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Video:Piesie Esther welcomes 4th child in Canada

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Ghanaian gospel musician, Piesie Esther has welcomed a newly born baby to her family.Sources close to sammykaymedia.com indicates that the newly born baby girl was born in Canada and that brings her to baby number 4.

The “Ziba Bek)” hitmaker who resides in Canada is currently in Ghana with her little princess.

Congratulations to her.

Watch Piesie Esther dancing and praising God with her newborn baby:

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From a banking executive to a radio presenter, head of operations – The Franky5 story

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Franky5 has become a household name and one of the most-talked about radio personalities in recent times. He is the host of “This is Gospel” radio show on Hitz 103.9 FM.

He has worked as an astute Banking Executive, Artist Business Manager and currently the Head of Operations at the Interim Creative Arts Council, Executive Director at Ireva Consults and 2nd in command at SLIP Entertainment.

Frank Kwabena Owusu as he is known in real life has conducted big interviews with top showbiz names such as Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, CK Akonnor, Prince David Osei, Obrafour, Yaw Sarpong, Joe Mettle, Diana Hamilton, Nacee, etc.

Early Life: 

Born on 10th March in Accra, Franky5 had his basic school education at the Alajo Basic School and had his secondary school education at Koforidua Secondary Technical School in Koforidua. He had his first degree at Valley View University where he studied Business Administration (Accounting option) and graduated with 2nd class upper division.

Franky5’s entry into radio space started when he managed gospel music stalwarts such as Nacee and No Tribe music group, Ceccy Twum, One Voice Choir and OJ. There, he developed great love for radio as he encountered and studied top radio hosts such as Kwame Sefa Kayi, Akwasi Aboagye, Andy Dosty, Abeiku Santana, etc. Later in 2016, he decided to divert to radio and television. His first application was to host the TIG Show on Pluzz FM which fell off along the way until Mark Okraku-Mantey (Programs Director at Hitz FM) decided to give him a chance to develop his passion in the same year.

Career: 

Franky5 after university had the opportunity to undertake his National Service assignment with Akuapem Rural Bank at Mamfe, Akuapem in 2005. After national service, he worked professionally at the same bank for 24 months as an Assistant Accountant. Later in 2008, he joined United Bank for Africa (UBA) as a Retail Banking Officer.

Due his dedication to work, he won the Most Outstanding Staff award and was later poached by Access Bank, where he worked as Head of Asian Corporates desk. In less than 3 months at Access Bank, his liabilities portfolio had risen to $25million. It was unprecedented in the history of the bank as he got recognized by the Board of the bank.

He then moved to Unibank as Head of Commodities Banking, later to Fidelity Bank as Head of Exports desk then finally left to First Atlantic Bank as Branch Manager at North Industrial Area, where he resigned to follow his passion in music and media.

Goals: 

Absolute belief and faith has been his guiding principle in the processes that has led him throughout his career.

“If you don’t believe you can absolutely transform your life and get what you want, then you might as well forget about goal setting and do something else. If you are in doubt, look around you. Everything you can see began as a thought. Make your thoughts turn into reality. The ultimate is to be able put a smile on someone’s face by virtue of my service to God and humanity,” he says.

Brand Association: 

Having worked in the corporate world, creative arts and the media space, his dedication to work and excellence has positioned him to serve on the Board of the 2nd biggest music awards scheme in Ghana, ‘3 Music Awards’ as the only gospel representative. He also serves as an Academy member of the biggest music awards scheme in Ghana – Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).

He is also a consultant to Africa Gospel Awards Festival and the Ghana National Gospel Music Awards. He also served on the Board of Zylofon Arts Fund, Ghana Tourism Authority Film Support Fund and currently a member of the “Beyond the Return” planning committee.

Franky5 is currently the Treasurer for the Arts & Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG).

Nomination & Awards: 

Ghana DJs Awards – 2019 (Nominated)
RTP Awards – 2018 (Nominated)

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There would’ve been more deaths across the world if Gospel music did not exist – Nacee

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Renowned sound engineer, Nacee, has asserted that if gospel music did not exist, death tolls across the world would have been higher than is recorded now.

