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7 best international movies on Showmax this weekend from Blade boxset to Freaky to Run



Looking for something to watch over the weekend? Here are some recommendations from Showmax.Midsommar, Pinocchio, War With Grandpa, Freaky, Run, Becky, the Blade boxset & much more


MIDSOMMAR | Folk horror

In Midsommar, a troubled couple travels to a rural Swedish town’s fabled midsummer festival, but what begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

Oscar nominee Florence Pugh (Little Women, Black Widow) stars alongside the likes of Sundance Special Jury Prize winner Jack Reynor (What Richard Did, Strange Angel) and Emmy nominee William Jackson Harper (The Underground Railroad, The Good Place).

Written and directed by multi-award-winning director Ari Aster (Hereditary), Midsommar won five 2020 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, including Best Wide-Release Film, and 21 other accolades around the world. “If you’re looking for the scariest movie ever shot in blinding sunlight, the raw and riveting Midsommar is it,” says Rolling Stone.

Midsommar has an 83% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where the critics consensus says, “Ambitious, impressively crafted, and above all unsettling, Midsommar further proves writer-director Ari Aster is a horror auteur to be reckoned with.”


PINOCCHIO | Fairy tale

Pinocchio, based on the beloved fairy tale by Carlo Collodi, stars Oscar winner Roberto Benigni (Life is Beautiful) as the old woodcarver Geppetto, whose puppet creation, Pinocchio (newcomer Federico Lelapi), magically comes to life. Naive and curious, Pinocchio tumbles from one misadventure to the next as he is tricked, kidnapped and chased by bandits on his quest to become a real boy.

Directed by BAFTA winner Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah), Pinocchio was nominated for two 2021 Oscars, for its costume design and makeup and hairstyling. It’s also won 19 awards around the world and holds an 83% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where the critics consensus reads, “Sticking closely to Carlo Collodi’s original story, Matteo Garrone’s Pinocchio pulls every string to create a visually stunning film that proves some tales really are timeless.”

As with so many fairy tales, although it’s based on a children’s novel, Pinocchio can be unsettling and dark at times. Now dubbed into English, Pinocchio is recommended for ages 10+ by Common Sense Media.


FREAKY | Horror

Slasher comedy Freaky takes Freaky Friday to a whole new level when less-than-popular teenager Millie unintentionally switches bodies with the middle-aged serial killer terrorising her town. As the body count rises and the clock ticks down, Millie and her friends have less than 24 hours to stop Murder Barbie before the change becomes permanent…

Starring Young Artist Award winner Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies, The Society) and MTV Movie Award, People’s Choice and Teen Choice winner Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up), Freaky’s cast also includes Alan Ruck (Succession, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off).

Vaughn won Best Actor in a Horror Movie at the 2021 Critics’ Choice Super Awards, where Freaky was also up for Best Horror Movie and Newton was nominated for both Best Actress in a Horror Movie and Best Villain. Freaky also picked up nominations from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for Best Horror Film, the Fright Meter Awards for Best Actress (Newton) and the MTV Movie Awards for Most Frightened Performance (Vaughn).

Produced by triple-Oscar nominee Jason Blum (Get Out, BlacKkKlansman) and directed by Christopher Landon (who directed Happy Death Day and wrote four of the Paranormal Activity films), Freaky has an
83% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with AV Club saying there’s “something oddly satisfying about unmasking a slasher movie to reveal the ’80s comedy lurking underneath.” As Slate says, “As strange as it may sound, Freaky is one of the 2020 movies that comes closest to being truly feel-good.”


RUN | Thriller, from 23 August

Psychological thriller Run stars Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sarah Paulson (Ratched, American Horror Story, 12 Years a Slave, Mrs. America) and introduces Kiera Allen as a homeschooled, wheelchair-bound teenager who begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her.

The first female wheelchair-using actress to star in a suspense film since 1948, Allen won the 2021 Spotlight Award from the Hollywood Critics Association, with Paulson nominated for Best Actress at the 2020 Fright Meter Awards.

Written and directed by Aneesh Chaganty (Sundance Film Festival award winner for Searching) and co-written and produced by Sev Ohanian (who exec produced Judas and the Black Messiah), Run broke records to become Hulu’s most successful original film on its release late last year.

