Wednesday, July 30, 2014

City People: 100 Most Influential People on Twitter

First text message I received earlier this week caught my attention. It didn't have to do with team 1000 words photos,  the Mpwr radio show or Youtube GH video projects but rather with my personal twitter account *pause*.

The last few weeks twitter was ablaze with #OccupyGhana #OccupyFlagstaff; US Embassy Tweet versus President Mahama; & even more disturbing #HannahTetteh #HannahTettehSon #Sextape tweets.

Yep, you guessed it, the Minister for Affairs, Hon. Hannah Tetteh responded to tweets about Occupy Ghana, here. Most who who participated felt her tweet on #OccupyFlagstaff was condescending. Hon. Tetteh chastised the US Embassy's tweet here and shortly after, twitter erupted thanks to two leaked sex tapes of students: one featuring Hannah Tetteh's son, oopsie!

I digress, but you can empathize with my anxiety though right? Twitter in Ghana seemed fixated on the scandalous, anyone would have reason for caution. Gratefully here's the image of the text message I received below: listing under New Media: Emmanuel Gamor & my @itakephotos1985 twitter account as one of the 100 Most Influential People on Twitter in Ghana:

Notable honorees include: 

President John Dramani Mahama, @JDMahama; Hanna Tetteh, @HannaTetteh; Samia Nkrumah, @samiankrumah; Nana Akufo-Addo, @NAkufoAddo; Ozwald Boateng, @Ozwald_Boateng; Alan Kyerematen,@Alankyerematen....

Yvonne Nelson, @yvonnenelsongh; Freema Agyeman, @FreemaOfficial; Peter Mensah,@PMensahOnline; Boris Kodjoe@BorisKodjoe....

Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, @ArchbishopNick; Sam Korankye Ankrah, @SamKorankye; Charles Agyinasare, @Cagyinasare; Dag Heward-Mills, @EvangelistDag...

Sonnie Badu, @SonnieBaduuk; Sarkodie, @sarkodie; Mildred Ashong, @Eazzyfirstlady; Paedae da Pralem (Faisal Hakeem) and Mugeez (Rashid Mugeez) – @r2bees; Sarkodie,@sarkodie; Joey B, @1RealJoeyB; Shatta Wale, @shattawalegh...

Asamoah Gyan,@ASAMOAH_GYAN3; Michael Essien, @MichaelEssien; Afua Hirsch, @afuahirsch; Kwadwo Asamoah,@Asabob20...

Ama Ata Aidoo, @AmaAtaAidoo; The Writeous One, @KwesiiAsomadu; @Kwabena;Kinna, @kinnareads; Crystal Svanikier,@nautyinaccra; Adjoa Ofoe,@adjoaofoe; J.B. Amissah-Arthur, @jbshakes; Nana Kofi Acquah...

Kenneth Ashigbey,@EdemAshigbey; Fredrick Gyan-Mante,@Freddie_GH; The Writeous One, @KwesiiAsomadu; Manasseh Azure Awuni,@Manasseh_Azure...

Richard Sky, @RichardDelaSky; Michelle Attoh, @MichelleAttoh; Sammy Forson, @sammyforson; Ama K. Abebrese, @Ama_K_Abebrese...

Kajsa Hallberg Adu, @kajsaha; Emmanuel A. Gamor, @itakephotos1985; Ameyaw Debrah, @ameyaw112...

Full list of Ghana's 100 Most Influential People on Twitter, link.


Monday, July 14, 2014

#AccraDiscourse July - Football & National Branding in Ghana

After the Ghana Blackstars had a disappointing run at the World Cup, +The Global Shapers Accra Hub decided to invite two sports journalists to dissect Ghana's campaign accordingly.The Global Shapers hosts an Accra Discourse at La Villa Boutique hotel every first Monday of the month:

July speakers: Sam Fifi Bartels- a Lawyer and Sports Journalist (CITI FM & BBC News) and Nutifafa Atta is a well known Sports Presenter and Analyst on TV3 | Topic: "Football and National Branding in Ghana"

Yawa Hansen-Quao moderating the session

Question & Answer session on the state of football in Ghana
Panelists:  Sam (Left) & Nutifafa, sports journalists 

Fred Deegbe out-going curator handing over to Deborah Ahenkorah

More pictures here:


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

#OccupyFlagStaffHouse: Team 1000 Words Lens

You've seen me post #teamworkdreamwork #teamisbetterthanone fairly often over the past year and a half. Usually it is in reference to the my affiliation, as the red shutter, to the creative super group: team 1000 words.

#OccupyFlagStaffHouse happened yesterday. For those who need to catch up, check out the Concerned Ghanaians for Responsible Governance page and for those interested in still taking part, sign the petition here.

In the meantime, check out the pictures from the team 1000 words by clicking on the image below, #MosquitoClaps: