Wednesday, November 17, 2010

M.anifest LIVE in Concert!

Ghanaian-Minneapolis based charismatic Hip-Hop artist; Kwame Amet Tsikata also known as M.anifest will be performing in Accra, Ghana. M.anifest will be on stage come this Friday, November 19th, 2010 at the plush Citizen Kofi Entertainment Center in Osu, Accra. 

Other Ghanaian hip-life artistes billed to perform alongside M.anifest are:

The sensational YouTube Viral from Tema: Yaa Pono
Ghana's Numbre-Uno Disc Jockey: DJ Black
Madina's own DJ Bootie Brown and a Special Surprise Guest. 

Rate: A cool GHc20.00 ONLY... Doors Open @ 2100GMT (0900pm)

Host: Hip-Life God-father: Reggie Rockstone

Catch the "M dododotidoh" man LIVE in action. I bet, you don't want to miss this concert. 

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Local Content Dev't + Networking = BarCamp-Takoradi 2010

While organizing the very first Barcamp Ghana in December 2008, Dorothy Gordon, the CEO of Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (Accra), encouraged to take the barcamp event to other places in Ghana. We made that promise to ourselves. Two years on, the dream is materializing. We've had an actual Barcamp Accra in October and before we've had Barcamp Kumasi. This November, we'd have Barcamp Takoradi on November 27, 2010 at Takoradi Technical Institute (TTI), . And we won't stop till we have Barcamps in Tuabodom, Tain and (Cape) Three Points. VIM! Tsooboi!

Leading & Enterprising in an Oil & Technology Fueled Economy. #bctdi
BarCamp Takoradi 2010, an ad-hoc gathering where attendees will meet for discussions, demos and networking, will take place on November 27, 2010 at the Takoradi Technical Institute (TTI), campus in Takoradi, Ghana. The theme will be “Leading & Enterprising in an Oil & Technology Fueled Economy”. BarCamp Takoradi is building on the success of Ghanaian BarCamp events to ignite Sekondi/Takoradi & Western Region's focused discussions and actions in order to bring about much-needed change. It is being organized by the BarCamp Takoradi team which is convened under the GhanaThink Foundation. It has the experience of successfully organizing four BarCamps in Ghana: Barcamp Ghana 08 and 09, Barcamp Kumasi 2010 and Barcamp Accra 2010.

The BarCamp Ghana team which is convened under the GhanaThink Foundation has successfully organized four BarCamps in Ghana. Barcamp Ghana 2008 at the Kofi Annan Centre for Excellence in IT (KACE-AITI) on December 22, 2008; Barcamp Ghana 2009 at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology in East Legon in Accra on December 21, 2009; Barcamp Kumasi 2010 at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology on September 18, 2010 and BarCamp Accra 2010 at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology in East Legon in Accra on October 2, 2010. The events have brought together over a thousand leaders and change makers.

Barcamp Takoradi’s goals include facilitating organic networking and help attendees identify business partners for future projects and ventures. It will also offer local businessmen and women the chance to promote and get feedback on their entreprises and ventures. It will also help build a local community and network of Entrepreneurs, Leaders and Businessmen after the Barcamp. The event will also identify business opportunities in the oil and gas industry with attendant opportunities for a growing local economy.

BarCamps all over the world have brought together individuals and organizations to collaborate on various projects and businesses. BarCamp Takoradi ’10 is a FREE event for anyone who is interested in using their skills, talent, and resources to benefit Ghana and Africa as a whole. This year, the focus is on discussing how important collaboration between different industries, business, academia and public institutions is key for opportunity and development.

Takoradi Technical Institute is the only school in West Africa to have a fab lab (fabrication laboratory). The Fab Lab program was started at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). There will be an exhibition of work from the Takoradi Fab Lab. The speakers will include Nana Kobina Nketsia V; (Paramount Chief of Essikado Traditional Area; Sekondi), Wilson Arthur (CEO - Skyy Digital), Amos Anyimadu (Africa Talks Initiatives), amongst others.
Nana Kobina Nketsia V. Paramount Chief of Essikado

Register/RSVP today at the BarCamp Takoradi eventbrite website. If you are interested in organizing a breakout session or promoting a business or venture, let us know, especially if you have special needs. You may also contact the BarCamp Takoradi team through this website for sponsorship opportunities. BarCamp Takoradi 2010 is sponsored by the Takoradi Technical Institute (TTI), Google Ghana, GhanaThink Foundation, Fie.nipa, etc.

