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Okyeame Kwame Launches ‘Hepatitis B Campaign’   
 
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16-Dec-2009  
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Okyeame Kwame has been chalking a lot of success since his breakaway from the group Akyeame which was made up of Okyeame Quophi and himself.

He is the reigning king of the Ghana Music Awards, a husband, a father, a Coca Cola and MTN Brand Ambassador. Yesterday, the undisputed “Best Rapper Alive” launched his Hepatitis B Awareness Campaign at the British Council.

The launch which was scheduled to take place at 3:00pm eventually started at 5:00pm. The legendary Dr. Amponsah (Agya Koo Nimo) and his Adadam Agofomma Band were there to provide live musical interlude.

The rapper joined the bandwagon of Ghanaian stars that have preceded him to launch their foundations to give life to the lifeless, hope to the hopeless. Calling himself the “Rap Doctor” and going to the way of the “Doctors” could be of resemblance.

Hepatitis B being one of the most deadly diseases is caused by a hepatitis B virus (HBV) which infects the liver of hominoidae, including humans, and causes an inflammation called hepatitis. This disease is ranked by the World Health Organization as the ninth leading cause of death in the world, while the Ghana Health Service estimated the disease prevalence as one in every six individuals, representing 40 per cent of the population.

The Okyeame Kwame Foundation (OKF), a non-governmental organization (NGO) has the sole aim of educating the masses on Hepatitis B and provides screening to help combat this incurable disease.

According to the hip life star, he wants to make the Hepatitis B prevention in Ghana so popular to match up the popularity of Malaria, Polio and AIDS prevention. What the foundation will be doing in the next couple of months is to find 200 gigantic billboards with the campaign slogan “Hepatitis B Is Mean, Don’t Be Green, Get Screened” boldly written on it and placed at vantage points throughout the country.

Okyeame ended his speech with the words “young people can also move Ghana forward”, which drew applause from the audience.

Also, the foundation has recorded a song and will soon shoot a music video and have it shown on all the television stations in Ghana from 1st January 2010 to December 2010. This is to cave a strong awareness that Hepatitis B is a real killer.

The Okyeame Kwame Foundation is made up of young doctors, nurses who share the same dream “kicking Hepatitis B” out of Ghana. Before the launching, Hepatitis B Awareness Campaign had already started in Takoradi, Nkawkaw and KNUST as the first project by the Okyeame Kwame Foundation.

The ace rapper with real name Kwame Nsiah Apaw appealed to the general public to text “HEPA” short code 1994 to any of the mobile communication networks in Ghana to contribute their little to the foundation.
 
 
Source: Ebenezer Anangfio Jnr./Ghanacelebrities.Com/Ghana
 
 

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