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Cuppy Wins “Best Africa DJ” At AFRIMMAs

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DJ Cuppy – a Nigerian disc jockey and producer has won the “Best Africa DJ” at the just ended AFRIMMA – African Muzik Magazine Awards. Easing past competition from DJ Spinall (Nigeria), DJ Black Coffee (South Africa), DJ Dollar (Senegal), DJ Lutonda (Angola), Andy Dosty (Ghana), DJ Neptune (Nigeria), DJ ECool (Nigeria), DJ Malvado (Angola), and DJ Moh Spice (Kenya), Cuppy becomes the first female to win from that category.

Born Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, Cuppy is the daughter of Nigerian businessman Femi Otedola. In 2014 Cuppy was the resident DJ at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Durban. She then played at the Tatler and Christie’s Art Ball in London,[8] and at the Financial Times Luxury Summit in Mexico City. In 2020, Cuppy was inducted into the Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 class. On May 28, 2020, she became the host of ‘Africa Now Radio’ on Apple Music Beats 1. On August 24, 2020, She unveiled her debut album Original Copy.

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Ghanaian Visual Artist, Awarded The 2020 Principal Prince Claus Laureate

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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.

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BREAKING: Golden Movie Awards Africa Rescheduled For Dec. 19

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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.

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Glam Style Awards 2020: Jullie Jay-Kanz Bags 3 Nominations

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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. 

Source: HELLO-GH

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Biqo, DarkoVibes, Others Win Big At ‘Y Rated Awards’

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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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