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Amber Heard Settles Defamation Case With Johnny Depp

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have avoided yet another court appearance after settling their latest round of litigation.

 

Depp originally filed a defamation claim against Heard in March 2019 after Heard published an op-ed in the Washington Post in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

 

The couple had been married for two years before divorcing in 2017.

In a statement announcing the decision, Heard made clear that “There are no restrictions or gags with respect to my voice moving forward” and blasted the U.S. legal system for turning her testimony into “entertainment and social media fodder.”

 

She also compared her experience of the U.S. legal system to the U.K., where Depp sued the British tabloid The Sun in 2020 for calling him a “wife beater” in an article. Heard was a chief witness for The Sun. In that case, the judge called the allegations “substantially true” and found in favour of The Sun.

 

Read Heard’s full statement below:

“After a great deal of deliberation, I have made a very difficult decision to settle the defamation case brought against me by my ex-husband in Virginia.

 

It’s important for me to say that I never chose this. I defended my truth and in doing so my life as I knew it was destroyed. The vilification I have faced on social media is an amplified version of the ways in which women are re-victimized when they come forward. Now I finally have an opportunity to emancipate myself from something I attempted to leave over six years ago and on terms I can agree to. I have made no admission, this is not an act of concession. There are no restrictions or gags with respect to my voice moving forward.

 

I make this decision have lost faith in the American legal system, where my unprotected testimony served as entertainment and social media fodder.

When I took before a judge in the U.K., I was vindicated by a robust, impartial and fair system, where I was protected from having to give the worst moments of my testimony in front of the worlds media, and where the court found that I was subjected to domestic and sexual violence. In the U.S., however, I exhausted almost all my resources in advance of and during a trial in which I was subject to a courtroom in which abundant, direct evidence that corroborated my testimony was excluded and in which popularity and power mattered more than reason and due process. In the interim I was exposed to a type of humiliation that I simply cannot re-live. Even if my U.S. appeal is successful, the best outcome would be a re-trial where a new jury would have to consider the evidence age. I simply cannot go through that for a third time.

 

Time is precious, and I want to spend my time productively and purposefully. For too many years I have been caged in an arduous and expensive legal process, which has shown itself unable to protect me and my right to free speech. I cannot afford to risk an impossible bill – one that is not just financial but also psychological, physical and emotional. Women shouldn’t have to face abuse or bankruptcy for speaking her truth, but unfortunately it is not uncommon.

 

In settling this case I’m also choosing the freedom to dedicate my time to the work that helped me heal after my divorce; work that exists in realms in which I feel seen, heard and believed and in which I know I can effect change.

 

I will not be threatened, disheartened, or dissuaded by what happened from speaking the truth. No one can and no one will take that from me. My voice forever remains the most valuable asset I have.

 

I’d like to thank my outstanding appellate and original trial teams for their relentless hard work. I want to thank everyone who has supported me and I turn my attention to the growing support that I felt and seen publicly in the months since trial, and the efforts have been made to show solidarity with my story. Any survivor knows that the ability to tell their story often feels like the only relief. I cannot find enough words to tell you the hope your belief in me inspires. Not just for me, but for all of you.

 

Thank you. See you soon.”

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King Paluta Gives An Electrifying Performance At The 2024 Park In The Park UK

Reigning New Artiste of the Year King Paluta, has made another mark with an electrifying performance at the just ended 19th edition of the biggest annual outdoor festival which happened yesterday, 13th July, 2024 at Oak Hill Park in London for the Ghanaian Community in the diaspora by Akwaaba UK.

 

Ghana Party in The Park UK witnessed unforgettable experience for all attendees, showcasing the best of Ghanaian music, food, and cultural displays.

 

The ‘Makoma’ hit maker swept attendees of their feet with back-to-back bangers and turned the whole atmosphere in to a party mood.

 

 

With his addictive musical style, the music superstar appears unstoppable, having achieved great success and ready to achieve even more.

 

 

King Paluta continues to demonstrate his versatility with some savage vocals, which has propelled him to prominence and could potentially be nominated for Artiste of the Year next year.

 

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Prinz Xtra Announces First EP, Titled “Heart’s Riddim”, Drops On Friday, July 19th

Prinz Xtra has just announced the release of his debut EP, due for Friday, July 19, 2024.

Few days ago, the Skolars Entertainment signed act introduced himself on the scene with new promo photos.

The Afrobeats crooner shares 2 pre-order links with his audiences ahead of the major release.  The pre-save links are for Apple Music and Spotify, below:

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gh/album/hearts-riddim-ep/1753821185

Spotify: https://show.co/social-unlock/4VTEEM7o1Pfi1sdfHBsFzC

“Heart’s Riddim” enlists 6 songs for it, mainly Afrobeats. All produced by Philsbitz. All songs were done by him, with zero features.

Skolars Entertainment is an Accra-based music record label with its signee, Prinz Xtra, as the frontliner. Poised to reach higher heights, the label is very optimistic about pushing the young talent’s crafts to global heights. Already, some singles were released under the label for Prinz Xtra, namely, “Alele”, “Buried Inside”, “Mon Bebe” and “Money Icon”.

