GHANA EVENT AWARDS 2018 TO HONOUR AMAKYE DEDE, BOLA RAY, KKD, MANY OTHERS

The second edition of the Ghana Event Awards (GEA), which unveiled its nominees for this year on Friday, August 17, 2018, at Suzuki CFAO, Airport, Accra, will honour some personalities in the industry.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of Event Guide Ghana, Kelvin Kenneth, personalities like KOD, KKD, Amakye Dede ,Bola Ray, Uncle Ebo Whyte, Bob Pixel, Asaabea Cropper, DJ Blow, DJ Mensah,+233 bar, Accra City Hotel will receive an honorary awards on September 7, 2018 on the eve of the award at Suzuki CFAO, Airport, Accra for their impactful contribution towards youth development.

In an interview, Kenneth said “the scheme awards recognize personalities who have made remarkable contributions to the Ghanaian events industry over a sustained period under the category dubbed the ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’, [and] the personalities are decided by the board.”

He added that, “These personalities have immensely contributed to the industry and they deserve this honorary awards. This award is our small way of saying ‘thank you’ for the great roles [you have] played in the industry”

The list of nominees for this year’s scheme, which seeks to award and celebrate indigenous Ghanaian event organisers who set the pace for excellence in event management across the country and beyond, is provided below:

GEA 2018 Nominations

Best Emerging Event Ghana Comic Awards Gentleman Expo Ghana Dance Awards JD Nightlife Awards Zongo Fest Miss Universe Ghana KtuSrc Awards Ghana Ceo Summit Made in Ghana Fair Forty Under 40 Awards Lead Series Pen & Paper Concert Women in Worship

Best Event Setup

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 4syte TV Music Video Awards Ghana Meets Naija Miss Universe Ghana Golden Movie Awards Emy Awards Glitz Style Awards Greater Works Tidal Rave Rapperholic Concert Harvest Praise Ghana Make Up Award Easter Comedy Show Rhythms On The Runway

Best Event Company Echo House Empire Entertainment Event Factory Innovations Events Ark Event & Management Think Mahogany Charterhouse Tinsell Events Zylofon Media Akwaaba Group Xodus Communications

Best Event Photography Rob Photography Swag Of Africa Augustlive Photography Teamblackimage PhylyxAkakpo Asephua Photo Yaw Pare Mantse Studios Joe Okyere Photography Ace Photography Paul Addo Photography

Best Male MC

Abeiku Santana Bernard Avle Dkb Giovani Caleb Jerry Adjorlolo KabuteyTheMc Ogee TheMc Nathaniel Attoh Kwame Sefa-Kayi Yaw Ampofo Lekzy De Comic

Best Event Sponsor Adonko Bitters Betway Ghana Ghana Breweries Ghana Oil Company Limited Kasapreko Mtn Ghana Twellium Ghana Vodafone Ghana Mcdan Shipping Joy Daddy Bitters Biegya Bitters Coca Cola Stanbic Bank Unicef Ghana Zylofon Cash

Best International Events

GUBA Awards Dj Kobby’s Annual Black & White Affair Miss Ghana USA Miss Ghana UK Party in The Park Ghana Entertainment Awards Ghana Music Awards Uk Ghana Investment Summit Uk

Best Event Blog

Ameyawdebrah.Com Cypressghana.Com Attractivemustapha.Com Blagogee.Com Eventlabgh.Com Pulse.Com.Gh Swagofafrica.Com Nkonkonsa.Com Tmghlive.Com Zionfelix.Net Ronny_Is_Everywhere Ytainment.Com Ghkwaku.Com Georgebritton.Com Nydjlive.Com Nanakese. Com

Best CSR Event/Activity

Despite Group Blood Donation KenkeyFor The Needy Mtn Heroes Of Change Walk With Lexis Save a Child Save A Mother Project Needless For Girls Project Okyeame Kwame’s Hepatitis B Health Walk Kwabena KwabenaSave Life Concert

Best Events DJ

DJ Vyrusky DJ Lord DJ KCrakk DJ Nii Ayi Tagoe DJ Mensah DJ Andy Dosty DJ Black DJ Pho DJ Mic Smith

