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Ameyaw Debrah, Abeiku Santana, more nominated for Gold Coast Excellence Awards

The nominee announcement for the maiden edition of the Gold Coast Excellence Awards was held this morning Holiday Inn, Accra Airport. Hosted by esteemed radio personality Kojo Yankson. Speaking about the scheme was Mimi Andani-Michaels, COO of NMJ Ghana. The awards scheme is named Gold Coast Excellence Awards, picking from the previous name of our […]



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The nominee announcement for the maiden edition of the Gold Coast Excellence Awards was held this morning Holiday Inn, Accra Airport. Hosted by esteemed radio personality Kojo Yankson.

Speaking about the scheme was Mimi Andani-Michaels, COO of NMJ Ghana. The awards scheme is named Gold Coast Excellence Awards, picking from the previous name of our beloved nation Ghana. A land filled with the precious mineral gold, the award organization sees the many outfits and persons especially all the nominees in the country to be as precious as gold in many ways, helping our country develop and shine. 

Gold Coast Excellence Awards has been established to encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship within the country. The premier edition of this awards scheme seeks to recognize and honor the most outstanding achievements of professionals in their field. It encapsulates various categories which cover a wide range of industries. The Awards scheme provides a comprehensive insight to the most exceptional examples of expertise that other industries can emulate and build upon. 

In addition to this, the Awards also provide an excellent networking forum for all attendees and take a highly diverse look at achievements across Ghana. 

The award ceremony is exclusive and prestigious, to garner national and international media exposure. The awards scheme will honor outstanding personalities and establishments.

Segments of the awards scheme.

The Category Awards – Honors outstanding personalities and Industries from various sectors based on votes from the public and the award scheme jury. 

Honorary Awards – This is a form of recognition that represents a high level of respect and distinction. This is not dependent on public voting.

The Gold Coast Excellence Awards recognize the best in the Ghanaian community. By entering these awards you can:

  • Let your reputation flourish
  • Celebrate with your peers
  • Announce your success
  • Build your brand
  • Motivate your team

Gold Coast Excellence Awards is designed for established business and individuals who propagate development and are exceling in their expertise. Any project that commenced in 2018, as well as projects that are ongoing could participate in the competition. However, an astounding change worthy of attention must have been attained. 

Applications were only accepted online. Persons and companies were allowed to make entries on behalf of others. A committee was formed to analyze and shortlist submissions made. After the publication of the nominees the official Jury of the scheme will evaluate the nominees on the following criteria to advise their vote:

Strategy: The Jury will assess the strategic approach of each nominee and the fit between the strategy and the development of the organization, project or personality as well as the integration of the various tools. 

Innovation/ Creativity: The Jury will assess the question of whether new technical or strategic methods were pursued and evaluate the creativity of the institution, project or individual both in concept and implementation. 

Implementation: The Jury will assess continuity and quality of communication or dialogue of the institution or person with their clients or target group(s) as well as the management and internal organization of their activities. 

Results and Efficiency: The Jury will consider the success and results of companies and projects in relation to targets, as well as the resources used towards their achievements.

There will also be public voting for nominated personalities and organizations from each category via text to help attain the winners for each category. 

The Gold Coast Excellence awards is instituted by NMJ Ghana, organizers of Golden Movie Awards Africa. in collaboration with Events Hub and Logistics. NMJ Ghana is a marketing, branding and event companythat seeks to help promote local companies and individuals who wish to take their businesses to the apex.

To vote for your favorite personality or institution dial *447*1957# on all networks and follow the procedure. Get going and vote now!!

Below are the nominees for the various categories;


  • Royal Bow Company Ltd.
  • Olam Ghana Ltd.
  • Nestle Ghana Ltd.
  • Unilever Ghana Ltd.
  • Promasidor Ghana Ltd.


