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GHOneTV’s Ridwan beats two Kenyans to win another Journalism Award

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GHOne TV’s multiple award-winning news anchor, Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman, has emerged Best African journalist in the TV category of the 2020 African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards, held on the sidelines of the Fifth UN Environmental Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi, Kenya.

While the pandemic has overwhelmed the news cycle and dominated headlines around the world, the young Journalist offered a rare perspective on used PPE disposal and gives comprehensive coverage of waste management gaps in Ghana’s response to the covid-19 pandemic.

Ridwan’s TV piece on Covid-19 waste disposal which has already received two awards from the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) beat two renowned Kenyan science reporters, Zeynab Wandati and Sheila Sendeyo, both of NTV Kenya to win the coveted prize.

The competition drew over 400 entries from across the African continent.

The winners of the different awards in the set categories were from all over the continent, from Benin, to Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Togo, Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi and Algeria.

There were at least four categories done in two languages. They were Radio, Print, TV and digital.

The Radio (English) Category had Aunyango Nkhoma of ‘Zodiak Broadcasting Station’ in Malawi as the second runners-up, Victor Faison and Mphatso Mkumpha of Malawi’s ‘Chisomo Radio Station’ jointly as first runners-up, and Peter Labeja of Uganda’s ‘Radio Rupiny’ becoming the winner.

The Radio (French) Category’s three winners were all from Benin in the following order: Chamsou Dine Koto Baguiri of ‘Arzèkè FM’ was the second runners-up, preceded by Ernest Agbota of ‘Radio Nationale du Bénin’ as first runners-up, and finally Romain Dek Adjevi of ‘Radio Tokpa’ as the winner of the category.

Next was the TV (English) Category that was shared between Kenya and Ghana. Kenya’s ‘NTV’ produced the second runners-up and the first, both female. Sheilah Sendeyo and Zaynab Wandati were second and first runners-up respectively, while Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman of ‘GHOneTV’ in Ghana became the winner.

The TV (French) Category went to Vincent Kiendrebéogo of ‘Radio Broadcasting TV’ in Burkina Faso as second runners-up, Redha Menassel of Algeria’s ‘Radio Alger Chaine 3’ as first runners-up and Togolese Daniel Addeh of Cameroon’s ‘Tele Sud Channel’ as the winner.

The other category awarded by PACJA was Print (English). Its second runners-up was Amindeh Blaise Atabong of Cameroon, Daniel Wagema Mwangi of Kenya as the first runners-up and Olatunji Ololade of Nigeria’s ‘Nation’ newspaper as the winner.

Five editors and communication experts sat in the selection panel that came up with the winners announced yesterday. They were Michael Simire of EnviroNews, Nigeria, Lilian Odera (KTN), Gerard Senapkon Guedegbe of Benin and Andrew Kipkemboi of Standard Group. The four worked under the leadership of Emmanuel Wongibeo, who is also the Deputy Director of ‘Cameroon Radio TV’.

The United Nations Environment Programme’s Director for Africa, Dr Juliette Biao, graced the occasion and gave a televised speech stating that they were pleased to see PACJA achieve the fifth edition of the ACCER Awards despite the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 Pandemic throughout 2020, when calls for submission of stories for the competition were made.

“Climate Change, biodiversity loss and pollution … put the wellbeing of the current generation at unacceptable risk,” she said, adding that emissions were now 62 per cent higher than they were in 1990, with parts of the biodiversity threatened with extinction.

The African Climate Change and Environment Reporting (ACCER) Awards is a biennial initiative of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) that recognizes excellence in climate change and environmental journalism in Africa.
The ACCER Awards 2020 is the fifth in a series and comes at a time of uncertainty abound regarding climate action in the context of Covid-19 and other crises.

Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman is a multiple award winning broadcast journalist with more than 7 years experience.

He began his journalism career with the JoyNews channel of the Multimedia Group Limited in 2013 as general news reporter.

He currently works at GHOneTV, one of Ghana’s most watched channels as a producer, a news anchor, and a senior reporter.

Ridwan is a recipient of the 2018 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, a global prestigious award run by the European Commission.

Ridwan, in May 2018, was named as finalist for the 2018 edition of the International Centre for Journalists’ prestigious Michael Elliott Award.
He is Ghana’s 2017 Best reporter in Development Journalism.
He is also a recipient of the African Media Initiative award for Best African Journalist for Peace and Security Reporting 2017 and 2016 Best Journalist Award in Rural Reporting from the Ghana Journalists Association.

