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African Union Unveils The 6TH All Africa Music Awards(AFRIMA) Calender Of Events.

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The African Union Commission, AUC, has formally unveiled the 2019 All Africa Music Awards, tagged; 6TH AFRIMA, calendar of events at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday, May 13, 2019.

In a news release signed by the Acting Director, Social Affairs Department, African Union Commission, Mr. Machacha Shepande, the first activity on the continental awards event calendar is submission of entries which open globally on www.afrima.org to African music professionals either living on the continent or in the diaspora from Wednesday, May 15 and closes on Friday, August 2, 2019. Further details on entry submission guidelines are available on the AFRIMA website.

Stonebwoy, Winner, Reggae/Dancehall Artiste Of The Year, Africa at AFRIMA-Ghana

Other activities on the event calendar are; the 13-man jury adjudication process and nominees selection from August 6 to August 12. A ‘World Media Announcement of 6TH AFRIMA Nominees’ List’ will take place on August 13 to publicly unveil African artistes and/or works that have been nominated in the regional and continental categories leading to winners of the AFRIMA 23.9 carat gold plated trophy.

On August 19, ‘AFRIMA Public Voting’ process will open to academy of voters, African music fans and followers around the globe which closes 24 hours before the main awards ceremony, and would be monitored and audited by a reputable International Auditing Firm.

Fally Ipupa, Winner, Best Male Artist in Central Africa, at the 5th AFRIMA-Ghana 2018
Lyna Mahyem, Winner, Best Female Artist in Northern Africa at the AFRIMA

According to the press statement, The Main Awards Ceremony, a four-day fiesta of music, glamour, Afrocentricism and entertainment, holds from November 6 to November 9 in the official awards Host City. It will be preceded by Welcome Soiree, AFRIMA Music Village, the Host City Tour, the Africa Music Business Summit, and the exclusive Nominees Party.

Other build up activities leading up to the main awards ceremony include conferences, stakeholders meetings, festivals, speaking engagements, University Campus Concert and courtesy visits to heads of governments and leaders of institutions in corporate and government sectors across the five regions of Africa to achieve an all-round engagement with all relevant AFRIMA stakeholders.

AFRIMA, in partnership with the African Union, is a music property that recognises and rewards the work and talent of a myriad of African artistes from the old to the new generation of musicians. It also stimulates conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the world about the potential of the creative arts for real humanizing enterprise on the continent, contributing significantly to social cohesion, national, regional and continental integration as well as sustainable development in Africa. The live awards show is broadcast to over eighty countries around the world.

Wizkid, Winner, Artiste of the Year at 2017 AFRIMA Awards

The 2018 edition of AFRIMA awards ceremony was hosted by the Republic of Ghana, through the partnership of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

Fans of African music globally can follow along and take part in the AFRIMA 2019 events on social media, live stream on the AFRIMA website, the AFRIMA App and by tuning to over 84 television stations which are AFRIMA partners

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EMY AWARDS’19: Boris Kodjoe, Dr. Ofori Sarpong, Dentaa Others Win Big At 2019 EMY Africa Awards

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The 2019 edition of the prestigious Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Africa Awards was held on Saturday night at the plush Kempinski Hotel in Accra where a number of influential personalities were honoured for contributions towards society.

Chief Executive officer of Special Ice Company, Dr Ernest Ofori Sarpong was the biggest winner at the event after going home with the Ultimate Man of the Year award.

Since 2016, the EMY Africa award has celebrated the best in men’s achievements across local industry, community, culture and public service. Dozens of men and personalities from all ages and walks of life have been honoured for their abilities, initiatives and contributions to society.

Saturday night event was attended by a number personalities. Among them were Nadia Buari, Gloria Safo, Zynnell Zuh, Samera Buari, KOD, Regina Van Helvert and a host of others.

The rest of other winners at the event included, the Chief Imam Dr Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu who was crowned with a Life Time Achievement award, Veteran Administration of Ghana was honoured with the Men’s Group of the Year award. Man of Courage award went to visually impaired journalist, Paul Anomhah Kordien and the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Ian Walker who annexed the inaugural EMY’s Commonwealth Development award.

