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Ashaiman To Host The Grand Opening Of “BHIM Merchandise” Shop

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GREATER ACCRA – GHANA, Friday February 21, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – Following months of anticipation and speculation, Stonebwoy, a multiple award-winning artiste has, via a tweet, announced Sunday 23rd February, 2020 as the date for the official launch of the BHIM (Bless His Imperial Majesty) Merchandise Shop.

The “Bhim” Merchandise (the official apparel or goods produced by Burniton Music Group, BMG), will represent the brand and also leave something significant and authentic to his numerous fans who can’t really get direct access to him. The event will be staged in Ashaiman, one of the established outlets in Ghana

The Bhim Merchandise shop will feature a variety of goods and apparel emblazoned with photos of Stonebwoy’s past and present, and iconic new phrases such as “1 GAD”, “Bhim Government”, “20 Plenty”. The products include BHIM Scarf, Cap, Magic Cup, Draw-string Bag, Gold-plated lapel pin, athleisure, T-shirt etc.

The collection, however, went on sale late 2019, at the various outlets coupled with door-to-door delivery service, a few month earlier than expected. Proceeds from the shop will be used to fund The Livingstone Foundation (TLF), a non-governmental charity organization that seeks to create a better quality of life for the Ghanaian community through Education and Disability Justice.

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Everpure Ghana Limited Supports Frontline Service Providers

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GREATER ACCRA, GHANA, Saturday, April 4, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ –

Ghana has so far recorded 205 cases of Coronavirus with 31 recoveries and 5 deaths according to the Ghana Health Services and the Ministry of Information Monitoring team.

The alarming rate of the spread of Covid19 has prompted the Management of Everpure Ghana Limited, producers of Everpure purified Drinking water which is based in Tema to support the frontline service providers in the Tema Metropolitan and GA South Municipal Assemblies respectively.

At a brief ceremony in Tema, Mr. Edbert Owusu Adjah, Commercial Director of Everpure Ghana Limited said

“ since water is life and a necessary commodity, it is essential to support frontline service providers helping to fight the pandemic and hence the donation “

He further stated that “Everpure Ghana is aware of the government’s efforts to fight the pandemic and it is important that the Business community also contribute their bit to support the fight”

The company presented 900 bags of Sachet water, 500 cartons of bottled water and 15 boxes of Alcohol-based hand sanitizer to the Tema General Hospital, Tema Regional Police Command and the GA South Municipal Assembly simultaneously.

Tema Regional Commander, DCOP Edward Johnson Akrofi Oyerifi, said “the COVID-19 has come as a surprise which many governments are fighting to keep under control and put in some measures in place that will ensure the safety of citizens.

As security forces of Ghana, we are implementing the partial lockdown as directed by President Akufo-Addo, and we are doing everything possible to keep everyone safe. Water is an essential component that can energize personnel on the ground for efficient work per their duties assigned,” he said.

He later thanked the management of Everpure for the effort and kind gesture put in place and he acknowledged that it came at the opportune time.

Also, receiving the items on behalf of Tema General Hospital, Dr. Richard Anthony, a Medical Director, thank the team from Everpure for thinking about them and added that he believes this will go a long way to help workers in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

In a related development, Madam Rosemary Asiamah, Human Resources and Administration Manager of the Company made a similar gesture to the GA south Municipal Assembly.

Receiving the items, Mr. Emmanuel Baisie, Coordinating Director of the Assembly expressed gratitude to the company on behalf of the Assembly.

The Management of Everpure Ghana further encouraged the public to strictly adhere to the safety measures such as frequent handwashing with soap under running water, practice social distance at least 2 meters, not touching face, ears, nose and eyes with hands.

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Nigeria Tops Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List For 2020, DJ Cuppy, Mr Eazi, Patoranking Among The List

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LAGOS, NIGERIA, Saturday, April 4, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ –

April 3, 2020, Forbes released its tenth annual “30 Under 30” list.

