Bloggers Association mourns the loss of John Claude Tamakloe in tragic accident


The Ghana Bloggers Association has extended its deepest condolences following the untimely death of John ‘Claude’ Tamakloe.

A revered figure in the blogging and public relations (PR) communities, John Claude’s life was tragically cut short in an accident with two musicians, KK Fosu and Bless Kay Blez, on the Accra-Cape Coast road.

John Claude was more than just a beloved member of the blogging community; he was a stalwart in the PR sector, whose contributions significantly shaped the landscape of Ghana’s entertainment industry.

Known for his vibrant spirit and unwavering dedication, he leaves behind a legacy that will continue to inspire many.

In their heartfelt message, the Ghana Bloggers Association expressed profound sorrow and sympathy for John Claude’s family, friends, and colleagues.

‘We are deeply saddened by his untimely passing. His vibrant spirit and dedication have left an indelible mark on everyone who had the privilege of knowing him,’ the statement read.

The association also extended its t
houghts and prayers to the Beenie Words team, who worked closely with John Claude, as well as the injured musicians K.K. Fosu and KayBlez, who were affected by the same tragic accident.

John Claude Tamakloe’s passing is a significant loss to the Ghanaian entertainment industry, where his influence was deeply felt.

His legacy will undoubtedly continue to inspire those who follow in his footsteps.

Source: Ghana Web

I am not disappointed by TGMA snub – Safo Newman


Up-and-coming artiste Safo Newman has said he was not disappointed that his hit single ‘Akokoa’ did not make it into the nominees list for the 2024 Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMAs).

Safo Newman burst onto the music scene with ‘Akokoa,’ which quickly garnered a substantial following and impressive streaming numbers on social media platforms in 2023.

Fans believed the track would attract some nominations for the 2024 TGMAs.

However, upon the release of the list, the song was notably absent, not even making it into the Unsung category, despite endorsements from prominent figures like rapper Sarkodie.

In an interview with Graphic Showbiz, Safo Newman shared how he was forewarned about the potential snub, thus, he was not really hurt when his song was absent from the list.

He shared that while he values recognition, his passion for crafting impactful music transcends the pursuit of awards.

“When I filed for nomination for TGMA, an insider told me my song did not meet the criteria for selection. So yeah, I
expected a brush-off. It did not come as a surprise to me though.

“Some songs are so unique that they fall outside of award schemes. The world needs such songs so I am not bothered by the snub. In fact, it is a motivation for me to work harder.

“I will be making good music without pressure. We are just putting in the work and if it gets recognised, thanks be to Jah, but that is not my primary motive. Awards are not my motivation for making music. I aim to create songs that have a lasting impact on everyone,” he shared.

Source: Ghana Web

King Promise is more likely to win ‘Artiste of the Year’ over Stonebwoy – Halifax Ansah-Addo


Entertainment pundit and media personality Halifax Ansah-Addo has stated that Ghanaian Afrobeat artiste King Promise is more likely to win the prestigious Artist of the Year award at the upcoming Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA) in June 2024 than Stonebwoy.

In a discussion on United Showbiz on UTV on May 27, 2024, he revealed that he had initially supported Stonebwoy because of his active involvement with fans and successful promotion of his music.

However, he was astonished by the large quantity of work that King Promise had gathered.

“My bet was on Stonebwoy; he’s worked, and he deserves it. His team has also found a nice way of pushing him and his work on us. You get to know what he’s doing, whether you like it or not.

“Until tonight, I didn’t know King Promise had worked. When they gave me King Promise’s repertoire, I was shocked, and I started to revise my notes. I would not be surprised if King Promise gets it,” he told MzGee, host of the show.

Halifax acknowledged that King Promise’s efforts had
been largely ignored until recently. He said the artiste should have been more proactive in engaging with the Ghanaian market.

“I think going forward, people like King Promise should be more deliberate about getting the Ghanaian market involved in the things he does.

“He is doing so, but it is rather late. I’m not sure they can use this last week to catch up. Unlike Stonebwoy, who over the years has been vocal about his activities,” he said.

King Promise and Stonebwoy join artistes including Black Sherif, Nacee, and Sarkodie in contention for the ‘Artiste of the Year’ award, one of the most prestigious accolades at the awards ceremony.

Source: Ghana Web

It’s foolishness – Santiago fumes over sex allegations against wife


Kumawood actress and makeup artist Naana Brown and her husband, Nana Acheampong, popularly known as Santiago, have addressed damaging rumours about their relationship and family life.

According to Santiago, persons accusing his wife of infidelity are unreasonable. He refuted claims that his wife takes care of him with the money she receives from having sexual affairs with other men.

Speaking on The Delay Show, the famous radio presenter, visibly upset by the allegations, defended his wife and outlined his own accomplishments, saying, “I have a lot of businesses. I used to be a radio presenter and a movie maker.”

“I produced movies, directed movies, and acted. We’ve shot many series including ‘Hostel TV Series’ and ‘True Colors.’ I moved into the creams, restaurant, and food business. I am the financier,” he added in Twi.

Santiago continued, “Those saying Capito has slept with my wife are foolish. I know where it’s coming from, and all those who know about this social media game would understand. It didn’t
start from Capito. It started from Rev Owusu Bempah.”

When asked if he would consider conducting a DNA test to confirm the paternity of their children, Santiago firmly dismissed the idea.

“I won’t conduct any DNA test. I know the children are mine because they look exactly like me. The resemblance is glaring,” he stated.

Naana Brown and Santiago, who have three children and are expecting their fourth, used this platform to dispel the malicious rumours and reinforce the solidity of their marriage and family.

