Kwahu Easter Paragliding festival launch

By Hafsa
Obeng, GNA

, Feb. 18, GNA – Mr  Ekow Sampson, Deputy Main Executive Officer
in Demand of Operations, Tourism Authority (GTA) has declared that the
charge for flying throughout this year’s paragliding festival would be GH¢ 500.00.

He mentioned this year’s event which would be the
15th edition promises to be an exciting just one as other appealing packages
which include overall health and health and fitness stroll, spin and get, foodstuff court docket and tours have been
extra to enhance the expertise in the course of the pageant.

Mr Sampson announced the fee and other
offers at the media start of the 2020 Kwahu Easter paragliding festival, in
the Japanese Location.

The event which is scheduled to choose position
from April 10 to April 13, would be on the concept “Flying over and above the return”.

He explained paragliding was an aviation sports
which could be savored by all groups of men and women and can be patronized by both equally
nearby and international travelers, adding that it also routines the physique and
reduces anxiety.

He stated the competition released in 2005 has
aided immensely to increase domestic tourism, which is just one of the mandates
of the GTA, hence developing work options, enhanced income and improved
national cohesion.

“Research performed by the GTA in 2019
suggests that common each day expenditure through the competition was earlier mentioned Ghc
50.00 per man or woman. It also indicated 28 % keep in hotels, 11 percent stay
in visitor homes, a few percent continue to be through air bag, and 43 per cent remain in
private properties. The average resort space targeted traffic has improved by 60 %.”

Mr Sampson said the paragliding pageant has
arrive to stay as they look forward to working closely with the regular
authority, the district assembly, security businesses, in the Kwahu location to make
the celebration effective.

He known as on the private sector, primarily
these in the Kwahu place, to aid to make the occasion as achievements, and asked
sponsors to market their corporations and products in the Kwahu Easter Journey
Guideline which would be revealed by the GTA in the course of the festival.

Nana Anum, speaking on behalf of the Chief of
Mpraeso expressed appreciation to the GTA for the regularity in organizing the
event on a yearly basis saying that this year’s version would be a strain no cost one particular as
do the job was seriously ongoing on the street community main to the internet site.

He appealed to people to cultivate the
practice of touring the website, as effectively as other vacationer internet sites.

The annual paragliding competition is a person of the
flagship celebration initiated by the GTA to coincide with the yearly Kwahu Easter in
order to entice both of those domestic and worldwide travellers all through the festive


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Stonebwoy and Sarkodie to perform at 2020 ‘Memphis in May International Festival’

Ghanaian tunes stars, Sarkodie and Stonebwoy have been chosen to symbolize Ghana at the 2020 ‘ in May Worldwide ’.


The competition, which is saluting Ghana in 2020, honours a specific nation every calendar year and features many different gatherings.

This thirty day period-very long party provides education, entertaining, audio and BBQ to the Bluff Metropolis and is scheduled to consider put at Memphis, Tennessee.

The Beale Street Music Festival can take location the initially weekend in May possibly and showcases an eclectic lineup of countrywide and regional musical talent.

Internationally, as a result of the years, Memphis in May Intercontinental Pageant has played host to Ambassadors, reveals and effectiveness troupes from 38 countries.

EU Film Festival commences Thursday

, Feb 06, GNA –
The maiden edition of the European Film Pageant will start in Kumasi in the
Ashanti Region with 25 picked shorter movies from and the Diaspora.

10 award-winning
European feature films are anticipated to be screened, a statement issued by the
EU, and copied to the Ghana Information Agency on , reported.

The Competition is
organised underneath the auspices of the Delegation of the European Union to Ghana
and supported by the Spanish, Italian, Hungarian, French, Maltese, and Danish

Other organisers are
the Czech, German, Dutch and Irish Embassies as very well as Goethe Institut,
Alliance Francaise and the British Council.

The screening would
start off from Thursday, February 6 to Saturday, February 8 in Kumasi and then in
Accra from Sunday, February 9 to Saturday, February 15.

The movies experienced been
categorised under four themes – Love, Activism, Setting and Id. All
screenings are free of charge of cost.

It would officially
open up in Kumasi at Alliance Francaise on February 7, with the award-successful and
Oscar-nominated movie “Honeyland”.

The pursuing working day,
some movies will be screened all working day at Kejetia sector.

The statement explained
in Accra, the pageant would open up at the National Theatre with the film ‘Cirkus
Rwanda’, which would be adopted by a Problem and Reply session with the
producer of the film Marek Novak.

“In the subsequent
days, the movies will be screened at Goethe Institut, Panama Park and
SilverBird, Accra Mall,” it explained.

“The shorter
films to be screened include things like ‘Azumah the Ghanaian Hero’, ‘The Fisherman’ and
‘Rising Star’.

“The European movies
incorporate ‘Maradona’, ‘Balloon’ and ‘President from the North.”

In addition to the
screenings, it mentioned European specialists would operate free of charge field workshops at the
Nationwide Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) in Accra in addition to field
panel classes with Ghanaian filmmakers and their European counterparts at the
Goethe Institut, Accra.


La Meme Gang Set To Perform At SXSW festival

LaMeme have been announced as just one of the performers at the SXSW Audio Competition, a single of the biggest tunes festivals in the United states, this March.

