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Stephen Keshi wants Ghana job, but Ghana says ‘no chance

by Ubong Nduonofit

Former Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi has expressed to a Ghanaian radio station, his desire to take up the job of head coach of the Black Stars of Ghana.

While speaking to Happy FM on Monday morning, he said, “I would love to coach Ghana. Having the opportunity will be great. I have not spoken officially to anyone but I will love to lead this team,” Keshi said, adding that his antecedents spoke for itself.

Meanwhile the Ghanaian Football Association, has swiftly moved to kill Keshi’s yearnings, saying the application window for the job is shut.

Fred Crenstil of the GFA spoke to Supersport.com, “Unfortunately, we are not considering any other names and so Stephen Keshi – who we respect a lot – will not be able to make it,”

The Ghana FA are in the concluding stages of assessing three short-listed Europeans which include Swiss coach, Michel Pont, Spanish coach, Juan Ignacio Martinez and former Chelsea gaffer, Avram Grant, who were vetted a fortnight ago, with a final decision to be arrived at in the coming week.

It would be recalled that the current vacancy in the Black stars was created by the September exit of Kwensi Appiah, who took charge of the team in the 2014 world cup, in Brazil.


Bijelly Couture and Vans Kere to represent Nigeria at ‘Glitz Africa fashion week

by Jewel Stephen

Glitz Africa Fashion Week is back for a third season to bring the glitz and glamour of African fashion to Accra. From the 6th to 9th of November.

The fashion week will present an eclectic mix of designers from the African continent such as Bijelly Couture by Oby Madawuba  & Vans Kere by Evans Akere from Nigeria.

Other designers from around the continent will include Taibo Bacar from Mozambique, Duaba Serwaa and Thula Sindi from South Africa, just to mention a few. The number of designers from diverse African countries is just another proof of the attention Glitz Africa Fashion Week is receiving both on the international and national level.

Vans Kere will be debuting their all new Signore Fusion, Season lI while Bijelly will be debuting their Lady Luxe Kollection.

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Ghanaian fashionistas will be treated to a world class production, the hottest up-and-coming designers, top end fashion exhibition with media and buyers who will feature a fashion park highlighting various industry components.

A Fashion Seminar, in partnership with World Fashion Colloquia will also take place. Glitz Africa Foundation; a foundation created for the Development and Empowerment of Youth and Women, will be launched and finally, the exquisite Vlisco Shows will be happening once again.

This year’s theme is Celebrating African Creativity in Fashion, so we are ready to see fabulously creative pieces from across Africa on the runway.


University girls make N150k per week in my club – Strip club boss offers good employment

by Kolapo Olapoju

The owner of Cave night club in Ikeja, Dr. Shina Eddo says the strip club business is very lucrative, and the female undergraduates who work as strippers in his club make more in a week than degree holders make in a month.

In a recent interview with iCampus’ Samuel Olatunji, the strip club boss says he gives employment to over 70 girls, who use the money they make, to cater for their families and sort out their school fees.

Eddo said, “Actually the kind of money they make help them to take care of a lot of issues, like most of them are in school and can imagine when you are in school and in a situation where you have to sleep with a guy to get 5/10 thousand or what have you but here you don’t have to sleep with anyone. In a strip club or you have to do is lap dance a guy or sit on him, when you sit on him, you wine and he gives you money, some can give you N5000, some can give you N10,000, some can even give you N20,000, it depends. So the kind of money they make here enables them to take care of their parents, some of them have kids, some of them help their siblings, those going to school take care of their school needs and sort a lot of issues for them.”

He would also add that some girls make as much as N600,000 per week, and that he gets girls from other African countries besides Nigeria.

“In this place a girl makes up to N150, 000 in a week. We open on Tuesdays to Sundays and we go off on Mondays. If a girl makes up to a N150,000 in a week that is about N600,000 in a month and when she goes out to tell her friends that this is the kind of money she makes, her friend will want to come too and that is why they keep coming from different parts of the world. We have girls from Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana just name it,” he added.


BREAKING: Lillian & Esther evicted from the BBA Hotshots show

by Isi Esene

Nigeria’s Lillian and Uganda’s, Esther have been evicted form the Big Brother Africa Hotshot house.

Lillian and Esther were nominated for eviction with seven other housemates including Tayo, Sabina, Ella, JJ, Frankie, Permitius and Laveda.

Lillian is a 22 year old model, actor presenter and tax collector.

Zambia’s Resa and Mozambique’s Mira were evicted last week Sunday after a week which saw the housemates going all-out to impress the continent.

The overall winner of the show will go home with the $300, 000 prize money.

We’ll keep you updated on the happenings in the House as we countdown to the last man standing.


Update: …And in a surprise twist, Kenyan, Sabina was also evicted from the Big Brother House, Hotshots Edition after Lillian and Esther.


Wiz and 2Face arrive Accra, Ghana

#GhanaLove: 2face Idibia & Wizkid do the ‘Shoki’ dance at the Hennessy Artistry concert (WATCH)

by Isi Esene

2face Idibia and Starboy, Wizkid have been having a great time disturbing Ghana with good music… and of-course, some Shoki dance moves.

The superstars performed alongside South African artistes, Mafikizolo, Reggie Rockstone, VIP and others in the first ever Hennessy Artistry International Concert in Accra, Ghana on Saturday.

Wizkid posted a video as he got introduced on stage by one of Africa’s most successful music act, 2baba himself.



2baba nd Wizzy!!! Ghana love!

