• Thursday, June 21, 2018

XXXTentacion, controversial rapper, shot dead in Florida aged 20

US rapper XXXTentacion, who quickly rose to fame with two consecutive hit albums, has been killed aged 20.

He was leaving a motorcycle dealership in south Florida on Monday when an armed suspect shot him.

Police in Broward County said XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

He was often described as one of rap’s most controversial artists and was facing domestic violence charges.US rapper XXXTentacion's car pictured after the shooting

The rapper, who first found an audience by uploading songs to the website SoundCloud, had been hailed as a breakthrough talent and tributes have been pouring in from hip-hop luminaries in the wake of his death.

The county sheriff’s office said that Onfroy was leaving the dealership shortly before 16:00 local time when two armed suspects approached.

At least one of them shot him before both fled the scene in Deerfield Beach, which is 43 miles (69km) north of Miami, in a dark-coloured SUV.

Investigators said it appeared to be a “possible robbery”. Video posted on social media apparently showed Onfroy slumped in his car.

A witness told celebrity news website TMZ that multiple shots rang out outside the dealership.

The rapper, whose hit songs include SAD! and Moonlight, quickly rose to prominence following the release of his debut album 17 last August.

His follow-up ? debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart in March and has been listened to hundreds of millions of times online.

The album tackled subjects such as depression and was praised by some of rap’s most high-profile stars.

But his short career was plagued by allegations of domestic violence. He was facing 15 felony charges at the time of his death, including aggravated battery of a pregnant woman.

XXXTentacion had a troubled upbringing and was expelled from middle school for fighting, but he channelled his energy and fury into music.

He quickly became the most popular artist in the genre known as SoundCloud Rap, defined by its languid, hazy beats and wide-ranging influences.

Rapper XXXTentacion, also known as Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy

His surging popularity was noted by the music industry and, by October 2017, he had scored a distribution agreement reportedly worth $6 million (£4.5m).

But his career was already being overshadowed by his legal problems. Fans were apparently unswayed, sending his latest album to number one in the US.

Rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs described XXXTentacion as “one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met.”DJ and record producer Diplo said the rapper had wanted him and Skrillex to finish his next album, ending his message with a broken heart emoji.

Rapper J Cole hailed the star’s “enormous talent and limitless potential”. “God bless his family, friends and fans,” he posted.

Documentary maker Louis Theroux said: “Notwithstanding personal demons, he was a huge talent & bringing a beautiful new feel to hip hop. So sad.”

 

 

 

Source:bbc.com

PATAPEEZY AT GHANA MEETS NAIJA 2018.

Patapeezy intrigued his fans and Ghanaians at the just ended Ghana meets Naija which went down this weekend in Ghana with his performances.

The ‘One Corner’ hit maker who started his performance with poetry from a lady telling the world about himself and what he has been able to achieve within this short period in the music industry.

The poetry stirred up the crowd even before he started his performance.

He came in with an entourage all dress in white and red cassock as priests with lantern and others. The performances saw more energy and interaction with the audience.

Patapeezy performance has caught a lot of eyes and has also made the Boss of Empire Entertainment commended him for the good performance he showed during the weekend.

Ghana meets Naija is an annual show where Empire Entertainment put together artiste from Ghana and Nigeria on one stage to battle it out and see the ruining country for a particular year.

This year’s show was no exception as all the artistes from both countries tried to put up good performances to create a good image about their country.

The show saw the likes of Wizkid, Mr. Eazi and Mayorkun from Nigeria and Shatta Wale, Samini, Stonebwoy, Patapeezy, King Promise and others also from Ghana.

There were other important personalities like the first Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs. Rebecca Akuffo Addo.

 

 

 

Source:Alice Gyeabour Marfo/wisetvonline.com

GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS 2018.

The Golden Movie Awards (G.M.A) was a fun thrilled event that was held this weekend at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel which saw industry players from Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Uganda.

