EXCLUSIVE!!! The Gifted Blogger (SammytheAuthor) Interviews The Executive Director Of SpreadAid International. Be Inspired!!!

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How do you view yourself now? What about in the next 5years? What do you want to do in future? Some people tend to under-estimate themselves because they failed to visualize who they want to become in life. You need to understand that, whatever work you set your eyes on, to be in life, requires hard work and determination. Be encouraged, see yourself doing it. You need to form a clear mental image of the person you want to become.
Today on Exclusives with SammytheAuthor, an Inspiring Ghanaian Entrepreneur shares with us, his life story and career as an Entrepreneur. Check the Interview below.
So tell us. Who is Dzagbletey Nenebie Faith Adabah Julius.?
Ans: Faith Julius is a 26-year-old young man who graduated from the university of Ghana-Legon with a first degree in Economics and Information Studies. He also has a background in Human Resource Management from the same university. Julius sees himself as a catalyst for individual and organizational growth and development. He finds his fulfillment in helping others, especially the youth, to identify their purposes in life and to go all out for them (their purposes).
Wow.. That’s nice.. I understand you are the founder/CEO of Spread Aid International which is an NGO. Ermm.. Tell us more about it and How did you come up with the idea or concept?
Ans: Thank you very much Sammy for the opportunity. I see it as a great privilege to lead the entire membership of SpreadAid International as the Executive Director.
The journey of SpreadAid International started way back during my first year, second term of SHS level of education.
It actually started with the name “GreenAid“. It was a study group that involved students from about 5 schools. SpreadAid International, today, is a legalized- youth-based NGO, with her main focus on the provision of quality education, youth empowerment and aiding to eradicate poverty through the provision of basic necessities to deprived communities with the vision of “Putting Back Smiles on Faces”.

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Yea..I have noticed some of your great works and even the impacts your making through the events your organization puts up..So let me ask..What was your mission at the outset?
Ans: Our burning desire was and is to help people, especially those in rural communities. Our focus is mainly directed towards the youth because we have the strong belief that if we want this generation and the unborn generation to be better, then there is the need to invest in the youth. These are our mission statements.
1) Promote excellence in education.
2) Advocate for and support the less privileged in society.
3) Unearth and build talents in the youth.
4) Undertake volunteer programs.

Thats nice. So what are some of the Impacts made ever since your initiative came into the scene?
Ans: In general, SpreadAid International has positively impacted the lives of over 6000 people in her operation for 2 years (officially). This has been done through our annual projects listed below.
Project 5000: Through this project over 2500 lives have been impacted in about 12 schools in 6 out of “previously” 10 regions in Ghana.
The aim of this project is in the direction of the 4th Goal of the global vision (SDGs) which is the provision of Quality education, which is first on our mission statement. SpreadAid International believes that in order to live a permanent impact on individuals, then the first thing to look out for is education (training their minds).
Through this project we distribute stationery to students and also address some basic needs of the schools which are within our reach. The main aim of Project 5000 is to encourage the young ones out there that they can actually become whoever they want to become if they don’t give up on themselves and aren’t tired of pushing themselves forward ( giving the essence of why they should be educated and not only schooled).

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Build the Child Today, Save Tomorrow” Upon a research conducted by some members of the organization, the findings revealed that for most students, before they sit to start writing their final exams (BECE, in this case), they fail before the actual exams begin. Most of these students fail not because they aren’t prepared academically but because they aren’t often prepared psychologically- the fear of failure actually fails them.
This project which stated in 2016 with the aim of preparing BECE candidates for their exams have impacted over 500 students in two communities- Ashaiman and Mallam.

SpreadTalk: This is an annual conference held for young entrepreneurs and potential young entrepreneurs to share ideas on how to either start their journey or how to overcome some challenges they face along the way. Speakers are mostly young entrepreneurs who are doing well in their various fields. Last year, which was the third edition ( sitting over 100 young ones), had among others, Kafui Danku ( film-maker, author and Goodwill Ambassador) as one of the speakers. The feedbacks we get from attendees have always being positive with great testimonies of the aftermath every edition of SpreadTalk.

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We have been to these orphanages more than twice; Hope Children’s Home ( Haatso), Village of Hope ( Cape Coast) and Rising Star ( Dodowa) totally over 700 young ones we shared love with. We have also been to Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital to provide some of their needs and to share some time with them.

