Koffi Olomidé guilty of rape of 15-year-old girl

Koffi Olomidé, one of Africa’s most popular singers, has been found guilty of the statutory rape of one of his former dancers when she was 15. He was handed a two-year suspended jail sentence by a court in France in absentia, as he failed to turn up. The ruling means the Congolese star only faces arrest if he commits further offences, says the BBC’s Nadir Djennad. Olomidé, 62, was ordered to pay 5,000 euros ($5,700; £4,300) in damages to the former dancer. The court in Nanterre, outside Paris, also ordered…

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Hudson-Odoi ‘shocked’ to receive first England call-up

Chelsea teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi says he was “shocked” to find out he had been called up to the England senior squad for the first time. The 18-year-old winger had travelled to Bristol to meet up with England’s under-21 squad on Monday when he was told he would have to divert back to St George’s Park after Gareth Southgate decided to call him up for their opening European Qualifiers. He could now make his debut when England play the Czech Republic at Wembley on Friday, or away at Montenegro on Monday.…

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Samira Bawumia secures Indian scholarships for Ghanaians

The Second Lady Hajia Mrs. Samira Bawumia has secured 12 scholarships and free services for children needing special pediatric care abroad through her not-for-profit organization, the Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects (SEHP). A number of qualified Ghanaian students are set to enjoy partial and full scholarships in two Indian Universities. Health professionals are also set to receive training to improve their skills, while paediatric patients recommended for treatment abroad are to benefit from free health care in a leading Indian Teaching Hospital. Ghana’s High Commissioner to India, Michael Aaron N.…

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‘Not my role’ to defend my dad over abuse allegations – Paris Jackson

Paris Jackson has said it is “not my role” to publicly defend father Michael against allegations of abuse. The 20-year-old was speaking a week after the broadcast of Leaving Neverland, a documentary in which two men accused Jackson of sexually abusing them as children. “There’s nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said in regards to defence,” the model wrote on Twitter. She added that she supports her family’s efforts to clear his name. Paris spoke out after being followed by paparazzi in New Orleans on Thursday. A fan suggested…

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Obrafour to Celebrate 20 Years of ‘Pae Mu Ka’ Album with a Concert

One of Ghana’s most respected rappers, Obrafour, has responded to the call by actress Yvonne Nelson for the celebration of the artiste’s ‘Pae Mu Ka’ album. Obrafour acknowledged the actress’ support over the years and stated that his management team has plans of organising a concert to mark 20 years of the album. Yvonne Nelson started a poll on Twitter earlier this month asking Ghanaians if they would want the artiste to stage a concert to celebrate the 20th anniversary. The tweet drew so much attention with many online portals reporting about…

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HiPipo Music Awards 2019 Winners – Full List

Sarkodie, Shatta Wale wins at HiPipo Music Awards 2019 Sarkodie, Diamond Platnumz, Sheebah, others were HiPipo Music Awards 2019 Winners. Others were Davido, Shatta Wale, Fally Ipupa, and Vanessa Mdee. This was announced at a star-studded ceremony held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Serena Hotel in Kampala, Uganda. Check the full list of winners below: AFRICA Africa’s Number 1 Diamond Platnumz Africa Best Male Artist Diamond Platnumz Africa Best Female Artist Tiwa Savage Africa Song of The Year King Monada – Malwedhe (Collapse Song) Africa Video of The…

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Tinny names Kwaw Kese, Others as the ‘Wackest’ Rappers in Ghana

Kwaw Kese, Patapaa, D-Black are Wack Rappers – Tinny Tinny has listed Kwaw Kese and two other musicians as the ‘wackest’ rappers in Ghana. Real name Nii Addo Quaynor, the rapper seem to be ready for what looks like a long squabble. He added that D-Black, and Patapaa are in the same bracket as the ‘Popping’ hitmaker. The BardMan Family boss made this explosive revelation in an interview with Lexis Bill on Joy FM’s drive times show. My wackest rappers in Ghana will be Patapaa, Kwaw Kese and D-Black, he said when quizzed. https://twitter.com/Joy997FM/status/1107691598215897088 In a related development, he also pronounced…

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Inna Patty sues ex-Miss Ghana Queens for Defamation

Inna Patty sues former Miss Ghana Beauty Queens Miss Ghana 2010 Stephanie Karikari and others have been dragged to an Accra High Court by Inna Mariam Patty and Exclusive Events Ghana Limited (EEGL). Inna, who is also Miss Ghana 2004 winner and the CEO of EEGL, in a lawsuit spotted by NEWS-ONE, seeks to clear her name of allegations by the ex- queens that she has turned the Miss Ghana pageant into an “escort agency”. In December 2017, three former winners of the Miss Ghana pageant painted a gloomy picture of the beauty event,…

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BlackPink’s North America Tour not Sold Out as YG Claimed

BlackPink North America Tour [Sports World = Reporter Kim Jae-won] The US was not a perfect stage either. Unlike the news that the Black Pink North America tour, which is about to arrive a month later, is now on sale. As a result of our coverage of the 17th (Korean time), the first North American tour of the girl groupBlack Pink, “BLACKPINK 2019 WORLD TOUR with KIA [IN YOUR AREA]” was at a fair level. It was confirmed on vividseats.com, a specialist site for the tour, that the first stage of the tour,…

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