Celebrated Ghanaian broadcaster Jon Germain and host of ‘The Zone’ on Starr 103.5 fm will on Thursday November 28 host a Radio/TV personality Master Class for young talents who wish to have a career in broadcasting.
According to Jon, who is spearheading the initiative, though the current generation of media practitioners are doing well, they need to consistently build their capacity.
He disclosed that the desire to see young people excel in the media space motivated him to take initiative.
He also said, “I want to pass on the knowledge I have acquired as a media practitioner for over a decade to the new generation during my master class. In the past before you are given the opportunity to speak on radio or TV, you have to go through training and have a great voice in order to sound awesome and captivating for both listeners and viewers. But in recent times radio presenters do more music than speaking.”
He noted that during the session, all nagging questions about the media landscape will be answered.
The event will have other seasoned speakers including business mogul Prince Kofi Amoabeng, award winning broadcaster Kafui Dey as well as branding/marketing expert Jeff Sowah who will provide valuable insights that will give participants the tools to make the right decisions for a successful career in radio and TV.
The ace media broadcaster Jon Germain will also share his over 23 years of experience in broadcasting to his audience and also talk about other important topics that needs attention.
Students who wish to register would be charged GH₵ 200 and every other person would be charged GH₵ 300.
Two year-old Christian Baah, now has smiles restored to face after undergoing surgery to remove a benign tumor from his mouth, which had swollen and deformed his face. The surgery was facilitated by the Pepsodent toothpaste brand.
Hailing from Mankessim in the Central region, Christian had lived with the benign tumor since turning one. The condition made him unable to smile, often inflicting pain whenever he ate, spoke or breathed. Little Christian could also not socialize as a result of his condition.
The surgery was performed by doctors of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department in Accra. Pepsodent has a long standing relationship with the Ghana Dental Association (GDA), and as part of the brand’s sustainable living agenda, Pepsodent partnered the GDA to undertake this surgical operation.
An elated mother, Salamatu Ansah, shared her joy with Pepsodent for restoring her son’s smile and bringing happiness to her family.
Joel Boateng, Unilever Oral care Category Manager said “Earlier this year, Pepsodent released global research work that show that oral health issues impact children’s self-esteem and their potential to perform at school, socialize and thrive. Since Pepsodent is all about protecting the Ghanaian smile, the brand decided to intervene in Christian’s life and give him back the gift of his beautiful smile.”
This intervention forms part of Pepsodent’ s commitment to improve oral health in Ghana. Every year, Pepsodent partners the Ghana Education Service and Ghana Dental Association to go into schools and teach children the correct way to brush under the ‘Brush Day and Night Campaign’. In addition, the brand provides free oral health screening in many markets and community centers nationwide. Pepsodent is on a mission to reach 10 million children with this brush day and night campaign by 2023 and has currently reached 5.2 million children.
“Unilever’s oral brands have been working on protecting smiles through free dental check-ups and school programmes for 25 years, to spread outstanding oral health across the globe, added Mr Boateng”.
For further information about Unilever Ghana, kindly contact the Head of Corporate Communications and Sustainability on Henry.email@example.com or by phone on 0206436295.
For any event to be successful depends largely on how well the MC creates and sustains the right atmosphere throughout the event. That person must without a doubt radiate confidence and charisma to keep the ceremony engaged and entertaining for all.
Kabutey my MC has over the years set out to compere events in Ghana and abroad that has left both the audience and event organisers truly satisfied.
Known privately as Kabutey Ocansey, Kabutey my MC is a Professional Event Mc based in Accra, Ghana and delivers excellence service across the world. His experience spans almost 800 events over the last 8 years on the microphone across corporate, social and entertainment platforms.
Kabutey my MC was at the maiden edition of the Ghana Events Industry Conference (GEIC) awarded the Best Event MC of the Year and also recognized with an Honorary Award as part of his contribution to the event industry.
