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DOUBLE CROSS is a must watch Ghanaian romantic movie which won two beautiful gongs at the last Ghana Movie Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Make-Up & Hair Styling.

The lady behind the makeup and hair styling on the set of the whole project is no other than NANA AMA ATSU of Dzidzis brand.

She is the damsel who invariably brought out the beauty on the faces of the casts that shone in movie. She has worked with a bunch of top notch celebrities and still counting. Her passion in adding that sparkle to turn everything into beauty from the hair to the face has stood her out, even as it did on the night of one of Ghana?s biggest awards events.

With the premiere of this movie coming up in Ghana on the 6th of February, 2015 at the Silverbirds Cinemas both at the Accra and Weija Mall as well as the West Hills Mall; we caught up with the pretty lady to first of congratulate her and also to find out more about her.

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Congratulations on your current feat as the Best Make-Up artiste & Hair Stylist. Tell us about yourself because most people don’t know you?they only hear your name

 

My name is Dzidzor Nana Ama Atsu-Agbomanyi. I?m a graduate from the University of Ghana -2009-2013. B.Sc. Administration (Marketing) but I have a keen interest in beauty therapy. I run a brand called DZIDZIS. This brand mainly deals in Spa, Beauty and Makeup Services. This brand currently runs a day spa which is Dzidzis Spa located at Sakumono. Aside that we offer mobile beauty services which includes Makeup and Hairstyling and it is with this service that we were honoured with an Award at the Ghana Movies Award.

How long have you been doing this?

 

Doing this came naturally and I feel it?s been long but professionally I will say I have been in the beauty industry for 5 years but the brand DZIDZIS was introduced 2 years ago.

Do you have pleasure and also get money in this choice of passion?

 

Oh yes! I derive a lot of pleasure in my choice of passion. Adding glamor to the faces of my clients and offering them haven of respite in my day spa brings me a lot of joy. The money comes naturally. I get paid for my work so I think this passion is truly worth giving my

 

What has the experience being like for you working with top notch celebrities in this line of your career?

 

It?s been a great experienced. I?ve been humbled to be allowed to offer my services to wonderful and supportive celebrities.

Let’s talk about the recent project you were involve in-DOUBLE CROSS, what was the experience like working on that set?

 

It was actually a fun and stress free experience. The director, producers, actors and actresses on board made my work fun and easy. They were supportive in every way. I must say that I will love to work with these people again and again.

Some people or celebrities tend to undermine your profession; did you encounter such on this set?

 

Not at all. They understood the importance of my job, so we had a great time on set. I had a special feeling of teamwork and togetherness was prominent during my work with DOUBLE CROSS.

 

You have seen the movie, what will you tell fans who haven’t seen it yet as they come out on the 6th of February to expect?

 

They should expect professionalism in all aspect. It?s not your everyday romantic story but it?s definitely something you are going to get hooked on. When we were on set, everything looked so outstanding and that alone gave me a clear perspective on how the outcome was going to be. I wasn?t too surprised at the finish work. Professionalism was at its play.

Any last word to clients out there in regards to what you do?

 

A big thank you to my clients for supporting me to this level. We promise to bring you the best services every times. We hold you high esteem because you deserve it.

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TRUTH speaks on Joey B?s ?sampling? on his song

Fast rising African rapper and songwriter, TRUTH, released couple of jaw breaking singles in the 2014, with the song ?NOKWARE? produced by Dare and released on the 19th of August, 2014. Fast forward to the 18th of December, 2014, JOEY B released his ?OTOOLEGE? song with beat and rhythm from the same samples of ?Nokware?. The artiste in this interview with us has stated that his argument isn?t to create discourse on issues that affect the Ghanaian music industry but he feels he cannot bear it anymore than to speak out.

Happy New Year to you. How will you say 2014 impacted your life as a rapper from Africa?

Happy new year to you too, well you know 2014 was a learning experience. It wasn?t easy and it will never be easy. You know trying to bring out something new is always challenging so in 2014, I decided to study a lot by listening to new stuffs and even though I am a rapper I just don?t just rap, I like to write songs too so I listen to different kinds of genre of music and different kinds of musicians like Youssou N?Dour, Fela Kuti, Jimie Hendrix etc? So in 2014 it was all about working and learning and it didn?t stop there I?m still doing that so that I can bring out the best all the time.

What and what did you do right and wrong in the last year?

I won?t say there is something I did wrong last year but since I wanted people to accept my new style I went through a lot of experiences which I did learn something from them, because when you are less patients it puts pressure on u which will ?make ?your decisions have emotions in them, which is not right. Before I met the right people am working with now, there are some people I met before and I think they were wrong for my career but now everything feels right.

You churned lots of banging singles in 2014, how well did the public accept you with your kind of style?

When I dropped my style out there at first people were like we can?t hear what he says and he talks about stuffs that will offend people but I continued to show them what I got because I knew one day they will accept it and God being so good they did especially with my song ?NOKWARE? which is still making an impact.

You are gradually becoming the toast of every young person on the street with your kind of songs; does it sometimes get into your head knowing that your name is expanding?

I don?t let compliments get into my head because every single day I feel like I have someone else to impress but I do appreciate it a lot when someone tells me he/she likes what I do.

Recently there was a gist in town that Joey B used your beat or song, can you share what really happened?

You know when I heard that I was like ?hold up? musicians do sample different songs all the time so if joey did that on his single ?Otolege? it is not such a big deal but yeah Joey did take some part of my composition which he should have given some credit to me but since he didn?t it doesn?t feel right so yeah that?s the only issue but apart from that am cool with it and it even tells how far that song ?NOKWARE? is making an impact so yeah is cool.

Do you feel bad that people use others work without duly accrediting the original owner?

Sampling others song is not a bad thing, we all do it every musician does it but not giving credit to the owner or consulting them first might not be the right thing to do.

What is the way forward for you in 2015?

As I said I did learn a lot 2014 and did a lot of work too so this year is all about putting great works out there and achieving a lot.
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