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Ghana Diaspora HomeComing Summit 2017 – Day 3 Round Up

Here’s a round of what took place on day 3 of the Ghana Diaspora Homecoming Summit:

  • Friday was the culmination of 3 days of #GDHS17 with the theme of political inclusion for all Ghanaians at home and abroad. We had speakers such as Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Otiko Afisa Djaba & Prof. Kwaku Asare. Issues addressed included the contention around dual citizenship, the need for a dual citizenship card and what the Ghanaian constitution states. Day 3 also included representation from 2nd generation Ghanaians sharing their perspectives, experiences and advice for other 2nd generation Ghanaians eager to engage with Ghana. It also included speakers from the wider Ghanaian and African diaspora including African Americans, Nigerians and Senegalese speakers. Followed by a closing and fashion show organised by the Ministry of Gender and Social Protection.
  • After a welcome address by Jermaine Nkrumah, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway  took the stage and addressed the issues and challenges faced by Ghanaians abroad with regards to passports, fees, other consular services and customer service in Embassies in their respective nations. Training and accountability was emphasised and the Hon. Minister pledged her commitment to changing this.
  • Hon. Otiko Afisa Djaba followed with a impassioned call for all stakeholders, men and women to drive equity and gender equality in all spheres in Ghana. Hon. Djaba praised Ghanaian women in the diaspora as well as home for their innovate leadership and contributions to women in Ghana through remittances, business, housing and through numerous other channels. Whilst the Hon. Minister acknowledged great progress in terms of female participation in politics she stressed that we still have a long way to go but expressed confidence that equity can and will happen soon if we all work together towards that goal.
  • Next up was an inspiring panel of 3 2nd generation panellists – Danielli Ofori Atta, Founder & CEO of Mhoseenu (Creative Consultants), Arnold Sarfo-Kantanka, MD of Me Firi Ghana and Chair of Future of Ghana & Michael Bediako – Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance. Danielli began by sharing her desire to come back to Ghana after finishing her law degree at the University of Manchester because she wanted to change to world. She then went on to outline Mhoseenu’s mission and their 6 key principles which also served as advice for those interested in how to manage relocating to Ghana. They are:
  1. Innovation
  2. Quality control
  3. Accessibility
  4. Reliability
  5. Consistency
  6. Community
  • She called on second generation Ghanaians to be part of the #NewGhana – a lifestyle, a way of thinking, a movement.
  • Arnold discussed the ways in which second generation Ghanaians abroad can integrate into Ghanaian society, business and politics. He spoke of the vision of Me Firi Ghana and Future of Ghana – a 1st world self-sustaining Ghana, the What About Me (WAM) Campaign where 2nd generation Ghanaian volunteers from across Europe (?) volunteered over 1100 hours in Ghana and how the youth can be engaged in Ghana. He went on to discuss research in progress by FOG which showed that only 1.6% of respondents are interested in remittances and the importance of bringing evidence and data to the fore. He called for us to actively engage each other and work together to make Ghana what we know it can be.
  • Michael gave a very frank discussion about the realities of and surviving in Ghana. He told us all that in order to live in Ghana we have to embrace Ghana in its entirety not only the nicer parts of town. He also called on our duty to contribute to something bigger than ourselves and to build strong networks to help us settle in and facilitate the change we desire to see.
  • Prof. Kwaku Asare gave a highly engaging talk on plural citizenships, the ins and outs of nationality vs. citizenship, what the Ghanaian constitution says and the 27 forbidden fruits (the 27 roles and positions non-citizens of Ghana cannot assume). Key messages from his session include that the idea is plural citizenship is not unique to diasporans only but also to Ghanaians in Ghana and nationals of our bordering countries. He distinguished. Etse will nationality and citizenship, the former representing cultural parameters and the latter legal ones. He also stressed that if one has a Ghana and a UK/US passport (for example), a dual citizenship card is not required by law and no one has the right to ask for one. He highlighted the paradoxes of dual citizenship and how Ghanaians are often excluded unfairly.
  • Jermaine Nkrumah introduced us to the GDHS Summit Poll results and the ways in which registered delegates wished to engage beyond the summit (See tweets for pics). This informed the creation of the Diaspora Mobilisation Drive slated to eventually become an independent agency aimed at fulfilling the mandate and policies relating to the diaspora in collaboration with the government. (see tweets for pics of the structure).
  • The remaining speakers from the Nigerian, Senegalese and the African American diaspora shared their experiences and sentiments towards a cohesive global diaspora movement for the benefit of Ghana and Africa as a whole.

