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Jackie Appiah Nollywood breakthrough and success

Appiah is the last of five children. She was born in Toronto and spent her early childhood in Canada, and moved to Ghana with her mother at age 10.[4] She is popularly known by her maiden name, Appiah. Appiah married in 2005 and has one son. Appiah’s father is Kwabena Appiah (the younger brother of the late Joe Appiah, a famous lawyer in Kumasi) currently residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.]

Nollywood breakthrough and success

Appiah was already known to  NOLLWOOD through her many successful Ghanaian films including Beyoncé – The President Daughter, Princess Tyra, Passion of the Soul, Pretty Queen, The Prince’s Bride, The King is Mine and The Perfect Picture, Her notable Nollywood films include Black Soul and Bitter Blessing, alongside Nollywood actor RAMSY and My Last Wedding, alongside Nollywood actor  AMEKA

In 2013, she won the Best International Actress award at the Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards (PAMSAA) 2013 which was held in  ABUJA

Promotional work

Appiah’s face can be seen on many billboards and TV commercials in Ghana including a GSMF advert on protection against  HIV AND AIDS. She won the face of U.B in a promotion she did for them on TV commercials and she is currently the face of IPMC for commercials and billboards. “GSMF ” was her first TV commercial.

Filmography

  • Divine Love
  • The Heart of Men
  • Run Baby Run
  • Beyoncé – The President Daughter
  • The Return of Beyoncé
  • Mummy’s Daughter
  • The Love Doctor
  • Royal Battle
  • Chasing Hope
  • Princess Tyra
  • the prince’s bride
  • Fake Feelings
  • Wind of Love
  • Total Love
  • Passion of the Soul
  • Mortal Desire
  • Pretty Queen
  • The Prince’s Bride
  • The King is Mine
  • Spirit of a Dancer
  • Excess Money
  • Blindfold
  • Before My Eyes
  • Virginity
  • Career woman
  • Passion Lady
  • Her Excellency
  • The Perfect Picture
  • Prince of the Niger
  • My Last Wedding
  • Love Games
  • Tears of Womanhood
  • Night Wedding
  • A Cry for Justice
  • 4 Plays
  • 4 Play Reloaded
  • Death after Birth
  • Golden Stool
  • Deadly Assignment
  • Turning Point
  • Wrath of a Woman
  • Blind Lust
  • Black Soul
  • Against My Will
  • Royal Kidnap
  • End of Royal Kidnap
  • The Siege
  • Royal Honour
  • Eye of the gods
  • The Comforter
  • Palace Slave
  • Throwing Stones
  • Comfort My Soul
  • Above Love
  • Wind of Sorrow
  • Piece of My Soul
  • Cold Heart
  • Golden Heart
  • A Bitter Blessing
  • Queens heart
  • Kings heart
  • Forever young
  • Barrister Anita
  • Deep Fever
  • Sisters At War
  • Cheaters
  • A Letter From Adam
  • The Perfect Picture
  • Reason To Kill
  • Grooms Bride
  • Heart of Men
  • Stigma
Year Event Prize Recipient Result
2007 Best Supporting Actress Beyonce:The President Daughter Won
2010 Best Actress Leading Role The Perfect Picture Won
Best Actress 4 plays Won
Best Ghanaian Actress Won
2011 Best Actress Leading Role (English) Reason To Kill Nominated
Pan African Actress Of The Year Won
2012 Best Actress Leading Role Grooms Bride Nominated
Ghana National Youth Archievers Awards Performing Arts Won
African Women Of Worth Awards Best Actress Won
2013 Best Actress In Drama The Perfect Picture Won
Best Actress Leading role Cheaters Won
Glits Magazine favorite actress Won
Best Actress Diaspora Turning Point Won
Pyprus Magazine Screen Actors Awards Best International Actress Won
The F.A.C.E List Awards (USA) Achievement In Africa Entertainment Won
2014 Best Actress Comedy Role Cheaters Nominated
Best Actress Leading Role Sisters At War Nominated
Favorite Actress Nominated
2015 Best Actress In Comedy A Letter From Adam Nominated
Favorite Actress

