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Wiyaala Laments : Some Categories In Our Award Schemes Belong To Certain People

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Yes some categories belong to some people - Wiyaala

They Just Put Some Of Us In certain Categories Just To Make The Numbers

  • Yes some categories belong to some people
  • Maybe some of my colleague artist will be of the same mind with me
  • It is very important how you present your artist to the world
  • I’m not embarrassed to be a cultural representation of Ghana


Watch how Wiyaala lamented over favoritism in the Ghanaian music industry : FullSizeRender

There has been a number of occasions where Ghanaian artist do complain of being robbed of awards due to favoritism.

Noella Wiyaala, a globally recognized musician and cultural representation of Africa, Ghana, with the stage name Wiyaala believes to have hit the nail on the head when she  tackled certain unfortunate acts which hold back the progress of the Ghanaian music industry, in a video posted on her Facebook page.

“few months ago I had nominations and I will not post them because they don’t represent me very well “ she said

“Yes and some categories belong to some people and you just put some of us there, that’s how some of us feel; just to make the numbers “ she added

The Lioness of Africa; Wiyaala further stated that, maybe some of her colleague artist will be of the same mind with her whilst others may not.

Wiyaala was nominated on the October 22nd by the Ghanaweb excellence awards in the Culture Promoter category. The Ghanaweb excellence awards happens to be the first- ever  audience-powered awards organized by a Ghana based online media platform, which has the intention of celebrating role models and future leaders who would inspire and make a better Ghana.

According to wiyaala she is not embarrassed to be a cultural representative for Ghana and this  implies that, she has humbly accepted the nomination and do appreciate. But a glance through the nomination list for the Creative Art Excellence  category,comes the remonstration of Wiyaala.

Wiyaala does not understand why she was not nominated in the Creative Arts Excellence category. The queen of Africa music, after posting on her Facebook page; asking the board members of the Ghanaweb excellence award why her name was  found missing in that particular category, has doubled her actions taken to seek answers by posting a video of herself  lamenting about the situation.

 

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Chicago prosecutor drops sex abuse charges against R. Kelly

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R. Kelly arrives for a hearing on sexual abuse charges in Chicago on May 7, 2019.Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP via Getty Images file

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told reporters that her office believes “justice has been served” against Kelly, who has been convicted in federal court.

An Illinois prosecutor dropped 10 charges of sex abuse against the singer R. Kelly on Monday, saying the cost was one of the factors she weighed in her decision.

Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, is already serving a 30-year prison sentence on charges of federal racketeering and sex trafficking after he was convicted in New York last year.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told reporters that her office believes “justice has been served” with the two convictions. She said her office’s “limited resources and court time” were the ultimate factors, noting that it found the accusations to be credible.

“Mr. Kelly is looking at the possibility of never walking out of prison again,” Foxx said.

Kelly is set to appear Tuesday in Cook County Court, where the charges will be formally dropped. The state has accused Kelly of sexually abusing four people, three of whom were minors.

Foxx announced the state’s case in 2019, saying the incidents occurred from May 1998 to January 2010. Kelly had faced three to seven years in prison for each charge if he were convicted.

The women in the case were identified in the indictment only by their initials. Multiple women have come forward with allegations over the years.

Lifetime aired a six-part docuseries, “Surviving R. Kelly,” in January 2019 in which multiple women alleged Kelly subjected them to mental, physical and sexual abuse. Foxx urged potential victims to come forward to speak with her office about possible criminal activity after the series.

Foxx said Monday that she consulted with the women in the indictment before she decided to drop the charges, acknowledging that some might be disappointed.

“I know firsthand how difficult it is for you to tell your stories,” Foxx said. “Four years ago, I stood at this podium and shared my story of having been a survivor and my full understanding of what it means to have to go before strangers to discuss what is arguably one of the most horrific experiences one could have. And these women, all of them Black, came forward, believing that they would be heard.”

Kelly also faces state charges in Minnesota, where he has been accused of soliciting a minor for sexual purposes and engaging in prostitution with a minor.

In the New York case, Kelly was convicted on nine counts of racketeering and sex trafficking. Jurors found that he set up a criminal enterprise that enabled him to recruit and transport underage girls for sex.

Months later in Chicago federal court, he was convicted on six counts of sexual exploitationand enticement of a minor. He is scheduled to be sentenced on those charges Feb. 23.

Kelly’s attorneys have said he plans to appeal both federal convictions.

Source: NBC NEWS

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50 GB Of Unreleased Michael Jackson Songs Stolen And Leaked

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Renowned music engineer Brad Sundberg’s laptop was stolen this week during a break at one of his “In The Studio With MJ” events in Brussels, leading to the leaks of several unreleased songs by the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Sundberg’s laptop contained a significant amount of unreleased material by the iconic singer, predominately from the late 1980s and early 1990s. He would play them for fans who attended the events over the years.

The stolen songs, which were recorded during Michael’s “Bad” and “Dangerous” eras, have now surfaced on various online platforms, causing a frenzy among the fans. This is not the first time that unreleased material by Michael has been leaked, but under the circumstance of the theft, it’s certainly the most shocking and disappointing.

Fans have urged others to refrain from sharing or downloading the leaked songs, as they were not intended for public release and may contain unfinished versions of the tracks, as well as damage any plans for potential future releases.

We at MJWN are deeply saddened by the events. We hope those involved will be brought to justice. We will not be posting any links to the stolen material, nor naming the songs that have been leaked.

Michael’s Estate has yet to release a statement on the matter.

Source: MJWN

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‘Addams Family’ Tv Actress Lisa Loring Dead at 64

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Lisa Loring, the first Wednesday in 1964's 'The Addams Family', dies at 64

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