The announcement was built via the formal SXSW account on Twitter.

The South by Southwest pageant also regarded as SXSW or South By is an movie and new music festival held in the United states of america. The audio competition lasts for a quantity of times and is a single of the greatest accumulating of artistes from over 60+ nations throughout the world.

SXSW Tunes Festival brings artists, enthusiasts and audio experts together with movie and tech market creatives for a unique celebration, discussion and exploration of music and experiencing a 7 days of good stay performances.

This year’s competition will choose place March 16-22 and it’s interesting that we will get to see La Gang just take their fireplace global!!!

Dope Nation Emerge Only Ghanaian Winners At 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival – Check Out The Full List Of Winner


The 4th edition of the MVP Award Festival took area at Eko Hotel, Lagos yesterday, January 11.

Even while experienced numerous of its top musicians like Wale, Stonebwoy, Sarkodie staying nominated, they missed out.

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The only award picked up by Ghana at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Pageant went to the new music duo Dope Country.

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The Lynx Leisure signed artists emerged   in the  Very best Duo class beating competitiveness from  Black Motion  (South Africa), Blaq diamond (South Africa),  Ethic (Kenya), Show Dem Camp (Nigeria) and Toofan (Togo.)

Verify out the entire checklist of winners below…

Ideal New MVP

FireBoy DML (NG)
JoeBoy (NG)
Marioo (TZ)
Rema (NG) – Winner
Simmy (SA)
Wendy Shay (GH)

Very best Collaboration

Blow My Brain – Davido (NG)
Daz How Star Do – Skibii (NG)
Gugulethu – Prince Kaybee [SA] – Winner
Jama – DJ Mic Smith (GH)
Killin Dem – Burna Boy (NG)
Inama – Diamond PlatNumz (TZ)

Very best Pop

Innos B (CG)
Nandy (TZ)
JoeBoy (NG) – Winner
Otile Brown (KE)
Kizz Daniel (NG)
Teni (NG)
Mayorkun (NG)
Rayvanny (TZ)
Naira Marley (NG)

Best Hip Hop

BlaqBonez (NG)
Falz (NG)
KHALIGRAPH Jones (KE) – Winner
Kwesta (SA)
Medikal (GH)
Shinski (KE)
Sarkodie (GH)
Reminisce (NG)
Ricky Rick (SA)
Zakwe (SA)

Very best Duo

Black Motion (SA)
Blaq diamond (SA)
Dope Nation (GH) – Winner
Ethic (KE)
Show Dem Camp (NG)
Toofan (TG)

African Producer of the Yr

Cracker (NG)
Prince Kaybee (SA)
Jay Synth (NG)
Kel P (NG)
Ozedikus (NG)
Pheelz (NG)
Rexxie (NG) – Winner
S2Kizzy (TZ)

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Best Female MVP

Betty G (ETH)
Daphne (CMR)
Nandy (TZ)
Sho Madjozi (SA)
Teni (NG) – Winner
Tiwa Savage (NG)
Yemi Alade (NG)

Best Male MVP

Burna Boy (NG) – Winner
Davido (NG)
Diamond Platnumz (TZ)
King Assure (GH)
Sjava (SA)
Wizkid (NG)
Zlatan (NG)

African DJ of the Calendar year

DJ Creme De La Creme (KE)
DJ Kaywise (NG)
DJ Neptune (NG)
DJ Spinall (NG) – Winner
DJ Vyrusky (GH)
DJ Zinhle (SA)

Digital Artiste of the Calendar year

Cassper Nyovest (SA)
Davido (NG) – Winner
Diamond Platnumz (TZ)
Kizz Daniel (NG)
Mr Eazi (NG)
Yemi Alade (NG)
Wizkid (NG)

Listeners’ Option

Baby – JoeBoy (NG)
Dumebi – Rema (NG)
Fetch your Lifetime – Prince Kaybee (SA)
Jealous – Fireboy DML (NG) – Winner
Jama – DJ Mic Smith (GH)
Kainama – Harmonize (TZ)
Killin Dem – BurnaBoy (NG)
Kpo K3K3 – StoneBwoy (GH)
Oil & Fuel – Olamide (NG)

Viewers’ Decision

49-99 – Tiwa Savage (NG)
Equipped God – Chinko Ekun (NG)
Banomoya – Prince Kaybee (SA)
My Degree – Shatta Wale (GH)
On The Low – Burna Boy (NG)
Soapy – Naira Marley (NG) – Winner
Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ)
Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG)

Movie of the Calendar year

49-99 – Tiwa Savage by Meji Alabi (NG) – Winner
Dangote – Burna Boy by Clarence Peters (NG)
Jericho – Simi by Adasa Cookey (NG)
Ngwa – Blick Bassy by Tebego Malope (SA)
Ohema – Kuami Eugene by Rex (GH)

Track of the Calendar year

Jealous – FireBoy DML (NG)
Killin Dem – Burna Boy (NG) – Winner
Malwhede – King Monada (SA)
Soapy – Naira Marley (NG)
Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ)
Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG)
Toddler – JoeBoy (NG)
Circumstance – Teni (NG)
Dumebi – Rema (NG)
Fetch Your Lifetime – Prince Kaybee (SA)
Jama – DJ Mic Smith(GH)