Happy new year 2017

Before the calendar turns a new leaf over, before the social networking sites get flooded with messages, before the mobile networks get congested, let me take a quiet moment out to wish you a wonderful, happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. May God shower you with 12 months of happiness, 52 weeks of enjoyment, 365 days of achievements, 8760 hours of good luck, 52600 minutes of good health and 31536000 seconds of ecstasy and bliss! Happy New year!
By muchinya sandy lowranse

Safety Tips For The Festive Season

The holiday season is filled with happiness and celebration, but it can also be a time of danger for road users.

it seems everyone is in a hurry trying to wrap up their shopping and enjoy festive celebrations. But as you’re dashing around town, it’s important to keep road safety top of mind, as the streets are busier and drivers are distracted by their holiday to do lists.

People are urged to to be more careful on the roads. Here are a few friendly tips to ensure your Festive season is a safe one:

-Don’t drink and drive
Between 1 October 2010 and 31 May 2011, 15,197 drunk drivers were arrested. Drunk driving is a major contributory factor to road crashes and road deaths in South Africa. If you going to a Christmas party and plan to indulge in a drink or two and get merry, don’t drive. Stay the night or plan a safe alternative to get home such as a cab or designated driver.

-Slow down
In the rush to get to a Christmas party or do your Christmas shopping before the malls close, you may be tempted to speed. But police presence is greater on the roads both day and night throughout the season, and a speeding ticket and possible accidents are not likely on your holiday wish list.

-Wear your seat belt
Always buckle up. Wearing your seat belt can reduce your risk of dying in a crash by about half. Also, make sure young passengers are buckled into appropriate safety seats.

-Watch for emergency vehicles.
In an emergency, every second counts. When you hear a siren, be sure to pull off to the side of the road to allow the ambulance, police car or fire truck to pass.

-Obey road rules
Always obey the rules of the road. They are there for a reason. Stay within the speed limits at all times.

-Carry an Emergency Kit
Always be prepared.The kit should include items that would come in handy if you are stranded on the side of the road or involved in a vehicle accident.

-Pull Off the Road if You Feel Tired
Please don’t try to drive when your eyes are shutting; you could kill yourself or others if you fall asleep. Have turns driving if there is another licensed person in the vehicle. Stop regularly to take breaks.

Emergency Numbers to always have with you:
Police Flying Squad: 10111
Ambulance: 10177
Crime Stop: 08600 10111
Cellphone Emergency: 112 (MTN, Vodacom and Cell C)
ER24: 084 124
Netcare: 082 911

Our Partner Arrive Alive has provided useful information for the Festive Season, be sure to check it out.

We at RoadCover hope you have a great festive season!

Christmas Road Safety Campaign message from Supt

Christmas Road Safety Campaign message from Supt. Noel Kelly

AN Garda Síochána want everyone to enjoy the Christmas Holiday period in safety, writes Noel Kelly, Western Regional Traffic Superintendent.

We are particularly anxious to ensure that persons using a vehicle are aware of our Christmas holiday enforcement campaign which will be focusing on the following areas:-

1. Driving while intoxicated.

2. Speeding.

3. Dangerous/Careless driving.

4. Failure to wear seat belts.

5. Lighting of vehicles.

6. Distraction driving i.e. use of mobile phones, ipods and driver fatigue.

The objective of the Garda enforcement operation is to reduce road traffic collisions, save lives, and reduce injuries and to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding on our roads.

The enforcement operations will consist of additional deployment of personnel across the Western Garda Region over the Bank Holiday period.

The operations will consist of Mandatory Alcohol Testing Checkpoints both during daylight and at night, the use of all speed enforcement technologies i.e. laser handheld devices, Robot Vans, In-car detection systems and Go Safe vehicles in the various speed enforcement zones.

To complement the above, there will also be an element of covert enforcement which will target drink driving, dangerous driving, distraction driving and speeding.

