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7 Reasons Why You Should Take Up Archery

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Archery is one of the oldest sports around. It has been practiced by a multitude of people all over the world, and various cultures have their own version of the art. The art of archery was first developed over 10,000 years ago, many years before the first agricultural civilizations were able to rise. It was used by the very first hunter-gatherers to hunt and provide food for their tribes. Nowadays, we don’t really have to hunt to get food, however, archery is still a popular pastime. What makes archery so popular though? Why should you consider archery as a pastime or sport? Below we delve into some reasons why you should take up archery: 

Great Conditioning Exercise

Although it may not look it, archery is in fact a very effective form of exercise. The act of drawing a bow takes a great deal of arm and core strength. Not only do you need the strength to pull back a bowstring, but you will also need core strength to keep your whole body stable.  You’ll be surprised at how much effort it takes to shoot an arrow effectively, and how much energy it takes to finish a shooting exercise. It’s guaranteed that you’ll be sweating buckets after a trip to the archery range. 

Improves Hand to Eye Coordination

 

The ability to hit a small target with an arrow from a hundred yards away takes a great deal of hand to eye coordination. 

 

Learning how to properly shoot a bow could be somewhat difficult at first, and it could feel somewhat unwieldy. However, the more you work at it, the more natural it will feel. So if you practice archery on a daily basis, it will help you hone your hand to eye coordination. 

It Is Very Relaxing

Archery is surprisingly relaxing. As intense looking as it may be, the act of drawing a bow could really relieve your stress levels. There is a certain beauty in putting all your focus on one goal, and in this case, the main goal is to hit the target.  This one act of single-mindedness allows you to zone out and completely forget your problems. It allows you to truly be in the moment, and lose yourself to very familiar motions. The notching of the arrow, the pulling of the bowstring, and the aiming at the target. Once you take that shot, and it hits the target that sense of accomplishment is incredible.

You Could Branch Out to Other Hobbies

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One of the best things about taking up archery is the fact that you’ll be able to branch out to other archery based hobbies such as hunting and or the traditional Japanese art of Kyudo. There are many forms of archery, and each of them has their own forms, equipment and history. So by taking up archery, you are opening yourself up to new experiences that will help you gain new skill sets and friends along the way.

It Is Surprisingly  Affordable

Although archery entails you to buy a bow and arrow set, it is not a particularly  expensive hobby to take up. There are some composite bows that cost around a thousand dollars, however there are still some alternative bows that are more budget friendly. Beginner archery sets are very affordable, and you could get into the hobby easily. 

Aside from the bow and arrow set, you should also buy arm guards and eye protection. Remember that the bowstring could snap at any time, and you don’t want the string to ricochet into your eyes. When you buy eye protection it is best that you buy from established companies such as Fetop. 

This company has provided eye-protection for decades now, and they boast top-quality eyewear. If you want to purchase these products, you should check out fetoptics.com. Here you’re guaranteed of quality and convenience when placing orders as processing is easily done online. 

Aside from eye protection, you could also add sights and other accessories to your bow. However, these accessories could be a bit expensive. So if you are going to take up archery, you should have a set budget and only buy the basic equipment first. 

It Helps You Develop Patience

If there is one thing you should know about archery, it is that it takes a lot of work and time to fully master. You could develop a working knowledge of the art, in a few days. You could get the rudimentary movements down pat within a few months. However, it takes years of dedicated practice to master the art of archery.

To be able to hit a moving target a hundred  yards away takes consistency. Veteran archers have even admitted to shooting hundreds of arrows a day, in order to get their form right. Their forearms and finger develop calluses because of the constant practice that they go through. So if there is one great quality that you will develop through archery, it is patience.

It Has Incredible Historical Ties

Aside from the mental and physical advantages of archery, yet another reason to practice it is its incredible historical ties. By practicing the art of archery, you are honoring the very first hunter- gatherers who went into the forests or jungles to catch food for their tribes. 

