Tag: Ghana Rising Black Star


Introducing you to…

 GHRBS: Albert Adomah

 

Albert Adomah

 

As I cast my mind back to September 2011 when I was reporting for MFG at the Brazil v Ghana international friendly match at Craven Cottage in Fulham. I recollect there was one particular player on the Ghanaian team that caught my eye, not least because I had never heard of him before! Ironically he was earning his first cap for Ghana that evening and has been a part of the Black Stars squad ever since.

The player I speak of is Albert Danquah Adomah, the only British based player in the current Black Stars squad for CAN 2013. A relative unknown two years ago, the 25 year old Bristol City midefielder has cemented himself as a consistent part of Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah’s plans. He was even chosen to wear the No.10 jersey at CAN 2013 in the absence of playmaker Andre Ayew. It is a rapid rise for Adomah who only five years ago was playing semi professional football with non league side for Harrow Borough.

Adomah’s professional career started in 2008 when he joined League two side Barnet. He scored on his Football League debut for Barnet and scored in two successive games afterwards, making a total of 22 league appearances in the 2007–08 season, scoring five goals and helping Barnet to a 12th place finish in League Two. In 2010, he agreed to join Championship side Bristol City on a three-year deal, with an initial fee of £150,000 being set later by a tribunal. He scored four goals that season, and ended the season top of the clubs assists chart with 12 to his name in all competitions.  Adomah was awarded the player of the season award for Bristol City for the 2010–11 campaign, days after agreeing a new three-year contract which would keep him at the club until 2014.

It was his performances for Bristol City that caught the eye of Black Stars officials who then offered him his first cap for Ghana against Brazil where he feature as a second half substitute. I have to admit at that time I did not see him being a Black Stars regular but he has taken his opportunity two years ago and managed to force his way consistently into the international squad with solid performances.

It was not long ago Adomah was playing football part time whilst studying at college. Now he is playing in his first major international tournament wearing the Ghanaian No.10 shirt made famous by Abedi Pele and his equally talented son.

Albert Danquah Adomah Me Firi Ghana salutes you!

Ben JK Anim-Antwi (@Kwesitheauthor)

 

Introducing you to…

GHRBS: Adidas Ambassador & Student Athlete ‘Glenn Owusu’

 

 

Champion, Athlete, Ghanaian, 20years old, personal best, Adidas, Pride of Haringey and determination are some of the words entailing a story describing young student athlete Glenn Owusu. MeFiri Ghana is excited to bring you an exclusive interview featuring Mr Glenn himself, who chatted away inspiring moments, blossoming with empowerment and passion.

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MFG: Tell The Team Your real Name?

GO: Glenn Kofi Owusu-Aborah

MFG: How Young Are You?

GO: I am 20 years young

MFG: Where were you raised?

GO: I grew up in North London, in Broad Water Farm Estate, a place I have lived ever since birth.

MFG: Tell ‘MeFiRi GHANA’ – are both your Parents of GHANAIAN DESCENT?

GO: I can confirm that both my parents are of a Ghanaian descent, both from the Ashanti Region from what I can recollect.

MFG: What exactly do you do?

GO: I’m an Aspiring Athlete studying Sport Exercise and Health Sciences at Coventry University, also proud founder of ‘Universal Smiles’, my Charity.

 

MFG: Who do you represent?

GO: Within the last year GOD has blessed me with the opportunity to work with popular sports brand Adidas. They helped to sharpen up my status via providing me with the opportunity to become the ‘PRIDE OF HARINGEY’. Adidas also guided me towards the launching of my charity. ‘Universal Smiles’ was launched by myself and some friends, includingTottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe and highly known rapper Wretch 32.

MFG: How did Your Charity ’Universal Smiles’ kick off?

GO: I believe God had planned what is now unravelling. I became more determined to follow my passion when sadly I lost a close friend Godwin Lawson in 2010. His death brought in a sheer drive to pursue something positive and inspire my peers and others. I have always been blessed with being good with words and ‘Universal Smiles’ seemed to be a perfect choice to describe the work we are doing.

MFG: How did seeing yourself around Haringey billboards & buses feel?

GO: They were and will be moments in my life I will savour forever. Honestly I was humbled and very grateful to everyone who helped me get to that stage.

MFG: What response did you receive?

