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What About The Killers Of Fennec Okyere?



It makes sense to start this piece with something that Kwaw Kese said in respect to the killers of his late and former manager, Fennec Okyere; the fact that those killers have not been brought to book to face the law but yet Ghana Police has speedily arrested the ‘killer’ of a former legislator.

It sends a clear and serious signal and I strongly think that, those entertainers endorsing political parties must take a cue from that. In Ghana, the politician is more important and powerful than any other person.

“I think my manager’s case has not been dealt with the way the late MP’s case has been dealt with. I want to ask the police if it’s because my manger was not an MP.”

“This is a man who was doing great in his field of work and as a matter of fact a loyal Ghanaian. If a Ghanaian has been murdered and up till date there hasn’t been any clue, then I would say the security system is being biased”.

“Recently, there was news about somebody saying another person threatened to kill him like he killed the other person and I think that was a big clue the police should have jumped on to thoroughly investigate that person and find out why he said that but nothing came out of that.”

“To me, I think the police are being biased and I don’t think you should be a Member of Parliament, a minister, or somebody working for the government before they deal with our cases for us”.

“I still pray and hope that the truth will come out and I am urging the police to use similar tactics to give us some answers to my manager’s killers,” Kwaw Kese told TV3 Network.

Entertainers not respected

After the news of the arrest of the ‘killer’ of the late New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North was reported everywhere like Ghana has just won a FIFA World Cup, I couldn’t help but to scream the headline for this piece; what about the killer or killers of Fennec Okyere?

It is not as if I’m against the ‘swift’ arrest of the person behind the demise of the late Mr Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, whereas nothing concrete has been heard in the murder of Fennec Okyere, the late manager of Kwaw Kese who was killed in March 2014 – almost two years after the incidence.

When Hiplife artiste and former member of the defunct group Nananom, Sidney released his Obiaa Nye Obiaa song in 2010, I was personally not happy with the song.

Obiaa Nye Obiaa simply means “nobody is nobody’ and in essence preaches about equality. The song says that irrespective of one’s social status, achievement and all that, everyone is equal.

My problem with the song actually is that, looking at the present conditions in Ghana, we cannot be said to be practicing Obiaa Nye Obiaa policy.

You can only share the sentiments that nobody is nobody but so far as I’m concerned, you are only deceiving yourself.

Listen, in Ghana, the politician is far more important than the ordinary Ghanaian citizen. A lot of seriousness is attached to the lives of politicians than Ghanaians in general.

About 10 Ghanaians can die, it’s certainly normal news but when one politician for that matter, a Member of Parliament dies, then it becomes big news. This unfortunate trend makes one wonder what is wrong with Ghanaians.

Entertainers or people in the entertainment fraternity have huge followers to the extent that politicians fall on them during campaign periods in an election year.

This year is not different as some of them have already started endorsing and campaigning for various flagbearers of political parties.

It is not as if they are not approached, elections cannot be won, but they are considered because they play an integral part in the society, to some extent the lives of the ordinary Ghanaians who are the voters.

These entertainers mount stages and help politicians in their campaigns to win elections. In so doing, they manage to convince some of their followers to vote for the party or the candidate they endorse.

But the sad truth is that, entertainers are least respected by the politician. After all the fanfare and after elections are won, they are totally ignored by these same people they risked their lives to endorse and campaign for.

Murder of Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu

Last Tuesday, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, Mr Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu was murdered in cold blood by unidentified assailants at his residence at Shiashie, near the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange in Accra.

Two days after the sad incidence, a report suggested that the Accra Regional Police Command have arrested a man suspected to have been behind the murder of the former Abuakwa North legislator.

According to reports, the alleged killer was arrested in an operation that started on Wednesday and ended on Thursday dawn led by the Regional Commander, COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare.

Prior to his arrest, the Police placed a GHC 10,000 bounty for information that could lead to the arrest of the alleged killers. It’s the wish of every Ghanaian that, Ghana Police will work swiftly like this to arrest situations such as this.

Fennec Okyere

On Marcy 13, 2014, Fennec Okyere, the then manager of Kwaw Kese was brutally murdered at his residence at Spintex.

Though somebody was arrested as a prime suspect because the person had had a misunderstanding with him, he has since been released and nothing has been heard again.

Like Kwaw Kese said, “recently there was news on somebody saying another person threatened to kill him like he killed the other person” nothing substantial came out even though the person who made the allegation and the person he made it against were invited by the police for interrogations.