 

About Prinz Xtra:

Prinz Xtra was born on April 9th as Prince Teye Matey, in Odumase Krobo, Eastern Region of Ghana.

 

In 2019, Prinz Xtra discovered his artistic potential while in high school. Driven by passion, he organized rap battles on campus and performance to showcase himself and others to the audience. In 2021, he had the opportunity to perform on one of the biggest stages in the Eastern Region during the “Eastern Arts and Music Awards” where he performed alongside other artistes.

Kindly follow him on Social Media below:

Facebook – Prinz Xtra

Tiktok, Instagram – @Prinz_Xtra

X – @Prinz_Xtra1

For bookings and press: +233532712998

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DJ Lord OTB, King Promise And Camidoh To Perform At 2024 Legends And Legacy Ball In South Africa

South Africa and Ghana have strengthened their bilateral relationship over the past few years. Not long ago, South Africa exempted Ghana from its visa waiver program. In another example of Ghana and South Africa’s growing connection, several Ghanaian entertainers have been booked to perform at the ‘Celebrating A Musical Legend – 2024 Legends and Legacy Ball Africa Music Awards’.

 

Headlined by the revered Yvonne Chaka Chaka, this extraordinary musical event and awards ceremony will celebrate South Africa’s 30th anniversary as a Republic. Representing Ghana at the show will be King Promise, DJ Lord OTB, Camidoh, and the Characters Band.

 

The event is set to take place on the 13th of July 2024 at the Sandton Convention Centre in South Africa. The red carpet starts at 4 pm, with the main event kicking off at 6 pm.

 

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Lil Win’s A Country Called Ghana Nominated For “Black Star Movie Of The Year”, At This Years Black Star International Film Festival In Ghana

Weezy Empires Production has achieved a groundbreaking milestone, “A Country Called Ghana“, which has gained international appeal, and has been officially nominated for “BLACK STAR MOVIE OF THE YEAR” at this year’s Blackstar International Film In Ghana.

 

The movie which was directed by Frank Fiifi Gharbin and executively directed by Kwadwo Nkansah Lilwin, is a Ghana-Nigeria collaboration, that sees some of the finest actors and actresses from the two countries to entertain and educate movie lovers about the need to preserve their heritage.

 

The movie project features Ramsey Nouah, Charles Awurum, and Victor Osuagwu, popularly known as Awilo Sharp Sharp’, Paa George, and Sweet Mimi, among others.

 

‘A Country Called Ghana’ which has attained recognition globally, securing a cinema distribution deal, and will be screened in theaters worldwide, grabbed nominations in Germany, New Zealand, IMO International and is to be screened at the Nollywood Film Festival is a significant achievement.

 

The Black Star International Film Festival (BSIFF) is an annual film festival that takes place in Accra, Ghana. The festival aims to promote and celebrate the works of filmmakers from Africa and the diaspora, as well as to provide a platform for African films to be showcased on an international stage.

 

Kwadwo Nkansah, professionally known as Lilwin, is a Ghanaian artiste, actor, and comedian.

 

He is the founder and director of Great Minds International School in Kumasi and CEO of Weezy Empire, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

 

 

Story By: Zolla Nie(Livenewsgh)

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King Paluta Set To Perform At Ghana Party In The Park UK 2024

Versatile Ghanaian musician King Paluta, who has been dominating the musical airwaves with bangers upon bangers is poised to perform at the 19th edition of the Ghana Party in Park UK.

 

 

Ghana Party in The Park is an annual outdoor festival held in London for the Ghanaian Community in the diaspora by Akwaaba UK. This year’s event will be held at Oak Hill Park in London on 13th July, 2024.

 

 

Ghana Party in The Park UK promises to be captivating with an unforgettable experience for all attendees, showcasing the best of Ghanaian music, food, and cultural displays.

 

 

This year’s festival will witness performances from great talents from Ghana, but one person who can’t be overlooked is the reigning New Artiste of the Year King Paluta, who is recently topping the musical charts with his contagious musical style. The young legend is set to give a captivating performance which will leave an unforgettable memory in the minds of attendees.

 

 

Make a date on July 13th, 2024 with King Paluta at the Oak Hill Park in London alongside Wendy Shay, KiDi, Lasmid, Tulenkey, Kotm Beeztrap, and OlivetheBoy.

 

Story By: Cofy Dela

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A Events & Entertainment Presents 2024 Gentse Feesten Party

Ghana’s rapid emerging entertainment company in Belgium; A Events & Entertainment joins forces with A Travel & Tours. This forms a transformational partnership which will yield excellent results now and in subsequent years.

 

Both companies have partnered to present this year’s Gentse Feesten Party In Gent, Belgium. As part of Frank Naro’s Europe music tour, there will be series of events lined up in the itinerary. Frank Naro takes stage as the headliner alongside supporting artistes; Queen Lee, Austin Nice & Lady Pee.

 

This year’s edition produced by A Events & Entertainment promises a night of great experiences . We are thrilled to present this groundbreaking musical to everyone in Europe, promising an exciting and fantastic musical performances.

 

Event happening live on the 19th July,2024. Rate: 20€ (At Gate). Venue: The Yeet Lounge, Time: 18:00 GMT (6:00 pm).

