#CitiTrends S02 Ep 24: Monitoring trends in Ghana’s 2016 elections

votingIt is a few days to the general election in Ghana and the atmosphere is charging up. There is however a very tech side to all the elections so we decided to explore that on the show.

A group in collaboration with the Electoral Commission and National Elections Security Task Force, is deploying an early warning system powered by a social media tracking centre for the elections. Programmes Director at Penplusbytes, Jerry Sam was my guest on the show.

We talk about how and why Cameroon’s government has labelled social media as a dangerous tool plus more in the Trending segment of the show with Ammishaddai Ofori.

Jeffrey Owuraku Sarpong also says he has a way of making your phone even more fun and exciting to use in the Apps segment of the show.



#CitiTrends S02 Ep 23: The rise and fall of African tech hubs?

afc41639_9_25_15A very great week indeed and the discussions get only better and more engaging. On the show this week, we talk about the trend of tech hubs and their real purpose on the continent and beyond.

I am joined by Josiah Eyison (@jkeyison), who is the Co-Founder/Business Development Manager of iSpace Foundation and Melissa Mbugua (@melmbugua) who is the Innovation Engagement Officer at Making All Voices Count.

On the show as well the usual suspects, Ammishadai Ofori (@qubammish) and Jeffery Owureko Sarpong, will bring you the Trending and Apps segments.

Enjoy the show.


#CitiTrends S02 Ep22: Smartwatches vrs analogue watches; who wins?

citi-trendsA great day for a debate.

What a great conversation on #CitiTrends for this week.

This month’s topic is: Smart watches and analogue watches, which is better, why and which will last the test of time? Arguing for smart watches was Sidney Ahiabor (@kofi_selorm) and for analogue watches was Ammishadai Ofori of Flippy campus.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable debate.

All that plus me trending technology news and mobile apps just for you.

The show is #CitiTrends and i am sure you will love it.

#CitiTrends S02 Ep 21: Chronicling Africa’s gaming story with Eyram Tawiah

cover-africaIt is not everyday you get to sit with your good friends and talk about how they are changing the world.

That is what i got busy doing on this week’s episode of #CitiTrends when Eyram Tawia, CEO and Co-founder of Leti Arts, joined me to talk about his new book: Uncompromising Passion, The Humble Beginnings of an African video game industry. His passion and zeal to see Africa win was infectious.

We also looked at how Microsoft was looking like the new Apple and some new emojis and more when Ammishaddai Ofori joined in with the Trending segment of the show. Jeffrey Owuraku Sarpong shared some ;intimate’ mobile applications for your smart devices in the Apps segment of the show.

Just press play and enjoy.