GHANA MOVIE AWARDS 2015 CALL FOR ENTRIES

Dumelo - Ghana Movie AwardsThe annual prestigious Ghana Movie Awards (MAG) which is slated for 30th December, 2015 at the Accra International Conference Centre has opened for entries—with the deadline for submission being November 20.

At a press soiree last night at Oak Plazza in Accra, the founder/CEO of MAG-Fred Kwaku Nuamah who was also celebrating his 40th birthday told a group of journalists this year’s awards will lift the already established desirable benchmark as its new partner-Silhouette Advertising is well positioned to add the needed extra excellence.

Speaking to the press, Fred Nuamah stated among other things that “though by convention submission of the 2015 entries opened immediately after last year’s Ghana Movie Awards, the official call for entries is necessary to serve as a reminder, especially when a deadline has been fixed.”

The 2015 MAG ‘Entry Form’ can be downloaded from the awards’ scheme’s official website-http://ghanamovieawards.com/ or be picked from and be submitted on completion to the Ghana Movie Awards Secretariat located at the Silhouette Advertising office located at No Ct 419/4 floor, Goodwill Road, Kokomlemle close to Unicredit, former Procredit Building-Contact: 0302781077/ 0544326788 / 0302244645 / 0208510001 / 0244670554.

The 6th Ghana Movie Awards’ press gathering which gave journalists the opportunity to hold direct conversation with Fred Nuamah was also attended by Silhouette Advertising’s CEO-McLaren Joey Hammond, the company’s General Manager-Clement Baffour and its legal advisor-Samuel Kofi Nartey.

Ghana Movie Awards (MAG) is an award scheme which recognizes excellence by annually honouring achievements of Actors, writers, Directors, Producers, Technicians and other personalities in the film making industry of Africa.

MAG is organized by Gollywood Production Limited and Silhouette Advertising with support from major stakeholders of the film industry. It provides opportunities for filmmakers to have spotlight on their films and will also aims to promote and support Ghanaian filmmaking.

WILLIAM MCDOWELL CONFIRMS HIS PERFORMANCE ON MTN GHANA STANDS IN WORSHIP CONCERT

GH Stands In Worship poster

American gospel superstar William McDowell who is a headline act for the MTN GHANA STANDS IN WORSHIP 2015 concert has confirmed his performance on event.

In a short video to assure his Ghanaian fans that it is going to be an amazing experience come October 10, 2015 when Ghana would stand up in worship.

“Hello Ghana this is Pastor William McDowell and I am so excited that my team and I are going to be there at the Accra Sports Stadium on 10th of October for the MTN Ghana Stands In Worship concert. It is going be an amazing encounter with God and I can’t wait to see you there. God bless you all”.

Watch the video below:

William McDowell from USA and SINACH from Nigeria are expected in Ghana to headline MTN GHANA STANDS IN WORSHIP 2015 concert.

The MTN Ghana Stands in Worship Concert is not just an ordinary concert; it’s an ultimate Worship experience. The Concert is set to take place on the 10th of October 2015 At the Accra Sports Stadium.

Imajin Advertising has promised lots of surprises on the night which also sets the stage for international gospel singer William McDowell as well as Sinach from Nigeria.

Also taking the nation by storm with amazing performances on the night are very exciting line up of Ghanaian vibrant gospel singers in the likes of, No tribe, Tagoe Sisters, Boadiwaa, Ceccy Twum, Selina, Joe Mettle and many more.

This year’s GSIW experience features a book fair where Christian literature will be on display for sale

The event is proudly brought to you by Ghana’s leading telecommunications company MTN and supported by Pepsi, Footprint TV, Best Western Hotel and many more. All roads lead to the Accra Sports Stadium on the 10th Of October for the MTN Ghana Stands In Worship.

SISQO AND DRU HILL TO STORM GHANA

Dru HillAmerican hip-hop group, Dru Hill & R&B singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer and actor, Mark Althavean Andrews, known by his stage name Sisqó are billed to perform at this year’s edition of the ‘Back in the Day Concert’ .

The organisers of the concert, Empire Entertainment, have promised Ghanaians that the third edition of the concert which will also feature international artiste, Sisqo, will be historic.

The annual concert which started three years ago is being organised to celebrate some of the 1990s great artistes and give Ghanaian music lovers the unique opportunity to relive the glorious days of a young but vibrant hiplife music genre.

The organisers have mentioned that unlike previous ones, the event which is aimed at taking Ghanaian music to another level will shake the foundation of the AICC with live performances from seasoned music stars from Ghana who will perform alongside Dru Hill and Sisqo.
This year’s event will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre on December 19th. Both successful acts, they should provide patrons an exciting event.