In his remarks, he extends his appreciation to everyone who has supported his journey thus far, “I want to particularly say a big thank you to all the DJs, photographers, videographers, décor and planning coordinating houses I have worked with. You have truly made a difference for me and I value it very much”
Kabutey delivers on Live Channels and TV and is steeped in professionally delivering to key stakeholder’s satisfaction by his matured, classy, fun outlook and interactive personality.
Kabutey my Mc evolved the philosophy of “Mcing by Immersion” which bolstered by his artistic performance, experience and orientation is applied with dexterity and adapted to suit various event forms.
With focused attention to detail honed by his science background, Kabutey has effectively delivered as compere of events that engaged; from small intimate numbers of 20 to as large as 1,500 guests, from regular folks to Presidents, International Dignitaries and VIPs, from formal protocol to flexible and fluid settings and from regular to high end venues and destinations. He is acknowledged as the most versatile and adaptive professional in the business.
Kabutey My Mc guarantees peace of mind to the organizer or planner, a fulfilling and pleasant experience to the guests or audience and ultimately an effective and seamless execution to the individual and/ or corporate host.
The Ghana Event Industry Conference is organised by the Event Vendors Association of Ghana (EVAG). A platform created for operators in the events industry to synergise and pull resources from each other.
It is aimed at organising event vendors around the country in ensuring delightful delivery to clients while promoting and encouraging the highest level of ethics within the events industry and managing the sector to high standards, as well promoting professionalism with high quality service delivery.
Ogilvy Africa has named Vikas Mehta as its new Chief Executive Officer. He takes over from Mathieu Plassard who is moving to Ogilvy South Africa in a new role.
Until his appointment, Vikas was the CEO of Mullen Lintas, in India. He will take on this new role effective December 2019, said Bharat Thakrar, CEO of WPP-Scangroup which owns the Ogilvy Africa Agency Network.
“Vikas has the right combination of leadership, people and technology skills to continue to scale Ogilvy Africa to even greater heights. This is something he has demonstrated extraordinarily well over the years as proven by his career track record of 15 years in various agency leadership roles across Asia-Pacific markets including Singapore and Vietnam,” said Thakrar.
He said the agency has confidence in Vikas’s ability to be an outstanding, collaborative leader, and most importantly a remarkable brand partner for clients.
A strategist by training, Vikas has experience spanning managing units across disciplines including advertising (on and offline), digital transformation, social, shopper & experiential and PR & influence. He believes in an omni-channel approach to building brands which creates a unified experience across consumer touchpoints.
“In most markets that I have worked in, Ogilvy has been the one to beat. I have tremendous respect for the network and it’s an exciting time to bring the ambition of One Ogilvy to life in Africa. With Bharat’s vision and Paul’s keen support, I think Ogilvy has the right recipe in place to author the next chapter of its evolution across the continent. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my work in D&E markets in Asia and hope to bring that on board in contributing to Ogilvy’s continued success in Africa.” Said Vikas on his appointment.
New to Ogilvy leadership team, Vikas joined Ammirati Puris Lintas in 2002, based in its New Delhi office. After a brief stint with Leo Burnett, he returned to the network in 2006, moving to Lowe Viet Nam in Ho Chi Minh City. At the age of 31, he was named Managing Director – Lowe Viet Nam, making him the youngest country head in the global network. Under his leadership, the agency went on to create some iconic campaigns, dominate effectiveness awards in the region and become the largest creative agency in the country.
In 2011, he was named Regional Growth Officer for Lowe Asia-Pacific. Based in Singapore, the role was instrumental in charting out and implementing the strategy for business and capability expansion for the network. The role included 15 countries across the region including North Asia, Greater China, South & South-East Asia and the Pacific with a focus on developing and emerging (D&E) markets.
He moved to India in 2013 to head marketing for Mullen Lowe Lintas Group as the first CMO in Indian advertising. Since then, he’s played several roles in the group including Head of Digital, President Group Marketing Services and then founding the group’s omni-channel creative agency, PointNine Lintas in 2017. Built as a beta (version 0.9) of a new operating model for an integrated agency, PointNine Lintas was incubated and successfully merged with the group’s flagship agency, Lowe Lintas. Vikas took on the role of CEO at Mullen Lintas in January this year.
