GREATER ACCRA, GHANA, Sunday, February 9, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – Following a fruitful maiden encounter with Ghanaian Reggae/Ragga & Dance-hall gaffer; Stonebwoy , Dr. Thomas O. Mensah (born around 1950), a Ghanaian-American chemical engineer and inventor, who contributed to the development of fiber optics and nanotechnology, has lauded the Ghanaian musician for putting up a reputable image.
According to the 2015 US National Academy of Inventors Inductee, Stonebwoy (born Livingstone Etse Satekla) has demonstrated confidence and leadership that makes him unique amongst his competitors. He added that, the 5 times (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) VGMA Reggae & Dance-hall Artiste of the Year is a constant learner who challenges himself to get out of his comfort zone, and surrounds himself with smarter people, characteristics he describes to be worth the emulate.
Dr. Thomas added that, Stonebwoy demonstrates his commitment to a desired goal and is willing to invest the necessary time and effort to achieve success. He stated that, the musician doesn’t give up easily as he persevere when confronted by obstacles. He revealed that Stonebwoy posses the power to effect positive change in Africa and beyond, as his passion to succeed inspires youngsters to follow through and reach the goals they set for themselves.
In a Facebook post sighted by www.gbafrica.net, the Author and recipient of Turner’s Trumpet Award for Fiber Optics Innovation commended Stonebwoy for being a person of integrity and values who will never compromise. He added that, the Dance-hall musician will eventually reach a legendary status to be remembered in history for his benevolent activities for humanity.
Mensah worked at Air Products and Chemicals from 1980 to 1983. In 1983, Mensah joined Corning Glass Works, working in fiber optics research at Sullivan Park, New York. Researchers at Corning had previously developed optical fiber with loss below the crucial attenuation limit of 20 dB/km, but the fibers could not be manufactured at rates higher than 2 meters per second.
Mensah improved the manufacturing process through a series of innovations, raising the speed of manufacture to 20 meters per second by 1985. This made the cost of optical fiber comparable to traditional copper cables. Mensah received the Corning Glass Works Individual Outstanding Contributor Award for this work in 1985. His work ultimately raised speed of manufacture above 50 m/s.
Mensah moved to Bell laboratories in 1986, where he led a program to develop the first laser guided weapons for the US Department of Defense guided missile program. This program enabled the development of missiles that travel at the speed of sound (Mach 1).
Mensah is President and CEO of Georgia Aerospace Systems, which manufactures nano composite structures used in missiles and aircraft for the US Department of Defense. On February 24, 2017 CBS Television News ran a segment for Black History Month featuring Dr. Mensah titled “The Engineer who Revolutionized the Internet”.
Mensah also serves on the board of a number of organizations including the AIChE National Board of Directors (1987–1990) and is a current Trustee of the Board of AIChE Foundation, and member of the board for the NASA Space Grant Consortium at Georgia Institute of Technology. Mensah was elected a Fellow US National Academy of Inventors in 2014. He is also Chairman of Entertainment Arts Research Inc, a Virtual Reality and Video Game Design Company. Since early 2016, Mensah has been working to create a “Silicon Valley of the South” in the US State of Texas.
“Creatives Need To Control Nudity In The Food Chain – J.Derobie Urges
Fast-rising dancehall/afrobeat artiste signed on to eMPawa Africa, J. Derobie, in a recent interview on the Late Nite Celebrity Show with Foster Romanus, has urged his colleague creatives to control the explicit scenes portrayed in their music visuals as music medium people use to convey and disburse messages to a large audience.
According to him, “There are children coming up and it will help if the nudity is limited. During my childhood, you wouldn’t see such things. It was balanced. If you’re even watching a movie and there’s a kissing scene, you have to look away else the ‘cane will have your meat'”
“This is where we need to sit back or go to the drawing board and see which type of content we want to promote. Sometimes, it is what the director wants and sometimes, it is what the artistes themselves want.”
“Other times, the media houses also have no choice than to play it but when we go to the drawing board and decide to limit these things, others will also follow because everyone wants their songs to be played on Tv”. He reiterated.
J.DEROBIE, one of the rising stars of Ghana’s exploding music scene signed shares his debut EP, Nungua Diaries. The six-song EP, which takes its name from the Accra community where J.DEROBIE grew up, contains a mix of dancehall, afrobeats and afro-dancehall tracks with production from GuiltyBeatz, Uche B., UglyOnIt and BeatzFada.
Download & Stream Here: https://empawaafrica.lnk.to/NunguaDia.
IBM Appoints Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh As First African and First Female Regional Head for Africa
Technology giant, IBM Corporation has appointed Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh Regional Head for North, East and West Africa where she will be responsible for IBM operations in over 40 countries in Africa including Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, Ghana and Tunisia.
Before her appointment, Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh was Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice President in charge of Global Markets and Sales in IBM’s corporate headquarters in New York. Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh who was previously Country Manager for Ghana joined IBM in 2011 as Marketing Manager for the West Africa Market Segment and rose through the ranks to become the Strategy Leader for Central East and West Africa.
Prior to joining IBM Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh worked in banking, for UBS Investment Bank & ABN AMRO in London and GT Bank Ghana.
Chris Kirubi, East Africa Business Mogul and founder of Centum Investment said “I am exceptionally proud of Angela. Her dedication and commitment to her work is unwavering. She has all our support and I know she will make this a huge success story. We welcome her back to Africa.”
