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Photos : Fmr Miss Ghana Stephanie Karikari Registers 1000 Children Onto NHIS For Free

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Former Miss Ghana and founder of the Lumos International Foundation for Empowerment (LIFE), Stephanie Karikari has through the foundation registered some one thousand kids at Jamestown onto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

The organization, aimed at empowering children in all aspects including, health, education, welfare, etc, held the activity Tuesday, May 25.

The registration which was held in partnership with the NHIS would be ongoing for two consecutive days.

Children between the ages of 0-17 solely would benefit.

Jamestown is the first of many communities that would benefit from the initiative, even as Ms Karikari launched the program on her birthday.

The Miss World Beauty with Purpose 2011 winner told the media that she had been to Jamestown a couple of times and realized that children in the community together with their parents needed some cushioning, healthwise.

Speaking to StarBuzzTV, she said “it’s very important. At the end of the day children are the future and it’s important that we take care of their education and their health.”

“So, we need to make sure that educationally and through their health. There are times most of them can’t even get good healthcare because their parents cannot afford to take them to the hospital and sometimes they stay at home and they don’t get the right care.”

She went on “with this exercise, it gives them the opportunity to get the right healthcare that their parents may not be able to afford.”

“I’ve been here a couple of times, and I’ve engaged with the people and I’ve seen that they need a lot of help,” she added.

Ms Karikari called on the public indicating that “if you can, always be ready and available to give a helping hand.”

She revealed that over 10,000 children are earmarked to benefit from the program by the end of the year.

According to her “the response has been amazing. Even the mothers tried to come and register but like we said today is for the children. We are trying to register as many as possible.”

A unit committee member in the area who represented the assembly thanked Ms Karikari for the gesture saying “we say a big thank you to our sister and I pray God almighty should bless her more. She’s doing a great job for Jamestown.”

A beneficiary Hajia Fuseina who brought her two-year-old child to benefit from the program told StarBuzzTV that she was relieved. According to her, the queue at the registration center was usually long and so bringing the registration to her doorstep helped a great deal.

Stephanie Karikari has a number of philanthropic works lined up.

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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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