African Artiste Of The Calendar year

Burna Boy (NG) – Winner
Davido (NG)
Diamond Platnumz (TZ)
Shatta Wale (GH)
ShoMadjozi (SA)
Tiwa Savage (NG)
Wizkid (NG)
Yemi Alade (NG)

Excellence in New music: Harmless Idibia (2Baba) – Winner 

Excellence in Philanthropy: DJ Cuppy – Winner

Excellence in Athletics: Anthony Joshua – Winner

Excellence in Social Entrepreneurship and Electronic Affect: Dazzling Jaja – Winner

Community and Socio-Political Growth: Adebola Williams & Jude Jideonwo – Winner

Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale to perform at 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival

The 2020 edition of the Soundcity MVP Competition is certainly heading to be the major collaboration in between African artistes.


With the prestigious award ceremony scheduled for Saturday, 11th of January 2020 at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos Nigeria, the Soundcity MVP Awards competition will celebrate new music and the most exceptional cultural accomplishment.

The Soundcity MVP Awards Competition is established for performances from Niniola to Intercontinental star Jidenna’s.

This calendar year the ante has been upped, there will be performances from tunes talents from across the continent with scorching performances from Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, South Africa’s Prince  Kaybee, Nigeria’s Wizkid, Ghana’s incredibly personal , Uganda’s Massive Trill, Togo’s Toofan, Joeboy, Rema, Wale, Zanda Zakuza, Kuami Eugene, Naira Marley, Ric Hassani and so forth.

Kusasis End Samanpiid Festival With Colourful Durbar In Bawku

The chiefs and the folks of the Kusaug Common Location in the Higher East Area climaxed this year’s Samanpiid Competition with a attended by the mighty and the high in Bawku previous Saturday.

Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and former President John Mahama have been among the distinguished attendees who graced the celebration.

The Asantehene’s Sumankwahene, Baffour Asabre Kogyawoasu Ababio III, also led a delegation from the Asante Kingdom to witness the competition.

The 32nd Samanpiid Pageant, which showcased the loaded cultural heritage of the chiefs and men and women of the common place, was characterised by classic dancing, tunes, colourful costume and speeches.

The Samanpiid is an yearly pageant celebrated by the Kusasis in the Kusaug Standard Area in the Higher East Region to demonstrate appreciation to God for a bumper harvest.

It was initially celebrated in 1987.
This year’s competition was on the topic: “Harnessing the economic, social and cultural heritage for the enhancement of Kusaug”.

Sustenance of peace
The Vice-President expressed appreciation to the people today for the prevailing peace in the region and urged them to do the job tricky to sustain it for accelerated advancement.

He charged the Bawku Inter-Ethnic Peace Committee and other stakeholders to guarantee that Bawku “does not return to the dim days of conflict”.

“It is gratifying to be aware that Bawku is back again, and I will entreat the Inter-Ethnic Peace Committee to keep on doing the job together to encourage lasting peace in the area,” Dr Bawumia additional.

He gave an assurance that function on the Bolgatanga-Bawku stretch of the Bolgatanga-Bawku-Pulmakom highway would be accomplished by July 2020, though the part among Bawku and Pulmakom would be done by the conclude of 2020.

He, therefore, advised the individuals to be affected person, considering the fact that the authorities was producing attempts at addressing their enhancement problems.

He observed that the principal obstacle dealing with the was poverty, underpinned by the absence of infrastructure and human useful resource, and spelled out that it was for that cause that the federal government experienced rolled out a variety of interventions, which include the totally free senior superior faculty policy in 2017, to bridge the advancement gap amongst the and the south.

Dr Bawumia reported with enrolment in SHS going up by 69 for each cent inside of 3 yrs of the policy, the federal government acknowledged the simple fact that it had to develop much more university infrastructure to cater for the raising enrolment figures and go absent from the double-monitor procedure to a solitary monitor.

On agriculture, he explained 206,204 farmers benefitted from the fertiliser subsidy ingredient of the Planting for Food and Jobs programme in the Upper East Location, introducing that there was also an increase in maize produce from 46,000 tonnes in 2017 to 152,000 tonnes in 2019.

On behalf of the governing administration, the Vice-President donated GH¢20,000 and 100 cartons of assorted drinks to the pageant.

He also donated GH¢10,000 to the Bawku Schooling Endowment Fund.

The Paramount Chief of Bawku, Naba Asigri Abugrago Azoka II, noticed that “ever because our senseless conflict ended many years back, we have based our precedence on the therapeutic of wounds and the mending of fences in broken associations it is now time to embark on a vigorous pursuit of the financial and social development of our people”.

He counseled the federal government for the continuation of work on the Bolgatanga-Bawku-Pulmakom street, stating: “I hope it will go on unabated to its closing summary.”

Naba Azoka stated he was not all to cede any element of his classic spot to another state and confident the federal government that the area was not part of any secessionist team and that the folks have been not interested in splitting the regular area amongst two states.

He appealed to the federal government to strengthen safety in the Bawku area, expressing: “We share widespread borders with Togo and Burkina Faso, and we could be targets of attacks.”

The Bawku Naba further more named for the generation of a new administrative district in the Bawku West space, the advancement of tree crop plantations, the construction of warehouses and the reversal of the identify of the Bawku SHS back to Azoka SHS.