During an interview aired on May 25, 2024, Naana Brown spoke about the strength of their marriage, stating, “What has kept us together is how we are. We are friends, we are jovial, and we don’t harbour pain. I respect him.”

She stated that there have been attempts to separate them because people are jealous of their union.

She said: “Claims that my husband doesn’t work and that I’m sleeping around to make money are false.

“I have always hailed my husband, and people became envious of how we are, so
they wished bad for us. They began to use false claims to tarnish my image with hopes of breaking us apart.”

Naana Brown is known for her work in the Kumawood film industry. She has appeared in and produced several films and TV series, such as “Akrobeto Amani Hunu,” “Saman Abufuo,” and “True Colours”?.

It would be recalled that Naana Brown made headlines with serious allegations against the Head Pastor of Glorious Word Power Ministries International, Prophet Owusu Bempah and actress Diamond Appiah, accusing them of bribing her house help to poison her and her husband. This accusation came to light following remarks from Evangelist Mama Pat (Nana Agradaa), who claimed to have audio evidence of the plot.

Source: Ghana Web

Why Don Little was almost arrested at a nightclub abroad


Ghanaian actor Stephen Atangah, popularly known as Don Little, has shared a nightclub incident from his time abroad that nearly led to his arrest.

Recalling the incident during a night out with friends overseas, Don Little recounted their attempt to enter a nightclub, only to be stopped by the security guard at the entrance.

Despite being with his friends, the guard mistook Don Little for a child due to his small stature, leading to his denial of entry.

“I was eager for a night of fun and relaxation. My friends suggested various nightclubs, so we decided to give it a try… They advised me to bring my passport, but I assumed the process would be similar to Ghana,” he explained during an interview with Giovanni Caleb on TV3’s Showbiz360.

Don Little described how the security guard questioned him, asking, “Hey little boy, where is your mom?”

Despite his friends’ attempts to vouch for him, the guard remained skeptical, insisting that Don Little was underage.

Feeling insulted and frustrated, Don Little conf
ronted the guard, leading to a threat of police involvement if they didn’t leave the premises.

Fearing further escalation, Don Little and his friends decided to return home for the night, avoiding any potential legal trouble.

“I questioned if he recognized my stature back home, but he ignored me, nearly causing an uproar. He warned that the police would be called for my arrest. So, we decided to head back and call it a night,” he said.

Source: Ghana Web

K.K Fosu, Bless in stable condition after near-fatal accident on Accra-Apam road


Two top Ghanaian highlife musicians, K.K Fosu and Bless of ‘Chocho Mu Cho’ fame are said to be in stable condition after sustaining injuries in an accident on the Accra-Apam Highway in the Central Region, Saturday, May 25, 2024.

The car carrying the two singers and two others reportedly got into a head-on crash with another vehicle after an overtaking attempt went wrong.

They are both said to be in critical condition with one suffering a broken leg and multiple injuries.

One of the people on board unfortunately died.

Following the accident, the two singers were taken to a health facility and later sent to the University of Ghana Medical Center for further care.

The deceased has been sent to the mortuary.

An investigation is ongoing.

Source: Ghana Web

‘We’re gutted’ – Management confirms death of blogger John Claude Tamakloe


The management team of the blogger who tragically lost his life in the car accident involving musicians KK Fosu and Bless has issued an official press statement, confirming the incident.

In a Facebook post, BeenieWords.com, owned by popular Ghanaian blogger and talent manager Elorm Beenie, expressed deep sorrow over the passing of John Claude.

Describing him as hardworking and selfless, John Claude was said to have been an integral part of the team for over a decade, serving as an editor, publicist, and co-talent manager.

The statement recounts details from the driver, revealing that KK Fosu, Bless, and John Claude suffered varying degrees of injuries, from their heads to their limbs.

They were then rushed to Apam Catholic Hospital, where John Claude was pronounced dead by a forensic pathologist, based on family information.

“He was a hardworking, selfless, and ingenious team player we will forever miss. He has left a huge vacuum in our hearts. We’re gutted by his absence already,” the statement expresse
d.

The tragic accident occurred on the Accra-Apam highway on Saturday, May 25, 2024, as the group was en route to perform at a wedding.

The collision, involving KK Fosu, Bless, John Claude, and the driver, resulted from their Toyota Camry colliding head-on with a Benz while the latter attempted to overtake another vehicle.

Source: Ghana Web

KK Fosu’s management provides update after fatal accident


Following the news that Highlife musicians KK Fosu and Bless were involved in a serious accident on May 25, 2024, KK Fosu’s management has issued a statement confirming that both artistes are currently in a stable condition.

The artistes were travelling on the Accra-Apam highway, when they were involved in a head-on collision resulting in injuries and a fatality.

As reported by adomonline.com, in a statement released by D’Style Global, representing KK Fosu, the artistes are making good progress in their recovery at a local hospital.

‘The accident resulted from a head-on collision, causing both KK Fosu and Bless to sustain injuries. They were promptly transported to a nearby hospital, where they are currently receiving medical treatment,’ the statement read.

The management further extended their deepest condolences to the bereaved family of blogger John Claude Tamakloe and pledged support during this challenging period.

‘Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones of the deceased during this incredibly
difficult time. We are coordinating with the family to provide support and assistance,’ the statement added.

The team also extended heartfelt thanks to the first responders and medical staff for their prompt and efficient service, and to the community for the overwhelming support and concern shown towards the accident victims.

‘We kindly request privacy for the artistes and their families as they focus on recovery and mourning. Further updates on their condition will be issued as they become available,’ the statement said.

Meanwhile, messages of support and prayers for a swift recovery have been pouring in from the music community and fans alike.

Source: Ghana Web