Spread across categories like finance, tech, art, and sports, it features 30 young entrepreneurs in Africa who are innovating their respective industries.

With Nigeria topping the list, below are the young entrepreneurs who made the list.

Every year, Forbes Africa releases a list of top 30 under 30 young Africans who are doing amazing things for themselves and for their community.

This year wasn’t any different and the publication released names of 30 Africans sourced from four categories featuring 30 in each: Business, Technology, Creatives and Sports.

Nigeria makes up the majority of honorees in the list, shedding light on the entrepreneurial and can-do spirit of the young people in the country.

South Africa and Botswana had four of their young entrepreneurs on the list. Ghana had three young people while Uganda had two of its young entrepreneurs on the list.

Cameroon, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Sudan and Ivory had one young entrepreneur making the list.

Here are the Nigerians on this year’s list:

DJ Cuppy, 27, DJ, Founder and Director, Red Velvet Music Group
Industry: Entertainment

DJ Cuppy, DJ, Founder and Director, Red Velvet Music Group

Mr Eazi, 28, Musician and Founder, emPawa Africa
Industry: Entertainment

Mr Eazi, 28, Musician and Founder, emPawa Africa

Patoranking, 29, Musician
Industry: Entertainment

Patoranking, 29, Musician

Tracy Batta, 29, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Smoothie Express
Industry: Food and Beverage

Tracy Batta, 29, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Smoothie Express

Olajumoke Oduwole, 29, Founder and CEO and Senior Web Developer, KJK Communication Limited
Industry: Tech /Software development

Olajumoke Oduwole, 29, Founder and CEO and Senior Web Developer, KJK Communication Limited

Swanky Jerry, 28, Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Swanky Signatures
Industry: Fashion

Swanky Jerry, 28, Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Swanky Signatures

Davies Okeowo, 29, Co-founder and CEO, Enterprise Hill and Competence Africa
Industry: Business Development

Davies Okeowo, 29, Co-founder and CEO, Enterprise Hill and Competence Africa

Maryam Gwadabe, 29, Founder and CEO, Blue Sapphire Hub
Industry: ICT

Maryam Gwadabe, 29, Founder and CEO, Blue Sapphire Hub

Asisat Oshoala, 25, Footballer
Industry: Sports

Asisat Oshoala, 25, Footballer (Photo by Gary Prior – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Arthur: Berlinda Entsie

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How Fans Can Support Artists And Music-Industry Workers During The Outbreak

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GREATER ACCRA, GHANA, April 3rd, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – It goes without saying that these are trying times for all of us – particularly those of us in the creative industries, who have lost their jobs or are in danger of doing so because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Musicians and those working in the arts are particularly vulnerable as they find themselves scrambling to find a way to generate income and stay afloat after the rug has been pulled from under them.
With that in mind, we’ve put together some suggestions for you to lend a hand to the bands and artists who need it right now…

  1. DOWNLOAD/BUY ALBUMS INSTEAD OF STREAMING THEM
  2. BUY MERCH DIRECTLY FROM ARTISTS’ WEBSITES
  3. DON’T ASK FOR A REFUND FOR THAT GIG IMMEDIATELY
  4. BUY VIRTUAL GIG TICKETS
  5. CANCEL YOUR BIG SUBSCRIPTIONS AND DIVERT THE FUNDS TO ARTISTS’ PATREON
  6. SUPPORT A CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN
  7. BUY ONLINE FROM INDEPENDENT MUSIC RETAILERS
  8. BUY A SKYPE LESSON OR A SAMPLE PACK FROM A MUSICIAN.

Now the question is do Ghanaian & African Artists have all these in place if the Fans Genuinely want to support during this world lockdown?

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‘TOILET PAPER, GENTLY USED/ How Facebook Marketplace Has Become An Unlikely Platform For Comedy

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In the two days since he advertised “unprocessed toilet paper” for sale on Facebook Marketplace next to a photo of logs, David Traichel says the response has been better than expected. No actual buyers, just hundreds of views, laughs, and “you made my day” from other users browsing through the online classifieds.

