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IMG 20170821 WA0015Showbiz  in Northern Ghana, has seen a tremendous progress in recent years. It’s a tough balance for even some ardent lovers of the industry to comprehend the force that triggered its sudden Facelift hitherto. These development, well intentioned, could not have happened on the spur of the moment without the toil and sacrifices of certain well-meaning individuals. The industry without any shred of doubt is fast been repleted with powerful folks who have done far too good to see it soar to this enviable height. These industry players have given their all and pulled the industry up to a position from pretty much nothing to attain the limelight it currently has. I don’t know if it would be heavier on my lips to refer to them as game changers, but truth be told… they have contributed their widow’s mite to raise the bar in the world of the northern showbiz. There are certainly key players and actors therein who have differently flipped the switch for the good of the industry and one of such is Mohammed Abubakari Naporo who stands out for a particular mention. The exploits of this wonderful lad on the airwaves cum the industry is way far beyond the expectations of his admirers. The first cry of Mohammed Abubakari Naporo on planet earth was first heard in Nyankpala on Friday May 11, 1984. A town he equally had his basic education and later proceeded to Business Senior High school (BISCO) in Tamale. After completion in the year 2006, his passion for media got him enrolled in Abesim school of radio and television in Sunyani, where he acquired indepth knowledge in radio and later got himself groomed by Father Wisky of Fila FM whom he considers his Godfather in radio. Known in media cycles today as Dj Parara alias Majority leader. His first job on radio came in the early 2007. Dj Parara made his big-consoles debut on radio precisely, North Star Fm in February 2007. His years at North Star Fm lasted for a little below a decade, a period between 2007-2015 where he virtually secured for himself a promising radio host staple. Dj Parara started it all at North Star as a brunch time presenter, announcements cum news reader and a reporter as well. Whilst at North star FM, Dj Parara saw the need to further his education so as to be able to adapt to evolving trends in the ever-growing competitive industry, which saw him reading marketing under Diploma in Business at the renowned Tamale Technical University for 2 years then called Tamale Polytechnic and subsequently warranting the continuation of his course with Higher National Diploma (marketing option). Equally on his days at North star, he teamed up with other industry players that shared his school of thought to register an esteem company by name Northern Entertainment Concept(NEC). A company that was constituted by DJ Parara, Mr Tel of zaa radio fame, Nash Iddi, Sensational DJ and DJ Mezz of diamond fm. This organization in particular recorded two(2) successful concerts: instances for citation are the Samini Mtn tour and Linkz entertainment tour at the Tamale sports stadium. In a twist of fate, founders of the Northern Entertainment Concept splitted and he(DJ Parara) together with DJ Mezz came up with a new company registered under the name NORTH LINKZ ENTERTAINMENT, which can busk into its credit, the successful staging of events such as the Yess Boss Tour, Rappa Holic concert, City Invasion, Davido in Tamale, Yess Boss Tour Reloaded and other events which equally saw the limelight. However, the young chap(DJ Parara) had other quiet aspirations that were the product of his childhood love for entrepreneurship. His dreams finally became tangible when he singlehandedly registered his own company under the prestigious name #PARARA ENTERTAINMENT. This outfit was unveiled for Event organization, Artist Management, Movie production, Directing and everything Film making. One breakthrough achievement that left a scar on the minds of all showbiz lovers was when PARARA ENTERTAINMENT sunshine set the Northern showbiz alight through the discovery of LIL K, ATAAKA, and subsequently out of his own benign benevolence also supported the then up and coming artists like Fancy Gadam ,Diva 1, Maccasio and many more of their ilk. Also to the credit of PARARA ENTERTAINMENT was the production of the ever expensive and most patronized movie in northern region, titled DAGBON POLITICS. Everything about the movie raised its standard above viewer expectations thereby setting it apart from what was available in the northern movie market. Of course great things come with greater costs. An amount of Ghc75,000 was what made its production a possibility. But what killed the worry of its production