Ernest Kofi Abbeyquaye has been in the film-making business since the early 60s and before that had a childhood talent for telling stories. Continue reading “In conversation with film-maker legend Ernest Abbeyquaye”
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal, is it time we started teaching people how to behave appropriately towards one another? And would that help to reduce the incidences of sexual violence? Continue reading “Is it time we taught each other how to be social?”
International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day have all too keenly focussed the world’s attention on the amazing women in all of our lives. My inspiration is much closer to home and comes from my amazing mum. She is not only beautiful, extremely accomplished as a business woman, mother, healer, chef, and positive thinker – she is unafraid of trying new activities. Continue reading “Guest blogger: Joana Nyantakyiwaa – an inspirational mum”
Seun Oboite represents an emerging crop of young Black entrepreneurs that are combining talent, education and a fearlessness about entering the business world.
In her early 20s, Louise Broni-Mensah became the first Black female entrepreneur to secure capital from a seed fund provider in Silicon Valley to grow her fledgling business Shoobs (pronounced Shubz).
Combine love, a bit of humour, 80s nostalgia and a pertinent social message about infrastructure underdevelopment and you get Keteke. Continue reading “Keteke – shaping Ghanaian film excellence”
Ghanaian-Romanian musician and film producer Emmanuel Owusu-Bonsu aka Wanlov the Kubolor is considering making a third instalment to his Ghanaian Pidgin-English musical ‘Coz Ov Moni’. Continue reading “Ghana’s afro-gypsy mulls over a third Pidgin-English musical”
Three years ago (in June 2014), I was on the verge of walking out of ‘Belle‘ – the second film by award-winning British-Ghanaian director Amma Asante. Continue reading “How important are facts when producing films on Black history?”
Too many times, I have heard the African continent described as a country with one homogeneous ethnic group. Considering that the continent is 30.4 million square metres (m2) in size, dwarfing Russia at 17.1m2, according to Nature America, and easily swallows up China, India, the US and most of Europe, isn’t it about time her true might is reflected properly? Continue reading “(1) Africa 53: Exploring the continent’s diversity”
The son of the late British-Nigerian author Buchi Emecheta is leading a project to digitise and re-launch all her works. Continue reading “Vlog: British-Nigerian author’s books set for February 2018 revamp”
The guy Ghanaians reportedly call the bamboo man came to London in June to promote his handmade bamboo bikes to the UK market. Kwabena Danso is the founder and ceo of Booomers – a range of bikes made in Ghana and designed to provide the healthier ones among us with a novel way of getting around. Continue reading “Bamboo bike maker explores UK market”