Questions of the day:

  • Does Ghana have the capacity to support a female president one day?
  • Why can we not increase the term of a Ghanaian passport from 5 years to 10 years?
  • Will African Americans ever be considered as diasporans to come back home?
  • If you’re an American citizen & you want your American born children to have dual citizenship, how do we do it?
  • There’s a lot of talent in Ghana but also a lot of reproduction. How is the government addressing this?
  • We don’t discuss the failures and downsides of those who have moved backed and left again. What about them?
  • How can we tackle the negative reactions sometimes from our parents who do not want us to move back?
  • A lot of want us as 2nd Gen want to actually work in Ghana how do we do so without a network?
  • What are the mental, psychological and other barriers faced when moving back to Ghana?
  • What can the government do to engage those who do not want to return?
  • What are we doing to stop sexual harassment in the workplace in Ghana?
  • Do my children have to continue to pay expensive visa fees to visit Ghana?
  • Why can we not increase the term of a Ghanaian passport from 5 years to 10 years?
  • Why do passport and other consular fees vary so much from country to country in Europe (Netherlands vs. Germany)?
  • Is there an easier way for Ghanaians abroad to register online esp. when missions are far away? (Eg in Scandinavia)
  • Is there an input from government on the prices Ghanaian goods are sold for abroad?
  • If we have free education why are so many of our girls on the street? In Abidjan for example we don’t see this.
  • We’ve heard about why to move back but what about the how? How do we connect?

Panel Discussion: Diaspora, Transnational Belonging and Giving Back

In recent years, there has been increased recognition of the potential of migration in stimulating development in countries of origin. Migrants living in diaspora can contribute greatly to the development of their countries of origin in many ways; through remittances, diaspora entrepreneurship, transfer of skills and knowledge as well as competencies, which can have a positive impact on the national economic growth. Research suggests that diaspora identity is characterized by a transnational sense of belonging with attachment and commitment to both the homeland and the country of residence. This panel discussion proposes to explore what drives diaspora members’ generosity and passion for their countries of origin, how belonging is nurtured across continents and generations and what “giving back” looks like in practice.

 

Panelists:

Patrick Awuah

Patrick Awuah is the founder and president of Ashesi University, a private, notfor-profit institution praised as one of Ghana’s Patrick_Awuahfinest institutions of higher learning. Patrick left Ghana to study in the United States of America in 1985. While abroad, he worked as a Program Manager for Microsoft. After living in America for almost two decades, he returned to Ghana in 2001. In recognition of his service to Ghana, Patrick was awarded Membership of the Order of the Volta in July 2007. The Order of the Volta is one of Ghana’s highest awards, given to individuals who exemplify the ideal of service to the country. He has won many prestigious international awards including the MacArthur Fellowship and the McNulty Prize. In 2015, Patrick was named one the 50 greatest leaders in the world by Fortune Magazine. He has also twice been recognized by a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey of Ghanaian CEOs as one of the ten most respected CEOs in Ghana.

 

Christabel E. Dadzie

Christabel Dadzie works as a Program Specialist in the Social Protection and Labor Global Practice at the World Bank Group. Christabel E. DadziePrior to joining the Bank, she has worked with for USAID and within the UN system. In 2011, Christabel, founded Ahaspora Young Professionals (Ahaspora – “Aha” is a Twi (Akan) word for “Here” and “Spora” is a stem of Diaspora.), a group of young, Ghanaian professionals who have lived or been educated outside Ghana and have returned home to make a difference. Ahaspora now counts over 1200 members, who have pledged to use their knowledge, skills, and resources to give back to their Motherland Ghana. http://www.ahaspora.com/

 

Arnold Sarfo-Kantanka

Arnold Sarfo-Kantanka is an entrepreneur and youth advocate. He is Chair of the Future of Ghana project and founder of multiple Arnold Sarfo-Kantankaaward winning company Me firi Ghana & sister charity WAM Campaign. In 2010, Arnold who was born, raised and lives in the UK, launched the WAM (“What About Me?) campaign, which connects young Ghanaians in the diaspora to selected grassroots organizations in Ghana. The objective of the WAM Campaign is to support the educational development of children and young people through diaspora volunteering. Arnold’s other pioneering initiative, The Future of Ghana is an annual project dedicated to showcasing, nurturing and mobilizing Ghana’s talent in Ghana and abroad for the development of the country. The impact of Arnold’s work has permitted him to represent Ghana during the 2013 World Economic Forum and speak on platforms such as TEDx SOAS. Arnold was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet HRH The Queen of England and Prince Charles for his contributions to the Ghanaian community.

