Rexford Nkansah

How Nigeria’s Nollywood is dominating Africa’s movie scene

Nollywood signpost in Nigeria, an icon of Africa’s movie industry Nollywood movies or actors’ names is what you will find if you ask the avid African movie watcher to name ten of their favorite African actors or movies. Nollywood – Nigeria’s entertainment industry – is obviously dominating the African movie scene and this piece is an attempt to shed some light …

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Isaac Ansah’s fascination by the Wright brothers’ invention and engineering

Isaac Ansah completed his studies at one of Ghana’s premier universities studying BSc in Mechanical Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in the capital of Ghana’s ‘Garden City’; Kumasi. He remained unemployed for a  while after completing his national service obligations until he chanced on an opportunity to leave the shores of Ghana for the …

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Chat with Rocky Dawuni, One of CNN’s top 10 best African musicians

Rocky Dawuni, Ghana’s greatest reggae sensation with global recognition owing to his hit song  ‘in Ghana’ and the world acclaimed album ‘Hymns for the rebel soul’. Rocky started his elementary schooling at Services Preparatory in the Michel Camp army barracks located near Tema, one of Africa’s premier port cities in Ghana. He gained entrance into the Tamale High school located …

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Even death is not a good enough excuse for giving up!

By Oral Ofori Nicole; 3rd right, with her foster wards in Trinidad and Tobago So here is one of my everyday heroes, it’s not Superman or Hajj Malik El-Shabazz who is also Malcolm X by the way, but it is Nicole Marchman, who at her age is a resilient, powerful and motivating foster alumni currently in a facility in Trinidad …

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Funerals in Ghana, Africa and the world

Funerals are traditional rites that date back to creation. For many cultures across the world, they form part of the rites of passage performed to usher the dead into the spirit world or the afterlife. Funerals are deeply rooted in creation as these rites started to be respected and performed right from the days of the biblical Adam and Eve, …

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#TheAfricanDream goes back in time with AJ Dahottest

The photo is of AJ Dahottest from back in the year 2012 and was taken when he worked as a radio presenter and DJ with HitzFM in Ghana. It is always nice to see a childhood friend grow to become a great inspiration in your life. Augustine Jebor, aka AJ Babe is someone I grew up with side by side …

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The Project Save Your Village or Town initiative of Ken Atta-Boakye

Ken Atta-Boakye, pictured, is like an uncle of mine and even though we’ve known each other for barely half a decade, he has been able to leave a positive mark on me for the simple fact that he’s always done his most to place Ghana on a much higher pedestal. Recently I’ve been speaking with Mr. Atta-Boakye about his efforts …

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Book Review – Campaign to Promote Civic Education in Ghana

The book: Campaign to Promote Civic Education in Ghana Number of Pages: 108 Author: Ken Atta-Boakye Publisher: KAB Publishers Reviewed by: Oral Ofori There is this common belief that people in Africa are so preoccupied with focusing on making it through their day by thinking on that which is most important as far as fending for themselves and family is concerned. As a …

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