NIGERIANS TAKE OVER GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS 2017

Even before dust settles on concerns that not even one Kumawood movie got nominated for this year’s Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) because the jury says the submitted movies are of poor and substandard quality, organizers have settled on four hosts for the event, and three of them are Nigerians and the fourth one is speculated to be half Ghanaian and half Nigerian.

It is not clear whether on the issue of selecting hosts for the event, the organisers did not find ‘suitable’ Ghanaians and, therefore, had to rely on three Nigerians.

The GMAA is scheduled for Thursday, July 22 at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra, and NEWS-ONE has gathered that the red carpet will be jointly hosted by Ghanaian/Nigerian international model Victoria Michaels and Nigerian actor Sir Uti Nwachukwu, who was a representative from Nigeria in Big Brother Africa.

The main event, according to information NEWS-ONE has gathered, will be handled by two Nigerian celebrities- actress Osas Ighodaro Ajibade and the celebrated Ayo Makun- a multi-award winning Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter.

Osas

Osas Ighodaro Ajibade is a Nigerian actress with a huge following and appeal in Ghana. She was actually born in Bronx and won the Miss Black USA pageant in 2010.

There is little doubt about her ability to host the event after her sparkling performance when she co-hosted the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2014.

Osas has a master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University and a degree in Broadcast Journalism, with dual minors in Entrepreneurship and Theatre from Pennsylvania State University.

AY Makun

The full name is Ayodeji Richard Makun, known simply as Ayo Makun or even AY Makun. He is a multi-talented showbiz icon who has done exploits in the fields of television and radio presenting, comedy, acting and journalism.

AY is a ‘Warri’ boy and has his own show, the A.Y. Live Show, as well as the A.Y. Comedy Skits.

He is a graduate of the Delta State University and was made a United Nations Peace Ambassador in 2009.

Vica Michaels

Victoria Michaels is a Ghanaian cum Nigerian lady who quit her banking job to become a professional model.

Prior to that, Vica actually started hitting the runway at age 19 after she won first runner-up position at the Miss Francophone Ghana beauty pageant.

She was personally groomed into the professional fashion fraternity by legendary fashion icon, Kofi Ansah, of blessed memory.

Vica holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Central University Ghana and a diploma in Communication Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

Uti

Sir Uti Nwachuku actually broke into limelight when he represented Nigeria at the Big Brother Africa contest in 2008. Before that, he had some fame because he had participated in ‘Next Movie Star’ competition.

Uti has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and Education from the University of Benin. He has hosted several big shows, including the City People’s Fashion Awards, Children of Haggai Charity Show, The Exquisite Awards, Soundcity Music Video Awards and several others.

The GMAA is organised by NMJ Ghana and the 2017 edition has a partnership with African Movie Channel (AMC) to broadcast the ceremony on multiple channels in 17 African countries and some European countries, including Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia, Burundi, Ghana, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Congo DRC, Congo Brazzaville and Zimbabwe.

Other countries include UK, France, Germany and The Netherlands.

According to organisers, the vision of the Golden Movie Awards is to make the works of African filmmakers attractive enough for a global appeal.

Source: Dailyguideghana.com

OHEMAA MERCY’S TEHILLAH EXPERIENCE 2017 CONCERT LAUNCHED

Gospel diva Mercy Twum – Ampofo, popularly known as Ohemaa Mercy will be holding her annual Tehillah Experience concert on 6th August, 2017.

Speaking to the media on 28th June, 2017 at the Royalty Music Studio in Accra, her manager Isaac Twum-Ampofo recounted successes of Ohemaa Mercy’s ministry and outlined their plans for this year’s concert.

“Since its inception, people have had great testimonies, miracles and each year has been better than the previous years. The purpose of gathering is to launch Tehillah Experience 2017 and to begin our campaign towards what I believe will be the biggest worship experience this year,” he said.

Mr. Twum – Ampofo added that over the years the Ohemaa Mercy Ministry has been dedicated towards helping the poor and needy. He said they had toured various prisons to preach the gospel to them and also offer humanitarian services.