cost was the realization of a whopping Ghc 345,000 through the premier and sale of copies of the movie. Production and marketing of this movie served as a spring that propelled the evergreen DJ into the glare of instant stardom, landed him big gigs and grabbed him universal attention. Even though it was just a single movie worth of screen time, it succeeded in winning him a lot of laurels including documentary contracts from reputable NGOs such as USAID, WINROCK INTERNATIONAL, IPA et al. What finally put an icing on the cake was when the movie (Dagbon politics) won the best movie award (three northern regions) at the 2017 Northern Entertainment Awards (NEA). and he (Mohammed Abubakari Naporo) took home the best movie Director (Northern Region) in what was regarded the toughest and closed to call category of that night. It would be an unpardonable oversight if I fail to mention that Mohammed Abubakari Naporo was also crowned best event organizer and best promoter under North Links Entertainment in the 2016 Northern Music Awards (NMA). Adding to the numerous plaques of recognition his efforts has raked home over the years. DJ Parara’s engagement in the industry has seen him breaking ice and building a very formidable relationship with topnotch artists in Ghana such as; the rap god-Sarkodie and the Africa dancehall sensation Stone Bwouy just to mention but a few and not forgetting some few other world selling artists in Nigeria including the ‘Banana Fall On You’ hitmaker Davido, Selebobo and J. martins. Through hard work DJ Parara was appointed marketing manager of Bishara radio in 2015. And for consistency, commitment, diligence and by merit he was elevated a tad more into the Managing Directorship position in January, 2017. He has since made Bishara a giant force to reckon with in radio business till date. The professional programming on Bishara Radio seem to have imprisoned the ears of every Northern radio lover. CONTROVERSIES     In the words of Fancy Gadam “jerigu ko n yen bori ni Dunia zaa yu o” which literally means; only a fool expects love from all. DJ Parara’s journey so far has not been one of a bed of roses. It wasn’t one devoid of potholes and thus required more than courage to navigate. I stand to be corrected on this but he is one among the many Northern Showbiz icons that has received an oedaematus quantum of public backlash and criticism for various reasons. Visible among them all is who actually got his sympathy between the Gadam Nation and 69 fraternities. But take it or leave it controversy itself is a brand in Showbiz. He believes a problem becomes a real problem depending on how you react to it. Chinua Achebe once said that “if you choose to respond to every dog that barks at you on your way, you surely wouldn’t get to your destination in time” for that would only shift your focus. Majority leader as he prefers to be called thinks that criticism in Showbiz should construct him but not destruct him and that is why he chose to build a mansion with stones thrown at him instead of selectively focusing on the emotional trauma that accompanies it… Does it not seem baffling and defying of public expectation to see him relate well and even invite on his talk shows artists or persons perceived as having issues with him? It’s a murky and dicey industry and how you choose to play your cards is what determines your growth in it. Indeed Madam Charlotte Osei herself has a vote but wouldn’t allow her sympathy for a political party to outshadow or outweigh her professional ethics. We live in a world where a blame game has become a convenient way to console oneself out of a problem. So he chose to remain a solid rock that can surmount the seemingly insurmountable storm that has bedevilled the industry. DJ Parara has been the first media icon to successfully host a popular TV show in Northern Ghana dubbed “The Gbewaa show” on NTV. A TV program that has the largest and unprecedented viewership within the Savannah zone and beyond. His talkshows has made major news headlines in both electronic and print media. Since the inception of his program, Friday nights of many has become one of a friendly time of fun, education and entertainment with NTV. As he disects issues of public relevance and puts his guests on the hotseat to give you mind blowing revelations. DJ Parara is by far the hottest and most enterprising MC for entertainment events in North today. You can hate him behind the scenes but the reality would hit at you when you meet him one on one and get drowned in his ever-blazing charisma. If you ever meet him and forget all the numerous names he posseses just call him #Mr. North@heart. Written BY: Dadinkai Mohammed Ibn Tawfiq ( KING-BRAINS) Contact: “0242711108”]]>


