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The Braxton Family Values and more entertainment on DStv, February

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This February, DStv brings viewers across Africa more of exciting television viewing movies, series, crime, documentaries and more. Check out the following hightlights: The Braxton Family Values : Five sisters, only one spotlight! The show features the rambunctious, tight-knit Braxton sisters — Grammy Award-winning artist Toni Braxton, Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar — and their headstrong mother, Evelyn, and offers an inside look at their lives and the drama of family chaos. They battle it out for the spotlight with sibling rivalry, man drama, bankruptcy, a DUI, an absent dad much more.  Toni is a megastar with hit after hit and millions of albums sold. Meanwhile, Traci has had an unexpected pregnancy; Towanda pursues acting; Trina becomes a backup for Toni and a part time “wedding singer”; and Tamar is working on getting her star to rise with her husband, Vince, a successful music industry executive. See if their super-close sisterly bond and unconditional love can get them through the ups and downs of life in the fab line. Through the laughter, tears, screaming and door-slamming, this family still has each other’s back.The Braxton Family Values starts on Sunday 5 February on MNet. Live from the Red Carpet: Get ready for the most exciting and glamorous time of the year.  See all your favourite celebrities live and find out all the showbiz gossip with E!’s red carpet experts providing commentary and offering their insight as the excitement unfolds. Starting off with the The 2012 SAG Awards on Wednesday 1 February at 12.55pm CAT. The Countdown to The Red Carpet: The 2012 Grammy Awards follows on Sunday 12 February at 00:00 CAT. Then catch Live from the Red Carpet: The 2012 Academy Awards on Sunday 26 February 01:00 CAT. The Beauty Queen Murder: Jean Perera Sinnappa was a vivacious former Malaysian beauty queen; she was a teacher and a mother of three children and also a widow. On April 6, 1979, Jean was discovered brutally stabbed to death in her car near Kuala Lumpur. With the aid of computer generated imagery the story illustrates for the first time in 30 years, the theories of how the killing actually took place. Watch it on Sunday 5 February at 21:00 CAT. Unforgiven: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman and Richard Harris star in this Western tale of a man who cannot escape his violent destiny. Heroes and legends rise and fall on the harsh American frontier in Unforgiven. Eleven years have passed since Billy Munny (Clint Eastwood) laid down his weapons, dedicating himself to his young children and struggling farm. But when a huge bounty lures him back into action with his loyal partner, Ned Logan (Freeman), the tortured former gunslinger faces vicious sheriff Little Bill Daggett (Bill Hackman) and the lethally elegant mercenary English Bob (Harris). Even more terrifying, Munny finds himself regressing into the cold-blooded killer he once was. Watch it on Wednesday 1 February at 20:30 CAT. The Green Mile: Death row head guard Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) has walked many inmates down the corridors that lead to Louisiana’s electric chair. But never has he encountered anyone like John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a massive black man convicted of brutally killing two little white girls. When pain cripples Edgecomb, Coffey reaches from behind bars to lay healing hands on the stricken guard and rid him of the infection that racks his body. Edgecomb realises that Coffey’s gentle demeanor and divine gift oppose his menacing appearance, and he questions whether Coffey is guilty of the crime for which he’s sentenced to die. Watch it on Thursday 2 February at 20:30 CAT.   Earth’s Final Hours:  When a white hole implodes and slows down the Earth’s rotation, the very existence of life is threatened. Now an ex-spy, a scientist and a hacker must join forces to find and repair a lost satellite floating in space if they are to stop the deadly course of events. The movie is directed by David Hogan and stars Hamza Adam, Julia Benson and Cameron Bright. Catch it on Thursday 2 February at 20:00 CAT. NCIS (Season 7): Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs and your favourite team of investigators return this month in a new season of this police. The NCIS investigates any and all major crimes involving members of the navy and Marine Corps. As this season opens, the squad’s Mossad liaison Ziva is finally rescued and wants to join NCIS on a permanent basis – but first she has to deal with why she was left behind in Israel and what happened to her there.. Other cases this season feature a fatal bachelor party, death by liquid nitrogen and a North Korean assassin – all with plenty of joking along the way. The new season starts on Monday 6 February at 19:30 CAT. Witness:  Having a child as the only witness to a murder is problem enough, but this boy’s family are Amish, a devout Christian sect which renounces all modern technology. To protect the little boy Samuel, cop John Book (Harrison Ford) must go undercover amongst these simple folk and deal not only with the pursuing killers, but with his own feelings for the boy’s mother (Kelly McGillis).Watch it on Wednesday 1 February at 20:00 CAT. End of Days: Arnold Schwarzenegger plays former policeman Jericho Cane, who’s lost his faith since the murder of his wife and daughter. But atheist or not, he’s the only man who can save the world when the devil possesses a banker (Gabriel Byrne) and uses his body to visit New York City. It’s the eve of the new millennium and if Satan can find his chosen bride (Robin Tunney) and bring forth a child before midnight, then the world is his. Watch it on Wednesday February 29 Friday evenings from 20:00 CAT. The Pink Panther: When the French national team’s football coach is killed and his diamond ring is stolen, it means the loss of one of the world’s most valuable jewels – The Pink Panther. The Chief Inspector assigns the completely clumsy Jacques Clouseau (Steve Martin) to the case as a diversion, while he is secretly continuing the real investigation. Inspector Clouseau, however, does everything in his power to help and sets out to recover the missing piece of jewelry with his assistant Gendarme Ponton (Jean Reno). The movie also stars singer Beyoncé Knowles and Kevin Kline. Catch it on Friday 3 February at 20:00 CAT. Reagan: Even though he is still eclipsed in mystery – some called him a hero and others an empty suit – President Reagan made history. DStv audiences can tune into History from Tuesday 7 February at 20:30 CAT to watch rare archival footage and personal interviews with those who knew him best. Reagan reveals the epic story of an unforgettable man who, against all odds, rose to the pinnacle of power.]]>

