Philip Ashon is Eva Lokko ICT Journalist 2019

WhatsApp Image 2019-09-08 at 14.16.11Host of the #CitiTrends and Head of TV Production at Citi TV, Philip Ashon, has been adjudged the Eve Lokko ICT journalist of the Year at the Mobex Innovation Awards 2019.

The award is in recognition of his efforts at spreading digital literacy across the country and ensuring the empowerment of citizens through technology based applications.

This is the second time Philip Ashon is picking the award, having won it in 2018.

Philip holds a Masters Degree in International Journalism from Cardiff University and has been hosting the show since its inception in 2014.

#CitiTrends, Citi FM flagship technology-focused radio show also retained the title of Technology Media Programme of the year at the MOBEX Innovation Awards 2019.

The award was in recognition of the pivotal role the show plays in advancing technology literacy across Ghana.

The judging panel included: Dorothy K. Gordon, Ghanaian technology activist, and development specialist; Dr. Ayorkor Korsah, Head of Computer Science Department, and Prof. Nii Quaynor Nii Quaynor, scientist and engineer.

WhatsApp Image 2019-09-08 at 13.51.03Speaking to citinewsroom.com, Philip noted, “It is humbling to be picked out of the hundreds of incredible journalists across the country. I am however encouraged to go farther in the quest to see a more prosperous and technology savvy citizenry.”

“Technology is changing the world and Ghana must be leading that charge for Africa. I am fully committed to ensuring that the platform given me by Citi FM and Citi TV are used to drive the message of technology inclusion and empowerment.”

He added, “this award is dedicated to my wife and daughter Nissi, Mr. Samuel Attah-Mensah for his direction and teaching, Bernard Avle, my parents and my producers, Jeffrey Owurako Sarpong and yaw Antwi.”

The event was organized by Coaster Company limited.

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#CITITRENDS S04 EP 27: Celebrating Ghanaian Technology Entrepreneurs with William Senyo and Geraldine de bastion on re:publica Accra; Nehemiah Attigah and Thelma Quaye on Code Factory Africa; Ishmael Lamptey on Di Creative Agency

Show PromosWe continue to celebrate technology entrepreneurs on the show and this week we started the conversations off with re:publica, a conference based in Europe that deals with the Web 2.0, especially blogs, social media and information society.

William Senyo, CEO of Impact Hub Accra and his team have managed to bring the event to Accra for the first time. He was in the studio with Geraldine de Bastion, the programme curator of the event.

Nehemiah Attigah and Thelma Quaye joined me to speak about heir special training programme called Code Factory Africa which offers individuals special skills to prepare them for a digital future.

Ishmael Lamptey build Di Creative Agency to help people create websites simply and with little fuss and he explains it all on the show.

Enjoy.

 

#CITITRENDS S04 EP 19: Accelerating development through STEM & Social Media Week Accra 2018

Show PromosThere is a lot of chatter about reimagining education along the ‘Science Technology Engineering Mathematics’ trajectory and rightfully so. It appears that is the way to go.

Some have argued for Arts to be made a strong feature in this as well.

At the end of the day though, what matters is the growth of a transformation-minded population of people.

It was these issues and many others that we discussed the show this week with Peter Asare-Nuamah, who is currently pursuing PhD in Governance and Regional Integration at the Pan African University, Cameroon and Gameli Adzaho who is focused on ‘shaping Africa and shaping youth’ as he curates Global Lab Network.

The folks from Social Media Week Accra also joined me to chat about the upcoming event which happens September 10-14, 2018 at the Accra Mall.

Enjoy the show.

#CITITRENDS S04 EP 17: Accelerating Africa’s Global Dominance Through Tech

Show Promos-26Einstein was on my show.

The is perhaps all i should write.

I mean what else should i write but that.

Einstein Kofi Ntim, that is.

Einstein Ntim is a global speaker and tech ecosystem builder. He is the Founding Partner of GlobalStartupEcosystem.com (GSE) – the first and largest creator of digital online accelerators for startups, governments, and corporations that accelerates over a 1000 startups to market across 90 countries a year. Einstein is also the Founder of Ghana Tech Summit, Haiti Tech Summit, Space Startup Ecosystem and Space Tech Summit.

Need i say more?

Naa Oyoo Kumodzi, aka Linda, joined me to talk about what it means to be a social media influencer ahead of Social Influence Summit 2018!

It was a blast of a show.

Enjoy.

 

#CITITRENDS S03 EP 32: Making Ghana’s Music Industry Profitable Again

Show Promos-31Always good to have conversation about the things i love most in the world.

Music!

Ing. Kenneth Owusu-Akyaw, a civil engineer and serial entrepreneur joined me to talk about the Ghanaian music industry and how it can be made profitable again.

he shed light on his platform GhudMusic.com and why we need to pay attention to it. Farida is back with the Trending segment and Jeff, as always, blows your mind with some mobile applications.