 

Kobina Graham Kobina

Graham is a lecturer, writer, blogger, and DJ on Ghana’s growing arts scene. Born in London and raised between there and Cape Kobina GrahamCoast, he is a University of London School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) graduate. As a DJ, he was part of London’s Amplified collective, with whom he supported artists like Erykah Badu. Moving from London to Accra a decade ago, Kobby has since experienced everything from being a security expert and heading a market research department, to being a journalist with Ghana’s biggest media group and becoming one of the first people paid by the Ghanaian government to work in social media. Deeply passionate about popular culture, counter culture, and writing, he currently teaches Africana, communication and critical thinking courses at Ashesi University. He is also co-editor of nKENTEn – an experimental online magazine that exists at the intersection of Ghanaian popular culture and politics – and the former editor of DUST: a pioneering Ghanaian magazine that combined creativity with social awareness-raising content.

 

Programme

10.00 – Start  Opening and welcome remarks by Ambassador Leslie Kojo Christian, Chief Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration (MFARI)  

 

Statement by Ms. Sylvia Lopez-Ekra, Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration  

Video  Presentation on IOM’s Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA) and Temporary Return of Qualified Nationals (TRQN) Programmes, Daniel Sam – IOM  

 

Video  Presentations by panel members:  Patrick Awuah  Arnold Sarfo-Kantanka (by Skype from the United Kingdom)  Christabel E. Dadzie  Kobina Graham


13.00 – Closing and light lunch

A Message from the Editor: The Future of Ghana…..

Mobilizing Ghana’s talent for Development!

 

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Why the Future of Ghana…

In less than 3 generations 41% of the world’s youth will be African”, “By 2035, Africa’s labour force will be larger than China’s” (Mo Ibrahim Foundation)…

Thus we believe now is time to celebrate, mobilize and invest in young people of Ghanaian heritage at a critical time in Africa’s growth.

Who are Ghana’s Future leaders? Who are the young people out there innovating and creating change? …… It’s about time we found out!

Award winning London based company Me FiRi Ghana are on a mission to find the pioneers and innovators of the Future by launching the Future of Ghana campaign.

The main objective of the campaign is to organize and mobilize Ghanaian talent for the development of Ghana by undertaking a global search for the top 30 Ghanaian talent aged 18 – 30 years – impacting industries around the world. The search will consist of an open nomination process driven through social media, media partners and using the official hashtag #FutureofGhana with the top 30 being featured in online publication. The secondary objective will be to stage a “Dragon’s Den” style competition in Ghana for budding entrepreneurs and small/medium size business owners hoping to expand.

Nominations for the Future of Ghana are now open to the public until 17 December 2014 via the website. Once closed nominees will be whittled down to a top 30 by a select judging panel, ready for the publication release in March 2015. The esteemed judging panel will be revealed the week commencing 1 December 2014 so look out for updates on twitter.

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The campaign has been endorsed by Ghanaian High Commissioner to the UK H.E Victor Emmanuel Smith. He has pledged his commitment to the campaign by agreeing to host a luncheon with a select number of the top 30 pioneers in the spring of 2015.

Future of Ghana Patron and pioneering photographer James Barnor says of the initiative;

“I am privileged to be chosen as patron for the Future of Ghana initiative. It is refreshing to see young Ghanaians in the Diaspora so forward thinking and genuinely passionate about our nation’s future. This initiative will mobilize and inspire a generation of Ghanaians to come together and utilize their skills for the development of Ghana. I can see history in the making. For that reason I am more than happy to be involved”

Let’s make history!

Ben Jk Anim-Antwi (@Kwesitheauthor)

GUBA EXPO 2014 …..

