“Fixing Ghana Is A Collective Responsibility” – Chief of Chiraa To Ghanaians

The Chief of the Chiraa Traditional Area in the Sunyani West District of the Bono Region, Nana Afari Mintah, has told Ghanaians that Ghana can only be “fixed” if all the citizens come together to pride themselves their respective roles.

On Wednesday 11th August 2021, when President Akufo-Addo called on him at his palace, as part of his 2-day tour of the Bono Region, Nana Afari Mintah expressed these sentiments on Wednesday,

“Nana, not long ago, some young men, who call themselves fix the country advocates, demonstrated. Nana, I and my (queen) mother will help you in fixing the country. Governance is not for a single person or few people to undertake. It is a collective responsibility. It is for all of us to contribute our quota in developing the country. Let us all, in unity, support the President in discharging his vision to develop Ghana” he said.

Fixing Ghana Is A Collective Responsibility

Nana Afari Mintah, further stated that “If you want to fix Ghana and you are into galamsey, can you do it? Our water bodies have been destroyed through galamsey. How do we fix a country with this attitude?” he queried.

The Chief of Chiraa added that degrading forests and the natural environment as well as a refusal to pay taxes needs to be fixed

“Our forest reserves, left for us by our forefathers, forests which belong to the state, you enter them and fell down the trees, you degrade them. How do you fix it? Pay taxes, you say I will not pay, you dodge it. Can you fix it?”

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Chief of Chiraa did not miss his word when it came to the working attitude of some Ghanaians asking ”how the country could be fixed or developed “when people go to work at 11 am when they are to be there at 9 am”.

The Chief stressed that the only guaranteed to have good results is “if we all unite and listen to the President and do what we are supposed to, I know Ghana will develop”.

Nana Afari Mintah praised President Akufo-Addo for living up to expectations with his year of roads pledge.

“When he talked about the year of roads, it wasn’t a fluke. Today we have seen it ourselves. A road network, which has been unattended to for years, regimes upon regimes have come and gone but it has never witnessed even an upgrading, today, we see it being constructed”

Nana Afari Mintah showed his appreciation to President Akufo-Addo for the various infrastructural projects and other interventions for the Chiraa Senior High School. Read Full Story Here: presidency.gov.gh

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Ghana Music Awards, UK bounces back again after it cancellation last year due to the intense Covid 19 lockdowns.

This season of Ghana Music Awards, UK will celebrate the creativity of Ghanaian artistes based in Ghana and in the United Kingdom through the world of music. The event is scheduled on October 9, 2021 and will be organised virtually.

The event was officially launched on July 23, at the La Palm Royal Beach hotel in Accra where the nominees allocated to the various award categories were also announced. It was an amazing weekend with electrifying performances from Ghanaian musicians both home and abroad, not forgetting the huge presence of eminent Ghanaian superstars at the launching.

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Legendary gospel singer, DSP Kofi Sarpong graced the occasion with classic performance. Other performers were, Celestine Donkor, Dope Nation, Wendy Shay, Kweku Darlington, Essie, Tiisha, Famwye, Epixode, Zeezy among several others.

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Ghana Music Awards UK is organised Alordia Promotions and West Coast UK with Kabfam as the main sponsor, this year’s award ceremony has about 35 awards categories that honours the achievement of Ghanaian artistes projecting the image of the country and making waves around the world.

The award categories include, Gospel Song of the Year, Highlife Song of the Year, UK Based Worship Song of the Year, UK Based Highlife Song of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, New Artiste of the Year, Hiplife Song of the Year, Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year, Uncovered Artist of the Year, Best Video of the Year, just to mention a few.

Ghana Music Awards UK – Highlife Song Artiste of the Year

Lynx entertainment signee and Multiple award winning artiste, Kuami Eugene tops the nomination with thirteen, followed by Medikal with nine, Mr Drew with nine, VGMA artiste of the year Diana Hamilton, Sarkodie and Yaw Tog all received eight nominations apiece.

Congratulations to all the artistes on their nominations. They all deserve every bit of the slots they’re occupying.

However, in order to vote for your favourite artistes, voting is ongoing virtually through the Ghana Music Awards UK App which can be downloaded via Apple Store or Google Play Store.

