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Cynthia Quarcoo announced as Keynote Speaker for 2nd Edition of the Annual Women CEOs Summit on November 9



Founder of Africa 1 Media & CQ Legal, Cynthia Quarcoo, has been announced Keynote Speaker for the 2nd Edition of the Annual Women CEOs Summit.

The 2nd Edition of the Annual Women CEOs Summit organized by WomanRising; a flagship network of The African Network of Entrepreneurs (TANOE) will open on the 9th of November at Tomriek Hotel with the Conference Keynote delivered by an outstanding woman; a Lawyer, an Entrepreneur, a Mother, a Mentor and a Survivor; Ms. Cynthia Quarcoo. With the summit theme; The Go To Woman; becoming a household name; Ms Quarcoo will touch on the subject of Business Law and Corporate Governance as essential tools for building a thriving world class business with a recognizable brand.

Ms Cynthia Quarcoo is a legal practitioner with extensive experience as a Corporate and Finance lawyer in Ghana and the United Kingdom. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of CQ Legal and Consulting, where she currently heads the Banking and finance, Energy/Power and Infrastructure Practices. Ms Quarcoo has over 15 years’ experience representing institutional clients. She is an experienced corporate/commercial and finance lawyer with specialization in the energy, financial and infrastructure sectors. An economics and business graduate, Cynthia’s early career as an Analyst at PriceWaterHouse Coopers has strengthened her ability to provide clients with commercially sound legal advice.

In its 2nd year, the Women CEOs Summit brings together emerging and established women entrepreneurs, professional women and business executives aspiring for global business leadership and economic dominance. This year, the theme is The Go To Woman, Becoming a Household Brand and it will feature seasoned speakers and panelists with varied experiences in law, branding, media, business, Human Resource, Public Relations, Finance and Investments.

Notable amongst the speakers and panelists are Ekow Mensah; founder & CEO of TANOE & WomanRising, Kafui Danku; Actress & CEO of ABC Pictures, Ekua Asanteba – Mensah; Media Personality and CEO of MenaCare, Edem Attipoe; Founder & Women’s Advocate of Noble Ladies of Tema West and Vera Ose-Bonsu; Founder and CEO of Start Right Infant & Child Nutrition Network (SCRINN).

Slated for the 9th of November, 2018 at Tomreik Hotel, the 2nd Women CEO Summit is indeed a conference not be missed by any women entrepreneur passionate about building a globally competitive business and brand.

More About Speaker – Cynthia Quarcoo
Cynthia has over 15 years’ experience representing institutional clients. She is an experienced corporate/commercial and finance lawyer with specialization in the energy, financial and infrastructure sectors. An economics and business graduate, Cynthia’s early career as an Analyst at PriceWaterHouse Coopers has strengthened her ability to provide clients with commercially sound legal advice.

An expert in advising firms setting up in emerging markets in Africa, she has a deep knowledge of international trade and customs law. Her experience ranges from establishing businesses and consultancies, to working with multinational firms conducting cross-border mergers, acquisitions, financing and refinancing. She also specializes in insolvency and corporate restructuring, having advised PwC on the liquidation of Ghana Airways in 2005.

Her achievements include, recognition by Chambers Global and Legal 500 as a leading lawyer within the field of ‘General Business Law (Ghana)’. (2009 – 2012 editions) and recognition as a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000. She sits on the Advisory Board of Times of Africa. She is a Contributor to the World Bank’s flagship “Doing Business Project” (2007-2017), Investment Guide to Sub-Saharan Africa: ‘What Chinese Investors Need to Know’ 2011 and The International Trade Centre (Joint WTO and UN Agency), Model Contracts for Small Firms: Legal Guidance for Doing International Business 2010.


Eshun Brings UN Headquarters, Geneva Alive With Her Performance.



Ethel Eshun, known as eShun, a Ghanaian singer and performer yesterday, Wednesday 14th November, 2018 gave a powerful performance at the UN Headquarters, Geneva in Switzerland.

The only African who was billed to perform at the high profiled event also gave a brief speech on the Statelessness issue from the African perspective. She then performed songs like Akyia, I Want, Someone Loves Me among others, but the climax was when she performed her song, ”I Belong” the song she composed to address the phenomena called “statelessness”.

The event was well attended and including attendees were the High Commissioner Filippo Grandi and a formerly stateless woman Artee who lives in Thailand.

Statelessness is a situation where a person is denied his or her nationality. It is estimated that at least 10 million people are stateless worldwide: they are not considered as nationals by any State under the operation of its law. They often aren’t allowed to go to school, see a doctor, get a job, open a bank account, buy a house or even get married.

eshun upon return will release the official music video for her latest hit song Akyia this November.

Below are more pictures and videos from her performance.


