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Profile: Folorunso Alakija

Meet Africa’s richest woman Mrs. Folorunso Alakija. She is rated to worth $1.6B by Forbes in March 2017 Mrs. Folorunso Alakija is a businesswoman who has forayed into uncharted territories. She is a philanthropist with a sincere desire to help the needy, a fashion icon with an infallible sense of style, a loving wife, a caring mother and doting grandmother, a friend in …

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Unycemusic

Unycemusic, born Eunice Wesoamu Tedam, is a Ghana musician. Unycemusic is a 5.9 feet tall, HR Specialist, Musician, Marketer and model from Paga in the Upper East Eunice Tedam (Unyce) Region. Born in Accra, brought up a little in Tema but lived most of my life in Takoradi. She had her primary and senior high education in Takoradi after which she completed the …

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Profile: Raphael Nyarkotey Obu

Raphael Nyarkotey Obu, born in June 1985 at Dodowa-Doryumu from Bosu Wem. He attended Ghanata Secondary School in Dodowa where he studied General Science and was one of the best students in class. He loves chemistry. He came into the political limelight during the 2016 general elections with his research which focuses on the Dangme political voting pattern which he …

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Profile: Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu

Dr. Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu was born in Accra Old Fadama in mid April, 1924 to prominent and reputable parents. He studied under his father, the late Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu, a pious mother, late Ayishatu abbas and his uncle, the late Sheikh Mazanwaje Abbas, who was the National Imam at the time. His parents taught him Qur`anic recitation and reading …

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Profile: Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah

Hon. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah  is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ho West Constituency in the Volta Region of Ghana. He polled 24,677 votes out of the 28,216 valid votes cast during the 2008 General Elections to become the Member of Parliament (MP)  for Ho-West Constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Hon. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah …

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Profile: Eva Lokko

Eva Lokko died Thursday, October 6, 2016 Before her demise, she was the Parliamentary aspirant of the the Progressive People’s Party for Klottey Korle constituency.  Eva Lokko was the 2012 Vice Presidential candidate of the PPP during the 2012 general election. Ms. Lokko was the first Satellite Communications Engineer in Ghana, the first woman Engineer in the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) …

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Profile: Francis-Xavier Sosu

Lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu at a glance: A celebrated Human Right Lawyer in Ghana Barrister & Solicitor of the Superior Courts of Ghana F-X Law & Associates (Public Interest, Human Rights, Tax, Corporate and Commercial Lawyers) Bio Francis was born to a poor and deprived family in Accra New Town to a mother who was a victim of ‘trokosi’. Just as his …

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Profile: Paa Kwesi Ndoum

Detailed Biography Introduction Born on 1953-02-15, Dr. Pa Kwesi Ndoum is a businessman and a politician. He’s the founder of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP). A former Member of Parliament, he also held two ministerial portfolios (Energy and Public Sector Reform) under the Kufuor administration. Bid for President In December 2007, Nduom was nominated by the Convention People’s Party (CPP) …

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Profile: Brigitte Dzogbenuku

Brigitte Dzogbenuku is the Founder and Executive Director of Mentoring Women Ghana (MWG), which runs programs that inspire and empower young women and girls into making a positive difference in their communities. She won the Fortune/Goldman Sachs Women’s Leadership Award in 2008. Prior to her work at MWG she was General Manager of Aviation Social Centre, a fitness and recreational center in Accra, …

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Ahmed Baba: The Greatest African Scholar of the 16th Century

Ahmed Baba was one of the greatest African scholars. Amongst the Songhai, he was known as the “The Unique Pearl of His Time”. According to John Henrik Clarke, “his life [was] a brilliant example of the range and depth of West African intellectual activity before the colonial era.” Ahmed Baba was born on Oct. 26, 1556, in Arawān, near Timbuktu, …

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