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Pop smoke would’ve been 21 today.

Bashar Barakah Jackson, known professionally as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper, song writer.

Born: July 20, 1999, Brooklyn , New York, United States

Died: February 19, 2020, Cedars-Sinai Medical Records Office, Los Angeles, California, United States

Full name: Bashar Barakah JacksonBuried: March 5, 2020, The Green-Wood Cemetery, New York, United States

His type and style of music has been copied by many artist worldwide.

Kwesi Arthur was the first Ghanaian artist to do cover of His Dior track.

Followed by Kwesi Arthur, AmgMedikal Ghana best and current rapper is now championing pop smoke’s songs in his own style

Rip Pop smoke

Kanye West For President 2020 and Twitter Explode-Akokoraba.com

On July 5th Kanye West, worlds famously self acclaimed musician took it to twittered that he’s running for president.

Many people Twitter their views on this.

“This is not an insult. I’m a psychologist. Kanye is not well. Please help him if you care about him” brian

“While I’ll never make fun of anyone for their mental illness, he is definitely not likable, on or off his meds. Less so when he’s off” Adriana

What’s your take in this.

Anas Exposes COVID-19 scam

Investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, will today premiere a 30-minute documentary in which he goes undercover to expose an underworld of quack doctors in the country, shedding light on a coronavirus (COVID-19) scam said to be worth tens of thousands of dollars

The film, which is a collaborative effort with BBC Africa, and has been exclusively shown to the Daily Graphic, reveals how some local drug manufacturers extort huge sums of money from unsuspecting victims by selling to them concoctions portrayed as having the potency to cure COVID-19.

Posing as the brother of a man infected with the virus, Mr Anas sets out to find so-called cures, some of which were advertised on radio, and expose the men who manufacture and sell them.

The investigation focuses on scammers known as the “Abdellah brothers.”  

Corruption

Mr Anas told the Daily Graphic last Sunday that the undercover investigation was in two parts, and exposes both fake cures and corruption in the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said the first part of the documentary, which would be premiered tonight, focused on the illegal manufacture and sale of ‘fake cures’ for COVID-19, and added that the second part, which dealt with corruption and stealing, would be aired in two weeks.

Cure

In the film, an undercover footage of the marketing activities of COA FS drugs exposes how they allegedly exploited the pandemic for profit, and how agents of the company misled their customers into believing that their product was a cure for COVID-19.

The film exposes how two samples of COA FS that were tested by the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) as part of the investigation, revealed additional signs of product contamination, beyond those already revealed by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).

Manufacturers of COA FS, the Centre of Awareness Global Peace Mission (COA GPM), on March 19, emphatically said the drug was an immune booster and a viral load suppressing drug and not a cure for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The Abdellah brothers

On the other hand, the illegal activities of two self-acclaimed doctors known as Dr Abdellah Jnr and Dr Abdellah Snr, who masterminded the lucrative COVID-19 scam, were also exposed and their makeshift factory raided by the FDA.

The documentary exposes how the two individuals produced hundreds of bottles of a product labelled “Covid Cure” with fake FDA numbers on its labels during the lockdown period. 

Undercover videos in the film exposed how they bragged and lied to potential customers just to portray themselves as geniuses who had achieved a major breakthrough.

They claimed people took their children out of hospital quarantine to take their drug. They also claimed to be actively treating a number of coronavirus patients, and to be cutting deals with prominent people in Ghana.

In the film, they attempted to sell 100 bottles of their concoction to the undercover team for GH¢150,000. They had stockpiled almost GH¢433,875 worth of fake cure products in total.

When samples of the product were tested by the GSA, they failed to meet the standards for human consumption because they were contaminated with bacteria, mould and traces of phosphine.

Premiering

The 30 minutes’ undercover documentary will premiere at 8p.m. tonight on the BBC EYE Channel on BBC Africa YouTube page and TV3 concurrently. Graphic Online [www.graphic.com.gh] will later broadcast it on graphic.com at 9p.m.

Source: GraphicOnline

How Bet Paid Tribute to Koby Briant

Five months after the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, the BET Awards celebrated the legacy of the NBA Icon with a heartfelt tribute from one of his biggest fans, Lil Wayne.

Lil Wayne Sends Love To Vanessa Bryant While Paying Homage To Kobe During BET Awards Tribute.

