Thursday, December 3, 2020

Hollard Insurance Wins Massively At The Chartered Institute Of Marketing Ghana Awards (CIMG)

Hollard Ghana with subsidiaries, Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life Assurance picked up a total of three awards at the 2020 National Marketing Performing Awards organized by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIMG) Awards held at the plush Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.

The awards event held under the theme ‘Marketing in a Disruptive Era’, sought to honour businesses which have thrived and maintained excellence over the last year and despite the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

The Group CEO of Hollard Ghana, Patience Akyianu, was named the Marketing Woman of the Year 2019 for leading Hollard Ghana to introduce groundbreaking innovative products like Hollard ChatInsure product and its popular virtual insurer, Araba Hollard.

Also, Hollard Insurance, a subsidiary of the insurance group, took home ‘Insurance Company of the Year 2019’ in the Non-Life Insurance Category for its contributions in the insurance industry by introducing unmatched innovations.

‘Hollard ChatInsure’ and its Chatbot, Araba Hollard, the first virtual insurer in the country offering end-to-end insurance services also won the ‘Product of the Year (Service) awards.

WorldRemit Launch New Prices For Transfers To Africa


WorldRemit, a leading global digital payments company, has announced the launch of its new prices for international transfers in over 450 of its larger corridors. The new lowered prices, allows customers to send more to family and friends via the mobile app or website to the various African corridors.

This price drop represents the largest pricing reduction in terms of the number of corridors for the business. The new prices are in line with WorldRemit’s commitment to supporting remittance flows across Africa and helping the diaspora community to supplement and support family and friends back home.

Diaspora remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa in 2019 totalled $48 billion according to the World Bank. Through its innovative service offering, WorldRemit customers have been able to support family and friends with essentials, medical and educational needs.

Speaking on this announcement, Gbenga Okejimi, Country Manager, Nigeria and Ghana, WorldRemit said: “As a forward-thinking company, WorldRemit continues to seek opportunities and innovative ways to keep people connected around the world while offering them a top-class fast, safe and simple way to send international remittances. We believe in helping our customers to access and enjoy the rewards of their hard work and this initiative will ensure they are able to access value even as COVID-19 has financially affected those in both in the diaspora and at home”.

MultiChoice Ghana Opens Customer Service Office In Tamale

MultiChoice Ghana has opened a new office dedicated to serve both DStv and GOtv subscribers in Tamale and its environs.  The new Tamale office is located adjacent the Bank of Ghana Regional Office, on the Bank Road in Tamale. The launch activities took place over the 27th of November 2020; starting with a 4-hour float through the streets of Tamale, the opening ceremony and culminated with street party with music sensation Maccasio at the MultiChoice Ghana Tamale Branch.

The launch ceremony was attended by some of the Northern Region’s prominent personalities such as The Dakpema of Tamale, the Regional Director, National Communications Authority (NCA), who delivered a keynote speech, a representative of the Regional Chief Imam, DStv Dealers and Customers.

In his welcome address, Cecil Sunkwa Mills, Managing Director, MultiChoice Ghana said “this ultra-modern office is intended to give subscribers a one-stop service point.” Adding that the official opening is in line with our desire to improve customer experience for our subscribers with our brands. This branch and warehouse will further support the supply chain hub for over 179 agents and of various sizes located in the 5 regions namely Northern, North East, Savanna, Upper East and Upper West Regions.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Glam Style Awards 2020: Jullie Jay-Kanz Bags 3 Nominations

Multi[ple award winning Ghanaian blogger and publcist Jullie Jay-Kanz has earned nominations at  the 4th edition of Glam Style Aawards.

The celebrated female blogger has been nominated in three categories namely; Blogger of the Year, Social Media Influencer of the year (Female) and Graphic Designer of the Year categories.

Jullie Jay-Kanz has had a  tremendously cathartic year  as a blogger and a music publicist as she recently bagged  2 nominations at 2020 Top Entertainment awards.

Jullie over the years has been able to build a credible and an enviable brand for herself working with top-notch artistes both locally and iinternationally.

According to Madcons Ghana Limited, organisers of Glam Style Awards , the event is set to be held on 8th January 2021 at the Bono East Regional Capital and will witness amazing performances from severalmusic greats in Ghana.

New Gaming Firm Odibets Enters Ghana’s Betting Market

Ghanaian betting fanatics are set to experience a ride of their lifetime following the entry of one of Africa's leading betting firms, Odibets, into the country.

Odibets, known for their mouthwatering offers and freebets, has joined the Ghanaian betting scene and their platform is live for punters to place bets.

Odibets Ghana - will give punters a gaming experience never before seen in Ghana through an enormous variety of sports, quality odds, bonuses, free bets, and virtual games.

In addition, Odibets offers pre-match and post-match analysis, which will help equip punters with relevant information that will enable them to place winning bets.

