Saturday, May 16, 2015

MEST Confab 2015 & #DumsorMustStop Vigil

Saturday May 16th, turned out to be a packed day! After being a guest at many a MESH Confab, I was invited to speak at May 2015 edition and I was humbled and nervous at the same time. The last confab I attended, featured fellow  Ɔdadeɛ +Jayso Skillions+Nicole Amarteifio  and +Yaw DK Osseo-Asare as speakers. It was insightful, informative and inspirational.

This year +Aisha Obuobi & +Joe Osae-Addo and I got to exchange ideas and engage with the MESH creative society.

Even though I was billed as a "YouTube Expert" I focused more on my personal storytelling journey as a multimedia journalists and made a case to encourage more digital Ghanaian content through collaboration.

A big shout-out to +Sed Tsegah  for taking this picture #MeshConfab2015

After 5pm I dashed back to Legon to join in on the #DumsorMustStop vigil. I got to Tetteh Quarshie a little after 6pm to join in on the +yvonne nelson & other Ghanaian movie stars and celebrities led non-partisan protest to the country's electricity crisis.

Wanlov "was there some"

Placards demand for a solution to #dumsor

Van Vicker, DKB and D-Black in attendance

Young professionals lamenting the electricity situation

Mr. Sam Mends (Omni media/Citi FM) speaking with the media

See boys.
Fellow Ɔdadeɛ 


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

#getstartedafrica Kick-off in Ivory Coast

Abidjan is a lovely city and on my first trip ever to this Francophone pearl I was impressed with the city planning, reception and general vibe of Ivory Coast.

One of my resolutions in 2015, besides digging deeper in getting things done; is to go regional. Break out of the barriers of Accra, explore other African countries, network, learn, live and laugh at mistakes in other languages: especially broken, terrible French.

#getstatedafrica is Nescafe's campaign to get ideas discussed, implemented over a brew of Nescafe coffee. With the likes of +Ameyaw Debrah , +Yehni Djidji , +CYRIAC GBOGOU +Basile Niane +Prince Baah-Duodu , +edith yah brou , +Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. & +Yomi Adegboye - West Africa's most influential bloggers and social media aficionados we were able to shut down the interwebs briefly and encourage young people to share their dreams via:

The Beginning: StartCon14 #getstartedafrica

StartCon14 with Fred Swaniker as mentor 
April this year we took the 1st Get Started Conference from Accra, Ghana to Cocody, Abidjan - Cote D'Ivoire

#getstartedafrica truck leaving accra credit: Amfo Conolly

Leaving Kotoka with +Ato Ulzen-Appiah  & +Ameyaw Debrah 

I found the Rotary 100 years celebration in Abidjan! #ServiceAboveSelf

VIP suite at the Palm Club Hotel

Selfies with the bloggers & Nescafe team

First dinner with +Yomi Adegboye +Basile Niane +Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. +edith yah brou +Prince Baah-Duodu +Ameyaw Debrah 

I bumped into members from the Rotaract Club of Cocody! #FellowshipThroughService

+jean-patrick Ehouman & +Ato Ulzen-Appiah when we snuck out for some Abidjan night life!

The insightful +Karim SY from Jokkolabs

+Prince Baah-Duodu & @Kofi Sika of @Adventures Junkies Ghana

The last +CYRIAC GBOGOU selfie!

Cool GH peeps in Ivory Coast: +Jemila Abdulai +Amfo Connolly & co

All photos were taken with my iPhone 5c