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Enforce NFA Law to instill discipline in the creative art industry-actress, Akofa Edjeani called on government!

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Veteran actress, Ms Akofa Edjeani has called on government to enforce the National Film Authority (NFA) Law to ensure that the art industry is imbibed with ethics without adopting foreign culture.

That, she said would promote the creation of a conducive environment for local production, distribution, exhibition and marketing of films as well as preserving the nation’s culture from foreign invasion.
The actress noted that when the law is passed, it would encourage the use of films to project the identity and culture of Ghana and the way of life of its citizens.
“Now actresses and musicians wear skimpy and body appealing clothes that don’t depict our culture, it is destroying the generation and corrupting the fine system we have,” she stressed.
Speaking with degraftpr.co.uk in Accra on Thursday, the actress who doubles as the Treasurer of Ghana Culture Forum and the Convener of Calabash Arts indicated that culture was the soul of every nation and was therefore relevant in every country’s development, hence the need to preserve it to retain the nation’s heritage.
“A country without culture is a generation with no past knowledge of their history, therefore the generation must be reoriented on the past history of the land,” she added.
Ms Edjeani further stated that culture should not be idolised but rather be deepened for people to be able to distinguish themselves and their region from others since each region had its own peculiar and rich culture.
According to her, should the NFA law be passed, it would go a long way to monitor the art industry to instil discipline whilst also refining the content they produced to the outside world.
Ms Edjeani explained that musicians, actors and actresses are followed by the mass and they have the tendency to change trends, shape and preserve culture, adding that the media should supplement the effort by telecasting 70 percent of the local content and 30 percent of foreign content.
She maintained that the art and culture would be strengthened if the key players come together to promote made-in-Ghana goods to the world and urged parents to speak the local dialect with their wards.
By Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

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Profaning the holy call of Kesse will not kill his talent –Kumi Guitar Speaks with Degraft PR

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Highlife dynamo, Kumi Guitar has jabbed critics who are profaning the holy call of the sensational vocalist, Michael Kesse Frimpong known in showbiz as Kesse for embracing gospel music.

According to him, the talented young singer was a great art the industry failed to patronise.

He said Kesse was hardly billed for shows even though he was a great performer and inspirational songwriter in the secular world.

Kumi Guitar revealed this in an exclusive interview with degraftpr.co.uk in Accra on Tuesday.

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He observed that the “Azonto” hit maker had a rich lyrical content and his name could not be added to singers who were imparting negatively in the society with secular songs.

The multi talented highlife singer underscored the need for key players in the entertainment fraternity to support young talents in order for them to be sustained when they make glorious entry into the industry.

He regretted that many Ghanaians saw the mentor talent hunt contestant as a money conscious singer who had switched into the gospel fraternity just to accrue wealth to enrich his coffers, stressing that if the industry had been kind to him the words of the people would have changed.

Kesse

Highlighting on why musicians fall from the industry, Kumi Guitar explained that musicians invest a lot into music but quiver when the industry frown on their efforts to patronise “chaffs” at the expense of good music.

He charged Kesse to continue his work as a gospel musician and expressed joy for the bold steps he took in leaving the profane world for the holy journey he was embarking on.

Kesse

As part of measures to sail higher in his music career, Kesse took part in MTN project fame reality show in Nigeria after partaking in TV3 Mentor and he sealed the second position.

But someway somehow, he lost his music focus and went into hibernation for over a decade, making it difficult for fans to hear from him.

Kesse now resurrected his career with a new gospel song that got tongues wagging.

Kesse

In his voice, he had denounced the profane world because of his encounter with Jesus Christ.

As a result, he is now a gospel musician and would not go back to his sinful ways again.

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Rapper Tulenkey in Trouble !

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Rapper and Proud Fvck hitmaker Tulenkey, has reportedly been sued by his management over breach of contract.

Reports reveal that Priceless Life Entertainment has taken a legal action against its own signee, Tulenkey.

The lawsuit filed on May 23, 2019 revealed that the budding rapper might have breached parts of the contractual deal he signed with the entertainment company.

The CEO of the company, Edwin Elikem Amenyeawu said he signed the “Proud Fvck Boys” crooner on 27th September 2018 to manage the entire career of the rapper.

In the lawsuit, the company claims it entered into a two-year agreement to manage all aspects of Tulenkey’s music career and that the company would be entitled to 70% of all performance fees.

According to the suit, between September 2018 and March 2019, Tulenkey had performed about 12 live shows which had earned up about GHS 21,900.

However, the company says it was entitled to 70% of that amount and Tulenkey has failed to honour his part of the contract to pay that money to the management company.

In addition to the allegation levelled against Tulenkey, it has emerged that he had reportedly gone rogue and he had set his own management team that is independent from Priceless Life Entertainment.

For this, CEO of Priceless Life Entertainment, Elikem is asking the court to get Tulenkey to pay him back the GHS 30,233 he invested in Tulenkey’s career with interest and other charges the court might deem appropriate.

The contract was signed just less than a year and the rapper might have parted ways with the entertainment company after thousands of cedis had been spent on him on publicity, video shoot, interviews just to bring him to the limelight.

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I will quit singing to act Porn-OKO speaks with Degraft PR

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An up and coming musician, Oko has called on authorities in the entertainment fraternity to embrace his talent before he gives up to act pornographic movie.

He bemoaned that the country always preaches about good moral values but fail to support talented individuals in achieving their dreams.

Oko indicated that, the increase of social vices in the country could be attributed to the hypocrisy of the leaders as they fail to walk the talk of the values they crusade on air.

He disclosed this in an exclusive interview with degraftpr.co.uk in Accra on Friday, the ‘bonyo’ hit maker whose song went haywire on social media lamented that he was talented in singing but the lack of funds to push his art to the streamline has crippled his dream of being a music superstar.

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The Bonyo hit maker decried that if his talent as a musician could not fetch him his desires he would switch to pornographic work for survival.

After releasing his fourth track, he said he got fed up in the industry but thrived to release ‘bonyo’ based on an inspiration from his mother.

“I should have won an award from Western award concert; the organisers cheated me and gave my award to someone else. In fact, I lost hope in the singing career but my mom who saw how depressed I was motivated me to pursue my dream, her advice strengthened me to release bonyo last year even though I wrote it in 2006,” he said.


The Fante singer noted that he had strived hard and have learnt the hard way which has made him to settle on “kativintua” music which he termed as a genre for adult songs.

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