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5 Ways to Get More YouTube Views



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Promolta shares the 5 best ways to get more views on your YouTube videos. If you follow these tips, your videos will gain more traction. (more…)

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Simon El-Longwell reveals his intents for PUSAG Presidency 2022



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The mantle of leadership transcends from one generation to another successive one which builds a large prospects of development in our various institutions, organizations and perhaps countries. (more…)

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Crazy online gaming Wins: Biggest in the world!



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The online gaming and esports industry has boomed in recent years, with millions of individuals taking part in these games worldwide.

With such explosive growth, there have consequently been a number of substantial prize purses, made all the more fascinating due to their sheer magnitude. Similarly, staggering winnings are sometimes seen by online gamblers, too. For example,’BetMGM Awards Over $800K’ was recently in the news in one lucky US state.

While we can’t tell you how to get lucky when gambling or gaming online, we are going to show you some of the biggest wins from online gaming. 

How do Gamers Win Money? 

Below, we’re going to show you how gamers have made money by winning some of the most prestigious online gaming tournaments in the world. But, there are other ways these professional gamers make money


Some have paid sponsorships and partnerships with gaming companies, computer brands, and even global giant drinks manufacturers like Red Bull and Mountain Dew. 


Others are paid salaries from the teams or leagues they belong to – it really is just like any other sport in this regard. 

1. Fortnite World Cup (2019) – $30.4 million 

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It’s no secret that Fortnite is one of the most popular video games in the world right now, and the first-ever Fortnite World Cup is also one of the highest-ever online gaming wins.

In 2019, over $30 million was awarded to the winning players – the winning solo player, Kyle Giersdorf, took home $3 million, while David W and Emil Pedersen split $3 million between them as the top-ranking duo. 


Winning contests isn’t the only way players earn from Fortnite, though. It also has a huge following on Twitch, with many gamers making a decent amount of money from live-streaming their gameplay to their adoring fans. 


Fans have to pay to subscribe to their favorite channels, and there are often different tiers available for those who wish to show more support. So, for someone streaming a popular game such as Fortnite, this is a great way to make a steady income. 

2. Honor of Kings World Championship Cup (2021) – $7.7 million 

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Last year’s Honor of Kings tournament, the World Championship Cup, was hosted in Beijing. Twelve teams of the best Honor of Kings players entered the contest, with the winning team ultimately taking home a cool $7.7 million between them. 


The battle was closely fought between two teams, Gank Gaming and QG Happy, with the latter eventually coming in the number-one spot and claiming the colossal prize. 


The tournament is going to be even bigger in 2022, with a prize pool of $10 million for the winning team. It’s expected that 16 teams will take part in this year’s event. 

3. Call of Duty League Championship (2020) – $4.6 million 

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Call of Duty has been popular for almost two decades – fans were playing the series long before online gaming and esports became big. But, it’s only more recently that players have been able to make considerable sums of money from playing their favorite first-person shooter. 


Call of Duty is so popular it’s not just one event but an entire league dedicated to it! At the end of the League, Dallas Empire won the Championship event and netted themselves the tidy sum of $1.5 million. 


4. The International 10 (2020) – $40 million 

Dota 2’s annual championship event in 2020 was the biggest of its kind to date, and one of the biggest ever online gaming wins ever. With a total prize fund of $40 million, it’s no surprise that the 16 teams who entered fought so fiercely to emerge victorious. 


After various rounds and stages, Team Spirit from Russia netted themselves over $18 million to share between them. The tournament was held in Bucharest, Romania, at the Arena Naţională. 

Final Thoughts

Aren’t esports exciting? It’s one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and it has only just begun to hit its stride. So, expect the prize funds given out at these tournaments to grow year on year. 


If you keep practicing your favorite game, maybe you too could one day join the likes of these players and teams above and become a multi-millionaire overnight. 

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Itel Ghana Donates Library and School Items worth GHC40,000 to Ayikai Dablo M/A school



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Itel Ghana this Friday 24th June 2022  embarked on yet another corporate social responsibility project themed “ itel Wandering Library Project” in the Ayikai Doblo M/A Basic School. (more…)

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African-centric video games leap forward



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The number of gamers has skyrocketed in Africa, going from 77 million in 2015 to over 185 million by the end of 2021. Driven by ever-improving Internet access and the increasing affordability of smartphones, mobile gaming is leading the way. Estimations project that nearly 95% of African gamers use mobile devices. With 650 million smartphones in circulation, the mobile gaming market is even expected to grow at an annual 12%. And as gaming booms across the continent, so thrives the demand for games made in Africa. (more…)

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Best small business ideas to promote online



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If you have a passion for doing something but are lacking the capital you may be wondering how to start a small business with little money. Well, you are not alone. There are thousands of people just like you who are looking for the best ways to make money. The internet is a great resource for finding your clients. On the platforms like, you can use your skills and expertise to start your own small business and offer your services to sell a product online.

