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FanChoco School Caravan – Solving The Plastic Menace One Wrapper At A Time

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To say plastic pollution is one of the biggest threats to environmental sustainability is an understatement. To put it bluntly, the world is engulfed in plastic filth posing grave consequences to both humans and animals alike. The problem is purely human-generated and there is no denying that a collective effort would be required to salvage the situation and bring things under control.

Already the menace of plastic waste has prompted efforts to write a global treaty negotiated by the United Nations. The treaty signed in 2019 is supposed to serve as a wake-up call. But when you take a stroll along our beaches or water bodies, one would soon recognise the severity of the problem we face – and the fact that even without the UN treaty, we have got to do something urgent about the situation.

Corporate organisations have come to recognise that they equally have a duty to the society in which they operate as far as the issue of plastic pollution is concerned. In Ghana, Fan Milk for instance has demonstrated its practical solutions to the waste engulfing our environment.

The company in 2018 commenced an initiative to educate school pupils on proper disposal of plastic waste and practice this through a wrapper collection promo. The idea behind the initiative is to teach these young adults to keep their surroundings clean or proper disposal of plastic waste.

The Wrapper Collection Promo falls under the company’s FanChoco School Caravan project — a nutrition and sanitation program designed to educate children on nutrition and healthy lifestyle as well as the importance of sanitation. This year’s campaign also focused on creating awareness on the adherence to the covid-19 protocols.

As a member of the Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises (GRIPE) – an industry-led coalition formed under the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) with a stake in the plastics sector to integrate sustainable waste management solutions, particularly around plastics – Fan Milk Plc understands that keeping the environment safe requires a multi-stakeholder approach.

Considering the fact that a long-lasting solution to the plastic menace requires a behavioral change, involving the pupils at such an early stage would no doubt lead to the desired outcome in the future.

At the event to reward the highest wrapper collecting students and schools, the Ghana Education Service director for Tema Metropolis, Mrs Bernice Ofori, made a profound statement that further underlines the essence of this initiative.

“Vast health disparities exist in our nation and far too many children do not attend school in environments that do not support their health. Unless we address these challenges, the consequences are enormous for children’s learning and for their lifetime health. I would therefore like to commend FanMilk Ghana for introducing the “FanChoco School Caravan campaign in our 104 schools,” she noted.

In her opinion, the fact that the campaign had an all-inclusive approach, engaging both the students and teachers and at some point even the parents demonstrate the commitment Fan Milk has towards nutrition and health.

The wrappers collected are sent for recycling in line with the GRIPE initiative. And according to Kwame Asamoa Mensa-Yawson, the Project Coordinator at GRIPE, the wrapper collection has been very impactful as it falls in line with GRIPE’s main goal which is recovering plastics from the environment.

“I would like to encourage the children to still take up this act of collecting plastics after the event and encourage their peers in schools, communities, and at churches to become improve on their waste practices,” he said.

The FanChoco School Caravan has come to stay, and it will continue in its efforts to educate students, teachers, parents, and the entire public on the importance of sanitation, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle and on Covid-19 protocols.

Let us all become a part of this great initiative by practicing proper waste disposal which will ensure that our environment is kept clean and made safe for generations to come.

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Samini Knows No Stopping, Out With ‘Burning’ EP

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Samini is enjoying such an illustrious career, spanning almost 2 decades and he still wants to end the year on the high. A new single already on rotation, a mega concert billed for Christmas and now, a new EP in the mix.

Samini is a consummate artiste; highly revered among his peers and the entire music industry. Without a doubt, he’s also had a good run in the corporate space, arguably being the first artiste to land a major long-lasting endorsement deal with MTN and currently on another with FBN Bank.

With (7) seven successful albums and over 100 hit songs and collaborations, rocking the stages both local and international, with tons of awards to his credit, Samini is the undisputed king – for many!

He is ranked as one of the best live performers ever and there’s no argument about it. He knows how to get noticed by his audience with his unique style.

Going by the moniker, the contested tag of ‘King of African Dancehall’ – Samini has cemented that claim by producing some of the biggest chart-topping Reggae/Dancehall tunes over the years.

Known primarily for his proficiency in Reggae/Dancehall – Samini has been versatile since the start of his career – tinkering with other genres, from Hiplife to Highlife to Afrobeats.

On ‘Burning’, Samini enlists Loud City Music, Monie Beatz, and Finchy as producers with the legendary Kaywa as an arranger and mixer.

Efya, Kofi Kinaata, Medikal offered assistance in the 6-track Extended Playlist.

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Bediako The POET Premieres Debut Poem “The God”

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Motivational Speaker turn Poet, Bediako The POET has premiered his debut poem “The God”.

Inspired by nature, live experiences and the word of God, Bediako The POET took up poetry as a means to share the word of God the masses in a new way.

“No one inspired me into poetry, but as a motivational speaker, I took poetry as a tool to express my thought about God and nature to people who love the word.

Link to Poem > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isvn8OuLP7k

“We have millions of people to convey message of the almighty to but I chose poetry so that it will sound different and unique.” Bediako the Poet revealed.

The poem titled “The God” was recorded at Hard Time Recording Studio.

People who listen to this piece will be inspired, touched and wonder in awe as to how great our God is.

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TOME TEAMS UP WITH LEGENDURY BEATZ ON AMAPIANO TRACK ‘WAIT’

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Nigerian Canadian Singer & Songwriter Tomi Akanbi popularly & professionally known as Tome teamed up with hit record producing duo Legendury Beatz for her latest single which is an Amapiano hit titled ‘WAIT’.

The Single is the first song off her 12-track album: ‘No Long Talk’, which is set to be released early next year.

It’s been just over a year since Tome released her JUNO Award-winning Reggae single; “I Pray” which featured Jamaican superstar Sean Kingston, and she looks set to close this year out in style with this new Amapiano hit. The talented songstress crosses over successfully to the Amapiano sound & dominates the beat with her self assuredness, swagger & cheeky bravado on the delivery. Tome declares notably on The second bridge of the song that “even Aliko Dangote does not have my kind of money & even Otedola doesn’t have my kind of cash”, giving us a glimpse into Tome’s extremely lofty aspirations. 

The beat is distinguished by its high-pitched piano melodies, Kwaito basslines, and low tempo South African house rhythms blended with percussions which Tome glides on crisply with her vocals.

With Wait, Tome has delivered a masterpiece that the world can rock to not just during the end of the year festivities, but also into next year.

According to her, “She states that I want to dominate global sounds, Amapiano is a global sound; not just for now, but for the future. So I had to give it my best shot for the culture and to create something timeless with a life of its own that people in Africa and the World could vibe to”

Listen on your preferred Streaming Platform here. 

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