our combined knowledge we knew at the first site what turned up on our table was not a Four Cheese Pizza. It was more like a four cheat pizza, it only had a thin layer of mozzarella cheese on it.

Two unhappy customers went up to the waiter to ask if he thought that looked like a four cheese pizza. It wasn’t surprising when he answered yes! But I got a bit worried when the chefs also insisted what we have been served was a four cheese pizza. So we went up to the manager and he was swift to apologise but he had already lost a customer in Ruth and maybe Kobi.

I still do go there, but that’s only because I go there for some other reason other than the food. It’s clear to me the manager understands the importance of keeping his customers happy but his workers on the other hand do not quite appreciate this fact. I know customer service in Ghana is ridiculously appalling but its way better than what it used to be years ago and there is definitely loads of room for improvement! It’s no use if the head of a service provider knows how to treat his customers but the workers- who are constantly interacting with customers- do not appreciate the power of the customer. Service providers in Ghana need to improve customer service relations, but it looks like they need a bit of encouragement- Ghanaian customers need to start making a scene if the service they pay for is below standard! It seems to be the only language these service providers understand.

By Maclean Arthur

Calling all Afrobeat lovers…

DJ Abrantee’s AFROBEAT SUNDAYS is BACK  @ Proud 2 on the 6th May 2012!

 

The sold-out event held in January 2012 at the Indig02 which played host to Nigerian Afro-hip hop superstar ICE PRINCE returns!

This time on Bank Holiday May 6th with Ghana’s hottest Afrobeats megastar  ATUMPAN “The Ting” with Special Guest performances. Popular Choice FM DJ and presenter Abrantee will host the event at the 3000 capacity Proud 2 inside the 02.

Armed with the heaviest line up of the best Afrobeats DJ’s, artists, music and a super team, the highly rated Afrobeat Sundays on May the 6th is a date not to be missed! An event that not only attracts the cream of the crop of the music industry, from Tinchy Stryder, Lethal B, Doneo but also premiership footballers, models and the hottest fashion designers.  But it’s probably the only spot you will catch HipHop DJ Tim Westwood on the dance floor doing the Azonto!!! It doesn’t take much to get the party started at Afrobeat Sundays; just good ol’ Afrobeats music and people to party till 5am in the morning.

To avoid facing a “SOLD OUT” message it is advisable to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets start at £10 and available at Ticketmania (www.ticketmania.co.uk) or call +44 (0) 75355 60225

For press enquiries and accreditation contact press@dlauk.com

Follow twitter : @afrobeatuk

MeFiRi Ghana’s Political Corner…

Here is the fourth edition of Political Corner:

 

Economy

 

The presidential candidate and founder of the Progressive People’s Party,

Stated that the declining economy could be salvaged more smartly.

Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom noted that the country is currently in a predicament,

Adding that Ghana would have a better economy with strict political regiment.

Attributing Ghana’s development problems to ignorance, selfishness and partly greed,

Some leaders considered their interests more important the nation’s will to succeed.

Speaking at Apam in the Gomoa West District of Central Region,

He hinted the PPP would focus on four thematic areas aimed at improving the Ghanaian region.

 

According to Dr. Nduom, the party would introduce a free educational policy,

Starting at kindergarten all the way through the Senior High School level of literacy.

He also expressed worry about the poor educational system of the nation,

Adding “some pupils of school-going age cannot have access to free and quality education”.

 

Dr. Nduom also stressed that the fishing industry contributed massively to the country’s growth,

And that the industry would get an effective remedy to prevent it from collapsing if he took the oath.

Along with financial assistance, Dr Nduom indicated that fishing equipment and affordable motors,

Would be enough to revive the industry – he said while trying to win the hearts of the voters.

 

And that’s the latest MeFiRi Ghana Political Poetry.

To read more of Anthony Lyrics’ poetry follow him on Twitter @AnthonyLyrics or check out his website www.checkmyflow.co.uk

By Anthony Lyrics

Introducing you to…

MeFiRi GHANA Talk With ‘Sir Joseph Asamoah’ The BMOP Founder

 

The Modelling industry has and will always be discriminatory, as of owning the perfect figure and features in order to Model. Modelling companies and Agencies have classed us humans as being Too fat, Too Stubby, Too Short, or even Too Curvy to MODEL…

MeFiRi GHANA proudly introduce Sir Asamoah, the chain breaker of this trend….

BMOP Models

 Mr Asamoah, of 30 opened up his own doors for a much varied audience of MODELS regardless their features and figurations. We introduce to you ‘Blessed Models of Purpose’

Founder Sir Joseph Asamoah, also known as DJ Blessings, was born in Ghana and raised in London. Hailing from Ghanaian parents Asamoah describes himself to us as ‘a man of many trades’. As we Spoke with The Ambitious Man himself, he tells us more..

