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Call For Entries: 22nd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

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The organisers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), Charterhouse Ghana are calling on qualified Ghanaian creatives to submit their projects under the year of review ahead of the 22nd edition of the annual event that seeks to celebrates recording and performing talents who have been phenomenal in their endeavor in the country and across the continent in various genres including highlife, Afropop, hiplife and traditional music.

According to organization, the board has started sitting to categorize works that are being submitted from all over the country and beyond. Musicians and other industry practitioners interested in submitting their works are encouraged to visit www.entry.ghanamusicawards.com to enter their works online or to download entry forms which must be submitted at the offices of Charterhouse Productions Ghana not later than 15 February 2021.

Organized in partnership with the Musicians the Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and under the auspices of and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards scheme, which is now in its 22nd year, has grown into a Festival of Music and Entertainment that engages the entire country and beyond.

As part of the build up towards this grand celebration often slated for the month of May, selected members of the Board and other stakeholders are engaging various arms of the industry in a series of dialogues and interactions aimed at improving the scheme for this year and beyond. The outcome of these engagements will be shared with the General Public soon.

The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Festival is largely a people’s choice awards scheme that seeks to foster the development of the Ghanaian music industry by rewarding and celebrating musicians who have excelled in the seven main music genres of Ghanaian Music; Gospel, Hip-life, Hip hop, Highlife, Afro Pop, Reggae/Dancehall and Traditional. Their music should have been released and received prominence during the year under review.

Last year, the awards ceremony was held virtually on 28 and 29 August due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme also honoured the efforts of health workers during the crisis. Highlife singer Kuami Eugene won the coveted Artist of the Year Award. He also picked up his third Highlife Artist of the Year trophy. Other fixtures at the VGMAs, including Sarkodie, Medikal and Kofi Kinaata, will also be looking to make their mark this year.

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Press Release: 3 Music Awards Announces Its Annual ‘Women’s Brunch’ Special Show [See Details]

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Hosted by the Ladies of the Award’s board in line with he scheme’s social impact campaign to amplify the need for equal representation and inclusion in the entertainment industry, 3 Music Awards have announced its annual Women’s Brunch show to acknowledge and recognize the women who make, enable and amplify Ghana’s music ecosystem.

This year’s edition of the live special show, slated for March 8th, 2021, will award the Music Woman of the Year, the Emerging Woman of the Year, the Most Streamed Female Artiste of the Year, three (3) honorary awards to female arts icons as well as feature exciting performances from Yaa Yaa and Efe Grace, whilst celebrating Ghanaian female artistry in a glitz, high fashion event.

Hosted by Naa Ashorkor and broadcast live on Joy Prime TV and DSTV’s Akwaaba Magic to commemorate International Women’s day from 8:00 PM, the special show will also feature appearances and video message from prominent Ghanaian and African women who will add their voice to call for representation and inclusion for Ghanaian women.

A publication of a list of Top 40 Music Women will precede the live special show on Joy Prime to shine the spotlight on Ghanaian women making a strong case for inclusion via their work as music makers, enablers and amplifiers of Ghanaian Music. The list will be released via the press and video highlights of the personalities on the list will be premiered on the special show.

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Know Who Won What At The 14th Edition Of The 2021 Headies

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The 14th edition of Nigeria’s premiere music award show, The Headies was held on the 21st of February, 2021 via virtual and live media due to COVID-19 restrictions. Hosted by comedian Bovi alongside media personality and model, Nancy Isime, the coveted annual music awards was organised in all forms of glitz and glamour at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria.

A great part of the show had been pre-recorded and the live event which happened yesterday featured the nominees who graced the event in pomp and pageantry. The red carpet began at 5 pm while the main event belatedly commenced in the latter minutes of 9 pm.

The show was attended by a lot of Nigerian celebrities like Wizkid, 2baba, Sound Sultan, Fireboy, Idia Aisien, AY, AQ, iLLBliss, Bad Boy Timz, Omah Lay, Mayorkun and more. Some artists who were expected to be at the ceremony for reasons not explained did not show up. But in all the show was a success with Fireboy walking away with the most wins. WizkidJoeboyMaster KG, Bad Boy Timz and other Nigerian stars scored wins. The were also captivating performances from Fireboy, DJ Neptune, Joeboy, Laycon and other artists.

The award show started in 2016 and was initially focused on Nigeria’s hip-hop scene. As time went on, more music genres and categories like the ‘Best Songwriter of the Year’ were added to recognize and appreciate the works of artists in the music industry. One can say that the award heraled by Ayo Animashaun and his company, Hip Hop World are putting in a lot of effort to make the Headies a stand-out awards ceremony.

Below is the full list of winners.

