ACCRA, NOVEMBER 19, 2019 – After two exciting editions, Ghana’s most refreshing Music Awards event 3Music Awards returns in March 2020.
The third 3Music Awards will cement the scheme’s unique positioning in the entertainment space.
Fresh from a board retreat at the Volta Hotel in Akosombo where new members were coopted and structural changes made, the stage is set for what is expected to be a grand celebration of Ghanaian music and talent.
Leading the drive is the #PowerOf3 campaign, a marketing communication initiative that celebrates the third-year milestone of the event as well as asserts the three major strands that underpins its success and influence.
Organizers 3Music Networks say #3MusicAwards20 will be executed to deliver an enhanced experience across three stands with a focus on THE MUSIC. THE FANS. THE IMPACT. The event they explain, seeks to reward creative arts excellence and social impact.
James Korsah Brown, Chairman of the board says:
“We are excited at the opportunity to continue building on the success of the last two editions. Next year’s scheme is being held on an even bigger scale. We are putting in work to ensure that we deliver optimal satisfaction to all stakeholders involved.”
The third 3Music Awards returns to the Fantasy Dome on March 28, 2020.
Nominees for the awards will be announced on January 31, 2020. The 2020 edition will also feature a Fan Day concert featuring key nominated talents on March 7, 2020.
#3MusicAwards20 will be aired live on Joy Prime, DSTV, Hitz FM and streamed live.
#3MusicAwards20 is produced by 3Music Networks with support from Multimedia Group, Multichoice (DSTV) and the Fantasy Dome.
Ghana Makeup Award Winners Receive Government’s Support.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo recently awarded three thousand (3000) entrepreneurs with funds to start and expand their businesses under the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) Business Support Programme.
The NEIP Business Support Program is an initiative by the Government of Ghana under the Ministry of Business Development aimed at assisting Ghanaian businesses with Business Advisory Services and funding to scale up and to create jobs.
After an online application process this year, 12,000 entrepreneurs were selected for training at incubation hubs across the country. The training which lasted for 30 days, equipped applicants with the needed skills to be able to run their businesses. The hubs served as an avenue to understand trainee businesses in terms of their value proposition, product or service innovation, business location, and their financial performance. After the training, the hubs recommended 3,000 entrepreneurs eligible for funding ranging between GHC 10,000 to GHC 100,000.
As part of a partnership between Makeup Ghana and the Ministry of Business Development for the 3rd Edition of the Ghana Makeup Awards, eligible winners were given an opportunity to apply for business support through this programme.
As an industry award, the Ghana Makeup Awards is aimed at fostering excellence, by rewarding and empowering practitioners, brands and retailers in the makeup and beauty industry. Therefore, each year, Makeup Ghana continues to seek partnerships and find opportunities that showcase and grow the businesses of award winners.
Among the recipients were the businesses of five winners of the Ghana Makeup Awards who availed themselves of the opportunity and met all the requirements for the funding.
- BlackCherry Beauty Lounge – Best Editorial Makeup Artist
- Black Secret – Makeup Brand of the Year
- Makeup Product of the Year – Colorbox Cosmetics founded by Stephanie Adu
- Makeup Artist of the Year – Valerie Lawson CEO of CVL Beauty
- Makeup Retailer of the Year, 2nd Edition – Rozay International
The winners expressed sincere gratitude to the government for the support and urged Makeup Ghana to continue to push for future winners of the Ghana Makeup Awards to receive access to bigger opportunities.
About Ghana Makeup Awards
The Ghana Makeup Awards is an industry award for the makeup and beauty industry aimed at fostering excellence, by rewarding and celebrating pioneers, leading professionals and upcoming talent within the industry, as well as businesses and brands that are contributing to economic growth.
Get ready for the 4th Edition of the Ghana Makeup Awards in 2020
RECORD BREAKING: Over 100,000 Ghanaians Storm Stonebwoy’s “Ashaiman Festival”.
ASHAIMAN, GHANA (www.georgebritton.com) - Fashionably punctual, Livingstone Etse Satekla, professionally known for his musicianship as Stonebwoy floats on stage at 1:30am on the dot to entertain patrons who trooped in to see him perform at the Saka Saka Park, Ashaiman. It’s the the Ghanaian Reggae/Ragga & Dancehall artiste 6th consecutive outdoor show, dubbed, Ashaiman To The World Festival (ATTWF), but the set-up and sound was surprisingly advanced. His name and image glistens on screen in a retro font as his full-piece band, The BHIM Band start up, and he appears, as glammed to the smitten and record breaking 100,000 crowd.
