OML Africa, organizers of the maiden Ghana eCommerce Awards, recognizes entrepreneurs are exceptional people and they build a better working world for all of us. They dare to dream that life could be different. They have the courage and passion to make their dreams a reality – to build something of lasting value that benefits us all.
The Melcom “Best Female eCommerce Entrepreneur of the Year” recognizes the most exceptional among a unique group of people who have made and continue to make strides in doing business online in Ghana. The nominee must be a female, resident in Ghana and who is an owner-manager of a private or public company, primarily responsible for the recent performance of the company and has been an active member of senior management for at least a year.
Criteria used by the judges to select the Female eCommerce Entrepreneur Of The Year winners are:
▪ Entrepreneurial Spirit
▪ Value Creation
▪ Strategic Direction
▪ National and Global Impact
▪ Personal Integrity/Purpose-driven Leadership
..and the nominees are..
Titi Ademola, Founder, Creative Director, KikI Clothing
Titi, a Ghanaian/ Nigerian fashion designer, is the brain behind KIKI Clothing. is the brainchild of Titi Ademola.
After undertaking a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design from the London College of Fashion, Titi transferred her degree to the American InterContinental University in Atlanta, Georgia, with a concentration in Marketing.
Staying true to her desire to relocate back to West Africa, KIKI Clothing was eventually born with a focus focus dedicated to creating African inspired collections that are meticulously made in Ghana.
To vote for Titi, text GEA BFE TITI ADEMOLA to 1903 on all mobile networks
Anju Adwani, Founder, Papyrus Creations
Since the founding of Papyrus Creations in 2016, Anju has grown to become a leading name in the gifting sector of Ghana.
Her passion and dedication for personalizing led her to establish an online portal which gives access to clients to customize and order stationary items and gifting products according to their choices.
Inclined to her spirit for innovative and unique business solutions, Anju is solely responsible for the corporate strategies at the firm.
To vote for Anju, text GEA BFE ANJU to 1903 on all mobile networks
Esther Asante, Founder, Organic Trade & Investments
Esther isn’t someone content with just one job; in fact, she’s not even satisfied running just one company.
In 2009, this powerhouse entrepreneur founded Virtual Linguistic Solutions. She spent the next several years developing it into one of the leading copywriting and translating companies in Ghana.
But by 2015, she was ready to spread her wings even more and decided to start another company: Organic Trade & Investments (OTI).
Asante’s goal for OTI is to build a responsible online store that specialized in promoting and selling organic, non-GMO commodities, all of which is sourced directly from the small towns and villages where the raw ingredients are produced.
To vote for Esther, text GEA BFE ESTHER to 1903 on all mobile networks
Farida Nana Efua Bedwei, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Logiciel (Ghana) Ltd
Farida is Co-Founder of Logiciel, Software Company developing banking systems for the microfinance industry. Her role involves assessing the industry and coming up with practical solutions, which are easy to use by persons with no formal banking training. She believes the informal sector, which make up between 60%-70% of the population across Africa, deserve the same banking services as those in the formal sector.
Prior to co-founding Logiciel, Farida worked in the telecom software industry, developing mobile gateways and services for mobile networks and content providers.
To vote for Farida, text GEA BFE FARIDA to 1903 on all mobile networks
Regina Honu, CEO, Soronko Academy
Regina Honu is a Ghanaian Social Entrepreneur, software developer and founder of Soronko Solutions, a software development company in Ghana. She opened Soronko Academy, the first coding and Human-centered design school for children and young adults in West Africa.
Regina has received multiple awards for her tireless efforts, including being named by CNN as one of the 12 inspirational women who rock STEM. She was also named as one of the six women making an impact in Tech in Africa and one of the ten female entrepreneurs to watch in emerging economies.
To vote for Regina, text GEA BFE REGINA to 1903 on all mobile networks
Mabel Simpson, Founder, mSimps
Mabel Simpson is one of the most celebrated entrepreneurs in Ghana. Mabel started mSimps two years after graduating from the university with about 200 Ghana Cedis ($50) and a sewing machine her granny gave her as a gift.
mSimps, an accessory manufacturing company and creative enterprise in Accra, now manufactures handmade leather and wax print handbags, laptop bags, backpacks, leather slippers, loafers, travel luggage and throw pillows with the primary goal of producing quality and innovative Made-In-Ghana products for the global market.
To vote for Mabel, text GEA BFE MABEL to 1903 on all mobile networks
Evita Joseph Asare
Evita Joseph Asare, Founder, ejbeautystore.com
Having received two awards as a pacesetter in online retailing of makeup products, the Evita Joseph Beauty Store continues to gain recognition in the Ghanaian beauty industry.
The story of the brand begins with the story of Evita Joseph Asare, an erstwhile mechanical engineer whose one visit to Paris changed the course of her life. Starting from an engineering class of only 4 women in a class size of 126, Evita has channelled her passion for designing and building machinery to designing and producing makeup products to enhance the modern woman.
To vote for Evita, text GEA BFE EVITA to 1903 on all mobile networks
Dial *714*4*2# or call 0206367515 or email: [email protected]
Ghana eCommerce Awards
Date: 30 Nov 2018
Venue: Alisa Hotel, Ridge-Accra
Your Ticket Includes:
▪ Pre Dinner Reception
▪ 3-Course Dinner
▪ Drinks Served all Night
▪ Awards Entertainment
▪ Awards Ceremony
Single Ticket: GHC550 (Group Discounts Available)
For more enquiries, call 0206367515 or 0302 973370 or email: [email protected]
DJ Mensah To Host Splash Pool Party
While other parts of the country might be wet and weary this Easter festivities, East Legon is welcoming the sun and pool season is finally in full swing. That means bikinis, plenty of booze, and wild celebrations that give the rowdiest nightclubs in town a run for their money.
