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The ICASA is an Adelaide based non-profit organization established on the 3rd of April 2019 and Incorporated from the 10th of May 2019. Our dedication is to demonstrate and promote the diversity of Ivorian/African communities, artists and heritage in South Australia. We are committed to educating all cultures on how Ivorian/African music, dance and art are relevant in modern Australian society

The South Australian Ivorian Community is about to launch our Dynamic New Association, showcasing the Arts and Culture of the Ivory Coast. We have three incredible Performers at our launch. Kouassi, Jean Marc Agbogba and Adama Fakoli Doumbouya.

Highly developed skills and expanded social network within the Australian-African Multicultural community Rebuilt community cultural pride and identity Inspiring community social engagement and communication Awareness of the culture / New knowledge for the community Contributed to the enhancement of community solidity and the structure of social capital within a community Enhanced physical and mental health and well being Promoting inclusiveness and positive multicultural harmony Increased Arts participation within the community

We are about connecting all members of our association to get to know each other and share a common interest in our community and culture. To create a profile describing their background. Each member will be able to log in and update their information at any time. Learning about the Ivorian dance, arts and culture. Dance is a fundamental part of the cultural fiber and an important activity that serves several purposes in the community. People dance in festivals, religious ceremonies, etc.

Speaking to their secretary from her base in Adelaide, Rebecca Jane Cook outlined some essential points that one must go through to become a member and must be willing to do things to help the society.

Watch out for more from the Ivorian Community in Southern Australia.

Story by Cecil Stanley Nii Teiko Tagoe


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The annual WORMANNE festival is part of an initiative to improve the appeal of African Art, Music, Local Delicacy and African Heritage to those considering relocating and to improve the quality of life for those who live in Ghana.

Korle Gonno, a community in Ablekuma South Constituency has resources in the areas of arts and innovation. The festival aims to inspire and encourage entrepreneurship in the area.

The likes of Shatta Wale, Jupiter, Kameloen, Episode, Luther, Spankybeatz, Nii Funny, etc, are great examples from the community, making it big in the music industry.

The endorsement of Ghana Tourist Authority is a plus to showcase our rich culture to the world, and the involvement of Ghana’s number one leading artist, Ambassador Prince Hilton will make this year’s WORMANNE FESTIVAL a glittering one with a powerful street art.

Our beautiful beach resources; Golden Beach (Royal Dede), Korle Gonno Beach, Nordsee Beach, Oceanic, etc, are places for resting comfort for visitors and foreigners.

The taste of “Koko ke Akala”, “Fufui, Manbgin ke Bifi”, “Akl) ke Gari”, “Banku, Kenan ke kpakpo shito” etc; the real taste from Chief Solo Local and Continental delicacy, when you come to WORMANNE FESTIVAL.

The festival will not take you away from your business. A call to emergency; Honest link Cafe is available to assist you.

It’s going to be great, this and many more you should expect from Native Tribe Ghana, who came up with this great innovation.

WORMANNE FESTIVAL 2019.
Ebaa Fee Gbeyei


lydia agyeiJune 18, 2019
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A young man has been left brokenhearted after his girlfriend of six years left him to go and marry another man.

According to a Twitter user, Papi Cazorla, who shared the story on social media, the guy had been dating the lady without much problems.

Though they had be planning in the last two years to get married, things had not materialised and the guy was trying his best.

Recently, there had been pressure mounting from the girl’s family for the guy to come perform the marriage rites.

To get the pressure off, the jilted man had planned to go and do a knocking ceremony for the lady on her birthday in July 2019.

But in the morning Friday, June 14, 2019, the guy received a call from one of the friends of his woman to come to the Suntreso Hospital in Kumasi.

Thinking that the girlfriend had been hospitalised, he took some money and hurriedly went to the hospital.

When he got to the hospital, he saw his girlfriend and the lady who had called him. The two of them handed him an envelope and upon opening it, he realised his girlfriend was getting married to another man.

