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Life of Rocky Dawuni attracts biopic by British filmmaker Patey-Colton

Shared by Aquarian Music with edits by Oral Ofori PHOTO: Bali Commercial Photography Ghanaian Afro Roots singer/songwriter and renowned social activist, Rocky Dawuni, has just completed the second leg of his 2013 tour of Europe, which included searing performances at the massive Summerjam Festival in Cologne Germany, the prestigious Montreau Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the new Weedbeat Festival in Hannover, Germany. Earlier in June, Dawuni was invited to appear at …

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Gyedu Blay-Ambolley on Simigwado and highlife history

Cover of the new album Gyedu-Blay Ambolley is one of the most original musicians to come out of Ghana, he is noted for being a pioneering highlife musician, songwriter, producer, composer and the inventor of the ‘Simigwa‘ genre. I recently had the opportunity of speaking with the ‘Simigwa‘ inventor about his association with highlife music from Ghana which emerged in the …

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Ghana’s Black Satellites receives morale booster for 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Ghana’s youth football team, the Black Satellites, have received a psychological boost to overcome their challenges at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup currently taking place in Turkey. The 38th edition of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana Awards crowned several athletes and other illustrious personalities of the Ghanaian sporting arena on June 29, 2013. One particular announcement, however, received huge applauds from …

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US animal advocacy group wants Obama to visit African lions

Will Travers Will Travers, the Chief Executive Officer of Born Free USA, an American based national animal advocacy nonprofit organization has called on U.S. President Barack Obama to reconsider his decision to not visit African lions during his upcoming visit to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania from June 26 to July 3. According to the White House, the President’s African …

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Rocky Dawuni talks Africa politics

Rocky Dawuni and John Legend I first featured Rocky Dawuni on my blog in March of 2012 but prior to that, we’ve had a relationship lasting beyond that timeline and it was in my attempt to check in on him recently that gave birth to this piece where we got to talk about what is new with him and Africa politics. Below is …

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Joseph ‘King Kong’ Agbeko to resurrect boxing in Ghana?

On March 22, 2013, Joseph Agbeko dethroned Colombian born Luis Melendez in a 12 round unanimous decision fight at the Accra sports stadium in Ghana to become the new International Boxing Organization Bantamweight Champion of the world. I had the opportunity of chatting with Joseph ‘King Kong’ Agbeko a few weeks after the Ghanaian fighter became a champion. Sometime in April …

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Memoirs of an iBlogger

By Oral Ofori Here is a 20+ minute audio account of why I do what I do as a blogger, how I started and what I hope to achieve in my pursuit of #TheAfricanDream. If you have the time kindly listen to the audio on Soundcloud and please leave a comment or send me an email to let me know …

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Protecting the peace Ghana enjoys today

Kwame Ansah-Brew, (a direct lineage of Kwame Ansah Sasraku who according to Akan Oral Tradition fought the Danes in battle when they first came to the then Gold Coast–now Ghana) says he feels blessed to be a Ghanaian because Ghana stands as a beacon of hope in Africa, considering the fact that some countries in Africa are plagued by wars …

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