“Our ministry has been able to visit many prisons across the nation, sharing the world of God to encourage them and making donations. Our recent philanthropic gesture to the prisons is the borehole project we have started in the prisons,” he added.

Ohemaa Mercy urged all to be part of this year’s concert. She said it is a free event that only requires one’s prayers as means of support.

Themed ‘The Cross Effect’ Ohemma intimated the need to benefit from this year’s Tehillah Experience by joining hands in unadulterated worship.

“I want to entreat everyone to join us at the ICGC Calvary Temple on 6th August, 2017 at 4pm and I say Heaven shall rain on us,” he noted.

Some artistes billed to minister at the programme are Elder Mireku, Cecelia Marfo, Uncle Ato, Ceccy Twum, Minister Ramzy Amui, Francis Amoh, Bro Philimon and Pastor Isaiah.

Tehillah Experience was born in 2013.

Since its inception it has had the greatest gospel artistes perform and has registered great testimonies of miracles from its patrons.

GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS 2017 FULL NOMINATIONS OUT!

NMJ Ghana, organisers of the Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA), have announced nominees for the 2017 edition of the awards at an event held at the Ibis Styles Hotel in Accra last Thursday June 22nd 2017.

In an address before the announcement of the list, the Director of the Golden Movie Awards Africa, Mimi Andani commended the jury led by Ghanaian veteran actress Grace Omaboe for a great work done. “The work given to the jury had been done and that it is time to let the public know which movies as well as actors and actresses will be nominated for which category,” she said.

“It has been almost a month of very careful and great well done by the jury and they have come out with a list of nominees that we would like to share with the public.”

Mimi Andani announced that “the GMAA has entered into partnership with pan-continental television content management company African Movie Channel (AMC) to broadcast this year’s GMAA on multiple channels in 17 African countries and some European countries.

“Some of the African countries in which the content will be broadcast are Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia, Burundi, Ghana, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Congo DRC, Congo Brazzaville and Zimbabwe. The European countries include The UK, France, Germany, and The Netherlands.

“Obviously, we are very excited about this partnership with AMC as it affords us the opportunity to send out content to many viewers across the continent.”

She mentioned that the organisers were working towards producing a great show on 22nd July when the final event of GMAA takes place. “We have taken feedback from the previous event in good faith and although we had a great show last year, we intend to make it an even a greater show this year. Our event production partners E-volution International have assured us of a great show that all our guests would love,” she assured.

She announced the ambassadors of the 2017 GMAA as Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari, Nigerian actress Lilian Esoro and Ghanaian/Greek actress Nikki Samonas. “We believe that this three gorgeous and very talented actresses have what it takes to bring home the objective of the GMAA and to anchor the theme for the 2017 event “Empowering the African Filmmaker” very well

In a short address, the Jury President, Madam Grace Omaboe thanked her fellow jury members and appealed to the film industry to accept the list of nominees as they had word hard to ensure that those who deserved to be were nominated. She also appealed to the government to help save the film industry through very strong legislation.

Find below the list of nominees for the 2017

GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS AFRICA

LIST OF NOMINEES FOR THE 2017 EDITION

GOLDEN ACTOR (COMEDY)

NOMINEES

1. Ayo Makun (A Trip To Jamaica)

2. Richard Asante (Amakye & Dde)

3. Majid Michel (Amakye & Dede)

GOLDEN ACTOR (DRAMA)

NOMINEES

1. O.C Ukeye (Catch.ER)

2. Eddie Watson (3 Is A Crowd)

3. Chris Okagbue (Lotanna)

4. Sambasa Nzeribe (Slow Country)

5. 5. Enyinna Nwigwe (Hire A Man)

6. Femi Jacob (Just Married)

GOLDEN ACTOR (SERIES)

NOMINEES

1. Jordan Adgualor (The Idiot And I)

2. Adjetey Annang (Table Of Men)

3. Lirotha Mcdonald (Samba)

4. James Gadner (Everyday People)

5. John Peasah (Yolo)

6. Kweku Elliot (Everyday People)

GOLDEN ACTRESS (COMEDY)

