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14 DAILY WWW.DAILYHERITAGE.COM.GH HERITAGE MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 •E.L I’m not rude — E.L GHANAIAN RAP- PER EL has debunked assertions that he is rude, but was quick to assert that he only likes to mind his own business. EL said he is a welcoming person, but everybody has a mood swing. He told Natalia Andoh on the ‘Touch of Class’ on Class91.3FM that his relationship with others “depends on the mood I’m in. If I’m in a bad mood, I’ll be rude and I can’t be nice all the time. I don’t exude rudeness, I’m a welcoming person, I try to be warm as I can…I’m not an introvert but I like to have my space”. The 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Award (VGMA) ‘Artiste of the Year’ further explained that: “It’s very uncomfortable when I’m in my zone and I’m thinking about different things and I’m at a certain energy level and somebody comes with a deferent energy level. It gets a little worrying, so for me, that is the type of person I am. “There are people out there who don’t have a problem delving into the midst of the crowd and doing all that but I’m just a little more reserved. There are times when my adrenaline goes up and I want to be in the midst and I want to do all that but most of the time I’m very chilled and people misconstrue that as being rude”. The Kaalu hit maker further noted that he keeps to himself for fear of how people would react to him and that has been misconstrued over the years as being rude. “Sometimes, too, I might need somebody and you can’t gauge how they are going to receive you because you don’t know what they think about you, what they have heard about you, so you approaching them is a little bit weird because you’re scared of the kind of reactions that you’re going to get, so, you stay away and people misconstrue that for rude as well. I like to mind my own business and when you mind your own business people will think you are rude but I’m not rude”. EL's hit records include ‘Obuu Mo’, ‘Kaalu’, ‘One Ghana’, ‘Auntie Martha’, ‘Shelele’, ‘Mi Naa Bo Po’, ‘Koko’, ‘Kaa Bu Ame,’. He gained fast reputation for his Afro beats sound and has been in constant rise since the release of his debut album ‘Something Else’ in June 2012. Evita Joseph tops 2018 Ghana Make-up awards nominations ORGANISERS OF the Ghana Make-Up Awards have released nominations for the 2018 edition of the award ceremony scheduled to take place on April 28. Among stakeholders who have picked nominations are some celebrated Ghanaian entertainment figures such as Nana Ama McBrown, Zynnell Zuh, Selly Galley and TV and radio personality Berla Mundi. They have been nominated for the ‘Most Glamorous Celebrity’ category of the awards. In general, make-up brand, Evita Joseph, led the nominations with four categories for the industrial award of ‘Make-up retailer of the Year’, ‘Ghanaianowned Brand of the Year’, ‘Make-up Product of the Year’ and ‘Make-up blog of the Year’ categories. The reigning 2017 ‘Make-up Artist of the Year’, Valerie Lawson, with the brand name, Mzl4wson, follows with three nominations for the individual category of the award, the highest in that category. She has been nominated in the ‘Make-up Artist of the Year’, ‘Best Bridal Make-up Artist’ and ‘Marketing Campaign of the Year’ categories. Ms Lawson is competing with other influential make-up brands like Nancy Chinalurum Ogbonna (Nancyblaq), Sandra Don-Arthur (Alexandrina Makeup) and Marfoa Acheampong (Touch Makeup Artistry), who were equally nominated for the 2018 ‘Make-up Artist of the Year” category. Other artists such as Nathaniel Amewugah, Daniella Attipoe, Marfoa Acheampong and Maria Musah also got nominated for the ‘Best Special Effect Make-up Artist of the Year’ category. Also on the nomination list are Woena Attipoe (Woena Makeup Artistry), Augustine Osei (Barimah_Makeup Artistry), Abigail Amegatcher (Shine_and_Shadows) and Christabel Jones (CJ Makeover), who are all up for ‘Best Celebrity Make-up Artist of the Year’ award category. The 2018 Ghana Make-Up Awards is being organised by Make-Up Ghana, and it is aimed at honouring and promoting excellence in the Ghana’s make-up artistry industry, as well as uniting stakeholders. The awards ceremony will take place on April 28 at Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel in Accra. Herman Suede gears up for success •Herman Suede started his formal music lessons in school, where he majored in classical music on the piano. He is a student of Tema International School (TIS) and has found a way • READ FROM PAGE 13 to merge his school life with his budding music career. Suede has three songs to his name, ‘Be Mine’ ‘Wavii’ and ‘Questions’ which are heavily influenced by Afro pop, RnB and Rap. All