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Patrick Fynn up for “Discovery of the Year” @ 2017  Africa Youth Awards



Versatile Ghanaian youngster, Patrick Fynn has grabbed a nomination in “Discovery of the Year” category of the 2017 edition of  the continent’s most coveted awards for young achievers and change makers.

He is one of over 140 young Africans selected  from 25 countries as finalists for the 2017 Africa Youth Awards.

Patrick Fynn as a burgeoning writer, medical practitioner, leader and entrepreneur has over the years chalked enviable successes in various endeavours. As an influencer he has played significant roles in social change, life empowerment, arts and health promotion projects.

Among a list of recognitions for his prolificacy is the “Student Author of the Year” award in honour of his best seller motivational book, “You Are On Your Own” and numerous thought-provoking articles.

He is brand ambassador for One Health Unit,  a health service provider in Ghana and also works as Public Relations Officer for Firm Bridges Communications and IT firm, Vokacom.

Launched in 2014 and currently in its 4th Edition, the awards has become a recognised platform for young Africans to showcase what contributions they have made to the success of the continent thus far, and the potential that they possess to take Africa to the next level across various key industries.

Nominees which span across 23 categories include: 51 females, 73 Males and 17 organisations in Africa and the Diaspora.

The shortlisted nominees were announced by Africa Youth Awards on 4th December, 2017 and winners will be publicly announced on 1st January, 2018.

Voting which can be done on is expected to end on 17th December.

According to Terser Adamu, COO of Africa Youth Awards, this year’s nominees demonstrates the army of young people who have taken the destiny of the continent into their own hands for positive results. He also encouraged Africans to support the nominees as the continent awaits the announcement of the winners.

Below is the full list of the shortlisted nominees of the 2017 Africa Youth Awards


  1. Birwe Habmo
  2. Farida Nabourema
  3. Kasinde etumba smith
  4. Louise Kanza
  5. Omoyele isaac success
  6. Patson Malisa



  1. Anne Kansiime
  2. Bella Nshimirimana
  3. Dr Faith Kudakwashe Nyamukapa
  4. Farida Nabourema
  5. Phindile Sithole-Spong
  6. Tebogo Lebanna



  1. Ihab Amir
  2. Iya Traore
  3. Kwame Antwi-Agyei Opoku
  4. Millard Ayo
  5. Oluwaseun Ologun william
  6. Seth Kwame Boateng



  1. Anna lefatshe Moagi
  2. Dikeledi Andronica Mokoena
  3. Mrs Yakama Manty Jones
  4. Lang Loum
  5. Ngozi Marion Emmanuel



  1. Gninlnagnon Koné
  2. Joshua Ayinbora
  3. Kwabena Boateng
  4. Nathalie Kpante Gambah
  5. Olawale Rotimi Opeyemi
  6. Pride Machingauta



  1. Ashley A. Opoku
  2. Benjamin Fernandes
  3. Fatoumata Kebe
  4. Katche Corinne
  5. Ludovic Biyong
  6. Yvonne Amponsah



  1. Boubacar Mohamed Mahmoud
  2. Eric Pentsil
  3. Gabriel Tekpetey
  4. Ousseynou dit Ibrahima Camara
  5. Racheal Kalaba
  6. Stephen Creppy



  1. Camidus
  2. Dr CADx
  3. Flutterwave
  4. Jamii
  5. RoamSmart
  6. Tress



  1. Bella Nshimirimana
  2. Kwame Antwi-Agyei Opoku
  3. Masereka Charles Yoronimu
  4. Rose Aggrey Mmbaga
  5. Thato Edison Diako
  6. Victor Moinina



  1. Adekeye . E. Tosin
  2. Elorm Beenie
  3. Gilbert Rwabigwi
  4. Jonilar
  5. Nancy Sumari
  6. Salawu Ibrahim



  1. Caroline Ngata
  2. Lameck Kiula
  3. Nadia Owusu
  4. Njiki Djemi Michele Valerie
  5. Olalekan Abdulqudus Akintomide
  6. Oluwaseyi Ademo
  7. Omar Said Abdel-Azim Mostafa Sharawy
  8. Patrick Fynn



  1. Aigbe Omoregie
  2. Clarisse Iribagiza
  3. Jokate Mwegelo
  4. Sandile Shezi
  5. Sangu Julius Delle
  6. Shaleen Manhire Nullens