Run has an 88% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with The Hollywood Reporter saying, “Dueling excellent performances from a deranged Sarah Paulson and spunky newcomer Kiera Allen make it hard to look away from the screen, not that the pacing of Chaganty and Sev Ohanian’s script allows much opportunity for distraction.”


WAR WITH GRANDPA | Family comedy

Peter and his grandpa used to be very close, but when Grandpa Jack moves in with the family, Peter is forced to give up his most prized possession: his bedroom. Peter will stop at nothing to get his room back, scheming with friends to devise a series of pranks to drive his grandpa out. However, grandpa doesn’t give up easily, and it turns into an all-out war between the two.

The 40th biggest box office hit of 2020 globally, War with Grandpa stars Oscar winner Robert De Niro, Oscar nominee Uma Thurman, and rising child star and Young Artist Award nominee Oakes Fegley (Pete’s Dragon, Wonderstruck), as well as Oscar winner Christopher Walken, Emmy winner Jane Seymour and multi-award-winner Cheech Marin.

War With Grandpa is recommended for ages 8+ by Common Sense Media, where they praise De Niro’s “charming performance” and say, “This impish comedy brings the whole family together with a nod to appreciating their elders just a little more.”


BECKY | Horror, from 26 August

In Becky, a teenager’s weekend at a lake house with her father takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts wreaks havoc on their lives.

Lulu Wilson (Sharp Objects, The Haunting of Hill House) shines in the title role, with Emmy nominee Kevin James (The King of Queens, Paul Blart: Mall Cop) playing against type as the neo-Nazi villain. Emmy nominee Joel McHale (Community, Deliver Us From Evil) co-stars.

Variety calls this, “lean, mean, nasty fun that will appeal to genre fans with hard-edged tastes” while The Globe and Mail says, “This is near-perfect slimeball cinema – a welcome kick to the head that should also reinvent James’s career.”



Calling all Blade fans – Marvel just gave us awesome news: production is due to start next year on the revival of Blade, with double-Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Green Book, True Detective, Ramy) as the iconic vampire hunter.

So what better way to celebrate than a weekend binge with Wesley Snipes as original in the cult comic book trilogy Blade, Blade II, and Blade: Trinity, all written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Dark City), who directed the third instalment.

The franchise grossed over $400million worldwide, with double Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth) helming the sequel and a supporting cast across the series that includes Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds, Emmy nominee Jessica Biel (The Sinner), Oscar nominee and Grammy Lifetime Achievement winner Kris Kristofferson, Hellboy star Ron Perlman, The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus, and Dominic Purcell (Legends of Tomorrow, Prison Break).


WATCHMEN | Superhero movie
The 2009 movie (and predecessor to the award-winning series), Watchmen is based on the graphic novel characters created by DC comic book legend Alan Moore. Directed by Zack Snyder (Justice League), the film was a #1 box office hit and won 11 international awards.

THE TOWN | Bank heist drama
Bank heist drama The Town is co-written and directed by Ben Affleck, who stars alongside Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Blake Lively, Titus Welliver, and Chris Cooper. Jeremy Renner was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and Pete Postlethwaite posthumously nominated for a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor in this Golden Globe-nominated box office #1 film that made the National Board of Review’s top ten list for 2010.

Tommy Lee Jones won an Oscar and a Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actor in The Fugitive, as well as Best On-Screen Duo with Harrison Ford at the MTV Movie Awards, where the thriller also won Best Action Sequence for its classic train wreck.

Nominated for two Teen Choice awards, the charming comedy Life as We Know It stars Josh Duhamel and Katherine Heigl as two people who never plan to see each other again following a disastrous blind date… until they’re suddenly tasked with raising a baby together.

TAKE THE LEAD| Dance movie, from 30 August
Oscar nominee Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory) won an Imagen Award for Best Actor in Take the Lead, the true story of a dance teacher who believed in the talent of a group of troubled teens. Take The Lead was also nominated for two Teen Choice awards, for Best Drama and Breakout (Female) for Yaya DaCosta (The Kids Are All Right, Whitney), and a Black Reel Award for Best Soundtrack. Oscar nominee Alfre Woodward (Desperate Housewives, 12 Years a Slave) co-stars.


