Ghana’s emerging bespoke image and fashion styling agency Fashion Pilot has bagged two separate award nominations in one month.
It comes as no surprise, it’s known that the brand over the years has been focused on creating bespoke styling for all and have served a wide array of clients ranging from celebrities, sports icons and the corporates among others.
It was all joy and a sigh of relief for the management of the firm as their hard work has been recognized locally by the Fashion and Lifestyle Awards and Internationally by the Ghana Nija Showbiz Awards.
Georgebritton.com will update you more as information on how voting will be done and dates for the respective events is out.
Background of Fashion Pilot
Fashion Pilot is the leading bespoke image consulting and fashion styling agency in Accra, Ghana, focused on creating the best for clients, with CEO Maddy Combarieu being a French and a Ghanaian with a masters degree in international PR fashion and communication from Cardiff university and central Martins in London, UK.
Service rendered by fashion pilot includes, but not limited to; Personal Styling, Cooperate Styling, Branding, Music video Styling, E commerce/ Retail Styling, Editorial Styling, Runway Styling among others.
Akel Adjudged ‘Best Female DJ’ Of The Year At Ghana DJ Awards – 2020
The winners of the eighth annual Ghana DJ Awards were announced in Accra on 21 November. The event happened at the Silver Star Towers and had massive industry personalities in the entertainment sector representation.
DJ Akel was the winner for the Best Female DJ of the Year 2020 at the Ghana DJ Awards. In the category were DJ Nyce, Dj Prytty, DJ MJ, DJ Switch, The Mask DJ, DJ Jay Jay and in the end DJ Akel emerged the winner. She was a nominee for last year’s event as well but wasn’t able to win. Finally this year was her chance and she grabbed it.
DJ Akel is known as Emmanuella Akelentugna Afulani by birth. She is a graduate of University of Professional Studies. She has worked with A1 Radio in Bolgatanga, Onua Fm and 3Fm here in Accra. She also worked with Kwese Tv as a DJ for Home Run and Arena which were live tv shows.
Get familiar with her on her socials
Instagram @dj_akel, Facebook Dj Akel and Twitter @DJ_Akel
Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy Represent Ghana At MOBO Awards; See Full Nomination List
The Mobo awards, which celebrate music of Black origin, have announced the nominees for their first ceremony since 2017. Two of Ghana’s biggest music export who croons the reggae & dancehall genre, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, have been nominated for the “Best African act” category. Alongside the aforementioned Ghanaian musicians the best African act category features other illustrious African talents, including Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Rema, Fireboy etc.
In 2006 Samini became the first Ghanaian to be awarded a MOBO when received “Best African Act” award for his exploits in the year under review which also included his self-titled album Samini.
After been under heavy criticisms in some previous years for giving major awards to white creatives, 2020 edition of the awards schemed have overwhelmingly nominated Black performers this year.
Founder Kanya King said she wanted the awards to “continue to uplift creative voices here in the UK and around the world … Recognising the unique role the Mobo awards plays for so many, and the challenging year we find ourselves in, it is now more important than ever to be there and to continue the rich history of showcasing the very best of Black music and culture.”
The virtual ceremony will be hosted by DJ and TV presenter Maya Jama alongside vocalist and online entertainer Chunkz, and feature performances from Headie One (with guest M Huncho), Ms Banks, Tiwa Savage and Kojey Radical, with more to be announced. It will be livestreamed on YouTube before a late-evening broadcast on BBC One.
The awards show, inaugurated in 1996, announced a one-year hiatus in 2018, with King saying the organisation needed time to “bring the platform to brand new heights”, and would return in 2019. That year’s event never took place; in November 2019, King instead announced the 2020 event – originally earmarked for Wembley Arena before the Covid-19 pandemic – saying she was “returning with even more determination and energy to support and boost our culture wherever we can”.