Reports also indicate that Odibets are already in talks with various sporting teams in Ghana on possibilities of Sponsorship.

Vodafone Organises Free Eye Screening And Donates Ghc 5,000 To Save Them Young Orphanage (SYTO)

Vodafone Ghana Foundation, as part of its commitment to contribute to the sustainable development of the country, has organised free eye screening for children of the Save Them Young Orphanage (SYTO) and donated Ghc 5,000 to the home.

The Foundation championed this initiative on behalf of employees celebrating their birthdays in November and male employees of the organisation, as part of activities to mark this year’s World Children’s Day and International Men’s Day.

The Vodafone employees spent the day at the orphanage and engaged in a number of fun games whilst the birthday celebrants shared their cake-cutting moment with the children of the home. Cecy Twum, one of Ghana’s leading gospel musicians joined team and performed during the celebration.

Rev Amaris Perbi, the Vodafone Ghana Foundation Lead, who spoke at the event said; “The Birthday Stars initiative is the latest inclusion to the tall list of Vodafone’s CSR activities where we engender staff involvement in the activities of the Foundation by embarking on a community project. Since September, we have marked the birthdays of Vodafone Ghana employees with very significant charity projects all in line with internationally recognised days. The Foundation is immensely grateful to all stakeholders especially staff of Vodafone Ghana who are making it possible to deliver such significant impact”.

ELECTION 2020: Ekua Mends GMB 2019 Hosts Rush Energy Peace Walk

Winner of TV3’s 2019 Ghana’s Most Beautiful (GMB), Ms Ekua Mends Bannerman on Sunday, joined hundreds of Cape Coasters for a unity walk to preach peace to the public ahead of the 2020 elections.

She was supported by Ms Erica Esi Hooper, the Western Region 2019 representative of the GMB and Mr Anthony Kweku Smith, a peace ambassador who walked from Takoradi to Cape Coast to participate in the event.

The unity walk, organised by the beauty queen and her Ekubann International Foundation, formed part of planned activities to promote peace before, during, and after the elections.

The three-hour walk started from Abura through to Pedu to Adisadel township with members of the various political parties participating.

Herbalife Nutrition Advises On Proper Eating Habits For Improved Sleep

Few things feel as good as waking up rested and energised after a great sleep. But for many of us, that’s hard to come by. Plenty of factors can influence sleep quality, but let’s take a look at the role of food choices made during the day.

Preliminary research has proven that eating habits may impact the quality and length of your sleep. This can turn into a vicious cycle—you don’t sleep well at night, and the energy-giving foods you turn to the next day to keep you going could be the exact same foods (caffeine and high-fat snacks) that are sabotaging your rest.

Sound familiar? Well, when it comes to improving your sleep, there are many factors which are important, including good nutrition/eating habits. Here are our top tips for how to eat right to sleep tight:

•    Going to bed with a very full stomach may lead to discomfort and sleep-sabotaging indigestion; hence, aim for just enough to satisfy.


Sarkodie, one of Africa's finest MCs and Ghana's best musical export, with millions of sales and multiple awards in his decade long career, releases a hot new collaboration 'Hasta La Vista' with Nigerian star Zlatan on Friday the 26th of November 2020.

Off the back of his recent single with Kuami Eugene called 'Happy Day' which has created a huge discourse in Ghana,  including a tweet from the President about the track, Sarkodie releases what is set to be his biggest global single of the year.

 This high energy dance song 'Hasta La Vista' features one of the hottest names in Nigerian music right now Zlatan ( best known for his track featuring  Burna Boy 'Killin Dem'),  and production from Zanku Sound pioneer, Rexxie.

Expect this song to take off in Africa and all over the world. As Sarkodie says "Ghana meets Nigeria! Dance moves to bring good vibrations for everyone."

Michael Owusu Addo is the Ghanaian rap icon, best known as Sarkodie. With a career spanning 10 years at the top of his game and a decade since his landmark debut album, 2009’s joyous Mayke - one of African music’s biggest and best-loved hip-hop albums.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Old Mutual Launches Black And White Family Plan To Ease Financial Burden On Bereaved Families

One of Ghana’s innovative Insurance Companies, Old Mutual has launched the Black and White Family Plan – a revolutionary digital funeral policy aimed at offering a seamless solution to ease the financial burden felt by grieving families.

For most Ghanaians, funeral payments are one of the big expenses in life. They create severe financial stress for families trying to meet traditional obligations of giving befitting funerals. With the use of the popular WhatsApp messaging app, Ghanaians can now conveniently and easily sign up for Black and White Family Plan designed to help families invest and protect themselves from the brunt of funeral expenses.

Commenting on the launch of Black and White Family Plan, Rita Boateng, Head of Marketing and Operations at Old Mutual Ghana, said:

“According to the latest annual report from the National Insurance Commission, Ghana’s insurance penetration rate stands at less than 2%, largely because of delays in the payment of claims, complex underwriting processes, expensive premiums among others.

