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Serial entrepreneur, Tim Hogins Launches Blacqmarket As A Tech Game Changer For Africa



Off the back of celebrating 10-years in business, former security guard turned business magnate (serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist), Tim Hogins, announces the launch of Blacqmarket, a tech game changer for Africa.

The ultimate African dream, Blacqmarket is for the people by the people and to the people. Tim Hogins has created THE solution for entrepreneurship on the African continent, not just South Africa. Using cutting edge technology, Blacqmarket is an equal opportunity large scale employer, proud supporting SMME entrepreneurship.

“We live in unprecedented times. With the constant threat of unemployment, economic downturn and the COVID 19 pandemic weighing heavily on potentially 11 million South Africans unemployed. A huge percentage of these being youth, it comes with no doubt our future is at a perilous point. This is why Blacqmarket is an urgent solution needed,” shares Tim Hogins.

Blacqmarket brings together the possibility of kick starting the largely informal sector by bringing them online safely and securely. Blacqmarket will afford the common businessperson a solution that will make them continue to trade and fairly earn despite the situation on the ground. Blacqmarket gives the economy a fool proof approach to moving online. Blacqmarket is the first online global marketplace securely backed by a blockchain. No-one else is doing that in the world let alone Africa or South Africa.

A shop on Blacqmarket offers:

  • Most secure e-commerce blockchain enabled platform – this makes all transactions safe and secure.
  • Lowest merchant fees – we have kept fees low so that the shop owner retains more.
  • Free logistics for parcels 5kg and less – we have an exclusive logistical solution that covers the whole of South Africa with guaranteed 3 day delivery.
  • Safest logistics due to counter to counter – eliminating the hands that handle the parcels we make it safer.
  • Accommodates formal and informal traders – unlike other platforms we encourage all who have a product to sell it on our platform.
  • Split payments on a single item – an incentive to give more opportunity for people to buy more.
  • Group purchasing engine – we can now group buy for more value for the buyer giving more opportunity of shop produce guaranteed to be bought.

These opportunities for each shop opened will go a long way to alleviate the fledging economy. Each shop will attract an annual fee of R1200, a fee a third cheaper than Blacqmarket’s closet competitor. This annual fee is converted into the eZar cryptocurrency which retains the value of the fees. Administrative fees will go towards the maintenance of the site and advertising costs to drive traffic to the site. The Blacqmarket platform offers this safe haven by running a cryptocurrency ecosystem, where it’s pegged 1:1 to the Rand.

Each shop will have a shop assistant that will be an unemployed youth to assist in the unemployment challenge – The Blacqmarket platform aims to be the solution that will help not just any SMME but generate employment down the line.

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Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Opens Nominations For 23rd Edition



The organisers if the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Charterhouse Ghana, have opened nominations for this year’s edition.

They are therefore calling on all GH artistes, producers, and record labels with works released between Jan 1st – Dec 31st, 2021 to submit your entries for VGMA23 nominations to

See their press release below:

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KiDi, Kuami Eugene To Perform At Indigo At The O₂ In London On March 6



Lynx Entertainment signees, KiDi and Kuami Eugene are spreading their wings as far as their music careers are concerned.

While their songs are making inroads into other music markets the world over, they are not resting on their laurels in their bid to have a physical presence in those areas.

On 6th March 2022, the two Ghanaian music superstars will be performing at the Indigo at the O2 in London.

KiDi and Kuami Eugene are two of Ghana’s illustrious sons in the music industry who have enjoyed critical and commercial success, less than six years into their music careers.

They have quickly established themselves and have found places in the Highlife and Afrobeats genres.

KiDi, who is currently Vodafone Ghana Music Awards’ Afrobeats Artiste of the Year has released hugely successful singles such as ‘Odo’, ‘Say Cheese’, ‘Enjoyment’ and the 2021 smash hit ‘Touch It’ which went viral on TikTok and spent several weeks on the UK Afrobeats Chart and the Billboard Global Triller Chart.

Kuami Eugene is a four-time Highlife Artist of the Year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA). He also won the ultimate slot (Artiste of the Year) at the 2020 VGMA.

He is known for hit songs such as ‘Angela’, ‘Confusion’, ‘Wish Me Well’, ‘Open Gate’ and is currently enjoying a lot of success with his massive collaborations such as ‘Happy Day’ (with Sarkodie) and ‘Love Nwantiti’ remix (with Ckay and Joeboy).

Kuami and KiDi are also loved for their riveting stagecraft and have rocked a lot of high-profile stages (both home and abroad).

Click on the link below for all your ticket reservations:

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Juliet Ibrahim Collaborates With United Airlines For “A Toast To Life” Book Tour



Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim teams up with global airline company United Airlines as she is set to tour America with her book ‘A Toast To Life’.

This collaboration comes as Juliet Ibrahim was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential People of African Descent under 40 by MIPAD.

As a Mipadian, The Actress will be working with United Airlines to promote their routes across continents.

Announcing the new partnership via social media, a delighted Juliet, expressed how it will be easier to go on her tour due to the convenience of a direct flight from Ghana and Nigeria to the United States of America.

She wrote; ” Super excited to be collaborating with @united this January as I tour the USA with my book @atoasttolifebook Flying direct from Ghana and Nigeria to Dulles airport is so convenient! Let the globetrotting #2022 begin!!! Thanks to @mipad100 for the connect. #USAtriploading #Traveltheworld #United #MyUnitedJourney”

‘A Toast To Life’ is a highly acclaimed auto-biography detailing how Juliet Ibrahim survived three civil wars and how she lost some family members while her family was trying to escape from rebels. The book also reveals her survival from rape and sexual abuse, the ups and downs of her previous relationships, dealing with self-esteem issues, depression and Motherhood.

‘A Toast To Life’ is available for purchase online on Amazon, Kindle, and in several bookstores.

United Airlines is a major American-owned company that flies direct from Ghana and Nigeria to the United States of America and vice versa. The airline operates a large domestic and international route network spanning cities large and small across the United States and all six inhabited continents. United Airlines is the third-largest airline in the world and the actress turn author is indeed going global.

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