Whilst congratulating Vikas on his appointment, Chairman and CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Europe, Africa, and Middle-East Paul O’Donnell said Vikas has the skills needed to build the agency of the future and his experience as an Omni channel practitioner will give an edge to the solutions needed to develop the agency.
While announcing the changes, Thakrar, thanked Mathieu who he said had created a solid team across Ogilvy markets in Africa, focusing on client needs, business growth and continuity that saw the firm win 4 of the industry coveted Cannes Lions awards in 2017, among others.
Headquartered in Nairobi, Ogilvy Africa has solidified its presence as a leading creative communications agency, with several global awards reflecting success in various campaigns.
Celebrated actress, Yvonne Nelson’s YN Productions is set to release a new movie titled, Fix Us.
It will premiere at the Silverbird Cinemas at the Accra Mall on December 6 from 7pm.
Directed by Pascal Amanfo, the movie stars some of Africa’s most influential actors including Yvonne Nelson, Yvonne Okoro, Prince David Osei, Michelle Attoh and Nigeria’s Mofe Duncan.
The rest include, former Big Brother Naija housemate Tobi Bakre, Jessica Williams, Belinda Dzatta and Ivorian actress, Alexandra Amon.
It also features Hajia4real and musician, Irene Logan who are starring in a movie for the first time.
Fix Us tells the story three young ladies who take on a journey of faith and fate.
When Naadie (Yvonne Nelson), Chioma (Yvonne Okoro) and Jaya (Alexandra Amon) run into each other at an audition, they are bound by their common dream to be movie stars and form a friendship that can hardly be broken.
But when their dreams are eventually actualized, they soon realise that they want even something more from life.
Something more that money cannot buy. Something more that fame cannot give. Something more that they must find for themselves.
The movie to some extent highlights what goes on behind the scenes in the lives of some actors.
“Our gift to you this Christmas… The official end of year movie,” Yvonne Nelson said when she announced the movie on Friday.
“Are you ready ? December 6th at the Silverbird Cinemas…A must watch movie..See you there,” Yvonne Okoro also said on Instagram.
“This movie will keep you on your toes.. have you gasping, have you grabbing the arm seats. Book an entire row of seats as soon as the tickets are out,” Michelle Attoh added.
“Happy new month fam.. What better way to celebrate my birthday 6th December “FIX US” Premieres,” Prince David Osei also said.
After several weeks of competition, 19-year-old University of Ghana student, Legon, Phylis Vesta Boison, has been crowned the 2019 Miss Maliaka Ghana queen.
The newly-crowned beauty queen, who is also a third-year accounting student at the University of Ghana, battled it out with nine other ladies to win a cash prize, a brand new car and other mouthwatering prizes.
The finales of this years’ Miss Maliaka Ghana pageant took place at the National Theatre on Saturday, November 2.
Mbord Astanga and Habiba Bint-Abdallah were announced as the first and second runners-up, respectively.
These queens and seven other ladies before the grand finale on Saturday were taken through rigorous grooming sessions (entrepreneurship, communication skills, personal outlook and others), projects and survived evictions to prove their worth as the next Miss Malaika queen.
As part of their project the ladies raised over GH₵12,000 and donated it to children with Congenital anomalies (structural or functional defects that occur during intrauterine life and are present at birth) and Preterm babies( babies born before 37 weeks of pregnancy) at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital.
On the finale, 10 contestants battled it out as they shared the humanitarian projects they have designed to embark on if they win the crown.
The judges, Kojo Jones, Naa Ashorkor, Joselyn Dumas, Claudia Lumor and James Gardiner watched keenly as the 10 finalists took turns to share their ideas and answer questions thrown at them, for the cash prize, the car and the very enviable Miss Malaika Ghana crown.