Ghana’s Favourite Event

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Girltalk Concert Ghana Dj Awards Ghana Meets Niaja Rapperholic Concert Ashiaman to the World Concert 30mints Salla Carnival VVIPSalla Fest Adom Praise AkwaabaUk All Black Annual Party Decemba 2 Rememba Bass Awards Di Asa JoyfmOldskull Reunion Tidal Rave S Concert John & John Movie Premiere Shata Wale Salla Concert Yfm Area Code Praise Jam Ghana Tertiary Awards

Best Corporate Event

Ghana Ceos Summit Forty Under Forty Awards Social Media Week Accra Africa Dialogues Ghana Entre. & Corporate Exe. Awards Cimg Awards Airteltigo Xmas Party Ghana Banking Awards Women Ceos Summit Zenith Bank End Of Year Party MtnHerosOf Change Garden & Flower Show

Regional Events

Akwambo Music Festival Central Music Awards Eastern Regional Media Excellence Awards Edem Fest Gadam Nation Concert GamashieHomowo Bash Heleh Africa Awards Kenkey Festival KtuSrc Awards Made In T’di Concert Tamale Fashion Week TeshieHomowo Western Music Awards

Best Female Mc

Berla Mundi Caroline Sampson Amanda Jessy Anita Erskine Joselyn Dumas Gloria Sarfo Nana Ama Mcbrown Regina Van Dei Helvert Aj Sarpong Awura Kwansema Karley Mettle Addo Naa KlordeyOdonkor

Event of the Year

4syte Music Video Awards Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Ghana Meets Naija Roverman Festival Of Plays Tidal Rave Rapperholic Golden Movie Awards Emy Awards Glitz Africa Fashion Week S Concert Rhythms On The Runway

The main event is slated September 7, 2018. To vote for your favorite event and personality, simply dial *713*714# across all networks.

The Ghana Events Awards is an annual awards ceremony to honour and celebrate indigenous Ghanaian events organizers who set the pace for excellence in event management across the country.

An initiative of Event Guide Ghana in partnership with Avance Media, the Ministry of Information, Commission on Arts and Culture, the awards are based on the need to promote and highlight organizations and people who create and successfully execute incredible events which meet international standards and have the prospects of becoming models for other future projects. Ghana Event Awards is powered by EventGuide.

video: PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO STORMS CHALE WOTE FESTIVAL

President Akufo-Addo has become the first Ghanaian president to take part in the Chale Wote Street Arts Festival.

He joined a large number of festival goers over the weekend to attend this year’s event in Jamestown, Accra, on Saturday to celebrate Ghanaian culture through arts, among others.

This year’s Chale Wote Festival is the eighth edition and it had over 125 Ghanaian artists, community activists and international artists exhibiting their works.

Reports ahead of the festival indicated that the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has supported the festival with GH¢ 300,000.

President Akufo-Addo, who was accompanied by a delegation, witnessed the event which has over the years been a platform for artists to exhibit their beautiful works.

The festival is an alternative platform that brings arts, music, dance and performance out into the streets.

It targets exchanges between scores of local and international artists and patrons by creating and appreciating arts together.

Since 2011, Chale Wote has included street painting, graffiti murals, photography, theatre, spoken word, interactive art installations, live street performances, extreme sports, film shows, fashion parades, music block parties, recyclable design workshops and much more.

It is the first to be organised in Accra, Ghana, and it has inspired similar events across the country.

Watch the video below:

GHANA EVENT AWARDS 2018 NOMINEES UNVEILED

Nominee list for this year’s edition of the prestigious Ghana Event Awards organized by Eventguide were unveiled on Friday ,August 17 .

With Ace Television/Radio host KMJ and beautiful actress Victoria lebene as, hosts the beautiful and well organized unveiling took place at the all new Suzuki CFAO showroom ,airport saw in attendance a cloud of media personalities. some notable faces include beautiful and legendary jazz singer/performer Stephanie Benson etc ..

This year’s scheme which sorts to award and celebrate indigenous Ghanaian Event organizers who set the pace for excellence in event management across the country and beyond presents to you the full list of nominees competing for the ultimate price.