 

1. Tell us your Company Name?

Bless Models of Purpose Modelling Agency, BMOP and The ‘Virtuous Women’.

 

2. Please Tell Us the Aims of your company and what you wish to provide?

The Bless Models of Purpose (BMOP) Modelling Agency [and its BMOP Models] are based on the Proverbs 31 Woman: modest, reliable, hard-working, tenacious and shrewd. BMOP plans to [and will] take the Modelling industry around the world by storm.

Our common goal and vision is to include young ladies who never believed they could make it into any Modelling Agency because they were against the odds. We have a strong team behind our young and ambitious beautiful models who are the backbone of our Agency.
BMOP promote a positive and pressure free working environment for our Models where they can feel loved, accepted and be safe. We believe that God has made every Model uniquely and we want to represent them knowing this also encouraging them to embrace this.

3. What/who influenced you to do what you do? How did it start?

The Bible is what influenced majorly, and purely by brainstorming business ideas, and then it came to me.

Mr Asamoah expressed to us his love for what he does magnificently and he also shared with us some words of motivation…“God is in control and He will send the right people and remove the wrong people from the business because BMOP is the hear to stay and it shall prosper by God Grace.”


4. What do you Love About GHANA?

GHANA’s pure Beauty, it’s a beautiful country.

 

5. Why Do you love being GHANAIAN?

I believe that God has blessed Ghana hugely.

 

6. Have you heard of MeFiRi GHANA?

Yes of course. You guys are doing great stuff in the community. Mr Asamoah tells us his Future Aspirations…“I can’t say but I do believe it’s going to be prosperous with loads different businesses worldwide by the Grace of God”

 

7. What Have You Got To Offer GHANA?

 “Prayers and for God peace will continue to be upon the nation and its people”.

8. Where Can we catch up With your latest Movements?

http://www.facebook.com/#!/BlessModelsOfPurpose

 

*MeFiRi GHANA Would like to say a Massive Thank you to Sir Asamoah, your unique creativity in uprooting your company is a blessing. We thank you for breaking the chain of repetitive rejections of models due to the high specific expectations required from models. Our society is becoming discriminatory in itself to create pure perfection in the circle of a good eye, all to better our TV’s and magazines and opinions, but why?? Mr Asamoah has answered that why, in establishing his company by having his models for a huge purpose. It tells you in the company name…..‘BLESSED MODELS OF PURPOSE’*

By Trey’C

Introducing you to…

MeFiRi GHANA Meets GH Rising Black Star Akua. Busia

 

Young Ghanaian Talents are rising in the UK, especially with many unsigned and unseen.

MeFiRi GHANA managed to catch up with the Talented Young Akua Busia.

 Know Who She Is???

Of only 18 years, she goes by the name Akua Busia or Akua B,

She Fed us with more Info About Herself……

“I write songs and I sing, I am mainly based on YouTube where I showcase my talent and I have performed at events. However I hope to perform much more this year as well as record more videos and come out of my shell with more material in the studio area. Currently I am working with an upcoming producer called Tobi Shyboy.”

1)        What Influenced You To Start Singing?

 Beyoncé was probably my biggest inspiration since listening to her music. From the age of 10 she really made me love music.

My dad also had a big collection of CDs, from Mariah Carey to Whitney Houston to Celine Dion and I always used to pick up the lyrics so quickly and sing along with them, copying the way they sang. Over the years I have had a wide range of artists influence my song writing and my love for music such as Jojo, Alicia Keys and Adele.

 The list goes on. In terms of singing in TWI, on my trip to Ghana in 2010 I heard a song by Irene Logan ‘Runaway’ and because I never really heard a Ghanaian female artist singing a song in TWI, I actually just fell in love with it.

2)         How much does singing mean to you?

 There’s no limit to be honest with you. It was a God given talent and all I can do is be grateful. I have no choice but to love what God gave me.

3)        Share With the Team your Best Motivation Line?

 Every time I am going through something difficult, I was always tell myself ‘God didn’t give me this opportunity if he knew I couldn’t do it.’ I’ve always believed this because I know that any challenges I am faced with, either big or small, can be done with faith.

4)        Tell Us, Where did you grow up?

 I grew up and was raised in Camberwell, South London.

 

5)        Tell The Team, Are You Proud To State MeFiRi GHANA?

 Of course! I have always been proud to say MeFiRi Ghana.  Anyone who knows me well enough knows how much I love being Ghanaian.

6)         We Want To Know More…What do you Love about GHANA & Why Do  you love being GHANAIAN?

