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Lekzy Decomic is the Most Fashionable Comedian In Ghana.

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Lekzy Decomic, like many creative arts practitioners seem to have had a full grasp and understanding of his craft, knowing that his brand does not only depend on him delivering funny punches on stage.

Since the last quarter of 2020 in to 2021, in spite of the blow Covid gave the comedy industry, Lekzy was still able to stay relevant on social media, especially Facebook, using the free time on his hand to switch up his brand.

In recent times, the Comedian has been more particular about the kind of image he puts out or create for his brand. His fashion and style has been one that can not be over looked in these clean photos. Either the comedian has got a new stylist who is up to the task, or is taking the brand to a new level.

Either in African Print, Suit, T Shirt, the comedian looks all spruced up with little or no room for fashion errors. Not just on social media, lekzy’s appearance on stage always leaves his audience astounded, not just for the rib cracking jokes but also for his exquisite fashion sense.

 

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360 Connect with Johnson Asare a Prolific Live Sound Engineer in Ghana.

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360 Connect with Johnson Asare a Prolific Live Sound Engineer in Ghana.

 

A live sound engineer is someone who blends and balances multiple sounds at a live event by using a mixing console, pre-recorded material, voices and instruments. The sounds are equalized, routed and amplified through loudspeakers.

In Ghana one would ask, is it a profession? and if it is how does one acquire the skills to become a great live sound engineer.

At age 31, Mr. Johnson Asare is an established live sound engineer with lots of event credits up his sleeves. Attaining a degree in Information Technology at Pentecost University College in the year 2018, he lays comfortably amongst four pretty ladies as the only male child.

Today on 360 connect, I caught a cruise conversation with one of the nation’s finest live sound engineers.

 

Why your current profession and which year did you actively commence your profession?

My current profession is a gift and passion driven. I actively commenced my journey in 2015

 

Are you a freelance sound engineer or you work for a brand? If for a brand, what’s the name of the company?

I am the CEO of Wavesonic Studios, a freelancer and I work full time for or with Upswing music company.

 

What motivates you as a sound engineer?

When a client believes in me, I get motivated to achieve at all cost.

 

Share with me your experiences (Positive & Negative)

I have had the opportunity of working on bigger platforms with some engineers like Frankie (Rythmz Africa), Ofori and Eben Perez (Line 6)

 

My negative experience, I recall, was at happy fm, I was then working for Kri8 concept. We had done the correct sound check and everything was perfect. However, immediately the event began everything went wrong like we haven’t done anything prior to the event and that was my worst experience.

 

Do you think the event & music industry acknowledges the work of sound engineers?

Well as far as I am concerned, they do for only well recognized persons, I mean “whom you know”.

 

Who do you look up to as a sound engineer?

I only look up to myself in every aspect of my life and that has contributed to my continued progress as a sound engineer.

 

Share with me a list of brands and events you have worked on as a sound engineer?

 

Stanbic jazz festival (stage mix), Afrima (stage mix and network assistance), Women in worship (FOH and stage mix), First Atlantic bank end of year thanksgiving, Triumphant Entry (Stage mix), Wind of Revival Joe Mettle (stage Tech), Jesus Rock TmCube (FOH), Empraise absolute worship virtual, Empraise Lovefest and Impartation service, Obrafour @40 concert (FOH), Tehiliah Experience (stage mix), Adom Praiz (stage mix) And many more.

 

Your advice to young ones who aspire to become great sound engineers?

 

The path to greatness commences with a dream. Even though it is difficult to achieve sometimes, I pray that everyone out there finds the courage and stamina to keep pursuing their dreams.

 

A wise man once said “A great front of house (FoH) engineer is talented in both arts and science and a great sound system will only get you as far as the engineers’ ability to mix.” Looking at the tall list of event experiences by the humble Mr Asare, We end the conversation on reaching our goals no matter the obstacles.

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25 Businesses to start with low capital in Ghana

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For many people with an entrepreneurial spirit, the No. 1 reason why they don’t pursue their business dreams is because of the significant costs associated with starting a business. However, there are many businesses you can launch today with little or no funding, so long as you are dedicated and put in some good old-fashioned hard work.

