Friday, May 7, 2021

FanMilk Launches Nutriday Yoghurt Filled With Zinc To Support Immunity


FanMilk Plc, the leading producer of nutritious and refreshing milk-based and dairy-based food products, has today launched NutriDay zinc fortified yoghurt, for whole family consumption.


NutriDay becomes Ghana’s innovative fortified yoghurt and has been developed by FanMilk to meet the growing demand for healthy nutrition that supports the immune system.

Apart from Zinc, NutriDay contains Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin which is crucial for energy, Vitamin A which contributes to good eyesight, and Calcium, which is essential  for healthy muscles and strong bones.

Following the global COVID pandemic, there has been increased interest in healthy living globally and in Ghana. More people have adopted healthy eating measures to avoid diseases by keeping their immune systems strong. With this background, NutriDay, has been introduced to help keep families healthy and strong every day, as they enjoy a zinc fortified yoghurt that comes with a delicious taste and helps support the immune system.

Yaw Tog Named Apple Music’s Latest Africa Rising Artist

Apple Music has named the latest featured artist in its Africa Rising artist development program as 17-year-old Ghanaian rapper Yaw Tog (real name Thorsten Owusu Gyimah).

“I’m excited & honoured to be the next Africa Rising artist. I genuinely appreciate the support and love that my fans, music lovers all around the world, and the Apple Music team have shown me so far. I don’t take this for granted, and I’ll continue to work to put my country Ghana on the map.”

Pioneering a style of drill, called Asakaa, that emerged from the streets of Kumasi in Ghana, Yaw’s debut single “Sore” (2020) became the first video of its genre to notch 1 million views and launch a worldwide movement.

Featuring O’Kenneth, City Boy, Reggie, Jay Bhad, all members of the Asakaa collective whose unique identity is a mixture of Kumasi’s road lifestyle infused with New York’s lauded drill culture, “Sore” attracted the attention of some the world’s biggest drill rappers, Stormzy and Kwesi Arthur, who feature on “Sore (Remix)”, underscoring the boundary-erasing brotherhood that characterises Asakaa drill.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Can Fortified Foods Hold The Key To Whole Family Immunity & Nutrition Amidst COVID-19?


When was the last time you stopped at your favorite supermarket or corner store to carefully read the contents and ingredients of the food you buy? Be it rice, milk, wheat, yoghurt or even that occasional ice cream treat?

One way to lead a healthy lifestyle is to eat food that provides optimum nutrition and sustains your energy levels throughout the day. Food is key for our daily existence since it fuels us up and keeps us going every day.

The food we eat everyday contains important nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals which are vital. These nutrients play an important role to keep our bodies healthy, especially our little ones.

Good nutrition among children is essential for their growth and development and can also help establish a foundation for lifelong healthy eating habits and nutritional knowledge.

Spaces Is Here, Let’s Chat


Twitter Spaces

Last year we introduced Spaces: live audio conversations on Twitter. Since then, we’ve been building and testing with a limited group, and have found that hearing people’s voices bring conversations on Twitter to life in a completely new way. 

Since we’ve been building this, the ability to create a Space has become available to millions of people, and we’ve continued to make improvements based on your feedback. Today, we’re bringing the ability to host a Space to all accounts with 600 or more followers on Twitter.

Based on what we’ve learned so far, these accounts are likely to have a good experience hosting live conversations because of their existing audience. Before bringing the ability to create a Space to everyone, we’re focused on learning more, making it easier to discover Spaces, and helping people enjoy them with a great audience.

People already come to Twitter to talk about what’s happening. You’ve always followed people for their Tweets, now Spaces lets you hear their voices and talk about what’s happening now and what’s most important to you – live. From Tweeting to talking, reading to listening, Spaces encourages and unlocks real, open conversations on Twitter with the authenticity and nuance, depth and power only the human voice can bring.

Bolt Launches Its Car-sharing Service Bolt Drive


Bolt, the leading European mobility platform, launches its car-sharing service, Bolt Drive. The new service allows customers to rent a car for short periods of time using the Bolt app. Bolt will invest €20 million in launching Bolt Drive in Europe this year, starting with a pilot in its home market, Estonia.