NOMINEES

1. Priscilla Agyeman (Amakye & Dede)

2. Funke Akindele (Trip To Jamaica)

3. Zynell Zuh ( Hire A Man )

4. Lydia Forson (Keteke)

GOLDEN ACTRESS ( DRAMA )

NOMINEES

1. Kalsum Sinare (Sala)

2. Beverly Naya (Catch.ER)

3. Ivie Okujaye (Slow Country)

4. Adesua Etomi (Ayama)

5. Zynell Zuh (Just Married)

GOLDEN ACTRESS (SERIES)

NOMINEES

1. Naa Ashorkor (Table Of Men)

2. Ade Kelly (Samba)

3. Judith Asante (Sunshine Avenue)

4. Gloria Sarfo (Living With Trisha)

5. Ivy Adjima (Yolo)

6. Jessica Williams (Table Of Men)

GOLDEN ART DIRECTOR

NOMINEES

1. Toca Macbaror (Lotanna)

2. Quist & Twedie (Keteke)

3. Behind The Wheels

4. Slow Country

GOLDEN CENIMATOGRAPHY

NOMINEES

1. Kelly Doe (Keteke)

2. Kelly Doe (Amakye & Dede)

3. Robert Peter (A Trip To Jamaica)

4. Toca Macbaror (Lotanna)

5. Tom Robson (3 Is A Crowd)

GOLDEN COSTUMIER

NOMINEES

1. Samba

2. 3 Is A Crowd

3. Lotanna

4. Keteke

GOLDEN DIRECTOR

NOMINEES

1. Toca Macbaror (Lotanna)

2. Desmond Elliot (3 Is A Crowd)

3. Kobi Rana (Sala)

4. Robert Peter (A Trip To Jamaica)

5. Kofi Asamoah (Amakye & Dede)

GOLDEN DISCOVERY ACTOR/ACTRESS

NOMINEES

1. Hauwa Allahbura (3 Is A Crowd)

2. Emman Sinare (Sala)

3. Nancy Isime (Hire A Man)

4. Jessica Larny (Everyday People)

5. Paula Obaseke (Reverse)

GOLDEN EDITOR

NOMINEES

1. Laurenne Abdullah & Peter Sedufia (Keteke)

2. Toca Macbaror (Lotanna)

3. Tunde & Patrick (A Trip To Jamaica)

4. Afra Marley & Peter (Sala)

5. Kofi Asamoah (Amakye & Dede)

GOLDEN INDIGENOUS

NOMINEES

1. Utopia

2. Daggers Of Life

3. Perfect Love

GOLDEN MAKEUP

NOMIEES

1. Sala

2. Lotanna

3. Slow Country

4. Ayama

5. Trip To Jamaica

GOLDEN MAKEUP ARTIST

NOMINEES

1. Emeka Lam (Lotanna)

2. Sandra & Hakim (Slow Country)

3. Sandra (Amakye & Dede)

4. Divine Page (Trip To Jamaica)

GOLDEN MOST PROMIMISING ACTOR/ACTRESS

NOMINEES

1. Hauwa Allahbura (3 Is A Crowd)

2. Emman Sinare (Sala)

3. Nancy Isime (Hire A Man)

4. Jessica Williams (The Devil Between My Legs)

5. Jessica Larny (Everyday People)

GOLDEN MOVIE COMEDY

NOMINEES

1. Keteke

2. Amakye & Dede

3. A Trip To Jamaica

4. Hire A Man

GOLDEN MOVIE

NOMINEES

1. (3 Is A Crowd)

2. Sala

3. Lotanna

4. A Trip To Jamaica

5. Ayamma

GOLDEN SHORT FILM

NOMINEES

1. Ivieme

2. Running

3. Bitter Sweet Wine

4. Dabara

5. Broken

GOLDEN SOUND

NOMINEES

1. Lotanna

2. Trip To Jamaica

3. Sala

4. Keteke

GLODEN STORY (DRAMA)

