The Ashanti Regional President of the Ghana Actors Guild, Mr. Bill Asamoah has revealed that, he is willing to inculcate a sense of national pride, foster tourism through movies and expose indigenous Ghanaian movies fusion to it diaspora.
According to the celebrated Kumawood actor, he is going to ensure the promotion of Ghana to the world through quality movies, and enhance the business the aspect of film making to adhere investors in to the country, adding that, he is also inclined towards elevating Government policies and agenda through Ghanaians films.
Mr. Asamoah made this statements, after the Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the Ghana Tourism Authority, appointed the Kumawood movie star, who doubles as Ashanti Regional President of the Ghana Actors Guild, one of the country’s most phenomenal entertainment moguls as Tourism Ambassador.
After several months of deliberating and contemplating, Kumawood unanimously nominated Mr. Bill Asamoah and urged the Tourism Ministry and the Ghana Tourism Authority to hand over the baton and enable him run the affairs at the office as an ambassador.
Celebrities have the power to reach thousands and millions of people through their social media platforms and Mr. Bill Asamoah by far has proven himself to be not just an exceptional entertainer but an incredible businessman as well. The Tourism Ministry appointed 30 celebrities as Tourism Ambassadors.
This endeavor is meant to carry on the momentum currently prevailing in the tourism industry where according to the figures released by the Ghana Tourism Authority, the country received about 2,7 million tourists in 2018, surpassing the peak recorded in the initial stages.
In 2013, the direct contribution of the Travel & Tour industry to Ghana’s GDP was US$1.34 billion, representing 2.8% of GDP. The number of jobs directly supported by tourism was 124,000 and Travel & Tour investment amounted to US$303 million in 2013.
Ghana’s tourism industry development indicators have increased over the years. International tourist receipts increased from US$970 million in 2008 to US$1,068 in 2013. The number of annual international visitors to Ghana is now roughly 950,000 and is expected to grow to 1.5 million by 2024.
Confirming his appointment via Facebook, the Minister incharge of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Madam Catherine Afeku stated that, the Nana Akufo-Addo led New Patriotic Party government has not neglected the people of Kumasi as far as Tourism, Arts and Culture development is the Centre of concentration.
Madam Catherine Afeku revealed that, the ruling New Patriotic Government is undoubtedly going the extra mile to achieve their very best to make the Tourism, Arts and Culture, alongside the Creative Arts industry attractive and appealing for both local and foreign investors.
Beyoncé’s Netflix Deal Reportedly Worth A Whooping $60m
Homecoming, Beyoncé‘s behind-the-scenes documentary chronicling her 2018 Coachella performance is not the only deal the pop star has with Netflix, Variety is reporting.
She’s working on two more projects with the streaming giant, with all of them worth $60m.
Homecoming’s deal was about $20m, Variety said, adding that Netflix and Beyoncé’s reps did not comment on the issue.
4 Management Tips Learned From “Game of Thrones”.
HBO’s Game of Thrones is back for its highly anticipated Season 8. From Winterfell to Dorne, the characters are busy building their armies, plotting their revenge, and, unbeknownst to some, waiting for the impending horde of White Walkers to arrive on their doorsteps.
Though there are many different types of leaders in Westeros and Essos, each of them can teach us an important lesson in management.
1. Good Managers Need Good Processes.
At a basic level, management can be defined as coordinated action in pursuit of performance. Managers at all levels and functions must design, direct, and shape various organizational processes in order to move the organization towards its goals.
Petyr Baelish (popularly known as Littlefinger) knows this better than perhaps anyone in the Seven Kingdoms. Whether he’s accruing political blackmail as Master of Coin in King’s Landing, arranging strategic marriage proposals, or plotting his way to become Lorde Protector of the Vale, each action he takes is part of a calculated process to move him further along on his quest for power. Though he may have to adjust his strategy along the way, he understands that his success will ultimately rely on a series of carefully coordinated actions with multiple players involved.
2. Each Decision You Make Has Consequences
Decision-making is another managerial process that involves social, political, emotional, and organizational factors, as well as analytics, reason, and fact-based analysis. Good managers must recognize the pros and cons of each option and take into account all of these factors when evaluating which path will result in the best outcome.
Daenerys Targaryen is no stranger to consequences. Liberating an entire region of slaves, wiping out all of the Dothraki Khals in existence, and planning a coup in King’s Landing does not come without repercussions.
Along her journey from exile to Queen of Meereen, she learns that decision making is a delicate balance that requires not only finding the greatest good for all parties involved, but also planning for the future.
3. Learn from Your Mistakes
In order to improve and innovate, managers must continuously reflect and learn from past experiences, both good and bad. By acquiring, interpreting, and applying information from these experiences in the right ways, good managers can improve their processes and implementation skills to drive the organization forward.
And as I’m sure any of the remaining members of House Stark would attest, you must learn from your mistakes (or your father’s, mother’s, and older brother’s mistakes) in order to survive. Perhaps the quickest learner of them all is Arya Stark.
From reluctant lady-in-training to seasoned assassin, she’s made a huge leap since the start of the series, one that has forced her to grow and leave many aspects of her old life behind in the process.
4. Flexibility is Key
Another important skill in a manager’s toolkit is the ability to remain flexible. Recognizing the need for organizational change stems from multiple sources, both internal and external.
A good manager must identify common dysfunctional habits, understand methods for overcoming such behaviors, and identify factors to help create a receptive environment for change.
Never one to be outwitted, Tyrion Lannister is the master of changing course. At countless points throughout the show, he manages to turn his less than desirable situations into positive ones.
An inexperienced warrior forced to lead the defense at the Battle of Blackwater, he manages to destroy a large part of the enemy’s fleet with minimal causalities of his own men through the creative use of wildfire. Captured by Jorah Mormont on his way to Meereen, Tyrion is delivered to Daenerys as a “gift” to be executed. However, he manages to not only stay alive, but to become a key advisor to Daenerys.
Check Out The Official Trailer For “The Lion King”
Walt Disney Studios has released the official trailer for the Jon Favreau-directed “The Lion King”.
The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The movie goes into theaters on July 19, 2019.
“The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Checkout Photos From the Premiere of Universal Pictures’ ‘Little’
The Premiere of Universal Pictures’ “Little” held at Regency Village Theatre on April 8, 201,9 in Westwood, California.
The event was attended by several cast members as well as entertainers in Hollywood.
Issa Rae, Regina Hall, Janelle Monae, Kelly Rowland, Bozoma Saint John, Luke James, Storm Reid, Skai Jackson and more were spotted at the event.
See the photos below.
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