A photo of Yvonne Okoro has resurfaced on the internet-in its full glory causing a lot of debate on social media as to whether the Ghanaian actress is raunchy or not. We don’t know but we seek your indulgence, Per this photo is she raunchy or not?
Owwww, Ahhhh! these were certainly were some arkward moments at the just ended Ghana Movie Awards. Seriously, those moments got me shifting my seat. In Ameyaw debrah ‘s words the event on Monday was full of drama. The entire show appeared scripted to ‘unite’ perceived factions in the Ghana Movie industry. From Leila Djansi and Shirley Frimpong-Manso sharing the nod for Best Director award which was presented by Akorfa Ejeani Asiedu (who has been involved in a very public split with Leila) to Sandra Ankobiah presenting the award for Favouirte Actress to her former BFF, Yvonne Nelson, it was clear that the organizers wanted to make a statement. The award also suffered some hitches including calling out wrong winners in wrong categories.Leila Djansi was the biggest winner for the night sweeping home eight (8) awards with her new movie-“Northern Affair.” Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s collaboration with Yvonne Okoro on the movie-“Contract” got two awards. Yvonne Nelson’s “House of Gold” also took home two awards.
With that see all the arkward moments in pictures+ more. Do we are hear some ” owwwwww…”
Photo Credit: Ameyawdebrah
The nominations for the 2013 Ghana Movie Awards are out! After months of wondering who might make the cut. The organizers have released the list. This time round merging all the best actor and supporting roles together. We mean there is no local and English categories. Anyway, check out which of your favourite stars were nominated for what below. Shocks
- 1. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
- Ivan Ayitey- CONTRACT
- Berni Anti – HOUSE OF GOLD
- Shaun Burdick- NORTHERN AFFAIR
2. WRITING- ADAPTED OR ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
1. CONTRACT–Written by Herty Owusu and Shirley Frimpong-Manso
2. HOUSE OF GOLD -Written by Pascal Amanfo
3. NORTHERN AFFAIR – Written by Leila Djansi
4. THE PLEDGE – Written by Benjamin Dwomoh
5. CHEATERS- Written by Frank Rajah
3. PRODUCTION DESIGN
1. OKOMFO ANOKYE – Production design- Brinks Abdullai
Set decoration- Bismark Gyamerah
2. THE PLEDGE – Production design-D.J Vegas
Set decoration-Ghana Armed forces
3. NORTHERN AFFAIR- Production design-Tony Tomety
Set decoration- Palm Gottfried
4. CONTRACT- Production design-Shirley Frimpong-Manso
Set decoration- Ken Attoh
5. HOUSE OF GOLD- Production design-Pascal Amanfo
Set decoration- Bismark Nii Odoi
1. NORTHERN AFFAIR -Dave Goldberg
2. CONTRACT-Nana Akua Manso
3. NKULI-Afra Marley
4. HOUSE OF GOLD-Okey Benson
5. THE HUNTERS-Enoch Opoku
5. MUSIC- ORIGINAL SONG
1. ONE NIGHT IN VEGAS -Music and lyrics by Kobby Maxwell
2. OKOMFO ANOKYE- Music and lyrics by Abena Fosua
3. HOUSE OF GOLD- Music and lyrics by Berni Anti and Mercy Chinwo
4. NORTHERN AFFAIR -Music and lyrics by Jon Germain and Kofi Aykeame
5. CONTRACT- Music and lyrics by-Raquel
6. MAKE UP AND HAIR STYLIST
1. BARIMA NYE SUNYE- Jude Odeh
2. PURPLE ROSE- Lydia Ashietey
3. THE PRICE-Foreal Mensah
4. HOUSE OF GOLD-Joyce Mensah
7. BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION- BEST ACTOR
1. CONTRACT -Hlomla Dandala
2. NUMBER ONE FAN- Yemi Black
3. FINDING MERCY- Desmond Elliot
4. HOUSE OF GOLD-Francis Odega
