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EOWTP confirms the first artiste, Freddie McGregor, for JAGHA Fest 2019

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JaGha (pronounced as ‘jaggah’) is a word coined from two countries “Jamaica” and “Ghana” – the 2 countries picked to represent the Caribbean and Africa connect.

Set for March 9, 2019 and March 10, 2019, JaGhana promises to be a yearly event to boost tourism and repatriation, thus strengthening the strong bond between Jamaica and Ghana, the leading faces of the project.

JaGha 2019 has ALREADY CONFIRMED 6 top-notch Jamaican Musicians for the project with Grammy Nominee cum Veteran Singer, Freddie McGregor, as the lead face of the maiden edition of the project.

It will be a 2-day event in Accra and Cape Coast; it will feature a fine list of performers from both countries, Jamaica and Ghana, who would be announced PROGRESSIVELY in phases leading to main concert. The festival will feature a ‘Jamaica House – a display of Jamaica Arts.

With support from the Government of Ghana; Ghana Tourist Authority; Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Creative Culture (Ghana); Government of Jamaica, Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport (Jamaica); Jamaica Tourist Board and a list of others.

This initiative is powered by Edge Of The World Production (EOTWP). More scintillating updates leading to main concert will be made available in the subsequent days leading to concert.

Mr. Akwasi Agyemang, CEO of Ghana Tourist Authority says, “JAGHA 2019 is an endorsed program of the ‘Year of Return, Ghana 2019’ project which is a year long birthright and spiritual journey being coordinated by the Ghana Tourism Authority in partnership with the Office of Diaspora Affairs at the Presidency, Panafest Foundation and the Adinkra Group.”

Freddie McGregor – Brief Biography

Internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated singer, Freddie McGregor, O.D., has not only made significant contributions to Reggae music since inception, but, has also helped to shape it with his conscious lyrics and Philly-Soul style for over 50 years. Equally adept as a romantic crooner or as an emissary of strong cultural messaging, his undeniable vocal ability boasts hits like Push Come to Shove, Africa Here I Come, I Was Born A Winner, Guantanamera, his signature Big Ship, Lock Dem’ Down and Bangarang (both chart topping hits from album “Comin’ in Tough”) and American soul classics like, Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely (by Main Ingredient) and Can I Change My Mind (by Tyrone Davis). Freddie also celebrated the release of his latest single True to My Roots with his album entitled “True to My Roots”

With profound natural talent Freddie was influenced by legends Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Bob Andy and many others. Finessing his craft with early tracks like Why Did You Do It and Do Good and Good Will Follow You and developing his brand through the mid-sixties, he teamed up with Ernest “Fitzroy” Wilson to form the duo Freddie and Fitzroy that later evolved into The Clarendonians recording for Coxone Dodd’s Studio One label. In 1975, Freddie’s musical and lyrical content changed with a strong slant towards social consciousness with tunes like Mark of the Beast, I Am A Rasta and reggae classic Bobby Babylon. He released his long awaited album “Mr. McGregor” in 1977, which contained reggae mainstays such as Zion Chant, Rastaman Chant and Walls of Jericho marking a major milestone in his stellar career and paving the way for his 1981 single Big Ship, one of reggae’s biggest hits.

In 1989, Freddie launched his own label entitled, Big Ship, featuring “Jamaica Classics: Volume One” as the first major release, which included popular tunes like Little Roy’s Prophecy and The Loser (by Derrick Harriot). Today, Big Ship is the most recognized Reggae label in Japan handling its own production, manufacturing, distribution and promotions while having produced several reggae artists including General Degree, Cutty Ranks, Mikey Spice, Benjy Myaz and Freddie’s daughter, Yeshemabeth. His album entitled Anything For You featuring the songs Uncle Sam, I See It In You and Anything for You, was nominated for a Grammy in 2002. Video productions include the historic Super Stars Extravaganza DVD, highlighting rare concert footage from the 1989 Denbigh Show Ground with live performances by such greats like Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Cocoa Tea, Barrington Levy, Frankie Paul, Carlene Davis and the legendary Tamlins.

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Azigiza-: Ghana didn’t take advantatge of Shatta Wale and Beyonce’s collaboration

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Victor Kpakpo Addo popularly known as Reverend Azigiza Jnr has asked the government to find ways of pushing Ghanaian acts onto the international scene.

Speaking on Upside Down on Citi TV, he said Ghana did not take advantage of Shatta Wale’s feature on Beyonce’s ‘The Lion King: The gift’ album.

