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Tribute to The Late Legend Jewel Kofi Ackah.

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Mr. Jewel Kofi Ackah, without a doubt one of the greatest high-life musician in Ghana, is among the very few successful legendary Nzema Musicians.

He was born in 1945 at Axim to Egya Emmanuel Ackah (Father) and Ɛmɔ Cecilia Dye (Mother).

He started his education at the Axim Roman Catholic primary school (the famous school Dr. Kwame Nkrumah served as a Teacher) and completed in Takoradi in 1963.

Jewel started life as a footballer, but for his love of Music and ensembles, he joined a traditional drumming team to learn more to in other to fulfil his full potential.

Young Jewel Ackah whiles with this group of traditional drummers, excelled greatly. This caught the attention of one of Ghana`s renowned musical legend Mr. Ebo Tailor, they both worked together for some long period.

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In his prime, he rocked shoulders in performance with Music legends the like of Elgrand Kwofie, C.K. Mann and Jos Akins as the master of the band. Performing alongside Pat Thomas and A.B. Crentsil.

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Jewel Ackah switched from the normal high life songs to Gospel Music which was in the very early stages. His continuous promotion of the early stage of Gospel music earned the popularization and eventual success of the Gospel music in the republic of Ghana.

Jewel Ackah recorded his first master piece of an Album in the year 1974 which was named ‘Gyaki. Mea’ (Nzema) It was a huge hit which earned him several enviable awards nationwide.

Over a remarkable career, Jewel Ackah has over 27 albums including his 1986 album, Electric Hi-Life to his credit and some classic songs such as;

  • Asomdowoe Hene,
  • Super Pawa
  • Abena,
  • I’m in the Mood
  • London Connection
  • Joyce Sane Bra, and Me Wo Bi, among others made great hit songs.

Jewel Ackah is also known in the political scenes of Ghana, and is credited for his composition of the priceless anthem for the National Democratic Congress titled “Arise Arise”.

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Mr. Jewel Kofi Ackah at Afrofest in Toronto, July 2013. (photo: Bill Gordon)

Travelling from one place to place including settling in Europe and America, Jewel Ackah finally returned to his motherland.

The now 73-year old highlife legend after battling stroke and other illnesses for some years passed away at his home in the late hours of Friday April 27, 2018.

Funeral service was held in Tema where he lived, his remains laid to rest in Axim, his birth town.

It is the prayers of the Nzema Youth Association that; the Good Lord Rest the soul of Egya Jewel Ackah in Peace. Our heartfelt condolences to his immediate family and the entire community.

Egya Jewel Ackah, Daboɛ!

—Filed by Nuhu Mohammed

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The Lord Taketh Away Hon. Kojo Armah.

 

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Late Honourable Kojo Armah (former Member of Parliament for Evalue-Gwira)

We are very saddened to hear of the death of Honourable Kojo Armah former Member of Parliament for Evalue-Gwira on the ticket of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) which sad event occurred during the early hours of Sunday 4th May 2014.

With heartfelt sympathy and understanding thoughts in this time of sadness, we offer our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and all of the community members.
Brief Profile:
Hon. Kojo Armah became a Parliamentarian in the year 1996 – 2000 and returned in 2004 to 2008. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Nzema East District from 2000 – 2004.

He was a Legal Practitioner by profession, and he also doubled as the Managing Director of the local FM station Ankobra Fm 100.9 based in Axim.

Mr. Joko Armah is survived by his wife Mrs. Sabina, three children Akasi Manzakyi (Sissy) Armah, Sabina Sikayena Ablenma (Mimi) Armah and James Diddy EEE Armah and five grandchildren.

Damerefa Due ! Honourable Daboɛ ! Egya Kojo Armah.

Press release: NZEMA YOUTH ASSOCIATION DISASSOCIATES ITSELF FROM MALICIOUS LETTERS MAKING ROUNDS THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.

30th Jan. 2017.
Press release: NZEMA YOUTH ASSOCIATION DISSOCIATES ITSELF FROM MALICIOUS LETTERS MAKING ROUNDS THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.
Leadership of the Nzema Youth Association (N.Y.A) wishes to inform the general public that our attention has been drawn to some malicious letters making rounds which suggests that the Association has kicked against the imminent appointment of Dr. Ben Asante as Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Gas Company Limited.

A very vested and capable man in the field of Petro-Chemical Engineering we have no doubt whatsoever in Dr. Ben Asante`s capabilities in the running of the Ghana Gas Company Limited to achieve its optimum objectives.
We would like to therefore inform authorities and the general public that these fake and malicious letters are not from any of the Executives of this organization nor its members neither related to it in anyway.

