Thursday, July 29, 2021

GHANA - PERU ART CONTEST LAUNCHED, SUBMISSION OPENED TILL SEPTEMBER 28TH


The Embassy of Peru in Ghana on Wednesday 28th July 2021 launched the Ghana – Peru Arts Contest as part of activities marking the two hundredth independence anniversary celebration of the Republic of Peru.

The event was held at Maison Française located at the University of Ghana, Legon and was attended by several dignitaries including His Excellency Abel Antonio Cárdenas Tuppia, Ambassador of Peru to Ghana, His Excellency Enrique Escorza, Mexican Ambassador to Ghana and His Excellency Pedro Luis Despaigne Gonzalez, Cuban Ambassador to Ghana.

Other guests were Mr. Sam Zacca from the Honorary Consulate of Peru in Ghana, Dr. Joanna Boampong, Director of the Centre for Latin American Studies, University of Ghana and Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See in Accra.

The Ghana – Peru Arts Contest is open to Ghanaian non-professionals between the ages of 18 and 25 years who are expected to produce artworks and literature that illustrates the theme of friendship between Ghana and Peru.

Monday, July 26, 2021

BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Peace Wins The First Head of House Challenge


The BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemates had their first Head of House challenge tonight with Peace emerging the winner. The Head of House (HoH)challenge is the first task of every week and is considered one of the most important tasks in the BBNaija show as it grants the winner immunity from the week’s evictions.

Like last year, the housemates got to play the game of dice. Biggie announced that the board game would remain constant throughout the season, but the challenges will change each week. The theme for this week’s challenge was ‘childhood memories’ and the tasks in tonight’s game had the housemates reminiscing about younger times by playing “my heads, shoulders, knees and toes”, blowing up balloons and playing hopscotch on the spot.

The resident polymath, Yerins started off the game and made it only to the first step leaving the housemates in shock at how much more difficult the game is than it looks.Nini went next and made it to step six, but the balloons did not agree to be blown up with air. For Saga and Princess, the dice simply said, “You shall not pass”. Cross took his turn quickly but couldn’t beat the 70 second time to complete the course. On the other hand, Maria managed to roll all the correct numbers, skipping tasks to finish strong at step 15.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

The 11 Female Housemates Of The BBNaija ‘Shine Ya Eye’ Season Are Unveiled


The second launch which took place on Sunday, 25th July 2021, certainly lived up to the energy of the first launch show. After hours of anticipation, the BBNaija fans as well as the male housemates who entered the house the night before, finally got to see the female housemates.

To spice things up, the male housemates decided to play a prank on the female housemates; Angel, Peace, Jackie B, Tega, Arin, Maria, Liquorose, Beatrice, Princess, Saskay, and Nini, by not saying a word to them as they made their way to the living room. The female housemates seemed worried and confused as they did not understand why the guys were giving them the ‘cold shoulder’. The guys finally ended the prank once all the female housemates were present and welcomed them with a loud cheer.

Meet the female housemates of the ‘Shine Ya Eye’ season:

Angel: She’s 21 years old, and hails from Akwa Ibom. She considers herself to be friendly and interactive. However, she claims to be a bit bossy. Angel aspires to become a film producer.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

BBNaija Shine Ya Eye Edition Kicks Off With 11 Male Housemates Unveiled


The sixth season of Big Brother Naija tagged Shine Ya Eye, premiered Saturday night with 11 male housemates unveiled by show’s host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.

The first set of housemates - Boma, Saga, Yousef, Pere, Whitemoney, Niyi, Yerins, Jaypaul, Emmanuel Sammie and Cross – gave off a fun, bold, unique and energetic vibe, which will keep the viewers glued to their screens over the next 72 days.

Meet the ‘Shine Ya Eye’ Male housemates:

Boma: This housemate shows off his modeling skills on stage. He mentioned he has been modeling for 10yrs and he takes modeling opportunities as it comes.