Mobo award nominations 2020
Album of the year
J Hus – Big Conspiracy
Stormzy – Heavy Is the Head
Mahalia – Love and Compromise
Nines – Crabs in a Bucket
Lianne La Havas – Lianne La Havas
Best male act
Young T & Bugsey
Best female act
Lianne La Havas
Song of the year
Young T & Bugsey – Don’t Rush (feat Headie One)
Digga D – Woi
Darkoo – Gangsta (feat One Acen)
Tion Wayne – I Dunno (feat Stormzy & Dutchavelli)
Abra Cadabra – On Deck
Video of the year
Bree Runway – Apeshit (directed by Will Hooper)
Nines – Clout (directed by Charlie Di Placido)
NSG – Lupita (directed by Kevin Hudson)
Jorja Smith – By Any Means (directed by Otis Dominique)
Knucks – Home (directed by Ray Fiasco)
Kojey Radical – 20/20 (directed by Charlie Di Placido)
Best R&B/soul act
Lianne La Havas
Best hip-hop act
Krept & Konan
Best grime act
Manga Saint Hilare
Best international act
Megan Thee Stallion
Best album (1 September 2017 – 31 August 2019)
Dave – Psychodrama
Kano – Hoodies All Summer
Ella Mai – Ella Mai
Skepta – Ignorance Is Bliss
Nines – Crop Circle
Little Simz – Grey Area
Best African act
Best reggae act
Best gospel act
The Kingdom Choir
Best jazz act
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes
Ego Ella May
M1 On The Beat
Best performance in a TV show/film
Kane Robinson as Scully – Top Boy
Michaela Coel as Arabella – I May Destroy You
Ncuti Gatwa as Eric Effiong – Sex Education
Jessica Plummer as Chantelle – Eastenders
Michael Ward as Marco – Blue Story
Damson Idris as Franklin Saint – Snowfall
Best media personality
Grammy 2021 Nominees Announcement: Here Is How To Watch The Event
The 2021 Grammy nominees are set to be revealed on Tuesday morning (Nov. 24) with Dua Lipa, Imogen Heap and more joining interim Recording Academy president Harvey Mason Jr. to announce this year’s slate of nominations. The event will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET and can be streamed live from the Grammys official website.
Additional artists participating in this year’s announcement ceremony include Lauren Daigle, Mickey Guyton, Nigerian Afropop singer Yemi Alade, classical violinist Nicole Benedetti and regional Mexican singer-songwriter Pepe Aguilar, along with CBS This Morning’s Gayle King and The Talk host Sharon Osbourne.
Several major categories are expected to be announced during the live stream, including the Grammys’ Big Four: best new artist, album of year, record of the year and song of the year. Immediately following the event, the complete list of all 84 categories will be live on the Recording Academy’s website.
Last year at the 2020 Grammy Awards, Billie Eilish became the first artist to sweep the four major categories in nearly 40 years, thanks to the success of her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and its corresponding No. 1 hit “Bad Guy.”
The teenage pop star’s older brother and collaborator Finneas, meanwhile, took home the most awards during the evening with a grand total of six. (He also took home the gramophone for producer of the year, non-classical in addition to the awards he won with Eilish.) The 63rd annual Grammy Awards are scheduled to take place Sunday, Jan. 21, 2021.
King Lagazee Is Ghana’s Reggae/Dancehall DJ Of The Year
Isaac Monney, popularly known in Ghanaian Showbiz circles as “King Lagazee” has won big again at this year’s Ghana DJ Awards (2020).
For the 4th time he has won the same category – “Reggae/Dancehall DJ Of The Year”. He won first time in 2016, then the following year 2017 and the year after (2018) he won – consecutively for 3 times. And this year, 2 years later he won it back again in 2020.
King Lagazee hosts Ghana’s biggest Reggae/Dancehall magazine on Radio on Hitz 103.9fm. His show is called “Yaad Settingz”, airs live every Sunday between 8:00pm to 10:00pm.
King Lagazee holds a very enviable score on his radar – he has hosted and interviewed music greats from Grammy winning artistes Morgan Heritage, Rocky Dawuni (Grammy Nominee), Stonebwoy (BET Winner), Shatta Wale (IRAWMA Winner), Samini (MOBO / MTV Winner) among others. His catalogue pulls a huge audience from across Africa to Europe, USA and The Caribbean.
Congratulations to King Lagazee and his entire Lagazee Sound International Crew (Selector Garlic, Junior Maestro, Benedict Jahface, Bob Afrika, Naa British Accra).
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