Bismark Botchwey, known professionally in the media space as Sintim, is a Ghanaian Travel & celebrity blogger, Publicist, Freelance Journalist, Talent Manager, Artistes Promoter, Digital Marketer, Social Media Influencer, and professional Geography Teacher at Nyankumasi Ahenkro Senior High School in the Central Region of Ghana.
Early Life & Educational Background
Sintim was born in Agona Odoben in the Central Region of Ghana but raised in Dome in the Greater Accra Region where he had his Basic and Junior High School Education at Dome St. Ambrose Anglican Basic & JHS.
After Junior High School, Sintim relocated from Accra to Agona Swedru in the Agona West Municipality of Central Region where he had his second cycle education.
He pursued General Arts at Kwayanko Senior High Technical School in the Agona East District.
Sintim is a graduate of the University of Education, Winneba with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science Education where he studied (Geography & Political Science).
Sintim’s love and passion for the media and blobbing began in 2012 after he had completed Kwanyako Senior High School. During his first year at the University in 2013, he started with Facebook posts where he used to promote young talents from his community and region as well as publishing trending news content on his Facebook timelines.
As a self-learned blogger, he gradually turned his hobby into a business by becoming a professional blogger in 2017 when he had completed his University Education, having attended a couple of workshops, summits, and seminars on Blogging, Digital Marketing, and social media management.
Sintim started blogging with the brand name “SintimBlog”, in August 2017 where he began operating on a free website dubbed www.sintimgh.blogspot.com designed on blogger.com by a colleague blogger called Lewis Tetteh of Aacehypze.net
When the brand was responding to growth in a few months, he switched to a professional website called hitzarena.com on a partnership contract where he worked as an administrator and chief editor of the website.
On the 11th of November 2017, Sintim Officially Launched Sintim Media as the mother brand for his online media business with aim of expanding to become a big digital media agency.
Bismark Botchwey is the Founder & CEO of Sintim Media, an online news /media company with associated brands such as SintimMedia.Com, SintimTV, Sintim Music, GeoTour, and Sintim Foundation.
In August 2019, Sintim launched www.sintimmedia.com, the official domain website for his media company which serves as an online news media portal that primarily publishes news content about Ghanaian & International celebrities, Tourism, Education, Health, Business, General news and also help promote emerging artistes, Young Entrepreneurs as well as corporate business brands.
Sintim has made a significant contribution to promoting many mainstream and emerging artistes such as Koby Symple, Mr. Bankz, NaaNa Blu, Queen eShun, Obibini, Macassio, Patapaa, Nanayaw Smen, AmWan, Ragazzi, Ama Petal, Phabrick, Warning Gee, Wagez Rap, Chinah, Fada Leezy, Julius Fakta, Nana Bessi, S-Tee Gh, Shatty Banks, Isaac Crentsil, Agnes Adusei, Edward Saah, Kojo Vypa, DreamBoy, Nana Okorie, Enaph Mhoni, Geediz, Goddy Wan, DreamBoy, Pentium, Kofi Rich, Asomade, Kofi Ninch, CK Black, Orkortor Perry, Khofy Guyson, Yaw Black, among others.
In August 2022, he was appointed as the Deputy Communications Executive for Heritage Promotions, the organizer of the annual Central Music Awards.
Sintim also works as the Head of Media and Communication for Alicia Global Connect Communications Company Limited and Play Africa Music, the largest music Library in Africa where he manages all their Social media handles and website.
The Sintim Media brand also serves as a media partner for 3Music Awards, Women In Worship, Tidal Rave Festival, Central Music Awards, Showbiz Network Ghana, organizers of the Annual Inter Tertiary Excellence Awards, Heritage Promotion – organizers of the annual Central Music Awards, Kusstar Entertainment – organizers of the annual Emerging Music Awards and Clique Empire – organizers of the annual Youth Excellence Awards and looks forward to partner more international organizations and companies.
On Friday, 25th September 2020, Sintim inked his first international partnership project with the BBC News Pidgin where he shot a documentary with ace BBC Journalist Favour E. Nunoo about the 57-year-old JHS graduate from Agona Odoben Presby School.
With experience in moderating corporate panel discussions, Bismark had the privilege to moderate panel discussions at the 2021 and 2022 Ghana Bloggers Summits organized by Avance Media.
Awards and Nominations:
Sintim has earned a couple of recognitions in the media and blogging space during the past years of his career. He has received Fourteen(14) official award nominations to his credit which has helped boost his media career.
Below are the award nominations and year nominated/Won:
1. Named among the 2022 Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers – Avance Media Top 50 Bloggers 2022
2. Media Brand of the Year 2021 – Central Media Awards 2021 – WON.
3. Media House of the year 2021 – Central Media Awards
4. Top 50 Bloggers in Ghana – Special Recognition Award 2021- Avance Media
5. Male Entrepreneur of the Year – Ghana Innovation Awards 2020
6. Writer of the year – Ghana innovation Awards 2020
7. Blogger / Promoter of the year – Ghana Innovation Awards 2020
7. Youth Blogger Of The Year – Youth Excellence Awards 2019
8. Best Blogger / Blogging Site Of The Year – Central Music Awards 2019
9. Celebrity Blogger Of The Year – FOKA Facebook Awards 2019
10. Best Blogger Of The Year – Campus Baze Awards – 2018
11. Best Blogging Site Of The Year / www.sintimmedia.com – Central Music Awards – 2018
12. Best Blogger Of The Year – Central Media Awards – 2018
13. Entrepreneur Of The Year – Central Media Awards – 2018
14. Best Celebrity Blogger Of The Year – FOKA Social Media Awards – 2018 | Won
Sintim’s dream is to make Sintim Media the most vibrant digital media company in Africa to serve as the Hub of authentic news and provide quality media services in promoting African Music, Musicians & Creative Arts Personalities, business brands, and young entrepreneurs across the African continent.
Source: Sintim Media