By being an archer you are honing time honored skills practiced by the English Yeomen, Apache warriors, Japanese Samurai and so much more. The art of archery is closely tied to our collective history as a species, and it should be honoured and practiced by future generations.

Conclusion

Archery has long been a part of human civilization, and it has evolved throughout the centuries. It is also a worthwhile hobby to take up with a good number of benefits. By knowing the benefits of archery, you’ll be able to take up the sport with as much fervor as possible.

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Ghetto Gastro’s debut podcast, In The Cut by Audible Originals is Out Now

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Today, the Bronx-born culinary collective Ghetto Gastro, from Jon Gray, Pierre Serrao, and Lester Walker announced the global release of their first-ever podcast, In The Cut, an eight-episode Audible Original podcast, created in collaboration with Gunpowder & Sky.
Street-to-table is the only way to break bread on the block. It’s nourishment through the food, the flavor, the vibes—if it ain’t fresh, it ain’t served up.
Join in on a trip down the sidewalks of the Bronx with culinary collective Ghetto Gastro for In The Cut with Ghetto Gastro, a gastronomical deep dive into the dishes and cultures that shape the New York foodscape. From “Chopped Stease” and hood Chinese to “Twerk n Jerk” and mofongo, Ghetto Gastro takes us through the origins and legacy of the borough’s food culture.
From restaurants to bodegas, each episode explores an iconic dish through unfiltered conversations with tastemakers, cultural experts, and neighborhood icons like Questlove and Black Thought, Von Diaz, and A$AP Ferg.
After choppin’ it up on the block with guests, the chefs of Ghetto Gastro take their recipes back into the kitchen to lead listeners in a hands-on cooking demo with their signature spin. So grab a plate, take a seat and get your ears ready to feast—with Ghetto Gastro everybody eats.
Ghetto Gastro has found mainstream success across genres. The collective released a custom line of kitchen appliances, CRUXGG, across Target stores nationwide, and a cookware line of the same name in Williams Sonoma. They also launched their namesake consumer goods brand of pantry items inspired by ancestral ingredients. In February 2022, Ghetto Gastro partnered with Wolfgang Puck for the iconic Oscars Governors Ball, the first time in 26 years that Puck brought on a collaborator. They have since produced culinary experiences for Coachella, Spotify, BottleRock Napa, Diageo, Audemars Piguet, Nike x Sacai and more.
Episode 1: Chopped Cheese
Let me get a chopped cheese, salt, pepper, ketchup please! Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter roll up to the Ghetto Gastro table to test if the Uptown-born Chopped Cheese sandwich has the ability to win the hearts of the two Philly expats and cheesesteak lovers. Later, Jon, P and Les head to the lab to cook for you their version of the hood favorite, “The Chopped Stease.”
Episode 2: Mofongo
Jon, Pierre and Les explore the relationship of African-descended and Latino cultures in and beyond NYC with cookbook author and scholar Von Diaz. Inspired by their conversation, the guys hit the lab to make some “Mofongones”- a dish made from a combination of plantain cooking techniques enjoyed throughout the Latin America-diaspora.
Episode 3: NY Slice
On this episode of In the Cut, Ghetto Gastro explores how NY pizza has a flavor and style all its own; join the guys in discussing how the dish has evolved from the Italian pie into something wholly New York. Jon, Pierre and Les talk about their favorite spots in town, and interview Dominican chef Scarr Pimentel of Scarr’s Pizza, who mills his own grains every day for sensational, delicious slices. As an homage to NY, the guys take you into the lab to cook you up a pie with bubbling mozzarella and gorgeous San Marzano tomatoes.
Episode 4: Sea Moss
Health is wealth! NYC – and the Bronx in particular – is home to some of the largest communities of Caribbean people outside of the region, and it’s common to find Caribbean sea moss gels sold in juice bars or even beauty shops throughout the hood. Now popping up in luxury grocery stores, Jon, P and Les chat with Jon’s mom, Denise Lee, about sea moss and its benefits as well as how to make your local community healthier. Using Denise’s tips, the guys whip you up their own Moss Boss smoothie, designed to jump start your day and make it pop.
Episode 5: Hood Chinese
On this episode, Ghetto Gastro celebrates the influence of Chinese cuisine on American culture with founder and CEO of Fly by Jing, Jing Gao. After, the guys step into the kitchen to cook up another GG original, General Tso’s Cauliflower.
Episode 6: Twerk ‘n’ Jerk
Join Ghetto Gastro as they give us a rundown on NY’s iconic Jamaican Jerk Chicken. They mix it up with rapper and Bronx native, A$AP Ferg as he speaks to his experience with Jerk chicken and what makes it sing. Later, the guys pull up to the kitchen and share their very own GG jerk dish.
Episode 7: NYC Ice
Summer is here! Jon, P and Les chat about summertime staples, with good friend, food writer and NY native, Osayi Endolyn. Then the boys enter the lab, aka the kitchen, to crush some ice, mix some flavors and make their very own Watermelon Granita.
Episode 8: Everybody Eats
In the season finale of In the Cut with Ghetto Gastro, Jon, P and Les discuss the importance of food, activism and power with New York City’s Time Out Woman of the Year, Carolina Savereda. Later, they hit the kitchen and talk about how the Black Panthers Community Services Program inspired one of their most famous dishes to date, the Black Power Waffle.
In The Cut is available to listen to now on Audible HERE, artwork can be downloaded HERE and
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New Galaxy S23 Series: Designed for a Premium Experience Today and Beyond

