BET Awards 2019 nominated Nigerian Afrobeats artists, Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy wins the award for “African Artiste Of The Year” at the 20th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which was held at Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on Saturday, May 19. This year’s edition of Ghana’s Music Award marks the second decade after its first awards event.
With Burna Boy’s third (3rd) studio album, “Outside LP” which was released in 2018, he broke to fame internationally widening his musical territories with his hit single off the LP titled “Ye”.
Efforts of his urge to better his musical craft and marketing earned him a spot to perform at one of the world’s most accorded outdoor event if not the biggest, Coachella early this year alongside Mr. Eazi.
Burna Boy at #VGMA20 gave out an electrifying performance, performing almost all his hit singles and songs off his album. He is confirmed to perform at Afro Nation’s maiden Africa re-entry festival dubbed Afro Nation Ghana scheduled on December 27th to 39th at Laboma Beach.
Afro Nation Ghana is a 3-Day event with interesting fun events with major concerts on each day. First Wave artistes confirmed for Afro Nation Ghana include Alkaline, Shatta Wale, Burna Boy, Stonebwoy, Wizkid, Teni and many more. Afro Nation is yet to announce 3 more Wave Artistes Line Up for the 3-Day event.
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EMY AWARDS’19: Boris Kodjoe, Dr. Ofori Sarpong, Dentaa Others Win Big At 2019 EMY Africa Awards
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
Meet Kojo Jones, Ghana’s most eligible Bachelor.
It is no doubt that the business mogul Kojo Jones is admired by all and is gradually becoming an icon from a distance. The business mogul who is also known for his fashion style is always seen looking all sharp and dapper in and out of occasions. And certainly, we can say he has become the toast of the fashion world in Ghana.
His personality and style combined with his charisma makes him one of the most eligible bachelors in Ghana now. His love for God and humanity is simply admirable.
Truth be told, many are still wondering who that strong lucky lady backing him up might be but it appears the young entrepreneur is single and ready to tie the knot once he finds his soul mate.
So if you're one of those ladies seeking to know who that very lucky woman is, then certainly you have it.
Well that being said, Mr.Kojo Jones please don’t forget to invite us to the wedding when you find our First Lady.
PHOTOS: Glam Africa Magazine Releases Actor Juliet Ibrahim’s Shoot for Big Beauty.
Leading lifestyle magazine on the African Continent, GLAM Africa Magazine has featured beautiful Ghanaian accomplished Actor, producer and philanthropist, Juliet Ibrahim as the face of its periodic publication containing pictures, stories and articles of interest to patrons.
In Glam Africa’s latest edition titled ‘Big Beauty’ Juliet Ibrahim discusses balancing motherhood, philanthropy, acting and how she looks fabulous doing it all. This Ghanaian A-lister; award-winning producer, actor and philanthropist made her mark in the Ghanaian movie industry nearly 15 years ago.
Her journey to stardom began in 2004 when she won a beauty contest and was called in for an audition that she aced for her first role in the movie, Crime to Christ.
In the interview, Juliet shares her struggle being in a male-dominated industry and her inspiration to set up the Juliet Ibrahim foundation which helps people suffering from kidney related diseases and Ebola. With everything she has going on she also talks about how she manages family time with her son Jayden.
Other highlights in this edition of Glam Africa magazine include the latest fashion and beauty trends for a fresh summer look, the best makeup palettes for that pop of colour this season as well as a hard-hitting discussion on colourism and what it means to be a dark-skinned woman, especially in the media industry.
Glam Africa is a dynamic media platform that connects readers to African style and trends. We deliver live, online and print news to keep you updated on the the latest in African fashion, beauty, expert knowledge, celebrities, entertainment and inspirational videos.
With teams operating in the UK, Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana as a multi-platform.
GLAM AFRICA is fast making its mark as the first source ensuring readers and viewers all over the world, keep updated with what's new on the African scene.
Glam Africa magazine is available at W H Smith, Shoprite, Checkers or online at www.glamafrica.com/magazine . Follow Glam Africa on social media Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube @GLAMAFRICAMAG
Watch the fun video of Juliet behind the scene of her cover shoot on the Glam Africa Youtube Channel;
BET Awards’19: Cardi B, Migos and Burna Boy win top prizes.
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
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Bruno Mars (WINNER)
Chloe x Halle
Lil Baby & Gunna
“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)
Megan Thee Stallion
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Nipsey Hussle (WINNER)
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)
Best New Artist
Lil Baby (WINNER)
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)
Mr. Eazi (Nigeria)
Best New International Act
Sho Madjozi (South Africa) (WINNER)
Headie One (UK)
Regina King (WINNER)
Taraji P Henson
Michael B. Jordan (WINNER)
Marsai Martin (WINNER)
Michael Rainey Jr.
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)
Sportsman of the Year
Stephen Curry (WINNER)
Odell Beckham Jr
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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