“If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together” African proverb
Since writing last December, Vickie Remoe shares her news on events for the first quarter of 2014.
In January I was in D.C. where a woman I met on the internet, Jebeh Eschman hosted me and fans of GoWoman Magazine at her home. She hasn’t been to Sierra Leone in almost 2 decades but after she found out about our work she felt she wanted to support us and she did. There is so much kindness and generosity out in the world yet.
While in D.C. I was interviewed on Voice of America’s African Beat and the programme was broadcasted a week later, this was made possible by David Vandy. David is one of the most respected Sierra Leonean radio journalists of all time.
I had met him once before a couple years ago, and he always said he wanted to talk to me on radio. When he heard I was in D.C. he approached me again and helped us get the GoWoman message out to his listeners.
Also in February Deutsche Welle’s new radio series Africa Link did a feature story on my startup journey as a Sierra Leonean expatriate returnee to Ghana (such a mouthful). Later in March they used myself, and Ghana’s Tony Sanayah as the faces of the campaign. Billboards, flyers, and Facebook adverts have scattered my face across Accra, don’t worry I don’t think I’m famous, at least not yet. DW found out about my work in Ghana from a Sierra Leonean in Germany (whom I have also never met), Sarah Bomkapre. Another random act of kindness from someone in the diaspora.
Now for the big news…
Last year I told you about my company and the small but encouraging steps I had taken in a year of setting it up in Ghana. Well here is some more good news. As of today April 1st (no its not an April Fools prank) Vickie Remoe & Co. has officially merged with RQV CSC Ltd.
While we have a strong marketing, and story telling background, RQV registered in Ghana in 2009 is a powerhouse for visual storytelling, and corporate photography. RQV’s portfolio includes everyone from Diageo, to Fidelity Bank Ghana, and GTP.
RQV Creative Director, Rodney Quarcoo and I have been friends, and collaborating creatives. So Rodney, myself, and two others have decided that our combined service offerings, and communications experience would put us in a better position to meet our existing and new customers’ needs.
So it is with beau coup pleasure that I announce that I now work at Magic Unlimited.
Magic Unltd is a regional advertising and marketing communications company.
Our clients are start-ups, SMEs, and corporate entities who need branded campaigns, and strategic media planning, and buying in Anglophone West Africa.
One more thing…
The summer issue of GoWoman Magazine will hit stands in June. We’ve already begun curating content for it. Our editor has come up with a brilliant idea to put 3 women each on the Ghana, and Sierra Leone covers. If you have any suggestions please send them to us.
Finally if you’re interested in placing and advert or advertorial in our next issue, on our website, or sponsoring a post to 30,000 of our Facebook fans we have just put up our 2014 Media Kit.
The Magazine is now distributed across Accra including at the Golden Tulip, and Movenpick Ambassador Hotels. We are also in 5 locations in Tema, and 10 locations in Kumasi. You can find it with street vendors in Freetown and also in boutiques and supermarkets.
Each month we’re learning more, and doing better. Pam and I are ever so thankful for all the messages we get from readers across the continent but this week we had an extra reason to celebrate.
Regina Agyare a Ghanaian tech social entrepreneur who is featured in our current issue was profiled on CNN’s African StartUp. Last year when she hosted her first major Tech Needs Girls session in Kumasi we made the journey there to cover her story.
We hope to continue to be the kind of publication that introduces the world to West Africa’s current and next generation of female leaders so please be prepared to see many more of our features on international channels.
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, and a happy new month.
For taking time out of your day to catch up with me I say, medasi.
Vickie RemoeVickie Remoe & Company 15 Osu Badu Street. Airport West, Accra, Ghana
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