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Tragedy on United from Accra to Washington as man dies in flight

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Tragedy struck onboard United 997 while in the middle of the Atlantic when a young man of almost 27 died in what is suspected to be a case of pulmonary embolism.

What’s worse, Daniel Junior dies as his father Daniel Toffey Sr. looked on helplessly – in flight.

“He kept saying ‘Daddy I can’t breathe, Daddy I can’t breathe,’” the senior Toffey narrated to DNT in an interview moments ago.

After having sat for a while, the victim was said to have attempted to stand up to go and use the restroom when his movement became shaky, and was soon gasping for air.

One young lady shouted, “we need a doctor, we need a doctor.” At that moment, what appeared to be a sixth sense got the senior father to jump from his business class area and rushed to the scene although the flight crew instructed everyone to remain in their seats.

 

               

 

Unfortunately, with as many as seven doctors on board, and with tools with which those doctors were “impressed” for United Airlines to have on board, Daniel Toffey Junior still suffocated too death in flight.

The flight took off from the Kotoka International Airport around 11pm on Sunday and was scheduled to arrive at Washington Dulles early on Monday.

Bur as a result of the tragic incident, the flight was diverted to Bermuda where all 178 passengers were lodging at Grotto Bay Resort pending their continued travel to Washington.

Jesse Lasuer, a neighbor at business class told DNT how the deceased father was holding up in spite of the monumental loss. “Although he is holding up just fine, you can just see the pain in his eyes,” Lasuer recalled.

Daniel Toffey had come to Ghana with his wife and Gospel Artist son to attend the funeral of an in-law. The wife stayed behind while father and son took the lead home to Pataskala, Ohio – a suburb of Columbus.

The Junior Toffey was scheduled to launch his album on June 4 with Joe Mettle scheduled to attend in Columbus. But now, the mother, at the time of posting this story, was in flight heading home to prepare for the arrival of her husband and the body of their son.

The Toffeys hail from the Jomoro area of Ghana.

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I WAS ASKED TO ABORT MY DAUGHTER –ALEXANDRAH’S MOTHER

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ALEXANDRAH, is an anointed, dynamic, and extremely versatile contemporary gospel vocalist and a minister. Having started music at a very tender age, she made her first public appearance at age four (4) at the National Theatre of Ghana on the KIDAFEST SHOW.
From then till now, ALEXANDRAH is known to always leave her audience undoubtedly BLESSED.

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Sharing a brief testimony on the pregnancy journey of baby Alexandrah, the mother of a gospel musician and a vocal power house Alexandrah talked about how most of her siblings asked her to abort baby Alexandrah because of health conditions. The mother described how taking injections was normal in her pregnancy stage with baby Alexandrah.

 

The mother added that she knew the prophetic word on her daughter so she closed her ears to all medical reports and trusted God till she delivered her daughter on a Monday at korle Bu teaching hospital Accra.

 

She disclosed on Saturday 21st may 2022 during meet the press organized by Alexandrah music to outdoor the event “RUACH” of Alexandrah.

The mother in tears begged Ghanaians to support her daughter to make this event a success whiles still recounting where she has been and seeing her daughter progress to the next stage of her music career.

RUACH is expected to take place on 24th July 2022,4pm at Revival Restoration center, Assemblies of God. Joining Alexandrah on that night of worship gathering will be Ps Emmit Jim Konadu, Siisi Baido, Joshua Ahenkorah, Kwaku Teye, and few more.

Ruach is expected to be one of the most powerful events to hit Ghana in July 2022.

 

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ALEXANDRAH, Pastor Emmit and Siisi Baido to Headline Ruach 2022

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ALEXANDRAH, is an anointed, dynamic, and extremely versatile contemporary gospel vocalist and a minister. Having started music at a very tender age, she made her first public appearance at age four (4) at the National Theatre of Ghana on the KIDAFEST SHOW.
From then till now, ALEXANDRAH is known to always leave her audience undoubtedly BLESSED.

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On Saturday 21st May 2022. ALEXANDRAH outdoor her maiden event dubbed, ”RUACH” during her engagement with the press. A worship gathering slated for Sunday 24th July 2022, 4 pm at restoration Revival Assemblies of God Roman ridge is set to headline ALEXANDRAH, Ps Emmit Jim Konadu and Siisi Baido for the much-anticipated worship gathering Ruach 2022.

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RUACH is a Hebrew word that means THE SPIRIT, THE BREATH, and THE WIND of GOD.

Explaining Ruach during the meet the press ALEXANDRAH said “As children of God, we cannot downplay the essence of these three dimensions of God in our lives. We exist by His breath. By His wind, He aligns us with purpose and provisions. And by His Spirit, we can access the SUPERNATURAL. I therefore strongly believe that “RUACH” maybe a day’s gathering but the effects of this REVIVAL will surely outlive just that day.”

