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Meet the Ghanaian woman who has been driving taxi in the UK since 1987

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A Ghanaian woman who has been living in the UK for some years now has shared her experience living abroad.

Patricia Poku Amankwah affectionately called ‘Abrokyire Hemaa’ is a Ghanaian female taxi driver who finds her spot in a male-dominated industry.

In an interview with DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa, Patricia, 53, born and bred in London-UK was a hairstylist but later decided it was about time a female took the wheel.

Patricia has been driving all over London and Amsterdam to Germany for over a decade now. According to her, even though she got her driving license in 1987 she didn’t start the taxi job until early 2000.

She said, her passion for driving is what motivated her to drive taxi. Patricia pointed out that, she wanted to be a black cap driver after hairdressing and also be a self-employed woman.

Over the years she has been driving, Patricia says she attracts a lot of stares.

“I sort of understand, I am a woman in a very male dominated profession and probably they see it as a no go zone area. I know it’s not common. Sometimes I get people who look at my dressing and ask, are you sure you are the taxi driver and I say, yes I am. Anyways we got drivers with different level.” She said smiling.

But, stares and nay sayers didn’t hold her back, and now she has many clients, including celebrity and prominent people in society.

Speaking on requirements to be a taxi driver in London, Patricia said, one has to be fluent in English and be able to communicate well with people.

“To be a taxi driver in London, you have to be educated, you have to be fluent in English, if you can’t communicate with people, then you cannot be a taxi driver.” She said.

Patricia added that, she is very proud of her job and will never feel shy in doing it.

“Every work is work, as long as you’re making money out of it then its work.

Driving is my passion; I pick people all over at the airport including my friends, so there is nothing embarrassing in being a taxi driver and am even proud of it and I’m really enjoying it. So I am not shy of doing it. I’m proud of it and I still do it up till date.” Abrokyire Hemaa added.

Speaking about how it is to run both the taxi business and settle family,
the mother of three said, all her children are in the UK. She indicated that she had to travel back and forth every time.

I get inspired to write good songs during sex – Queen Haizel

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Budding Afrobeat singer Queen Haizel has revealed how sex forms an essential component in
her music career. She made the disclosure during an interview with DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa on what inspire
her works.

According to the ‘Lover boy’ singer, she’s mostly able to compose good songs during intense
sexual bout with her partner.
“I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, my own is sex. One major inspiration is sex. Most of my songs
were inspired by sex. Like if I have good sex, it makes me think well.” She said.
Queen Haizel stated that she has other things alongside sex that influences her work.
Sleep, and good company were two other things she mentioned that inspires her when she’s
working.

Haizel also revealed how a Pastor friend once cum immediately after seeing her nakedness. She
explained, “There was this Pastor guy who wanted to date but didn’t say it from the outset. When
he visit me for lessons, he would ask me to follow him to his place to continue the lesson. One
time, I went to him and he was forcing me to sleep with him. Because he said, he haven’t had sex
for years.”
“I agree to what he said and lied down for him to do what he want to do, he took off my skirt and
pants, after seeing my nakedness, he cum immediately. That’s bad, I won’t waste my time on a
guy like that.” She said.

Queen Haizel is currently promoting her new single ‘Yetwem’ which literally means “we cancel
it”. She featured a young talented rapper from Cape Coast Wagez Rap. Haizel goes hard on this
masterpiece and advised everyone to put an end to all evil acts.

My Song Isn't aimed at mocking Kan Dapaah - Musician

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UK-based Ghanaian musician, Lady Sledge has stated that her ‘Fab3 Woso’ song is not a diss song directed at National Security Minister Kan Dapaah.

Few weeks ago, Ghanaians woke up to the trending news of the Minister of National Security, Hon. Albert Kan Dapaah modeling for a lady other than his wife in a video.

The video has received massive condemnation from Ghanaians on social media and traditional media as well.

Since Lady Sledge released her ‘Fab3 Woso’ song, several people have argued that the song was directed towards Kan Dapaah.

However, in an interview with DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa, Lady Sledge said, the song was already out even before the Ministers’ issue came out. She added, the mentioning of Minister in the song is nothing but a mere coincidence.

“Somebody threatened me for mentioning Minister in the song. But even in Church, we got Minister in Church; that doesn’t mean the song has something to do with the Minister. No, coincidentally the Minister issue came, but Fab3 Woso is already done. The intention behind the song wasn’t for the Minister.” She said.

