GhanaWeb News Summaries from July 24, 2021
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I'd like to feature Jay Z, not local artists
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I'd like to feature Jay Z, not local artists


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After dazzling the audience in the studio with his song, which talks about teaching our children the local language, King Ayisoba disclosed that he will not engage just any local artiste.

King Ayisoba also mentioned a few international Hiplife artists that have made waves internationally.

He said that Osibisa, Pat Thomas and Uncle Ebo Taylor have good commands over their live band performances.


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Audiomack activates Audiomack monetization program across the globe
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Audiomack activates Audiomack monetization program across the globe


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Audiomack is the only streaming service to directly pay artists with no third-party.

The digital streaming provider, setting a precedent worldwide with the global launch of AMP. It allows creators to immediately access streaming revenue to benefit their careers.

These artists and many more have benefited immensely from the beta, and their success speaks to the power of AMP. The first step in direct monetization is authentication.


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I didn't get the girl so I made her a hit song
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I didn't get the girl so I made her a hit song


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Mista Myles, in an interview with Brown Berry on Y107.9FM's Ryse n Shyne, talked about the first song 'On My Way' off his new four-track EP, 'Unread Messages', explaining how the song came about and what motivated the content.

Myles added that he hopes the lady hears the song and hopefully when she does, she would definitely know that the song is about her.

The EP contains four songs, one featuring Kelvynboy.


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SOCCABET: Who is best fit to win the 2021 Ballon d'Or?
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SOCCABET: Who is best fit to win the 2021 Ballon d'Or?


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Soccerbet sought the views of football fans on the subject.

Kante as well as Erling Haaland of Dortmund are a part of several top stars who have impressed in 2021.

Team Soccabet was at the Alexander Kwapong Hall of the University of Ghana- Legon, to interact with sports fans.


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John Paintsil attributes incidence of match-fixing in Ghana to financial challenges
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John Paintsil attributes incidence of match-fixing in Ghana to financial challenges


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In an exclusive interview with Starr FM sports, the former Fulham and West Ham defender attributed its occurrence to financial difficulties of teams and players in the local Ghana league.

John Paintsil used the South African league as an example Ghana should be learning from to avoid this mess.

John Paintsil played for Berekum Arsenal and Liberty Professional in Ghana before moving to Europe.


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Epixode speaks on how his mum inspired his love for Reggae and Dancehall
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Epixode speaks on how his mum inspired his love for Reggae and Dancehall


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The dancehall artiste said he was also involved in a musical group where his love for the genre grew more and more.

Besides his mother being his greatest inspiration, Epixode grew up listening to songs from the likes of Gramps Morgan, Beenie man and Sizzla among others and that explains his love and inclination towards the reggae dancehall genre.

He has currently been adjudged the Dancehall Artiste of the year at the 2021 edition of the VGMA after beating the other competitors who were nominated in the category.


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Why AfCFTA will not succeed
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Why AfCFTA will not succeed


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According to the President of the Association, Dr Joseph Obeng, data on the Free Trade Area is scanty hence, depriving traders of knowing the advantages of AfCFTA. Dr Obeng, addressing the press during the week intimated that AfCFTA will only be successful if African countries solely trade in goods manufactured in their country of origin to prevent dumping.

AfCFTA Secretary-General, Wamkele Mene, said AfcFTA has the potential to increase intra-African trade by 22 percent of total trade by 2023 following this agreement.


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CWG set to grow cashew industry
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CWG set to grow cashew industry


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A statement issued and signed by Mr Raphael Ahenu, the Acting National Convener of CWG, noted market statistics had shown global demand for cashew products, particularly the kernel was increasing year on year and underlined the need for the industry to be streamlined through formulation and implementation of pragmatic policies.

Then statement assured CWG commitment and willingness to partner key stakeholders, especially Tree Crops Development Authority, GIZ and Olam, to help improve on the nation's cashew sector and enhance foreign exchange earnings on the crop.


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Any pastor who does not live luxuriously will not make it to heaven
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Any pastor who does not live luxuriously will not make it to heaven


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Revealing this in an interview with Akoma FM's Tony Best on Kwantenpon Drive said that, the God he serves is a rich God who wants the best for his servants and it is only men of God who are ignorant of their inheritance in God that will be poor while they live on earth.


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Never try to claim and sing the songs I produced for you again
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Never try to claim and sing the songs I produced for you again


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Ogidi Brown sent the warning to Fameye via his official instagram page.