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How to Legally Disclose Sponsored Content on YouTube

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Sponsorships can be one of your most significant forms of income on YouTube. This makes it even more important to familiarize yourself with the rules around disclosures for sponsored content.

Every country has its own regulations about disclosing sponsored content, but the basics are the same. It is against the law in many places for a celebrity or influencer to persuade a consumer to purchase something without letting the consumer know they’ve been paid to promote the product or service.

It’s important to make sure your audience knows when you’ve been paid to promote a product, especially if you frequently review products without sponsorships. The success of your channel depends on the relationship you’ve built with your audience, so you should always put their best interest first.

Be transparent about your business relationship with your sponsor.

When you’re working with a company, make it obvious right off the bat. Use clear, easy-to-understand language. Speak or write as you normally would. Don’t just read off or copy and paste the legal disclaimer provided by the company. Instead, put it in your own words to make sure your viewers understand.

Sponsored videos are not the place for subtlety. Your viewers trust your opinion, so they should be aware of any outside factors influencing it. If they feel they’ve been misled, they won’t be interested in your future reviews or sponsored videos. Therefore, go out of your way to make it as obvious as possible that the video is sponsored.

Put the disclosure at the beginning of the video or post.

For a sponsored YouTube video, put your disclosure statement right after your intro. Say hi, then tell your viewers about the company you’re working with. Write it in the top of your video description as well. Some content creators also add a watermark in the corner of sponsored videos that says “ad.”

If you’re making a sponsored post, put your disclosure statement at the top. A hashtag at the end is not enough. Basically, your viewers or followers need to know as soon as they press play on a video or start reading your Instagram caption that the content is sponsored. If they don’t know it’s sponsored until the end, then they may feel as if they were misled. Again, your audience’s trust in you is important to your career, and following the regulations for sponsored content disclosure will ensure you prioritize that relationship.

Make the disclosure statement in the same format as the sponsored content.

When you make sponsored content, the disclosure must be in the same format as the content itself. For example, if it’s a video, then the disclosure must be a part of the actual video.

In a sponsored video, the disclosure statement must be verbal. Don’t put it only in the description or as a watermark in the corner of the video. Look directly into the camera and tell your viewers that you’re working with or partnering with the company. Tell them if you were sent free products, as well.

For a sponsored post on social media, having the disclosure in your caption should suffice. However, if you’re posting a short or story, then include a text overlay that says “sponsored.”

Check the exact legal requirements for your country.

Now that you’re familiar with the basics of disclosing sponsored content, be sure to check out the exact legal requirements for your country. Laws vary by region, so research requirements by state, province, or territory as well.

If you’re in the US, then you should research and bookmark the FTC handbook here. The agency takes consumer protection very seriously, so failing to disclose your relationship with a sponsor could land you in hot water.

In the UK, your regulations will come from the FCA, which has also created a handbook of regulations to help influencers like you. Any content creator may find these guidelines helpful, so be sure to check out the FCA handbook here.

If your country doesn’t have specific guidelines of its own, base your disclosures off one of these.

When in doubt, put your audience first.

Overall, your audience’s best interest should be the first thing on your mind. If a sponsor insists that you try to skirt the rules about disclosure or mislead your viewers in some way, then don’t be afraid to walk away from the deal.