Lady Sledge added that, “Even the video is coming up, you’ll not see anything like pyjamas and all that, it depicts differently while the Minister’s situation is there. So that’s where I’m having a bit challenging but at the end of the day, because it wasn’t purposely for the Minister, I don’t care.”

Lady Sledge is currently working on the video for her single ‘Fab3 Woso’.

We are capable of writing our songs – Krymi and Mr. Drews Fight Kurl Songx

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Highly Spiritual’s very own, Krymi and Mr. Krymi has rebutted Kurl Songx’ claim over the Dw3 hit single being his.

According to the ‘Jennifer Lomotey’ hitmaker, the song titled ‘Dwɛ’ by Krymi and Mr Drew featuring Sarkodie belongs to him but the boss of Highly Spiritual Music, Kaywa, gave the song to his former label mates.

However, Krymi and Mr. Drew in an interview with DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa stated that, they wrote word for word, every lyric in the song.

“First of all, I wrote the song myself, Krymi also wrote his part, the song belong to both Krymi and I; and we all wrote our part. But the beat was produced by Kaywa and every beat has its melody, so we use that melody to write the song. So I was surprise when Kurl Songx said the song belongs to him.” Mr. Drew said.

Krymi also added that, “I can tell you for a fact that, lyrics wise, I feel my lyrics. I don’t need to steal anything from Kurl Songs, I don’t need anything from anybody. What I do is, I learn and take advice from the seniors in the game even the young ones but I don’t steal songs from anyone. So it hurt when after I have taken my time to do something, somebody will come out and say it belongs to him, it makes me feel very bad.” Krymi added.

He further supported his claim with videos of the studio sessions that led to the birth of the hit single.

Mr. Drew pointed out that, in any case, boss of Highly Spiritual Music owns the beat and can give it to any artiste of his choice.

 

Krymi however concluded that, amidst the brouhaha, he is ever ready to collaborate with his former label mate Kurl Songx if management agrees to it.

2020 is the year of the customer - Surfline Communications

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As part of celebrating loyalty, Ghana’s leading 4GLTE internet service, Surfline communications announced today their plans for 2020 as a customer focused year.

The Commercial Director of Surfline communications, Mr. David Afugani who made this known in an interview with SVTV Africa said they introduced the promotion package to thank customers for their support for the past 5 years.

According to Mr. Afugani, “For a true Ghanaian company to survive among big competitors for five years, we decided to take an introspection and throughout we analyze all our stakeholders and realize that, let’s meet our customers and reward them for being loyal to us. So we developed this loyalty scheme as a top up to the already existing bonuses and rewards that were given to our customers. So we’re just looking for ways and means to make the customer very exciting so that they will a have a reason to stay with the network.” He said.

In 2020 Surfline intends to launch its loyalty campaign with the theme ' Year of the Customer', this is to give a boost in attracting the desired action for the loyalty campaign that started in 2019.

Mr. Afugani noted that, Year of the customer is a yearlong event that will reward customers with gift vouchers from Major Surfline partners, data offers and merchandise.

He added that, as part of the company’s five year development plan, Surfline is seeking to cover the whole of Ghana. He said the company will soon open new avenues in Kumasi and other parts of the Ashanti region and by the end of the fifth year, they would have covered all the sixteen regions in Ghana.

The Surfline rewards program is forged with strategic partners in the hospitality, recreation, food and health industries to give customers who actively use Surfline free to heavily discounted vouchers for use in Ghana.

Founded in 2011, Surfline communications, Ghana’s leading 4GLTE provider, leads in 4GLTE services for homes and businesses.

The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to make people and businesses efficient and productive.

Bosom Pyung stops cover artiste Ataa Adwoa from performing at Kikibees

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Bosom P yung is the new internet and music sensation and you might be living under the rock not to know this young man or heard his viral Ataa Adwoa song.

Management of the sensational music act, whose Ataa Adwoa song went viral a few weeks ago, has stopped his ‘ex-lover’ Ataa Adwoa, the Ghanaian Singer by name Kween Naba who remixed his song from performing at a show at Kikibees Restaurant.

According to Kween Naba, she was prevented from performing together with Bosom because his management said; she will take away the shine from their artiste.

The songstress made this known in an interview with DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa when she failed to perform after been booked for the show.

“Kikibees called me to come and be a surprise package to Bosom. When Bosom arrived, Kikibees management told me, I should have consulted his management before doing the cover song. Because of that, I cannot perform and I asked why, they said, his management says I have taken all the attention from Bosom. If I perform before him, I will take away the shine, if I perform with him, I will take away the shine, if I perform after him, I will take away the shine, so I cannot perform.” She said.

