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JAK Foundation launches Young Entrepreneurs Network (K-YEN)

The John Agyekum Kufuor (JAK) Foundation, has launched the Kufuor Young Entrepreneurs Network (K-YEN), aimed at supporting young Ghanaian entrepreneurs to grow and develop the entrepreneurship skills.

The initiative, which would assist, consolidate and build a sustainable enterprise through capacity building activities, like coaching, mentoring, training seminars and accessing finance, would establish local and foreign partnerships to further build the capacity of K-YEN members.

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John Agyekum Kufuor

Professor Baffour Agyemang-Duah, Chief Executive Officer of JAK Foundation said, with the kind of partnership supporting the K-YEN initiative, members would be well trained to embrace the crucial role Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) play in Ghana’s economy.

Mr. Muhammad Awal, Minister for Business Development, thanked the former President for his laudable initiative, which he said, must be supported by all Ghanaians to grow and develop young minds to venture into entrepreneurship and urged the team to make the best out of the opportunity.

John Agyekum Kufuor

“This initiative is a sustainable one, which must be well nurtured and helped to develop. I am urging these young ones to be moved by their desire and never entertain doubts.

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“I would use this platform to pledge my Ministry’s support to this partnership and networking to develop a capacity in developing the nation”.

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, Founder and Chairman of JAK Foundation said, the inauguration of the 15 pioneers of the K-YEN network is a flagship product from the JAK Foundation, which would be primed to become the future captains of the entrepreneurship industry in Ghana.

 

John Agyekum Kufuor

According to him, leadership was key in the development agenda of any nation and he was looking forward to seeing a new breed of business leaders, who would help to sustain the country’s economic developments.

“Leadership in all spheres of life, especially in governance and business, would require transformational leaders to successfully develop our society and that is why as soon as I retired as president of Ghana, I founded the Foundation to advance my vision of preparing young people for leadership.

John Agyekum Kufuor

“I am happy that the K-YEN has been formed to transform the future leaders of Ghana and hopefully Africa at large, bringing young entrepreneurs together for grooming, affirms the necessity to strengthen the leadership of the private sector” he added.

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Kay Studios: The Hardest Working Young Ghanaian Videographer Behind Some Of Nicest Short Social Media Videos For Bisa Kdei, Stonebwoy, Miss Universe Ghana, Others

A lot happens in the entertainment industry that solely depends on hard work, team effort, financial backing and most especially, talent and passion. At times you get lucky your talent and your passion gets you the right connection to propel you to the top or provide the necessary avenue for your elevation. The story of this young Ghanaian videographer, Ebenezer Ofori Donkor is a unique one that has seen him work with most of the country’s biggest names in the music industry; Stonebwoy, Bisa Kdei, Becca, Kwame Eugene, Flowking Stone et al.

Ebenezer Ofori Donkor got his first degree in Land Economy from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, named after the first president of the Republic of Ghana, formerly Gold Coast. He started his journey into the video editing world by working with famed photographers, SwagofAfrica before establishing his own brand called the Kay studios. With his personal brand pushed him onto the mainstream domain, he has managed to use his talent very well and has been noticed by the Second Lady of Ghana, Samira Bawumia, and also known brands like Miss Malaika, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Miss Ghana, as if that’s not enough, the quiet and shy hard working gentleman has done jobs for international luxury brand such as Swarovski.

Kay Studios (Middle) and SwagofAfrica

On the field, he has gone on tours with Bisa Kdei and done most of his short social media videos which have become the norm for most African acts to bring their fans closer to their works, shows and business meeting. Mostly posted on Instagram is one minute video that summarized all the road works without leaving anything out, a tedious process that demands concentration and attention to details, many of which Kay Studios possess and does without any headache drawing and fetching applause, and recommendations from all.

Kay Studios (Left) and Bisa Kdei

With Stonebwoy, most of the projects that the dancehall and Afrobeat giant with Black Entertainment Television trophy under his belt does is worked on by Kaystudios with help of SwagofAfrica who takes care of the photography. His recent and decent work for Stonebwoy could be seen from the Independence Day bash on March 6 at Labadi Beach, a testament that this young Ghanaian is on the road to achieving impressive marks around the world should the opportunities present themselves.


Kay Studios and Stonebwoy

To whom much is given much is expected, Kay Studios is of the belief that where he is just the starting point for him because looking into the future and his plans, he can only see nothing but success which he knows will come through hard work, determination and passion. These attributes helped him climbed to the next level by getting the needful nod from the Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Samira Bawumia to come work for her as the short video editor for her field works around the country and other projects which she is working with the major focus of hers being attention to women and girl-child empowerment.

Kay Studios and The Second Lady of Ghana, H.E Samira Bawumia

This is a generation of the internet and Kay Studios is making good use of that by introducing the short video concert to all his clients. He is always thinking of innovative ways to deliver on and off the field.

Watch this space for the part two of this where will interview Kay Studios.

Kay Studios and Former President, Jerry John Rawlings

Kay Studios and the Country Director for Miss Universe Ghana, Menaye Donkor

 


Behind the scenes with Stonebwoy

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Wealth Drive Group: Leading The Way In Passive Income Generation Across Africa 

“Beware the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns.” – Warren Buffet

The above quote, from a man who has made fortunes from working in some of the best global companies, is a testament to the fact that some investments are the proverbial ‘Trojan Horse’. Investments come in various forms. Some silently creep on you, taking only one with a discerning eye to see, while others announce their entrance with a bang, creating a jamboree like atmosphere that ultimately turns out to be false with investors losing their hard earned cash.

