A male student of the Christ the King International School in Accra, Ayeyi Atta Kakra Anim-Addo, has emerged the overall winner of Citi FM’s 2018 Literacy Challenge held today, [Saturday], October 6, 2018, at the Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Alisa hotel.
Ayeyi Atta Kakra Anim-Addo was the only Junior High School (JHS) Form 2 student among the 10 finalists.
He beat competition from nine others to win the ultimate prize of GHc10, 000.
CHRIST THE KING DEFENDS TITLE
In 2017, another female student from the same Christ the King International School in Accra, Krystyn Naa Adoley Bruce, emerged the overall winner of the Literacy Challenge.
Quashie Maame Safoa – Yahweh International School and Jason Gabriel Kumah – SAPS School both in Accra emerged second and third respectively.
The first and second runners-up received GHc5, 000 and GHc3, 000 respectively; while all the winners received medals and gifts from official sponsors of the competition.
The Literacy Challenge seeks to identify and reward the most-outstanding ‘all-round’ JHS Student in Ghana, promote Literacy and Numeracy in Ghana, to shed more light on the importance of Literacy, Numeracy and education as a whole and to project 97.3 Citi FM as the leading media entity, that supports Literacy in Ghana, among others.
The quiz, moderated by educationist Madam Yaba Haffar, covered three main areas, namely literature, social studies or current affairs; general knowledge or applied knowledge.
The finalists had been camping at the Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Alisa since Wednesday, where they relaxed and adequately prepared for the final event.
The finalists made it through the first two stages of the competition, where they first wrote an essay with a huge number of people on a given topic.
This was followed by an aptitude test by 50 people, quizzing them on general knowledge and current affairs, after which the ten finalists were picked.
The 2017 edition was a three-month long fun-packed and education-driven set of activities, aiming to propel young Ghanaians to develop literacy skills beyond just reading and writing.
THE JOURNEY SO FAR
The journey began four months ago where JHS students in Ghana, were tasked to write on the selected topic; The year is 2035; the law allows people below forty (40) years to contest for the presidency. You are a presidential candidate in the general election. In not less than 600 words, write your manifesto speech.”
Over 2000 entries were received and the number shortlisted to 50.
The 50 took part in the aptitude test and the number further sieved to 10 who were brought to Accra for a two-day literacy camp, ahead of the grand finale.
The 2018 Literacy Challenge is sponsored byDatabank’s EdiFund and MoneyGram with support from CITI TV.
By: Farida Yusif | citinewsroom.com
Burna Boy Wins BET Best International Act Award 2020
Burna Boy has for the second time won the BET, Best International Act Awards 2020.
Burna Boy, born Damini Ogulu has for the second time won the BET, Best International Act Awards 2020.
The BET Awards 2020 edition which happened in the wee hours of Monday went virtual because of the novel COVID-19 pandemic and was hosted by Amanda Seales
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The Nigerian afrobeat international, Burna Boy won over Innoss’B (Congo), Sho Madjozi (South Africa), Dave (UK), Ninho (France) and S. Pri (France) in the same category.
The event saw performances from Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, DaBaby, Jennifer Hudson, and John Legend. Other include Lil Wayne, Nas, Questlove and Usher.
Burna Boy is one of West Africa’s rising stars who considers himself as an African giant and hence the title of his latest album “African Giant.”
The African Giant album is a masterpiece on black pride.
By Asiwome Writes | www.asiwomewrites.com | Ghana
Gospel Musicians Who Neglect the Church Kill Their Craft – Akesse Brempong
“The church is the place where most gospel musicians get their gigs so once you neglect the primary source of your income which is the church, your craft dies,” Akesse revealed.
Ghanaian reggae gospel musician Akesse Brempong has said that gospel musicians who neglect the church, will kill their craft.
According to the gospel minister, the church is the primary source of income for gospel musicians according to gigs they play.
Adding that, most corporate programs do not mostly call gospel musicians for their programs as compared to the number of secular musicians.
“When a corporate institution organises a program, they can call about six secular musicians and one gospel musician,” Akesse disclosed.
Referencing a documentary, about 55-60 percent of a musicians’ income is from gigs.
“The church is the place where most gospel musicians get their gigs so once you neglect the primary source of your income which is the church, your craft dies,” he revealed.
Speaking on Sammy Flex TV on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Akesse Brempong stated that MTN Ghana Stands in Worship, Adom Praise among others are the only big shows for Ghanaian gospel musicians.
By Adwoa Selly | asiwomewrites.com | Ghana
Mount Rushmore Fireworks Display Ill Advised – Fire Expert
A fire expert said a planned fireworks display at the Mount Rushmore is ‘’ill-advised’’ due to the abnormally dry conditions and summer wildfires.
A fire expert has said a July 3 fireworks display at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial is ‘’ill-advised’’ due to the abnormally dry conditions and summer wildfires.
The event is expected to attract over 7,500 revellers with the president of the United States, Donald Trump in attendance.
The former fire management officer for Mount Rushmore, Bill Gabbert said shooting fireworks over ponderosa pine forest is extremely flammable and should not be done.
“Burning debris, the burning embers and unexploded shells fall into a ponderosa pine forest and ponderosa pine is extremely flammable,” said Gabbert.
The Mount Rushmore fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day has since 2009 not been observed due to a fire danger after a pine beetle infestation.
The U.S. Drought Monitor recently labelled almost all of southwestern South Dakota including most of the Black Hills as ‘’abnormally dry.’’
However, the National Park Service, which manages the memorial, has assured that fireworks display at Mount Rushmore poses only a slight fire risk.
Ian Fury, Republican Government Kristi Noem’s communication director revealed that the park service in April has taken several precautions, including performing an environmental assessment and conducting a large burn within the memorial’s borders.
Source: ABC News
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