“Legendary Fists” Boxing Extravaganza Set For March 2015
Babyjet Promotions presents the LEGENDARY FISTS boxing championship supported by Box Office promotions .
Babyjet Promotions is partnering with SuperSport, Africa’s premiere sports broadcasters, to produce and broadcast the bout to 50 countries across the African continent. Fight fans also have the chance to experience high quality boxing on Friday 27TH March 2015 at the Accra Sports Stadium Tennis Court.
The night promises to be a compelling special spotlight event for the vacant WBA International Lightweight Championship featuring Joebert Delos Reyes from the Philippines and Emmanuel “Game Boy” Tagoe from Ghana in a full 12 round fight.
The bill will also feature an International Lightweight Contest of 10 rounds between George “Red Tiger” Ashie from Ghana and Ronald Pontilla from the Philippines
Emmanuel Tagoe aka Game Boy is a former Ghanaian National Featherweight Champion, a former two-time WBO Africa Super Featherweight Champion, a former two-time IBF Inter-Continental Super Featherweight Champion, a former WBA Super Featherweight Champion and a former WBA Lightweight Champion. He has fought 24, Won 23 (KO’s 10) and lost only 1 fight.
Joebert Delos Reyes is a 25 year old Filipino boxer who has fought 18, Won 13 (10 KO’s) Lost 4 and Drawn 1. He is the current IBO Lightweight Youth World Champion.
George Ahsie aka Red Tiger is a former Africa Boxing Union (ABU) Super Featherweight Champion, a former Africa Boxing Union (ABU) Lightweight Champion, a former UBC Super Featherweight World Champion, a former Commonwealth Lightweight Champion and current WBO Africa Lightweight Champion. He has fought 30, Won 25 (18 KO’s), Lost 4 and Drawn 1
Ronald Pontillas aka Unpredictable, is a 25 year old Filipino boxer, a former Philippine, Ocean Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) Super Featherweight Champion. Pontillas has fought 27, Won 17 (KO’s 8) Lost 7 and Drawn 3. He lost controversial Majority Decision to Emmanuel Tagoe aka Game Boy in Ghana on April 26, 2013.
The bout is sponsored by Mama Vit’s Rice and Noodles and will include five (5) additional, exciting supporting fights on the night that will keep spectators entertained and at the edge of their seats.
Ticket sales will be as follows:
Limited VVIP Front Row Seats – GHc 200
Ringside VVIP – GHc 100
Ringside VIP – GHc 50
General Admission (Popular Stand) – GHc 10
Gates will open up at 5:30pm and the first bout will starts at 7:00pm both at the venue and live on SuperSport.
Laos: Saviours of the Street Fri, 27 Feb 9:30AM Al Jazeera (40)
101 East weekly reports and investigative films uncover the dynamic region of Asia, its diverse cultures and conflicting politics.
Providing balanced coverage and stories from the people in the region – whether they’re on the streets or in power – these cutting edge and in-depth documentaries continue to win international critical acclaim.
The roads in Vientiane, the capital of Laos have earned themselves a dangerous reputation. Nightly accidents are caused by a combination of bad behaviour behind the wheel – unlicensed drivers, speeding – and a poor infrastructure of road calming measures.
A volunteer ambulance service is the only hope for car crash victims as Laos has the worst road toll per capita in Asia. 101 East looks at the reasons behind the shocking number of road deaths in Laos.
BPL: Manchester United vs Sunderland Sat, 28 Feb 2:45PM SuperSport Select 2 (32)
Manchester United and Sunderland lock horns in an explosive Barclays Premier League clash at Old Trafford.
Tune in for our broadcast from this game, Saturday 28 February on SuperSport Select 2 at 2:45PM.
BET Honors 2015 Sat, 28 Feb 9:00PM BET (22)
See “What Extraordinary Looks Like”, with one of the most moving experiences and television specials on the channel, The BET Honors 2015.
This powerful and inspirational event is a perfect start to the year placing a spotlight on the achievements of distinguished leaders in the fields of music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education with performances from a host of music artists.
Hosted by actor and comedian Wayne Brady THE BET HONORS 2015 will be taped at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Saturday 24 January 2015.
Some of the acts you can look forward to include performances by Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, K. Michelle, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Patti LaBelle and Trey Songz
Al Jazeera World Syria: The Reckoning Tue, 03 Mar 8:00PM Al Jazeera (40)
Al Jazeera is giving viewers the chance to see some of the network’s most compelling documentaries about the Syrian conflict to coincide with the fourth anniversary on 15 March.
This two-part documentary on the history of modern Syria provides deeper context to the ongoing war in the country.
The film charts the rise of the Baath party and the emergence of the Assad political dynasty.
Tune in for the second part of this documentary on Tuesday, 10 March at 8:00PM only on Al Jazeera.
Crispy Fresh Wed, 04 Mar 6:30PM Channel O Africa (70)
Crispy Fresh brings you the hottests and newest music videos in Africa!
Catch music videos first-time play all over the continent on Crispy Fresh Wednesday 4 March at 6:30PM on Channel O.
Wukan After The Uprising: The 2014 Election Thu, 05 Mar 8:00PM Al Jazeera (40)
Two years after the Wukan Uprising, the village is preparing for fresh elections against a backdrop of politics, intrigue and a corruption scandal.
The optimism that accompanied the previous poll has subsided and those democratically elected are no longer united. Members of the ousted Village Committee have been re-appointed in key positions causing deep unease.
There are fears of a crackdown on the activists who led the uprising.
