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AREA PESTLE

Maame Menka! Call Owusua and Akosua Yaa Bruwaa, Ama Serwaa Afia Adutwumwaa and Eno Boowaa Selikem and Elikem Hasana and Husna To come to my compound now I have seen the area pestle Pounding and breaking mortars of our land! Including the newly built, ones in building And ones whose trees are in the watering […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 5

Many factors contributed to winning the battle of warriors where a princess’ hand was concerned. Favour from the gods, favour of the royal family, skills in wrestling, favour of the weather (some fought better in harsh conditions) and emotions involved. All the Men among the MEN fell one way or the other with bruises and […]

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IN THE CHEST OF THE OLD HAG

Oh how complex is age? Known to have initially been tagged with sages Until dawns saw kings living above sages in new pages! Oh what is the coupling advantage? That a lone femme traveller is seen on rampages All her ails needing attention seeking bandages One who spoke no sane languages Until her garbage can […]

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Banter in Court: A Sizzling Play Directed by Elsie Srodah Showing July 28, 2018

A thrilling play is about to rock your world in Accra. The play, to be performed at Terra Alta, Abelemkpe Traffic Light opposite Allied Filling Station and stars Bex, Cecilia Anno-Barnieh and Gideon Boakye. It is happening on the 28th of July, 2018 at 7pm. Rate is a cool 40 cedis for advance tickets and […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 4

Tickles followed giggles, smiles followed even the dumbest of jokes. Beautiful flowers were murdered through forceful plucking to be gifted for swoons. Edible ripe fruits fed Nyamekye and Boadu until the sky begun to frown, telling them there was a house and people they needed to go back to. Ama was worried and had combed […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 3

Hands seized both girls and swung them on a rope across trees. Ama wanted to fight it off but a sixth sense asked her to wait for an outcome. Three minutes later, they were on a vast grassland with a visible settlement. Ama held Nyamekye, lowered her into the sharp grasses and with a sliding […]

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KRONOLOGY

I saw a sun in your heart That I stole to light me up Your proximity is a key Which sparks a playful arrhythmia In the sealed contours of my chest A thief prays to never be caught So why do I steal daily from the same spot? II I believe it is time to […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 2

Ohene Asaa begged his daughter to at least take one guard with her and settled on the guard being female and not showing in any way that she was a guard. Ama Adjeibea Okore was the perfect female guard for the mission and Ohene Asaa made sure he put her under more training for a […]

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Female Role Models: Ewurama Attoh

Ewurama Attoh is a radio presenter in the northern part of Ghana (Tamale). She has been active on radio since April 2013 with one of the best stations in the region: Kesmi Fm. She is the People’s Celebrity, Female Radio Presenter of the year 2017. Ewuraa hosts the Drive (#DriveKesmiHome) on Kesmi 107.1MHz on Mondays […]

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ROTTEN NUTS OF THE LAW

It is sad Very sad when a rotten nut Destroys the sweet flavour of a whole pan of soup Who can; tired legs, Needful minds and broken palms run to? A whole tree thought to be Odum Ended up as a beautifully rotten pawpaw tree Waiting to murder an unsuspecting leaner Who made the laws […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 1

“You will have a baby. A baby who will wash your sorrows and polish the pride of the queen and the ego of the king. The only clause for bliss, is to be sure to grant all the wishes of the child no matter how difficult. The day you fail to grant a wish is […]

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DAWN OF TEARS – Prof. Atukwei Okai

Oh dear! The hawk of death Has caught one of the best chickens of life What is this confusion that burns Scribbling minds on hot coals of pain? What is this shock that stirs Hearts in reawakening fears of the going? What is this bell that scares Fingers holding pens of seers? Yet this gone’s […]

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Male Role Models: Emmanuel Eroh

Emmanuel Eroh is a distinction graduate of Physics Electronics from the Prestigious Federal Polytechnic of Bida in Niger state. He is a Business Analysts and a seasoned entrepreneur. He loves rendering business ideas to small start-ups and is also an advocate for the girl child education and child marriages. He carried out training on capacity […]

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Male Role Models: Segbeyon Oluwatobi

