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”
The aim of the annual the TINA [This Is The New Africa] Festival is to become the home of Afrobeats. The Festival will be the place where people go to experience the lifestyle that comes with the music. Continue reading “January events – Year of Return 2019”
The first enslaved Africans to set foot on American soil did so 400 years ago and it is claimed that happened in Jamestown, Virginia. The Year of Return – 2019 – seeks to commemorate this by calling on Africans of the diaspora to come home to visit, settle and/or do business in Ghana.
This post is a tribute to everyone who has contributed to MisBeee Writes by telling their stories and allowing me to share them with the world. It is because of you that the stories I was able to share over 2018 were so engaging and inspiring. Continue reading “Reviewing your inspiring 2018 stories”
If you are looking for colourful socks representing the vibrancy of West Africa, look no further than Afrisocks – a new venture established by two entrepreneurs at the beginning of the year that aims to promote African culture and design.
Accra Cycle Share & Tour claims to be the first of its kind to introduce a cycle, share and tourism experience to Accra.
Established in June 2018, the concept came out of a desire to get visitors seeing as much of Accra as possible in an efficient and ‘green’ way. Continue reading “Accra’s alternative tourism experience”
It’s been over 20 years since I visited Cape Coast Castle in Ghana but to this day the smell of the female dungeon still haunts me. I can only describe it as a deathly pungency made of salty sea water and human decay. Continue reading “Elmina and Cape Coast Castles revisited”
Generating content for TV/ radio or online news can be achieved by following a few simple steps and need not be a strain on the budget. Click here for more. For other presentations on writing, check out: Blogging Better, When Writers Gather and Pa Gya 2017 . Continue reading Journalism Content Writing Workshop
Film Africa 2018 returns to London for an eighth year and will be showcasing titles from 15 African countries and African-themed films from 18 countries across the UK and EU between 2 November and 11 November. These films include UK and world premieres such as The Burial of Kojo by Ghanaian hip hop artist turned writer/director Blitz Bazawule (aka Blitz the Ambassador). Continue reading “Film Africa 2018: Showcasing contemporary African film”
Pa Gya! is a literary festival in Accra, Ghana that organised by the Writers Project of Ghana and Goethe-Institut Ghana. The festival seeks to engage the general public on a literary platform, and to showcase writers and their craft. As such, various activities such as readings, panel discussions, poetry and story-telling sessions, book launches, the launch of literary prizes and performance of different literary forms are being planned for the three-day festival. Pa Gya 2018 – #WhenWritersGather Blogging Better @ Pa Gya Literary Festival 2018 Pa Gya 2017 – Blogging and Journalism Continue reading Pa Gya – A Literary Festival
The Writers’ Project Ghana and the Goethe-Institut Ghana collaborated for a second time to produce Pa Gya – A Literary Festival in October 2018. And thank God they did. This event drew on the rich history of oral storytelling that is embedded in Ghanaian and wider African cultures; celebrated the wealth of talent from across African and the Diaspora, and created a space for controversial topics to be aired, challenged and explored.
Keeping your blog active and readers engaged is a full time job. How do you decide which is the best blog template to use? Is it ever ok to source an image from the internet? How do I make the most of social media to keep my blog page looking active? Continue reading “Blogging Better @ Pa Gya Literary Festival 2018”