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How to Choose the Perfect Wig for You: Tips from the Experts



When it comes to hair, the options can feel endless. And when you’re looking for a new style, it can be tough to know where to start. That’s why we spoke with experts from two of the top wig companies in the industry: headband wigs and frontal lace wigs . They gave us their best tips on how to choose the perfect wig for you. Whether you’re looking for a new style or are experiencing hair loss, these tips will help you find the perfect wig for your needs.

What to consider when choosing a wig

When choosing a wig, there are a few key factors to consider:

-Your head shape: Not all wigs will look good on all head shapes. You’ll want to choose a style that compliments your natural features.

-Your hair type: Wigs come in all different textures and styles. You’ll want to pick one that best matches your natural hair.

-Your lifestyle: Consider how often you’ll be wearing the wig and what type of activities you’ll be doing while wearing it. You’ll want to choose a wig that is comfortable and easy to care for.

-Your budget: Wigs can range in price from $50 to $5000. You’ll want

How to find the perfect style for you

Once you’ve considered all of these factors, it’s time to find the perfect style for you. There are a few things you can do to make sure you find the right style:

-Look online: There are thousands of wig styles to choose from online. You can browse by type, color, and length to find the perfect one for you.

-Ask your friends: If you have friends who wear wigs, ask them for recommendations. They may know of a style that would be perfect for you.

-Consult a professional: If you’re still not sure which style to choose, consult a professional wig stylist. They can help you find the perfect wig for your needs.

No matter what your reasons for wanting to wear a wig, following these tips will help you find the perfect one for you. With so many options available, there’s sure to be a wig out there that’s perfect for you. So don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with it! Try different styles and colors until you find the one that makes you feel like the best version of yourself. headband wig and frontal lace wigs are two great companies to start your search with. And remember, there’s no shame in wearing a wig—so rock it with confidence.

The different types of wigs available


There are several different types of wigs available on the market today, each with their own unique benefits and drawbacks. Here are the most common types of wigs:

– Synthetic wigs: Synthetic wigs are made from man-made fibers and are typically the least expensive type of wig. They are easy to care for and style, but they don’t always look natural.

– Human hair wigs: Human hair wigs are made from real human hair and can be styled just like your own hair. They are more expensive than synthetic wigs, but they offer a more natural look and feel.

– Lace front wigs: Lace front wigs are made with a lace base that is attached to the front of the head. They are more expensive than other types of wigs, but they offer a very natural look.

– Headband wigs: Headband wigs are made with a headband that goes around the back of the head. They are easy to wear and take off, and they are often less expensive than other types of wigs.

– Deep wave wig: A deep wave wig is a great choice for women with naturally curly hair. The waves in the wig will mimic the natural curl pattern of your hair, and it will be easy to style and maintain.

Now that you know the different types of wigs available, you can start your search for the perfect one! headband wig and frontal lace wigs offer a great selection of both synthetic and human hair wigs. So take your time, do your research, and find the perfect wig for you.

How to care for your wig

Caring for your wig is important if you want it to last. Here are a few tips for keeping your wig looking its best:

-Wash your wig regularly: Wigs need to be washed on a regular basis. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions for washing and care.

-Avoid exposing your wig to heat: Heat can damage your wig, so avoid using curling irons, hair dryers, and other heat styling tools.

-Store your wig properly: When you’re not wearing your wig, be sure to store it in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing it in direct sunlight or in a humid environment.

-Handle your wig with care: Be gentle when brushing and combing your wig. Avoid pulling or tugging on the hair, as this can damage the fibers.

By following these tips, you can keep your wig looking its best for years to come. headband wig and frontal lace wigs offer a wide variety of wigs in different styles, colors, and lengths.

The cost of wigs

The cost of wigs varies depending on the type, style, and quality of the wig. Synthetic wigs are typically the least expensive, while human hair wigs are more expensive. Lace front wigs are also more expensive than other types of wigs. headband wig and frontal lace wigs offer a wide variety of wigs at different price points.


