Wednesday, June 3, 2020

MAGGI Brings A Fresh Twist To Popular African Meals With A New Website And Dishes Up More Yelo Pèppè Drama

Nestlé brand MAGGI has launched a first-of-its-kind website in Central and West Africa, offering fresh new twists to well-known African dishes.

It is also serving up a second season of Yelo Pèppè – its popular online nutrition education drama series –  on YouTube from June 8, 2020.

The brand’s latest launches are just a few of the innovative ways MAGGI is meeting its consumers’ digital and nutritional appetites, while also contributing to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.

Get inspired by the new MAGGI website

The MAGGI website, which provides over 40 African recipes on an easy-to-use platform, can help families cook balanced and nutritious meals.

Now that many of us are spending more time cooking at home, who isn’t stuck for new food ideas? Get some inspiration from the Recipe of The Day or the With A Twist section! There are recipes for kids, adventurous cooks, those who love a classic dish and time-saving one pot meals, all available in English and French.

MAGGI innovates once more by providing different variations of beloved African dishes that offer something for every food lover,” said Dominique Allier, Business Executive Officer for Culinary at Nestlé Central and West Africa. “We are proud to be the first region worldwide chosen by MAGGI to launch this unique website”, he added.

Monday, June 1, 2020

#ParkNWatch Is Back In Grand Style

COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on our daily lives, it has robbed us of our economic, political and social lives.

Due to the effects of this silent killer, we are unable to enjoy some quality time with our loved ones but that is about to end because #ParkNWatch is back.

It is the opportunity you have been waiting to enjoy some quality time off with loved ones and friends without worrying about getting infected.

HYPE UP in partnership with Ghana Club is bringing another lovely edition of #ParkNWatch.

#ParkNWatch is the biggest outdoor movie screening experience in Accra where you stay comfortably in your vehicle and enjoy several movies on large screens.

Hollard Ghana Supports Kamina Barracks Hospital, NEDCO, GES, Tamale Airport, GPRTU In Northern Region With PPEs

Insurance group, Hollard Ghana, in support of the fight against the spread of COVID-19 has donated hundreds of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to the Kamina Barracks Hospital, Northern Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (NEDCo), Regional office of the Ghana Education Service, staff and management of the Tamale Airport, and the Tamale-Bolgatanga Transport Union all in the Northern Region to ensure their safety.

The Presentation

The presentation was made by the Branch Manager, Regional Markets Hollard Insurance Ghana, Mr. Sulley Mohammed Ali, in the presence of the Hollard Life Assurance Sales Manager, Mr. Mutaru Abdul-Hamid. The Medical Superintendent of the Kamina Barracks Hospital, Dr. Aaron Anos, received the items on behalf of his outfit.

In his speech, Mr. Ali said, “Every frontline health worker must be kept safe particularly in a pandemic such as COVID. This donation aligns to our purpose to treat everyone with care and dignity and is a part of our company’s comprehensive initiative to safeguard essential service providers while creating awareness about the viral disease.”

Appreciation

Receiving the items, Dr. Anos thanked Hollard for distributing the nose masks to the institution's staff, which he said would go a long way to protect them and their patients.    

YFM TAKES URBAN RADIO HIGHER WITH ‘Y REFRESH’

Ghana’s number one urban radio YFM has begun a new campaign “Y Refresh” to build an exciting and more successful culture that will keep listeners and community entertained and engaged.

The station has lined-up vibrant talents with refreshed programmes ready to take the radio brand to greater heights. It has out-doored new contents such as “Lockdown Radio” to keep listeners at home amidst covid-19, “Y Leaderboard Series” to inspire the youth, Monthly-themed radio programme series focusing on key areas such as health, education, technology among others; and the radio party show known as the “Y Party Pressure”.

The station has also activated its CSR initiative “Y Cares” to re-enforce the brand’s force for social good.

Programmes Manager of YFM Accra, Eddy Blay shared more insights on Y Refresh: ‘’Y Refresh is to give ourselves the opportunity to compete and cement our win in order to keep listeners entertained, educated and informed. We are putting our audience first in these changes. We are better equipped to innovate as fast as our stakeholders and industry require.”

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Yearn For More: A Radio Taste For Millennials

The audio landscape is exploding and has seen a lot of growth across various streams. Radio has long been a trusted companion for people and it continues to be the number one medium that connects people and communities.

Globally, studies and research have also shown that millennials are the biggest audio generation, listening to more content. In fact, it has been said that millennials are the generation that listen to radio the most. According to Nielsen, nine out of 10 millennials listen to radio every week.

In Ghana, the situation is not that far from the global results and that is where a station such as YFM plugs into gap- to be the millennial choice of radio anytime they connect their sets.

The YFM brand has always given a chance to young talent to blister great careers across the various streams of creative arts – media, music, movies among others.

