GREATER ACCRA, GHANA, February 4, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – JoyPrime’s “Prime Morning” co-host and presenter of Hitz fm’s Friday edition of Musik Box has been named as the host of 3Music Awards 2020 diaries TV show that provides a look into the awards as it seeks to shine a deeper light on the nominations and the insights that informed the nominations.
Every week on the show, Jay Foley will host pundits and entertainment industry heads as they discuss and provides insights on how specific talents may have earned nominations as well as predict their chances. The show will also highlights key activities scheduled for the awards.
3Music Awards 2020 diaries will air on JoyPrime TV as well streamlined online via Facebook and YouTube. The audio version of the show will also be available on audio streaming platforms.
3Music Awards 2020 comes off on 28th March, 2020 at the Fantasy Dome. The event will be preceded with the 3Music Awards Fan Festival on 7th March and the Women’s’ Brunch a special female empowerment initiative on 8th March.
3Music Awards 2020 is presented by 3Music, Joyfm, Hitz fm, JoyPrime, Fantasy Entertainment, EandE Ghana with support from the Gold Coast bar & Restaurant, Volta Hotel, Akosombo, Dodi Island, The radio advertising people (TRAP), Think Media experts & Twitchouse Marketing.
Minnie Dlamini Jones To Host The DStv Mzansi Viewer’s Choice Awards
JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH AFRICA, Thursday February 20, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – Media personality Minnie Dlamini Jones is set to host the 2020 DStv Mzansi Viewer’s Choice Awards. The star currently co-hosts Mzansi Magic’s lifestyle-meets-sports show Homeground, which features live celebrity interviews, and the hottest sporting highlights from the week.
The DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards is a South African award show presented by DStv. The awards honour the year’s biggest achievements in television, radio, music, sports, and comedy, voted by viewers living in South Africa.
In a statement from multichoice, the star shared her excitement to host the awards saying in part; “Being part of the MultiChoice family has been a great honour for me not only as part of the productions that I work on, but to have the team bestow such a big responsibility is something I do not take for granted.
A production of this magnitude has no do overs and my greatest wish is to make all the viewers proud of my work as they are the people we are celebrating on the day.” The DStv Mzansi Viewer’s Choice Awards will broadcast live on 14 March on Mzansi Magic (DStv channele 161).
Teni, Davido, Sho Madjozi Bag Nominations At Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards
AFRICA, Wednesday February 19, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – A selection of African music stars have been nominated for the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020, billed to take place in Inglewood, California on 22 March.
The nominations are for awards from Nickelodeon’s international network. Nominations in the Favourite African Star category are Teni (Nigeria), Patricia Kihoro (Kenya), Sho Madjozi (South Africa) and Shekinnah (South Africa). Meanwhile, DJ Cuppy (Nigeria), Anne Kansiime (Uganda), Chané Grobler (South Africa) and Prev Reddy (South Africa) are nominated in the Favourite African Social Media Star category.
The event, which will be streamed on social media and on Nickelodeon television channels, is to be hosted by US rapper, Chance The Rapper.
Monde Twala, ViacomCBS Networks Africa senior vice president and general manager, said: “Nickelodeon is a booming success around the continent and kids all over the globe are super excited about this year’s KCA’s.” He continued, “We would like to congratulate all of this year’s nominees who are representing Africa at this global event. Viewers can expect lots of fun, slime and laughter from 2020 Kids’ Choice Awards.”
Nominated alongside the African stars at the 33rd edition of the award ceremony are Beyoncé, Will Smith, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Kelvin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Angelina Jolie, Lil Nas X and others.
Nigerian music star Davido was nominated alongside David Guetta and other artists in the Favourite Global Music Star category in the 2019 edition of the KCAs, while Adesua Etomi-Wellington and IK Osakioduwa bagged nominations in the Favourite African Star category.
Nickelodeon primarily airs programming aimed at children, pre-teens and young teenagers, including animated series such as SpongeBob SquarePants, The Casagrandes, The Loud House, It’s Pony and several others. The cable channel was first aired on 1 December 1977 and it is one of the major global entertainment brands for young audiences.