 

Event Partners: E & R Luxury Travels, A Travel & Tours, Loam Entertainment, Shaxi, Noks TV Africa, Yeet Lounge.

 

For ticket reservations or booking, Contact +32467682271 OR Visit www.atravelandtours.com

 

Article By Kobby Loam

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Jay Q Honored At Ghana Entertainment Awards USA 2024

Renowned Ghanaian music producer Jay Q received a prestigious honor at the recently concluded Ghana Entertainment Awards USA 2024. Held on July 6, 2024, at the Merkin Hall – Kaufman Music Center in New York, this event celebrated the outstanding contributions of Ghanaian, African, and international entertainers across various categories.
Jay Q, known for his influential work in the music industry, was celebrated for his significant impact and dedication. This honor adds to his illustrious career, recognizing his efforts in shaping the sound of modern Ghanaian music and his contributions to the global entertainment scene.
The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA 2024 saw numerous notable winners across different categories. Highlights from the event included Black Sherif taking home the Entertainer of the Year award and Best Album for “The Villain I Never Was.” Burna Boy was named Best African Entertainer, while DJ Vyrusky won the Best DJ Act Ghana (DJ Rab Bakari Memorial Award). Other winners included Andy Dosty as Best Radio Personality Male, Nana Ama McBrown as Best TV Personality, and Kwadwo Sheldon as Best Youtuber/Vlogger.
This year’s event underscored the vibrant and dynamic nature of the Ghanaian and African entertainment industry, with a strong emphasis on recognizing talents from the diaspora. The organizers expressed their gratitude to the sponsors and supporters who made the event a success, highlighting the importance of such platforms in promoting and celebrating African entertainment on the global stage.
Written By: Promoter Koolic
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Aba Wins Female Discovery Of The Year At GEA USA

Fast rising Ghanaian singer, Aba with the sauce has won the award for female discovery of the year at Ghana Entertainment Awards USA.

 

At the show held on July 6 2024 at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, the “Medicine” singer beat her category mates: Kuneli, Renner, Abitemi, Titi Owusu, and Essilfie.

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Aba who recently went viral on social media for her rendition of Ghanaian Highlife songs during Ghana’s Independence Day celebrations has been touted by many industry experts in the United Kingdom where she spent most of her formidable years learning and polishing her talent as one to watch out for.

 

She is set to release the video for her debut single Medicine in coming days

 

Watch the performance of Aba’s Independence Day rendition here:

 

 

The GEA USA exists to acknowledge the contributions of Ghanaian, African and international entertainers and artists.

 

Among the several winners on the night was Rapper Black Sherrif, Kidi, Lasmid among many others

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3rd Unimac-IJ Mentorship Dinner Slated For 13th July

Student mentoring, much like career mentoring, is really valuable in the world. Student mentorship programs unlock many benefits for the students who partake in them. Conversations with mentors provide a safe space for students to express their views , and discuss challenges they may be experiencing in their field of studies.

 

The University of Media, Arts & Communication- IJ, presents this year’s 3rd edition of their mentorship dinner. This is a collaborative effort spearheaded by the institution and the Faculty of Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing (FOPAM). “Nurturing Connections, Inspiring Futures” this theme explains the main goal of the event. This serves as a medium to provide a platform for the students to connect with experienced professionals in the communication industry, specifically PR to foster meaningful relationships and facilitate knowledge sharing.

 

The dinner aims to offer students valuable insights, guidance, and networking opportunities to support the personal and professional growth of the students.

 

Event takes place on the Saturday, 13th July, 6:00 PM at the Unimac-IJ South Campus, Dzorwulu.

 

Article By: Osei Kwabena Seffah-Bonsu (Kobby Loam)

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Meet Wahid, The Youngest Ghanaian Blogger

Real name Suleman Wahid, Tune Post is a Ghanaian blogger, pundit, social media influencer, and entrepreneur.

He is the founder, president, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and editor-in-chief of the online platform, Tune Post

TUNE Post is currently one of the most followed online Ghanaian media personality with followers on Facebook, Twitter etc.

 

Tune post age & date of birth

Suleman Wahid was born on December 29th, 1999

He is currently 24 years old and will be 25 come December 29th, 2025.

Tune Post Childhood, Early
Life, Parents, Hometown

Tune Post was born to Mr. Suleman Adams and Mrs Fati Suleman

Wahid(Tune Post) was born and raised Techiman (Bono East)- Ghana, but WA is his hometown.

Wahid (Tune Post) Senior High School (shs), University Education

Wahid (Tune Post) started his early education at the Deeper Life Preparatory School.

He continued his education at Mizpah Senior High School in Accra, Ghana.

Wahid (Tune Post) has undeniably made a significant impact on Ghana’s entertainment industry. Through his work, he has bridged the gap between artists and their fans, creating a platform for meaningful connections to flourish.

 

His talent and dedication to his craft have earned him a reputation as a charismatic and versatile entertainer. Wahid (Tune Post) continues to inspire aspiring hosts and MCs in Ghana, proving that with determination and passion, one can excel in the competitive world of showbiz.

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