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Everything You Want To Know About Legendary Ghanaian Highlife Artiste A. B Crentsil

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Legendary Ghanaian high-life artiste, Alfred Benjamin Crentsil professionally known as A. B. Crentsil has passed away at the age of 79 on Wednesday after a short sickness.

A. B. Crentsil was touted as a part of the big three Ghanaian contemporary vocalist to grace the World music scene and won many awards including the “Fontomfrom Evergreen award, a special honor bestowed upon a musician with 15–20 years of continuous music experience.

He was the leader and owner of the Ahenfo band after his stints with the “Sweet Talk” band with Smart Nkansah. He’s noted for some hit songs including “Moses”, “Atia”,  “Juliana” and “Obi ba wiase”.

Biography 

Alfred Benjamin Crentsil Jr was born in Prestea, Gold Coast (present-day Ghana), to the late Alfred Benjamin Crentsil Sr and Esi Yaaba in 1943. He was always known as AB junior until his father died in 1984 when he assumed the AB Crentsil name without the junior. His primary and middle school education was the Takoradi Methodist Primary and Rev Cleveland Middle School respectively. After his middle-school examinations, AB worked as an electrical apprentice under his father, who was Works Superintendent of the technical branch of Ghana Railways at Takoradi.

While in middle school, Crentsil was introduced to the guitar by Mr. Thedoh. Crentsil became proficient in playing guitar and started singing along when playing it. He was simultaneously working as an electrician and playing with the Strollers Band owned by one Kwesi Donkor. Crentsil has played with the El Dorados, the Sweet Talks – which latter group in the 1970s, under the joint leadership of Crentsil and Smart Nkansah, were the resident band at The Talk Of The Town Hotel in Tema, with Crentsil as a lead singer and then finally the Ahenfo Band.

Crentsil opened a 16-track recording studio in 1990.“ Devil” is among his bbest-known songs.

Crentsil continued to release new albums and won the accolades that are awarded to top musicians in Ghana. As he always says: “When burger highlife came and everybody loved it, we all joined the train because we also wanted to make some money, but one that I realized is that, highlife will always be the original form of music for Ghanaians and we will always come back to it.”

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Wendy Shay donates educational materials to Weija Presbyterian Primary School

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The acclaimed singer welcomed kindred spirits with open arms, pushing them to band together and make a lasting influence on the foundation's noble cause. Wendy Shay ensured that, in addition to educational contributions, entertainment had a role in the donation ceremony, exciting students with live performances of some of her favourites. For the past three years, the Shay Foundation has been pursuing these humanitarian activities with zeal. Below are extracts from the gift.

Wendy Asiamah Addo, also known as Wendy Shay, provided teaching and learning materials to students at the Weija Presbyterian Primary and Junior High School in the Greater Accra Region on Monday, November 20, 2023, through her organisation Shay Foundation.

Branded exercise books, newly made school uniforms, detergents, and refreshing drinking water were among the kind donations.

This charitable deed, which honoured International Children’s Day, demonstrates Wendy Shay’s dedication to encouraging student access to critical educational resources.

Speaking to the students and staff of the school, the ‘Bedroom Commando’ crooner said, “Shay Foundation is a nonprofit organisation that is committed to seeing to the welfare of both young and old. The organisation aims to support the educational needs of the community. Our main mission is to provide equitable access to quality education for underserved communities. It’s sad to see people drop out of school because they do not have the proper materials. Education is the key to the future, and we must do everything possible to make sure that every child has access.”

The acclaimed singer welcomed kindred spirits with open arms, pushing them to band together and make a lasting influence on the foundation’s noble cause.

Wendy Shay ensured that, in addition to educational contributions, entertainment had a role in the donation ceremony, exciting students with live performances of some of her favourites.

For the past three years, the Shay Foundation has been pursuing these humanitarian activities with zeal.

Below are extracts from the gift.

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Burna Boy named Afrobeats Artiste at the 2023 BMAs

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Meanwhile, Rema's Calm Down remix with Selena Gomez was named Top Afrobeats Song.

Burna Boy, a Nigerian music singer, has been crowned the best Afrobeats act at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards (BMAs).

Burna Boy defeated other musicians Libianca, Rema, Tems, and Wizkid.

Accepting the award on Sunday, the African legend stated, “This is dedicated to Africa and every artiste coming out of Africa now, the future is bright.”This is only the tip of the iceberg, but you’ll see the entire concept shortly. “I salute you, love.”

Meanwhile, Rema’s Calm Down remix with Selena Gomez was named Top Afrobeats Song.

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Ex-husband drags Xandy Kamel on social media again

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"I was still in my wedding gown when the marital problems began." People began phoning to tell me they were having an affair with my husband. In my marriage, I've only felt happy for 5 minutes. We didn't even have sex. "I think we made love about six times in our one year together," a depressed Xandy admitted. Kaninja claims the marriage collapsed because Xandy was more preoccupied with her lesbian lovers rather than their marriage. He added that his ex-wife portraying the victim is merely a front to hide her embarrassment. Kaninja stated that Xandy is unsuitable for marriage since she cannot even arrange her matrimonial bed or clean.

King Kaninja, the ex-husband of actress Xandy Kamel, has reacted to charges that his casual attitude and infidelity spree ended their two-year marriage.

His recent outburst comes in response to an interview Xandy gave on Delay Show, in which she declared, among other things, that she was the family earner, rented their house, and paid all the expenses.

She also said she had over GH30,000 in her account at the time of her wedding, but that amount had been reduced to barely over GH100 in two years.

Xandy also discussed the trauma she faced in her marriage, which cost her two pregnancies.

“I was still in my wedding gown when the marital problems began.” People began phoning to tell me they were having an affair with my husband. In my marriage, I’ve only felt happy for 5 minutes. We didn’t even have sex. “I think we made love about six times in our one year together,” a depressed Xandy admitted.

Kaninja claims the marriage collapsed because Xandy was more preoccupied with her lesbian lovers rather than their marriage.

He added that his ex-wife portrayed the victim as merely a front to hide her embarrassment.

Kaninja stated that Xandy is unsuitable for marriage since she cannot even arrange her matrimonial bed or clean it.

Even routine household duties, he claimed Xandy’s mother was doing.

Kaninja, who had opted not to respond, stated that he felt compelled to clear his name.

He claims he hasn’t spoken up because he doesn’t want to get involved in the dirt like his ex-wife.

“The reason I don’t pay attention to some of this news is that eagles and pigs aren’t natural enemies.” Pigs adore playing in the mud, therefore there is no need to accompany them there. “When you follow them, you become dirty like them,” he grumbled.

Kaninja stated that if Xandy did not stop firing, he would be forced to unleash all of the bombshells.

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