LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA, Thursaday February 13, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – Celebrated Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has been named ‘Woman of the Decade’ Editor’s Choice by ThisDay Newspaper.
She was given the recognition by ThisDay Newspapers in celebration of their silver jubilee which recently held at the Eko Hotels Convention Centre, VI, Lagos.
Unable to attend the event, Chimamanda, was however presented her award at a reception held in her honor by Nigerian writer, John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo (J.P Clark), on Monday.
Explaining the selection process, ThisDay noted in a statement, “The board noted that whereas the editor’s choices were based on the strength of industry knowledge and professional advice, the readers’ votes were mostly based on their perception”.
Alongside Ms Adichie, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ms Amina Mohammed, was also named “Woman of the Decade” based on the people’s choice.
Prior to this award, Ms Adichie emerged the first recipient of the Belle van Zuylen Ring, an honorary prize awarded by the International Literature Festival Utrecht (ILFU), Netherlands.
She was awarded the prize for “her contribution to humanity through her literary works and her public engagements which have played huge roles in effecting change and a better understanding of issues such as identity and feminism.”
As part of the activities for the festival, Ms Adichie delivered a thought-provoking speech and had a conversation with renowned Dutch cultural historian and author, Nancy Jouwe.
She also engaged with writers and literary minds from all around the world and signed autographs for teeming fans at the event.
“CHECK YOUR DM” Might Be A Cultural Reset In Ghana’a Podcasting Landscape
Oral Storytelling has always been a part of our cultural set up. They were mostly driven by radio, but with the marked increase in popularity of audio-on-demand format known as podcasts it goes to say the world has opened to taboo and even risqué subjects.
Undeniably, it is hard to meet your partner at the bar, art gallery, party, or even at the church than they make it look like in romcoms. Online is the commonest place people are looking for companionship, love, sex, and everything in between. Despite this, people are still very uncomfortable admitting they met someone online; especially on dating apps. No matter the app, they’re more comfortable saying they slid into someone’s DM.
Check Your DM brings you real stories of how people are navigating the complexities of online dating and sex culture in this digital age. “Hosting Check Your DM means I get to be a part of conversations on online dating and finding companionship, which also helps me understand my path as well as be a source of information for other people searching for answers.” – Fui Can–Tamaklo
Podcasts are perfect content for millennial who are known for their fickle attitude towards content consumption, and if we’re being honest, towards everything else; including their preferred online dating app.
This show is refreshing, honest, entertaining, and admittedly bold. It demystifies the myth surrounding online dating in this social age without trying. “for me this means opening up a pathway for others to talk about their dating mishaps. There is healing in knowing you’re not alone in various situations. CYDM gives me the opportunity to provide solidarity to all who need it” – Helen Appiah – Ampofo.
Check Your DM is the first of many diversified podcasts produced for a well-defined audience by The Listening Post Network the audio content network of our parent company Muse Media Networks. The mission of LPN is to curate, produce and tell audio stories for an impassioned audience. Check Your DM is available every Friday on; Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Boomplay, Aftown, Deezer, and Stitcher.
Teflon Flexx Hints On A New Feature With AMG Medikal
After winning as the VGMA 2020 Unsung artiste of Year, the SOG, Teflon Flexx is speeding up to drop an endlessly-playable music projects. Teflon Flexx took to his Instagram page to hint on a soon to be released musical project post which he will be featuring baby Island’s father Amg Medikal.
Lately, Teflon has been posting pictures and video on his Instagram which has him and Amg Medikal, these posts look like the two are working on a banger which according to a source will be released before this year ends.
Taking to his on Instagram page to drop the hint, Teflon wrote: Greatness is coming (with cross fingers)
Teflon who is currently having a good time after winning as the Unsung Artiste of the year at the VGMA 2020 and also releasing a gratitude song ‘Oluwa’ to appreciate his music fans seems to enjoy favour after his win.
Anticipate for the surprise from the leader of the stew Gang and the Sowutuom rapper AMG Medikal.