Motorists are advised that inappropriate speed, drink driving, seatbelts, poor vehicle lighting and faulty tyres are the greatest contributory factors to road deaths and serious injuries at this time of the year.

The Christmas holiday period is a typically high risk periods due to the high volumes of traffic on the National Road network. Over this period, many people will set out to visit family and friends and in doing so, some will undertake long road journeys.

Drivers are urged to be vigilant and to take all necessary steps to ensure their safety and the safety of other road users. Drivers should allow plenty of time for their journeys and not to drive if they are tired.

Drivers should pay attention to the speed limit signs posted on all roads but, especially on entering built up areas. Garda enforcement activity will be conducted on sections of the road network that have a propensity for speed related collisions and will target all vehicles, including commercial vehicles of all classifications.

In partnership with the Road Safety Authority, we are urging drivers to ‘wake up’ to the dangers of driver fatigue.

It is estimated that driver fatigue has been a contributory factor in as many as 1 in 5 driver deaths in Ireland each year. It is accepted that Bank Holidays weekend periods are dangerous primarily by reason of the fact that more people are travelling and travelling longer distances than usual.

Fatigue related collisions are not always confined to one person but usually end up having a direct impact on drivers, passengers, and other road users and pedestrians.

We would urge drivers to take precautions when driving. Drivers need to factor in breaks into their journeys, especially if travelling with children.

Ensure that you are rested before commencing a journey and if feeling tired, pull over, take a 15 – 20 minute nap followed by a cup of coffee and some fresh air. Remember, don’t try and fight sleep at the wheel. Turning up the radio or opening the window will not cure tiredness. The only cure is rest sleep.

The Garda Síochána Western Region Road Safety Christmas Campaign 2016 began on 1st December, 2016, and will end on 6th January, 2017.

This campaign has seen over 60 checkpoints per day carried out across the region. This year, there will be again, a morning element to a percentage of those checkpoints focusing on drink rriving.

As part of the Campaign, the enforcement of all Road Traffic legislation will be increased and large urban towns will be given special attention on weekend nights.

An Garda Síochána urge all road users to take responsibility for their safety while using our roads. In particular, pedestrians should ensure that they are wearing High Viz clothing while out walking on the roads. Remember “Be Safe, Be Seen”.

Drivers are urged to slow down and to remember that a speed limit is a legal maximum not a target and that it may not be appropriate when other conditions are taken into account.

These include:-

• Road type.

• Weather conditions.

• Traffic volumes.

Drivers need to drive at an appropriate speed for the conditions and traffic volumes, and take regular breaks. Ensure that everyone in the vehicle is wearing their safety belt and that all children are in a suitable safety seat. Never ever drive having consumed alcohol or drugs and never ever take a lift from a driver whom you know has consumed alcohol or drugs.

All road users are responsible for their own safety. One simple step is the wearing of a seatbelt. Remember that without a seatbelt, your chance of surviving a Road Traffic Collision is significantly reduced and you also put the lives of others at serious risk. If you crash, you will be thrown around the car, potentially causing serious injury to your family, loved ones or friends.

Cyclists and pedestrians are asked to wear appropriate clothing during hours of darkness; cyclists should ensure they have the correct lights and that they are in working order and at all times they are obliged to adhere to the Rules of the Road. Motorists are asked to be conscious of cyclists and pedestrians using the roads.

Pedestrians and cyclists should ensure that they are wearing High Viz. clothing while on the roads and to be conscious of their safety at all times.

An Garda Síochána are asking all road users to act responsibly and safely on the roads. Drink-driving destroys lives – at best, you could lose your licence but far worse, and far more difficult to live with, is the possibility of seriously injuring or killing someone on the roads.

Drivers are urged to take all necessary steps to ensure that their vehicles are safe and in particular, I would encourage drivers to ensure that their cars have tyres fitted that comply with current regulations, up to standard and roadworthy. Tyres should be checked to make sure they are not bald or damaged.

Since the 17th April, 2016, tyre related offences are now subject to penalty points. While vehicle factors have played a role in fatal collisions in the period 2008 to 2013, defective tyres was the most significant factor identified in almost two thirds of collisions as contributing to the collisions.

