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KFC, Vida Café Pledge Support To Veterans In The Creative Arts Industry Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

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KFC Ghana (a member of the Mohinani Group ) has partnered Vida Café to donate items worth ¢15,000 to the aged and the sick in the creative arts industry.

Items include bags of rice, oil, tin tomatoes, and other foodstuffs.

According to KFC and Vida Café, this is their way of giving back to society.

Acting President of the Musicians Union Of Ghana, MUSIGA, Bessa Simons indicated that the Union was concerned about the veterans during the coronavirus pandemic, hence the gesture is much appreciated.

Minister of Tourism, Creative Arts, and Culture, Barbara Oteng Gyasi extended appreciation to the donors for their support.

“The impact on the aged is severe. We appreciate what companies are doing for the creative arts industry. We want to take the steps to support the current people so they don’t go through what the aged went through. This will enable them to take care of themselves in the future.

“We are appealing for more support whilst they work to put the proper structures in place.

“We are also working on an insurance policy for practitioners in the industry. The current artistes will get the necessary support from now,” she said.

Mrs. Barbara Oteng Gyasi said she was hopeful of a great year, until coronavirus became a pandemic.

She is, therefore, urging all industry players to take advantage of the virtual space and social media platforms available.

“Use creative means to do great things to be able to put out the best when Covid-19 is over. The virtual space should be taken advantage of even though the industry will not derive much but they will support and make things happen for the industry,” she advised

President of the Creative Arts Council, Mark Okraku-Mantey also thanked the donors for their support for the industry. He asked institutions not to only focus on musicians but actors, as well as other sectors of the creative arts industry.

Other personalities present included, former Musiga President Diana Hopson, Administrator of Musiga Ahuma Bosco Ocansey, Scretary of the National Film Authority, Juliet Asante, Veteran musician Pat Thomas, Dela Hayes, Dr Mary Ghana and others.

Acting President of Musiga, Bessa Simons said the donation will be distributed equally among the aged, not leaving out those outside the capital, Accra.

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the creative arts industry to a halt, thereby, making industry players lose a lot of money and revenue since there are no more concerts or movies.

Most industry players have had to resort to  online means of entertaining their fans and showbiz lovers.

– Doreen Avio/Joy News

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Wife Of Ghanaian Street Dancer, Jeffery Frimpong, Dies Along With Her Unborn Son

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Pregnant YouTube star Nicole Thea has died along with her unborn son Reign in unknown circumstances.

A statement to the dancer’s Instagram account this morning broke the news that Miss Thea, 24, who was eight months pregnant with her son, had passed away on Saturday morning.

The statement read: ‘To all Nicole’s friends and supporters it is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Nicole and her son she and Boga named Reign sadly passed away on Saturday morning.’ 

The street dancer turned influencer, who lived in London with her partner, was nearing her due date and had been sharing her pregnancy journey with her 123k Instagram followers and her YouTube channel.

Her partner, street dancer Global Boga, 20, whose real name is Jeffery Frimpong, posted a video of himself dancing with a pram early on Saturday and had shared in a post the week before that he believed his son was arriving ‘on a Monday’.  

Miss Thea’s cause of death is not yet known. She had previously stated in a video that she was having a ‘good pregnancy’.

A statement on her Instagram account said this morning: 'Nicole and her son she and Boga named Reign sadly passed away on Saturday morning'
A statement on her Instagram account said this morning: ‘Nicole and her son she and Boga named Reign sadly passed away on Saturday morning’

The statement posted to her Instagram page also added that her partner Boga had made the decision to publish pre-recorded Youtube videos she had filmed for her channel.

It read: ‘Nicole pre-scheduled a few YouTube videos and Boga has made the decision to allow them to be aired.

‘As a family we ask that you give us privacy because our hearts are truly broken and we are struggling to cope with what has happened.’

‘Thank you her mum RIP My beautiful baby girl Nicnac and my grandson Reign, I will miss you for the rest of my life until we meet again in eternal heaven. Xxx’

YouTube star Miss Thea along with her partner street dancer Global Boga, 20, whose real name is Jeffery Frimpong
YouTube star Miss Thea along with her partner street dancer Global Boga, 20, whose real name is Jeffery Frimpong
The last video posted to Miss Thea's Youtube featured her sharing a behind the scenes look at a pregnancy shoot in a bath full of milk - it was posted the hour before news of her death
The last video posted to Miss Thea’s Youtube featured her sharing a behind the scenes look at a pregnancy shoot in a bath full of milk – it was posted the hour before news of her death

A video on July 8 showed Miss Thea’s boyfriend and brothers rating her maternity outfits.

Miss Thea had 73,300 followers on Youtube with videos about her life, pregnancy and boyfriend.

In a recent video the star said that she had been having ‘a good pregnancy’ and spoke about how her partner Boga had stayed ‘so calm’ throughout her morning sickness.