First, you must decide on your small business idea. Before choosing an idea, be sure to get some input from friends and family members. Often, they can help you come up with ideas that will help you earn money while still having a great time. And don’t forget to have fun while working! It’s very important to find a business idea that you can enjoy.

Starting a small business in Сanada

You have decided that starting a small business in Canada is the right choice for you. While it might seem like an overwhelming task, it does not have to be. You can start your own business while working your current job and still have time to devote to your new venture. Start by developing a business plan, which will outline your goals, milestones and success measures. Some of the most important parts of a business plan include the objective of the business, the market position, the competitive landscape, financials, and target market information. Before submitting your plan, you should know the differences between the various business structures that are available in Canada.

A winning business idea is essential to starting a small business. When creating your business plan, focus on the latest technologies and trends, and fill a gap in your local industry. You should also consider the needs and interests of potential customers to ensure that you have a profitable business. 

Small business ideas for little money

There are countless small business ideas for little money out there, but which one is right for you? While money is always a motivation to get started, there’s more to the idea than just making money. To find the right idea for you, bounce it off of friends and family to get their feedback. Also, don’t be afraid to have fun while you’re working! Listed below are some of the most popular small businesses:

  • Handyperson. One of the best small business ideas to start is to provide a service. Although this may not be the most passive form of self-employment, it is a viable choice if you have specific skills and time that others would be willing to pay for. Such businesses can range from home repairs to building construction. To be a handyman you don’t need a large amount of capital to get started.
  • Furniture assembling. If you know how to assemble Ikea furniture, you can start a profitable business. As the popularity of Ikea furniture grows, you can expand the service to other areas. Who knows maybe someday you grow into a full furniture factory.
  • The pet industry is also ripe for small business ideas. From grooming services to dog walking services there are countless opportunities. Dog walking is a common service, and you can set a schedule for walks and charge a flat rate. You can also offer pet boarding services if you are interested in earning extra money. 
  • Video content making. If you want to run a small business, you can opt for video production. Video content is popular across various social media platforms and on the internet. Whether you wish to produce videos for your own business or for clients, you can learn the skills of cutting, editing and shooting videos. Even if you do not have any previous experience in video production, there are many online courses that will teach you the skills.
  • If you’ve recently quit your job and still have the expertise to offer, you can turn that knowledge into a business. Consulting services, for example, are in high demand, with a $263.5 billion market expected by 2022. You can turn your knowledge and experience into a business by filling a need in the market. Many consultants are needed across different industries, and they charge for their services.

These small business ideas are a great source of extra cash, and they’ll also give you a sense of independence. So, start today. Don’t wait until your next paycheck is coming in – invest in yourself and your small business idea today.fee4bee small business ideas img2

How to promote small businesses online?

There are many cost-effective ways to promote small businesses online. Two models of promoting your business online include your own website promotion and cooperation with grand marketplaces.

Not for all the local businesses you need a business website. You have to build high-quality landing pages on your site and budget for large expenses so that the website generates income. 

If you don’t have the time or the budget to do this yourself, you can consider alternative ways to promote online. Social media presence and services marketplaces are great places to list your business for free. These sites are often well-known with high search engine rankings. Listed businesses tend to get local customers. Profiles on these marketplaces don’t take long to set up and can help you promote your business to nearby customers. 

Reviews are another way to get local customers to try your business. Word-of-mouth can be very powerful for your small business. Getting customer feedback on services platforms is the best. This way, potential customers can read what others have to say about your business and decide if it is the one for them.

Another free way to promote your business is through social media. Tik-tok, Instagram, and Pinterest are among the most popular social media sites. Make sure to include your contact information on your page, and create useful and engaging content to attract users. These platforms are great for local businesses because they can promote their products and services 24/7.

Using video on your social media is a great way to reach a wide audience for free. Also, you can use hashtags and contests to increase your exposure. Update your profile regularly. And don’t forget to follow your competitors, too. These social media sites are a great way to reach local customers.


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