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Vodafone Ghana Foundation launches Kindred Fund to drive sustainable development

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Vodafone Ghana Foundation, the charity arm of Vodafone Ghana has launched the ‘Kindred fund’ to support its sustainable initiatives to drive social change, improve people’s lives and solve pressing social needs.

The Kindred Fund is a contributory fund of the Kindred network; a network of corporate organizations and individuals with a track record of engaging in philanthropic and impactful projects.

Speaking during the launch, Chief Executive Officer at Vodafone Ghana, Mrs. Patricia Obo-Nai urged institutions and individuals to support the Foundation’s sustainable initiatives to make greater impacts.

“The Foundation has been on an impactful journey by improving lives and transforming communities. In line with our strategic efforts to touch the lives of millions of Ghanaians, we continue to increase ICT literacy by giving out computers to schools, building ICT labs and empowering the youth with coding skills. It is also heartwarming to empower women in rural areas to leverage technology to drive productivity in businesses. There is power in technology and thus we are contributing to increase digital education. With your help, I believe we can introduce more children to ICT and rural communities to digital and financial inclusion”.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, if we can make such significant impact as an organization, I believe we can make phenomenal progress with the right partners, family and support. In order to achieve this, we are introducing the Kindred fund through the power of partnerships to fund various projects. I look forward to addressing you all as partners in this journey of sustainable developments and implore you all to contribute and pledge towards our Kindred fund”, she added.

Gracing the occasion, 2nd Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Her Excellency Samira Bawumia applauded the Foundation for its various philanthropic and developmental initiatives over the years.

“I have observed with admiration the various philanthropic and developmental initiatives over the years. Your impact in lives of children, women entrepreneurs, young girls and many more in this country is heartwarming. I applaud your efforts to positively impact individuals and communities and I am very proud of your achievements”.

“Social responsibilities and ethical practices are vital to the success of corporate bodies. The purpose of social responsibilities is to give back to society and the projects of Vodafone Ghana Foundation exemplifies the concept of social responsibility and its ability to drive sustainable inclusive developments for all. Your passion and deliberate approach towards contributing to national development with a focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals should also serve as a blueprint to other developmental bodies. There is power in collaboration and I therefore invite all institutions and individuals and potential partners to join forces with the Vodafone Ghana Foundation to ensure sustainable development using CSR as a tool”, she concluded.

On his part, the Head of Vodafone Ghana Foundation, Rev. Amaris Perbi, said organisations and individuals can be part of the Kindred Network by getting in touch with any Vodafone Staff or by calling 255 or contacting Vodafone Ghana Foundation via +23320222555 or foundation.gh@vodafone.com for assistance.

 

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Lungi Naidoo Returns With A Brave New EP Called ‘COURAGE’

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South African singer and songwriter, Lungi Naidoo, returns after a lengthy hiatus with her new Afro-pop flavoured EP boldly titled, COURAGE.

Releasing on 24 September across all DSPs via Ditto Music, COURAGE will be preceded by the release of three singles namely, “Feel Good” (16 July), “About You” (20August) and “Azania” (17 September).

After a few false starts with various producers during 2020’s lockdown, Lungi eventually met South African-born, London-based producer and mixer Pete ‘Boxsta’ Martin and his Three Bears Ent. partner, songwriter and producer Dantae Johnson at the beginning of 2021 and felt an instant working chemistry. The recording process was preceded by a week-long Zoom writing camp where Lungi, at her home studio in Cape Town, together with Dantae Johnson and songwriter Amelia Payne, at their studio in London, gave birth to the songs on COURAGE.

The EP was co-written, recorded and produced by Dantae Johnson at The Woods Studios in London and mixed & executive produced by Pete ‘Boxsta’ Martin at the Matrix Studio complex. Addicted was produced by Tega at Blues Steam Entertainment Studio in Lagos, Nigeria. Lungi recorded all the vocals at the Sound Foundry studio in Cape Town with Greg Abrahams.

The EP is also mixed in Dolby Atmos by Jan ‘Stan’ Kybert and will be available in Spatial Audio on Apple Music.

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100s of Final Year Students Receive Impartation Under Phrimpong’s Possible Project

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Ghanaian musician, Phrimpong on the morning of Friday commenced activities to the rollout of his informative springboard event dubbed The Possible Project

The event which saw over 500 soon-to-be JHS graduates in attendance and prepared for a positive interaction was a sight to behold on the streets of Ashtown, as students gradually trooped into the premises of Apostolic Junior High School.

Addressing students on the purpose of the gathering, the rapper who grew up in same vicinity took them down memory lane through his musical and academic journey.

