Friday, June 11, 2021

Hollard Life Assurance Supports Kumasi Central Prison With Bags Of Cement

Hollard Life Assurance, a subsidiary of Hollard Ghana, has supported the Kumasi Central Prison’s canteen project with bags of cement. This was in a bid to ease the burden of the center while staying true to its purpose to enable better futures.

The presentation

The presentation was done by Nashiru Iddrisu, Managing Director of Hollard Life in the presence of Kwaku Gyapong Fosuhene, Branch Manager of Hollard Life Kumasi and Hollard Life Kumasi Sales Managers, Kingsley Gyebi and Helena Antwi Tolbert.

The Ashanti Regional Commander of Prisons, DDP. Kwesi Asamoah Fening received the bags of cement on behalf of his outfit in the presence of Regional PRO, ASP. Richard Bukari and ADP Hilda Awoame.

Speaking on the motivation for the donation, the Managing Director of Hollard Life Assurance, Nashiru Iddrisu said: “We received a call from the Kumasi Central Prison to support them build a canteen for the inmates. As a company that does well by doing good, we know that funding such a project espouses our purpose of treating everyone with care and dignity. Everyone deserves a better future regardless of where they find themselves. Supporting the command to provide a decent eating area is our way of showing care”.

Code Management Commits To Talent Discovery In Africa Through Social Impact Initiative, Youngtrepreneurs

In line with its commitment to moving music forward, Code Management Group are on a mission to empower the creation of great ideas while building a community which supports & develops creatives globally through Youngtrepreneurs, a social youth-impact organization geared towards creating opportunities for African creatives to be seen, heard, and compensated for the long term through their various creative vocational-led workshops.

As a title sponsor, Code Management group will support the opportunity for participating music producers to have an opportunity to create and present their (60 second) instrumentals to Shatta Wale, and the creator with the most outstanding beat gets to work with the dancehall star for their own single. The prize package will also include a music video and a robust distribution, PR and marketing campaign with an exclusive premiere on DroppTV. The worlds first shoppable video streaming platform to help artists earn from their revenue sales within their video.

The four-day workshop is scheduled to take place from July 15th -18th, 2021 at BBnz Live in Accra, Ghana and geared towards the technical development of creatives in the music production sector. The workshop is available to producers across the African continent and also available to stream online or single day passes.

Fanmilk PLC Fetes Winners Of The FanChoco School Caravan Wrapper Collection Promo 2021 Edition

FanMilk Ghana PLC a Danone company has awarded winners of the 2021 Wrapper Collection Promo under its FanChoco School Caravan Project. The FanChoco School Caravan is a nutrition and sanitation program designed to educate children on nutrition and healthy lifestyle as well as the importance of sanitation.

Launched in partnership with the Ghana Education Service, it sensitizes school children on healthy snacking, proper waste management and adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

This year’s edition witnessed 100 schools in Accra and Kumasi participating with over 100,000 pupils sensitized on how to snack in a healthy way and conserve the environment by segregating and disposing off waste properly.

The overall top three students and schools were awarded with various prizes including Twelve Thousand Ghana cedis (12,000GHc) cash prizes to fund sustainable educational projects of their choice. In addition, top ten students from all 100 schools were also rewarded.

Princess Johnson from Ashaiman No. 3 & 4 school emerged the overall winner by collecting a total of 17,923 wrappers. The class 4 girl was elated and couldn’t hide her joy as she received her Samsung tablet.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Kelvyn boy, Adina, Kuami Eugene, Kwesi Arthur, And Many More Set To Perform At VGMA Xperience Concert

At 9 pm on Saturday, June 12th, all eyes will be fixated on TV3 and VGMA social media platforms for an exciting virtual jam with nominees of the 22nd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

It will be VGMA Xperience Concert, presenting and carefully curated eclectic performances from some of the best acts Ghana has offer. Ready?

With the likes of Kelvyn Boy rocks the stage with his Afrobeats vibe, Kwesi Arthur with the old and new school rap, Celestine Donkor is set to take you on that spiritual journey, Kuami Eugene the reigning artiste of the year and the show stopper, Adina, the first female to make history with 11 nominations is set to ‘kill you softly’ with her captivating voice, Epixode will get you on your feet with his dancehall/reggae energy, Abiana will set the right tone with her soothing voice, Kumerica comes alive with Amerado and Kweku Flick, Camidoh with the HipHop and Afrobeats feel, Kahpun, the ‘Excuse me Miss’ hitmaker and a hosts of others on the bill, excitement is guaranteed!

