Ace Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has been named the 2021 NABJ Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalist of the Year.
He will receive the award at an event to be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 in the United States of America.
This was made known in a letter addressed to the renowned investigative journalist, by the organizers of the event, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).
Anas Aremeyaw Anas, known for his dangerous, daring and explosive investigative works, is being recognised for his outstanding and ground-breaking achievements in journalism over the years. This is according to the letter dated October 1, 2021.
“It is with great pleasure that I send you this message. We are excited that you have been selected the 2021 NABJ Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalist of the Year Award recipient! The award recognizes your outstanding achievements in journalism,” says Dorothy Tucker, President, National Association of Black Journalists.
The award category is code named NABJ Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalist of the Year Award.
The event, organised by National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), honours legendary black journalists who have made outstanding contributions to the industry every year.
This year’s event, scheduled to be virtual, will take place in the United States of America.
It is named after Percy Peter Tshidiso Qoboza, an influential black South African journalist, author and outspoken critic of the government in South Africa during the early periods of world recognition of the problems evident in the racially divided land.
He was the editor of The World Newspaper in Soweto and his fluently persuasive editorials did much to challenge the white South Africans who were protected from the horrors of apartheid.
The event will be graced by the President of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Dorothy Tucker of WBBM-TV, Chicago, Illinois ; The Vice President-Broadcast, Ken Lemon of Cox Media Group-WSOC-TV, Charlotte, N.C.; The Vice President-Digital, Amir Vera, CNN, Atlanta, Georgia; and Vice President-Print, Kathy Chaney, YR Media, Chicago, Illinois.
Others are Secretary, Madison Carter, WXIA-TV, Atlanta, Georgia ; Treasurer, Walter Smith-Randolph, Connecticut Public, Broadcasting (CPTV & WNPR), Hartford, Conneticut ; Parliamentarian, Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig, Shades Magazine – Celebrating All Women Of Color, Oakland, California, among others.
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Lemonade Finance presents Dr Likee in “Wo bεka nukrε”
Lemonade Finance presents Dr Likee in “Wo bεka nukrε”
Lemonade Finance is a cross-border payment solution that enables Africans in the Diaspora to send money to Ghana and other African countries. The App is available on the iOS and Google Play Store.
On October 14th, 2022, Lemonade Finance announced prolific actor and comedian, Dr Likee as a brand ambassador, alongside Deloris Frimpong Manso and John Dumelo. Now, Lemonade Finance is delighted to present the one and only ‘Ras Nene’ in “Wo bεka nukrε”. A first in a series of ads from the company.
Dr Likee stays in his usual character of spreading joy and laughter to his audience. Here, he brings his sharp wit and carefree character to a Chop Bar, hoping to eat and impress his long-time crush, Naomi. Spoiler alert! Thanks to Lemonade Finance, his Borga comes through. You can watch the ad here:
Dolapo Omotoso, Online Community Manager for Lemonade Finance, who has quickly become Dr Likee’s biggest fan in-house had this to say about the ad and about working with his team.
“The way Dr Likee and his team have taken to bringing our vision to life, in their own unique way has been exciting to watch, he really is a fan favourite. ”
You can download Lemonade Finance by following Customers who use the code DRLIKEE during signup will get a $10, £10 or C$10 cashback when they send over 100 Dollars, Pounds or Canadian Dollars to someone in Ghana or any our other supported African countries.
In addition to this series of ads, the Lemonade Finance website now has a new look, improved functionality, more information and a dedicated page for Ghana.
About Lemonade Finance
Lemonade Finance was founded on a simple goal, to make it easy for Africans to send and receive money from home easily.
With Lemonade Finance, Ghanaians in the UK, USA and Canada can send money to mobile money and bank accounts, at the best rates, instantly and at zero fees.
The Lemonade Finance app is used by thousands of Africans in the United States, Canada and the UK to send money back home to Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and seven other African countries.
The Official Lemonade Finance channels are:
CANTU BEAUTY AND WOMEN EMPOWERING NATIONS ‘THE GIRLS LEADING OUR WORLD (GLOW) GLOBAL FELLOWSHIP’ CONCLUDES HERE IN ACCRA, GHANA.
The Girls Leading Our World (Glow) Global Fellowship concludes here in Accra, Ghana between the 11th and 15th of November, where the 12 winners of the Cantu GLOW Global Fellowship will enjoy an all-expense paid trip to experience the Ghanaian culture, get a first-hand account of the concepts acquired during the fellowship, and creatively display their learnings from the overall fellowship experience by presenting the capstone projects that they have worked on over the past 4 months. This trip will include a leadership conference, community service projects, promotional brand experiences, and career workshops.
Cantu Beauty, an award-winning multicultural hair care brand, joined Women Empowering Nations (WEN), a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide exposure, development, and mentorship for girls of color in underserved communities to accelerate their path to executive leadership, in hosting a series of career-readiness workshops for minority women around the globe.
WEN and Cantu selected 50 young women ages 17-23 from Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, the United Kingdom, France, and the United States to participate in the Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Global Cohort, an immersive, high-impact leadership coaching experience which began March through May 2022. The virtual program featured female executives from diverse backgrounds in entrepreneurship and leadership, who lead workshops exploring career development, public speaking, professional branding, and executive leadership.
