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Bice Osei Kuffour


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Date of Birth:
1981-11-17
Place of Birth:
Accra, Ghana

Bice Osei Kuffour is a Ghanaian hiplife musician and politician.

He won five awards at the 2005 Ghana Music Awards. His albums include "Atentenben", "Akademu", "Dondo" and "Atumpan".

Leadership roles

CEO, MadeIn Ghana UK 2015 - 2020

CEO, Family Tree Entertainment 2003- 2012

President of Musicians Union of Ghana, 2011 – 2019

Executive Icon & Tree Planting Manager, Green Republic , 2017 – Date

President, Christiana Addo Memorial Foundation, 2017- Date

Board Member, Phamous Media Group 2013- 2017

Board Member of National Commission on Culture, 2018-2021

Board Member of National Folklore Board, 2017 - 2021

Executive Member of International Federation of Musicians (FIM), 2013-2018

Advisory Board Member of School of Performing Arts (SPA), University of Ghana, Legon, 2013 - 2017

Executive Director for Ghana Tourism Booster Project, 2016

Politicis

NPP Parliamentary Aspirant for Asante Akyem South Constituency 2020

Founder & Convener, Aspirants Unite for Victory Movement

Secretary, 2020 Ashanti Region Campaign Advertising Committee

Secretary, 2020 Ashanti Region Campaign Event Committee

Campaign Team Member, Asante Akyem 2020 Campaign

Adoption of Polling Stations Team Member, 2016 Campaign

Professional training and short programs

Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Accra 2017.

International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP) on Arts for Social Change organized by United States Embassy, 2012.

Certificate from African Leadership Initiative for West Africa (ALIWA) ASPEN Institute, Aspen, Colorado U.S.A – 2012 -2013 sponsored by Databank.

Global Leadership Training Certificate, Aspen Institute, Colorado, USA 2013.

Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives, Harvard School of Law, Cambridge Campus, Massachusetts – June 2010.

Marketing, Certificate 2007- 2008 : Graduate School of Management UK – Ghana Campus.

Certificate in Events Management and Script Writing for Film &TV. Ghana Institute of Journalism Feb-Aug 2005.

Work history

President of the Musician Union of Ghana :

Preside over National Executive Council and Committee meetings

Represents the Union with stakeholders

Responsible for the Union’s commitments to members and stakeholders

Chief fundraiser for the Union Achievements

Led the restructuring of the Union with administrative structures

Instituted annual audits of the Union's finances

Led the commissioning of a research entitled “The Comprehensive Study of the Music Sector in Ghana.”

Establishing the Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund (AMWeF) to provide support to the ageing musicians in the country.

Led delegations to U.S, China and Australia to launch Ghana Music Week

Establishing the Presidential Grand Ball as an annual fund raising event for the Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund.

Established a Twinning Agreement with the British Musicians Union

Between 2004 to 2015, he was te CEO of Family Tree Entertainment and his roles included :

Executive leader of the company

Planning and raising resources

Networking and coordinating

His achievements include:

Receiving the Grand Medal national honour in 2008

Successfully developed the Obour music brand into an award winning entity

Best Music for Development in 2008 at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards awarded by the World Bank

Successfully organized a world tour featuring Highlife legend A.B. Crentsil dubbed Best of the Worlds in 2007

Won Artiste of the Year and Most Popular Song of the Year awards at the then Ghana Music Awards in 2005

From Jamnauary 2015 to 2020, he was a founding member and CEO of Made in Ghana UK, Manchester. His roles included :

Identifying indigenous Ghanaian businesses and projecting them in Europe

Connecting indigenous Ghanaian companies to partners in the UK.

He achieved the following :

Helped over 355 Ghanaian small to medium scale enterprises to showcase and promote their business in the UK on a global platform.

Connected 15 Ghanaian local enterprises to UK partners who are currently investing in their trade.

Bice Osei Kuffour was also the Operations Manager Digital Gate Communications Ltd. He managed the the day to day operations of the company for both domestic and international advertising. Planning and providing operational leadership for the company. Ensuring the company meets the requirements of the regulatory authorities in the Advertising sector. Achievements : Successfully helped in developing and running major advertising campaigns for over 15 brands including Blue Jeans energy drink, Midland Savings and Loans, Humano Energy etc.