Segbeyon is a skillfully dedicated historian and poet. A teacher by profession with an unquenchable passion to breed future generations who are capable of development and leadership. He is the pioneer of the Take Charge Movement (TCM), Nigeria, which is aimed at exposing students in secondary schools to concepts self awareness, esteem and actualisation. Also, […]

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Female Role Models: Dorithy D. Gwee

Dorithy D. Gwee is a young and potential leader who hails from one of the most prestigious counties (Bong) located in the North-Central portion of Liberia. She began her leadership journey from her high school days where she became the first female Council President for the E. J .Yancy High School in Totota Bong County. […]

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Female Role Models: Maame Akua Awereba

Maame Akua Awereba, a Ghanaian and a journalist by profession, is a former broadcaster at First Digital Television, and Joy News. She is also a former Producer of Joy News’ flagship business personality show The Executive Lounge and the current Chief Operating Officer of 360 Lifestyle Network. Maame is also the Executive Producer and presenter […]

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Male Role Models: Ralford Rollings-Bull

He is a certified young IT Professional (software/hardware/networking/website/video/audio engineer) in Freetown, He is a youth activist and educator on youth issues. He is also a former President of a registered youth organization with the National Youth Commission of Sierra Leone (Our Year Our Voice Committee Sierra Leone) where he met The President of The Republic […]

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Female Role Models: Ama Opoku Agyeman

Ama is a pharmacist by training, teacher by calling and a researcher by choice. She graduated with a B. Pharm (Pharmacy) and M. Phil (Pharmacology) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology and a PhD (Pharmacology) from the University of Cambridge, UK. She is currently with the School of Pharmacy, University of Ghana-Legon, […]

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Male Role Models: Yahya Sowe

Yahya Sowe, from the Gambia, is an Islamic student graduate from Muslim Senior Secondary School in 2011. He had his degree at the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in 2014. Yahya is a 25 year old youth activist, freelance journalist and a volunteer with more than ten years experience in youth leadership, serving communities to better […]

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Female Role Models: Caroline Oye Otuei

Caroline Oye Otuei is a teacher at Crown Prince Academy. She holds an MPhil degree in Guidance and Counselling. She has the passion for offering counselling services to young people. She believes that when people are given the right guidance in life, they can make informed decisions and become responsible for their choices. Caroline has […]

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Female Role Models: Louisa Laryea

Louisa Laryea is A Chartered Certified Accountant and a member of ACCA-UK. A Banker as well with demonstrable record in identifying Risk Exposures in Banking and Mitigating same. An astute professional with Eighteen (18) years of experience in Finance and Banking. She courts biases for numbers, analysis and people. Louisa is a stickler for excellence, […]

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Female Role Models: Ms. Naeema Ahmed

Ms. Naeema Ahmed is an alternative energy advocate with MBA in Business Administration specialising in Oil and Gas Management from Coventry University. She holds Galileo Masters Certificate in Renewable Energy Management and Finance from the European Energy Centre. Naeema Ahmed is the founder of Africa’s Alternative Energy Initiatives (AAEI)- a renewable energy think tank that […]

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Female Role Models: Angeline E. Chie

Angeline E. Chie is a young female leader who hails from the South Region of Liberia. She has been playing a very important role in her country and other neighboring countries over the past 4years. As a agent of positive change, she demonstrates a leadership skills as a young entrepreneur. She is the Founder and […]

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Male Role Models: Eugene Tetteh Odoi

Eugene Odoi is a 20-year old Child Rights and Responsibility’s Advocate with the Children and Youth in Broadcasting CURIOUS MINDS, a young people focused organisation in its 22nd year. He has been in the group for five years and in the course of it, has shared in different advocacy platforms both on radio and television […]

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Male Role Models: Bakary S. Sonko

Bakary S. Sonko known as Da-Prince is one of the youngest and most prolific filmmakers from the Gambia. The young thespian has more than ten years experience in the field of acting. He started directing films at the tender age of 18. Sonko is a seasonal script writer, poet and a youth activist. Most importantly, […]

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Male Role Models: Ejike Caius Agu