Also, you can access www.gmauk.co.uk/nominee and follow the prompts to cast your votes as many as you want and pay with MTN Mobile Money, Visa, MasterCard or PayPal.

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Ghana Party in the Park UK, bounces back with live audience performance following a year of intense Covid 19 social gathering restrictions in the United Kingdom and around the world.

The Ghanaian music festival held on Saturday, July 24 at the Trent Park, had great performances from power packed talents emerging from Ghana and the UK which was indeed, fulfilling as promised by the organisers following the event’s cancellation last year when the pandemic was at its peak.

Angeltown, Sarkodie, King Promise and JAYKJS

The event was graced with huge performance line-up from newly unveiled and fast rising Ghanaian-based stars like Mr, Drew, Yaw Tog, Kweku Flick, Amerado, Kofi Jamar among others. Mr Drew set a vivacious atmosphere performing his well-received songs alongside his spirited dancing moves.

Read Also: Ghana Party in the Park 2019

Moving forward, Trent park saw overwhelming and intriguing LIT performances from most stylish hip life singer, Kwabena Kwabena, Darliin Nii Nortey No, Darkoo, Sefa, who happened to be the only female artiste, among several talented acts emerging from Ghana.

Sarkodie, who was honoured the season’s creative director, shook the stage with electrifying performance alongside King Promise.  Sensational UK based dancer and singer, Global Boga joined Fresh Andy with vibrant dancing moves that got fans crazy and excited.

SEFA at GPITPUK 2021

The crowed was driven with much joy as Global Boga performed Nicloe Thea TV’s song in honour of his late beloved, Nicole Thea.

Indeed, Ghana party in the park UK, paved way for people to refresh their state of mind and come out of emotional distress that came with the Covid 19 pandemic and its social restrictions, as well as releasing stress from the long week’s hustle.

Ghana Party in the Park 2021 Best Moments

Also, looking at the huge media presence, people around the world from different cultural backgrounds will definitely get to know the amazing talents Ghana is producing through music and arts.

Kwabena Kwabena as Ghana Party in the Park UK, Trent Park

Since 2001, the Akwaaba Group has been helping to promote the rich culture of Ghana in diverse ways through the event, dubbed, Ghana Party in the Park, United Kingdom.

Every year, Ghanaians in the UK show their appreciation to their motherland Ghana through the exhibition Ghanaian products, fashion, food, local drinks, music and dance.

It’s a huge event which attracts thousands of people including, Ghanaians in the diaspora, celebrities, chiefs, the young and the old.

This year’s event came out successful with impressive attendance. Performances and stage craft was excellent.

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Is That Time Of The Year Again! The long-awaited Ghanaian cultural and music festival, Ghana Party in the Park is here!

The 2021 Ghana Party in the Park will take place on Saturday 24th July.

Every year, Ghanaians in the diaspora experience and celebrate their rich culture through various Ghanaian cultural events presented by the Akwaaba Goup in the United Kingdom. Last year, GPITP was cancelled due to the pandemic.

This year’s Ghana Party in the Park will held at the same park, at the Trent Park Cockfosters Road, London.

 

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The festival is slated for three consecutive weekends. Beginning from Saturday, July 24, 2021, activities on the set date will include, music, food and art exhibition at the Trent Park, Cockfosters Road.

On July 31,2021, there will be a PalmWine festival with music performance at the Bushey Golf Course, Bushey then the final event dubbed, metro fest will take place at the Trent Park, Cockfosters Road on August 08, 2021.

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Looking at the line-up of artistes performing on stage, it’s clearly going to be a power packed and exciting event. A number of local and international Ghanaian artistes are representing live with mind-blowing performances at the festival this season.

The line-up so far includes, Kofi Jamar, Kwabena Kwabena, D Black, Mr. Drew, Yaw Tog, Gyaakie among several others.

You can’t afford to miss this year’s event. Grab a ticket now and enjoy an atmosphere of amazing cultural experience.

Ghana Party in the Park is brought  to you Akwaaba UK Group

It’s been an exhilarating and entertaining weekend in Ghana and the African continent on the account of Ghana’s biggest music festival, under the auspices of Vodafone telecommunications network and charterhouse.

This year’s celebration unlike last year was celebrated with live audience and performances from the incredible talents emerging from Ghana and making waves across the globe.