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HUAWEI showcases next generation of cutting-edge products for Smart and Healthy Living



Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) featured a variety of HUAWEI’s cutting edge hardware products at the just ended Milan – “Huawei Flagship Product Launch 2022” event including: HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro, HUAWEI Mate Xs 2, HUAWEI P50, HUAWEI WATCH D, HUAWEI Band 7 and HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 which aims to further simplify the daily lives of consumers.

Along with its hardware products, HUAWEI also features its world-renowned Health App which has aided consumers all around the world lead a healthy lifestyle.

Huawei Consumer Business Group always puts consumers at the centre of what it does. At the launch event, Richard Yu, CEO of the Consumer Business Group, highlighted Huawei’s continuous dedication to optimising user experience to fulfil its strategy and vision of an All-Scenario Seamless AI Life.

HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro – Elegance on your wrist: An everlasting masterpiece

The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro comes with a “moon phase collection” interface design, premium materials, an ultra-clear large screen and a range of watch faces to choose from. Huawei’s latest flagship smartwatch makes it easy to support a healthy lifestyle and HUAWEI TruSeen™ 5.0+ data monitoring technology, allows accurate heart health measurement and blood oxygen monitoring.

To ensure comfort and durability, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro uses a sapphire glass lens and a ceramic back case. The skin-friendly materials allow for automatic detection of any change in temperature.

HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Titanium Edition brings a fresh look and feel with a minimalist design. To ensure uniformity and delicacy of the lines, the watch adopts luxury-grade polishing, which is complicated and time-consuming, just to create the premium finish. It is equipped with a titanium metal case, sapphire glass lens and ceramic back case. HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Ceramic Edition adopts a ceramic body design and has a soft natural gloss that highlights its elegant look. It also features an exclusive flower dial with dynamic effects; the five different dial effects show various shapes of the flower with time. The vivid blossoming of flowers not only symbolises the passage of time in a fascinating way but also adds a fun twist to its presentation.

HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Titanium Edition comes with a 14 days battery life and 7 days of battery life in intense usage scenarios, while the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Ceramic Edition comes with 7 days of battery life in typical scenarios and 4 days of battery life in heavy usage scenarios. Thanks to wireless fast charging, you can charge up the watch for a full-day day of use in just 10 minutes.

Users of the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro have access to over 100 workout modes paired with an AI Running Coach and personal running planning feature based on an individual’s physical, running history and personal goals.

HUAWEI Mate Xs 2: Perfection Expanded

Introducing the HUAWEI Mate Xs 2, HUAWEI’s brand-new flagship foldable smartphone. With a weight of only 255g and a thickness of only 5.4mm, the phone features the first 3D Fibreglass Design to achieve a fusion of aesthetic colours and textures. To achieve an ultra-flat surface which is minimalistic and natural, the phone uses the Falcon Wing Design. Through that, the movement of the hinge and screen is precisely synchronised via the fixed-length linkage control. For the phone’s screen, the use of HUAWEI’s self-developed innovative industry-first composite screen to absorb all shock and buffer makes the HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 ultra-reliable.

To further enhance user-quality, the HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 is equipped with HUAWEI’s flagship products such as a 7.8-inch True-Chroma foldable display to deliver high resolution content, Silicon-Based Anode battery for higher density and larger capacity, 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge that allows a 90% charge within 30minutes, and an Anti-Reflective Nano Optical layer to help reduce glare.

And to top that all off, the HUAWI Mate Xs 2 incorporates innovative interactions with multitasking capabilities and Floating Window Swipe Gestures to provide a seamless control while operating the multi-window.

HUAWEI P50 – The Ultimate Camera Phone with aesthetic design

Staggering True-Form Dual-Matrix Camera

It compromises the powerful Main Camera Matrix and SuperZoom Matrix. The hardware is integrated with the HUAWEI XD Optics and HUAWEI XD Fusion Pro image engine, resulting in high-resolution images that are brighter and cleaner with more details. Huawei went the extra mile to glean a better understanding of colours. It created a comprehensive solution and tweaked over 2,000 colours in the full colour gamut. There is a new super colour filter system with True-Chroma Image Engine and Super HDR technology that provides comprehensive enhancements to details, colours and dynamic range. The HUAWEI P50 is outstanding in videography as it is in photography. The True-Form Dual-Matrix Camera supports 4K video recording on both the front and rear, providing vivid clear footage from every angle.