Though the COVID-19 pandemic and death of George Floyd has dominated headlines for the first half of the year, the world still hasn’t forgotten Kobe Bryant. The tragic death of the Los Angeles Lakers legend on Jan. 26 is still felt to this day, and the 20th BET Awards bid farewell to the “Black Mamba” during its June 28 broadcast. Following the In Memoriam segment, which ended on a shot of the 5-time NBA champion, Lil Wayne paid his final respects to his friend and hero with a performance of his 2009 track, “Kobe Bryant.” However, Wayne updated the lyrics for 2020, adding the line, “Heart goes out to Vanessa [Bryant] & the whole black mamba family”

List of All the Winners of the 2020 BET Awards

It was a big year for the BET Awards. The annual awards show, which celebrates Black art and culture, turned 20 with this show, and produced a remotely filmed, socially distanced telecast, that set a bar for all COVID-19 era award shows to come. 

Among the notable winners this year, were Megan Thee Stallion, who won the Best Female Hip Hop Artist award, LeBron Jamesfor the Sportsman of the Year, and Burna Boy for Best International Act.

Check out the full list of winners below.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé
H.E.R.
Jhené Aiko
Kehlani
Lizzo – WINNER
Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Anderson .Paak
Chris Brown
Jacquees
Khalid
The Weeknd
Usher

Best Group
Chloe x Halle
City Girls
Earthgang
Griselda
Jackboys
Migos

Best Collaboration
“No Guidance,” Chris Brown ft. Drake
“Higher,” DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend – WINNER
“Life Is Good,” Future ft. Drake
“Slide,” H.E.R. ft. YG
“Hot Girl Summer,” Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign
 “On Chill,” Wale ft. Jeremih

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
DaBaby
Drake
Future
Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Travis Scott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Cardi B
Doja Cat
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion – WINNER
Nicki Minaj
Saweetie

Video of the Year
“No Guidance,” Chris Brown ft. Drake
“Bop,” DaBaby
“Higher,” DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend
“Say So,” Doja Cat
“Hot Girl Summer,” Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign
“The Box,” Roddy Ricch

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Cole Bennett
Dave Meyers
Director X
Eif Rivera
Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor

Best New Artist
DaniLeigh
Lil Nas X
Pop Smoke
Roddy Ricch
Summer Walker
YBN Cordae

Album of the Year
Cuz I Love YouLizzo
FeverMegan Thee Stallion
Homecoming: The Live AlbumBeyoncé
I Used to Know HerH.E.R.
KirkDaBaby
Please Excuse Me for Being AntisocialRoddy Ricch

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
“Alright,” Fred Hammond
“I Made it Out,” John P. Kee ft. Zacardi Cortez
“Follow God,” Kanye West
“Just for Me,” Kirk Franklin
“All in His Plan,” PJ Morton ft. Le’Andria Johnson and Mary Mary
“Victory,” The Clark Sisters

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Cynthia Erivo
Issa Rae
Regina King
Tracee Ellis Ross
Zendaya

Best Actor 
Billy Porter
Eddie Murphy
Forest Whitaker
Jamie Foxx
Michael B. Jordan
Omari Hardwick

YoungStars Award
Alex Hibbert
Asante Blackk
Jahi Di’Allo Winston
Marsai Martin
Miles Brown
Storm Reid

Best Movie
Bad Boys for Life
Dolemite Is My Name
Harriet
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
Just Mercy
Queen & Slim

Sportswoman of the Year
Ajeé Wilson
Claressa Shields
Coco Gauff
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Simone Biles – WINNER

Sportsman of the Year
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Kawhi Leonard
LeBron James – WINNER
Odell Beckham Jr.
Patrick Mahomes II
Stephen Curry

BET HER Award
“Underdog,” Alicia Keys 
“Brown Skin Girl,” Beyoncé ft. Blue Ivy Carter, Wizkid and Saint Jhn — WINNER
“Melanin,” Ciara ft. Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls, and La La 
“I Choose,” Layton Greene
“Tempo,” Lizzo ft. Missy Elliott
“Afeni,” Rapsody ft. PJ Morton

Viewer’s Choice Award
“No Guidance,” Chris Brown ft. Drake
“Bop,” DaBaby
“Life Is Good,” Future ft. Drake
“Hot Girl Summer,” Meghan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj
“The Box,” Roddy Ricch
“Heartless,” The Weeknd

Best International Act
Burna Boy (Nigeria) — WINNER
Innoss’B (DRC)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Dave (U.K.)
Stormzy (U.K.)
Ninho (France)
S.Pri Noir (France)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act
Rema (Nigeria)
Sha Sha (Zimbabwe) – WINNER
Celeste (U.K.)
Young T & Bugsey (U.K.)
Hatik (France)
Stacy (France)