Held at the Accra international conference Centre and the new Dome, the 22nd edition of the annual music festival ended successfully with the major prize presented to Ghanaian gospel singer, Diana Hamilton who was nominated along with well celebrated artist like Sarkodie, Kidi, Kuami Eugene, Adina and Medikal. She also won three awards making a total of four.

This year’s VGMA saw a lot of entertainers and influencers excitingly flaunting their fashionable outfits on the red-carpet session. Others advertised their designers and expressed their expectations and those they were rooting for on the awards night.

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The first night was hosted by TV3’s Giovanni Caleb and AJ Sarpong who were looking exquisite in their outfit. With electrifying live band performances from legendary rapper Okyeame Kwame and singer, Bob Pinodo who was also honoured the lifetime achievement award.

The stage was also shaken with fantastic performances from artistes like Kofi Kinaata, Kidi, Strongman, Cina Soul, Sista Afia, Fameye, Eno Barony among several others.

Performances continued as  Kuami Eugene, Diana Hamilton, joe mettle, Kwesi Arthur, Mr. Drew, MOG music among several artistes gingered the stage with their unique and excellent stage techniques.

Castro was honoured with his music performed on stage as well as paying tribute to Ghana’s well celebrated icons including  actor Bernard Nyarko and celebrity photographer Bob Pixel who passed on last year.

It was indeed a night of honouring the creative industry and the remarkable skills exhibited by musicians in the country. Nonetheless some artistes were captured in most of the award categories as they obtained more than five nominations each.

They include Adina who was nominated 11 times but won 3, Kidi 8 times and bagged home 4, Diana Hamilton, 6 times but won 4 and Kuami Eugene 9 times and won 1.

 

Below is the list of the winners of the various awards categories.

  1. Artist of the year – Diana Hamilton
  2. Gospel Song of the Year – Diana Hamilton (Adom)
  3. Gospel Artist of the Year – Diana Hamilton
  4. Vodafone most popular song of the year – Diana Hamilton (Adom)
  5. Highlife song of the year – KiDi (Enjoyment)
  6. Afrobeats/Afropop Song of the Year – KiDi (Say Cheese)
  7. Afrobeats/Afropop Artist of the Year – KiDi
  8. Ep of the year – KiDi (Blue)
  9. Record of the Year – Adina (Daddy’s Little Girl)
  • Album of the Year – Adina (Araba)
  • Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – Adina (Why)
  • Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year – Epixode
  • Male Vocalist of the Year – MOG (Oguamma)
  • Female Vocalist of the Year – Abiana (Adun Lei)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Bob Pinodo
  • Traditional Artiste of the Year – Manhyia Tete Nwomkro
  • Music for Good – Yaayaa
  • Sound Engineer of the Year – Richie Mensah
  • Producer of the Year – Richie Mensah
  • Songwriter of the Year – Kofi Kinaata
  • Vodafone Green Award – Kofi Kinaata
  • Best Rap Performance – Eno Barony
  • Best Video of the Year – MzVee (Baddest Boss)
  • International Collaboration of the Year – Kwesi Arthur FT. Joe Boy (Baajo)
  • Instrumentalist of the Year – Nana Yaw Sarfo
  • Unsung Act of the Year – Nanky
  • Best New Artist of the Year – Mr. Drew
  • Highlife Artiste of the Year – Kuami Eugene
  • Hip Hop Song of the Year – Yaw Tog (Sore)
  • Hip Hop Artist of the Year – Medikal
  • Hiplife Song of the Year Keche (No Dulling)
  • Keche – Best group of the year
  • Best African Artist – Master KG
  • Best Collaboration of the Year – Sarkodie FT. Kuami Eugene (Happy Day)

 

 

 

The Kente fabric is Africa’s most complex making cloth with varieties of meanings pertaining to the African culture and tradition.

Various historical accounts suggest that kente was originated from the Ewe tribe in Ghana and was passed on to the natives of the Ashanti region of Ghana. The Ewes named the cloth “ke” “te” which is now mispronounced as “kente’.

 

According to the Ewe dialect, “ke” simply means to spread or open and “te” is to tighten or press. Therefore, in referring to the process of making the kente cloth, the Ewes said, “ke na te” thus “spread and tighten”.

