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Chef Francis Otoo presents Embassy Chef Challenge Awards to Ambassador Adjei-Barwuah

Chef Francis Otoo

Executive Chef Francis Otoo has presented his double-silver trophies won at the 10th-anniversary edition of the annual Embassy Chef Challenge to Ambassador Barfour Adjei-Barwuah, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States. Chef Francis Otoo made the presentation at the Embassy of Ghana in Washington, DC, barely a week after he won second-place prizes in the categories of the jury and public …

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Nina Baksmaty on stitching the Royalty Collection for KoshieO


Almost a decade down the line and now with distribution in shops all over the United States (US), the KoshieO brand has won its way into American hearts and still managed to maintain its African roots, thanks to its Ghanaian born Founder Nina Baksmaty. KoshieO has preoccupied itself with appreciating the beauty and uniqueness of Africa. This is evidenced in …

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Chef Francis Otoo of Ghana wins Africa silver at Embassy Chef Challenge

Although Chef Sincioco-Mateo of the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, District of Columbia (DC), won gold in both the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice categories with “sisig”, a traditional Filipino dish, Africa rose to the tops again at the 2018 Embassy Chef Challenge (ECC) with Chef Francis Otoo of Ghana claiming silver. Chef Francis Otoo’s signature dish of lamb …

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Washington DC-based Diaspora Africans excited about 2018 #JollofWars


“No! No! No! No way will Ghana let Nigeria have the luxury of winning #JollofWars come the 2018 edition of Jollof Festival in Washington DC again, this 2nd time must be in Ghana’s favor, Ghana cannot lose to Nigeria like in 2017!” Exclaimed Kwame, my Ghanaian friend who is based in the Washington DC area of the United States. After …

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Meet fast-rising Ghanaian-American MC and host Ellis Wynston-Boye

Ellis Wynston-Boye

Ellis Wynston-Boye has been in the spotlight recently as one of the finest and most active Masters of Ceremonies (MC) in the Washington DC metro area, hosting and officiating events within the Ghanaian and African communities and delighting audiences and guests with his humanity no matter the occasion. “My brand is always working hard to secure the interest of my …

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Singer Lilkidayo of Ghana undeterred by lack of manager and producer


“My personal life has been a motivational story which I sometimes share musically with anyone who cares to listen. I just want to encourage everyone to not give up, that is why I released the single ‘My Life’ on August 17, 2017.” These are the words of Lilkidayo, an upcoming singer whose genre is Ghanaian Hiplife and Afrobeats. To Lilkidayo, …

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‘Health Outcomes in a Foreign Land’ authored by Dr. Bernard Kwabi-Addo targets Diaspora Africans

Dr. Bernard Kwabi-Addo

According to Dr. Bernard Kwabi-Addo and in his book, ‘Health Outcomes in a Foreign Land – A Role for Epigenomic and Environmental Interactions (Springer 2017)’, there has been a high incidence and mortality rates for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic liver disease, kidney disease and cancer among the African diaspora in Western European and North American countries. The picture is different when …

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