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Charterhouse Opens Nominations For 2021 VGMA



Charterhouse, the organizers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is calling on creative arts to submit their works for consideration for this year’s award scheme.

In a press release dated 19th January 2021, they announced that entries to be submitted are for works published in 2020 only.

Thus, the scheme will be reviewed published works from 1st January to 31st December 2020.

The press statement also clarified that manual submission of works would not be permitted. As such, entries can only be made via their website,

The deadline for submission is Monday, February 15th, 2021.

Check out the full details below:

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Kanye West Reportedly Tried To Sell Jewellery He Bought For Kim Kardashian Days Before She Filed For Divorce



Kanye West, US rap star reportedly tried to sell some of the jewellery he had bought for his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, just days before she filed for divorce.

According to the Sun, Kanye, 43, visited two jewellers to get quotes for the items he was considering selling.

A source told The Sun: ‘In the last two weeks, Kanye was attempting to sell jewellery he had purchased for Kim to at least two top jewellers.

‘Kanye recently said, “I don’t want to be connected to the Kardashian brand anymore” but he was so torn because he still very much loves Kim.

‘Although he never ended up selling the jewellery he was talking about how he didn’t want to be reminded of the past.’

Kanye West reportedly tried to sell jewellery he bought for Kim Kardashian days before she filed for divorce

The insider added that Kanye ‘really wanted to stay together but she was done’.

During their marriage, the rapper and billionaire fashion designer splashed out millions building Kim’s jewellery collection.

These included a $1million Lorraine Schwartz diamond necklace as her push present for North, her 15-carat engagement ring worth $3million, two Cartier bracelets and a vintage Cartier gold plaque necklace with a text from Kanye etched into it.

Kim filed for divorce from Kanye on Friday February 18, after almost seven years of marriage.

As part of the divorce filings, she is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their four young children: North, seven, Saint, five, Chicago, three, Psalm, 21 months.

Kim is worth almost $1B thanks to her makeup, fragrance and intimates lines. The rapper is worth a reported $1.3B thanks to his music, concerts, and apparel and shoe lines.

Reports say neither will contest their prenup and they are far along in their agreement over how to split property.

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Nana Akua Addo Dares Ayisha Modi To Do Her Worse



Nana Akua Addo, actress, and fashionista has clapped back at the unofficial spokesperson for Bhim Nation President Stonebwoy after the latter launched an attack at her.

According to Ayisha Modi, Nana Akua Addo contacted her signee Victoria Kimani through her DM and questioned why she would allow a person like Ayisha Modi to sign her.

Ayisha in a live video alleged that Victoria Kimani forwarded the messages to her and she is not happy with the content of the message.

She dared Nana Akua to come out and face her if she has the gust.

Well, Nana Akua Addo has responded to Ayisha in a post on her social media handle.


See below.

The fight just started. We wait to see what Ayisha also have up her sleeves.

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Mondia Brings Ground-Breaking Entertainment Platform Monsooq To Nigeria



Mondia, a leading mobile technology company specializing in the marketing and distribution of digital content, today announced its second African launch of the ground-breaking time-based entertainment platform Monsooq, in Nigeria. This follows on the heels of the initial launch in South Africa.

Monsooq is the first-of-its-kind model which utilizes time as the currency. Users pay only for the time they spend consuming content and are not required to take out any contracts or subscriptions.

Entertainment anytime anywhere

Monsooq’s unique time-based model allows consumers to buy entertainment time just as they would mobile airtime and use that time to consume any content they choose, including movies, sports, educational content, books, series, games, and music – all on a single, convenient, end-to-end entertainment platform. New users to will receive 60 minutes complimentary access and a 50% discount on content during the launch, after which pricing is NGN20 per hour.

Whether a consumer wishes to play a game for 30 minutes while commuting, or binge a new series for six hours, they are able to load that amount of time to their profile securely using a debit or credit card. And when their time ends, they simply top up with more.