She added: ‘The worst thing about my pregnancy is i’m so out of breath 24/7.

The pair announced the pregnancy in April with an Instagram post captioned: 'We can’t hide this any longer, secrets out..'
The pair announced the pregnancy in April with an Instagram post captioned: ‘We can’t hide this any longer, secrets out..’
A video on July 8 showed Miss Thea's boyfriend and brothers rating her maternity outfits
A video on July 8 showed Miss Thea’s boyfriend and brothers rating her maternity outfits

‘I could walk from here to the end of the room and I feel like i’m dying. I went to my midwife and I was like oh my god is this normal? She was like “yeah you’re carrying a child”‘. 

The pair announced the pregnancy in April with an Instagram post captioned: ‘We can’t hide this any longer, secrets out.. GOD gave us the biggest blessing yet. I’m finally creating a beautiful little human inside of me.

‘Can’t believe this bubba will be half of me and half of the loml. Honestly, has been the best support EVER and GOD made no mistakes making him the father.

‘We are already obsessed with you our little miracle baby. Thank you for choosing us to be your parents and best friends.’

The last video posted to Miss Thea’s Youtube featured her sharing a behind the scenes look at a pregnancy shoot in a bath full of milk – it was posted the hour before news of her death was announced on her Instagram account.

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Nollywood Actor, Linda Osifo, Covers VL Magazine July 2020 Issue

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LAGOS STATE – July 12, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – Dedicated to all health workers all over the world putting their lives on the line to save lives and on its cover for July 2020, Vergeria Life (VL) Magazine host Nollywood actor “Linda Osifo”, who, in an exclusive interview, talked current projects , thoughts on the covid – 19 pandemic and many more. This edition also embodies amazing stories and articles surrounding social life and business.

“I know these are trying times as the pandemic is still on but nevertheless, we would definitely see this through with God on our side and also by following safety precautions given to us by the WHO. I would like to encourage everyone to keep staying safe as this is the only option we have. I pray God will always provide for our needs and protect us, this is not the time to be sad or feel neglected, always reach out to people.” She said

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Founder & Editor-In-Chief: @oleleoflagos

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Bob Marley’s ‘No Woman, No Cry’ Gets New Music Video In Honor Of International Reggae Day

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A new music video for Bob Marley’s classic song “No Woman, No Cry” was released Wednesday in honor of International Reggae Day. Directed by Kristian Mercado Figueroa, the seven-minute visual depicts a family divided by country, with a mother struggling to raise her children on her own in Jamaica and a father working tirelessly as a taxi driver in New York in order to provide for his family back home. It’s a stirring depiction of how poverty also forces loved ones apart in order to make ends meet.

In addition to the video, the Bob Marley estate also recently released a 6-track EP, Why Should I | Exodus, featuring remixes, dub versions, and a 12″ extended version of the title track. The EP is available on streaming now.

On July 24th, the 1984 compilation album Legend will be re-released as a limited-edition picture disc, presenting the LP’s original front cover with a previously unseen image of Marley. The album features some of Marley’s most recognizable songs, including “One Love/People Get Ready,” “Get Up, Stand Up,” “Is This Love,” “Jammin’,” “Could You Be Loved” and “Three Little Birds.”

Earlier, Marley’s 1977 Live at the Rainbow concert was streamed in full on the reggae legend’s official YouTube channel.

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Freedom Jacob Caesar Reveals His Billionaire Status In New Video With Floyd Mayweather

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GREATER ACCRA – June 25, 2020 – The new Prince of Africa, Nana Kwame Bediako, also known as Freedom Jacob Caesar flaunts his billionaire status in new video. ”My most favorite number is zero. So, we went from 6 to 9 zeros, capital 9 zeros”, he revealed. Captioned ”The 7 Characters of Freedom Jacob Caesar”, the 124-second-long video sees big gun, Nana Kwame Bediako, swanking a fraction of his wealth and many achievements.

The video, which is meant to capture the magnitude of Freedom’s being and activities is organized into a total of 8 elements. It features a myriad of top flight celebrities and personalities in the frame of Floyd Mayweather, Diddy, Akon, Naomi Campbell, George Weah, D’Banj etc., with no shortage of opulence in its many scenes.

Freedom Jacob Caesar is a Ghanaian estate developer, philanthropist and visionary who has changed the skyline of Ghana with his landmark developments, ushering in a grand template for Africa. Freedom’s projects address the challenges of what he sees as the ”New Africa” – one that desires the resources and conveniences of the developed world while maintaining a unique African identity.

”The 7 Characters of Freedom Jacob Caesar” is a visual voyage through the many facets of Nana Kwame Bediako’s work, passion and dedication.

Connect with Freedom Jacob Caesar on his social media networks:
FACEBOOK: Freedom Jacob Caesar
TWITTER: @iamfreedom
INSTAGRAM: iamfreedom
LINK: https://youtu.be/Zqcx6hJryv8

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