Fans can cast their votes by clicking here.
Wizkid, Burna Boy, Akon, Davido, Others Secure Nominations At The Rockstars
‘The Rockstars’ nominations 2020 are in, following a Pan African announcement tour seeing several African countries each reveal a set or part of the nominees for this year’s historic 1st ever African influencer awards. Among ‘The Rockstars’ 2020 nominees, Maître Gims, who’s from the Democratic Republic of Congo and France, received the most nominations with 16, including nominations in the two big categories of the major overall global African ‘Rockstar’ category, the ‘StarBoy’ category in addition to nominations in categories ‘FacebookStar’, ‘Fandom’, ‘LiveStar’, ‘RapStar’, ‘Smashit’, ‘TwiiterStar’, ‘WorldStar’, ‘YouTubeStar’ and an unprecedented 6 nominations for the ‘Blockbuster’ category for videos achieving between over 200 million and 450 million views each to date, on his official YouTube channel.
Nigerian superstar Wizkid received 15 nods, including nominations in the big categories of overall global African ‘Rockstar’, ‘Starboy’ in addition to ‘AfrobeatStar’, ‘Fandom’, ‘Gamechanger’, ‘InstaStar’, ‘LiveStar’, ‘MegaMusicVideo’, ‘TwitterStar’, ‘WorldStar’, ‘YouTubeStar’ and a double nomination for both ‘Blockbuster’ and ‘Smashit’ categories.
Fellow Nigerian superstars Davido and Burna Boy each received 14 nominations. Davido received nominations in the big categories of overall global African ‘Rockstar’, ‘Starboy’ in addition to ‘AfrobeatStar’, ‘FacebookStar’, ‘Fandom’, ‘InstaStar’, ‘MegaMusicVideo’ and ‘Smashit’ for his global hit ‘Blow My Mind’ with Chris Brown, ‘StarCouple’, ‘TwitterStar’ and ‘YouTubeStar’ and a triple nomination in the ‘Blockbuster’ category for his megahits ‘Fall’, ‘If’ and ‘FIA’. Burna Boy also from Nigeria, who’s had a huge year to date rocketing him to global success, nods in the categories ‘Rockstar’, ‘StarBoy’, ‘AfrobeatStar’, ‘AfroPopStar’, ‘Blockbuster’, ‘Fandom’, ‘LiveStar’, ‘ReggaeStar’, ‘StarCouple’ and double nods in ‘Blockbuster’ for all-time hits with ‘Ye’ and ‘On The Low’, in addition to double nods in both ‘MegaMusicVideo’ and ‘Smashit’ categories with his recent mega-hits ‘Be Honest’ with Jorja Smith and ‘Own It’ with Stormzy and Ed Sheeran.
Completing the double-digit nominations list is South African sensation Sho Madjozi, and leading lady of the nominations who’s just had a massive year and shows no signs of slowing down momentum anytime soon after her global viral smash hit ‘John Cena’, followed short on their heels with 13 nods in the categories including ‘Rockstar’, ‘StarGirl’, ‘AfroPopStar’, ‘Fandom’, ‘GqomStar’, ‘HipHopStar’, ‘LiveStar’, ‘MegaMusicVideo’, ‘RapStar’, ‘Smashit’, ‘RisingStar’, ‘WorldStar’ and ‘YouTubeStar’.
Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz landed 9 nominations; South Africa’s Bonang Matheba and Pearl Thusi alongside Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee landed 8 nods each; Danai Gurira (USA / Zimbabwe), Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya / USA), Mohamed Salah (Egypt) and Trevor Noah (South Africa / USA) with 7 nods each. Black Coffee and Nasty C and the new Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi from South Africa alongside Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya), Millard Ayo (Tanzania), Yemi Alade (Nigeria) each received 6 nominations. Coming in at 5 nominees each sees Alikiba (Tanzania), Aya Nakamura (Mali), Djimon Hounsou (Benin / USA), Ihssane Benalluch (Morocco), Jidenna (Nigeria / USA), Matias Damasio (Angola), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Tekno (Nigeria), Tiffany Haddish (USA / Eritrea), Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Vinka (Uganda) go head to head. 4 nods each went to Coumba Gawlo (Senegal), Djodje (Cape Verde), Halima Aden (Kenya / Somalia), Liya Kebede (Ethiopia), Naira Marley (Nigeria), Ommy Dimpoz (Tanzania) and Perola (Angola).
