FOG 2015 Judges


ANDY ANSAH

ENGAGEMENT_TWEETS_G.002-2Andy Ansah is a former professional footballer who after retiring from the sport set up his company Sports on Screen, who are now known globally as the number one go to company for sports related films, commercials and TV programs.

Through the success of Sports on Screen Andy has been able to create and offer working opportunities to young people using sport as a platform.  Andy has been involved with some of the world’s best award winning sporting action commercials that have been rewarded with the Grand Prix at the Cannes International Festival. He has worked alongside the world’s greatest football players, including Messi, Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Ronaldinho, Kaka and Pele.

Andy is also well known for his catch phrase “Unbelievable Tekkers” meaning ‘great skill’. This inspired Andy to set up a high-end clothing line called Tekkers – a brand which has become a firm favourite of sports people all over the world.

(©2015 – profile correct as of January 2015)

 

CHARLENE NYANTEKYI

ENGAGEMENT_TWEETS_CN.001Charlene Nyantekyi is the hospitality director of AEG Europe where she leads the VIP division working with Artists, Promoters and Venues to create amazing experiences throughout Europe.

Ms. Nyantekyi prides herself on her attention to detail. On a daily basis, she is responsible for planning and proposing the strategies of European tours, as well as tour and hospitality package sales and hospitality delivery. She attributes her success to having genuine passion for hospitality. She became involved in her profession because she started out in the hospitality industry in the front of house and developed a love of the industry.

In 2013 she was named a VIP member of Worldwide Branding. This special distinction honours individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to achieving personal and professional success.

(©2015 – profile correct as of January 2015)

 

ALEX BOATENG

ENGAGEMENT_TWEETS_X.001Alex Boateng – commonly known as Twin B – is the A&R/Marketing Manager at Island Records; a record label that operates as a division of Universal Music Group. Alex role is two fold. He is responsible for scouting, signing and developing new and emerging talent, but quite uniquely, is also involved in the branding/marketing element of artists too.

Alex has always been into music. Growing up with a family that loves music, djing with his twin brother Alec on pirate radio and being immersed in the East London music scene in the early 00’s when the industry was flourishing with young emerging talent, are all contributors to his career.

A key point in his career was when he and his Twin Alec (Twins Alex & Alec Boateng) released their mix tape in 2004 entitled ‘Split Mics’, which featured then up-and-coming artists such as Estelle, Donae’o, Kano, Klashnekoff, Lethal Bizzle and So Solid. Soon after this he and his twin attended the BBC for an interview for Ras Kwame’s Radio 1xtra show and were offered jobs. This all happened whilst Alex was in his final year of University where he was studying Marketing. Despite the distraction he still managed to get a 2:1!

(©2015 – profile correct as of January 2015)

 

DENTAA AMOATENG

ENGAGEMENT_TWEETS_B.003Dentaa Amoateng is the founder of non-profit organisation the Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards. Dentaa decided to set up the awards as she felt that there was nothing out there promoting and enriching the Ghanaian heritage. The first awards ceremony took place in October 2010, London, England. GUBA was the first ceremony of its kind to specifically recognise Ghanaian achievement and has since been endorsed by dignitaries and organisations including The Ghana High Commission to the UK & Ireland, The British High Commission in Ghana, The Ghana Ministry of Tourism, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and wife Cherie, Lord Paul Boateng, Diane Abbott MP and FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Dentaa’s achievements with GUBA were acknowledged in 2011 when she was announced as one of the “Young Social Entrepreneurs of the Year” in the annual Future 100 Awards. In June 2012, Dentaa helped the Arthur Wharton Foundation present a statuette of Arthur Wharton — the first professional black football player — to FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

July 2013 saw Dentaa win the Most Innovative African Woman in Europe Award at the prestigious African Women in Europe awards which was setup to reward and acknowledge influential African women in Europe. Organisers described her as an “icon and role mode” to all African women living and working in Europe!

(©2015 – profile correct as of January 2015)

 

AMEYAW DEBRAH

ENGAGEMENT_TWEETS_G.001Ameyaw Debrah is a mainstay in the journalism and social media sectors in Ghana, he garners the kind of respect in this field more akin to a veteran over his half age. His potential shone through early when he won the award for best publishing student whilst studying at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 2005.

The award provided a platform for Mr. Debrah to work with Ovation International Magazine whilst striking an agreement with the NSS (National Service Scheme) doing his national service. After his service he stayed on at Ovation and began contributing to the Star Newspaper as a columnist.

In 2007 Debrah became the entertainment editor for Ghanaweb and was in this position until 2009 when he decided to create his own website. Since its inception it has gone from strength to strength and has solidified Debrah as among the top celebrity/entertainment news bloggers in Ghana. His work has taken him all over the world to cover events where he has interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment and beyond such as Kofi Annan, Belle Rose, Trey Songz, Amber Rose, Ludacris, Coptic, Wyclef and Mario. He has gained recognition from the Ghanaian Diaspora in the UK when he was nominated for a GUBA Award in 2012. In 2013 he won the Ghana Social Media Awards for Best Showbiz and Entertainment Blog and the City People Entertainment Awards for Best Blogger or online reporter (Ghana).

(©2015 – profile correct as of January 2015)