Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor

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Emmanuel Gamor
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Emmanuel Gamor
Born Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor
(1985-12-31) December 31, 1985 (age 30)
Accra, Ghana
Education PRESEC Legon, West Potomac High School
Occupation Multimedia Journalist and Social Entrepreneur [1]
Years active 2009–present
Religion Christian

Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor, (born 31 December 1985) is a director at the office of digital and design innovation at Impact Hub Accra.[2] He is a founder for Urithi Labs, a partner for team1000words and a member of the world economic forum.[3] He is also a multimedia journalist with global media alliance and a presenter for the MPwr Show at Yfm, where he covers stories on youth engagement culture and technology.[4][5][6]

Early life[edit]

Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor was born in Accra. He had his basic education at Faith Montessori school and his secondary education at Presbyterian Boys' Senior High School.[7] He continued at West Potomac High School in Virginia and then finally attend college at the University of Florida on a full scholarship.[8]

Growing up he loved stories and he would often run wild imagining and dreaming all kinds of stories and always wanting to listen to stories from older family members. Even though he began with political science he was somewhat enthused about arts and journalism, he was excited when his dad offered to get him a dslr camera if he took a journalism course. He subsequently enrolled in a photojournalism class. Emmanuel decided to relocate to Ghana in 2012 to spend time with his dad who fell ill and died in 2013.[9][10]

Education[edit]

While at PRESEC, he studied General Arts. He was on the editorial board and wrote articles under the pseudonym: Inferno. He was also an actor and member of the drama team throughout the 3 years of his stay at the school and was the Best Actor Award Recipient in 2002. From PRESEC, he continued at West Potomac High School, where he was president of the international club, a member of the varsity basketball team, the national honor society and the debate & forensics team.

He later gained a full scholarship to study at the University of Florida where he gained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Minor in Leadership.[11][12][13] As a Ronald E. McNair scholar, Emmanuel Gamor received several honors and awards as an undergraduate at the University of Florida. In addition to Florida Blue Key, he served on the University of Florida Homecoming Committee, as a member of the 2007 Preview Staff, on the J. Wayne Reitz Union Board of Managers, as President of Esquire and Polaris of the Gamma Omicron chapter of Iota Phi Theta[14][15]

Career[edit]

His love for the arts and his passion for story telling has always been his motivation and influenced his decision to divert from political science to pursue journalism.[16] The constant interaction with individuals from various countries and cultures have shaped how he views the world and has greatly contributed to his success as a multimedia journalist.[17][18]

Briefly after graduation, he worked his way to becoming the managing editor of a community newspaper in the Washington Metro area. In 2012, he permanently relocated to Ghana and was lead video & photo reporter for Ghana Decides, a non-partisan social media project to cover Ghana’s presidential elections.

Emmanuel currently works as a business development executive and multimedia journalist with Global Media Alliance. He is the co-host of a radio program, MPwr show, which engages young African leaders in weekly discussions, highlighting their successes, sharing their challenges, and fostering positive habits among this generation of change-makers.[19][20]

Awards and Achievements[edit]