Moreover, the periscope zoom lens supports a maximum zoom range of up to 80 times. The HUAWEI P50 also supports a new generation of AIS Pro True-Steady Shot technology and is complemented by all-new OIS hardware to offer vastly improved stabilisation experiences

An iconic Dual-Matrix Camera Design

It is the perfect combination of form and function. The double ring setup is visually striking and instantly recognisable while incorporating the most advanced smartphone camera hardware.

It incorporates a stunning display with a single punch hole camera. With the HDR display supporting the full P3 colour gamut, it can deliver an impressive visual experience for both video entertainment and gameplay alike. The HUAWEI P50 features a 6.5-inch display with a high refresh rate and 300 Hz touch sampling rate to provide fast response times. With an IP68 rating, you can be sure you will be protected from the elements when out and about.

Large battery with HUAWEI SuperCharge

Whether for gaming, recording, working or simply browsing the Internet, the HUAWEI P50 delivers excellent battery life with a large and long-lasting 4100mAh battery, which is supported by 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge.


Furthermore, the trusted innovative and secure AppGallery is available on the HUAWEI P50 where users can download a wide range of high-quality apps.

HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 – Fashion on your wrist

With fashionable characteristics, the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 connects style and functionality together. The HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 is equipped with a 1.74-inch AMOLED HD HUAWEI FullView that displays 336PPI and 336 x 480 resolution to deliver an excellent visual experience and is accompanied by a screen-to-body ratio as high as 72.2%. The watch also features a new chessboard launcher design and the tap to Transfer feature that provides users with an interactive experience.

HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 now comes with a speaker, in addition to the microphone. Calls can be pushed from users’ smartphone to their smartwatch via Bluetooth, so they can chat on the go, wherever they are. Users can answer and hang up calls with ease by tapping on the smartwatch’s button and add frequently used contacts in the HUAWEI Heath App. They can also play music directly on the smartwatch with offline music playback and manage music playback through mobile apps. Gain access to HUAWEI Assistant today on the smartwatch to quickly check the weather, flights, and other information. Despite the compact body, HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 manages to fit in a large battery. Under typical usage scenarios, the smartwatch can be used for 10 days, and 7 days under heavy usage scenarios.

HUAWEI Band 7: Ultra-thin FullView smart Band with long battery life

Standing out amongst its competitors, the HUAWEI Band 7 provides professional functions in the field of scientific health and fitness. The band features the thinnest fitness tracker at less than 10mm in thickness, and weights 16g. Equipped with AMOLED display consisting of a screen-to-body ratio of 64.88%and 194 x 368 resolution bringing vivid content and visuals. Users can personalise their watch face with different colours to match their outfits.

In a typical scenario, HUAWEI Band 7 offers a 14-day battery life which ensures users can wear it all day long with continuous use, monitor various body indicators, even when sleeping. Customise the watch face with 3 different modes, including AOD Watch Faces with default watch faces which show hpw content is displayed on the watch face; Moon Phase Watch Face that displays sunrise and sunset timings along with 8 moon phases and tidal change in real time; as well as over 4,000 themes with matching colours to fit the user’s personal style.

With HUAWEI’s new running measurement system, Running Ability Index (RAI), users can evaluate their running ability objectively and find out their progress in real time.

While working out, users can use the HUAWEI TruSeen™4.0 to track their heart rate continuously, quickly, and accurately with two 3-in-1 LED and one photodiode for a higher light intake.

HUAWEI WATCH D: Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor


The HUAWEI WATCH D is the first wrist-type blood pressure monitoring device providing accurate blood pressure measurement anytime and anywhere for hypertensive patients.

At 1/6 size and weight of a traditional blood pressure meters, the HUAWEI WATCH D also uses a mini pump to measure blood pressure accurately anytime and anywhere. Using an innovative mini pump, the pressure of the air pump can reach to 40kPa, ensuring blood pressure can be measured up to 230mmHg. This is equivalent to the range of traditional blood pressure meters.

HUAWEI WATCH D is not only a blood pressure sensor but is also a smartwatch that supports heart rate measurement. HUAWEI WATCH D is placed with an ECG high-performance sensor module that supports recording ECG data and immediately generating ECG reports.

