- Entertainment round up for the past week looks at all major highlights
- Abraham Attah's at the Oscars and adjoining issues
- Obinim saga on social media and adjoining issues
It has been an exciting week. A week, where Ghana made news on the International scene and marked its 59 anniversary in grand style.
On Sunday February 28, it was a big night for Ghana as young actor; Abraham Attah presented an award at the 88 Oscar Academy Awards. The young actor also received a standing ovation at the ceremony. By his kind courtesy, TOMS, a shoe manufacturing company decided to donate 1, 000 pairs of its shoes to children in Ghana. This is an agreement between Abraham Attah and the company as he decided to wear their shoes for the Oscar red carpet.
This was followed with congratulatory messages from all Ghanaians on social media to Abraham Attah. The messages came from all Ghanaians, both in Ghana and outside Ghana. Abraham Attah received congratulatory messages from fellow actors like John Dumelo, Yvonne Okoro, Prince David Osei and Kweku Elliot. President Mahama, Deputy Minister of Tourism and the USA Embassy In Ghana also congratulated Abraham Attah on his achievement at age 15 on social media.
The exciting story of Abraham Attah took a different twist, when Ghana woke up one morning to news that some radio presenters had made a mockery of Abraham Attah’s speech at the Independent Spirit Awards. This story is alleged to have been sparked off by a Ghanaian blogger who insinuated that the radio presenters had said the young actor does not know how to speak English. In what had turned into a love- hate relationship, many fans of Abraham Attah took a swipe at the radio presenters and insulted them.
Later that day, the three radio presenters explained themselves and rendered apologies to Abraham Attah and his fans. Though some people were not in agreement with their apologies on the basis that, they never insulted the young actor, others agreed the apology was in good taste and truly, the apology did put an end to all the insults.
After the ceremony, Abraham Attah took to his Instagram account to express appreciation to the director of “Beast of No Nations”. He appreciated the director and expressed thanks to him for changing his life and for choosing him for the role of Agu in the movie. As if that was not enough, the young lad also took to social media to explain his reasons for fumbling in his speech. He admitted that he had heard some radio presenters mock him. His post got many sympathizers encouraging him to ignore the said radio presenters in question.
Abraham Attah arrived in Ghana to a hero’s welcome on Friday. He was hosted by Vice President Amissah Arthur who also gave him a new laptop for his achievement. He advised him to be focus on his education. At his arrival, Abraham Attah granted an interview saying he is not interested in acting a local movie because Hollywood is more fun. He also admitted that he is focused on going back to school.
Also during the week, NDC General Secretary, Aseidu Nketiah, popularly known as General Mosquito announced that he will be auctioning the sale of his popular winter jacket that made news when he followed the President to Germany last year.
Also movie director, Shirley Frimpong Manso was the only Ghana to win an award at the African Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards. Despite the many nominations that Ghana had for the awards, we only came home with one award. Congrats to Shirley and hard luck to our nominees who included Majid Michel, Van Vicker and Juliet Asante.
On Sunday, March 6th, Ghana marked its 59th Independence day parade at the black star square. Some local actors like Kyeiwaa, Kwadwo Manu and Papa Nii were seen doing their own thing in a parade.
Just when the whole story of Abraham Attah was dying off, gospel singer Florence Obinim came out to express support for her husband, Daniel Obinim that he could turn into a snake and any animal because he has super natural powers given by God. She also noted that God had blessed the husband, Dan, with capabilities of changing body parts. This sparked several rumours.
The story was almost under wraps till actor Prince David Osei received criticism from Obinim’s congregants for saying he does not admire Obinim for insulting his spiritual father, Rev Sam Korankye Ankrah. It was indeed a hot debate and a debate that is still continuing.
We are eager to see what will happen next since Rev Sam Korankye Ankrah is reported to have reacted to the criticisms on Sunday in his church. Perhaps we are bracing for the battle of the men of God.