Meanwhile, Kween Naba noted that, she was even prevented from saying hi to his ‘sweetheart’ Bosom PYung by his management.

“I told my management to tell them if I could say hi to Bosom. But his management said no, we don’t want her near him, we don’t want any pictures taken of him and her because it will still take away the hype. But I just wanted to see Bosom but I just saw him through the window.” She lamented.

The Songstress pointed out that, even though she is disappointed in the management of Bosom PYung, she is still looking forward in working with the Ataa Adwoa hitmaker.

Ayittey Powers throws challenge to Bastie Samir before he retires

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Ghanaian boxer, Michael Okine, popularly known as Ayittey Powers says Bastie Samir is his last opponent he is dreaming to challenge before he retires from active boxing.
The boxer has vowed to beat Samir Bastie when they lock horns in a boxing bout.


He made this known in an interview with DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa. Powers noted that although Bastie beat his friend Bukom Banku when they met, he will not repeat the mistakes Banku committed.
“’I have decided not to fight in Ghana again but not until I heard people saying because Bukom Banku defeated me and Bastie Samir also beat Bukom, I cannot stand Bastie in fight. I want to prove to them that, Bastie can never beat me; Bukom Banku made a big mistake that’s why Bastie beat him. Bastie can never beat Banku, it was because Banku reduced his weight lower than Bastie and that led to his defeat. Bastie can never beat me; I’m challenging Bastie to a fight before I retire, I want a big promoter to promote that fight and I will whip Bastie so much then after that, I will retire from boxing.” He said.

He added that most people doubt his ability to beat Bastie but was insistent on the fact that people should believe him because 2020 he came with a refreshed energy.
Powers was twice defeated by old foe Bukom Banku before Samir knocked out previously undefeated Bukom Banku in a non-title contest in Accra in 2017.


Meanwhile, Ayittey says he plans on retiring from the sport that has offered him so much fame and fortune for the better part of the last two decades.

According to Bukom Banku, his spiritual father doesn’t want him to fight again because most of his opponents and colleague fighters he started with are mad and some are even dead.

Smoking marijuana gives you a unique voice – Musician Klarah Kay

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Musician, Klarah Kay has advised her colleague musicians to smoke marijuana otherwise known as wee in the local parlance before they enter their studios to record songs.

According to her, smoking marijuana gives every musician a unique voice and puts their songs at above others because weed-smoking also broadens their minds and thoughts

The musician who was speaking to Host Dj Nyaami on SVTV AFRICA in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com said ” I will advise every singer to smoke wee. If you are a singer, smoke wee. because wee opens your throat up. If you smoke wee and you enter the booth, there’s a sound it gives you but when you don’t smoke that also has a sound it gives you”.

“Colleague musicians who cannot smoke the illegal herb should boil it and take it like they take their tea.”

“Sometimes when you smoke and write your songs and you become conscious you will even doubt that you wrote the songs yourself”, she emphasized

She indicated that although she used to be a chain smoker, she has now cut down on her smoking adding that she smokes only when she’s entering the booth to record a song.

“I used to smoke but I’ve never smoked and gone on stage. To me if I smoke and go on stage i will flop. I only smoke to learn or write good songs. When you smoke, the highness takes you to a certain level and opens your brain up at once”.


Source:myNewsGh.com

I won’t sign any artist until I retire from music - Empress Gifty Adorye

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Award-winning gospel musician Gifty Adorye has revealed that she will only sign an upcoming artiste after she has retired from music.

According to the Aseda singer, this will let her have ample time to be able to promote her artiste to the top.

She made this known in an interview with DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa when she was asked about her support for an upcoming artiste.

“Oh of course, yes! But now I’m still doing music so when I retire from my music I will sign an artiste. Because two captains can never be on a ship.” She said.

Gifty explained that, “It is wrong and unadvisable for an artiste to sign his fellow artiste under his record label, it doesn’t help. So I like the way Lynx Entertainment is doing it, he put his career aside and building an image because it’s not right to compete with the young ones. He’ll compete with Kuami Eugene and the likes – his own artistes. He’ll grab all the shows for himself; do you think when I have an artiste under me and there is a show worth GHS30,000 – what am I going to do? So me, when you hear I’m signing an artiste that means Empress, I have retired from music. So I will give my focus to the person, I’ll push the person to where I want the person to go.”

Meanwhile, Gifty noted that, she is ever ready to support any upcoming artiste with their songs.

Empress Gifty Adorye is currently promoting her new single titled ‘Jesus Over Do’ which is a song off her upcoming album.

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