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Ghana the Cradle of Creative Genius: The Rise of 6 Contemporary Ghanaian Artists

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Ghana has long been the creative and cultural hub of the African continent.  It’s a nation that’s thrived by harnessing the eclectic skills, talents and brilliance of a diverse and innovative population. 

Along with its appetite for technology, ground-breaking financial services, high tech online casino sites and super successful football teams, Ghana has a hunger for creative excellence.

Over the millennia Ghana has produced the finest craftsmen, artisans, musicians and fine artists.  Creatives likes Philip Gbeho, Amakye Dede, Koo Nimoo, El Anatsui and Ablade Glover have rightfully taking their place on the world stage.

Now there is a coterie of young, equally talented, musicians and artists who are soaring to the very top of their respective genres.  Here are six influential Ghanaians who are well on their way to stardom:

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Darkovibes    

Young, imposing and with a flair and style all of his own Darkovibes is the modern maestro of Ghanaian music. He’s also a trend influencer when it comes to hair and fashion.

Along with his style statements the twenty-something year old from Accra is belting out unique sounds that are a hybridized version of rap, hip hop and Afro beat.

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The man who’s alternatively known as ‘Poseidon with the Wave’ started making waves of his own in 2016 with his breakthrough single ‘Mercy’.

Now the talented dude with an attitude has collaborated with the rising stars of Ghana’s creative collective to give us tunes that speak of Afrika – Efya, Joey B, R2Bees, Stonebwoy and Edem – to name just a few.

What’s next for the rapper fashionista?  Well by all accounts his brand new KiDi assisted offering ‘Bless Me’ ain’t too shabby!

Cina Soul 

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Smooth sensual and spine tingling adequately describe the silky sounds of Cina Soul.  She is another dynamic young Ghanaian who has the world at her feet.

With a vocal range that can easily do justice to any music genre, the wonderfully energetic Accra-born star has focussed her considerable talent on highlife, soul and R&B.

Her debut album that she shared with KiDi, M.anifest and Worlasi was the catalyst for bigger and better things. Since then she’s released ‘Mother of Heirs’ as part of the Black Girls Glow project, along with co-conspirators and serious songstresses Ria Boss, Poetra Asantewa, Dzyadzorm, Adomaa and Fu.

Now in 2019, the lovely afro soul diva is on the cusp of greatness after being nominated for the Best Female Vocal Performance at the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.  All that’s left for us to say is ‘Go Gal’!

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Sarkodie 

Sarkodie needs no introduction.  He’s a superstar hip hop and rap artist who has performed for audiences around the world.

He’s also the recipient of a litany of awards that recognise his sheer awesomeness.  Sarkodie has put Ghana on the world map with his rat tat tat raps in English and Twi and his single-minded focus on Azonto.

The man from Tema is widely considered one of the greatest hip hop artists in Africa.  He’s also way up on the top 10 list of all-time best Ghanaian rappers.  Throw in his recent ‘Artists of the Decades’ award at the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards and this man is hot… real hot.

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Sarkodie’s latest offering ‘Alpha’ features Joey B and the late Ebony.  It’s a 6-track EP that has all the elements one would expect from Ghana’s undisputed King of Rap!

Adjo Kisser  

Bright, beautiful canvasses featuring graffiti-like characters with wide toothy grins are trademark features of the art by Adjo kisser.

The young 27-year-old Ghanaian may still be a student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology but she’s already made an impact on the local Ghanaian art scene.

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Kisser creates stunning art works in a variety of media, many of which grace the homes of art collectors in Ghana and further afield.

To date the talented young artist has exhibited her works at the likes of the Nubuke Foundation and it can only be a matter of time before she becomes a household name in London, New York and Paris!

Serge Attukwei Clottey  

The self-professed founder of an Afrocentric art genre dubbed Afrogallonism, Serge Attukwei Clottey is a provocative mixed media creative and performance artist who likes to integrate the live human form into installations.

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Together with the precocious GoLokal performance collective, Clottey is challenging the cultures, norms and standards of colonial and post-colonial Ghana.  His works are big, brash and unique and include plastic patchwork installations, sculpture and charcoal portraits that are haunting and enigmatic.

Clottey’s main focus is on the synergy between yellow plastic oil containers and the country of his birth and how oil and plastic have created a co-dependency issue that is destroying mother earth.

