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“My Lost Friend” Honoured At GAW Literary Awards 2018.  

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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.

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I’m Sorry; Tamper Justice With Mercy. Remorseful Comedian Waris.

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Waris Abdul Umaru aka Waris, a Ghanaian comedian who is known for creating fun out of trending issues today had a bad day when he picked on Sarkodie’s 2-year-old child, Titi but renders a quick and remorseful apology. In a tweet, the comedian made a joke which was not palatable about Sarkodie’s daughter saying she is ”RIPE” and soon people will tear and eat. He tweeted, “Sarkodie’s daughter is becoming RIPE. Very soon ppl will tear and eat” ─with a laughing emoji. His tweet was met with backlash from advocacy groups and well-respected personalities. Waris acknowledging his wrong quickly went back to the same platform to render an apology stating unequivocally his stance on pedophiles and added he is not one and that he abhors the act and will do all he can to prevent that. ”To anyone offended by my tweet concerning sarkodie's daughter kindly tamper justice with mercy. Especially to @sarkodie @TracySarkcess @thenanaaba @Santokh72 @bridgetot I'm apologetically sorry, it won't happen again. To ere is human, to forgive is divine.” His apology tweet was welcomed with an acceptance and advice from meaningful lovers of his art and craft as he promised not to repeat such an act again. https://twitter.com/comedianwaris/status/1067813739804729345?s=21  
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“MY LOST FRIEND” Tipped For GAW Literary Awards 2018.  

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Writer and Poet, Nana Fredua-Agyeman Jnr. has been shortlisted for an award in the Spoken Word category for the Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) Literary Awards 2018 With his piece titled, “My Lost Friend” a tribute to his late pal Kwabena Akyeampong a.k.a ‘Shitman’ who kicked the bucket on 31st December, 2013. The writer adheres to the rules of literature and weaves an emotional literary work. He uses the appropriate literary devices coupled with a brilliant rhyme scheme to prepare a valuable piece. He touches on their friendship, moments shared and a truncated future together. Speaking to georgebritton.com, the poet was very thankful to God for the talent bestowed on him. He said,”the best gift one can offer humanity is to document events, therefore if you’ve been blessed with it, the least you could do is to use it positively. My compositions were known to only my close circle, but ‘My Lost Friend’ took it to the world.” It was programmed by Linkin Beatz and was released on 1st January, 2017. The GAW Literary Awards will be held on Saturday, 24th November, 2018 from 6:00pm at the PAWA House at Roman Ridge, Accra.
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Araba Sey Writes About The Secrets Behind Climbing The Ladder Of Success

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Behind the closed doors of publicity are the untold and hidden stories of the everyday life of people especially the recognized or successful ones. The dark, unpleasant or toiling chapters many do not publish to the world. As I'll always say success is a process. It doesn't happen overnight. Even though some become successful at an early age it still took the realization of an ability or potential and activating it with consistency and hard work to become successful. The first step to success is the God factor. Putting God first in every endeavour is one of the deepest secrets to success. One of the "uncommunicated" to someone's sudden rise to success is favour and grace. Also, establishing a close and deep relationship with God. You don't expect to see people display videos or pictures of themselves seriously praying or communicating with God. You may not see most people showing off their spiritual life to the public but behind closed doors they do so much spiritually and that's one of their secrets to becoming successful. The reason why some or most people fail is as a result of not choosing the right field. Some discern that the field they see others or those they admire rise or succeed in is the field they see themselves succeeding in. It's a good thing to admire people and the fields they are succeeding in, but most often or sometimes you may not succeed in that same field as them , as that may not be the right field for you or where you could easily apply your abilities, skills or talent. One of the secrets to success is when you are in the right career field. One thing also classified behind climbing the ladder of success is seeking a helping hand. Most people may only show their perfect lives or success to the public or on social media but as to how they achieved that remains unknown. It is then assumed they worked hard on their own or achieved everything with their own ideas, skills, capital etc. Sometimes or most often some people have to borrow money to start their businesses and pay later, take mentors and learn from them or sometimes even serve them, seek for help spiritually from their pastors just to mention a few. These are some of the means through which people are able to reach their goals. All you see publicly is the result and not the process. Another secret is determination and endurance coupled with passion and focus. Without these characteristics you are bound to fail or give up. Successful people may not show their struggles, depressing moments and toils but they go through all that just like you do. Some lose all or almost everything but persevere. Things may slow down but they do not give up. All those you admire or look up to go through the worst of moments than you may probably be going through but their success is what you know of. The secrets behind climbing the ladder of success are not all pleasant. You will have to get out of your comfort zone. The goal of most successful people is to inspire the young ones or aspiring ones devoid of any display of negativities or struggles. Creating awareness of the reality to getting to the top is always hidden and not talked about since it is most likely to induce fear and may draw away motivation. All you see from them is a showcase of riches, luxury, happiness and comfort. The reality is, before attaining success you are likely or bound to face challenges, struggles, failures etc. It doesn't make you different or unlucky because successful people have gone through that at a point in their lives. They just never showed off their failures.
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Ajeezay Headlines TGIF Comedy Night

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The City of Accra, Ghana’s capital, on 28th September will experience a night of great Standup comedy headlined by the celebrated King of Wordplay – Nonfa KING – Ajeezay. Puts together by event powerhouse Future Funs Entertainment, TGIF Comedy Night – Is themed on the well-known Friday Night Live in Accra, bringing together people from all walks of life to have fun and enjoy great entertainment after a stressful working days. Future Funs Entertainment promises a night of great fun activities packed with Kizomba dance, Acoustic singing, Spoken word poetry and comedy. The Nonfa KING – Ajeezay, been the headliner will be supported by other comic acts including Shegelabobor, Comic Emmy, Putogo, Comedian Waris, Otigba and Comedian Chica. The maiden edition comes off on Friday, 28th September at Accra’s popular night live pub – Bus Stop located on the Ring Road, Adjacent Eddy’s Pizza. Show kicks off at 7pm. TGIF Comedy Night will come off on the last Fridays of every month.
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