NOMINEES

1. Catch.ER

2. Sala

3. (3 Is A Crowd)

4. Slow Country

GOLDEN SUPPORTING ACTOR (COMEDY)

NOMINEES

1. Majid Michel (Amakye & Dede)

2. Ike Ogbona (Hire A Man)

3. Dan Davies (A Trip To Jamaica)

4. John Dumelo (Amakye & Dede)

GOLDEN SUPPORTING ACTOR ( DRAMA )

NOMINEES

1. Victor Deker (Lotanna)

2. Fred Amugi (Sala)

3. Desmond Elliot (3 Is A Crowd)

4. Wale Ojo ( Ayama)

5. Blossom Chukwujekwu (Catch.ER)

GOLDEN SUPPORTING ACTRESS ( COMEDY )

NOMINEES

1. Nse Ikpe Etim (Trip To Jamaica)

2. Shaffy Bello (Hire A Man)

3. Roslyn Ngissah (Amakye & Dede)

4. Nancy Isime (Hire A Man)

GOLDEN SUPPORTING ACTRESS ( DRAMA )

NOMINEES

1. Emman Sinare (Sala)

2. Liz Benson (3 Is A Crowd)

3. Hauwa Allahbura (Reverse)

4. Jackie Appiah (Sala)

GOLDEN TV SERIES

NOMINEES

1. Samba

2. Table Of Men

3. Sunshine Avenue

4. Yolo

5. The Idiot And I

GOLDEN WRITER COMEDY

NOMINEES

1. Peter Sedufia (Keteke)

2. Ayo Makun (Trip To Jamaica)

3. Kofi Asamoh (Amakye & Dede)

4. Writers Ink (Hire A Man)

GOLDEN WRITER DRAMA

NOMINEES

1. Koby Rana (Sala)

2. Tunde Apalawo (Catcher.ER)

3. 3 Kemi Adesoye (Lotanna)

4. Vivien Chiji (3 Is A Crowd)

5. Vivien Chiji (Ayama)

GLITZ STYLE AWARDS SET FOR AUGUST 19

Ghana’s premier lifestyle brand, Glitz Africa is back with the third edition of its successful and highly anticipated event, “Glitz Style Awards”, which celebrates individuals setting trends and defying the odds with their Fashion style.

The awards, slated for 19th August 2017, also seek to strengthen the growing fashion industry by establishing, developing and promoting international industry standards here in Ghana. The event is an opportunity for the fashion industry to celebrate and promote the extraordinary creative talents in Ghana and across the African continent.

The 2017 Glitz Style Awards has 16 categories, which are:

Red Carpet Designer of the Year

Model of the Year

Style Icon (Board Decision)

Style Influencer of the Year (Africa)

Outstanding Contributor to Fashion/Outstanding Achievement (Board Decision)

Most Stylish Movie Star of the Year

Glitz Africa Magazine Stylish Celebrity – (Not public voting)

African Designer of the Year

Most Stylish Artiste of the Year

Emerging Designer of the Year

Most Stylish Business Executive of the Year

Fashion Blog of the Year (Africa)

Best Dressed Celebrity on Red Carpet

Fashion Photographer of the Year

Most Stylish Media Personality of the Year

Makeup Artist of the Year

MISS UNIVERSE GHANA 2017 LAUNCHED UNDER MENAYE DONKOR

We are excited to announce a new dawn of the 25th Miss Universe Ghana competition in commemoration of Ghana at 60 has been scheduled for 2nd September 2017 in Accra.

Event organizers, MALZ Promotions, under the directorship of Miss Universe Ghana National Director, Mrs Menaye Donkor Muntari, stated at the press launch on June 8th, 2017 that preparations are underway for an elaborate and exciting event.

Applications are being accepted now for review by a panel. The application process is simple. Prospective applicants must complete and submit the entry form on the official Miss Universe Ghana Pageant website www.missuniverseghanaorg.com.

