Category Archives: Opinion Editorials

2020 Summer Paralympics: Meet The Trio of Black Stars Who Inspired The World in Tokyo

From Wednesday, August 25th to September 5th, some of the world’s most elite disabled athletes participated in the world’s most notable international multi-sport event, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. These unique two weeks allowed these extraordinary athletes to compete for gold and, more importantly, showcase their dedication, resilience and training through adversity and uncertainty throughout …

Africa’s Vaccine Crisis: Should We Make Our Own Vaccines To Fight Corruption?

Africa’s Vaccine Crisis. The imbalance between rich and poor countries has been ever-present during the pandemic, with rich nations buying their uptake of COVID-19 vaccines and then some. With that said, the third wave has now arrived in Africa with nations like South Africa being among the most affected. Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) reiterates the need for Africa to manufacture its own vaccines calling for Africa to become more independent in its own uptake.

#GhanaMades50: Scilla Owusu

At 24, the young music video director already counts A-list stars such as Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Burna Boy and Fuse ODG among her clients. She has also worked with global brands such as Patoranking, Mr Eazi & Davido. Scilla’s acuity, storytelling skills, creative capacity and meticulousness have transformed the music industry, rightly positioning audiovisuals as an …

#GhanaMade50: Hemah K

Hemah K is a UK-based media personality initially introduced to the media world during her professional presentation of captivating interviews with entertainment industry giants such as  Young MA, Idris Elba, Krept and Konan, etc, for LinkUp TV and other online platforms. Following this success, she then elevated towards having her own radio breakfast show at …

#GhanaMades50: Evelyn Abena Akuaba Appiah

Evelyn Abena Akuaba Appiah is a Ghanian-American model, singer, and philanthropist.  Crowned Miss Grand International when representing the USA in 2020, she is an inspiration to the next generation of black beauty queens. She competed in Miss Talent Ghana in 2012, Top Model Ghana in 2013, and as Ghana’s representative at Miss Universe in 2014 …

#GhanaMades50: Yvonne Bajela

Yvonne Bajela is a founding member and principal at Impact X Capital, an early-stage investment firm, where she has led various investments including Marshmallow. Her firm’s mandate is to invest in underrepresented entrepreneurs across Europe and is an important contributor to promoting diversity and inclusion in this industry. In addition to this, she recently had …

#GhanaMade50: Bridgette Manful

Having grown up with two very cultured Asante parents, Bridgette was always intrigued and eager to learn more about her culture. Her father made it a point to act as though he didn’t understand English, so any conversations she and her siblings had with him had to be in Twi (their native dialect), or he …

#GhanaMades50: Sylvia Arthur

Sylvia Arthur is an accomplished British-Ghanaian non-fiction writer whose primary topics of written discussion are identity, politics, diaspora and place. She holds an MA in Narrative Nonfiction Writing and, for four years, was a consultant to the European Commission on communicating Freedom of Movement. Her work has been published in The Guardian, the BBC, and …

#GhanaMades50: Kimberly and Priscilla Addison

57 Chocolate is the pioneer bean to bar craft chocolate manufacturer in Ghana, producing luxury chocolate locally. It was started by two Pan-African sisters, Kimberly and Priscilla Addison.  Their vision is to drive development and self-sufficiency in Ghana and across the continent of Africa, while their mission is to add value to local resources by …

#GhanaMade50: Stacey Amma Osei Kuffor

Stacy, a Ghanaian-American, is a playwright, actress, television, and film writer with many years of experience in the creative industry.   She is a BFA graduate from NYU (major: Drama) and an MFA graduate from Hunter College (major: Playwriting). She struggled shortly after university to find work that suited her, as is expected for fresh graduates, …

#GhanaMades50: Audrey Esi Swatson

Not as old as the norm within her profession, Audrey is making headlines as Ghana’s youngest female commercial pilot. At the tender age of 18, despite resistance and setbacks, she managed to report for training at South Africa’s Mach1 Aviation Academy. Within a year, she acquired the necessary ability to complete her first solo flight. …