Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Ghana’s Top Female Painter Honored As “Most Outstanding Woman In Innovation”

She changed the art game of which is well male-driven and escalated it to a different level of understanding of what is it today.

The GOWA Awards 2020 bestowed the honor of Ghana’s Most Outstanding Woman in Innovation onto Ghana’s leading female painter/muralist, Anita-Pearl Ankor who so happened to put her science educational certificate aside to cash out from her passion as a muralist.

Her passion of what she does was influenced by her childhood quest to scribble on the wall, draw on furniture and do diagrams on blackboards. For now, it has nothing to do with her degree in Agriculture Science Post Harvest.

Anita Pearl, mostly labeled/known as “The Female Painter” has generated fabulous piece of arts within the country and left her iconic marks on the busy streets of Ghana’s capital city Accra of which includes the current murals (arts) seen around the Tetteh Quarshie and Ako Adjei interchange.

At the GOWA Awards, a humanitarian initiative to honor and award women involved in social change, organized by ASKOF Productions, Anita-Pearl Ankor battled the said category ‘Most Outstanding Woman in Innovation” out with other prominent Ghanaian women and bagged it away for her unbeatable outstanding works for social change.

Congratulations to Ghana’s best female painter/muralist on her esteemed honor as the country’s “Most Outstanding Woman in Innovation” as presented by GOWA Awards with supports from ASKOF Productions. 


It takes a lot of strength for a brand to weather decades and still remain relevant. To stick around for hundreds of years, brands must evolve but ultimately remain consistent.

In Ghana, all toothpastes are Pepsodent – that is because the brand has been consistent in protecting the smiles of families in the country.

There was a recent buzz on social media about #MyPepsodentStory. This buzz was about Ghana’s favourite oral care brand, Pepsodent lovers – reminiscing and sharing fond experiences about the use of the toothpaste.  
@Ken12 replied Caroline Sampson’s tweet saying “I started using Pepsodent because of the color white, I feel like anytime I use it my teeth whitens. While some random Tweeter called Balo showed off a Pepsodent tube cut into two saying “#MyPepsodentStory, if your Pepsodent gets finish and you don’t cut it into two then you nor reach.”

Webinar On Making Claims And Complaints Hosted By Hollard Ghana This Wednesday

Hollard Ghana with subsidiaries, Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life Assurance has announced October’s edition of H.Insured: All About Insurance Webinar Series dubbed, "Putting Customers First: Making Claims and Complaints,” slated for Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 6 pm via Zoom.

Yvonne McCarthy, President, West Africa Association of Customer Service Professionals; Iris Logan, Head, Claims, Hollard Insurance; and Nda Ahale Polley, Complaints/Claims Manager, (Complaints Management and Advice Bureau), Ghana Insurers Association; are the distinguished resource persons set to discuss customer satisfaction and how to make claims and complaints effectively.

Speaking on this session of the webinar series, the Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Cynthia Ofori-Dwumfuo, said preparations are set for the event.
“Making claims and complaints can be stress-free. Considering this month is Customer Service Month, we have brought together a dream team of experts with a wealth of knowledge from claims management and in-depth knowledge on delivering excellent customer experience for this honest and open discussion.”

“Our purpose at Hollard is to enable more people to create and secure a better future, and we strongly believe this conversation will help bridge the gap between customer expectations and their experiences. Attendees will hear how to pitch their problems, what to say, securing apologies, refunds, or other satisfactory outcomes of services. Our goal is for attendees to understand how customers are a priority in a service sector like insurance.” she added.

Blogger Phylx Akakpo Nominated For Best Influencer At The 2020 African Entertainment Awards USA

For the second time in a row, Ghanaian blogger, influencer and publicist, Phylx Akakpo has received a nomination for best Influencer at the prestigious African Entertainment Awards USA.

Celebrity Blogger Phylx Akakpo who also runs PR for multiple award winning singer Becca and comedienne Queen Afia Schwarzenegger as well as other reputable brands received this nomination together with Ghana’s George Britton, Nigeria’s Tunde Ednut, Nigeria’s instagblog9ja, Kenya’s Edgar Obare, Cameroon’s 237 Showbiz, among others.