The young Ghanaian fine-tuned his extraordinary skills in Brazil before returning to Accra to shake things up.  Now the influential creative’s artworks are inspiring commentary from around the world and have been exhibited at galleries and contemporary art fairs in New York, Los Angeles, Dubai and London.

Ibrahim Mahama  

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Mahama is an exponent of large-scale installations that use materials scavenged from urban environments – jute sacks, bits and pieces of wood, old shoeshine boxes, fabric and discarded traditional smocks.

These materials are either used to create vast architectural structures or form the co-joined outer skins and cladding that’s draped over the structures.  The end result is a representation of the major themes he’s concerned with, which are currently commodities, migration, globalisation and economic transactions.

A deep thinker and a disruptive force, Mahama integrates materials into his works that speak of the transport, trade and commodification of food, charcoal, cocoa beans and other widely traded commodities.

All his materials are sourced from large cities like Kumasi and Accra and are fabricated into the elements he wants to integrate into his works.  Not only does his art explore the economic processes of negotiation and exchange, some of the materials themselves are acquired through the same processes of commercialism and trade.

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The 32-year Tamale resident is one of the most exciting prospects to emerge from the African continent.  To date his works have appeared in solo exhibitions in the USA, the UK and Ireland.

 

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Afua Asantewaa Lands Phyto Science Deal

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Stem Cell therapy giants – Phyto Science has signed Afua Asantewaa O of Guinness World Record (GWR) fame for two years subject to renewal effective June 16, 2024.

At the brief but impressive signing ceremony at 2927, Tesano in Accra, Mr Bismark Osafo Boateng, Managing Director Phyto Science Africa said ” Afua Asantewaa is a true representation of of our brand, she demonstrated that during the Singathon attempt last December- endurance, and that is what our products represent.”

He added that Phyto Science worldwide is happy to welcome Afua to our vibrant family, and we hope to travel far with her.”
The signee in response said, “l am elated for this opportunity and honor, l will go the extra mile to push the brand to the highest pedestal. I am indeed grateful.”

Phyto Science is a reputable outfit specialized in plant-based Stem Cell therapy- how it has changed doctors’ and scientists’ perception about medicine (health and Awareness), their understanding of disease pathophysiology. (How diseases are formed).

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Phyto Science, since 2012, is the origin of plant-based stem cells.

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Unlocking the Power of bitwave: A Beginner’s Guide

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Investing can be a daunting task, especially for beginners. With the advent of advanced algorithms like bitwave, the process has become more accessible and efficient. This guide will help you understand what FBC Algo is, its features, and how it can benefit you as a new investor.

Key Takeaways

  • bitwave simplifies investment for beginners through advanced algorithms.
  • It offers a user-friendly interface, making it easy to navigate.
  • The platform emphasizes security and efficiency in trading.

Introduction to bitwave

bitwave is an innovative algorithm designed to assist individuals in making informed investment decisions. It leverages advanced data analysis and artificial intelligence to provide users with accurate trading insights, thereby reducing the complexity of investment processes.

Features of bitwave

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Advanced AI and Data Analysis

  • Predictive Analytics: Uses historical data to predict market trends.
  • Real-Time Analysis: Continuously monitors the market for the best trading opportunities.
  • Automated Decisions: Executes trades automatically based on predefined criteria.

User-Friendly Interface

  • Simple Navigation: Easy to use for both beginners and experienced investors.
  • Clear Metrics: Displays key performance indicators in an understandable manner.
  • Customizable Dashboard: Allows users to tailor the interface to their preferences.

Enhanced Security

  • SSL Encryption: Protects user data from unauthorized access.
  • Two-Factor Authentication: Adds an extra layer of security to user accounts.
  • Secure Transactions: Ensures all transactions are safe and transparent.

Benefits of Using bitwave

Accessibility

Bitwaveis designed to be accessible to everyone, regardless of their investment experience. The intuitive interface and comprehensive tutorials make it easy for beginners to get started.

Efficiency

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The algorithm’s ability to analyze vast amounts of data quickly ensures that users receive timely and accurate trading signals. This efficiency can significantly enhance investment outcomes.

Reduced Risk

By relying on data-driven insights and automated trading, FBC Algo helps reduce the risk associated with emotional and impulsive trading decisions.

Why Choose Immediate Bitwave?

