PHAME GREEN LITE (official video HD )
PHAME GREEN LITE (official video HD )
The Ghana Dancehall terrain has enjoyed quite a youthful but controversial buzz in 2013 and more attention has been given that side of the industry here in Ghana. Many of the home acts from Ghana have taken ‘advantage’ of that buzz to unearth themselves more and work harder. Among the few but very hardworking dope Dancehall talents is Episode. His refined persona saw him on a duet with Edem and after that he dropped that club banger “Tun Up” on the Foam Party Riddim including that touching tribute he did for Mandela. The year seems too early for releases but Episode is leaving no stone unturned at all. He has come all out to prove to Ghanaians, Africans and the world beyond that he can rub shoulders with Caribbean talents; thus, he did this new collabo (remix) with Nyanda of Brick & Lace fame called “Slippery When Wet”.
With 7 days to the most anticipated event in Ghana, 020 Live, fans have been gripped with excitements on the social media site, Twitter.
“Going to look for white bikini for 020 Live,” tweeted Maame Kumi with the handle @maakumi. The extraordinary music event will be held on a specially created island along the shores of Labadi Beach Hotel on 14 December, 2013.
The ‘Red Island’ concept, the first of its kind in the country will definitely be thrilling as Vodafone is promising their guests a night to remember. A remarkable part of this year’s event would be the ‘celebrity hangout’ where guest would get to hang out with their favourite celebrities. Celebrities tipped for the night includes “#020live hangout with the stars at the beach, something big is coming,” wrote Freddie Amuna @freddiwPBS.
Ghanaian born UK-based MOBO award winner, Fuse ODG; Ghana’s artistes of the year R2Bees, multiple awards winning Hiplife group 4×4, Ghana female pop star Eazzy, the ‘Aluguitugui’ boys Keche and Ryan, winner of Vodafone Icons Street’s Edition are expected to thrill their fans with groundbreaking performances that would keep the audience dancing all night long.“Vodafone is bringing its loyal customers beach jam #020live come December, you don’t wanna miss,”@raenahh wrote and tweeted by the official Vodafone Ghana twitter handle @VodafoneGhana.
Unlike previous editions of the Vodafone 020live, the ‘Red Island’ party would be free for 600 loyal Vodafone subscribers who would be selected at random. Subscribers following Vodafone Ghana are likely to earn their tickets to this exclusive event.
The selection for the lucky guests has begun thus Vodafone subscribers are therefore advised to be on the alert, whilst non-subscribers on the other hand who want to have a taste of this once in a lifetime event are also advised to subscribe to Vodafone Ghana.
As at Wednesday, December 4, 2013, followers of @VodafoneGhana were 19,046.
The Africa Movie Academy Awards invites filmmakers to submit their feature, short and documentary works for consideration for the 10th edition of the prestigious 2014 AMAA Awards that honours and celebrate the best in the art of filmmaking and the professionals who make the industry the pride of Africa.
The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2013 and nominations will be announced in the first week of March. Acceptable genres include feature length films, shorts and documentary entries.
Only films produced, premiered and or released between May 2012 and December 2013 are eligible. Features may not exceed 120 minutes and shorts should not be longer than 40 minutes.
The Jury of the prestigious continental motion picture reward system rising from its Annual General Meeting which took place recently in Durban, South Africa has approved the guidelines for the submission of films for the 2014 edition of the awards.
The AGM which was attended by Mr Ayo Baku, Director of Pan-African Film Festival Los Angeles, Dr. Asantewa Olatunji, Co-Director of PAFF, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of National Mirror Newspaper, Mr. Shuaib Hussein, Journalist and Film Critic, Ms June Givanni, an international film curator, Mr. Keith Shiri, an international Film curator and programme advisor to the London Film Festival, Mr. Berni Goldblat, member of the jury of the International Francophone Film Festival of Namur (FIFF Namur) in Belgium and Professor Hyginus Ekwuazi, lecturer at the department of Dramatic Art, University of Ibadan and also former Managing Director of Nigeria Film Corporation, Jos.
Speaking on some of the decisions taken by the Jurors, Ms. Givanni who presided over the AGM revealed that the Jury made some amendments of the award categories adding that the awards organization and the jury are poised to deliver a good tenth year anniversary event.
“We made some changes on the award categories. We have introduced an award that is named after former President Nelson Mandela called Madiba Africa Vision Awards which will be given at the discretion of the Jury to any film captures the essence and vision of the category. The category of Best Film by African Living Abroad has been cancelled.
We also renamed two categories after two exceptional Africans who have contributed to the growth and development of the film industry. The Best Film in African Language will now be Sembene Ousmane Awards for Best Film in African Language while the Best Short Film Award category will now be called Efere Ozako Award for Best Short Film. AMAA is immortalizing the names of these two great men with the awards,” she said.
Ms Givanni also said that a new category Best Director First Feature Film has been introduced to encourage young and upcoming film directors to continue to strive for excellence and best practices.
The award in its nine years has had international music and Hollywood icons such as Danny Glover, Forest Whittaker, Morris Chesnut, Rockmond Dunbar, Angela Basset, Monique, Miriam Makeba, Mario Van Peebles,Jimmy Jean Louis, Hakeem Kae Kazim and host other others in attendance at different times.
Over 700 films were entered for the awards in 2013 from over 40 countries within Africa and the Diaspora and the award has been described by international media most especially CNN as the Africa’s Oscars.
The awards organization also holds nominations gala night where nominees are announced for different categories across different African cities to drive home the pan-African vision of the scheme with the last 2013 nomination gala night was hosted in Lilongwe, Malawi by President Joyce Banda who has now also endowed a prize for the best film depicting positive stories about women.
“There is this great awareness of the possibilities in Africa. This has been an exciting year for African cinema as many big budget productions have been produced on the continent and distribution is becoming more accessible to African films,” says AMAA founder Academy CEO Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.