Applications are open to Ghanaian women living in Ghana and throughout the diaspora between the ages of 18 and 28 years, who will be eligible to compete for the ultimate chance to represent Ghana in the global competition.

The women who compete in the Miss Universe competition must embody the modern, global aspiration for the potential within all women. The Miss Universe Ghana team believe that this is what true beauty personifies.

Miss Universe is an annual international beauty pageant held over a three week period in a selected host country. Each participating country hosts a competition to crown a winner that will then go on to represent her country in the international competition.

“Representing Ghana in the Miss Universe competition is such an important honor for a young woman especially this year as Ghana celebratedit’s60yearof independence. The Miss Universe competition provides

a platform to showcase to the world the best of Ghana- our beauty, style, fashion, culture,and brilliance,”.

says Mrs. Muntari, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who won the Miss Universe Ghana title in 2004 and went on to represent Ghana at Miss Universe in Quito, Ecuador.

“The Miss Universe Ghana 2017, which has coincided with Ghana at 60 will truly be a celebration of Ghana! We are excited to showcase history, art, music, textiles, and fashion from all regions of the country. Additionally the

questions we ask contestants will be relevant to issues and their solutions related to the country. I have waited over 12 years for this opportunity to produce Miss Universe Ghana and I aim to utilize my network and resources for an unforgettable event and celebration of Ghana,” adds Menaye Donkor.

Website: www.missuniverseghanaorg.com

Instagram: @missuniverseghanaorg

Twitter: @missGhuniverse

Facebook: @missuniverseghanaorg.

ZYLOFON MUSIC SIGNS BECCA

Afro-pop singer Rebecca Acheampong, known in the music scene as Becca, has officially signed on to entertainment company, Zylofon Media.

Although Zylofon Music did not disclose the amount involved in the deal with Becca, BEATWAVES learnt that Zylofon Music paid good money to get Becca on board.

At a ceremony held at the Zylofon office in Accra to introduce Becca, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zylofon Media, Nana Appiah Mensah, thanked the singer for accepting to work with his company. He promised to help push the brand to a notch higher.

The ‘Daa Ke Daa’ singer on her side also thanked the media in Ghana for its continuous support throughout her 10-year stay in the music industry.

She promised to work hard so that Zylofon Media does not get disappointed.

The songstress, announcing her decade anniversary, disclosed that she would release an album and organise a concert to commemorate her 10 years in the Ghanaian music industry.

EXCLUSIVE MEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2017 NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Nominees for this year’s Exclusive Men of The Year Awards have announced.

Okay FM’s drive time host Abeiku Santana has been nominated for the communication catetory alongside other known communicators.

There will be 6 competitive categories. The nominations were made by the general public and screened by the faculty members. The remaining categories will be honorary after thorough nominations and voting by astute faculty members based on the achievements and contributions of these worthy personalities in the year under review.

The competitive categories and nominees under each category are as follows:

MAN OF THE YEAR COMMUNICATIONS- THE PAV ANSAH COMMUNICATOR AWARD
Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey (Abieku Santana)
Seth Kwame Boateng
Bernard Avleh
Ameyaw Debrah
Louis Kwame Sakyiamah(Lexis Bill)
Kafui Dey

MAN OF THE YEAR ENTERTAINMNET
Joe mettle
Stone bwoy
Lil Win
Shatta Wale
Dj Black
Kofi Asamoah

MAN OF THE YEAR SPORTS
1. Tony Baffour
2. Kwesi Nyantekyi
3. Emmanuel Tagoe
4. Herbert Mensah
5. Yaw Ampofo Ankrah
6. Yaw Sekyi

MAN OF THE YEAR STYLE
Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD)
Nathaniel Attoh
Okyeame Kwame
Too Sweet Annan
Stephen Appiah
Lawyer Kwame Akuffo

FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Brommon Bespoke
Elikem Kumodzi the tailor
Chocolate by Kwaku Bediako
Abrantie the gentleman
Tonyi Senayah- Horseman shoes
Fred Deegbe- Heel the world (beads & shoes)

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
Isaac Chwuku Udeh
Medikal
Gilbert Ramy Carrey
Sangu Delle
Alex Adjei Bram
David Osei

Voting ends on the 18th June 2017.

