Join us in wishing this  talented woman who wears many hats effortlessly a very happy birthday!

The Most Inspirational Woman In Tech, Mary Spio is a Deep Space engineer and Founder and CEO of www.ceek.com.

 

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She has created technologies and content solutions for global titans such as Lucas Films, Universal Music, Microsoft XBOX, Facebook, Boeing and more.

In addition to the above, she is on the Board of Facebook’s Oculus VR for Good and Amazon’s Launchpad. A U.S. Air Force Veteran, as well as a scientific reviewer for the United States Department of Defense (DOD). 

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Mary Spio‘s Company CEEK, is a streaming service for virtual events and experiences that enables live events and content creators to generate revenue by extending their reach across multiple devices.

www.ceek.com feature the biggest names in music, sports and entertainment including Dwyane Wade, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi,  Demi Lovato, DL Hughley, Ziggy Marley, Sarkodie and more. 

Mary Spio has created various patents and technology innovations

Mary Spio is an accomplished novelist (A Song for Carmine) and Bestselling author of It’s Not Rocket Science: 7 Game-Changing Traits for Achieving Uncommon Success Penguin Books….

 

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The 2019 GUBA USA Awards took place at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York on 26th September 2019.  This is the 10th anniversary of GUBA and the first edition in USA.

Mary Spio Wins African Innovator of the Year Award At GUBA USA.
L-R H.E Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Dentaa & Mary Spio (African Innovator of the Year Award )

 

Congratulations to Mary Spio, the Founder and CEO and author of ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ won African Innovator of the Year Award.

 

Mary Spio Wins African Innovator of the Year Award At GUBA USA
His Excellency The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo and the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Dentaa, Mary Spio and Music & Media Mogul, American Idol Simon Fuller

 

 

Mary Spio and Nana Akufo-Addo At GUBA USA
The most Powerful Black Woman in Tech  Mary Spio and Nana Akufo-Addo At GUBA USA

The award was presented by Mr. Joe Mensah, Managing Director of Kosmos Energy and Oppenheimer Faculty Director of Harvard University the distinguished professor Emmanuel K. Akyeampong.

 

 

”It’s an honor to represent innovators across 54 countries. I look forward to speaking at the African Forum during the United Nations General Assembly on charting Africa’s Future with Innovation.

 

Mary Spio Wins African Innovator of the Year Award At GUBA USA.
Mary Spio and Simon Fuller

 

It was a special moment to accept this award before His Excellency The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo and the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

Equally amazing are all the phenomenal winners” ~ Mary Spio

 

 

Other African Presidents includes Alpha Condé President of Guinea,President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, and President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. 

Mary Spio Wins African Innovator of the Year Award At GUBA USA.
GUBA USA 2019 – Mary Spio African Innovator of the Year Award

 

Top celebrities who graced the occasion includes Hollywood actor Danny Glover, Sarkodie, Samini and more…

 

 

Mary Spio Wins African Innovator of the Year Award At GUBA USA.
Mary Spio African Innovator of the Year Award Guba USA Awards

 

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Other winners of the night lncludes:

Dr. Thomas Mensah – GUBA Technological Achievement Award

Kwame Akoto-Bamfo –  Artist of the Year

Dr. Ave Kludze for Innovation in Science & Technology

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi – Industrious African Woman Award

Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei – Exceptional Contribution to Medicine Award

Patrick Gyimah Awuah Jr. – Exemplary Achievement in Education Award

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah – Young Woman in Medicine Award

 

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Simon Fuller – Public Service Award

Rosa Whitaker – Excellence in African Socio-Economic Advancement AwardRachel Naa-Du Laryea – Student Excellence Award

Richelieu Dennis – Editorial Excellence Award

Nicholas Jason Osei Buamah – Young and Talented Award

 

 

Huge congrats to all the winners! Great and amazing work by Dentaa and her Team!

 

Mary Spio Wins African Innovator of the Year Award At GUBA USA.

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GUBA Awards USA 2019 Black Star Award for African Innovator of the Year

 

 

 

 

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The porcupine warriors have successfully secured their partnership deal with English Premier Leagues’s Southampton Football Club.

‘Ceek has made it possible for us to partner Southampton FC . Our coaches can go and have attachment programs. SouthamptonFC will come to Ghana to have activities with us on our academy, census projects and etc.’~ Nana Yaw Amponsah

The official launch of the partnership was streamed live on ceek.com. Asante Kotoko Diaspora and international relations manager, MBE Dentaa Amoateng chaired the discussion

She first introduced Mary Spio, the CEO of Ceek VR who briefly talked about her background and her achievements  especially building the Ceek Vr platform. 

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Commenting on the partnership deal, Ms. Spio revealed that the partnership is a lucrative opportunity for both parties since Asante Kotoko is known to be one of the best in Africa and beyond and its impressive recognition in the world of business.