5. VOLUNTEERS – Bobby Obodo
8. BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION- BEST ACTRESS
1. Nse Ikpe Etim- PURPLE ROSE
2. Rita Dominic –FINDING MERCY
3. Omawumi Meglele- HOUSE OF GOLD
4. Ivie Okujaye- VOLUNTEERS
5. Patience Ozorkwor – SLAVE BOY
9. SOUND MIXING & EDITING
1. CONTRACT-Mawuli Tofah
2. HOUSE OF GOLD-Berni Anti
3. NORTHERN AFFAIR- Shaun Burdick
4. ONE NIGHT IN VEGAS- Black Tim
10. A PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Kwadwo Nkansah (Lilwin)-TIME CHANGES
2. Henry Adofo Asiedu- HOUSE OF GOLD
3. Jon Germain – NORTHERN AFFAIR
4. Van Vicker- ONE NIGHT IN VEGAS
5. Edward Agyekum Kufuor – THE PLEDGE
11. A PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Lydia Forson- VOLUNTEERS
2. Lisa Nana yaa Awuku- NKULI
3. Rose Mensah- (Kyeiwaa)- TIME CHANGES
4. Roselyn Ngissah- THE PLEDGE
5. Joselyn Dumas- NORTHERN AFFAIR
12. A PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
1. John Dumelo- NORTHERN AFFAIR
2. Kofi Adu (Agya Koo)-OKOMFO ANOKYE
3. Adjetey Annang- THE HUNTERS
4. James Gardiner- NKULI
5. Majid Michel-THE PRICE
13. A PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Jackie Appiah- CHEATERS
2. Yvonne Okoro-CONTRACT
3. Maame Serwaa – SCHOOL GIRL
4. Yvonne Nelson- THE PRICE
5. Sonia Ibrahim- NUMBER ONE FAN
14. BEST PICTURE
1. NORTHERN AFFAIR- Mabel Germain- Producer
2. CONTRACT-Shirley Frimpong –Manso ,Ken Attoh, Yvonne Okoro -Producers
3. HUNTER- Abdul Salam Mumuni- Producer
4. HOUSE OF GOLD- Yvonne Nelson– Producer
5. ONE NIGHT IN VEGAS- Kobby Maxwell and Jimmy Jean Louis -producers
6. NUMBER ONE FAN- Juliet Ibrahim- Producer
7. PURPLE ROSE- Barbara Anakwa, Pascal Amanfo – Producer
8. THE PLEDGE- Musah Toure- Producer
9. FINDING MERCY-Desmond Elliot – Producer
10. OKOMFO ANOKYE -Paul Adjei
15. SHORT MOVIE
1. CAMPUS SCANDALS
Well, there is nothing wrong with wanting something badly. All of us do at some point in our lives. The Ghanaian actress’ movie, ‘Contract’ has picked multiple nominations for the 2014 AMVCAs.
‘Contract’, directed by Shirley Frimpong Manso, picked nine nominations – beating other giant Ghanaian movies.
Actress Yvonne Okoro has promised not to disappoint Ghanaians at the 2014 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCAs).
Earlier on in the year the same movie picked six nominations at the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) but could not win a single award at the main event. But it looks like this time Yvonne Okoro has faith in her movie.
In a very optimistic reply she said at nominees’ party which coincided with Africa Magic’s 10th anniversary celebration at Land Mark Village Center Victoria Island, Lagos.: “Well, in every competition there’s a victor, so it would be great if I win but in the end being nominated is a great achievement. It’s my first movie and every time I submit to a film festival it is received well. Do I have hope? (laugh) of course, because what’s life without hope?”
The AMVCA is organized annually by multichoice Africa( this being its second edition) to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution made by Pan Africa filmmakers. The party was hosted by Vimbai Mutinhiri, Lawrence Maleka and Big Brother Africa’s IK Osakioduwa. Guests at the party included Majid Michel, Uche Jombo, OC Ukeje, Linda Edjiofo, Sandra Ankobiah, Joselyn Dumas, Leonora Okine and other personalities.
There were drama displays, comedy and music performances by artists including Efya.
