Ghana’s bright idea makers

The International Finance Corporation, a sister organisation to the World Bank, released an infographic featuring 100 start-ups across the four regions of Africa in October 2018. In West Africa, Ghana came second to Nigeria with a total of 11 start-ups named including Buildpals, KudiGO and Esoko. But this figure just scratches the surface and fails to acknowledge the scale of raw talent and entrepreneurship  operating in the system. Continue reading “Ghana’s bright idea makers”

…Do You Know Your Culture….?

…The world marked National Folklore Day by celebrating cultures across the globe but Ghana went one better and had a week-long set of events dedicated to exploring our cultures and dispelling some myths surround them. That is when I learnt that the hill that the University of Ghana is built on was a sacred grove (Ga aklabatsa) of the La people.

February events – Year of Return 2019

As part of a year-long period of activities geared to celebrating the contributions of Africans across the diaspora, Ghana is staging an initiative called ‘The Year of Return’.

The Government-led initiative brings together organisations and activities designed to mark the passage of our ancestors. This post lists events in February geared towards showcasing that. Continue reading “February events – Year of Return 2019”

Digital painter uses people power to grow business

A chance encounter with a Ghanaian actress changed one jobless digital artist’s passion for creating, into a full-time job. His name is Danny Arthur-Baidoo and hers Ama K Abebrese – best known for her award-winning performance in the Sinking Sands. Danny was doing his National Service (work experience required of all students in Ghana after tertiary education) back in 2015 and took a break to visit his home town of Takoradi where he randomly saw Ama K buying waakye in the market. Continue reading “Digital painter uses people power to grow business”