Highlife legend Paapa Yankson had died

Paapa Yankson had died
Highlife legend Paapa Yankson has died
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Abubakar Ibrahim |abubakar.ibrahim@myjoyonline.com
Date: 21-07-2017 Time: 01:07:33:pm

Highlife legend, Paapa Yankson had died, a family friend has confirmed to Joy News.
The 73-year-old who had been ill for some time died in his sleep at his Dansoman residence in Accra, Friday.
Paapa Yankson, who was wheel-chair bound until his death made an appearance at the 2017 edition of the VGMA, where he gave a touching speech about coming back to the music scene soon.
He picked the Lifetime Achievement Honour at the 18th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards held earlier this year.
The stenographer turned musician told the story of how he struggled with fellow musician ace Charles Kofi Amankwaah Mann who popularly known as CK Mann before making it big.
He dedicated the award to his “good friend and brother, CK Mann.”
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Benjamin Paapa Kofi Yankson was born on June 22, 1944, at Winneba and for over 40 years, he’s kept highlife alive with the release of 15 albums that spurned a deluge of hit songs including ‘Wiase Mu Nsem,” Show Your Love,’ ‘Wo Yere Anaa Wo Maame,’ and ‘Tena Menkyen’ among others.
He was also instrumental in the projection of music bands into critical national acclaim; the Western Diamond Band, The Gold Nuggets Band and the Carousel Seven Band.
He has lectured and performed in many countries around the world including the US, Canada, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Holland.

Highlife legend Paapa Yankson has died

Paapa Yankson has died

Highlife legend Paapa Yankson has died Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Abubakar Ibrahim |abubakar.ibrahim@myjoyonline.com Date: 21-07-2017.

Highlife legend, Paapa Yankson has died, a family friend has confirmed to Joy News. The 73-year-old who had been ill for some time died in his sleep at his Dansoman residence in Accra, Friday. Paapa Yankson, who was wheel-chair bound until his death made an appearance at the 2017 edition of the VGMA, where he gave a touching speech about coming back to the music scene soon. He picked the Lifetime Achievement Honour at the 18th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards held earlier this year.

The stenographer turned musician told the story of how he struggled with fellow musician ace Charles Kofi Amankwaah Mann who popularly known as CK Mann before making it big. He dedicated the award to his “good friend and brother, CK Mann.” Profile Benjamin Paapa Kofi Yankson was born on June 22, 1944, at Winneba and for over 40 years, he’s kept highlife alive with the release of 15 albums that spurned a deluge of hit songs including ‘Wiase Mu Nsem,” Show Your Love,’ ‘Wo Yere Anaa Wo Maame,’ and ‘Tena Menkyen’ among others. He was also instrumental in the projection of music bands into critical national acclaim; the Western Diamond Band, The Gold Nuggets Band and the Carousel Seven Band. He has lectured and performed in many countries around the world including the US, Canada, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Holland, Nigeria, Benin and the Ivory Coast. Below is a video of one of his appearance at the VGMA

HURRAY: Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Pappy Kojo & Stonebwoy Listed In YouTube Rewind’s Top Trending Music Videos 2016 (Ghana) – Managed By MiPROMO Media Network





It’s that time of the year to pause, rewind and remember the videos that defined YouTube in 2016.

YouTube Ghana released its year end feature, “YouTube Rewind”, for 2016. The rankings were split into two categories: “Top Trending Music Videos of 2016 and Top Trending Videos of 2016”.

Four of MiPROMO Media Network managed channels namely Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and Pappy Kojo channels dominated the list – providing eight music videos in all.

The rankings were not only based on the number of views, but also how much it was shared, the number of comments, the video’s value, number of follow up videos derived from the original video and engagement time.

The Top Trending Music Videos ranking was topped by Shatta Wale’s ‘Baby (Chop Kiss) in the number 1 spot, his ‘Kakai video drops in at the fourth spot too.

Shatta Wale

Coming in the fifth position is the controversial Adidas ‘Bie Gya’ video, followed by the Sarkodie’s ‘Take It Back’ music video in the sixth position.

