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Bigger & Better! Boomplay Collaborates With Warner Music For New Deal

Boomplay, the largest music streaming and download service in Africa, has signed a direct licensing agreement with Warner Music to bring the record company’s diverse global roster of music to the region.

The terms of the partnership allow Boomplay to distribute Warner Music’s extensive catalogue of more than one million songs to its community of listeners in ten countries; Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

The deal will provide Warner Music’s artists with direct access and exposure to Boomplay’s millions of users in the region while bringing Boomplay one step closer to its goal of bringing all music from around the world to Africa.

Joe He, CEO of Boomplay, says: “Major deals with internationally recognized partners such as Warner Music continue to push us closer to our aim of building the largest and the most reliable online music distribution platform in Africa.  We want every music lover in the region to be able to access any song or video, anytime and wherever they are.  We are looking forward to a successful partnership and business continuation with WMG in what are truly exciting times for the African Music Industry.’

Alfonso Perez Soto, EVP, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Warner Music, adds: “We’re happy to partner with Boomplay to bring our amazing artists’ music to millions of listeners across Africa. The streaming service already has tremendous reach across the continent, yet they continue to expand exponentially.  It’s an opportunity that can’t be missed for our artists to make a whole new legion of fans.”

Perez-Soto continued: “I’d like to thank Warner Music’s Charlie White, Marc Latilla and Reni Adadevoh for their unstinting support in helping pull this deal together and get it over the line.”

In the past year, Boomplay has been on the crest of a wave, announcing landmark deals with global major labels, acquiring millions of new users monthly and releasing an iOS version in December 2018.

With major labels coming on board, Boomplay is now in a strong position to further improve its service offerings and defend its leading position in Africa. Boomplay, which has more than 42 million users as of February 2019, boasts an expansive catalogue consisting of five million songs and thousands of videos from local and international acts.

Boomplay (formally known as Boom Player) is a music and video streaming & download service developed and owned by Transsnet Music Limited.

Boomplay’s vision is to build the largest and most reliable digital music ecosystem for artists and content creators in Africa. The Boomplay app, which won the “Best African App” at the 2017 “AppsAfrica Awards”, has over 42 million users as of February 2019. It is currently the biggest and fastest growing music app in Africa with a catalogue of 5 million songs and videos, which is still growing day by day. Users can stream songs and videos online free of charge, subscribe to one of the daily, weekly or monthly plans to save songs and videos to play whilst offline or purchase content to download. The service is currently available on Android, iOS and Web.

 

 

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Nana Appiah Mensah Triumphs In Dubai, Menzgold Customers Will Be Paid Soon?

After several months of back and forth in Dubai in an alleged fraud case involving the owner the Menzgold Company Limited Nana Appiah Mensah, information reaching us revealed the Ghanaian businessman has been cleared of all charges by the authorities in Dubai.

Sammy Baah Flex, the Head of Communication of Zylofon Media, a company owned by Nana Appiah Mensah dispatched the news on Zylofon FM on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, stating that he was told by a management member of Menzgold.

To confirm the information, Nana Appiah Mensah took to his Instagram page for the first time in many years to publish a victory message, thanking God for seeing him through.

See the message below.

This development could mean a lot for Menzgold customers who are expected to be paid gradually when Nana Appiah Mensah finally touches down Ghana. Even though, it is not clear when he will be back in the country, winning the court case in Dubai is the first step in the right direction.

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Dr Gabriel Odeh Apotey Is The New Chief Operation Officer Of Upper Manya Kro Rural Bank Limited

Gabriel Odeh Apotey was appointed Acting Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Upper Manya Kro Rural Bank Limited effective on 1st March 2019 by the Board of Directors of the Bank.

The appointment of Dr Apotey whose expertise ranges from Project Valuation and Financing, Rural Banking, Staffing Psychology, Corporate Security Management, Strategic Coaching, Branding Psychology, Emerging Investment Decisions, Economic Reengineering, Financing Taxation and Advance Human Networking was undoubtedly especially with his ten (10) years stay with the Bank.

Born on March 2, 1983 in Somanya and a Christian who fellowship with The Apostolic Church of Ghana, Apotey is a Part-Time Lecturer at Institute of Project Management Professionals and holds a Bachelor in Educational Psychology (University of Cape Coast, Ghana), MBA in Accounting (Wisconsin International University College, Ghana), Doctoral Fellow (CIMS, USA), Ph.D in Finance (The University of America, California) and Ph.D in Management (Akamai University in Hawaii, USA).

He is a Certified Business Consultant, Certified Global Business Analyst, Certified Project Management Consultant, Member of Ghana Association of Restructuring & Insolvency Advisors, Chartered Financial & Investment Analyst (South Africa & Ghana), Policy Analyst ( PIED-Ghana), Chartered Manager (CIMS, USA), Professional Business Accountant (Canada), Certified Economist (Ghana) and a Certified Public Accountants (England /Wales).

Apotey has two(2) books to his credit and has authored four(4) articles published in International Journals particularly in the USA and India.

The aforementioned, he emphasizes, is not by his might but the doings of God. Gabriel has a strong attachment to the ministrations of Apostle Emmanuel Adom of The Apostolic Church Ghana, Rev Eastwood Anaba of Fountain Gate Chapel and Prophetess Mercy Aidoo of Mankessim.

He expresses utmost gratitude to some persons who have inspired and helped him to climb the ladder of success.

“I am very grateful to Madam Agnes Adjo Apotey (later mother), Simeon Tawiah, Bernard Kojo Henyo, Professor Hubert Rampersad, Andrew Akyampong, Richard Twum-Berimah Koranteng and Dr Divid Ackah,”

Apotey hopes to bring his competence, commitment and loyalty to bear to contribute towards the vision and mission of Upper Manya Kro Rural Bank Limited. As someone who believes in teamwork, he looks forward to working with the entire staff.

The native of Yilo Krobo (Somanya) is gracefully married to Mabel Ayongo Apotey and blessed with three (3) children: Michael, Daniel and Gwendolyn.

 

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Fada Dickson Wins Excellence In Media Management, Makes His First Public Event Appearance | WATCH

Fada Dickson,  Director of Administration & Finance of the media department of the Despite Group of Companies won the Excellence In Media Management Award at the Gold Coast Excellence Awards 2019. The most exciting part of it all is, he was a presence at the event to pick the award himself.

According to Abeiku Santana who accompanied Fada Dickson on stage to pick the award, he revealed that the media administrator has never attended or spoken publicly before because he is the shy type who prefers hard work over talks.

Watch Fada Dickson picks his award and poses for photos and videos on the red carpet.

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