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TheAfricanDream Oral.Ofori
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Wrap Up: ChaleWote 2015
In trying to get some of the great images shared during this year's #Chalewote  event in James Town, Accra, I came across many wonderful ones. 

Of all, one struck me so well. A picture of an old man carrying a sleeping baby at night. An image posted by +Loving GH 

Although my favorite image, I share more in the Wrap Up: ChaleWote 2015 Street Arts Festival article at:
http://www.theafricandream.net/entertainment/chalewote-street-arts-festival-2015/
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Is Trump the revealator of the dark American thougt, or is the dark in America coming to light with the rise of Trump?
Trump exploits the racist, nativist and ugly side of the American psyche.
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In an attempt to welcome my brother; +Kwame Ofori​, to +Google+​, I figured I'd share this with him. Some of these ideas have already been pointed out to me by my friend +Nkansah Rexford​ who's already a veteran G+ dude and I hope they come in handy to others as we all embark on our respective quests to find out "How to Use Google+ to Develop a Following and an Audience".
Google+ is not the place to put advertisements and marketing information. Instead it’s a place to get to know people, let them get to know you, and post the things that
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Soccer player Samuel Inkoom talks of his new club Boavista of Portugal
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AJ warms up fans with two singles release!
AJ Dahottest, Ghanaian rapper and one time DJ and radio personality hits the airwaves with two n...
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Barely 24 hours after her Lagos gig, soul music legend, Lauryn Hill paid a courtesy call on the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s Afrobeat hotspot, the New African Shrine located at Agidingbi area, Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa.
Barel 24 hours after her Lagos gig, soul music legend, Lauryn Hill paid a courtesy call on the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's Afrobeat hotspot, the New African Shrine located at Agidingbi area, Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa.
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+Rocky Dawuni​ in first #London gig at #229theVenue with #AGMP on Sep11. New album #BranchesoftheSameTree now in Top10 #Reggae and #BillBoard Charts! +Afro Funke'+Alexander Anderson Kofi Abaka+julz ghanamixtapes​
“Rocky's music is a creative inspiration that has no boundaries.” - Ziggy Marley Influenced by the soulful beats of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, the positive messages and deep grooves of Bob Marley and the infectious, sing-along anthems of Michael Franti, K'naan and Matisyahu, Rocky Dawuni's songs ...
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On behalf of +Ato Ulzen-Appiah​, folks at +TheAfricanDream​ invites all to #bcCapeCoast event in Ghana. Spread the word.
Barcamp Cape Coast 2015 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of discuss...
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Its the 'Sonny Side of Sports' one on one with Luol Deng
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I am putting out a new spoken word track this week with vim.
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Freelance: Writer, Broadcaster, Retail Specialist, Publicist, Social Media Management
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  • www.TheAfricanDream.net
    Editor, 2006 - present
  • Wallingford Public Access TV
    Board Member, 2013 - 2015
  • GhanaWeb.com
    Columnist, 2011 - 2015
  • Winston Retail Solutions
    Retail Specialist, 2011 - 2012
  • Voice Of America
    Intern, 2007 - 2007
  • The Ghanaian Times
    Journalist/Columnist, 2005 - 2007
  • Capital Sports FC
    Vice President, 2004 - 2007
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Washington DC
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Wallingford CT - Virginia USA - Accra Ghana - Lagos Nigeria - Lome Togo - North Carolina USA - Pennsylvania USA - Baltimore Maryland - Tema Ghana - Ashaiman Ghana - Delaware USA
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Introduction

#TheAfricanDream -- Awakening Humanity


Oral Ofori is  the Founder and Producer of #TheAfricanDream, an award winning human interest story-telling concept  designed for TV and shared online. Conception of the idea for #TheAfricanDream started in 2010 as a blog (which became a website in March 2015) when Oral decided to use his skills and experiences as a media practitioner to tell the stories of Africa and Africans from an African's perspective. By so doing, #TheAfricanDream project sought to share Africa's stories in a way that made it more candid and appealing to the African and also left both them and the non-African more enlightened and informed about the continent.

This project gives voice to the voiceless by helping to bring their ideas, successes, difficulties and opinions to the limelight in situations where they would otherwise have had no opportunities of doing so, it also helps to further spread the image and messages of the already achieved individuals. Even though the quest of this project is to encourage, motivate and inform, it also constructively criticizes the ills in societies and recommends or seeks out ways to make lives better in them. With the support of partners all around the globe, the project shares stories with other news websites it is affiliated with.

