As part of efforts to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, MultiChoice has partnered with the One Africa Global Foundation for a continent-wide broadcast of the COVID-19 Hope For Africa Concert on Sunday, May 31st from20:00 CAT on Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 and GOtv channel 102).
The One Africa Global Foundation, the development arm of One Africa Global, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization working for the social development of vulnerable and less privileged people. The COVID-19 Hope For Africa Concert is part of its efforts in supporting the eradication of the coronavirus currently plaguing Africa and the rest of the world.
The 3-hour televised special will feature performances by top African music artistes as well as appearances by media icons and other prominent personalities on the continent. The star studded line-up includes: 2Baba, Akothee, Banky W, Betty G, CIC, Cobhams Asuquo, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Denola Grey, Diamond Platnumz, Eddie Jay, Jahprazah, Jeff Maximum, Kyee Benda, Osas Ighodaro, Princess Jnap Sessay, Praiz and Waje, all of whom will give goodwill messages of hope and encouragement to every African, from the comfort and safety of their homes.
Speaking on the partnership, GM of MultiChoice Ghana Ltd, Mr. Cecil Sunkwa-Mills, “As Africa’s biggest storyteller, we are committed to giving back to the communities where we operate. We are passionate about the development of the African continent as we continue to use the power of entertainment to give hope, enrich lives, and bring people together especially during these uniquely difficult times. This is why we are partnering with the One Africa Global Foundation to broadcast the COVID-19 Hope For Africa Concert in more than 49 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.”
The funding raised from the concert will be dedicated to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of health care professionals across the continent who are on the front lines in the fight against the virus. These funds will be used as special interventions for accessible, functional medical equipment, COVID testing stations and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to minimize exposure to the virus.
Chief Executive Officer, One Africa Global Foundation, Paul Okoye said: “As the world unites to fight this pandemic, Africa needs to play its part. We have done well so far but we can definitely do more together. Which is why the One Africa Global Foundation ‘Hope for Africa’ COVID-19 Virtual Benefit Concert was put together for us to dig deep in our hearts and lend a hand to the Continent that has given so much to the world. You and I and the rest of Africa can only play our roles diligently and hope. We are stronger together and flattening the curve will not yield results if as individuals we don’t play our part. We at One Africa Global Foundation stand united with all citizens of our great land, to protect, preserve and empower Africa in this crisis”
For more information about the COVID-19 Hope For Africa Concert, please visit www.OAGFoundation.com and follow One Africa Global Foundation @oagfoundation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtags #OneAfricaGlobal #HopeForAfrica.
– Ameyaw Debrah
BET Awards To Celebrate 2 Decades Virtually On June 29
The BET Awards will move forward with its 2020 edition this year, albeit virtually. Celebrating the network’s 40th anniversary, and the Awards’ 20 years on the air, top stars in black entertainment, sports and philanthropy will appear on Sunday, June 28 via “innovative techniques and artist-generated content,” BET revealed on May 20.
The three-day BET Experience, which has taken place in Los Angeles as a lead-up to the big night, has been called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will return in 2021. Refunds are available with the cancelation.
Nominations will be announced on a later date. Overseeing the BET Awards is Connie Orlando, evp specials, music programming and music strategy at BET, who also serves as executive producer along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.
“The BET Awards are a seminal event – the biggest celebration of Black culture, Black accomplishment, Black excellence, and Black potential,” said Scott Mills, president of BET. “Our community, and the many millions who love Black culture, look to the BET Awards for signature moments of enrichment, entertainment and empowerment. Recognizing the unique role the BET Awards plays for so many, and the challenging times we find ourselves in, we know it was more important than ever to deliver the BET Awards in 2020.”
“At BET, we place the health and safety of attendees, staff, vendors, and partners first, which is why the biggest night in black entertainment will go on implementing this innovative production direction,“ added Orlando. “For the past 20 years, The BET Awards have paid homage to all things now and relevant. Despite the challenges of today, we will deliver a show filled with larger than life, inspiring, empowering and entertaining moments, which have shown the magic of our culture for over two decades.”
