8 BENEFITS OF BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND BY EMILY WALE-KOYA -CERTIFIED PERSONAL BRAND STRATEGIST.

1: A STRONG PERSONAL BRAND gives you an opportunity to build your own company as an entrepreneur or consultant faster than ever.

2: A STRONG PERSONAL BRAND helps you market yourself to a company and increases your value as a potential employee or contractor.

3: A STRONG PERSONAL BRAND raises your credibility and authority, which makes buying from you easier.

4: A STRONG PERSONAL BRAND gets you paid big time to speak at events.

5: A STRONG PERSONAL BRAND influences your prospects to buy from you instead of your competition.

6: A STRONG PERSONAL BRAND offers you a chance to become an industry leader.

7: A STRONG PERSONAL BRAND increases your asking price.

8: A STRONG PERSONAL BRAND allows you create multiple streams of income.

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NBA Superstar, Kobe Bryant Dies At 41.

Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar who won five championships with the team and was often compared to the legendary Michael Jordan, died Sunday in a helicopter crash. He was 41.

Officials confirm to Variety that Bryant was a passenger on board a helicopter that crashed in the L.A. Country suburb of Calabasas.

TMZ first reported the news.

Bryant was allegedly traveling in his own private helicopter when it crashed. Four other people were killed.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fatal crash.

An 18-time NBA All-Star, Bryant was widely considered to be one of the greatest basketball players of all-time. He was voted the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2008 and went on to win two gold medals with the USA Men’s Basketball team in 2008 and 2012.

In 2018, Bryant won an Academy Award for his short film, “Dear Basketball,” based on a poem he wrote before his 2016 retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and four daughters – Gianna, Natalia and Bianca and Capri.

Source: Variety.com

EXCLUSIVE: STANBIC INCUBATOR TO HOST THE CLIMAX EDITION OF DIGITAL DRIVE IMPACT – DDI – SAVE THE DATE!!

Digital Drive Impact Initiative is an annually hosted tech conference that puts together employees, tech enthusiast, tertiary students, and Tech Startup Founders in ideating methods by which technology can be decentralized in the African market. This conference is an initiative of HypaMania Digital Group, an online (digital) based agency that commits to assisting businesses sell their brands with digital literacy, skills and transformation. The DDI program was hosted in both University of Ghana, Legon and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, putting together over 300 attendees, stakeholders, and partners. The climax edition will come off this year in March, a two days event with day number one as a knowledge acquisition Workshop on the Trends In Technology and day number two as the main Conference with great personalities to have a digital conversation on the Futurism of Technology In Africa and is being carried about by HypaMania Digital Group.

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Challenges Are Inevitable, Fail But Don’t Stay Down – CEO of Inspire Women Connect, Naa Ayeley Ankrah, Shares In An Exclusive Interview With SammytheAuthor.

Whatever the challenges might be. Whatever pain you encounter in your quest to make an Impact, is worth it. Don’t lose hope when you fall. Be encouraged. There’s more to Achieve than there is to lose. Keep Your Head up and Work Hard. Your Dreams Are Possible.Today on Exclusives with SammytheAuthor, an Inspiring Ghanaian Serial Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, shares with us, her life story and career as an Entrepreneur and CEO of Inspire Women Connect and Naa Ayeley Ankrah Foundation. Checkout the Interview Below.

1. For the benefit of those who might know not you, who is Mrs. Ayeley Ankrah?

Naa Ayeley Ankrah is a young woman living life to impact lives through various initiatives Established. As a philanthropist and Founder of Naa Ayeley Ankrah Foundation ,a non profit organization-working to bring positive change in the lives of individuals. As founder and CEO of inspire women’s connect, working towards building women with value and purpose and founder of wetrend LLC, a digital marketing and advertising agency.

 

2. What’s Your Story? (Family, Education e.t.c)

I studied business in Morgan international school(high school). Completed high school with both O level and wassce certificate. Currently studying project management at Gimpa / year 2. First born of two children of my parents.