GHANA EVENT AWARDS 2018 NOMINATIONS

GEA 2018 NOMINATIONS

BEST EMERGING EVENT

GHANA COMIC AWARDS

GENTLEMAN EXPO

GHANA DANCE AWARDS

JD NIGHTLIFE AWARDS

ZONGO FEST

MISS UNIVERSE GHANA

KTU SRC AWARDS

GHANA CEO SUMMIT

MADE IN GHANA FAIR

FORTY UNDER 40 AWARDS

LEAD SERIES

PEN & PAPER CONCERT

Women In Worship

BEST EVENT SETUP

VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS

4syte tv Music Video Awards

GHANA MEETS NAIJA

MISS UNIVERSE GHANA

GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS

EMY AWARDS

GLITZ STYLE AWARDS

GREATER WORKS

TIDAL RAVE

RAPPERHOLIC CONCERT

HARVEST PRAISE

GHANA MAKE UP AWARD

EASTER COMEDY SHOW

RHYTHMS ON THE RUNWAY

BEST EVENT COMPANY

ECHO HOUSE

EMPIRE ENTERTAINMENT

EVENT FACTORY

INNOVATIONS EVENTS

ARK EVENT & MANAGEMENT

THINK MAHOGANY

CHARTERHOUSE

TINSELL EVENTS

ZYLOFON MEDIA

AKWAABA GROUP

XODUS COMMUNICATIONS

BEST EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

ROB PHOTOGRAPHY

SWAG OF AFRICA

AUGUSTLIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

TEAMBLACKIMAGE

PHYLYX AKAKPO

ASEPHUA PHOTO

YAW PARE

MANTSE STUDIOS

JOE OKYERE PHOTOGRAPHY

ACE PHOTOGRAPHY

PAUL ADDO PHOTOGRAPHY

BEST MALE MC

ABEIKU SANTANA

BERNARD AVLE

DKB

GIOVANI CALEB

JERRY ADJORLOLO

KABUTEY THE MC

OGEE THE MC

NATHANIEL ATTOH

KWAME SEFA-KAYI

YAW AMPOFO

LEKZY DE COMIC

BEST EVENT SPONSOR

ADONKO BITTERS

BETWAY GHANA

GHANA BREWERIES

GHANA OIL COMPANY LIMITED

KASAPREKO

MTN GHANA

TWELLIUM GHANA

VODAFONE GHANA

MCDAN SHIPPING

JOY DADDY BITTERS

BIEGYA BITTERS

COCA COLA

STANBIC BANK

UNICEF GHANA

ZYLOFON CASH

BEST INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

GUBA AWARDS

DJ KOBBY’S ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE AFFAIR

MISS GHANA USA

MISS GHANA UK

PARTY IN THE PARK

GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS

GHANA MUSIC AWARDS UK

GHANA INVESTMENT SUMMIT UK

BEST EVENT BLOG

AMEYAWDEBRAH.COM

CYPRESSGHANA.COM

ATTRACTIVEMUSTAPHA.COM

BLAGOGEE.COM

EVENTLABGH.COM

PULSE.COM.GH

SWAGOFAFRICA.COM

NKONKONSA.COM

TMGHLIVE.COM

ZIONFELIX.NET

RONNY_IS_EVERYWHERE

YTAINMENT.COM

GHKWAKU.COM

GEORGEBRITTON.COM

NYDJLIVE.COM

NANAKESE. COM

BEST CSR EVENT/ACTIVITY

DESPITE GROUP BLOOD DONATION

KENKEY FOR THE NEEDY

MTN HEROES OF CHANGE

WALK WITH LEXIS

SAVE A CHILD SAVE A MOTHER PROJECT

NEEDLESS FOR GIRLS PROJECT

OKYEAME KWAME’S HEPATITIS B HEALTH WALK

KWABENA KWABENA SAVE LIFE CONCERT

BEST EVENTS DJ

DJ VYRUSKY

DJ LORD

DJ K CRAKK

DJ NII AYI TAGOE

DJ MENSAH

DJ ANDY DOSTY

DJ BLACK

DJ PHO

DJ MIC SMITH

GHANA’S FAVORITE EVENT

VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS

GIRLTALK CONCERT

GHANA DJ AWARDS

GHANA MEETS NIAJA

RAPPERHOLIC CONCERT

ASHIAMAN TO THE WORLD CONCERT

30MINTS SALLA CARNIVAL

VVIP SALLA FEST

ADOM PRAISE

AKWAABA UK ALL BLACK ANNUAL PARTY

DECEMBA 2 REMEMBA

BASS AWARDS

DI ASA

JOYFM OLDSKULL REUNION

TIDAL RAVE

S CONCERT

JOHN & JOHN MOVIE PREMIERE

SHATA WALE SALLA CONCERT

YFM AREA CODE

PRAISE JAM

GHANA TERTIARY AWARDS

 