Magnate Award (Man of The Year-Business) went to Daniel Mckorley while Diasporan award to Ghanaian American actor Boris Kodjoe. The outstanding Woman of the Year went to Madam Patricia Poku, the CEO of Plot Enterprise Group in Ivory Coast and Ghana which is a cocoa processing company. Mr. Torgbor Mensah also went home with Media Excellence Award among others.

Below is the full list of winners

Man Of The Year - Dr. Ernest Ofori Sarpong

Woman Of The Year - Patricia Poku-Diaby

Lifetime Achievement Award - Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu

Men Group/Club Of The Year - Veterans Administration, Ghana (VAG)

Magnate Award (Man Of The Year– Business) - Daniel McKorley

Diasporan Award - Boris Kodjoe

Media Excellence Award - Mr. Torgbor Mensah

The Settler Award - Iyiola Ayoade

The Guardian Award (Mentorship & Leadership Award) - Dr Patrick Awuah

The Green Fingers Award (Man Of The Year – Agriculture ) - Richard Nunekpeku

Man Of The Year – Technology , Sponsored By NASCO Ghana - Mr. Archie Hesse

Asclepian Award (Man Of The Year – Health ) - Mr. Kofi Nsiah Poku

The Rig Award (Man Of The Year – Oil & Gas) - Kevin Okyere

Man Of The Year–Style - Yofi Grant

Man Of Courage Award - Paul Anomah-Kordieh

Commonwealth Development Award - British High Commission, Accra

Green Corporate Star Award Sponsored By A Rocha Ghana - Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC

Humanitarian Award -Nii Botswe Laryea II (Kotobabi Manste)

Special Recognition Award For Advertising & Marketing - Mr Joel Nettey

Young Achiever– Male - Sangu Delle

Young Achiever-Female - Dentaa Amoateng Mbe

The Pav Ansah Communicator Award - Giovani Caleb

Man Of The Year– Entertainment - Louis Lamis

Man Of The Year – Sports - Ezekiel Nana Ziggy Ansah

Discovery Of The Year - Kofi Genfi

Brand Of The Year - Adepa Shoes

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BET Awards’19: Cardi B, Migos and Burna Boy win top prizes.

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Regina Hall hosted the 19th annual BET Awards ceremony, which aired live from the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (23 June) in downtown Los Angeles across seven Viacom networks in the U.S., including BET, BET HER, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Classic, VH1 and Logo.

The show kicked off with a special performance from lead BET nominee Cardi B, who took the stage with husband Offset and a gaggle of dancers for their rendition of her hit tracks “Clout” and “Press.” with other performances including chart-toppers Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus performing their hit song “Old Town Road,” Lizzo’s rendition of “Truth Hurts,” and a medley of hits from Mary J Blige.

Cardi is nominated for 7 awards including Album of the Year, Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, and Best Collaboration category for her songs with Bruno Mars on “Please Me,” and Bad Bunny and J. Balvin on “I Like It.” She won five BET Awards in 2017 and four during the 2018 celebration.

Following Cardi’s lead is hip-hop superstar Drake, who is nominated for five awards including Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Best Collaboration for his track “Sicko Mode” with Travis Scott, and Best Video.

Other nominees included Beyonce, J. Cole, Childish Gambino, Issa Rae, Stephen Curry, and Lizzo.Mary J. Blige was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award and Tyler Perry was presented with the Ultimate Icon Award.

Tyler Perry was honoured with the Ultimate Icon award, while Mary J Blige received the Lifetime Achievement Award after performing a medley of her greatest hits.

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was given a posthumous Humanitarian Award to honour his work as an entrepreneur and community activist. Nipsey Hussle, who was murdered on March 31, was remembered throughout the pre-show by heavy hitters like John Legend, Lil’ Kim, and DJ Khaled. BET even opted to use a blue carpet in honour of the slain rapper.

Burna Boy won the Best International Act, which was accepted by his mother/manager who gave a powerful acceptance speech.