  • MM Homes company ltd Broll ghana ltd
  • Salem Investments ltd
  • Devtraco ltd
  • Noble Realty ltd 
  • Lakeside Estate- 
  • New Africa Construction ltd


  • Satguru travels Ghana ltd
  • Kaya Tours company limited
  • Travel Bureau Ghana limited
  • Land Tours Ghana


  • African World Airlines-
  • Rwand Air
  • South African Airways
  • Kenya Airways
  • Royal Air Maroc


  • The Royal Senchi Resort
  • Aqua Safari resort
  • Zainab Resort
  • Movenpick Ambassador Hotel
  • Planters Lodge and spa
  • Best Western Premier 


  • Isaac Dogbe
  • Elizabeth Addo
  • Asamoah Gyan
  • Thomas Partey


  • Amen Scientific herbal hospital
  • Power Herbal ClinicHolistic Medicine Centre
  • Medi Moses prostrate centre
  • Empire Herbal Centre
  • Health For All Herbal Clinic
  • Prostate Health Care


  • Allure Beauty Clinic
  • FC Beauty Clinic
  • First Choice Beauty Center
  • Pineapple Cosmetics
  • Black Secret makeup
  • Hairsenta- 


  • MTN Ghana
  • Aiteltigo
  • Vodafone Ghana
  • Helios Towers Ghana
  • Huawei Ghana
  • Telefonika
  • Glo Ghana


  • Tobinco Pharmaceuticals ltd
  • Ernest Chemist ltd
  • Danadams Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • Pokupharma Limited 
  • Kinarpharma Limited
  • Bedita Pharmacy Limited    


  • Toyota Ghana Ltd
  • Autoplaza Ltd
  • CFAO Motors Ghana
  • Auto Parts Ltd
  • Japan Motors Trading Company Ltd
  • Swiss Group Ltd
  • Kantanka Automobile Company Ltd


  • The EventPR  Company Ltd
  • Event Factory Ghana Ltd
  • BTL Marketing Solutions Ghana         
  •  Big Ideaz Consult
  • Echo House Ghana Limited 
  • Charterhouse Productions Ltd
  • EXP Ghana


  • Kasapreko Company Ltd
  • Gentle Giants Ltd (Vitamilk)
  • Blue Skies Ghana Ltd
  • Twiellium industrial company
  • Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited
  • Special Ice Company Ltd


  • Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited
  • SABMiller plc. (Accra Brewery Limited)
  • Gihoc Distilleries Company Ltd
  • Kasapreko Company Ltd


  • Agya Appiah Bitters
  • Adonko Bitters
  • Joy Dadi Bitters
  • Alomo Bitters
  • Orijin Bitters


  • Kofi Amoa-Abban – Founder & CEO Of Rigworld Group
  • Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey – Founder Of College Of Holistic Medicine
  • Caroline Esinam Adzogle – Founder Of Caroline University  And Potters International College 
  • Nana Kwame Bediako- Founder & CEO Of Petronia City, New Africa Construction & Wonda World Estates-
  • Rashida Saani Nasamu – CEO & Founder Of Izar Group


  • Starlife Assurance Company Limited
  • Cosmopolitan Mutual Health Insurance
  • Metropolitan Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Unique Insurance Company Ltd
  • First Insurance Company Limited
  • Enterprise Insurance Company Ltd
  • Phoenix Insurance Company


  • Peace Fm – Kwame Sefa Kayi
  • Okay Fm – Abeku Aggrey
  • Atinka Fm – Kofi Asare Broko
  • Joy Fm – Doreen Andoh
  • Citi Fm – Bernard Avle
  • Neat Fm – Akwasi Aboagye


  • Tv3 – Bright Amfoh
  • Gh One – Nana Aba Anamoah
  • Citi Tv – Bernard Avle
  • Joy News – Araba Koomson-
  • Adom Tv – Afia Pokuaa
  • Utv – Lawyer Tweneboah Koduah
  • Angel Tv – Sally Akua Amoakowaa Mensah



  • Santokh Singh Ram Singh – The Multimedia group 
  • Nathan Kwabena Adisi – EIB network 
  • Samuel Attah-Mensah – Omni media Ltd 
  • Fadda Dickson – Despite Media group 
  • Beatrice Agyemang – Media General Ghana Ltd 
  • Albert Kwabenya Dwumfour- Atinka Media Village 


  • Hauwei Ghana
  • Kantanka Automobile Company Ltd
  • Automation And Plant Technologies Ltd
  • Ace Technologies Ghana Ltd
  • Hubtel 
  • Taxify Ghana
  • FIDO