From April 2013 to 2018, he was Board Member Phamous Media Group, providing strategic direction and leadership for the company Actively participate in all applicable Board discussions and decision-making and handle monthly updates on current and planned activities and Execute assigned action items as determined by the Board. Also train on designated backup roles, & act as a resource when needed.

Bice Osei Kuffour is currently the Executive Icon & Tree Planting Program Manager at Green Republic. His roles include :

Sourcing for seedlings for plantations

Managing Community nurseries for indigenous seedling development

Training youth in seedling nursing for community Afforestation programs

Successfully planted 100,000 trees every year since 2017 and launched the 20 million trees by 2028 initiative in connection with the Forestry Commission of Ghana.

Provided 200,000 seedlings to the plantations department of the Forestry Commission for their 2020 plantation program.

He was the Executive Icon, Youth Icon where he was:

Chair of the Board of Directors

Providing strategic leadership

Mentoring youth icons

Organized the Ghana Peace Campaign for a peaceful election, 2012

Organized Workshops for Political Party Youth Wing Leaders, 2011

Sponsored 10 Youth Icons from 10 regions for training in the United States of America in Leadership and Non-Violence Peace Studios at University of Rhode Islands, Centre for Non Violence and Peace Studies, 2010

Ghana Reads Campaign, 2007 – 2009 Empowering youths by inculcating in them the habit of reading and built a library in Bongo in the Northern Region.

Spearheaded the One Ghana Peace Project for the Youth as a pre-election activity, 2007

From August 2017 till date, he has been the president of the Christiana Addo Memorial Foundation. He establsihed the foundation and responsible for the growth of the foundation.

Providing strategic leadership in consonance with the Board of Directors.

Dealing with stakeholders.

Securing 300 jobs for school leavers in Youth in Afforestation Project in the Asante Akyem district.

Securing over 20 jobs for graduates in professional areas through the Foundation.

Providing full Tertiary Education scholarship for 12 females and 3 males in the Asante Akyem Area.

Organised the Nationally acclaimed Asante Akyem Clean Up and Xmas Concert which saw over 1000 people join in cleaning major towns in the Asante Akyem area.

Planted 1000 trees in Asante Akyem South as part of the 63rd Independence day celebrations with partnership from Arocha Ghana and Forestry Commission.

Political involvement

2020 NPP Parliamentary Aspirant for Asante Akyem South Constituency. Came in 2nd to two-time MP Lawyer Asante Boateng with 296 Votes (Winner got 364 Votes) and 3rd Position got 32 votes.

2020 Ashanti campaign

Appointed as Secretary to two key committees of the Campaign namely Advertising Committee and Events Management Committee

Adverts and endorsements of the 2020 campaing

Created an endorsement musical TV advert for Nana Addo and 47 NPP PCs across the Country.

Produced and Voiced the Voter education tv advert for the 2020 campaign

Worked with the campaign team to produce Videos to Defend the President against the NDC fake bribery allegations

Aspirants Unite for Victory (AU4V) Movement

Founder and Co-convener of the novel Aspirants Unite for Victory Movement (AU4V), made up of about 205 Parliamentary Aspirants. It was launched by Vice President H.E Dr Bawumia on Sept 28, 2020 at La Palm in Accra.

Key acheievements of AU4V

(i)We mobilised Aspirants under one Umbrella to Campaign for NPP victory which went a long way to consolidate our gains and won us power.

(ii) AU4V ensured NPP record limited incidents of Independent Candidates from among the Party’s Parliamentary Aspirants.(only 2 persons or 1% went Independent in spite of our strong Message)

(iii) Adopted 2 orphan Constituencies ie. Mion and Upper West Akyem Constituencies which won both seats through campaigns, voter education exercise and donations to PC and Constituency Office.

