Tag Archives: Diaspora

Peggielene Bartels from Ghana speaks about being a female king

King Peggy in her regalia with her subjects Nana Amuah-Afenyi VI (born 1953), known informally as King Peggy, is the Nana (chief) of the town of Tantum (or Otuam) in the Mfantsiman Municipal District of Ghana. Born Peggielene Bartels in Ghana and a naturalized citizen of the United States, she has worked as a secretary at the Embassy of Ghana …

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In memory of Nelson Mandela, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Komla Dumor

click picture to enlarge This video was made to celebrate the lives of Nelson Mandela; former South African President, Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr; civil rights advocate and all who believe in #TheAfricanDream or have in diverse ways worked to ensure fair and equal opportunities for humans everywhere. It is also dedicate to the life and memory of Komla …

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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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Paying tribute to Chinua Achebe with Jackson M’vunganyi

A young Achebe looks into the future On Friday March 22 in the year 2013, the world was told that Chinua Achebe, the great Nigerian author and father of African literature, had passed away at the age of 82. The whole of that day saw me reflecting on this great Nigerian literary giant who in 1958 transformed the way all writers in …

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Dr. Dre visits Rocky Dawuni’s Afro Funke’

By Oral Ofori Rocky Dawuni & Dr. Dre In mid January of 2013, famed hip hop superstar Dr. Dre hanged out with Ghanaian reggae sensation Rocky Dawuni at Afro Funke’ in Santa Monica, California. The visit which happened on January 17th of this year was the hip hop superstar’s first visit to Afro Funke’.  Afro Funke’ is the longest running African inspired event …

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Africans in and out of diaspora asked to take taxation seriously

Nana Osei Amoh, CEO of Auxano Limited Liability Company (LLC), a budding financial firm in Virginia USA has taken advantage of the tax season in 2013 to call on his fellow Ghanaians and Africans all over the USA and those living on the continent to take their financial issues very seriously and pay careful attention to taxation. This is because …

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Koby Maxwell Celebrates Ghana at 56 with friends in the Diaspora

  As part of plans to celebrate the 56th anniversary of Ghana, Koby Maxwell is hosting a number of Ghanaian and other African artists to join hands in celebrating the beauty and culture of the African entertainment industry. Fellow movie stars, musicians and philanthropist of non-African origin will also be in attendance. The event will be held at Lanham Maryland, USA. …

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iRAP TV strives to become the face of African entertainment in the USA

Nana Yaw Boateng, aka Nana NYC in performance There is a television show on the airwaves of the East Coast of the USA that is gathering momentum among Ghanaians and Africans in the State of New York where it all began. The name of this TV show is iRAP TV, which stands for International Rhythms and Poetry Television. Nana Yaw …

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Pursuit of the American Dream

Virgil Afortor of the US Navy Ghanaian born Virgil Afortor was one of the many Africans who filled out forms to participate in the US Diversity Visa Lottery (USDVL) program in 2008 with high hopes of winning. Winning the lottery and gaining permanent legal residency in the USA was not the most important to Virgil, but also making sense of …

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Ghanaian Clothes Maker, Kwabena Asamoah Tailors his way up

Kwab Asamoah (right) in photo with US President Barack Obama ‘My garments are more technically designed than they are fashion designed and this is even more so owing to my engineering background‘ says Kwabena Asamoah of Kustom Looks Clothier as I interviewed him for my blog. We caught up in Silver Springs Maryland in the USA where the Ghanaian born …

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