Livingstone's intro music, Hero, wasn’t chosen solely for its party-starting funkiness. Having primed us, the multiple awards winning reggae artiste immediately turns the tables and ripples through a set that highlights both his artistry spiced up with activism. In the second category, Stonebwoy has a tendency to fill the gaps between songs with rote, let’s-love-ourselves exhortations. In the first is his uncontestable talent, displayed in fluid runs and a melody, which makes him admirably suited to the playing of his songs.
Throughout the evening, a range of surprise appearances sends raptures through the crowd. BET Hip pop award winner, Sarkodie, enthralls with his street anthem "Bleeding" and Rising star of Ashaiman Larruso garners a similar reaction with Killy Killy, while Quamina MP tipped the atmosphere towards frenzy with Party, Amanfour, and Wiase Ye De, Obrafour, King Promise, Eshun, Strongman Burna blessed the atmosphere with their spectacular sets. The evening’s biggest surprise was reserved for the last stretch; Shatta Wale emerged to the pensive instrumentals of his Only One Man tune and, for a few minutes, two of the continent’s biggest stars dance together, the ecstatic crowd thrilled and stunned at the unexpected union.
Man of the moment, Stonebwoy, interweaves old and new on Saturday night, with an epic, Reggae/Ragga & Dancehall-filled set, including two released anthems (Shuga featuring Jamaican Super Star, Beenie Man and Ololo featuring Nigeria's Teni). Invoking his distinctive onstage persona, and throughout, Stonebwoy manages to apply a newfound scale to himself and his music, and in doing so, reinforces his position as an unstoppable entity on the brink of another new, exciting chapter. This year's concert, as far as attendance, Sound, Stage Lightening and Crew are concerned, is the biggest outdoor event in Ghana, and Legendary Obrafour made similar confession on stage.
On stage, it’s evident that Stonebwoy deserves his seat at the top of the Afrobeats, Reggae/Ragge & Dancehall scene. He’s a magnetic performer. Songs such as People Dey, Run Go, Hero and Mama Stories, underpinned by snapping drums and jittery choruses, send feet stomping through the park filled with humongous souls. Elsewhere, the crowds sway as he croons the softer, more melodic offerings of Tuff Seed. With energy at a high point, Stonebwoy brings the curtain down with Wame, the enchanting drums and biographical lyrics leading the crowd into sermon, topping a night that epitomises both his and Reggae/Ragga & Dancehall’s continued ascent into the mainstream.
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CEO of Ghana Entertainment Awards USA Grabs Top Award.
Chief Executive Officer for the Ghana Entertainment Awards USA and Boogie down Nima Productions, Hashim Haruna has received an award titled Nima Diaspora Personality at the just ended Nima Excellence awards.
Hashim, owner of the prominent event/artiste promotions, is famous for organizing entertainment tours for celebrated artistes notable, Shatta Wale, VVIP formally known as V.I.P, Samini, Mzbel, Castro, Kwabena Kwabena, Tinny, and Ofori Ambonsah.
He also played a key role in the Nigerian music industry working with pioneers like Kennis Music, Under the Rock, Ariya Entertainment, Big Moose and many others across the continent of Africa. He played a leadership role in the organization of Ghana independence celebration since 2004.
The organization’s CSR group has created educational opportunities for individuals in zongos, particularly at Nima, a suburb in Accra. The group uses hip hop as a campaign tool.
Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, a film maker, is a co-founder of Boogie Down Nima Productions, which has earned the reputation for producing the HomeGrown Life documentary, a popular worldwide film, which entails the birth and emerging trend of hip hop movement and its dynamics in Ghana.
GEA-USA is geared towards recognizing the many contributions of African Entertainers for the thriving industry. And, it is dedicated to build and bridge cultures between Ghana and the United States, especially those in the diaspora. The 4th edition of GEA-USA is slated for June 2020.
Hashim, who was nominated, along with the legendary musical group VIP’s founder, Mr. Huruna Musah, affectionately called Friction, currently plying his musical career in the Netherlands.
The rest are, Mr. Musah Trawill, Chief Executive Officer of Candy Ghana and Mr. Masshood Adam of the Succeed fame.
The category, recognizes Ghanaians living in Europe and Americas, who have distinguished themselves in various fields of endeavors for the communities to serve as a shining example for others to emulate.
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