This tells us that, perhaps the Police didn’t use the same tactics they used to apprehend the killer of the former legislator in the case of Fennec Okyere.

Perhaps if Fennec Okyere was an MP, who knows his killers would be waking up at the Nsawam Prisons by now. or tweet @anangfio



Gov’t Sell Golden Tulip, Now Renamed Lancaster Hotel



The Golden Tulip Hotels in Accra and Kumasi will be rebranded after the Ghanaian government sold its stake in the facility to some Lebanese investors.

The four-star hotels are owned by a joint venture between the governments of Ghana and Libya (GLAHCO), with Ghana owning 60% and Libya owning 40%.

According to media reports, Ghana has completely sold its franchise to a company called Lancaster.

This means that the renowned hotels in Ghana’s capital and the Ashanti Regional capital will be known as Lancaster Accra City Hotel and Lancaster Kumasi City Hotel as of July 1st, 2022.

A letter from the General Manager with the heads of departments in copy read: “Achour Holding Limited operating as Lancaster Hotels will be the new lessee and would take effect from 1st July, 2022, with same conditions as previously communicated”.

“We urge you to support the new company to ensure a successful takeoff,” the statement added.

Another letter from the Rooms Division Manager of Golden Tulip Hotel, Lucy Ahedor said “we wish to inform you that from 1st of July, 2022, the name of the hotel will now change to Lancaster Hotel. We would also like to inform you to rest assured as this change will not affect normal operations of the hotel”.

“We are happy to also announce that the hotel under this new name will be going through refurbishment by enhancing most of the facilities,” she added.

Some hotel employees confirmed the sale and name change to Joy News, while sources say the move was spearheaded by government officials.

The Golden Tulip Hospitality Group is a hotel franchise and management company with locations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, and the Americas.

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Feli Nuna Hints On Collaboration With Sarkodie



Feli Nuna, singer signed to Off Da Ground, has made a new revelation.

Speaking with Doreen Avio on Hitz FM’s Day Break Hitz she was questioned on when she will be having a collaboration with rapper Sarkodie.

A collaboration with the BET winner is in the works, according to the ‘Towel’ hitmaker, as she prepares for her EP. She went on to say that her EP, which is amazing and has some great features, should be out in six months.

Feli Nuna released her ‘Towel‘ song on May 11, 2022, which was produced by Shawerz Ebiem and filmed and directed by R.Dee.

Feli Nuna’s towel song is all about taking care of oneself. Self-care is defined as an individual’s, family’s, or community’s ability to promote health, prevent disease, and maintain health by eating well and engaging in stress-relieving activities.
Watch below.

Feli Nuna, real name Felicia Nuna Akosua Tawiah, has performed on major stages throughout Ghana, including the Ghana Music Awards Nominees Concert, the 4styte Music Video Awards, Coke Studio Africa, the Yaws Fashion Show in Gambia, the Asia-Africa Youth Festival in China, and many more.

Connect with Flei Nuna on these handles below.

Facebook: Feli Nuna

Twitter, Instagram & TikTok: @Feli Nuna

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Ciara Signs With Republic/Uptown Records



Ciara is leveling up with a new record deal.

The R&B superstar has signed to Republic Records and Uptown Records in partnership with her independent label, Beauty Marks Entertainment, it was announced today.

“I am thrilled to partner with Uptown/Republic Records through my own label imprint Beauty Marks Entertainment,” said Ciara. “Wendy [Goldstein] and I have been in discussion to work together for some time and the enthusiasm that her and the entire team have expressed over this new project marks an exciting new chapter in my career. I am grateful to be able to continue my mission of making the world dance with a team I admire, who are at the forefront of empowering artists.”

Republic Records Co-President Wendy Goldstein added, “I’ve been a fan of Ciara forever. Working with her has been a dream, and she’s making some of the most powerful, undeniable, and innovative music of her entire career now. This is an incredible creative chapter for her, and we’re all excited to be part of it.”

Her first single in two years, “Jump” featuring Coast Contra, will be released to streaming services on July 8. A video has also been shot directed by Dave Meyers (“Lose Control”). She recently teased the dance track in a viral dance clip.

Ciara is now readying her first album in three years for release on Republic/Uptown. “I’m actually finished with my album, which I’m excited about,” she told The Associated Press last month.

Her previous album, 2019’s Beauty Marks, was released independently via her Beauty Marks label, and featured appearances from Kelly Rowland and Macklemore.

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