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Okyeame Kwame, Waylead CEO Visit Ghana Embassy In New York

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From left-right: Kofi Ameyaw, Okyeame Kwame, Kingsley Atta Boafo & Keegan Wang

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The rap doctor Okyeame Kwame, who is the newly signed brand ambassador for Waylead Properties, is on an international tour with the CEO of Waylead Properties, Mr. Keegan Wang.

The aim of the tour is to encourage Ghanaians in the diaspora to invest in Ghana, by owning homes in Ghana.

Okyeame Kwame visited the Ghana Embassy in USA to meet with the Consular General to mark the commencement of his tour.

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Mr. Kingsley Atta Boafo, Ghana’s Consulate General in New York, welcomed Okyeame Kwame and the team to the USA.

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He also congratulated Okyeame Kwame for all his developmental activities that are helping Ghana and Ghanaian youth.

Mr. Frederick Kofi Ameyaw, Head of Information at the Permanent Mission of Ghana to the United Nations, also praised Okyeame Kwame and urged Ghanaians in the diaspora to invest in Ghana.

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The tour started with Okyeame visiting Chicago yesterday, to speak on investing in Ghana at the Waylead stand at the Ghanafest.

He will also visit New York to meet with members of the Asante Kotoko Association of North America on July 31.

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The next stop will be Washington DC to firm up relations between Accra and Baltimore. Okyeame Kwame will be hosting a brunch and schmooze on August 6 at Amarachi, Brooklyn.

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The final stop is on August 7 in New Jersey for a barbecue and book signing experience for his ‘Love Locked Down’.

 

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Akosua Agyapong Under FireAs Rex Omar Fights Back

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One of Ghana’s veteran highlife musicians, Rex Omar, has called on Akosua Agyapong to desist from making baseless allegations of misappropriation of funds against the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) and its board members.

Born Rex Owusu Marfo, the former board chairman of GHAMRO, said Akosua Agyapong’s accusations are far from right and should not be given listening ears.

According to him, any group or persons who claim to have evidence that GHAMRO is not making judicious use of their money should trigger legal actions to seek accountability.

Akosua Agyapong has accused the leadership of GHAMRO of embezzling funds belonging to the rights owners and also enriching themselves as a result of poor monitoring and accountability.

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Akosua Agyapong, who has constantly trumpeted the rot at the royalty collection and distribution organisation, also expressed disappointment in board members of the collective society.

The female highlife musician however, called for reforms into the operations of GHAMRO, adding that there was no transparency, accountability and equitable distribution of royalties to the rights owners.

Reacting to claims Akosua Agyapong made concerning the collection and distribution of funds by the organisation, Rex Omar exhorted her to avoid badmouthing and seek better understanding of issues before making public pronouncements.

He added that Akosua Agyapong must allow persons elected to lead the group to do their work because she cannot, in any way, execute a single task when given same opportunity.

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Rex Omar indicated that the board members of the collective society are striving to be transparent and accountable. However, some people have made up their minds to not pay attention or believe whatever is being said.

“In this life, there are two groups of people – there is somebody who says ‘I don’t know (understand) and explain to me’ and then somebody who would also say ‘I don’t know but whatever you want to explain I don’t care (about it); I’ve made up my mind and this is what I think’.

“We have majority of people like that. One of them like Akosua Agyapong. Since KojoAntwi’s time, she’s been going from television to radio stations saying ‘GHAMRO is stealing money, I have documents. If you have a proof that anybody has stolen GHAMRO money, it’s criminal. Take those documents, report and let the person be arrested; then, you have a case.”

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He stated that people cannot jump “from one radio station to another” making accusations just for the sake of it.“Common restaurant you couldn’t run. It’s a joke,” Rex Omar teased.

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‘Ghana’s Gospel Music Losing Originality’

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Gospel musician Nana Yaa Otchere, known in showbiz circles as Mz Nana, says Ghana’s gospel music is losing its originality with the adoption of foreign gospel genres.

According to Mz Nana, Ghanaian gospel musicians have to create content that can easily resonate with the locals, especially with the choice of language.

Mz Nana explained that the motive of gospel music is to enrich people’s lives with motivational messages of faith.

Mz Nana in an interview noted that most of the gospel songs in recent times are not easily understood by the locals, due to language barriers.

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“There is a lot of gospel music in English on the Ghanaian airwaves which I think many locals do not resonate with. I think gospel musicians have to create more content in the various Ghanaian languages so we don’t lose our originality,” she said.

Speaking about her new song titled ‘Oma Ne Nsa Nso’, the seasoned gospel musician who is based in Virginia, United States, said the song contains some heartwarming messages to enrich the souls of believers.

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“I want to draw people closer to their maker with my new single, and I hope it will impact people’s lives positively.

“The song preaches about the good works of the Lord in our lives and gives believers hope that things will get better with their faith in Christ,” she said.

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Mz Nana was grateful to her husband, Dr. Francis Otchere, who had been very supportive of her music career over the past few years.

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The new song is available across various digital platforms including Audiomack, Boomplay, Spotify, YouTube and Deezer, with her social media handle being Mz Nana Official on Facebook.

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