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Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, John Dumelo, others make 2020 Top 50 Young CEOs in Ghana list

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The annual publication of outstanding young Ghanaian business leaders and entrepreneurs have been announced by The YCEO and Avance Media, a Ghanaian PR and ranking agency.

The list which was launched in 2018 and announced annually is a comprehensive representation of young entrepreneurs blazing the trail and creating several job opportunities across the country.

According to Martin Sedem Dogbey, founder of The YCEO, the 2020 list represents young business leaders who have created exceptional businesses and serve as a great inspiration to other young entrepreneurs across Ghana and Africa.

The 2020 list also notably features entertainers such as Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Samini and Dblack who also run their own enterprises aside their sterling career in showbiz.

Speaking about the list, MD of Avance Media, Prince Akpah mentioned that, this year’s list was released to serve as an inspiration to young entrepreneurs going through various crisis due to the Corona Virus pandemic. He also mentioned the launch of the #YoungCEOsAgainstCOVID19 campaign which will see all the listed CEOs sharing solidarity messages to encourage other young entrepreneurs through this period.

The 2020 Top 50 Young CEOs in Ghana list which is arranged alphabetically below features 50 of Ghana’s most successful young business leaders across finance, technology, entertainment, agribusiness, fashion, social enterprise, media and real estate.

1. Abdul Karim Abdullah || Afrochella

2. Afua A. Aduonum || Askof Productions

3. Aisha Ayensu || Christie Brown

4. Albert Kusi || HMI Management Services

5. Alloysius Attah || Farmerline

6. Ameyaw Debrah || Ameyaw Debrah Media

7. Amma Sefa – Dedeh Lartey || Reach for Change

8. Anthony Dzamefe || Caveman Watches

9. Arnold Elton Kavaarpuo || Jumo

10. Awura Abena Agyeman || Wear Ghana

11. Charles Nii Armah Mensah(Shatta Wale) || Shatta Movement Empire

12. Desmond K. Blackmore (DBlack) || Black Avenue Muzik

13. Emmanuel K. Jones – Mensah || Empire Domus

14. Emmanuel Sammini (Samini) || High Grade Farms

15. Enyonam Manye || Biz Trends Concept

16. Farouk Khailann || Premium Africa Holdings

17. Foster Awintiti Akugri || Hacklab Foundation

18. Francis Kofigah || Doughman Foods

19. Gregory Rockson || mPharma

20. Gwyneth Gyimah Addo || Hairsenta

21. Ivy Barley || Developers in Vogue

22. Jacob Kwaku Gyan || Adroit360gh

23. Jessica Poku || Uber Ghana

24. Joana Gyan || Golden Empire Legacy

25. John Dumelo || John Dumelo Foundation

26. Jorge Appiah || Kumasi Hive

27. Josiah Kwesi Eyison || iSpace Foundation

28. Kelvin Okyere || Springfield

29. Kelvin Peter Atuguba || TEN Ghana

30. Kingsley Abrokwah || KudiGO

31. Kofi Amoa – Abban || Rigworld Group

32. Kwaku Bediako || Chocolate Clothing

33. Kwamivi Ashiaby || Eventic GH

34. Lesley Aidoo Mensah || Afra K Fashion School

35. Linda Ansong || Liberty Professionals

36. Livingstone Satekla (Stonebwoy) || Burniton Music Group

37. Michael Kwesi Ofori || UniEmploy

38. Nana Kwame Bediako || Kwarleyz Group

39. Patrick Nartey Mensah || PMN Group

40. Peter Sedufia || OldFilm Productions

41. Regina Honu || Soronko Academy

42. Richard Nii Armah Quaye || Quick Angels

43. Richard Osei || Asuavo Security

44. Richmond Anim Damoah || RAD Communications

45. Sadiq Abdulai Abu || 3 Music Networks

46. Samuel Afari Dartey || Aqua Safari

47. Selorm Betepe || SeloArt

48. Valerie Obaze || R&R Luxury

49. Victoria Michaels || Fashion Connect Africa

50. Yvonne MacCarthy || Institute of Customer Service Professionals

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”I won’t play the role of ’maame water’ in a movie again” – Vivian Jill Explains

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Sensational Kumawood actress  Vivian Jill Lawrence, has vowed not to play the role of maame water ( mermaid or river goddess) in a movie again.

Speaking in an interview with Nana Romeo Welewele on Accra100.5 FM, Vivian Jill stated that she would reject any ‘Maame Water’ script from any movie director.

Explaining why she’s made this decision, Vivian recounted her experience where a kid almost collapsed upon seeing her face to face.

I won’t play such roles again. A certain child watched one of such movies and one day upon seeing me, began screaming violently and fell to the ground.

She said.

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Sarkodie damns Sammy Gyamfi for using George Floyd’s murder for politics

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Sarkodie has castigated NDC’s National Communications Director, Sammy Gyamfi after defending and clarifying the logic behind his disputable decision to interpolate the murder of George Floyd in a cartoon criticising the Electoral Commission.

It all started with a tweet by the Sammy trolling the NPP over the pressure from them[NPP] and the Electoral Commission to create a new voters’ register, …this which has been a topic trending for days especially due to the current coronavirus outbreak.

The meme was a recreation [cartoon] of the scene of African-American, George Floyd’s death– showing President Nana Addo, and the current EC Boss, Madam Jean Mensa kneeling on Ghanaian voters

Addressing the issue on trend, Sarkodie who was not happy about the turn of events regarding to Sammy’s Tweet asked him to withdraw and as soon as possible delete the post on his wall further not to cause a harm.

Sarkodie tweeted; “Naa my brother we all go wrong sometimes… I will believe your intention wasn’t to joke with these serious n very sensitive issues, but you still wrong just do what’s right…. retract n take it down”

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Shatta Wale Announces His Next Album, ‘Gift Of God’ Will Feature Beyonce And Vybz Kartel

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Charles Nii Armah Mensah who is known in entertainment circles as Shatta Wale has made a major announcement about his forth coming album ‘Gift of God’.

The reggae dancehall act made this announcement during an interview, letting the cat out of the bag as to the people he will be featuring on the album.

Shatta Wale during the interview stated, most people know him to be the type that creates his album all alone but this time he was going to do a few collaborations.

He said he was going to have songs with international acts like Beyonce and Vybz Kartel, adding that he thinks the Gift of God album will not be a local album.

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