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Kafui Danku, Mama Imahkus, Kathy Knowles Poised For Ghana Book Club Discussion On 30th Of May

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The maiden edition of the Ghana Book Club slated for 30th of May, is taking off on a high note, as the organizers confirms participation of the 3 out of the 4 authors whose books were selected for reading and discussion in the May edition of the Club meeting, taking place virtually by 7pm this Sunday.

4 Books were selected for reading In the month of may by the club ,which are The Lucky One by KathyKnowles and Deborah Cowley, Returning Home Aint Easy But its Sure a Blessing, by Seestah Imahkus, Sons of the Skroll by Diana McBagonluri and Silence is not Golden by Kafui Danku.

Kafui Danku Ghanaian Film maker’s book titled Silent is not Golden tells the story of her difficulty with childbirth having gone through miscarriage 4 times ,as well as pains of other women who has faced similar situations ,offering solace and comfort and guidance on how to navigate the shallow waters of life if facing difficult situations.

“Written in this book are my life’s experiences that I wish to share publicly to not only educate but also inspire. From my many years of painful experiences, I have squeezed out sweet juices of gainful lessons to inform, inspire, and encourage families – particularly women who identify with my story. This trip down memory lane will undoubtedly be worth taking.’ She explained

The author of Returning Home Aint Easy But Its Sure a blessing , Seestah Imahkus Njinga Okofu Ababio affectionately known as “Mama One Africa” is presently in Rwanda where she has been before the onset of the Lockdown in 2020, triggered by the global pandemic has assured the Book Club that she will join the discussion and be able to discuss with her readers.

The senior citizen who is Co-Chair of the Bureau of African Diaspora Affairs (BADA) in Ghana, Patron of the Institute of Afrikology and Afrika Day Foundation of Durban, South Africa, Founding Member of the Universal Pan African Diasporan Coalition of Ghana, who is now in Rwanda had established the Rweru Rwanda Women’s Empowerment and Human Values Initiative Project with Rich Hearts, a Rwanda based organization, to economically empower women who are survivors of the 1994 Tutsi genocide.

Her Book Returning Home Aint Easy But Its Sure a blessing chronicles IMAHKÜS and her husband’s sojourn and resettlement in Ghana. A prolific writer, her candid sense of humour makes for an admirable, enjoyable yet serious and commendable read; evoking numerous emotions from her readers, laughter, anger, tears and a burning desire to return home to the land of their ancestors.

The Director Council of African Elders and Women Intercultural Dialogue (AEWID), is elated about the Ghana Book Club and has donated copies of her books to the club to help promote reading in the Ghanaian community, from which copies were sent to UNESCO Ghana, Ministry of Education Ghana and more.

Her Book can be purchased directly from the Ghana Book Club.

Sons of the Skroll written by Diana Bamford McBagonluri , is shortlisted for the fiction of the month. Diana Bamford McBagonluri holds an MA in English Literature from Rosemont, PA USA, a BA in English Education from the University College of Education, Winneba, Ghana.

Kathy Knowles co author of The Lucky One, has confirmed that the lead character of the Book Massawudu will be joining the session, the book Lucky One is a non- fiction, featuring the real life experience of Massawudu born with crooked legs, which Osu Children’s Library Fund created to celebrate the human spirit and to promote reading and literacy.

Sons of the Skroll and The Lucky One are among the Books donated to the Book Club by EPP and are available on all their Bookshops nationwide.Kafui Danku and Seestah Imahkus donated copies of their book as well to assist in promoting in reading Ghanaian community.

The Book Club is also enjoying blog support from Modern Ghana , Ameyaw Debrah, Ytainment , Cypress Ghana and All Africa media network.

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VGMA 1ST NATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT – MEET YOUR SPEAKERS

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As part of the world music day celebration and as part of the activities lined up for the VGMA Musical June, Ghana’s biggest music awards scheme introduces the VGMA National Music Summit.

The summit is to use music as a tool to drive social change and is aimed at using education to empower players in the industry to help better the lot of the sector.