One contestant called Fynnba was announced the winner of the talent hunt. She was one of three delegates shortlisted to compete for this award.
Mbord Astanga, the first runner-up was also voted by the delegates as Miss Congeniality. This award was given to the delegate who was fun to be with.
The delegates were later cut down to the final five, which consisted of Mbord, Phylis, Alma, Habiba and Kimberly.
A memorable night for many, the event was put together by Charterhouse Ghana and witnessed performances from Dope Nation, Kelvynboy, Adina, Medikal and Kuami Eugene.
American news-based pay television channel owned by AT&T’s Warner
Media, CNN, recently released a list of 19 places to visit in the world
with Ghana ranked number 4 and described as one of the most peaceful
countries in the world with some of the most diverse tourist
In September 2018, Ghana’s President, Nana
Akufo-Addo, declared and formally launched the “Year of Return, Ghana
2019” for Africans in the Diaspora, giving fresh impetus to the quest to
unite Africans on the continent with their brothers and sisters in the
The “Year of Return” celebration marks 400 years since
the first enslaved Africans arrived in North America. After the
announcement of this campaign, there has been a record rise in the
number of people visiting Ghana including several high profiled persons.
In an interaction with Tourism Entrepreneur and Marketing
Communications expert, Ms. Cassandra Obiri, she highlighted the
importance of the “Year of Return” which is to put the country in a
better position on the world tourism ladder in terms of popularity. The
creative lead and event curator added that the “Year of Return” as a
brand is certainly going to have a positive impact on the country’s
image and its marketability.
Knowing the benefits of tourism to
the national economy of a county, Ms. Obiri elaborated on her newly
created platform, Prompt Travel (www.prompttravel.co.uk),
which seeks to address the needs of tourists and other persons visiting
Ghana. According to the Co-founder of Prompt Travel, “tourism brings
many benefits, including but not limited to the growth and boost of
economic activities, Infrastructure development, source of foreign
exchange earnings and employment opportunities”.
is an online portal that allows users to easily and securely book one of
a kind tours, workshops and other exciting activities across Ghana
conveniently with just a click of a bottom which translates into the
next unique adventure.
Speaking about the rationale for setting
up Prompt Travel, Ms. Obiri stated that “discovering real people,
amazing locations and genuine cultures around the world. Tourism
actively brings cultures together and it is through experiencing other
cultures that we come to understand and appreciate one another. At
Prompt Travel, we are committed to ensuring our clients are given
unforgettable travel experience and services. We offer variety, comfort
and value for money services with expedient authentic local
Commenting on experiencing Ghana the “prompt
way”, Ms. Obiri stated that “our main goal is to cater for everyone who
is visiting Ghana with our amazing packages which have been tailor made
just for exceptional travel experience you won’t find anywhere else.
Prompt Travel got you covered this December. As much as we want to tie
you down every day we want you to have the freedom to choose that
option. If it’s only 1 or 3 days you spend with us, we want you to have
the best time with us”.
Having the customer at heart, there are
no hidden charges with Prompt Travel. There are no hidden extras and you
will know what you are paying for. Customers are given a realistic idea
of how much their trips and experiences will cost them – entry fees,
taxes, transportation, meals and others.
As a way of helping in
the development of the eco-system, Ms. Obiri revealed that “our goal is
to work with local businesses and start-ups by offering them a free
platform to advertise their businesses.
We are passionate about
young people and want to inspire them through life-changing experiences
and exposure. We know what works and we want to be a part of their
All road leads to Lagos State, Nigeria as music lovers, cultural
enthusiast and African stars in Africa and Diaspora gear up towards the
upcoming 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, the
continent’s biggest music event with the theme ‘Feel Africa’ is set to
hold from November 20 to November 23, 2019.
The awards show will
feature four days of thrilling and innovative programme of activities
set to cater to a wide range of audiences from entertainment to music
business to tourism and destination marketing.