It’s an undeniable fact ever since YFM started in 2009, it has consistently become the radio home to good music and entertainment, hence the taste of the millennials. The radio brand has ruled its niche but critical market (youth) for more than decade. The station has consistently been in the Top 5 English Radio Stations in Ghana, according to GeoPoll’s Market Research.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Keche, Efya MzVee, Perform At The COVID-19 Hope For Africa Benefit Concert This Sunday On GOtv

MultiChoice Africa in partnership with One Africa Global Foundation will broadcast a special COVID-19 Hope For Africa concert to help raise funds for medical practitioners and support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. The concert scheduled to air Sunday, May 31 at 6pm GMT on Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 and GOtv channel 102).

Some of the leading African acts will be performing at the concert. The star-studded line-up includes: Sarkodie (Ghana), Efya (Ghana), Keche (Ghana), 2Baba (Nigeria), Adina (Ghana), Akothee (Kenya), Bombshell (Zambia), Betty G (Ethiopia), CIC (Liberia), Cobhams Asuquo (Nigeria), Davido (Nigeria), DJ Spinall (Nigeria), DJ Vivian (Uganda), Eddie Jay (Senegal), Falz (Nigeria), Flavor (Nigeria), Jose Chameleone (Uganda), Ladipoe (Nigeria), Lij Micheal (Ethiopia), Mr 2Kay (Nigeria), Nandy (Tanzania), Nsoki (Angola), , Scientific (Liberia), Shadaya (Zambia), Stonebwoy (Ghana), Tekno (Nigeria), The Ben (Rwanda), Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Waje (Nigeria) and Yasirah Bhelz (South Africa).

The Managing Director, MultiChoice Ghana, Cecil Sunkwa-Mills explained why MultiChoice has partnered with One Global Africa Foundation to broadcast the concert. He said, “As Africa's biggest storyteller, we are committed to giving back to the communities where we operate. We are passionate about the development of the African continent as we continue to use the power of entertainment to give hope, enrich lives, and bring people together especially during these uniquely difficult times.”

The One Africa concert will also feature goodwill messages of hope and encouragement by community leaders, health workers and COVID-19 survivors, and will be hosted by Mawuli Gavor, (Ghana) Dakore Egbuson-Akande (Nigeria), Osas Ighodaro (Nigeria), and Wanjira Longauer (Kenya)

Summertime Fun: Imagination Lands On Emirates.com As Airline Keeps Kids Entertained Over The Holidays

Leisure travel is suspended and schools are out, but imagination has landed on emirates.com . The family-friendly airline has launched a special activity page on its website to keep kids entertained over the summer holidays.
 
The Emirates Fly With me Animals, have been digitised so families can take advantage of colourful puzzles, stories and activities featuring friendly, familiar faces – all from the comfort of their own home. Decades of making air travel fun for little passengers has given the world’s largest international airline a wealth of experience in keeping children happy and occupied.
 
Parents and kids can download and print out a 16-page Fly with Me Animals colouring book to get re-acquainted with Lewis the Lion, Peek U the Panda, Ernie the Penguin, Savannah the Elephant, Brett the Bear, Mia the Manta Ray and ChaoChao the alligator.

Connect with family and friends by sending a special message to those near and far, using one of the easily downloadable postcards or keep your most treasured snaps in a downloadable photo frame featuring the much-loved animals.

Kids can learn to bake a tasty treat with a yummy banana cake recipe or go on an adventure with the Animals in a series of videos for children.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Lifestyle Brand Pure Persona By Nana® Launches On June 1st

Pure Persona by Nana®, a beauty, wellness and lifestyle brand, founded by Nana Konamah officially launches on June 1, 2020 via www.purepersona.com

Inspired by the Akan Adinkra symbol "Sankofa" translates to "go back and get it" which means, reverting to the past in order to reframe the future. Pure Persona by Nana® is a brand with unique identity that thrives on beauty, confidence and dedication to SELF to honour our motto- #Seek your Inner Beauty™️

It celebrates the ancient secrets of Africa passed down from generation to generation using pure natural ingredients to serve health-conscious products that empower your mind, body and enrich your soul for joyful living.

Sharing her excitement about the much-awaited brand launch on her personal blog, Nana Konamahstates,“It’s been a 5-year journey of conceptualizing, executing and launching one of my dreams, and at last, I can say that Pure Persona by Nana®, is almost ready to hit the market. I’ve put my sweat and tears into creating a lifestyle brand that embodies all the things I stand for: self-love and holistic self-care- starting with your crown.”

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Herbalife Nutrition Advices On Health And Wellness – Meditation

Herbalife Nutrition Ghana, a leading health and wellness organization has reiterated the relevance of stress management amidst so much uncertainty.

In highlighting ways of dealing with stress; Meditation for example can be considered. It helps achieve a calm state of mind while disconnecting individuals from the fast paced, rigorous and uncertainty of tomorrow experienced today.

Failure in managing extremely high levels of stress, breeds several health and wellbeing related outcomes; including interrupted sleep patterns and anxiety. Consistently executing meditation routines will aid in curbing this.
 
Meditation just like any other form of exercise, also yields some positive results by strengthening muscles. The added advantage however lies in the fact that most exercises may require outdoor activity and some materials or equipments to aid in execution. The perks of meditation however allow you to roll out anytime, anywhere.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

WatsUp TV Airs All-new Top 10 Countdown

Leading pan-African entertainment show WatsUp TV, has re-launch its flagship program dubbed: Top 10.