  1. Daniel Odonkor
  2. Maajoa Asabea Yeboah
  3. Matthew Rugamba
  4. Shahbaaz Sayed Yusuf
  5. Teta Isibo



  1. Aisha Ojone Abu
  2. Benson Owusu
  3. Enow Awah Georges Stevens
  4. Jack Hisard Nyalando
  5. Landry Ndriko Mayigane
  6. Richard Selormey
  7. Runcie C.W. Chidebe



  1. Bokang Molelle
  2. Kiruhura Babu Patrick
  3. Kitso Bapaki
  4. Ngang Ernest Che
  5. Raphael Obonyo
  6. Zakaria El Hamel



  1. Botlhale Boikanyo
  2. Chiziterem Ndukwe-Nwoke
  3. Diana Mpyisi
  4. Samuel Tinagyei
  5. Jovita Efehi Obadolagbonyi
  6. NoViolet Bulawayo
  7. Sylvanus Bedzrah
  8. Upile Chisala



  1. Millard Ayo
  2. Musah Kofi Idriss
  3. Ngwane Hansel Masango
  4. Nwabisa Matyumza
  5. Salma Msangi
  6. Sibabalwe Sesmani



  1. Hanane El Khader
  2. Ihab Amir
  3. Nasty C
  4. Saad Lamjarred
  5. Shatta Wale
  6. Vanessa Mdee



  1. Anna lefatshe Moagi
  2. Dikeledi Andronica Mokoena
  3. Kadio Kadio Eric
  4. Meshack Omega Omido
  5. Ogunshola Michael



  1. Girls Effect initiative
  2. Hope Alive Africa Initiative
  3. Kente Master
  4. TECO² project
  5. Wadi Ben Hirki Foundation (WBH)
  6. Smithmai Company T limited



  1. Dillion Phiri
  2. Franck Verzefé
  3. Jennifer Richard Shigoli
  4. Kagiso Madibana
  5. Melvin Songwe Shuye
  6. Pinkrah Kwaku Kingsley



  1. Franklin Armah Sharp
  2. Makosi Musambasi
  3. Manthomeng Eulalia Peahoane
  4. Namnkunda hope mwijuka
  5. Peter Njodzeka
  6. Roselyne Nyakona
  7. Ukpohor Excel



  1. Intercontinental Paints
  2. Kidoti Company
  3. ma
  4. OBRI
  5. Tapera Bio Industries
  6. The Wealth Project Holdings



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Final steering committee meeting of “French Solidarity Project” held



On Tuesday 12th December, 2017, a final steering committee meeting was held on the French Solidarity Project geared towards “Strengthening the accountability of Ghana’s central and local government” at the Residence of France.

In attendance were the French ambassador, the Director of research, statistics and information management representing the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), both of whom co-chaired the committee, the Rector and Deputy rector of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Executive Chairman of the State Enterprises Commission, as well as other partner agencies such as the Centre for Democratic Development, FD Associates and the Touton company.


Support for public sector reform and the decentralization process

Funded with a budget of €800 000 over a period of 3 years, this project sought to facilitate public sector reform and support the decentralization process. It aimed more particularly at reinforcing accountability through a number of actions: performance contracts, training, open forum and dialogue, ensuring  progress of communication and consultation programs implemented by the ministries, improving the capacity of local government, development of coordinating systems, etc. Another objective of the project was to improve citizen participation by consolidating mechanisms of accountability or transparency. This involved the sensitization of the civil society in order to foster a better appreciation of issues relating to statutory reforms and available tools for keeping policy makers accountable.

The first component of the project was principally based on training, which “represents a crucial element in the strengthening of the public service that, in collaboration with the private sector, will nurture a more vibrant, inclusive and sustainable economic development” Ambassador François Pujolas stated. In this vein, more than 200 civil servants have been trained in various sessions facilitated by visiting French experts from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) and Expertise France, whereas 10 civil servants underwent training organised by ENA in Paris. An equal number of women and men have been given this opportunity in each training session.

The ambassador was “pleased with the outcomes of the project, the objectives of which have been attained to a large extent” and emphasized that this project has been “the fruit of an enduring cooperation between France and Ghana, especially in the area of decentralization and the public sector because, since 2006, the French government has disbursed 3.2 million euros to finance three projects within the sector”.