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Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23, marking a new era of Samsung Galaxy’s ultimate premium phone experience. Samsung Galaxy’s epic camera gives users more freedom to explore their creativity, like capturing truly cinematic Nightography videos with transformative AI.

On the Galaxy S23 Ultra, an embedded S Pen that many long-time Samsung Galaxy users know and love offers more possibilities for productivity, notetaking, hobbies and more. All the Galaxy S23 series’ new standard-setting innovations are housed within a striking design that advances Samsung’s sustainability commitment with more recycled materials than any other Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

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“The most impactful technology is measured, not just by what it enables for people today, but also how it contributes to a better future,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics. “Galaxy S23 Ultra and the entire Galaxy S series lineup are the new standard-bearers of a trustworthy premium smartphone experience. We’re redefining peak performance by merging power and lasting innovation in devices that have less environmental impact.”

Galaxy S23 Ultra makes it easier for any level of photographer to capture phenomenal content. It offers Samsung Galaxy’s most advanced camera system, tailored for nearly any lighting conditions and engineered to render incredible detail. Improved Nightography capabilities transform how the Galaxy S series optimizes photos and videos in a wide range of ambient conditions.

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In a Samsung Galaxy-first, Galaxy S23 Ultra boasts a new 200MP Adaptive Pixel sensor that captures epic moments with incredible precision. It uses pixel binning to support multiple levels of high-resolution processing at once.

On Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23, the iconic Samsung Galaxy camera also gets an upgraded look. The contour housing has been removed, marking a new era of essential Galaxy design that makes the entire series stand out.

For creators and gamers alike, the desire to push limits and constantly reimagine what’s possible requires technology that outpaces expectations. Qualcomm “Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy” enables unprecedented performance while Galaxy S23 Ultra’s 5,000mAh battery lasts more than 20 percent longer.

The Galaxy S23 series raises the bar for premium technology designed with the planet in mind. It is made using even more recycled materials than the Galaxy S22 series, including pre-consumer recycled aluminum and recycled glass, and post-consumer recycled plastics sourced from discarded fishing nets, water barrels and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.

The new S series is the first to market Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus® 2, adding heightened durability for long-term use and designed with an average of 22 percent pre-consumer recycled content. Plus, every Galaxy S23 smartphone comes in redesigned packaging box made with 100% recycled paper.

Secure and private experiences are the foundation of the Galaxy S23 series. Every smartphone comes with Samsung’s end-to-end Samsung Knox protection, which has received more government and industry certifications than any other mobile device, platform, or solution on the market.

Availability

The Galaxy S23 series comes in four nature-inspired matte hues: Phantom Black, Cream, Green and Lavender.