BEST CORPORATE EVENT

GHANA CEOS SUMMIT

FORTY UNDER FORTY AWARDS

SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK ACCRA

AFRICA DIALOGUES

GHANA ENTRE. & CORPORATE EXE. AWARDS

CIMG AWARDS

AIRTELTIGO XMAS PARTY

GHANA BANKING AWARDS

WOMEN CEOS SUMMIT

ZENITH BANK END OF YEAR PARTY

MTN HEROS OF CHANGE

GARDEN & FLOWER SHOW

REGIONAL EVENTS

AKWAMBO MUSIC FESTIVAL

CENTRAL MUSIC AWARDS

EASTERN REGIONAL MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARDS

EDEM FEST

GADAM NATION CONCERT

GAMASHIE HOMOWO BASH

HELEH AFRICA AWARDS

KENKEY FESTIVAL

KTU SRC AWARDS

MADE IN T’DI CONCERT

TAMALE FASHION WEEK

TESHIE HOMOWO

WESTERN MUSIC AWARDS

BEST FEMALE MC

BERLA MUNDI

CAROLINE SAMPSON

AMANDA JESSY

ANITA ERSKINE

JOSELYN DUMAS

GLORIA SARFO

NANA AMA MCBROWN

REGINA VAN DEI HELVERT

AJ SARPONG

AWURA KWANSEMA

KARLEY METTLE ADDO

NAA KLORDEY ODONKOR

EVENT OF THE YEAR

4SYTE MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS

VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS

GHANA MEETS NAIJA

ROVERMAN FESTIVAL OF PLAYS

TIDAL RAVE

RAPPERHOLIC

GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS

EMY AWARDS

GLITZ AFRICA FASHION WEEK

S CONCERT

RHYTHMS ON THE RUNWAY

 

MAIN EVENT IS SLATED SEPTEMBER 7,2018..

To vote for your favorite event and personality, simply dial *713*714#. Across all networks. The Ghana Events Awards is an annual awards ceremony to honor and celebrate indigenous Ghanaian Events and organizers who set the pace for excellence in event management across the country.

An initiative of Event Guide Ghana in partnership with Avance Media,the Ministry of Information, commission on arts and culture, the awards are based on the need to promote & highlight organizations and people who create and successfully execute incredible events which meet international standards and have the prospects of becoming models for other future projects.

Ghana Event Awards is powered by EVENTGUIDE.

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26 LADIES SELECTED FOR MISS MALAIKA GHANA 2018 BOOTCAMP

In a little over 70 days from now a new queen takes over from Pearl Nyarko-Mensah, Miss Malaika Ghana 2017.

But the journey to that unveil as history would have it has never been easy. From heart breaks to tears and cheers, shouts of joy to acts triggered by sour grapes and more, this pageant has seen it all; and last Saturday was no exception as nearly 60 wanna-be queens got their hopes crushed at the semi-final auditions of Miss Malaika Ghana 2018!

In previous editions, pageant organizers, Charterhouse Productions have selected only 20 girls at this stage for Bootcamp. But on Saturday 28th July 2018, a slight deviation from the norm was experienced at the Tomreik Hotel in East Legon Accra, when pageant host and former contestant Berla Mundi announced some 26 beautiful and intelligent girls for the next stage of the contest.

“We simply couldn’t cut to 20! It was too tough…we tried. Trust me, we tried our best, but the girls came well prepared too. Obviously they’ve followed the pageant for years and came for the kill” – Jocelyn Dumas, Judge.

Joining actress Jocelyn Dumas on the judging panel that screened nearly 100 girls to determine which 26 made it to the next stage were fellow actresses and entrepreneurs, Jackie Appiah and Naa Ashorkor Mensah Doku.

Selecting the 26 was the continuation of a story that started on Saturday 13th July when actor James Gardiner joined Naa Ashorkor and Jocelyn to screen a little over 200 bold, confident and articulate young ladies who each wanted a shot at Pearl’s crown.