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Ruach is expected to be one of the most powerful events to hit Ghana in July 2022.

 

by: Jeff Jnr.

 

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Kwabena Declares God As Our Strong Tower In New Reggae Vibe “Mabankese”

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Ghanaian gospel singer-songwriter, Kwabena Boateng shares the video to his much-talked-about song ‘Mabankese’ (My Strong Tower) right in time for his birthday which fell on Thursday, May 12. ‘Mabankese’ (My Strong Tower) is available on all digital streaming platforms worldwide.

‘Mabankese’ – which translates to “My strong tower” – is Kwabena Boateng’s next step in inspiring greater confidence in God. But beyond its upbeat feel is an accompanying Oluyinka Davids-directed video sure to get your eyes busy and hip is the word. Kwabena Boateng’s new video comes flush with some cool-looking backdrops and lighting that make it fun to look at. There are also lots of faces on set, all of which are delightful in expressing their confidence in God.

Speaking more about his new song, Kwabena Boateng shared: “Mabankese (My Strong Tower) is meant to emphasize how great and dependable our God is. He is always there for us in our times of need which is why we need not look any further when things get rough”.

With Kwabena Boateng increasingly becoming an asset in Ghana’s gospel industry from his abode in the US, fans can without question expect lots of new releases from him with the freshness, quality, and replay value of ‘Mabankese’ (My Strong Tower).

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Ohemaa Mercy wins Best Gospel Song of the Year at VGMA 23

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Ghana’s evergreen gospel artiste Ohemaa Mercy has once again bagged the award for best gospel song of the year at the 2022 edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards with her hit song ”Ote Me Mu”. Undoubtedly, the song has carved a house hold name for itself and it’s not surprising to see it win an award for the second time after winning the best gospel song at the 2022 edition of 3 Music Awards this year.

 

With over 800k views on YouTube, the song has impacted lives and circumstances and still counting beyond measure. It has also on other digital spaces received a greater number of streams after it’s release.Not to forget her stunning “Ote Me Mu” Performance with MOG Music which wowed patrons across the globe.

The ”Ote Me Mu”  hitmaker expressed her in-depth gratitude to God for blessing her with this song and it’s impact.

Some pictures from VGMA 23

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Dr. Sonnie Badu Thrills Thousands of Worshippers at Ivory Coast Amidst Heavy Rains.

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Ivory Coast’s most anticipated concert with Dr. Sonnie Badu at Abidjan recorded an outstanding number of believers who were geared for an encounter. The night which started off with clear weather suddenly gave birth to heavy rains some few minutes after Sonnie Badu mounted the platform.
Organisers of the event might have skipped a heartbeat due to the distortion by the rain but to the amazement of everyone, Sonnie Badu and his team demonstrated their resilience and unflinching desire to worship as well as making the anticipated event a success.
Dr. Sonnie Badu who has earned the nickname”Rain Man” over time has experienced quite a number of rainfall during his concerts leading patrons to a thrilling concert that saw worshippers carrying their chairs as a shield to show their willingness to worship amidst the heavy rains. News reaching us indicates a breakdown of 3 keyboards coupled with other technical challenges yet the determined Badu and his team matched the rain boot for boot.
The success of the event has dominated news headlines in the Ivory Coast and other continents due to the intensity of the encounter. This will certainly go down in the history books of the Ivory Coast as one of the biggest and most successful events for a long time.
Below are some pictures from the event.
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Twitter Partners Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2022

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Social Media giant, Twitter, partners with the 23rd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) in the celebration of the people, the culture, and the music.

This partnership promises to give prominence to VGMA-related conversations on Twitter, highlighting the glitz and glam of the red carpet, exciting moments of artiste performances and winning celebrations, and the high-profile personalities who grace the VGMA weekend.

To this end, Twitter has created a customized hashmoji to authenticate VGMA conversations anywhere in the world. The hashmoji created, is the acronym for the 23rd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. This appears whenever #VGMA23 is typed in a tweet. Other hashmojis include #VGMA2022, #VGMA23onTV3, #VGMA23Unsung, and #VGMA.

According to Twitter Senior Partner Manager, Bernard Sokpe, “the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, has over the years, lived up to its mandate. It’s been consistent in organizing exceptional shows, while pulling together the movers and shakers of the industry. With a conversation span, running between 4 to 5months, the partnership no brainer.”

Robert Klah, Head of Public Events & Communications, said “we are happy to the walk the path with a global tech giant. This can only mean one thing, exciting times ahead.”

