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Photos: Samsung shares its Journey of Wonder with Africa

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Samsung Africa Forum As tech enthusiasts around the world awaited the global launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 smartphone on Thursday, March 14, the electronics giant held its annual Africa Forum in Cape Town, South Africa from March 13,  where it announced a range of new electronics manufactured for the Africa market.  The forum under the theme, ‘Journey of Wonder’ attracted approximately 200 journalists from across Africa, all of whom have flocked to Cape Town to experience electronics that will be made available to the continent in the coming months. They included latest television sets, as well as a 4K model, monitors, fridges, washing machines and the new Galaxy Grand Duo smartphone. This year, Samsung would focus on designing “Built for Africa” solutions that serve not only the individuals but also government and business enterprises, the CEO of Samsung Electronics Africa, Mr KK Park said. “We will continue to develop more relevant solution-based business and continue developing Built for Africa technology in order to contribute to a smarter Africa.”. An example of this is its SurgeSafe+ LED TVs and free satellite TV initially for 6 countries in Africa. Samsung also announced it will bringing three new concepts to its smart TVs: smart interaction, smart content and smart evolution. Smart interaction will let consumers interact with their TVs with gestures, voice and facial recognition commands.  The 85’inch Samsung S9 Ultra HD television which hits the African market later in May was unveiled with its breath-taking and cutting-edge attributes. Samsung Africa Forum Samsung Africa Forum Samsung Africa Forum Samsung Africa Forum Samsung Africa Forum Samsung Africa Forum Samsung Africa Forum Samsung Africa Forum Samsung Africa Forum Samsung Africa Forum Samsung Africa Forum Samsung Africa Forum Each of Samsung’s newest televisions provides a new world of possibilities in search, navigation and control. Samsung’s newly redesigned Smart Hub intelligently organises a viewer’s content into clear, intuitive panels. The three panels include: apps; photos, videos and music; and social. Navigating these three Smart Hub panels is easier than ever before, thanks to enhanced Smart Interaction. Samsung introduced the HT-F9750W. The HT-F9750W is Samsung’s flagship 7.1 channel home theatre system that is the perfect companion to its 2013 Smart TVs. The system features a 1 330-watt sound system for unprecedented sound quality and exceptional viewing experience, and it is powered by Samsung’s Gallium Nitride amplifier and vacuum tube amplifier to create a pure, natural sound. Additionally, HD content can be up-scaled to UHD picture quality, thanks to Samsung’s 4K Scaler Processor. Other interesting product announcements were the Galaxy Tab 2 (7-inch) – it’s the first Samsung tablet to run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and will be on the African market in the second quarter of this year.  Also on demonstration was the Galaxy Beam, a smartphone with a built-in projector. Samsung also introduced its new DuraCool SMART Refrigerator Range featuring several category firsts. The new refrigerator, which offers a host of unique features to maximise space and a superior digital inverter technology to improve energy efficiency, affirms Samsung’s dedication to providing appliance innovations that deliver unparalleled performance, greater flexibility, superior organisation, and more convenience for today’s busy families. With the new DuraCool Smart Bottom Mounted Freezer, Samsung brings powerful technology innovations into the home, empowering families to get more out of their appliances and enabling households to run more efficiently and harmoniously. Advanced technology in Samsung’s new refrigerator delivers an overall unique design complemented by special features that work together to maximum space efficiency. To complete the home experience, Samsung also announced a new series of triple protector air conditioners with reinforcing smart features for African customers, of which one such model is the F9000, the world’s first air conditioner that uses jet engine technology and features three vents to cool the air faster than any other conventional unit. All the new models adhere to the Samsung Triple Protection ethos and provide customers with power cooling, energy efficiency and hygienic air through innovative Samsung technology – which means ‘Smart Cooling, Smart Saving and Smart Protection’. The units also form part of Samsung’s Built For Africa programme that sees Samsung design and build solutions that meet the unique needs, resources and conditions of Africa. Samsung Africa Forum Samsung Africa Forum Samsung Africa Forum Samsung Africa Forum And staying true to its Smart Camera vision, it delivers the latest and greatest camera technology and drives change in the digital imaging landscape. As the newest addition to its NX-range, the NX300 blends exceptional image quality and capture capabilities with increased speed and shot control. The NX300 is complemented by the Samsung’s NX 45mm F1.8 2D/3D lens, the first one-lens 3D system for a consumer camera, capable of capturing both still pictures and full 1080p HD video. This new lens opens up an exciting world of 3D imaging possibilities and makes the Samsung NX Series the only interchangeable lens camera supporting both 3D still and 3D movie. “Our key focus is developing products that suit consumer needs on the continent of Africa. We want to come out with solutions that meet the needs of the people. And Today we have seen an increase in demand for most of our Built for Africa smart products,” Vishwas Saxena, Head of Business, Samsung Electronics Ghana said. Samsung Africa Forum Samsung Africa Forum Samsung Africa Forum Samsung Africa Forum Samsung Africa Forum]]>