GO: It was a great feeling to receive all the nice messages and congratulatory remarks from everyone and I am blessed that God had this planned for my life. I’m grateful.

MFG: Can you imagine yourself doing anything else apart from your desired Passion?

GO: One day by GOD’s Grace I aim to open an orphanage in my motherland, welcoming all those who are in less fortunate position than me and you. I also see myself running for GHANA at the upcoming Olympic Games if granted the opportunity. Pray For Me

MFG: Share your Best Motivation Line?

GO: “One thing that I have desired from the Lord, that one thing will I seek for”

MFG: Are you proud to STATE; “MeFiri GHANA”?

GO: This goes without saying I may have been born in the UK but my heart is 100% Ghanaian. I can proudly say “MeFiri Ghana”Now, Tomorrow and Beyond. Mi Y3 Ghana Ni!!!!

MFG: Do you think your Culture Has Influenced your chosen pathway?

GO: I think it has moulded me into the person I am today as I was brought up by a family who lived by culture and abided by it in their everyday lives. We persevere till we get to our destined goals and do not settle for anything other than the best.

MFG: What do you Love about GHANA & Why Do you love being GHANAIAN?

GO: Nothing is better than the food we make! Ghanaian food is one of the main attractions to me, and every Ghanaian is well fed! That is a well-known fact! Lol. I love being a Ghanaian simply because I enjoy and support the values we have, the relationships we have with each other makes each separate family come together to be one big family. I love the unity that we show as a nation.

MFG: What do you want to Achieve from what you do, & what will You Do with it?

GO: My future aspirations come in abundance – I want to graduate from my university with a good degree, I also want to ensure that our charity can excel from one step to another and at the same time I want to be able to represent Ghana at an Olympic Games.

I have a national Gold Medal to my name and an abundance of other Gold medals and records to be proud of but nothing would make me more fulfilled than representing the motherland in the Olympics. With this I hope to have an effect on a diverse amount of different groups in Ghana and work towards getting recognition for all the work we do as a team.

 

MFG: What have you to offer Ghana?

GO: I have my determination, passion and desire to offer Ghana, I have an ambition to make people’s lives better and inspire them to become someone in life and let them know that whoever you are and whatever your circumstance, there is always an opportunity out there for you. I believe I owe Ghana a lot for providing the traditions and culture that I have based my life on for the last 20 years.

MFG: Did you attend ‘The Ghana Youth Day’ 2012?

I was unable to attend Ghana Youth Day unfortunately, I am aware it provided a positive correlation with the aims of my Charity which is why I am so determined to work with Me Firi Ghana.

I am fully aware of it purpose which entails responding to the recent sad death of all these young men with potential to be someone in life,so reading the purpose of what the Ghana Youth Day aims to do is a very inspirational and motivational thing.  It makes people glad to be a part of such a great organisation.

MFG: When next will you touch down in Ghana & who would you like to work with?

GO: I am due to be in Ghana next year and I am currently searching for a number of different orphanages in Ghana to bring the whole Universal Smiles aspect, which will be a success.

I would like to work with a varied range of people who are already Ambassadors of Ghana. Currently I’m exploring the different avenues in which to do so. GOD is so wonderful, I happen to be very close to the both 2011 and 2012 winners of Miss Ghana, who both entail ideas of making their mark in Ghana. I am also in awe of the work upcoming musicians are engraving, artists in the form of Vibe Squad, SKOB and all the other upcoming talented people. I would be very happy to work with them and make them the face of the charity.

I would also like to work with the sports ministers and get more information as to how I can run for GHANA.

MFG: Where Can We Catch Up With your latest Movements?

GO: I am never too far away.

Follow me on twitter: @gowusu24

Facebook: Glenn Kofi Owusu.

 

*Glenn Owusu MeFiri Ghana salute you, continue to deliver your VIM drive and exceptional excellence in results. You are and will continue to act as a ‘Youth Ambassador’ to our youthful Ghanaian generation. Your life so far entails a track of success and beauty, we pray for more success in your favour. With Glenn’s tale, many other youths will be inspired by his pure devotion. *

An honour to GHANA.

May Your Soul Rest In Perfect Peace

‘Godwin Lawson’

 

By Trey’C

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MeFiRi GHANA Meets GH Rising Black Star Akua. Busia

 

Young Ghanaian Talents are rising in the UK, especially with many unsigned and unseen.

