Ewe-Rap star Edem eyes acting career
Incomparable Ghanaian rapper and singer, Edem, has intimated his desire to become a movie star.
The Ewe-Rap star revealed this in an exclusive interview with Starr Entertainment.
Edem, who is set to launch his third album, Books and Rhymes on Wednesday, November 12, at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Accra, said he tried becoming an actor before he made it big as a music star.
“It is something that I tried in the past, a lot of the production houses took my down payment, and if you want to join these houses they tell you to pay some fee before you join them; that was in the past before I became a star.”
Edem, now a household name, believes he currently reserves the right to choose which movie production houses to work with.
Given the opportunity, the Koene hitmaker would choose a Shirley Frimpong Manso movie to feature in or a Leila Djansi production over any else in the country.
Edem told Starr Entertainment the two Ghanaian women embody excellence in movie making.
“I’d like to star in a movie and I want it to be a Shirley or a Leila Djansi movie. These two people are people who display a higher level of artistry,” he emphasised.
When asked about the kind of role he would like to play, he said casually, “I want to be a bad guy… the bad guys get the girls.”
Edem became one of the most successful artistes on the Ghanaian music scene after the release of his debut single, Nyornuviade.
His growth over the years has been impressively consistent.
The rapper/singer has promised to give his fans more of the “good stuff” on his yet-to-be-launched ‘Books and Rhymes’ album which has 25 “sick tracks” as he puts it.
On the album are some of his very successful singles Koene,, Best Rapper which features Black Prophet, The One featuring Sway, Only In Ghana, and his favourite Zero to Hero.
He also features some of the continent’s best artistes, Samini, Ice Prince, M.I, Cssper, Nyovest, Sway and Black Prophet.
BREAKING NEWS: BoG takes over Unibank
The Bank of Ghana has announced it has taken over the management of private bank, Unibank.
The Governor of the central bank explained at a press conference, the takeover is due to challenges facing the bank. He mentioned weak supervisory standards and weak operations as the cause of the challenges.
Ernest Addison said the bank, adjudged the 6thbest performing company in Ghana at the Ghana Club 100 awards in 2017, provided inaccurate data during the central bank’s effort to resolve the problems last year.
He assured depositors their money is safe, stressing “we are not liquidating the bank, we are saving it.”
The take-over comes weeks after Unibank announced it was taking over adb.
The top management of Unibank are Dr. Kwabena Duffuor II who is Chief Executive Officer, Ekow Nyarko Dadzie-Dennis Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director Owusu-Ansah Awere, Executive Clifford Duke Mettle, Director of Risk Management Kwesi Nkrumah Pimpah.
Photo: CEO Kwabena Duffour II was awarded the most enterprising young executive award in 2017.
The bank’s company secretary is Sylvia Assimeng-Archer, Executive Head of Treasury and Global Trade John Collins Arthur, Executive Head of Corporate Banking Elsie Dansoa Kyereh and Executive Head of Innovations and Business Execution Florence Ohene.
This executive management are expected to give way to new control, KPMG appointed by the central bank.
The bank was founded in 1997 by Kwabena Duffour who later became Finance minister under the Mills administration.
But after 20 years of private management, Kwabena Duffour who is a former Governor of the Bank of Ghana loses control of unibank to his former employers.
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