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Felicity Ama Agyemang

Born: August 15, 1973 (age 46years), Kumasi.

The Ghanaian actress popularly known as “Nana Ama McBrown”, is also a presenter and a music writer. Wedded to Maxwell Mawu Mensah and the mother of Maxin Mawushi Mensah. She rose to prominence for her role in television series Tentacles. Later, she found mainstream success following her role in the Twi-language movie Asoreba.

Years Active: 1998 – Present.

Nominations: City People Movie Award for the Best Actress, and City People Entertainment Award for Face of Ghana Movies.

Awards: City People Entertainment Award for Face of Ghana Movies and RTP Tv Entertainment Program of the Year (McBrown’s Kitchen).

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Today in history: Designer of the Ghana’s Flag Was Born

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Today in History, exactly 98 years ago, on 13th June, 1928, Madam Theodosia Salome Okoh Affectionately known as ‘Dosia, Mama Maa’ or simply ‘Maa,’ was Born. She was a Ghanaian stateswoman, sportswoman, teacher and artist who is best known for designing the Ghana national flag in 1957. She also played a leading role in the development of hockey in Ghana.

She was born as Theodosia Salome Abena Kumea Asihene in Wenchi to the Very Reverend Emmanuel Victor Asihene, a former moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, and Madam Dora Asihene, both from Anum in the Asuogyaman District of Ghana’s Eastern Region. She was the fourth of eight children.

When on Ghana’s Independence from Britain the need for a new flag was advertised, she submitted her design, which was adopted as the Ghana National Flag by the country’s first president Kwame Nkrumah from March 6, 1957.

As Theodosia Salome Okoh explained in an interview: “I decided on the three colours of red, gold and green because of the geography of Ghana. Ghana lies in the tropics and blessed with rich vegetation. The colour Gold was influenced by the mineral rich nature of our lands and Red commemorates those who died or worked for the country’s independence. Then the five-pointed lone star which is the symbol of African emancipation and unity in the struggle against colonialism….”

Sixty three years after she first designed the Ghana National flag, the vibrant stripes of red, yellow, and green behind a black star, remain a strong symbol of national pride and identity for the Ghanaian people.

Source: enfransmedia.com

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“I Thank Allah for Giving Me Strength to Celebrate My 101st Birthday”- Chief Imam

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Ghana’s National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu is 101 years old today, Thursday, 23 April 2020.

The Chief Imam is widely recognised across the country as an exceptional leader and an epitome of peace.

Last year on Sunday, 21 April 2019, the Chief Imam joined a mass service at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Accra to mark his 100th birthday anniversary.

Biography of the National Chief Imam Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu

Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu was born at Accra cow-lane in April 1919 by reputable parents from a well cultured and knowledgeable House.

His father, Sheikh Imam Nuhu Sharubutu was the Imam-Raatib (regular or residential Imam) of the Accra Central Mosque in the late 1960s to 1982 when he demised.
His mother, Hajja Ayishatu Abbass popularly known as Mma Tasidi, may her soul rest in peace and perfect bliss, also contributed immensely to the moral and psychological development of her son by ensuring that he had the proper home upbringing to go side with Islamic Education.

His mother was the sister of the Greater Accra Regional Imam who also rose to be called the National Imam (from late 1933 to 1960), Sheikh Imam Muhammed Abbas popularly known as Mallam Muhammad Mazawaje.
Young Osmanu started his education at home from his father during the day and with his mother at night.

It was widely reported and confirmed by Sheikh Osmanu himself that his mother was given to the father by his uncle, the late Imam Abbas Mazawaje who saw in his father high degree of fear of Allah and qualities of leadership.

Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu, the father of young Osmanu was a prominent student of Sheikh Imam Abbas Mazawaje and became a member of the House.

Young Osmanu grew up to be a truly Islamic Model and a Unique Islamic heavyweight in knowledge and wisdom worthy of emulation.
At any point in time since his childhood till date he has been hammering on the need for all Ghanaians, Muslims and Christians to live in peace, saying that any divisive tendencies could leave room for our enemies to penetrate and defeat us.

His journey to Kumasi

When his father saw his true devotion and love for books and knowledge, he decided to send Osman to a new learning environment.
It was later decided that the Garden City and the Capital of Ashanti Region becomes his new learning destination.

