Cape Coast, Ghana, West Africa- July 20, 2022— Mr. Ekow Simpson, a Ghanaian Youtuber, with the aim of connecting Africans in the Diaspora and Africans in the motherland recently interviewed Author, Ekuwah (Mends) Moses for his channel in Ghana.
Mr. Simpson is also the proud, transformative Principal of Afrangua Basic School (Ghana Education Service) where Ekuwah also donated her book to the newly renovated school library, along with additional books and learning materials.
Ekuwah who subscribes to Ekow’s channel first connected with him via Twitter, and has been inspired by his goals of “promoting and learning the African culture, lifestyle and traditions amongst the African Diaspora and Africans at home.” Where Ekow encourages viewers to, “SUBSCRIBE AND BE PART OF THIS HISTORY! PEACE AND LOVE #GhanaianYouTuber.”
Ekow provided a meet and greet with his Afrangua Basic School staff and Ekuwah presented the school with gifts including her first book, “My Name Is An Address.” During the presentation she stated, “I think it’s important for students to see themselves in their books, see themselves in what they’re reading and know that their Ghanaian name is beautiful, it’s special.” The other books provided by her included Ghanaian and Diaspora authors with imagery and storylines representative of a beautiful and rich African heritage, which she believes all students should have access to.
Ekuwah (Mends) Moses’ book “My Name Is An Address” proudly features Mr. Albion Mends III, her father who happens to be the son of Albion Mends II, the son of the legendary Gold Coaster and Ghanaian — Albion Mends I in whose house Ghana’s independence from British colonial rule was planned — all pictured below from right to left…
The book which contains her families story, is available now through all major book sellers, including in Ghana at https://booknook.store/product/my-name-is-an-addresshardcover/. The book, a family collaboration, traces their lineage to the former Gold Coast, and is winning rave editorial reviews and critiques based on the featured artwork, artifacts and storyline. Mr. Mends also previously distributed books to the Afrangua Basic School Library. The newly renovated Library will be dedicated in August 2022.
In early 2022, Albion provided African authored books to the school library with encouragement to Ekow. Albion stated, “I believe this school can be a transformative and model school for Ghana’s Educational System. He is also hopeful that those who graduate from Afrangua Basic School will be productive global citizens and impact Ghana.”
Oral Ofori is Founder and Publisher at www.TheAfricanDream.net, a digital storyteller and producer, and also an information and research consultant.