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Cigar Pairings With Martell Cognac And Vintage Havana Club Rum



Joseph Baffour Diawuoh, Martell Ambassador

The prestigious cognac brand, ‘Martell and Vintage Havana Club Rum’ held the 2nd interactive Cognac, Rum and Cigar Pairing Night yesterday at the Little Havana Restaurant and Bar in Osu, Accra.

Cigars have often been seen as the epitome of class, luxury, and status. Cognac and cigars is an age-old pairing but knowing the right cognac to pair with the chosen cigar flavuor is key to enjoying the flavuor and aroma of both. Unsurprisingly, the better the cognac and cigar, the better the experience.

So it was befitting to have the Martell VSOP and XO cognac pairing with the top range Cuban Cigars provided by Norman’s folly cigar club for the night.

Joseph Baffour Diawuoh, Martell Ambassador for West Africa took the guests through the history and heritage of Martell, and also how to pair and enjoy a perfect glass of Martell cognac with a selection of the finest Cuban cigars by Tobacconist and Cigar Aficionado, Kevin Norman, together with a wide range of Cuban inspired finger foods.

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Stonebwoy, Donzy, Larruso, Talaat Yarky, MC Miguel, Abeiku Sarkcess, Others Support DJ Justice on “The Justice Experience” Event – PHOTOS



On Sunday, December 13, Burniton Music Group’s versatile artiste disc jockey, Kweku Justice Essuman popularly known as DJ Justice held the third edition of his annual event dubbed “The Justice Experience” at Monte Carlo in Tema hosted by MC Miguel, Abeiku Sarkcess and Dr. Dancan.

The 3-years running event which is aimed at creating the platform for emerging artistes to showcase their talents to experienced music label executives, investors, industry players and music patrons have seen many acts exhibit their talents as well as shared same stage with prominent Ghanaian mainstream artistes such as Stonebwoy, Pono Biom and more.

This year’s edition awed us with spectacular performances from unsung heroes and heroines such as emerging artistes such as Dedebah, Didi, Chichi, Kane, Kudjoe Daze, Kasare, Sam Bryt, Tha Pluggz, Mula Gad and many more.

The event which lapsed into the early hours of Monday morning witnessed guess performances from Donzy, Kahpun, Talaat Yarky, Sunshine Soldier, Agbeshie, Humble Dis, Larruso and a climax of the event night by Stonebwoy. Also, DJ Mensah, Angel Town, DJ Mynor and many other prominent industry players came through to support DJ Justice on his night.

This year’s edition was supported by Big Boss Energy Drink, Bel Aqua, Monte Carlo, Motion Consult, Boomplay Music Ghana, FastTrace Carakings and Media support from ZoneThree6, DcLeakers, Ghana Ndwom, Elite PR, and Beenie Words.


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Night Club Owners Call on Government to Ease COV¡D-19 Restrictions



The last announcement by the Government in regards to efforts undertaken to combat the global pandemic in Ghana has been met by utter despair from businesses who are starting to question the veracity of the lockdown measures and where the empirical evidence is for closing hospitality venues which account for a mere or no percentage spread of the virus.

Ace Tantra Night Club, Osu has warned that, the latest lockdown restrictions, which see Night Clubs and other leisure venues having been closed down, could see an increment in unemployment unless the government offer immediate and comprehensive financial support for night club owners struggling to cope with the imposed draconian restrictions on the businesses, or allow these independent businesses return to full operation.

According to the management of the night club, who spoke to, the hospitality and leisure venue is now shouldering 100% of the lockdown burden with no meaningful support to compensate for 7 months and counting. The management also explained that, the business continues successive payment of utility bills and logistics, monthly salaries to staff who would be rendered jobless should the business close down.

The management buttressed their claims by saying, if political parties are holding conference and rallies where supporters attend in large numbers, most without face masks, ignoring measures recommended by the government to prevent spreading the coronavirus, pubs and bars allowed to operate then, there is no need to partially or fully close night clubs and other leisure venues.

The management suggested certain measures that can be adapted and enforced to help ease the spread of virus. They outlined measures like, mandatory temperature checks prior to entry, admission of customers based on reservation only, restricting club capacity to 50% for a start and this can be subject to review after a while. This they explain, helps protect everyone and strengthen the impact of the fight against the pandemic.

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Akwaaba Group Initiative Launches Pitch Lounge.



The hottest and latest addition to event spots this Christmas was officially opened on Sunday 15th December,2019. The pitch lounge is an Akwaaba Group initiative with support from The Village and Baileys. Located in the heart of the capital, ACCRA, with a view that overlooks the cities finest buildings and its picturesque scenery.

Adjacent the Plush Range Rover Showroom is the place to hangout this Christmas. The colorful pitch lounge was host to lots of people in and around the capital with most from the diaspora for the rooftop experience.The pitch lounge is open for 24 nights with amazing vibes, music food and drinks with a colorful atmosphere.

For more information and reservations kindly call 0556080888 or follow @pitch_accra for updates. #YearOfReturn #DecemberInGhana #TheRooftopXperience

Source : Kokonsa Kester

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Ballantine’s Presents True Music Accra, A New Movement For Pioneering Artists



After the success of the Boiler Room; the global live-streamed music experience in Accra, Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky presents, True Music Accra on the 5th of October 2019, at Carbon Nightclub. True Music Accra will feature live performances from pioneering Ghanaian artists and DJs including Kwesi Arthur, King Promise, DJ Vyrusky, iPhone DJ, DJ Mic Smith and more. It will be an epic glow in the dark party fueled by the sounds of True African Music.

“True Music celebrates artists that do it their way. Whether they are just starting out or already global stars. They aren’t in it for the glitz and glamour, but simply to make the music which they truly believe in.  Ghanaian artists are continually experimenting with different touchpoints of West Africa’s musical heritage to create new, unique flavours that thrive from its African roots. That is True Music!” says Sarah Haman, Brand Manager of Premium Brands at Pernod Ricard Ghana.

Ballantine’s is the No.1 Scotch whisky in Europe and the No. 2 Scotch whisky in the world. It that has won more than 130 trophies and medals at international competitions for its outstanding quality, as a result of its unique richness of character and perfect balance since 1827. 
“As a brand passionate about authenticity and staying true to what we believe in, we are showcasing and celebrating incredible True Music in Ghana. Music born from passion, not compromise. This is our Music… This is True Music Accra,” adds Sarah. 

To attend The True Music Accra please register at 

Ballantine’s True Music Accra
October 5, 2019
Carbon Nightclub
Stanbic Building
Airport City, Accra

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