Thursday, May 27, 2010

Who shut down

It’s been days and days and nearing almost a fortnight, since internet publicist and showbiz reporter Ameyaw Debrah’s celebrity and entertainment website has been down. Ameyaw did not say much when NewsAfricanGhana spoke to him enquiring about the status of his now defunct news portal, “my site is down and it makes me feel sick”, was all he said.

A couple of weeks ago, Ghana’s King of new media introduced a chat room on his website where he interacted live by voice with his fans and regular readers. He was upbeat about the success of the new feature which allowed users to sign into the room using their twitter and facebook accounts.

Not much is known as to why the site has been off for sometime, except on one occasion when he posted on his facebook page appealing to his friends to plead with his webmaster to fix the number one sought-after entertainment news site among the youth in Ghana today.

The jaded renegade (pen name), as he is also known, has since been posting links of his articles on jamati, ghanaweb, atacmag and ghanacelebrities on facebook. He still maintains his microblogging presence on twitter and youtube where he uploads his latest celebrity video interviews and performances. But be sure to find his pictures on facebook from all big entertainment events and concerts or if you like political comics, he posts e-version of Akosua’s cartoons culled from the Daily Guide newspaper. It’s been several days since he posted his own link on facebook.

From our investigation, it appears Ameyaw Debrah wants to come back with a revamp portal as his facebook page is being flooded with nicely designed logos by graphic artists. Does he want to make a choice for his website? We are yet to confirm from him.

Many people, including Ms Naa, morning show host of Ryse N Shyne, thinks Ameyaw Debrah has, “clones of himself who go about everywhere reporting on entertainment events.” Ameyaw Debrah reports the juiciest Ghanaian showbiz news, he says, he uses technology to promote Ghanaian showbiz worldwide.

For many people who are yearning for to return, there’s only one question, who shut down

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