Empowering women to participate actively in the public sphere

Furthermore, as a means of promoting citizen participation – especially that of women and youth, a call for projects focusing on the reinforcement of links between civil society and local authorities was launched. Over 10 000 people benefitted from various actions carried out under the initiative. Also, 11 forums bringing together civil society and parliamentarians were organised to encourage interaction between the population and their representatives, in the Western region which served as the pilot site of the project.

The consolidation of the place of women in public discourse and in local governance, as well as the increase in representation of women at the district assembly level were major areas of concern. Sensitization campaigns were embarked upon, resulting in the training and networking of over a hundred women opinion leaders and policy makers.

Finally, the project has enabled the realisation of “green” micro-projects aimed at combatting deforestation, promoting solar energy and fighting global warming.  The co-chairperson of the committee, Madam Dorothy Onny, reiterated the ambassador’s comments by calling on the Ministry of local government and rural development and its partners to explore possible fields of cooperation and future projects to undertake with France in the domain of public sector reform.


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All set for Worlasi’s “Outerlane Concert” tomorrow!



Worlasi was born and raised in Ghana, and he hails from Agbozume in Volta region. He is a figure painting artist and also a musician. He is a beast of a rapper, producer, singer and songwriter. His songs have been praised for being refreshing and inspiring and his lyrics, unrestrained and African.

Worlasi is an intriguing contrast: hyper confident yet humble, hungry for knowledge and simultaneously overflowing with it. His breakthrough single, Ay3 Adz3 set him apart from his peers. He caps off such focused and realistic lyricism with his mixtape project, Nus3, released in September 2016. Nus3 is a super jumbo bundle of motivation, assertiveness and self- belief. This was his first major project and it already has people calling him a god.

He released a second major project which has also nothing short of breathtaking and shot compelling visuals for two of his singles- One Life and Nukata. Since then he has worked and bagged features with artistes like EL, M.anifest, Hammer of Da Last Two, Sena Dagadu and shared songs with the likes of Sarkodie and Kwaw kese. He has shared stage with some of Ghana’s finest musical acts on platforms such as ACCRA [dot] ALT’s Sabolai Radio, rock group, Dark Suburb’s Awakening concert, Beatphreaks, The Unheard Voices etc.

 Worlasi wraps up this year’s success by performing songs from his upcoming EP (Outerlane) on Saturday, 16th December 2017 at 7pm at the Amphitheatre of Alliance Francaise Accra. The concert would be with the Safoa Band and Fans would be thrilled to a live performance of songs from the Outerlane EP. Also performing would be Alee & Dede, artistes who are signed to Worlasi’s record label.

Other featured artistes for this concert include Manifest, EL, Teephlow, Boyd, Extacy & Kwame X. Save the date and come with your friends and family to enjoy extraordinary mixture of Afro, Rap and Soul music!






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‘KOK StopOver Tour’ back this December



After a successful beginning at Awoshie in the month of September 2017, Koo Ntakra and his friends return on December 16th for another mega street block of the ‘KOK StopOver Tour’.

With over three thousand in attendance at the first stop, the second promises to be sizzling hot inside Bubuashie, BN Pub, Bishop School on Saturday 16th December.

Koo Ntakra who recently released his 2nd studio album ‘KOK’, is to be joined on stage on the night with an array of his colleagues including dancehall diva Renner, Tee Rhyme, Amerado, Phrame, Addi Govnor, Bassaw and a host of other arts, as well as surprises from some of the artists featured on his KOK Album.

The ‘KOK StopOver Tour’ is a Gulfcoast Entertainment & Dekins Entertainment event, powered by Coloured Frutz, with support from ignite Creatives, BankyNation and all our media partner.

The event is a free concept which looks to bring the artists closer to their fans in a more interactive way, as well promote other up and coming talents across board.



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Obrafour, STONEBWOY, Pappy Kojo, Medikal, VVIP, others join Kinaata for ‘Made in Taadi Concert’, Dec 23



Over 20 Artistes are billed to perform at Kofi Kinaata’s 23rd December ‘Made in Taadi Concert.’

The much anticipated concert which will be hosted at Jubilee Grounds in Takoradi will witness 20 known artistes across Ghana thrill the attendees to good music. At a press launch in Takoradi on December 7, Kinaata told the media that he gets calls from his colleague artistes daily who show interest in the concert.