Saga: He is 28-years-old but in his head he considers himself a 21-years-old. He mentioned he’s a free spirit, as well as young and fun. He also mentioned he’s an engineer but he would love to go into the industry as he has a passion for art and other creative things.

Yousef: He loves looking good for the camera. He’s very confident and he’s from J-Town. He is looking to bring some fun, sexiness and entertainment to the show. He’s also single and ready to mingle! And looking for a soul mate. He also mentioned he’s a teacher in electrical technology.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Hollard Life Supports Regional Police Training School, Kumasi


Hollard Life Assurance, a subsidiary of Hollard Ghana has sponsored top performing recruits of the Regional Police Training School in Kumasi during the passing out parade of 320 recruits.

The sponsorship includes a one-year group life insurance cover of up to GHC10,000, a cash award, and a customized plaque for the top five performers. The all-inclusive group life insurance covers medical expenses, critical illness, permanent disability, partial disability, and death benefits for the recruits.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Branch Manager of Hollard Life Assurance Kumasi, Kwaku Gyapong Fosuhene said, this act was a response to a call they received from the command soliciting support.

“The Ghana Police service remains an important entity in this country. Extending a helping hand by way of sponsorship espouses our purpose of enabling more people to create and secure a better future. Our specially tailored group life insurance cover will provide that peace of mind the police need to execute their daily duties, knowing that Hollard Life Assurance has got them covered should the unexpected happen”.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Bolt Ghana Appoints Ali Zaryab As Country Manager For Bolt Food


The ride-hailing company Bolt, has announced the appointment of Ali Zaryab as Ghana’s Country Manager for Bolt Food.

Ali is a passionate and experienced professional with a knack for innovation. His great expertise and understanding of e-commerce is vital to the leadership of the operations of Bolt Food in Ghana.

“We’re thrilled to have a leader of Ali’s experience heading Bolt Food in Ghana. There is no doubt that he will lead the team and the service to the next level of growth in the market. With Ali as lead, we are confident that we will strengthen our commitment to offering our customers the best food delivery experience,” said Hillary Miller-Wise, Bolt Food Africa Regional Manager.

Ali will be responsible for formulating and executing strategies that drive the expansion and growth of services across Ghana while spearheading Bolt Food’s operational excellence.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Enjoy Top Content And Conversation From The Games On Twitter

The world’s attention will turn to Tokyo in the coming days with the Games getting underway on Friday, July 23. Before, during and after the big event, Twitter will feature premium content, real-time reactions and the best conversation as fans worldwide cheer on top athletes from across the planet.

On the road to Tokyo, here are the sports and athletes that have been driving the most conversation in 2021 Olympic conversations on Twitter. This reflects all Tweets sent globally between January 1, 2021 and July 15, 2021.

The Positive Impact Of FanMilk PLC’s FanChoco School Caravan Project In Schools


The pervasiveness of plastic pollution requires all hands-on deck to make any meaningful impact. As a member of the Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises (GRIPE) - an industry-led coalition under the Association of Ghana Industries with a stake in the plastics sector to integrate sustainable waste management solutions– FanMilk Plc has been rallying its consumers to adopt sustainable waste disposal methods.

The company’s FanChoco School Caravan Wrapper Collection Promo, launched in partnership with the Ghana Education Service, sensitizes school children on healthy snacking, proper waste management and adherence to COVID-19 protocols. This year, it aimed at involving basic schools to partake in collecting wrappers of products belonging to the FanMilk Plc portfolio.

The Managing Director of FanMilk Plc, Ziobeieten Yeo emphasizes that the company believes that, “the health of people and the health of the planet are interconnected and that each time we eat and drink, we vote for the world we want to live in”.