FBNBank holds annual festival of nine lessons and carols

FBNBank Ghana, a subsidiary of First Lender Nigeria Limited has held its once-a-year of 9 and as section of the Xmas festivities.

The celebration gave the lender an opportunity to host and interact with picked prospects and vendors of the bank in a fun-filled and stress-free atmosphere of songs, merriment and gratitude for the 12 months 2019.

A visitor choral team, Pax Romana of the College of Ghana joined FBNBank Ghana’s head office environment and branch choral teams to render melodic audio amidst the looking through of bible classes.

Department Supervisors and some Management workers of the financial institution as very well as the FBNBank Handling Director/CEO, Victor Yaw Asante took to read through the nine lessons.

Offering an exhortation, Head of Professional Banking, William Amon Neequaye thanked specially, the bank’s customers for deciding upon FBNBank Ghana and expressed appreciation to all that made time to show up at the party and network with the bank’s officers. He recommended users of workers for collaborating in the event. Mr. Neequaye urged all existing to exhibit kindness as that was the essence of the Christmas time.

In a relevant action, the lender has also held an stop of calendar year bash for staff. The bank made use of the event to reward very long-serving staff members.

About 15 employees that had dedicated five, ten and fifteen a long time of their doing work life to FBNBank Ghana been given various packages from the financial institution.

Talking at the function, the FBNBank Ghana MD, Victor Yaw Asante urged team to get some time off to be with their families and get some very well-deserved relaxation while reflecting on FBNBank Ghana’s journey ahead. He congratulated two staff members, Annie Semevor and Vera Cleland that experienced served the bank diligently and are likely on retirement at the end of the 12 months.

Security beefed up at Bawku in readiness for Samanpiid Festival

Stability at in the Upper East Area has been beefed up and streamlined to make certain a tranquil climax of the Samanpiid on Saturday.

The Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, and previous President John Dramani Mahama are expected to grace the celebration.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Yao Tettegah, the Bawku Divisional Law enforcement Commander, in an job interview with the Ghana News Agency, reported all stability and protection arrangements had been designed to guarantee the place was protected for the celebration.

Mr. Simon Azimbe Aruk, the Head of Stability Committee for the Samanpiid Competition, explained that even though Bawku was in the news some several years again for insecurity, stakeholders like the Law enforcement, Armed forces, youth, opinion leaders, and civil modern society companies had labored really hard to assure peace in the place.

As a outcome of the tranquil ambiance more than the many years, socio-financial actions had been boosted and individuals had been residing peacefully with their neighbours, projecting a popular goal for local community advancement amongst other things, he said.

Mr. Aruk urged all across the place to visit Bawku and participate in the Festival, which would also welcome dignitaries from Burkina Faso, Togo and the diplomatic modern society to join the chiefs and men and women of the Traditional Region in the celebration.

The Bawku Township, on Saturday morning, was calm, with people today earning planning for the celebrations although these in the surrounding communities experienced began trooping in.

Aside from signing up for the celebration, most of them would just take advantage of the day, being a industry working day, to do brisk company.


Afrochella 2019 announces festival line-up to include Sarkodie, Samini, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal and more

Tradition Administration Group present’s its 3rd once-a-year Afrochella sponsored by Visa, Twitter, Audiomack, and Bacardi. The festivities commence on 26th, 2019 to January 1st, 2020 with the most important function going on at El Wak Stadium on 28th, 2019 in Accra. 

This year’s main talent is made up of , Samini, Tiwa Savage, and Wande Coal. Other vital performances and showcases from across Africa and the African diaspora consist of Distruction Boyz (South Africa), Mercedes Benson (Uk), Neya Tunes (Tanzania), Amarachi Nwosu (Nigeria) and a lot more. 

Afrochella’s Expertise Manager, Khadijat El-Alawa states, this year’s competition is a melting pot of talent and creativity that proves the limitless capabilities of African people. ” 

“We’re creating an working experience that delivers with each other some of the brightest growing artists and some of the most celebrated African acts on the similar phase. In celebration with Ghana’s 12 months of Return, everybody existing will be empowered to imagine in them selves and the greatness of our continent, Africa.” 

The major function begins at noon GMT. The field will encompass a wide range of distributors, artwork showcases, trend pop-up installations as perfectly as an African Chop Bar exactly where Afrochellans can experience reliable cuisines produced in-entrance of them. 

2019 is the festival’s 1st yr with two levels. Audiomack sponsors the new Rising Stars Phase as a way to market up and coming expertise from Africa. GrapeVine Tv set will also be making use of this stage for their reside discussion at 3 PM GMT. 

The stadium grounds will have artwork installations, are living graffiti paintings, fashion pop-ups, and a range of food items sellers, including Afrochella’s Afrofood Truck. This year’s special sellers consist of Starbites, Cupcake boutique, Rice Convey, The Cigarette smoking Patty, and The Business office Waakye. 

The pageant is introducing its initial chill lounge and African Chop Bar knowledge exactly where attendees can knowledge genuine delicacies manufactured in front of them.Lifestyle Management Team (CMG) has also expanded its celebration for Ghana Tourism Authority’s Calendar year of Return to incorporate a Panel Talk sequence, African Royalty Evening, and exquisite gentle exhibit exhibition. 