Ms. Halima Aliko Dangote, Executive Director of Dangote Industries commented, “This is indeed an inspiring story for our continent to have a woman lead this very important region and we look forward to her making great strides in this role.”
Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh’s appointment marks another first in her career: She was IBM’s first female country head and becomes the first woman and first African to be appointed Regional Head in Africa. This is a true testament to IBM’s unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion.
She has been named one of Africa’s most influential women by Avance Media. Her awards include the US African Women Forum’s Global Impact Leadership Award and the prestigious African Achievers Awards for Excellence in Business. A mother of two boys, Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh is an alumna of Harvard Business School.
By Prince Akpah
C.E.O of EventGuide Africa, Kelvin Kenneth, Appointed As Digital Marketing Manager At LesFam Company Ltd.
C. E. O of Eventguide Africa and Ghana Event Awards has achieved new success with latest being appointed as Digital Marketing Manager and Public Relations Officer at Lesfam Company Ltd – an iconic Ghanaian company that distributes various assorted products for your homes, parties and all gatherings both at wholesale and retail.
The company is one of the major distributors of Ghana made and imported foods and beverages, and other consumer goods. It has more than 5 years of experience in the distribution business as well as supermarket chains. They dominate the supermarket, traditional market, wholesalers and retailers’ markets space.
Lesfam Company Ltd is located at Ritz Junction, Madina – Adenta road Accra Ghana. You can connect with via www.lesfamcompany.com or social media pages www.facebook.com/lesfamcompany
www.instagram.com/lesfamcompany www.twitter.com/lesfamghana you can also contact them on 0302554357, 0302509590, 0501682510.
As a young and vibrant entre entrepreneur, Mr. Kenneth started his media career 2007 at Nanayaw18.Com later moved to 4syte TV 2008 which he spent most of his time to learn alot about TV, edition, photography bigups to ceo of 4syteTV Ignace Hego. 5years experience at 4syteTV.
He later Started his own business that is, Eventguide Newspaper in 2013 at the office of 2131 own by TV & Radio personality JayFoley and later then to be a magazine. That has featured a lot of top Ghanaian celebrities and personalities such as Kafui Dey, Lexis Bill, KOD, Actress Nana Akua, Kuami Eugene, Anita Erskine, Model Edem Fairre, Jon Germain, Comedian DKB just to mention few.
In 2015 had the opportunity to work AIG group German company (jumia, lamudi, carmudi, easy taxi) as head of marketing which he also acquired lots of experience in marketing both online and offline. Then later journeyed to EIB NETWORK to join the digital team for 5 years .
Out of Eventguide Magazine, he literally became the mouthpiece of event organizers and with the help of top industry stakeholders like KOD, Fred Kyei Mensah, Jesse Agyepong, Emmaline Nartey, Ezekiel Tetteh, Sammy Flex, Obed Boafo, Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo put together now one of the biggest award scheme in Ghana, Ghana Event Awards to help promote Ghanaian events and also honor their effort to top it up ,Now with Lesfam Company Ltd as Digital Marketing Manager and Public Relations Officer.
Absa Bank To Support Ghanaian Start-ups With New “Absa StartUp Banking” Initiative
Absa Bank Ghana has unveiled an ambitious proposition known as “Absa StartUp Banking”, a new initiative that will support the grooming and growth of Ghanaian-owned start-ups with solutions that will bring their possibilities to life.
The Absa StartUp Banking initiative, which was launched in Accra July 6, will see the bank provide start-up businesses with clear- cut and tailor-made solutions and support in key areas of Market Access, Mentorship, Visibility, among others.
The Bank in their bid to alleviate some of the financial burden, characteristic of Start-ups, is also offering free banking services such as zero commission on turnover (COT), free cheque books, free transfers and free debit card printing to start-ups.
Speaking at the virtual launch, Mrs. Abena Osei-Poku, the Managing Director of Absa Bank Ghana said;
“As a passionate, bold and forward-looking bank, Absa is committed to help entrepreneurs to scale up their businesses by connecting their dreams to financial services and opportunities. We are excited and motivated to do this because of our social commitment to be a Force for Good in society.”
“We have the opportunity to help and build start-up businesses to become multinational companies. Absa has supported the development of Ghana over the past 100 years and this is another opportunity for the bank to reinforce its commitment to ensure economic development, growth and transformation.” – Mrs. Osei-Poku added
In his remarks, the Deputy Minister of Finance, Hon. Charles Adu Boahen commended Absa for launching such a courageous initiative at the time when there is global uncertainty. “This solution from Absa is not just only an important addition and enabler in our agenda towards building a strong economy for jobs and prosperity, it is also a courageous move, particularly at a time when the entire globe has been thrown into a state of uncertainty”.
“With over 100,000 students graduating from our tertiary institutions annually, it is fundamental that all key stakeholders provide support in creating an enabling environment that supports entrepreneurship, lowers the barriers of entry and leads to job creation,” he added.
“Over the last couple of years, the consistency with which Absa has shown commitment in supporting new businesses and the SME sector has been impressive.”
Starting a business can be daunting and Absa, through its StartUp Banking initiative, is calling on Ghanaians to encourage and support start-ups as well as young people with business ideas, so they can thrive and grow their business.
The Absa StartUp Banking is open to young Ghanaian businesses registered for less than three years and engaged in production of local goods and services. The initiative is designed to equip start-up businesses with relevant business skills, knowledge and opportunities to scale up.
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