Gardaí will be patrolling the roads network throughout Western Region over the Bank Holiday Weekend period in both marked and unmarked vehicles and would like to remind drivers that in addition to mandatory breath testing, they can breath-tested if they commit any road traffic offence.

In particular, I would remind drivers of the dangers of driving the morning after the night before. 12% of all drink driving arrests occur between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. and of those, almost a third happen on a Sunday, peaking between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

So it is critical that drivers take measures to ensure their safety and the safety of others and this means leaving the car at home and taking a taxi or public transport the morning after if they need to get somewhere. It’s just not worth the chance if you are still over the legal limit.

The safest thing to do if you’re heading out for the night is to plan your journey home by organising a lift, a taxi or using public transport. I would also encourage people to look out for each other – if your friend or relative is under the influence of alcohol, make sure they get home safely.

The stark reality is that to date this year, 182 people have been killed on Irish roads, 34 more than the same period last year. 166 people lost their lives on Irish roads in 2015. 28 persons have been killed on Western roads to date in 2016 and 10 of those have been in Galway, 4 in Mayo, 4 in Clare and 10 in Roscommon.

Any enquiries you may wish to make or interviews that you may wish to conduct with Garda representatives regarding this media release will be accommodated by Superintendent Noel Kelly, Oranmore, Galway – 086 8281300

We wish all road users a safe and Happy Christmas and New Year. We ask everyone to remember to ensure any action they might take while using the roads does not result in the loss of a life or serious injury to anyone.

WATCH: ‘Thabo Mbeki’ reads Babes Wodumo’s Wololo

It’s no secret that Babes Wodumo is adored by many. Her highly-praised Wololo‚ quickly caught the attention of many South Africans‚ including former president Thabo Mbeki…or at least‚ a puppet version of him.

ZANews posted this sidesplitting clip of a Thabo Mbeki caricature reciting the lyrics to Babes’ hit song Wololo like a poem.

The video has since gone viral on social media‚ with a number of famous faces including Sdumo Mtshali‚ Nolo Phiri and Mampintsha sharing it on their Twitter and Instagram accounts.

watch here

The satirical puppet show has previously shared other videos of the same caricature reading Brenda Fassie’s Weekend Special and Die Antwoord’s Fatty Boom Boom.

#CassperNyovestChallenge takes over Twitter

The #CassperNyovestChallenge requires fans to post images of themselves, standing on anything other than the ground.

Users thought it would be fun if the rapper had a challenge of his own on social media.

The #CassperNyovestChallenge requires fans to post images of themselves, standing on anything other than the ground.

The challenge was inspired by Cassper’s popular image which shows the ‘Doc Shebeleza’ hit maker standing on top of his Bentleys.

Users shared hilarious images of themselves participating in the latest challenge

Local comedian David Kau and actress Pearl Thusi also joined in and posted their best #CassperNyovestChallenge images.

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Top 10: Reasons to Visit South Africa

South Africa » Best of South Africa » Top 10s » Top 10 reasons to visit
Bush dinner with giraffes as guests Bush dinner with giraffes as guests
© South African Tourism

1 Affordable
During these tough times, who doesn’t want an affordable holiday? In South Africa, you can even afford luxury and have spending money for shopping and other treats!
2 Natural beauty
South Africa’s scenic wonders are legendary. From Table Mountain to God’s Window, our mountains, forests, coasts and deserts will sooth your soul and delight you.
3 World-class facilities
Whether you opt for Afro-chic or authentic Africa, you’ll find it easy to get around, find a comfortable place to stay, have a great meal, connect.
4 Adventure
South Africa is the adventure capital of the world. With over 130 adventures and counting, there is something for everyone from mountain walks to shark cage-diving!
5 Good weather
In sunny South Africa, our great weather invites you to enjoy the outdoors, play golf year-round and take advantage of the nearly 3000km coastline…
6 Rainbow Nation
The Rainbow Nation celebrates all its African and immigrant cultures. We’re known for our friendliness across the country.
7 Diverse experiences
Go almost anywhere in South Africa and experience the ultimate combination of nature, wildlife, culture, adventure, heritage and vibe – you’re spoilt for choice, so pack it in!
8 Wildlife
Warning! Watching wildlife is addictive. First you start with the Big Five, then you’ll soon be looking for whales, penguins, meerkats, wild dogs, birds, dung beetles…
9 Freedom Struggle
Discover a nation’s struggle for freedom whilst following the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, Hector Pieterson and many other celebrated revolutionaries.

