Africa on focus is an African platform dedicated to sharing and celebrating the success stories of young black Africans from the continent and the Diaspora world. These young entrepreneurs aim to reshape the stigma attached to how Africa is viewed in terms of lifestyle, business, entertainment, charity, sports and more.
Ato Kwamina – How to find your ‘voice’ #Ghanamedia
Join us for a conversation with Ato Kwamina (KwaminTheMC), Ghanaian broadcaster/radio-personality and all-round media producer visiting the Netherlands for all the right reasons. “Why are you here?”.
Tap into this conversation as Ato shares how his initial career as an engineer ended up bringing him to the world of Media as a producer, presenter and all-round creator. Find out how strategic networking can help you to access creative working positions, how to discover your radio voice and how Ghana media holds his impact in the Diaspora world.
Watch the episode on our YouTube channel.
Palgrave Boakye Danquah – Responsible for Ghana’s economic development #Elevy
MS.ABA and Donny Addison are joined by Palgrave Boakye, Ghana Government and Security Spokesperson, founding executive director of Kandifo institute, and returning guest on Africa on Focus, to discuss current issues in Ghana and the world. Today we’re touching on the recent e-levy (1,5% tax to electronic payments) that has been put into effect from 1st of May 2022.
Tune in and find out why the government put its e-levy into effect and how the government seeks to boost the private sector through its tax system. Listen to some arguments made by our viewers against the E-levy.
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Trigmatic – Creating Cultural Capital in the African Music Business #Ghanamusic
Time to talk to Trigmatic, multi award-winning Ghanaian music artist and serial entrepreneur from Ghana. The rapper/singer hopped by our Amsterdam studios as part of an impactful networking and recordings tour to talk about creating music and the positioning of African music on global markets.
Trigmatic shares his journey on starting out in the Ghana music industry and developing his raw talent, which have helped build a sustainable music career to more than just making music. He grew up truly cherishing his ‘roots’ styles of music. He shares how his starting years dropping mixtapes, collaborating with noted Ghana artists, like Reggie Rockstone, Stonebwoy and creativity helped him to grow his core fanbase.
As an ambassador for Ghana music, Trigmatic is determined to help turn Ghana music into cultural capital. Find out how the multi-talent has built a sustainable career In music and the business and how he intends to grow the impact of African music.
Terry Afram - What it Means to Invest in Ghana #TheGhanaianDream
Joining us for this episode is Terry Afram, founder and Managing Director of Bridge Partners, a consultancy firm which bridges the gap between the international- and local markets by acting as a local partner and providing market entry and -growth solutions.
Having started his career in Ghana as the Country Managing Director for Jumia Food Ghana, the largest online food delivery service on the African continent. Terry was able to significantly grow Jumia Food Ghana into a million-euro business and is passionate about seeing other ventures grow to achieve the same, to the benefit of the local economy.
One of his noted initiatives is The Ghanaian Dream Diaspora Investment Forum, an annual investment forum showing what it truly takes to invest in Ghana. For 5 consecutive years he has established this forum in between Amsterdam and Accra.
Tap into this episode as we talk with Terry Afram about economic relevance, how to position yourself for international opportunities and investments and what it takes to invest in Ghana.
Carla Kabamba – Driving Change in Amsterdam #Blackvoices
Time for a chat with Carla Kabamba, political scientist, Amsterdam city councillor, artist and speaker. As a true advocate for diversity, Carla has made it her mission to address issues affecting the African Diaspora living in Amsterdam.
Being the first Dutch Congolese-Angolan person to be a part of the 45-member city council in Amsterdam, Carla highlights why she has put a plan of action in place to drive change and encourage multiple black representation in politics.
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Ursula mabolia – the topic of ‘daddy issues’ #daddyissues
We’re talking about “Daddy Issues” with Ursula Mabolia (@ursmabolia), philanthropist and author of ‘Grieving Daughters’, a book about emotional and psychological effects of fatherlessness on young women.
As the author highlights the impact of fatherlessness on (young) women, she also speaks on the particular need for the presence of men in the lives of their (future) daughters. As we tap into what it means to be responsible in terms of fatherhood, we explore the impact on our modern societies. The writer also fearlessly shares how reconnecting with her dad’s family helped her heal. Going further into the topics of her book, Ursula helps particularly women pinpoint other related issues like low-self-esteem, isolation and more.