It has multiple workout modes and health monitoring functions. HUAWEI WATCH D also supports blood pressure measurement, heart rate monitoring, scientific sleep monitoring, automatic SpO2 monitoring, skin temperature detection, stress monitoring, etc., and is equipped with more than 70 workout modes. Combined with the smart mode, it offers 7 days of long battery life, which ensures users can wear and use it continuously without having to charge frequently.

HUAWEI Health App

HUAWEI Health App covers all aspects of a healthy lifestyle, including Fitness, Nutrition and Wellness. Users can enjoy a wide range of features of the HUAWEI Health App to stay fit for both physical and mental health. With HUAWEI Health+, Huawei is introducing a new premium paid subscription service for users who are looking for more advanced health & fitness features.

Creating a regiment to stay health is not easy but with the help of the HUAWEI Health App+’s Stay Fit Plan, users can create workouts and eating plans with automatic reminders for individuals base on their personal training days, exercise goals and favourite foods. Use the Nutritional Analysis to input nutrition data for each meal and calculating highly accurate calorie counts that can help users meet their goals.

Lastly, to help with breathing, HUAWEI’s Breathing Training allows users to create and develop their own breathingexercise routine which encourages consistency and ensures that the practice fits into the user’s daily life.  The HUAWEI Health+ will be firstly released in Germany and Italy.

HUAWEI continues to strive to enable users’ lead healthy lifestyles with new innovations. These new and unique hardware and functions will allow users track and motivate themselves as they embark on the journey to finding their best self.



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Over 500 students benefit from KonneKt World’s University Career Readiness Programme at UG & KNUST, next stop is UPSA



KonneKt World, a global, professional mentoring and coaching platform with personalized programmes, has successfully taken its University Career Readiness Programme to the nation’s top two premier institutions of higher learning, University of Ghana (UG) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

The overall aim of the programme is to reach more than 10,000 students before the year ends across all the institutions of higher learning in the country, both public and private, with the next stop scheduled to be the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) next week.

Held in partnership with the Students Representative Councils (SRC) of both institutions, more than 500 students across the two schools benefitted from career defining coaching, mentoring, and guidance that seek to better position them for a future in the world of work and entrepreneurship.

Under The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)’s Ghana Power Compact Internship and Mentoring Programme, KonneKt trained female STEM graduates to equip them with the skills necessary for careers in the energy sector in the first quarter of the year.

Over 200 girls have undertaken this Career Readiness Program over the last two years, undertaking coaching for interviews, building professional networks for corporate opportunities as well as highlighting the process of creating a business, from ideation to business planning and funding. KonneKt World is on a mission to ensure all African youth have access to this programming one university at a time.

Phyllis Kuenyehia, Founder and CEO of KonneKt World noted that many students, while in school, just focus on the academic performance and by the time they graduate, are confused about next steps regarding their subsequent personal and professional goals.

“We at KonneKt seek to develop fellows in their educational journeys, career development and management, emotional/psychological well-being and relationship building,” she said after the first session at the University of Ghana, which took place on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

“We are grateful to the University of Ghana SRC for all their help in making sure the event went smoothly. We were joined by curious students across all four-year groups who took the bold step to be the architects of their own careers.

We discussed everything from building a valuable social capital, how we present ourselves in an Elevator Pitch, being serviceable in every environment, working diligently at every single thing that is put before us, relationships, internships, networking and so much more! We engaged the students to role plays in different scenarios to help them understand what real-life after university may look like,” she added.

With opportunities to join a professional networking programme to enhance chances of securing employment, Ms. Kuenyehia added that “each person that joined us in the KonneKt World University of Ghana Professional Network is one step closer to the successful and fulfilling life they want that is only attained through a deliberate and structured mapped out plan.”

At the KNUST session, which took place on Thursday, May 12 and also formed part of the school’s 70thanniversary celebrations, Ms. Kuenyehia pointed out the key takeaways which include: “It is okay to be confused about what career you will pursue while in school as this is your time to explore far and wide; knowing where you need help and not being afraid to ask for it is really what is important.

“Speaking positively about everything you are working on and building; and tapping into your networks and support systems to hold you up and boost you forward,” she said, adding that elevator pitches, relationships, internships and so much more were role played and asked about in breakout groups.