If you break your audience’s trust, then you may not be able to create successful sponsored content in the future. However, if you carefully disclose your sponsorships and only promote products you love, then you’ll be in good shape.

Sponsored content comes with ethical ramifications as well as legal. Think about the influence your choices can have on your impressionable viewers. If an influencer you admire posted about your sponsor, how would you feel about the product? Consider the image and values a sponsor represents before making the post.

Sponsored content can be a significant way for YouTubers to make their income. Make sure you follow the proper legal guidelines and there’s virtually no limit to how much you can make through sponsored content.

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Natives of Keta donate food items to Tidal Waves victims

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Chief Executive Officer of Empire Domus, Emmanuel Kojo Jones Mensah in collaboration with the office of former National Health Insurance Authority boss, Mr. Sylvester Mensah, as natives of Keta, have donated items worth thousands of cedis to the displaced Keta tidal waves victims.

The ceremony which took place on Tuesday 23rd November at the forecourt of the Keta Municipal Assembly comes at the back of the recent tidal waves in Keta which destroyed several properties and rendered hundreds of households homeless.

The municipal assembly on behalf of the victims received items including packs of noodles, bags of rice, and packs of canned fish. As well, boxes of tomato paste, cartons of cooking oil, and bags of sachet water were donated to the victims as a means of support to cushion them in these hard times.

Speaking at the event the former NHIA boss Mr. Sylvester Mensah said he hoped their widow’s mite would help provide a little comfort to the displaced persons in all three coastal districts indicating that they might return with more support.

Mr. Emmanuel Mensah on his part said he was moved to join hands with his cousin for the donation as a result of words he heard from a distraught woman which said, “anytime I hear of waves, my heart beats” which he said conveyed the extent of the devastation of the sea on the people, to him.

He said the “token” was to show their concern and care for the people suffering the impact of an act of nature.

Mr. Emmanuel Gemegah, Municipal Chief Executive for Keta who received the donation on behalf of his two other colleagues from Ketu South and Anloga District thanked the donors for their thoughtfulness.

He prayed to God to replenish their stock so they could come back another time to support the victims and help rebuild our motherland.

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Cedispace – The New Way To Monetize Your Underutilized Spaces

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Cedispace, a company founded by two Ghanaian-born Atlanta Georgia residents is making waves in the online marketplace with the introduction of its flagship service to centralize the space rental market by listing and finding available spaces effortlessly.

With the world constantly changing, people finding new ways to make residual income has given rise to a lot of online based opportunities for both the rental and service hosts to take advantage.

You will ask, what is Cedispace? Just as Airbnb is for stays in People’s homes, Cedispace platform allows you to list and rent people’s homes and properties for any event, activity or hustle on an hourly basis. Examples of these spaces you can rent or list are Office Spaces, Video Shoot studios and locations, Garden spaces, Apartment spaces, Houses, Restaurant Spaces, Conference rooms, Church Auditoriums, Soccer Pitches and even your front compound. When you visit Www.Cedispace.com you open yourself to a world of spaces owned by individuals who are willing to share their property for you to have your own event at very reduced costs.

Co-Founders Marc Makoe Lavoe and Felix Annoh-Quarshie

Co-Founders Marc Makoe Lavoe and Felix Annoh-Quarshie

In an interview with Dzifa Akua on Citi Tv, founder Marc Makoe Lavoe made mention that Cedispace offers an exciting and bubbly urban scene where people can create unique experiences for their guests, brand followers, employees or group of friends, having access to a diverse range of places that were never visible and available to them before.

Co-Founder, Felix Annoh-Quarshie also said that Cedispace community platform seeks to solve the problems in the difficulty of finding spaces, managing bookings, payment mobilization, host and guest profile review for security assurance for our platform and the Cedispace community.

Cedispace offers a platform for hosts to list for free, be visible, and manage bookings from their account with ease on it’s user-friendly interface. The Platform makes it possible for anyone to share their underutilized space with professionals seeking truly memorable experiences.

Behind this is a fully automated booking solution that Cedispace offers with a variety of convenient payment options. The platform allows the user to have a full overview of the listing and it was developed for easy signup and use.

Cedispace offers a variety of spaces with a mix of listings with great pricing for everyday use to special occasions. Cedispace supports both hosts and clients with excellent customer support to ensure that the experience is memorable.

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Kickstart your new year with Apple Music’s workout playlists

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Apple Music’s extensive range of fitness playlists is the perfect motivation for achieving those new years’ resolutions. Whether you’re looking to turn over a new leaf or hoping to increase the intensity of your training, Apple Music has you covered.

