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5 Types Of Cars To Buy If You Move Around Frequently In Accra

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I have always had a love-hate relationship with the capital of Ghana, Accra. A lot of people may not agree with the “love” part except probably for Ga’s. All I did to reach my ‘stance’ was to follow my “Accra Stay by Plan”. This is simply a plan on how to manage yourself and finances to keep your chip above the waters.

I was about 8 years old when this miraculous guide was introduced and just like any child, I viewed it as it was; a signatory sign-off for one of the most popular radio stations in town. Until I became an adult and realized among other things that to survive in Accra you need to plan.

One of the things you need to consider in the Accra Stay by Plan is movement/transportation. Thankfully, the abundance of public transports like the tro-tro and taxi which aids non-car owners to move about easily. But then, are they always to suffer all these inconveniences that comes with patronizing public transport? Aside from the reckless driving that makes you say your last prayers, rude drivers and conductors and inconsiderate fellow passengers, you most likely won’t get to your destination on time. If you can cut back on your transportation expenses, you can save a lot of money.

Buying a car seems like a great idea especially when you have enough money saved up. And then comes the great realization that buying a car and maintaining one are two different things. If you are going to be moving around a lot, then maintenance would become a priority.  There are some things you should consider to determine the type of car to buy.

Low fuel consumption

  • If you are going to be moving around a lot, there are some things you should consider to determine the type of car to buy.
    KIA Picanto

What shall it profit a man if he buys a car and yet cannot drive it because he has no fuel money? Since the whole idea is to move around a lot in Accra, you are obviously going to use up a lot of fuel. Therefore, you will need fuel-efficient vehicles to cut down your cost. The KIA Picanto is a great example of a fuel-saver car and now you know why they are used for Uber.

Easily accessible parts

  • If you are going to be moving around a lot, there are some things you should consider to determine the type of car to buy.
    Toyota Corolla

A car is made up of parts. Parts are made of metal. Metal wears out and needs to be replaced. Go for a car that has easily accessible parts if you are going to move around frequently in Accra. Frequent movement means quicker wear and tear. Don’t get stuck with a car that makes you scourge the whole of Abossey Okai for just a tail light.

Lower mileage

Daewoo Matiz

Look out for the mileage if you are buying a used car. A mileage has close to or more than 100,000 kilometers, means the car has spent most of its life on the road and it’s in need of major repairs. Oils need to be changed and other parts too. If you are looking to stay on the road longer and drive frequently in Accra, I advise you to go for a car with lower mileage.

Air conditioning

  • Honda Civic

Trust me, stuck in a car on a hot afternoon in a car is certainly something you would not enjoy. And this is going to happen a lot if you are going to move around frequently in Accra. A burst of cool air could actually make a whole lot of difference in your day.  And then the notion about air conditioning is for the “bougie”. There is a little truth in that, but with the right type of car, you can turn into Cinderella anytime you step into your car.

Design

  • Hyundai Elantra

You would definitely meet a lot of people if you move frequently in Accra, don’t be caught in an ugly car. Aside from the aesthetic value of the design of a car, it also aids in its locomotion. Cars with sleeker designs are known to have less air resistance and thus more speed.

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Orange Improves Access To Mobile Internet In Africa Supported By Google

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The affordability of devices remains one of the most significant barriers to smartphone adoption in Africa. The average cost of an entry-level smartphone in Africa still exceeds 60% of average monthly income making smartphones largely inaccessible for the majority of the population. As part of the line-up of activities for the GSMA Thrive Africa 2020, Orange announced the Sanza touch – an exclusive Orange smartphone and the most affordable 4G Android (Go edition) device globally. This exciting new launch is supported by Google and builds upon efforts since the launch of Android (Go edition) in 2018 to accelerate the pace of digital adoption across the continent. The device will retail around 30 US$ and the ultra-affordable price point is intended to make it the most accessible on the market with the goal of driving digital inclusion and providing more people access to mobile internet.

The Sanza touch is an accessible alternative for everyone due to its price point and features including the Payjoy application, which allows customers to overcome budget issues by paying for their smartphone over several installments (depending on availability in their country).

This 4G Android (Go edition) smartphone has a 4” screen, 8GB memory, and a 1750mAh battery, offering over 4 hours of battery life while streaming videos. Customers can use the Orange app collection (My Orange, Orange Money, and Live screen to stay informed on the latest news trends) and access the most popular apps including YouTube Go, Google Go, Facebook, and WhatsApp.

The Sanza range was first launched in April 2019 in 13 countries [2] in Africa and the Middle East, making it easier for many customers to come online for the first time and discover the benefits of connectivity.

From October 2020, the Sanza touch smartphone will be available with a bundled mobile data plan (voice, SMS, data) at around 30 US$. It will be sold in most countries in the Middle East and Africa region, starting with Guinea Bissau, Côte d’Ivoire, and Madagascar.

For Alioune Ndiaye, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa: “Orange wants to strongly accelerate access to connectivity on the African continent. One of the barriers to Internet use is the price and ease of use of most smartphones. The partnership with Google to offer the Sanza touch smartphone for sale will enable us to solve this problem thanks to its affordable price and advanced functionalities. While 90% of the world’s population is now covered by mobile broadband, 3.3 billion people who live in areas covered by mobile broadband remain unconnected for reasons such as affordability, low levels of literacy, and digital skills [3]. »

Mariam Abdullahi – Director, Platform Partnerships, Android, and Play – Africa for Google added: “Our mission at Google has always been to “Organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible to everyone”. We deliver this mission through the building and providing our products and services via key partnerships like this one with Orange. We are excited about the endless possibilities this Sanza touch smartphone will present in learning, economic opportunities, and digital accessibility. The Goal of our Android devices, including this first-of-its-kind highly affordable Android (Go edition) device, is to bring the power of computing equitably to all. We can only achieve this mission if everyone is able to access devices at affordable price points to use in their daily lives and have access to the benefits presented by the digital world.”

