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Stonebwoy named in Avance Media’s 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians [Full list]

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The most anticipated annual list of 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians, which is curated by leading PR & Rating firm, Avance Media, has been released, and dancehall act, Stonebwoy made the list.

Honourees cut across diverse sectors with these inspiring young change-makers and leaders making great strides as entrepreneurs, musicians, activists, media personalities, social entrepreneurs, public servants and politicians.

According to Prince Akpah, founder and MD of Avance Media, “the list serves as an encouragement to young Ghanaians who are accomplished in their industries and continue to build a distinguished brand for themselves and influence over others. This list also urges those honoured to continue striving harder so their stories can inspire other young people to also contribute their quota to the development of Ghana and the continent of Africa.”

Below is the list of nominees arranged in their respective categories

Business

1. Anthony Dzamefe [CEO, Caveman Watches]
2. Awura Abena Agyeman [CEO, WearGhana]
3. Marcia Ashong [CEO, The Boardroom Africa]
4. Rashida Saani Nasamu [CEO, I-ZAR Group]
5. Sangu Delle [CEO, Africa Health Holdings]

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Entertainment

1. Becca [Musician]
2. Kofi Kinaata [Musician]
3. Kuami Eugene [Musician]
4. Kwesi Arthur [Musician]
5. Stonebwoy [Musician]

Law & Governance

1. Hon Francisca Oteng-Mensah [Member of Parliament, Kwabre East Constituency]
2. John Dumelo [Parliamentary Candidate, National Democratic Congress]
3. Kofi Tonto [Head of Information and Public Affairs, Embassy of Ghana in United States]
4. Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah [Minister, Ministry for Information]
5. Sammy Gyamfi [Communications Director, National Democratic Congress]

Leadership & Civil Society

1. Akosua Asaa Manu [Deputy CEO, National Youth Authority]
2. Cynthia Ofori-Dwumfuo [Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Hollard Ghana]
3. Derek Nii Laryea [Head of Research and Communications, Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications]
4. Ernesto Yeboah [Commander-in-Chief, Economic Fighters League]
5. Patrick Stephenson [Head of Research, IMANI Centre for Policy and Education]

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Lifestyle

1. Dancegod Lloyd [Dancer]
2. DJ Vyrusky [Disc Jockey]
3. GuiltyBeatz [Music Producer]
4. Kwadwo Sheldon [Social Media Influencer]
5. Kwaku Bediako [Fashion Designer]

Media

1. Berla Mundi [On Air Personality, Media General]
2. Kevin Ekow Baidoo Taylor [Social Commentator, Loud Silence Media]
3. Manasseh Azure Awuni [Freelance Journalist]
4. Sally Akua Amoakowaa Mensah [On Air Personality, Angel TV]
5. Serwaa Amihere [On Air Personality, GhOne TV]

Personal Development & Academia

1. Ewura Adjoa Ahimah Nunoo (Dr) [Medical Doctor, Swan Clinic]
2. Kabu Nartey [Student, Ghana Institute of Journalism]
3. Kenneth Gyamerah [Education Advocate]
4. Nana Akua Ankomah-Asare [Managing Director, Primetime Ltd]
5. Rose Dodd [Lecturer, Ashesi University]

Science & Technology

1. Derick Omari [CEO, Tech Era Ghana]
2. Gregory Rockson [CEO, mPharma]
3. Ivy Barley [CEO, Developers in Vogue]
4. Richard Briandt [CEO, Codetrain]
5. Simon W. Alangde [CEO, Wineloya Digital]

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Social Entreprise & Philanthropy

1. Foster Awintiti Akugri [President, Hacklab Foundation]
2. Hikmat Baba Dua [CEO, League of Young Female Leaders]
3. Mabel Suglo [CEO, Dignified Wear]
4. MacCarthy Mac-Gbathy [CEO, Hopin Academy]
5. Prince Agbata [CEO, Coliba]

Sports

1. Andre Ayew [Footballer, Swansea City]
2. Elizabeth Addo [Footballer, Jiangsu Suning]
3. Jordan Ayew [Footballer, Crystal Palace]
4. Mubarak Wakaso [Footballer, Deportivo Alavés]
5. Thomas Partey [Footballer, Atlético Madrid]

Currently, in its fifth year, the annual ranking by Avance Media has helped highlight the works of young Ghanaians across the world and has seen notable personalities such Anas Aremeyaw Anas (2015 & 2016), Kow Essuman (2017) and Prophet Daniel Amoateng (2018) voted as the Most Influential Young Ghanaians in the previous years.

The ranking is spearheaded by Avance Media in partnership with Reset Global People, VIPI State, Jagari Designs, Surge Studios, WatsUp TV and Cliq Africa.

