Will Smith resigns from Oscars Academy over slap

Will Smith resigns from Oscars Academy over slap

US actor Will Smith has resigned from the Oscars Academy after slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage during last Sunday’s ceremony. “My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable,” his statement said. The Academy said it accepted the resignation and would “continue to move forward” with disciplinary proceedings. Smith slapped Rock over a joke about his wife’s shaved head, a result of the hair-loss condition alopecia. Less than an hour later, he was awarded the best actor award for his role in “King Richard”, where…

Denmark frees pirates captured off West Africa

Denmark frees pirates captured off West Africa

Three suspected pirates detained for six weeks on board a Danish naval frigate off West Africa have been released at sea, after Denmark’s justice minister waived charges of attempted manslaughter against them. The men were detained in November, after an exchange of fire with the Danish military in the Gulf of Guinea, off Nigeria, that saw several other suspected pirates killed. They could have been brought to Denmark for criminal prosecution, but the justice ministry said there was a risk that they could not subsequently be deported, irrespective of any…

Speaker resigns after clash with Tanzania president

Speaker resigns after clash with Tanzania president

Tanzania’s parliamentary speaker Job Ndugai has resigned days after clashing with the president over foreign debts. The speaker said his resignation was a personal and voluntary decision taken in the interests of the nation. But it came after he said Tanzania was at risk of being auctioned off following President Samia Suluhu’s announcement of a new loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Mr Ndugai issued a public apology to President Samia, which she rejected. She accused him of playing politics and trying to sabotage her ahead of general elections in 2025.…

South Africa holds state funeral for Archbishop Desmond Tutu

South Africa holds state funeral for Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The funeral mass for South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu has taken place at the Anglican cathedral in Cape Town. Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who helped end the racist regime in South Africa, died last Sunday aged 90. In his eulogy, President Cyril Ramaphosa described Tutu as “the spiritual father of our new nation”. Tutu had insisted there should be no “lavish spending” on the funeral. He wanted “the cheapest available coffin”. Family, friends, clergy and politicians were among those who gathered at St George’s Cathedral for…

Ghana’s Champions Hearts of Oak thrashed 6-1 in Morocco

Ghana’s Champions Hearts of Oak thrashed 6-1 in Morocco

Champions of the Ghana Premier League Hearts of Oak have been thrashed by 6-1 by Moroccan champions Wydad Casablanca in the CAF Champions League. The defeat ended Hearts of Oak’s campaign in the CAF Champions League after losing 6-2 on aggregate. The Phobians went into the game on the back of a 1-0 win in Accra against the Moroccans. The game was however completed before the Phobians started, conceding 3 goals in the opening 20 minutes. Wydad captain, Yahya Jabrane added the 4th for the Moroccan club 7 minutes before the break.…

They paid us peanuts for ‘Taxi Driver’ show – Mister Richard sympathizes with TT

They paid us peanuts for ‘Taxi Driver’ show – Mister Richard sympathizes with TT

Actor Mikki Osei Berko, aka Master Richard in the Taxi Driver series, disclosed that he earned chump change in the famous Taxi Driver series. Mikki Osei revealed to Onua TV’s Christian Agyei Frimpong that his paycheck from the show could not even buy him a nice shirt at that time. “You asked what I remember about ‘Taxi Driver’? I don’t remember anything about the show. I mean to say it literally did nothing extraordinary in terms of monetary benefit. I can’t pinpoint anything tangible now that I got from the…

Ace actor Akrobeto goes global again as Dortmund used his video to announce their big game[+video]

Ace actor Akrobeto goes global again as Dortmund used his video to announce their big game[+video]

Ghanaian actor and TV personality Akrobeto born Akwasi Boadi, has once again gone viral after German football club, Borussia Dortmund shared his viral video. The club used a funny video of the Ghanaian comic actor to announce its next fixtures for the upcoming Bundesliga. It would be recalled that one time during Akrobeto’s show, he set the internet ablaze when he gave sports updates and he hilariously struggled to mention the names of European clubs. In fact, he also gave an update on Arminia Bielefeld and Borussia Dortmund, the German…

Woman Scams Cristiano Ronaldo £250k After Giving Her His Credit Card Details

Woman Scams Cristiano Ronaldo £250k After Giving Her His Credit Card Details

A 53-year-old woman has scammed Cristiano Ronaldo out of a quarter of a million pounds. The lady, identified as Maria Silva, reportedly had access to the credit card details of the four-time Ballon D’or winner and extorted some amount from it. She also scammed the Manchester star’s super-agent Jorge Mendes out of more than £14,000 and took over £1,500 from Nani, a former Man Utd winger. Cristiano reportedly trusted Silva and gave her his credit card details and pin codes but the travel agent got greedy and breached the trust of the football star.…

‘I Want Nothing To Do With Him’ – Here Is Why Kevin Prince Boateng Has Disowned His Brother Jerome

‘I Want Nothing To Do With Him’ – Here Is Why Kevin Prince Boateng Has Disowned His Brother Jerome

Kevin-Prince Boateng has publicly disowned his biological brother Jerome Boateng, saying he wants nothing to do with him any longer. The ex-Ghana international footballer disclosed in an interview that he has distanced himself from his brother a long time ago and does not want to see or hear anything about him anymore. He said this after Jerome Boateng was found guilty of assaulting his former girlfriend. KP Boateng said he respects German laws and does not want to associate with anyone who engages in domestic violence even if that person is his half brother…

US President Joe Biden Nominates Ghanaian As US District Court Judge

US President Joe Biden Nominates Ghanaian As US District Court Judge

The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has nominated a daughter of Ghanaian immigrants in the United States, Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong, to serve as a judge on the US district court for the Central District of California. She is part of eight new candidates for the federal bench announced by President Biden, who is willing to offer opportunities to “all of whom are extraordinarily qualified, experienced, and devoted to the rule of law and our Constitution.” Her nomination to the bench is pursuant to President Biden’s promise…