“Each person that joined us in the KonneKt World KNUST Professional Network is one step closer to the successful and fulfilling life they want that is only attained through a deliberate and structured mapped out plan,” she added.

About KonneKt World

KonneKt World is a global, professional mentoring and coaching platform with personalized programs that seeks to develop its fellows in their educational journeys, career development and management, effective networking, emotional/psychological well-being, relationship building, and financial management. With a methodology rooted in storytelling, KonneKt’s work focuses on designing clear career trajectories in the corporate world and entrepreneurship fields through experiential learning and by leveraging innovative software for all solutions.

What is unique about KonneKt is that we hold your hand during your most difficult challenges and deepest fears. We help you develop unique strategies that can turn your challenges into tools that yield extraordinary results in any area of your life. The KonneKt Mentoring programme is designed to help its mentees expand their knowledge and skills, gain valuable advice from a more experienced person, and build their professional networks.

KonneKt services include Mentorship Opportunities, Mentee Opportunities, Mentoring Strategy Consulting, Mentoring Program Setup, Program Management + Insights, Career Development, and Training and so much more. Visit their website KonneKt World to learn more.




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Spotify celebrates Sounds of Africa on 25 May in Johannesburg, South Africa



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On Wednesday 25 May 2022, Spotify took the opportunity to celebrate a crop of African creators who are making their voices heard and, through that, showing the world the vast array of African talent. Dubbed Sounds of Africa, the campaign highlighted six artists and six podcasters, and came to life through a social media campaign in the week leading up to 25 May. It all culminated in a night of merrymaking in Johannesburg, South Africa, where some of the creators as well as music industry stakeholders were present.


The six podcasters included Kenya’s and The Sandwich Podcast, Nigeria’s I Said What I Said and Tea with Tay and South Africa’s True Crime ZA and After School is After School with Sis G.U. The six artists were Kenya’s Chris Kaiga and Nikita Kering’, Nigeria’s Ladipoe and Preyé, and South Africa’s Nomfundo Moh and Zoë Modiga.


The host for the evening was the multi-talented Patricia Kihoro, who kicked off the event with a fireside chat with Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy, Spotify Africa’s Managing Director. In her first ever interview in the role, Muhutu-Remy shared about the Spotify journey in Africa and how platforms like Spotify can help out African storytelling on the map. A creator panel featuring Eli and Oscar of, Jola from I Said What I Said podcast and South African artist Zoë Modiga reiterated the importance of telling our own stories as a way of changing the perceptions of the continent.


Spotify also announced the creation of the Africa Podcast Grant to help highlight voices from the continent. The $100,000 grant will be given to 10 creators that are telling Africa’s story.. This fund aims to amplify underrepresented stories and perspectives in podcasting.


The party officially kicked off with Blinky Bill, who delivered an electrifying set that got everyone dancing, and a couple of Kenyans in the house even joined him on stage. South African dancer-turned-artist Kamo Mphela took the stage right after with a building shaking performance . DBN Gogo was next with an Amapiano set, before the main act of the night, Nasty C took the stage. The Coolest Kid in Africa definitely delivered, ending with his hit song Particular. To close off the night, Juls took to the decks for an Afrobeats set that left everyone wanting more.


“This is the first of many initiatives to come. We would like to highlight even more African creators on an even bigger scale, to ensure that the whole world knows that Africa is not just a singular moment, it is here to stay, it is THE moment.” – Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy, Managing Director, Spotify SSA

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You won’t be able to handle your sexting urges through OnlyFans, here is why



It’s no big secret that people love to sext. It’s the next best thing to actually having sex with someone. You get to let all of your fantasies come out and the person you’re talking to satisfies all of your adult cravings for you. All you have to do is read this article from Pure Wow to see just how common it is for people to sext with each other. You can do it while you’re dating someone or with total strangers for some added fun. If you’re just interested in meeting someone online to sext with them then the chances are very high that you’re going to try and find them on OnlyFans. 