Yvonne got nominated for Best Actress in a comedy, while ‘Contract’ lead actor Hlomia Dandala received two nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy and Best Actor in a Drama. The rest of the nominations are Best Video Editor, Best Art Director, Best Writer (Drama), Best Movie Director, Best Movie 2013 and Best Movie (Comedy). Other Ghanaian nominees include Frank Rajah Arase, Chris Attoh, Ken Attoh, Shirley Frimpong-Manso, Pascal Amanfo, Jackie Appiah and Majid Michel. Let just hope her colleagues are half as optimistic as she is.
I won’t lie to you,when you are a blogger so many things fight for your attention. I won’t even start to bore you with the dynamics of blogging and the things that compete for our attention. I have been planning to write this little piece for a while now. But like I said,lately so many things have been on my mind but this little post. So here I am now, finally finally writing this overdue post. You see the need for writing this post has somehow presented itself in a very unusual way. Why? Because I have been talking to a couple of friends about this new fashion trend which seem to be causing a whole lot of stir in on our red carpets,in our streets, in our homes and even in our churches( tell me I am lying and I will show you the next girl who walks into the church with her boobies peeling out her dress). I am talking about the plunging neckline.First it was the side boob,the underboob, side butt and now a nipple slip away from baring it all. I think I got your attention now, right..Well, it is not really that new a trend. The fashion craze used to be very popular with the celebrities of the 80s and very sought after by women of the time as well. Recently, the trend as even become more en vogue with the likes of celebrities such as Miranda Kerr, Kim K. Kim K’S attempt at the new extreme cleavage garnered plenty of headlines. The reality star made sure we got the full view of her ample, gravity -defying assets in her black Givenchy gown at the Mademoiselle party in Paris. Miranda Kerr on the other walked about all proud in a low cut white dress that left little to the imagination.Even our very own African celebrities like Yvonne Okoro and the latest fashion case on everyone’s lips, Deborah Vanessa decided that they needn’t be left out of the fun. But hey, did I tell you Deborah Vanessa is an old school mate of mine. We both happen to go to the same High School together and finished the same year. Boy, you should see how Sister Derbie is getting the hits on our school year group platform on facebook. But really that is besides the point, right. I mean who cares what a grown ass woman decides to wear or do with her life.
But anyway, I am still worried and I really must share my thoughts with you guys or forever hold my peace on this one. Believe it or not with every single opinion post I write I feel a lot lighter and quite frankly I feel a big weight lifted off my chest. Maybe you guys should try it sometime. Now back to the problem at hand? Well, I won’t dare call it a problem per se but a fashion trend taking over our fronts. Talking about fronts, it is kind of nice when we see our celebrities in those seemily outrageously sexy dresses with those V front neckline revealing “Lord have mercy” half or all of the twin towers. And please we do get the picture, yes! Of course we get lots of it. I will like to speak volumes about this foreign trend in Africa. But let me give you a mental picture or the real picture on this rapidly growing trend, just imagine a world full of women walking around with their assets on display with every asset scrambling to be seen. Boy, what a world it will be. Now before a put take rest I will like to leave with a few comments by fashion experts , hopefully that will shed more lights on the extreme cleavage trend. Celebrity stylist, Claire Wacey gave sage advice to the Daily Mail : ” The new trend to off more cleavage is great provided you have a pert, toned bust, if however your boobs do not defy gravity and require bras of steel to keep them in place do not attempt this trend.
” If attempting then ensure that you only show the curve of the bust, either in the centre or at the top rather than creating a pushed together ” Bum Boob”.
” Look for dresses that will separate and lift the bust so that the look remains classy”.
” Invest in a strong tape…to keep everything in place”. Lisa Potter, Femail Fashion Finder deputy editor, added: “There’s a fine line between sexy and downright tacky so if you want to carry off a dangerous neckline-and stay in favour with the fash pack-then remember to keep everything else low-key and simple. That means long hemlines, adding a sleek cover-up like a blazer and keeping hair and make-up minimal”
Anyway with that said I leave all the judgements to you . .
SPARROW PRODUCTION UNVEILS THE 4 BIG CHICKS IN THEIR NEST: A NEW MOVIE, A NEW LOGO, ADAMS APPLES SEASON 2 DVD , SPARROW STATION& A SHORT FILM
If you have been following Sparrow Production, then you will know that their success story began about six years ago. Even at the time when movie industry in the Ghana was at its lowest, the production house was able to distinguish itself among the lot bringing us quality and beautiful well-thought African stories.
