Monday, 30 July 2012

Prestige Boutique Osu, Ghana Rising’s 2012 Best Fashion Boutique in Ghana….

I’m doing a piece for and about Ghanaian Dancehall singing sensation, Kaakie and I was desperately looking for a clothes shop/boutique in the Accra area that really sells the type of clothes I would wear or use to style an upcoming artist -and thankfully, I stumbled upon Cilla Buckman’s fab, uber modish Prestige Boutique in Accra’s chichi OSU..

Selling real designer (Gucci, Vivienne Westwood et al) pieces and higher-end high street (if that makes sense) -including: Zara, Top Shop, Kurt Geiger and French Connection, -Prestige Boutique as the photos above attest is probably one of the few boutiques that stocks proper dressy clothes in Ghana if you know what I mean!!!

I don’t mean to be awful but Ghana is full to bursting with lovely looking boutiques that are stocked a plenty with colourful but polyester /manmade fabric garbs -and it just won’t do for true connoisseurs of fashion. And while I’m the first to admit that I’ve celebrated many of these lovely looking shop filled with pedestrian acrylic bits-n-bobs, I must point out that I do so because I love enterprise: -I love celebrating my fellow sisters’ success and feel that I must cater to all taste and needs, -but regular readers will attest, -you can always tell when I’m writing about quality stuff -and the lovely selection of class clothes at Prestige Boutique -is pure quality!!!

Just feast your eyes on those yummy sparkly dresses, I think they are French Connection, -just seen, that hot pair of real Vivienne Westwood heels and the three quarter sleeve on-trend floral jacket above, -and thank the heavens that Accra now has a shop that sells the type of garbs that we really wear. Thus, Ghana Rising Blog is voting Cilla Buckman’s Prestige Boutique in Osu, ‘Ghana Rising’s 2012 Best Fashion Boutique in Ghana Award’.

For more info about Prestige Boutique Osu visit:

More Info:
We are near Noble house Chinese, Osu! Off Oxford street! Call 0302960549...Prestige Boutique are known to be current leaders in the High Street Fashion industry in Accra, Ghana! All their clothing is from the UK and of good quality, they also specialise in latest fashion trends at very AFFORDABLE prices. Brands include French Connection, Jane Norman, H&M, Asos, Zara, Top Shop, Primark, Kurt Geiger, Gucci, Dorothy Perkins, True Religion, Armani Exchange and Many More!

Add Prestige Boutique on BBM: 289FFCA4 / 2AA1BE95
Follow us on twitter: @prestigefashion

Friday, 27 July 2012

Stylish Moment: Mrs. Busia By James Barnor -1971

That this uber modish, highly stylized black and white photograph of elegant former first lady of Ghana, Mrs. Busia (she married Dr Kofi Abrefa Busia, the second prime minister of Ghana), and mother of actress Akosua Busia is taken by feted Ghanaian photographer James Barnor in 1971; -makes it even more fashionable and beautiful, -rendering it an incredible stylish moment in Ghanaian history..

Credited as, “Mrs. Busia (taken at their Odorkor residence) 1971” -we Ghanaians are just not used to seeing our first ladies looking stylish and its such a delight to know that this hasn’t always been the case…

For more info about Ghana Rising’s favourite photographer James Barnor visit:

The Next BIG Thing: Kwabs


Honestly, I’ve never heard anything like it….Kwabena Adjepong aka Kwabs’ voice is soooooooooo big, soo deep, soooo hauntingly beautiful that its managed to quieten my little man (Jojo’s off school right now and is really **expressing himself**… But really, I wouldn’t want it any other way) -and he’s right next to me listening to the above song, ‘Lay Back’…
I don’t know what to say!!!! I haven’t been soooo moved by a voice or a piece of music for some time -and its rendered me speechless, -but then, I always am, in the presence of beauty!!!!

Kwabs’ voice has got me thinking about Mississippi, the black struggle and all sorts -and I like that!!! Ghana Rising’s now Kwabs’ number one fan.. And is predicting that this great voice is the next BIG thing in the world of music… For more info about Kwabs visit:

More Fabulousity

Kwabena Adjepong sings at Buckingham Palace in front of an audience including Prince Harry. Filmed in October 2010 for BBC television programme Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment.


Must-Watch Ghanaian Female Artists: Bino, C-Tso and LouisaFever and Canadian/Ghanaian rapper AO -on Mo4 Africa Wordpress….