This is his second consecutive nomination in the two years at the awards scheme and it comes as no surprise with his huge and interactive numbers on his social media platforms.

The African Entertainment Awards USA (AEAUSA) which is in its 5th year is aimed at celebrating and awarding African Entertainers around the globe for their immense contribution to the growth and development of Entertainment in and outside the continent of Africa. Held annually in New Jersey, AEAUSA presents over 30 awards during the two-day event. And is the only award giving body to honor practitioners across all crafts and industry sectors, including Entertainment,  Enterprenuership and Community Leadership.

Monday, October 26, 2020


Ghanaian International Model, Araba Sey early last week met Abel Antonio Cárdenas Tuppia, who is the Ambassador of Peru to Ghana.

The meeting was held at the Peruvian Embassy and had the joint team of Runway Ghana and the Peruvian ambassadorial staff in attendance.

The discussions were geared towards the upcoming Runwayghana fashion show in December and also to build mutually beneficial relationships.

Founded in 2016, Runway Ghana brings together stakeholders in the fashion industry including models, fashion designers and customers to collaborate, and share ideas on how to make the industry better and beneficial for everyone involved.

ABD Traore: WatsUp TV CEO, Earns 2020 Ghana Industry CEO Awards Nomination

Founder and CEO of WatsUp TV, Abdoulaye "ABD" Traore has been nominated for the prestigious 2020 Ghana Industry CEO Awards, an annual awards scheme that identifies and recognizes the most outstanding Chief Executives in corporate Ghana across a wide range of sectors.

ABD Traore was nominated in the Media Television category for his exploits in the media industry in Ghana and across Africa.

He is nominated alongside: Hon Kennedy Agyapong (Net2 TV), Beatrice Agyemang Abbey (TV3), Ignace Hugo (4Syte TV) and Edward Boateng (ETV Ghana)

As founder and CEO of WatsUp TV, he has led his brand transition from a TV show in 2014 to a 24 Hours Television Channel in 2020. In 2018, he also launched his first entertainment music magazine named WatsUp Magazine, which was covered by Afrobeat highlife Ghanaian artist Bisa Kdei

With recent nominations at the 10th Radio and Television Presenters awards, WatsUp TV stands tall among TV shows across the continent as it airs in Ghana and Channels on Canal + exposing its content to viewership in over 40 countries across the world.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

MultiChoice Group Continues Its Support Of Global UN Pause Campaign

As the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic continues, MultiChoice Group (MCG) has reaffirmed its commitment to the United Nations’ (UN’s) efforts to conquer the virus that has wreaked havoc around the globe and will continue to support the global organisation’s Pause campaign in celebration of UN Day on 24 October 2020.

Through its broadcast and digital platforms, MCG has been the official African media supporter of the Pause Campaign since its launch in June 2020. The campaign, which aims to reach one billion people by the end of December 2020, intends to prevent the spread of damaging misinformation about the pandemic and encourages people to only share trusted and accurate science-based social media content.

“As a pan-African organisation, we are proud to be able to reach a mass audience and use our reach into 19.5 million African households to raise awareness on key issues relevant to the continent,” says Calvo Mawela, Chief Executive Officer: MultiChoice Group. “Supporting initiatives such as the Pause campaignas well as airing relevant and compelling educational and news content on our platforms aligns to our commitment to making an impact in the communities in which we operate.”

Saturday, October 24, 2020

The M-Net Movies Collection Pop-Up Channel Airs On Channel 111

We are three months away from the end of the year, and you are likely to be burned out and in need of some inspiration to ignite you to complete the goals, projects, and tasks that you haven't crossed out on your personal, work, or school year to-do list. Well, guess what? Sometimes, the best inspiration for life can be found in movies.

With that said, the themes on some of the famous prequels, sequels, trilogies, and sagas on the M-Net Movies Collection Pop-Up channel, which will air on Channel 111 on October 23rd until November 22nd, invoke an intense feeling that will have movie lovers connect it to something about what's going on in their worlds.

