Category: Africa

ICS Africa and Avance Media Releases 2022 top 50 Ghanaian Event Influencers in Africa.

Music sensation Black Sherif, GUBA Awards Founder, Dentaa Amoateng; Renowned Conference speaker, Dzigbordi K. Dosoo; Celebrated Photographers Twinsdntbeg, and Groundbreaking DJ Vyrusky have been named in the 2022 list of Top 50 Ghanaians Event Influencers in Africa.

They join other A-list stakeholders in Ghana’s growing event industry who have played a key role in sustaining the growth of the events industry while lacing it with innovation.

Rudy Kwakye of the Rave Media Group who has been a pivot to Afronation Ghana, the world’s biggest Afrobeats festival makes the list for the second year running. Some others that made the list for the second edition like the first include; Sarkodie, Theresa Ayoade (Charter House), Felix Adomako Mensah (Zion Felix), Jerry Adjorlolo (MC), Anita Erskine (MC) and Kuami Eugene.

DJ K Crakk, GHHyper, KiDi, KobbyKyei and Mr Drew made their debut on the list. Empire Entertainment’s Nat Kwabena Adisi and Kojo Soboh (EMY Africa) dropped were excluded in this year’s list as Richard Abbey Junior of Xodus Communications made it to the 2022 list.

The awardees were selected by an astute board and select panel after months of monitoring and fulfilling all stipulated conditions. They have shown leadership, resilience, zeal, and consistency despite the economic downturn.

They were spread across eight categories including Event Organizers, Event DJs, Conference Speakers, Master of Ceremonies, Event Bloggers, Event Entertainers, Event photographers, and Event Designers/Stylists.

This year’s batch of honours will highlight the influence of top game-changers in the events industry in Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa. Other countries will follow in the subsequent years.

The “Top 50 Event Influencers” is a list compiled by Africa’s fastest-growing Pan African Business Solutions and Events company, ICS Africa Limited (Impact Concept and Solution Africa).

In partnership with leading PR, Research and Rating Organizations, Avance Media, the list recognizes, acknowledges, and honours event influencers across Africa for their independent contributions towards the development of the event space on the continent.

Below are the names and recipients of the 2022 Top 50 Ghanaian Event Influencers in Africa.

A.      Top Influential Ghanaian Event Organizers:

1.       Beryl Agyekum Ayaba (Echo House)

2.       Theresa Ayoade (Charter House)

3.       Nabil Alhassan (Event Factory)

4.       Rudy Kwakye (Rave Media Group)

5.       Abdul Abdullah (Culture Management Group)

6.       Richard Abbey Jnr (Xodus Communications)

7.       Dentaa Amoateng (GUBA)

8.       Georgina Nettey (GeNET Services)

B.      Top Influential Ghanaian Event DJs:

1)      DJ Vyrusky

2)      DJ Aroma

3)      DJ K Crakk

4)      DJ Sly King

5)      DJ Mic Smith

C.      Top Influential Ghanaian Conference Speakers:

1.       Dzigbordi K. Dosoo

2.       Albert Ocran

3.       Amos Kevin Annan

4.       Kwame A.A. Opoku

D.      Top Influential Ghanaian Event Bloggers:

1.       Eugene Nkansah (Nkonkonsa)

2        Aaron Safohene Afful (Ronnie is Everywhere)

3.       Felix Adomako Mensah (Zion Felix)

4.       Kobby Kyei (Kobby Kyei News)

5.       Stephen Adotey Mingle (GH Hyper)

6.        Ameyaw Kissi Debrah (Ameyaw Debrah)

E.      Top Influential Ghanaian Master of Ceremonies:

1.       Jerry Adjorlolo

2.       George Bannerman

3.       Berla Mundi

4.       Kabutey The MC

5.       Anita Erskine

6.       Myster Pratt

F.      Top Influential Ghanaian Event Entertainers

1.       Sarkodie

2.       Kuami Eugene

3.       Gyakie

4.       Stonebuoy

5.       KiDi

6.       Clemento Suarez

7.       Adina

8.       Black Sherif

9.       Jacinta

10.     Joe Mettle

11.     Mr. Drew

G.      Top Influential Ghanaian Event photographers:

1.       Twinsdntbeg (Swag of Africa)

2.       Robert Abban (Rob Photography)

3.       Sadiq More (Hype Lens Africa)

4.       Manuel Photography

H.      Top Influential Ghanaian Event Designers / Stylists:

1.       Lion Heart Events (Tamara Jonah-Goka)

2.       Debra-Jane Nelson (Think Mahogany Events)

3.       Madam Afi Amoro (Jandel)

4.       Akua Afriyie Sarpong-Ayisa (Unique Floral)

5.       Abokuma Ellis – Purple Twirl

6.       Bryan T Menson – White Chalk the Planner

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YouTube Creators Festival unveils all-star lineup including Nas Daily, Wode Maya, Sweet Adjeley Others for second edition

Organizers of the YouTube Creators Festival Ghana have announced an all-star lineup for the second edition scheduled to take place between November 24 to 26.

The speakers are Israeli YouTuber, Nas Daily; Ghana’s award winning YouTuber, Wode Maya, Jessica Opare – Saforo, Sweet Adjeley, Ken Agyapong & Abdul Karim (Co Founders, Afrochella), Kwadwo Sheldon, Ameyaw Debrah, Yonny Friedman, Ivy Prosper and other speakers and content creators who have built strong personal corporate brands with continental and global appeal in music, tourism, food, lifestyle and entertainment.

They share a combine subscriber base of more than 11 million.

Nuseir Yassin (Nas Daily) who is popular and influential vlogger with more than 8 million subscribers is notable for creating over 1,000 daily one-minute-long videos on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram.

Wode Maya, who recently picked up an award at the just-ended GUBA Awards received Ghana’s first YouTube Gold Plague on March 8. He is the first Ghanaian to reach one million subscribers on the video sharing platform.

Sweet Adjeley, an American based Ghana digital culinary creative with almost 1 million subscribers on YouTube has made a name for herself as the go-to creator for innovative food recipe.

Despite being in its early stages, the YouTube Creator Festival Ghana has not only sort to acknowledge and reward Ghanaian content creators but has calved a niche in the industry for promoting local tourism.

The second edition which is an improvement from the first will see the introduction of a free Masterclass for female content creators.

Early last month, it was endorsed officially by Beyond the Return, a diaspora initiative by the Government of Ghana following the success of the Year of Return.

The partnership agreement, described by both parties as mutually beneficial, will see them share ideas on ways to ensure patrons get value for money and a life-long experience.

The YouTube Creators Festival Ghana will bring all content creators across the region to engage, educate and inspire the global YouTube community. The YouTube creators festival is organized locally by Entamoy Media Ltd alongside co-creators and official event planners, Impact Concept Solution Africa Limited (ICS Africa Ltd).

The 3-days long independent convention will climax with the Creators Awards night & Concert, which will acknowledge and recognize the influence and hardwork of creative content creators in Ghana.

The festival is powered by Entamoty Media Ltd and other local and international partners.

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