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Wiyaala, Manager To Engage Arts Writers Association In Master Class.

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Ghanaian Afro pop artiste Wiyaala and her manager John Sherren will be interacting with members of the Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) tomorrow, Thursday December 6, 2018 in a master class.

This is part of the association’s bid to build the capacity of its members and also gain knowledge of various fields and players in the arts, tourism and culture industry.

Wiyaala and John will be will be sharing their experiences with the members on the theme “THE ARTS WRITER AND ARTISTE RELATIONS IN THE NEW MEDIA ERA.”

The progranme will be held at 4:30pm at the Accra Tourist Information Centre.

This is to offer the art writers the opportunity to get insight into the work of artistes, their perception of the media, their challenges with the media, their experiences with the media in other countries, among others.

They would in turn receive contributions from the arts writers as regards their expectations of artistes, their relationship with the media and role of the media in the development of an artiste’s brand.

The Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) is bent on organizing similar programmes for to keep its members abreast of the various organs and institutions of the sector.

Plans are underway to hold another workshop with veteran journalist Nanabanyin Dadson on the ethics and principles of arts, tourism and culture journalism.

The Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) is an association of Ghanaian arts writers/journalists and media workers.

ATWAG seeks to promote arts, tourism and culture reporting in Ghana while developing the professional capacity and the welfare of its members.

Part of its goals is to also to ensure that arts and tourism writers are given the needed recognition and due respect among their colleagues journalists.

ATWAG is also aimed at promoting co-operation and collaboration among its members and players in the arts, tourism and culture value chain.

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Okyeame Kwame, Wife Present Third Edition Of ‘Flaunt Your Lover’

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People’s orientation of Valentine’s Day keep changing from the conventional practice of living debauched lifestyles to fostering productive relationships.

Ghanaian musician Okyeame Kwame and his wife, Annica Nsiah-Apau, have for the past years brought lovers together to celebrate true love in the month of love – February.

This year, the event will be held on February 23, 2019 at Pearly Gates at East Legon, on the East Legon Police Station road.

The programme brings together partners to have a good time and also honour them.

Even though it does not fall on Valentine’s Day, it being held in February (the month of love) truly represents the objects of the event.

This year’s ‘Flaunt your lover’ which is the third edition, will go beyond music and dance. It is going to be a movie in the park event for the lovers to regale themselves with.

Patrons will watch a movie and have discussions on relationship issues. There will be music, good food, a Q&A session and opportunities for networking.

The programme starts at 8pm prompt.

Even before the programme, Okyeame Kwame and his wife Annica had taken to social media to share their expectations for the programme.


Last year, the love partners were treated to quality entertainment and food at the Alisa Hotel amidst a talk by a prominent marriage counselor.

According to Annica Nsia-Apau, who is the manager and wife of Okyeame Kwame, they expect use the event to deepen the bonds between married couples and people in love.

She also urged people on love to be part of the event.

Currently, Okyeame Kwame is out with his new single ‘Bra’ ahead of the release of the ‘Made in Ghana’ album.

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King Promise To Represent Ghana At The Annual Amsterdam Pop Music Festival(Oh My Festival).

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Ghanaian born songwriter and Afro-pop singer, Gregory Bortey Promise Newman, who professionally performs on stage as King Promise is billed to execute a performance at this year’s edition of Oh My! Music Festival, an Amsterdam Urban Pop Music Festival.

The ”Tokyo” crooner is the only performing art brand from Ghana to represent this particular geographic location on the continent at the musical concert which is been slated for June 29, 2019 at the Arena Park in Amsterdam.

Oh My! Music Festival is an annual urban music festival in Amsterdam. The largest of its kind in Europe, the festival attracts people from all over the world to celebrate hip hop and R&B.

With a lineup that mixes international with national stars such as Meek Mill, Tory Lanez, Wizkid, Lil Baby and others as well as the upcoming stars of tomorrow, Oh My! Music Festival is the main destination for urban music fans.

Set outdoors in Arena Park Amsterdam, surrounded by some of the main venues of the city, the festival features four distinct music areas.