The show which will be aired on Max TV and EBN Channel is hosted by Champagne Lee.

The top 10 countdown will showcase top music videos released in Ghana, Nigeria and the whole of Africa and also feature music video premiers, games and interview with celebrities.

Speaking about the new show, CEO of WatsUp TV, ABD Traore mentioned that the show will feature various creative games that will give opportunity to viewers and guests to win gifts from sponsors.

WatsUp TV currently airs weekly on EBN, Monday to Thursday and Max TV, Fridays from 11am to 12pm and artistes interested in featuring on the show or submit their videos can visit www.watsup.tv to submit their videos or write to info.watsuptv@gmail.com

BBNaija Pepper Dem Reunion Airs June 1 On Africa Magic

MultiChoice has announced the return of Big Brother Naija Reunion Show starring the housemates of the Pepper Dem Season on Monday, June 1 on Africa Magic Urban (DStv Channel 153) at 7pm and Africa Magic Family (DStv Channel 154 and GOtv Channel 129) at 7:30pm.

Fans of the popular reality TV show will be treated to the most epic reunion show yet that promises to be filled with emotional outbursts, wild surprises and other OMG moments served by the BBNaija Pepper Dem gang. The show will also let viewers in on the lives of the BBNaija alumni seven months after the show’s finale.

This is no spoiler alert but there will be laughter, tears and confrontations as the ex-housemates along with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the show’s host, revisit the events that rocked Biggie’s house last season. Fans and viewers will also hope to get answers to some burning questions and perhaps witness the end to the rivalries between some of the ex-housemates.

The Big Brother Naija Pepper Dem Reunion will premiere Monday, 1 June and will air Mondays through to Thursdays on Africa Magic Urban at 7pm and Africa Magic Family at 7:30pm, available to customers on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access and GOtv Max and Plus.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Vitamilk Ghana Supports Eid-Ul-Fitr Celebration By Donating Items To Chief Imam

The goodwill of the management of Vitamilk Ghana has been extended to the Muslim community as they celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.

A special package of assorted Vitamilk products were donated to the Chief Imam secretariat in appreciation of the loyalty and commitment of all Muslims as they mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

The Brands manager of Vitamilk , Mr. S. Boateng indicated that, after a strenuous 30 days of fasting and self-denial, one may need nutrient rich foods and beverages fortified with essential minerals and multi-vitamins like Vitamilk to invigorate and revitalize. He also entreated all Muslims to continue praying for Ghana and to promote modesty, self-control and charity as prescribed by the Holy Prophet Mohammed.

Upon receiving the items, the spokesperson for the National Chief Imam expressed their profound appreciation and prayed for Allah’s blessing for Vitamilk Ghana and all their loyal customers.

Cookie Tee Takes Over ‘The Zone’ On Starr 103.5 FM

EIB Network's Cookie Tee is the new host for mid-morning show 'The Zone'.

Known as Shirley Tibilla in real life, Cookie Tee was the former host of the Starr Drive alongside KOD, but halted after the latter resigned.

She takes over from Jon Germain who also left the company a few weeks back.

Cookie Tee is also the host of GHOne TV's all new 'Life’s Tales' show which will see Cookie unraveling everything about life, family and society.

Meanwhile, Godfrey Ainoo has begun hosting the Starr Drive.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

COVID-19 Scare : Eden Tree Provides Tips On Making Nutrition A Priority To Boost Immune System

There is little doubt that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives as Ghanaians. From the closure of schools to boarder closures and limiting of activities of restaurants and hotels. Indeed, these are not normal times.

The government is doing well in ensuring Ghanaians are observing the right public health protocols and reducing exposure to the virus. Sadly, no one knows how long these safety measures will need to stay in place, but one thing is sure: health and nutrition must be made a priority and Ghanaians need to consider what they are consuming to help maintain and strengthen their immune systems in this fight against the virus.

Eden Tree, Ghana’s leading producer and distributor of high –end fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs in Ghana has provided few suggestions on how to make healthy food choices during these challenging times.

Plan your meal: Try planning out a few meals so you know what you need. This ensures you don’t face meal dilemma every meal time. Planning meals in advance also ensures you use up all of the ingredients you have before buying more, thus preventing waste.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Avance Media Partners Woodin, Verna To Release 2020 Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers Ranking

Leading PR and Rating agency in Africa, Avance Media is poised to announce the second edition of its popular list of top Ghanaian Bloggers, dubbed the 2020 Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers

The announcement will be made via WatsUp TV channel which will be aired on Tuesday 26th May, 2020 on EBN Channel at 11 AM and will characterized by a discussion with some of the honouree bloggers.

As part of this year’s release, Avance Media will be partnering Woodin to award the Top 10 Bloggers on the list with special products from the premier fashion brand.

Speaking about the upcoming ranking, core member of the research team, Felix G Korku, intimated that this year’s list will be a true reflection of the hard work of Ghanaian bloggers and their contribution to the development of journalism in Ghana.

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