The 2018 edition of the event was hosted by beautiful Ghanaian actress Joselyn Dumas and Nigerian ace comedian AY.

The occasion was graced by a lot of movie stars from the four countries. The likes of Nana Ama Mcbrown, Gloria Sarfo, Fiifi Coleman, Lilian Esoro, Cameroon’s Allene Menget, Rosemond Brown and many more.

It was very entertaining as Nana Ama Mcbrown teased Rosemond Brown for her grammatical errors and the most amusing part was when Rosemond struggled to pronounce “indigenous”.

The Akuapem poloo, Rosemond Brown also knelt down to apologize to Moesha for speaking ill about her interview with CNN’s Christine Amanpour.

The Golden Movie Awards is an annual event that pursues to reward filmmakers for their hard work and quality on the African Continent.

Below is the full list of the awards.

Golden Makeup Artiste Nodryn Evanci (Forbidden)

Golden Costume Awenseba Ali-Akpajiak (Baabani)

Golden Short Film Iterum (Again)

 Golden Editor Bernard Makosa (10 Day in Suncity)

Golden Editor Bernard Makosa (10 Day in Suncity) Golden Soundtrack (Original) O.C. Ukeje (Potato Potahto)

Golden Art Director Anurin Nwunembom (A Good Time to Divorce)

Golden Promising Actor Eman Sinare (Baabani)

Golden Supporting Actor (Comedy) Richard Mofe Damijo (10 Days in Suncity)

Golden Supporting Actress (Comedy) Joke Silva (Potato Potahto)

Golden Actress (Comedy) Nana Ama McBrown, Sika Osei & Lydia Forson (Side Chic Gang)

Golden Actor (Drama) Allene Menget (A Good Time to Divorce)

Golden Actress (Drama) Lilian Echileon (Black Rose)

Golden Movie (Comedy-Story) Rachel Adiku (Side Chic Gang)

Golden Documentary GH One (Tramadol Documentary)

Golden Director Nkanya Nkwai (A Good Time to Divorce)

Overall Golden Movie A Good Time to Divorce (Nkanya Nkwai)

 

Golden Discovery Actor Lilian Echelon (Black Rose)

Golden Appreciation Award (Male) Peter Richie

Golden Appreciation Award (Female) Gloria Sarfo

Golden Writer Comedy (Movie) Peter Sedufia (Side Chic Gang)

Golden Writer Drama (Movie) Nkanya Nkwai (A Good Time to Divorce)

Golden Actor (Comedy) John Dumelo (Before the Vows

 

 

Source:Alice Gyeabour Marfo/wisetvonline.com

DJ ABRANTEE FINALLY OUT OF HOSPITAL.

The British Ghanaian radio and television personality has finally been discharged from the hospital after spending 8 months in hospital.

The media personality who was hospitalized in the United Kingdom for suffering from stroke has been released to continue his treatment from the house.

DJ Abrantee was spotted with the mother in a picture after he was discharged from the hospital.

It is such an excitement for people in the media circles and Abrantee as he has been missed for his 8 months break.

H used to report for an entertainment programme from London to Ghana and also the host of Akwaaba UK.

 

 

Source:Alice Gyeabour Marfo/wisetvonline.com

SARKODIE SET TO MARRY IN JULY?

Ghana’s fastest and most decorated rapper, Michael Owusu Addo popularly known as Sarkodie is set to finally get married in July with his long time fiancée Tracey Sarkcess

In last year June, there were speculations that Michael Owusu Addo, the Rapperholic boss was getting married but nothing happened.

Could this year be different from the other where there is going to be some good news to jubilate about?

The Adonai hit marker, had a baby girl with his longtime girlfriend last year.

Sources indicate that Dr. Pounds, and DJ Mensah will be part of the groom’s men-to-be.

 

 

 

Source:Alice Gyeabour Marfo/wisetvonline.com

PATAPAA CHANGES HIS NAME

The ‘One Corner’ hit maker has changed his name from Patapaa to Patapeezy as he keeps building his brand.