The VGMA Xperience concert is powered by charterhouse, partnered by Tv3, DStv, Media partners and proudly brought to you by Vodafone, Together We Can!

Media General Announces Exclusive Partnership With EMY Africa Awards

Management of Ghana’s leading Media Company, Media General, on Monday 7th June 2021 announced a partnership with EMY Africa, organisers of the prestigious Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Africa Awards.

The partnership was made known this morning on the New Day show on TV3 Network and makes Media General the exclusive media partner for this year’s edition of the esteemed awards which seeks to honour and celebrate deserving men across various sectors.

Announcing the partnership, the General Manager for MG Television, Francis Doku said “we are excited to be partnering with EMY Africa for the annual EMY Africa Awards, one of the most prestigious awards schemes we can boast of currently. At Media General, we believe in excellence and always want to be associated with the biggest brands in the country and beyond. It is for this reason that we have decided to partner with a top brand like the EMY Africa Awards to deliver a great awards ceremony this year”.

The Chief Executive Officer of EMY Africa Awards, Kojo Sobboh revealed the motivation for having an exclusive partnership with Media General. “It has taken us about two years to arrive here. The conversation has been ongoing for a while and knowing Media General we are confident this partnership will take us to the next level. Media General is the biggest media conglomerate in Ghana with a track record and it was not difficult to make the decision to have this exclusive partnership”.

Youngtrepreneurs Music Workshop Gets Headline Sponsor

Creative management company Code Management Group Africa has been announced as the headline sponsor for this year’s Youngtrepreneurs Music Workshop at BBnZ Live in Accra, Ghana, from 15 to 18 July.

The development is in line with Code Management’s commitment to empowering the creation of ideas while building a community that supports and develops creatives globally. Launched two years ago as a social youth-impact organisation, Youngtrepreneurs aims to harness professional expertise from industry experts to improve business knowledge, gain job experience and provide sustainable jobs for young creatives in Africa. It hopes to create opportunities for African creatives to be seen, heard and compensated in the long term through various creative, vocational-led workshops.

Some 50 African creatives will be selected for Youngtrepreneurs’ July initiative, led by a cast of industry professionals. Code Management will support participating music producers to create and present 60-second instrumentals to dancehall star Shatta Wale. The creator with the most outstanding beat will collaborate with the ‘Already’ hitmaker on a single and receive distribution, PR and marketing.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

UBA Ghana Ltd. Expands Network with New Kasoa Branch to Provide Comprehensive Financial Service

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Ghana Ltd has opened a new Business Office in Kasoa, in a bid to expand its branch network and boost economic activities in Kasoa and its environs.

The new office is part of plans to increase the touch points of the Bank, reach the unbanked population, while offering innovative banking services to traders and businesses in the Awutu Senya East Municipality.

The new Kasoa Branch brings the number of Branches in the country to 28 with two cash points, reinforcing the Bank’s commitment to working to meet the banking needs of their diverse customer base.

Speaking at the opening of the new Business Office in Kasoa, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Olalekan Balogun said the bank is tenaciously deepening its footprints locally and globally with modern Business Offices.

“We opened this branch to get closer to individuals and businesses in Kasoa and to provide better customer experience to our numerous clients”, he said.

Ogilvy Africa Nigeria Strengthens Senior Leadership Team

The First Primus Group (consisting of Nigeria operations of Ogilvy Africa, amongst other subsidiaries) has today announced senior level appointments to bolster its country’s leadership team and the business.

The three new appointees, announced by the Group CEO of First Primus Nigeria, Seni Adetu,  include Henry Akpede, who will be the new Country Manager and Chief Creative Officer, Sandeep R Inamke, Director Business Development & Strategy and Jolomi Awala as the Creative Director. They will work closely with the regional leadership team at Ogilvy Africa, led by CEO, Vikas Mehta.

