Posted: Tuesday 29th April 2014 at 9:36 am

TEDxLabone 2014: Kojo Oppong Nkrumah speaks about ‘Why I believe in Africa’


Former Joy FM Super Morning Show host, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, made an enchanting presentation at this year’s TEDx event hosted by Labone, in Accra.

Despite the seeming hopelessness in Africa, Kojo believes young Africans are not only entitled but duty-bound to dream and dream big.

What is the size of your dream? Big enough to purchase a gulfstream Jetliner? he asked.

The iconic broadcaster said his belief in the young African is strenghtened by the fact the African continent is rising with lots of young people thinking through solutions to problems bedeviling the continent.

There is the need for a change in the mindset of the African towards solving the society’s problems. It is possible to get Africa up. How to do it? Build capacity, gather resources, start with the little you have and strive for excellence.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah is a highly respected ace broadcaster and entrepreneur in Ghana. Although starting off as a treasury analyst at British America Tobacco in 2006, Kojo’s passion for broadcasting propelled him to take up a job at Ghana’s biggest private radio station, Joy FM in 2006. 

He is widely known for hosting Joy FM’s flagship programmes including the Super Morning Show and Newsfile. He in 2012 co-hosted the Presidential and Vice Presidential debates ahead of Ghana’s general election as well as serving as a resource person for many corporate organizations including Standard Chartered Bank Ghana, Barclays Bank Ghana and TIGO Ghana. Kojo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, an MBA in Marketing and is a Fellow of the Henry Crown Fellowship of the Aspen Institute.

He owns BROWNSTONE Capital, a private firm with three subsidiaries — in Marketing Communications, Financial services and logistics.

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