 

Thoughtfully curated by Apple Music, the playlists range from home workouts, high intensity, cardio and cycling, to yoga, meditation, rowing, weights, jumping rope, running, pilates and walking.

 

This summer, legendary Afrikaans rocker and title-winning boxer, Francois van Coke, and prolific Cape Town fitness instructor and entrepreneur, Tammy Rawstron, will takeover two of Apple Music’s flagship fitness playlists Fiks of Niks and Summer Fit respectively, sharing their favourite workout tracks to sweat to.

 

“I’ve been serious about my fitness for the past few years, but I took it to a new level this year when I had to beat up a Springbok. This is my workout playlist of the past few months. I regularly update it with new tunes or tunes that I rediscover. My Apple Music playlist is also not genre-specific at all. It features pop, punk, rock and hip-hop and a few other things in between.” – Francois van Coke

 

“Let’s get healthy and happy together, if you were looking for a sign, this is it. Don’t attempt a fit summer without a set of trendy tracks. Listen up, you can’t help but get moving! Fitness was always supposed to be fun. Summer was always supposed to be sweaty so let’s have the hottest summer ever.” – Tammy Rawstron

 

Apple Music’s fitness playlists also include guest-curated playlists from some of South Africa’s leading sports personalities including Protea’s captain Temba Bavuma, Springbok rugby player Makazole Mapimpi, cricketing legend AB de Villiers and Olympic gold medal swimmer Chad La Clos.

 

As part of their year-end charts, Apple Music have launched a brand new Top 100 2021: Fitness playlist, featuring the most-played workout music across Apple Music this year. The Top Streamed Workout Song of 2021 was ‘Head & Heart’ (feat. MNEK) [Tiësto Remix] by Joel Corry.

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Pizzaman-Chickenman opens 4 branches simultaneously in Accra

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Pizzaman-Chickenman opens 4 branches simultaneously in Accra.

This brings to a total of  10 branches in less  than 2years of their existence.

Pizzaman chickenman is fully  owned by Ghanaians.

Kumasi already has 6 branches  and locations include; Ahodwo, KNUST campus, Sofoline, Suame Maakro, Airport Roundabout, Dakodwen and a food truck at Tafo.

In Accra,Pizzaman chickenman have  branches in Dansoman Exhibition Roundabout, Spintex, East Legon and Awoshie all opened simultaneously .

Christian Boakye-Yiadom, a young Ghanaian man is the CEO for Pizzaman-Chickman.

The first and fully Ghanaian owned Angel Investor company in Ghana QuickAngels are partners to this business

Quick Angels so after after establishment have financed over 32 companies . Among some of the businesses under QuickAngel include Pinknerry, Doughman Foods, Richie Rich Gummies, Sankofa Natural Spices, Agatex Paints, Benji Rice, Sun Solar( Into Salt Production), Coli Networks, Alcilla Farms, Tigon Creative Studio, Jenam Cosmetics, Prospectus.

The primary aim of QuickAngels is to support start ups, businesses and entrepreneurs with equity funding.

QuickCredit & investment microcredit limited is a sister company to QuickAngels and also has other businesses in  African countries such as Tanzania, Uganda ,Kenya,Nigeria,Sierra Leone, Liberia with the name “Oya” meaning quick in the Ga language.

Richard Nii Armah Quaye is the Chairman for QuickAngels and QuickCredit Companies

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Ghana To Host Kusi Ideas Festival December 10- 11

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he Ghana Tourism Authority, under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in partnership with the Nations Media Group are organising the 3rd edition of the Kusi Ideas Festival on the 10th – 11th December, 2021 at the Accra International Conference Centre, AICC.

This year’s conference, which will be a hybrid is under the theme; ‘HOW AFRICA TRANSFORMS AFTER THE VIRUS’, and subthemed; ‘BEYOND THE RETURN: AFRICAN DIASPORA AND NEW POSSIBILITIES.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Mr. Akwasi Agyeman, said the Kusi Ideas Festival has come at the right time to cement Ghana’s reputation as a leading business tourism destination. “We have embarked on a journey to attract meetings, conferences and events into Ghana and this partnership with NMG is in the right direction “

This year’s Kusi Ideas Festival will be opened by the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Other Presidents billed to speak are President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda. Several business and political leaders across Africa are billed to attend.

Other sub themes are;

• Taking forward the lessons learnt from leading during the pandemic
• Technology, innovation and creating the most African wins
• Opening borders and building back tourism among others.

Kusi Ideas Festival was started three years ago by the Nation Media Group as a Pan-African platform to examine the African continents place in the world.

ISSUED BY THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT OF THE GHANA TOURISM AUTHORITY.

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