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
Know Who Won What At The 14th Edition Of The 2021 Headies
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. Wizkid, Joeboy, Master 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
Best Recording of The Year
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
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
Viewers Choice Award
Songwriter of the Year
Simi – Duduke
Best Pop Award
Fireboy – Apollo
Lyricist on The Roll
Ilbliss Goretti – Country
African Artiste Recognition Award
Best Rap Album
God’s Engineering – AQ
Song of The Year
Nobody- DJ Neptune feat. Joeboy and Mr Eazi
Artiste of The Year
Camidoh, Jackie Appiah, Wendy Shay, Sarkodie Others Score Nominations At Citi TV’s Entertainment Achievement Awards
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:
Ghanaian Movie of the Year
- Aloevera (2020)
- Perfect Picture: 10 Years Later
- Fix Us (2020)
- Tetteh Quarshie (2020)
- Gold Coast Lounge (2020)
Female Actor of the Year
- Nana Ama McBrown
- Yvonne Nelson
- Lydia Forson
- Jackie Appiah
- Naa Ashorkor
Male Actor of the Year
- Adjetey Annang
- Kwadwo Nkansah (Lil Win)
- Aaron Adatsi
- Anthony Woode
Film Director of the Year
- Peter Sedufia
- Shirley Frimpong Manso
- Kobby Rana
- Pascal Amanfo
- Pascal Aka
- Perfect Picture: 10 Years Later
- Gold Coast Lounge
- Tetteh Quarshie
- Fix Us
Online – Website/ Blog/ Youtube/ Instagram
- Zion Felix
- Kwadwo Sheldon (Yawa of the Day/Breakdown)
- Pulse Ghana (IG Page)
- The Delay Show
- NY DJ – nydjlive.com
- Jackline Mensah (TikTok, etc.)
WRITING & POETRY
Best Author – Prose, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
- Abdul-Rahman Harruna Attah (Ahwene Pa Nkasa: Standing with JDM)
- Kwamena Ahwoi (Working With Rawlings)
- Ambassador D.K. Osei (Privileged Conversations – Adventures of An African Diplomat)
- Peace Adzo Medie (His Only Wife)
- Ayesha Harruna Attah (The Deep Blue Between)
Best Performance Poet
- Koo Kumi (The Griot)
- Akambo (Coronialism)
- I’m Edi (Duct Tape)
- Nana Asaase
Event of the Year
- Black Love Concert – Sarkodie
- Festival of Praise and Worship – Virtual Experience
- Pa Gya Literary Festival
- Suncity Fashion Weekend (Sunyani)
Event Host of the Year
- Kabutey Ocansey
- David Germain Portfolio
- Anita Erskine
- George Bannerman
- Jerry Adjorlolo
- Nathaniel Attoh
- Naa Ashorkor Mensah Doku
Stand-Up Comedian of the Year
- OB Amponsah
- Foster Romanus
- Jerry the Comedian
- Lekzy Decomic
Comic Actor of the Year
- Clemento Suarez
- Ras Nene
- Jeneral Ntatia
Photographer of the Year
- Ofoe Amegavie
- Bob Pixel
- Ben Bond
- Prince Gyasi
- Emmanuel Obuobi Bekoe (OBE image)
Accessories Designer of the year
- Velma’s Accessories
- Selina Bebb
- Asabea Ayisi
- Wendy L’artisane
Female Designer of the Year
- Ruth Luri
- Pistis GH
- Chevelle O
- Christie Brown
- Rami RTW
Male Designer of the Year
- Yartel (Nora)
- Bello Couture
- Quophi Akotuah Ghana
- Chocolate Clothing
Model of the Year
- Gina Akala
- Julee Djoulde
- Hellen Dake
- Maxwell Annoh
- Laurie Frimpong
Best Female Artist
- Diana Hamilton
- Sista Afia
- Wendy Shay
- Eno Barony
Best Male Artist
- Shatta Wale
- Kuami Eugene
Song of the Year
- Open Gate – Kuami Eugene
- Putuu – Stonebwoy
- No Dulling – Keche
- Inna Song – Darkovibes & King Promise
- Enjoyment – KiDi
- La Hustle – Medikal ft. Criss Waddle & Joey B
- Sore- Yaw Tog Ft O’Kenneth x City Boy x Reggie x Jay Bahd
Album of the Year
- Anloga Junction – Stonebwoy
- Blue Ep – Kidi
- Son of Africa – Kuami Eugene
- Contingency EP – Camidoh
- The Man and the God – Worlasi
Best Music Video
- Inna song – Darkovibes and King Promise
- Ever Lasting – Stonebwoy
- Open Gate – Kuami Eugene
- Enjoyment – KiDi
- Why – Adina Thembi
- Amerado – Best Rapper
Cultural Troupe of the Year
- Adaha Band
- Dromo Naa
- Kwan Pa Band
- Senku Band
- Kae Debi (Adowa/Kete)
ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITY AWARD
- Shatta Wale
- Kuami Eugene
- Clemento Suarez
- Nana Ama Mcbrown
Habiba Sinare Wins Best Actress Of The Year Consecutively
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.”