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Legendary Hip Hop Photographer Chi Modu Set To Hold First Ever ‘Uncategorized’ Homecoming Exhibition In Lagos



The Nigerian-American photographer’s iconic photos will be on display in Lagos this December in a show sponsored by BUD X and curated by Melanin Unscripted.
Chi Modu is the prolific Nigerian-American photographer and documentarian behind some of hip-hop’s most iconic images—and when we say iconic, we’re talking the Notorious B.I.G in a coogi sweater in front of the Twin Towers and 2Pac mid-smoke showing of the words “Thug Life” tattoo across his stomach.

Photo by Chi Modu.

This coming December, the photographer’s work will make its way to Lagos, for a homecoming exhibition in partnership with Budweiser’s music platform BUD X—which celebrates music culture around the world. The event will be curated by photographer, documentarian and writer Amarachi Nwosu’s budding new platform Melanin Unscripted. It will be the first time the artist’s photos will be on display on the continent.

Modu captured hip hop’s golden era like no other, shooting the likes of Nas, Mobb Deep, Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J amongst many others. He also shot over 30 covers for The Source as their Director of Photography.

The BUDxLagos X Chi Modu Uncategorized Photo Exhibition & Workshop runs from December 1-2 and will include also include panel talks, workshops, live musical performances and an after party. Head here to register and to learn more about the event.

Source: Okay Africa

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The Maiden Edition Of The Yoyo Tinz Festival Set To Start In 2 Weeks



From Monday 19th to Sunday 25th November 2018, the Accra based collective yoyo tinz will invite Accra’s population to experience its very first hip hop festival.

yoyo tinz is a cultural organisation aiming at promoting, documenting and archiving hip hop culture in Ghana and beyond, with a strong emphasis on sharing knowledge about the culture and the societies from which they are created. The organisation has been operating since 2013.

The yoyo tinz festival, scheduled from Monday 19th to Sunday 25th November at La Raceway Club, Accra, Ghana, will be physical enactments of all the work the yoyo tinz collective does in highlighting hip hop culture in its fullness – representing all the elements – rap, graffiti, beatboxing, breakdancing, DJing.

The highlights of the festival will be the art exhibition on Monday 19th November at 7pm at BBNZ Live, professional workshops on Thursday 22nd with the epitome of the festival on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th. For these 2 days expect a week-end loaded with activities: breakdance, graffiti, scratch DJing, basketball court, beatboxing, beatmaking competition, video games, vendors, kids arena, lyrical wars, open mic, concerts.

Based on the success of previous events such as the yoyo tinz shrine at the Chale Wote festival, more than 1000 attendees – children, families, hip hop lovers, music lovers – are expected each day on Saturday and Sunday. Especially since reactions upon the unveiling of the festival poster have been amazing.

The official poster is the result of the work of Bright Ackwerh, Addis Ababa Ackwerh and Elinam Quist. The yoyo tinz team has decided to make a bejewelled yoyo goat the poster character of the hip hop festival. Why a Goat? – G.O.A.T is the acronym for Greatest Of All Times, a title disputed by rappers worldwide. Among other enviable attributes, goats symbolise determination, stubbornness, and vitality. Moreover, the goat – as a symbol and as a living thing – has become popular especially for the Ghana folks, in the recent years of Ghanaian politics! That’s the many reasons which explain the choice!

The yoyo tinz festival is solely financed through crowd funding and personal funds. Many partners have joined the adventure and offered support such as: Terra Alta, Lyrical Wars, Bless The Mic, Afriq Hip Hop, Visiter l’Afrique, Right Com, DDP, Aftown, Decathlon and Surf Ghana.

In an effort to make the culture accessible to all, the festival is free and open to all!

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MTN Pulse Invasion! Fancy Gadam, Flowking Stone to rock Tamale



Come Saturday 10th November 8, 2018, The Jubilee Park in Tamale will come to a standstill as MTN Pulse storm Tamale for the event of the year.

Dubbed “MTN Pulse Invasion”, the event will see performances from award-winning Tamale serial hitmaker Fancy Gadam and Flowking Stone.

The Free Concert will see Fancy Gadam perform several of his hit songs like Total Cheat, Baby, Mon’Miya, Yaka Chana among others.

The night will also see high rated Tamale based DJ’s and MC’S who have rehearsed to make patrons have a party before, during and after the performances.

The organizers are promising a great and never experienced Jam and urging all people around Tamale to just download the MTN Pulse app to get all the backstage and VIP Treatment to the concert.

MTN PULSE is a community, a lifestyle that enables you to enjoy Money-can’t-buy experiences on MTN. MTN PULSE has designed exclusive value offers for the Youth and Young at heart.

MTN PULSE is for young prepaid customers on MTN and other networks.

Simply Dial *567# and follow the prompts. You will receive a confirmation message from MTN PULSE (567) when your subscription is successful. To de-activate send STOP to “567”



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