  • Sima Brew
  • Pistis Gh
  • Duaba Serwaa
  • Christie Brown
  • Brommon
  • Mudi Africa


  • UMB


  • Mds-Lancet Laborotaries Ghana Ltd
  • Nyaho Medical Centre-
  • Rabito Clinic
  • Lister Hospital And Fertility Centre
  • Sam J Specialist Hospital
  • Focos Orthopedic Hospital 
  • Chiropractic and wellness centre


  • Kofi Amoa-Abban – Founder & CEO of Rigworld Group
  • Richard Adjei – CEO of KASAPREKO Company Ltd
  • Yolanda Zoleka Cuba – CEO of Vodafone Ghana
  • Freda Duplan – CEO of Nestle Ghana Ltd
  • Boatemaa Duffour Barfour-Awuah – Executive Director Star Assurance-


  • Lynx Entertainment – Music
  • Ruff Town Records – Music
  • Rhyme Sonny –    Poetry
  • Kobi Rana Films – Film
  • Ibrahim Mahama – Contemporary Art
  • Prince Kojo Hilton – Contempory Art


  • Crystal Lake Fish Ltd-
  • Orchard palm oil company limited  
  • Legend Organic Vegetables Company Ltd 
  • Vinmak Farms Ltd


  • Nana Asante Augustine ( Barima Makeup artistry) 
  • Sandra Don – Arthur ( Alexandrina Makeup) 
  • Angela Damptey (Wild Cutei) 
  • Lawrencia Owusu (lawrebebe Makeup)
  • Patricia Arthur (Muna Makeup) 
  • Nancy Blaq –

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AIDEC Consultancies International & Academic City sign MoU to deepen practical AI knowledge



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Africa Integrated Development and Communications Consultancies (AIDEC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Academic City University College (ACity) to provide practical knowledge in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).

The MoU was executed on behalf of the two organizations represented by Mr. Ambrose Yennah, Executive Chairman of AIDEC and Professor Fred McBagonluri, President, and Provost of ACity.

Executive Chairman for AIDEC Consultancies, Ambrose Yennah, said: “the agreement seeks to provide students with practical hands-on-training in Data Science, Machine Learning, Robotics and other advanced technological training in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in areas of STEAM needed to efficiently work in the job market.”

He said the MoU is a private sector initiative between the two organizations to compliment government’s effort at digitalization and will enable them to collaborate with other Consortium Partners for the roll out of several Digital Solutions and Services.

“The agreement will include but not limited to the study and application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools, Robotics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Business Process Outsourcing Services (BPO) with specific focus on the health, and Educational Sectors including Executive Training for the Country Ghana and scaling up to the continent of Africa in the near-term,” he added.

President and Provost of ACity, Professor Fred McBagonluri, said the MoU will help in developing ready job skills by providing access to AI programmes that would help student use technology to pursue research initiatives that is focused on solving the needs of the society.

“The MoU, as part of its objectives, agree to establish, implement and create an enabling environment for students to engage in research and practical consulting assignments as a collaboration between industry and other academic institutions for practical, hands-on training, research, and fieldwork for their mutual good,” he said.

The Consortium Partners, he added, will provide top notch business, educational and technology solutions and services including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) platform as a virtual and open educational resource facility to our target customers in the public, private and third sectors.

AIDEC and ACity in collaboration with other Consortium Partners will identify projects ideas and invest in them to generate employment in IT/Digital Solutions and Services and generate income for the Consortium Partners whilst providing an avenue for upgrading the skills and competencies of students with creative and innovative technologies that will expose and prepare them for the job market including Students exchange programs for practical hands-on training, research and fieldwork.

The Consortium Partners agree to work to improve and expand their Institutional capacities in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Data Science, Machine learning including online learning platforms and programs to whip up the interest of students enrolling for higher education for STEAM, SparX leaning Xperience and other competency-based professional training programs for an all-inclusive digital transformation.

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Can you fly with Delta 8 Gummies?