In that case, you open (“ke”) the weft, pass the waft through it, and press (“te”) as many times until a desired pattern is obtained.

 

The Ashantis on the other hand adopted the process and in the Akan dialect referring to a woven cloth is “nwentoma” however, the name adopted was “Kente” which means basket and a traditional Ghanaian basket is also weaved in a particular parttern.

The cloth is hand-woven in different colours intertwined on a thin straight loom by the Kente weavers.

Decades ago, kente cloth was associated with only the royal people because it was only worn by the kings and queens on several occasions to suit the purpose of the occasion. It’s mostly worn for ceremonies like weddings, christenings, graduation, parties, funerals as well as other social functions. Political and traditional leaders in Ghana, Africa and the world are often seen in the Kente fabric to portray the pride of the African heritage.

 

Delegates at Nana Addo’s swearing in wearing Ghana Kente

As the world evolves with culture dynamism and assimilation, the African culture has been accepted internationally with a lot of changes in the styles of dressing especially the Kente cloth which is currently worn across the globe.

 Ghana made Kente cloth used to be solely woven with the tread made from silk but in recent years it’s made from rayon, cotton and silk making it affordable and accessible to everyone since it’s famously worn by people across the globe.

Kenta fashion – Afronation Ghana

Today, Kente is made into fashionable costumes such as hats, mufflers, ties, shoes, bags, sandals, shirts among other fashionable pieces for commercial sales.

Every colour and pattern of the woven kente cloth has a peculiar meaning and conveys certain messages to the society. The dynamism on African sense of fashion in our contemporary world has seen a lot of effort from African designers to exhibit their innovative skills through the various patterns of which kente cloth is woven.

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To this effect, new patterns and types with new meanings are emerging alongside the original designs.  The various messages over 350 kente patterns denotes includes;

  • Forgiveness and seeking reconciliation and peace with those that offend us.
  • Remember to support friends and family when success is achieved.
  • Warning against internal disputes and war.
  • Vitality and progress.
  • Royalty, classiness, wealth and superiority.
  • Spiritual sacredness.
  • Warning against dictatorship and fighting for participatory democracy.
  • Family bond is the main source of unity.
  • Faith, hope and harmony.
  • Good sign and healing.
Kente Fashion – Nana Addo’s inauguration 2021

There are about 15 colours that runs through the Ghanaian kente cloth. Most commonly used are red, yellow, green and black which traditionally represents, (red -the blood of forefathers, yellow- gold, and green -the richness of the land). The other colours include blue, grey, white, maroon, silver, purple, gold and pink. A number of types are made in the Ghanaian markets and below are some of the types.

Kenta fashion – Afronation Ghana

Types and literal meanings of kente are;

Adwinasa                                      – “All motifs are used up.”

Emaa Da                                       – “It has not happened before”

Abusua Ye Dom                           – “The extended family is a force.”

Obaakofo Mmu Man                    – One person does not rule a nation.”

Sika Futoro                                   – “Gold dust.”

Toku Kra Toma                            – “Toku’s soul cloth.”

Wofro Dua Pa A Na Yepia Wo   – “One who climbs a tree worth climbing gets the deserved help.”

Kyeretwie                                      – “The lion catcher.”

Akyempem                                    – “Thousands shield.”

Nyankonton                                  – “God’s eye brow”. (Rainbow)

Akokobaatan                                – “Mother hen”.

Nsoroma                                      – “Stars”.

Sika Fre Mogya                           – “Money attracts blood relations”.

 

The never-ending Jollof Wars is coming to South Africa for the first time in history. South Africa will play a key role in being host to the first-ever Jollof Rice Competition between Ghanaians and Nigerians in the 2nd quarter of 2021.

Karibu Wote African restaurant in Rivonia, Sandton, South Africa is going to be the venue where yet another attempt is made to resolve the healthiest and fun food rivalry between Ghanaians and Nigerians.

According to Adetunji Omotola — the curator of this event — in an interview from his base in South Africa with TheAfricanDream.net, participating chefs have been drawn from Johannesburg, Yeovil, Pretoria, and Sandton, Johannesburg.

He encouraged all to support the event on all social media platforms by adding the Jollof Wars South Africa when they make posts and follow the event on Twitter with its official handle @JollofWars_SA.