BET is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc.
M.anifest Shares A Smooth Performance At “Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home”
The whole of Africa stood still as stars from across the continent came together to celebrate Africa Day at a concert put together by MTV Base and YouTube. Introducing M.anifest, the organizers described him as one of the foremost rappers on the continent. He went on to deliver a beautiful performance that generated a lot of positive reactions on social media.
Hosted by actor Idris Elba, with appearances from the Presidents of Rwanda and South Africa as well as lots of global stars including Ludacris, Spike Lee, Yvonne Orji, Omari Hardwick, Sean Paul, Fat Joe and more, the Africa Day Benefit Concert aimed to raise funds for children and families across Africa affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organizations and individuals who want to contribute to the fundraising can do so through the World Food Programme and UNICEF campaign website uni.cf/Africa.
Stonebwoy Performs At Africa Day At Home Concert
GREATER ACCRA – Monday, May 25, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – “Recognized as Africa’s King of Reggae/Ragga & Dancehall, Black Entertainment (BET) 2015 Best International Act, and Ghana’s very own, Stonebwoy, has sent people all over Africa ‘Strength and Hope’ in these trying times of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) with a passionate performance and a powerful message delivered at the just ended “Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home.”
The multiple award-winning musician and chief executive officer of Burniton Music Group, performed “Strength and Hope,” single extract of his chart topping fourth studio album, “Anloga Junction.” This tune had a top-notch Jamaican record producer and performing artiste, Kabaka Pyramid who dished out a roots riddim for Stonebwoy to ride on. (Stream song here: https://audiomack.com/song/stonebwoy/strengh-home).
With this masterpiece, Stonebwoy comes-in spiritual, speaking directly to his viewers and consumers never to give up but rather hope for better days ahead. The message was apt, as he stated in some part of the lyrics that, in times like this, Africans living on the continent need strength within and strength from God, not the strength from the gym. Prior to his performance, he created awareness and how curb the spread of Covid-19 on the African Continent.
Stream album here: kv-online-talent.lnk.to/AJ20
The Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home was a 2-hour special streamed and broadcast to millions of viewers in Africa and around the world on MTV channels and on the MTV Base Africa YouTube channel. Hosted by Idris Elba, the show brought together a star-studded line up of some of the hottest names Africa has to offer, including Burna Boy, Sho Madjozi, AKA, Diamond Platnumz, Sauti Sol, Yemi Alade, Fally Ipupa, Stonebwoy, Teni, Angelique Kidjo, and many more.
This programming event was aimed at raising funds to help children and families in Africa that are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. All proceeds raised from the benefit concert campaign will be donated to support food and health needs for those most impacted on the continent.
Avance Media partners Woodin & Verna to Release 2020 Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers Ranking
GREATER ACCRA – Monday, May 25, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – Leading PR and Rating agency in Africa, Avance Media is poised to announce the second edition of its popular list of top Ghanaian Bloggers, dubbed the 2020 Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers. As part of this year’s release, Avance Media will be partnering Woodin to award the Top 10 Bloggers on the list with special products from the premier fashion brand.
The announcement will be made via WatsUp TV channel which will be aired on Tuesday 26th May, 2020 on EBN Channel at 11 AM and will characterized by a discussion with some of the honouree bloggers. The announcement will also be made via a video broadcast on Social Media by Managing Director of Avance Media, Prince Akpah.
Speaking about the upcoming ranking, core member of the research team, Felix G Korku, intimated that this year’s list will be a true reflection of the hard work of Ghanaian bloggers and their contribution to the development of journalism in Ghana. The 2020 Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers ranking is supported by Woodin, Verna Natural Mineral Water, McBerry Biscuits, WatsUp TV, Asuavo Security and ICS Africa.
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