- A young man in Ghana named Mubarak Chekora has become the social media manager of one of Africa's biggest sports websites, SportsBrief
- It all started right when he was posted to Ghanaian media house TV3 for his national service, and his hard work kept getting him other jobs
- Chekora advises young people aspiring to become social media managers to constantly keep learning and working hard
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Chekora Mubarak, a young Ghanaian man who graduated with his first degree from the University for Development Studies has become a big-time social media manager at Sportsbrief.com.
Speaking to YEN.com.gh, Mubarak indicates that it all started when he was randomly posted to TV3 as a national service person, after which his hard work kept pushing him on for more gigs.
At TV3, Chekora recounts being instrumental in some of the groundbreaking initiatives that were started around the time he was still there.
In his own words:
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"I helped start the Think Heart, Save A Child Foundation which has aided scores of children living with hole in heart disease to get funding. I was also instrumental in the June 3rd Disaster Support Fund which helped the victims of the twin fire and water disaster that hit Circle in 2015."
After working for a while, Chekora went ahead to study for his MSc in Defense and International Politics from Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College.
In 2021, he received a recommendation to be employed at YEN.com.gh as a social media manager where he won an award for change-driving.
Just a year later, he has become the social media manager for Africa at SportsBrief, which is one of the fastest-growing sports websites in Africa as well as one of the biggest.
When asked what piece of advice he has for other young people who aspire to become social media managers, Chekora said:
"The social media space is a constantly evolving one. You have to keep learning and make sure you are abreast with the many policies of the different platforms. Also, do your job diligently because all the places I've worked at have been a result of recommendations."
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