Multi-talented musician, King Promise will perform alongside great, heavyweight and pioneers in the entertainment fraternity such as Wizkid, Meek Mill, Tory Lanez, and other music crooners at the annual Amsterdam biggest urban music festival on the European continent.

By: Gerrard-Israel

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A Rocha Ghana Hosts Atewa Exhibition On January 30.

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A Rocha Ghana, an environmental NGO together with partners presents and invites the general public to the first Atewa Exhibition at the British Council, Accra. The exhibition is under the theme: ”Securing Atewa for Prosperity and Wellbeing beyond Today”.

The menace and impact of galamsey has affirmed the urgent need to secure Ghana’s natural heritage and water sources for our wellbeing today and that of generations unborn. To achieve this, there is an urgent need for Ghana to prioritize ”green landscape” development strategies and build socio-economic resilient frameworks to sustain it developmental agenda. Against this background, we need to secure Atewa forest against all odds and generate public independent actions to encourage government to reverse bauxite-mining plans and ensure the long-term sustainability of the forest landscape.

Importance of Atewa Forest Reserve
The Atewa Forest, found in the Eastern Region, is the source of the Densu River, which feeds the Weija Dam and several water treatment plants. Also the source of two other important rivers; the Birim and Ayensu, which together provides water to at least 5 million people in Greater Accra, Eastern Region and the Central Region of Ghana. It is also home to over 100 identified critically endangered plant and animal species, some of which are rare and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Event details
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 2pm (Opening Ceremony)
Exhibition will be open thereafter from Thursday, 31st January to Saturday, February 2, 2019 each day.
Venue: British Council, Accra
Time: 10:00 am-7:00pm each day

Attendance
The entire the event is free and open to the general public and will start at 10:00am prompt. Attendance for the event shall include members of the diplomatic missions here in Ghana, government agencies, schools, research agencies, civil society organizations, policy think-tanks, community members as well the general public.

Event partners
Tropenbos Ghana, Friends of the Earth, Herp Ghana, Ghana Institute of Foresters, Ghana Wildlife Society, Rainforest Trust, Biodiversity Advocates, Concerned Citizens of Atewa Landscape and the Netherlands Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and powered by Carbon AV.

Contact
You can reach us for more information via the mail address below or Call/WhatsApp number: 0205958770 | 1. Soraya Riley ([email protected]) 2. Copy: [email protected]

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Ghana To Host AI & Blockchain Forum

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Ghana is set to host a forum on Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain Technologies and its impact on Industries, Professionals, Work and Unemployment ahead of the major technological disruption set to hit Industries across the globe as new technologies emerge and replace traditional legacy systems.

Four leading experts in Ghana’s Technology ecosystem will lead the conversation come Saturday, 2nd February at the Stanbic Incubator at the plush Stanbic Heights.

It is undeniable that AI and Blockchain are two of the major technologies that are catalyzing the pace of innovation and introducing radical shifts in every industry. Each technology has its own degree of technical complexity as well as business implications but the joint use of the two may be able to redesign the entire technological (and human) paradigm from scratch.

The Event is set to provide Industries and professionals with a practical framework within which to prepare and adapt to the immense transformation these two technologies present, a road map for skills updates for professions most likely to be affected and toolset to employability high even as trends change and business evolves.

According to the Lead Curator of the Forum, Amb. Kwame A.A Opoku

“As Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology rip the very fabric of how we do business and the very Concept of workplace, professionals are on the verge of unprecedented disruption and potential unemployment.

The Ghana AI & Blockchain Forum brings to bare the Deep Industry Expertise of some of the foremost thought leaders in the Industry to help prepare professionals for the Future of Work.

Industry Captains | Entrepreneurs | Professionals | Leaders Across Disciplines and Students are the KEY TARGET demographic of MUST Attend!

Don’t get left behind by the next wave of digital business or find your skill set outdated and your job security threatened!”

The Forum is supported by the Stanbic Incubator and Powered by the Future Governance Forum. Speakers include John Arman, Jesse Agyepong, Foster Akugri and Futurist Kwame A.A Opoku. The Forum will be hosted by the effable Emmaline Datey, HR Manager of EIB Network.

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