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The second edition of Dabira’s Design Market, a seasonal event to showcase contemporary design in Africa, will open its doors on November 4th and 5th in Accra

Accra, October 19, 2017 – The Design Market is a premier, seasonal market that features talented designers, artists and makers from across the African continent. The second edition will take place on November 4th and 5th in Accra, Ghana. At the Design Market, visitors will have the opportunity to meet and shop directly from great designers from all over Africa, discover one-of-a-kind goods, and support local entrepreneurship.

The weekend-long market will take place at Luxury Living, curator of furniture, decor and lifestyle accessories from Ghana, across Africa and the globe. The Tea Room upstairs offers a collection of luxury teas, herbal infusions and tea time accessories that tell a uniquely African story.

In addition to a unique shopping experience, the Design Market offers an event along with music, cultural exchange and a wide selection of specialty foods and beverages.

The Design Market is produced by Dabira, a company founded and led by Charlotte Ashamu, an economic development specialist and recipient of the Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship awarded annually by billionaire, Mo Ibrahim. “We want to showcase home-grown African design talent.

Our goals are to help designers and small businesses grow, to inject money into the local and regional economy, and open people’s eyes to the fact that amazing, quality products are made in Africa,” said Charlotte Ashamu.

The Design Market will feature a curated exhibition of top-quality designers and products ranging from fashion to home décor to furniture. In total, over a dozen emerging and established designers from five countries in Africa will showcase their work.

They include:

  • Furniture designer and fine artist, Hamed Ouattara, from Burkina Faso, who transforms recycled metal into artistic homeware collections. His collections have been showcased at Design Miami, the premier global venue for design held alongside Art Bassel.
  • Ghana based womenswear label, Nadrey Laurent, renowned for its unique and striking designs worn by top African celebrities such as Yemi Alade. .
  • Leading Nigerian womenswear fashion designer, Yinka Fashola of Moofa, and founder of the Moofa School of Fashion Design.
  • Ghana’s Studio Badge, a design studio that produces an exciting range of furniture, lighting and lifestyle products that celebrate the beauty of local Ghanaian wood.
  • The trendy footwear brand, Nio Far, created by Senegalese designer, Milcos Badji, using traditional textiles and unique patterns.
  • Sole Inspiration, an exquisite line of leather accessories and furniture made in Ghana.
  • Nigeria’s Ty Tys, a range of men’s neckwear and accessories all hand-made using aso-oke, a traditional Nigerian textile.
  • Contemporary ready-to-wear women’s fashion brands, Yalerri, Needlepoint and Atunnise Clothiers, made in Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria respectively, incorporating African prints.
  • Two of Ghana’s new, cutting-edge fashion accessories brands, Myth House, which designs one-of-kind bags made of metal mesh, and Vastie’s, creators of stylish sunglasses for all ages.
  • Selassie Tetevie of Ram Designs, a Ghanaian furniture designer renowned for his unique pieces such as traditional musical instruments transformed into sofas and chairs.
    Guests at the Design Market will also have the opportunity to discover specialty foods and beverages made locally in Ghana.

The featured chef is Jeff Luno of Wood, who fuses his French flair with local ingredients to create an unforgettable culinary experience.

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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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