 I love a lot of things about Ghana. My love for Fan Ice, the beaches, Papaye, Frankie’s Ice cream and the weather will never grow old. The music from highlife to hip-life, the language, the food and the culture! My dad made sure I knew where I came from and I’m really grateful for that.

 

7)        Have you heard of MeFiRi GHANA Before? What Do You Think Of US?

 Yes, I heard about MeFiRi Ghana on Facebook a few years back and I really think the brand has progressed well and are continuing to progress. Nearly everyone I tell about MeFiRi Ghana knows about them already.

8)          Have you worked with us ‘MeFiRi GHANA‘ before & how did you find it?

 I have worked with Me FiRi GHANA a few times. My first time was for their WAM campaign press launch which I really enjoyed because I was surrounded by such successful people who I really aspired to be like.

 I was given the opportunity to sing in front of Sway Dasafo which was what I had always wanted to do so I am really thankful for that opportunity. I also worked for them at Ghana Party in the Park in 2011 by interviewing people about Ghana and I really enjoyed that experience.

9)        SO Tell Us….What Are Your Future Aspirations, What do you wish to Achieve?

 By God’s grace, I plan to successfully open my career in the music industry and become a singer. If that does not work out, I plan to work in the field of finance since I also have a passion for Economics and Finance as well as singing.

 

 10)     So currently tell us, What are you doing at the moment?

 I am currently at University studying a degree in Accounting and Finance. Apart from that, I plan on making more music with Tobi Shyboy in the summer, I am still recording singing videos on you tube every once in a while as well.

 

11)     So Tell Everyone, Where Can We Catch Up With your latest Movements?

You can catch up with my latest videos on my; *You tube channel:‘MissAkuaB*, *My Twitter: @MissAkua_x* and *My Facebook page: Akua Busia*

 12)     What have you got to offer GHANA?

 I have a lot to offer Ghana. I just hope my future goes all to plan. I do not know everything I am going to do 100% and I am telling you now I will continue to carry the Busia name up and not only make my family proud but make Ghana and Africa proud too.

 

*MeFiRi GHANA would like to wish Akua the Best in whatever pathway she decides to go into, We Say A BIG Thank You for turning your talent into a moving reality. We Love to see The Ghanaian Youths Making Positivity out of themselves, and giving back to our country which will enrich and enroot new things into GHANA.*

Check out Akua’s Most Popular YouTube Video below:

 By Trey’C

Fashion news…

GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK MAKES FASHION HISTORY FOR GHANA AND AFRICA WITH VOGUE ITALIA AS THIER INTERNATIONAL MEDIA PARTNER

 

Accra Ghana, April 23, 2012 – Ghana makes fashion history. The organisers of Ghana Fashion and Design week (GFDW) event are pleased to announce Vogue Italia as their international media partner for the upcoming event scheduled for the 5th -7th October 2012 at the Moevenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, Ghana. The digital luxury fashion publication has joined forces with GFDW to bring exclusive coverage of the event to the world.

This collaboration is truly one-of-a-kind – with Vogue Black Italia’s high readership from all over the globe, GFDW’s mission is to provide international journalistic coverage of the fashion event. Making history for Ghana and the African continent, such collaboration has never happened before and we hope this partnership leads GFDW commitment to the promotion of designers, ensuring international publishers are able to easily access official, sought after GFDW images, content and enabling designers to promote themselves to a global audience.

Vogue Italia will exclusively be covering the runway shows, with special backstage features and interviews. It is with great pleasure to add Vogue Italia to GFDW list of global partners, including luxury brands such as L’oreal and Porsche. This partnership provides participating fashion designers, models and sponsors with brand coverage in key markets; allowing them to be discovered by new contacts globally.

About Ghana Fashion & Design Week

Ghana Fashion & Design Week® is a contemporary international platform envisioned to direct, lead and promote both emerging and established designers to a global audience.

GFDW brings together creatively talented fashion and accessories designers in Ghana, and in the Diaspora alongside international designers, to showcase their collections to local and international retail buyers, Africa’s neo-fashion consumers, influential press, media, and fashion savvy celebrities. The event incorporates outstanding display of fashion shows and a creative Exhibition hub that gives fashion and creative businesses in Ghana, and across the globe the opportunity to exhibit their collections and related creative business services alongside the catwalk shows.

The annual event celebration of Ghana’s Fashion and Creative business industry is set to epitomize the fashion scene in Ghana, with platforms that celebrates Ghanaian and international designers. The organisation is structured with an aim to develop and educate emerging talents in Ghana through its mentoring platforms and inspirational industry seminars to involve internationally. GFDW is strategically placed to support and strengthen the fashion, textiles and apparel manufacturing industries in Ghana.

CONTACT

Email: show@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Website: http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek

Twitter: @ghanafashionwk #GFDW

Blog: http://ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com/

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/GFDWTV