Camidoh, Abeiku Santana, Others Appointed Ambassadors For “One Million PPE for Frontline Health Workers” Campaign
In a bid to complement government of Ghana’s vigorous attempt to combat and protect the country’s limited health human resource amidst these unprecedented times of Coronavirus in Ghana, Millennium Promise Alliance (MPA) have launched a campaign which seeks to mobilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the frontline health workers and other people whose job it is to protect, improve, and provide basic health and medical care within their community.
The novel campaign dubbed “One Million PPE for Frontline Health Workers” across the nation, the innovation by the MPA in partnership with the Ghana Health Service (GHS), will provide protective clothing, helmets, goggles, and or other garments or equipment designed to protect the frontline health workers who are exposed to health hazards while executing their duty, reducing the COVID-19 infection rate among health workers and its related morbidity and mortality.
The campaign by the non-profit organization also has the objective of raising 1.5 million Ghana cedis from diverse sources by September 2020.
As part of the campaign, the non-profit organization have appointed a team of creatives, including afropop & afrobeats artiste, Camidoh, broadcast journalist & Tourism Maestro, Abeiku Aggrey Santana, Christian oriented music group, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Man of God, Cwesi Oteng, Highly Spiritual signed artistes, Krymi and Mr. Drew, Gospel talent, Empress Gifty, and others as the official ambassadors who would lend their voices and use their respective platforms to support a course worth the commend.
Speaking at the launch of the initiative which was hosted at the Marriot Hotel, Ghana, Executive Director at Millennium Promise Alliance, Chief Nat EboNsarko, recommended that the government of Ghana conduct emergency response drills, Disease Surveillance and Notification simulations, strengthen the community-based surveillance system and review and implement occupational health policy.
He added that, the government need to take a second look at the important role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) which is aligned with global evidence, as a recent report by the Lancet COVID-19 Commission to the 75th UN General Assembly highlighted the important role of the CHWs in contributing to reductions in community spread of the vulnerable people, particularly through education on prevention and the mental health effects of self isolation.
The Executive Director at Millennium Promise Alliance, Chief Nat EboNsarko, however, commended the Government of Ghana for a good work well done, especially its bold, decisive and timely actions that have resulted in the drastic reduction of the COVID-19 cases to a current low of 507 active cases.
EXCLUSIVE: Listen To Wondaboy’s Interview With USA’s Black Press Radio
It’s been 13 years since BlackPressRadio.net started Black Press Africa to help bridge the gap between the African American and African communities using music, food and fashion. Fast forward to 2020 and they’re still at it. Things are really heating up as they travel the world through music and food to bring their American audiences the visual, musical and culinary excellence they’ve all come to expect from Africa.
As part of a new promotion, Black Press Radio Network joined forces with Afrobeat mega star, Wondaboy to debut his new single, ‘My Love’, in the United States. Due to a power outage, the originally scheduled September 9, 2020 interview was postponed. In this never before seen or heard interview, audiences worldwide will be granted a special treat: A Live interview with Wondaboy himself.
“I woke up one day and a voice said, ‘Wondaboy’ Nothing else. Just Wondaboy. I decided to try to reach him even though we’re in the middle of a global pandemic and continents away. I had no idea how to even begin to reach him, so I went on social media to find him”, stated DC
Livers, who started the Black Press Africa project after a one-on-one interview with 2Face Idibia in 2007 when he visited the U.S.
“I figured I’d just pester him until he relented. Then I remembered I’d actually interviewed him in Los Angeles on the BET Awards red carpet several years prior. I decided to send him the link to prove I wasn’t a madwoman/stalker fan that was just trying to reach out to him.
It worked out! I was surprised to learn that he was about to debut a new track so it seemed like perfect timing. I wasn’t prepared when he told me during our interview that he’d never released an album before. I found that to be impossible.
He’d been to the BET Awards a few times and has pictures with some of the biggest celebrities in the U.S., but he assured me that he was currently working on releasing his very first album.
I knew then immediately why I was supposed to contact him. Things like this happen to me sometimes, so I’ve learned to just go with it. I’m so glad that I did because he’s such a talented artist.
He’s a whole mood. His vibrations are so high and his spirit is so genuine. I feel so honored to help him share his gifts with my audience and beyond”, Livers added.
To hear the whole interview with Wondaboy, go to about 38:00 into the podcast.
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