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Kuami Eugene, Anthony Dzamefe, Others Win Big At Africa Youth Awards 2020

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Kuami Eugene, Barrington Chungulo, Amisa Rashid Ahmed and 11 other young African leaders were announced as winners for Africa Youth Awards 2020 on the 1st January after a highly contested public voting process, which saw 129 nominees from 32 African countries vying to win their respective categories.

Zambian Social Entrepreneur Barrington Chungulo & Kenyan Philanthropist Amisa Rashid Ahmed were voted to receive the premier award as the 2020 African Youth of the Year in the male and female categories. Other notable winners include Ghanaian Musician Kuami Eugene, YouTuber Kwadwo Sheldon, Lucy Mary Athieno, Wilson Atumeyi and Habtamu Abafogi.

The awards which was instituted in 2014 as a Pan African awards scheme to honour inspiring young Africans who are championing the development of the continent in diverse fields received over 1000 nominations for the 2020 awards, which was held in partnership with Kenley College and Avance Media.

Africa Youth Awards is also expected to announce the publication of its upcoming book dubbed: COVID-19 & the African Youth Heroes, which will be a compilation of stories from inspirational young Africans who through their individual initiatives contributed to various activities to curb the spread of the virus in their communities.

Below is the list of the 2020 Africa Youth Awards winners

– Amisa Rashid Ahmed || Nivishe Foundation, Kenya – African Youth of the Year (Female)
– Barrington Chungulo || The Dream Factory, Zambia – African Youth of the Year (Male)
– Wilson Atumeyi || Waterwide, Nigeria – Advocate of the Year
– Claire Nasike Akello || The Hummingbird Foundation, Kenya – Award for Agriculture
– Maame Efua De-Heer || Power of Love Foundation Canada, Ghana/Canada – Award for Diaspora Achievements
– Amadu Zulkarnain Mohammed || Achievers Ghana Education, Ghana – Award for Education
– Kuami Eugene || Musician, Ghana – Award for Entertainment
– Habtamu Abafogi || Jimma University Biomedical Innovation Center, Ethiopia – Award for Technology
– Anthony Dzamefe || Caveman Watches, Ghana – Entrepreneur of the Year
– Andrews Ofosuhene || Rotary Club of Accra-East, Ghana – Leader of the Year
– Kwadwo Sheldon || House of Content, Ghana – Media Personality of the Year
– Lucy Mary Athieno || Eco-Pads Uganda, Uganda
– Social Entrepreneur of the Year
– AJ Willz Media || Ghana – Startup of the Year
– Youth4parliament || Zambia – Youthled Organisation of the Year

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3Music And Joy Entertainment Present Women’s Brunch Show To Commemorate International Women’s Day

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3Music and Joy Entertainment are set to commemorate the International Women’s day celebration with the annual 3Music Awards Women’s Brunch special show. Slated for March 8th, 2021, The 2021 edition of the special show will be broadcasted live on Joy fm, Joy Prime TV, DSTV’s Akwaaba Magic, and will also stream live globally on all 3Music Awards social media platforms from 8:00 PM.

Astute Ghanaian radio & television presenter, Naa Ashorkor, will return as the hostess of the 2021 edition of the event. She will lead a panel discussion on the topic “A Woman’s place is in leadership : How can Women emerge as strong leaders at the workplace and in industry”

Commenting on this year’s event, Co-Executive Producer, Whitney Boakye Mensah stated that “this year’s event seeks to shore up interest and consolidate the sustained efforts made over the years in the push for female empowerment within our creative space and beyond”

In 2020, Madam Theresa Ayoade, Hon. Dzifa Gomashie, Grace Omaboe, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Tagoe Sisters, Akosua Agyapong, Mrs Tiwa of Yaw Sarpong and Asomafo fame were among some industrious women honoured at the first edition of 3Music Women’s Brunch. Playwright, Dramatist, Educationist, and Child Author, Efua Sutherland, was also honoured posthumously.

This year’s edition of the live special show, 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, the Speciale will also feature appearances and video messages from prominent Ghanaian and African women.

A publication of a list of Top 30 Women in Music 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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Burna Boy To Perform At The 63rd Grammy Awards

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The Recording Academy has announced details for the Premiere Ceremony ahead of the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast this month. Preceding the 2021 GRAMMY Awards show, the 63rd GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will take place Sunday, March 14, at noon PT, and will be streamed live internationally via GRAMMY.com.

Host by current three-time GRAMMY nominee Jhené Aiko, the Premiere Ceremony will feature a number of performances by current GRAMMY nominees, including: Nigerian singer, songwriter and rapper Burna Boy, jazz band Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, blues musician Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, classical pianist Igor Levit, Latin electropop musician Lido Pimienta, singer, songwriter and performance artist Poppy, and singer, songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright.

Kicking off the event will be a tribute performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Marvin Gaye track “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)”. The special all-nominee ensemble performance will feature Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Thana Alexa, John Beasley, Camilo, Regina Carter, Alexandre Desplat, Bebel Gilberto, Lupita Infante, Sarah Jarosz, Mykal Kilgore, Ledisi, Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, PJ Morton, Gregory Porter, Grace Potter, säje, Gustavo Santaolalla (Bajofondo), Anoushka Shankar, and Kamasi Washington.

