Oral Kwame Ofori, professionally known as Oral Ofori is a Ghanaian-American award-winning digital media producer and blogger,[3][4][5] freelance journalist, entrepreneur, and writer. Originally born in Tema, he is also the founder of the US-based communication consultancy TheAfricanDream LLC.[6] In February 2018 Oral Ofori took on a Language interpretation job as a level II Interpreter of the Twi language with the Fairfax County Public Schools system.[7]

Oral Ofori
Oral Kwame Ofori
Born(1980-01-26)January 26, 1980
NationalityGhanaian-American
OccupationDigital media producer
Years active2006 - present
Known forFounding TheAfricanDream LLC & Coordinating Seminar on Ghana's RTI bill in US[1][2]
Spouse(s)Alda Lee Viglione

Early life, career & educationEdit

Born to Ghanaian parents, Oral Ofori graduated Chemu Senior High School in 1998 and completed his journalism studies in 2006 with the London School of Journalism. The following year, he began an internship with the Voice Of America V.O.A in Washington, D.C. as a radio news reporter and contributor.[8][9]

Oral is also a columnist for Ghanaian news websites like Ghanaweb[10], Modern Ghana[11], and the United States (US) based Afrikan Post newspaper[12]. Ofori has also contributed to US publications like the Los Angeles Sentinel[13], Swedish news magazine ‘Beyond Borders’[14], the Dallas Weekly[15], the North Dallas Gazette[16], and the Baltimore Times.[17]

Since 2014, Oral has been host and producer of #TheAfricanDream show [1] aired on Fairfax Public Access television’s[18] channel 30.

Reporting and interviewsEdit

Oral Ofori has written about or interviewed persons including Mayor Peter Bossman[19], scientist and fiber optics innovator Dr. Thomas Mensah[20], Anthony K. Wutoh; Howard University Provost and Chief Academic Officer[21], [22]and musician and artist Koby Maxwell.[23]

Some of his other interview subjects have been Deborah Addo of INOVA Hospitals in the US[24][25], Grammy-Nominated musician and activist Rocky Dawuni[26], sportscaster Sonny Young of Voice Of America [2], Historic Quander family member Rohulamin Quander[27], Hege Hertzberg; the former Ambassador of Norway to Ghana, Gambia, Mali, Burkina Faso and Liberia, and among others Howard University Professor Michael C. Campbell.[28]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ghana Embassy in U.S. to host forum on RTI bill". Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  2. ^ "Gov't keen on passing RTI Bill – Ghana's Ambassador to US assures". Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  3. ^ "TV Producer/Blogger from Ghana wins award in the USA". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  4. ^ "Blogger Week Ambassadors - Blogger Week UnConference". Blogger Week UnConference. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  5. ^ "#TheAfricanDream show produced by Oral Ofori on FPA passes 50th episode". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  6. ^ "TheAfricanDream LLC Business Entity Details". sccefile.scc.virginia.gov. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  7. ^ "Interpreter". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  8. ^ "Oral Ofori #JollofFestival Organizer is Interviewed by Vincent Makori – VOA Africa News". newsvideo.su. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  9. ^ "British Philanthropist and Sports Gear Company Campaign for World Peace". VOA. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  10. ^ "Columnist Ofori, Oral". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  11. ^ "Modern Ghana". www.modernghana.com. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  12. ^ "September 2016 online version". Issuu. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  13. ^ "You searched for TheAfricanDream - Los Angeles Sentinel". Los Angeles Sentinel. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  14. ^ "Search result | Beyond Borders". Beyond Borders Magazine. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  15. ^ Weekly, The Dallas. "Search". The Dallas Weekly. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  16. ^ "You searched for Oral Ofori - North Dallas Gazette". North Dallas Gazette. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  17. ^ "Kenyan artist Almaz to keep indigenous music alive". m.baltimoretimes-online.com. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  18. ^ "#TheAfricanDream show produced by Oral Ofori on FPA passes 50th episode". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  19. ^ "Mayor Peter Bossman of Piran in Slovenia on TheAfricanDream.net". www.theafricandream.net. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  20. ^ "Dr. Thomas Mensah identify paths to industrialize Africa - North Dallas Gazette". North Dallas Gazette. 2015-12-01. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  21. ^ "Howard Appoints Dr. Anthony K. Wutoh, Provost And Chief Academic Officer | Howard University". www2.howard.edu. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  22. ^ "Howard University Partners with Google to raise percentage of black computer scientist and engineers". GhLinks.com.gh™. 2017-07-06. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  23. ^ "Koby Maxwell to celebrate Ghana independence in American Diaspora". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  24. ^ Inova. "Deborah Addo, CEO of Inova Loudoun Hospital - Inova". www.inova.org. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  25. ^ "Deborah Addo, CEO of Inova Mount Vernon hospital has Ghana connection". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  26. ^ "Rocky Dawuni - The African Dream". The African Dream. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  27. ^ "Quander family member". www.Hypercitigh.com. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  28. ^ "HU Biologist's Participation in Study Leads to Genetic Discovery Challenging Skin Color as Characteristic of "Race"". Howard Newsroom. 2017-11-21. Retrieved 2018-11-27.


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