A Spectacular Showcase Of Ghanaian Products In The Royal Borough of Greenwich!

GUBA Expo, a two day Business event held at the Charlton Athletic Football Club on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th November 2014, sent the Royal Borough of Greenwich buzzing

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The GUBA Expo, powered by GUBA Awards, was an event connecting Ghanaian Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) with procurement experts, with the aim of cementing trade and business relations between the UK and Ghana. The expo was endorsed and attended by several dignitaries including: Ghana Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative ArtsMrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare, Greenwich and Woolwich MP Nick Raynsford, Mayor of Greenwich David Grant, Councillor John Fahy and a host of other invited guests.

The expo commenced with a message read on behalf of Hon Victor Smith, the Ghana High Commissioner to the UK, in which he expressed his support for the GUBA Expo and the necessity of strengthening trade relations between Ghana and the UK.

The Ghana Minister of Tourism – Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare also emphasised the need for more initiatives like the GUBA Expo in promoting Ghanaian businesses. There are a range of impressive investment opportunities in Ghana and the Made in Ghana products on offer today are just a sample of what we have to offer as a people. I urge everyone to invest and support Made in Ghana products” she added.

Project Manager Gillian Appau said the event ‘’will mark the beginning of opening exciting new doors of trade and economic opportunity for Ghana and the UK.’’

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Councillor John Fahy, Deputy Leader of Greenwich echoed this sentiment, commending the efforts and emphasised the importance of this joint venture in the Greenwich community.

The first day of the expo targeted established SMBs and upcoming start-ups. Workshops and discussions were held and successful brands; Blue Skies and Uncle John’s Bakery documented their rise to success and overcoming obstacles in business.

Speakers from various professional backgrounds also advised attendees on diverse topics relating to business growth. John Kennedy and Sarah Talland from Wildbore and Gibbons LLP, led a workshop on Protecting Your Brand, touching on topics such as trademarking and copyright. The Business Strategy workshop was covered by Bradley Rood from HASLERS whilst Darren Peiris from Barclays, covered the workshop on Business Proposition &Start-Up Funding. The Going Global on a Budget workshop was covered by Kubi Springer of She Builds Brands, Franklin Boateng advised on Improving Online Presence through Social Media, and Mavis Amankwah of Rich Visions concluded with a workshop on How to Pitch for Business and Win Contracts. The workshops moderated by Arnold Sarfo-Kantanka of MeFiRi Ghana and Andrea Opoku of Green Bean Marketing were well attended and highly informative. Speakers offered insightful business strategies for continuous growth, and attendees were offered a wealth of information and business contacts.

Attendees flocked to the products on offer on the second day of the expo. Products from Cosmetics to fashion accessories were available for purchase. Exhibitors on the day were: Black Secret Makeup, Selina Beb, Sheabutter Cottage, Obeliver Drinks, African Cases, Glory Roots, Kaela de Jean, UP Life Honey, Choco Revo, Acote Collections, Yaa Ataa Couture, Puréte Nature, Native Greetings, Shiela’s Kitchen and JN / Ghana International Money Transfer.

The CEO of PAKs Cosmetics, representatives from Tesco, ASOS and other buyers, were also in attendance. Exhibitors had the opportunity of pitching their product to these buyers.  Scott Burrell of Tesco was very impressed with the products on show and was keen on stocking two of the products on display.  CEO of Pak’s cosmetics which has over 28 stores in the UK was interested in stocking the Shea butter products.

Mayor David Grant expressed his delight at the products on offer “they are so many unique and vibrant products. I am especially impressed by the affordability of it” – he expressed.

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Dentaa Amoateng CEO of GUBA added: “The main aim of this event was to create a direct link which connects SMBs to distributors. The GUBA Expo met my expectations because it was a great opportunity for the SMBs to speak to the buyers and get valuable tips on how to market their businesses and utilize Social Media. The seminars on day one were very informative and the SMBs have expressed how educational it was and the number of tips they will be implementing into their businesses. There is also a great possibility that products from three of the businesses, will be making their way into Tesco and ASOS”

Over the course of both days, the theme was clear: Small and Medium Businesses have fantastic products to offer, positively impacts the economy and all is needed is for the gap between production and distribution to be closed.