 

3. Being the Founder & CEO, what inspired your decision to start Naa Ayele Ankrah Foundation?

My parents have been a great inspiration towards the establishment of Naa Ayeley Ankrah Foundation. They taught me how to give and I have come to understand that impacting the lives of others is the best investment one can make.

 

4. What do you seek to achieve with your Initiative, Inspire Women Connect?

There’s a lot I seek to achieve with the initiative (IWC) . Women empowerment has surfaced and grown over the years but that doesn’t mean the work is done. Mainly I seek to make IWC the platform where women are able to come out of their comfort zones , share their story and develop their potentials. IWC is building women with value and promoting the #sheforshe movement. There’s nothing more beautiful than a woman confident, making waves and helping another woman up.

 

5. What are some of the Challenges You encountered on your Journey? Anything Sharable?

I’d say people have been one of my biggest challenges. Getting people to buy into your vision, working towards that vision to reach success together. Not everyone is capable of seeing what you see yet collaboration is necessary in the life of an entrepreneur. People make things happen therefore we all need to learn how to bring people in and work with.

 

6. In your line of business and from journey so far as an Entrepreneur, how would You define Failure?

Failure is when you Quit. There you have failed. Failure is bound to occur in the life of an entrepreneur and I am very happy I encountered several failures . Failure actually prepares you better only if you see it as an opportunity to come back better and stronger . I see them In the light as an opportunity to learn. As an entrepreneur one must get ready to fail. The road is never smooth. Most importantly picking yourself up, learning and moving forward is what makes you a success.

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Don’t Let Your Failures Stop You – CEO Of Entrepreneurship Hub Africa, Moses B. Arthur Shares In An Interview With SammytheAuthor.


Build Yourself Up through your failures. Don’t allow it deter you from accomplishing your Mission on Earth. Your Dreams are Possible and Achievable. Today on Exclusives with SammytheAuthor, an Inspiring Ghanaian Serial Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker, shares with us, his life story and career as an Entrepreneur and CEO of Entrepreneurship Hub Africa and City Broadcast Ltd. Checkout the Interview Below.

1: For the benefit of those who might know not you, Who is Mr. Moses Arthur?
Moses B. Arthur is a young daring Ghanaian totally out of his comfort zone living his epic vision for Africa. As a serial entrepreneur that he is, he runs a digital marketing and branding firm called City Broadcast Ltd. A For-Profit social enterprise called Entrepreneurship Hub Africa that organizes the annual African Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summit. He believes strongly that Entrepreneurship and Innovation is the future of the continent and it can make the continent great again.
Moses started his entrepreneurial journey in his sophomore year in the university when he started his first business called Parah Deliveries and Coinbase (a company that was to be centered on deliveries and a cryptocurrency called Bitcoin) but the business failed due to lack of tenacity and boldness to run and dominate the sector. Two years after with burning passion for the marketing space, he started a company called City Broadcast which he least knew would rise to become one of the most sort after digital marketing and branding firms in the country. And it has just been a journey of God’s goodness ever since.

 

2: Tell us more about yourself. I mean what’s Your Story? (Family, Education e.t.c)
Moses studied visual arts at Anglican Senior High School In Kumasi and further had his degree at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he studied Bsc. Development Planning. He is the first born of four children to his parents.

 

3: As the Founder & CEO, what inspired your decision to start Entrepreneurship Hub Africa?
Entrepreneurship Hub Africa was birthed out of a passion to help young entrepreneurs and business leaders to develop themselves which would reflect in the growths mentally and then in the end affect their businesses. I sort to see daring entrepreneurs under one roof learning and exchanging ideas on how to make their individual businesses scale and in the end making the African continent great again.