I was looking for much needed info on new Ghanaian female sensation, C-Tso and stumbled across Mo4 Africa Wordpress -and I’m soooo pleased as it’s a fabulous hub for hot up-and-coming African artist and features a number of Ghanaian musicians that are about to blow-up big styleee!!!

The following about AO, C-Tso, Bino and LouisaFever come courtesy of Mo4 Africa Wordpress. The website is truly fabulous and informative and has a host of other must-watch-must-celebrate Ghanaian artist -so check it out via:


Title: AO Drops The Titled Track Off The C.O.A (Coming Of Age) Album

Canadian Based Ghanaian AO drops the new video off the title track to the album C.O.A (Coming Of Age).
C.O.A was too good to not have on Mo4Africa, the wordplay and flow is crazy. Watch out for the album out on 28th July 2012 on iTunes.


Credit: AO - C.O.A ( Coming Of Age )
Produced by - Curt B x Chaley Fresh
Directed by - Fresh ( AOK Media)
Ghanalinx Records
Visit WWW.GHANALINXRECORDS.COM for more music and videos from Team GLR
For show bookings and performances contact INFO@GHANALINXRECORDS.COM or call 647 258 1788

Contact AO via:

Title: C-Tso -Ma Rushi Wo

C-Tso Performing '' Ma Rushi Wo ''. Video Directed By GH Take Over. Song Produced By Killbeatz. Download Mp3 Here: #BestFemaleEmcee. I Said So !

Ghanaian female act C-Tso (pronounced C Cho) nicknamed the wonder gurl is out with her a new video for her single Ma Rushi Wo.
C-Tso makes the single her own with her unique flow, cameos from Edem and Coaches.
Follow Her On Twitter Here… @JustCtSO

Title: NewMusic: LouisaFever – I’m Your Babe (Feat. Iwan) (Prod. By Mercury Quaye)

Yesterday, 21st July marked the birth of another female Emcee in Ghana who is keeping the flag high. She is LouisaFever, and noted for her hit single ‘Fever.LouisaFever dropped ‘Fever’ during the latter part of 2011 and eventually released the video in February 2012 which was directed by Stu Smith.
The diva just released her new single entitled ‘Im Your Babe’ which features Iwan exclusively as a gift for all her fans.

Follow Her On Twitter Here… @LouisaFevergh

*****Please visit Mo4 Africa Wordpress via: to hear LouisaFever’s tune…

Title:Bino – Follow Me ft. Kesse

New Music straight out of West Africa Ghana, from a female artist by the name of Bino featuring Kesse (of the Azonto Fiesta fame), new single titled Follow Me.
Follow Her On Twitter Here… @Binogh

Follow Kesse On Twitter Here… @kesseghana

Please visit Mo4 Africa Wordpress via: to hear Bino’s tune…
**Paulina Opoku-Gyimah says: I’m soooo excited by the above three new Ghanaian female chanteuses: Bino, C-Tso andLouisaFever and Canadian/Ghanaian rapper AO -on Mo4 Africa Wordpress…. A new generation of Ghanaian talent -Ghana Rising is behind them 100% and predicts big ‘things’ for all of them…

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

R.I.P President John Atta Mills

Just finished talking to my beloved father, he’s in Ghana -and I’m in London, and I still can’t get my head around the passing of President John Atta Mills, who had celebrated his 68th birthday a few days ago, -and the swearing in of Vice-President John Dramani Mahama!!!!!! 

I can’t believe how effected I am by President John Atta Mills‘ death, -even though he had been ill for some time, -but still; its sooo shocking and sooo sad.

Ghana Rising would like to take this opportunity to send our heart felt condolences to the family of President John Atta Mills -and pray God’s gracious love and peace -at this very sad time.

Ghana swears in Mahama as new president - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Ghana swears in Mahama as new president - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Are you a business owner? Why not promote your business to Ghana Fashion & Design Week’s Upwardly Mobile Audience?