Their sojorn started with Life and living it through to Perfect Picture to the very last production the Adams Apple Series. Now who wouldn’t like a little wahala with the Adams clan. The Production House did nothing but thrilling us back to back quality movies and just today announced the four new eggs in their nest.
At its Accra launching, the CEO of the Production House Shirley Frimpong Manso said the ‘4 CHICKS’ are about to change the mindset of Africans about Sparrow Productions , she assured that Sparrow will be bringing excellent films and other African movies over the years—all for the better.Of course we all can’t wait to see what the Sparrow team has for us.
In any case let me run the ” 4 Big CHICKS ” by you.
1. THE NEW LOGO
Sparrow Productions today announced and unveiled its new logo, a more colourful and brilliant logo—probably indicating that, there are more colourful and excellent projects coming your way from their camp soon
2. ADAMS APPLES SEASON 2 ON DVD
The second part of big surprise was in the form of a high quality DVD version of ‘Adams Apples Season 2’, hitting the market from 13th December—with two episodes being released every 2 weeks.
In order to bring ‘Adams Apples’ to consumers in real and high resolution (quality), Sparrow Productions is releasing the Season 2 on high resolution DVDs which will not distort the movies’ quality—like VCD does, to ensure you get your moneys worth and be able to enjoy the movie series.
Why Adams Apples Season 2?
Following the huge success of the iconic ten chapter movie series ADAMS APPLES, Sparrow Productions embarked on another eventful journey with the feisty Adams girls and their equally vivacious counterparts.
ADAMS APPLES EPISODES is the Television spin-off and continuation of what seemed like a perfect ending to the turbulent lives of the Adams girls on cinema screens and vcds/dvds.
The 26 episode popular drama kicks up the biggest scandals in the most unlikely situations with unimaginable twists taking audiences on an exciting journey that will get them hooked on an incredible story told excellently by its fallible characters.
Beginning on the bright note of forgiveness, renewed vows, great business and honey mooning in London; a kidnapping and a ransom note for ten million cedis, throws the family into chaos and what will become the most ferocious episodes of their lives yet.
The sexy, sassy, wahala is back…
Adams Apples features Anima Misa Amoah, Joselyn Dumas, Yvonne Okoro, Naa Ashorkor Mensah Doku and several talents.
3. A NEW MOVIE -POTOMANTO
Christmas wouldn’t have been the same without another GREAT movie from Shirley Frimpong Manso and her Sparrow Productions Team. And she calls this one-POTOMANTO “ a Ghanaian evolved version of the French word Portmanteau which means, large suitcase”.
Are you ready for the POTOMANTO thrill?
The question in POTOMANTO is; as the search for greener pastures gets deadly, what do you think will happen?
In POTOMANTO, ex police officer Adane is angry about being cheated on so he sets out to take his pound of flesh when he employs his skills to catching women who cheat on their men. But he’s in for a real cat and mouse game when he’s hired to catch Susan, the alluring young wife of a wealthy Nigerian businessman.
However the chase takes a different turn as a string of bizarre murders among seemingly young hustlers engulf the community. Soon it becomes apparent that the pursuit of greener pastures has manifested into a diabolical plot of illegal organ harvesting leaving its ignorant victims maimed or dead.
What follows is a terrifying race against time where two people from opposite sides of the law must face horrific dangers in an attempt to stop the canker that is annihilating an entire generation.
Starring Adjetey Anang, Olu Jacobs, Yvonne Okoro, Marie Humbert, Mikkie Osei-Berko (Master Richard of Taxi Driver fame), POTOMANTO will be premiered on 20th December, 2013 at the Silver Bird Cinema in Accra.
Check out the trailer of POTOMANTO below…
4. SPARROW STATION& SHORT FILM-BIG FOR NOTHING
As mentioned earlier, Sparrow Productions is going to change how you access and enjoy some of the best African Movies—wherever you find yourself.