Henry Akpede is a creative professional with over 15 years’ experience working in some of the top advertising agencies and is expected to bring in strong insight-driven creative skills and hands on experience in creative project management, connected consumer journeys and creative innovation.  He will be charged with the responsibility of of leading the day-to-day business operations while doubling as the backbone of quality assurance of the creative service delivery.

Sandeep Inamke is a seasoned brand & advertising professional with over 25 years of work experience and has worked across continents, categories,  and managed multinational brands  in India, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya , Nigeria & South Africa.

Jolomi Awala is an experienced Creative Leader with 12 years’ hands-on experience garnered mostly at Insight Publicis Limited and is highly effective in creatively utilising storytelling and brilliantly executing the same in deepening the connection between brands and consumers for impactful marketing communication solutions.  He has worked across a range of Nigerian and global brands.

Samsung And HD+ Now Offer Ghanaians An Impressive New Way To Enjoy TV

Across the world, more and more people are embracing TV technology that offers immersive experiences that make you feel like you’re in every scene of your favourite show or right in the stadium watching your team.

Ghanaians will therefore be pleased to know that Samsung has partnered with HD+ to offer an amazing new way to enjoy TV. Samsung Crystal UHD and QLED TVs are now compatible to download the HD+ app and show free to air channels and other content in HD.

Currently, the broadcasting industry in Ghana is predominantly Standard Definition (SD). Globally, TV viewing has progressed beyond SD with most broadcasters showing High Definition (HD) and UHD content. HD+ promises to upgrade the TV viewing experiences of local free to air channels in full HD via the HD+ service offering

“Making an additional range of programmes in high-definition accessible to more satellite TV households, in HD and UHD Premium quality TV is a wonderful way for more people to enjoy the power of Samsung’s pioneering TV technology. HD+ ‘s ‘Feeli Feeli’ offering is now seamlessly paired with Samsung TV’s immersive viewing experiences. At Samsung, we design our TVs to give our customers cutting-edge innovation that makes life better. This partnership does that in amazing new ways, “says Lucas Lee, Managing Director at Samsung-Ghana.

Zanele Potelwa To Host This Year’s Sunday Times GenNext Awards

South African Television and radio personality, Zanele Potelwa has had an exciting start to the year. As she continues hosting the popular television series ‘Selimathunzi’, Zanele took a major leap in her radio career as she took over 5FM’s lunchtime slot every weekday at 12pm to 3pm.

Now, as her popularity continues to grow, Zanele reveals that she will be the host of the coveted 2021 Sunday Times GenNext awards this September.

The Sunday Times GenNext event, now in its 17th year, is the leading annual youth brand preference and consumer behaviour event. The 2021 results of the survey, conducted by Yellowwood who merged with specialist youth agency HDI Youth Consultancy, are particularly relevant to brands and advertisers.

The Sunday Times GenNext youth marketing online webinar series, digital activations and online awards attract the attendance of South Africa’s leading business minds and marketers. The results will showcase which brands and personalities the youth identify with the most providing important insight to brands and marketers around the world.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Hollard And Jumia Partner To Make Insurance Accessible Online

Two business giants, Ghana’s favourite insurance group, Hollard Ghana and Africa’s leading e-Commerce platform, Jumia, have partnered to make insurance policies easily accessible online.

Jumia will leverage its technology and network to provide an efficient platform for Ghanaians to purchase Hollard’s general and life insurance products. This new feature will be available on the JumiaPay platform and comes at a time when the pandemic has affected most people reiterating the need for various types of insurance policies.

“We are dedicated to improving the everyday lives of Ghanaians through technology and innovation. As seen over the past few years, we have provided Ghanaians with an efficient platform to buy essential products, pay for their goods and services, purchase food from their favorite restaurants and have all their items delivered in a safe, convenient manner. We believe now is the time to join hands with a leader in the insurance sector to drive digital growth by enabling consumers purchase their desired insurance products on Jumia. “ said Tolulope George-Yanwah, CEO of Jumia Ghana.
Hollard Ghana is known for its innovation and commitment to making insurance more accessible. Group CEO, Patience Akyianu said “This partnership speaks to our drive towards a better future for all. It is embedded in our business purpose to seek partnerships and alternative distribution methods that help us achieve our purpose to enable more people to create and secure a better future.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Charterhouse Shares Exciting Activities Earmarking The 22nd Edition Of VGMA Festival

It’s the final lap of the VGMA Festival and five (5) exciting activities have been earmarked to heighten the VGMA experience in the music month of June. The journey promises to be exciting, ready?