Best R&B Single
Fireboy DML

Best Recording of The Year
Ozymandias- Brymo


Best Music Video of The Year

1 Milli – Davido By Director K


Producer of The Year

Pheelz – Billionaire by Teni

Best Vocal Performance (Female)
Niniola – Addicted

Best Vocal Performance (Male)
Praiz – Under The Sky

Best Street Hop Artiste
Mayorkun – Geng

Rookie of The Year
Bad Boy Tims – MJ

Best Pop Single
Nobody – DJ Neptune feat Joe Boy and Mr Eazi

Best Collabo
Ladipoe and Simi – Know you

Best Alternative song
Moelogo – I wonder

Best Rap Single
Falz – Bop Daddy feat. MS Banks

Best R&B Album
Fireboy DML – Tears, laughter and goosebumps

Best Alternative Album
Roots – The Cavemen

Next Rated
Omah -Lay

Viewers Choice Award
Wizkid


Songwriter of the Year

Simi – Duduke

Best Pop Award
Fireboy – Apollo

Lyricist on The Roll
Ilbliss Goretti – Country

African Artiste Recognition Award
Master KG

Headies Revelation
Fireboy DML


Best Rap Album

God’s Engineering – AQ

Song of The Year
Nobody- DJ Neptune feat. Joeboy and Mr Eazi

Artiste of The Year
Wizkid

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Camidoh, Jackie Appiah, Wendy Shay, Sarkodie Others Score Nominations At Citi TV’s Entertainment Achievement Awards

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The final nomination list for Citi TV’s Entertainment Achievement Awards has been unveiled.

The nominees’ announcement was aired today, February 16, 2021, on Citi TV’s morning show, Breakfast Daily with AJ Sarpong and Kweku David as hosts.

The Academy, for the past weeks, has gone through all the necessary processes for analyzing, sifting, and whittling down the entries to the required numbers for nominations.

Earlier, creatives were asked to file for nomination for the awards, through the Entertainment Achievement Awards website, http://entertainmentachievementawards.com.

The Entertainment Achievement Awards seeks to recognise and celebrate entertainers and entertainment industry players, who have distinguished themselves in the practice of their art and in their chosen fields of endeavour.

It also aims at leading the way in sanitising and transforming Ghana’s entertainment scene, in a bid to create artistic products that can firmly compete on any global stage.

The scheme covers areas such as sports, music, film, fashion, photography, media, comedy, among others.

Works submitted for the nominations will be for creative works produced in 2020.

The main award ceremony will be held on March 27, 2021, at Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, Accra.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

FILM

Ghanaian Movie of the Year 

  1. Aloevera (2020)
  2. Perfect Picture: 10 Years Later
  3.  (2020)
  4. Fix Us (2020)
  5. Tetteh Quarshie (2020)
  6. Gold Coast Lounge (2020)

Female Actor of the Year

  1. Nana Ama McBrown
  2. Yvonne Nelson
  3. Lydia Forson
  4. Jackie Appiah
  5. Naa Ashorkor

Male Actor of the Year 

  1. Adjetey Annang
  2. Kwadwo Nkansah (Lil Win)
  3. Akrobeto
  4. Aaron Adatsi
  5. Anthony Woode

Film Director of the Year 

  1. Peter Sedufia
  2. Shirley Frimpong Manso
  3. Kobby Rana
  4. Pascal Amanfo
  5. Pascal Aka

Best Picture

  1. Aloevera
  2. Perfect Picture: 10 Years Later
  3. Gold Coast Lounge
  4. Tetteh Quarshie
  5. Fix Us

MEDIA

Online – Website/ Blog/ Youtube/ Instagram 

  1. Zion Felix 
  2. Kwadwo Sheldon (Yawa of the Day/Breakdown)
  3. Pulse Ghana (IG Page) 
  4. The Delay Show
  5. Ghpage.com
  6. NY DJ – nydjlive.com
  7. Jackline Mensah (TikTok, etc.)

WRITING & POETRY

Best Author – Prose, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

  1. Abdul-Rahman Harruna Attah (Ahwene Pa Nkasa: Standing with JDM)
  2. Kwamena Ahwoi (Working With Rawlings)
  3. Ambassador D.K. Osei (Privileged Conversations – Adventures of An African Diplomat)
  4. Peace Adzo Medie (His Only Wife)
  5. Ayesha Harruna Attah (The Deep Blue Between)

Best Performance Poet 

  1. Koo Kumi (The Griot)
  2. Akambo (Coronialism)
  3. I’m Edi (Duct Tape)
  4. Nana Asaase
  5. Menaye

EVENTS

Event of the Year 

  1. Black Love Concert – Sarkodie
  2. Festival of Praise and Worship – Virtual Experience
  3. Pa Gya Literary Festival
  4. Suncity Fashion Weekend (Sunyani)
  5. Uppfestgh