More photographs from the event can be found on our social media portals:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gubaawards?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GUBAAwardsUK

For further information on the GUBA Expo, visit- http://www.gubaexpo.co.uk

Instagram @gubaexpo

About Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards:

GUBA Awards is a non-profit awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of Ghanaians living in Britain and acknowledging the valuable services of UK based organizations to Ghanaians in the UK and Ghana.  GUBA Awards is in its third year and aims to extend the awards to the wider African community in the UK.

For further information please contact:

George Ameyaw                                                                     Claudia Andrews

GUBA Head of PR                                                                       Head of Social Media

00447956945360                                                                    claudia@gubaawards.co.uk

george@gubaawards.co.uk

 

WAM Campaign Policy Brief: We don’t just talk we look for solutions!

Following on from the WAM Campaign & Me Firi Ghana Networking Forum – We present…… The Future of Ghana’s Youth (A Policy Brief)

When a group of like minded individuals assembled in East London on the evening of the Thursday 30th January for the WAM Campaign in association with Me FiRi Ghana networking forum event. It set off an passionate debate on the challenges on youth engagement in the diaspora towards Ghana’s development.

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The Networking event provided a platform for young Ghanaian Diaspora – primarily aged 18-35 years – to network, discuss and be more informed about ways in which they can proactively connect with the development of Ghana, with a special guest panel consisting of:

Emma Orefuwa: Manager for AFFORD’s, Africa-Gives

Mr Kofi Addo: Head of Trade & Investment, Ghana High Commission (UK)

Francesca Danmole: Commonwealth Students’ Association Consultant, Commonwealth Secretariat

Carl Konadu: Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace Working Group Coordinator, Commonwealth Secretariat

However the objective of the event was for the WAM Campaign to develop a Policy Brief which addressed the current barriers preventing young people from being involved in Ghana’s development, ways to overcome such barriers, providing a set of recommendations on how diaspora organisations, the Ghanaian government and youth can work together towards a more active and constructive involvement in Ghana’s development.

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Now after all the views and suggestions have been collated and examined the policy brief by the Director of WAM, Arnold Sarfo-Kantanka has been published. As well addressing the barriers in engaging in Ghana’s development whilst suggesting recommendations. The brief highlights the work WAM has managed to achieve, voice the opinions of Diaspora Youth that WAM managed to collate from the event and through evaluations from past WAM programmes ensuring the right eyes and ears are aware of the work of the charity.

The policy brief is available on the WAM Campaign website – http://wamcampaign.org/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/WAM-Campaign-Policy-Brief.pdf

For any enquires concerning the Policy brief, please contact Ben Anim-Antwi at bantwi@mefirighana.com

For general enquires concerning the WAM Campaign charity, please contact  info@wamcampaign.org

 

Work Experience: Getting to speak to Sarkodie.

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As the day couldn’t get any better, Arnold and I went to our next meeting with Dennis. The founder of Akwaaba UK, yeah him, you’re now thinking ‘lucky girl right’ :-), Oh yeah I am. We were discussing the events coming up that Akwaaba UK will be doing in the UK and Ghana, and they have some good plans…

We were also discussing the problems Ghana have and how it’s effecting their business. But then suddenly I knew something, earlier I was tweeting Sarkodie with the Me FiRi Ghana Twitter account wishing him a Happy Birthday. Then Dennis (now my UNCLE Dennis) said that Sarkodie was coming back from Dubai and he was now in London, and I said “What? He’s spending his birthday in London?” Then Uncle Dennis said “It’s not his birthday” (I don’t blame him Ghanaian’s hardly remember their own birthday’s) and then he called him.

He called him and I waited for him to start talking. I just knew he was going to keep talking to him and ask him “Is it your Birthday today?” eventually he did and yeah he handed me the phone saying to him “You have a fan that wants to say Happy birthday“. I looked at Arnold and swallowed my heart.

Now listen I’ve seen so many Celebrities in my life, from Will Smith coming to my school, to Fuse ODG sitting next to me, not even realising. But this one I was proper scared. I don’t know why.

Dialogue:

Me: H..h..h..hello

Sarkodie: Heeeeey

Me: Happy Birthday

(I waited like 10 seconds for him to reply)

Sarkodie: Aww thank you… What’s your name ?

Me: Sorry ?

