About Prince Akpah
Prince Akpah is an expert in public relations, awards and ratings, with almost a decade’s experience in managing, leading and working with global teams and on high impact campaigns and events. His knowledge in communications, strategic networking, social media and website management, event planning, research and visual designs inform his creativity, drive, humility, competitiveness and excellence in his line of work.
Prince is spurred on by his passion to see Africans maximize their potentials and leverage on available resources to create jobs for themselves and others to improve upon living standards and to alleviate poverty on the continent. He sees himself as a life-long learner, always open to new ideas not only in his but in other fields as well and keeping up-to-date with the newest digital and online tools.
His hunger for knowledge, drive for progress and determination for turning information into action has contributed to his success in founding and managing Avance Media, one of the fastest-growing and reputed Media, PR & Rating firms in Africa focused on creating varied and relevant content for the Global Market. At Avance Media, Prince leads his team in creating some of Africa’s most credible and respected awards and ranking lists including ‘Ghana Social Media Rankings’, ‘Most Influential Young Ghanaian’, ‘Most Influential Young South African’, ‘Most Influential Young Nigerian’, ‘Most Influential Young Kenyan’, ‘Most Influential Young Tanzanian’, ‘Most Influential Young Congolese’, ‘Top 50 Young CEOs in Ghana’, and many more.
Meanwhile, Prince believes that taking up new challenges and adding on new experiences are very crucial for life success and these are principles he lives out through travelling, watching TV and learning new skills in his leisure time.
Prince’s knack for creativity, entrepreneurship and digitization has contributed to his being recognized by MIPAD and the United Nations among the 100 Most Influential People of African Descent (2019) and by Future of Ghana, among the Top 30 Under 30 Pioneers in Ghana (2018). He was named by the British Council Ghana as an ‘Active Citizen’ in 2016. He is also a recipient of the West Africa Philanthropy Awards for Charity & Youth Empowerment and the Emerging Leader of the Year Award 2015 by the Eagles Africa Summit in Accra.
From a very shy person who shunned every opportunity to express himself, Prince has grown into a prolific and sought after public speaker. In the short while that he has taken up this challenge, Prince has spoken and delivered guest lectures to students of Central University, University of Professional Studies – Accra, Ghana Institute of Journalism and Multimedia Institute of Ghana. He has also featured at numerous conferences, seminars and trainings as a speaker. In such speaking engagements, Prince shares the story of his entrepreneurial journey. He shares the story of how a young lad from Avalavi, a small town in the Ketu-North Constituency in the Volta Region of Ghana, can weather the storms, keep head above water and make a positive impact on the world. He also shares his knowledge on how young people can use social media and the internet as tools to build, manage and sell their brands or their start-ups.
His belief in sharing knowledge and giving a helping hand to others has led Prince to partner with the Commonwealth Youth Council and the Global Shapers Africa to co-author two bestselling books titled ‘Commonwealth Young Achievers Book’ and ‘Africa80’.
What Prince is today is a magnified version of who he has always been. At 19, he was appointed as founding Editor-in-Chief of the ‘Key Newspaper’ by Hallowed Kids Foundation. He went on to start his blog from where he developed an interest in Research, PR and Branding. He later worked with The African Network of Entrepreneurs (TANOE), where he initiated and executed numerous projects, including the Ghana Startup Awards, Ghana Startup Club 100, Top 60 Corporate Women Leaders in Ghana list, 100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana list, Top 100 Student Entrepreneurs in Ghana list, Top 50 Corporate Women Leaders in Ghana list among others.
Prince has led several social impact campaigns, the most recent of which is promoting the story of children with autism in Ghana who are aspiring to be models. This specific campaign has been featured on all platforms of the BBC including BBC World Service, BBC Africa, BBC India and other international media platforms.
Prince Akpah is a multiple award-winning young change-maker who thrives as a Social Entrepreneur, Speaker, Blogger, PR Expert, Volunteer, Author, Researcher and Awards Consultant
Among the projects prince had founded or co-founded are, Ghana Bloggers Summit, Africa Youth Awards (founded in 2014), www.nogokpo.com, www.collegeinafrica.com (founded in 2017) and The “Be a Girl” Initiative.
Prince has also consulted for the organisers of 100 Most Reputable People on Earth, 100 Most. Reputable Africans, Most Reputable Bank CEOs in Ghana, Most Reputable Bank CEOs Nigeria, People’s Choice Practitioners Honours (with Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II as Patron), African Achievers Awards, WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards, Ghana Writers Awards, Nigeria Entrepreneurs Awards.
His experience and credibility has also earned him a spot on the jury of Ghana Event Awards, Ghana Startup Awards and the African Entrepreneurship Award
As important as volunteerism is to Prince, he has volunteered for organisations such as Hallowed Kids Foundation, WatsUp TV, Sangy Foundation, Kingdom Achievers International, Synergy for Success Ghana, Time Masters Ghana, Cecilsons Africa, Revamp Africa, Quik Medical Consult, Mindshift Foundation Ghana, Charles Buckman Foundation, Africans Rising and EKM Consulting among others.
Prince’s works have earned him the spotlight of media houses, outside Africa, within Africa and in Ghana. Some of these Media house are BBC, Yahoo News, Goal.com, Huffington Post, The Voice UK, Sports 360 (Dubai), CNBC Africa, GTGN Africa, AllAfrica.com, BET Africa, SA FM, Bella Naija, Linda Ikeji Blog, Leadership Newspaper (Nigeria), News 24 (South Africa), Kivuzik Magazine (Congo), Azam TV (Tanzania), HIT Radio (Morocco), Times of Swaziland Newspaper, Ayo TV, Joy 99.7 FM, Daily Graphic Ghana, Busy Jump Ghana, B&FT Newspaper (Ghana)
Having researched and released countless rankings and awards, Prince has had the privilege of being recognized and mentioned by some of the World’s most respect and most famous, among who are the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J Mohammed; presidents such as Paul Kagame, Sahle-Work Zewde, Helen Clark, Atifete Jahjaga, and Uhuru Kenyatta; Billionaires like Ashish Thakkar, Mohammed Dewji and Reginald Mengi; Politicians: Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, Julius Malema, January Makamba and Dr. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi; Celebrities: Cassper Nyovest, AKA, Bonang Matheba, John Dumelo, Anne Kansiime, Shatta Wale, DJ Arafat, Mercy Johnson, Diamond Platnumz, Sarkodie, Rocky Dawuni, Sophie Ikenye and Corporate Organisations like Access Bank Ghana, Comedy Central Africa, The Nation, Forbes Africa, CNBC Africa, DW TV, Mondelez International, Walter Sisulu University.
Prince’s story begun in Amazing Love Schools in Denu, Volta Region. The story continued to St. Paul’s Senior High School (Hatsukope) and then to the African University College of Communications (Accra). He is a past member of the Accra Hub of Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum.
Prince Akpah is a resilient and perseverant young African who is looking for every opportunity to make a positive impact on the world and to raise high the flag of Africa.
Awards & Accolades Prince has received these past years
Council of Mentors
Meet the individuals shaping Prince’s career
Dr Charles J. Buckman
Charles Buckman Foundation
Dr Tonye Rex Idaminabo
African Achievers Awards
Abdoulaye “ABD” Traore
Farida Bemba Nabourema
Amb. Kwame A.A. Opoku
Reset Global People
Scofray Nana Yaw Yeboah
Zoweh Global Ltd
Sara Nana Yeboah
Africa Youth Awards
Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan
Emmanuel Asieme Ayine