10 Responsible Tourism
In South Africa you can travel with care as you explore our protected areas, contribute to social and conservation projects, buy recycle art and stay green.

Travel tips & Planning info Who to contact

Johannesburg:

Sandton City
Entrances in Alice and Maude streets and Sandton Drive
Tel: +27 (0)11 217 6000
Email: sandtoncity@liberty.co.za

Nelson Mandela Square
Corner 5th and Maude streets, Sandton, Johannesburg
Tel: +27 (0)11 217 6000
Email: nelsonmandelasquare@liberty.co.za

Rosebank Mall
Bath and Cradock avenues, Rosebank, Johannesburg.
Tel: +27 (0)11 788 5530

Melrose Arch
Melrose Boulevard off Corlett Drive, Melrose, Johannesburg.
Tel: +27 (0)11 684 0000

44 Stanley Avenue
Richmond, Johannesburg
Tel: +27 (0)11 482 4444
Mobile: +27 (0)78 131 2672

Cape Town:

V&A Waterfront
Tel: +27 (0)21 408 7600
Email: info@waterfront.co.za

Cavendish Square
Dreyer Street, Claremont, Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0)21 657 5620
Email: info@cavendish.co.za

Canal Walk
Century Boulevard, Century City
Tel: +27 (0)21 529 9699/8
Email: visitorinfo@canalwalk.co.za

KwaZulu-Natal:

Gateway Theatre of Shopping
No. 1 Palm Boulevard, New Town Centre, Umhlanga Ridge
Tel: +27 (0)31 566 2332

Musgrave Centre
115 Musgrave Road, Berea , Durban
+27 (0)31 201 5129
How to get here

From OR Tambo International Airport to northern Johannesburg, where a number of upmarket malls are located, is a trip of approximately 30km on the R24S and the N3 highways. You can also catch the Gautrain from inside the airport to the Sandton Gautrain station, which is a short walk from Sandton Square and Sandton City.

From Cape Town International Airport to the V&A Waterfront is a trip of about 20km, using the airport approach road into the city.

The Musgrave Centre in Berea, Durban, is situated 10 minutes’ drive from the beachfront areas. From the centre of Durban, Gateway Mall is about a 30-minute trip on the N2 highway.
Best time to visit

South African shopping malls are usually open 365 days from 9am to 6pm. Some, like Canal Walk, the V&A, Gateway Mall and Sandton City, have late trading hours on certain days. In most malls, the opening hours of retail stores and restaurants differ.
Get around

Transport options in Johannesburg include the Gautrain high-speed rapid rail link direct from OR Tambo International Airport to Sandton. Hire cars, airport and hotel shuttles, and metered taxis.

In Cape Town, hire a car, catch a MyCiti Bus, or book an airport or hotel shuttle, or a metered taxi.

In Durban, a hire car, metered taxi or an airport shuttle are your best options.
What will it cost

Be aware that the majority of South African shopping complexes charge by the hour for underground or undercover parking. Open-air parking is usually free of charge.
Where to stay

About 20 hotels in the Sandton CBD offer top-notch accommodation, many of them five-star. Likewise, there are a number of three, four and five-star hotels at the V&A Waterfront. Close to Cavendish Square, in Newlands, the Vineyard Hotel & Spa is a deluxe hotel in landscaped parkland. In Durban, there are a myriad three, four and five-star hotels in the city centre. Opt for a beachfront hotel or self-catering apartment if you want sea views.
What’s happening

Sandton City hosts regular promotional shopping festivals. Hyde Park Corner hosts the Jozi Bubbles champagne festival in September and the Food, Wine, Design Fair in November. Culture, music and sports-related events and activities take place year round at the V&A Waterfront. The Gateway Mall r

Fashion and food at South Africa’s top malls

Fashion and food at South Africa’s top malls

Shopping for fashion and food may sound like mutually exclusive activities if the tabloids’ claims that fashionistas survive on a lettuce leaf a day are true. But if you love to shop and eat, you’ll find food and fashion hotspots where both the couture and the cuisine are catwalk-worthy.
Did you know?