See the full list of winners below:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist


Beyoncé (WINNER)
Ella Mai​
H.E.R.
Solange
SZA
Teyana Taylor

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist


Bruno Mars (WINNER)
Anderson .Paak​
Childish Gambino​
Chris Brown
John Legend
Khalid

Best Group


Migos (WINNER)
Chloe x Halle​
City Girls
Lil Baby & Gunna​
The Carters

Best Collaboration


“Sicko Mode,” Travis Scott ft. Drake (WINNER)
“A Lot,” 21 Savage ft. J. Cole
“Please Me,” Cardi B & Bruno Mars
“I Like It,” Cardi B ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin​
“Could've Been,” H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller
“Taste,” Tyga ft. Offset

Best Female Hip Hop Artist


Cardi B (WINNER)
Kash Doll
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj​
Remy Ma

Best Male Hip Hop Artist


Nipsey Hussle (WINNER)
21 Savage
Drake
J. Cole
Meek Mill
Travis Scott

Video of the Year


“This Is America,” Childish Gambino (WINNER)
“A Lot,” 21 Savage ft. J. Cole
“Money,” Cardi B
“Please Me,” Cardi B & Bruno Mars
“Nice For What,” Drake
“APES**T,” The Carters

Video Director of the Year


Karena Evans (WINNER)
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley​
Dave Meyers
Hype Williams

Best New Artist


Lil Baby (WINNER)
Blueface
City Girls
Juice WRLD​
Queen Naija

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational


“Blessing Me Again,” Snoop Dogg ft. Rance Allen (WINNER)
“All Of My Life,” Erica Campbell ft. Warryn Campbell
“Tell Me Where It Hurts,” Fred Hammon​
“Love Theory,” Kirk Franklin
“Never Alone,” Tori Kelly ft. Kirk Franklin

Best International Act


Burna Boy (Nigeria) (WINNER)
AKA (South Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
Dave (UK)
Dosseh (France)
Giggs (UK)
Mr. Eazi (Nigeria)

Best New International Act


Sho Madjozi (South Africa) (WINNER)
Headie One (UK)
Jokair (France)
Nesly (France)
Octavian (UK)
Teni (Nigeria)

Best Actress


Regina King (WINNER)
Issa Rae
Regina Hall
Taraji P Henson​
Tiffany Haddish​
Viola Davis

Best Actor


Michael B. Jordan (WINNER)
Anthony Anderson
Chadwick Boseman
Denzel Washington
Mahershala Ali
Omari Hardwick​

Young Stars


Marsai Martin (WINNER)
Caleb McLaughlin
Lyrics Ross
Michael Rainey Jr.
Miles Brown

Best Movie


BlacKkKlansman (WINNER) Creed 2
If Beale Street Could Talk
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The Hate U Give

Sportswoman of the Year


Serena Williams (WINNER)
Allyson Felix
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year


Stephen Curry (WINNER)
Kevin Durant
LeBron James
Odell Beckham Jr
Tiger Woods

Album of the Year


Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B (WINNER)
Astroworld, Travis Scott
Championships, Meek Mill
Ella Mai, Ella Mai​
Everything Is Love, The Carters

Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice


“Trip,” Ella Mai (WINNER)
“I Like It,” Cardi B ft Bad Bunny & J Balvin​
“This Is America,” Childish Gambino​
“In My Feelings,” Drake
“Middle Child,” J. Col
“Sicko Mode,” Travis Scott ft. Drake

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Kofi Mole, DJ Vyrusky, J.Derobie, Eshun, others receive their Muse BOQ plaques for 2019 1st Quarter – PHOTOS

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Muse Africa has presented plaques to winners from their Muse Bangerz of the Quarter accolades for the 1st quarter.

The presentation was done at their quarterly held MuseBOQ party on 7th June inside Serallio.

On the night Ghana’s award winning disc jokey DJ Vyrusk together with Empawa artiste J.Derobie picked up their plaques for Best Hip life song of the quarter and Reggae /Dancehall of the quarter respectively.

DJ Vyrusky
J.Derobie

Other winners who also picked up their plaques include rapper Opanka who won best Collaboration of the quarter, rapper Frequency was also there to pick his plaque for best Hip hop song of the quarter.

