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WNBA star, Imani McGee-Stafford heads to Ghana

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Impact Youth Foundation Ghana has announced they will be welcoming WNBA star, Imani McGee-Stafford to Ghana on the 16th of May with activities beginning 17th May.

Imani McGee’s visit to Ghana is part of a 7-day tour which will see her involved in the building of the Impact Lab Educational Center, student-athlete workshops and the launch of the ‘’She Shines’’ project aimed at promoting and increasing the participation of girls in basketball across the country. The launch will also include an All-Girls Basketball Clinic in Accra on the 22nd May.

Imani McGee-Stafford is a 6-foot-7 American professional basketball player for the Dallas Wings in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was drafted in the 2016 WNBA draft as the 10th overall pick in the first round by the Chicago Sky out of University of Texas where she averaged 10.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. Imani’s family has basketball running through their veins with her mother, Pamela McGee, a WNBA Hall of Fame and 7 feet big brother, Javale McGee a three-time NBA Champion who has played alongside Stephen Curry & Lebron James over the past four years.

Imani is also a writer, poet and a mental health advocate currently pursuing a law degree from the Southwestern Law School, in Los Angeles where she grew up. She already has a degree in Accounting from the University of Texas. Her sports career and inspirational life has been documented by ESPN, Player’s Tribune, Forbes, ABC Sports, Indiana Fever, Collegiate Women.

Imani will be hosted by Impact Youth Foundation, a registered sport for development NGO in Ghana using basketball to inspire, mentor and develop the sports, educational and leadership potential of the youth in Ghana especially for at-risk girls living in underserved communities.

Operating since 2009, Impact Youth have successfully kicked off an Impact Lab program based in Ayenya a small farming community in the Shai-Osudoku District of Accra, where they use basketball to inspire, mentor and provide educational support, character and leadership training and employment opportunities for young girls in the community. Impact Youth’s work was recently recognized by FIBA, the world’s governing body for basketball.

Read more about the full schedule for Impact Week with Imani McGee-Stafford here: http://www.impactyouthfoundation.org/imani

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Rita Dominic arrives in England with her ‘best gals’ ahead of her white wedding on Saturday

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After breaking the internet with her traditional wedding ceremony back in April, Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic is gearing up for her white wedding. (more…)

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Juliet Bawuah wins Sports Journalist of the Year at the GJA Awards

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TV3’s Juliet Bawuah was adjudged the Sports Journalist of the Year at the recently held Ghana Journalists Association Awards in Accra.

 

Juliet’s story titled ‘Rugby at the Beach: Young players take baby steps in Famous sport’ won her the coveted prize at the event, which is in its 26th year.

 

Set in Teshie and Nungua in Ghana’s capital, Accra, the story highlighted the plight of young Rugby players who go through visible challenges to learn a sport they have grown accustomed to.

 

Juliet’s story explored the lines between danger and passion and daring to dream.

 

The biggest award for Sports journalists in Ghana, the Sports Journalist of the Year adds to a stellar career pool of recognition for Juliet, who is one of the country’s most loved brands.

 

The 26th GJA Awards was held under the theme: ‘Walking the Path Towards Ghana’s Economic Recovery: The Role of the Media’.

 

A number of dignitaries including the US Ambassador to Ghana, Virginia E. Palmer and Justice of the Supreme Court (JSC) Yonny Kulendi were present at the event.

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I love only women romantically; for men, it’s all business- Kwabena Kwabena

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Ghanaian Highlife musician, Kwabena Kwabena has expressed his love for women on countless occasions in his songs, however, he loves them too in real life. (more…)

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Antoine Mensah set to host 5th edition of ACCES 2022 in Tanzania

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Ghana’s seasoned radio personality, Antoine Mensah returns to host this year’s ACCES music conference. The 3-day event set to take place in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania is in its 5th year running. The annual conference brings together musicians, tour agents, managers, labels, distribution agencies, and music industry stakeholders for a series of workshops and sessions. Antoine Mensah returns to host the conference for a third time since the 2019 edition in Ghana.

The Music In Africa Conference For Collaborations, Exchange And Showcases, or simply ACCES, is the leading pan-African platform for music industry players to exchange ideas, discover new talent and accelerate the shaping of a vibrant music sector in Africa.

ACCES is held in a different African city every year, attracting delegates from across the world. The event offers a dynamic programme designed to benefit local participants and visiting delegates who typically represent the whole music value chain. The festival will take place from the 24th to the 26th of November, 2022.

Antoine Mensah who started off his radio career 12 years ago at Choice 102.3 FM has since grown his influence in the music business landscape across Africa. His career has seen him run in Vibe, Live FM and recently Atlantis Radio. As cofounder of music streaming platform aftownmusic, Antoine comes to the table with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the music business, having worked in artist management, festival directing, label administration, business development and marketing.

His role as a new media & event consultant has him hands on major projects with Global Citizen, Ayoba and new pan African TV station, MX24. He currently hosts the Smooth Alternative on Atlantis Radio in addition to his AMPodcast series.
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The moment Fred Amugi got emotional seeing himself on a billboard

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Legendary actor, Fred Amugi’s dream of being on a billboard has come to pass. (more…)

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Yvonne Okoro looks “18” on her 38th birthday

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Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Okoro is celebrating her birthday today, November, 25. (more…)

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