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Immediate Bitwave is a user-friendly website designed to bridge the gap between eager learners and reputable investment education firms. Here’s why you should consider it:

  • Quality Education: Learn from the best investment education firms.
  • Time-Saving: Reduces the time spent searching for reliable investment resources.
  • User-Friendly: Simple and intuitive interface for all users.
  • Support for Multiple Cryptocurrencies: Accessible to a wide range of users.
  • Free Structure: Provides high-quality training without any fees.

Advantages of Immediate Bitwave

Promotes Financial Literacy

Immediate Bitwave offers practical training, promoting financial literacy and confidence among new investors.

Democratizes Access

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By providing access to reputable investment education firms, Immediate Bitwave democratizes financial knowledge, making it accessible to everyone.

Stress-Free Learning

The platform simplifies the process of finding and connecting with quality education resources, reducing stress for new investors.

Conclusion

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FBC Algo and Immediate Bitwave together provide a powerful solution for anyone looking to start their investment journey. FBC Algo’s advanced algorithms simplify trading, while Immediate Bitwave connects users with top-notch educational resources. This combination makes investment education and practice accessible, efficient, and secure.

To get started Visit https://immediate-bitwave.com  and register for free. Unlock the power of AI in your investment strategy and build a strong foundation for your financial future.



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Toastmasters International, Ghana Presents: The Toastmasters Awards and Handing Over Ceremony 2023/2024

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Toastmasters International, Ghana Presents: The Toastmasters Awards and Handing Over Ceremony 2023/2024

Toastmasters International, a globally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing public speaking and leadership skills, is excited to announce Its upcoming Toastmasters Awards and Handing Over Ceremony. This prestigious event will also symbolize the rebirth of Toastmasters in Ghana and highlight the mission of building bridges with words.

Scheduled for 28th June at 6pm at the Ecobank Ghana Head Office, Ridge; this ceremony will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of our members and provide insights into the immense benefits of joining the Toastmasters community. The event will feature captivating keynote speakers, inspiring success stories, and the recognition of outstanding members who have reached significant milestones in their personal and professional development.

Attendees will experience the transformative power of Toastmasters International firsthand. Together, we can raise awareness about Toastmasters International in Ghana and encourage more individuals to embark on this transformative journey of self-improvement. This event is open to the general public and tickets can be purchased using the USSD shortcode *713*33*02# to register on all networks.

About Toastmasters International

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Toastmasters is a network of clubs that follow an educational program that is designed to help people fine-tune their public speaking, communication, and leadership skills through regular practice.

Toastmasters International offers a vibrant and diverse global community, through its network of over 16,800 clubs in more than 140 countries. Key benefits of membership include enhanced Communication Skills, Leadership Development, Personal and Professional Growth, and Networking Opportunities.

Future members can connect with individuals worldwide, fostering cross-cultural understanding and collaboration.

To learn more about Toastmasters International, visit www.toastmasters.org.

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Twellium Ghana leads in environmental sustainability with a high-tech effluent treatment plant (ETP)

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The Twellium Industrial Company Limited, a Ghanaian-based manufacturing company, has taken a giant step to lead an environmental sustainability project by introducing a high-tech effluent treatment plant.

The Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) is a specialized facility designed to treat and purify industrial wastewater before its safe discharge into the environment. This state-of-the-art facility ensures that all industrial waste the company generates is treated effectively, preventing any waste from being sent to the surrounding towns.

The plant processes up to 1,000 cubic metres of wastewater daily. All wastewater from the facility is sent to the ETP, ensuring that their effluent discharge parameters meet the GS 1212:2019 effluent discharge parameters for the food and beverage industries.

Speaking to journalists after a factory tour, Mr. Ali Ajami, Chief Marketing Officer, Twellium Industrial Company Limited, said the GHS3 million Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) processes organic and inorganic pollutants, as well as all other impurities generated from the factory, before they are safely discharged.

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Mr. Ajami said treated water from the plant could be used by neighbouring farmers to water their crops and for other domestic uses. He said the company was committed to environmental sustainability and would continuously explore innovations that would ensure that its operations did not harm the environment.

“At Twellium, we remain committed to environmental sustainability, and through this effluence treatment plant for waste management, we will ensure that all industrial waste the company generates is treated effectively, preventing any waste from being sent to the surrounding towns,” he said.

