David Ankrah is a quiet individual with a background in media, finance and all things creative, full of ideas and compassion for those around him.
He lives in London with family and likes nothing better than to help people and put smiles on faces.
The inspiration for this book came out of wanting to see an end to some of the hardships we face in modern times with a simple story that everyone can enjoy and in particular for adults to read to children all over the world so that they can share the ideas that come to them as they read about the inhabitants of that wonderful place called Zoniye.
You can visit David at his website, http://seedsthechildrensbook.com.
What is your favorite movie and why?
One of them is The Matrix...the concept, the action, the special effects are all amazing.
What is a fictional book you enjoy? What about it made you pick it?
I remember reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe many times as a child. I guess it was the whole magical world of Narnia at the back of the wardrobe that pulled me in (no pun intended.
Describe your dream house.
The first thing that came to mind was one of those modern day mansions overlooking the ocean, and then one of my own ‘quotes’ came to me...”The bigger the house, the more love you may need to fill it”. So who is in there with me is just as important, but it would certainly look very stylish/luxurious without the big spend and there would be technical gadgets galore like electric curtains and blinds, a TV in the bathroom and a walk in shower with a screen on the wall, there would be a cinema/games room, no swimming pool for me, but a jacuzzi might look good on the roof terrace, there would be solar panels, and floor to ceiling windows in the bedroom at the very least, a recording and broadcasting studio, a room designed to look like it’s ‘underwater’ with some running water features. The feeling of the house would still be cosy but spacious with a large conservatory and decking in the garden...yes...I like.
Talk about a hobby of yours.
Radio Presenting is one of the things that really make me happy. I love finding and sharing new music from my favourite genres, and I’ve been told I have a good voice for radio. It would have been great to be able to do it as a full time profession and it’s still something I will work towards. I have a small studio set up at home where I can play vinyl, CD and digital files. It’s quite interesting that although I am generally a ‘shy’ individual, I do enjoy dj’ing and radio presenting. One of the highlights have been the interviews with Leela James, The Sugar Rush Beat Company and Lemar. (I even put together a mock interview with Chris Tucker!) My talents/abilities in media extend beyond just the radio presenting aspect and include audio ad creation, voiceovers, video concepts, websites and more, but this adventure into also being an author has stemmed from wanting to help people and their children try to avoid some of the financial pitfalls that may come across their paths during their journey through life.
Tell us about a favorite Youtube video.
“Old Spice - The Man Your Man Could Smell Like”. This made me laugh so much and it’s technically brilliant as well. It’s something I would have love to have done and come up with but knowing me I would have shy-ed away from the opportunity had it come my way. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched it...actually...one minute...ok, I’m back just had to go and watch it again another three times.
What is your worst habit?
Probably having so many ideas that I initiate and can’t put down but then start a little work on another idea, and another and another. I have a whole book of ideas written down and worked on. Some of them are up and running, many of them have been brought into the world through other ways, and many of them may not get out before I leave this world behind.
What is a dream you have for the future beyond the next year?
For the people with supreme amounts of money and power to get together and look at the way in which the world has developed in the past 1000 years and decide that it is not right for extreme poverty to still exist, that it’s not right to fight over the resources on the planet, that the manufacture of bullets does no good for anyone and in fact war itself should be illegal, that the amount of interest you can charge and make should be limited. A few more flower and trees and a lot more smiles. A lot more uplifting media channels with positive messages.
Without actually mentioning the word money until after the story ends, this story is designed to show them some of the choices they have in life when it comes to looking after not only their money, but their friends and family.
In fact, you should find that this story has parallels in your life whether you are 6 or 60
So find out what happens to Palooko and Greecho as they go through life and one mysterious day an event takes place that would change their lives forever…
A wonderful place to live…
And that is where our story begins…