Ejike Caius Agu is a young Nigerian passionate about making impact in his community and other communities. He is a Development Knowledge Facilitator of the Global Goals and a Pan-Africanist committed to the realization of ‘The Africa We Want’ project. He equally advocates for child rights and the Youth, creating his platforms through local organizations […]

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Male Role Models: Ekene Odigwe

Ekene Odigwe is a cross functional broadcast Journalist and campaign development manager. More important than his qualification is the passion at producing content that fosters engagement, strong networking and drive capital investment among people. At the moment, he produces and anchors programs that channels positive reinforcement of people’s involvement in Governance, Advocacy, Awareness, Networking and […]

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Male Role Models: Alieu Jallow

Alieu is a self-motivated young Gambian leader working with communities in bringing about development. He has worked with different people across his country and beyond. Alieu is also a senior reporter with the Trumpet Newspaper, a freelance journalist as well as a Young African Leadership initiative Fellow. As an advocate and activist, he anchors a […]

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Female Role Models: Tim Lynn Linsell

Tim Lynn Linsell is a young leader who hails from the North West Region of Cameroon. She has actively contributed to the development of her community for five years. She has demonstrated leadership skills as an entrepreneur. Passionate about helping the youth become effective leaders, she organises training sessions with students where they are trained […]

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Male Role Models: Omar Gaye

Omar Gaye is a hardworking and committed Finance and Accountancy specialist from the Republic of the Gambia. He holds a BSc ( honours) in Accountancy from the University of The Gambia and is a leading advocate for quality and accessible education in his country. He has over six years of experience in Civic Leadership and […]

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Male Role Models: Dwamena Akenteng

Dwamena Akenten has four years experience in civic engagement mainly in the nonprofit sector. He is currently the Programmes Manager at Africa Online Volunteering Service, where he is spearheading various projects aimed at improving access to ICT among underprivileged African Youth and providing alternative ways of using ICT positively. He is also a member and […]

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Male Role Models: Dartey Benjamin

Dartey Benjamin is a graduate from Accra Technical University. He did his service at the Amansie West District Assembly. He is the CEO of Yummy Food Producers of Yummy Plantain Chips which are crunchy Ghanaian snacks made with either ripe or unripe plantains. Yummy Plantain Chips are always crunchy when and healthy because to Dartey, […]

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Male Role Models: Kingsley Odion

Kingsley Odion is a Human Right Advocate, with dedicated focus on Rural Community Development. In the past four years, Kingsley has successfully carried out various campaigns against neglection of Rural Communities in the South Region of Nigeria while compelling Local and State governments to make policies that will enhance the standard of living of Rural […]

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Female Role Models: Hannah Awadzi

Hannah Awadzi (Mrs) is a Ghanaian communications Specialist and Founder of The Special Mothers Project, an advocacy and awareness creation programme on cerebral palsy.She holds a degree in psychology with linguistics from the University of Ghana and a Diploma in Communications skills from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.She has worked as a journalist for over […]

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Female Role Models: Maureen Amma Owoo

Maureen Amma Owoo is a Ghanaian who is creative, she likes nature and the arts, she also likes to impact on people. She is a marketeer, who has worked in retail and corporate affairs. Brands and its impact are important to her, she has worked with Boots the Chemist UK, Ederick the Country Representative of […]

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Female Role Models: Shika Nornoo

Shika Nornoo is a 23 year old Supply Chain Management and Procurement graduate who after being awarded the Best Graduating Female Student for her year group, is currently doing her National Service at MASLOC(Microfinance and small loans centre) HEAD OFFICE. Shika has in her an entrepreneurial spirit which was birthed whilst being a SAGE(Students for […]

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Female Role Models: Abena Magis

Abena Magis, a Ghanaian, is a product of University of Cape Coast with a degree in English but her wealth of knowledge comes from her wealth of experiences. She is a blogger and public speaker. She is a relationship speaker and a social media counselor. Through social media, she had been able to impact thousands […]

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Female Role Models: Katherine Akua Akoto Bamford

