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Kwesi Arthur, Chris Attoh, Dumelo, others headline week’s entertainment news


Kwesi Arthur, Chris Attoh, Dumelo, others headline week’s entertainment news

The end of another week is here and as usual, the entertainment world was flooded with lots of new developments, some good, some bad.

On Saturday, May 11, Ghana woke up to the news of the death of actor Chris Attoh’s wife.

Bettie Jenifer was killed, by an unidentified male on Friday, May 10, while leaving her office in Maryland in the US after work.

Read more: Video: Chris Attoh’s wife shot dead in US

Chris Attoh who was filming in Los Angeles had to leave the movie set and fly to Maryland.

Read more: Chris Attoh leaves movie set, flies to Maryland following wife’s murder

Developments coming in on Monday, May 13 indicated that Bettie Jenifer was also married to another man. Although they were going through a divorce, the proceedings were not final.

It was also made known that her husband Kedrick Jenifer is a convicted Baltimore drug lord currently serving 20 years in prison for importing large amounts of cocaine into Baltimore from Texas. 

Read more: Chris Attoh’s late wife was also married to another man

On the other side of the world, John Dumelo was getting married to the woman of his dreams and mother of his child, Gifty Mawunya Nkornu.

Although the couple had their traditional wedding in May 2018, their white wedding took place on Saturday, May 11 at the Royal Senchi Hotel in Akosombo. The star-studded wedding saw appearances from Jackie Appiah, James Gardiner, Nadia Buari and Fred Nuamah.

Read more: Photos/Video: Glitz and glamour at John Dumelo’s white wedding

On Sunday, May 12, Joy FM gave mothers a special treat at the Labadi Beach Hotel. Patrons were treated to authentic music, local and continental dishes as well as fun games with attractive prizes for winners.  They also had the opportunity to interact with on-air personalities in the Multimedia Group.

Read more: Joy 99.7FM gives mothers special treat at Labadi Beach Hotel

Celebrities were also not going to let the Mother’s Day go by without sending heart-warming wishes and prayers to their mums.

Read more: Mother’s Day: Celebs share photos, messages to celebrate their mothers

Musicians Shatta Wale and Fancy Gadam also won awards at the International Reggae and World Music Awards. Shatta Wale’s ‘Gringo’ won the ‘Best Music Video’ while the artiste was adjudged Afro Beats Artist of the Year. Fancy Gadam also won the ‘Most Promising Entertainer’.

Read more: Shatta Wale, Fancy Gadam win at 2019 IRAWMA in Jamaica

Stonebwoy in an interview on Showbiz A-Z had said Samini should be awarded Artiste of the Decade at the upcoming Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

Read more: Samini should win the VGMA Artiste of the Decade – Stonebwoy

­­Rapper Kwesi Arthur’s father said he feared his son would be addicted to gambling at a young age. Mr Danso Arthur said Kwesi and his brothers frequented game centres which doubled as gambling spots.

Read more: I feared Kwesi Arthur would be addicted to gambling – Father

With lots of Ghanaians in fear over kidnapping scares in the country, the Tourism ministry says those scares will not prevent the progress of the ‘Year of Return’ program.

Read more: Kidnapping scare not a hindrance to ‘Year of Return’ – Tourism Ministry

The nominees for the 2019 Black Excellence awards were released on Friday and for the second time, there was no Ghanaian on the Best International Act category.

Read more: BET Awards 2019: No nomination for Ghana in ‘Best International Act’ category

Kwesi Arthur in an interview on Friday revealed he was still owing school fees. The artiste who attended Tema Secondary School said his results were blocked due to that.

Read more: Video: I’m still owing school fees – Kwesi Arthur reveals

Stonebwoy spent ¢50,000 worth of airtime on votes during his VGMA voting party.

Read more: ¢50,000 worth of airtime exhausted at Stonebwoy’s voting party

Former Minister of Tourism Catherine Afeku says she does not miss working in the ministry one bit.

Read more: Video: I don’t miss creative arts ministry – Catherine Afeku


Daavi Neba for the second time topped the Adom Music Chart.

Read more: Adom FM Music Chart (Week 19): ‘Daavi Neba’ at number 1

Gospel singer, Rev. Gideon Adamtey Osei, has released his new single ‘Yes I Can’.

Read more: Yes I Can: Gospel singer preaches encouragement in new single​​​​​​​


Many Ghanaians have been grieving about the amount of power public voting has when it comes to award schemes. Taking a different route is the organisers of the Golden Movie Awards.

Read more: Video: Winners of Golden Movie Awards will never be decided by public – Director

Fox has announced the Empire TV series will come to an end with season six.

Read more: TV series ‘Empire’ will end after sixth season​​​​​​​

Thousands of people have signed a petition to have season eight of the world acclaimed best series Game of Thrones rewritten.

Read more: Game of Thrones petition: 500,000 demand series eight remake


Actress Tonto Dike has revealed plans to undergo breast surgery.

Read more: Tonto Dikeh unveils plan to undergo breast surgery


Actress and singer, Selena Gomez says social media is “terrible” for this generation and has urged people to set time limits on online activity.

Read more: Selena Gomez says social media is ‘terrible’ for young people

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has revealed she suffered some health complications while filming the movie.

Read more: ‘Game of Thrones’ affected my health – Maisie Williams​​​​​​​

Hollywood legend Doris Day, whose films made her one of the biggest stars of all time, has died aged 97.

Read more: Hollywood actress, singer Doris Day dies at 97

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