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Obrafour for “Role Model Africa” programme

Author: Forgive Adjoa Forfoe

Award winning hiplife artiste, Micheal Okyere Darko, popularly known as Obrafour, will be one of the speakers at this year’s Role Model Africa, a mentoring programme, scheduled for the African Regent Hotel tomorrow.

 The 3p.m. show will also have the Director of News at Citi FM, Bernard Avle, impart knowledge to the young ones on how to grow their businesses.


 Themed, “Projecting New Frontiers in Media and Entertainment to sustain the Africa Business”, the two speakers would be engaged in a discussion to awaken new ideas and inspire the audience to work and contribute significantly to the growth of the country and the continent at large.

An initiative of INVENTS, a leadership and entrepreneurship organisation, the Role Model Africa mentor programme was last held in September last year, with the aim of  raising a generation of “critical thinkers”.

The choice of Obrafour and Bernard Avle as speakers for this edition, according to the organisers, stemmed from their significant success in their fields of endeavour.

Some of the notable personalities who have graced the platform as speakers are World Bank official, Dr Samuel Onwona, and C.E.O. of Rex Oil, Mr Caleb Ayiku. Participants in the mentorship programme have been privileged to be mentored by hiplife artiste, Reggie Rockstone.

Mentoring activist and co-creator of the project, Samuel Agyeman-Prempeh, told the Daily Graphic that the project was designed to provide, “one-on-one mentoring for individuals with specific need and group mentoring to individuals with a common area of study’’. 

He also noted that “the African youth can leverage the opportunities of mentoring that the platform offers to scale up their business and provide a global competition for their products and services’’.

That, he said, was one of the reasons Obrafour was selected to lend his experience as one of the successful artistes on the Ghanaian music scene to the younger talents who want “to explore in a similar field”.