He said during a phone interview on Happy FM’s social and religious programme ‘Nsem Pii’ that there would have been lots of suicides and even issues escalating from politics and governance but gospel music has helped to hold people down as well as control suicides and petty fights.

“Gospel music is just like a pastor preaching to you at church. Gospel musicians get inspiration from these preachings or from the Bible or someone’s story so if they record that in a song and it is played on this platform, for instance, your audience will hear it and if one of them is suicidal, he could change his mind”, he said.

He mentioned, in accordance with this that a gospel musician’s stand is even more delicate because they need more support to spread the gospel to larger audiences so as to save more lives and encourage peace through their music.

Nacee furthered, “Gospel music has helped people to realize that there is God and that we must believe in Him. Gospel music has helped to bring families together, settle people’s differences and it has helped people in their religious life and with their connection to God”.

Source: Happy 98.9FM

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Minister Ike drops video of ‘Miracle Working God’ ft SP Kofi Sarpong

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Sensational Ghanaian gospel musician Minister Ike has unveiled the official video for his hit song Miracle Working God.

He featured award-winning gospel musician SP Kofi Sarpong who has won lots of hearts in the Ghanaian music industry already.

The collaboration has caused the most listened to song to gain nominations at Ghana Music Awards USA in the category of Gospel Song of the Year, which he is confident he will pick the awards.

The video has already been posted on all his social media platforms especially YouTube.

Watch the video below:

Source: Minister Ike

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I cried a day after marriage – Monica of Daughters of Glorious Jesus

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Monica, one of the members of gospel music group Daughters of Glorious Jesus has revealed that she shed tears a day after a man took her to the alter.

It was not as though she was not happy about the marriage; the sight of her group members [Edna and Cynthia] made her emotional to the extent that she could not control her tears.

“We [Daughters of Glorious Jesus] had stayed together for so many years. And it was the first time I had slept with a man under the same roof. So, they had come to inquire from me what happened. I was sad when I saw them,” said Monica in an interview on ‘Restoration With Stacy’.

Edna, a sister to Cynthia disclosed that Monica is their sister-in-law because she is married to their brother.

Chronicling how the love journey begun, Edna mentioned that the brother used to give Monica money for soap since she dedicated her time to wash their clothes whenever they returned from events.

“We noticed our brother was giving her an amount that exceeded what she actually needed for soap to do the laundry. He could give her five times the amount,” Edna recalled but stressed they did not know he was their brother at the time.

Monica is married to Rev. Yaw Owusu-Ansah, the Accra West Regional Overseer of the Resurrection Power and Living Bread Ministries International.

He is an eminent broadcaster whose award-winning socio-religious programmes which were aired on some of the most listened-to national radio stations in Ghana have blessed innumerable people from all walks of life.

His outfit also reaches out to prisoners and the unreached souls in villages and towns across the length and breadth of the

source; ghanaweb

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Jekalyn Carr Earns Fourth Billboard #1 Spot With New Single “Changing Your Story”

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America’s renowned gospel singer and prolific songwriter Jekalyn Carr has earned for the fourth time the #1 spot on Billboard’s gospel chart for her prophetic single “Changing Your Story

Undoubtedly one of this generation’s most celebrated young talents, Carr, has amassed a lot of

successes at her young age.

This historic accomplishment marks Carr’s 4th #1 song by the young age of 23, and “Changing Your Story” is her 6th Top 10 radio single.

The high-powered and deeply personal song, “Changing Your Story,” is signature Jekalyn Carr. The music is vibrant and spirited while Carr’s well-known vocals, depth, and fullness bring it to life. “This song is a personal testimony,” said Carr. “It hit home for me, knowing how God has turned my story around. But I wanted this to be something — a push or a reminder that God has changed your story, and He will do it again.”

Carr, a 4x Grammy nominee, multiple Stellar Award winner, and Dove Award winner, is prepping for her fifth full-length album, CHANGING YOUR STORY, which is due October 23. Recorded live last October, at the famous festival “Praise In The Park” in Atlanta, CHANGING YOUR STORY captures all the energy, excitement, and power, making this one of the most anticipated gospel albums of 2020.