Whether you watch the reformed super-villain Gru and his mischievous, fun-loving yellow army of minions on Despicable Me, or the epic battle between the noble Autobots and the vicious Decepticons in the Transformers franchise, the movie collection - which covers a range of genres - has the potential to lift us up and encourage us to do more and be great.

The M-Net Movies Collection Pop-Up channel can be watched on any device at any time and will be available to Catch-Up on DStv Premium until Thursday, 24 December.

Without being too overt, but in ways apparent in the plot, narrative and camerawork, here is a few inspirational moments you can anticipate.

Shudufhadzo Musida Crowned Miss South Africa 2020

A radiant Shudufhadzo Musida has been crowned Miss South Africa 2020 at the glittering pageant finale held for the first time in the Mother City.
The 24-year-old – who comes from Ha-Masia in Limpopo – has a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Pretoria. She is currently doing her BA Honours in International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand. She will receive R1 million in cash as well as a further R2 million worth of sponsorships and prizes, including the use of a luxury Sandton apartment and a Mercedes-Benz cabriolet for a year.
First runner-up was medical doctor Thato Mosehle (25) from Klerksdorp in the North West who received R250 000 in cash. Second runner-up Natasha Joubert (23), a B Com graduate from Pretoria, Gauteng, collected R100 000.
For the first time in the history of the Miss South Africa pageant, the trio will represent the country at the world’s three most prestigious pageants. Previously, the Miss South Africa Organisation has sent a representative to both Miss Universe and Miss World, but will also now be fielding a candidate to Miss Supranational. It will only be revealed at a later date which contestant will go to which pageant.
Shudufhadzo’s mother, Thandi is a real estate agent and she has a 13-year-old sister Zwonka.

Friday, October 23, 2020


It’s here again, the number one game show on television for eligible single gentlemen hoping to get a special date with a lady, Date Rush. Leading Ghanaian television channel, TV3 Network, have this week announced the roll out of season 4 of Date Rush.

Members of the general public interested in participating in season 4 of Date Rush are to send their pictures and details (name, age, occupation and location) to WhatsApp number 0261197411 then show up at TV3 Network on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th October 2020 to be auditioned.

Date Rush season 4 is scheduled to start airing on TV3 Network in January 2020 and promises to be more exciting with several add-ons from the last season. These will include candle light dinners, romantic getaways and other exciting inclusions.

Date Rush has become that one show lovers of exciting television content cannot afford to miss for anything with record breaking streaming figures and online presence for season 3. Date Rush, everyone deserves love!

President, Nana Akufo-Addo Calls For Emergency Action On Creative Arts Bill

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has directed that there should be a true sense of urgency on the part of Parliament and all relevant stakeholders in passing the Creative Arts Bill into law before the end of tenure of the current Parliament, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Barbara Oteng Gyasi has disclosed.

The Minister said President Akufo-Addo gave the directive because the Creative Arts Bill with passed into law, would provide the legal and institutional framework to promote the Creative Arts industry and be the basis of establishing the Creative Arts Fund to provide financial succor for the sector.

“The President has told the Majority Leader in Parliament that no matter what it would take, this Bill has to be passed into law before the end of the tenure of this Parliament, even if the Bill would be passed under a certificate of urgency, it must be passed into law”, Tourism Minister Barbara Oteng Gyasi disclosed on OKAY FM Wednesday morning when she appeared on the ‘Hot Seat’ of the Best Entertainment Show, hosted by Halifax Ansah-Addo.

The Minister said: “The President has expressed interest in this Bill. He is very concerned about the Creative Arts industry because he knows it is one of the key pillars of transformation. The creative arts industry plays a huge role in job creation and we have very gifted people in the arts that we have to help, promote and support. It goes a long way in boosting the country’s tourism drive”.