Mark Althavean Andrews (born November 9, 1978), known by his stage name Sisqó (stylized as SisQó), is an American R&B singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer and actor. He is the lead singer of R&B group Dru Hill, and has also released solo material. Sisqo’s successful debut solo album, Unleash the Dragon (1999), included the hit single “Thong Song”.

Dru Hill is an American group, most popular during the late 1990s, whose repertoire included soul, hip hop soul and gospel music. Founded 1992, Dru Hill recorded seven Top 40 hits, and is best known for the R&B #1 hits “In My Bed”, “Never Make A Promise”, and “How Deep Is Your Love”.

The previous events witnessed performances from American hip-hop group, Naughty By Nature and some of the local artistes such as Reggie Rockstone, Obrafour, T. Blaze and T.H 4Qwages.

Others are Vision In Progress (VIP), Tic Tac, Abrewa Nana, Dogo, Chicago, Ex-Doe, Sony Achiba and Ded Buddy.

The rest were Keteke, Native Funcky Lords, Obrafour, T-Blaze, Slim Busterr, Joe Frazier, Akatakyie, Kontihene, Lord Kenya and a host of others.

This year’s concert is in partnership with the EIB Network, who are owners of  Live 91.9FM, Starr 103.5 FM, Kasapa 102.3FM, Ultimate fm in Kumasi and Empire FM in Takoradi.

GLITZ STYLE AWARDS 2015 FULL NOMINEE LIST REVEALED

Glitz Style awards

Glitz Africa, publishers of Glitz Africa Magazine and creators of the Glitz Africa Fashion Week, have announced the nominees for the maiden edition of “Glitz Style Awards”.

GLITZ Style Awards is established to celebrate and recognize true inspirational creativity, success and contributions to the Fashion and style industry in Ghana annually.

The strategic focus of the awards is to strengthen the growing Ghana fashion industry through development, promotion and setting international industry standard.

This event is an opportunity for the fashion industry to celebrate and promote the extraordinary creative talents in Ghana and Africa as a whole. The ceremony will be a Glitz Africa big night out to see the best of the Ghanaian and international fashion industries joined by a glamorous line-up of guests and presenters.

The full list of nominations is:

Accessory Designer of the year

Mabel Simpson – mSimps

Selina Bebaako-Mensah – Selina Beb

Kati Torda – Sun trade beads.

 

Best Dressed Celebrity On The Red Carpet

Joslyn Dumas

Yvonne Nelson

Sandra Ankobiah

 

Best Individual Style

Kwasi Kyei Darkwah (KKD)

Emmanuel Owusu Bonsu (Wanlov)

Wiyaala

 

Most stylish Business Executive

Nana Asante Bediatuo

Bola Ray

Elikem Kuenyehia

 

Designer Of The Year

Sumaiya and Kabutey Dzietror – Pistis

Oheneba Yaw Boahman – Abrantie

Aisha Ayensu – Christie Brown

 

Emerging Designer of the year

Bertha Owusu – Lumiere couture

Alinafe Naphu Misomali – ALINAFE

Marie Kipre – Totally Ethnik

 

Fashion Blogger for the year

Afua Rida – styledbyrida.com

Allen Coleman –byallencoleman.com

Naa Adjeley Konney – trendsandblendsgh.com

 

Fashion Photographer of the year

Emmanuel Bobbie

Steven Adusei

Steve Ababio

 

Model of the year

Julee Bocoum

Roselyn Ashkar

Prince Ibrahim

 

Most Stylish Music Star

4 X 4

Becca

Samini

 

Most Stylish TV Personality

Joselyn Dumas

Sika Osei

Kwadjo Frimpong

 

Most Stylish Movie Star

Yvonne Nelson

Lydia Forson

Chris Attoh

 

Most Stylish Radio Personality

Lexis Bill

Jon Germain

Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD)

 

Red Carpet Designer of the year

Poqua Poku

Pistis

Duaba Serwa

 

Most Stylish Sports Personality

Stephen Appiah

Dede Ayew

Sulley Muntari

 

MTN GHANA STANDS IN WORSHIP 2015 LAUNCHED!

William McDowell and SINACH -1

International gospel Singers William McDowell from USA and SINACH from Nigeria are expected in Ghana to headline MTN GHANA STANDS IN WORSHIP 2015 concert.

MTN in Collaboration with Imajin Advertising successfully launched this year’s edition of the “GHANA STANDS IN WORSHIP” Mega concert at the Ridge Towers, yesterday September 10, 2015.

