Three years ago, Yaa Nyamekye (pictured), a Canada-based Ghanaian, set out on a journey to become a presenter and TV host, and she has achieved her goals since then by interviewing the likes of Sandra Appiah and Isaac Babu- Boateng (co-founders of Face2Face Africa), Ghanaian Radio/TV/Event Host Kofi Okyere Darko ( KOD ), leader of No Tribe Nacy, the Ghanaian Gospel Group, actors Nana Ama McBrown and Kojo Nkansah (Lil Win), and saxophonist Steve Bedi, among other influential celebrities and public figures. Now, the accomplished host is looking to release a new show.
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Nyamekye is working on a new project called “A New Africa,” which is dedicated to
inspiring young professionals to create and motivate change by discussing relevant and current issues pertaining to the continent. The show also aims “to uncover the truth and educate.”
Nyamekye got the idea for the show from her brother Nana Bediako and friend Yaw Tony. And while there are a number of shows already out there that have similar themes, according to Nyamekye, her show stands above the fray.
“There are many shows out there that discuss current events on the continent, but how many shows have a cast of young professionals with each individual having a different perspective and exploring the ways we can make a real difference in our homeland?”
“By bringing young people together to discuss what’s going on in the continent, the aim is to motivate change and put Africa in a new light. For centuries, the continent has been seen as a ‘country’ filled with poor savages. The concept of the continent has been misconstrued; I am hoping that through this show, a new and better understanding of the continent can be created,” Nyamekye tells Face2Face Africa.
Watch a teaser of “New Africa” here:
Set to premiere on her YouTube channel in the coming months, Nkamekye hopes that major media platforms will pick it up.
Born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to Ghanaian parents, Yaa holds a degree in Business Marketing from Algonquin College, Canada.
Her mantra in life?
“Passions and dreams should not be pushed away and looked at as hobbies or goals that may never be accomplished. Instead, each day should be used to working toward making those dreams a reality because those dreams can and will be accomplished. “
And she continues aiming for excellence by following in the footsteps of her mentors: her mother, Gifty Gyamfi, CEO of Ghana UK-Based Achievement Awards; Dentaa Amoateng, prophet (Dr.); Cindy Trimm; Sandra Appiah; and Oprah Winfrey, media mogul.
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