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Losing my baby was really traumatic, OAP Toolz reveals

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Losing my baby was really traumatic, OAP Toolz reveals

Popular OAP, Tolulope Oniru-Demuren better known as Toolz has opened up on how she felt when she lost her child.

The mother of one made the revelation on the latest episode of Life Lessons with Betty Irabor on Linda Ikeji TV.

She also spoke about the disbelief and agony she endured as well as her journey to recovery.

Toolz said the hospital here in Nigeria missed a few things and didn’t pick up on the problem in time, so she eventually had to travel to the UK.

Upon getting to the Uk and taking a scan it showed that her baby was too small and may not survive.

“I never once thought that the health of my child would be an issue,” Toolz said.

“I heard a voice saying ‘this isn’t going to work out but you’re going to be OK’.”

“That was horrible, the day that I did the scan and there was just like nothing. When we did the last scan, there was nothing, like, no movement, nothing.”

“Oh my gosh, it was horrible, it was absolutely horrible,” she added.

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She said she was told that she’ll be given some medications and will come back after three days to push the baby out. The medications were given to her on Thursday and she was told to come back on Sunday. However, she went into labour on Saturday.

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She recalled preparing breakfast on that fateful Saturday when she felt pain and went to the bathroom.

She said: “From there, the pain went from two to twelve. And I remember screaming… I was in so much pain and that’s when I realized that gosh, I’m in labour.

“I was in labour for about 6 or 7 hours…

“It was very very traumatic. I try not to think about it too much.

“I think one of the worst moments after that… of course, this was in the UK, they had to do like an autopsy, I had to arrange a funeral. It was horrible.

“That whole time, I was just like, ‘Yeah, God, I’m done’. I’m like ‘come and take me, I’m gone’.”

At the final scan, she said she had some sort of “spiritual awakening”.

 

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Artiste hosts maiden virtual drama festival to sensitise virtues of African culture

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Anthony Oluwabiyi, Chief Executive Officer, Theatre Centrik, on Wednesday urged Nigerians to imbibe strong African moral values that are capable of making the continent great.

Oluwabiyi made the call during an interview with the News reporters in Lagos.
He said that the promotion of African culture and theatrical performances would spur hidden talents to display their creativity.

He told reporters that he would be presenting a virtual drama festival that would educate Nigerians, as part of his efforts to enlighten citizens on the essence of embracing African cultural values.

According to him, the maiden virtual drama festival would hold on June 17 in commemoration of the 2020 edition of the Green African Arts Festival (GAAF2020).

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He said that the festival tagged: “Dance from Dusk to Dawn” would bring to the public the fantasy of stage performance and the beauty of African Theatre.

” The play will center on the theme of love; the intrigue and passion of love, the purpose and value of love, and the true essence of love.

” It intends to re-enact in us the power of love as a veritable tool for self-discovery and fulfillment in Africa Arts and Culture.

” it will expise the strong hope that love brings and the unity it creates in the family, community, nation, and the world at large.

” Theatre Centrik has the vision to nurture and utilize poetry lines along with dance and drums to entertain, educate and create awareness through stage performances on virtual screens,” he said.

Oluwabiyi said it was of paramount importance to still promote African culture even while the COVID-19 ravaged the would as a culture had a huge role to play in successfully combating the virus.

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He said that Agnes Olayemi and Kingsley Bassey would be the supporting Directors while Halimath Alabi would be the Dance Director with other renowned actors and dancers.

He noted that the festival would be like the ancient exhibition of theatrical beauty of the Greco-Roman world.

” I believe that the stage in a drama itself is like the pulpit where the true message of unity and development can be spread abroad and my works are centered on positive change through theatre.

” I urge every art lover to link up with us on Theatre Centrik Facebook page on June 17, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., it promises to be enlightening,” he said.

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Lady whose name was mentioned as a witness by Peruzzi’s rape accuser comes to his defence

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Lady whose name was mentioned as a witness by Peruzzi’s rape accuser comes to his defence

A Nigerian lady, Aisha, whose name was mentioned by Peruzzi’s accuser has come out to defend the artiste while stating that the accuser is lying.

Recall that earlier today, a lady took to Twitter to accuse Peruzzi of rape. The woman claimed she followed a friend named Aisha to Peruzzi’s house and, at night, while everyone was asleep, Peruzzi raped her. She said she tried to wake Aisha up but she was fast asleep.

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Well, to clear his name, Peruzzi went on Instagram Live with the Aisha lady.

During an Instagram live video, Aisha and Peruzzi admitted that they had a thing in the past but Aisha has now moved on.

Aisha went on to say that she knows Peruzzi and he will never do such.

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She added that she was there and her friend was not raped as she claims.

“Please, I have a son that I’m bringing up and I will not want anyone to bring up any dead story that is not true about my son, “Aisha said in the video.

“So I’m not even liking this at all. This is not a real story, like, it didn’t happen at all, like, I was there, it didn’t happen so please.”

 

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