Like London, Ghana Fashion & Design Week will have a Pop Up Exhibition Salon that offers an unprecedented platform to individuals and businesses looking to win clients in Ghana and beyond at this most prestigious event, due to take place from 5th - 7th October 2012 at Ghana’s premier Moevenpick Ambassador Hotel…

With worldwide fans, and major sponsors including BlackBerry and leading media partners including Italian Vogue, - Ghana Fashion & Design Week, as far as I’m concerned, the only Ghanaian Fashion Week -looks sets to make headlines across the globe…

If you are interested in marketing your business to Ghana Fashion & Design Week’s upwardly mobile -ready made audience both in Ghana and beyond visit:

Must-Visit-Must-Read: Hang Out GH

Looking for much needed information about Ghana Rising fave, model and socialite Deborah Vanessa Owusu Bonsu who has become a singer/songwriter -I stumbled across Hang Out GH and I can honestly say, “OMGoodness I must be the only person of Ghanaian origin that didn’t know about Hang Out GH", -a service very similar to Talk of GH…

Unlike Talk of GH -Hang Out GH has a more student-y vibe (which I don’t always like) -but what it does have going for it -is its ability to break news about the latest happenings in Ghana’s celebrity world, and giving us much needed info about hot events -fabulous.

I really love their informative verve and will endeavour to keep a close on this hub of cool happenings!!!

Hang Out GH is ambitious and aims to be at the very cutting edge and forefront of Ghanaian popular culture -and have enlightened me and their many followers -to many issues affecting Ghanaian celebrities -and I’m kind of hooked.

Info about former musician, Ofori Amponsah becoming a pastor and Jon Germain’s approaching birthday party at funky Rockstones Office are just two of the cutting edge celeb news I’ve read about via Hang Out GH and thankful.

For more info about Hang Out GH visit and like their Facebook page via: Or their website at:

The following was taken from
Hang Out GH’s Facebook page and makes for fab reading:::

Ofori Amponsah

Title: Ofori Amponsah Is Now The General Overseer And Founder of His Own Church (Posted: 12th July, 2012)

Multiple award winning Highlife singer, composer and song writer, Ofori Amponsah aka Mr. All 4 Real, has revealed that he is now a full time born-again Christian and... a strong man of God the world should look out for.

Ofori Amponsah who paid a visit the Peace FM office (Ship House), on Tuesday July 10, 2012, disclosed in an interview with that he is gradually dropping his very successful music career to preach the word of God and win souls for the most high.

The “Otoolege” singer revealed that he has actually formed his own church called the Family of Faith and Love Ministries where he ministers every Sunday as the head pastor. According Mr. All 4Real now known as brother Ofori, he started the church few weeks ago with his own children and few family members but he currently has over a hundred church members.

Ofori Amponsah said he doesn’t want to be addressed with his showbiz name Mr. All 4Real , rather he should called ‘Brother’ Ofori Amponsah which might later change the ‘Prophet’ or ‘Pastor’ Ofori Amponsah because he now the founder and General Oversea of the Family of Faith and Love Ministries.

“I have started my own fellowship and I believe God is calling me into the ministry to tell people He is alive…All the songs I wrote and music I did was not by my strength but by a God-given talent in me but now it is time for me to return to God just like the prodigal son,” Ofori Amponsah stated.

Brother Ofori said his new ministry meets just adjacent to his residence at Ofankor Barrier a superb of Accra. “We started just some three weeks ago”. Ofori Confessed that his love and passion for writing, composing and producing music is slowly reducing and he can foresee that he will completely quit music very soon because God wants to redirect his life elsewhere.

However, he added that he is recording a number [of] gospel songs which will be released very soon all geared towards spreading the good news.

When asked whether he was an apostle, a pastor, an evangelist or a prophet, Ofori Amponsah said the “calling of God” on his life enabled him to do the works of both an evangelist and a prophet. Amponsah said he is prophet and he is also blessed with the gift of healing.

Brother Ofori said he was staunched member of Tesano Baptist Church where was actively involved with the work of God in the early 90, until he backslid in 1994 and met Daddy Lumber who gave him his musical break through. The “Odwo” hit maker disclosed that God revealed to him through a dream in 1997 that he will go the world and return the house of God after 10 years and truly he had his calling 10 year after in 2007

He said it was time for him to return to the Lord and actually preach about Jesus Christ.
***Paulina Opoku-Gyimah says: Lots of Big Love to Ofori Amponsah!!! Ghana Rising prays Gods: protection, Love, Grace and the Blood of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour over this former musician…Amen!!!