Frequency

The female artiste of the quarter Eshun was there to also receive her plaque alongside Gospel song of the quarter winner Qwame Gaby.

Eshun
Qwame Gaby

The most talked about artiste now, Kofi Mole of Don’t be late hit song fame was there with his squad to receive his plaque for Introlude of the quarter.

Kofi Mole

In a word from the director and head of editorial at Muse Africa, George Wiredu Duah stated that he was so happy to see all these stars pick up their plaques at the event last Friday.

“For us at Muse Africa, we want to always create the environment that will support new talents and already made stars hence Muse Bangerz of the quarter is one of them and so to see these talents participate in the activities is worth commending” – Mr. George Duah opined.

George also stressed that, the MuseBangerz of the Quarter celebrates and rewards hit music every quarter so the fans should get ready for the next quarter Muse Bangerz of the Quarter in August.

Rave Marketing Solutions, Serallio and Faxe Gold Beer supported the Muse BOQ Party.

Source: Beenie Words

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NEA’19 Open Nominations For 3rd Edition.

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The 3rd edition of the community development awards scheme “Nima Excellence Awards” has offically open its nomination for various categories ranging from Academia, Business, Politics, Sports, Arts and Entertainment, Social Work to Media.

The awards scheme is non-voting and winners are carefully selected by Constituted Award Board in consultation with the Event team based on information and research of achievement, performance and impact of a nominee under the year in review.

The categories are open to either male or female personalities regardless of religious affiliation, including individuals and organizations within Nima, Accra New Town, Maamobi, Kotobabi, Pig Farm, Kanda and Ruga and/or indigenes of these communities who reside abroad to pick or file their nominations for this year’s edition Nima Excellence Awards 2019.

Below are the categoriesFiling of Nomination starts on today, Monday, 10th June 2019 and ends on Wednesday, 6th July 2019.

Some Top personalities who have won the Prestigious Community Based Awards, NEA are CEO of Afro Arab Group of Companies, Alhaji Abdul Salamu Amadu, the late Alhaji Bature Iddriss of Alhaji and Alhaji fame, Ghana's dribbling magician Mohammed Ahmed ''Polo'', Dancehall & reggae Artiste IWAN, Ghana’s musical Legendary group ''VVIP'', international Fine Artist-Mohammed Awudu ''Moh”, A retired midwife Hajia Damata Suleimana, Ghanaian pharmaceutical giant- Tobinco pharmaceuticals LTD.

Others are CEO Hijarah TV- Alhaji Abdul Razak Toure, Media mogul, Alhaji Mohammed Amin Lamptey, Founder & president Dreams FC Mr. Mohammed Jijii Alifoe, Dr. Samuel Amo Tobbin and many more.

Hon. Mahama Naser Toure- MP of Awayaso East Constituency, Hon. Abubakar Saddique Boneface-Former minister for Inner Cities and Zongo Development, PRO of Council of Zongo Chiefs- Chief Imoro Baba Issah, the first MP of Awayaso East Constituency-the late Hon. Yahaya Seidu (Yayaya Kansas), Deputy National Chief Imam- Sheikh Ahmed Kamaludeen Abubakar Umar, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana-H.E. Alhaji Dr. Mahmadu Bawumia have all received honorary awards.

The Initiative is to re-echo and celebrate the excellent performances of organizations and individuals within the above mentioned catchment areas. The recognition of most outstanding personalities and organizations with exemplary achievements serves as a motivation for the younger generation in these communities.

Forms can be obtain from all our outlets and online. Visit our website: www.nimaexcellenceaward.com

Below are the categories;

Academia
•Best JHS School
•Best SHS student
•Brilliant Student (Tertiary)

Business
•Emerging Brand
•Business Personality
•Business Organization

Community development
•Youth Activist
•Non-Governmental Organization (NGO’s)
•Nima Diaspora Personality / Group

Arts and entertainment
•Creative Arts Personality
•Entertainment Personality/ Group

Sports
•Sports Personality

Media
•Media Personality

Leadership
• Influential personality
Overall personality of Year
•Personality of the Year

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