 

4: Give us a brief Overview of your Agency, City broadcast Ltd?
City Broadcast Ltd is a ghanaian based consulting firm and a leading advisor on business strategy. We help Businesses to Dominate their Market Space through digital marketing. It was started in 2017 and as part of the services we render is digital marketing, branding, corporate leadership and training, business consulting and business registrations. Our office is based in Accra, Ghana.

 

5: What are some of the Challenges You encountered on your Journey? Anything Sharable?

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The Movie Industry Does Not Breed Alot of Filmmakers Who Are Willing to Take the Bold Risk of Standing Out. – CEO & Founder of Accra Indie Filmfest (AiF) Shares In An Interview With SammytheAuthor.

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1: For the Benefit of those who might not know You, Who is Mr. Evan Eghan?
I’m an Actor who doubles as a Director/Producer and a Writer. I holistically, call myself a “filmtrepreneur” as in film entrepreneur and this is because I try my possible best to span wide my creative capacity as far as filmmaking is concern. I have only been in the film business for about four years now. However, my career experience spans beyond Ghana to another African countries as well as Europe. My acting projects include but not limited to the following; “Divine 419 – Hawkers’ Hustle” (2019) directed by Johannes Krug from Germany, “Stalemate” TV series (2015-2017), “If God Be For Us” (2016) all directed by Pascal Amanfo and produced by Venus Films, “No Man’s Land” (2016) also directed by Pascal Amanfo. “Hooked” (2016) directed by Chima Okoroji from Nigeria, ISIDORE (2018) directed by Nuhu Dalyop also from Nigeria, Samai (2017) directed by Eddie Nartey. On top of my screen acting reel, I have numerous credit for theatre performances as an actor. These credits also include but not limited to the following “Blood and Tears”, “The Trial of Dedan Kimathi”, “The Legend of Aku Sika”, “Fences”, “Perpetua and the Habit of Unhappiness”, and more.

2: Tell us more about Yourself. I mean what’s Your Story? (Family, Education e.t.c)
I lived with my grandparents in a village around Mankessim called Ayeldu and that is where I had my primary education till I was in primary 3 when I moved to stay with my dad in Obuasi in the Ashanti Region. I moved back to the village to my grandparents from when I was in JSS1 till I completed JSS in 2007 at St. Augustine Catholic Junior Secondary School. Afterwards, I had a scholarship to study General Arts with specialty in Literature at Aburaman Senior High School in 2007 till 2011 also in the Central Region. In between this period I was living both in the Central and the Western Region with my elder brothers. In 2012, I won the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship to study Theatre Arts and Information Studies in the University of Ghana which I completed with a first class in 2016. I did my national service as teaching assistant at the School of Performing Arts assisting the teaching of courses including; Fundamentals of Radio, Film and Television Production, Research Methodology, Media and Society, and African Film and Cinema. So I moved to Accra basically for my university education but I now permanently reside here.

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During the period of my national service, I again won a scholarship to do my Masters. However, I had to decline that and discover myself in the world of creative business and to solve practical problems rather than being in the academia. But we will go back to the academia pretty soon after we have gathered enough experience to share and inspire.

3: As the Founder & CEO, what was the Inspiration behind Accra Indie Filmfest (AiF)? Give us an Overview?
I practically realized that, there was a gap in the film industry considering the ground for growth as filmmakers. Elsewhere, there are enough available avenues that kind of help the growing filmmaker to really understand and appreciate the process of growth or realize that whichever level that they are in as filmmakers is part of the growth. Unfortunately here in Ghana, one is practically considered as a filmmaker when he/she makes a feature film and premieres at the cinemas. So Accra Indie Filmfest (AiF) is practically created as the avenue to celebrate the growing filmmakers who are practically using short film productions as the learning ground and creating amazing films that the regular film lover does not have the opportunity to see. Again, AiF stays as the ground for healthy creative collaborations and knowledge exchange among the local and international filmmakers who have the opportunity to be part of this internationally ground-breaking short film festival.