Mr. Ajami added, “This will also help mitigate potential environmental hazards and promote a clean and safe environment for local communities. This proactive approach underscores our dedication to preventing environmental havoc and maintaining high standards of environmental stewardship.”.

Mr. Ajami further expressed profound gratitude to the Government of Ghana for creating an enabling environment for businesses and providing incentives to support business growth.

He said the company, which has been operating in Ghana for the past 10 years, has expanded its production line to more than eleven and provided employment to more than 5,000 Ghanaians, among other interventions.

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“The government gives incentives and encourages investors to come here. The government helps to export made-in-Ghana products outside the country, and this helps us,” he said.

Mr. Ajami encouraged businesses to take advantage of the conducive environment in Ghana to export their products to neighbouring countries to help boost Ghana’s economy and create more employment opportunities.

For his part, Ghanaian Afro-dancehall sensation Stonebwoy, who was crowned Artist of the Year at the just-ended Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA), said industrialisation was the surest way to create employment opportunities and commended Twellium for investing in Ghana.

Stonebwoy, who is a brand ambassador for Bigoo Drink, said the company’s vision of providing environmental sustainability aligns with his personal agenda of safeguarding the community, adding that its “proactive approach”.

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“Employment is going on here, and the number of staff is increasing. I am happy to find some of the people that I lived with in the same community with secure employment here,” he said.

The event also saw Twellium Industrial Company Limited announce the wife of Stonebwoy, Dr. Louisa Ansong-Satekla, as Brand Ambassador for Verna Mineral Water.

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Social Trends: MP Leads Ghana’s ‘Hands Off Our Hotels’ Anti-Corruption March

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MP Leads Ghana's 'Hands Off Our Hotels' Anti-Corruption March

On June 18, 2024, a significant protest named ‘Hands Off Our Hotels’ took place in Accra, Ghana, opposing the sale of a 60% stake in four hotels owned by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to Rock City Hotel, a company owned by the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Bryan Acheampong. (more…)

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Vivo Energy Ghana Launches Safety Day and Pledges Goal Zero

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Vivo Energy Ghana, the Shell Licensee, is proud to announce the successful launch of Safety Day 2024 at its head office in Cantonment, Accra. Safety Day, a cherished tradition of the business, underscores the company’s commitment to Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality (HSSEQ) practices while celebrating its safety achievements and milestones.

With a vision of becoming the leading and most respected energy business in Africa, we remain committed to ensuring the safety and security of our employees, partners, customers and communities.  The focus for this year’s Safety Day is on our HSSEQ Management System (MS), an integral part of our commitment to achieving Goal Zero- no harm to people and minimising our impact on the environment.

Speaking at the launch, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Kader Maiga, emphasised the company’s collaboration with regulatory bodies like the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Ghana Standard Authority (GSA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMC) to ensure compliance with procedures, standards, environmental sustainability, and industry best practices. “I wish to throw more light on our Goal Zero Days (4,900 days/over 13 years) – the number of days without a recordable incident in our operations as a company. We could only achieve this with the help of our employees, third party contractors, site attendants, customers and regulatory bodies by complying with our safety procedures, standards, and regulations”, he said.

The Special Guest, CEO/Industry coordinator of the Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMC), Dr. Riverson Oppong, commended Vivo Energy Ghana for its proactive approach to safety, noting, “It is heartening to see a company that prioritises the well-being of its employees and partners. AOMC is immensely proud to partner with Vivo Energy Ghana and all its members in the relentless pursuit of Goal Zero through collaborative efforts to achieve a future where safety and sustainability are the cornerstones of every operation within the downstream petroleum industry.”

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Representing Vivo Energy Ghana Transporters, the CEO of S. O. Frimpong Transport Limited, Randy Frimpong, in his goodwill message applauded the leadership and management of Vivo Energy Ghana for their dedication to a proper way of doing business which is a safer alternative. “We are happy to say that all transporters of Vivo Energy Ghana, through the adaptation of its HSSEQ Management System (MS), are now professional companies and we are also able to share knowledge and best practices to others in the industry,” he said.

Vivo Energy Ghana pledges to integrate safety into every aspect of its operations and commits to staying informed and adhering to safety protocols to safeguard its colleagues, families and communities. Together we will achieve Goal-Zero and set a benchmark for others to follow. 

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