Hope to see you there!
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

TEDxHarambe, Accra. Ghana

On November 04, 2010; there will be an independent TEDx event; TEDxHarambe for young Tech & Social Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executives in Accra, Ghana.

The theme for the one-day event is on; “New Capitalism”. The programme will run from 12 pm – 7 pm at the College of Physicians and Surgeons; Accra - No. 54 Independence Ave. near Ridge Roundabout.

See Press Release from TEDxHarambe for more information. 

Ghana’s young entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, and corporate executives will gather in Accra to listen to and exchange ideas of how social value can be created through enterprise under the theme “New Capitalism” on November 4, 2010.

In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxHarambe, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxHarambe, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

TEDxHarambe will feature entrepreneurs whom apart from profit seek a second bottom line through their business ventures.  Speakers like Stuart Gold (Founder/CEO, Trashy Bags), Jim Brenner (CEO, Broadcove Partners), Mr. Kafui Prebbie (CEO, 1village Africa), Yaw Owusu (Founder/MD, Gateway Innovations), Sander Smits van Oyen (MD, Sovec Fund), Dr. Dennis Larkin (Superintendent, Lincoln Community School).

Also on the bill are Kimathi Kuenyehia Sr (Managing Partner, Kimathi & Kimathi Corporate Attorneys), Kofi Bentil (Coordinator, mPedigree), Chiedza Makonnen (CEO, Afrodesiac Worldwide & Revolutionary Underground), Vincent Amponsah (Director, IDP Rising Schools Program), Muhtar Bakara (Publisher, Kachifo Ltd), Elorm Goh (CEO, Food Transactions Ltd) will share how they are using new technologies, new models, and new ideas to not only create economic value but social value as well, something we call, New Capitalism.

TEDxHarambe is a FREE and open event for anyone who is interested in using their skills, talent and resources to better Ghana and Africa as a whole.  Young entrepreneurs and people with an active interest in utilizing creativity for development are encouraged to attend. 

TEDxHarambe is organized by Harambe Ghana and Business Minds Investment Club (BMIC) and is sponsored by Unilever Ghana, Coca Cola Bottling Company, Voltic Ghana Ltd., Broad Cove Partners, WEBS Design, Business and Financial Times, Jungle Productions, IBurst Africa, Livestream, Augies Hotel, and Zepto, with the support of United Way Ghana and Orchid Hospitality Management Services

It will run from 12 pm – 7 pm at the College of Physicians and Surgeons; Accra - No. 54 Independence Ave. near Ridge Roundabout.

Visit for more information or email us at  The event will be streamed live at Follow us on Twitter with; #TEDxHarambe

Remember to join the discussion on Social Value Creation at #TEDxHarambe, NOV 4.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ghanaian Film: Sinking Sands - Press Screening & Premiere


I was among a few selected Ghanaian bloggers who attended the Press Screening of the much anticipated Ghanaian film “Sinking Sands” starring Haitian actor and model; Jimmy Jean-Louis, introducing Ghanaian/British television presenter, producer and actress; Ama K. Abebrese and Nigerian Nollywood star; Yemi Blaq.

Sinking Sands Film
It was a well attended screening where members of the mainstream media and other press folks were given the chance to ask questions and comment about the film after viewing for the first time before it goes public soon.

Sinking Sands” is a psychological drama that dwells on the abuse of women in societies today, and is being told with the intention of creating awareness about the continuous existence of abuse in today's households.

According to the producer; Leila Djansi who also happened to be African Academy Award-nominee, the film tells the story of a nice couple, Jimah (Jimmy Jean-Louis) and Pabi (Ama K. Abebrese) in a lovely marriage which turns into one of violence and abuse when Jimah becomes disfigured in a domestic accident.

Sinking Sands Director - Leila Djansi
Leila's comment on domestic abuse and violence against women; 
“I don’t believe any man or woman wakes up and decides to be abusive to their spouses. There has to be a reason…a missing link, an emotional disconnect/imbalance, something should have gone wrong somewhere. You must explore to find out where and maybe you can heal the scar; be it emotional or physical.”

On Saturday, November 6; there will a corporate premiere at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons Hall in Accra.

The main premiere, which is scheduled for the National Theater of Ghana on November 13 2010, will be heralded with other activities including seminars and workshops. Stakeholders and up-coming movie companies will be exposed to new trends in film making at a workshop on November 11, 2010. Screening of some African films follows on November 12, 2010 at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Accra.

Other personalities appearing in the film from the Ghanaian movie industry are Chris Attoh, Grace Nortey and Doris Sackitey.