She further stated that hosting Asante Kotoko on the platform will pave way for football lovers  locally and in the Diaspora to watch matches, exclusives content as well as get to know their favourite players better of the pitch.

The launch saw stakeholders and club officials of the teams which included Nana Yaw Amponsah the CEO of Asante Kotoko, Mark Abrahams the Director of Business and Community Development for Southampton F.C, 

 

Andy Martino, Development Manager for Southampton F.C,  Director Matt Hale,  Harold Ofori Director of Partnership of Ceek and Communications Director of Asante Kotoko David Obeng Nyarko.

The collaboration will see both Asante Kotoko And Southampton teams learning from each other and generate a bond that will help build a solid academy for future success by producing great players.

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The partnership will also help with engagement of fans and players and football officials

There will be live interaction as well, where viewers can connect with their favourites players and ask question in order to draw them closer to the team.

The two teams have decided to embark on this journey together because they share similar vision and also it is the right time to add value to themselves due to the economic and social downturn caused by the Covid 19 pandemic.

It will further serve as a yardstick for competition for the football clubs to build the capacity of their players based on the experience from the pitch.

The cash has gone a long way to help us with the Adako Jachie project and the products they are giving us have also seen our fans see the players wear the Ceek headset to cool off before and after matches ~ Nana Yaw Amponsah

Nana Yaw Amponsah then assured fans to anticipate for the massive development from the teams and also continually rally behind the teams.

He said: “we’re going to work together and achieve together and unlike our partnership with Sunderland FC, the team will see to a longer partnership with Southampton FC and things will be special.”

Fans have reacted positively to the Asante Kotoko And Southampton Partnership.

 

TEDx Accra announces partnership with CEEK and lineup of exciting speakers

TEDx Accra Ghana, just announced their partnership with award-winning, premium, streaming platform CEEK for their upcoming event on the 6th – 7th March 2021.

The organisers are planning on making an unforgettable comeback promising a highly curated interactive virtual experience for CEEKERS, thanks to Ceek!

The partnership underscores TEDxAccra’s theme of “Forces That Unite” inspired by the famous 1963 “Africa Must Unite” speech, delivered by the first president of Ghana, and the father of modern-day Pan-Africanism, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

TEDx Accra will be held on March 6, 2021 and March 7, 2021, and streamed for free on www.ceek.com

“We are excited to partner with CEEK for what promises to be a unique and immersive experience for audiences,”  “We also wanted to make sure that this experience was available to all, and thanks to CEEK’s free streaming, this will be a reality! ~ Kojo Oppong, organiser of TEDxAccra.

 

TEDxAccra and CEEK is an organic partnership…CEEK is pioneering audience virtual experiences globally and partnering with TEDxAccra is a natural step in advancing our mission of helping event creators produce exquisite direct to fan experiences in the virtual world.” ~ Mary Spio, Founder and CEO of CEEK VR.

Speakers include:

• Vic Mensa (Artist,Activist, and Philanthropist)
• Eugene Ayisi (Founding Director, Dominion Capital)
• Ivy Prosper (Founder and Owner of Prosper Creative Group)
TEDx Accra 2021
• Thebe Ikalafeng (Founder & CEO of Brand Leadership Group, Founder & Chairman of Brand Africa Founder & Principal Africa  Brand Leadership Academy)
• June Gachui (Founder & Principal – JGIP Consultants, Lawyer, Thespian, Artist, and Entrepreneur)
• Max Rivera (Head of EMEA Expansion at SNAP Inc.)
• Bernard Sokpe (Co-Founder of Brandmeister and Ripple Influence)
• Amma Gyampo (Co-Founder and CEO of Scale up Africa)
• Jacqueline Jones (Head of Strategic Partnerships For Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at LinkedIn)
• Joshua Andrews-Egyir (Educator and Youth Activist)
TEDx Accra 2021
• Yayra Agbofah (Founder of Afro District & Founder of The Revival)
• Safo Akonnor (Podcast Host, The Conversations in the Dark)
• Iyin Aboyeji (General Partner and Co-Founder, Future Africa)
• Sally Osafo – Self Proclaimed “Girl Next Door”
• Michael Amey – CEO, Koi International Worship Cente
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• Chiziterem Uwaga (Founder of SmartSeal and  Co-Founder of Junity)
• Mohammed Shehu (B2B Content Marketer)
• Kym Oliver (Co-Founder of Triple Cripples)

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLD’S FIRST EVER VIRTUAL COMEDY CLUB BY CEEK STREAMED LIVE

COVID-19 has brought restrictions to our lives; however, comedy knows no boundaries and lives on. 

‘Laughter is the Best Medicine’

Friday, May 15 saw CEEK.COM collaborating with some of the top comedians of Hollywood to create the first-ever Virtual Reality comedy show ‘The Laugh Experience’.