The Nzema Youth Association is a non partisan body which only seeks the welfare of the Nzemalands and therefore the political neutrality of the Association cannot under any circumstances be compromised on the altar of political expediency of any sectional groups. Thus all those irresponsible people behind these letters are doing so in their own personal capacity and not in any way representing the Nzema Youth Association, we do not subscribe to these mischievous claims.

We urge all media houses to be up and doing, especially with regards to verifying letters from the appropriate sources before its publication into the public domain.

These anti-Nzema attitudes by some unknown cowards who hide under the cover of darkness to dent our credible image will not hold water, we will search for those behind these letters and we will ensure that the laws takes its course.

Public Relation Office
Tel: 0303938370 / 0265982752 / 0544169619

https://nzemayouthassociation.wordpress.com

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YABA WINS TV3`s GHANA`s MOST BEAUTIFUL 2016 TO THE GLORY OF THE WESTERN REGION.

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History has been made for the very first time since the inception of the nation’s number one reality show, the Tv3’s Ghana’s Most Beautiful.

For the first time the Western Regional representative made it to the grand finale of the 2016 GMB reality show.

And for the first time Yaba Nelly an indigene from Half Assini who represented the western region was crowned the winner of the 10th edition of Tv3`s Ghana`s Most Beautiful reality show  and proudly brings home the much desired crown of which she is to keep forever.

She won the prestigious crown after overwhelmingly beating four other finalist who were selected out of an initial 10 equally beautiful and talented competitors who had for the past three months impressed viewers with their knowledge of their traditions and distinct cultures of the regions they hail from and provided insights into core moral values and good upbringing educations of the ways of their people.

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Her sweet victory was as a result of her hard work throughout the weeks of stay in the reality house as well as vote sand supports she received from the people of the western region who went all in for her.

Yaba by far has been the most astounding representative  who has emerged from the western to participate in the reality show since other candidates on numerous occasions failed to bring home the crown.

Yaba takes home with her, a prestigious crown, a four-wheel Suzuki Vitara and an amount of  GH¢10,000. Other benefits includes sponsored holiday trip to South Africa and other souvenirs from sponsors of the reality show.

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We at the Nzema Youth Association wholeheartedly congratulates her and all who supported her to win the crown.

 

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Land of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Nzema to Celebrate the Nation`s Founder’s Day With Osagyefo Cup Competition

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The fifth edition of the Annual Osagyefo Cup Competition will kick off on Saturday 18th September, 2015 at the Half Assini Senior School in the Jomoro District of the Western Region.The event which will be participated by ten (10) Senior and Technical High Schools from seven Municipal and District Assemblies in the Western Region.

The participating schools include, Half Assini Senior High School (HASCO), Annor Adjaye Senior High school (ANASS) all from the Jomoro District, Fiaseman Senior High school (FIASEC) in the Tarkwa Nsueam Municipality, Huni/Valley Senior High school (HUNIVAS) in the Prestea Huni Valley District, Daboase Secondary and Technical school (DASTECH) in the Wassa East District, Nsein Senior High school (Nseinsco) in the Nzema East Municipality, Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) in the Takoradi Metropolis, Kikam Technical Institute (KIMTECH), Essiama Secondary Technical School (ESTS) and Nkroful Agricultural Senior High School all in the Ellembele District.

The theme for this year’s event is dubbed “A Clean Ghana: Attitude makes a Difference”, will seek to promote good sanitation among the students and the citizenry especially along the coast belt of the region.

According to Koame Adonle Mieza, Executive Director of Programmes of Nzema Events Management (NEM), promoters of the event highlighted that the event is mainly aimed at honouring Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s birthday celebration, Ghana’s first President and Africa’s man of the Millennium.

Activities earmarked for the three-day celebration includes soccer, quiz competition and a public lecture for the students.

Mr. Adonle highlighted that the competition will also seek to unearth and promote talents, foster tolerance and mutual understanding between the citizenry within the region as well as highlight on the ideological principles that Dr. Nkrumah stood for.

The event which will be climaxed with a durbar of Chiefs and the Citizenry of Half Assini and its environs, students, politicians, clergymen and other high profile dignitaries on Monday 21st September, 2015 is partnered by Saigha Foundation, a non- governmental organisation based in Nzema and proudly sponsored by Tullow Ghana Limited, Ghana National Gas Company Limited, Karela Group and Office of Ellembele Member of Parliament.

Collaborators include, Offices of Ellembele, Prestea Huni Valley, Jomoro, Nzema East Municipal and Wassa East District Assemblies respectively as well as the Offices of the Members of Parliament for Wassa East and Prestea Huni Valley.

He stressed that, in order to help shape the stars that will be identified, Nzema Events Management has entered into a partnership agreement with Karela Football Club, a first division club in the Western region to groom and build on the career of lucky talents and called on all to support in making this year’s edition a successful one.

