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Nana Oforiatta Ayim receives ‘Woman of the Year in Cultural Arts’ award

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On Sunday night, a host of women leaders were honoured for making great impact on Ghanaian society.

The Honourees were selected by an astute board of achievers who used clear and objective criteria in ensuring that the final list comprises the most deserving women in various fields.

In addition to Nana Ofosuaa Oforiatta Ayim, Abena Osei-Poku, the MD of Absa, Doreen Andoh of the Multimedia Group, Shirley A. Botchway, the Foreign Affairs Minister, actress Akofa Edjeani and the artiste Becca were also honoured.

Nana Oforiatta Ayim is a Writer, Filmmaker, and Art Historian and the Founder of the ANO Institute of Arts and Knowledge, through which she has pioneered a Pan-African Cultural Encyclopaedia, a Mobile Museums Project, and curated Ghana’s first pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

She published her first novel ‘The God Child’ with Bloomsbury in 2019, and with Penguin in German in 2021. 

She has made award-winning films for museums such as Tate Modern, LACMA and The New Museum, and lectures a course on History and Theory at the Architectural Association in London. 

She is already the recipient of various awards and honours, having been named one of the Apollo ’40 under 40’; one of 50 African Trailblazers by The Africa Report; a Quartz Africa Innovator in 2017; one of 12 African women making history in 2016 and one of 100 women of 2020 by Okayafrica.

She received the 2015 the Art & Technology Award from LACMA; the 2016 AIR Award, which “seeks to honour and celebrate extraordinary African artists who are committed to producing provocative, innovative and socially-engaging work”; a 2018 Soros Arts Fellowship, was a 2018 Global South Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, was appointed to the Advisory Council of Oxford University’s Cultural Programme in 2020, was a Principal Investigator on the Action for Restitution to Africa programme.

She is currently an unpaid Special Advisor to the Ghanaian Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture on Museums and Cultural Heritage overseeing plans to restructure the museums sector.

Her main concern is how to make museums relevant to communities throughout the country not just to a few, and to have them be a space in which Ghanaians can see themselves reflected and have their voices heard.

She has traveled the breadth of the country talking to fishermen, weavers, charcoal sellers, farmers, teachers, lawyers etc asking them about what they would like to see and experience.

This will be seen in a film that will soon be shown on Ghanaian television. She has also brought together a committee of legal, financial and structural experts to review the current museums landscape and make proposals for reform to create museums right for our context.

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Emmy Awards 2021: Who won what? Here’s the full list of stars and shows taking home awards

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The Crown, Ted Lasso, Mare Of Easttown, Hacks and The Queen’s Gambit were all big winners at this year’s Emmy Awards. Here are the details of all the main winners.

From The Crown to Ted Lasso, find out which stars and shows have been named winners at TV’s biggest awards night.

Here are the details of the main 2021 Emmy Awards winners.

Limited or Anthology Series – The Queen’s Gambit

I May Destroy You

Mare Of EasttownAdvertisement

The Underground Railroad

Wandavision

Lead Actor – Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – Ewan McGregor, Halston

Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton)

Leslie Odom Jr (Hamilton)

Hugh Grant (The Undoing)

Paul Bettany (WandaVision)

Lead Actress – Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – Kate Winslet, Mare Of Easttown

Cynthia Erivo (Genius: Aretha Franklin)

Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You)

Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit)

Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision)

Supporting Actor – Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – Evan Peters, Mare Of Easttown

Daveed Diggs (Hamilton)

Jonathan Groff (Hamilton)

Anthony Ramos (Hamilton)

Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You)

Thomas Brodie-Sangster (The Queen’s Gambit)

Supporting Actress – Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – Julianne Nicholson, Mare Of Easttown

Phillipa Soo (Hamilton)

Renee Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton)

Jean Smart (Mare Of Easttown)

Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit)

Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision)

Directing – Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – Scott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit

