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GHANAWEB confirms Ekow Blankson’s demise

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AfricaWeb Group, the mother company of Ghana’s biggest news website by subscribers, Ghanaweb has confirmed the demise of its commercial manager, Ekow Blankson.

In a statement copied to Techgh24, the company “it is with great sadness that the AfricaWeb Group, GhanaWeb and Advertiser and Publisher Solutions Ghana Ltd. (ADPU) announce the death of our friend, colleague and commercial manager Ekow Blankson.”

Ekow, who is also a very popular actor, died in the early hours of Monday, October 3, 2022, at a hospital in Tema surrounded by his wife and close relatives. He was 50 years old.

Ekow Blankson was a management member of the AfricaWeb group and a key driving force behind the company’s commercial activities in Ghana. Recently, he led the company to present its products and services at the 2022 Ghana Bloggers Summit where he had been his usual ebullient and energetic self.

He had time for everyone and was always engaged and interested in the people he met. In addition, he had a great intellect and was forever learning new things and developing new ideas.  He brought those personal qualities (not to mention his vast experience in business) to the company and “we owe him a great debt,” the company said.

Ekow leaves behind his wife, Justina Naadu Blankson and children.

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to them. They too have been part of the AfricaWeb family and we will continue to support them through this difficult time,” AfricaWeb said.

About Ekow Blankson

Ekow Blankson was the Commercial Manager of Advertiser and Publisher Solutions Ghana Ltd. (ADPU) where he brought his 22 years of experience gained across various business fields. Ekow Blankson managed the expansive growth of the digital business as well as identified areas within the organization that can be commercially expanded and developed in the digital world. He managed the sales and marketing teams of GhanaWeb as well as all AfricaWeb subsidiaries.

Blankson has worked with four multinational companies including Ghana Breweries Limited, a subsidiary of Heineken; Coca-Cola; Vodafone, and WaterHealth International in various leadership roles. He has also worked with media companies including TV Africa, Media General Ghana Limited and Multimedia Broadcasting Company as Managing Director, Director of Brands and Corporate Communications and General Manager (Luv FM and Nhyira FM) respectively. He was also the Director of Strategy and Corporate Communications at the conglomerate Groupe Ideas.

He has a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Ghana, Legon; a marketing certificate from Heineken University, Amsterdam; and a Diploma in Theatre Arts (Drama) from the University of Ghana, Legon. He also received years of training in various fields of marketing, sales, management and advertising. He is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG)

With a long career in acting, he was awarded Best Male Actor International nomination at the 2022 NELAS AWARDS UK; Best Adult Male Role GH Student’s Awards 2022; and nominated for Best Actor at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) and Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards. He has directed and featured in several Ghanaian movies including Checkmate; Borga; In April; Black Earth Rising; Death After Birth and The Intruder among many others.

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