Monday, April 28, 2014

Agbeko in Ho. #DAC2014 #Rotary #Rotaract

*Head bowed* this is the first time I had stayed over in the Volta region, like ever. I feel as if I finally earned a few more Ewe street cred this year. Now there more of a balance to my Fante-Ewe man combo but I'd leave that for another conversation....

During Easter weekend I spent the holidays in Ho, Volta Region with fellow Rotaracters & Rotarians at the District Assembly Convention. It was an amazing time, a reprieve from the congested, seemingly more and more polluted Accra and general work stress. Plus, if you've read my earlier posts, volunteering recharges me and helps keep me grounded.

Armed only with my iPhone, I know +Samuel Darko  would have rather I came with full, video/photo gear, I took a few pictures of my #DAC2014 experience.

Registered & read at Chances Hotel, Ho

Strong, well represented Benin delegation

Niger was in the House

+Samuel Darko personally oversaw the design, I remember giving my thumbs up months ago to the prototype 
One of the days, I went on a expedition with a fellow Rotaractor for Akple....and other Ewe delicacies.

The awards night was the climax of the #DAC2014 conference. Learn. Serve


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"...and the Best Male Blogger 2014 is..." #BlogCamp14

It has been a blessed couple of days and just before Easter, I heard one of the best lines ever of 2014 "...and the Best Male Blogger at the Ghana Blogging and Social Media awards is Emmanuel Gamor..." At the Blogging and Social Media Awards in 2014

Last year, this blog was nominated for "Best Photo Blog" Category #BlogCamp13

This year I was nominated twice: "Best Male Blogger" & "Best Blog" categories respectfully.

My most important tweet that night:

MeshTV Ghana created a video montage from BlogCamp14 and a snippet from the photoblogging session I facilitated:

A few of my experiences from sharing my work on this here, blog is at 4:48

Only equipped with my iPhone 5c  I took selfies during the entire event:

During the day-time selfies with +Amma Aboagye+Kobby Graham  & with +Mpwr  show fans on +Y1079FM #MorePoWeR 

At night, during the award ceremony with fellow nominees and winners +Ameyaw Debrah +Ato Ulzen-Appiah +Mawuli Tsikata +Kajsa Hallberg Adu +Gary Al-Smith +Donald Ward +regina agyare 

The #BlogCamp14 award winners:

Organization with Best Social Media Presence: Ashesi University
Best Organizational Blog: African Development Jobs
Best Instagram Account: Ameyaw Debrah
Best Tumblr Account: Percy Osei-Appiah
Best Facebook Account: Ashesi University
Best Twitter Profile: Efo Dela
Best YouTube Account: M.anifest
Best G+ Profile: Ɔdadeɛ Ato Ulzen-Appiah
Best New Media: @funnyfacegh
Artiste with Best Social Media Presence: M.anifest
Public Official with Best Social Media Account: Minister of Foreign Affairs Hannah Tetteh
Media House with Best Social Media Presence: Citi 97.3 FM
Best New Blog:
Best Male Blogger: Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor
Best Female Blogger: Kajsa Hallberg Adu
Best Blog in Ghana: by Nana Sekyiamah and Malaka Grant

Congrats to all the winners, nominees and the #BlogCamp14 organizing team. Special thanks to everyone who nominated, voted. via Jemila


Friday, April 11, 2014

Finnish Interview - J.O.E.L & Y FM on YLE TV

Maria Tolsa, journalist from Finnish TV YLE flew into Accra to cover a story on young entrepreneurs making strides in their home country. My Y FM homie, J. O. E. L. and I were captured on camera.

The segment we're featured starts at 11:05:


Friday, April 4, 2014

Google Africa Connected - Mpwr

Thanks to +Amma Aboagye's timely email last year on Google Africa Connected competition, I was fortunate to share as one of the 20 success stories of young Africans powered by the web. +Funmbi ogunbanwo  & +Dan McCain  flew into Accra to record my story. I shared the video Mama Esi and my sisters they couldn't be more proud :

Google Africa Connected was an opportunity for the camera and crew to meet some amazing entrepreneurs in Accra: illustrators, coding geniuses, marketing gurus, broadcast & film makers. Through strategic collaboration, we get to use the +Mpwr  show as a springboard for #CollaborativeSuccess #AfricaRenaissance