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Osu, Ga Traditional Council okay ‘ Marine Drive Project ‘

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Traditional rites have been performed by the Osu and Ga Traditional Councils to pave the way for the Commencement of a Multi-million dollar project to develop parts of the Accra Costal line into a Tourism enclave.

The Traditional councils poured libration, slaughtered two cows, two sheep, and two goats last Thursday, to appease the gods of the area ahead of  the sod-cutting ceremony  which is expected to be performed in two months time by the President, HE Nana Akuffo Addo Dankwa Addo.

Known as the Marine Drive Project, it covers 248 acres, stretching from the Osu Christianborg Castle to the Arts Centre.

When completed the project will facilities such as Beach resorts, Hotels, Playgrounds and Malls, among other Tourism amenities.

This forms part of the Akufo-Addo government’s plan to develop Ghana’s tourism sector to meet international standards. The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, made this revelation when he presented the 2017 budget statement and economic policy in Parliament on Thursday, March 2.2017.

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#ITISPOSSIBLE! EBOO, Efya, Patch Bay, OTHERS to perform @ Bola Ray bio launch

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Dancehall/ Afrobeats gem Eboo will perform his compelling tribute song in honour of Bola Ray’s book launch tonight at the plush Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.

Like the memoire, the song is titled “It Is Possible”, and proves a touching testimony of the celebrated broadcaster’s journey. Produced by Legacy Beats, it also features the EIB boss himself.

Other top acts named for the night include sultry chanteuse Efya, the Patch Bay Band, as well astalented saxophonist Mizter Okyere.

Authored by journalist Obed Boafo, the 320-pager details the media mogul’s life over four decades, as well as his journey to becoming one of the country’s foremost business persons. It was written over 2 years.

Copies of the book can be secured via bolaray.com

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#ITISPOSSIBLE: Kwame Sefa Kayi to host Bola Ray Book launch!

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Beloved media mogul and EIB CEO Nathan Kwabena Anokye Adisi (Bola Ray) outdoors his memoir at the Labadi Beach Hotel tonight.

Expected to be graced by the creme of society, the launch is part of a series of activities to mark the broadcaster’s 20 years as a media practitioner.

Colleague broadcaster and host of Peace FM’s Kokrokoo has been announced as compere for the evening. An icon himself, Sefa Kayi is highly revered in the media landscape, bringing to the stage a wealth of experience built over many decades.

The launch will be graced by key statesmen, industry colleagues, and admirers alike.  President Akufo-Addo, former presidents Rawlings and J. A Kuffour, John Dramani Mahama, Deputy UK High Commissioner to Ghana Gavin Cook, world-renowned cosmetologist Dr Rita Rakus are among special guests of honour.

Joining radio while still in university, the EIB boss has gone on to become an authority not just in radio broadcasting, but in the entertainment industry as a whole –widely earning praise as the brightest of his generation.

Copies of the book can be secured via bolaray.com

 

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IMAGES: Nikki Samonas and Jasmine Baroudi Celebrate With Jack Daniels

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September marks the birthday of Jack “Jasper Newton” Daniels, the legendary craftsman who founded the “Jack Daniels” brand and continues to make his mark on the world today with the world’s finest whiskey.

Because no-one knows his exact date of birth; Jack Daniels is celebrating (Mr.) Jack’s birthday all month long with celebrity birthday celebrants within the month.

Delectable screen goddesses, Nikki Samonas and Jasmine Baroudi looked fab and stunning last Saturday night as they hosted their birthdays with Jack Daniels inside the plush Venus Lounge in OSU.

The AccraNightlyf Group and Jack Daniels promised a fun night and delivered a scintillating affair.

Guests were welcomed unto an artsy  yet glamorous red carpet set up reminiscent of “Mr. Jack’s Room”  and featured an on- going live graffiti painting of Mr. Jack, leading into the fun photo area complete with Jack Daniels props.

It set the tone for a fun and memorable night.

A consistently good playlist was served throughout the night by Live Fm’s Sheldon the Turn Up, budding DJ, Wallpaper and the best female DJ in Ghana, DJ Nyce.

Venus Lounge was lit as a capacity crowd made up of the city’s upwardly mobile socialites partied their way into the morning with Mr. Jack.

This was the kickoff event in the #CelebrateWithJack  Birthday party series which moves next to the CHAMPS Bar this Friday, 22nd September for a special Karaoke Party dubbed, “WHEN JACK SINGS.”

 

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#ITISPOSSIBLE: All set for launch of Bola Ray’s bio tonight!

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It all comes down to tonight. For some two decades, celebrated broadcaster Nathan Kwabena Anokye Adisi (Bola Ray) has indisputably changed Ghana’s media landscape. Joining radio while still in university, the EIB boss has gone on to become an authority not just in radio broadcasting, but in the entertainment industry as a whole –widely earning praise as the brightest of his generation.

In a few hours, and like his GH One TV show, the story of this beloved media mogul and leadership icon will be officially revealed. Slated for the plush Labadi Beach Hotel, the drive-belt doyen outdoors his biography.