“I grew up in this neighbourhood as a young rapper and this is where I recorded my first song as a professional artiste. I have had the privilege of teaching at the St Anne’s Anglican Junior High School as an intern whiles a student of the University of Education Winneba where I read BSc Biological Science Education from 2016 to 2020 whiles pursuing my dream of becoming a mainstream musician.”

Derrick Frimpong Manso further shared the not all rosy experience of his determination while battling and shuffling time to pursue a talent and academic heights coupled with different demands, but smiled to the successes chalked so far and used himself and others alike, including Okyeame Kwame, Gyakie, Yussif Chipsah, and Marcus Rashford of Man United as a reference point to revive hope and drum the achievers’ mantra.

“Today I come to you with a short message. You can be anything you want to be with your talent and your education together. As young as you are, please pursue your talent and your goals to become whoever you want to be but please don’t forsake your education”

Ancestral Poet and Ghana’s Ambassador for Culture, Prof. Ohenenana Kofi Owusu Nyarko, urged students to find an interest and choose a role model to inspire and direct oneself, and also pledged to support students who are good in poetry whiles asking schools authorities to form poetry clubs to harness talents.

Students were later gifted branded stationery, and entertained to the sounds of Phrimpong and Kweku Darlington, amid snacks.

Following the success of the maiden edition, the rapper hints of his next school or community beneficiary soon

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Jessy Gh Finally Drops His Anticipated Apple and Rose EP

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Ghanaian rapper and singer Jessy Gh has released his most anticipated EP dubbed Apple and Rose. The EP features Amerado, Scata Bada, and Jah Phinga.  Apple – Signifies songs on the EP that talks about struggles. Rose – Refers to songs on the EP which talks about love. Apple And Rose according to Jessy were inspired by few life experiences. This Ep contains 8 songs and features Amerado, Scata Bada and Jah Phinga. Produced and mixed by sector made it, mastered by Kv Bangerz.

 

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Among the 8 songs on the EP, the 3 tracks with the various features have different dynamics. Though the singles can’t be written off, let’s take our time and look at the gravity of the various artists on the EP.

 

Track 2- “EBEFA”: It features Rashid Mortey a Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall artiste and songwriter known by stage name Scata Bada. Scata Bada recorded several songs including his major hit single “STYLE IT” featuring BET award winner, Sarkodie. He was a nominee for the Discovery of the Year category of the Bass Award 2016. Scata followed with “6 packs” in 2017 which featured Stonebwoy. His presence on the EBEFA song made the song unique.

 

Track 6- ADOM: Adom simply means grace. Though Jessy Stated that each song called for the feature itself as in the inspiration he got, we believe Amerado was the right catalyst especially with his rise to fame in recent times.  Known as Amerado, Derrick Sarfor Kantanka has made rap an interesting piece to write about through his “Y33te Ns3m” since the peak of the Covid 19. He rose famously for his rap music in 2018 when he released his lead single “I AM”.The song was rated among the top 10 Ghanaian songs by Pulse Ghana. He got nominations for the best Hip-hop Song and Best Video at the 2019 VGMA’s and was also featured on Sarkodie’s “Biibi ba” song.

 

Track 7-“FOR YOU” was a perfect call for Jah Phinga and will say it was God’s plan. Jonathan Woelin Segbefia popularly known as Jah Phinga was the chosen one on this. He is a Reggae/Dancehall artiste. He has recorded over 55 singles and has worked with Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, and others. His song “ONE WORLD ONE PEOPLE ” grabbed him a nomination in 2017 at the All African Music Awards (AFRIMA). Jah Phinga is currently the reigning Volta Music Awards Artist of the year. His recent exploits with Ice Prince have just shown how determined he is to succeed in this field.

STREAM HERE: https://ffm.to/appleandrose

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/4eL4YCwaU8o2HB0hvE8AfP

APPLE MUSIC: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/apple-and-rose/1585215513

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WATCH: Amaarae performs at Governors Ball 2021

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Ghanaian-American musician Amaarae who is currently on her “Crazy Wurld Tour” has graced this year’s Governors Ball Music Festival in New York. (more…)

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I have no property not even half plot after 20 years of acting – Veteran actress Maame Gyanwaa begs for support

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Veteran actress Mavis Yeboah popularly known as Gyanwaa has revealed she is partially blind and needs Gh3000 monthly for eye treatment. (more…)

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Zionfelix’s baby boy with Erica writes emotional letter to his parents on social media

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After being on earth for less than two months, Felix Adom Jnr son of blogger Zionfelix has written a touching letter to his parents. (more…)

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