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Considering taking your Delta 8 Gummies on your next trip? But worried if it’s legit or if there are some unknown laws airlines companies have stated somewhere and you have no idea about them. US domestic flights allow flyers to carry delta 8 gummies that are legalized under the Farm Bill. However, this is not the case for overseas flights. Continue reading to know much more. (more…)

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Episode 33 on StudentOfLife Podcast is all about ‘Manifestation’



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Understanding the true laws and principles of it, realising that it is not simply about visualising and saying affirmations, write stuff down and it simply appears with time! It’s deeper than that. Understand the law of energy(chakras), law of vibration and governing your surrounds is key. Akosua Peprah is not telling you what you want to hear, but what you NEED to hear and the hidden truths of manifestation. (more…)

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Top Factors to Consider When Choosing an Online Gambling Site



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Over the past few decades, the online casino market has witnessed a record-breaking boom. Gamers and gamblers alike started to prefer it as a form of entertainment. Since everyone has instant access to mobile technologies, you can access your favorite casino any time of the day. 

Anyone can open a branch or work as an affiliate partner in the gambling industry; it is no longer a restricted industry. As a result of fierce competition, users have to be more careful. They now must watch out for fraudsters and stay away from scam websites. Here is a criterion to help you pick the best online casino.

Pay Attention to User Testimonials

A trustworthy betting site will have a lot of reviews. To determine the platform’s dependability, most reviews must be favorable. The options for gamblers to read reviews and spot a reputable site are plentiful, ranging from a variety of apps to mobile-optimized websites like the featured sites on Based on the reviews, one can choose whether to register and start using the platform.

Regulations and Licenses for Online Casinos

Verify the presence of gambling seals of permission to ensure that your chosen platform is regulated correctly. Typically, information about them appears at the bottom of the webpage. Each gaming company needs to be registered and granted a license by reputable administrative bodies to operate in a specific market like;

  •       The UK Gambling Commission
  •       The Alderney Gambling Control Commission
  •       The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority

Before registering, consider a casino’s legislation and ensure they are licensed. 

Read Also: Gambling Laws Across Africa

Adaptability to Your Betting Aim

An online gambling site must satisfy your needs and goals. Check to see if it offers the sports you want to wager on. Knowing which forms of payment the website accepts would also be beneficial. Settle for one that accepts your most convenient payment option. 

Keep an eye out for the site’s policies and procedures and any bonuses that may be available. Checking whether the platform is accessible from a mobile device is an additional factor you should consider. It would be helpful if you could use the platform whenever and wherever you want. Therefore, look for a mobile-friendly platform with a website or mobile application.

Customer Support Center

Once in a while, questions and inconveniences always arise, whether you’re a high roller or a novice. It can be concerning the rules of a particular game, where to find your favorite live casino table, and which payment methods are accepted where you live. Having someone available to help you right away is beneficial.

The top gaming platforms work hard to give their users prompt, efficient support. They even use it in their advertisements to persuade the audience that they deserve their trust.

An absence of live chat or an abnormally low response time could be a red flag. Although it’s not always the case, scammers don’t make significant investments because their income is uncertain.

Final Thoughts
Playing at a reputable casino is truly a unique experience. Players have access to jackpots and great bonuses for more elevated gaming. You can make the best decision for choosing the best online gambling site through the above pointers.  

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How To Make Your Followers Feel Special On Instagram



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Instagram is a great platform when it comes to growth. Whether you’re an influencer looking to build your brand or a business hoping to increase conversions and bring in more customers, you should definitely be using Instagram as part of your social media strategy.

However, it’s not just about “using” Instagram. You’ve also got to find a way to make your Instagram followers feel special; after all, if they feel like you’re treating them poorly or if they don’t feel welcome or valued, then they might decide that you’re not worth the effort in a crowded market. Here’s how to make your followers feel special on Instagram.

Read Also: Instagram Username Ideas For Girls 2022

Engage with them

While it’s perfectly fine to use services like Social Followers Free to net yourself a big Instagram follower count, keeping those followers around is quite another matter. After all, if you don’t talk to your followers, then how can you expect them to feel respected or involved in your process?

That’s why you need to reach out to your followers and engage with them. When you receive comments, make sure to comment back and reply to your commenters. Say something that’s specific to the comment and show interest in your followers’ lives; you’d be amazed at the positive effect this can have.