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King Promise Talks About Latest Single on Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio

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King Promise Talks About Latest Single on Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio

This Week’s Episode Features a Conversation With King Promise, and the 5 Hottest Tracks of the Week! Tune in to Africa Now Radio with Nandi Madida this

Friday, June 14th at 9a Lagos/London / 10a Johannesburg/Paris / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 [ and broadcast on  YFM Accra every Sunday at 2pm, YFM Kumasi on Saturdays at 3pm and YFM Takoradi on Saturdays at 6pm]

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Ghanaian Afrobeats star King Promise joins Nandi Madida via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about his latest single, “Continental (feat. Shallipopi).” He also discusses his new album, ‘True To Self,’ his creative process, and what he loves about contributing to culture.

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Nandi Madida shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Oxlade, Ravanny & Harmonize, Stonebwoy, DJ Stokie & Sobzeen feat. Lington, and PHILA DLOZI.

Tune in and listen to the full episode this Friday, June 14th at 9a Lagos/London / 10a Johannesburg/Paris / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow [and broadcast on  YFM Accra every Sunday at 2pm, YFM Kumasi on Saturdays at 3pm and YFM Takoradi on Saturdays at 6pm].

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King Promise Tells Apple Music About the Global Popularity of His Song, “Terminator” 

I love to contribute to my culture—the goal has always been global domination through our music as Africans. The fact now the world is catching on—even they are late but they are welcome to the party—I’m blessed, not just as a Ghanaian, but as an African in general. It’s so beautiful to see the world latching on to what we’re doing, love it and appreciate it.

When “Terminator” dropped, it was another level of what I’m doing, for me. It was such a blessing to have a record known all over the globe; it’s just so beautiful. After that it’s just been back-to-back with “Paris,”  “Perfect Combi,” “Favourite Story” and now finally the album, so I’ve been super proud of this whole movement right now.

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King Promise Tells Apple Music How He Felt No Pressure To Deliver With His New Album, ’True To Self’ 

It’s always been [about] having fun for the music, becauseI feel like that’s when you make the magic. When you overcalculate it and you overthink it, you lose a spark, and this is something I learned from the OGs before I became established in the business. It’s good to be a perfectionist—I like my things perfect—but there’s also beautify in the flaws, so it’s always to a certain level.

There’s really no pressure—I never go to the studio like, “I need to make a hit today,” you know? I go to the studio making music that I love and giving it my very best, because obviously I believe I’m blessed with this talent and I really don’t need to overthink it, and that’s really how I always move in what I do. It’s never really pressure, it’s more like excitement… it pushes me to want to do more.

King Promise Tells Apple Music What Inspired the Title of His New Album, ’True To Self’ 

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Life and growth [inspired this album title]. I just got to the point where I felt the most important thing and the best thing you can to do to yourself is really lean into your originality and what you represent, and where you belong. All those things are important in making you grow into a better person. I’ve always kept it 100 with my music. I don’t do music because of what’s popping, I make music that I love, and I’m actually true to myself.

With a few things happening in my life at the point when I started working on the album, it just felt like [it was] the right title to call it, because I thought I’m gonna go back to the basics. I’m allowing myself to be vulnerable, allow myself to be a superstar, allow myself to be a fan, and allow myself to be an artist.

King Promise Tells Apple Music About His Song, “Continental (feat. Shallipopi)” 

It was one of the very last songs I made on the album. My friend GuiltyBeatz produced it. I hadn’t seen him in almost a year because he’s been travelling the world—I know he just finished an album with Tems—but finally he came bearing gifts, like “Bro, I have something for you. I was just waiting to see you, when I made this one I knew it was yours.” Then he plays the “Continental” beat and I’m like, “What the hell is this?” It was just a match made in heaven, It was so perfect. When I got through those first lines I was like yes, this is truly ‘True To Self,’  and I just took it from there.

