Writer and Poet, Nana Fredua-Agyeman Jnr. has been honoured at the Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) Literary Awards 2018 for his literary work titled, “My Lost Friend”. It’s a poem he originally penned as a tribute to the memory of his late pal.
His work was shortlisted in the ‘Kofi Anyidoho Spoken Word category’. The writer picked up one of three awards in a competitive category which had a lot of entries from talented poets and spoken word artists.
Speaking to Kwesi Omega of Georgebritton.com the elated writer said, “I wrote this piece as a befitting tribute to my good friend and did not have any recognition in mind. However, I am so grateful to God for the courage and inspiration to produce such a work of art in my grieving moment. I also thank the Ghana Association of Writers for the humbling honour, the best is yet to come.”
The Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) Literary Awards was instituted in the 1970s. This year’s event was held on Saturday, the 24th of November, 2018 to honour Ghanaian literary geniuses.
The theme, “Honouring Literary Excellence” was chosen to direct attention to individuals and institutions that continue to exemplify distinction in Ghanaian literature.
Congratulations to Writer and Poet, Nana Fredua-Agyeman Jnr.
Poet Apiorkor Recounts Impact Of International Baccalaureate Programme On Her Career.
After the launch of her book 'The Matriarch's Verse' a few days ago, poet Apiorkor Seyiram Ashong-Abbey has revealed one of the secrets to her successful career.
In a feature published on the official Twitter and Instagram handles of the International Baccalaureate Organisation Alumni wing, Apiorkor enumerates how beneficial the IB Diploma Programme has been to her.
Read the piece below:
“Today, I am a media practitioner in Ghana. I work for one of Ghana's leading media houses, as a production executive, broadcast presenter and events manager.
I am also an award-winning poet and versatile creative, a writer, an editor, a copywriter, a teacher, consultant, youth mentor and a gender/culture activist. Plus, I am a wife, a mother, a dreamer and a traveler.
Wearing so many hats makes my head heavy, of course, but I manage to do it, because the IB diploma at @tema_international_school and all of its intensity, rigour and madness has enabled me to do so.
All of these roles and identities I have accumulated have given me the wisdom that I incorporated into my maiden book of Poetry, The Matriarch's Verse, which was released this October.⠀
To get here, a solid and holistic education has been key, however, diligence, being meticulous, perseverance, open-mindedness, the willingness to learn and a teachable spirit were necessary. Respect for authority and learning to be unique, while being sensitive to culture was also necessary.
Above all, knowing who I am and being proud of and confident in that person cannot be underestimated. ⠀
I would like to encourage current DP students to be appreciative of the opportunity that they have to be a part of this programme. It is difficult to see how something might influence your future, positively, when you have no idea what the future looks like, what it holds.
Nonetheless, trust the process, trust your teachers and take responsibility for your own learning.”—Apiorkor Seyiram Ashong-Abbey #ibhuman#ibalumni".
Apiorkor is also a Production Executive at Citi FM and Citi TV, as well as an events Moderator and MC and a passionate social activist.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year educational programme, primarily aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.
The programme provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognised by many universities worldwide. It was developed in the early to mid-1960s in Geneva, Switzerland, by a group of international educators. After a six-year pilot programme that ended in 1975, a bilingual diploma was established.
IBDP schools in Ghana include, Tema International School, SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College, Al-Rayan International School, Lincoln Community School, Morgan International Community School and Association International School.
Afia Schwar, Akuapem Poloo To Host “Girls Kasa” Edition Of Comedy Express This Friday.
Your Favorite monthly comedy show, Comedy Express is coming your way with the first ever all girls edition dubbed “Girls Kasa” this Friday at Soho Bar inside Marina mall.
The show which has thrilled patrons with rib cracking exciting comedy over the months is set to do what it does best; make you have a great and memorable night.
It moved to a new venue and had an overwhelming first show at its new home. People from all walks of life came to have a good time. Comedy Express has grown to be a personal favorite for all.
The Next Edition is going to be an all-Girl affair dubbed “Girls Kasa”. The outspoken and very hilarious duo Afia Schwarzenegger and Rosemond Brown aka Akuapem Poloo would be handling the MC Duties. The two who are no strangers to the show are very poised to deliver a stellar performance.
The show is slated for Friday, October 4, 2019 at the SOHO Bar inside the Marina Mall. Time is 7pm sharp. There would also be an After Party at the SOHO Bar Club section.
Performing on the night will be comediennes Jacinta, Shawkiyatu and Lamisi. There would also be musical performances by Feli Nuna and Petrah. This is a performance line up you cannot miss. Tickets are selling at GhC 40.00 for Advance tickets and GhC 50.00 for Tickets at the Gate.
The event is proudly supported by Holiday Inn hotel, K-monsi bitters, DJ Sparkling Drink, Anoma travel & tour, Jumia Foods,Yfm 107.9, Cabo Corso, Stars Biscuit, Tesori Perfumes, 4syte TV and Dafabet.
For more information or Tickets call 0558-134-734.
(Source: Fenuku Augustine)
Laughline Comedy Night Set To Entertain Patrons.
Kasa Entertainment in partnership with the National Theatre of Ghana presents the Laughline comedy night. Following a successful “year of return edition” of the event, the successive edition of this event will will come off on 27th September, 2019 at the National Theatre at exactly 7 pm.
This year’s edition promises to be fun as the best comedians have been billed to engage patrons on the night. The Laughline comedy show has carved a very good niche for itself in the Ghanaian comedy industry and regular patrons of the event can attest to this fact. Performing live is Lekzy DeComic, ID James Brown, Foster Romanus, Comedian Waris and Teacher kwadwo.
Laughline comedy show has proved to be the best comedy show in Ghana over the years thus, Kasa entertainment is inviting all and sundry to come and laugh their hearts out while having fun.
Tickets are going for a cool GHc50.00 regular and GHc80.00 double. Call the tickets hotline 0249232558/ 0246918497 for your tickets and get it delivered to you free of charge wherever you are in Accra
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