The light-weight present exhibition is by the festival’s Art Director, Vernell Akyeapong, and will be open to the public from December 20th – January 5th, 2020, at Untamed Empire. Afrochella Talks panel dialogue at BBnZ will consist of crucial media representatives like Tunde Ogundipe (Spotify), Ivie Ani (Journalist), Dani Kwateng-Clark (Teen Vogue) and Juls (Producer) additional. 

More party information and facts is available at 

Tickets for Afrochella can be uncovered on or at the subsequent destinations in Accra, Ghana: Pinkberry, Icy Cup- Legon Campus, Airport Shell, Enda Restaurant (Accra Mall), Cupcake Boutique, Omanfm, Pent Block A (Chantimo keep), DSTV Head Business office, BBNZ Stay Studio, The Bamboo Property (Trasaco), The Store Accra (Osu), Starbites (East Legon, West Legon, Airport, Tema), AfroFood Truck and YAH! 

This year’s competition can be dwell-streamed via DSTV’s Fiesta Channel 329 and GOtv Channel 159. 

Tradition Administration Group is a media firm introducing a various point of view to African celebration space. Its prime aim is to highlight locally grown expertise by way of marketing, model administration, artists Showcases, art installations, documentaries, and task development. 


Thousands Attend Kwafie Festival Grand Durbar

1000’s of today from all walks of everyday living have attended the durbar of the 2019 version of the Kwafie festival and 20th anniversary celebration of the enstoolment of Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang-Badu II, and Odeneho Akosua Fima II, the paramount main and Queen of the Dormaa Classic Place.

The celebration arrived off on Saturday December 21, 2019, in Dormaa, Bono Location.

Scores of significant profile personalities which includes former President John Mahama, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Bono Regional Minister, regular rulers from throughout the state, graced the situation.

Others incorporated the Inspector Basic of Law enforcement (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, senior law enforcement officer, Kofi Boakye, Customers of Parliament.

Previous President Mahama, commenting on the celebration in a statement, noted that “I participated in the vibrant durbar held in Dormaa to rejoice the 20th anniversary of the enstoolment of Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II as Dormaahene on Saturday.”

He stated “we have a prosperous tradition as Ghanaians. The chiefs and people of the Dormaa Standard Region showcased the richness of our tradition to perfection in honour of their paramount main.”

Series of functions which includes a health wander, cooking levels of competition, pouring of libation in remembrance of ancestors, clean up exercise, commissioning of a Law enforcement Headquarters, among other people have been organised to mark the celebration.

Minister of Overall health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, structured the wellness wander for residents in Dormaa, Bono Region.

The Minister, who doubled as Member of Parliament for Dormaa held the wander as element of functions marking the 20th anniversary celebration of the enstoolment of Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang-Badu II, and Odeneho Akosua Fima II, the paramount chief and Queen of the Dormaa Common Region

It was also component of activities marking the
celebration of the 2019 “Kwafie festival” the most important celebration on the standard calendar, celebrated by the chiefs and individuals of Dormaa.

The donated about 1000 t-shirts to inhabitants who participated in the walk.

Identified in private lifestyle as Justice Daniel Mensah, a substantial court judge, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang-Badu II ascended the Dormaa throne right after the demise of his grand uncle, the late Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang-Badu I, in 1998.

He was subsequently enstooled on June 7, 1999, when Odeneho Fima II, the Queen who succeeded her late mom Nana Akosua Nsuaa I, was enstooled on January 31, 2000.

Dubai Shopping Festival 2020 kicks off… here is what to expect

Dubai Shopping will kick off its 25th edition in its own inimitable style, with a spectacular opening ceremony at Burj Park, Downtown Dubai. The star-studded event will feature a series of concerts by Emirati and singers, cultural and family-oriented performances from 2pm to 11pm on 26 and 27 December. Additionally, a ‘lights on’ event will countdown to when the city’s lights are officially turned on with fireworks adding colour and sparkle to Dubai’s famous skyline.


  • Headline Concerts: Global superstars from around the world will descend upon Dubai throughout DSF to appeal to every taste and musical preference. The Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk will host Pakistani sensation Rahat Fateh Ali Khan on 27 December, while British pop star Ellie Goulding will take to the Arena’s stage on 10 January. At the outdoor Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Egyptian superstar Amr Diab will perform his chart-topping hits including Nour El Ain and Ana 3ayesh on 24 January, in what is anticipated to be another sell out gig. More headliners will be announced in the coming days.


  • An Evening with Rio Ferdinand: Manchester United and England football legend, Rio Ferdinand will present a live, unscripted interview at W Dubai – The Palm on 8 January where football fans can to hear personal stories and behind the scenes anecdotes of his illustrious career.


  • Dubai’s first Hologram Concert: The first ever hologram concert in the city will debut this DSF, featuring a hologram of Umm Kulthum accompanied by a live orchestra of 20 musicians on stage, as well as the special performance of Sana’a Nabil, the granddaughter of Umm Kulthum. Taking place on 26 and 27 December at the Dubai Opera Theatre, this is a performance simply not to be missed.