2016 Campaign Support:

(i) Adopted ten (10) polling Stations in the Asante Akyem South Constituency

(ii) Donated 4x4 Vehicle and Pick-Up to AAS Constituency for Campaign

(iii) Cash Donation to the Presidential Candidate & Parliamentary candidate and Donation of 500 t Shirts.

Social Entreprenuersip 204 - 2021

National Tuberculosis Ambassador 2011 - 2016:

Acted as the brand ambassador for the campaign through handling interviews, radio and television advocacy campaigns

Represented Ghana and Africa at World Health Organisation (WHO) Headquarters, Geneva in 2010 for the TB Champions Conference and developed a new strategy to combat TB

Created a public education campaign for the National Tuberculosis Control Program

Climate Change Ambassador for British Council, Ghana 2008- 2010 National Redd+ Ambassador for Ghana Forestry Commission -2011 -2019

Initiated the climate change advocacy campaign for the British Council and the Redd+ office of the Forestry Commission

Appeared at a selected number of schools to speak on climate change issues and how to combat the scourge.

Represented Ghana in Denmark during COP 15

Was a member of the committee which developed and implemented the 2018 Ghana Cocoa- Forest REDD programme

National Road Safety Ambassador 2005 – 2015

GhanaWeb Road Safety Ambassador 2021

Worked with the National Road Safety Commission to reduce the accidents fatality count by 4% in 2005

Recorded the award winning Okoaba road Safety music video which till date is still used to educate commercial drivers on road safety.

Launched the Double Roads dualisation campaign after the demise of popular musician Ebony.

Conferences

Guest Speaker – National REDD+ Cocoa Forest Programme, Tarkwa, 2018

Speaker - Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide, Australia 2016

Participant – World Tourism Forum, Africa Summit, Kempinski Hotel, Accra, October 10 -11, 2017

Participant – Tourism Expo in Ghana, Accra, 2017

Head of Delegation, International Orchestra Conference, Montreal, Canada organized by the International Federation of Musicians - FIM, May 11 – 14, 2017

Speaker – Role of Gender at sub-regional workshop on Gender Equality in the Music Industry for Musicians in Tanzania, 2017

Coordinator – Tourism Booster Seminar (Kumasi, Elmina, Accra), April 2016

Speaker – Teaching Arts Institute (TAI) conference, Accra, March 7, 2016

Panelist – Ghana Music Week presentation and discussion at MIDEM, Paris, France, June 2016

Facilitator - National Capacity Building Workshop for musicians in Kenya organized by the International Federation of Musicians, 2015

Facilitator – National Capacity Building Workshop for Musicians Union of Liberia organized by the International Federation of Musicians – FIM,2014

World Music Expo (WOMEX), October 23 – 27, 2013 , Cardiff, Wales, UK

Facilitator – National Capacity Building Workshop for Musicians Union of Liberia, June 24 – 28, 2013

Participant – 20th Congress of International Federation of Music, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 3 – 5, 2012

Participant - Federation of African Music Associations Conference, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. November 26 – 28, 2012

Participant - National Capacity Building Workshop for Musicians Union of Ghana, Accra, March 14 – 26, 2012

Participant - National Capacity Building Workshop for Musicians Union of Ghana, Accra, March 14 – 26, 2012

Participant - World Health Organization National Tuberculosis Goodwill Ambassadors conference in Switzerland, Italy and France, December 5 – 10, 2011

Speaker – Effects of Climate Change in Africa at UN Climate Change Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, December 7 – 18, 2009

Proffessionalmemberships

Member of Musicians Union of Ghana

Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO)

African Leadership Initiative Class of 2012, MUJE, Ghangeria

Member of Green Republic Project

Skills

Skilled in creating result oriented strategic plans and developing operational budgets.

Strong leadership in Project Management and Operations Management.

Well-rounded background in planning, implementation, operations in general business with a specialty in creative arts and tourism.

Very creative with great problem solving skills

Experienced in writing and delivering presentations for executive meetings, press and international conferences

Experience in multi-media productions

Experienced in organisation management

Excellent human relations and networking skills

Bice Osei Kuffour is fluent in English and Basic French as well as local langyages Twi, Fante and Ga.

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