Bolt is the first mobility platform in Europe to offer car-sharing, ride-hailing and micromobility with scooters and electric bikes in one app. By enabling customers to quickly and conveniently rent a car at the tap of a button, Bolt allows them to be less dependent on personal cars and encourages the use of alternative modes of transport for short-distance trips.

Markus Villig, CEO at Bolt, said: “Personal cars are the primary cause of problems in urban transport. They are responsible for traffic, environmental emissions and taking up city space. Bolt’s mission is to help people give up their personal cars by providing a better alternative.

For people to switch from ownership to on-demand transport, we need to offer a more convenient, affordable and environmentally sustainable option for every distance. We are already doing this for short and medium distance trips. Bolt Drive now covers the rest of the use cases, whether it's a trip to a shopping mall or a weekend getaway. Our customers will have access to a car at any time, from the same app they already use for scooters, e-bikes and ride-hailing”.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The countdown To Unpacked With Relebogile Mabotja On S3 Begins


With just 7 days to go, the countdown to Unpacked with Relebogile Mabotja on S3 begins.

The daily talk show with one of the industry’s most seasoned radio and TV media personalities, Relebogile Mabotja, is scheduled to kick off on Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at 17:00 CAT.

Unpacked with Relebogile Mabotja opens the door to ordinary and well-known guests to discuss thought provoking conversations regarding social issues that are often seen as taboo or left unaddressed.

“With the recent relaunch of S3, the channel is very excited to welcome a brand-new local Talk show; Unpacked with Relebogile Mabotja into the S3 family. Targeted at a progressive millennial audience and hosted by bubbly and outspoken personality and soon to-be-mom, Relebogile Mabotja opens up the space for real, honest and meaningful conversations on a variety of relevant and relatable topics that many think about but are afraid to talk about.

Monday, May 3, 2021

UBA IS A COMPLIANT BANK - HEAD OF BANKING SUPERVISION

The Head of Banking Supervision Department at the Bank of Ghana, Mr. Osei Gyasi has commended United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Limited for being a compliant bank over the years.

Speaking at the launch of the UBA Bancassurance partnership with Allianz Insurance, he said over the last 16 years, UBA has seen significant growth in its balance sheet and has deployed several ATMs over the country to meet customer needs.

He further said the bank is in compliance with the minimum paid up capital requirement with its Capital Adequacy Ratio above the minimum regulatory requirement of 11.5%, adding that the bank is a profitable bank.

Through the Bancassurance partnership, over 20 branches of UBA spread across the country will offer customers personal insurance products which include Motor Insurance, Home Insurance and Travel Insurance, along with other financial services in a convenient manner.

According to Mr. Gyasi, the partnership is an answer to how UBA can meet the increasing and constantly changing requirement of its customers.

He added: “Consider this partnership as a demonstration of confidence in the capacity, integrity and good corporate governance because close to about 90% of banks in Ghana have entered into Bancassurance partnership with insurance companies”.

“The role of banks in the development of the financial sector cannot be overemphasized. Other key actors like insurance companies also play an important role in deepening the sector by mitigating losses and spreading their risk”, he said.

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Unsung Show To Air On Monday, May 3


The heat is on! 8 unsung acts seeking to win the coveted performance slot on music’s biggest night at the 8th edition of the VGMA Unsung. Having emerged as nominees from 11,000+ nominations on social media, these talented artistes are yet to cross the last hurdle of live performance, to justify why they deserve the winning spot.

Who will be the 2021 Unsung winner?

Let’s meet the 8 nominees - Queen Yurglee Kpodo known on stage as Queendalyn Yurglee is a 35-year-old Accra based Gospel Musician who started music in church at age 13. She has released 2 singles namely ‘You Are God’ and ‘Jesus’. Queendalyn has worked as a backing vocalist for Dr Tim Godfrey, Sammie Okposo, and Sonnie Badu, and has also served as a frontline worshipper for Hillsong London.  