Starting on February 2, 2023, Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 will be available for pre-order in all authorized retail outlets.

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Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) hosting the 2nd General Assembly in Riyadh

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The Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) will host the 2nd General Assembly in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on the 5th of February, bringing together DCO Member States to discuss strategic directions and initiatives to enable digital prosperity for all nations. Ministers representing the 13 DCO member states, along with high-level delegations from DCO observers, as well as representatives from guest countries and international organizations will convene for the General Assembly, to discuss the state of the digital economy and the challenges facing all nations in achieving equitable global digital growth and development.

The 2nd General Assembly will be the first-ever in-person meeting of the DCO Member States, marking two years of progress for the international organization which has been founded to help achieve social prosperity and growth by unifying efforts to advance and promote interest in the digital economy.

The monumental event, taking place at the Fairmont Hotel in Riyadh, will also reflect the qualitative leaps made by the member states in its shift toward a tech-powered economy.

Deemah AlYahya, Secretary-General of the DCO said: “Digital technologies have immense potential to transform economies and empower groups including women and entrepreneurs with new opportunities, especially that 70% of the new value created in the global economy over the next decade will be based on digitally enabled platforms so it is of critical importance that all nations have the same ability to leverage the power of digitalization to achieve their goals. The DCO was formed to accelerate digital transformation through collaboration and knowledge sharing among all stakeholders to empower nations to develop strategies and programs to drive their own digital development and equally participate in the global digital economy.”

“I am very pleased that the Ministers from DCO Member States will convene in Riyadh, the headquarters of the DCO, for the 2ndGeneral Assembly to mark two years of progress towards the DCO’s goals, and to continue the discussions on how we can achieve digital prosperity for all in collaboration with our international observers from the ecosystem stakeholders representing the private sector, academia, think tanks and civil society organizations,” AlYahya added.

Focused on empowering youth, women, and entrepreneurs, leveraging the accelerative power of the digital economy and leapfrogging with innovation, The DCO is a global multilateral organization founded in November 2020 that aims to enable digital prosperity for all by accelerating the inclusive growth of the digital economy. Thirteen Member States have joined DCO to date – Bahrain, Cyprus, Djibouti, The Gambia, Ghana, Jordan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Oman, Nigeria, Rwanda, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia – along with the private sector, academia, and NGO Observer Members.

Real time updates from the general assembly and select livestream sessions can be accessed via the DCO’s twitter account (@DCOrg).

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Luvmehair Lace Front Wigs: The Perfect Solution for Bad Hair Days

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Bad hair days can ruin anyone’s mood and confidence. They can be frustrating and leave you feeling unattractive. But with the invention of lace front wigs, those days are now a thing of the past.

Lace front wigs are the perfect solution for anyone who wants flawless hair every day without the hassle of daily styling. This article will explore the benefits of lace front wigs and why they are a great purchase.

Table of Content

  1. What are Lace Front Wigs?
  2. Advantages of Lace Front Wigs
  3. Caring tips for Lace Front Wigs?
  4. Why Luvmehair?
  5. Conclusion

What are Lace Front Wigs?

Wigs with lace fronts are wigs with a lace cap attached to the front of the wig. The lace cap is designed to mimic the look of a natural hairline and give the appearance of real hair growing from the scalp.

The hair on the wig is then attached to the lace cap to create a seamless and natural-looking hairline.

Advantages of Lace Front Wigs

  1. Natural Look

One of the most significant advantages of lace front wigs is the natural look they provide. The lace cap is designed to mimic the look of a natural hairline, which gives the appearance of real hair growing from the scalp. This makes the wig look more natural and realistic, which is perfect for anyone who wants to look their best.

  1. Easy to Style

Lace front wigs are also very easy to style. They come pre-styled, so you can put them on and go. They can also be styled to suit different occasions and outfits. Anyone who wants to change their look frequently without the hassle of daily styling.