Authored by journalist Obed Boafo, the book details Bola Ray’s life over four decades, as well as his journey to becoming one of the country’s foremost business persons. It was written over 2 years.

#ITISPOSSIBLE – Eboo drops official theme song for Bola’s biography – LISTEN!

 The launch is expected to attract key statesmen, industry colleagues, and admirers alike.  President Akufo-Addo, former presidents Rawlings and J. A Kuffour, John Dramani Mahama, Deputy UK High Commissioner to Ghana Gavin Cook, world renowned cosmetologist Dr Rita Rakus are among special guests of honour.

Copies of the book can be preordered via bolaray.com

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Busy Internet Partners Graphic For 2017 Graphic Business Breakfast Forum

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Busy Internet is partnering with the Graphic communications group to present the 1st edition of the Graphic Business breakfast forum for this year.

The graphic business breakfast forum is a quarterly thought leadership series that brings industry professionals, regulators and policy makers to discuss topical issues that border on national development.

The forum dubbed ‘the role of pensions in national economic development and sustainability’, will have speakers like be Angela Gyasi – Partner, Bentsil, Enchill, Letsa and Ankomah;  Dr. John O. Tenkorang, Director General, SSNIT; Peter Osei, Former CEO of the State Insurance Company and an actuarial scientist and Mr. Hayford Atta Krufi, CEO, NPRA.

Speaking about the partnership and the upcoming event, CEO of BusyInternet Praveen Sadalage said “all throughout Busy’s existence in Ghana over the past 16years, Busy has actively been involved in initiatives, partnerships that empower Ghanaian businesses and individuals. From the days of its inception when Busy was running Ghana’s premier business shared workspace and startup support center to this era where Busy is actively creating platforms and forming partnerships that will empower businesses and individuals to make great things happen for themselves and Ghana.”

“We strongly believe that as a people we can only fast track our growth process if we consistently create opportunities for national dialogue, consensus building and education on national issues that have a direct bearing on our future as a nation. This is why we are partnering with the Graphic communications group to create this platform. We believe it will contribute strongly to the national discourse to issues of importance to us as a people,” Mr. Sadalage added.

The 1st edition of the 2017 breakfast series will be held at the Labadi Beach Hotel on Tuesday 19th September, 2017.  Interested participants can visit www.graphic.com.gh/forms/bfm to register.

 

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11th Anniversary Of NATIONAL SPELLING BEE Launched!

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Mrs. Samira Bawumia, wife of the Vice President of Ghana has declared the eleventh edition of the The Spelling Bee Ghana officially launched at a ceremony in Accra. The launch, which took place at the Osu Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Hall on Tuesday begun the process for the 11th edition of the National Final of The Spelling Bee to take place in February 2018.

The ceremony drew an array of formidable speakers including Dr. Jim Dobson of the USAID, Dr. Charles Owu-Ewie, Dean at University of Education Winneba, Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, MP for Klottey Korley and Ms Abla Dzifa Gomashie, former Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts. The chosen theme for the 11th edition of The Spelling Bee is “The Relevance of the Mother Tongue in Literacy.”

Besides commending the organisers, Young Educators Foundation, for ensuring that many young Ghanaian school children would be trained to not only read and spell correctly, but also obtain confidence in the process, most speakers at the event encouraged the use of the mother tongue in teaching young people.

Mrs. Eugenia Tachie-Menson, Country Director of Young Educators Foundation, organisers of The Spelling Bee, who also spoke at the ceremony, underscored the importance of the programme in the lives of many young Ghanaians over the last 10 years and called on corporate Ghana to support such schemes to ensure they would be sustained.

“Over the last decade we have devoted our time and effort to building a platform that would encourage young people to read and we can say for a fact that we have managed to attain this objective over the 10 years that The Spelling Bee has been here,” she said.

She paid special tribute to the sponsors who had stayed faithful her company organization and their dream of making child literacy a priority. Her commendation also went to the individuals and organizations that showed support by donating to The Spelling Bee this year.

She noted that some companies such as DStv, Rufus Green Parks, Us Embassy, Voltic/Muscatella, South African Airways and Blue Knights Bookshop have by their unwavering support to The Spelling Bee kept it going and thus was very thankful to them. She expressed the greatest appreciation to the lead sponsor for many years, Indomie for their immense support to the Bee.

Mrs. Tachie-Menson commended all the schools which have participated in The Spelling Bee since its inception, the teachers who prepare the students as well as the students who spend their time learning hard to take part in The Spelling Bee.

Lily Tugbah of Solidarity International School, Ashiaman & The Spelling Bee 2017 winner spoke about her journey and the experiences that came her way, including taking part in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the USA.

There will be the regional competitions between the months of October and November 2016. The finals of the eleventh anniversary edition of The Spelling Bee will take place in February 2018 with the winner getting an all expenses paid trip to represent Ghana at The Scripps National Spelling Bee in the USA in May of 2018.

 

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