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4: What are some of the Challenges You face or still facing as an Actor?
The major challenge is basically lack of opportunities. The industry does not breed a lot of filmmakers who are willing to take the bold risk of standing out as well as searching for other alternatives of storytelling or film marketing. Unfortunately, the already existing distribution channels or systems do not favor so much of the trending filmmakers. So the reality is that, some new filmmakers find it exciting and get into film producing and after one or two films, they are unable to come back to make the films. So if you are a daring actor like myself that is looking for some sort of “extraordinary” films to be starred in, then you are likely never to act. And the regular actor who is even willing to jump on anything, the opportunities are still limited. Because, literally actors are the last to be considered in the process of filmmaking, so if the initial process of production is not commissioned at all, then it does not even get to the casting stage for an actor to get the opportunity to act because almost everybody is scared to make a film for the fear of losing money.

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5: What would you suggest Actors or producers/directors do to help lift or give the Movie Industry a facelift?

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I Started PASL With A Borrowed Laptop and One Client.- CEO & Founder Of Platinum Africa Solutions Ltd Shares In An Exclusive Interview.

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With God, Hardwork and Determination, you are sure to conquer/break your way through and achieve your Dreams/Objectives. Today on Exclusives with SammytheAuthor, an Inspiring Ghanaian Serial Entrepreneur shares with us, his life story and career as an Entrepreneur and CEO of Platinum Africa Solutions Ltd. Checkout the Interview Below!
1: Who is Mr. Derrick S. Vormawor?
I am a business consultant, and a marketing strategist. I run PASL which is focused on helping businesses to start, grow and expand profitably and strategically. Sometimes, I get invited to speak at events and I also do some writing on business and entrepreneurship as well as a Vlog on social media. I am the creator of The Business Startup Clinic currently being sponsored by Access Bank’s W-Initiative in Ghana, and the 5K Challenge sponsored by Code 57 and starting off this summer 2020 in Ghana. Aside business and entrepreneurship, I am a whole mood and vibe on a personal level. Lol!
2: What’s the Story behind Your Personality?
I learned to fully embrace who I am and can be and decided to design my own life. You know, if your life is your biggest project, why not design it?
Ever since, I have been on an amazing personal journey. No one can change my perception about ‘me’ any longer and the things I could achieve in life. This mindset and experience drive my personality. I recognize that I am human, and life would always happen with or without me, so I better get my groove on whiles I am here.BFF5490E-7916-4B9A-A1A5-64687F4336E3

3: Tell us more about the Educational aspect of Your Life.
I started my primary education at Apam Royal Preparatory school in the Central Region, then I continued at Christ Ebenezer Preparatory School in Darkuman. I moved on to Christ Vision International School for my junior high education and completed at Anglican Church’s school, both in Prampram. Afterwards, I did an IT course at IPMC in Tema then I went to pursue ‘Business’ at Anlo Senior High School in Anloga (Volta Region). I later read a Diploma in Business Studies at Excellent Business College in Madina, then I went on to do a Bsc. Banking & Finance at University of Professional Studies, Accra. Presently, I am pursuing an MSc. General Management in Germany.f1a3a9ad-fce8-4fff-bf47-648c08030de9 2

4: At what point did you realize you could start a Company of Your Own? What Inspired that Decision?
Before I started my company, I did not have any big dreams. I promise, I never thought I could become who I have become today. I only wanted a regular life and I was a contract staff in a Bank at the time, but life happened. I lost my job and through the process of recovering myself from the heartbreak, I decided to do something for myself. I realized I loved creating strategies, and taking on business problems, and finding solutions for them. I started with one client, a borrowed laptop, a small dream, and presently our company is worth a couple of hundreds of thousands of dollars in value, with a greater vision. We are building the most reliable business consulting firm in Africa.
5: Being the Founder/CEO of Platinum Africa Solutions, what are some the necessary measures, you put in place to ensure that your Company runs smoothly and productively?
It’s not easy running PASL. I serve in two roles. As a CEO & a Lead consultant. I get involved in every single thing happening. I lead by example. I have a relationship with my team members. Aside the fact that I have created structures to function, the company is able to run productively because we thrive on teamwork, respect for one another, we choose our clients wisely and we take on what we can deliver. Everybody in PASL is intrinsically motivated and we don’t joke with our work and our people.15780924_841400982668967_1288877154078322675_n

6: What are some of the services Platinum Africa Solutions Ltd Offer?

