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EDF launches second EDF Pulse Africa competition

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Spurred on by the success of its first edition, energy firm Electricity Du France (EDF) has launched the second edition of its EDF Pulse Africa competition.

The initiative is with the sole aim of spotlighting and supporting African innovators who are contributing to the continent’s energy growth.

Started on May 23, 2018, African start-ups have been submitting projects in three categories: off-grid power generation, electricity uses and services and access to water through electrical power (farming and drinking water).

Start-ups are now a permanent fixture in Africa’s socio-economic landscape. However, Africa’s economic momentum is accompanied by a more complex reality where young entrepreneurs struggle to get funding and expand their businesses, these being the main obstacles to the development of start-ups.

 

With its EDF Pulse Africa awards, EDF is seeking to support entrepreneurship in Africa by pursuing two goals identifying potential partners by unearthing the continent’s technological talents and supporting innovation by involving local entrepreneurs in the development of more innovative offerings.

Speaking at the launch, the Country Representative for EDF Ghana, Olivier Clement said he realised most young entrepreneurs struggle to get funding and expand their business, which is why the company is supporting entrepreneurs who are already stepping up to face Africa’s future challenges.

The competition is open to start-ups in all African countries, including both French and English-speaking countries.

Applicants have until July 9, 2018, to submit their applications on the website: https://africa-pulse.edf.com

 

 

Committees made up of experts specialising in the field of innovation will select the ten most innovative projects and from this selection, the Grand  Jury will award three prizes.

The prize-giving ceremony will take place in Paris on the 22nd of November 2018.

In addition to the endowments granted for developing their projects, prize-winners will be fully supported throughout the process operational/financial advice.

They also benefit from project development partnerships with local players like Energy Generation (Togo-based incubator and training centre for start-ups in the energy sector) and with EDF experts, through its subsidiary EDF Nouveaux Business.

Successful start-ups will further gain access to EDF’s innovation ecosystem: EDF’s R&D organisation and creativity labs.

This second EDF Pulse Africa competition confirms EDF’s commitment to supporting entrepreneurs who are already stepping up to face Africa’s future challenges.

With 50 years of experience on the African continent, EDF is actively developing low-carbon energy solutions whilst continuing to expand the continent’s electricity infrastructure.

The EDF Pulse Africa initiative follows on from the EDF Pulse awards which, since being launched in 2012, have already shone the light on and supported 1500 innovation projects being developed by start-ups in France, the UK and Italy.

 

 

According to Valérie Levkov, EDF Group Executive in charge of Africa, “the success enjoyed by the first EDF Pulse Africa competition confirmed the benefits of this initiative by revealing the incredible innovation potential of African start-ups.

“We are hoping to see the emergence of new technologies and new products that will meet the African continent’s energy challenges and that mesh with our portfolio of hydro, biomass and off-grid projects currently being developed in Africa”.

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JRhyma’s New Album “Faith” Will Be Released On July 30th.

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To have complete confidence or trust in something is to define one’s FAITH. 

FAITH is the new album from JRhyma, a commercial dance-hall afrobeat reggae artist who is combining his influence with his personality, putting his twist on his music passion and preference. 

JRhyma is a multi-talented songwriter, producer, and music director born in Obalende Lagos Nigeria on June 9th, 1985; he is a West African, Nigerian artist and a native of the Edo state of Essan.

Aspirational musicianship pleases JRhyma, gives him hope, and provides benefits for his mental health and the well-being of others when entertaining audiences.

JRhyma’s musical influences include Timaya, 2Face, Wizkid, Davido, and DonJazzy; he has carved his niche singing for the past 20 years during which time he collected various awards including the best male artist of the year award.

JRhyma decided to further his education and pursue his music career, he relocated to the United States of America to achieve his dream in 2009. 

FAITH is JRhyma’s exclusive album release since his 2017 NEXT-LEVEL, he has also worked with SKALE producing the video for TINA which has tallied 5.9k views on YouTube and counting.

JRhyma’s 2017 concert at Minnesota’s Skyway Theatre where he shared the stage with Yemi Alade while participating at the IGBO Festival is his most notable performance to date. JRhyma’s next performance will be at the African Entertainment Award Show in New York City. 

JRhyma is the owner of Money In Da Bank Entertainment. 

Arriving July 30th, 2021 on all popular streaming platforms, Money In Da Bank Entertainment presents FAITH by JRhyma.

Discover FAITH by JRhyma:

https://jrhyma.wixsite.com/jrhyma

https://www.instagram.com/jrhyma/

https://audiomack.com/jrhyma

http://www.tiktok.com/@jrhymababa

https://triller.co/@jrhyma

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdljWM2q2a1mvf8KFdGpH1Q

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YAA PONO SET TO RELEASE A NEW PROJECT IN JULY

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After releasing Thug diaries late last year, the Uptown energy frontman Yaa Pono is said to release another album next month .

The Ghanaian rapper titles this one “sovran” a project of nine songs and it’s anticipated to make statement for the rapper .

Starbuzz Tv promise to bring y’all Details of the album with respect to release and a lot more . Just stay with us .

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Toni Amani Releases New Music “Do For You”

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Toni Amani is a rising Afrobeat artist, Ghanaian by Nationality but born and raised in the United States. His love for music started at very tender age with a lot of guidance and support from his parents.

Tony Amani – Do For You Cover Art

His latest single “Do For You” is a chill Afrobeat song where Tony affirms his affection for his baby girl and assures her he will go all out and do anything for her just like she does for him. The song was produced by The late Dokta Frabz.

This dance music will be peoples favorite just like Davido’s IF song.

Toni Amani’s career has always been inspired by Tekno, Davido and Kidi.

Stream “Do For You” Here: https://starbuzzmusic.lnk.to/DoForYou

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