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Ikenna Azuike focuses on Ghana in fourth series of What’s Up Africa!

From religion to royals, there is no frontier critically acclaimed Nigerian-born vlogger, Ikenna Azuike, won’t explore for popular satirical news segment, What’s Up Africa.

Returning to screens on Wednesday 4th May, as part of BBC World News’ Focus on Africa, Ikenna will bring news from across Ghana together with his trademark tongue-in-cheek humour.

In the new series of What’s Up Africa, Ikenna rubs shoulders with prominent Ghanaian personalities, such as popular musician, Wanlov, who will introduce an exclusive song for What’s Up Africa viewers. Also featuring this season are famous film producer, Shirley Frimpong-Manso, and actor, Adjetey Anang. But it doesn’t stop there, as Ikenna also speaks to Ghanaian king, Nana Ansah Kwao.

“This is the most fun and exciting series of What’s Up Africa yet,” said Ikenna Azuike. “We’re digging deep into Ghana for the first five weeks of the show; unravelling complex issues with laughter and showcasing Ghana’s highlights to the world.”

What’s Up Africa airs two 90-second episodes a week on Wednesdays and Fridays making it more clickable and easily shareable on social media. Wednesday’s episodes will be in-depth look into a specific country, whilst Friday’s episodes are round-ups of the latest news from across the continent.

What’s Up Africa will be broadcast every Wednesday and Friday on Focus on Africa from 17:30 GMT on BBC World News and on the BBC’s partner stations: Canal 2 in Cameroon; Metro TV in Ghana; Power TV in Liberia; MBC in Malawi; One Africa Television in Namibia; SBLC in Sierra Leone, Star TV in Tanzania; Urban TV and TV West in Uganda; and ZNBC in Zambia.

The new series, created especially for the BBC, is a co-production between the BBC and Dutch media organisation, RNW Media. The first half of the series will air between 4th May and 3rd June. The series will then resume on 17th August, focussing on Malawi. The series will conclude on 16th September.

You can also view the episode across a range of the BBC’s social media platforms including Facebook.com/bbcafrica on Twitter @BBCAfrica and online at BBC.com/Africa.

Dr Cryme does it again!

DR CRYME WINS GOLDEN HEART AWARD IN UK

 

Ghana being a part of commonwealth has given its citizens the opportunity to be part of the ever growing cultural exchange market. As such the United Kingdom provides the avenue for young Ghanaian entertainers the opportunity to exhibit their talent, especially during the summer, when multiple programmes are held to promote the whole commonwealth exchange agenda.

One of the groups spearheading the above agenda is the UK based Akwaaba UK, who over the years have been instrumental in organizing beauty pageants, independence and republic shows, private parties, charity events and more. They have been able to train other competitors to live up to expectations  in the global arena, and enable them easily bridge the gap between Africa nationals living abroad and in Africa, especially Ghana.

Dr Cryme is currently Ghana’s most sought for celebrity, and has won the same honour during the recently held High School Honours in Accra Ghana. The E-Jam Records artist had one of the highest RBT downloads via his “Kill Me Shy” single from his “Finally Finally” album launched in Ghana in November 4th last year as part of the album festival.

Ghanaian nationals in the UK were most impressed with Akwaaba UK’s choice to invite Dr Cryme to the 2011 Miss Ghana UK which was held at Troxy London in UK. Dzifa Gray is the founder, producer and director of the Titi Gray Talk Show on BEN TV, (Sky Channel 184), airing every Saturday at 7PM. The first pilot was in March 2009, Ghana’s 52nd Independence. The programme has been very instrumental in awarding entertainers around the world for innovation through bringing up new genres and also a general support to the society through adequate preservation of the African culture.

One of the main reasons that might have boosted up Dr Cryme’s win was his immense support to the society through socially active projects like donations to hospitals and general education of peers. His “Twipop” genre is currently global and has been very instrumental in creating a new music hub in Tema. Tema forms a conurbation with Accra and is a planned city in the center of the world. Dr Cryme a.k.a “Tema Eminem” a.k.a. “The General” couldn’t mince his words but had to show appreciated to everyone for making a dream come through.

He added that he’s received two plaques and two awards without losing out on any nominations due to him prior to his album launch, which is an impressive start and indicates an immense support from fans. So far D’Banj, Shirley Frimpong Manso and Dr Cryme are the only Africans who have been awarded as such.

 By Yaa Nyarko