This was the first time a LIVE comedy show was held entirely online, with audiences watching from the comfort of their own homes for 3 hours.

The star of the show, D.L Hughley, was introduced by his daughter DJ Lucci. The line-up included Chris Spencer, Bo Last Name Dacious, Ryan Davis, and Clint Coley.

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The show commenced with a skit by Bo Last Name Dacious related to the challenges of staying at home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This was followed by Chris Spencer and Ryan Davis, both sharing their memories from their past comedy shows, as well as general banter between them.

Clint Coley was a bit emotional whilst sharing cool moments and memories of his dad who passed away recently. His performance made the audience cry and laugh at the same time. 

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The audience enjoyed DL Hughley dishing jokes about quarantining with his family. To his amazement, he learned a lot about the quirky and adorable traits of his family members and himself.

As the audience, we could all relate to this since our busy schedules make us unappreciative of the most important values in life – family, life, and health.

The comedy skits were followed by performances by Mary J Blige and Nas. Unbelievably, three hours flew by so quickly that it left the audience wishing the show would go on.

Feedback From The Audience

The amazing thing about the show was the fact that the audience were able to comment in real-time. They were also able to chat with other people from the audience that they haven’t seen before and expressed their views.

According to the audience, the jokes kept flowing, and everything seemed spontaneous, so nobody knew what was coming next. The audience  praised the banter between the comedians, which was very organic. The duo of comedians was clearly a very good match. 

Fans seemed quite desperate to know the date for the next show!

‘ Needed that, loved the perspectives and comedy on current events. Nothing is crazier than the current times, smh

‘When will be the next comedian show?

‘Awesome show, bring more in future like that.’

 

Ceek pledges to donate a portion of the proceeds to the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund for the affected members of the entertainment industry.

After the show, CeekVR posted on Instagram, captioning ‘We made HISTORY’, while CEO Mary Spio thanked the participants and the audience.  She also emphasized the importance of humor for the general well being during these uncertain times.

The talented comedians of the show reposted and commented on the post as well.

“This is just the beginning”, said DL Hughley, which indicates we will be seeing more of him, and other comedians on Ceek.com

Here is a well-enjoyed and innovative form of entertainment we look forward to!

For those who missed the event last night, catch up at Ceek.com. The CeekVR App can be downloaded here.

CeekVR is an award-winning digital streaming platform that boasts virtual concerts from the likes of music megastars Megadeath, Bon Jovi, U2, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Quavo Huncho, and more.  

The platform features a diverse library of experiences, including exclusive 360VR videos, and live concerts.

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The First-Ever Virtual Comedy Show, ‘CEEK VR Presents The Laugh Experience’

In these period of self-isolation and shutdown to help combat coronavirus, nothing is more exciting to watch than DL Hughley and friends!

The most sort after radio host and comedian took to his Instagram to announce his upcoming virtual comedy show

Everybody is home now and, staying at home can sometimes be boring especially, dealing with this deadly virus.

The First-Ever Virtual Comedy Show  dubbed, “The Laugh Experience” is going to be an amazing show.

‘Live streaming on CEEK is a game-changing way to share comedy with the world,’ DL Hughley 

 

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This is a maiden online comedy show which is loaded with all-star comedians including, Chris Spencer, Bo Dacious, Ryan Davis, DJ Lucci and more to amuse the world with rib-cracking jokes.

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CEO and Founder Mary Spio said, ‘CEEK’s mission of bringing artists closer to their fans virtually is more important now than ever. We’re excited to play our part in helping people connect through great entertainment experiences while staying safe at home.”

She also added that they are ‘honoured to have these world class icons sharing exclusive entertainment experiences on the CEEK platform, especially during this time of social distancing and beyond’

As part of giving back to the community, Ceek is set to donate a portion of the show’s online admission cost to Entertainment Industry Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund for affected members of the entertainment industry.

The Laugh Experience virtual comedy club with a star-studded lineup will be Live streamed exclusively on Ceek.com

Date: Friday, May 15

Time:  9:00 p.m. EST

Don’t Miss out! Visit Ceek.com for more info

CEEK VR’s award-winning, digital streaming platform boasts virtual concerts from the likes of  music megastars Megadeath, Lady Gaga, Quavo Huncho…  as well as celebrity athletes and influencers for its immersive technology and streamlined content monetization solution.

The platform features a diverse library of experiences including exclusive 360VR videos and live concerts.

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A.D.King Foundation and the Civil Rights activist,  Dr. Naomi King, sister in law to Martin Luther King Jr, was a special guest at the GUBA Awards USA held in New York on 26th September 2019.

Dr. Naomi King was honoured with Citation

 

 Dr. Naomi King, A.D.King Foundation and the Civil Rights activist GUBA

 

This year, 2019 is the 10th anniversary of GUBA Ent. and the first edition in USA.