Orange is present in 18 countries in Africa and the Middle East where it had 124 million customers on 30 July 2020. With 5.6 billion euros in turnover in 2019 and 6% annual growth, Orange MEA is the Group’s main region of growth. Orange Money, its mobile-based money transfer and financial services offer is available in 17 countries and has 54 million customers. Orange, a multi-service operator, benchmark partner of the digital transformation, provides its expertise to support the development of new digital services in Africa and the Middle East.

About Orange:

Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 42 billion euros in 2019 and 143,000 employees worldwide at 30 June 2020, including 84,000 employees in France. The Group has a total customer base of 253 million customers worldwide on 30 June 2020, including 208 million mobile customers and 21million fixed broadband customers. The Group is present in 26 countries. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In December 2019, the Group presented its new “Engage 2025” strategic plan, which, guided by social and environmental accountability, aims to reinvent its operator model. While accelerating in growth areas and placing data and AI at the heart of its innovation model, the Group will be an attractive and responsible employer, adapted to emerging professions.

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Fashion And Music: Teflon Flexx Serves Us Both

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Music celebrities and designer collaborations have altered the course of fashion, though good examples of this relationship are few. The effects of these unions have been very significant. Outcomes include Jean Paul Gaultier’s whirlpool corset dress worn by Madonna on her 1990 Blonde Ambition tour, which subsequently contributed to the trend for wearing bra tops and less clothing. Grace Jones’s collaborations with the art director Jean-Paul Goude, who in the 1980s rendered Grace Jones’s body a fashion object, made groundbreaking music videos and advertisements for various products. However, Grace Jones’s haircut became a major trend; it became known as a “high top” when copied by young black youth. Here in Ghana reigning Unsung Artiste of the year at the VGMA 2020 Teflon Flexx also known as the SOG is gracing our screens with his beautiful traditional apparel.

Teflon Flexx a Ghanaian-based Afrobeats artist, who hails from Sandema, Wiaga in the Upper East Region is gradually gaining his grounds in both the music and fashion space after starting music two years ago with his debut EP ‘Village Boy in the suit.’ He is distinguished from other northern artistes due to his strong fashion sense and style of music, which has earned him the name ‘Sound Of Greatnes’s (SOG).’ The relationship between fashion and popular music is one of abundant and mutual creativity. Reciprocal influences have resulted in some of the most dynamic apparel visualizations ever created in popular culture. The culture of dressing is inextricably tied down to a person’s identity and gives spiritual, intellectual, and emotional distinction from others.

Fashion and music have had and still have a tight relationship. As music is becoming more mainstream, it is inherent in Ghanaian/African artists not to drift from their cultural heritage but position themselves in a strategic position to synergize the Ghanaian fashion heritage in the way they dress. Ghanaian musicians just as their counterparts will continue to have such a close relationship with fashion, these two will not separate anytime soon.

What has always been missing in our Ghanaian music industry is the fair sense of musicians propagating their local cultural heritage forgetting it has tremendous rippling effects on all facets of the local economy of their Country. Kanye West, Drake, Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, and several others have actualized the American fashion sense and today own popular brands that have influenced the world in their sense of fashion. Today, not only do they earn billions of dollars from endorsing popular brands, they have succeeded in corrupting the style of dressing of African/Ghanaian artistes.

There is beaming hopes of the upliftment of the Northern Ghanaian culture, kind courtesy of the fastest rising Ghanaian Musician Teflon Flexx with brand name STEW GANG who is obviously enthused with his culture. What makes him different from others is despite his rich international fashion sense associated with his brand, he equally slays in his fitting traditional outfits on most occasions. Teflon Flexx showcased the rich Northern culture at the just ended VGMA and also for winning the Unsung Award category, he was all glammed up in his recent music ‘Oluwa’ visuals. He has been on major platforms with trendy designs and looking dapper at events.

Teflon is equally a music gem whose hard work in the music studio spreads wide across the globe when dropped, he has served music lovers with bangin music projects like, ‘ No foreplay’, ‘ Eskebelebe’ which he featured DopeNation, ‘Madina’ featuring DJ Wobete.

The artiste and the music pride of the North is getting us deets on his forthcoming banger which features AMG Medikal, the title of the song has not been communicated yet but judging from the musical history of the dapper artist the speculation is, it is going to be a club banger.

We can’t wait for the hot tune coming from the leader of the stew gang.

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Naa Amerley Takes Osu To Regionals; Stands For TV Africa’s Miss GaDangme 2020

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Recheal Shantel Naa Amerley Odonkor, Ghanaian young model has embarked on a significant mission to make her community proud.

Starting from her homeland Osu, she was crowned the 2019 Miss Osu during the Homowo festival.

Her signature attributes, runway skills, and presentation of herself got the judges excited by her determination to win the beauty pageant.

Fast Forward, Naa Amerley has taken her community Osu to regionals as she was picked to represent Osu at the 2020 TV Africa’s Miss GaDangme beauty pageant.

About Naa Amerley.

Recheal Shantel Naa Amerley aged 21 represents Osu Ajumanko, Owusu We is currently a graduate of the Accra Technical University holding an HND in Accounting.

She loves singing, dancing, and has Public Relations attributes.

She believes the 2020 Miss GaDangme beauty pageant will help her gain greater exposure and help her work on her upcoming projects.

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