Some 70 plus ladies were selected then and taken through a beauty clinic with celebrated Events/TV and Radio host, Anita Erskine, host of Duvet on GHOne Mznancy and reigning queen, Miss Pearl Nyarko-Mensah.

The story continues at bootcamp where the final 26 will be further groomed and prepped for the task ahead. 10 will be dropped after that stage leaving a final 16 to battle for the cash, the car, the crown and that international trip that’s become an integral part of Miss Malaika Ghana.

Miss Malaika Ghana premiers on Sunday 19th August, 2018 at 8pm on GH One TV and at 8:30pm on Max TV. It will also show on Fridays at 7pm and on Tuesdays at 11:30am on TV7.

It is a Charterhouse Ghana Production.

 

 

 

EXCLUSIVE EVENTS GLADLY ACCEPT MISS GHANA 2017’S RESIGNATION

The management of Miss Ghana beauty pageant says they “gladly” accept the resignation of the 2017 winner of the pageant, Margaret Dery.

On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, Margaret Dery resigned, telling the general public that she is no longer interested in holding the office as Ghana’s beauty queen.

Her relationship with the organisers of the pageant, Exclusive Events Ghana (EEG), has been anything but cordial without any amicable settlement resulting in the decision by the beauty queen to bow out.

A statement issued by EEG’s Public Affairs Department stated management receives the resignation of the beauty queen in good fate and sees it as a good riddance.

According to Exclusive Events Ghana, they recently “commissioned and donated a water project to the Nabuli Witch Camp in Gushegu in the Northern Region of Ghana” but the beauty queen refused to turn up for reasons “best known to her”.

It might not obviously be looking good, but EEG management says they are very “focused and ever determined to use the Miss Ghana beauty pageant to help the poor, needy and the vulnerable in rural areas and deprived communities and absolutely nothing can distract us from this noble journey.

“We wish Margaret Dery well in her next career and we do pray that she will uphold the ethics of professionalism, respect for contracts as well as show the necessary respect to the new authority she finds herself under,” the statement partly read.

Meanwhile, Exclusive Events Ghana is set to launch the 2018 edition of the pageant on Thursday, August 2.

Full Statement Below:

It has come to our attention through the media that the winner of the 2017 edition of the Miss Ghana beauty pageant, Margaret Dery, has resigned.

The management of Exclusive Events Ghana, the organizers of the Miss Ghana beauty pageant, have gladly accepted the resignation of Margaret Dery in good fate.

The major vision of Exclusive Events Ghana is to promote the culture of discipline, respect for authority, good corporate governance and use the crown to change the lives of the vulnerable and deprived communities.

We did our very best to lead the winners and runners-up of the beauty pageant to live and act in accordance with the major vision. That is the more reason why we recently commissioned and donated a water project to the Nabuli Witch Camp in Gushegu in the Northern Region of Ghana. Unfortunately, Margaret Dery never showed up for the programme for reasons best known to her.

Management of Exclusive Events Ghana are very focused and ever determined to use the Miss Ghana beauty pageant to help the poor, needy and the vulnerable in rural areas and deprived communities and absolutely nothing can distract us from this noble journey.

We wish Margaret Dery well in her next career and we do pray that she will uphold the ethics of professionalism, respect for contracts as well as show the necessary respect to the new authority she finds herself under”. 

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

EXCLUSIVE MEN OF THE YEAR 2018 NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Nominees for this year’s edition of the Exclusive Men of the Year Awards also known as EMY Africa Awards were unveiled on Thursday, at an impressive ceremony at the Alliance Motors Showroom at Opeibea, Airport in Accra.

This year’s event is expected to honour distinguished men and women in Ghana and across the continent who have made significant achivements in the development and progress of families, societies and the African region at large.

The nominees who will be competing in seven categories include Kuami Eugene, Isaac Dogboe, King Promise, Kobby Blay and Alloysius Attah in the Discovery of the Year category and Nathaniel Attoh, Okyeame Kwame, Stephen Appiah, Harold Amenyah and Jake Obeng-Bediako in the Best Groomed Man of the Year category.

For the Men in Entertainment category, Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy faces competition from Kumawood actor Akwasi Boadi, popularly known as Akrobeto, Comedian DKB, Playwright Latif Abubakar and movie producer Abdul Salam.