 

Dentaa and Civil rights activist Dr Naomi King. Dr Martin Luther King Jr sister in law - GUBA USA AWARDS
GUBA Founder and CEO Dentaa and Civil rights activist Dr Naomi King

Dignitaries who graced the occasion  includes  President Akufo-Addo, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou ECOWAS President, Sheryl Lee Ralph
and more

GUBA USA 2019 DENTAA - President Akufo-Addo

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Civil rights activist Dr Naomi King and.Mary Spio, African Innovator of the Year Award

What an amazing successful event! Checkout some of the Attendees…

 

 

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Congratulations to Ashesi University President Patrick Awuah, for winning the Exemplary Achievement in Education Award At GUBA USA.

The GUBA USA is the first edition and the 10th Anniversary of GUBA Enterprise.

Cynthia Quarcoo, the Founder and Managing Partner CQ Legal & Consulting presented the Exemplary Achievement in Education  Award to Mr. Patrick Awuah Jr. 

 

 

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Other winners of the night are:

Mary Spio – African Innovator of the Year Award

Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei – Exceptional Contribution To Medicine Award 

 

Dr. Thomas Mensah – GUBA Technological Achievement Award

Kwame Akoto-Bamfo –  Artist of the Year

 

Dr. Ave Kludze for Innovation in Science & Technology

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi – Industrious African Woman Award…
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Hollywood actor and producer  Danny Glover was one of the VIP guest at the 2019 GUBA USA Awards that was held at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York last month.

Danny Glover presented an award to Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei for Winning the 2019 GUBA Award for exceptional contribution to medicine.

Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei Wins 2019 GUBA Award for exceptional contribution to medicine with Danny Glover
Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei Wins 2019 GUBA Award for exceptional contribution to medicine with Danny Glover – Photo Credit: Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei

 

This is the 10th anniversary of GUBA and the first edition in USA.

The veteran actor spoke about movies, his trips to Africa, especially his recent visit to Ghana as part of The Year of Return program.

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He talked candidly about the nature of African films and the role African films played in the growth and development of his career, and about African making movies about themselves.
Danny Glover has worked in on films in so many African doing movies, playing Mandela in South Africa.
Other African Countries include Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mali, Senegal and more.
In 1996 he produced the movie ‘Deadly Voyage’ in Takoradi, Ghana
Dentaa and Civil rights activist Dr Naomi King. Dr Martin Luther King Jr sister in law - GUBA USA AWARDS
Dentaa and Civil rights activist Dr Naomi King. Dr Martin Luther King Jr sister in law – GUBA USA AWARDS
He also spoke about about great African filmmakers and film directors such as:
Ghanaian film-maker Kwaw Ansah, Ousmane Sembène of Senegal, Djibril Diop Mambéty of Senegal, Cheick Oumar Sissoko of Mali
GUBA CEO Dentaa and Nicholas Buamah Wins Young And Talented Award At GUBA USA
GUBA CEO Dentaa and Nicholas Buamah Wins Young And Talented Award At GUBA USA

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In addition to the above, Danny Glove also spoke about 93 Days movie about Ebola virus disease in Nigeria and how they dealt with the crises.

He liked the fact that the drama included the actual doctors and was also told by Nigerians themselves…

It was such an honour to be in the same room one of our movie LEGEND!

 

Winners of the night lncludes:

Mary Spio – African Innovator of the Year Award

Dr. Thomas Mensah – GUBA Technological Achievement Award

Kwame Akoto-Bamfo –  Artist of the Year

Dr. Ave Kludze for Innovation in Science & Technology

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi – Industrious African Woman Award

Patrick Gyimah Awuah Jr. – Exemplary Achievement in Education Award and more

Photo Credit: Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei/GUBA/SWAGOGAFRICA

 

Congratulations to Rosa Whitaker Duncan Williams for winning the Excellence in African Socio-Economic Advancement Award at The GUBA USA 2019, in New York last month.

MP Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, presented the award to Mrs Rosa Whitaker Duncan Williams

 

 

 

 

 

Rosa Whitaker is the CEO of  Whitaker group and the wife of Action Chapel Bishop Duncan Williams. 
She says she’s always loved Africa since from an early age, even though neither of her family knew anyone in Africa. 

 

 

First Lady Her Excellency Rebecca Akufo-Addo
First Lady Her Excellency Rebecca Akufo-Addo

Other winners of the night lncludes:

Mary Spio – African Innovator of the Year Award

Dr. Thomas Mensah – GUBA Technological Achievement Award

Kwame Akoto-Bamfo –  Artist of the Year

Nicholas Buamah – Young And Talented Award 

Dr. Ave Kludze for Innovation in Science & Technology

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi – Industrious African Woman Award

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah – Young Woman in Medicine Award and more

Dr. Yvette Appiah with Nancy Abu-Bonsrah

 

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