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Annie Idibia shows how to rock to a 2face performance at Ghana concert (PHOTOS)

by Kolapo Olapoju

She’s his wife, baby mama, best friend, and die hard fan.

Actress, Annie Idibia was in the audience of 2face and Wizkid’s Hennessy Artistry concert in Ghana last night, and she was evidently animated throughout the show, especially when her husband mounted the stage.

No one could match her in cheering as her rock-star hubby performed.

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Swag mentality: 2face Idibia & Wizkid arrive in Ghana for Hennessy Artistry concert (See Photos)

by Akan Ido

Artistes, 2face Idibia and Wizkid have arrived in Accra, Ghana ahead of their first international concert happening tomorrow.
The concert which is set to hold at the Accra International Conference Centre, will feature exciting performances from South African duo, Mafikizolo, MzVee, 4×4 and Edem.
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#Ebola: Morocco pulls out as hosts of AFCON 2015

by Mark Bassey

Morocco has announced its decision to pull out from hosting the 2015 edition of the ‘African Cup of Nations’.

The North African country made the announcement on Thursday, 16 October, citing the spread of the Ebola virus disease as the motivating factor behind its withdrawal from the bi-annual tournament.

The country had initially urged the Confederation of African football (CAF), to postpone the tournament due to the spread of Ebola virus in some parts of West Africa, a request the continental football governing body declined, saying the tournament would proceed according to schedule.

Morocco has reportedly informed CAF that the health and security risk posed by the tournament to its citizens, has killed its interest in hosting the competition.

With less then three months to the commencement of the tournament, CAF is now faced with the arduous task of finding a replacement as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, South Africa, which hosted the tournament in 2013, and Ghana are believed to be on standby, to host the competition.

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“I was sleeping on the streets of Ghana” – Patoranking shares his struggle story

by Kolapo Olapoju

Nigerian Dancehall act, Patoranking, who’s been having what’s arguably the best year of his career, says things weren’t always easy for him.

During a recent interview on Ghanaian radio station, Star 103.5FM, Patoranking disclosed that at some point in his development, he slept on the streets of Osu, in Ghana.

He said, “I had to move from Cape Coast to Accra. I was sleeping on the streets of Osu just to make it. We must make am now…survival at all cost.”

Patoranking also revealed that he was once an undergraduate in a Ghanaian university but was compelled to drop out, when he could no longer pay his school fees.

The ‘Girlie O’ singer also said that being the first child of his family put more responsibility on his shoulders.

“The only option I had at that point was making it in life because I just had to change the course of my family, the face of my family, you know, being the first child. I just say thank you Lord,” Patoranking added.


#Ghana demands recapitalisation of Nigerian owned MSMEs

by Tunji Andrews

The Ghanaian Ministry of Trade and Industry has once again moved to force foreign owned medium, small and medium scale enterprises to recapitalise their asset base of face eviction. The move championed by the Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC), GIPC is seeking to review foreign investment laws in the country ranging from $300,000 to $1 million as minimum capital (with 20 Ghanaians employed) requirement as precondition for any foreign investor to do business in Ghana. What this means is that Nigerians and other ECOWAS citizens who go to work and do business in Ghana will have time limit attached to their stay. They will also come under quota restrictions and will have to renew their status at the expiration of their permits. This is against the ECOWAS protocol which allows free entry and exit for West African citizens.

This move is a little worrying for the  unity of West African states, as the move also affects citizens from the ECOWAS, with the Ghanaian government classifying them as expatriates under the 2009 investment law. Also, in February of 2013, Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama said a security task force would be charged to halt the operations of ‘illegal’ foreign gold miners that were, in his words, polluting water bodies in Africa’s second-biggest producer of the metal.

Since 2007, Nigerian traders in Ghana have found themselves at crossroads over a business policy targeted at their businesses in Ghana. At the prevailing exchange rate, the sum adds up to about N164 million. Despite protests from the traders and calls for caution by other ECOWAS members, the GIPC went into action, sealing up thousands of Nigerian businesses in Accra, the country’s capital and other Ghanaian cities.

According to GIPC Act, petty trading, hawking or selling from kiosks at any place is wholly reserved for Ghanaians but that the law actually does not bar non-Ghanaians from operating in the trading sector whether wholesaling or retailing, provided they make the initial equity capital investment in cash or goods of at least the stipulated amount.

Already, the Trade and Industry minister, Dr. Ekow Spio Gabrah, is said to be in consultation with the Attorney-General on modalities for the implementation of the eviction order issued to all non-Ghanaian traders. President of Nigerian Union of Traders Association in Ghana (NUTAG), Elder John Ukala, said there are about 10,000 Nigerians engaged in various trading activities in the country.

Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Murtala Mohammed, who restated the decision in Accra yesterday, insisted that it was not intended to prejudice anybody but was designed to ensure the sanctity of Ghanaian laws.

According to the deputy minister, the government would insist on the implementation of her local legislations and would not hesitate to prosecute anyone who flouts them. The ministry in a public notice last month gave a 30 day ultimatum to all non-Ghanaians operating in their retail markets to relocate or be prosecuted. The deputy minister affirmed that the ministry was currently monitoring the level of compliance by the foreign traders before the task force commenced work.

A challenge with African governments is in pushing inconsistent economic and other unfavourable policies, with the added lack of honouring commitments by successive governments and the energy crisis will continue to be a discouraging factor for foreign, as well as local investors, industry.

The role of governments for ensuring foreign investment cannot be overemphasized in any country, as enabling economic conditions and conducive business environment for institutions and investors is a fundamental prerequisite to attract investment.