Warren Buffet couldn’t have hit the nail any harder than he did with those profound words that perfectly capture the giant strides of Wealth Drive Group Africa, a company that deposits through referrals from other customers and trades on the South African stock market; a company that has redefined the culture of forex trading and has further delivered nothing short of satisfaction on multiple fronts, in a continent where duplicity has slowly become the stock in trade of most trading institutions.

Sadly, its staggering milestone achievements have been greeted by ‘yawn’ as chronicled by America’s business magnate.

Wealth Drive Group Africa is a leading indigenous financial investment company with a customer first mentality that has taken additional steps to provide features for investors looking to build diversified portfolios.

Any financial expert worth their salt knows that one of the ways to be financially independent is via passive income. Passive income is unmistakably one of the most important and central ways that the rich employ to increase their wealth.

With only a few months in business, the company has been able to build a formidable influence that has become the touchstone for other investment companies looking to deliver premium services to customers. This track record of success was achieved on expertise, professionalism and core adherence to the sacrosanct creeds of forex trading.

Through technology and policy, the company has developed a number of safeguards which notify customers of trading violations, confined to offer only exchange-listed securities, ETFs and ADRs (no penny stocks) and a functional retail-focused surveillance system, which provides transparency to customers by providing real-time updates on margin leverage, protecting customers from margin calls, and monitoring to detect GFVs and PDTs after (and even before) they occur.

The company couldn’t have taken healthier measures to protect the interest and investments of its esteemed customers, considering the rising spate of fraudulent activities pervading the exchange market.

The African continent is regrettably marred with simple-minded individuals who seem to have a penchant for negatively criticizing successful and groundbreaking platforms that can drive a stunning exodus of Africans from the fetters of poverty to a state of financial freedom and abundance.

For the average African who sees investments as an alien term, the road to financial freedom finally became a reality with Wealth Drive Global, which was founded on the mission to democratize investing in the U.S. stock market by making it available to everyone, globally, at an affordable cost that leaves one with unfathomable incredulity, except for those with discerning understanding of the operations obtainable in forex trading.

The company’s generous operations were built to bridge the distance gap between the rich and the poor while creating opportunities that can upset the apple cart in our rich-dominated culture.

Wealth Drive Global is beyond your run-of-the-mill forex trading firm. For them, integrity, premium service delivery and actual return on investment (ROI) have been their watchword, which is self-evident in their operations.

If the financial probity of this futuristic commercial company is ever to be in doubt, then the foundation of every prominent financial firm must be questioned.

 

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How the magical flair of Godwin Dogbey contributed to the success of TINA Festival 2019

The Christmas and New Year holidays in Ghana were inundated with lots of high profile events and event organizers and planners were jostling for attention – that needed devotion that was expected to drive patrons to the events. A little slackness and you would miss out on the hype and audience.

Fuse ODG’s self-produced 3-day arts festival, ‘TINA Festival – Kente Party’ – was tagged by critics to face some low patronage and critical mention, considering the fact that, it was coming on the heels of the many quality events that were held during Christmas.

Against odds and with just days to the event, the buzz and enthusiasm for the Festival, especially on social media became intense and all of a sudden, the Festival garnered that well-needed attention. That thrill obviously translated into the impressive patronage for the entire duration of the event, which was a climaxed with one of the well-organized music concerts.

That surprising yet refreshing turn on the media projecting the event was attributable to just one guy – Godwin Dogbey!

Godwin’s ability to galvanize entertainment journalists, bloggers and get the media to drive the event the way it did was simply remarkable. His organizational skills in getting the relevant information and on time for the projection of the event was splendid.

His expertise in the handling of his duties was telling, and especially for an event that saw no related incidents, be it technical or human-related.

From the visit of volunteers/participants of the Festival to Akosombo on the first day through to the Music Conference to the exhibition of arts and music concert – Godwin had such a near perfect oversight over proceedings, scoring huge marks as one of the most reliable PR/Communications expert in the industry.

This is the third year of his working relationship with Fuse ODG and in a spate of a week, he was able to outwit and demystify that long barrier between the multiple award-winning artists and the Ghanaian media.

He has also fast-established himself as one of the youngest most-sought-after Event Managers in the capital, having organized corporate and entertainment events after garnering years of experience working for some of the best event-organizing firms, Empire Entertainment and Strategic Communications.

With 11 years’ experience in the industry – he has worked for a star-studded list of African artists including Davido, Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Trigmatic, Keche and Ebony. Others are Stonebwoy, Gemini, Asem, Joey B and Papy Kojo. Others are

Before TINAFest, he had also produced popular highlife artiste, Kuami Eugene’s first self-produced and maiden album launch ‘Rock Star’ Concert in Kumasi in December 2018.

He currently works with Despite Group of Companies as a Content Producer, and well-known for his stellar production credit for one of Ghana’s most popular broadcast journalist, Abeiku Santana.

 

Written by Arnold Baidoo

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