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“I See Dead Bodies On The Streets of Africa” – Melinda Gates pities Africans in their COVID-19 Fight



“I See Dead Bodies On The Streets of Africa” – Melinda Gates pities Africans in their COVID-19 Fight

While African countries are doing their best to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Melinda Gates, wife of world billionaire Bill Gates has predicted that the continent may be so devastated by the virus that its streets might be filled with dead bodies.

Speaking with CCN, she expressed fear that the African continent may be overwhelmed by the virus if the transmission surges as high as witnessed in Europe, America, and Asia.

So far, Africa has recorded over 13,686 cases as at April 12, 2020, with 744 deaths, and 2283 recoveries but Melinda Gates who is also co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said cases are low because the continent is not testing as much as Europe, Asia, and America.

Re-echoing the fears expressed by Africans themselves already almost daily, Melinda Gates said when she “saw what China had to do to isolate enormous part of its population”, her “first thought was Africa”. “How in the world are they going to deal with this?” she asked.

“I have been in townships all over Africa and slums. When we talk in a country of physical distancing and hand-washing, if you live in slums you can’t physical distance, you have to go out and get your meals. You don’t have clean water to wash your hands,” she added.

She continued that “It is going to be horrible in developing world and part of the reason why you are seeing the case numbers don’t look very bad is that they don’t have access to very many tests.”

Although she did not say anything new to the African’s themselves, she triggered outrage when she continued by referring to reports of dead bodies being found on the streets in Ecuador and said: “You are going to see that in Africa.”

Well, her prediction has got many Africans angry with many taking to social media to reject it and condemning her.


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The SAD Story of Ghana’s Best Keyboardist who was making £8,000 per weekend but died with just 70 cents



The SAD story of Ghana’s Best Keyboardist who was making £8,000 per weekend but died with just 70 cents.

Kiki Gyan also called Kiki Djan was undoubtedly Ghana’s best keyboardist who won the hearts of global music lovers with his amazing keyboard works.

The story of Kiki has created precedence in the art industry with the notion that most celebrities die poor. So we ask is it ‘monecrazy’ or ‘asuoden’?

Most Ghanaian celebrities who made it big at the peak of their creative careers are living or have died poor.

Kiki at the peak of his career at his very young age (18 years) was making over $1 million, hanging out with Elton John and Mick Jagger, played for the British Queen and cruised on champagne-drenched luxury ocean-liners to island-hop in the Caribbean, it was a particularly ignominious way to cross life’s finish line. This was in the 70s, so you can imagine how ‘best’ life was for him at the time.

Kiki died at age 47 of AIDS and drug-related complications. He was found dead in a toilet inside a church, with the equivalent of 70 US cents in his pocket.

“Right now, I’m sad. Very sad, I‘m sad, not because Kiki’s dead – he was suffering too much; I saw him every day. I’m sad because he should’ve died with dignity.” said Mac Tontoh, a trumpeter, and joint-leader of Osibisa, the erstwhile London-based Afro-rock group with whom Kiki first found fame in the early 1970s.

How Kiki’s talent was discovered

Tontoh, now in his sixties, is the man who spotted Kiki’s keyboards talent in 1971 and signed him on with Osibisa.

And it was he who, together with Kiki’s sister, Gugi, found his body and signed him in to the mortuary.

Kiki came from a middle-class family in Takoradi in the western region of Ghana and dropped out of secondary school at 14.

“There was too much music in me; I couldn’t stay in school,” he said.

He’d been playing the piano at home since he was three. He joined Osibisa shortly after a tour of London with a local Ghanaian band, Pagadija.

“I remember our first gig with Kiki – this was in Cardiff. The boy was just fantastic! Fantastic!” recalls Tontoh.

“After the show, all the girls charged at him. They were tearing him apart; they all wanted a piece of him. Kiki was running. We had to call the bouncers to protect him,” Tontoh said.

“We travelled round the world, flew first class, slept in the best hotels and had the best girls. Man, life was good, too good,” Kiki told me in an interview three years ago.

“More than $2m ($3.6m) passed through my hands. I could make £8,000 over a weekend as a session keyboardist. I was the best in London.”

Worst day experienced by Kiki Ghana’s Best Keyboardist

In 1979, Kiki left Osibisa to pursue a solo career. His single 24 hours in a Disco, featuring a 16-piece orchestra, made the charts in the UK and America.

“Producers told me I could become the next Boney M,” Kiki said. That’s where his career peaked.

The fame and fortune went his head, and soon “psychedelic pharmaceuticals” too.

Kiki picked up a narcotic drug habit, which he battled with for the rest of his life.

“The day I tasted cocaine in New York, was the baddest day of my life,” he said. “At one point, I had a $5,000 a day habit.”