The lady is getting married to her old schoolmate who has just returned from abroad.

In an obvious bid to ‘compensate’ the guy who is a photographer, she was asking him to take up the photography job for her wedding.

The story as shared by the Twitter user has got diverse reactions. While some think he got what he deserved for wasting the girl’s time, others have sympathised with him.

Credit:yen.com.gh


lydia agyeiJune 18, 2019
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A teacher at Kubease, a village in the Ashanti region, by name Naomi Awomeh, has won the love of many people.

The story of how she’s touching the lives of young pupils in the school she teaches, gained attention when it was shared on social media.

The community seamstress spends her lunch break at school patching up damaged uniforms of her students.

She also teaches the pupils needlework. Naomi’s story first gained attention on social media when Emmanuel Kobea, a young man who was touched by Naomi’s initiative in the school she teaches, shared a photo of her with a caption which read.

‘Change Starts; Wherever You Are! One of my daughters in the Lord, Awomeh Naomi teaches at Kubease near Ejisu. She learnt dressmaking during her vacations while in College. She, in turn, teaches her Pupils needlework and she patches their worn out Uniforms during breaks??#ChangeMakers.’‘

Beyond being selfless, Naomi’s extraordinary humane work is helping the deprived pupils.


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The 2017 winner of tv3’s talented kidz, Erica Tandoh, popularly known as DJ switch has gone on to win other awards after winning the ultimate prize of the talented kidz show. She has performed around the world and also shared stages with famous musicians.

She interacted with a couple of high profiled personalities some months ago when she went to New York for the goalkeepers 2018 ceremony.

As part of their Black History Month celebration this year the young DJ was honored by Jay Z’s ROC Nation.

On a social media page, the company wrote:

Today we honor DJ Erica Tandoh, @djswitchghana, a 10 yr old who is the youngest recipient to win the Ghana DJ awards. She gets everyone on their feet dancing & in a good mood. “I picked the name DJ switch because I switch up people’s happiness” – Erica Tandoh. #BlackHistoryMonth,” the tweet read.

Her career took off when she was just seven years old, eleven years of age now. In 2018 she was the youngest person to win Ghana’s annual DJ award.

Story: Jessica Bannerman Ajanon


Nanaama sakyiwaaJune 12, 2019
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Popular marriage counselor George Lutterodt has predicted doom for the recent marriage between entertainment journalist Eugene Sarfo and actress/journalist Victoria Lebene. George Lutterodt has made comments relating to the marriage between Eugene Sarfo and Victoria Lebene.
In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh, Counselor Lutterodt shared his opinion on why the marriage is not likely to last. “I am saying it, let it be on record that I said, the taste of woman that Eugene Nkansah likes is not Lebene,” he ranted. He further criticized Victoria as he claimed that she made a mistake by marrying Eugene Sarfo.
“It will not last. I know it won’t because at his birthday he made us realize that he loves ladies with fat backside,” he disclosed. Counselor Lutterodt claimed that he and Eugene are close friends so he knows that his assertion is true. He alleged that Eugene goes to the extent of stopping his car to look at ladies who are heavily endowed.
The counselor also made reference to the videos that Eugene posts on his blog as he claimed that most are women with heavy backside. Counselor Lutterodt’s comment followed the much talked about celebrity wedding between Peace FM’s Eugene Sarfo Nkansah and Victoria Lebene. The marriage ceremony which took place on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 saw a lot of celebrities gracing the occasion.
Male and female movie actors, radio and television presenters among others turned up looking elegant.
source: Yen.com

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The much awaited OMY TV Legendary Night 2019 came off on Thursday June 6, 2019 at the Alisa Hotel in honor of ace Broadcast Journalist, Joachim Awuley Lartey Senior, popularly known as “Over to You Joe Lartey”

Omy TV which is a sports oriented television station with 70 percent of its content dedicated to sports with the remaining 30 percent on Politics and Entertainment brought to the fore, a night of honor for a well deserved legend.