Winners of the tournament will take away trophy, cash prizes, set of jerseys, plagues, certificates, medals etc.

category of talents to be identified include, best player of the tournament, goal king, best goalie, best defender, most disciplined team, best coach, promising player of the tournament etc.

Read more at: http://www.modernghana.com/news/643012/1/nzemaland-to-celebrate-founders-day-celebration-wi.html

Nzema Youth Association Set for its Official re-Launch in September,2015.

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About us:

The Nzema Youth Association (NYA), is a registered Association created to represent the youth from inside and outside Nzema with the singular vision of championing progress and elevating poverty into the deep seas.

The NYA has been in existence for the past five years with proud track records of being non-partisan and with successful records of community services and the promotion of communal patriotism.

The official re-launch of the citizen`s movement is set to take place from the 11th  to 13th September, 2015.
The programmes line up can be seen in the picture below:

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You are invited to the official Launch:

The formal launch of the association takes place in Esiama, at the campus of the Esiama Secondary Technical Senior High School with our guest speaker as Professor Kofi Blay (Professor in Sociology and Criminology) Former Head of Sociology Department of the University of Delaware USA.

Present at the event will include our respected Traditional rulers, our seasoned politicians, business men and business women, other development Associations and NGOs and all the good and welcoming people of our motherland as well as other invited guests from other parts of the western region.
You can stay active regularly on our webpage and our social media pages. https://nzemayouthassociation.wordpress.com/ where you’ll also find more information about NYA.

Prior to the day and during the day you will also be able to post and Tweet your questions or comments to:
Twitter: @nzemayouthassociation

Facebook: NZEMAYOUTHASSOCIATION

also contact for more details:

0544169619 / 0240905963 / 0205431092 / 0249246355 / 0247011173

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AWULAE ATTIBRUKUSU III FOUNDATION LAUNCHED; NZEMA YOUTH ASSOCIATION DONATES GH₵2000 TO THE FOUNDATION.

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The Awulae Attibrukusu III Foundation was launched in Planters Lodge at Takoradi last Friday 31st of July, 2015 with a call on citizens to harness vital resources to partner government and all other major stakeholders within and out of Ghana in the spheres of education, employable skills, entrepreneurship development and environmental sustainability initiatives in the Western region.

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Present at the inauguration were the Omanhene of lower Axim traditional area AWULAE ATTIBRUKUSU III, the deputy western regional minister ABBOTT, Member of Parliament for Takoradi Kwabena Okyere Darko, Dr tony Aubyn, Nana Kwesi Agyeman VIIII omanhene of lower Discove, Awulae Amihere Omanhene of Atuabo, Senator Kwabena Brigadi and Dr. George Sipa Yankey chief executive officer of the Ghana Gas company who represented H. E the Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur.

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Mr. George Sipa Yankey, a board of trustee in an interview, said initiatives like what Awulae has undertaken was what society needed to drive the vehicle for development of our region which is already behind development. He said the foundation was not targeting Nzema alone but the entire nation.

NZEMA YOUTH ASSOCIATION (NYA) DONATES TO THE AWULAE ATTIBRUKUSU III FOUNDATION.

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Presenting a cheque of GH₵2000 to the foundation on behalf of the Nzema Youth Association (NYA), Mr. Elijah Boye-Ampah an astute gentleman who has the welfare of the Nzema Youth at heart took charge of the cost of the donation.
Former vice president of NYA Mr. Anyimah Ofoli Kanrah who was present immensely thanked Mr.Elijah Boye-Ampah for the good gesture and urged others to emulate his kind support.
The development driven citizens movement is as well grateful to Awulae Attibrukusu III and his partners for this great initiative.

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Mr. Ofoli Kanrah indicated that communities in Nzema are faced with numerous challenges and unless the citizens took initiatives to partner government in areas like education and health, the future could not be all that bright.

The public relations officer of NYA, Sultan Nuhu Mohammed also urged the numerous profit driven business organizations, government and non governmental organizations in the region and all who could be of help to the Awulae Attibrukusu III Foundation to assist it to achieve its development driven mandate.

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He called on other traditional leaders and capable citizens who have been blessed to emulate what Awulae Attibrukusu III has done to equally work hard to bring hope to their people.

Mr. Nuhu also thanked the dedicated members of the Nzema Youth Association who would not want to be identified publicly for the donation on behalf of the association.

Speaking on the upcoming relaunch of the Nzema Youth Asso. which is coming on in September, he said all the necessary preparations have been put in place and its venue has been secured.

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He also appealed to all to empower the Nzema Youth Association to carry out its mandate of helping to uplift the current status of Nzema.

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Board of trustees of the Awulae Attibrukusu III Foundation:
Mrs. Amissah Arthur
Mr. David Brigidi
Dr. Sipa Yankey
Mr. Frank Buah and another woman yet to be named

31-07-2015
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