Author Archives: Amba

About Amba

Amba is a Ghanaian journalist and media consultant who has lived and worked for more than a decade in four continents including Asia. She is currently “back home” and loves to blog about art, literature and the performing arts in her homeland. Amba acts as Creative Director for Sankusem Ghana, an NGO founded by Ghanaian concert pianist and musician George Francois.

The Art Of Ama Ata Aidoo: “A Young Girl’s Voice Doesn’t Break: It Gets Firmer”

“This documentary celebrates Aidoo and her work and brings it to new audiences in a way that will inspire future generations. ”  Watching Yaba Badoe’s docu-drama on the life of Ama Ata Aidoo  – one of my favourite African writers … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEW: Amma Asante’s Belle Premieres At Silverbird Cinemas, Accra

A stirring period drama with historical importance, Belle is a must-see for Accra moviegoers. Based on the true story of a mixed-race aristocrat who lived in 18th century England, it is directed by Amma Asante, an award-winning actress and director … Continue reading

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BELLE

SILVERBIRD CINEMAS ACCRA  TO PREMIERE BELLE  09 September, 2014 Silverbird Cinemas, Accra Mall is proud to announce the premiere of Belle, the breathtaking 2013 period drama by BAFTA award-winning director/writer Amma Asante, a Ghanaian/ British national. Based on true events, … Continue reading

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Movie Review – Love Or Something Like That

  Award-winning Ghanaian film director Shirley Frimpong Manso has scored a winner with her latest movie Love or Something Like That – a heartwarming drama about a newly-wed couple whose lives are turned upside down when they learn that one … Continue reading

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KSM Confessions Of A GH Man – National Theatre, Accra

Ghana’s King of stand-up comedy Kwaku Sintim-Misa (more popularly known as KSM) presented a sequel to “Confessions of a GH Girl” on Saturday May 3rd at the National Theatre. The show, “Confessions Of A GH Man,” was billed as an expose of … Continue reading

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KSM is Back: Ghana’s Master of Laughter – Live at National Theatre – May 3

If you, like me, are frustrated with the endless list of ills besetting the nation, what better remedy than a night this weekend with Ghana’s undisputed king of satire and stand-up comedy Kwaku Sintim-Misa, popularly known as KSM? For a … Continue reading

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An Enchanted Night of Collaborative Music With Japan’s Ryu Goto and Ghana’s National Symphony Orchestra

Easter Monday was a rare magical night for classical music lovers in the Ghanaian capital as the National Symphony Orchestra joined hands with Japanese classical violinist Ryu Goto to present a two-hour performance at the National Theatre. Mr. Ryu Goto … Continue reading

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