It is part of this vision that the FanChoco School Caravan was birthed. After running for a couple of weeks in basic schools across the nation, the promo recorded some staggering numbers which underline how successful the campaign has been and to some extent exactly how much more effort is needed collectively to deal with waste segregation.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Hilarious Or Disgusting 😝, Sad Or Confused 😕 , Sassy Or Serving 💁🏼‍♀️ - Did You Know That Lots Of Emojis Are Actually Misused?


This Saturday, July 17, is World Emoji Day. In today's society, emojis are almost indispensable in daily messages. When words fall short, tweets are supplemented with an emoji. But did you know that we often misuse and misinterpret emojis? These are ten of the most misused emojis.

Did you know that…

… 😝 means that something is hilarious, but is often used to demonstrate disgust or dislike?

… 💫 is often used as a shooting star, but is actually a symbol for vertigo?

… 💁🏼‍♀️ is used when someone’s being sassy, but is meant to show a woman tipping her hand as if she’s carrying a tray of drinks?

Friday, July 16, 2021

Geisha Heritage Launch: Strength Of Nature

Unilever’s skincare brand: Geisha has launched two new variants of the soap – Geisha Black Soap and Geisha Moringa.

An event like no other, it took place at the La Palm Beach Hotel Garden to give guests a feeling of the great outdoors and a firsthand experience of the natural composition of the new products.

With all COVID-19 protocols being observed, guests were hosted at a green and cool ambience and serenaded with live performances from Six Strings and MzVee; the brand ambassador for Geisha Black Soap and Geisha Moringa Oil.

In addition, guests were wowed by a spoken word performance from Ghanaian poet, Apiorkor Ashong - Abbey, who seamlessly strung together words to vividly describe and unveil the newly launched Geisha soap variants.

The new Geisha Black Soap is infused with activated charcoal and cocoa butter, which cleanses the pores of the skin and helps remove dirt and oil for clear glowing skin.

The Moringa oil soap on the other hand fuses Moringa oil and Glycerin, leaving the skin smooth and soft with a glow.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Unilever Ghana Launches Two New Natural Variants Of Geisha Soap


Unilever Ghana has today launched two new variants of its Geisha soap, specifically Geisha Moringa and Geisha Black soap.

These variants are formulated with locally sourced natural ingredients such as cocoa butter, activated charcoal and Moringa oil and come at a time when the Ghanaian consumer’s demand and preference for locally sourced and natural based products is on the rise.

Geisha has a rich history of being Africa’s most loved soap on account of the long-lasting benefits it offers to patrons, and this innovation is an addition to its range of enviable variants.

Speaking at the launch, Managing Director of Unilever Ghana plc, George Owusu-Ansah, said “I would like to assure you, that these two variants are safe and beneficial to all skin types. Our brand Geisha is, indeed, proud to add these two variants to its growing portfolio of variants. Variants that give consumers quality, affordable solutions to their Skin Cleanse needs.”

“I want to seize this opportunity to commend members of the team that worked tirelessly to research, innovate and make the launch of these variants possible. Their work is a manifestation of Unilever Ghana’s commitment to households in Ghana and our unrelenting dedication to ensure that our products meet the everyday needs and aspirations of Ghanaians.”

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Kingdom Emerges Winner Of Nigerian Idol Season 6 In Pulsating Finale


The sixth season of Nigeria’s biggest music reality show, Nigerian Idol, came to an epic end on Sunday the 11th of July, 2021 in Lagos Nigeria with Kingdom Kroseide emerging as the “Nigerian Idol’’ after months of intense musical contest involving over 3000 hopefuls from across the country, and over 16 million votes recorded at the finale.

Kingdom, Francis, Akunna, Comfort, and Faith Jason were the top 5 from the 11 who made it to the live shows from the audition stages. The competition evolved from the final 5 to the last 2 contestants - Kingdom and Francis - who battled it out on Sunday in a keenly contested affair that saw Kingdom emerge the eventual winner.