You will not have to wait weeks upon weeks to be able to enjoy quality African movies anymore, including those of Sparrow Productions—-just because you cannot find them to buy.
And this is where the excitement is; Sparrow Production has launched an online video on demand service called SPARROW STATION, provided by Sparrow Connect INC, a media distribution company.
Sparrow Station streams quality African entertainment to a discerning audience and provides the convenience of access to enjoyable quality produced African stories on any internet connected screen worldwide.
Sparrow Station streams a growing collection of feature films, series and short films produced by Sparrow Productions and other partner production houses.
The experience of watching content on Sparrow Station is really easy; it’s as simple as browsing through the available titles and renting, using a debit card, credit card or paypal.
Most content can be viewed up to three months depending on the title, making it possible to watch favorites over and over again.
Sparrow Station is driven to provide the best possible online video streaming experience of progressive African entertainment.
Adams Apples, Peep, Potomanto and all your classic favourites from sparrow will be showing there from there
Listen the Intro:
Visit Sparrow Station Now via; http://sparrowstation.com
SHORT FILM-BIG FOR NOTHING
In the celebration outdooring its ‘chicks ’, Sparrow Productions decided to bring surprise audiences with this one —and also to thank its valued fans for the continuous support with the release of a short film titled-Big For Nothing.
The release of the short film also marks the official introduction of ‘short films’ as a category that Sparrow Productions has decided to venture into—as it aims to do more to bridge the gap and quench the constant thirst of African Movie lovers…
‘Big For Nothing’ which features John Dumelo and Jasmine Baroudi will be streamed for FREE on Sparrow Station starting from 13th December, 2013 to subscribers who join the mailing list.
In ‘Big For Nothing’ Leslie struggles with the notion that he maybe incapable of satisfying his wife in bed when he caught Akos faking an orgasm just after a year of marriage . In his attempt to seek answers Leslie pushes Akos too far, setting a premise for more problems.
Launched in Accra today, the ‘4 BIG THINGS’ are set to change the way you see Sparrow Productions and the way you’ve enjoyed their excellent films and other African movies over the years—all for the better.
Forget the Awards because they’ve won them all. What really matters is how you would be able to enjoy the excellent ‘high quality’ films of Sparrow Productions and from other African film-makers on time and from wherever you are in the world.
It surely must have been tense for you to wait for months to watch some of the best African movies, especially from Sparrow Productions—simply because you live at the other side of the world…
Let me take you through the ‘4 BIG THINGS’ which will not only excite all African movie lovers but it will also in reality change the way African movie lovers access and watch some of the great African productions.
- 1. Sparrow Productions ‘New Identity’-THE LOGO
Yvonne Okoro must be one happy actress. Crossing over into new ventures is not easy.However, it looks like for the Ghanaian actress it has been one smooth ride. Especially now, when she keeps getting all the endorsements.
News abound is that world acclaimed engineering and electronics company, Philips has endorsed popular Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Okoro’s upcoming TV Show, Dining With Yvonne Okoro.
The show, scheduled to start airing in 2014 is produced by Yvonne Okoro’s Desamour Company in collaboration with IFACTORY live and supported by Philips.
Philips has offered the actress a juicy package for the show, and the decision to do so was to contribute to Ghana’s creative arts industry and Africa’s entertainment in general, to otherwise give its consumers, a diverse way of exploring its product lines.
A leading producer of electronics, Phillips product lines are of great value and organized into three main partitions including; Philips Consumer Lifestyle, Philips Healthcare and Philips Lighting.
Yvonne is likely to highlight one of the three product lines on her cooking program.
Philips remains the world’s largest manufacturer of lighting in the world measured by applicable revenues and other great feats.
It does not just sponsor or affiliate with any program on TV or a brand.
It must be a quality production to merit its support and endorsement. Hence, the decision to rally behind the first Ghanaian actress to be featured on BBC Newsday Live and BBC Focus On Africa with Komla Dumor is a good sign to indicate something amazing is coming from Yvonne Okoro.
Creative arts has no doubt a lot to offer in the area of economic gains; therefore, the merger with Philip’s brand has the great potential of reaching new markets and maintaining existing ones for the company.