Cantu Beauty and WEN encouraged women of color who aspire to leadership and entrepreneurship to apply.
“Cantu Beauty has always been committed to supporting the next generation of female leaders by equipping them with the skills and resources to make a difference in their personal and professional lives,” said Dametria Kinsley, Cantu Beauty’s Global Vice President of Marketing. “Through our partnership with WEN, we’re able to take our commitment to the next level at a larger scale to reach women of color all over the world.”
Cantu Beauty has been a partner sponsor of WEN’s GLOW Virtual Summit, since 2020, providing scholarships to young women around the globe to continue their education.
“Women of color face disproportionate barriers in the workplace and are heavily impacted by discrimination, and Cantu is actively working to combat this through our community partnerships,” Dametria Kinsley.
The partnership programming continued in June 2022, with the GLOW Virtual Summit featuring women and girls of color who represent a spectrum of journeys in entrepreneurship and leadership. The event, with a global audience of over 1,000, hosted young women leaders for engaging workshops to explore social change, economic justice, women’s empowerment, and leadership.
The GLOW Global experience was the core feature of the 2022 Summit along with the girls in the program. At the Summit, 12 young women from the GLOW Global Cohort were announced to move forward to the Cantu GLOW Global Fellowship. Participants from each country interned at Cantu Beauty for four months gaining hands-on experience in the beauty industry, each fellow also received a $2,000 stipend and gain an opportunity to be brand ambassadors.
Kinsley explained that the 2022 Girls Leading Our World Global Fellowship demonstrates Cantu’s commitment to “supporting the next generation of female leaders by providing these 12 fellows with resources for professional advancement,”
This news accompanies Cantu’s additional investments to provide career opportunities to facilitate an upward trajectory for the next generation, particularly Black and brown women.
The winning fellows are Blessing Ahmodu, project manager at Enactus AAUA, from Nigeria; Cynthia Akalpokbila, an undergraduate student at the Ashesi University of Ghana. From South Africa, Nyasha Chivonivoni, an undergraduate student at the University of Cape Town and founder of Chii the Poemprenuer, and Lucinda Monique Abrahams, a law student at the University of South Africa.
In the United States, Kenyona Thomas, marketing and branding coordinator at Encounter Your Potential; Denia Smith, founder of She Shall Speakerpodcast; Fatimata Cham, founder of Muslims Matter; Amber Wynne, founder of The Period Project; and Jasmine Bacchus, an incoming Juris doctor candidate at Harvard Law School and winner of the inaugural Gucci Changemaker award.
From the United Kingdom are Rachel Appiah, founder of Amanthis Stationery, and Naomi Grant, founder of LAMBB film production company.
Cassandra Verdier, a master’s student of International Business at ESG Bordeaux, France will also participate.
“We are elated to team up with Cantu Beauty on this program investing in the future and talent development of young women of color,” said Carlisha Williams Bradley, Women Empowering Nation’s Founder and Executive Director. “Young women receiving training from a company that makes products that cater to them and has a fellowship that addresses our unique cultural needs is rare. This partnership can change the career trajectory of young women around the world.”
Speaking about what the future looks like for the Cantu GLOW Global Fellowship, Kinsley said “We hope to continue growing our partnership with WEN and the Global Fellowship! The more multifaceted this fellowship becomes, the more opportunities we create to give back to the people that have given us so much.
The hope is that this will have a ripple effect that changes the narrative for women of color all over the world. I often think of a quote from the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who once said, “If you educate a man, you educate a family and a village. To educate a woman, you empower a nation.”
Source : GhArticles.com
JUST IN : Mr Eazi Launches Scholarship Fund To Support Students
International music sensation and business man, Oluwatosin Ajibade, popularly known in showbiz circles as Mr Eazi has instituted a scholarship scheme to support needy undergraduate students at the C. K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences (CKT-UTAS). The scholarship scheme, which started with an initial seed money of GHS200,000 is expected to cover the full fees of 100 students of CKT-UTAS every year.
The gesture comes in the wake of recent difficulties encountered by many students in the payment of their fees and thereby disrupting their education.
Who can apply for Mr. Eazi Students Fund?
It is the hope of Mr Eazi and the University that beneficiaries of the Fund will be able to complete their studies despite their economically challenged background. Eligible candidates for the scholarship can apply by downloading the application forms from the students portal @ https://mis.cktutas.edu.gh/.
Mr. Ajibade is the CEO and founder of emPawa Africa group of companies that has a corporate presence in Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Dubai, and London. emPawa Africa has grown to become one of the biggest wholly African-owned entertainment companies on the continent, which leverages Mr. Ajibade’s vast experience and network to provide a gateway for upcoming and established acts across the world.
In addition, Mr. Ajibade performs under the name Mr Eazi – a household name across Africa and growing in international prominence. He has performed numerous shows, including headlining the Ghana Music Festival and performing sold-out shows around the world. He is also a recipient of several prestigious international awards. Prior to launching a huge career in showbiz, Mr. Ajibade had enrolled at the Coventry University in the UK where he studied and obtained a Master of Science in Engineering Business Management (M.Sc. Engineering Business Management) in 2015, having obtained a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana in 2011.