The Guardian Dreamers & Doers: Ameyaw Debrah (AmeyawDebrah.com)
By Guardian Exclusive
21 December 2020 | 12:19 pm
Ameyaw Debrah is the founder of Ameyaw Debrah Media, Ameyaw Debrah TV and AmeyawDebrah.com, an entertainment website and blog that primarily publishes news about African celebrities. In 2008, when the journalist and celebrity blogger created AmeyawDebrah.com, he wasn’t so sure how well it would be received. But through the use of social media platforms, he was able to turn his dream into reality.
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