Naana Blu, born Abigail Mensah, is a Ghanaian highlife and Afrobeats singer based in Takoradi. She sings in Fante, Twi, English, and French. Her five tracked EP ‘This Is Highlife’ includes songs like ‘Ohia’, ‘You Dey Do Yourself’, Odo Asem’, ‘Highlife Dance’ and ‘This Is Highlife'.  

Malcolm Nuna, real name Malcolm Nunana Hehetror, is an 18-year-old song writer, HipHop and Afrobeats artiste based in Accra. His songs released include, ‘Party’ ft Deadpeepol and Yaw Tog, ‘Blind love’, ‘Baba’, ‘Man like Nuna’, ‘Odo Yewu’, ‘Shock you’ ft Fameye , ‘Hasta la vista’ ft Larruso, ‘Spintex life’ ft Tulenkey and ‘Scree’ ft Kofi Mole.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Celebrating 8 Years Of Online Marketplace Excellence In Ghana


On the 23rd of April, 2013, Tonaton.com made its entry into the Ghanaian online marketplace space. Before its entry, the Ghanaian online marketplace industry could be described to be under-served.

Saltside which is on a mission to create leading marketplaces in under-served markets made a bold decision to bring online buying and selling to the Ghanaian people through Tonaton.com.

Starting with 0 ads and 0 users, the platform has grown into one of the top sites in the country. Tonaton.com has been one of the most visited websites in Ghana receiving more than a million monthly unique visitors. These users spend an average of 10.54 minutes daily buying and/or selling on the platform.

Over its 8 years of existence, Tonaton has been recognized through several awards including Winner of 2015 Excellence in E-commerce Award – Maiden Ghana Auto Awards.

Open Auditions For Big Brother Naija Season 6 Starts On Monday May 3


Following the Early Access auditions in March, plans have now been concluded for an open audition call for Big Brother Naija season 6 from Monday, May 3 till Sunday, May 16, 2021.

Interested participants are expected to record a two-minute video of themselves stating why they should be picked to be a housemate in season 6 of BBNaija. Following this, they are to log on to www.africamagic.tv/BBAudition to fill out the online registration form and upload their videos.

The online audition is free and open to Interested male and female participants, who are of Nigerian nationality with a valid identity document, and must be 21 years of age by June 1, 2021.

On the start of the auditions for this new season, Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe said: “We are strengthening our investment in quality content with another season of BBNaija. BBNaija has become one of the most anticipated TV events across Africa and this season promises to be even bigger and more entertaining”.

Friday, April 30, 2021

InspireME: Absa’s Platform To Drive Women Banking Proposition


Absa Bank Ghana has further demonstrated its commitment to supporting women grow their business by organising its maiden women banking conference dubbed InspireME, a knowledge sharing platform to empower female entrepreneurs.

The InspireMe conference is part of the Absa EMERGE banking proposition which supports women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs with value-added financial solutions to empower them to sustainably grow their businesses. The conference which included partners across Africa was under the theme “Building a resilient and sustainable business in challenging times”.

Speaking at the Conference the Board Chair of Absa Bank Ghana, Mrs. Frances Adu-Mante said InspireME is expected intensify the bank’s support to bring the possibilities of women entrepreneurs to life.

Mrs. Adu-Mante indicated that the country needs to harness the unique skills and competencies of women such as forward planning, courage, stress management, determination to succeed and multi-tasking to drive national development.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

A Chronicle Of The Pepsodent #Brushwithme Challenge And Its Potential Impact On Ghanaians


Not so long-ago social media was buzzing with videos and pictures of celebrities and influencers joining in on a challenge to brush day and night with their children and families. The most notable of these online posts was Sarkodie and his daughter bonding over their brushing routine. This video trended for days and encouraged many other Ghanaians to join the seemingly impactful challenge.

The #Brushwithme Challenge is an initiative that was launched on world oral health day by Pepsodent Ghana. As the leading oral care brand in the country, they make it a mandate to encourage good oral habits among Ghanaians. In doing so, they have partnered with the Ghana Dental Association to embark on activities that educate citizens on practices that promote oral hygiene including brushing day and night.