The program saw legends and personalities like Coach Yussif Basigi, Nii Odartey Lanptey, Kim Grant (head coach of Accra Hearts of Oak), Joe Addo, Ekow Asmah, Joe Okyere, Nii Adama Plange, Benjamin Mensah, Gloria Commodore, Sammy Agyei, Tic Tac (Ghanaian musician) Ezeh (Nigerian singer and actor) Pattington Papa Nii Papafio popularly known as Papa Nii Oesophagus, and a host of other legends from various sporting disciplines.

In the quest for developing and bringing sports up high, the management of Omy TV decided to change the phenomenon that legends are celebrated only when they pass away to honoring them while they still live for them to know they are being  appreciated and acknowledged by the country they lived and toiled for.

Joe Lartey is a Ghanaian commentator and journalist who worked with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation from 1961 to 1973 and 1990, and with Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria between 1978 and 1990

Early Life and Education

Lartey was born on June 6, 1927 at Lutterodt Street in Accra to Emmanuel Akushey Lartey and Madam Emma Araakua Lartey. His father worked with the Treasury Department.

Lartey started his education at Accra Royal School around 1933. Not long after, his father was transferred to Cape Coast and he went with him. However, before he could find another school, his father took ill and was brought back to Accra.

In 1935, his father was transferred to Tamale. He decided to go alone because of the distance. A journey to Tamale from Accra at the time lasted three days. Lartey, his younger brother and his mother were left behind. A few months later, his younger brother took ill and never recovered until he died. His father had to come for him and his mother. At Tamale, Lartey enrolled at the Tamale Middle Boarding School but his father sought permission for him to be a day student, since he fell sick often.

In 1938 his father returned to Accra and Lartey was sent to Government Senior Boys School at Kinbu to continue his education. He completed middle school in 1943 and was admitted to the Accra Academy in 1944. He followed events of the Second World War by listening to the war speeches of British Prime Minster Sir Winston Churchill, on radio, and by reading magazines.

After less than a year at the Accra Academy, he left home for Takoradi to join the British Navy. He was sent to Free Town Sierra Leon for further training. In 1945 the war had ended and his group was demobilized in 1946.

Career

Lartey first got a job as a clerk at the Accra Town Council, working under the Town Clerk Major McDougel. He then pursued a course on his own with Wolsey Hall to prepare for Cambridge Certificate (O’Level).

There was a special resettlement package for those discharged from the British Navy, as part of which, Lartey was given a scholarship to train as a teacher. He did the Certificate “B” at Winneba Training College, passing out after two years. Because of the Cambridge Certificate he obtained from Wolsey Hall, he was able to do his post-certificate training at Wesley College, Kumasi. He spent five years teaching at Larteh, Kwanyako, Swedru, Nyakrom and Accra until 1961.

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He joined GBC in 1961 following a recommendation from an old mate from the Accra Academy, Boso Kpohonu, who was the Head of Research at GBC.

He spent two years at the Talks and Features Department before being sent to the Sports Department on relieving duties. Festus Addae, another celebrated commentator, who headed the department, refused to let Lartey go back to the Talks and Features Department.

Lartey flourished as a commentator at the Sports Department. He and Addae handled commentary together, and this was when the phrase “over to you Joe Lartey” became popular. Any time Addae was handing over to Lartey, he would use the expression.

Lartey was also involved in trade unionism while at GBC. He was divisional secretary of the Public Service Workers Union for six years, directly working under Kwesi Pratt Snr, the General Secretary and father of Kwesi Pratt Jnr.

According to the management of OMY TV, this will continue each and every year to honor the efforts of the people who have toiled to raise the flag of Ghana high as far sports is concerned.


lydia agyeiJune 1, 2019
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Ghanaians are said to be blessed with talents in various endeavours in life and Zelda Nana Yaa Adepa Dedaa Manteaw popularly known as DJ Zel, is certainly no exception, as she continues to make significant strides in her early career.