If you want to start a low-cost business, these 25 ideas will help inspire your entrepreneurial passion.

  • You don’t need a lot of capital to start a small business.
  • Look for service-based business ideas, as these often have lower overhead than product-based businesses.
  • Consider whether you could turn your hobby or professional skills into your own business.

 

1. Content creation

Social media and the 24-hour news cycle have created the perfect storm of opportunity for creative professionals like writers and graphic designers, who can use their talents to create high-quality, shareable content for businesses and media outlets. Thanks to a growing gig economy of freelance and contract workers, it’s easier than ever to market yourself as a professional service provider.

 

2. Personal or virtual assistant

Along those same lines, those who have good organizational skills are in high demand for other entrepreneurs who are growing their businesses and want to focus on high-return tasks. A personal or virtual assistant performs many of those secretarial or front-desk functions without being onsite. These individuals often work from home for many different clients, keeping track of calendars, making flight arrangements and doing clerical work.

 

3. Event planning services

If you’re a highly organized, detail-oriented individual who loves putting parties together, you might have the right personality to launch an event-planning business. Working for weddings, birthday parties and class reunions, event planners make it easy for others to host an exciting party. Planning a few pro bono events will help give you the proper experience. Use LinkedIn and cold calling to build up a solid database of vendors and contacts so you can help your clients orchestrate the event of their dreams.

 

4. Errand/concierge service

Between caring for their children and handling their professional responsibilities, most working parents have very little time to take care of personal errands like grocery shopping, making returns at the mall or mailing packages. A driven individual can take care of these time-consuming errands for clients and free up their days for the important things in life. Account for travel expenses when determining your rates, which can be hourly or by the task.

 

5. Professional reviewer

Yes, this is really a thing. The importance of good reviews has not been lost on companies large and small. Many companies provide products and services to individuals so they can write a review of the company. They want a good review but, more importantly, an honest one. They pay for your time or by the review, and you get to try new things, read new books, experiment with the latest technology and much more, all while getting paid.

 

6. Social media consultant

Larger companies can hire an agency or full-time staff member to run their Facebook and Twitter accounts and blogs, but small businesses often have to take care of their own social media marketing. With so many other responsibilities, business owners may be too busy or overwhelmed to come up with a great social media strategy. As a consultant, you can help them determine the best tactics, posting schedules and content for their target audience. As their follower counts grow, so will your business.

 

7. Etsy shop

Etsy is a popular online marketplace that hosts thousands of at-home retailers and larger productions, like the highly rated Wildflower + Co., selling jewelry, patches and DIY merchandise. Starting an Etsy shop is incredibly affordable. It’s free to join the site and start a shop, though there are three selling fees: the listing, transaction and payment processing fees.

 

8. Online courses and tutoring

What are you passionate about? Yoga? Baking? Web design? If you know something inside and out, you can help others enrich their lives by offering virtual classes. Create downloadable instructional packets and videos, or schedule real-time Skype lessons with clients. Another option for aspiring educators is to start a virtual or home-based tutoring service.

 

9. Personal Chef

This business requires you to plan and prepare weekly or daily meals for your clients, so strong cooking skills and a working knowledge of nutrition and special diets are a must. You don’t necessarily need to have graduated from culinary school, but having some cooking classes under your belt will boost your credibility. While you may have to do some traveling to and from supermarkets and client homes, your customers should cover the cost of ingredients in addition to your service charge.

 

10. Translation service

If you’re fluent in a second language, you can find work converting written and spoken words from one language to another. Broadening international ties and an increase in the number of non-English speakers in the U.S. make this a fast-growing field, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting 19% growth by 2028. You can start your own independent service and market yourself to businesses, schools, hospitals, courtrooms and conference centers.

 

11. Software training

Are you proficient in a highly specialized software program? There’s a growing demand for training from amateurs and professionals looking to expand their skill sets. Technical manuals are available for programs like QuickBooks and Final Cut Pro, but these are often expensive and difficult for the average user to understand. Schedule small group workshops or private sessions, and charge by the hour when giving a full tutorial of the program. Patience and a great personality are critical.

