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Prof. Nketia dies

Prof Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia, the legendary Ghanaian ethnomusicologist and composer, has reportedly died at 97, at the Legon hospital in Accra. Considered Africa’s premier musicologist, he was widely acknowledged as the most published and best known authority on African music and aesthetics in the world, with more than 200 …

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Kumawood stars promote ‘KKCG’ campaign

Some stars of Kumawood, the Kumasi-based movie industry, have thrown their unflinching support for the city authority’s ‘Keep Kumasi Clean and Green ((KKCG)’ programme. “The movie industry thrives on a healthy environment, because, we actors need good settings for most of our shows. It is therefore, in line with this …

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Creative Arts workshops instituted to develop the industry

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has instituted a monthly creative arts workshop programme to share knowledge and contribute ideas towards making the country’s arts industry beneficial to all stakeholders. The programme formed part of the Ministry’s strategy to rope in creative artists as partners in development. It would …

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Keita, Bona, UB40 billed for Stanbic Ghana Jazz Festival February 28

A memorable music night awaits Ghanaian music loving fans when the 2019 Stanbic Bank Jazz Festival takes center stage at the Labadi Beach Resort from February 28 – March 2, 2018. This year’s festival under the theme “Nostalgia” would see legendary artistes, which includes Salif Keita, Richard Bona, and UB40 …

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Government moves to develop creative arts industry

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has stepped up efforts to tap the potentials of the Ghanaian youth in the creative arts industry, for wealth creation. Ms. Catherine Abelema Afeku, the Minister, said it was liaising with stakeholders and investors to develop all aspects of the industry, to …

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Stonebowy named 2019 Sanitation ambassador for Ashaiman.

Mr. Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known as ‘Stone bowy’ has been named 2019 sanitation ambassador for the Ashaiman Municipality. The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA), named him the sanitation ambassador at a special ceremony during which a citation was presented to the Ghanaian dancehall musician for his selfless and meritorious service …

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Rawlings faces trial on December 31 

The National Theatre would explode on December 31, 2018, and turn up-side down from January 3 to 5, 2019, as Judges would attempt to unlock, the enigma of former President Jerry John Rawlings who would be on trial. The stage would be set for the musical drama play on the …

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Ghana hosts week-long South Africa cultural season

Ghana will from October 15 -20, host South Africa’s cultural season as part of efforts to promote regional integration and to support efforts towards the expansion of trade of Africa’s cultural goods and services. This year’s cultural season, the first time that South Africa is presenting a programme, will also …

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Shatta Wale launches Reign album

It was indeed a scintillating atmosphere at a fully packed Fantasy Dome, Accra International Trade Fair Center, when the undisputed Ghanaian dancehall act, Charles Nii Armah Mensah, known in showbiz as ”Shatta Wale” stepped up the stage to deliver a rendition of his third studio album. It was a night …

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Enact laws to protect local movie industry – Producer 

Mr. Samuel Appiah, a movie producer and director, popularly known as “Sam Power”, has urged government to make laws to help protect and salvage the local movie industry. The increasing influx of foreign contents on the Ghanaian audio-visual platform, was becoming very worrisome, which impedes Ghana’s cultural values. According to …

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