The event which comes off on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the at Kempinsky Hotel, Gold Coast City, Accra is aimed at awarding men who have excelled in various areas such as business, education, arts, fashion, technology and communication.

EMYS, THE CATEGORY, THE NOMINEE’S NAME TO THE FOLLOWING SHORTCODES

MTN SUBSCRIBERS- 1132

VODAFONE, TIGO & AIRTEL SUBSCRIBERS- 3701

AMONGST THE MANY HONORARY AWARDS FOR THE NIGHT WILL BE:

· ULTIMATE MAN OF THE YEAR (THE FLAGSHIP AWARD)

· ULTIMATE WOMAN OF THE YEAR (COMPLIMENTARY AWARD)

· MAN OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS), THE MAGNATE AWARD

· MAN OF THE YEAR (CORPORATE)

· MAN OF THE YEAR (AGRICULTURE) ALSO CAPTIONED AS THE “GREEN FINGERS”

· MAN OF THE YEAR (HEALTH)

· MAN OF THE YEAR (GOVERNANCE)

· MAN OF THE YEAR (MENTORSHIP)

· LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

· RECOGNITION AWARDS

· CITIZEN GHANA AWARD AND

· THE OSAGYEFO PEACE AWARD

IT WILL BE A WHOLESOME EXPERIENCE WITH A PLETHORA OF ENTERTAINERS TO SERENADE THE DISTINGUISHED GUESTS.

ON THAT NOTE I DECLARE EMY AWARDS 2017 DULY LAUNCHED.

BE INSPIRED BY GREATNESS AND ENDEAVOUR TO BE GREAT.

Photos: GHANA MEETS NAIJA 2017

The just-ended Ghana Meets Naija Concert 2017 lived up to expection.

The 7th edition of the event which took place at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday May 27, 2017 saw performances from West African giants as Falz, Davido, M.anifest, Tiwa Savage, Shatta Wale, Lil Win, young DJ Switch and several others.

Ghana’s DJ Nii Aryee Tagoe, DJ Vyrusky, DJ Lord, DJ Obi (Nigeria) all mounted the decks to keep the charged atmosphere at a constant high, which they did to perfection.

From all indications, organigers of the event seem satisfied with the outcome of the event and patrons got an event worth their money.

At the end of it all, Ghana’s Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale was crowned king of the night.

Checkout photos from the event:

Source: NKONKONSA.com

MENAYE DONKOR APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR OF MISS UNIVERSE GHANA

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former Miss Universe Ghana, Menaye Donkor has been appointed as the Miss Universe Ghana National Director and her company, MALZ Promotions will handle all aspects of event direction, show production and selection of Ghana’s next representative to the international pageant.

“As a former titleholder, the Miss Universe experience taught me a great deal and has shaped me to be the woman I am today. I am very passionate about building and maintaining the reputation of the Miss Universe Ghana pageant in my role as National Director. I am also extremely motivated to offer the same opportunities that I was given to other young Ghanaian women,” says Donkor who won the title in 2004 and went on to represent Ghana at Miss Universe in Quito, Ecuador and was voted among the top 5 beautiful faces in the competition.

The Miss Universe Organization is built on a foundation of inclusion and continues to celebrate the diversity of women. Ten thousand young women around the world participate in Miss Universe pageant events annually. The mission of the organization is to provide the tools which help women to be their personal best. Self-confidence is the key. Every woman should have the confidence to stand up in any situation and declare, “I am confidently beautiful!”

Many contestants and titleholders that have gone through the Miss Universe system have cultivated their personal career goals and advocated for humanitarian issues with careers in government, business, finance, broadcasting, and film and television.