 

12. Music lessons

For the musically gifted, offering lessons to others who want to learn an instrument can be a great source of extra income. Unless you’re teaching piano, students can likely bring their own instruments to your home for hourlong lessons. Stock up on sheet music or songbooks in varying genres and aimed at various skill levels so you can offer a wide selection for your potential clients. Voice lessons can also bring in a lot of money if you market yourself to local high schools and community theater groups.

 

13. Sustainability consultant

Over the past several years, businesses all over the country have taken a closer look at their environmental impact. However, eco-friendly business solutions are often prohibitively expensive, even for the largest enterprises, and businesses of all sizes are looking for experts to advise them. Sustainability consultants come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from management to engineering, which means practical skills and experience are more important than a specific degree.

 

14. Bookkeeping services

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be a certified public accountant to work as a freelance bookkeeper. All you need is a knack for numbers and practical knowledge of basic accounting tasks (though an associate degree in accounting or the equivalent business experience are preferable). These are some of the services you could offer as an outsourced bookkeeper:

  • Maintaining accounting software and filing systems
  • Issuing financial statements
  • Creating balance sheets
  • Processing payroll.

 

15. Digital marketing services

If you have experience in the marketing field, a solo digital marketing agency is a low-cost business idea you can get up and running in no time. If you don’t have a background in marketing but are interested in the field, you can take affordable online courses to develop your skills. One of the best yet most challenging things about marketing is that it is always evolving. Therefore, if you have a knack for storytelling and learning, a digital marketing firm is a business you can start quickly and cheaply.

 

16. Affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is easy and cheap to start, but it takes dedication and a long-term vision to be successful. Essentially, affiliate marketing involves you promoting other companies’ products and services, earning a commission on generated leads. All you need to get started is a blog or website and a specific product or service you would like to promote. However, to be successful in affiliate marketing, you have to attract a lot of visitors to your website and get them to purchase products or services from your affiliate partners.

 

17. Online dating consultant

If you love connecting people and playing matchmaker, you should consider becoming an online dating consultant. As anyone with multiple online or app dating profiles can tell you, filtering messages and finding interesting people to meet can be a full-time job. An online dating consultant can write interesting profiles, manage a client’s multiple accounts, filter unwanted messages, and provide text or telephone updates on potential matches.

 

18. eBay seller

An eBay seller is sometimes referred to as an eBay assistant, and the job’s primary function is to sell other people’s products on eBay for a small commission. Becoming an eBay seller is simple and affordable, but the platform is riddled with scammers, so you have to be very careful who you work with, as you could be held responsible for packages your customers don’t receive. When selling on eBay, be overcautious and never share any personal data, such as credit card or banking information.

 

19. Internet security consultant

If you’re passionate about IT, communication systems and computers, you are highly marketable to small businesses that need to upgrade their online security. Helping business owners avoid viruses, hackers and scammers can be a very lucrative business, especially if you have the skills to secure sensitive client and customer information.

 

20. Graphic design

Every company needs visual assets of some kind to brand their business and attract customers. Becoming a freelance graphic designer requires a computer, a design application such as Adobe Illustrator or Canva, and an extensive portfolio of your work. You can choose to provide a wide array of graphic design services, or you can offer niche services, such as these:

  • Logos
  • Display ads
  • Brochures
  • T-shirt graphics
  • Flyers
  • Hero images
  • Infographics
  • Instagram graphics

 

21. Vlogger or blogger

If you’re passionate about one specific topic or field and love to write or be in front of a camera, consider starting a professional blog or vlog. For a blog, all you need is a computer and website to get started. Vloggers, on the other hand, should invest in a high-quality camera, video-editing software and various AV equipment as needed. To make money, you can offer advertising space on your website, find video sponsors, or create an account on a funding platform, such as Patreon or Indiegogo.