One of the chefs who is a Ghanaian is also a corporate employee and a mother of four who promises to throw down a real soul food Ghana-Jollof to spice up this premier event,” said Mr. Omotola.

The competition will be judged by a combination of South Africans, Nigerians, and Ghanaians at the quintessential Karibu Wote which is owned by Lauretta Muinda who happens to be a Congolese.

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Naija no day carry last,” said a Nigerian who is based in South African that told TheAfricanDream.net that “We all know that here in South Africa, the best jollof rice makers are Nigerians, but let me not talk too much, just remember this when the final result is announced.”

The event will take place on Wednesday, June 16 at 12 noon and run till 4 PM South African Time (SAT).

It will be attended by Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa and other dignitaries according to Mr. Omotola who also confirmed that it’s being held in a fun and cultural display to foster multicultural healthy relationships with all the countries involved and have giveaways and other scheduled surprises,

including great networking opportunities for those who will be supporting and attending from respective nations.

For further information about this first-ever event which has TheAfricanDream.net as a media partner kindly contact Maleshane Makhale via email with maleshanem@outlook.com to discover how you can be a sponsor, vendor, or partner.

Let the culinary war begin, all over again.

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As a way of ushering his listeners into the type of music he makes and his official upcoming single ‘Mpotompoto’ dropping on 13th May, K.Junior cover’s and mashes up a couple of throwback hits and hits from the new era by some of his favourite Ghanaian artists.

He performs songs from Rex Omar, Samini, Kofi Kinaata, Lord Paper and a few others. K.Junior does this with so much flair, delivering smooth vocals and sprinkles of humour.

K.Junior brings back some Ghanaian classics with new project ‘’The Love Covers, Vol. 1’

This 6-track project he calls ‘The Love Covers, Vol. 1’ was produced and engineered entirely by him.

This goes to show how talented this young artist is. It is K.Junior’s goal to champion the cause of authentic Ghanaian music to the world and he keeps learning from some of the forerunners like Osibisa in delivering African music to the world stage.

Listen to ‘The Love Covers, Vol. 1’ and pre-add/save ‘Mpotompoto’ to your music library to get it immediately it drops.

Another month, another celebration of an individual or organization extending their selfless services to humanity in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. This time TheAfricanDream.net’s Heroes of COVID-19 recognizes the passion and humanitarian services of Public Health Nutritionist of St. Joseph Hospital in the Nkwanta South Community of the Oti Region of Ghana, Mr. Francis Danso.

We are delighted here at TheAfricanDream.net for the opportunity to bring to light and celebrate Mr. Danso’s passion for addressing the nutritional needs of the vulnerable in the Nkwanta South community where he has worked for eight years as its Public Health Nutritionist.

Mr. Danso upon setting himself on a quest to improve the nutritional needs of his community decided to found Cure Children Under Five Years to support poor parents with sick or malnourished children with food during their admission to the health facility he works at. Besides a square meal, support came in the form of full or partial payment of their medical bills. Francis revealed to TheAfricanDream.net that 45% of deaths among children less than 5 years of age are linked to undernutrition.

Francis Danso (left) seen in photo on right attending to children in Ghana

In Ghana, 1 in 3 children under 5 years is either undernourished or overweight and one in every five children under 5 years is stunted. Malnutrition has ignited a global burden with a lasting negative impact on individuals and their families in communities, Nkwanta South not being an exception.

Why the formation of Cure Children Under Five Years

Speaking passionately about the formation of his foundation, Mr. Danso said “About three years ago I took an initiative to set up a small foundation I called ‘Cure Children Under Five Years’ to mobilize efforts and create awareness for the fight against infant malnutrition. I started with 20 of my colleagues to help malnourished children get a balanced diet to eat by donating some funds to support such hungry and malnourished children.

As a measure to ensure sustainability the Nutritionist and his friends empowered the mothers of their beneficiaries to either go into farming or set them up in a small trade to enable them to raise money to feed their families.

Here at TheAfricanDream.net we feel it is worth celebrating Francis and his colleagues as our COVID-19 Heroes for May 2021 because the support system they created through the foundation has still been running effectively, providing food and cash supports to some 150 families even under the sharp teeth of the pandemic.

