Oswald, 5 others whose lives were changed by Ghanaians after going viral

Oswald, 5 others whose lives were changed by Ghanaians after going viral

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While many people access social media through smartphone apps, others also access the platform using their laptop and desktop computers.

The platform has come to be of good use to most people as most individuals use the it to seek help, promote their business, and engage in all forms of advocacy.

Oswald, 5 others whose life changed by Ghanaians after going viral
Oswald, 5 others whose life changed by Ghanaians after going viral
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Over the past years, the use of social media has helped people realise their dreams, and grow their businesses.

Other times, social media has shown the important role it plays when it comes to social good.

In view of this, YEN.com.gh has listed five times Ghanaians have shown massive love to people on social media.

1. Oswald

Oswald Gennuh became a social media sensation after the colleague of his mother posted an 'emotionally blackmailing' letter he wrote to his mother stating what he wants for his 'Our Day'.

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The 9-year-old student of the Christ Ambasssadors School at Dansoman in Accra received massive social media surprise from celebrities and brands for being specific about what he wanted and how he wanted to reward his teacher.

Most social media users have argued that Ghanaians have as usual shown massive love to the young boy.

2. Michael Asiamah

Michael Kofi Asiamah, a 13-year-old brain tumour patient who sadly died shortly after surgery some few weeks ago received a lot of social media support.

Prior to his surgery, social media was awashed with his flyers where people were soliciting funds in order to help him under the medical treatment.

Surprisingly, within a few hours, the amount that was needed was realised to pay for Michae's surgery.

Unfortunately, little Michael died after having complications after his surgery which was described as successful.

3. Free Akuapem Poloo campaign

Ghanaian Actress and socialite, Rosemond Alade Brown, known in Showbiz circles as Akuapem Poloo, also received massive social media support when she was held in remand over charges of indecent exposure in front of her son.

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Lots of celebrities took to social media to start a campaign which eventually led to her release.

Whiles most people believe she needed to be taught a lesson to serve as a scape goat to the many others for being without clothes in front of her child, others also believed that as a mother, she needed to be at least, forgiven in order to be able to take care of her child.

4. Akufo-Addo Kalyppo trend

In the run-up to the 2016 elections, during the electioneering period, a photo of the then NPP presidential aspirant, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo taking a Kalyppo went viral.

This photo interestingly went viral with people replicating the same photo of them taking Kalyppo as well.

The act of them jumping onto the trend was clearly them showing their support for Akufo-Addo's candidacy.

5. Pencilled celebrities

Emmanuel Apraku, who was known as Ray Styles or Pencilled Celebrity received massive social media support when photos of him hit social media showing him in a very bad condition.

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According to reports, Ray Styles was suffering from a liver condition that needed money to get him treated.

Luckily for Ray, Ghanaians as usual showed up for him and donated generously to help him get his surgery done.

The First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo also supported Ray with some amount of money.

6. Our day Fufu boy

Luck smiled on an underprivileged schoolboy who went viral on social media with his 'Our Day' photo.

The boy, identified as Daniel, was spotted in the viral photo eating fufu during his school's 'Our Day' celebrations.

Being an unusual choice of food for such occasions, Daniel's photo caught the attention and started to trend online.

Amid the trend, a man on social media decided to offer some help to Daniel and thus asked social media users to help locate him.

After the boy was found, Owusu Afriyie, the man who promised to sponsor Daniel's education to college-level has revealed that another man was willing to adopt Daniel.

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According to him, the man has offered to adopt Daniel and relocate him to Canada.

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