YEN is Ghana's leading online news publisher, focusing on breaking news, politics, entertainment, sports and human stories.
Our mission is to be accurate, balanced and fair at all times and to deliver the news with a dynamic, informative and entertaining style.
Founded in September 2015, YEN has grown to become the top digital news platform in Ghana and has pioneered several technical and data-driven solutions for delivering news according to our readers' preferences.
In 2019, YEN was named the best online news medium of the year by the National Communications Award, an award scheme backed by Ghana's Ministry of Communications.
Key contacts and staff:
Managing Director: Samuel Obour
Samuel joined YEN as an editor in 2016 and rose through the ranks to become senior editor, editor-in-chief and, eventually, managing director.
He has over 12 years of experience in print and digital journalism. He began his career at Graphic Communications Group Limited, writing for top publications such as The Mirror, the Daily Graphic, and the digital medium, graphic.com.gh.
Samuel is committed to helping YEN meet its potential of becoming the biggest online publisher in West Africa.
News Editor: Evans Effah
Evans is an experienced journalist with a special interest in politics, business and stories of social interest. He has over 10 years of journalism experience, working with top brands like Citi FM and Pulse Ghana.
Evans Effah joined YEN in 2016 and has, over years, worked to make YEN the go-to source for breaking news and analysis.
Business Editor: Michael Hammond
Michael Hammond is an experienced editor with over 10 years of experience as a media professional.
Prior to joining YEN, he served as Editor of Trendsmail and Editor-in-Chief of the Telescope Journalistic Media (TJM).
During his time with TJM, he rose through the ranks and was appointed as the National Coordinator for Chapter Affairs; he was also the first to be inducted into its Hall of Fame.
Michael holds an LLB from Wisconsin International University College.
For the past three years, he has covered compelling stories ranging from entertainment to human interest to business news for YEN.com.gh
As the pioneer head of its business desk, he is determined to ensure that Ghanaians receive the latest updates in the world of business in Ghana and at the international level.
Sports Editor: Daniel David Quartey
An accountant by qualification, Daniel has over eight years of experience in sports writing and editing.
He is especially skilled in football and boxing reporting and analyses.
Daniel previously worked at Goal, Pulse Ghana, Sportsnetgh.com and Boxingghana.com.
Entertainment Editor: Edwin Lamptey
Edwin's goal is to drive YEN's entertainment desk to become the go-to location for authentic entertainment news in Ghana and the reference point for viral foreign entertainment news. He will seek to entertain and say it as it is!
He holds a degree in English, History and Religion and Human Values from the University of Cape Coast.
He has gathered a lot of experience in the media space over a number of years. He started off as a ghostwriter writing for a number of accomplished CEOs in Ghana.
Prior to joining YEN, Edwin was a part-time communications executive for Step Up Business School.
He previously made a living writing short stories, scripts and poems for individuals and organisations. He also has rich experience in copyediting.
Deputy Entertainment Editor: Emelia Aryee
Emelia is a creative writer with ten years of experience in journalism and media.
She joined YEN in 2019 as an editor on the entertainment desk and later became a monitoring editor before taking on her current role.
While seeking to inform with factual writings, she also weaves her pieces around humour with the utmost professionalism.
She has attended many conferences and training workshops in and outside Ghana in line with her job as a journalist.
Social Media Manager: Edward Asare
Edward is an astute social media manager with expertise in content creation that increases web traffic and social media engagement.
He holds a degree in Economics with Information Studies from the University of Ghana, Legon.
Video Content Producer: Philip Abutiate
Philip has practised radio and television production and broadcasting since 2014.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Accounting Major) from the University of Ghana Business School. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to get in touch with Yen.com.gh editorial team, please email us at email@example.com or call +233 (55) 773 167