  • Yalla DSF (presented by Club Apparel):A unique feature this year, Yalla DSF is an interactive and innovative mobile game to engage with visitors and residents, available in English, Arabic, Mandarin and Russian. In collaboration with Apparel Group as the exclusive retail partner, the game will give players a chance to win exclusive prizes that are instantly redeemable. Saved to phone home screens rather than a downloadable app, the game will direct players to move around Dubai to activate further levels and win bigger prizes including an entry to a grand raffle.


  • City Lights Installations: Art and technology will come together to create astounding interactive light installations at Burj Plaza from 7 January 2020 to 1 February 2020. Music, mirrors and colourful lights will combine to deliver the most ‘instagrammable’ moments in a unique festival vibe.


  • World-Class Performers: The festive atmosphere will be experienced at every turn with roaming entertainment available around every corner of the city. International theatrical shows, musicians and artists will come together to offer exciting moments for family and friends across multiple locations throughout DSF.


  • Daily Fireworks: A beloved DSF tradition, there is something in the air throughout the festival as world-class fireworks displays will splash the skies with colour and light every night at The Beach, Al Seef, La Mer, Dubai Festival City, Dubai Creek, The Pointe and The Dubai Frame.


  • DSF Dine-In Specials: In celebration of the 25thedition, and powered by the online food app Zomato, DSF will include more than 1,000 restaurants providing discounts starting from 25 per cent for in-dining experiences to be used when signing up with the Zomato Gold membership programme, which will also provide a 25 per cent reduction in membership fees.



Shoppers across Dubai’s malls will enjoy offers of between 25 per cent and 75 per cent off international fashion, beauty, home and lifestyle brands.

  • 12 Hour Sale: In a welcome tradition, DSF will kick off in style with an exclusive 12 Hour Sale at Majid Al Futtaim Malls, giving customers up to 90 per cent off at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Me‘aisem, My City Centre Barsha and City Centre Al Shindagha. Running from midday to midnight on 26 December, this year will see 25 winners take home AED 10,000 vouchers to be spent at Majid Al Futtaim malls.


  • DSF Surprises: From 2 to 26 January 2020, shopaholics are encouraged to keep DSF on their radar to discover daily surprise deals over 25 days. Deals are announced 24 hours in advance for one brand at one location.


  • DSF Outdoor Markets: New to DSF this edition and created in tribute to the festival’s inaugural year, a series of pop-up markets will appear across the city in Last Exit, Al Khawaneej, Al Rigga Street and City Walk 2, combining the heritage of Dubai with innovative retail experiences and entertainment for all.


  • Souk Heritage: Inspired by the bustling souks of the UAE, the Souk Heritage concept will become the cultural hub of DSF, with a traditional style market alongside 1.8km of the Dubai Creek in Al Seef allowing visitors to experience different cultures, enjoy shopping, dining, art and entertainment from around the world.


  • Market Outside the Box (MOTB): MOTB reinvents itself as the ultimate hangout this 25th edition of DSF. Running from 16 January 2020 to 1 February 2020, MOTB is a live showcase of the hottest up-and-coming local, regional and international musicians and bands, as well as fashion and food vendors. Additionally, an enclosed experiential Game Zone taking up to 24 gamers, and a dedicated Kids Zone will make hearts race with adrenaline and keep visitors coming back for more.



  • DSF 25 SHARE Millionaires:In collaboration with strategic partner Majid Al Futtaim Malls, DSF presents an exciting promotion with their new SAHRE app giving consumers 25 Million reasons to shop.  Shop at Majid Al Futtaim Malls for a chance to enter into the draw to become one of the 25 DSF SHARE Millionaires where each winner receives 1,000,000 SHARE points.


  • DSF Skywards Millionaire: In collaboration with strategic partner The Dubai Mall, DSF has introduced a new promotion with the Emirates Airlines Skywards programme. On a certain spend at any of The Dubai Mall stores, shoppers will have the chance to enter into a draw to become one of 5 DSF Millionaires in Skywards Miles, with each winner receiving 1,000,000 Skywards Miles.


  • DSF 25 Home Makeovers:In collaboration with Home Center, one of Dubai’s leading home furnishing brands, DSF has created a promotion where shoppers have the chance to enter the draw to become one of 25 winners of a stylish home makeover.


  • DSF x 1000: Shoppers spending AED 100 at any participating outlet in Meraas’ destinations: City Walk, La Mer, Al Seef, The Beach, Box Park, Bluewaters and The Outlet Village will receive a raffle coupon to be in with a chance of being selected as one of 25 daily winners of an AED 1,000 gift card. One thousand winners are waiting to be selected, with AED 1 million worth of prizes to be awarded.


  • INFINITIMega Raffle: This year, the INFINITI Mega raffle is offering DSF visitors the chance to drive away in an INFINITI QX50 car plus AED 200,000 in cash every single day of DSF. To enter, simply buy a raffle ticket for AED 200 for the chance to win the daily prize. In addition, one lucky DSF shopper will go home with a grand prize of AED 1 million in cash at the end of DSF. Tickets can be purchased from Enoc and Epco petrol stations, Dubai Metro stations and Global Village.


  • Nissan Grand Raffle: The Nissan Grand raffle will offer DSF shoppers the chance to win one of five Nissan models – Nissan Patrol 2020, Nissan Pathfinder 2019, Nissan X-TRAIL 2020, Nissan Kicks 2020 and Nissan Sentra 2020 – simply by purchasing items worth a minimum of AED 25 from any EPCO or ENOC station. In total, 33 cars will be given away during DSF.


