Ska music takes on HollywoodReggae hits Hollywood as Singer Richie Stephens & The Ska Nation Band attend the 7th annual Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) in November. The Ska group is turning heads and making a name for Caribbean music by earning a nomination for ‘Best Reggae Album’. The nomination comes less than a year after the release of the group’s debut studio album ‘Internationally’, which include hit singles “Fire Fire”, “Kingston Salento”, and “Original Style” feat. Sean Paul & Gentleman.Stephens told reporters “Wow! God is truly amazing! We are overwhelmed to have earned our first nomination at the HMMA Awards. I am fired up about how things are going with us so far.” from his home in Kingston, Jamaica.“This first nomination is a special moment in my music career that I will treasure for the rest of my life. I would like to thank our fans, especially those here in Italy, the rest of Europe, Jamaica, the USA and Canada. We also thank our management team for believing in us.” said Ska Nation Band member Papa Leu.The 2016 HMMA awards visual mediums including film, TV, movie trailers, commercial and music videos for both mainstream and independent artists. Artist and composers from around the globe are reviewed and selected to take part in this event. The awards event features live music performances, celebrity appearances, award presentations, and a dinner banquet.
PARIS, (Reuters) – World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe scored twice as champions Paris St Germain completed a second-half comeback to secure a 3-1 win over En Avant Guingamp in Ligue 1 yesterday. Belgium international Thomas Meunier returned to a youthful PSG side while Mbappe was benched as the visitors’ quest for two wins in as many games got off to a poor start.Guingamp held their own in front of a vociferous home crowd in the first half and forced an impressive save from goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to deny Marcus Thuram in the 14th minute.Guingamp winger Marcus Coco capitalised on PSG right back Colin Dagba’s error and played in striker Nolan Roux, who slotted past Buffon to give the hosts a shock lead. Guingamp continued to pile on the pressure as PSG struggled with defensive errors and lacked attacking fluidity.France international Mbappe replaced Timothy Weah at the start of the second half as PSG took control of the match, with Neymar winning a penalty in the 53rd minute and converting it to equalise.A resurgent PSG then dominated proceedings and created numerous chances beforeMbappe scored his opening goal of the season in the 82nd minute and he soon doubled his tally to seal the win. Striker Radamel Falcao missed a penalty as a wasteful AS Monaco were held to a goalless draw with LOSC Lille in their first home league match of the season.Monaco, the only team to win the league title other than PSG in the last five seasons, failed to convert their chances in the opening half while Lille rarely troubled Diego Benaglio’s goal.Skipper Falcao, who notched a goal and an assist in Monaco’s opening victory at Nantes, missed the hosts’ best chance in the 67th minute, when he won a penalty but failed to convert it as Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan pulled off a good save. Monaco continued to push for a breakthrough but Lille held on to secure a point.PSG top the standings, followed by Dijon and Stade Reims, who climbed to third after Friday’s 1-0 win over Olympique Lyonnais.Monaco and Lille are fourth and fifth while a second consecutive defeat left Guingamp in 17th position.
A match defining all-round performance from Richardo Adams saw Essequibo ease their way past Lower Corentyne for a three wicket win in the latest round of the Guyana Cricket Board 50-over Franchise League yesterday at the Albion Community Development Centre ground. Fresh from the Caribbean Premier League, Veerasammy Permaul was appointed captain of Lower Corentyne, won the toss on his first outing and surprisingly elected to bat first with the wicket having some moisture.Permaul would later regret the decision as his team lasted only 29 overs, rolled over for 110. Essequibo cruised, stuttered and then survived a late scare to reach 114-7 in 36.2 overs.
Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu is set to feature for the Black Meteors in their All African Games qualifier second leg against Nigeria’s Dream Team 5.This serves as a major booster to the national Olympic team who are desperate to qualify to appease Ghanaians following a recent poor run by the various national teams.Ghana must overturn a first leg 1-3 deficit and Badu who is already established with the Black Stars, will be central to coach Kwasi Appiah’s side.The Udinese player told Asempa Sports that his club has cleared him to play in the match.The Black Meteors will face the Nigerian Dream Team 5 on Sunday, July 10 at the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi.Ghana slumped to a 3-1 defeat in the first leg in Benin City after Nigeria came from behind to score three goals in the second half. The loss to their rivals in the final round of qualifying for the Games has made the return clash at home a more daunting task with Ghana needing two unanswered goals to edge out Nigeria for the sole ticket from Zone III.With about 10 members of the squad who played in the 1-3 loss in Benin State back to their bases in Europe for pre-season engagements, Coach Kwasi Appiah has just a handful of the players available on the first day of training in Kumasi.Kwasi Appiah is making do with available hands and expects other members to join in later on in the week.He is however confident that Ghana will beat Nigeria, praying that his charges keep their focus and get on with the job at hand.Source: Asempa FM/Ghana