Month: March 2021

MEET ABENA AKUABA, THE 1st BLACK WOMAN TO WIN THE MGI PAGEANT

A Ghanaian-American woman has won the Miss Grand International beauty pageant. The pageant, one of the world’s most prestigious, was won by California native, Abena Akuaba Appiah. Abena was crowned Miss Universe Ghana 2014 and represented Ghana at the Miss Universe 2014 pageant and in July 2020 became the Miss Grand United States 2020 winner, …

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LESSONS ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP FROM ‘TROTRO MATES’

In Ghana, public buses are called ‘trotro’. Conductors of these buses, popularly known as ‘trotro mates’ or simply ‘mates’, are among the most hardworking people in Ghana. One will find them on every street shouting enthusiastically and sweating profusely as they hang dangerously from their buses. Due to the fast-paced and highly competitive nature of their work, one …

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Ing. Steve Adjei-Laryea: Son Of A Chainsaw Operator Becomes An Engineer

After 15 years of an incident-free career in the mining industry, Ing. Steve Adjei-Laryea, a mechanical and mining engineer has sat down to share his journey in an interview with Adjoa Omie of the Association of African Universities on the CGC Show. Born in the small town of Kwamoano in the Central Region of Ghana, …

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3Music Awards: The Future Of Ghanaian Music Awards

Over the weekend, Ghanaian and African music acts won big at the 3Music Awards. In its fourth year, the event recognises artistes achievements of Ghanaian and African artists. This year’s edition however saw a shift in production and execution. Social media has been set ablaze by the performances and the entire show. KiDi, the biggest …

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UBA GHANA LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE APP: HERE’S HOW TO SIGN UP

The United Bank for Africa – Ghana, UBA has launched a new bank app in their continuous quest to improve their banking experience for their clients. With over 15 years of experience in the Ghanaian banking industry, UBA Ghana operates 32 ATMs and 24 branches spread across the country. On the new app, customers get to perform …

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Esinam Seade: A Rising Star Among Public Speakers in Ghana and Africa

The global conversation on women empowerment is becoming more popular by day. Here is a story of a Ghanaian woman who is actively involved in making impact on the youth of Africa. Esinam Afi Seade is a strong youth and women in leadership advocate on the African continent and has shown her commitment to the …

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THE TRUE FACE OF YAA ASANTEWAA

Yaa Asantewaa was the queen mother the Ejisu township in the Ashanti Empire in the 1800s, appointed by her brother Nana Akwasi Afrane Opese, the Ejisuhene, the chief of Ejisu. In 1900 she led the Ashanti war known as the War of the Golden Stool, also known as the Yaa Asantewaa War against the British who sought to conquer the Ashanti empire. Recently, …

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5 INTERNATIONAL CHURCHES YOU DID NOT KNOW ORIGINATED FROM GHANA

Christianity arrived in the then Gold Coast in the 15th century, along with European merchants and missionaries. As the Europeans continued their activities and operations in the area, their religion also grew in influence. Today, Christianity is the religion with the largest following in Ghana. According to the census figures of the year 2000, Christians …

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MEET ABIOLA BAWUAH, REGIONAL CEO OF UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA – WEST AFRICA

Abiola is the Regional CEO, West Africa, overseeing the Group’s business in nine countries. She joined UBA Ghana in 2013 as Deputy Managing Director and was elevated to serve as the MD/CEO of UBA Ghana in January 2014. Abiola in March 2018 was appointed Regional CEO West Africa One, responsible for six countries prior to …

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