This new feud which has caused Ogidi Brown to be issuing out warning once again, stems from an email OGB Music received from Youtube which bothers on copyrights issues with Fameye's Destiny song.


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Ghana needs fiscal consolidation to address debt sustainability
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Ghana needs fiscal consolidation to address debt sustainability


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The IMF said Ghana continued to be classified as high risk of debt distress.

On the banking sector, the IMF said the directors noted that the financial sector cleanup had made the sector more resilient but stressed that banks' growing holdings of sovereign debt created risks and crowds out private sector credit.


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Best fitness trends and classes to consider this year for the right body shape
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Best fitness trends and classes to consider this year for the right body shape


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Here are four of the best fitness trends and classes to consider if you want your exercise routines to be consistent throughout the year.

Best fitness trends and classes to consider this year.

Burning calories isn't the only benefit of body combat exercises; it also improves physical endurance, body coordination and helps release stress.


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Let's end retail trade impasse with Nigeria once and for all
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Let's end retail trade impasse with Nigeria once and for all


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The Ghanaian Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Trade travelled to Abuja to try to resolve diplomatically the issue of closure of Nigerian borders, and to seek safe corridor for ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme exports from Ghana, all to no avail.

Among other corrective measures, the Committee on Foreigners in Retail Trade, comprising representatives of various regulatory agencies and institutions in Ghana, was tasked with the responsibility of conducting inspections of retail shops in designated commercial districts in both Accra and Kumasi to ensure compliance with retail trade laws and regulations.


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Trade Ministry to finalize agreement on Komenda Sugar Factory
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Trade Ministry to finalize agreement on Komenda Sugar Factory


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The sector Minister, Alan Kyerematen said the conclusion of the agreement with the Strategic Investor, Park Agrotech Limited would enable them to commence operations at the factory.

Mr Kyerematen further stated that the Ministry has instructed the Transaction Advisor and Park Agrotech to ensure that the Conditions Precedent to the Concession Agreement and a Road Map for the opening of the factory was finalized by the end of August to enable operational activities to commence before the end of this year.


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Chicken patronage at Tema markets takes a nose dive
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Chicken patronage at Tema markets takes a nose dive


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Scores of dealers in poultry products though debunked the suggestion that the problem was due to the outbreak of bird flu in some parts of the country, attributed it to scarcity of chicken and eggs even before the outbreak, and faintly admitted that bird flu might have insignificant impact.

The traders told the Ghana News Agency during the midweek, GNA-Tema market survey conducted in major trading centres in the Tema Metropolis on the impact of the bird flu on chicken products.


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Takoradi traders attribute price hikes of food stuffs to cost of transportation
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Takoradi traders attribute price hikes of food stuffs to cost of transportation


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The price of five sizable tubers of Cassava, which was sold for GH¢3.00 was now being sold at GH¢5.00.

The price of plantain have however gone down with a bunch of plantain which was sold for GH¢50, now going for GH¢35.00, with six fingers of plantain moving from GH¢10 to nine fingers for the same GH¢10.00 while the prices of garden eggs and pepper inched up slightly.


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Budding talent, Nana Funye slates August 3 for video launch
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Budding talent, Nana Funye slates August 3 for video launch


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Funye's EP, Love and Money, which has five hit tracks is also set to be released later this month.

The event is expected to take place at Zero Club, at Dansoman, 8pm on the set date.


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Never try to claim and sing the songs i produced for you again
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Never try to claim and sing the songs i produced for you again


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Ogidi Brown sent the warning to Fameye via his official instagram page.

This new feud which has caused Ogidi Brown to be issuing out warning once again, stems from an email OGB Music received from Youtube which bothers on copyrights issues with Fameye's Destiny song.


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GFA mourns with family of the late DSP Emmanuel Ofori Asante


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The late officer was a former Chairman of the GFA Safety and Security Committee.

The GFA was represented by members of the Safety and Security Committee and the Club Licensing Manager Julius Ben Emunah, who also doubles as the Safety and Security Officer.

The late DSP Emmanuel Ofori Asante before his demise was the Divisional Commander of the Legon District Quarters and also served as the Chairman of the Safety and Security Committee of the Ghana Football Association for eight months.


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Automate revenue collection at tollbooths now
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Automate revenue collection at tollbooths now


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The Chamber said employing electronic tolls collection system would halt the occasional thievery cases, reduce the pressure at the tollbooth and save commuters from inhaling carbon emissions.

Mr Amoah stated that with the proposed electronic system, which was seamless would be easy for the government to implement toll increment and give the Finance Ministry the room to plan what to do with the revenue.


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