He said this when he was asked to assess the performance of the current crop of Ghanaian musicians.
“I really love Sarkodie. I have never met him but I think he has got something that even if the Ghana Tourist Board, the musicians union whatever can pick some three, four, five people and find ways of pushing them,” he said.
“I was excited when I saw Shatta Wale and Beyonce. It was good, I saw Stonebwoy and other people. But we can be intentional. For example, what advantage have we taken from Shatta Wale and Beyonce? What have done with it?” he asked.
He further noted that the Ghana Tourism Authority can ride on it, pick this guy and market him to the world.
“Let’s do something on CNN with this guy, inviting them to Ghana. Music is a lifestyle thing so see how you can weave other lifestyle stuff with it,” he said.
He started his Disc Jockey career in 1991 on the radio as a presenter and DJ and hosted programmes such as Joy Fm’s Joy Beach Jam, Video Vibes, Guinness Music for Your Dancing Feet on GTV and the Azigiza show.
Rev. Azigiza enrolled in some Bible schools and since become a minister of the gospel.
Watch the interview below:

Source: Ghanaweekend.com

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Ezone Networks Introduce FACE OF CENTRAL ’20

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Face Of Central Reality Show is a newly introduced social and cultural TV program designed to showcase the true talents hidden in the beauty queens in central region as to how well they know their culture.

Vision & Mission Statement

Vision
1. To project the rich culture of Central region and it various towns.
2. To make the coming generations have mentors to look up to.
3. To instill fear and discipline in beauty queens.

Mission
1.To make the coming generations have mentors to look up to.
2. To instill fear and discipline in beauty queens.
3. To promote our regional culture.
4. To promote peace and tranquility.

Requirements
1. Should be a true daughter of central region.
2. Should be fluent in English and any of her central region local language.
3. Should know her culture.
4. Should fall within 18years – 32years
5. Should have a minimum educational background of SHS.

For more information about the program call 0591440365

Sales of Ticket goes for cool ghc50

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FOUNDER OF DUSAF NGO MISS DEBORAH ODURO HONORED FOR HUMANITY AS YOUNG PHILANTHROPIST IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID19

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Deborah Oduro is a young female entrepreneur from Ghana who is poised to change the world through her entrepreneurial skills. She is a philanthropist, event coordinator, and a marketer as well as an MC amongst others.

She is the founder of Dynamic United Stars Africa Foundation, known as DUSAF, an NGO which seeks to help the needy in society by eradicating poverty in Ghana and beyond through the provision of foods, physical needs, healthcare, and infrastructure. They have over the years helped provide quality education and many more to help improve the lives of citizens of Ghana, Africa, and the world at large.

DUSAF has come a long way and has undergone lots of life-changing projects in light of helping the needy in society. Just this year, DUSAF as part of their efforts to help change lives, feed lots of people on the street during the pandemic (Covid-19), across four major cities in the capital namely MADINA, SPINTEX, TESHIE & NUNGUA. The foundation went on to hold a street campaign on Covid-19 to help create awareness and also educate Ghanaians on how to keep themselves protected from the deadly virus. The foundation is looking forward to holding a peace campaign for the upcoming general election come December 7th.

DUSAF has been acknowledged by several institutions because of the good works it has done and would do to help mother Ghana.

On October 3rd, DUSAF was honored at the maiden edition of the Humanitarian Awards Ghana, for their outstanding performance and good works towards the needy in our society.

Over the weekend, DUSAF was once again honored at Ghana Outstanding Women Awards (Gowa), where our founder Miss Deborah Oduro received an honorary award for the good works done over the years. DUSAF was commended and motivated to do more than it has done over the time past.

Speaking to the founder of the foundation Miss Deborah Oduro, she said The key is not the WILL to WIN, everybody has that. It is the WILL to prepare to WIN that is important.
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” DUSAF always allows our unique awesomeness and positive energy to inspire confidence in others. Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, we always bring out our sunshine. If you want a light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining and that’s what DUSAF Ngo stands for. We help the needy shine bright like stars wherever we find ourselves.

Want to use this opportunity to thank God almighty for bestowing on me a great mission to lead my members to impact lives. Both members and our associate partners have been amazing ensuring we go out there and carry out successful projects and am grateful.

Dusaf has and would always stick to its core mandate of changing lives and helping the needy in our society because it’s our duty just like our motto says…..

‘DUSAF INSPIRING THE NEEDY WITH A DIFFERENCE ‘

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