“Participating in Miss Universe taught me how powerful I am as a woman, and through it I have become resilient and capable to do all things I put my mind to. As they say, “Once a queen, Always a queen” and as a former Miss Universe winner, I will continue to represent Ghana at the highest level wherever I go in the world,” adds Donkor who has also developed and founded the luxury Italian skincare brand SHE-Y which uses ethically-sourced Shea butter from Ghana. SHE-Y plays a part in creating more job opportunities in Shea Butter production and donates a percentage of sales towards The Menaye Charity Organization which provides free quality education for hundreds of less fortunate children at The Menaye School of Hope.

Following the press launch event on 1st June, Miss Universe Ghana Organization will begin accepting applications towards the competition which will take place on 2nd September in Accra. Interested Ghanaian women living in Ghana and abroad may enter to participate in Miss Universe Ghana at the official website www.missuniverseghanaorg.com beginning June 1st. The Titleholder will go on to represent Ghana at the 2017/2018 Miss Universe Pageant.

The Miss Universe Ghana Organization will host a press event on 1st June 2017 at Carbon, located in the penthouse of Icon House from 6-9pm to announce details for the upcoming Miss Universe Ghana competition that will occur in September. TV/Radio personality, KOD will serve as host of the event that will bring media, sponsors and dignitaries together to celebrate the pageant which Ghana has participated in since 1991.

Full List of Winners: GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS USA 2017

The maiden edition of the Ghana Entertainment Awards USA took place at the Florence Gould Hall Theater in New York (USA) on Saturday 20th May and awarded musicians and people playing significant roles in the entertainment and media world. Award-winning and evergreen Dancehall/Reggae star; Samini and the beautiful goddess Haillie, were hosts of the event.

The night saw performances from BP (Bright formerly of Buk Bak and Promzy formerly of VIP), EL, Efya, and many others. The maiden event awarded people in sports, music, film, radio and TV. Medikal bagged Best New Act award, Kofi Kinaata picked up Best Hiplife, Shatta Wale won Best Entertainer, Stonebwoy took Best Male Act, Efya won Best Female Act, Omar Sterling won Best Hiplife/Rap Act and many others were awarded on the night.

Check out the full list of winners at the Ghana Entertainment Awards USA below:

Best Album – EL

Best Song – Kakai

Best Gospel Artiste – Sonnie Badu

Best HIplife/Rap Act – Omar Sterling

Best Hiplife – Kinaata

Best Music Producer – Mix Masta Garzy

Best Music Video – Small Small (Okyeame Kwame)

Best Collaboration – R2Bees

Best New Act – Medikal

Best Male Act – Stonebwoy

Best Female Act – Efya

Best Lead Actress – Yvonne Nelson

Best Supporting Actor in Film – Kojo Nkansah (FAULT)

Best Supporting Actress in Film – Jackie Appiah (SALA)

Best Picture (FILM PRODUCER) – Purple (PRINCE DOVLO)

Best Director (FILM) – Kofi Asamoah (AMAKYE and DEDE)

Best Male TV Presenter – Jay Foley

Best Female TV Presenter – Berla Mundi

Best Entertainer Blogger of the Year – Ameyaw Debrah

Best DJ Act – Dj Mensah

Best Comedian Act – DKB

Best Ghana/USA Act – Duke D2

Best Entertainer of the Year – Shatta Wale

Best DJ/USA Act Dj Akua

Best Radio Personality Male – Bola Ray

Best Radio Personality Female – Anita Erskine

Best Actor (AFRICA) – Ramsey Noah (Nigeria)

Best Actress (AFRICA) – Rita Dominic (Nigeria)

Best Male Artiste (AFRICA) – WizKid

Best Female Artiste (AFRICA) – Tiwa Savage

Best Dj AFRICA – Dj Tunez (Nigeria)

Best Diaspora Act – Los Grumos

Best Group – VVIP

Best Lead Actor in Film – Van Vicker (BLACK MONKEY)

Sports Personality of the Year – Dede Ayew

Blackstar Honourary Award – Mr Berko, Mr And Mrs Agyekum Akili, Mrs Ivy Quarshie, Mohammed MardahE