Author: African Celebs

Larisa Bowen-Dodoo: A Young Ghanaian Woman Striving To Put STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) On The Radar

Meet Larisa Bowen-Dodoo, is an engineering graduate from the University of Ghana, currently a Teaching Assistant at the Biomedical Engineering Department of the University of Ghana and founder of Levers in Heels.  Levers in Heels seeks to inspire, connect, and build a record of Ghanaian women in (STEM)-related careers via social media. She is a Student Network Coordinator for the Ghana Biomedical Convention, an active NGO in Ghana in close partnership with the Ghana Biomedical Research Network (GBRN) in North America, committed to advancing bio-medicine and promoting health in Ghana. Larisa also mentors for Tech Needs Girls Ghana, an organization for young Ghanaian girls who want to grow in the world of technology. What an...

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Meet Three Young Kenyans Getting Rich Off Classified Ads

After graduating from a Kenyan university in August, classmates Piero Muguna Mbaabu 23, Kelvin Githuka Kihiu 23 and Joshua Mutua Nzuki 22 couldn’t find reasonably priced rental homes in Nairobi. Apart from the time and cost involved in house hunting, the trio found that online property classified ads catered only to high-end clientele. So they founded KejaHunt, a Nairobi-based company that lists classified ads for rental apartments with rents starting as low as $62 per month. Keja is slang in Swahili for “house” and is derived from the word for “cage.” More Africans are accessing the Internet today than ever....

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John Dumelo and Others Unveiled as World Cup Ambassadors

2014 World Cup Ambassadors has been unveiled by the Ministry of Youth and Sports  they are musicians, actors, and veteran footballers as Ghana’s official Ambassadors for the 2014 Brazil World Cup. They include Becca, John Dumelo, Jackie Appiah, Grace Ashy CK Akonnor, Tony Baffoe, Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew, Kwame Ayew, Augustine Ahinful, Samuel Osei Kuffour, Tony Yeboah, Azumah Nelson and Ali Jarrah.  During the unveiling, the Minister for Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, charged the ambassadors to project the values and culture of Ghana in their numerous capacities to the world. The ambassadors among other things are responsible for campaigning to the corporate world and the general public for support towards Ghana’s journey to world cup glory. This includes the campaign to raise funds to enable the supporters union of Ghana to travel to Brazil in order to support the Ghana Black Stars. The ambassadors will be making a call to the public to text ‘SCORE’ to 1474 at a cost of 70 pesewas per SMS....

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Ghana 2014 World Cup squad out…Who is in and Who is out

The Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has been selected in Ghana’s 26-man squad for the World Cup finals. The squad will be cut to 23 at the start of June. Asamoah Gyan, the former Sunderland striker, and Sulley Muntari, the former Portsmouth midfielder, are also set to appear in their third consecutive World Cup finals. Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey, Fatau Dauda, Stephen Adams Defenders: Samuel Inkoom, Daniel Opare, Harrison Afful, Jeffrey Schullp, John Boye, Jonathan Mensah, Jerry Akaminko, Rashid Sumaila Midfielders: Michael Essien, Rabiu Mohammed, Agyemang Badu, Kwadwo Asamoah, Sulley Muntari, Albert Adomah, Wakasu Mubarak, Christian Atsu, David Accam, André Ayew, Afriyie Acquah Strikers: Asamoah Gyan, Kevin Prince...

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