The hip life artiste who was born Justice Amoah also said that anyone who uses the name Patapaa will be sued in court.

Patapeezy who has currently been spotted in France was seen in a video posted by Comedian Funny Face saying, ‘because I am humble, Funny Face has given me a new name so Patapaa has been tacked away and now the new name is Patapeezy’

Patapeezy is widely known in the showbiz industry because of his ‘One Corner’ song.

He also made a very big impression at the just ended Vodafone Music Awards because of his dressing to the event.

 

 

Source:Alice Gyeabour Marfo/wisetvonline.com

Falz praised for ‘This Is Nigeria’ video

Childish Gambino’s This is America very quickly became the most talked about music video in the world after he released it earlier this month.

So it is not so surprising that Nigerian rapper Falz’s take This Is Nigeria immediately began causing quite the stir on social media.

The video sees Falz dancing and walking through a warehouse as different scenarios play out around him – incredibly similar to Childish Gambino’s video.

But in his version, Falz focuses on recent political, social and economic issues affecting Nigeria, with both the lyrics and symbolism on screen being seen as a scathing criticism of the country.

Through conscious rap, he addresses the ongoing herdsmen clashes, kidnapping of schoolgirls by militants in the northern region, corruption, drug abuse among the youth, power blackouts, police harassment and internet fraud.

The video opens up with the rapper holding a boom box which plays out the voice of his father, popular Nigerian lawyer and human right activist Femi Falana.

Since its release, the song has been streamed more than a million times and sparking a lot of debate about the message and delivery with some people even hailing him as the new voice of the people.

 

 

 

Source:bbc.com/africa

KUNTA IS BACK

KUNTA, is a member of Bradez, musical duo is to release another single next month after he released his hit track ‘Kunta aba’ which talked about his coming back to the music industry after being away from the public for a long time due to ill health.

He has revealed to wisetvonline.com that, he has fully recovered and he is coming back into the music industry in full force and strong zeal.

The new single which will be released in June is titled ‘metiri bo mu’ which features Kofi Kinaata.

After the promotion of this single, singer and rapper KUNTA has revealed that there will soon be a release of a new album from the group Bradez.

 

 

Source:Alice Gyeabour Marfo/wisetvonline.com

OKYEAME KWAME SUPPORTS J.A KUFOUR’S FOUNDATION.

The John Agyekum Kufuor Foundation founded in 2010 by H.E John Agyekum Kufuor, former President of the Republic of Ghana (2001-2009), the John A. Kufuor Foundation (JAKF) aims to promote effective leadership as the catalyst for good governance, and socioeconomic development through advocacy, programmatic interventions and strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations and institutions.

As part of the founder’s 80th birthday celebration, Ghanaian celebrities such as Okyeame Kwame who is a hip life artiste is to organize a 3 day musical concert to raise 1 million Ghana Cedis as part of the 80 million Cedis to be raised by the Foundation to build a leadership center at the University of Ghana.

Okyeame Kwame,-real name Kwame Nsiah-Apau-, who is a part of a selected number of celebrities like Bola Ray, Stephen Appiah and others in an interview with wisetvonline.com, disclosed that they will organize back to back events like football matches and concerts in order to raise the 80 million Cedis as the Former President celebrates his 80th birthday.

The theme for the project is ‘Leadership; Africa through Arts’.

He further revealed that, the concerts will be in the form an Art Festival and Jazz Concerts. The African Union Art Festival launch will take place on 1ST of June at Golden Tulip Accra. “We will auction  good artistic work from young talented artist in Ghana as a way to raise money for the building of a leadership centre in the University of Ghana.”

He also said there will be another Jazz Concert in July for the same project.

He expressed his delight in his involvement in the project and added that if he is not able to raise the money this year, he will continue next year in order to get his set goal.

 

 

Source:Alice Gyeabour Marfo/wisetvonline.com

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