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Giovanni Caleb, Sika Osei To Host VGMA Red Carpet.

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Red Carpet segment has become as important at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) as the main event, so the choice of which persons handle that session is taken seriously by the organizers, Charterhouse Ghana, and this year – we have two new faces that would grace the carpet.

This portal, www.entertainmentgh.com can state authoritatively that, Giovani Caleb, host of 3FM’s ‘Drive-Time’ show and ‘VGMA All Access’ Game Show on TV3 respectively, would pair with the pretty Sika Osei, host of ’53 Extra’ on MNet to handle the 20th edition of the VGMA Red Carpet, this Saturday, May 18, 2019.

The two take the mantle from another Media General employee, Johnnie Hughes and AJ Sarpong of Citi FM/TV – who hosted the event last year.

Sika Osei is a TV Host, Actress, Publicist, Magazine Publisher, Lawyer and a Producer who started her media stint in Ghana before getting her big break in Nigeria via MNet’s ‘Studio 53 Extra’. She has become a known face in the media landscape across Africa and impressive stints in movies and various endorsement deals have elevated her brand.

Giovani Caleb has racked up years of experience as a media personality and MC, having compered a myriad of high profile events. He’s worked with Radio Universe, YFM, ETVGhana, Starr FM and GHOne TV.

The 20th edition of the awards is scheduled for the Accra International Conference Center, with the Red Carpet event expected to commence at 7pm!

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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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3RD Annual Nightlife Awards To Be Launched Today.

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The third edition of the prestigious NIGHTLIFE AWARDS is set to be launched tonight at an exclusive media and nightlife industry soiree to be
held at the plush Carbon Nightclub.


The Nightlife Awards [TNA], originally dubbed the Jack Daniels Nightlife Awards is the official awards scheme that rewards excellence in the burgeoning nightlife industry in the country; and after a two successful edition; expectations are unsurprisingly high for this year’s edition.


Last year’s awards honored the likes of Bola Ray, DBlack, DJ Vyrusky, Live Fm, TWIST Nightclub and a host of others with awards spanning 15 public voting and non-voting categories.


This year’s is already gearing up to be bigger and more impactful with a broader scope and the addition of new categories covering every sphere of the Nightlife business in Ghana.


The launch event is an exclusive affair with entry based on Invitation only.
The NIGHTLIFE AWARDS is powered by marketing agency, THE BLACKTRACE GROUP.

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VGMA19: Samini Reincarnated And Made The Event Sane.

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Regardless of last weekend’s skirmishes at the #VGMA20 occasion, Samini came through as the melting ice to restore peace and sanity with his high class live band performance, maturity, stage mastery and finesse.

Before Samini’s performance on the night, there had been previous performances from Efya, Sarkodie, Kula and others who rocked the stage as well; but Samini raised the bar very high that he’s still on the lips of many, hours after the show. 

This followed the much publicized altercation from 2 of Ghana’s Music Icons, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale, some moments earlier before his (Samini’s) set.

The annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) is an occasion that celebrates Ghanaian music and its crooners and this year’s was supposed to be the most exciting as it marked the 20th anniversary of the awards, but it was marred with the abrupt melee.

Nonetheless, the show went on with Samini melting hearts and brought smiles to many patrons and viewers watching from home and online.

As an experienced performer and a man of peace who has been in the industry for years (during his performance during the VGMA Experience Concert — the weekend before — on Saturday, May 11, at the Independence Square), Samini called on his fellow artistes to allow unity reign amongst them since that is the only thing to make the industry grow.

Born Emmanuel Andrews Samini, he is also referred to many as “African Bob Marley”; Samini put in all efforts with ease and jammed the place to keep the remaining audience engaged and happy.

His showmanship on the night was a perfect liaison that cemented attempts by Charter House to restore calm at the occasion. One thing you can’t take away from the LIVING LEGEND, Samini, who was enskinned few months ago is his high sense of maturity and class towards any horrid situation around him on the job, be it on stage, on interviews or in the studio with his lyrical compositions and delivery.

Samini remains a ‘scarce soul’ in Ghana’s music history and will continue to be loved and remembered not only for his craft but helping other acts hone their craft into mainstream – notable amongst the talents that went through his tutelage into mainstream are Mugeez (of R2Bees), Stonebwoy, Kaakie and Kofi Kinaata.

Deon Boakye and Senario are also budding acts under his arm he supports and is helping push to the top as well. Samini has won several local and international awards of great reverence such as MOBO, MTV, Channel O, IRAWMA, just to name a few. He has won several plaques at the VGMAs and was “Artiste Of The Year” at Ghana Music Awards 2007.

He has shared many noble stages, both home across the world with Damian Marley, Shaggy, Keri Hilson, Busy Signal, Mavado. Demarco, 2Face, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, just to name a few. His collaborations with Steel Pulse, Etana, Rocky Dawuni, Busy Signal and Anthony Bare some of the works he is well respected for with at least 2 decades of honing his craft and selling it to the world.

Samini is signed to Africa 1 Media in Ghana, since 2017; a great Team he is very proud of and happy to work with anytime. You can connect with Samini on social media via his connects below:


You can connect with Samini on social media via his connects below: Facebook: SAMINI

Instagram: @Samini_Dagaati

Twitter: @Samini_Dagaati

SnapChat: @Samini_Dagaati

For bookings, kindly email his Management, Africa 1 Media via [email protected]

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Matthew Mensah To Speak At 2019 Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Summit.

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Multiple award-winning Ghanaian philanthropist, PR Strategist and business man, Matthew Mensah has been invited as a speaker for the 3rd edition of the Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Summit which will be hosted in Johannesburg.


As the founder of Health PR, Ambassador of Tourism Ghana and GQ’S Best dressed Man in Africa, Matthew will join other speakers from across Africa for the pan-African annual conference for youth leaders from across the continent which will be hosted from 23 – 24 May 2019.


The Summit, hosted under the theme ‘Reclaim Africa’ – is described by organisers as a call to action for young people to work towards an Africa they desire to be a part of. The three day gathering will encourage youth participation in governance, social change and the economy through topics that impart knowledge, engage thought and inspire action. Delegates of the Summit range from young leaders from diverse backgrounds such as media, politics, academia and business – with the aim of driving inter-country relations and collaborations.


“Since its inception two years ago the Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth summit has hosted over 200 young leaders representing 18 African countries. This has created a web of collaborations and partnerships across various sectors, movements and communities. As a platform the summit presents an opportunity for young people to connect, learn and create in concert around pertinent areas of leadership, development and how we can right the future of the kind of Africa we want to exist in.” says Founder Paul Modjadji.


The organisers announced in March that this year’s Summit would be the last one to be hosted in South Africa. This would mean that the next Summit, to be hosted in 2020, would be hosted in another African country. The Summit, which not only brings young people together, also celebrates Africa day and month – by engaging in conversations which are led by and serve young people.


The Breaking Down Borders Africa Initiative is a multi-platform initiative that includes education, empowerment drives as well as the conference. Founded by The Leaders Who Dare To Dream Foundation and led by a collective of youth social entrepreneurs, the initiative undertakes efforts to connect African youth through dialogue and conferencing, workshops and arts programmes. Through various partnerships with global NGO’s, government and the private sector, the Conference has driven robust conversation, given a platform for youth thought leadership and the building of networks among African youth in social and commercial entrepreneurship.


Source: Avance Media

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