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Finally, we have collaborations with other organizations and associations to embark on Projects, the recent one is with the Keta Naspa on their Project dubbed “Stay in School” where we provided stationery to about 200 students.
Awesome. I applaud this initiative for that. So tell me, any challenges so far..? Anything you wanna share?
Ans: It is an opened-secret that one of the major challenges facing youth set-ups like SpreadAid International, who are striving to do good in our country and beyond is limited resources (mainly funding) to undertake projects.
Amazingly, SpreadAid International is made up of about 90% of University students and fresh graduates but alot has been done through the little they have. Just as it is said in our local dialect, ” it’s the Child who starts claiming a tree that deserves a push”, we call on all to come on board to support the good work that is being done through Spread Aid International. Individually, we can’t do much but together we can achieve so much.

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We call on all media partners who would want to join this good work being done to come on board to project to the world what we can all do to make the world a better place. There are evidences of our works on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with the name Spread Aid International.
What do you look for in an employee/member in your organization?
This work is really a sacrificial work. If you don’t find fulfillment in it, my advise is that you don’t do it. Most times the only fuel that keeps you going is when you remember the smile you have been able to put on someone’s face. My members should be selfless and very persistent ( the result wouldn’t come in a day- the need to keep on keeping on). Above all an undying believe in the promises of God ( the compass for our operation).
If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Why do you want to do what you are doing or about doing? This question is extremely imperative because there are many youth out there who are just doing what they are doing because someone is doing same and either succeeding or otherwise. It always gets to that point where the only motivation to continue is to ask yourself that question. If you don’t have an answer to it, trust me, you would give up.
And also let me take this opportunity to thank all Spreaders who believed in this vision and went all out to see it’s manifestation. Thanks to all individuals who have and continue to support this organization in divers ways to see her (SpreadAid) where she is now. Many thanks to you SammytheAuthor for this opportunity of letting the world know that an amount of good is done in SpreadAid International which they need to hear about. Special thanks to these two individuals who have been with me in the thin and thicks- Raymond Okyere-Forson and Mawuenam Priscialla Aheto. I greatly appreciate you all.
And also your readers can follow us via our Social Media Pages:
Instagram: @Spreadaid_international
Twitter: @Spread_aid
You are humbly welcome. And I wish you well in all your endeavors. Keep shining and reaching out…Stay Blessed.

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Ghanaian-USA Signed Artiste EYOH to Release A New Hit Song!

GHANAIAN, USA signed Afro-Pop Artist SAMUEL YAW MENSAH, popularly known in showbiz as EYOH, has been hiding in the music industry for a very long time, and hes currently in Ghana and now up again and again for good.

EYOH as he is affectionately called, is a Tema based rapper,singer and a song writer, who was part of the then DR. DUNCAN ”KASAHARE” Level on both Radio and TV.

EYOH was the first artist to be signed on by a Ghanaian record lebel based in USA called ”POLA RECORDS’.

His genre of music is mainly focused on Afro-Pop,R&B,Hip-Pop and LoversRock musics.

Over a couple of years, he has been thrilling us with Singles upon Singles, which are titled; SHE KNOCKS ME, I DONT CARE produced by AmKrec, GURL OF MY DREAMS, ODOPA, DONT PUSH ME AWAY produced by MethMix, HE CONSIDERED ME and ONLY ONE ft D-CRYME.

Hes working harder and preparing to release two hit tracks this very year, FAVOURITE GIRL ft JUPITER and YOU KNOW ft our own JULIET IBRAHIM as he tours USA later in the year.

New Reality show – Brands Ambassador Africa Press Launched!!

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Brands Ambassador Africa is a PR marketing, brand communication reality show that seeks to divulge an icon who will serve as a commercial broker to restore young and dying brands to foster global socio-economic enhancement was launched in Accra on Friday, the 2nd of March 2018 at Tomreik Hotel-East Legon.

The show, a top program organized by Media Men Ghana Ltd, a media consultancy ultimately aims to interlink the social and corporate sectors, while impacting positively on its associate brands, immediate communities and charities (how). It is also to promote diligence, professionalism and excellence among young professionals to serve as a platform for displaying quality employee materials who are scouting for employers and build an outstanding trade icon for the locally produced products.

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The reality show is of essence and relevance and was birthed from the desire to reduce unemployment rate among the African youth from tertiary institutions, educate the public with regards to the difference between brand image and brand ambassador, and to give relevant knowledge to the consumer in order to inspire an informed consumer choice, healthy lifestyle and acquiring quality and value for money. It will also serve as a platform for the display of their skills and talents to make them employable to foster significant growth in Africa.