Black and White Family Plan has tapped into the biggest messaging app (WhatsApp) to reach and enable Ghanaians to bridge this gap in a simple, accessible and convenient manner.

Sarkcess Writing Camp: A Turning Point For Africa’s Creative Economy

Recently, a group of upcoming artists had the pleasure to learn from and work with one of Ghana’s leading entertainers and entrepreneurs – Micheal Owusu Addo, popularly known as Sarkodie.

This happened during the Sarkcess Writing camp – a unique gathering of Africa’s top and emerging creative artistes. The camp was curated for the purpose of inspiring and sharing creativity in writing.

The tangible outcomes of the camp include a number of songs set to be released from the myriad of collaborations that took place during the sessions. As is the nature of Sarkodie’s artistry, these songs will undoubtedly touch on aspects of African society and the role of the youth in creating change and positive impact.

The intangible outcomes included a sense of confidence built into the participants; and more importantly the heightened interest of women in the creative arts due to the level of participation that realised.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Moziak Magazine’s Creative Producer, Blue Mbombo, Awarded Title Of SA’s Most Stylish Model 2020

Moziak Magazine’s Creative Producer, Blue Mbombo, has been awarded the title of Most Stylish Model 2020 by the prestigious SA Style Awards.

Now in its 24th year, the SA Style Awards is SA’s revered fashion authority celebrating people from an array of industries that possess a unique stylish footprint.

“I’m so delighted and extremely humbled to be recognised and honoured for my craft, which is modeling, especially because our entertainment industry doesn’t have a culture of celebrating models,” shares Blue Mbombo.

“We are so proud of Blue. Her style has always stood out on the red carpet, in campaigns and at events. It’s great that her consistency is being acknowledged by the industry,” expresses Ninel Musson, marketing brain behind Moziak Magazine.

Named Glamour’s Most Glamourous 2019 and consistently making every best dressed list in the country, Blue Mbombo’s latest recognition is testament to the reputable fashion brand that she has built over the years in entrenching herself as one of SA’s style icons.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Gospel 360 Africa Honors Abeiku Santana

Widely acclaimed as the initiator of the now popular live worship sessions on radio Dr Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey Santana, host of the ‘Ekwanso Dwoodwoo’ Drivetime show on Okay 101.7 Fm and the Managing Director of Kaya Tours Ltd & Kaya Management Service, has been honored for his exceptional contribution to Ghana’s Gospel Industry.

It all started about 20yrs ago when Abeiku Santana among other media personalities brought Cindy Thompson, Esther Smith, Noble Nketiah just to mention a few into the public limelight.

From the days of Ashh 101.7fm in Kumasi and Adom 106.3fm in Tema, Abeiku Santana will occasionally bring Gospel Singers and their instrumentalists on his Drivetime show to minister live to listeners.

The studios of Okay Fm was on the afternoon of Friday 20th November, flooded with a team from one of the renowned Christian media agencies, Gospel 360 Africa, led by Andy Favored and flanked by several A-list Gospel artistes.

Emmanuel Donkor wins 2020 5th GIJ Eminence Awards Student Blogger/Writer Of The Year

Over the weekend Inspirational and award winning blogger Emmanuel Donkor of bagged the 2020 GIJ Eminence Awards Student Blogger/Writer of the Year organized by the RAD Communication Limited.

At the awards ceremony held on Friday evening at the Global Ovations-Hub, majority of GIJ students were celebrated and honored for their contributions in the media landscape.

Emmanuel was recognized for how consistent he has featured in tremendous write ups and has interviewed great young entrepreneurs in leading media and communication platforms in the country to inspire the  young generations.

Speaking after receiving the awards, he expressed profound gratitude to God, his team and also people who have supported him. He encouraged young people that exceptional achievements are within their reach when they stand tall on a foundation of personal integrity, hard work and unwavering determination.

The awards ceremony on Friday enabled the RAD Communications Limited (RADCommLLC) to celebrate excellence in journalism by recognizing and honoring various students, lectures and alumni of the institute who are excelling in their various fields. The ceremony was the 5th edition of the GIJ Eminence Awards.

Honory awards were presented to a number of personalities who have distinguished themselves creditably.

Meo Out With New ‘Banger’ Featuring Ishak Spark Titled Break It

Nigerian born singer Oteze Ekpen Micheal popularly referred to as Meo is out with an electrifying new single titled Break It.

Formerly a career DJ, Meo has now grown into a full-fledged Singer, songwriter, and record producer under his own label Meo Records.

Based in Accra, Ghana, Meo still maintains a core fan-base in Nigeria and makes sure to satisfy both set of fans with his records.

With influences like King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, 2 Face, P Square, D’banj, and Don Jazzy, it’s no surprised Meo specializes in producing bangers.

‘Break It’ is no different, the single is set to dominate the charts and further cement Meo as one to look out for.