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Nasty C, Ladipoe nominated in 2021 BET ‘Best International Flow’ category

BET just announced the nominees for the 16th annual BET Hip Hop Awards ahead of the ceremony on October 5. And congratulations to South Africa’s Nasty C and Nigerian’s Ladipoe who were nominated in the ‘Best International Flow Category’. The Mavin rapper and Nasty C  with five other international artists including Xam (Brazil), Laylow (France), Gazo (France), Little Simz (UK), and Dave (UK) made up the nominees for the ‘Best International Flow’ category. …

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Maxwell Kojo Xonu wins 2021 Israeli Green Innovation award at Ghana garden and flower show

The third edition of the Israeli Green Innovation Competition came to a successful end at the closing ceremony of the 9th edition of the Ghana Garden and Flower Show. Mr. Maxwell Kojo Xonu emerged as the winner, ahead of four other competitors, with his EbaPreneur Solutions. The innovation involves producing briquettes from waste organic materials and solar-drier fabrications. Maxwell Kojo Xonu …

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President Biden nominates Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong as California judge

US President Joe Biden has nominated Ghanaian-born American, Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong as a judge in the district court for the Central District of California. Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong born to Kwaku Ewusi-Mensah, father and Theodora Ewusi-Mensah; mother, was part of eight fresh candidates announced by Joe Biden on September 8 for the federal bench. She is said to be the first-ever woman …

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Skip Marley Higher Place limited edition out and Gold record tour dates set

Albut art (September 8, 2021 – New York, NY) Chart-topping two-time Grammy©-nominated Skip Marley has ample reason to celebrate, as the young artist earned his first RIAA Gold certified single for the #1 global smash “Slow Down” with Grammy© Award-winning artist H.E.R. The news of the Gold certification, which acknowledges sales and streaming equivalents of 500,000 units in the U.S., arrives as Tuff Gong/Island …

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Prince Charles’ former aide steps down over honour claims

A former aide to the Prince of Wales has temporarily stepped down from his role as chief executive of The Prince’s Foundation amid allegations that he used his influence to help secure an honour for a major donor. Michael Fawcett has been accused of offering to help a wealthy Saudi businessman with an honour. Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz received …

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UN calls for the release of Guinea’s President after coup

The United Nations has called for the immediate release of Guinea’s toppled president, Alpha Conde following Sunday’s military coup. President Alpha Conde has been arrested and detained by soldiers who carried out the coup and is reportedly unharmed. Videos and pictures of him surrounded by soldiers have been circulating on social media on Sunday. Conde’s government is said to have …

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Guinea in turmoil as soldiers claim they have taken over

Soldiers who staged an uprising in Guinea’s capital have said in a short broadcast on state television that they have dissolved the constitution and the government in the West African state. Unverified videos shared on social media on Sunday apparently showed President Alpha Conde being surrounded by soldiers. His whereabouts were unclear.This followed earlier reports of heavy gunfire in Conakry …

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Restored: Bob Marley And The Wailers –The Capitol Session ’73

New York, NY — The scene is Hollywood. October 1973. International reggae pioneers Bob Marley and The Wailers were filmed in a closed door session at The Capitol Records Tower on October 24 by famed producer Denny Cordell, who received the blessing from Marley to capture the band recording 12 songs. Shooting with four cameras and mixing “on the fly” to a colorized tape, this footage, …

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$1M+ raised for photog Paul Ninson to build Ghana library, learning centre

A Ghanaian photographer, Paul Ninson has caught the eye of the world after his inspiring story was shared by photoblog, Humans of New York (HONY). Mr. Ninson struggled to make ends meet on the streets of Ghana after trying to take care of his daughter whom he had with his girlfriend at the age of 20. He subsequently taught himself photography but …

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