Other categories up for contention include Man of the Year (Sports), Man of the Year (Communications), Fashion Designer of the Year and Men Group of the Year.
The CEO of the EMY Awards, Kojo Soboh, said the platform is one that looks at bringing out the best in men in society.

“This is one award scheme that wants to motivate men, both young and old, that they can be more than just men. It serves as an avenue for men to move out of their comfort zone and become agents of change.

“Apart from this, it also intends to bring to light the great side of the men we look up to, they have the chance to tell their stories and give the young ones hope,” he said.

photos: GUBA AWARDS 2018 + FULL LIST OF WINNERS

The year’s GUBA celebrated their annual awards show – identifying the very best of Ghanaian talent across the board.

The ceremony recognised and acknowledged the pioneers and forerunners of the Ghanaian community, including leaders and organisations at the top of their game such as world-renowned rapper Stormzy (Michael Omari), social media sensation Michael Dapaah, Kwami Sefa Kayi Eric Andoh of STARBITES, Nelplast Ghana Limited and Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong to name a few.

Saturday’s award ceremony highlighted the breadth of talent and wide range of gifted Ghanaians globally.

With several dignitaries in attendance such as Former President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings and co-hosted by Boris Kodjoe and Anita Erskine. The evening was an outstanding success and truly emphasised the significance of Ghanaians not only in the UK and Ghana, but also across the world, whilst also displaying the unique brilliance of all the nominees and winners.

Stormzy (Michael Omari) commented at the Awards ceremony on how being recognised by the Ghanaian community meant to him: ‘It’s close to home and it’s close to the heart. When you progress in music and any other industry, as you build accolades and achievements – you get so many. But ones like these, it’s closer to home, it’s Ghana, it’s my people, it’s my blood, it’s my DNA, it’s my culture, it’s me.’

Former President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings commented: ‘The GUBA awards have been one of the few initiatives I have been following keenly. Any initiative that seeks to bring together and recognise the diverse cultural and economic potential of Ghanaians is one that should be embraced wholeheartedly by the Ghanaian community both home and abroad; and I am delighted that the Government of Ghana has over the past few years embraced this project and offered the needed moral support.’

Dentaa Amoateng MBE, founder and CEO of GUBA Enterprise commented: “We are delighted to be celebrating talented and exceptional Ghanaians as winners of the 2018 GUBA Awards. From creative entrepreneurs to outstanding leaders, GUBA continues to uncover numerous role models who are breaking down barriers and changing the game for Ghanaians not only in the UK and Ghana, but worldwide.”

GUBA Awards is a non-profit organisation, which donates proceeds towards charitable schemes operating within the British Ghanaian community and provides an engaging platform for promoting greater cultural diversity in the UK as well as raising the profile of Ghana.

GUBA Awards promotes closer economic, cultural and social links between Ghana and the United Kingdom. Launched in 2010 as the GUBA Awards, the annual event celebrates and acknowledges the contribution of Ghanaian and African based businesses and individuals in the United Kingdom and Ghana. This is an opportunity for these businesses to come together for one night in order to reflect on their achievements and receive a recognition and reward.

See photos from the event:

The winners of this year’s Awards are as follows:

GUBA Association of the year – Ghana Doctors and Dentists UK (GDDA-UK)

GUBA Celebrity Humanitarian – Kwami Sefa Kayi

GUBA Efie Ne Fie – Eric Andoh (STARBITES)

GUBA Innovation and Technology – Nelplast Ghana Limited

GUBA Leisure and Tourism – The Royal Senchi Hotel and Resort

GUBA Professional of the Year – Charlotte Boaitey

GUBA Rising Diasporan – Bernard Adjei

The winners of this year’s Black Star Awards are as follows:

Lifetime Achievement Award – Ashitey Hammond

Rising Sports Star – Joshua Buatsi

Rising Star Award – Michael Dapaah

Music Excellence Award – Stormzy (Michael Omari)

Special Achievement Award – Vandyke Appiah Kubi

Television and Film Pioneer Award – Ernest Abbeyquaye

Outstanding Leadership Award – Dr Cecilia Anim

Outstanding Achievement Award – Attorney General Gloria Afua Akuffo and former Attorney General Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong

Outstanding Student Achiever Award – Samuel Afari

GUBA Awards promotes closer economic, cultural and social links between Ghana and the United Kingdom. Launched in 2010 as the GUBA Awards, the annual event celebrates and acknowledges the contribution of Ghanaian and frican based businesses and individuals in the United Kingdom. Following the success of the annual awards programme, GUBA expanded into the GUBA Foundation, GUBA Expo and GUBA Careers to provide distinct services targeted at individuals and businesses.