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[Video] Royal Chris Drops The Video For His Single “E Do Well For Me”

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Rising contemporary gospel singer and vocalist Royal Chris has released the official visual of his latest single “E Do Well For Me” released on his birthday and available now on YouTube.

The inspiring song comes as a form of thanksgiving offering to God for dealing with us well in all respects. The new song was recorded live at his annual flagship ‘Royal Praise’ worship event held in October 2019.

The gospel singer with incredible fashion sense graced the simple yet beautiful video with color.

Watch the video below;

Chris has become one of the thriving gospel singers in Ghana who is able to fuse the African elements in his compositions. After his mega collaboration with Dr. Sonnie Badu on ‘Otega‘ in 2015, the singer is also well noted for songs like ‘I must to praise somebody (rendition)‘, ‘Mehyia Yesu‘ and more.

Chris is also the host of the annual Royal Praise worship event that features top gospel artists and worshippers.

 

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Endorsing NPP in 2016 affected my career – Cwesi Oteng

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Award-winning gospel musician, Cwesi Oteng, has disclosed that endorsing President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the 2016 elections nearly collapsed his career.

Speaking on the Aben Wo Ha cooking show on Onua TV with host Gifty Osei, he said “after making that endorsement I went down. It was too bad for my business”.

He told of the reason behind his endorsement.

“I did what I did because it’s everybody’s civil right to have a political choice so I did it from that perspective.”

He noted that he loved then Candidate Akufo-Addo because of his character and his love for the country.

The ‘God Dey Bless Me’ hitmaker revealed that he wasn’t given anything and he didn’t even expect to be given something for campaigning for the NPP

Source: 3 News

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Tourism Ministry, CBITEC Of China Sign MOU For Construction Of Kumasi International Conference Centre

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The Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Creative Arts has today, signed an MoU with a Chinese construction firm, CBITEC for the construction of an ultra-modern conference center and a theatre in Kumasi.

The event was witnessed by the Minister of Tourism Culture, Creative Arts Mrs. Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi, Kumasi Mayor, Oforikrom MCE, Hon Gloria Temmah Gambrah, Otumfuo Anantahene Baffour Agyei Fosu Twitwiakwa, Creative Arts Council President Mark Okraku Mantey, Film Producers Association of Ghana President Mr. James Aboagye, Ashanti Regional Chairman of Musiga Madam Augustina Addison, and other senior media practitioners.
Speaking after signing of the memorandum of the understanding, Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Minister Mrs. Oteng Gyasi disclosed that, the time has come for the Ashanti Region to get it to share from the ministry.
According to her after the conclusion of documents, the finance ministry will give clearance to the investors to commence work at the site.

She said the edifice when completed will serve us another hub for the creative arts industry.
She further disclosed that, the government is also working hard to change the face of the Bonwire Kente wearing industry.
Hon. Oteng Gyasi revealed that , the documentation and the commencement of work will last for two years

On his part, The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive Hon. Osei Assibay Antwi expressed his utmost gratitude to the Asantehene Otumfou Osei Tutu II for leasing such a vast land for such an important project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She said, the edifice will be located close to Golden Tulip Hotel ”The assembly fully supports this project because it is coming to boost the city’s economy and also create more jobs for the people of Ashanti” he added

 

Source: SeanCity.net

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MUSIGA establishes Arbitration and Disciplinary Committee

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The National Executive Council of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has established a new five-member Arbitration and Disciplinary Committee in line with Article 19.5 of the Union’s constitution.

Among other duties, the committee shall investigate cases of indiscipline by members, and shall, after due consideration, recommend appropriate sanctions to the National Executive Committee.

The committee shall also arbitrate complaints and find solutions to problems of bona fide members.

The Arbitration and Disciplinary Committee is chaired by Madam Gertrude Boamah, a music educationist and conductor.

Other members of the committee are Lawyer Kingsley Amoakwa, Superintendent Freeman Tettey, Perppy Tsahey, a gospel musician and Paa Kwesi Holdbrook Smith who is a producer and promoter.

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