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.
Guinness Unfolds An Incredible Story Of Black Shines Brightest With Incredible Zigi
Guinness has, in a bid to tell compelling stories of pan African creatives, partnered with Afro and hip-hop Ghanaian dancer Incredible Zigi, for a campaign themed ‘Black Shines Brightest’.
‘Black Shines Brightest’ is a new Pan African campaign celebrating the iconic black liquid enjoyed all over the continent for over a century. This exciting new campaign is inspired by the bold and unique black beer of Guinness stout and brings together passionate and creative individuals to celebrate the spirit of Guinness and its home across African markets.
Incredible Zigi has been in the spotlight and worked with top-notch African musicians and record labels such as Mavin Records, P Square, Davido, Patoranking, Stonebowy, Shatta Wale, and a plethora of others.
Michael Amofa, popularly known as Incredible Zigi hails from the Eastern Region of Ghana and was born on the 17th of October. Incredible Zigi is one of the main pillars that have highly influenced the youth positively through dance.
Zigi has achieved quite a lot in his career as a dancer; He is the first Ghanaian Dance Artist to ever get featured on several articles including the famous Global Grind twice, booked in other countries such as Nigeria, Rwanda, Russia and UK respectively.
In telling the Black story, Zigi is partnering with Guinness to work with real culture makers from across the continent who demonstrate how Black Shines Brightest in a range of different ways. These individuals will create moments, events and content to be enjoyed by everyone.
Look out for more details about how you can be a part of the new Black Shines Brightest campaign and find out about Bright House Bars that are popping up in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale. Also, look out for activities on Guinness Ghana social media channels – @GuinnessGhana.
Just like Incredible Zigi, Guinness is bursting with life. It is a flavourful and bold and dynamic beer, sparkling and brimming with energy and exuberance A beer that has brought a dash of magic to millions in Africa and across the world for over 250 years with boldness and vision to live life to the full.
Juliet Bawuah Wins African Woman In Sport Award
The Group Head of Sports at Media General (TV3, 3FM, Onua FM, Onua TV, Connect FM, Akoma FM), Juliet Bawuah has won this year’s African Woman in Sport award at the GSport Awards.
Held in South Africa on Tuesday August 31, Juliet beat off competition from South African footballer Ode Fulutudilu and Violet Jubane, a Zimbabwean football administrator.
“Honoured to have won the Imperial African Woman in Sport award at last night’s GSport Awards in South Africa. This is a win for all African women in sport putting in effort to achieve their set goals. Big thanks to the jury and fans who voted @gsport4girls #gsport16 #SheOwnsHerSuccess,” she posted on Twitter.
The GSport Awards was founded in 2006 by South African Cricket Presenter Kass Naidoo to celebrate and promote African women in sport.
This year marked the award’s 16th edition.
The GSport recognition adds to a tall list of awards and nominations Juliet continues to receive. It is coming on the back of her recent nomination in the 2021 EMY Awards Young Achiever of the Year category.
Her other professional recognitions include: Video Short Feature Shortlist and Video Athlete Profile Shortlist, 2020 International Sport Press Association (AIPS) Awards. Previously, in the same scheme in 2019, she was Top Ranked Entrant (Number 1 work in Africa, 7th in the World – Video Short Feature category); Finalist, Sports Journalist of the Year, National Communications Awards (2020, Ghana), Winner, Sports Journalist of the Year, National Communications Awards (2019, Ghana), Winner, Ghana Outstanding Women Awards (GOWA), Sports Journalist (2019) and Finalist, Sports Media Pearl Awards, Dubai, UAE, 2015).
Prior to TV3, Juliet worked at CITI FM, ETV, Metro TV, Goal, CafOnline, Euronews’ sister station, Africanews. She is also a Contributor for Premier League TV, LA Liga TV, BBC, Aljazeera, and the Turkish broadcaster TRT.
Juliet is Radio Netherlands Training Centre (RNTC) trained and an alumna of the US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Her other professional affiliations cover Ballon d’Or (Women’s Category) – Member, Voting Jury, CAF African Footballer of the Year – Member, Voting Jury, FourFourTwo Awards – Member, Voting Jury, CAF Media Expert – Member, Panel, International Sports Journalists Association (AIPS) – Member, Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) – Member and the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) – Member.
Juliet is Founder of the Africa Women’s Sports Summit, CEO of Sportted Ghana Limited, a boutique sports agency and also the immediate past Brand & Strategy Relations Manager at Ghana Premier League side Berekum Chelsea.
BBNaija: Biggie Serves The Ultimate Twist As Jackie B And Jay Paul Emerge Heads Of House
For this week’s Head of House (HoH) challenge, the BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemates were all gingered to bring their A-game after the triple eviction last Sunday night. In a shocking twist, Big Brother told the housemates that tonight’s HoH challenge and nomination process would be rolled into one.
The male and female to finish the fastest would become the ‘Heads’ of House and will share the lounge as well as receive joint immunity. At the end of the challenge, the other 15 housemates will be put up for possible eviction.
The first challenge required the housemates to drink whatever number they roll on the dice. The second challenge required the housemates to eat eggs soaked in a milky concoction before moving on to the next challenge. For challenge number three, the housemates had to enter the slimy pool and pick two keys, which they dropped in a bucket held by a skeleton. The fourth challenge required them to crawl slowly across a slippery path from one end to another. And for the fifth and final challenge, the housemates used a straw to transfer a reddish concoction into beakers.
Saga had the honour of starting the game, but luck wasn’t on his side as he didn’t find any of the keys. Nini took on the challenge, tried very hard not to puke and ended up without a key. WhiteMoney gave it his best but didn’t find a key as well. At the end of the grueling challenge, Jackie B and Jay Paul emerged winners of the double HoH whilst the rest of the housemates were automatically put up for possible eviction on Sunday, 5 September.
The voting lines opened on Monday at 8pm and will close on Thursday, 2nd September at 9pm.
Voting will be on the Africa Magic website and via the MyDStv and MyGOtv apps. Abeg is the headline sponsor of Big Brother Naija season 6, and the associate sponsor is Patricia.
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