The prominent Islamic Scholar Sheikh Abdullah Dan Tano became his next teacher.
That was where he went through a highly advanced course in Arabic Grammar, Arabic Literature and Texts, the study of Islamic Jurisprudence and Al-Hadiths (practices of the Holy Prophet). He remained there until he graduated with distinction from Kumasi.

The aftermath of his journey to Kumasi

After his advanced studies in Kumasi, Mallam Osmanu became a completely changed and reformed personality.

This is due to the deep knowledge he acquired outside his original environment and his ability to imbibe the moral teachings from his teachers.

After careful contemplation, he later took a decision of devoting his time to teaching the Muslim youth who are keen in learning to become Islamic scholars, thinkers, teachers and imams in future.

Even as a teacher himself, he continued to have the desire and love for pursuit of knowledge to the extent that anytime he heard of an Islamic Scholar, he rushed to fall on his feet as a student to seek further knowledge thereby benefiting from that scholar.

Among the illustrious scholars and Sheikhs who taught Mallam Osmanu are Sheikh Alhaji Mohammed is popularly known as Baraw, may he rest in peace.

Sheikh Baraw taught the interpretation of the Holy Quran, Classic Arabic Language, Literature and Texts. Another famous Sheikh who served as a tutor and instructor to Mallam Osmanu was Sheikh Abubakar Fulaaty Al Kanawy who hailed from Nigeria.
It was this Sheikh who taught him Arabic Culture, Al-Hadith of the Holy Prophet, Arabic Texts and Fundamentals of Sufism.

His appointment as National Chief Imam

Interestingly in 1974, after lengthy discussions among the traditional and tribal chiefs, academics, Islamic scholars, and religious personalities, a consensus was reached for Sheikh Osmanu to be appointed as the Deputy Regional Chief Imam of Ghana, deputising his cousin, Sheikh Imam Muhammed Mukhtar Abbas who succeeded his father.

The appointment of Sheikh Osmanu as deputy Greater Accra Region Chief Imam was done in consideration of the unique qualities, Intellectual capacity, dedication to teaching and passion for Islam and exemplary lifestyle in him, but he turned down their offer which was forced on him by the Prominent Muslim Chiefs who persistently asked him to give it a serious thought stressing to him that it could be a divine call to serve God.

Subsequently, when it dawned on Sheikh Osmanu that it was a divine call for him to serve Islam and Muslim communities, he finally accepted the position as the acting Greater Accra Regional Chief Imam until 1993, when he was ceremoniously appointed as the National Chief Imam of Ghana to head the Ghanaian Muslim Communities.

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Know More About Worlasi

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Worlasi, born and raised as Worlasi Langani in Agbozume in the Volta region of Ghana is a musician and a painter. His abilities cut across music and figure painting.  Worlasi’s interest in music started while listening to radio, and sampling the beats of songs he felt didn’t quite meet high standards. His inspiration to do music comes from personal experiences and what goes on around him, which he translates into instrumentals and then to words.

Worlasi’s music has seen him share the stage with some of Ghana’s finest musical acts on platforms such as ACCRA.ALT’s Sabolai Radio, Dark Suburb’s awakening concert, Beatphreaks, and The Unheard Voices among others. He was also touted by BBC’s DJ Rita Ray as one of the artists to watch in 2017.

Worlasi’s musical career can be traced back to his first breakthrough single, Ay3 Adz3, which saw him rise to fame. He later released his debut 14-track mixtape “Nuse” that earned him more respect and saw him regarded as a bonafide star. His latest release “Uncut”, a 13-track album features artists such as Krack Gyamfi, Emperaw and Laelaure. Worlasi has also collaborated with Ghana greats EL, Manifest and Sarkodie.

Worlasi stands tall as a Ghanaian rapper, singer, music producer and songwriter with near excellent vocal ability. His versatility enables him to switch from singing to rapping in English, Ewe, Fante, Ga and Pidgin. His songs are famous for their refreshing and inspiring lyrics – a mixture of soul and hip-hop blended with African flavour. Some of his greatest hits include Too Naughty, Nuse, One Life, Nukata and You Saw Me. He makes his debut on Coke Studio Africa 2017 as a Big Break Artist and is paired with Kenya’s Sauti Sol and Nigeria’s Chidinma.

Source: profileability.com

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