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Eventually I was talking to my manager and I said that Shallipopi will sound good and it will bring out another side of him. He heard it and was crazy about it, and I’m happy for what we’ve put together. He came to Ghana, we shot the video and everything’s beautiful… I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.

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Zipline and CorpsAfrica Partner to Address Critical Blood Supply Needs in Ghana

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Zipline, the global leader in instant logistics, and CorpsAfrica, a global NGO that recruits and trains educated African youth as volunteers to live and work in rural, under-resourced communities, have joined forces to tackle the critical need for safe and adequate blood supplies in health facilities across Ghana. This partnership aims to increase blood supplies through a series of comprehensive initiatives, leveraging the strengths and reach of both organizations to save more lives.

Despite the importance of a reliable blood supply for effective healthcare delivery, recent data has revealed a troubling trend of low voluntary blood donations in Ghana. In 2021, only 26% of the 173,938 units of donated blood were collected from the general public (as opposed to family members and immediate friends of the recipients), and in 2022, this percentage slightly decreased to 25.3% of the 179,765 blood donations.

To combat this issue, Zipline, as part of its corporate social responsibility efforts, has been actively working over the past several years to increase the availability of blood at various hospitals in the countries where it operates. In 2023, for example, Zipline collaborated with the National Blood Bank in Ghana to organize 41 blood drives throughout Ghana, successfully collecting a total of 2,780 blood units. Similarly, Zipline’s work with the Rwandan blood system has translated to a 55% reduction in maternal mortality, according to a study by The Wharton School.

“We are committed to addressing the critical blood supply needs in Ghana. Our partnership with CorpsAfrica will significantly amplify our efforts, enabling us to reach more communities and save more lives,” said Miki Sofer, Senior VP of Partnerships at Zipline.

Zipline and CorpsAfrica will collaborate with the National Blood Service to coordinate monthly blood drives at different locations nationwide. This partnership aims to organize roughly 80 blood drives in 2024 – a substantial increase of more than 100% from what Zipline organized in 2023. The effort is expected to yield about 6,000 blood units. 

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“CorpsAfrica is thrilled to collaborate with Zipline on this vital initiative,” says Liz Fanning, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CorpsAfrica. “CorpsAfrica Volunteers across Ghana are eager to support these blood drives, enhancing sensitization campaigns, and mobilizing community support.”

The partnership looks forward to engaging community volunteers in various districts within the Zipline operational areas in Ghana (Omenako, Ashanti Mampong, Vobsi, Sefwi Wiawso, Anum and Kete Krachi) to actively participate in awareness campaigns aimed at promoting the importance of blood donation. Church groups, schools, and members of local communities are largely targeted to participate in this exercise. 

Beyond the blood drives, the partners will also conduct awareness programs and provide training to healthcare professionals on effectively utilizing different blood components, such as Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP), for specific medical situations. By enhancing the understanding and awareness of Zipline and CorpsAfrica’s capabilities, more health facilities can leverage the support offered in accessing essential blood products when needed.

“We encourage everyone within the region to be on the lookout for our publicity materials announcing dates and locations for the next blood drive. Together, let’s work to make blood available to save the lives of those who need it the most,’’ said Sofer.     

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Pinky Pecks proclaims herself as the change in a male-dominated industry

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In a recent interview on Anidaso TV, rising music sensation, Pinky Pecks made a controversial statement that has sent shockwaves through the industry. (more…)

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European Union and Government of Ghana commission 670 KM of feeder roads in Upper West Region

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Daffiama-Bussie, Upper West, 11 June – The European Union (EU) and Government of Ghana commissioned 670 km of feeder roads in Upper West Region to improve farmers access to markets, and local communities access to healthcare facilities. (more…)

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Pizzaman ChickenMan Issues Alert Against Fraudulent Employment Ads

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CEQA Foods and Beverages Operators of Pizzaman Chickenman, a leading name in the food and beverage industry, has recently encountered an unfortunate situation involving unauthorised individuals posing as representatives of the brand to scam people seeking employment.