  • Emirates Airline: Anyone who purchases an Emirates economy class ticket to Dubai from now until 1 February 2020 with a return journey between 26 December 2019 and 5 February 2020 will enjoy an extra 10-kilogram baggage allowance for all their DSF shopping purchases on the return trip home. This offer is limited to certain countries, for more information please visit

For more information, please visit or @DSFSocial and #MyDSF for the latest news, information and events.


Gomoa Ajumako Ends Akwambokese Festival With Durbar

The chiefs and the men and women of the Gomoa Ajumako Conventional Place in the Central Area final Saturday held a grand durbar to climax their yearly Akwambokese Festival.

This year’s festival coincided with the 10th anniversary of the Omanhene of the standard region, Obrempong Nyanful Krampah XI, who is also the President of the Central Regional House of Chiefs.

The festival was instituted five many years back to deliver all the chiefs in the standard area jointly to celebrate and showcase their prosperous lifestyle and custom.

The event, which was on the concept: “10 yrs of inspirational leadership and development”, captivated hundreds of men and women, including common rulers and personalities, as nicely as holidaymakers.

The dusty mother nature of the Gomoa Ankamu-Gomoa Ajumako road did not prevent the ecstatic group from signing up for the procession, amid the firing of muskets, drumming and dancing, as perfectly as displays by Asafo businesses and Mmensoun teams.

Other people stood in groups along the key road and waved at their respective chiefs and queenmothers who had been wonderfully dressed in abundant and glamorous Kente cloths and other paraphernalia.

The durbar grounds went into a frenzy when the Omanhene, who was in a palanquin, arrived there all around 2:55 p.m, soon after Nana Appiah Beduah II, the Mankradoheamaa of the standard place.

The exhibition of common dance abilities by Obrempong Krampah when he acquired to the durbar grounds was a delight to check out.

Other chiefs who graced the occasion were the Vice-President of the National Property of Chiefs, Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi VII the Omanhene of the Breman Classic Space, Odeefuo Amoakwa Buadu VIII the Omanhene of the Breman Essiam Traditional Space, Odeefuo Afankwa III, and the Paramount Chief of the Enyan Abaasa Traditional Region, Osagyefo Kwame Akonu X.

Also existing ended up Messrs Solomon Darko Quarm, Benjamin Kojo Otoo and Bismark Baisie Nkum, District Chief Executives for Gomoa East, Central and West, respectively, as properly as the Users of Parliament (MPs) for Gomoa East and Gomoa Central, Mr Kojo Asemanyi and Mrs Naana Eyiah Quansah, respectively.

Daasebre Ewusi expressed issue about the incessant armed robbery on the -Cape Coast highway.

He explained the circumstance had put some concern in drivers and motorists who plied the street, specially at night time, including: “It has come to be essential that the police increase their visibility on the street to protect drivers and commuters.”

On politics, the chief urged the management of political parties to help cut down the pressure in the country in the spherical up to the 2020 normal election.

“We have only a person and we have to consciously tricky to safeguard and guard its peace and stability,” he additional.

Obrempong Krampah commended successive governments, chiefs and the people today for their enormous support through his reign, which he reported had contributed to the growth and advancement of communities in the place.

He also expressed appreciation to the govt for the introduction of the free senior significant faculty (SHS) policy, which he reported experienced lowered the force on moms and dads in their quest to deliver secondary instruction for their youngsters.

According to him, he experienced so considerably settled about 40 chieftaincy disputes to ensure the accelerated progress of the total Central Location.

The Central Regional Minister, Mr Kwamena Duncan, named on the persons to aid the govt in the implementation of its guidelines and programmes since it would inure to their advantage.

For instance, he reported, the construction of two landing seashores at Gomoa Fetteh and Mumford experienced begun in earnest, and that the government’s decision to prioritise education and learning had also led to the decentralisation of federal government scholarship, with GH₵200,000 put in on beneficiaries in the 3 Gomoa districts.

The minister stated beneficiaries of the college feeding programme experienced also improved from 310 in 2016 to 920 in 2019, with the objective of masking a lot more schoolchildren in deprived communities.

The MP for Gomoa West, Mr Alexander Abban, gave an assurance that get the job done on the Gomoa Ankamu-Afransi street, popularly referred to as the ‘Gomoa highway’, would be accomplished on agenda.


Pictures: Livesport festival/S-Concert with Cardi B was lit

The Accra Sports stadium was lit Sunday evening as patrons who thronged the Livesport competition went agog with performances from A-list Ghanaian artists and sensational American rapper B.

The show experienced performances from ’s favourite rapper Sarkodie, controversial dancehall celebrity Shatta Wale among other top rated performers.

Forward of the display, the American had established Ghanaian social media platforms on fire after she reportedly snubbed celebrities for a planned meet up with and greet session.


Resource: Ghana/

The 2019 Ghanaian Languages Literature Festival set for December 7

Create Ghana Literary Initiatives is pleased to announce the 2019 Literature Competition. Write Ghana is a literary non-financial gain focused to discovering and documenting language and literature in Ghana.