With a few weeks to the climax of the biggest event on Ghana’s entertainment calendar, the question, “who wins what?”, remains the most prominent. The public has the chance to push their favorite artistes to the top by voting for free at www.ghanamusicawards.com or texting the artiste code to 1767 on Vodafone Network only.

For more information and on-the-go news, connect with Ghana Music Awards on Twitter, and all social media handles. The 23rd VGMAs; for the people, the culture, the music is produced by Charterhouse, with support from TV3, DSTV, our media partners and proudly brought to you by VODAFONE, further together.

Source: Peacefmonline.com

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3Music Awards 2022: Celestine Donkor Bags Gospel Act Of The Year

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Gospel singer Celestine Donkor wins the ultimate award in the gospel fraternity on any award scheme – the Gospel Artiste of The Year at the 5th edition of 3Music Awards.

Celestine Donkor has been good considering the year under review, especially with her Afro-highlife song “Only You“, a song that narrates a real testimony, acknowledging God Alone as the source, force, and reason behind the miracles and transformations we experience in our everyday lives.”

Celestine has also been nominated for the ultimate Artiste of The Year, but according to some pundits before the event, she does not stand a chance against Kidi, Black Sherriff, and the likes from the secular circle.

Though the outcome didn’t favor Celestine Donkor as most predicted, winning the Gospel Artiste of The Year is a great consolation for the Agbebolo singer.  Celestine still stands as one of the strong forces to reckon with as far as Ghanaian Gospel music is concerned.

Celestine Donkor stamps her authority as one of the few great gospel performers in the industry during her annual Celestial Praiz 2022. Many patrons of the event had attested to this fact and the great creativity that went into the event.

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3Music Awards: Ohemaa Mercy’s Ote Me Mu Has Won The Gospel Song Of The Year

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Ghanaian Gospel musician Ohemaa Mercy’s song Ote Me Mu has won the Best Gospel song award at the 3music awards 2022.

Ohemaa Mercy has emerged as the winner of the Gospel Song of the year in the 3Music award events. The singer has made a great impact with her songs especially Ote Me Mu which was released the last year 2021.  Aside from Ohemaa Mercy, other gospel artists in the category of the best Gospel song were Joe Mettle, Celestine Donkor, Obaapa Christy, and many others.

The 2022 edition of the 3Music Awards came off last night.  The awards ceremony was held at the Grand Arena in Accra on Saturday, March 26, 2022. Most of the people that matter in the Ghanaian creative art sector were present.

Joe Mettle, Ohemaa Mercy, Black Sherif, KiDi, Kuami Eugene, Cina Soul, and others entertained patrons with amazing performances.

Credit: GospelHypers

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Maverick City Music And Kirk Franklin To Embark On ‘The Kingdom’ Arena Tour

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5x Grammy-nominated group Maverick City Music has announced its upcoming headlining tour with 16x Grammy award-winning vocalist Kirk Franklin. The “Kingdom” arena tour, the largest so far in their career, is named after the group’s forthcoming collaboration album.

Produced by Live Nation and Undivided, the 37-city tour kicks off on June 1 at FTX Arena in Miami, making stops across North America in Atlanta, Toronto, Nashville, Los Angeles, and more before wrapping up at Denver’s Ball Arena on July. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 18 at 10 a.m. local time.

Since forming in 2018, Maverick City Music has featured a rotating group of members that include Chandler MooreNaomi RaineDante Bowe, Lizzie MorganMJ GeorgeAaron MosesJoe L Barnes and Brandon Lake. Their 2021 album Old Church Basement, in collaboration with Elevation Worship, earned the group three Grammy nominations across three categories.

“Kingdom” Tour Dates:
Wed Jun 01 – Miami, FL – FTX Arena
Thu Jun 02 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Sat Jun 04 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
Sun Jun 05 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
Tue Jun 07 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
Thu Jun 09 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Fri Jun 10 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Sun Jun 12 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Tue Jun 14 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Thu Jun 16 – Washington DC – Capital One Arena
Fri Jun 17 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Sat Jun 18 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Sun Jun 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Tue Jun 21 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Wed Jun 22 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Thu Jun 23 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
Sat Jun 25 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Sun Jun 26 – Chicago, IL– Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tue Jun 28 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
Thu Jun 30 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Fri Jul 01 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
Sat Jul 02 – Jackson, MS – Brandon Amphitheater

Thu Jul 07 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
Fri Jul 08 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Sat Jul 09 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Sun Jul 10 – Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
Wed Jul 13 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
Sat Jul 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Tue Jul 19 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Wed Jul 20 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Fri Jul 22 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
Sat Jul 23 – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater
Sun Jul 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Crypto.com Arena
Wed Jul 27 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Thu Jul 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Fri Jul 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Michelob ULTRA Arena
Sun Jul 31 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena

 

 

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