Kicking off the
6th AFRIMA events is the AFRIMA Welcome Soiree on Wednesday, November 20
at the poolside of Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos from
6:00pm; a reception in honour of arriving AFRIMA nominees and
delegates, African Union officials, members of the International
Committee of AFRIMA, international and local media as well as other
As part of its Social Responsibility Initiative,
AFRIMA will visit a primary school situated in Lagos state on Thursday,
November 21 to sustain the drive begun by the International Committee of
AFRIMA in Gambia in 2015 to raise consciousness for the African child’s
education and literacy on the continent. AFRIMA will be donating
educational materials and musical instruments to a selected public
school in Lagos.
The visit also creates opportunities for
motivational conversations between the pupils and the delegation
consisting of various African music super stars, Nigerian government
officials, African Union officials, AFRIMA executives, and many other
Setting the stage for the entertainment value the
awards brings with each edition, is the AFRIMA Music Village with a
change in venue to the Agege stadium, Agege Lagos, slated for Thursday,
November 21. The AFRIMA Music Village is a 12-hour concert-style music
festival which starts at 6.00p.m. with live performances from A-list and
upcoming artistes including AFRIMA nominees, as well as past AFRIMA
winners. This is will be opened to devoted music lovers and promises to
be an evening of high euphoria and invigorating energy.
year, the African Union, AU and International Committee of AFRIMA have
decided to take the music village to the community where the people
reside. For gate entry to the music concert, get a branded AFRIMA
T-shirt at just N2,000 = (USD5.5) on the AFRIMA website www.afrima.org
or at the concert venue. Event will be broadcast live on DSTV channel
198, GOTV channel 29, Africa Independent Television (AIT), Raypower FM
Network, Kennis FM, Silverbird Television (STV), HIP TV, amongst over 84
stations across the world.
Following on Friday, November 22 at
the Grand Ballroom, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, is
the Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS) an annual summit of networking
and interaction among music professionals, music executives, government
officials and other stakeholders in the music, media and financial
sectors of Africa. It sets an atmosphere for discussions on the
potentials present in the African music industry and ways to harness its
socio-economic gains. Attendance registration for AMBS is now open on
the AFRIMA website, www.afrima.org
in the evening of Friday, the 6th AFRIMA Nominees party will hold.
Tagged ‘Fire and Ice’, the exclusive party for this year’s nominees has a
few surprises in store for the guests and it promises to be a night of
extreme fun and social interactions.
Saturday, November 23 ushers
in the main awards event at Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels &
Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, which commences at 4.00 p.m. with the
live Red Carpet where African music stars and other invited guests
display their glamour and impeccable African fashion sense for the
audience watching around the world while being interviewed by the 6th
AFRIMA celebrity red carpet hosts.
The live broadcast main
awards ceremony following at 7.30 p.m. is conceptualised to celebrate
African creativity and culture in all its splendour as well as reward
African artistes who emerge winners in the 36 AFRIMA continental and
regional categories ranging from the classic, contemporary to
traditional genres of music. The awards ceremony programme will also
specially recognise and honour African music veterans with the 2019
AFRIMA Legend Award.
Sharing her excitement, Associate Producer,
AFRIMA, Adenrele Niyi said “we are excited about this year’s AFRIMA
events as these are interesting times for African music and creatives.
The entire music world is looking forward to November 20 to 23 in Lagos,
Nigeria. I especially look forward to the Music Summit, where every
attendee gets to part with some new knowledge of the African Music
Industry. And we still reminisce on the high energy from the last Music
Village experience in Ghana, with over 60,000 people packed in the
Independence Square, Accra, the largest arena in Ghana. Lagos will
surely leave us spellbound.”
Also expressing huge expectations
for the 2019 events, International Advisor to AFRIMA, Rikki Stein said,
“AFRIMA has never disappointed my expectations, and I know that this
year will reflect even more Africanness, as the theme for 2019 goes
‘Feel Africa’ the unique and beautiful essence of African music and
culture will be portrayed to its fullest during the events”.