Ask for engagement

When you post on Instagram, you can make your followers feel special simply by asking them for their opinions on what you’re doing. At the end of every post, ask a specific question that pertains to the content you’ve created and involves your followers in some way.

For example, let’s say you’ve just posted something about gaming-related equipment. At the end of your post, you could ask something like “what’s your favourite mechanical gaming keyboard? Let’s talk about it!”. This will incentivise your followers to reply to you and talk to you, thus making them feel more valued and special.

Show them the real you

As a platform, Instagram has come under very understandable fire for what many commenters have described as a lack of reality. Influencers will make themselves look unrealistically attractive or wealthy in order to shore up followers and create an aspirational aesthetic, when this isn’t how they really live.

As such, you can make your followers feel special by showing them who you really are. Don’t change the way you behave or the way you live “for the ‘gram”; don’t pretend to be richer than you really are, and don’t heavily rely on filters and airbrushing when you’re posting pictures. This will make your followers feel like they’re really talking to you and not a social media construction.

Hop into your followers’ comments

Nothing makes a follower more delighted than when they see a comment from you popping up on one of their posts. If your followers are active on Instagram, then why not check out their content and post comments on it? This will encourage them to comment back, and it will make them feel like you really do care about them.

Some of your Instagram followers may even be budding influencers themselves, and if they are, then it’ll boost their profile even more to comment on their stuff, especially if you’re more well-known than they are. There really is no downside to checking out some of your followers’ content and commenting on it.

Create content with your followers

Following on from the above, if some of your followers are budding social media influencers, then why not reach out to see if they want to create some content with you? If their style and goals align with yours, then it could be a very rewarding exercise – both creatively and in terms of followers – to create content with them.

Of course, you should make sure you’re picking the right collaborators before you decide to create content with them. Check out their content first to make sure it works alongside your style. Everyone’s doing their own thing on Instagram, so if your vibe doesn’t work with someone else’s, it doesn’t mean anything about the content you’re both creating.

Listen to what your followers are saying

It’s always a good idea to keep your ear to the ground when it comes to comments your followers are making on your content. If you notice certain trends in what they’re saying – if they’re making suggestions about what kind of content they want to see from you, for example – then you should be listening to those trends.

You don’t need to let comments and followers dictate what you do entirely, though. After all, if you only did what others told you to do, then you’d stand to lose the thing that made you special in the first place. Finding a healthy balance between pleasing your followers and making sure you’re happy in yourself is the ideal when it comes to content creation.

Hold contests and giveaways

Hey, everyone likes free stuff, right? One of the best ways you can make your Instagram audience feel special is to hold contests and giveaways offering them the chance to win things. If you’re an influencer partnered with brands, then why not work with those brands to coordinate a giveaway for your followers?

Conversely, if you’re a brand looking to shore up an authentic following on Instagram, then holding giveaways and contests is an excellent way to do that. It shows that you have a lot of faith in your product and that you’re happy for people to try it out and see for themselves how high-quality it is.

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Video Of Visual Display Network Celebrating TV Personality Selly Galley On Her Birthday Goes Viral



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On the 25th of September 2022, Ghanaian Actress and TV Personality, Selly Galley celebrated her birthday which she dubbed the “Sellybration”.

Digital Marketer Gorbachev Awuah and his team at the Visual Display Network (VDN) surprised her with some meals and products from some of their Clients and Brands they represent.

The Visual Display Network (VDN) Team wanted to “Sellybrate” her and another year under her belt. Clients and Brands that VDN has and affiliates with all came through to make the day a wonderful one.

Kasapereko Company Limited provided some packs of Stormz Energy Drink as well as some Puma Drinks and Awake Mineral Water. Kubs Original Provided a box of their well knows Boffrot puff puff mix. Perfect Touch Restaurant, Porkytos, Liquid & Grills Restaurant, and Tempo De Dio all also provided the best meals on their menu.

Selly Galley and her husband Prayetiatia showed so much appreciation to Visual Display Network (VDN) and all their Clients and Brands they work with and also stated that they made their day.

The video of Digital Marketer Gorbachev Awuah and his Team delivering the meals and products to her has since gone viral.

We applaud the Visual Display Network (VDN) Team for the great work they’re doing in the industry.

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