King Kwasi Kyei Darkwa, often affectionately referred to as KKD is pioneering the digital age of Ghanaian entertainment and we need to pay attention.
KKD started as a broadcast journalist at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation. He has held positions including Director of Public Communications at the Ghana Investment Promotion Council, Director of Programmes & Marketing at Sunshine Radio, General Manager of record company Megastar Limited, Account Manager for Corporate Healthcare at Gissings Consultancy Services in London. He also was Advertising & Promotions Manager at ABC Brewery Ltd
In an interview with Akosua Gambra, the ace Ghanaian broadcaster revealed he has been working closely with the Ministry of Tourism and Mark Okraku Mantey of the Creative Arts Council to introduce a digitized multiplex platform to house, monetize and export all creative Ghanaian content across the globe.
He expressed concern that, with the sale of CD’s going obsolete against the emergence of new technology, the Ghanaian creative arts industry is lagging behind. He said this web-based application will retail contemporary Ghanaian Music, Films and eBooks; he believes the redPlay platform will enable Ghanaian artists monetize their content locally alongside the likes of iTunes and Netflix internationally.
Though he wasn’t specific with dates, we gather the project will soon be launched at the maiden edition of the Ghana Entertainment Conference being put together in partnership with the Creative Arts Council.
The tourism and culture expert also recently outdoor a new brand of chocolate named Omama Royal Chocolate. He also spends his time nurturing starts ups while mentoring young entrepreneurs.
Reacting to the current agitation among industry players about the under-performance of the sector minister, a reluctant KKD urged stakeholders of the creative arts industry to exercise patience with Catherine Afeku and her tourism ministry as he believes initiatives are being taken to consolidate and improve the current state of tourism and creative arts industry.
YOUNG GHANAIAN MP ASPIRANT REVEALS HIS MARIJUANA ADDICTION
The use of marijuana has become a growing issue in the Ghanaian community with a lot of prominent people calling for legalization. Notably among them are the late UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Ghanaian Actor John Dumelo. It is however unclear whether they are championing the medicinal use of marijuana or supporting it for mere smoking purposes.
John Asogonnde otherwise known as John Hermit is a former record label executive who is currently aspiring to become one of Ghana's youngest lawmakers in the 2020 general elections. He recently made a shocking revelation about his addiction to marijuana on his social media platforms stating that he was addicted to the drug for several years but has finally realized the terrible effects of smoking the herb leading to his decision to quit once and for all. He culled his experience together into a book titled "Breaking Up With Mary Jane" which he hopes will be able to inspire other smokers to quit as well.
Read the post below.
" I've been a chronic smoker for about six (6) years. I finally took a bold step to let go of Marijuana which in this book has been referred to as a lady named Mary Jane. I was obsessed with her, I loved her and thought she brought me so much joy and happiness. I remember swearing I was going to smoke for the rest of my life. Gratefully, it's a different story now. Marijuana isn't really good for our wellbeing. I hope this book is able to inspire someone and help them abandon our favorite friend and lover Mary Jane. Although quitting marijuana use may seem impossible, I wish to help people understand they can do it without necessarily compromising their contemporary litestyle.
Launching "Breaking Up With Mary Jane" on my birthday - Friday 26th April "You can follow him via his social media platforms @iamjohnhermit on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates on this great book.
UCC Gets A Colourful Experience With Kojo Manuel
The event which was hosted by Kojo Manuel, brought students out as early as 7am on a Saturday morning to jam in colour and party with the La Meme Gang! With music provided by the iPhone DJ, the music was top notch! The Azonto Twins were also present with their energetic moves.Social media was taken over with various colourful pictures and videos from the event which ended at10:30 am as students hailed Rexona for an awesome event.
The most intriguing aspect of the event was when Kojo Manuel had the crowd all jumping with splashes
of colour all round, staining the white shirt everyone had on but no one seemed to care as they jumped
in complete ecstasy and euphoria! This further cements Kojo Manuel as the best party MC so far!
Kojo Manuel Makes a Mark at Repu 2019
Once again, the biggest tertiary hall week celebrations came around and attracted people from all corners of the country.With events ranging from car washes, dogs shows, marathons, basketball tournaments,electrifying concerts and absolutely insane parties and raves.The most popular of these events were hosted by the phenomenal Kojo Manuel from the 15-
year old Epilogo party through Orjinal Beats jams and the Vodafone X Concert with featured Stonebwoy, Yaa Pono, La Meme Gang and Dope Nation. Also, hosted various off campus events.
Working closely with DJs like Neizer, Sleek, Aroma, iPhone DJ and others, Manny Yo further established himself as the rave master and TurnUp General as he drove the crowd through various brand activations and products to energetically jamming with the KNUST crowd. Safe to say, if you were at Repu 2019, you mostly likely jammed with Kojo Manuel at at least
one or two events.
The Link Up Party
The capital city of Central Region comes to a hault for the next edition of the 2 day Cape rave.The Link Up Party is a bi-yearly tertiary rave in Ghana's Capital Cities. The next Edition of the X-Cape to Marlago will begin from the 27th to the 28th of April, 2019.The event will be hosting the 'Poverty' hit Ghana-Jamaican artiste; J Derobie, Guru, and a host of otherartistes.With variety of activities, the event is going to be a 2 day party. Day 1 would be a pool party and NightHouse Jam at the Oguaa Apartments and Lodge, off the Kakum National Park road, Cape Coast. Day 2 is going to be a day Tour in Cape Coast; an X-Cape to Marlago with Photoshoot.
There will be a convoy from the Capital City of Ghana; Accra to Cape City with fun-filled activities like Party in the Bus, Shot on Shot and a whole lot.
The Hyperlink Promo Ghana and Amarretti partnered event has is the most promising Cape Rave withsupport from My Smart Coke by Coca-Cola and Jameson.v Don't be left out, be the life of the party,