  1. Versatile

Lace front wigs are also very versatile. They come in different lengths, textures, and colors, depending on your style and preferences. This makes them perfect for anyone who wants to try different hairstyles without damaging their hair.

  1. Convenient

Lace-front wigs are also very convenient. They are easy to put on and take off, so you can switch from one style to another in minutes. This is perfect for anyone who wants flawless hair every day without the hassle of daily styling.

  1. Low Maintenance

Lace front wigs are also low maintenance. Unlike natural hair, they do not require daily styling, washing, or conditioning. This makes them perfect for anyone who wants to look their best without spending hours on their hair.

Caring tips for Lace Front Wigs?

  1. Handle with Care:

Handle your lace front wig gently, as rough handling can cause tangles, matting, and damage to the hair.

  1. Store Properly:

Use a wig stand or mannequin head to keep your wig in shape and prevent tangling.

  1. Avoid Heat:

Avoid using hot tools like flat irons, curling wands, and blow dryers in high heat settings, as this can damage the hair. If you must use heat, use a heat protectant spray first.

  1. Wash Infrequently:

Wash your lace front wig infrequently, as over-washing can damage the hair and strip it of its natural oils.

  1. Use Gentle Products:

Use gentle, sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners to clean and nourish the hair. Avoid using heavy styling products that can weigh down the hair.

  1. Dye Carefully:

If you want to dye your wig, take it to a professional for proper care. Dyeing the wig at home can cause damage and affect the hair’s texture and quality.

  1. Detangle Gently:

Detangle your wig gently, starting from the ends and working to the roots. Wig brushes or wide-toothed combs can prevent tangling.

  1. Trim Regularly:

Trim the hair on your wig regularly to maintain its shape and prevent split ends.

  1. Avoid Tight Styles:

Avoid tight hairstyles, like braids, buns, and ponytails, as they can cause tangling, matting, and damage to the hair.

  1. Seek Professional Help:

If you need help with caring for your lace front wig, seek professional help. A wig stylist can advise you on your specific wig’s best care and maintenance practices.

Why Luvmehair?

Luvmehair is one of the leading online retailers of hair extensions and wigs. We offer a wide selection of high-quality products at competitive prices. Our team of experts are available to help you find the perfect product to meet your needs.

There are several reasons why Luvmehair is the best place to buy hair extensions and wigs, such as  4C EDGES Wig and body wave wigs. First, we offer a wide range of products.

Whether you’re looking for human hair extensions or synthetic wigs, we have something for everyone. Second, our prices are unbeatable.

We offer discounts regularly, so you can permanently save money on your purchase. Finally, our customer service is unmatched. Our experts are available to help you with any questions or concerns you may have.

Conclusion

Lace front wigs are the perfect solution for anyone who wants flawless hair every day without the hassle of daily styling. They are natural-looking, easy to style, versatile, convenient, and low maintenance. So if you want to look your best every day, consider investing in a lace front wig today!

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Bloop Celebrates Valentine’s Day by Offering a Special Gift to Selected Ghanaian Businesses: A Free Website, Audit, Model Canvas, and Cash Injection

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Bloop! Celebrate this Love Season with a Gift to Your Business.

Accra, Ghana – Bloop, a leading provider of online growth solutions, is spreading the love this Valentine’s Day by offering a special gift to selected businesses in Ghana. The company is passionate about supporting Ghanaian businesses and is committed to helping them grow and succeed in the digital age.

“At Bloop, we’re passionate about supporting Ghanaian businesses and can’t wait to see successful businesses this year. This Valentine’s Day, we want to show our love and support by offering a special gift to selected businesses. Our team of experts is here to help businesses take the next step in their journey and achieve their goals.” a representative from Bloop Global shared.

The special gift includes a FREE website, business audit, business model canvas, and a cash injection of GHC 1000 to help businesses jumpstart their success. The FREE website will give businesses a professional and modern online presence, while the business audit will help identify areas for improvement and growth. The business model canvas will provide a clear and concise plan for the business, and the cash injection of GHC 1000 will help jumpstart success.

