Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Yvonne Nelson clears the air about Iyanya on Twitter

Shortly after announcing her entry into Lagos to fans, an entertainment blogger asked her if Iyanya was her boyfriend. You know, with all the rumours flying around about the two dating. She simply replied that they are just "good friends". So for those people hoping for a 'Yv-yanya' of some sort, she just burst your bubble. 

Star style: Yvonne Okoro at Miss Malaika 2012

Ghanaian film star, Yvonne Okoro looked so very elegant on Saturday night (October 27) as she attended the Miss Malaika pageant in Accra at Accra International Conference Centre. She was dressed in a red floor-sweeping asymmetrical gown by Marchesa.

[L-R] Yvonne Okoro, Sandra Ankobiah and guest
 The show itself was splendid as this year marked the 10th anniversary of the pageant. As part of the celebration, the contestants were given the opportunity to tour Namibia and South Africa. They were received in Namibia with a press conference organized by the Ministry of Tourism in Namibia and then continued to South Africa. The trip was sponsored by Air Namibia. Emerging as winner this year was, Bridget Sharon Cofie who drove home a brand new car from Kia Motors and GHc6,000. Regina Anne Dei V-Helvert and Sadia Sanusi are the first and second runner-ups respectively. Dare Art-Alade was part of the entertainment for the evening. Continue to see shots of the winners...

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Deborah Vanessa talks about 'Uncle Obama" on CNN

In the clip you are about to watch, you will find Ghanaian TV personality, Deborah Vanessa telling CNN via Skype that her suggestive song and video has nothing to do with President Obama of the US. She was contacted by CNN as the video went viral, to comment on the lyrics. She stated that the Obama in her song was based on a popular trader in the market in Ghana and that since Obama won the elections, the name has commonly been used for people and other things. She however apologised to the American president if by any chance he found it offensive.

From the look of things, the young lady was just having fun and didn't see this coming but a lot of people have responded negatively to her music commenting that it is "garbage" and "disrespectful." Others have responded that the playful lyrics is quite catchy and in less than 3 weeks the video has over 300,000 views on Youtube. Not to mention her appealing looks and accent! I wonder what Burna Boy thinks of this...
Photo source: Fab magazine blog

Friday, 12 October 2012

Hoodrush premieres today! Plus steamy behind the scenes photos

Talented Nollywood star, Bimbo Akintola will step into the limelight once more as her latest movie Hoodrush premieres. The Flipsyde studios production brings film lovers a musical thriller directed by Dimeji Ajibola. It's an unusual genre in Nollywood which makes it all the more exciting. Bimbo Akintola reveals that viewers will be pleasantly surprised with the role she plays in this flick. She said, ‘’For those of you who haven’t heard me sing before, you will see a bit of that in Hoodrush. Also, I think O.C Ukeje is such a brilliant actor, I think he is going places so people should watch out for him and my ‘’fake’’daughter, Chelsea Eze , she is such a talented actress too, my role in Hoodrush is certainly different from the other flicks I have done .’’
Although admitting that the making of Hoodrush was complicated and therefore a challenging project, the director commented that "...Bimbo did very well on the set of Hoodrush, she is one of the best actresses in Nollywood in terms of the quality of her delivery in roles, she showed a lot of class, she connected well with others, that’s what you get when you bring on board a talented actress, talented hands make your job as a director easier’’.

Hoodrush tells a story of two brothers closely bonded by their love for music; but deeply separated by their means for success. Shez and Tavier are two of a kind pursuing a Herculean dream of becoming music stars. But all they have is their amazing vocal talents, good looks, a crib in the ghetto and a menial job that could hardly pay for their clothing and feeding expenses. They soon realize they need more to achieve their dreams, and participating and hoping to win a credible talent hunt show comes as their only natural option. Being at the bottom of the societal grid, ghetto life’s ugly fabric begins to wear on them and their eventual vulnerability puts them at the mercy of the high and mighty.

The movie premieres is this evening (October 12) at Silverbird Galleria, VI in Lagos.

Bimbo Akintola and O.C. Ukeje

More pictures when you continue...

Monday, 8 October 2012

Single and Married Lagos premiere

Yvonne Nelson

 The Lagos premiere of Single and Married held as planned on September 28th, 2012 at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island. Celebrities from Ghana flew in to Lagos to attend along with the cast of the movie who were present at the event. Although the entire cast did not make the appearance, producer and lead actress, Yvonne Nelson turned up, looking as elegant as always. She showed off her amazing long legs and figure with a gold mini dress and hot pink patent leather shoes.The film's focus is on the game of romantic relationships and has got film lovers talking. Check out photos from the event.
Sandra Ankobiah, Yvonne Okoro and Yvonne Nelson (L-R)

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Ghana Fashion & Design Week this weekend!

Ghana Fashion & Design Week (GFDW), the much anticipated fashion week, one of the first of it's kind in Ghana takes place at the Mövenpick Ambassodor Hotel, Accra this weekend from October 5 - 7. Apart from the expected catwalk shows, the event will include educative seminars and trade exhibitions. International makeup artiste Claire De-Graft and renowned hairstylist Bianca Simone are in charge of creating the desired looks for the shows. 

The show will close with an invite-only VIP party sponsored by Moët & Chandon. Other sponsors include L'Oreal, Porsche, So Aesthetic, VIrgin Atlantic and Largess Affair. The principal sponsor however is Blackberry and international media partner, Vogue Italia. The show promises to contribute to tourism in the culturally rich country. Check out the campaign video and schedule below.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Star style: Deborah Vanessa at her Video Release party


Ghanaian beauty queen and TV personality, Deborah Vanessa may be known for her great style but she recently announced the release of a single Uncle Obama featuring FOKN boys. It's no wonder really that she would experiment with music as one half of the music duo is her own brother, Wanlov the Kubolor! The suggestive song also features her pet monkey Kiko as seen in the official music video which was released at a party on Saturday 22nd September at Silver Lounge inside Accra Mall.

Debbie looked cute and playful with her hair in a top knot wearing a banana yellow baby doll dress. I love how flouncy it is and her petite frame makes it look just right.

Deborah Vanessa