Named as one of the 2019 100 Most Influential People of African Descent by MI- PAD and the United Nations, and among the 2018 Top 30 Under 30 Pioneers in Ghana by Future of Ghana, Prince Akpah is a multiple award winning young changemaker who wears many hats as a Social Entrepreneur, Speaker, Blogger, PR Expert, Volunteer, Author, Researcher and Awards Consultant.
As the founder and MD of Avance Media, Prince leads his team in creating one of Africa’s fastest growing and reputed Media, PR & Rating establishment focused on creating varied contents for the Global Market. Avance Media currently organises flagship projects across Africa such as Ghana Social Media Rankings, Most Influential Young Ghanaian, Top 50 Young CEOs in Ghana, Most Influential Young South African, Most Influential Young Nigerian, Most Influential Young Kenyan, Most Influential Young Tanzanian, Most Influential Young Congolese etc. Avance Media’s story remains a source of inspiration and pillar to the rapid growth of a company yearning to become a Global Brand.
Prince has co-authored 2 bestselling books titled Commonwealth Young Achievers Book and Africa80 in partnership with the Common- wealth Youth Council and Global Shapers Africa re- spectively.
As a speaker, Prince has delivered guest lectures at Central University and University of Professional Students, Accra on his entrepreneurial journey and has also spoken to thousands of young people at various programs across the country.
As a Social Entrepreneur, Prince in 2014, co-founded Africa Youth Awards, Africa’s most recognised award for young people across the continent. The awards scheme has awarded 100s of young Africans through its annual awards and the prestigious ranking of the 100 Most Influential Young Africans. The awards also drive participation from over 140 countries annually.
As a researcher and PR Expert, he was actively involved in the running of The African Network of Entrepreneurs (TANOE). Under his supervision, the organization organized the Ghana Start up 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 etc.
In 2017, he co-founded www.collegeinghana.com now www.collegeinafrica.com an online portal that provides up to date information on tertiary courses and institutions in Ghana.
At 19, he was appointed as founding Editor-in-Chief of the Key Newspaper by Hallowed Kids Foundation.
As a gender advocate, he collaborated with women entrepreneurs and celebrities to empower young girls through a project dubbed: “Be a Girl”. The program created an awards scheme which is used to award hundreds of young girls across Ghana for excelling in both academic and ex- tra-curricular activities.
In 2017, he was appointed as consultant and head of research for South African based, Reputation Poll, where he lead works on ranking the 100 Most Reputable People on Earth for which annually attracts global media attention. Other rankings he has led include: 100 Most Reputable Africans and the release of a ranking poll on the Most Reputable Bank CEOs in Ghana and Nigeria.
As an awards consultant, Prince serves on the Jury of the Ghana Event Awards and Ghana Startup Awards and has consulted for award programmes including: 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 and Nigeria Entrepreneurs Awards.
He was selected by the African Entrepreneurship Award to serve as a Partner-mentor for the 2018 awards prize.
As a Blogger, he co-founded the fastest growing comedy blog in Ghana, www.no gokpo.com which promotes the local comedy industry in Ghana and recognises comedians through its “Person of the Year” awards programme. As a PR Expert, he has led several campaigns and his recent works were on promoting 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 has volunteered for several organisations including Hallowed Kids Foundation, Africans Rising, 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 etc.
His personal and professional works have generally being featured on thousands of international platforms including: BBC, Yahoo News, Goal.com, CNBC Africa, GTGN Africa, AllAfrica.com, BET Africa, Huffington Post, The Voice UK, SA FM, Ayo TV, Joy 99.7 FM, Daily Graphic Ghana, Bella Naija, Linda Ikeji Blog, Busy Jump Ghana, Leadership Newspaper (Nigeria), B&FT Newspaper (Ghana), News 24 (South Africa), Kivuzik Magazine (Congo), Azam TV (Tanzania), HIT Radio (Morocco), Times of Swaziland Newspaper, Sports 360 (Dubai) etc. Prince’s works have also gotten the attention and recognition of prominent personalities such as UN Deputy Secretary General, Amina J Mohammed, Presidents: Paul Kagame, Sahle-Work Zewde, Helen Clark, Atifete Jahjaga, and Uhuru Kenyatta; Billionaires: 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 and Media organisations such as Access Bank Ghana, Comedy Central Africa, The NationForbes Africa, CNBC Africa, DW TV, Mondelez International, Walter Sisulu University, SA FM, etc.
Prince has educational relationships with Amazing Love Schools (Denu), St. Paul’s Senior High School (Hatsu- kope) and the African University College of Communications (Accra).
He is a past member of the Accra Hub of Global Shaper Community of the World Economic Forum and 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 Emerging Leader of the Year Award 2015 Eagles Africa Summit in Accra.