Mr Eazi – Nigerian born musician and entrepreneur has been recognized at the 2020 edition of Grammy Latin Awards for his participation on Colores (English: Colors) – the fifth solo studio album by Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin, released on 19 March 2020 through Universal Latin. Featured on track-9 (Arcoiris), the album won in the Latin Grammy for Best Urban Album category.
The album’s central concept is colors, with each track named after a color (except “Arcoiris”, the Spanish term for rainbow). Balvin collaborated with the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami for the music videos and album and single artworks, which notably feature Murakami’s flowers, as well as American clothing brand Guess on a capsule collection inspired by the album. The album was announced at the end of January 2020.
The album was produced by Sky Rompiendo. It was preceded by the singles “Blanco”, “Morado” and “Rojo”, with the latter being released the same day as the album pre-order. Each song on the album will receive a music video directed by Colin Tilley. “Amarillo” was released as the fourth single off Colores the same day as the album’s release.
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.
Golden Movie Awards Africa Revokes Raquel Ammah’s Nominations
The Board and Grand Jury of the Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) has, effective November 26, 2020, revoked the nomination of Madam Raquel Ammah in three categories in the 2020 edition of the awards. The decision to revoke her nomination was prompted by a number of reasons, which clearly violate the rules of the scheme.
She was guilty of using unprofessional language in her correspondence with the GMAA team, the use of defamatory language that seems to suggest that the GMAA is not a credible awards scheme, thus bringing the scheme’s image into disrepute, disrespecting the Grand Jury, which is made up of men and women of high repute and disrespecting the entire African film industry.
Based on this revocation, Madam Raquel Ammah is not eligible for any Golden Movie Awards Africa nomination for the next two years. Madam Raquel Ammah was nominated in the “Golden Actress in a Drama”, “Golden Most Promising Actor” and Golden Discovery Actor categories, after a film she starred in, “Gold Coast Lounge” was submitted to the scheme for possible nomination.
The Director/Executive Producer of the film, Mr. Pascal Aka has been duly informed about the revocation. However, all other nominations for “Gold Coast Lounge” remain valid. He therefore advised the general public to disregard any publication or promotional material that acknowledges Madam Raquel Ammah as a nominee of the 2020 edition of the Golden Movie Awards Africa.
The Golden Movie Awards Africa is a credible merit based scheme that has for the past five years awarded deserving actors and film makers across Africa solely based on the decision of the Grand Jury, without any external influence whatsoever, and will continue to do same.
Thebe Magugu Up For 2021 International Woolmark Prize
South African multi award-winning fashion mogul, Thebe Magugu, will be contesting against five other fashionistas from around the world, including Nigerian designer, Kenneth Ize, after been announced as one of six finalists in the 2021 International Woolmark Prize reportedly worth over two million Rand (approximately USD 131 140).
Magugu reportedly currently produces his garments locally as part of his own socio-economic responsibility. The International Woolmark Prize might boost productions as finalists have the opportunity for their designs to be picked up by international brands.
The other four top finalists are Bethany Williams and Matty Bovan from the UK, Marie-Eve Lecavalier from Canada and Charaf Tajer from France. The six finalists were selected from 380 applications across 55 countries. Former supermodel, Naomi Campbell, was part of the selection committee. Winners will be announced early next year.
Magugu won the highly acclaimed 2019 LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) award and made history as the first African to do so.
The Woolmark Prize judging panel includes educator, writer and activist Sinéad Burke, Garage magazine fashion director Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, talent scout the and BoF editor-at-large Tim Blanks. Each designer has to create a Merino wool collection under the theme “Less Is More,” which will be reviewed by the judges in February 2021.
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
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