The MTN Ghana Stands in Worship Concert is not just an ordinary concert; it’s an ultimate Worship experience. The Concert is set to take place on the 10th of October 2015 At the Accra Sports Stadium.

Imajin Advertising has promised lots of surprises on the night which also sets the stage for international gospel singer William McDowell as well as Sinache from Nigeria.Also taking the nation by storm with amazing performances on the night are very exciting line up of Ghanaian vibrant gospel singers in the likes of, No tribeTagoe SistersBoadiwaa, Ceccy TwumSelinaJoe Mettle and many more.

This year’s GSIW experience features a book fair where Christian literature will be on display for sale.

The event is proudly brought to you by Ghana’s leading telecommunications company MTN and supported by Pepsi, Footprint TVBest Western Hotel and many more. All roads lead to the Accra Sports Stadium on the 10th Of October for the MTN Ghana Stands In Worship.

In 2013, with over 20,000 hands lifted, Ghana stood in an unforgettable worship experience with Donnie Mcclurkin, Uche Agu and Mthunzi Namba; taking the nation by storm in the 2013 MTN Ghana stands in worship concert.

Tickets For this year’s event goes GH¢30(Regular), GH¢50 for double and GH¢50 (VIP).

MTN Ghana Stands in Worship Concert, your ultimate worship experience!

GHANA GARDEN AND FLOWER SHOW 2015 SET FOR SEPTEMBER 10

Ghana Garden And Flower Show 2015

The 2015 Ghana Garden and Flower Show (GGFS) begins on Thursday 10th September, 2015 at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park in Accra.

The opening ceremony is at 10am on 10th September 2015 and will be chaired by H.E. Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur, 2nd Lady of the Republic of Ghana. The Special Guest of Honour is the Ambassador of Denmark to Ghana, H.E. Tove Degnbol. Keynote Speaker is Dr. Sally Kosgei, Managing Director, Zena’s Roses, Kenya and former Minister of Agriculture in Kenya.

This year’s show themed “The World is Your Garden” focuses on the environmental and economic benefits of horticulture and floriculture. Activities lined up include a Conference, themed Flowers and Garden are Great for Life, with Adult and Kids Workshops, Fashion Extravaganza, Unusual Garden, Party in the park, Jazz night, a Farmers’ Market and many more.

The Garden & Flower conference, to be chaired By Mr. Philip Quaye, Honorary Secretary of the Ghana Institute of Horticulturists, will be opened by Hon. Mahama Ayariga, Minister of Environment, Science Technology and Innovation on 10th September 2015 at 10am.

This year there will be a Ghana Garden and Flower Awards event and the launch of Ghana Garden & Flower Clubs, with Dr. Juliette Tuakli as Guest of Honour. The closing ceremony will be performed on Monday, 14th September, 2015 at 5pm by Hon. Collins Dauda, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, who has responsibility for the Department of Parks and Gardens.

ED SHEERAN COMING TO GHANA

Ed Sheeran is seeking new-to-him influences for his upcoming music.

According to The Sun, the UK singer is heading to Ghana for inspiration, in part of a larger goal to “include sounds and influences from around the world, particularly Africa” in new material.

The point is so that whatever he records next sounds totally different from his first two albums + and x, according to a “music insider.”

“It’s obviously a little bit out of Ed’s comfort zone, but he is all about experimenting and trying new things,” the insider said to The Sun. (It’s worth noting that Ghana has seen hip-hop and dancehall hit it big in recent years — proof that the West African country’s music has diversified as well.)

This move was reportedly inspired by Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn’s ongoing African Express, which has had Western and African musicians collaborating and performing live shows since 2006.

In 2013 it released its first album, African Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes, featuring Mali musicians alongside Brian Eno, Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Idris Elba ofThe Wire andLuther fame.

“[Ed] got in touch with Damon after seeing his work with African musicians and he has given him some good advice,” the insider says.

MUSIGA GRAND BALL 2015 SET FOR SEPT. 4

MUSIGA Grand Ball 2015

The flagship event of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA)- MUSIGA Grand Ball comes off on Friday, September 4 2015, at the Banquet Hall, State House, Accra.

The event is to raise funds for the ageing musicians welfare fund which supports musicians who are 60 years and above and also assist musicians who are bereaved and incapacitated.

The evening which promises to be a night of authentic music, comedy, dining and awards will see performances from celebrated artistes such as Daddy Lumba, Rex Omar, Becca, Paapa Yankson, George Darko and Bisa Kdei.

Others are Grace Ashy, Nana Ampadu, Bessa Simons, Obuoba J.A. Adofo, Ozimzim Band and many other top Ghanaian artistes.