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ABOUT NOMINEE

Fullname: Benjamin Nii-Lartey Ayiku

Category: Best SDG10 Advocate of The Year

Code: 8055

Nominee's Bio: Bio: Benjamin Nii-Lartey Ayiku is a Journalist and filmmaker. He is the founder and director of multimedia company, Adonai Studios, a social enterprise that commits about 35% of its earnings to disability advocacy. Adonai Studios runs a social media disability advocacy campaign called THISABILITY-using short films and documentaries to educate the public on disability rights and inclusion. In 2019, he was awarded by Africa Disability Alliance in South Africa, as Africa Disability Rights Journalist of the year, for his great contribution to disability advocacy in Africa. In 2021, he was also awarded at the Ghana Disability Excellence Awards-Excellence in Disability Campaign, for his THISABILITY project. In the same year, he was one of some 26 Journalists awarded by YALI TV and the US Embassy in Ghana, for their contributions to disability advocacy in Ghana. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of DisabilityNewsGh.com, Ghana’s first and only disability news platform. Benjamin Nii-Lartey Ayiku has been in disability advocacy since 2005, when he started by using radio drama and talk shows on radio Ada, a community radio station based at Ada, to educate the public on disability rights.


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