Nigeria houses incredible content

Dr Amadeo Rahmann, Mondia Group CEO, said: “Africa is the next frontier in regard to digitalization. Our extensive footprint, increasing customer base and significant experience in the region make Africa a natural choice of focus for us. African markets, especially Nigeria with its large population and growth of digital streaming services, are primed for the democratisation of content. Mondia is firmly focused on changing the way people consume entertainment. We have incredible reach and deep understanding of the geographies in which we operate, with over 1.4 billion potential users in these countries.”

Mondia believes that Nigeria is a great local content hub for Africa with its media and entertainment industry, Nollywood, providing world-class content. Nigeria is also currently the second-largest film producer in the world in terms of number of movies[3]. The local industry employs about one million people and generates over US$7 billion for the economy3, and Mondia is excited to help provide another platform for this content.

The “new normal” brings new opportunities

“COVID-19 has had such a dramatic impact on economies globally, deeply affecting consumers’ disposable income. We believe that the Monsooq model is reflective of the changed financial situation of consumers while bringing much needed entertainment during these difficult times,” concludes Dr Rahmann.

Mondia sees exceptional potential in the continent. According to research conducted by PwC South Africa in 2019[1], entertainment and media (E&M) spend in Nigeria saw a 25.5% rise in E&M revenue in 2017 to US$3.8bn.

In December 2019 more Africans (526 million) accessed the internet than North Americans[2]. And there is still massive potential for growth: Africa has a total internet penetration level of just under 40%, as compared to penetration in the rest of the world of 63.2%. While streaming services have proliferated across Africa, there is an increasing need to deliver enhanced value, choice, and innovation in terms of pricing and content.

Monsooq also represents a new frontier of content monetization for entertainment providers, giving them direct access to customers who are not interested in a traditional subscription model.

Content is king

Monsooq features a world-class recommendation engine to ensure consumers find the content they love. Content will be localized and customized, with a mix of local, regional and international content. Mondia aims to build the content economy and bring value across Africa as Monsooq expands.

The platform has partnered with leading regional content providers such as Viva Nation and Wi-flix, as well as well-known international TV channels, sports and games providers, and offers over 20 000 hours of entertainment including, Esport and EPIC ON. In addition, Mondia will also feature their own entertainment services which boast leading games and music titles.

Monsooq launched in South Africa in November, which incorporates a deal with LaLiga as a premium content partner, and now launches in Nigeria, with other markets to follow.

About Mondia:
Mondia is a leading technology company specializing in the marketing and distribution of digital content. Mondia has deep insight into where the markets are headed and the role of technology to solve business challenges while enabling the best user experiences. Mondia, through its content-agnostic platforms creates personalized digital experiences for people by providing them with the latest world-class digital content, accessible anywhere and anytime; including health, entertainment, lifestyle, gaming, music, and sports. Mondia is well-positioned to enable its enterprise customers to grow their user engagement and maximize their monetization potential through payment connectivity, customer acquisition, and life cycle management services.

With 13 locations across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Mondia reaches over 1.4bn end-users across over 60 countries. The company partners with more than 80 telco operators from around the world, over 1,000 content providers, and 200 merchants. Mondia services are available in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Pakistan through mondia.cell.

About Dr Amadeo Rahmann, Mondia CEO:
Amadeo is a shareholder and Chief Executive Officer at Mondia where he is responsible for providing strategic, financial and operational leadership for the company and senior leadership team. He is a true visionary and prides himself in the establishment of long-standing relationships with key decision makers and influencers. ​

Amadeo is a highly acclaimed, experienced and successful entrepreneur, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He has led several multi-million-dollar large-scale projects in cooperation with various internationally renowned companies in multiple sectors across Europe, Middle East & Africa. Leveraging this extensive global network, he continuously seeks opportunities to drive the business forward. ​

He started Mondia in 2002 and continues to lead the company to new heights with the introduction of new products and services as well as business verticals. He is responsible for continued revenue growth and expanded the business to 13 locations across the globe with 250 passionate employees. ​

Amadeo holds a PhD in Languages and Literature from the University of Rome and speaks five languages. He is an avid reader and enjoys keeping fit.

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