British music executive has explored many parts of the African
continent in his over 50 years career in the music industry. “Culture is
a living, breathing ever-evolving entity. I’m amongst those who
consider that Africa has a tremendous contribution to make in the world.
Nowhere is this clearer than through its cultural manifestations,
evidenced by the burgeoning global interest in its art, fashion,
literature and, particularly, music.”, he added.
The premium 6th
AFRIMA events will be star-studded with attendance from award-winning
recording artistes, African celebrities, music professionals,
creative/cultural industry experts, media practitioners, and public
officials amongst others. The events will be broadcast live on DSTV
channel 198, GOTV channel 29, Africa Independent Television (AIT),
Raypower FM Network, Kennis FM, Silverbird Television (STV), HIP TV,
amongst over 84 stations across the world and fans of African music
globally can also catch the frenzy via the AFRIMA social media handles,
live stream on the AFRIMA website, and the AFRIMA App. Tickets to the
events can be purchased on the AFRIMA website, www.afrima.org
partnership with the African Union Commission, AFRIMA is committed to
the stimulation of conversations among Africans and between Africa and
the rest of the world about the potentials of the cultural and creative
economy for real enterprise on the continent, contributing significantly
to social cohesion and continental integration as well as sustainable
economic growth and development in Africa by lending its voice to
promotion of education and campaign against extreme poverty and
Drusilla Lartey, popularly known by her stage name Mz Dru, a radio and
TV presenter, voice over artist and lifestyle Vlogger will on Sunday,
November 3, 2019 host an event
The event organised by
Ghanaian-born UK based singer and songwriter Emmanuel Smith who was part
of the finalist on ‘The Voice UK’ 2019 will be held at Indigo at the
02, London and will have anointed voices from Ghana and UK, USA like
Joe Mettle, Campus Rush from Canada among other spirit filled gospel
The young artiste who has shared the stage with the
likes of Stellar Award-winning Jason Nelson, US-based Todd Galberth and
other great personalities, was part of the contestants on the ITV hit
show ‘The Voice UK’,
The Lewisham-bred psalmist was propelled to
the attention of a mainstream audience, when he performed on the coveted
main stage at ‘Big Church Day Out’ and ‘Festival of Life UK’ held at
the ExCel London.
Smith is inspired by God, his mother and he is a big fan of Sonnie Badu
and Joe Mettle. He has released three captivating singles which are
‘Weather’, ‘Coming Up’ and ‘Asore ye de’, which are available on all
online music shops.
Actress Juliet Ibrahim has taken the launch of her highly-acclaimed auto-biography ‘A Toast To Life’ to the diaspora, thus, the U.S and London.
She celebrated the book signing event in London first, which was a successful event hosted by Actress and Lawyer, Yvonne Okyere-Whalley.
The event featured special attendees such as Musician; Willie XO, Radio Broadcaster Adesope Olajide, Nigerian-British Sports Vlogger Kelechi Anyikude, Author Amara Kanu .
Others were C.E.O of Cake Factory Ghana / Stylist & Humanitarian; Joey Bedwei and Ghanaian Socialite, Entrepreneur and Reality TV Star; Confidence Haugen.
The ace actress and philanthropist was hosted on BBC’s ‘Focus On Africa’ show, amongst other media houses platforms.
Juliet successfully had the book signing in Atlanta October 24 with the likes of Peter of P Square fame, samuel oluwaseyi adegoke, Nonso Asobe and many others in attendance. She is billed to have similar events in New York on October 26 and Chicago on October 28.
“A Toast To Life’ is available for purchase online on Amazon.
The book has successfully been launched in Lagos, Abuja, and Accra, with more cities to be added soon.
“A Toast To Life” talks about how Juliet Ibrahim survived three civil wars and how her cousin was killed while her family was trying to escape from rebels.
It goes on to talk about how she survived rape and sexual abuse, the ups and downs of her previous marriage, dealing with self-esteem issues, depression and much more.