The finale night also witnessed performances from some of the biggest acts in Nigeria including Mavin’s newest signee, Ayra Starr who performed her song “Away”; award-winning singer Patoranking who performed his new hit “Celebrate Me”. RnB star, Chike joined Francis Atela on stage for a breathtaking duet of the former’s song, “Roju”. While Kingdom and superstar producer Cobhams Asuquo came together for yet another beautiful performance.

Kingdom’s win further emphasizes his musical talent, which he has displayed from the auditions to the live shows, where he constantly wowed the judges with his flawless performances. Kingdom did just enough at the finale to edge out Francis who has equally been a standout contestant all season.

AFRIMA MOURNS SOUND SULTAN

The International Executive Committee of the All African Music Awards, AFRIMA, mourns the loss of Nigerian singing legend, Mr. Olarenwaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi, a.k.a, Sound Sultan who passed on today, July 11, 2021.

Mr. Olarenwaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi, was the prime example of a shining star and a powerful voice of African music.

His dedication to the craft was impossible to miss and on many occasions on the AFRIMA stage, Sound Sultan connected the hearts of millions of Africans through music and proved consistently that he was passionate about music.

Speaking on behalf of AFRIMA, the President and executive producer, Mike Dada, noted that “ It is said that the circle of life is completed in death, but it says nothing about the grief that comes with the finality of it. Sound Sultan was a pioneer of contemporary African music and we are completely devastated at this loss”

Beyond his roles as a brilliant performer and entertainer, Sound Sultan was dedicated to collaborations among African artists to promote African entertainment and unity as this was reflected in the monumental role he played as the coordinator for the AFRIMA Festival Studio; where the artists from around the continent would come to collaborate during the AFRIMA weekend in 2017 and 2018.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Employees Of Hollard Ghana Support The Trust Mother And Child Hospital


Employees of the country’s favourite insurer, Hollard Ghana with subsidiaries Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life Assurance, affectionately called Hollardites has donated sanitary items to support new moms at the Trust Mother and Child Hospital.

The items donated to the hospital include anti-bacterial liquid soaps, hand sanitizers, disposable facemasks, medical gloves, wash hand stations, bleach, washing powders, disinfectants, toiletries, paper towels, diapers, and bottled water.

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Speaking on the motivation for the initiative, Group Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Hollard Ghana, Cynthia Ofori -Dwumfuo said: “We are proud of Hollardites for raising funds to purchase and donate these items to the hospital. The initiative named Hollard Ghana Volunteer Activity is an employee-driven activity that sought to give back to the community. It is our nature to do well by doing good and so, giving to a Mother and Child unit is one of our numerous ways of showing care and putting smiles on the faces of mothers”.

“As an unconventional insurance company, we have a duty, to treat everyone with care and dignity. This aligns with our purpose, to enable better futures through every available touchpoint like supporting caregivers. This is our little gesture of showing appreciation to our mothers for their diverse contributions to the nation. We are hopeful that this donation will go a long way to help the hospital, the mothers, and their newborn babies” she added.

Absa Bank Employees Support Digital Literacy In Two Basic Schools


The Corporate and Investment Banking Team at Absa Bank Ghana has donated 100 set of desktop computers and accessories to the Kressner Children’s Home School in Amasaman and the St. Anthony Catholic School in Tantra Hill.

The project which cost GHs70,000 to refurbish and provide desktop computers to the two schools was aimed at supporting over 200 students become digitally savvy and abreast through the teaching and learning of Information Communication and Technology (ICT).

At a short handing over ceremony, Mrs. Ellen Ohene-Afoakwa, Regional Corporate Director, West Africa at Absa Bank said the donation forms part of the bank’s Force for Good agenda which encourages employees to play a shaping role in society.

“As a digitally-led bank with an African heartbeat, Absa is passionate about the education and digital skills development of young people hence the need for us to contribute our quota to the promotion of digital literacy and inclusion in Ghana,” said Mrs. Ohene-Afoakwa.

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