Hamilton

I May Destroy You

Mare Of Easttown

The Underground Railroad

WandaVision

Writing – Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Mare Of Easttown

The Queen’s Gambit

WandaVision

Outstanding Drama Series – The Crown

Bridgerton

Lovecraft Country

Pose

The Boys

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Mandalorian

This is Us

Actor – Drama – Josh O’Connor, The Crown

Sterling K Brown (This Is Us)

Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country)

Rege-Jean Page (Bridgerton)

Billie Porter (Pose)

Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason)

Actress – Drama – Olivia Colman, The Crown

Uzo Udoba (In Treatment)

Emma Corrin (The Crown)

Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)

MJ Rodriguez (Pose)

Jurnee Smollet (Lovecraft Country)

Supporting Actor – Drama – Tobias Menzies, The Crown

Michael K Williams (Lovecraft Country)

John Lithgow (Perry Mason)

O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Max Minghella (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian)

Chris Sullivan (This is Us)

Supporting Actress – Drama – Gillian Anderson, The Crown

Aunjanue Ellis (Lovecraft Country)

Emerald Fennell (The Crown)

Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)

Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Madeline Brewer (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Guest Actor – Drama – Courtney B Vance, Lovecraft Country

Charles Dance (The Crown)

Don Cheadle (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier)

Carl Weathers (The Mandalorian)

Timothy Olyphant (The Mandalorian)

Guest Actress – Drama – Claire Foy, The Crown

Sophie Okonedo (Ratched)

Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale)

McKenna Grace (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Phylicia Rashad (This is Us)

Directing – Drama – Jessica Hobbs, The Crown

Bridgerton

Pose

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Mandalorian

Writing – Drama – Peter Morgan, The Crown

Lovecraft Country

Pose

The Boys

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Mandalorian

Comedy – Ted Lasso

Black-ish

Cobra Kai

Emily In Paris

Hacks

Pen15

The Flight Attendant

The Kominsky Method

Comedy Actor – Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)

Michael Douglas (The Komsinky Method)

William H Macy (Shameless)

Kenan Thompson (Kenan)

Comedy Actress – Jean Smart, Hacks

Aidy Bryant (Shrill)

Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant)

Allison Janney (Mom)

Tracey Ellis Ross (Black-ish)

Comedy Supporting Actor – Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Carl Clemons-Hopkins (Hacks)

Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live)

Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live)

Brendan Hunt (Ted Lasso)

Nick Mohammed (Ted Lasso)

Jeremy Swift (Ted Lasso)

Paul Reiser (The Kominsky Method)

Comedy Supporting Actress – Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Hannah Einbinder (Hacks)

Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live)

Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)

Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live)

Juno Temple (Ted Lasso)

Rosie Perez (The Flight Attendant)

Comedy Guest Actor – Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live

Dan Levy (Saturday Night Live)

Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live)

Daniel Kaluuya (Saturday Night Live)

Morgan Freeman (The Kominsky Method)

Comedy Guest Actress – Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live

Yvette Nicole Brown (A Black Lady Sketch Show)

Issa Rae (A Black Lady Sketch Show)

Jane Adams (Hacks)

Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live)

Bernadette Peters (Saturday Night Live)

Comedy Directing – Lucia Aniello, Hacks

B Positive

Mom

Ted Lasso

The Flight Attendant

Comedy Writing – Hacks

Girls 5 Eva

Pen15

Ted Lasso

The Flight Attendant

Structured Reality – Queer Eye

Antique’s Roadshow

Property Brothers: Forever Home

Running Wild With Bear Grylls

Shark Tank

Unstructured Reality – RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked

Becoming

Below Deck

Indian Matchmaking

Selling Sunset

Competition Programme – RuPaul’s Drag Race

Nailed It

The Amazing Race

The Voice

Top Chef

Talk Show – Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Conan

Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Variety Sketch Series – Saturday Night Live

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Writing (Series) – Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Saturday Night Live

The Amber Ruffin Show

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Variety Special Live – Stephen Colbert’s Election Night

Celebrating America – An Inauguration Special

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards

The Oscars

The Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring The Weeknd

Variety Pre-Recorded Special – Hamilton

8.46 – Dave Chappelle

A West Wing Special To Benefit When We All Vote

Bo Burnham: Inside

David Byrne’s American Utopia

Friends: The Reunion

TV movie – Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square

Oslo

Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia

Sylvie’s Love

Uncle Frank

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R Kelly trial latest: Singer was recorded threatening and assaulting victim, prosecution claims

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Kelly, 54, faces nine charges including sexual abuse, racketeering and bribery. The prosecution wants to submit recordings of what it says is the singer threatening and attacking victims as evidence.