Bloop’s team of experts is dedicated to helping businesses grow and succeed in the digital age. With a passion for supporting Ghanaian businesses and a commitment to success, Bloop is the perfect partner to help businesses reach new heights.

Don’t miss out on this limited-time offer. Sign up now to receive this special gift from Bloop and let the company help you grow and succeed this Valentine’s season.

For more information and to apply, visit the Bloop website at bloopglobal.com/love.

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Bloop is a leading provider of online growth solutions, helping businesses reach new heights and achieve their goals. With a team of experts and a commitment to success, Bloop is dedicated to helping businesses grow and succeed in the digital age.

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DStv For Business Enhancing Customers’ Experience with The Right Mix of Entertainment

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At the heart of any business is the customer and at DStv Ghana, the goal is to evolve daily to meet the demands of the ever-changing and competitive market. In a bid to cater to its wide array of audiences, Africa’s number one Pay TV company, MultiChoice Africa has repositioned its commercial service “DStv For Business” with packages specially curated with the right edutainment content to suit various businesses.

According to the Acting Head, DStv For Business, Kelvin Kamasa, “our objective is to deliver a pay TV experience designed for your business. The content and packages are specifically curated to seamlessly fit into the way commercial customers consume it. Our solution for hotels for instance allows guest in different rooms to watch their choice of channels without the intervention of the front desk personnel. Your clientele can continue watching their favourite shows/channels whenever they are on the road for business or stop by your office, hotel, or pub. DStv For Business has a tailored package to suit your business size and pocket so you can have the best working moments with DStv.”

MultiChoice Ghana continues to improve its service offerings over time, with the addition of consultancy service for High-rise buildings, multiple user dwelling on how DStv can be installed. The DStv For Business unit can advise on countless options to ensure the incorporation of either our IPTV service or other alternatives to a seamless and cost-effective TV entertainment solution to your high rise or estate project. According to the Managing Director, MultiChoice Ghana, Alex Okyere, the business is all about the customer’s experience, and the greatest motivation for his team is to offer more value for money to not just our domestic users but commercial users.

DStv For Business has three main offers; DStv Work, DStv Play and DStv Stay. Each package is tailored to suit the needs of offices, bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels and so on. The essence of this, Kelvin Kamasa explains, is to tailor content to specific customers to enhance their viewing experience. Instead of having to watch a wide array of content, these DStv For Business packages now give you what you want based on business customers’ needs and preferences.

The DStv Work package offers the latest news headlines from around the world, sports, weather updates and other work-related entertainment. The goal here is to set the tone for a stimulating work environment and keep everyone well informed. The Work packages are best suited for offices, banks, and other corporate organizations.

The DStv Play packages are best suited for businesses such as pubs, restaurants, bars, clubs, café, and betting houses. These packages enhance the guest’s experience and ensure that they are always entertained with their favourite sports programmes and other first-class entertainment.

The DStv Stay packages are suited for hotels, motels, lodges, resorts, Air BnB’s and serviced apartments. Giving each guest whether a kid, adult or elderly a memorable in-room experience during their stay.

One important feature is that these packages they can be tailored to customers’ budget. This means that customers can enjoy entertainment at a certain threshold which is a unique offer. For less than Ghs 170, one can enjoy several channels. For instance, the DStv Stay (Basic), offers customers an array of entertainment with more than ten channels spanning sports, news, kiddies’ channel, and music with just GHs77.

Businesses also have the flexibility of choosing a package that perfectly suits your business model without worrying about not having the popular channels needed by customers. From small entrepreneurs to 5-star hotels, multinational corporations and government agencies, every business has something that works for them.

For hotels, their customers get a mix of carefully selected movies, music, and sports channels as well as documentary channels. This is the same for a financial establishment where customers are more concerned about the latest updates from the financial sector and latest news over that of a music or movie channel like Akwaaba Magic Abusua and ROK Gh. Similarly,  fast-food joints, pubs and clubs will be in tune with Trace Jama, Akwaaba Magic, SuperSports channels over National Geographic Channel or News channels.

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