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AJ Sarpong Secures An Ambassadorial Deal With Nivea

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NIVEA – a German personal care brand that specializes in body-care, have announced Ghanaian born Radio and television personality, AJ Akuoko-Sarpong as a new addition to the skin-care family.

The host of Citi FM’ mid-morning show, Brunch In the Citi has been named as the influencer for the skin-care’s new Oil in Lotion Range, consisting of 4 indulging variants: Rose & Argan oil Cocoa & Macadamia Oil Vanilla & Almond Oil Cherry Blossom & Jojoba oil.

Based on 100 years of skin care expertise, the company stated that, it has selected precious natural ingredients and caring oils and blended them into a unique lotion. It added that, the product will indulge the senses with a delicate fragrance and care for the skin with 24h deep moisture that will leave the skin feeling irresistibly smooth and beautifully radiant all day long.

“The NIVEA Oil in Lotion range delivers the pleasurable indulgence of oils and pampers your skin with sensual fragrances in a fast-absorbing lotion for radiant smooth skin.” – Nivea revealed

The astute on-air personality expressing her joy after being announced as the face of the range of products explained that, being a regular user of the product gives her great joy to embody the spirit of radiance and perfection that the NIVEA Vanilla and Almond, Oil in Lotion which contains valuable Almond Oil carefully blended in a fast-absorbing lotion, provides to consumers.

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GHANA/ WatsUp TV CEO, ABD Traore, Scores Nomination At 2020 Ghana Industry CEO Awards

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Founder and CEO of WatsUp TV, Abdoulaye “ABD” Traore has been nominated for the prestigious 2020 Ghana Industry CEO Awards, an annual awards scheme that identifies and recognizes the most outstanding Chief Executives in corporate Ghana across a wide range of sectors.

ABD Traore is nominated in the Media Television category for his exploits in the media industry in Ghana and across Africa.

He is nominated alongside: Hon Kennedy Agyapong (Net2 TV), Beatrice Agyemang Abbey (TV3), Ignace Hugo (4Syte TV) and Edward Boateng (ETV Ghana)

As founder and CEO of WatsUp TV, he has led his brand transition from a TV show in 2014 to a 24 Hours Television Channel in 2020. In 2018, he also launched his first entertainment music magazine named WatsUp Magazine, which was covered by Afrobeat highlife Ghanaian artist Bisa Kdei

With recent nominations at the 10th Radio and Television Presenters awards, WatsUp TV stands tall among TV shows across the continent as it airs in Ghana and Channels on Canal + exposing its content to viewership in over 40 countries across the world.

In 2018, Traore was also ranked among 100 Most Influential Young Africans a prestigious annual ranking of young people across Africa by Africa Youth Awards.

He is also the founder of the ABD Traore Foundation which is an NGO with the vision to empower young people across Africa with skills to reduce the rate of unemployment on the continent.

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GHANA/ Dubawa Equip Bloggers With Requisite Knowledge On Enhancing Capacity Of The Media Sector

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Dubawa; Nigeria’s independent verification and fact-checking platform guided by the five principles of the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) and KAS (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung) in collaboration with the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), have wrapped up a two-day “fact-checking” seminar for Ghanaian bloggers, journalists and media specialists.

The master-class was held at Accra City Hotel, 22-23 October 2020 in Accra and was conducted by Dapo Olorunyomi, Chief Executive/Publisher of Premium Times Services Limited and Adedeji Adekunle (Programme Manager with the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism) Kemi Busari (Editor, Dubawa) and Legal practitioner and lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Zakaria Tanko Musah.

Participants included Gerrard-Israel Amenyanyo, (GBAfrica.net), Papaga Seckloawu Bless (CelebritiesBuzz.com), Ebenezer Donkoh (www.nydjlive.com), Attractive Mustapha of (Modernghana.com and Attractivemustapha.com), Adeyemi Adeboye, Ellis Ferdinand, Edward Blagogee, Vanessa B. Nordzi, Qwame Benedict (GHPage.com) and Monte D. Collins.

The participants were equipped with the requisite knowledge on enhancing capacity of the media sector to produce more objective, impartial, accurate and inclusive high quality media content, including increased awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the media.

The workshop also focused on enhance knowledge of media specialists on fact-checking, writing fact-check materials (practical example of media initiatives identifying fake news), concepts, definitions, integrative approaches, resources, media law and ramifications of information disorder methods and tools of content creating, which could help in practice of media specialists to prepare quality media content.

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JoyNews’ Samson Lardy Anyenini Announced Journalist Of The Year

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A total of 67 awards were presented to various journalists and media houses at the 2020 edition and 25th Ghana Journalists’ Association (GJA) Awards. JoyNews’ Samson Lardy Anyenini has emerged the 2019 P.A.V. Ansah Journalist of the Year at the ceremony.