“So many people are so freaked out about the idea of not having toilet paper,” says Traichel, 39. The aerospace technician and welder from Northford, Connecticut generally uses Facebook Marketplace to sell vintage car and bicycle parts. He decided to offer his oak and cedar woodpile (price, $1) to jog users out of their shopping panic. “Maybe those people would see the ad and think, ‘OK, maybe I’m overreacting.”

Homebound Americans have turned to scavenging on ecommerce sites like Amazon, eBay and Facebook Marketplace for the boring household goods that have become hot items during the coronavirus pandemic. The shortages have inspired some mercenary sellers to excessive pricing (say, hand sanitizer for $149) and prompted the tech companies to crack down on price gougers. The hoarding frenzy has also been catnip for armchair humorists, who have found an unlikely platform to yuk it up in the free classifieds of Facebook Marketplace.

On the social network’s 800 million-user shopping site, one Internet standup is offering “toilet paper, extra long roll” for $69,4202—it’s a CVS receipt wound around the toilet paper dispenser. Another wants to sell you the “last roll of toilet paper in the world,” marked at $10,000. As a last resort, yet another smart aleck is advertising $90 toilet paper alongside a photo of sandpaper. “Don’t go without during this crisis,” it reads.

In reality, there’s no toilet paper crisis. Unlike imports such as iPhones and flat-screen TVs, most U.S. toilet paper comes from domestic factories, buffering supplies from a drop in production in China, where the viral outbreak started. Georgia-Pacific, maker of AngelSoft and Quilted Northern, is boosting its U.S. production. Proctor & Gamble, which makes Charmin brand toilet paper, Bounty paper towels and Puffs facial tissue, says production at its U.S. plants is at record highs. “Demand continues to outpace supply, but we are working diligently to get product to our retailers as fast as humanly possible,” says P&G spokeswoman Loren Fanroy.

Which makes it all the more absurd that anxious shoppers stripped supermarket shelves of every last double-ply roll. Relishing the irony, Kim Marie, a 42-year-old naturopathic practitioner from Manorville, New York, decided this week to flog “vintage toilet paper” on Facebook Marketplace. For just $55,990, she’s showcasing a water-damaged and rotting roll mounted on a rustic wall, closing with the Craigslist battlecry of overpriced junker listings, “no low ballers, I know what I got.” Marie, who regularly sells vintage housewares on the site, says she has received no serious inquiries. Just as well, since the item listed isn’t actually in Marie’s possession— it was a funny photo texted to her by her husband. She threw it up on Marketplace “to lighten the mood.”

It was the “organic toilet paper,” a $10 baggie of leaves listed on Facebook Marketplace by her brother’s girlfriend, that inspired Liz Stoppiello, 27. The stay-at-home mom usually sells items like car seats and books on Facebook Marketplace. This week she’s offering “washable crochet toilet paper! Been used only a cpl times” for a cool $100. The advertised off-white crochet squares, wrapped around a cardboard tube, look worthy of an Etsy storefront. It took about 30 minutes to make. She just wanted to “get a good laugh” from people and to promote her crochet-oriented Facebook page. “You never know if anyone will start to desperately need handmade items in the near future lol,” she said via email.

Her fellow Marketplace posters might be in on the joke, but Facebook’s bots are not. The social network, which uses artificial intelligence to help monitor content and warned Monday that its systems may have removed some COVID-19-related posts in error, had flagged Traichel’s toilet paper ad for unprocessed wood as “under review.”

Facebook “must be so flooded they don’t know what to do,” Traichel emailed, adding an “lol.” He isn’t interested in making a profit, at least not on his firewood. “If people really need toilet paper, I’ll give ‘em a roll.”

–Helen A. S. Popkin, Forbes Staff, Innovation

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