  • 2015 MJ Bear Fellows Honorable Mention (ONA '15 Under-30 Digital Journalism Stand-Outs) [21][22][23]
  • 2014 "Success Story powered by the Web" Google Africa Connected (Education Category) Feature [24][25][26][27]
  • 2014 Awarded "Best Male Blogger 2014", Ghana Social Media Awards [28][29][30]
  • 2014 Nominated "Best Blog" & "Best Male Blogger" Categories, Ghana Social Media Awards [31]
  • 2013 Notable Alumnus, African American Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences [32]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ghanaian Named In 2015 MJ Bear Fellows Digital Journalism Stand-Outs ▷ Yen.com.gh". Yen.com.gh - Ghana news. Retrieved 2015-12-07. 
  2. ^ "Why the young and talented are returning to Ghana". www.bbc.com. Retrieved 2015-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Emmanuel Gamor | Global Shapers Community". www.globalshapers.org. Retrieved 2015-12-05. 
  4. ^ "Emmanuel Gamor | Global Shapers Community". www.globalshapers.org. Retrieved 2015-12-05. 
  5. ^ "Start Smart at Entrepreneur's Corner: This Month's Guest Blogger: Emmanuel Gamor". blog.startsmartgh.com. Retrieved 2015-12-05. 
  6. ^ "Photography & Videography Team in Ghana". Team1000words | Ghana - Africa Photography and Videography company. Retrieved 2015-12-05. 
  7. ^ Donald, ThankGod. "Emmanuel Gamor on the Platform". The Royal Platform. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Ceremonies Honor Students". www.clients.ellingtoncms.com. Ellington. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Winner of 2014 best male blogger in Ghana social media awards looks into the future". www.oralofori.com. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Story-Telling From Home". Homecoming Revolution. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  11. ^ "Notable Alumni » African American Studies » University of Florida". afam.clas.ufl.edu. Retrieved 2015-12-07. 
  12. ^ "Ceremonies Honor Students". connection.www.clients.ellingtoncms.com. Retrieved 2015-12-07. 
  13. ^ "The Joyce and Thomas Moorehead Foundation - Scholarship Recipients". www.themooreheadfoundation.org. Retrieved 2015-12-07. 
  14. ^ "Notable Alumni » African American Studies » University of Florida". afam.clas.ufl.edu. Retrieved 2015-12-07. 
  15. ^ "Schools Oct. 24-31". www.connectionnewspapers.com. Retrieved 2015-12-07. 
  16. ^ "Story-Telling From Home". Homecoming Revolution. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  17. ^ "Ghanaian Named In 2015 MJ Bear Fellows Digital Journalism Stand-Outs ▷ Yen.com.gh". Yen.com.gh - Ghana news. Retrieved 2015-12-07. 
  18. ^ "YFM Presenter Selected As a Panelist for World Economic Forum in South Africa". etvghana.com. Retrieved 2015-12-07. 
  19. ^ "Notable Alumni » African American Studies » University of Florida". afam.clas.ufl.edu. Retrieved 2015-12-09. 
  20. ^ "Emmanuel Gamor". Emmanuel Gamor | World Economic Forum. Retrieved 2015-12-09. 
  21. ^ "ONA Names 2015 MJ Bear Fellows, Under-30 Digital Journalism Stand-Outs". Reuters. 2015-08-20. Retrieved 2015-12-09. 
  22. ^ "ONA Names 2015 MJ Bear Fellows, Under-30 Digital Journalism Stand-Outs". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 2015-12-09. 
  23. ^ "ONA Names 2015 MJ Bear Fellows, Under-30 Digital Journalism Stand-Outs | news.sys-con.com". news.sys-con.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09. 
  24. ^ "Be inspired - Emmanuel , Mpwr - Africa Connected". www.africaconnected.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09. 
  25. ^ "20 semi-finalists from Africa in Google competition | IT News Africa- Africa's Technology News Leader". www.itnewsafrica.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09. 
  26. ^ "» Google's Africa Connected semi-finalists announced". afritorial.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09. 
  27. ^ "Radio show shortlisted for Google Africa competition". www.ghananewsagency.org. Retrieved 2015-12-09. 
  28. ^ "2014 best Male Blogger in Ghana". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09. 
  29. ^ "Full List: Winners of Blogging Ghana's Blog and Social Media Awards 2014". Cranchon. Retrieved 2015-12-09. 
  30. ^ "Best Blogger Awards Winner Looks Into The Future | News Ghana". News Ghana. Retrieved 2015-12-09. 
  31. ^ "BLOGCAMP 2014 FINALIST". afromusion. Retrieved 2015-12-09. 
  32. ^ "Notable Alumni » African American Studies » University of Florida". afam.clas.ufl.edu. Retrieved 2015-12-09.