The legal practitioner with over two decades of media experience also won the Award for Democracy and Peace Building on the night.

Delivering his acceptance speech, the Newsfile host urged his fellow journalists to be steadfast as the 2020 general election approaches.

He noted that the media plays an important role in the country’s democracy and, therefore, must not allow themselves to be bullied by security personnel and political parties.

“During the elections, when for some reason someone asks you to bring your recorder for it to be destroyed, do not give it to them. Let them know that if you are in the wrong, then they should report you to the police,” he emphasised.

Mr Anyenini also cautioned security personnel and other political actors to desist from assaulting journalists insisting that it is an illegal act.

On the night, 10 other journalists from The Multimedia Group were adjudged winners in various categories at the ceremony.

In all, the Group won 14 awards at the ceremony for their excellent reportage in various fields for 2019.

Myjoyonline.com’s David Andoh won the photojournalist of the year while Adom FM’s Kwame Anum picked the Small and Micro Scale Enterprises reporting award; Afia Amankwah Tamakloe of Adom FM took the best Health Reporting; Kojo Mensah Aborampah of Adom FM won the award in the Best Sports Reporting (electronic) category; Award for Best Human Rights Reporting.

The Women and Children Award was picked by Joy News’ Albert Sore while Emefa Nancy Dzradosi won Best Reporting in Sanitation and Hygiene (Electronic).

The others include; Adom FM’s Samuel Alfred Amo who won Best Disability Reporting (Akan); Prince Appiah of Luv News won the ADB Special Award for Agriculture reporting; Kojo Mensah Abroampeh of Adom FM took the Best Transport/Road Safety Report Award; Joy FM’s Newsfile Host, Samson Lardy Anyenini won the Award for Democracy and Peace Building, JoyNews’ Irene Emefa Apawu and Adom FM’s Akua Boakyewaa Yiadom both received awards for Exceptional Covid-19 Reporting.

Also, Asempa FM’s Ekosii sen hosted by Philip Osei Bonsu (OB) was pronounced the Political Radio Programme of the Year.

Source: www.myjoyonline.com

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CHURCHED AND GIFTED: Nana Adwoa Sarkodie Announced Host Of Christian Reality Show Which Airs On TV3

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Ghanaian-English born Radio and Television personality, Nana Adwoa Bonsu Sarkodie-Mensah simply known as Nana Adwoa Sarkodie, has been announced as the official host of the newly outdoored Christian reality television show which airs every Sunday at 4pm on TV3 dubbed “Churched And Gifted”. Since the debut episode, the young articulate Journalist, presenter and producer lit the show up with her years of experience on TV and Radio.

The ground breaking show features an array of talents from singers, dancers, miming artiste, among others who are being equipped with the requisite talent business knowledge, industry insights and support to transform them into global stars. Each week comes with a theme where talents are given the opportunity to explore their gifts in the field of hip pop, contemporary gospel, praise, others. The winner of the show walks away with Ghs 10,000, record deal and other execiting prizes.

 
Born on the 10th of October, Nana Adwoa Sarkodie is a prolific inspirational speaker, amazing Corporate MC, presenter, producer and entrepreneur who is blazing trails in the fields of Media, Film and Motivational Speaking. She grew up in the United Kingdom where she had the most part of her education.

As an enthusiastic young lady, Nana Adwoa mostly combined school with work throughout her stay in London. Between 2008 to 2012, she worked as a Producer and Presenter at OBE TV, one of the first African Television networks set up in the UK.

In February 2012, she picked up the position of Marketing Associate at Vox Africa TV where she played a major role in business development and forming advertising leads. Despite only working at Vox Africa TV on a part time basis, she managed to pull in the most accounts and brought in the most revenue.

Nana Adwoa decided to wade back into the waters of TV once again, only this time moving to her homeland Ghana where she joined Metro Television as a Presenter / Producer from 2015 to 2017. She later joined the Citi family thus Citi TV & Citi FM from August 2017 until May 2020 where she presented and produced an array of shows including Sister Sister, Traffic Avenue, Entertainment Highlight, Saturday Live and 20/20 News.

At age 31, she became the CEO and Founder of Chopbox by Nas, a wholesome grocery packaging company providing students across the country with their basic needs. She also founded The Word By Nas, an inspirational media agency set up to imbibe great Christian values and teachings among young people especially in this era of social media nuisance.

At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Nana Adwoa successfully introduced Ghana to Instagram Live interview sessions where she’s hosted amazing personalities in the likes of Adjetey Anang, Diana Hamilton, Makosi Musambasi, Kwadwo Safo Jnr, Martha Ankomah, Kaywa, Attorney Juanita, Prospa Ochimana, Timothy Bentum, Kingz Kid, Joel Duncan-Williams and more.

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