Kiki Djan went in and out of rehabilitation during much of the last six years, after failing to revive his career.

South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela even pitched in, flying him out to a drug rehab center in South Africa in 2003.

But Kiki went back to the habit upon his return to Ghana.

He became a tattered pauper who begged for coins on street corners, and slept wherever sleep found him.

His Sense of humour

“What would you do differently if you had to live life all over again? I asked Kiki in a TV interview two years ago.

“I would take my Mum and fly her all over the world,” he responded.

“These days I don’t go to see my Mum anymore, because whenever she sees me her temperature rises.”

Last month, Kiki told me he had Aids.

“When did you know this?” I asked.

“Seven years ago,” he replied in between terrible coughs. He had become so skinny that his shoulder blades were tearing through his shirt.

Obviously, Kiki’s drug addiction wasn’t his prime worry.

In a sense, he had become fatalistic. In his final years, he took the drugs to numb him from the pain that his life had become.

Kiki Djan joked sometimes that after all the women he’d been with, he couldn’t believe he had only one child.

He leaves behind a 20-year-old daughter, Vanessa Gyan, and takes with him a sense of humor.

–BBC Africa News Archive By Kwaku Sakyi-Addo/10 June 2004–

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Married Tiktok star Asantewaa confuses Ghanaians with her manager



Married Tiktok star Asantewaa confuses Ghanaians

Ghanaian netizens are wondering the kind of relationship that Asantewaa, a popular Ghanaian Tiktok star has with her male manager, Cassious.

Asnatewaa born Martina Dwamena is a known married young woman whose marital status was made known to Ghanaians by herself in multiple video interviews with the media.


For the past few months, Asantewaa has been posting compromising videos of herself with her manager on her social media handles, and netizens who know very well that she is married to a different man are just confused of the extent to which she goes with the so-called manager.

Asantewaa and husband

Asantewaa and her husband on their wedding day

The touches and the swimming pool plays are just too many for Ghanaians to comprehend her motives.

In one interview with Rashad of, Asantewaa confirmed that she is happily married and that her manager is only doing what he can do as manager to support an artist.

Watch that part of the interview here:

Well, this even confuses us more!


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Total Transformation: Wendy Shay’s new look will shock u



Total Transformation: Wendy Shay's new look will shock u 

Total Transformation: Wendy Shay’s new look will shock u

Total Transformation: Wendy Shay’s new look will shock u; Wendy Asiamah Addo known by the stage name Wendy Shay has caused a stir on social media with her new look. She has dropped a few pics on her instagram page and you won’t believe how stunning she looks now.

There has been a lot of controversies surrounding the female Afropop and Afrobeats singer but she chooses to live a care free life and not live to please anybody.

In March 2021, Wendy was among the Top 30 Most Influential Women in Music by the 3Music Awards Women’s Brunch.

See her instagram post below:


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Wendy Shay was also sighted writing something in a picture she posted recently on her instagram page, which was believed to one of her ambassadorial duties. She is now the new official Brand Ambassador for Pinamang cosmetics


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Everything you need to know about Wendy Shay

Everything you need to know about Wendy Shay; Wendy Asiamah Addo  known by the stage name Wendy Shay, is a Ghanaian Afropop and Afrobeats singer. She was born  on 20 February 1996, which means she is 25 years old.

Early childhood

Wendy Shay was born to Mr. & Mrs Addo on 20 February 1996 in Accra, a suburb of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. After the death of her father, she relocated to Stuttgart, Germany with her three siblings. Wendy’s passion for music developed shortly after losing her father at the age of 4 years old.

She attended Morning Star School and St Martin de Porres in Accra before relocating to Stuttgart where she continued her education from grade 7 (JHS 1). She also attended a music school in Bernhausen in Germany.


Wendy Shay is a trained Nurse by profession, worked as a Midwife in the clinical field. She was practicing midwifery until she relocated to Ghana to pursue her music career.

She was introduced to music by Rufftown Records Manager Bullet and signed in January 2018 after the untimely death of label mate Ebony Reigns.

On 1 June 2018, Wendy Shay released her debut single “Uber Driver”, produced by MOG Beatz. The song was released together with the official video the same day.

Wendy Shay was recently enstooled as the Ahenemba Hemaa of Gomoa Afransi in the Central Region (Ghana) with the stool name Queen Ewurabena Ofosuhemaa Shay.

Brand Ambassador

Wendy Shay is the brand ambassador for the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) in Ghana.


There was a controversy around Wendy being sacked as the Brand Ambassador for the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) but was later confirmed that she is still the Ambassador.


Wendy Shay has performed at several events including Miss Ghana 2018 Finals, RTP Awards Africa 2018, BF Suma Ghana Connect 18 concert.

She also performed at Afronation Music Festival Ghana in December 2019…Read more on..

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