Event Host of the Year 

  1. Kabutey Ocansey
  2. David Germain Portfolio
  3. Anita Erskine
  4. George Bannerman
  5. Jerry Adjorlolo
  6. Nathaniel Attoh
  7. Naa Ashorkor Mensah Doku

COMEDY

Stand-Up Comedian of the Year 

  1. OB Amponsah
  2. Foster Romanus
  3. DKB
  4. Jerry the Comedian
  5. Lekzy Decomic

Comic Actor of the Year 

  1. Clemento Suarez
  2. Ras Nene 
  3. Akrobeto
  4. Jeneral Ntatia
  5. Ajeezay

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photographer of the Year

  1. Ofoe Amegavie
  2. Bob Pixel
  3. Ben Bond
  4. Prince Gyasi 
  5. Emmanuel Obuobi Bekoe (OBE image)

FASHION

Accessories Designer of the year 

  1. Velma’s Accessories
  2. Selina Bebb
  3. Asabea Ayisi
  4. Wendy L’artisane
  5. MSIMPS 

Female Designer of the Year 

  1. Ruth Luri 
  2. Pistis GH
  3. Chevelle O
  4. Christie Brown 
  5. Rami RTW

Male Designer of the Year 

  1. Yartel (Nora)
  2. Bello Couture
  3. Quophi Akotuah Ghana
  4. AfriKen
  5. Chocolate Clothing

Model of the Year 

  1. Gina Akala  
  2. Julee Djoulde 
  3. Hellen Dake 
  4. Maxwell Annoh
  5. Laurie Frimpong 

MUSIC

Best Female Artist 

  1. Adina
  2. Diana Hamilton
  3. Sista Afia
  4. Wendy Shay
  5. Eno Barony

Best Male Artist 

  1. Stonebwoy
  2. Sarkodie
  3. Shatta Wale
  4. Kuami Eugene
  5. KiDi
  6. Medikal
  7. Akwaboah

Song of the Year 

  1. Open Gate – Kuami Eugene
  2. Putuu – Stonebwoy
  3. No Dulling – Keche
  4. Inna Song – Darkovibes & King Promise
  5. Enjoyment – KiDi
  6. La Hustle – Medikal ft. Criss Waddle & Joey B 
  7. Sore-  Yaw Tog Ft O’Kenneth x City Boy x Reggie x Jay Bahd

Album of the Year 

  1. Anloga Junction – Stonebwoy
  2. Blue Ep – Kidi
  3. Son of Africa – Kuami Eugene
  4. Contingency EP – Camidoh
  5. The Man and the God – Worlasi

Best Music Video

  1. Inna song – Darkovibes and King Promise
  2. Ever Lasting – Stonebwoy
  3. Open Gate – Kuami Eugene
  4. Enjoyment – KiDi
  5. Why – Adina Thembi
  6. Amerado – Best Rapper

Cultural Troupe of the Year 

  1. Adaha Band
  2. Dromo Naa
  3. Kwan Pa Band
  4. Senku Band
  5. Kae Debi (Adowa/Kete)

ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITY AWARD

  1. Shatta Wale
  2. Sarkodie
  3. Stonebwoy
  4. Kuami Eugene
  5. Clemento Suarez
  6. Nana Ama Mcbrown
  7. Akrobeto

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Habiba Sinare Wins Best Actress Of The Year Consecutively

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Ghanaian actress and philanthropist Miss Habiba Sinare won as ‘Best Actress of the year 2020’ in two different award schemes in Ghana for her own produced movie, titled ‘18’. The award schemes which are; Emerging Movie Awards Ghana 2020 and Tertiary Entertainment Award 2020 both declared the actress winner of the same category.

The CEO and founder of MAMA MARIAM Foundation, Miss Sinare also won at the Ghana Movie Award 2020 as ‘Best Performance’ in a leading role, the gorgeous talented actress is acknowledged for her hardwork and consistency in the movie industry.

She was also honored at the Ghana Innovation Award 2020- Humanitarian Award, ”Last year was a great year aside from the global pandemic stepping in, I am grateful for all these awards. I appreciate the organizers for appreciating my hard work and also giving me a space to highlight my works. I was given a citation of Honor from Ghana Media Students Award 2020.”

About Habiba

Habiba was first featured in the movie as the lead character titled “18” which has given her great recognition and won her some great awards. Gaining experience in the movie industry, Habiba built her own production house – Yaseen films which is named after her only son and started producing her own movies in 2019. Aside from acting and producing movies, Habiba owns a makeup brand and a skincare line (ERANISS BY HABIBA & ERANISS SKIN respectively). The name Eraniss is her surname “SINARE” turned upside down with an additional “S”.

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