Ridwan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

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Larruso to drop ‘Next Gen’ EP on October 21, here is what to expect

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After dropping two singles — ‘The Truth’ and off his forthcoming EP back in September, afro-dancehall prodigy, Larruso finally reveals the title, cover art, full track list and release date of his anticipated project.

‘New Gen’, which is what Larruso calling it will be made available come October 21st with 8 songs, some rocking guest features from the likes of M.anifest, Suzzway, Bella Shmurda, Kelvyn Boy, Samini and J. Derobie, aside a compelling mix of producers.

 

In light of his announcement today, Larruso made known: “This project is very experimental. I wanted to be an inspiration to the newer generation and let them know we can be great leaders as well. I want everyone to pay good attention to ‘New Gen’ because everything on it is from the heart”.

 

The EP’s rather edgy cover art places Larruso at the center and focus of the new generation; where he wants to be, and will be up for streaming on all major digital streaming platforms.

 

Pre-Order “NEW GEN” by Larruso here; https://onerpm.link/NEWGENLP

 

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There is NO LOVE in the Ghana Music Industry musician STEGUE cries out

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Ghanaian singjay Stegue seems to be bitter about how the Ghanaian Music industry is full of hatred for each other which shouldn’t be so.

He says there is ‘No Love’ in the industry unlike other countries and that is one of the reasons why our industry is refusing to grow because instead of collaborating and helping each other grow to face the world market at large we find ourselves competing with each other in this small space.

In his recent release of the visuals for song titled ‘No Love’ a single off his Debut EP ‘Xpensive Style ‘ he cries out and addresses the hatred in the system .

In a recent tweet he stated clearly https://twitter.com/_stegue_/status/1448308317244243970?s=20   .” There is No love in the Ghana Music industry ,let’s not forget that at the end it’s us against the world” .In his recent video he talks about the hatred in the system and unnecessary competition .

 

Fans were amused after his statements while they highly anticipate the release of his sophomore Project “Songs For The Deaf” year .

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I’ve never cheated on my wife in our 16 years of marriage – Okyeame Kwame reveals

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Ghanaian musician and songwriter Kwame Nsiah-Apau, popularly known as Okyeame Kwame, says he has never cheated on his wife since they married 16 years ago. (more…)

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“I want to go to Psychiatric again, take me back to psychiatric” -Funny Face relapses and cries for help

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The actor in a new video has been weeping over his failed love life. According to him, he has never been lucky when it comes women. “Herh Yaw Boateng, you have followed a*s and disappointed yourself, I have been crying,” he said.
Funny Face was speaking about his ex-wife, baby mama and another woman he claims has given a child of his to another man in Germany because of money.
Recounting his experience with women in his life, Funny Face says he wants to go back to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital. “Herh woman go show you … Someone has slept with my wife and married her, I didn’t take the 7:30 medicine, it calms me down,” he said.

“AM ABOUT TO DROP SOME BOMBSHELLS !! I give JEHOVAH all da glory … you girls thought .. I was a fool? Nooo NEVER !! I loved u genuinely .. dats why .. you fucked urselves like a female dog “ BITCH “ yet I still loved you girls with all my heart especially VANNESSA.. cos you gave me #ELLAandBELLA my precious Darlings .. I was even ready to die for you VANNESSA .. but what did u do .. u sold me cheap to my haters.. GIRL get ready .. people will know da real you .. why are u selling pussy tightener and dick enlargement on ur page .. after u got followers from my fam base .. I think … like 17,000 #FunnyFans came to follow you because you took a picture with me at da psychiatric and it went viral .. so my fans came to follow u .. what did u do .. u disgraced dem by selling pussy juice .. kwasssiaaaa baaaashasheeeeee … because dats how … u get to meet ur “ men “ …. Mordern “ HOOK UP “ .. been quite for soo long .. am abt to drop some secrets !! GHANA GET READY …. IS ABT TO GO DOWN.”

 

After sharing various videos recounting his pain, the “COW AND CHICKEN” actor called for help.

“Someone has slept with my wife and married her, another one too has given my child to another man because of money, Yaw Boateng I am tired … I want to go to Psychiatric again, take me back to psychiatric,” he said whilst crying in a now-deleted video.

Funny Face experiences 7th suicide attempt, saved by Military men in Kumasi

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MzGee resigns from Media General after 2 years

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TV3 and 3FM’s entertainment journalist and television host, Gloria Akpene Acquah, popularly known as MzGee, has quit her job with the Media General after 2 years. (more…)

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Use local songs for your Tiktok videos – Kuami Eugene appeals to Ghanaians

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Lynx Music signee, Kuami Eugene has called out social media users who are usually seen jamming to other nationals’ songs on Tiktok to equally do more videos with Ghanaian songs. (more…)

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