Dancehall gem Ras lipo starts the year with a new street anthem titled ‘Asaase Aban‘ produced by Beatz Hynex.
Affectionately called ‘City Boss‘ by music lovers and fans, Ras Lipo comes fiercely for his crown and ready to uplift the game in 2019 and beyond with back to back bangers.
Asaase Aban, meaning ‘Owner of the land’ talks about how He walks the talk and not ready for naysayers but poised at feeding his fans with the good music He has always given them.
Been away for a while in the music scene to rebuild himself, Asaase Aban has always started catching up on the streets of Kumasi and other parts of the country due to its groovy feel and bounciness.
Ras Lipo has been ticked by top-notch industry players as the next big thing in Dancehall music and certainly one of the greatest music exports from Kumasi in recent times.
696 Ghanaians Died Through Road Accidents In The First Quarter Of 2019 : MTTD Reports
Road accidents happen as a result of many factors including poor road conditions, recklessness, and carelessness by drivers.
Data compiled by the Motor Traffic and Transport Department of the Ghana Police Service shows that about 696 died in road traffic accidents in the first three months of 2019.
The accident in the first quarter of 2019 recorded a 17.57% increase over figures for the first quarter of 2018.
Commuters and pedestrians killed increased from 592 in the first quarter of 2018 to 696 in the same period of 2019.
The number of motorcycles involved in road traffic accidents witnessed an 11.82% jump from 956 in the first quarter of 2018 to 1,069 during the same period in 2019.
Motorcycle accidents killed 169 and injured 718 commuters in the first quarter of 2019.
A total of 2,387 private vehicles were involved in accidents in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 7.81% compared to the involvement of 2,214 private vehicles in the first quarter of last year.
Accidents involving private vehicles killed 201 commuters in the first quarter of this year while injuring 841.
The number of commercial vehicles involved in accidents recorded a 3.40% decline from 2,175 in 2018 to 2,101 in the first quarter of this year.
Commercial vehicles involved in accidents killed 326 people and injured 1,980 in the first quarter of 2019.
The total number of accident cases reported in the first quarter of 2019 witnessed an increase of 6.95% from 3,193 in 2018 to 3,415 this year.
The total number of vehicles involved in accidents in the first quarter rose from 5,345 in 2018 to 5,557 in 2019, representing a 3.97% increase.
The regional breakdown of deaths includes: Accra – 69, Tema – 38, Eastern – 108, Central – 45, Western – 38, Ashanti – 113, Volta – 34, Northern – 59, Upper West – 19, Upper East – 28, and Brong Ahafo – 145.
BBC’s First Female TV Newsreader Nan Winton Dies At 93
The first woman to read the news on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), has died at the age of 93.
The broadcaster, Nancy ‘Nan Winton’ Wigginton, was taken to the hospital on May 8 following a fall at her home in Bridport, Dorset. Her condition worsened and she passed away at Dorchester County Hospital on Saturday, May 11.
An inquest into her death was opened and closed at the coroner’s court in Bournemouth on Thursday.
Winton who started reading the 6pm news in 1960 also read the weekly news bulletins on a Sunday evening.
She also worked as a BBC TV continuity announcer and her other work included Panorama and Town and Around, a nightly magazine show.
After stepping down from reading the news, Winton remained a television and news reporter. She was also a regular panelist on the radio panel game show Treble Chance.
According to Dailymail, on the day Winton was taken to hospital, aged 93, it was found she had fractured her femur. Surgery was carried out the next day. She later suffered failure of the heart, respiratory system and kidneys. She was taken to critical care, but died in the ward
A cause of death was given as congestive heart failure, hypertension and frailty of old age.
A full inquest is scheduled to take place on January 29 next year.
Formula 1 Legend Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Legendary Formula 1 racer Niki Lauda has died … according to his family.
Lauda, considered one of F1’s greatest drivers ever, died Monday … nine months after undergoing surgery for a lung transplant.
Niki won the F1 drivers’ championship in 1975 and ’77 with Ferrari and again in ’84 with McLaren … but he’s most famous for crashing and catching fire in 1976 at the German Grand Prix.
Lauda was badly burned in the crash, but he made a miraculous recovery an returned to racing only 6 weeks later.
Lauda’s incredibly comeback after dodging death instantly made him the stuff of legend .. and his 1976 rivalry with British driver James Hunt was the plot line of the movie “Rush.”
Niki, who was born in Austria, had a tight working relationship with 5-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton. Lauda was involved when Lewis signed with McClaren ahead of the 2013 racing season.
Niki’s family released a statement after his death … saying, “With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday.”
“His unique achievements as an athlete and entrepreneur are and will remain unforgettable, his tireless zest for action, his straightforwardness and his courage remain.”
“A role model and a benchmark for all of us, he was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather away from the public, and he will be missed.”
Lauda was 70.
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