This pandemic has increased the number of malnourished children and more families need food support in most of the poorest and deprived communities of Ghana. On the good side, the foundation has reduced the mortality rate of children under 5 years due to malnutrition, from 70% to 20% in just under 2 years,” said Mr. Danso.

Undoubtedly, Mr. Danso is a problem-solver and believes strongly that every problem can be solved provided we pay attention to details and collaborate with others. He has exhibited such skills in setting up a Tuberculosis (TB) chest clinic in the St. Joseph hospital at a time when cases of TB were surging in the community, this has mitigated the spread of the disease and enhanced treatment for its patients.

Despite the advent of COVID-19 and accompanying stress, he marches on

Ghana recorded its first case of COVID-19 in March 2020 in its capital city of Accra and the government declared a lockdown as a measure to reduce the spread. Speaking to TheAfricanDream.net correspondent Clifford Benjamin Oppong in Ghana, Mr. Danso said he really felt the weight of COVID-19 during the lockdown, sharing that “I started feeling the pinch of COVID-19 when the lockdown was imposed. My mom who is staying in Accra was not able to go to work again.”

As a result of this, the Nutritionist took upon himself the job of providing more sustenance for his mother: “I have to send the family money every month for their upkeep. Other external family relatives also needed help from me. I was so stressed by this, besides the added stress already from work. I was previously supporting two or three people a month but suddenly that increased to 10 a week which was suddenly overwhelming…” said Mr. Danso.

The advent of COVID-19 increased the number of beneficiaries of the Cure Children Under Five Years, which brought financial burden to the foundation that relies on member funding.

To cater to this matter, the foundation resorted to online fundraising platforms to raise funds to support its operations.

But they could have thrown in the towel and caved under pressures and not be blamed too much, yet the foundation’s core people decided to ride the storm and stick to its commitment, something TheAfricanDream.net feels is a mark of excellence in the face of difficulties and great service to humanity.

Their funding campaign dubbed Feed A Child is aimed at supporting some 500 malnourished children and other hungry families in the most deprived villages of Ghana with food and cash, and empowering mothers with basic vocational skills such as soap making and sewing of nose masks among other enterprising ventures that will enable them to provide for themselves subsequently.

Kindly email Francis Danso with naatus25cent@yahoo.com and check him out on LinkedIn using the following link to support his work or just encourage his efforts: www.linkedin.com/in/francis-danso-50918158.

Impact Youth Foundation Ghana has announced they will be welcoming WNBA star, Imani McGee-Stafford to Ghana on the 16th of May with activities beginning 17th May.   

Imani McGee’s visit to Ghana is part of a 7-day tour which will see her involved in the building of the Impact Lab Educational Center, student-athlete workshops and the launch of the ‘’She Shines’’ project aimed at promoting and increasing the participation of girls in basketball across the country
The launch will also include an All-Girls Basketball Clinic in Accra on the 22nd May.

Imani McGee-Stafford is a 6-foot-7 American professional basketball player for the Dallas Wings in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

She was drafted in the 2016 WNBA draft as the 10th overall pick in the first round by the Chicago Sky out of University of Texas where she averaged 10.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.

 

Imani’s family has basketball running through their veins with her mother, Pamela McGee, a WNBA Hall of Fame and 7 feet big brother, Javale McGee a three-time NBA Champion who has played alongside Stephen Curry & Lebron James over the past four years.

Imani is also a writer, poet and a mental health advocate currently pursuing a law degree from the Southwestern Law School, in Los Angeles where she grew up.

She already has a degree in Accounting from the University of Texas. Her sports career and inspirational life has been documented by ESPN, Player’s Tribune, Forbes, ABC Sports, Indiana Fever, Collegiate Women.

Imani will be hosted by Impact Youth Foundation, a registered sport for development NGO in Ghana using basketball to inspire, mentor and develop the sports, educational and leadership potential of the youth in Ghana especially for at-risk girls living in underserved communities.

Operating since 2009, Impact Youth have successfully kicked off an Impact Lab program based in Ayenya a small farming community in the Shai-Osudoku District of Accra, where they use basketball to inspire, mentor and provide educational support, character and leadership training and employment opportunities for young girls in the community. Impact Youth’s work was recently recognized by FIBA, the world’s governing body for basketball.

Read more about the full schedule for Impact Week with Imani McGee-Stafford here: http://www.impactyouthfoundation.org/imani