Nenebi Tony has recently jet in Freetown, Sierra Leone to familiarize himself with the media, entertainment and the literary communities in Sierra Leone, in a bid to promote his latest book titled ‘Everything That Happened And The People Who Made It’. The book is a masterpiece work that documents and traces Ghana’s entertainment trajectory, and by extension, Africa entertainment.
Nenebi Tony has been an entertainment journalist in Ghana for a very long time, before eventually seeking interesting in becoming an author, giving a deep insight into the Ghanaian entertainment and literary sectors. He released his debut book ‘Everything That Happened And The People Who Made It’ in February 2022. He has an insatiable interest in arts as an entertainment writer. He started reading poetry on Garden City Radio in Kumasi at age 11 in 2002, and later started writing for a newspaper at age 19. Nenebi also served as a Communications Assistant to MUSIGA President, Bice About Osei-Kuffour, from 2013 to 2017. In addition, he has written scripts for TV and Radio dramas, and worked as a publicist for superstars like Becca and Samini.
On his latest trip to Freetown, Nenebi Tony is working with friends in the media and the entertainment industry to popularise his book to the entertainment readership in Sierra Leone.
So far, he has held several media engagements on radio and TV shows, where he talked about his book and entertainment in general. He has more pending media engagements and interviews with radios, TVs and print media in the coming days.
On Tuesday July 5, Nenebi went to the oldest University in Sub-Sahara Africa, Fourah Bay College, where he donated copies of his book to the college’s library, a gesture that was warmly appreciated by the staff and students.
Nenebi Tony also expresses his love and connection to Sierra Leone.
“I have been a big fan of Sierra Leone as a country because my uncle was working here as a UN Peacekeeper. I have always wanted to come here. I last have friends here.
“I also learned that Ghanaian is very prominent here in Sierra Leone and I want to appreciate that.”
Excerpts from the Book Review
“Everything That Happened And The People Who Made It” is an important piece of work. Nenebi Tony wrote a book that serves both as a historical and educational material. Where research was inadequate, Nenebi employed interviews to augment the narrative, giving the reader primary information on what is being discussed. In an arena where information is very unreliable, research materials non-existent or partially existing, Nenebi’s book comes to fill a gap for all entertainment writers in Ghana and elsewhere as well as followers of the scene.
Under such circumstances, one is inclined to rely on memory, reliable bits and pieces of information, and direct interviews with stakeholders and observers of the art space. That’s exactly what writer, and researcher Nenebi Tony did in his book “Everything That Happened And The People Who Made It”.
Across 194 pages, Nenebi Tony recounted interesting moments and incidents, confirmed by the people directly involved. As a young journalist covering arts and entertainment, he happened to have witnessed some of these moments giving him first hand accounts of these incidents. Nenebi Tony also drew expert thoughts on some issues and topics to get a better understanding of some of these significant moments.
The also talks about the history of Ghanaian music, the rise of hiplife music, the rise and dominance of Sarkodie and the Ghana Music Award, among others.