Did Wukan rise up in vain?
Filmed under increasingly difficult conditions, this episode follows Wukan’s democratic exercise to its shocking conclusion.
FiestaGH launched on GOtv Ghana
Ghana put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party with GOtv when FiestaGH, Ghana’s first local music-dedicated channel, launched today, 23 February on GOtv channel 73.
The Spanish word, ‘Fiesta’ means to party or celebrate and that’s exactly what FiestaGH will deliver on GOtv. The channel will celebrate 100% Ghanaian music, fashion and lifestyle: Playing Hip-life, R&B, Ghanaian Rap, Twi Pop, High-Life, Azonto, Contemporary High-life, Reggae, Afro Pop, and traditional and inspirational Ghanaian music.
Music lovers will be entertained by the very best in Ghanaian music from all genres on a 24/7 basis. The channel will also treat viewers to an exciting mixture of existing music, chat and news from popular homegrown artists, VIP events, chart shows, exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes videos, profiles of their favourite artists and dance oriented programs such as Fresh, On the Verge, and The Video Chart Show.
This new addition of a local channel forms part of GOtv’s commitment to bring quality entertainment to its subscribers. No matter your music taste, Fiesta TV will certainly and cater to every Ghanaian music fan and will be available on both GOtv and GOtv Plus.
“We want to keep giving our customers more entertainment choices. Fiesta TV is a great entertainment channel which will appeal to all our customers,” stated Mr. Cecil Sunkwa-Mills, General Manager for MultiChoice Ghana. “We are also keen on ensuring that we have adequate local content on our platforms and we believe this channel is a good step in that direction. It also goes a long way to encourage all content providers to develop quality content that can not only be shown in Ghana, but across Africa as well.”
Mr. Ohene Djan, Managing Director of Fiesta said “our aim is to entertain while at the same time, help provide a space for Ghanaian music arts and culture to grow. We also aim to provide education coupled with the entertainment”
Fiesta TV was launched on channel 73 (GOtv and GOtv Plus) today, Thursday 26 February at 8:00 GMT.
For more information log onto www.gotvafrica.com
Last Chance To Vote For AMVCA
The stage is set, the statuettes are polished, the red carpet has been laid out and the outfits are almost ready. Africa’s biggest movie night, the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) ceremony is around the corner and to make sure your favourite stars scoop an award, MultiChoice would like to urge subscribers to vote before the public voting closes on 28 February.
In preparation for the third edition of the prestigious awards, Africa Magic, the continent’s leading provider of world class entertainment, treated nominees for the 2015 edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) to a celebratory brunch on Tuesday 25 February. The brunch, which held at the Ball Room of the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos, was in association with MultiChoice and lead sponsors Amstel Malta and also saw the unveiling of a special AMVCA edition of Nigeria’s leading fashion and style magazine, Mania.
It was an afternoon of celebration, glitz and glamour as the brunch which was hosted by popular on-air personality and presenter of 53 Extra, Ozzy Agu, began with a red carpet event and had in attendance a number of popular Nollywood talents nominated in several categories at this year’s AMVCAs. Guests at the event included several A-List stars like OC Ukeje, Iretiola Doyle, Segun Arinze, Joke Silva, Linda Ejiofor and many others.
In his opening remarks, the Managing Director, Multichoice Nigeria, Mr. John Ugbe, said: “The third edition of the AMVCAs is just around the corner. As we celebrate the nominees today, we also acknowledge the impact that the awards have had on African film and television production. MultiChoice continues to celebrate African talent, and the continued success of the AMVCAs further showcases our commitment to recognizing the amazing skills that exist in the ever-growing African entertainment industry.”
Also expressing his excitement for being part of the AMVCAs, the Corporate Media and Brand PR Manager, Nigerian Breweries, Mr. Edem Vindah said: “Nigerian Breweries is excited to once again partner with Africa Magic in celebrating the best of African entertainment content. Amstel Malta, the number one premium low sugar Malt brand in Nigeria, has supported the AMVCAs since the first edition in 2013 and we recognise the awards as a truly unique platform which aligns perfectly with the brand’s essence, encouraging and also rewarding ambitious and talented Africans.”
Wishing the nominees the best of luck at the awards, the Regional Director, M-Net (West) Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said: “In just a short time, the AMVCAs have become the continental celebration of film and TV talent across the continent and the acceptance and appreciation of the awards show the amazing transformations taking place in the African film and TV industry. As we approach the third edition of the awards, we celebrate the talents that have driven the growth of the African film and TV industry to what it is today. Africa Magic celebrates these talents not just today, or at the awards but always.”
The Ghanaian nominees are Lydia Forson Best Movie (Comedy) and Best Actress (Comedy) for A Letter from Adam; Zynell Zuh Best Movie (Comedy) When Love Comes Around; Adjetey Anang Best Actor (Drama) for Devil In The Detail; Joselyn Dumas, Best Actress (Drama) Love or Something like That; Nana Akua Manso for Best Costume Design; Duaba Serwaa and Ophelia Crossland (Best Costume) Love or Something Like That and Shirley Frimpong-Manso for Best Drama Writer , Devil in the Detail.
The 2015 edition of the AMVCAs holds on the 7th of March, 2015 at the Eko Hotel, Lagos. Public voting closes at midnight on the 28th of February and the awards will air live on all Africa Magic channels on GOtv and DStv at 3:00pm GMT.
For more information about the AMVCAs and to VOTE, please visit www.africamagic.tv.