Sarkodie

The BHIM Nation general, Stonebwoy took the seventh and eighth spot with his ‘Mightylele’ and ‘People Dey’ music videos.

Stonebwoy

Sarkodie’s ‘Bossy’ music video found its way to the ninth spot. Award winning fante rapper Pappy Kojo came in the tenth position with hiphop music video – Awo’a.

Pappy Kojo

Check out the top 10 of both rankings below!

Top Trending Music Videos of 2016

  1. Shatta Wale – Baby (Chop Kiss) [MiPROMO Media Network managed channel]
  2. Patoranking – No Kissing Baby ft. Sarkodie
  3. Rihanna – Work (Explicit) ft. Drake
  4. Shatta Wale – Kakai [MiPROMO Media Network managed channel]
  5. Shatta Wale – Bie Gya [MiPROMO Media Network managed channel]
  6. Sarkodie – Take It Back [MiPROMO Media Network managed channel]
  7. Stonebwoy – Mightylele [MiPROMO Media Network managed channel]
  8. Stonebwoy – People Dey [MiPROMO Media Network managed channel]
  9. Sarkodie – Bossy ft. Jayso [MiPROMO Media Network managed channel]
  10. Pappy Kojo – Awo’a

Every year, YouTube cultivates an annual mashup of the most popular memes, songs, videos and events, depending on what has topped the trending list that year.

Top Trending Music Videos of 2016 –


(Ghana) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOjc1vgmn_ORDBf25ppof0iaPWF9nRddz

MiPROMO Limited is a neo media company specialising in YouTube monetisation & Channel management, Web Publishing, Social Media Marketing, Digital Music & Video Distribution, Online Advertising, Branding & Image Development, Celeb Photography, Web Traffic Generation and Event Marketing & Management.

MiPROMO Limited is also the content manager for the popular GhanaMusic.com channel with over 93,000 YouTube subscribers.

MiPROMO Limited monetises the YouTube channels for musicians such as Joey BShatta Wale, Pappy Kojo, Gifty Osei, Kwabena Kwabena, SP Kofi Sarpong, Guru, Article Wan Samini, Criss Waddle, Article Wan, Nero X, Joyce Blessing and others

3 Young Ghanaian Hollywood Stars Storm Ghana For The First Time To Explore Their Root – Welcome Home

 

Kwame Boateng, Kofi Siriboe, Kwesi Boakye better known as The K Brothers, are poised to be this generation’s most talented set of acting siblings to emerge in Hollywood.

Hollywood siblings Kwame Boateng, Kofi Siriboe and Kwesi Boakye aka K Brothers

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the brothers are first generation Ghana, West Africa and the great grandson of a highly respected Ghanaian King of the Juaben / Ashanti tribe. The trio just arrived in Ghana for the first time in their lives.

They are visiting the West African country for the first time and are expected to connect and celebrate with their family to enjoy the local sights, and visit an orphanage. The brothers, who have been hailed the “First African Family of Hollywood” will also make a journey to their ancestral roots of Juaben in the Ashanti region.

They have worked with major showbiz players such as Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and a lot more. Their collective accomplishments as the next set of dynamic acting family in Hollywood have been highly publicized and celebrated.

attends OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Queen Sugar” premiere at the Warner Bros. Studio Lot Steven J. Ross Theater on August 29, 2016 in Burbank, California.

 

Rooted in their ancestral ties, they each have different last names, representing the indigenous Akan royal family tradition. Their father, a style aficionado, mother, an international media strategist, Kwame, Kofi and Kwesi’s family collective has created a new paradigm and been hailed the “First African family of Hollywood”.

A life-changing encounter with an agent at a mall in Beverly Hills, launched the entire family’s career.



Kwame Boateng, is one of Hollywood’s top tier young actors, tastemaker, influencer, entrepreneur and a brand curator sought after by many.

On the silver screen, he has starred in notable films such as; Liza Liza Skies Are Grey an upcoming indie film directed by Academy Award-winning, Terry Sanders. I Am Potential playing the role of “Bryce”, They Die by Dawn, co-starring Rosario Dawson, Erykah Badu, Not Easily Broken, The Least Among You and Faith and Dreams a film about the atrocities of child soldiers in Uganda are all films that resonated with a wide audience globally.