“I get calls daily from my colleague artistes. Some are even ready to pay for their own bills to Takoradi. If people who are outside Takoradi are this eager about the concert, I can only imagine what my Taadi people are waiting for” Kinaata told the media at the Best Western Atlantic Hotel yesterday.

The Public and Media Relations Officer of the concert, Nana Kwesi Coomson mentioned that Obrafour, Stonebwoy, Medikal, VVIP, Kwaw Kese, Pappy Kojo, Donzy, Nero X, Ayesem, Sayvee, Afedzi Perry, Aya, Ayma, Ras Ebo, Snow B and almost every Sekondi-Takoradi Artiste will perform at the concert.

He also reiterates the concert as a “strategy to project the Artistes from Sekondi-Takoradi.”


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Christiana Addo Memorial Foundation to Fete Beneficiaries



The Christiana Addo Memorial Foundation (CAMF) established in memory of the mother of the MUSIGA President Bice Osei Kuffour aka Obour is to fete youngsters in the Juaso area as part of its activities for the Christmas holidays.

According to Obour, CAMF will undertake a series of clean up exercises in Juaso and Obogu on December 24 and 25 and climax with the Christmas party for the youngsters. In addition to providing the youngsters with entertainment and refreshing them, they will also receive sanitary products from the Foundation to promote their personal hygiene. Some of the items to be presented include personal hygiene products like toothbrushes, toothpastes, deodorants and soap. Meanwhile the Foundation has begun processing application forms from applicants for support for their education.

Speaking at the launch of the Foundation, the Chairman of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) and National Youth Organizer, Sammy Awuku applauded Obour and his siblings on such a bold initiative to both honor the memory of their late mother while contributing to the socio-economic development of the community. He assured the Foundation of the support of the agency in their operations.

The Asante Akyem South MP Lawyer Asante Boateng on his part commended Obour and his siblings on the establishment of the Foundation and assured them of his support to realize their aspirations.

The Christiana Addo Memorial Foundation will provide scholarships to successful applicants to pursue courses at various levels of their education. CAMF will support brilliant students who are financially handicapped especially the girl child from the deprived rural communities of Juaso and adjoining communities through the provision of scholarships at the tertiary level. The Foundation is also to promote sanitation and personal hygiene as critical pillars to health, survival, and development in the Asante Akyem area.

According to Obour, the decision to establish the foundation is due to his mum’s selflessness and strong, unshakable conviction in education as a lifeline to poverty eradication. He says, knowing the value of education, his mother endured enormous sacrifices to educate him and his siblings. He added that the foundation is also to celebrate the unwavering and strong leadership qualities of Christiana Addo as a role model for all women especially single mothers.

The Christiana Addo Memorial Foundation was set up with the vision to become an organization that impacts lives and helps transform and bring sustainable development to the Asante Akyem Area especially the South, Central and North Districts of the Asante Akyem rural area.



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Richard Addisson Foundation Marks Ten Years Of Successive Growth [+images]



The RICHARD ADDISSON FOUNDATION (TRAF) a non-governmental youth philanthropy is marking 10 years of giving assistance to the less privileged in Ghanaian communities.

TRAF was founded by Richard Addison, the CEO of Kent Investment, a multi-layered firm that currently holds investments in the fields of Agriculture (Kent Farms), haulage services (ARE Haulage Services), an IT/information system and management company (K.SIS) and recently acquired major stake in a Digital Graphics and Advertising company  (Beyound Graphics).

The foundation which was set up to put smiles on the faces of the very poor, needy and under privileged across the country is marking the decade of doing good with the launch of an after school programme in collaboration with Matic Foundation run by Award winning Hiplife act Trigmatic.

The After Work Programme which will be cordinated by Trigmatic, Teachers in the chosen communities benefiting from the programme and leaders of TRAF will focus on Maths and Science, Sex Education and First Aid.

“When charity began at home, me, you and every young adult did not sit down for Bill Gates to dole out money for the eradication of Malaria on our, we gave up a bottle of beer for one treated mosquito net everyday”- Richard Addison

“TRAF started ten years ago by distributing thousands of mosquito nets on annual basis to help eradicate malaria which is a predominant illness killing these poor and needy who sleep around the central business district of Sekondi Takoradi, and also to all the major hospital in the metropolis.”

The Richard Addison Foundation (TRAF), now focuses on projects ranging from farming, provision of water and renovation of schools for deprived communities.


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