This year after a research report from Pepsodent was published, it became apparent that although the COVID-19 pandemic had caused people to reprioritize health and wellbeing, oral hygiene had been left to the curb.

If You Can Brush Your Teeth Twice A Day For 21 Days, The Habit Will Most Probably Stick


It is estimated that about 40% of everything we do daily is habitual. This means that a lot of our actions are on autopilot while the rest are dependent on inspiration, transformation or possibly change.

Bushing day and night with a fluoride toothpaste is one of the integral actions that help us maintain good oral care and hygiene. Gone are the days where we had to chew on sticks as a form of maintaining good oral hygiene because thanks to innovation, toothpaste now provides the much-needed care.

It is for this reason that Pepsodent, in commemoration of World Oral Health Day on 20th March, 2021 raised awareness on oral hygiene by introducing #BrushWithMe, a campaign designed to remind parents of their responsibility in taking care of the oral health of themselves and their children, and to encourage families to brush better together.

It is often very difficult to brush twice daily after a hard day’s work. More so, keeping an eye on the kids to brush can be even more difficult. You simply want to hit the bed and start dreaming. Guess what, forming a habit to brush together is a sure way to keep you and the children in check and also ensure you brush twice daily.

However, for many parents and guardians, the question still remains; how can I move this whole brushing twice concept from a fancy idea in my mind to a concrete habit for me and my family where we brush together?

MEDIA GENERAL GROUP CEO URGES WORKERS TO GET CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE

The Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Media General Group, Ghana’s leading media conglomerate, Beatrice Agyemang, has urged workers around the world to get creative and innovative in what has now become a fast changing business world.  

One of the most respected business and corporate leaders in Ghana, Ms. Agyemang made the call on the occasion of this year’s May Day celebration, a day set aside to commemorate the historic struggles of workers as well as celebrate the gains made by workers over the years.

She highlighted the need for workers to get dynamic and find new ways of doing things now, especially after the key lessons learnt from the new normal we are witnessing and devastative impact of the global coronavirus.

“Without a doubt, the global coronavirus has brought various dynamics to doing things now. The question is what does one need to do to survive the pandemic and keep their businesses going. In every emergency, there are always people who will not stop at only being compassionate to help others but will use their creativity to assist those around them to survive and also get their businesses to thrive. And we experienced this with the outbreak of the coronavirus around the world. Some businesses had to reorganizes to start producing sanitizers, personal protective equipment, medical equipment and that is very commendable”, she added.

In addition, Ms. Agyemang highlighted the need for workers to focus on their work and not unnecessarily get fixated with titles.   She considers a strong work ethic as very important for anyone hoping to achieve success in their careers and also embrace principles that guide their work behavior to produce high-quality work consistently.

NEW SEASON OF TV3’S MUSIC MUSIC AIRS ON 1ST MAY

Management of Ghana’s number television station, TV3 Network, has announced the return of its popular music show, Music Music. The new season of the show is expected to start airing on Saturday 1st May 2021 at 8PM.

According to the management of the station, the new season of Music Music is comes with a big bang; a new host, stunning new set, more refreshing and exciting segments plus a few add-ons.

The General Manager of MG Television, Francis Doku said “for the last two decades, Music Music remains one of the leading platforms aiding in the development and promotion of music talents across the country and beyond. With the world’s attention on the new African sound, we hope to position the Music Music platform to help musicians grow their craft and also help them to achieve mainstream music success beyond the continent”.

Music Music is an award winning music show designed to support and give a platform to Ghanaian artistes. The show has over the years provided an avenue for the development of Ghanaian talents from different genres including highlife, hip life, dancehall, reggae and others.

According to Mr. Doku the season promises to be more exciting and engaging. He added that “we have a new presenter, the super talented and bubbly Chrystal Kwame – Aryee, who you can never go wrong with. Also we have a new music policy to feature 80% Ghanaian music, from records of the past and present. This bold decision we believe is going to be a game changer for our growing industry”.

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