Whether you're a visitor or a local, pool parties are one of the most actually fun things to do in town, so plan right, pump your fist, and dip your toe in the waters of the best day clubs and pool parties this year
The place to be for hot young things looking to take a dip. Start crunching those abs now to look good in your swimwear. The forecast for the day is going to be hot.
Music provided by DJ Mensah, "A" town entertainment in collaboration with Dj Mensah brings to you the number one spot Easter pool party dub "Splash Pool Party"
With a designated dress code of bikini , sports or beach wear preferably, the event is slated for Easter Monday, 22nd April, 2019 at COCO VANILLA in East Legon, ANC mall, Accra at exactly 2:00pm till day break.
There will be lots shisha and delicious BBQ with music across all genres. Hip hop, Afrobeats, Dancehall RNB and reggae lovers will get an equal dose of their favorite playlists.
DWASO HEMAA LAUNCHED! Winner To Get Fully Paid Trip To China And Cash.
A brand new TV reality show, Dwaso Hemaa, targeted at celebrating the outstanding and innovative efforts of the Ghanaian woman, especially the market women has been dully launched at Mallam Atta market in Accra, under the theme - 'energy that shows'. The show will broadcast weekly on Adom TV.
The unique concept, which is a brainchild of Nubuke Media, will bring together participants from various market destinations in Ghana to exhibit various attributes for the grand winner — Dwaso Hemaa.
"Dwaso Hemaa reality TV show is not just any other TV reality show but one that seeks to bring the best quality out of our Ghanaian women especially our market women by giving them the platform to express our rich Ghanaian culture and tradition while training them to be more innovative in our world today.
We will also provide the platform for these women to share their expertise in marketing share their long years of experience and also share their unique stories as well as issues bugging them" - Esi Akpanyah, CEO of Nubuke Media.
The show will begin with an auditioning from the various selected markets across the country and the selected few will go through a 13week contest which would include various tasks and each week at least one contestant will be eliminated and that will eventually lead to the crowning of a market Queen or Dwaso Hemaa .
The event will be held under the theme: “ahuoden a'ekyere ”, which will highlight and trigger conversations about women empowerment, entrepreneurship, financial freedom and investment as well as health and wellness.
Speaking to a gathering of market women at the launch, communication director for Dwaso Hemaa, Mr Kelly Ni Lartey Mensah explained that, the event is geared towards using market women as models of change. "We are highlighting on your complete strength and innovative ways of doing business to teach the next generation of women through television" - Kelly Mensah stressed.
MC for the launch, celebrated television host and media personality, Cynthia "kumkum" Timaa took the women through routines of singing and dancing before unveiling the Dwaso Hemaa logo.
The event was chaired by Godwin Avenorgbo, (veteran broadcaster and consultant) and
Grace Eyim orange queen mother at Mallam Atta market.
The 2019 #DwasoHemaa is supported by Adom TV. Auditions and main event episodes will be telecast on Adom TV.
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Okyeame Kwame To Launch ‘Made in Ghana’ Album On April 20 At +233 Bar.
The 'Best Rapper Alive', Okyeame Kwame will be launching his 'Made in Ghana' album on April 20, 2019 at +233 Jazz Bar and Grill.
There shall be performances from Okyeame Kwame, Kuami Eugene, Kidi, Kurl songx and Ayesem.
Other artistes to perform are Feli Nuna, Afriyie, Abiana, Wulomei, the Kwan pa and Wiyaala.
The 'Made in Ghana' project is to highlight the virtues of all groups of people in Ghana across the various regions and to also encourage Ghanaians to be proud of their culture and heritage. Basically, it seeks to promote local trade and nationalism.
The songs represent the various regions in terms of concept and the artistes featured.
The music videos of the songs will showcase some tourist sites in Ghana as Kwame's contribution to marketing Ghana's tourist sites. This is part of Okyeame Kwame's resolve to promote tourism through the arts.
Already, two songs have been released off the album; the theme song 'Made in Ghana' which features KiDi and 'Bra' which he did with Wutah Afriyie.
After the album launch, music lovers will have a tastes of the other great songs on the album on the various online music stores.
Other songs on the album are Dia Tina ft Wiyaala & King Ralph, Bolgatanga Girl ft Abiana & Atongo Zimba, Yenzima ft Fancy Gadam and Nkunim ft Feli Finest & Senku.
The rest are '1956' ft Kurl Songs & Ayesem, 'Ino Be My Matter' ft. Kuami Eugene, 'Kpa' ft. Wulomei and 'Melowo' ft. Feli Nuna.
The album will also be available on Aftown.
The time for the programme is 8pm and the rate is Ghc100.
For more information, call/WhatsApp 0209515510.
Jameson Connects Ghana: The Biggest Whiskey Experience In Accra.
On April 27th, Jameson Connects touches down at LA Raceway! Accra will never be the same. Be prepared to vibe, bond and connect with premium gourmet junk food, interactive games, skateboard ramp, a pop-up barbershop for fresh trims while you enjoy one or two of our signature cocktails. You’ll love the Jameson and Palm Wine mix!
There’ll be musical performances from your favorite Ghanian artists and many more surprises to look forward to.
Secure your tickets before they are gone! Visit JamesonWhiskey.com for more information on how and where to purchase tickets. Hosted by Jameson Irish Whiskey, Triple distilled, twice as smooth! #JamesonConnectsGH
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