Dentaa Amoateng MBE, founder of the GUBA Awards is available for interviews and comment. Please email laurena@blj.co.uk for further information and arrangements.

 

 

MISS UNIVERSE GHANA 2018 LAUNCHES IN ACCRA

This year’s Miss Universe Ghana, one of Ghana’s oldest and prestigious beauty pageants, was launched at the La Villa Boutique Hotel, Osu in Accra last Thursday.

The event organised by  MALZ Promotions Ltd was graced by several industry players, as well as some past winners of the pageant.

In her presentation at the launch, the National Director for Miss Universe Ghana, Menaye Donkor-Muntari, who is also a past beauty queen, said this year’s theme,
“Empowering young women and breaking barriers in the man’s world,” reflects the pageant’s goal of grooming confident young ladies to take up various roles in the society.

“As Miss Universe Ghana 2004, a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist and model, I am proud to be part of the Miss Universe Ghana brand to help other young Ghanaian women to achieve their goals.

“I can assure all that there will be transparency, honesty, integrity and professionalism at the end of the event and I know Ghanaians will appreciate it,” she said.

She admitted that last year’s event was a very challenging but  successful event by the grace of God, with the help of a committed team who supported her vision.

This year’s event will mark the 26th edition and has the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts and the Ghana Tourism Authority.

In all, 14 ladies will be selected for the final event and Mrs Donkor-Muntari is very sure that this year’s competition will bring a wealth of exposure to the contestants.

The Managing Director of Multimedia Group, Mr Santokh Singh, whose outfit is collaborating with Miss Universe Organisation, said he was happy to be part of the event.

“It’s time we erased the perception that beautiful women cannot be intelligent. Multimedia is supporting Miss Universe Ghana for what they stand for and represent and it’s time we empower young women to live their dreams,” he stated.

JOSELYN DUMAS DEMANDS PAYMENT FROM 3MUSIC AWARDS ORGANISERS

Ghanaian actress Joselyn Dumas has publicly revealed that organisers of the maiden edition of 3Music Awards.

According Jocelyn who is also a Radio host at Joy FM, she has not been paid since the event happened in March 2018 and cannot be calm about it anymore with the organisers of the annual 3music Awards.

The actress who hosted the maiden edition of the award with Rapper D-Black has openly demanded the organizers in public by requesting for her money on twitter. The mother of one on Wednesday afternoon took to the micro blogging platform to call-out the organizers of the event requesting for the cash they promised to give her when she accepted to host the show.

According to Joselyn, the organizers of the awards have shown an unprofessional working relationship and that is very bad for the growing Ghanaian entertainment industry. She angrily tweeted that “Dear @3musicAwards when you hire the service of a talent and you agree on a payment, you honor your end of the bargain as I honored mine…. no one works for free. we can’t even support our own.. yet we sit back and are quick to point fingers and judge especially female entertainers in Ghana. When you work you are expected to be paid!! This cycle of using talent and not paying must stop @3musicawards“.

JOHN MAHAMA’S DEFEAT HAS AFFECTED MY MUSIC CAREER – Mzbel Admits

Songstress, Mzbel has confessed that President John Dramani Mahama’s defeat in 2016 has affected her music.

Mzbel was an instrumental figure in the National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) campaign in the lead up to 2016 general elections.

However, the political party could not retain power and was booted out by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

According to the songstress, she has been affected by the defeat and change in government because she no longer gets the opportunity to perform at corporate events like she used to when NDC was in power.

Mzbel who was speaking on Kumasi-based Kessben FM monitored by MyNewsGH.com said “Before the removal of NDC from power, I used to play a lot of cooperative organisational gigs. There were some banks, hotels, etc, I used to play gigs for them on yearly basis. Sadly, after the change of government, those in the various positions who used to give me the deals have all been removed and some transferred to different places. This has really affected my music career”.

Mzbel is currently promoting her single, “Tongues” which is making waves on various radio stations and in various clubs.