Why you can’t rely on OF stars for sexting

  1. Sexting service providers on OF
  2. OnlyFans stars are too popular to sext with
  3. One woman cannot sext with 100 men
  4. Other sites work better

1. Sexting service providers on OF

This is where most people go when they want to have a fun and dirty night with someone new. There are plenty of people who offer sexting services on the site, but it’s not as simple as it seems to get what you want there. There are problems that exist on OnlyFans due to just how popular it really is. If you look at the number of men who subscribe to any girl on the site, you can see that it would be impossible for one woman to sex with all of them.

2. OnlyFans stars are too popular to sext with

The first thing you have to realize is that a site can be too popular for its own good. That’s exactly what’s happening here. When you get so many people looking for the same thing, you just can’t give it to all of them. Just take a look at this article from The Small Business Blog. They tell you right there that OnlyFans has 170 million registered users on the site. That would be fine except for the fact that there are only 1.5 million content providers. That’s a huge difference in numbers and basically means that every single adult content creator would have to satisfy 100 members to make everyone on the site happy. 

3. One woman cannot sext with 100 men

Just try to imagine one woman sexting with 100 different men at the same time. It’s just not possible. That’s why most of the people you sext with on the site aren’t who you think they are. What’s actually happening is that those adult content creators are hiring other people to pretend to be them so they can sext with all those men. It’s why you can never actually get the satisfaction you want out of OnlyFans.

4. Other sites work better

You still want to sext with someone, though. It’s a basic need at this point and you want to be able to sext with the person that you think you’re talking to. That’s where alternative sites come in. If you want to know that you’re sexting with the real deal, then you can’t really go wrong with a site like Arousr. This is where you can be sure that you’re talking to the women you see in the profile and that’s how it’s always going to be. These girls don’t have 100 men that they have to satisfy at the same time. It’s always one on one and that really makes all the difference. On top of that, you can choose how you want to interact with the girls. You have the option to talk with them over text, chat live on the phone, or even cam with them when you want to have the ultimate experience. If you’ve tried sexting on other platforms before then you’ll see the difference as soon as you start talking to someone. The possibilities are endless, and you’ll never feel like you’re talking to someone pretending to be someone else.

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Unlock your Winter fashion creativity with HUAWEI Petal Search



South Africans are fortunate in that we rarely have a prolonged Winter However, just because we don’t get snowstorms doesn’t mean our wardrobes should go through a barren patch. The change of season brings us the perfect opportunity to rejig our clothes for the colder months ahead.


Of course, trying to keep up with the latest fashion trends can be a nightmare when you’re juggling a full-time job, family time and still finding time for some personal R&R to catch up on your favourite shows next to the fireplace. Thankfully, this is where Petal Search comes in. Petal Search allows you to quickly find what is causing a buzz in the haute couture circles around the globe.


In fact, by simply entering ‘fashion trends South Africa 2022’ into the search box gives you enough wardrobe ideas to last all season. Whether it’s low-impact luxury wear to focusing on African storytelling, there’s an idea to harness the inner fashionista in all of us.


Your own fashion shows


There is no reason to stop there. Hop on over to the ‘Images’ and ‘Videos’ tabs to view winter clothing creativity in full flight. Whether you’re into male or female fashion, the images section has an array of high-quality photographs to inspire.


If you’re more into seeing how fashion comes to life, the videos section enables you to create your own personalised experience. Easily set the duration, length and quality of your visual entertainment. Petal Search enables you to watch fashion shows from New York to London, to Milan and everywhere else in between.


Enjoy a glimpse of fashion education


Of course, there’s the ‘Scholar’ tab to provide you with amazing insights on fashion from an educational perspective. Fancy yourself as a designer or do you prefer to broaden your horizon? Check this section out to learn everything you could possibly want from the fads and trends, the culture and identity and what makes South African fashion great.


Watching and reading about fashion is all good and well but to truly appreciate it and if you want to buy new clothes and restock your wardrobe with the hottest items, shoes, and accessories, Petal Search has you covered. Access shops galore from within the ‘Shopping’ tab from your couch, to restock your cupboard quickly with everything you need until Spring arrives. You can even specify size, colour, material and price to conveniently narrow down your search and get the perfect outfit for that night on the town or just a cosy night in. Petal Search is your trusty assistant when it comes to all things fashion from the palm of your hand. Click here to download Petal Search.

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