Madam Efua Jecty, the Head of Corporate Operations of the Consultancy said “It is in this vein that Media Men Ghana developed the concept of a PR/Marketing reality show to nurture ideal brand ambassadors. It is a special initiative for corporate Africa with prime focus on corporate Ghana in its first instance”.

She said the show is distinctly designed to realize the most outstanding candidate, unparalleled in “looks and competence”, to be the face and mouthpiece, as an ambassador for the associate brands, to help boost the brands’ market appeal, market value and productivity. The event’s activities are designed to ensure quality return-on-investment and productivity of its associate brands to enhance socioeconomic growth across board.

She continued by saying “Twenty-two (22) most outstanding, smart and presentable young professionals and wannabes with excellent knowledge and exceptional niche in brands communication between the ages of 18 and 35 years, with tertiary qualification or its equivalent shall be selected from 20 African countries, housed in Ghana and groomed for 13 weeks to unearth Africa’s first youth oriented Corporate Model”.

‘The 20 African countries have been grouped into four (4) zones with GHANA, BENIN, TOGO, COTE D’IVOIRE and BURKINA-FASO representing zone 1, NIGERIA, CAMEROON, GABON,

CONGO and ANGOLA representing zone 2, MALI, LIBERIA, SENEGAL, SIERRA LEONE and GUINEA representing zone 3 and SOUTH AFRICA, CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, BOTSWANA, ZAMBIA and KENYA representing zone 4,’ She said.

Meanwhile, the entire operations of this organization shall be under the supervision of a set higher body dubbed the “Supreme Counsel”, made up of selected heads of brands communication and marketing departments of sponsoring institutions.

‘The auditions will take place in two phases. Phase one comprises of 3 online (social media) dynamics or steps that will be executed by applicants on our website, Facebook and or Instagram handles. Phase two is the zonal audition and will take place in the designated countries or zone centres for each zone. The final audition for zones 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be held in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa respectively. Details of each phase will be publicized as and when necessary. In the first instance one candidate will be selected from each country with the exception of Ghana as the host country, where three candidates will be offered the opportunity to partake in the competition. After the second edition of the show, the other African countries will ballot to host the show and each year, the hosting country will have leverage thus, have the highest number of entry or contestants in-house. The main launch of this novelty will be organized in September to usher the qualified contestants into the house after the overall scouting’, she said.

Madam Jecty mentioned that the Brand Ambassador Africa winner would have a car, 12 months working contract with the major brands, a cash prize of Gh₵ 100,000.00, a fully furnished apartment for a year, a laptop, mobile phone & tablet, gets to be the host of the Brands Ambassador TV Show as well as the co-host of the next season. He or She will also manage a highly patronized online sales and marketing portal and be the cover-model for a trendy BAA magazine for the targeted industry and associate brands.

In lure of demonstrating the event’s vast and clear motive of revamping the distinct brands of Africa, the event in its inception has adopted the most promising African spirited musical brand – SHERIFA GUNU- as its major art brand, who shall be projected on all event major platforms in other to entrench the brand to elevate the spirit and ingenuity of the African art. This gesture will be accorded to every country that is privileged to play host to the Brands Ambassador Africa Reality program.

The brands to be featured on the show have been categorized into 6 main sectors namely food, water and beverage as one, media and IT as another, telco and finance as the third, real estate as the fourth, bedding and decor as the fifth and finally automobile. No two competing brands will be featured on the show as such each major brand will benefit from exclusivity’.

NOTICE…ALL GHANA UNIVERSITY ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS!!

All Ghana University Entertainment Awards is an annual award scheme designed to recognize, appreciate and award the best acts in all categories of entertainment across all universities in Ghana.
The Award Scheme had its first Edition in 2017 and The 2018 edition promises to be better on the grounds that there has been an inclusion of the category called the People’s Choice Category which provides us the rooms to also appreciate the mainstream celebrities and Externals.
Perhaps, the entire public and those who have been nominated Should note that there will be some slight changes in their nomination process and therefore should prepare to face it when the changes are finally announced very soon at the Press conference and release,Not that alone but the date and venue for the award festival will also be communicated.
From the organizers of All Ghana University Entertainment Awards we say good luck to all our nominees Thank you.