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”.
Why One Should Patronise This Year’s 3 Music Awards
The 3 Music awards season is again upon us in its fourth year since its humble beginnings is growing stronger and gradually gaining firm roots.
“3Music Awards”since its inception in 2018, continues to uphold its main purpose of to celebrate contemporary achievements in music and entertainment. “This is for the objective of competently awarding the best music art-forms, lifestyle and personalities in the year under review”, says Mr.Sadiq Adams,CEO of 3Music Awards.
As a testament to their uniqueness and zeal of the brand to stand the test of time, is the establishment of two new infrastructural projects, 3MUSIC HQ & TIGON STUDIOS.
Upon completion, the 3MUSIC HQ office will house the new 24hours 3Music TV channel, a state-of-the-art television and a radio studio as well as offices for 3Music’s new music digital distributions unit. A new Astro-turf space is also being developed on the space to host the media & entertainment brand’s internal and other external events.
This according to George Britton, an organizer of the award scheme, says “the Ghanaian music and entertainment landscape”.
The award show on the other hand, has been graced with breath-taking performances from an array of sensational artistes in the likes of Shatta Wale who bagged three awards during the maiden edition and to Stonebwoy who scooped the Boomplay Album of the Year Award and never the least, multiple award-winning international act, Sarkodie who won triple silverware during last year’s event from Male Act of the Year, Best Collaboration of the Year, and Hiplife/Hiphop Act of the Year.
This year, like the previous year(StayAtHome) edition, the entire event will be streamed virtually due to the surge of the pandemic which has compelled strict measures towards social distancing and safety protocols.
“ #The4th affords us the opportunity to not only honour popular music and the innovation we experienced last year following the outbreak of a pandemic but to also curate an experience that speaks to the now and future of music whilst celebrating our music history. Most importantly, #the4th should be reflective of 3Music’s commitment for better representation and inclusion for particularly female talents,” Sadiq Abdulai Abu, CEO, 3Media Networks says.
Also, this year the “Music Man of the Year” category has been face-lifted into being renamed the “Music MVP of the year”. Another category and “EP of the Year”, “Best Alternative Song” category to open an avenue of exposure to young talents.
The newly introduced “Woman of the Year” and “Emerging Woman of the Year” category, will now become the topmost awards of the Women’s Brunch, which comes off on 7th March in commemoration of international Women’s day.
The 4th annual 3Music Awards 2021 comes off on Saturday, 27th March 2021 at 8pm. The nominees announcement comes off on Friday 12th February, 2021 at 8pm. The nominees announcement will be aired on JoyPrime TV and Facebook on the 3Musicawards page as well as on YouTube.
In fact, if you are a lover of arts, I guess these reasons stated above should help you find solace in the 3brand and if there is such anything that should peak your interest this very season, then it should be the 2021 edition of the 3 MUSIC AWARDS.
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