Kenyan internet sensation and comedienne Elsa Majimbo has been recently awarded this year’s People’s Choice Award by E! in the African Social Star category. The award comes after the 18-year-old took social media by storm after sharing a hilarious video of how the COVID-19 lockdown had actually given her an opportunity to avoid seeing people.
OkayAfrica’s Zinhle Ngema writes, “In the video, now viewed over 200 000 times, Majimbo goes on about how she doesn’t actually miss anyone since being forced to stay in doors.” Of course, in Majimbo’s own unabashed words she says: “Why am I missing you? There is no reason for me to miss you… do I pay your rent? Do I provide food for you? Why are you missing me?”.
Majimbo recently took to social media to excitedly express her gratitude for having received the award. She beat out the likes of reigning Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi, South African actress Thuso Mbedu, South African rapper Sho Madjozi and several others who were also nominated for the award.
While the continued COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns and restrictions have seen us all trying to adjust to a new norm, content creators such as Majimbo have admittedly provided much-needed humour and a major reprieve from the present reality.
The young comedian, a bag of chips in one hand and her sunglasses in the other, has since bagged a number of interviews with both local and international media platforms. Additionally, she’s secured several bags having collaborated with MAC Cosmetics and Rihanna’s FENTY as well as scored an appearance in a recent advertisement celebrating creative talent by South Africa’s Chicken Licken franchise. It’s certainly upwards and onwards for this budding star.
Source: Okay Africa
Ghanaian Visual Artist, Awarded The 2020 Principal Prince Claus Laureate
Ghanaian visual artist, Ibrahim Mahama has been awarded the 2020 Principal Prince Claus Laureate. Ibrahim is actively involved in improving social conditions and his powerful artworks use provocative materials and sites to examine and expose histories, uphold the role of labour, challenge authorities and criticise mismanagement of resources.
Directly addressing lack of opportunities and facilities in his home region, the Northern Region of Ghana, he has set up an open access cultural centre and other social projects providing employment, education, studio space and creative activities.
An event was held at the residence of the Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana on Wednesday 2nd December 2020 to celebrate him just after the official announcement of the seven 2020 Prince Claus Laureates in a special online ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic.
During the programme, His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, Honorary Chair of the Prince Claus Fund, and the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag spoke about the power of culture.
Selected from around the world, the 2020 Prince Claus Laureates are Açık Radyo (Independent radio, Turkey), Diamantina Arcoiris (Fashion designer, Colombia), Fendika Cultural Centre (Music and cultural centre, Ethiopia), Tunakaimanu Fielakepa (Textile arts and cultural heritage expert, Tonga) and m7red (Architecture and activist network, Argentina). The Next Generation Laureate went to Hira Nabi (Filmmaker, Pakistan).
Since 1997, the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development has presented Prince Claus Awards to individuals, groups and organisations whose cultural actions have a positive impact on their societies, primarily in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. In keeping with the Prince Claus Fund’s guiding principles, the awards highlight significant contributions in regions where resources or opportunities for cultural expression are limited.
BREAKING: Golden Movie Awards Africa Rescheduled For Dec. 19
The Governing Board and Grand Jury of the Golden Movie Awards Africa have, due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the scheme, rescheduled this year’s edition of the event, which was scheduled for 5th December, 2020. 19th December, 2020 has been announced as the new date for the 6th edition of the event which remains Africa’s biggest awards scheme, helping to change the negative narrative of Africa through film.
“This has become necessary based on the upcoming general elections, which the scheme did not anticipate to be as intensive and sensitive as we are currently witnessing”, according to a news release signed by Wilhemina Andani Michaels, Dir. of African Affairs – Golden Movie Awards Africa
The news released also revealed that, the scheme intends to celebrate all nominees and honorees in an extra special way this year for defying all the challenges posed by COVID-19 to put Africa on the world map through film. “In view of this, the scheme is satisfied that it will be more expedient to do so in an atmosphere that is devoid of the anxiety and agitation that comes with elections”, it added
According to the scheme, this decision notwithstanding, all GMAA PASSPORTS bearing the old date still hold valid and will be accepted and the guests granted entry to the venue on the 19th of December.
Tickets application extended, visit: www.goldenmovieawards.com and their social media platforms @goldenmovieawards for more information on venue and time.
Glam Style Awards 2020: Jullie Jay-Kanz Bags 3 Nominations
Multi[ple award winning Ghanaian blogger and publcist Jullie Jay-Kanz has earned nominations at the 4th edition of Glam Style Aawards.
The celebrated female blogger has been nominated in three categories namely; Blogger of the Year, Social Media Influencer of the year (Female) and Graphic Designer of the Year categories.
Jullie Jay-Kanz has had a tremendously cathartic year as a blogger and a music publicist as she recently bagged 2 nominations at 2020 Top Entertainment awards.
Jullie over the years has been able to build a credible and an enviable brand for herself working with top-notch artistes both locally and iinternationally.
According to Madcons Ghana Limited, organisers of Glam Style Awards , the event is set to be held on 8th January 2021 at the Bono East Regional Capital and will witness amazing performances from severalmusic greats in Ghana.
Biqo, DarkoVibes, Others Win Big At ‘Y Rated Awards’
YFM, one of Ghana’s urban youth entertainment channel, in marking their 12th anniversary held the second edition of Y-Rated awards. This award show seeks to acknowledge Ghanaian artists who have greatly contributed to Ghana’s music industry with their hit songs and jams.
Adina, J. Derobie, Sentini, Khalifina, Skillz 8Figure, Jay Nice, Gyakie, and Darko Vibes graced the stage with dope performances that lightened up the event. Last year’s awards show had 11 categories but this year’s had 12 to mark Y FMs 12th anniversary.
The event in collaboration with 4Syte TV was held at the prestigious 4Syte mansion and was hosted by
During the event, Biqo, DarkoVibes and Kofi Karikari won awards for the best rated highlife song, best rated afropop song and best rated gospel song respectively. Other winners of the awards show are Stonebwoy, KingPromise, R2Bees, Bosom P-Yung, amongst others.
Eddy Blay, Programmes Manager of YFM urged listeners to stay tuned to YFM as the station will be giving more exciting and quality entertainment content to keep raising the yet unbeatable standard of the station and to keep the young and young at heart yearning for more.
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