R Kelly threatened to “f*** up” one of his victims before assaulting her, according to newly submitted court documents.

The prosecution in the sex-trafficking case against the 54-year-old singer – real name Robert Kelly – wants a recording of the incident to be admitted as evidence.

According to papers filed at a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, the incident happened in 2008.

On the tape, Kelly is said to be heard saying: “If you lie to me, I’m going to f*** you up.”

In a second video, the I Believe I Can Fly singer is heard threatening a woman from Florida known as “Jane Doe” and accusing her of stealing his Rolex watch.

“You better not ever… take from me again or I will be in Florida and something will happen to you,” he says, according to the documents. “You understand what I’m telling you?”

The filing states that prosecutors wanted Jane Doe to testify at Kelly’s trial, but decided against it after the woman “started to have panic attacks and appeared to have an emotional breakdown” as she listened to the tapes.

Kelly has denied racketeering and other charges accusing him of sexually abusing women, girls and boys during the course of his 30-year-career.

On Tuesday, the judge in the case indicated she would allow the tapes to be used as evidence in a trial which started last month.

Kelly allegedly told his victims he had cameras and other recording devices “everywhere” in his Chicago studio and other locations.

He has also been accused of recording sexual encounters with other victims.

On Monday, the court heard from a witness that said she saw Kelly in a “sexual situation” with R&B singer Aaliyah around 1993 – when Aaliyah would have been around 13 or 14.

The witness – a former backing dancer for Kelly – added that he had sex with her when she was 15.

Previously, the jury heard that Kelly had acquired two fake IDs through an employee so he could marry Aaliyah after he started to have sex with her while she was underage and thought she was pregnant.

A marriage licence submitted as evidence falsely listed Aaliyah’s age as 18 and Kelly’s as 27.

R&B singer and actress Aaliyah pictured in 2001. Pic: AP

Image:R&B singer and actress Aaliyah pictured in 2001

Prosecutors have stated that Kelly wanted to use the later-annulled marriage to prevent Aaliyah testifying against him.

Kelly helped Aaliyah – full name Aaliyah Dana Haughton – write her 1994 debut album Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number.
She later died aged 22 in 2001 in a plane crash.

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Shatta Wale attacks Sadiq Abu; Reveals secret questioning integrity of 3Music Awards

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The credibility of the 3Music awards scheme hangs in a balance as Shata Wale reveals a secret suggesting the project is a scam.

Shatta Wale and CEO of 3Media and 3Music awards, Sadiq Abdulai Abu, have been going at it on social media for quite some time now. The genesis of the contention could be pinpointed to when Sadiq called out the dancehall musician over his ‘music video’ comment. The comment is as follows, “Keep shooting music videos like you want to battle Jay Z. You will wake up one day and ask me how I made all this money. And I will tell you this.”

Sadiq disagreed and responded, “Wale is always making hollow arguments and running in circles. Who says that today one cant know exactly how much one makes on a song or video. How such narratives are allowed to fester is shocking.”

Sadiq’s submission was followed by a barrage of insults, including an assertion that he suffers from halitosis and the most recent allegation that 3Music awards operate on a non-merit basis.

On his IG stories, Shatta Wale wrote, “Sadik do you remember telling me that the 3music awards you will give me 11 awards because Sarkodie and Stone deh bore you. We didn’t do well, but now I am doing well by speaking the truth.” Sadiq is yet to respond to the accusation at the time of the report.

This has raised many questions in the entertainment space because Shatta Wale did indeed pick up 11 awards under the same award scheme. Then he described it as a manifestation of hard work. Now he says it was all a fraudulent scheme.

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