The Ghanaian Languages Literature Festival is a a person-working day competition aimed at increasing the visibility of literature penned in Ghanaian languages in mainstream modern society. The festival is taking place on Saturday, 7th 2019 at Goethe Institute, Cantonments- and is open to all.

Planned functions for the pageant involve a composing workshop on poetry and stories in Ghanaian languages, poetry performances, book readings, film screenings, a book good and panel discussion. It will especially include things like the award ceremony of the 2019 Ghanaian Languages Small Story Prize, a literary award for writers of limited stories in Ghanaian languages with this year’s prize concentrating on tales composed in Ga, Dangme, Twi, Ewe, Fante and Dagbani.

Associates for this year’s pageant are Goethe Institute, Bureau of Ghana Languages, Pleased Children Colleges, Brittin Industries, Writers Project, e-Ananse, Garnet Magnet Ventures and Asiedu Data Techniques.

This is the method define for the festival: 9am – 11am – Creating workshops

Adult authors – A workshop on the producing process from idea inception to publishing. Youngsters (8 – 17 decades) – A artistic writing session for small children

1:30pm – 3:30pm – Efficiency session

Book readings, Movie screenings, Poetry performances and Language circle

4pm – 7pm – Award ceremony of the Ghanaian Languages Small Story Prize

Panel dialogue with chosen company on Ghanaian language literature

7pm – 10pm – Overall performance session

All over the working day – Exhibition from publishers and authors

Join us in the spirit of finding and celebrating literature written in indigenous Ghanaian languages by spreading the word. Stick to us on social media. Send us a mail on and read through about us at

Ghana Interschool Festival unites 30 schools in Accra with fun and games

The Ghana Interschool Competition, an celebration aimed at bringing together learners from diverse educational facilities inside to nurture skills, was properly at the Sports activities Stadium, November 15.

30 Schools participated in competitive fun games Football, Solo and Team Dance, Rap Fight and Cultural Dance Screen.  The integrated Crown Prince Academy, Greater Care Intercontinental Faculty, Apostolic Holy Baby School,  New Life University, New Country University, and Queens Royal University.

The rest are Sunny Aspect Worldwide University, St Thomas Preparatory University, Interco Preparatory University, Ophi Emmanuel Preparatory & JHS, Eve Godson Preparatory University

At the finish of the many competitions, Crown Prince Academy received the Soccer Opposition Greater Treatment Faculty won the Solo Dance Opposition New Life Preparatory Faculty received the Rap Fight Apostolic Holy Boy or girl received the Team Dance Competitiveness and Ophi Emmanuel School gained the greatest Cultural dance.

The occasion was structured by AANEL Sporting Business (an NGO in Accra) and donors for the function have been Maram Antiseptic,  Parle, No. 8 snacks, Dolait, Indomie, Coca cola, Diora Ghana, Bobo Foods, Eddy’s Pizza, Poineer cereals, B Foster Bread, Powerzone, Zote Cleaning soap, Fon Tissue, Gob’s & Kay Brownies, Dettol, Gogurt and Agro Farms


Nana Addo Arrives In Yendi For 2019 Damba Festival

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has arrived in for this year’s pageant which is celebrated by the King of Dagbon, Ya Na Abukari II.

The President was accompanied by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley and a number of dignitaries including ambassadors and commissioners.

The King of Dagbon, Ya Na Abukari II is anticipated to enskin President Akufo-Addo with a chieftaincy title at the Gbewa Palace.

This year’s Damba festival has been produced doable owing to the reality that Dagbon has witnessed relative peace in latest periods.

Over 1000’s of sons and daughters of Dagbon from the diaspora and across the region have trooped to Yendi to rejoice this year’s Damba festival.

The Damba competition is just one of the most celebrated festivals in northern .

FROM Eric Kombat, Yendi

Fight Breaks Out In The North Over Damba Festival- 3 People Injured

According a information item we sighted on Myjoyonline, a few today are claimed hurt in Bimbila in the Northern area following a violent clash concerning law enforcement and associates of the Nakpaa Naa loved ones on Thursday over the yearly .

Eyewitnesses say law enforcement tried to quit the Nakpaa Naa loved ones from going ahead with a ceremony to mark the Damba competition, resulting in the clash.

Pleasure Information sources say the Nakpaa Naa family members was being prevented by law enforcement from celebrating the festival mainly because it was regarded as an affront to the authority of the Dasana Andani relatives who a Supreme Court docket ruling declared as the legit heirs to the Bimbila pores and skin.

The Nakpaa Naa relatives and the Dasana Andani family had been embroiled in a long dispute about who was the rightful heir of the Bimbila pores and skin in advance of the Supreme Courtroom ruling.

The court docket ruled that Nyelin-Boligu Naa Yakubu Andani Dasana, the Regent of Bimbila, was the reputable heir to the skin and not Nakpaa Naa Salifu Dawuni. Both of those factions are users of the Gbugmayili family.

An eyewitness told Joy Information that police experienced a challenging time breaking up the Damba pageant celebration that experienced been started by the Nakpaa Naa faction.

The injured, such as an eight-12 months-outdated girl, are members of the Nakpaa Naa faction who had been getting aspect in the celebrations.

Credit rating: Myjoyonline