Jon Germain

Title: Jon Germain To Celebrate His Birthday At Rockstones Office On The 28th Of July, 2012.. (posted: 20th July,2012)

Event organisers BLUEPRINT DISTRICT and Social Media Giant TICKETGHANA On Saturday, the 28th of July 2012 would combine powers to celebrate the life and career of one of Ghana’s longest standing celebrities and brands Jon Germain. The multi-talented singer/presenter would for the first time ever since being a public figure celebrate his birthday with a star studded birthday party at the hub of the city and home to the stars ROCKSTONES OFFICE on Saturday the 28th of July.

TICKETGHANA and BLUEPRINT DISTRICT with Jon Germain’s management would parade some of the biggest names in the industry, actors and actresses, sports personalities musicians amongst others. A full list of celebrities would be gracing this highly anticipated event is yet to be released by the organizing companies. One thing though is guaranteed, it would be one of
the biggest star-studded events of the year.

Objects of Desire: T.i.m.e.l.e.s.s by Naa’s Ghana Wax Print Earrings

Roots GH is an accessories label by Naa Quartey. Her accessories includes: brooches,
corsages, hair bands, hair combs and clips, slippers, bags and much more -are all made using Ghanaian wax print cloths...

The above earrings are part of Naa's T.i.m.e.l.e.s.s by Naa collection -and are uber fierce and I want both pairs -now!!
For info, to see the Roots GH collection in its entirety or to purchase the above earrings visit: or buy from:

Must Watch Ghanaian TV Shows: The 5 Brides & Jamming Spot on Viasat 1 TV Station, Ghana

I’ve just tried to see if Viasat 1 TV station in Ghana has uploaded it latest hot programmes onto Youtube for those of us living outside Ghana -and it came back void oOOo!!! The thing is…there’s a couple of really hot shows on said TV station I’d love to watch -right now, -and I can’t find clips of them on their website or on their Youtube space -why????

*The first must-watch-show in Ghana right now is called, ‘The 5 Brides’ and stars Ghana Rising fave, Chantelle Asante/Richardson and many more; -and the second, called ‘Jamming Spot’ -stars another Ghana Rising favourite, Agnes Ntow -and are both on Viasat -1 TV station in Ghana!!!

Viasat -1 should know that many of us visit Ghana at least once a year, thus they should at least have a few clips of the aforementioned shows on their website and Youtube to entice and give those of us outside Ghana -a taste /flavour of the shows -we must watch/check out when we hit GH, plus I’m really nosey and would love watch the ladies doing -their thing!!!

Still, from what I’m hearing, -both Chantelle Asante/Richardson and Agnes Ntow -are doing fabulously -and Ghana Rising wouldn’t expect anything less!!!
The following are more info about The 5 Brides & Jamming Spot shows on Viasat 1 TV Station, Ghana:

The 5 Brides
The introduction of The 5 Brides series emphasises Viasat 1’s determination to collaborate with the local production houses to bring our viewers the best of local content.

Produced by Venus Films in conjunction with Viasat 1 Television, The 5 Brides tells the story of five young married women, and the unique problems that characterise their marriage lives. Their lives revolve around the joys and angers of love, betrayal, deceit and what goes on in a typical Ghanaian marriage or love setting. The story also touches on controversies, innocence and issues relating to parenting.

Chantelle Asante, Paulina Oduro, Julia Clement, Princess Shyngle, Kalsoum Sinare, Regina Nelson, and more!

Directed By Abdul Salam Mumuni

Written By Abdul Salam Mumuni, Frank Rajah

For more info visit: 

Jamming Spot
  More Info
Jamming Spot is an entertainment show, packed with everything from the entertainment world, from celebrity news, gossip, red carpet events, music videos to exclusive celebrity interviews and more.

DescriptionJamming Spot is an entertainment show, packed with everything from the entertainment world, from celebrity news, gossip, red carpet events, music videos to exclusive celebrity interviews and more.

Every Friday night, the sensational Benny Blanco will take you through your world of entertainment, whilst Agnes Ntow, our eyes and ears on the street will fill you in with the jamming events in and around town.

Starring Hosted by Benny Blanco and Agnes Ntow.

For more info about Jamming Spot on Viasat -1 Ghana visit:

Ghana’s Railway Service -Courtesy of Talk of GH…

“For many years, Ghana's railway system has been virtually non-existent due to poor infrastructure and management. However, in recent times this once dead wing of Ghana's transportation industry has seen a tremendous boost with the emergence of new trains and what seems like competent management. The emergence of these trains have contributed immensely to the search for a solution to the very heavy Accra-Tema traffic. The trains which operate between Accra and Tema convey people from all walks of life to and from their desired destinations. In this slideshow video, TALK OF GH seeks to bring to fore, how fully functional our railway system is in Ghana. WELCOME TO THE NEW GHANA.”Talk of GH

Paulina Opoku-Gyimah says: It was just the other day I copied and pasted a piece about Ghana‘s, OK not Ghana‘s, -but Accra’s newly up and running railway, -about the line that presently only travels between Accra and Tema, -and now look at the above photos by Ghana Rising fave,Talk of GH!!!!

