July 2015

Kwesi Boakye Guest Stars On TNT’s hit US show “Murder In the First”

Our youngest 2015 Future of Ghana Pioneer Kwesi Boakye  is currently a guest star on season 2 of Taye Diggs new show on TNT  ‪#‎MurderInTheFirst‬. His debut episode aired in the USA on Tuesday June 29th 2015. It should be broadcast in the UK and Ghana in about a week!

Despite his young age Boakye has already made a huge name for himself starring in blockbuster films such as Tyler Perry’s “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” , “40”  and NAACP Image Awards nominated Outstanding Independent Motion Picture, “Unconditional”. He currently he plays the lead role of “Billy’ in the Indie film “Pocket Listing” , slated to hit film festival circuits later this year.

Here are just a few reasons why Kwesi was selected as a 2015 Pioneer;

  • He has Hollywood and international film festival circuit buzzing over his performance in the film project “Sketch” where he plays a non verbal autistic kid struggling with expressing himself to the outside world through drawings. He won Best Actor at the 2015 Pann African Cannes Film Festival, Special mention at the Iceland Film Festival  and the film won the Audience Award at Urbanworld Film Festival.
  • Has also lent his incredible talent to many top rated television shows including being a series regular cast on Ray Romano’s “Men of a Certain Age”, “Touch”, “The Mentalist”, “Hawaii Five-O” playing Sean P. Diddy Coombs son, “Southland”, “Community”, “Hawthorne” and many more.
  • Kwesi is also on ABC’s new show “Mind Games” with Christian Slater.
  • Kwesi voiced 3 seasons in the role of ‘Darwin Watterson’, the lead character in the Cartoon Network’s hit animated seriesThe Amazing World Of Gumball, which has won multiple BAFTA’S, Annie Awards and recently earned an Internationa Emmy’s Award.

Now with his latest role in Murder in the First ,the sky is the limit for our youngest pioneer. Onwards and Upwards for Kwesi

Future of Ghana (@FutureofGH)

Alloysius Attah’s Startup Farmerline wins $50,000 investment each from Village Capital

We were extremely pleased to hear that 2015 Future of Ghana pioneer Alloysius Attah startup Farmerline has been named as one of two winners of Village Capital’s FinTech for Agriculture accelerator programme in East Africa, walking away with $50,000 in investment.

Village Capital, which finds, trains and invests in early-stage ventures solving major social problems across the world, had selected the startups for its three-month accelerator programme, which aims to unlock innovations that increase access to financial services for smallholder farmers. The programme ended with a venture forum last  week, with participants ranking each other based on six criteria at which point Farmerline was selected as a winner,

Farmerline, which is expanding to East Africa and supports and is committed to empowering small-scale farmers in Ghana by providing agricultural information to farmers,

Farmerline are making an impact in the agricultural sector in Ghana and we wish Alloysius all the best as his business expands across the continent

Future of Ghana @FutureofGH