VGMA Xperience Concert

Curated from a cross section of VGMA22 nominees, the VGMAs present a live-performed musical experience designed for industry stakeholders, and produced for the massive music lovers on-air and online. The invitation only event is slated for Saturday 12th of June, will be aired at 9pm on TV3, and streamed on VGMA pages on Facebook & YouTube.

VGMA in Schools

Passionate about nurturing music-smarts in the youth, a music in school platform has been created to bridge the gap between industry and academia. The project, VGMA in School (VIS), will work with schools, offering students interested in a career in music, an opportunity to dialogue with professionals. The aim is to help students in music to start right, point out the role of education in a music career, and expose students to basics of show business.

VGMA Music Summit

On the 21st of June, Ghana will for the first time join over 130 countries and 1000+ cities to celebrate what the French call Fete de la Musique, a.k.a. World Music Day. The day will be marked with a national dialogue, a master class, and the honoring of unsung heroes of the music ecosystem. This event will stream live on social media, and will have limited seats for in-person participants.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

UBA Ghana Ltd. Opens Modern Business Office In Kejetia Central Market To Reach Unbanked Population

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Ghana Ltd has opened a new Business Office in Kumasi, as part of its plans to reach the unbanked while offering innovative banking services to traders and businesses at the newly redeveloped Kejetia Central Market.

The new Kejetia Branch brings the number of Branches in the country to 28 with 6 in Kumasi, with an additional plan to unveil another in Kasoa in the Central Region by close of month.

Speaking at the opening of the new Business Office in Kejetia, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Olalekan Balogun said the bank is tenaciously deepening its footprints locally and globally.

The new Kejetia branch, for instance, provides an opportunity for traders who travel to other African countries for business to be able to access banking services without necessarily carrying along bulk cash.

This will further position the bank to bring its services closer to existing and potential customers.

Monday, May 31, 2021

BBNaija Lockdown Reunion Show Coming Soon

The organizers of Africa’s biggest reality show, Big Brother Naija (BBNaija), have announced that the BBNaija LockDown Reunion Show will begin Thursday, June 17, 2021.

The BBNaija Reunion Show is done as part of preparations for the commencement of another season of the reality show, and fans will once again get to see their favourite ‘Lockdown geng’ on their DStv and GOtv screens.

As the sixth season gets set to take the center stage later in the year, the Reunion Show promises to be filled with drama as all 20 of the Lockdown housemates meet once again and get the opportunity to clear the air and express their real feelings towards each other. The show will be hosted by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and will revisit some of the highlights and memorable moments from the Season 5 edition that saw Laycon emerge winner.

The BBNaija Lockdown Reunion Show will premiere Thursday, 17 June and will air Mondays through to Fridays on Africa Magic Urban at 9pm and Africa Magic Family at 9:30pm, available to customers on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access and GOtv Max and Plus.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Kafui Danku, Mama Imahkus, Kathy Knowles Poised For Ghana Book Club Discussion On 30th Of May

The maiden edition of the Ghana Book Club slated for 30th of May, is taking off on a high note, as the organizers confirms participation of the 3 out of the 4 authors whose books were selected for reading and discussion in the May edition of the Club meeting, taking place virtually by 7pm this Sunday.

4 Books were selected for reading In the month of may by the club ,which are The Lucky One by KathyKnowles and Deborah Cowley, Returning Home Aint Easy But its Sure a Blessing, by Seestah Imahkus, Sons of the Skroll by Diana McBagonluri and Silence is not Golden by Kafui Danku.

Kafui Danku Ghanaian Film maker's book titled Silent is not Golden tells the story of her difficulty with childbirth having gone through miscarriage 4 times ,as well as pains of other women who has faced similar situations ,offering solace and comfort and guidance on how to navigate the shallow waters of life if facing difficult situations.

 “Written in this book are my life’s experiences that I wish to share publicly to not only educate but also inspire. From my many years of painful experiences, I have squeezed out sweet juices of gainful lessons to inform, inspire, and encourage families – particularly women who identify with my story. This trip down memory lane will undoubtedly be worth taking.’ She explained