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Video: How I Conquered My Fears.

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Don’t let Fear Stop You from Achieving Your Set Goals. It has no power over you. Your Dreams are Possible. It’s Achievable!! Don’t Stop Now. You can make it happen. Keep Moving!!

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My Childhood Was Covered With Domestic Abuse And Violence. Art was an Escape For Me- Mr. Chris Mukasa, C.E.O/Founder of Fatumas Voice Shares In An Interview.

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Your Dreams are possible, regardless of where and how You were born; You are here, what impact are you gonna make to better your life and the lives of others. Today on Exclusives with SammytheAuthor, an Inspiring Kenyan Entrepreneur shares with us, his life story and career as an Entrepreneur and CEO/Founder of Fatumas Voice Kenya. Checkout the Interview Below!

1: Who’s Mr. Chris Mukasa?

Besides being known as the Founder of Fatuma’s Voice, I am a dynamic person who loves exploring. Although I am inquisitive and outgoing, I also value intentional solitude.

 

2: What’s the Story behind Your Passion to do what you do??

Just like many of my peers, the background of my childhood was covered with domestic abuse and violence. Art was an escape for me but I soon found solutions within it. This inspired me to work with like-minded creatives and start Fatuma’s Voice, which is slowly transforming into an African community movement . Our goal is to encourage creative expression and drive for social change.

 

3: Wow!!Awesome…You sailed through regardless..Being the CEO/Founder for Fatumas Voice, what are some of the Impacts you have made so far with your Initiative?Anything Sharable?

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Since we begun in July 2013, we have been using simple and creative avenues like; open debates, political art, conscious music, expressive dance and social-issue based theatre, to creatively reaffirm people about the significance of their voice. We have grown from a small weekly event in Nairobi into a themed and structured forum independently coordinated by the local youth in three different counties; that is Nakuru, Mombasa and Kisumu.

By 10th December 2016, we had held 142 youth forums where we hosted 1,420 artistic performers and attracted a live audience of 15,000 participants and over 500,000 online participators. Our goal is to replicate it to each and every African country. Besides focusing on the number of participants engaged, we also keep track on attitude change and level of participation. We involve the community in the process of defining the social metrics and indicators they expect to see. People are interviewed before and after the forums and the feedback compiled in testimonials and case studies.

We have seen an improved understanding about social issues within communities we have worked with. We have experiences people changing their attitudes towards political accountability by realizing that their personal action or inaction is connected to the political space. We have witnessed an increased sense of ownership and responsibility in the process of creating social change. Fatuma’s Voice now seeks to increase impact by replicating the forum in other African countries. Our first event out of the country was all the way in West Africa, in Ghana. The forum was called Youth Uniting Africa and it happened in July 2019.

 

4: Powerful!!! Any challenges faced so far?

Systematic manipulation through social institutions like Education, Politics, and Mass media, is used to maintain status quo. Individuals grow up thinking social action is blocked by government policies, which disconnects the community on the ground from the government leaders. People lose trust and develop a culture of self-imposed silence. Our biggest challenge is to address this issue by creating awareness and helping people break out of a restricted system that doesn’t allow critical thinking.

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Video: How To Boost Your Self-Confidence.

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Life and Death are in the power of the tongue. Think twice before you speak because your words might plant the seed of success or failure in every encounter you make in life. Words are everything to life. So mind the words to utter. Be Courageous. Speak life into the Dead.
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