MeFiRi GHANA managed to catch up with the Talented Young Akua Busia.

 Know Who She Is???

Of only 18 years, she goes by the name Akua Busia or Akua B,

She Fed us with more Info About Herself……

“I write songs and I sing, I am mainly based on YouTube where I showcase my talent and I have performed at events. However I hope to perform much more this year as well as record more videos and come out of my shell with more material in the studio area. Currently I am working with an upcoming producer called Tobi Shyboy.”

1)        What Influenced You To Start Singing?

 Beyoncé was probably my biggest inspiration since listening to her music. From the age of 10 she really made me love music.

My dad also had a big collection of CDs, from Mariah Carey to Whitney Houston to Celine Dion and I always used to pick up the lyrics so quickly and sing along with them, copying the way they sang. Over the years I have had a wide range of artists influence my song writing and my love for music such as Jojo, Alicia Keys and Adele.

 The list goes on. In terms of singing in TWI, on my trip to Ghana in 2010 I heard a song by Irene Logan ‘Runaway’ and because I never really heard a Ghanaian female artist singing a song in TWI, I actually just fell in love with it.

2)         How much does singing mean to you?

 There’s no limit to be honest with you. It was a God given talent and all I can do is be grateful. I have no choice but to love what God gave me.

3)        Share With the Team your Best Motivation Line?

 Every time I am going through something difficult, I was always tell myself ‘God didn’t give me this opportunity if he knew I couldn’t do it.’ I’ve always believed this because I know that any challenges I am faced with, either big or small, can be done with faith.

4)        Tell Us, Where did you grow up?

 I grew up and was raised in Camberwell, South London.

 

5)        Tell The Team, Are You Proud To State MeFiRi GHANA?

 Of course! I have always been proud to say MeFiRi Ghana.  Anyone who knows me well enough knows how much I love being Ghanaian.

6)         We Want To Know More…What do you Love about GHANA & Why Do  you love being GHANAIAN?

 I love a lot of things about Ghana. My love for Fan Ice, the beaches, Papaye, Frankie’s Ice cream and the weather will never grow old. The music from highlife to hip-life, the language, the food and the culture! My dad made sure I knew where I came from and I’m really grateful for that.

 

7)        Have you heard of MeFiRi GHANA Before? What Do You Think Of US?

 Yes, I heard about MeFiRi Ghana on Facebook a few years back and I really think the brand has progressed well and are continuing to progress. Nearly everyone I tell about MeFiRi Ghana knows about them already.

8)          Have you worked with us ‘MeFiRi GHANA‘ before & how did you find it?

 I have worked with Me FiRi GHANA a few times. My first time was for their WAM campaign press launch which I really enjoyed because I was surrounded by such successful people who I really aspired to be like.

 I was given the opportunity to sing in front of Sway Dasafo which was what I had always wanted to do so I am really thankful for that opportunity. I also worked for them at Ghana Party in the Park in 2011 by interviewing people about Ghana and I really enjoyed that experience.

9)        SO Tell Us….What Are Your Future Aspirations, What do you wish to Achieve?

 By God’s grace, I plan to successfully open my career in the music industry and become a singer. If that does not work out, I plan to work in the field of finance since I also have a passion for Economics and Finance as well as singing.

 

 10)     So currently tell us, What are you doing at the moment?

 I am currently at University studying a degree in Accounting and Finance. Apart from that, I plan on making more music with Tobi Shyboy in the summer, I am still recording singing videos on you tube every once in a while as well.

 

11)     So Tell Everyone, Where Can We Catch Up With your latest Movements?

You can catch up with my latest videos on my; *You tube channel:‘MissAkuaB*, *My Twitter: @MissAkua_x* and *My Facebook page: Akua Busia*

 12)     What have you got to offer GHANA?

 I have a lot to offer Ghana. I just hope my future goes all to plan. I do not know everything I am going to do 100% and I am telling you now I will continue to carry the Busia name up and not only make my family proud but make Ghana and Africa proud too.

 

*MeFiRi GHANA would like to wish Akua the Best in whatever pathway she decides to go into, We Say A BIG Thank You for turning your talent into a moving reality. We Love to see The Ghanaian Youths Making Positivity out of themselves, and giving back to our country which will enrich and enroot new things into GHANA.*

Check out Akua’s Most Popular YouTube Video below:

 By Trey’C