Canal Walk in Cape Town has 400 stores and the Gateway Shopping Centre in Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal has 380 stores.

Shopping for food and fashion is a favourite preoccupation of stylish travellers the world over.

With ever-more South African fashion designers showcasing their collections in the fashion capitals of the world, the famous by-line, New York, London, Milan and Paris, will soon include the suffix: Mzansi (a popular nickname for South Africa).

Unquestionably one of South Africa’s top food and fashion spots is Sandton City, in Johannesburg. Among the largest shopping malls in southern Africa, here you’ll find Avenue des Champs-Élysées stores like Louise Vuitton, Dior, Yves St Laurent and Chanel, along with local fashion celebs like Marion and Lindie, David Tlale and Jenni Button.

For lunch, it has to be the adjoining Nelson Mandela Square, where you can stretch out your legs (to show off your latest Laboutin platform pumps), and mull over whether to eat seafood, steak, haute African, Thai or posh Indian from the myriad restaurants on the piazza.

In northern Johannesburg, within an 11km radius of Sandton, you’ll find even more must-visit places to shop for food and fashion. Hyde Park Corner, Rosebank Mall and the leisure and lifestyle precinct of Melrose Arch stock international clothing labels and funky local designers galore.

Hungry shoppers will delight in Hyde Park Corner’s Asian-inspired, seafood and steakhouse restaurants, while Melrose Arch’s and Rosebank’s chic outdoor piazzas are adored by those who love to preen and be seen eating at upmarket franchise restaurants.

Nearer to central Johannesburg, 44 Stanley Avenue is style-central for food- and fashion-seekers. Unusual clothing outlets with Africa-inspired fashion go well with the selection of artisan bakeries and trendy outdoor cafés serving planet-friendly food.

Not to be outdone, Cape Town is also foremost with its food and fashion offerings.

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, known simply as the ‘V&A’, is where the jet set refresh their walk-in wardrobes. At the V&A, aside from the likes of Jimmy Choo, Armani and Burberry, you’ll find head-to-toe African fashion inspiration, and its selection of kiddie couture is brilliant.

It goes without saying that you’ll want to celebrate your fabulous fashion finds with champagne and a seafood feast on the wharf …

Still in Cape Town, head for the southern suburbs, and in under 20 minutes you’ll find yourself at Cavendish Square in the fashionable suburb of Claremont. Discover some of the best-kept local fashion secrets that enable Capetonians to look so trendy: Nicci, Jenni Button and Jo Borkett, to name a few.

After your spree, indulge in the guilty pleasure of a deluxe fillet steak and porcini mushroom burger with all the trimmings and a Lindt chocolate milkshake from Gourmet Burgers.

Food-loving followers of fashion have style options aplenty in KwaZulu-Natal,with its exotic melange of African, Asian and European influences. In Umhlanga in the north of the city, the Gateway Mall isn’t dubbed the ‘Theatre of Shopping’ for nothing. The multi-storey mega-mall is a shopper’s heaven. Once you’ve splurged on stylish must-haves from footwear to fashion accessories, there’s Thai, authentic Indian, sushi and more to boost your energy levels.

The Musgrave Centre, in the trendy Durban suburb of Berea, lures lovers of limited edition fashion wear with creations by local designers Charcoal & Chocolate and Forbidden Couture, as well as mainstream European brands like Daniel Hetchter and Uzzi. Finish your spree with a nutrient-boosting wrap or juice at Kauai, or a scrumptious salad from the Red Lime Café.

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