Apiorkor Seyiram Ashong-Abbey co-hosts Citi Scape on Citi TV with Eméfa Tsikata.
As an award-winning Ghanaian-American Poet, a Writer, Literary Critic, Media Practitioner, Versatile Creative and the author of The Matriarch’s Verse, Apiorkor brings a wealth of knowledge and creative flair to the Citi TV team.
Her poetry is noted for its rare narrative, prosaic nature, which is uncommon, in poetry. She has also been commended for the sharp, vivid imagery of her pieces.
Living in Ghana, where oral-literary traditions are intricately intertwined with deep culture and history, she performs within West Africa’s most sophisticated spaces and has been featured on two Tedx platforms.
When she’s not creating literary orgasms, Apiorkor is most likely designing content, producing (or hosting) award-winning shows on Accra-based Citi 97.3 FM and Citi TV. As a seasoned Media Practitioner, she is also a copywriter, a voice-over artist, an Events MC/ Moderator and an advertising concept designer.
Additionally, her work at Citi FM and Citi TV, as an activist for Literacy & Numeracy, Arts & Culture and Socio-economic development have been well received. Furthermore, Apiorkor is known for her use of New Media forms, in disseminating her Poetry and for the purposes of Activism/ Social Commentary.
As a Literature scholar, she might also be mentoring and teaching or lecturing young Ghanaians, focusing on anything from Literature, to social issues, to writing skills, to love and relationships, to career guidance.