Sarkodie: What’s your name.. name ?

Me: Ohhh sorry Andrea

Sarkodie: aww okay Thank you Andrea God Bless

Me: (In my head: Naaaaah God bless you blud) Aww thank you same to you. Bye

This was too much for me to handle. So yeah try have a meeting with someone and they give you the phone to talk to a celebrity. Beat that.

Pictures: Mefiri Ghana @ Ghana’s 55th Independence

Mista Silva

 

Stay J

 

 

 

Kimberley Osei-Abeyie, Tinchy Stryder

 

the Vibe Squad and Yaa Nyarko

 

Arnold Sarfo and Kimberley Osei-Abeyie

 

Yaa Nyarko, Arnold Sarfo and Kimberley Osei-Abeyie

 

 

Kimberley Osei-Abeyie, May7ven, Yaa Nyarko

 

Kimberley Osei-Abeyie, Mugeez, Paedae and Yaa Nyarko

 

Paedae, Yaa Nyarko, Killbeatz, Mugeez

Me FiRi GHANA interviews Sir Richard Branson for MTV Base Africa

Me FiRi GHANA Co-Founder had the opportunity to be one of five young people who were selected to interview Sir Richard Branson for MTV Base Africa’s NEW MEETS TV Show in conjunction with MTN

See more below and let us know what you think!

Dare to live you dreams too…

Me FiRi GHANA Meets Richard Branson – Part 2

“Screw it Lets Do It”: You never know what could happen unless you try…

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Never would I have imagined that I would meet let alone seek advice from Sir Richard Branson – well actually I kind of did but not think it will be at this young age! All that we the Me FiRi GHANA Team are doing is living our dream and following our passion, our love for Ghana. Never in a trillion years would we have expected such experiences to come from it. But again, I guess you never know what could happen unless you try…

The whole experience was and is still quite surreal. To meet, interview, shake the hands of, get pictures with and have 3 yes 3 Me FiRi GHANA and Me DoR GHANA T-Shirts signed by Sir Richard Branson – one of the most influential figures in the world – is respectfully still quite insane.

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I was personally taken-a-back by just how humble, gracious and down to earth Sir Richard Branson is. Hearing how Sir Richard Branson is fuelling his passion to evoke positive change in the world with the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship based in South Africa and The Elders . Would love to meet them all to see how we can help them and how they can help us help evoke greater opportunities for young people in Ghana; hint hint cough cough MTV and MTN 🙂

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Nevertheless, the key thing I took away from meeting Sir Richard Branson was when he answered my question and gave advice on business and leadership. He explained how an important element of running a successful business requires true leadership, where true leadership stems from ‘inspiring others to get the best out of them’.

I couldn’t help but be inspired and slightly overcome whereby I had to look at myself, the Me FiRi GHANA brand and the WAM Campaign. I thought to myself if the dream has taken us this far, what’s next? But the words of our annual youth led WAM campaign echoed in my ears “What About ME? It’s NOT About ME…”

Yet still, yes meeting Richard Branson was more than inspiring, but speaking with and meeting some amazing young people as shown in the group picture with Richard Branson was probably as impactful. (From Left, Belinda, Sizwe, Lil Sims, Sir Richard Branson, Ola, Sarah, Arnold Sarfo-Kantanka)

The most iconic part of the day was when Sir Richard Branson looked at my colourful Me FiRi GHANA top (yes I wore this Me FiRi GHANA top on purpose :D) and he asked me “Are you from Ghana?” which I said with a full set of teeth smile “I am indeed Sir” and Sir Richard Branson said with a smile “Yes, Ghana is a beautiful country” to which I said with a Colgate smile (“no dimplesTinie Tempah 2010) “Absolutely Sir”

MTV Base (Africa) and MTN really have made a dream come true and sharing our journey with you we hope that you too dare to dream, because that dream could soon become a reality!

This is another chapter in the Me FiRi GHANA book and hopefully just the beginning of a relationship between  Me FiRi GHANA’s “WAM Campaign”, MTV Base (Africa) and MTN as we all share the vision of “creating leaders tomorrow by inspiring the youth of today”. To this end we say, just how meeting Sir Richard Branson was an opportunity taken and a dream turned to reality, we leave you with this statement “you never know what could happen unless you try…”