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International Media Acknowledges Okyeame Kwame’s DGM Initiatives

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The social responsibility programmes being embarked on by Ghanaian rap giant Okyeame Kwame, have caught the attention of people the world over.

International news portal, Climatechangenews.com, in a recent publication titled “Defending Ghana’s forests with seedlings, education and rap music” accentuated Okyeame’s immense contribution to preserving the environment.

The President of the World Cocoa Foundation, Rick Scobey in a tweet lauded the DGM Ambassador for his hard work.

“Go @Okyeamekwame! Defending Ghana’s forests with seedlings, education and rap music,” he tweeted.

Read climatechangenews.com’s publication below:

Since 2000, Ghana has lost half of its forests.

As deforestation progresses, more land is deprived of sun-blocking tree cover and turned into barren desert. With the help of a $5.5 million investment by the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Ghana is defending its forests, the leafy canopy that maintains shade and moisture in the earth, limits greenhouse gas emissions, and preserves the ecosystem.

Through a combination of community outreach, education, and training, the CIF-funded project called DGM Ghana is helping Ghanaians whose livelihoods depend on forests combat and reverse deforestation.

DGM stands for Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities. It was developed by CIF’s Forest Investment Program to fight forest loss by strengthening knowledge and practice of sustainable forest management.

In just five months, the project trained 9,000 community members in the Brong Ahafo region in Twi, their local dialect. The training focuses on ways for the population to mitigate the effects of climate change with different strategies: livelihood diversification, soil and water conservation measures, climate-smart agriculture, agroforestry, tree planting, drought-resistant cropping, and reduction in unsustainable practices.

“I was just about to cut down a sapling close to my cashew tree. Then I remembered what I learned only yesterday from the DGM training about preserving trees on my farm,” said Abubakar Sadik, a beneficiary in the Babatorkuma community, who decided to let the sapling grow.

The project also involves a partnership between CIF’s Forest Investment Program and the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) for the purpose of encouraging cocoa farmers to plant thousands of shade trees. “Our goal was to supply 700,000 tree seedlings to cocoa farmers in 2018,” said Abdella Seidu Ali, a forest manager.

At first, farmers were reluctant to plant the seedlings on their farms. But this situation changed when DGM Ghana, in collaboration with Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture, started offering in-depth training on climate-smart agriculture to cocoa farmers.

“Thanks to insights gained from the training I am planting tree seedlings on my farms and am convinced it will help,” said Sarah, a 36-year-old local farmer.

To get the key messages about CIF’s program across to the public, Solidaridad, the implementing agency for DGM Ghana, named popular rapper Okyeame Kwame as climate change ambassador. It is a responsibility he relishes.

In his new role, Kwame does interviews, makes local appearances, holds rap/poetry contests, and participates in radio shows. He also uses music to teach school children and members of the community about land use and smart forestry.

Determined to get through to young people, Kwame said, “We have to make the climate change conversation cool!”

Background

Okyeame Kwame was appointed as an ambassador for the Dedicated Grand Mechanism (DGM) campaign on climate change at Solidaridad office at East Legon on 24th January, 2018.

His role as ambassador for the climate change initiative is to help drum home the impact of the climate change.

He has, since his appointment has been very instrumental in using his art work to project the cause.

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Gidochi Releases Official Video for “You P3”

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After a successful release of his Mixed Feelings Acoustic video in April, and recent activities of teasing
new images on his social media platforms, Gidochi finally presents us with another extraordinary visuals to complement his classy and well produced record titled “You P3“.
The beautiful song which was lifted from his Mixed Feelings EP conveys the message of assurance for a
lover. It has been a favorite of many since its release in November 2020.
The enchanting visuals directed by Ghana’s Kobe Outta features the talented singer riding on a vintage
motorcycle while having a fun time with his girl.
The rest of the video also displays captivating scenes with Gidochi showing vulnerable emotions.
More importantly the clip synchs with the concept of the song.
It is impressive to say the ‘Supernova Records‘ signee’s music videos over the past years have been
works of art. His music video XXL, was recently nominated in the ‘best edited’ and ‘best photography”
categories at this year’s 4syte Music video awards.
The “High With Me” composer has not only proven to be an amazing singer, he has also proven to be a
professional musician by serving memorable visuals that connects audiences to his music.

Watch Video Below:

Gidochi

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Refreshing New Addition: The New GROHE Tempesta 250 Head Shower

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Rain showers are still trendy: 55% of Germans would like to have a generous head shower in their shower where the spray pattern covers the whole body like raindrops.

With its full-face Rain spray and a generous diameter of 250 mm, the new GROHE Tempesta 250 head shower, which is manufactured in the own shower competence center in Lahr, Germany, is impressive in every aspect.

Thanks to its slim, minimalist form with an elegant chrome finish, it is also an ideal fit for a modern bathroom design. Additionally, it offers a lot of installation flexibility thanks to different product variants: in a round or square design, it is available as a single head shower, in a set with a shower arm, or as a complete shower system.

Equipped with the water-saving GROHE EcoJoy technology, Tempesta 250 promises showering comfort even without a bad conscience: A flow restrictor reduces the water consumption to a sustainable 9.5 litres per minute.

At the same time, the perfect geometry of the nozzles ensures that the water flow remains powerful – for a voluminous shower experience without compromising on performance. A perfect match for 66% of Germans who are searching for a shower which assists them in being sustainable in their day-to-day life

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About GROHE

GROHE is a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings and has a total of over 6,500 employees in 150 countries – 2,600 of them are based in Germany. Since 2014 GROHE has been part of the strong brand portfolio of the Japanese manufacturer of pioneering water and housing products LIXIL. In order to offer “Pure Freude an Wasser”, every GROHE product is based on the brand values of quality, technology, design and sustainability. Renowned highlights such as GROHE Eurosmart or the GROHE thermostat series as well as groundbreaking innovations such as the GROHE Blue water system underline the brand’s profound expertise.

 Focused on customer needs, GROHE thus creates intelligent, life-enhancing and sustainable product solutions that offer relevant added value – and bear the “Made in Germany” seal of quality: R&D and design are firmly anchored as an integrated process in Germany.

GROHE takes its corporate responsibility very seriously and focuses on a resource-saving value chain. Since April 2020, the sanitary brand has been producing CO2-neutral worldwide. GROHE has also set itself the goal of using plastic-free product packaging by 2021. In the past ten years alone, more than 460 design and innovation awards as well as several top rankings at the German Sustainability Award have confirmed GROHE’s success. GROHE was the first in its industry to win the CSR Award of the German Federal Government and was also featured in the renowned Fortune® magazine’s ranking of Top 50 that are “Changing the World”.

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Video Premiere: Kay Bryn – Money

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Ghanaian Hip-hop sensation Kay Bryn has a new one and calls this one “Money” In a special interview with Starbuzz TV when asked about the inspiration behind this song he said “I got the inspiration by a comedy skit which was circulating on social media. It was about a man telling his girlfriend how wild he is thinking of how to make money and so the girlfriend shouldn’t disturb him or try not to seduce him.

Money has always been the ultimate goal for a lot of millennials and I have decided to motivate people through my music about the right way of getting that money. Drill was the best way to do this and I believe this will be the jam for this summer and beyond”.

Stream Money on all digital platforms here: https://starbuzzmusic.lnk.to/KayBryn-Money

Watch official music video of Money below:

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