Triple nominations went to Senegal’s Akon, South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest, Charlize Theron (also from the USA), DJ Fresh, DJ Maphoriza, Elon Musk (also from the USA and Canada), Sean Watson and Shekhinah, Ngeria’s Funke Akindele Bello, Mr Eazi (also from Ghana) and Tony O. Elumelu, Fally Ipupa from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz (also from Eritrea), Kanya King from the United Kingdom, from South Sudan Nikki Thot (also from Australia) and Nyma Tang, Sarkodie from Ghana, Tim Ekandjo from Namibia, Kenya’s Wanuri Kahiu, Tanzania’s Wema Sepetu and rounding the 3-time nominees off is Zari from Uganda. Another 354 personalities received between 1 and 2 nods each to complete the list of nominees for 2020.
Nigeria leads the pack as country with the most personalities nominated across individual categories in total of 159 nods, South Africa follows with 146, Tanzania 62, Kenya 47, Angola 37, Uganda 32, Senegal 27, Ghana 25, Democratic Republic of Congo 22, Namibia 18, Mali 14, Eritrea 13, Zimbabwe 11, Egypt 9, Cape Verde 8, Benin 7, Morocco 6, Somalia 6, Ethiopia 6, Cote d’Ivoire 5, Rwanda 3 and Cameroon 3 with the rest of the nominee pool spread across the other African countries of origin.
‘The Rockstars’ aka The Rockstar Awards is the 1st Africa Continental awards in history for recognizing the most powerful, highly acclaimed and most influential personalities from the African continent, and personalities from across the rest of the world, with influence on and relevant to audiences on the African continent. ‘The Rockstars’ recognize the most influential personalities of African origin on the planet across music, entertainment, gaming, film, content, social, media, sport, environment and conservation, sustainable fashion, beauty, arts, business and innovation.
Global voting opens to the public online from Monday, 17th February at www.TheRockstarAwards.com.
‘The Rockstars’ will broadcast and livestream LIVE in September 2020 and will reach audiences in more than 180 countries and territories across the African continent and worldwide. You can see the full Rockstars’ nominations 2020 announcement list below, and online at www.TheRockstarAwards.com and www.RockstarTelevision.com and on the official social media channels @The.Rockstar.Awards and @RockstarTelevision on Instagram, @RockstarTelevision and @RockstarTelevision on Facebook, @RockstarTelevision and @RockstarTelevision on Twitter and @RockstarTelevision and @RockstarTelevision on TikTok.
Actor Cynthia Erivo Leaves A Remarkable Performance At The Oscars
The singer and actor, who was also nominated in the Best Female Actor category got her performance as Harriet Tubman, took over the stage dressed in a dramatic gold number and delivered a grand performance that highlighted her powerhouse vocals. Cynthia Erivo brought the house down at the 2020 Oscars with an unforgettable rendition of “Stand Up,” which was nominated for Best Original Song.
She was later joined on stage by a large choir, who further elevated the emotional performance, Those in attendance appeared visibly moved by the performance. Those watching at home also took to social media to praise the star’s talent and voice. Though she didn’t pick up any awards, her performance was a clear winner and arguably the best of the night.
Erivo who has previously won a Tony, Emmy and Grammy could have become the youngest EGOT winner ever last night. She was the only nominee of color in the acting categories, which prompted folks to once again speak out against the Academy’s well-documented lack of inclusion. Next, the actress is set to play soul icon Aretha Franklin in the upcoming scripted series “Genius Aretha,” from National Geographic.