- Ghanaian Godfred Akolbila has been adjudged winner of Ghana’s Strongest contest after an exceptional performance
- The tenacious fitness enthusiast triumphed after trying for seven years, surpassing the odds to earn the 2023 medal
- He received several dazzling prizes, including a brand-new car, GH¢10,000 cedis, and other rewards
Ghanaian athlete Godfred Akolbila has won the 2023 Ghana’s Strongest contest after defeating his fierce contenders.
He won after his exceptional performance in a series of staggering challenges, including the Truck Pull, Jumbo Deadlift, Superset Bench Press, Giant Tyre Flip, and Aboboyaa Deadlift.
Akolbila was among the competitors from across the country who pushed themselves to the utmost in the fiercely contested battle, said 3news.
The inspiring Akolbila
The event, which came off at the Obra Spot, Kwame Nkrumah Circle, saw Akolbila emerge triumphant after his seventh year of participation, which affirms his resilience and commitment to his aspirations.
''To give up was never an option. Nothing is impossible, and that's exactly what happened. Never give up on your dreams,'' he said in a post on Instagram.
Akolbila's winning prizes
For winning the 2023 contest, Akolbila took home several prizes, including a brand-new car, a substantial cash prize of GH¢10,000 cedis, a gold medal, and 100 bags of Ghacem cement.
Paa Kwesi Asare wins 2023 BBC News Komla Dumor Award
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that Ghanaian presenter, Paa Kwesi Asare, has become the first Ghanaian to win the prestigious BBC News Komla Dumor Award.
The Ghanaian media personality, whose impressive work earned him the 2023 honour, has been an employee at Ghana-based TV3 since 2016.
The fast-rising African media star joins past winners Dingindaba Jonah Buyoya (Zambia), Victoria Rubadiri (Kenya), Solomon Serwanjja (Uganda), Waihiga Mwaura (Kenya), Amina Yuguda (Nigeria), Didi Akinyelure (Nigeria), and Nancy Kacungira (Uganda) on the list.
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The awards event is an initiative that unveils and celebrates indigenous Ghanaian and diaspora women who significantly impact society. The event was held at the Labadi Beach Hotel on Sunday, July 9.
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