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GHANA TO HOST MAIDEN EDITION OF AFRICA WOMEN’S SPORTS SUMMIT

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Ghana’s capital, Accra, will hold the inaugural Africa Women’s Sports Summit on May 15.

The summit, which is a brainchild of International Sports Journalist Juliet Bawuah, will bring together over sixty participants for a day’s session with some of Africa’s leading and respected women sports Journalists as well as notable names in media, corporate and sports landscape who have shattered the glass-ceiling in the areas they operate.

The event will be held under the theme: “Take Your Place”, which will highlight and trigger conversations about empowering young female sport Journalists and upcoming talents to lead and impact their communities.

The maiden edition will focus on Sports Journalism and the window of opportunities available to women. It is open to aspiring and established women sports Journalists, who will learn from and interact with speakers from across Africa.

The Pan-African event will take stock of the gains made so far by African women in sports, and offer a clear path to fill the gaps while taking leadership roles for the future.

Commenting on the upcoming event, Juliet Bawuah, Founder of the Africa Women’s Sports expressed her excitement, saying: “There has never been a better time to organize this event than now, and we are thrilled about the opportunities that exist. This year, we are not only asking people especially women to take their place; we are exposing them to prospects that hitherto, they saw as impossible to reach.”

She added: “We have carefully selected our speakers so that participants will get to benefit from a rich pool of knowledge. Our speakers which feature some of the big names in Ghana, South Africa and Uganda are enthused to share the skills and expertise they have acquired over the years and also be part of creating an environment where more women will be at the forefront of an ever-changing sports ecosystem.”

The 2019 #AWSportsSummit is supported by Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel, Dr. Bates Solutions and Stimuluz.

Registration for this year’s event is free.

Founded in 2018, the Africa Women’s Sports Summit is an initiative of Sports Journalist, Juliet Bawuah.

The event seeks to present a platform for mentorship, and greater female inclusion in the African sports ecosystem while working towards creating conditions that go a long way to help the African woman in sports attain career goals.

Follow AW Sports Summit social media pages for more updates:

Instagram: @awsportssummit

Twitter: @AWSportsSummit

Facebook: @AWSportsSummit

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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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