 

22. Domain name buyer

A domain name buyer or domain broker is someone who purchases domain names they believe people or businesses will want and tries to sell them for a profit. Like many other professions on this list, the concept is simple, but becoming a successful domain name buyer requires the ability to quickly act on trends and identify profitable domains – with an extra serving of luck.

 

23. Resume writer

Not many people are good at writing resumes, and even fewer enjoy writing their own. All you need to become a professional resume writer is a computer. To start, you can sign up for a freelance platform, such as Fiverr or Upwork, and market your services on social media.

 

24. Meal planner

Most people love to eat, but not everyone knows how to cook healthy, mouthwatering meals on an affordable budget. As a meal planner, your duties would include creating a list of ingredients, writing easy-to-follow recipes, providing nutritional information, developing a budget plan and educating your customers.

 

25. Video producer

There are many companies, influencers, and potential YouTube celebrities who want to take their videos to the next level but don’t have the skills or equipment to produce high-quality videos. If you have experience as a video producer, a solid portfolio, and the desire to help individuals and businesses create stunning videos, becoming a freelance producer is an excellent career move.

 

 

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360 Connect With Afro-Soul Musician Mz Anda

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Born Anda Dramani, a female vocalist with the stage name Mz Anda. A Ghanaian by birth from the Savannah Region, Bole. Though a Gonja by tribe, she has lived most of her life at Kasoa the Central Region of Ghana. She attended her early and basic education at Kasoa and continued her secondary education at Mankesim Secondary of which she completed in 2017.

For circumstances beyond control she could not continue her education to the tetiary level. She has always had passion for arts and although she was not certain which aspect of arts she wanted to major in, she studied visual arts. She began showing love for painting and ceramics and later in life she discovered her vocal ability.

Started Music professionally in 2018, after her debut release which happened to be her first EP “Spiritual Gangsta”, she took a break to perfect her musical abilities. She resurfaced in 2020 with a cover of Epixode’s “Too Much” which was a big come back for her. 

Mz Anda defines her style as dynamic afro-soul and has the capability of doing awesome things in any genre she finds herself. She also has a strong passion for live music and believes herself to be more of a performer than a recording artist. Signed to UTSH Music LLC, Mz Anda envision a promising future as she targets an international career in music.

Mz Anda the strong performing artiste believes GHAMRO is doing their work and as such distribution of royalties is their sole duty, as she prepares to release her single titled “May Be” after many years of recess. 

The afro vibe tune, she believes would cement her stay in the music industry.

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“Please Respect Our Craft and Help us Grow” – OB Amponsah Pleads with Bloggers and Patrons to Stop Uploading Full Sets of Comedians online for free.

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Ghanaian comedians after finally winning the fight to show the nation of how hilarious and witty they are, are now fighting a new war. Renowned Comedian and Optometrist Amponsah Obarima Akuoko popularly known as OB Amponsah has sent out a plea to patrons and bloggers to avoid recording full comedian routines and sharing it over the internet.

 

In a series of tweets, the comedian made it known how this innocent acts by patrons and bloggers is making the work for comedians very hard. He pointed out in the post that in other parts of the world, phones are not allowed at comedy shows.

 

“What bloggers and some comedy patrons fail to realize is that there is a difference between posting the art of musicians and that of comedians…comedians struggle a lot before we are able to come up with hit jokes, and the thing about jokes is that you cannot tell the same joke to the same people more than twice, it gets stale.

 

So if you decide to cover a comedian’s set and post all of it online for free without his or her consent, though he may get sine exposure, you are inadvertently depriving the comic of his livelihood. In advanced settings, phones are not even allowed at comedy specials” he said.

 

The comedian added that they [comedians] wouldn’t have an issue if the videos posted online by patrons of their craft and bloggers are ones that they [comedians] have released to the public themselves and just like musicians they [comedians] have sole ownership of the content they put out.

 

“When you visit the YouTube channels of comedians, you will find a number of videos the comedian has released himself, these video he believes are ready for the free consumption of the public. These videos we wouldn’t have issues with if anybody copied and posted them. Like musicians we also have sole ownership of our content, except otherwise stated in the contracts we sign with event organizers. So please respect our craft and help us grow as well.” He added.

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