Kofi Siriboe who already amassed quite a resume, quickly building a reputation as a “director’s actor”. His unique ability to take on challenging roles from drama, action and comedy, landed him his silver screen debut portrayal of “Javy Hall” in Ice Cube’s The Longshots.

Since then, he has added other films such as; Toronto film festival favorite “40”, Academy Award winning film “Whiplash”. Currently, Siriboe has Hollywood buzzing about his critically acclaimed and stand out performance as “Flaco” in the urban coming of age story “Kicks” in theaters, and his recently landed supporting lead role in the Universal Picture film “Girl Trip”, alongside Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah.

On the small screen, Siriboe is originating the series lead role of “Ralph Angel” in critically acclaimed film director Ava Duvernay’s television series “Queen Sugar”, co-executive produced by Oprah Winfrey

Kofi Siriboe

Kwesi Boakye, the youngest, is already considered a veteran in the industry with over a decade of impressive credits, known for his incredible talent and ability to morph into multiple characters, at such a young age. Holding his own with notable A-List stars on screen like Taraji P. Henson, Boakye first charmed America’s heart as Manny in Tyler Perry’s #1 blockbuster hit film I Can Do Bad All By Myself.

Kwesi Boakye

Kwesi accepted the lead role in Unconditional, which received tremendous critical acclaim, earning the film a 2013 NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture. Hollywood has been buzzing over his lead role in the film “Sketch”, depicting a non-verbal autistic kid struggling with expressing himself to the outside world.

​Hollywood actors who are Ghanaians by birth

You possible may know of names like Idris Elba, Ama Busia, or Boris Kodjoe, as great Ghanaian talents who are doing so well in Hollywood. However, there are some we dare hazard many Ghanaians don’t know about them and or their exploits in Hollywood – though one might have seen them in some popular Hollywood movies before.

Presspeep.com chanced on names of some notable Hollywood actors who are actually Ghanaians by birth/ancestry. They have relocated but their root is in Ghana. Read about them:

Peter Mensah

Well for those of you who might not know him, he’s the messenger in the movie, “300” who was thrown into the well by the Spartan King after delivering his message. He’s also starred in the series ‘Spartacus’ as the eldest slave in the house of Bartiatis. Aside that, he’s featured in many high budget Hollywood movies such as, Tears of the Sun, Hidalgo, Dead Space and Starz. He’s a Ghanaian born in the UK.

Frema Agyemang

Frema is a Ghanaian born in the UK, who played the role of Martha Jones in the BBC science fiction series, Doctor Who and Touch Wood.

Born in the Woodberry Down section of London, England, on March 20, 1979, Freema Agyeman is the daughter of an Iranian mother, Azar, and a Ghanaian father, Osei Agyeman. Growing up with an older sister, Leila, and younger brother, Dominic, she was initially interested in science as a child.

It wasn’t until her late teens that she developed an interest in acting. Although the product of a Muslim mother and Methodist father, Agyeman grew up attending Roman Catholic schools. She also studied at the Anna Scher Theatre School, and graduated with a degree in performing arts and drama from Middlesex University.

When she started acting professionally, Agyeman initially used the spelling “Frema” for her first name to make it easier for casting directors to pronounce. After a series of small guest roles on television, she got a break when she was cast as Lola Wise on the popular soap opera Crossroads.

She continued doing TV guest appearances and independent film work, including the role of a crime officer in the movie Rulers and Dealers, written and directed by Stephen Lloyd Jackson.

Agyeman is trained in martial arts and did a bit of modeling when she was starting out as an actress. She remains close to her family, who continues to inspire her, and has an upper arm tattoo of the Persian word “raha,” which means “free.” She has also endorsed Divine Chocolate, a company that supports fair trade practices with Ghanaian cocoa farmers.