The summit is to be held with limited audience but shared with millions across the VGMA official social media channels. It starts at 10am and ends at 2pm.

The 4 hour event is meant to engage Musicians, Music Producers & Managers, Distributors of Music, Music Promoters, Media and Other Industry Players nationally to discuss core industry issues.

At the end of the dialogue, a communique on the insights, conclusions and recommendations collated from the discussions will be presented to the Ministry of Tourism & Creative Arts for consideration. There will be 3 panel discussions; Royalties – The Way Forward, Music Distribution in the Digital Era and Play it LIVE.

Starting off the conversation for Royalties- The way forward, are; Munyaradzi Chanetsa, A&R Manager, Sony South Africa. Rex Omar – Chairman Ghamro and Veteran Ghanaian musician. Abraham Adjetey, President of Ghamro. Trigmatic, is a Ghanaian award winning musician, composer, songwriter and Philanthropist. Last but not least, Cynthia Quarcoo, Managing Partner, CQ Legal & Consulting.

Leading the conversations in the Music distribution in the digital era are 3 distinguished industry players with in-depth practical knowledge in their respective field of endeavor. Chioma Onuchukwu is Head of Operations at TuneCore Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Gambia & Ethiopia. Jefferson Seneadza CEO of Aftown – a digital sales platform. Munyaradzi Chanetsa, A&R Manager, Sony South Africa. Juan Gomez is the Head of African Content and Curation at Pandora Media.

CEO EKB Records a talent Management and Entertainment company and LIVE Music enthusiast Kiki Banson, will be heading the PLAY IT LIVE discussion. With support from Kwame Yeboah, a Ghanaian born, UK based multi-talented instrumentalist, producer and keyboard player and programmer and Beats Mechanic.

The event will be hosted by Rudy Kwakye – Executive Producer AfroNationGhana Festival.

The VGMA NATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT is powered by charterhouse, partnered by Tv3, GHQR, KPMG, DStv, Media partners and proudly brought to you by Vodafone, Together We Can!

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Nanky Wins VGMA22 Unsung Initiative

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Ahead of the most prestigious music awards scheme in Ghana, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2021 slated for 25th and 26th June, Nanky has been announced winner of the Unsung Initiative.

The fast rising 28 year old Tema based Afro-Pop. R&B, Highlife singer who is currently signed on Sultan Incorporation was on Friday 18th June 2021 announced winner on TV3’s Showbiz 360 hosted by Giovani Caleb.

He won ahead of his competitors Oseikrom sikani, Adelaide the seer, Koby Tuesday, Kwame Yogot, Malcom Nuna, Queendalyn and Naana Blu.

Nanky, as the tradition has been since its inception in 2015, will get to perform at this year’s edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which would be held on Saturday, 26th June, 2021.

The Unsung is an initiative to project underground artistes who need the platform and exposure to make it to mainstream. Previous year’s has seen winners like Lynx Entertainment artiste Kuami Eugene, Reggae/dancehall artiste KelvynBoy among others.

The Unsung Initiative is produced by Charterhouse and brought to you by Closeup Toothpaste.

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VGMA 2021 – Ghana’s biggest music weekend beckons!

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Two nights of drama, awards, and exhilarating performances from 30 chart-topping acts will be LIVE in the spotlight at the 22nd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

From Efya, Kuame Eugene, Eno Barony, KiDi, Kwesi Arthur, Kofi Kinaata, Adina, Joe Mettle, Diana Hamilton, Medikal, Okyeame Kwame, through to Epixode, DopeNation, Mzvee, Sista Afia, Yaa Yaa, Dead Peepol, Yaw Tog, Gyakie, Fameye, Bethel Revival Choir, the VGMA will be the center of national attention next week Saturday.

Do well not to miss out on the two day event happening on the 25th & 26th June which will be live on TV3, Akwaaba Magic, Soundcity TV and on Ghana Music Awards, and MTV social media pages.

The VGMA is produced by Charterhouse with support from TV3, DSTV, GHQR Code and Vodafone.

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