The nine-year old is not only a Disk Jockey (DJ), but also endowed with versatile qualities which includes singing and dancing.

The young international act musical journey began in 2017 when she sang at school in class two (2).

She had had stints at a variety of accomplished choirs, including performing at the Barbican Centre for the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan for London Living Wage and also performing at St. Georges Cathedral just to mention a few of dazzling performances in the UK.

At her young age, DJ Zel was recently signed as the official DJ to play on the popular entertainment UnAfrik Show on GN Radio based in the UK and airs every Saturday from 10pm to 12am.

DJ Zel upon penning this deal had become the youngest female DJ who plays on a radio station.

But one might be wondering how this dream started. DJ Zel started her DJ career back in November 2018 and received her DJ training at the Subbass Academy of Electronic Music in Westminster and is currently receiving DJ lessons at London Sounds Academy,

North West London.

Her Ghanaian parents, Mr Reginald Manteaw and Mrs Jennifer Manteaw, have lived in the UK for the past 20 years and have been supportive of their young prodigy as she looks to make Ghana proud.

DJ Zel, certainly has the best selections on the turntable playing different music genres including Afrobeats, Hip-life, Hip-hop, R&B and Gospel.

DJ Zel’s recent electrifying performance at the UnAfrik Live Jam in Leicester,UK has kept her fans enthralled by her amazing turntable ingenuity as she touted for greatness.

The Zel management have planned for her visit to Ghana in July as she embarks on an advocacy initiative on environmental education.

She will also visit orphanages to share with them clothes, food and drinks as well as visiting children wards across major hospital in the country.


lydia agyeiJune 1, 2019
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Popular Kumawood actor, Kwadwo Nkansah Lilwin has narrated how his former manager, Zack Gh, Top Kay and Okadie (Zacks’s manager now) extorted huge amount of money from him just to give him access to his social media handles which were being managed by Zack.

Unknown to Kwadwo Nkansah, Zack had changed his passwords so when they had a fallout and he couldn’t log into his social media platforms, he contacted Zack about it.

That was when Zack told him he has to pay GH¢5,000 (50 million old cedis) before he will give the accounts to him.

No matter what he said and pleaded, these people insisted he has to pay or he should open another social media pages to continue his work.

Kwadwo Nkansah Lilwin told Ghpage.com he ended up paying GH¢3,000 before Zack who is now parading as innocent and the others gave him his social media password.

Ever since Prophet Nigel prophesied to Lilwin that his former manager, Zack had placed a curse on him, the fallout has been devastating. There have been accusations and counter-accusations from both Lilwin and Zack’s camp

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R. Kelly was charged with 11 additional felony counts of sexual abuse on Thursday, including some that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. The new charges against Kelly, 52, stem from the sexual abuse of Jerhonda Pace, then a minor, that allegedly took place in 2010. Pace told her story of alleged abuse in a docu-series called “Surviving R. Kelly.”

The charges include four counts of aggravated criminal sex assault, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim between the ages of 13 and 16, two counts of criminal sex assault by force and two counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse, according to court records.

In a Facebook post Thursday, Pace said the abuse charged against Kelly are related to her case. “No matter how wrong you think I am, the law is on my side, a minor at the time,” she wrote.

Kelly’s attorney Steve Greenberg told CBS News the charges allege Kelly choked and forced the victim to perform oral sex on him on several occasions. Kelly denies any wrongdoing.

In February, Kelly turned himself in to Chicago police after he was charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse, which involve four women, some of them minors.

In a tearful and sometimes combative interview with “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King, Kelly said the allegations against him were all lies.

The singer remains free on $1 million bond and is due back here in court next Thursday.

Source: cbsnews.com

Jericka Duncan contributed to this report.



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