Current nominees Bill Burr, Chika, Infante and former Recording Academy Chair Jimmy Jam will present the first GRAMMY Awards of the day. Branden Chapman and Bill Freimuth are the producers on behalf of the Recording Academy, Greg Fera is executive producer and Cheche Alara will serve as music producer and musical director.

Music fans will be given unprecedented digital access to GRAMMY Awards content with GRAMMY Live, which will stream internationally on GRAMMY.com and via Facebook Live, the exclusive streaming partner of GRAMMY Live. GRAMMY Live takes viewers behind the scenes with backstage experiences, pre-show interviews and post-show highlights from Music’s Biggest Night. GRAMMY Live will stream all day on Sunday, March 14, including during and after the GRAMMY Awards evening telecast. IBM, the Official AI & Cloud Partner of the Recording Academy, will host GRAMMY Live for the first time entirely on the IBM Cloud.

The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live following the Premiere Ceremony on CBS and Paramount+ from 8 p.m.–11:30 p.m. ET/5 p.m.–8:30 p.m. PT. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit the Recording Academy’s social networks on Facebook(opens in a new tab), Instagram(opens in a new tab) and Twitter(opens in a new tab).

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Best Looks From The Nontraditional Virtual Golden Globe 2021 Red Carpet Fashion

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The 78th Annual Golden Globes were anything but traditional. It was hosted by Tina Fey at New York City’s Rainbow Room and Amy Poehler at the Beverly Hilton, while  nominees were encouraged to stay home.

Stars presented in person in front of a small audience of essential workers. Most nominees opted to glam up at home and post on their social media accounts. And then there was Jason Sudeikis, who accepted the award for “Ted Lasso” in a hoodie.

Seen here: Presenter Angela Bassett speaks onstage. 

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Cynthia Erivo stands out in a neon green dress.

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Jamie Lee Curtis attends the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

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Honoree Jane Fonda accepts the Cecil B. DeMille Award onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

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Simone Ledward Boseman accepts the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture on behalf of her late husband Chadwick Boseman, who won for his role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

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Kenan Thompson

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Kenan Thompson speaks onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Salma Hayek

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Salma Hayek speaks onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Anthony Anderson

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Anthony Anderson speaks onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Kate Hudson

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Kate Hudson speaks during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Jackson Lee and Satchel Lee

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Jackson Lee and Satchel Lee speak onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Rainbow Room in New York.

Christian Slater

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Christian Slater speaks onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Rainbow Room in New York.

Rosamund Pike

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Rosamund Pike accepts the Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical/Comedy award for “I Care A Lot” via video at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

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Andra Day gets ready for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards. She won for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama, for her role in “The United States Vs. Billie Holliday.” 

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Leslie Odom, Jr. prepares for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.

Sofia Carson

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Sofia Carson attends the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

Jared Leto

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Jared Leto speaks during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards broadcast.

Kristen Wiig

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Kristen Wiig attends the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Jason Sudeikis

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Jason Sudeikis, winner of Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy for “Ted Lasso,” speaks during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards broadcast.

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Late Actor Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Kuluuya, And John Boyega Win Big At 78th Golden Globes Awards

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The late Boseman, who unfortunately lost his battle with cancer last year, was awarded Best Actor in a Motion Picture for his phenomenal (and final) role in the 1920s jazz drama, Ma Rainey.

British African actors and writers, Daniel Kaluuya, John Boyega and the late American African actor & playwright Chadwick Boseman have emerged winners in their respective categories at the just ended 78th Golden Globes took place this past Sunday. The coveted awards ceremony was held virtually from two different locations in New York and California amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Kaluuya, 32, was awarded a Golden Globe for his role as the best supporting actor in a motion picture for his performance in Judas and the Black Messiah. The actor beat out Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7), Jared Leto (The Little Things), Bill Murray (On the Rocks) and Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami) for the award.

This is Kaluuya’s first Golden Globe win and second nomination. The actor was previously nominated in 2018 for best actor in a musical or comedy for his leading role in Get Out. Judas and the Black Messiah follows Black Panther chairman Fred Hampton (Kaluuya) and FBI informant Bill O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield) leading up to Hampton’s death in a raid by the FBI.

Kaluuya, 32, was awarded a Golden Globe for his role as the best supporting actor in a motion picture for his performance in Judas and the Black Messiah.

Actor John Boyega won his first Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a television supporting role for his work in Steve McQueen’s acclaimed anthology series “Small Axe”. The “Star Wars” alum played Leroy Logan in the ‘Red, White and Blue’ segment of the series, about the ordeal of a young black Londoner set on helping to break the colour barrier at London’s Metropolitan Police Force in the early 1980s.

Boyega, who made headlines last June for his moving speech at the Black Lives Matter protest at the UK’s Hyde Park in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in the US, admitted he wasn’t expecting to win.

Actor John Boyega won his first Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a television supporting role for his work in Steve McQueen’s acclaimed anthology series “Small Axe”.

The late Boseman, who unfortunately lost his battle with cancer last year, was awarded Best Actor in a Motion Picture for his phenomenal (and final) role in the 1920s jazz drama, Ma Rainey. The actor’s wife, Simone Ledward Boseman, accepted the award on his behalf and delivered a moving and emotional speech saying

“He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice that tells you ‘you can,’ that tells you ‘keep going,’ that calls you back to what you are meant to be doing at his moment in history.”

Find the full list of winners here.

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