Phanuel Nana Gbewonyo

Phanuel Nana Gbewonyo, born in 1980 in Accra is a Ghanaian who left the shores of the country at the age of three, nationalized as an American and ended up starring in the hit movie “Gran Torino” and “Coach Carter”. He’s a good basketball player who played for his school when he was in high school. Gbewonyo played high school basketball at Kennedy High.

He began his college career at College of the Canyons (Calif.), where he earned All-Western State Conference honors and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player as a sophomore in the 2000-01 season. He averaged 21 points and eight rebounds that season.

So how did a good basketball player end up as an actor? For him, it came as a surprise. After his last HSU basketball game, an agent Gbewonyo had met in California tried to call him. The agent reached Zavier Lewis, a senior education major, and explained that the director of an upcoming movie called ‘Coach Carter’ was looking for a young male to act the part of a teenage basketball player.

The agent asked Lewis to help him reach Gbewonyo and see if he wanted the part. Soon Gbewonyo was on a plane back to his home state, where he filmed the movie. Since then, he’s starred in many other movies, “Gran Torino” being one of them.

Kwesi Boakye

Meet 10-year-old Kwesi Boakye, Hollywood’s latest sensation. Already a veteran actor with an ever-growing resume and roles in several features including Tyler Perry’s “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” staring Academy Award nominee Taraji Henson.

He began his career in television commercials at just 10-months-old staring in a video for pre-school kids called “Tots on Tape”. A modeling gig in the worldwide Baby Gap campaign followed and it wasn’t long before Kwesi snagged his first casting role on the medical drama “Strong Medicine”.

Since then, he has appeared in a string of prominent television shows such as “Boston Legal”, “South Park”, “Daybreak” with Taye Diggs and the Daytime Soap Opera “Days of Our Lives”. He can also be seen as a series regular on the new Cartoon Network animated series “Gumball” voicing the character role of Darwin. He also voiced Andrew on the animated series “Special Agent Oso” although his most notable voice-over role was in the Oscar winning flick, “Happy Feet”. He is a Ghanaian born in America.

Sam Sarpong (late)

Sam is a Ghanaian born in the UK, an actor, producer, rapper and a model. Some of his film works include the Warner Brother comedy with Nick Cannon and Christina Milian “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”, the Gary Marshall comedy “Keeping Up with the Steins” with Jeremy Pivens and Darryl Hannah, and the Spike Lee drama “Sucker Free City” with Anthony Mackie and Omari Hardwick. Sam has also guest starred on such shows as “ER”, “The District”, “Boston Public”, “Navy NCIS”, and “Home Improvement”.

In 2001, Sam received an AFI Independent Film Award for Best Supporting actor for his portrayal as Louis in the movie “Street King” co-starring Jon Seda and Mario Lopez. In 2005, Sam was named by Detour Magazine as “Young Hollywood’s One to Watch”.

In 2007 Sam co-starred with Tony award winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia in the psychological thriller “Nailed” which was featured and made a buzz in the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival. His latest movie is ANCHOR BABY.

Senyo Amoaku

In one of the scenes of “Expendables”, rebels held some people hostage and the expendables were to rescue them, the leader asked, “who’s there?” and continued, “Did you bring the money?” well Amoaku is not the leader who spoke, he’s the gentleman on the left hand side of the leader who had a machete on the necks of one of the victims.

Aside that, Senyo Amoaku has appeared in three episodes of the TV show Gary Unmarried and as a voice in several video games. Under the name D.N.A., he has composed music for shows like Next, Date My Mom, and Pimp My Ride. He was also in the hit TV series “Heroes”.

He’s a Ghanaian born in Ohio, U.S.A. to Mr. Kwame Amoaku and Mrs. Komla Amoaku. Aside acting, he also has composing, screen writing and even production capabilities. With credits ranging from several national commercials to network drama, comedy, as well as big budget action films and moderately financed independent films.

Joey Ansah

Joey Ansah is the cousin of M3nsa of Fokn Boiz duo. He starred in Hollywood movies like “The Borne Ultimatum”, Street Fighter: Assassin’s fist and “Batman Begins”.

Source: Presspeep.com