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Nse Ikpe-etim, Desmond Elliot, Omawunmi Others Nominated For Ghana Movie Awards

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Nigerian actors; Desmond Elliot, Rita Dominic, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Patience Ozokwor, Omawumi, Yemi Blaq have been nominated for the 4th edition of Ghana Movie Awards. Scheduled to hold on Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Accra International Conference Center.

Ghanaian nominees include Yvonne Okoro, Lydia Forson, Majid Michel, Jackie Appiah, Yvonne Nelson, Joselyn Dumas, John Dumelo, Van Vicker, to mention a few.
NOMINEES
(1) BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION (BEST ACTOR)

Contract -Hlomla Dandala
Number One Fan – Yemi Black
Finding Mercy- Desmond Elliot
House of Gold -Francis Odega
Volunteers – Bobby Obodo

 
(2) BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION (BEST ACTRESS)

Nse Ikpe Etim- Purple Rose
Rita Dominic –Finding Mercy
Omawumi Meglele- House of Gold
Ivie Okujaye- Volunteers
Patience Ozokwor – Slave Boy

 

 

 

(3) BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Ivan Ayitey- Contract
Berni Anti –House of Gold
Shaun Burdick- Northern Affair

 

 

(4) WRITING- ADAPTED OR ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Contract–by Herty Owusu and Shirley Frimpong-Manso
House of Gold – by Pascal Amanfo
Northern Affair – by Leila Djansi
The Pledge– by Benjamin Dwomoh
Cheaters- by Frank Rajah

 

 

 

(5) PRODUCTION DESIGN

A) Okomfo Anokye OKOMFO ANOKYE – Production design- Brinks Abdullai, Set decoration- Bismark Gyamerah
B) The Pledge– Production design-D.J Vegas, Set decoration-Ghana Armed forces
C) Northern Affair- Production design-Tony Tomety, Set decoration- Palm Gottfried
D) Contract- Production design-Shirley Frimpong-Manso, Set decoration- Ken Attoh
E) House of Gold- Production design-Pascal Amanfo, Set decoration- Bismark Nii Odoi

 
(6) EDITING

Northern Affair -Dave Goldberg
Contract -Nana Akua Manso
Nkuli -Afra Marley
House of Gold -Okey Benson
The Hunter -Enoch Opoku

 

 

 

(7) MUSIC- ORIGINAL SONG

A) One Night Vegas -Music and lyrics by Kobby Maxwell
B) Okomfo Anokye – Music and lyrics by Abena Fosua
C) House of Gold – Music and lyrics by Berni Anti and Mercy Chinwo
D) Northern Affair -Music and lyrics by Jon Germain and Kofi Aykeame
E) Contract- Music and lyrics by-Raquel

 
(8) PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Kwadwo Nkansah (Lilwin)- Time Changes
Henry Adofo Asiedu- House of Gold
Jon Germain – Northern Affairs
Van Vicker- One Night in Vegas
Edward Agyekum Kufuor –The Pledge

 

 

(9) PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Lydia Forson- Volunteers
Lisa Nana yaa Awuku- Nkuli
Rose Mensah- (Kyeiwaa)- Time Changes
Roselyn Ngissah- The Pledge
Joselyn Dumas- Northern Affair

 
(10) PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

John Dumelo- Northern Affair
Kofi Adu (Agya Koo)- Okomfo Anokye
Adjetey Annang- The Hunters
James Gardiner- Nkuli
Majid Michel-The Price

 

 

(11) PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Jackie Appiah- Cheaters
Yvonne Okoro-Contract
Maame Serwaa – School Girl
Yvonne Nelson- The Price
Sonia Ibrahim- Number One Fan

 

 

 

(12) MAKE UP AND HAIR STYLIST

Barima Nye Sunye – Jude Odeh
Purple Rose – Lydia Ashietey
The Price- Foreal Mensah
House of Gold -Joyce Mensah

 
(13) SOUND MIXING & EDITING

Contract- Mawuli Tofah
House of Gold- Berni Anti
Northern Affair- Shaun Burdick
One Night in Vegas- Black Tim

 

 

 

(14) SHORT MOVIE

Campus Scandals
Galamsey
Hospitals

 

(15) BEST PICTURE

Northern Affair
Contract
Hunter
House of Gold
One Night in Vegas
Number One Fan
Purple Rose
The Pledge
Finding Mercy
Okomfo Anokye

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COVID-19 vaccine: US embassy celebrates Nigerian doctor Ogbuagu

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The United States Mission to Nigeria has celebrated Dr Onyema Ogbuagu, for his role in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Ogbuagbu, who graduated from the University of Calabar in 2003, migrated to the US and rose to become an Associate Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease Specialist at Yale University.

He was part of the team that helped pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

In a Facebook message on Monday, the US mission wrote, “Nigerians contribute to the world in so many ways. Our hats off to Dr Onyema Ogbuagu at Yale who helped develop a COVID-19 vaccine.”

Ogbuagu is the son of a former Vice-Chancellor of Abia State University, Prof Stella Ogbuagu. He also has a twin brother who is an engineer.

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Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person as Tesla’s market cap inches closer to $500 billion

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After beating Mark Zuckerberg in world rich list ranking — the billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now leapfrogged Bill Gates to grab the world’s second-richest ranking.

Musk’s net worth rose more than $7.2 billion on November 23, driven by another surge in the Tesla share price, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. The current net worth of Elon Musk stands at $127.9 billion.

This comes as one of the biggest gains in the ranking of the world’s 500 richest people — Musk has added over $100.3 billion to his net worth this year.

Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person as Tesla’s market cap inches closer to $500 billion

In January 2020, he ranked 35th, but the soaring Tesla share price has driven his ranking to surpass other billionaires in the world.

The jump in Musk’s fortune came as the shares of the electric car-maker Tesla soared as the electric car makers market cap neared $500 billion on Monday.

Gates would have been on the top, had it not been for his philanthropy.

~BusinessInsider~

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#EndSARS Protest: Those who have murdered Nigerians will not benefit from trade or travel to the UK – Lyn Brown

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British politician serving as Member of Parliament, Lyn Brown has called for sanctions against those involved in the shooting incident during the EndSARS protest in Lekki on October 20.

Speaking during a debate in the house on Monday November 23, Lyn stated that the least they can do is to make sure that those who have “murdered” Nigerians and deprived them of their human rights are not able to benefit from trade or travel to the UK.

She added that these include government officials and the Nigerian army who are stopping a “transparent investigation and effecting of justice.”

The lawmaker also averred that it was unfortunate that the Federal Government went ahead to not only accuse protesters of sponsoring terrorism and freeze their accounts, but also blamed them for the increase in food prices.

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