Check out the full list of winners below.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé
H.E.R.
Jhené Aiko
Kehlani
Lizzo – WINNER
Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Anderson .Paak
Chris Brown
Jacquees
Khalid
The Weeknd
Usher

Best Group
Chloe x Halle
City Girls
Earthgang
Griselda
Jackboys
Migos

Best Collaboration
“No Guidance,” Chris Brown ft. Drake
“Higher,” DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend – WINNER
“Life Is Good,” Future ft. Drake
“Slide,” H.E.R. ft. YG
“Hot Girl Summer,” Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign
 “On Chill,” Wale ft. Jeremih

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
DaBaby
Drake
Future
Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Travis Scott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Cardi B
Doja Cat
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion – WINNER
Nicki Minaj
Saweetie

Video of the Year
“No Guidance,” Chris Brown ft. Drake
“Bop,” DaBaby
“Higher,” DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend
“Say So,” Doja Cat
“Hot Girl Summer,” Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign
“The Box,” Roddy Ricch

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Cole Bennett
Dave Meyers
Director X
Eif Rivera
Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor

Best New Artist
DaniLeigh
Lil Nas X
Pop Smoke
Roddy Ricch
Summer Walker
YBN Cordae

Album of the Year
Cuz I Love YouLizzo
FeverMegan Thee Stallion
Homecoming: The Live AlbumBeyoncé
I Used to Know HerH.E.R.
KirkDaBaby
Please Excuse Me for Being AntisocialRoddy Ricch

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
“Alright,” Fred Hammond
“I Made it Out,” John P. Kee ft. Zacardi Cortez
“Follow God,” Kanye West
“Just for Me,” Kirk Franklin
“All in His Plan,” PJ Morton ft. Le’Andria Johnson and Mary Mary
“Victory,” The Clark Sisters

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Cynthia Erivo
Issa Rae
Regina King
Tracee Ellis Ross
Zendaya

Best Actor 
Billy Porter
Eddie Murphy
Forest Whitaker
Jamie Foxx
Michael B. Jordan
Omari Hardwick

YoungStars Award
Alex Hibbert
Asante Blackk
Jahi Di’Allo Winston
Marsai Martin
Miles Brown
Storm Reid

Best Movie
Bad Boys for Life
Dolemite Is My Name
Harriet
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
Just Mercy
Queen & Slim

Sportswoman of the Year
Ajeé Wilson
Claressa Shields
Coco Gauff
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Simone Biles – WINNER

Sportsman of the Year
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Kawhi Leonard
LeBron James – WINNER
Odell Beckham Jr.
Patrick Mahomes II
Stephen Curry

BET HER Award
“Underdog,” Alicia Keys 
“Brown Skin Girl,” Beyoncé ft. Blue Ivy Carter, Wizkid and Saint Jhn — WINNER
“Melanin,” Ciara ft. Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls, and La La 
“I Choose,” Layton Greene
“Tempo,” Lizzo ft. Missy Elliott
“Afeni,” Rapsody ft. PJ Morton

Viewer’s Choice Award
“No Guidance,” Chris Brown ft. Drake
“Bop,” DaBaby
“Life Is Good,” Future ft. Drake
“Hot Girl Summer,” Meghan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj
“The Box,” Roddy Ricch
“Heartless,” The Weeknd

Best International Act
Burna Boy (Nigeria) — WINNER
Innoss’B (DRC)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Dave (U.K.)
Stormzy (U.K.)
Ninho (France)
S.Pri Noir (France)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act
Rema (Nigeria)
Sha Sha (Zimbabwe) – WINNER
Celeste (U.K.)
Young T & Bugsey (U.K.)
Hatik (France)
Stacy (France)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act
Rema (Nigeria)
Sha Sha (Zimbabwe) – WINNER
Celeste (U.K.)
Young T & Bugsey (U.K.)
Hatik (France)
Stacy (France)

Medikal stole an underground Artists Kofi Wi-Fi single #Hate, Restructured it n featured Kevin Fianko on it.

Kofi Wifi also known as slaveson_wifi is a young and upcoming artist from Nsawkaw in the Bono East region.

He released his first track entitled HATE produced by Ekay on June 23rd 2020 on Audio mack.

https://audiomack.com/kofi-wi-fi/song/hate-prod-by-ekay

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The underground artist is said to release the Official Music video Next week Monday.

On June 26, AmgMedikal Released a song titled NYAME ft Kevin Fianko with verses from the underground singer’s song.

He might have listened to the poor rising artists song via Audiomack and then got inspired to restructure it to his own song.

Watch the official Video HERE

Now Judge For yourself!

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