Despite Pizzaman Chickenman’s legitimate efforts to recruit staff for their soon-to-be-opened branches across all regions in Ghana, these imposters have taken advantage of the situation. They are using platforms like TikTok to advertise fake employment opportunities, misleading the public and tarnishing the company’s reputation.

Pizzaman Chickenman has issued an official statement regarding this matter:

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Pizzaman Chickenman emphasises that all legitimate recruitment efforts will be communicated through official channels only. The company urges the public to stay vigilant and report any suspicious activities related to their brand. 

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The only legitimate way to apply is by sending your CV and cover letter to the company’s email at [email protected] , For any inquiries, you should call 0552817981 or text the brand’s verified Instagram page.

 

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A CLARION CALL TO ALL ARTISTES /MUSICIANS GLOBALLY RE: APPRISE MUSIC DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION AND CONTENT MONETIZATION 

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I am hailing all my colleagues in the music industry wherever you may find yourselves globally.

As recording artistes and musicians, we have songs of music that we intend to promote, distribute and sell globally that will eventually prompt us to embark on tours to make more money to invest, or venture into other profitable businesses and projects.

So, in brief, i am here to re-introduce to you Apprise Music Distribution, the leading digital music distribution service provider, which has a music app that can allow artistes and musicians to promote and monetize their music.

The app delivers music to over 150 digital stores in Ghana/Africa and around the world.

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Truly, Apprise Music has invested much time and resources to help musicians realize their goals by developing this worldwide digital content distribution and monetization platform, which is headquartered in Ghana and has representations all over the world.

As a musician, regardless of your skills level, you can get all of your songs onto all digital platforms with just a small financial investment thanks to Apprise Music Distribution.

Based in Ghana, Apprise Music Distribution is a leading worldwide platform for digital content distribution and monetization, having offices throughout many African nations as well as in Europe, the United States of America, and the Middle East.

Apprise Music provides musicians and record labels with customized digital release plans that boost exposure, interaction, sales, and streams on all platforms.

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Your songs will be on Apprise Music’s digital partners platforms that includes, IMRO, Songtrust, iTunes, Spotify, Audiomack, YouTube, Tidal, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer, Apprise Music, Google Play, Boomplay, Hungama, Anghami, JioSaanv, Instagram and many more.

You will be able to upload your releases (songs), access sales reports and REQUEST PAYMENTS.

To me, APPRISE MUSIC is your best choice if you want to monetize your music and promote yourself.

Colleague artistes-musicians, I vouch that this is a promotional platform for signed and unsigned artistes who wants guaranteed visibility worldwide.

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On Apprise Music, you get daily insight on how your releases are performing on different services, territories and demographic groups.

At Apprise Music, they like to keep things simple and transparent. They are all about getting your music heard and bought so that you can get paid. They want you to make a living doing what you love.

Like previously stated, Apprise Music is the foremost African Distribution service tailor-made for artistes-musicians and labels to gain affordable and equal to all channels of music such as the digital stores, which I earlier on mentioned in my submissions with other added stores that supports downloads/streaming of music using a payment gateway accessible to the global music fans.

Truly, Apprise Music has invested much time and resources to help musicians realize their goals by developing this worldwide digital content distribution and monetization platform, which is headquartered in Ghana and has representations all over the world.

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Apprise Music provides musicians and record labels with customized digital release plans that boost exposure, interaction, sales, and streams on all platforms.

Since its founding, Apprise Music has been committed to giving independent musicians and record labels the resources, assistance, and tools they need to succeed in the current music industry.

Thanks to its wide global network of partners and services, Apprise Music Distribution has established itself as a prominent player in the music distribution industry.

Finally, I urge any artiste-musician who wants his or her music to be uploaded onto Apprise Music app must make time to contact Apprise Music Distribution directly for them to serve you at the following addresses and i know that you will make use of this medium to advance your career. Blessed Times.

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OFFICE ADDRESSES OF APPRISE MUSIC DISTRIBUTION:

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* USA: 30 N Gould St., Sheridan, Wyoming 82801 Ste N, USA.

* GHANA: Odiko Odai Street, Nungua-Accra, Ghana, West Africa.

* Phone: (+1-307) 205 6397 (USA)

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* (+233-24) 502 4002 (Ghana)

* E-mails: [email protected] / [email protected]

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