While I think -we’re definitely on the right track, -get it (?), I’m also beyond disappointed by the state of the track/lines, the crumbling infrastructure, many of the stations don’t have platforms -and the inability of the people behind this railway line -to provide the general public with rules and guidelines with regards to safety...

People are walking or selling their wares on the lines and this is beyond dangerous!!! Plus, you can just imagine -in a few months from now, -said people would have trash these tracks/lines -and we’ll be back to square one!!!!

Seriously, education is needed right now!!! Not only for the [paying] passengers (I know what we Ghanaians are like) -but all those selling on the platform -need to be educated with regards to safety -ASAP!!!

Plus its also got me wondering, -whom or what body is maintaining these railway lines???

Ghana Rising would like to ask the government of Ghana to truly get behind this railway service -and make Safety its number one priority -right now!!!

Safety on this line is uber paramount -and must be sorted out right now or we‘ll be hearing about accidents -and nobody wants that -right????

We also need more new trains…

They also need more staff (I didn’t see any) right now to keep things in ORDER!!!!

Why can’t we do things properly in Ghana??? Are we waiting for the Chinese -say, to come and teach us how to use this [somewhat basic] service????

They also need a special police force on said trains.. -Because if I’m totally honest, -even though I‘d love to ride on the above trains with my little Jojo, -I don’t know if out-of-towners like me will feel safe!!!

Honestly, can the likes of me travel safely with our: bought in Europe attire and our “she-can’t-possible-be-Ghanaian” accent??? How many of us born abroad can pass-for-a-locals??? -And will pose a problem???

Thus, the body/people behind this much needed services need to think about all the aforementioned points -as everyone I’ve spoken to about said rail service is uber excited -and would really love to check out it out -when next in Ghana..

Anyway, as I’ve already stated, -we are on the right track, -but I’m going to put a halt to my excitement until the line look and feels safer, people aren’t walking on the tracks -and when its extended to Wa and beyond via Kumasi… Thanks x

For more info about
Talk of GH visit:

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Ghana Hearts Dee Maat.....

Dee Maat stripe silk top

Dee Maat Love shoessss

Yellow Trousers
Hello ladies, trust u all weather is not been great, but some of us are trying to make the best of the little i always say, i love to look classy, simple and i love bargains.............the whole outfit is less than £40. hope u all like like my summery look....

Love polka dot.....

Dee Maat in yellow maxi...

Black Shift
am such a poser.......................hehehehe
Dress by John rocha Last summer paid only £12 in the sale, shoes topshop sale £15, Gold purse present from cousin Mansa Larbi last year (ASOS), and my pearl necklace was my late mum' checked stamped

Orange skirt…
The whole outfit is less than £30, r'ber ladies, u don't need to break ur bank account to look nice......
Top- H&M
Skirt-TK Maxx
Necklace_ Primax
Shoes old.....

Hello my fab lady's, hope everyone is well... am not bad either, just working hard as always.... just wanted to show u, how u can wear the same dress and have three or two different outfits from the same item... please see the pics below....
For the skirt look, i tucked in the top bit of the maxi dress, added a black belt, added a plain black boob tube, added a nice bold necklace , a plain black blazer and sun glasses. whole outfits less than £30.....~

Hello my fab lady's, hope everyone is well... am not bad either, just working hard as always.... just wanted to show u, how u can wear the same dress and have three or two different outfits from the same item... please see the pics below....

Dee Maat in a white jacket...
Love wearing whites and tans.....soo fresh and calming.....

Paulina Opoku-Gyimah says: I’m loving fashion stylist Dee Maat’s on-trend style. From ladylike, kooky, eclectic to It-gal-about-town, -Miss Maat does it all and Ghana Rising’s beyond impressed. You can read all about Dee Maat’s fashionable happenings via her Style Check By Dee blog at:

You can also keep up with Dee via her Facebook fan page at:

**Photo Credit: All photographs come courtesy of Dee Maat..