Katherine Akua Akoto Bamford is a disciplined, hardworking, kind Ghanaian woman with the fear of God as her compass in life.She is into tours, events, party rentals, owns Coco’s Montessori School and offers educational consultancy services. She has been involved in humanitarian services for 11 years and still counting. Amongst her charitable works are: renovation […]

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Female Role Models: Stella Allou

Stella Allou with pen name Ella Rhymz started the game of poetry at a tender age. Her love for short stories and poetry was developed by her late father. She’s a product of St Monica Senior High School where she was an active member of the Read Wide and Debators’ Clubs. She had her tertiary […]

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Female Role Models: Anganga Blessing Ejanka

Anganga Blessing Ejanka hails from Cameroon precisely from the North west Region. She is a nurse midwife by profession, a clinical and psychosocial counsellor by training, a writer and motivational speaker/Inspirer by her passion. She is the author of “The Modesty Drive Your Dressing Speaks; God’s Perspective of Your Yress Code” a book aimed at […]

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Female Role Models: Alberta Ghunney

Alberta Ghunney is the CEO of Ally’s Favourite Bakes and Treats, named after her adorable daughter. Cooking, she says, has always been a hobby and never a chore. In her own words, “The fact that I’m able to put simple things together to make an amazing meal fascinates me.” She fell in love two years […]

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Female Role Models: Kumba Philip-Joe

Kumba Philip-Joe, is a young lady who hails from Foya District, Lofa County Liberia. She is a devoted Seventh Day Adventist Christian. Kumba has over 5 years of experience in the area of teenage pregnancy and issues affecting them. She is presently coordinating a program called the Enhanced Well Child Care Program. This Program was […]

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Female Role Models: Salamatu Musah Salifu

Salamatu Musah Salifu completed University for Development Studies (UDS) with a degree in Development Communication. She completed last year and had her internship with Ghanaian Times where she served as a reporter and reported on many stories. She is now with USAID Innovation as a Service Personnel where and serves as a field worker for […]

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Female Role Models: Waja Halilatu Nakoba

Wajah Halilatu Nakoba is a young Ghanaian teacher who is passionate about reading, loves to cook and write. She helps the youth in every way possible especially the girl child. From a humble community where girls do not love formal education, Wajah organizes small group meetings for these girls as a way of contributing to […]

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Female Role Models: Angela Azima Seidu

Angela Azimah Seidu is a National Service Personnel at the Catholic Relief Services. She completed her Bachelors Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences at the University for Development Studies. As a Family and Consumer Science student, she was trained to perform in diverse fields such as food and nutrition, clothing and textiles, child care, home […]

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FEMALE ROLE MODELS: GRACE AFIA LARBI

MRS. GRACE AFIA LARBI is an HR professional. She has worked in various capacities and in diverse roles, both the public and private sectors. Her career started from GIMPA-AVU as Senior Administrative Assistant, while pursuing her professional HR course alongside. She joined the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in Sunyani for a brief […]

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Female Role Models: Shittu Basirat

Shittu Basirat is a Nigerian Public Health pharmacist with over 6 years experience in delivering healthcare services. She is very passionate about everything that concerns the maternal and child health.. Her zeal for this had channelled her work towards advocating for girl child education, child abuse and maternal health in the little way she can. […]

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Female Role Models: Martha Racheal Patten

Martha Racheal Patten hails from Sinoe County, Liberia. She was born on September 16, 1994 to Miss Patience Baker and the late Woodro B. Patten. She is a young female leader who started demonstrating leadership ability right from her high school days where she served as student council president of St. Michael Catholic High School, […]

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Female Role Models: Isatu M. Bokum

Isatu M. Bokum is a goal getter, ambitious and talented young girl born on February 11th 1997. The daughter of Mohamed Bokum and Fatmata Trawally Bokum, she is from a family of six and she is the fourth born. She attended primary school at New Covenant School and attended middle school at SOS Junior School […]

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Female Role Models: Sadiq Maryjane Oiza

Sadiq Maryjane Oiza, a Nigerian, is a tech enthusiast, a digital marketer and trainer. She is also a public speaker whose prowess in the art of speaking is beyond excellent. Mary was once the Google Student Ambassador of Ekiti State University where she fell deeply in love with Education, impactation and thought leadership. She is […]