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Africa Digital Awards Launched



Africa Digital Awards Launched

Africa Digital Awards (ADA) organized by ThirdEye Media on Friday, March 8, 2019, launched the Ghana edition of the awards in collaboration with Stanbic Bank’s Business Incubator at Stanbic Heights, Airport, Accra.

The scheme which seeks to award and recognize any individual or company that uses the digital space to impact the society.

According to the founder and Chief Executive Officer of ADA Foster Kofi Sam, the awards targets personals and companies in the Media, Telecom, Finance and E-commerce platforms.

In an interview, he added that “There will be a couple of events and activities that we will organize to celebrate and recognize digital players in Ghana that are leveraging on digital innovations and inventions to impact society positively. There will be a Digital Summit and a corporate e-sports event among other activities before the main awards”.

Speaking at the launch, Sam also said Africa’s Digital Space is all about collaborations and through the awards they seek to push for the Free Trade continental agreement with governments and the private sector to make Africa a full-blown digital economy.

“The awards through strategic partners would also train about 1 million youth in various digital skills and about 500,000 women in Digital Finance to make them employable as well as use technologies in transacting business.”
Foster Awintiti Akugri who is part of the awards jury and also a representative of Stanbic Bank’s business incubator said supporting Africa Digital Awards is part of the Bank’s plans to push for a bigger digital transformation for its customers in various African Countries and they look forward to great event in June and called for corporate Ghana to support this initiative.

Dr. Thomas Mensah, who was the chairman for the Launch said the Awards would travel to Countries like Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, and other African countries before the Pan-African event in an African City.

The launch saw personalities from the company like Total Ghana limited, Stanbic Bank, Ghana Immigration Service, Chanzo Capital among others. The category that intrigued a lot of patrons at the launch was the category to recognize, reward and celebrate the use of digital in governance in Ghana.

ADA has seven technology experts who are: Dr. Thomas Owusu Mensah world renowned Fiber optics, Foster Awintiti Akugri, Business Incubation, Alice K Mensah, George Kwabena Appiah Regina Honu, Emmanuel Gamor CEO of KANEA and Manny Bortey

The categories for the awards include;
1. Best News Portal
2. Best Use of Social Media
3. Online Editor of the Year
4. Entertainment Site of the Year
5. Digital Artiste of the Year
6. Best Digital Bank
7. Fintech Innovation of the Year
8. Most Outstanding Digital Financial Services
9. Best Banking App for Ghana
10. Best Telecom in Customer Service
11. Telecom of the Year
12. Best Digital Education Platform
13. Ecommerce Platform of the Year
14. Social Media Personality
15. Most Innovative AgriTech App
16. Best Use of Digital for Travel and Tourism
17. Best Innovation for Health
18. Best e-governance platform
The Africa Digital Awards Ghana edition is slated for 27th – 29th June 2019 with activities such as Ghana’s first Digital Summit, Corporate e-league and the Awards Night.

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Coronavirus Ruined I And Chioma’s Wedding Plans : Davido



Singer, Davido, says the Coronavirus pandemic ruined his wedding plans with Chioma Rowland, his fiancee, and the mother of his son, Ifeanyi.

Davido stated this in an interview with Ebuka on Bounce Radio live. The couple got engaged in September last year and many believed they would have tied the knot by now.

However, Davido says their wedding was billed to hold July 2020 but the Coronavirus pandemic prevented it from happening.

“Honestly, Corona messed plans up because it was meant to be in July. I have decided probably sometime next year. For now, I want her to work on her business while I work on my album and the kids. I want everything to balance first” he said

Speaking on how long himself and Chioma have known each other, the singer said

“I have known Chioma for about seven years. We have been dating for about five years. Lati introduced me to Chioma. We went to the same school, Babcock University. We started as friends but I got so used to her and she got so used to me as well. She is a great cook as well.”

The singer who has two daughters, Imade and Hailey from his babymamas, Sophia and Amanda, said although it has not been easy making the women in his life happy but that as a man, he has found a way of maintaining balance in his home as he treats everyone equally.

“At the end of the day, all my kids are equal. Once I have a kid, everybody is equal. Before I had kids, I was obviously friends with their mothers. Nothing is perfect. I am not going to say that we do not argue or we do not fight, it happens, but the love that we all have for our kids comes first.

“Imade and her sister talk almost every week. Their mothers ensure that they speak almost every week. Some days ago, Imade was with Ifeanyi in their grandfather’s house. It is not easy, but at the end of the day, as a man, you have to make everybody happy. You just have to be responsible and know what you have to do. Before I engage with anybody I would have known that you are reasonable whether we planned for it or not,” he said.

The singer also spoke about his late mum whom he disclosed died of Cardiac arrest.

”I was about 10 to 11 years old when she died. She died on my father’s birthday. Honestly, it was just cardiac arrest. Even if it was going to happen, I would not have known because I was about 10 or 11 years old. She was not really sick. She used to get sick once in a while but it was nothing serious.

I often say that I see my mother in Chioma. I did not grow up with my mother. I can hardly remember what happened when I was that young.”

Watch the video from the interview below:

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Popular Charm Seller Exposes Wicked Lady Who Requested For ‘JuJu’ To Make Laycon Give Her His ₦85million | SCREENSHOT



Popular Nigerian love charm expert widely known as Jaruma. Has disgraced a wicked lady who asked her for juju to use on Laycon so that she could have his BBNaija prize money and other packages for herself.

Jaruma who sensed this move from this deliberately unnamed lady as very evil took to her Instagram page to publicly ridicule the black-hearted her.

Check out the screenshot below to know what ensued between Jaruma and the impious Nigerian young lady.

Meanwhile Laycon was handed over a N30million cheque plus a brand new SUV from Innoson motors and a house from Revolution Properties just this afternoon for emerging as the victor of the BBNaija season 5 lockdown edition.

Ghana’s Kwesi Arthur will also be dropping a banger with the rapper very soon.

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Nobody Knows Where The Money Gov’t Promises Creative Arts Goes : Wolfman



Dancehall sensation Wolfman has waded into the debate of whether the government is really supporting the creative arts industry. We have been hearing the government making promises of this support day in day out.

3music Awards CEO, Sadiq Abdulai has been on the war front defending the National Democratic Congress(NDC) while Socrate Sarfo has also been defending the New Patriotic Party(NPP). Speaking to Harrygraphic, the Volta Music Awards best performer of the year expressed his concern to us. When asked, what is your view on Government involvement in creative arts? Are you seeing their support for the industry?

“I think our government is not doing that much when it comes to its involvement towards the creative art industry especially the musical aspect of that industry. When you look up there (western world) and compare the situations you’ll see that you don’t need to be that much big to start earning from music or whatever aspect you find yourself in the creative art industry. I also think the awareness of how to start earning on our creative arts in the country is very low and slow compare to even our brothers in other countries like Nigeria and South Africa.

About their support hmmm I remembered some time ago some funds was allocated to the Ghamro but hmmm nothing really came out from there. But all things being equal I think the government doesn’t include us in their budget lol 😂 it’s sad to say that though but that’s how I see it”, he said.

Wolfman is set to release his new song soon titled ” Restoration” after going their tribulations for the past months.

Stay tuned to this blog for more

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