three songs were composed at age 14 with D3MZ (Edem Cofie). He told the paper that his sources of inspiration are Drake, Maleekberry, King Promise, Davido, Mr Eazi and Joey Badass. Aside music, Suede is involved in acting and dancing, volleyball, soccer, swimming and playing golf. He said he plans on releasing three new singles with colourful music videos soo. •DJ Mingle DJ Mingle releases ‘Cool your temper’ video LIVE FM’S DISC Jockey for ‘Life Style Café’, ‘Live from the capital’ and ‘Young Wild and Free’ radio show, DJ Mingle, has released the official video for his first single dubbed ‘Cool Your Temper’. The song, which features Akoo Nana, with its video directed by Rex, is a reassuring anthem for men who want to let their ladies know they mean the world to them, and will forever be special in their world. According to DJ Mingle, he is on a mission to leave powerful memories in the minds of music lovers with his first single. He told the DAILY HER- ITAGE that, “I want them to get a vibe that will be easy to sing along that anytime my name is mentioned, at least they can remember the first song that I put out. That is the chorus of the song that says ‘cool your temper don’t you know somebody loves you.’ It is a simple catchy hook that everybody can just vibe to.” The song is a first of plans initiated by the DJ to introduce his craft to a wider audience. He added that “As a DJ, [I find that] there is more to it. There is music production, there’s beat making, there’s performance. “There’s DJing itself and all that. I decided to come with it to broaden myself and be a bit out there, because just the music playing… It’s okay but you have to do more for yourself as an individual. You don’t have to be restricted to one area. You just have to broaden your horizon in the media industry, that’s why I decided to come out with a song.”

DAILYHERITAGE.COM.GH Sports DAILY HERITAGE MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 Baah signs for FC Kairat 15 • George Afriyie (L) with Kwesi Nyantakyi, GFA President George Afriyie did nothing wrong — Ntow Fianko RENOWNED FOOTBALL administrator and former Division One League Board Chairman, Kwame Ntow Fianko, has disagreed with remarks that Ghana Football Association (GFA) Vice President George Afriyie rushed to declare his intention to contest the GFA’s presidential election in 2019. According to Mr Fianko, “George did not break any constitutional provision of the GFA to declare his ambition to contest for the topmost position…” he told Asempa FM ‘Sports Night’. The former Division One League Board Chairman explained that the Articles 1 to 11 on the GFA’s elections regulations have nothing to say on anyone declaring his intent in that case. Mr Fianko, therefore, challenged anyone who thinks Mr Afriyie was wrong with his declaration to prove it. According to Mr Fianko, “George did not break any constitutional provision of the GFA to declare his ambition to contest for the topmost position…” GHANA INTERNA- TIONAL Gideon Baah has joined Kazakhstani Premier League side FC Kairat on a three-year deal. Baah was released by American Major League Soccer club New York Red Bulls in November last year and has since been on the radar of several clubs. The experienced leftback signed for Kairat on Thursday evening and he is expected to help them in the Europa League next season. “I think it’s a very good opportunity for me as a person and as a player,” Baah told the club’s official TV channel. “I hope to make the most out of it, especially in a big club like FC Kairat, and hopefully they will get the best out of me as I give them everything I have. “FC Kairat is one of the best teams in the world with very good facilities and it’s a stepping stone in • Godfred Asante • Gideon Baah my career, and hope to use this opportunity wisely because to develop as a player you need some opportunities like this.” He had previously also featured for Kotoko, as well as Honka and HJK in Finland. FC Horoya close in on Asante GUINEA N CHAM- PIONS FC Horoya are bent on signing Dreams FC defender Godfred Asante to beef up their team. Footballmadeinghana.com can exclusively reveal that the “I hope to make the most out of it, especially in a big club like FC Kairat, and hopefully they will get the best out of me as I give them everything I have” Guinean giants have already sent their representatives to hold talks with Dreams FC over the possible sale of their deputy skipper and that negotiations would begin soon. Asante has been a pillar at the back of the Dawu-based club since his move from Accra Great Olympics three seasons ago. The versatile player, who can operate anywhere across the back four and also as a defensive midfielder, had previously featured for Heart of Lions and Asante Kotoko.