#TheAfricanDream TV show section of the brand started out in Connecticut (CT) USA where it first aired on Wallingford Public Access TV after Oral Ofori was elected to the board of directors of that station and encouraged to share African content with its audience: something which was already being done in writing by way of the blog since 2010 as mentioned above.

A little over half a year of airing on that CT television In 2013 the show was recognized by the Alliance for Community Media in the North East Region of the USA which covers over five American States. That recognition became a nomination for an award the show won in the category of "Diversity Empowerment" in 2014. The success of the show in Connecticut led to its relocation to the Washington DC area of the USA where it seeks to receive a much larger audience, clientele and more networking opportunities.

At the beginning of December 2014 in the Washington DC area the show began airing on the international channel of Fairfax Public Access TV in Virginia USA. We want to improve improve upon #TheAfricanDream brand by engaging in charity projects through the formation of a non-profit that will help the unfortunate and underprivileged in Africa, seek and create opportunities for students and young professionals on the continent to participate in internship and exchange programs outside the continent and collaborate with institutions and organizations in and out of African that share our dreams as we work on turning them into realities by Awakening humanity to the goodness that lies within every heart.  

Acquisition of better logistical materials needed to create more stories and the ability to travel to capture these stories have been a difficulty this project struggles with. We are thankful to our partners for helping us overcome some of these difficulties, especially the Global Health College and the AfrikanPost Newspaper, both located in the state of Virginia, USA, and to all our potential sponsors and contributors.

Our  interview show does not have a typical studio setting and is shot basically wherever the guests feel comfortable. There have even been instances where interviews have been recorded over the medium of the Internet through Google+ hangouts and later edited, so distance is never a hindrance. Also, one does not have to be a trained writer to help or join the quest to “Awaken Humanity” through our work, you simply need to have a passion and desire to genuinely affect lives positively.

#TheAfricanDream started airing on the international channel of Fairfax Public Access TV (on Channel 30 in the USA) via Verizon and Cox Cable every Friday at 1am (this is to accommodate its international audience who watch the show via respective satellite channels) and 3:30pm, and also on Sundays at 10:30am. All times are Eastern Standard Times of the USA. The show is also available online via sources like Vimeo, Twitter, Facebook, TribeZoneAfrica-TV and our social media portals. Our work has been recognized all over and in early 2015 we were featured as ambassadors by Black Bloggers Connect in their annual #BloggerWeek event in Washington DC.

Some recent guests on #TheAfricanDream are Hege Hertzberg -- Norwegian Diplomat, Mariatu Kargbo -- President and Founder of Global Health College, Jemila Abdulai -- Junior Consultant with the African Development Bank, Rocky Dawuni -- internationally acclaimed Reggae artiste  and humanitarian, Akua G. Asare -- Chair of the Washington DC Commission on African Affairs  among others.

We make room for anyone who has a story to tell that positively impacts our viewers, readers, partners and society, whether African or not. We also cover community events and tell stories of organizations as well as situations that positively impact, some of the stories of this nature are shared under the section of our website that is labeled “Giving”.

Oral Ofori is also an editor on Wikipedia; the global encyclopaedia and its African version; Afropedia where #TheAfricanDream helps  to create articles for Africa.

We will be gratefully pleased if you shared our dream with your partners and friends who might be interested in helping us share the stories waiting to be told of the people, societies, organizations and situations waiting to be helped. Check out our package for potential sponsors and email us with the address below.

We believe our audience around the world will enjoy the outcome of any relationship we form with you and look forward to a fruitful corporation. At present, we are seeking to expand our networks and appeal for sponsorship to help us get more stories told and more awareness created not only about Africans, but about people who could use the power of the media to positively advance and improve and feel free to send us your ideas and stories as we will be glad to share, investigate or support them in our desire to achieve  #TheAfricanDream -- Awakening Humanity!


Humbly yours,

Oral Ofori of #TheAfricanDream

(www.TheAfricanDream.net) +12027069881

(contact@oralofori.com)
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Education
  • London School of Journalism
    Journalism/Media Studies, 2012
  • Chemu High School, Ghana
    English Literature, World Governance/History, 1995 - 1998
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New single by AJ is #1 rap song in Ghana on ReverbNation
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By Oral Ofori AJ Dahottest, the number one artiste from Ghana in the rap category on ReverbNation.com makes his first single ‘You and I’ ava

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US based Ghanaian gospel Musicians release single in support of Black Stars
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