Barbara Oteng Gyasi, the incumbent Member of Parliament for Prestea Huni-Valley, explained that a lot of work is being done by government behind the scenes to ensure the Bill gets passed.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Quick Blast Body Weight Circuit Training: Herbalife Nutrition Shares Insights


A change of season is a great time for establishing new habits and routines, so why not try this do-it-anywhere circuit? It’s the perfect exercise for busy schedules. You can do as much or as little as you like, making it easy to fit a quick session into your daily routine. Best of all, our Quick Blast Body Weight Circuits require zero special equipment. So, grab your water bottle and let’s get started!

Perform each exercise for 45-60 seconds and don’t rest in between each. Once a whole circuit is complete (all five exercises), rest for two minutes and repeat.

Backward lunge with oblique reach

Good for: core, legs, glutes, obliques

·         Stand feet together, arms overhead

·         Step your right foot back, into a deep lunge

·         Reach down with your left arm, feeling a right oblique stretch

·         Bring your arm back as you return to stand, then repeat on the other side

Monday, October 19, 2020

Ace Ghanaian Actress, Akofa Edjeani Was Honoured At The 2020 Women’s Choice Awards Africa With The ‘Woman Of The Decade’ Award

The Global Ovations Limited-powered awards scheme celebrates the achievements and contributions of women to the society. This year’s event was held on Saturday, October 17 at the Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel.

The award was a recognition of the African Movie Academy Awards winner’s excellence in acting and her contributions to the Ghanaian movie industry over the past three decades.

The president of Women in Film and Television (WIFTgh) dedicated the award to her mother who she called her “backbone” and a relentless supporter of her decision to pursue a career in the make-believe industry.

As a founding member of the Ghana Culture Forum and a Theatre Arts (Drama) graduate of the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, Legon, she has consistently projected African culture and brilliance on international platforms.

The Ghana Actors Guild (GAG) member was a part of the cultural squad that represented Ghana at the 12th World festival of Youth and Students in Moscow, Russia in 1985.
‘Not My Daughter,’ a film about female genital mutilation by the founding member of the Producers Guild of Ghana (PGG) won ‘Best Short Film’ award at the 2008 African Movie Academy Awards, and an award from the Women Arts Institute Ghana. The film was also selected for International Public Television (INPUT) screening conference in South Africa in the same year.

Peace Hyde And Ella Balinska Stun On The Cover Of UK’s WOTC Magazine’s October Issue

WOTC- Women of the City Magazine is the leading UK magazine that provides unprecedented access to female CEOs, founders, philanthropists, momagers, entrepreneurs and women in places of power and influence.

The October issue of the magazine is the Entertainment Issue and features game changers like Ella Balinska, the young actress who gained fame through her starring role in 2019’s Charlie’s Angels, Peace Hyde, the media girl boss who is the creator of the leading Forbes Africa flagship shows My Worst Day and Against All Odds with Peace Hyde as well as the change agent fighting for reform in the educational system across Africa and NikkiMakeup, the global celebrity and editorial makeup artist.

Peace Hyde has been proudly flying the flag for Ghana globally for some years now after being the first journalist to interview the continents billionaires in a show that reaches some 60 million viewers across sub Saharan Africa as well as the first female to secure the position of Head of Digital media for the prestigious Forbes Africa brand. She was also one of the 200 shortlisted leaders out of 40,000 people across Africa to join the Obama Foundation Leaders Africa program.

“The women we feature always express their gratitude and how greatly honoured they are to be included in WOTC, but I often wonder if they know that I also feel the same. That I also feel honoured to have the opportunity to speak to them and tell their stories. I’m never after the breaking news, which I’m sure is evident now.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

GHOne TV’s Head Of New Media Kelly Lartey Mensah Nominated For Youth Empowerment Awards

Online writer and head of New Media at EIB Network, Christian Kelly Lartey Mensah has been nominated in the 2020 edition of the Youth Empowerment Awards, Ghana, as the best writer of the year.

Kelly Lartey Mensah, who is also an experienced entertainment journalist has also been nominated in two separate categories (Best Blogger and Writer of the year respectively) of another award slated for October 2020 called Ghana Youth Entertainment Awards.

The Youth Empowerment Awards recognizes outstanding young contributions to their entrepreneurship and social structure.

The awards scheme seeks to empower the generational youth by recognising their exceptional contribution in building a better nation.