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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.

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Keche Gains Nomination At Ghana Music & Arts Awards Europe’19.

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The most consistent and versatile music group on the African continent, signed on to Ghanaian based talent management, recording & distribution label; GEM Rythymz, Keche has been nominated for the category of the “Music Group Of The Year”at the yet to be staged maiden edition of Ghana Music & Arts Awards Europe 2019

The group chalked this remarkable nomination after proven to be the continent’s classic music duo within the last decade. The group’s dominance has been accompanied by couple of performances at Liberia’s Independence Day celebration, Togo Youth Festival, Festival D’Aneho (RFI), Kalabar festival, Africa Movie Academy Awards, Afro Dance Festival in Amsterdam, toured in the USA and UK.

Ghana Music and Arts Awards Europe is the first of its kind ever to happen in Europe. This year 2019 will be the maiden edition. The scheme seeks to reward the hard work of Ghanaians within the Music and Arts industry both in Ghana and Europe as the name depicts and to bring Ghanaians across Europe and beyond together under one roof to celebrate Ghanaian Music and arts. The Concept is designed to celebrate our rich Ghanaian culture coupled with rewarding excellence in our music and arts industry.

October 26th, 2019 will be the maiden edition of the awards ceremony and will be hosted at the Q Factory in Amsterdam. The scheme seeks to reward the hard work of Ghanaians within the Music and Arts industry both in Ghana and Europe as the name depicts and to bring Ghanaians across Europe and beyond together under one roof to celebrate Ghanaian Music and arts. The Concept is designed to celebrate our rich Ghanaian culture coupled with rewarding excellence in our music and arts industry.

Simultaneously, the Ghanaian based music group has also been nominated for for the "Hottest Music Group" in Africa at the forthcoming African Entertainment Awards and will be competing against a host of illustrious African music groups, both local and international entertainment performing; Click www.africanentertainmentawards.org/vote-for-your-best-nominees-aeausa-2019/hottest-group-2019/ to vote for Keche.

Keche is known to be one of the most consistent and versatile music groups in West Africa. Joshua is a rapper with the power of word play and Andrew is a songster with a silvery voice. The group’s name is inspired by the deftness in their music composition and performance. “Keche” literally means skills in Akan. They are also known as the “Skill Team”.

 Joshua Ampah and Andrew Cudjoe make this talented, indomitable and dynamic duo. Both born and raised in Takoradi, in the Western region of Ghana, West Africa, their musical journey started very early in life as they both started singing at Sunday school and through basic education.

Keche is currently promoting their latest single dubbed titled, “Today”. Stream below;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj68_mGFGbQ

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Samini To Represent Ghana At GUBA Awards.

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Legendary Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall artiste christened, Emmanuel Andrews Sammini, popularly known within the entertainment circles as, Samini, is set to lead an army of music fanatics and patrons through an estimated 1 hour of performance at the 2019 edition of the Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards.

The "Untamed Album" crooner whose genre of music is a melodious mixture of highlife, dancehall, reggae and hip-hop, and has carve a nitch to suites the Ghanaian entertainment industry will be is expected to deliver an undiluted stage craft that seeks to leave a remarkable memory on the mind of the event goers.

He will be performing a host of his from his music catalogue, including hit song off his Untamed Album such as, "Obra", "My Own". Proven to be the best, as far as performing alongside the band (Liveband Music) is concerned, the reggae artiste will give an articulate performance with the crew, that will enable event patrons have a glimpse of his dexterity.

Celebrating its decade anniversary, the United States of America's edition of the awards ceremony is slated for, Thursday the 26th of September, 2019, 6pm at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel in New York, USA and will be hosted by astute Ghanaian Television host and actor, Joselyn Dumas.

Samini is a fiery Ghanaian performer with 7 studio albums; with “Untamed” as his latest with 22-songs, all strictly Reggae. His “Untamed” Album charted at N.o 8 on January 1, 2019 on Billboard.com’s Top 10 Reggae Albums and also won “Album Of The Year” 2018 on European giant Reggae network, Reggaeville.com

Watch Samini - Obra (Official Music) below;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vFm79HpnzU

GUBA Awards seeks to reward, celebrate excellence and innovation of African individuals and organisation in the diaspora and Africa, working to the advancement, empowerment and progression of the African community in the Diaspora. Following the success of GUBA UK over the past decade, GUBA Enterprise is extending internationally and taking root in the United States of America to put the spotlight on the Diaspora within this pantheon community.  

Significantly this year, GUBA’s award ceremony will also place emphasis on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will be held under the theme: "African Diaspora, the Catalyst for Growth and Innovation." In addressing the theme, the awards will center on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17, to strengthen global partnerships in achieving the ambitious targets of the 2030 Agenda.

The organisations to be awarded on the night, are also playing vital roles in the fulfillment of the many SDG goals. In addition, the GUBA Awards USA’s recognition of the “Year of Return”, will be one of the many avenues of championing GUBA’s ‘unity impetus.’

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MTN 4Syte Tv Music Video Awards Launch; Entries Opened.

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4syte TV has opened nominations for entries into the 10th edition of the MTN 4syte TV Music Video Awards after an online launch.

The awards event is to reward creativity in the production of music videos released between 2018 and 2019.

MTN has been sponsoring the 4syte Music Video Awards since 2014.

The launch which was done via social media paves the way for interested persons to submit their entries from Friday 13th September 2019 to Saturday 28th September 2019.

The categories of Music videos to be awarded are the following: Best Gospel Music, Best Special Effect, Best Edited Video, Best Video Storyline, Best Photography, Best Reggae/Dancehall Video, Best Choreography Video and Best Discovery Video.

The rest of the categories for the video awards are Best Male, Best Female, Best Group, Best African Act Video, Hi-Life, Best HipLife, Best Collaboration and Best HipHop Videos.

There will also be awards for Best Directed Video, Most Popular Video and the Overall Best Video. An Achievement Award will also be given.

As part of the 10th-anniversary celebration of the MTN 4Syte music video awards, special awards categories have been introduced which are the ‘New Lords’ and ‘Big Chune’.

The most active record labels shall nominate a new act each from their camp. The labels are, Highly Spiritual, Lynx Entertainment, Rufftown Records, Legacy Life Entertainment, Bhim Nation, and BAM.

Shortlisting voting will be conducted on the social media pages of 4syte TV and MTN to select the final four. These final four will be entered into a twitter and Facebook poll a week before the main awards to select a winner.

Big Chune Category

This will be awarded to the biggest Ghanaian song of the year in terms of radio airplay, online streams and plays, and general buzz overall. Two online music data platforms (Kwesema and Ghud Music) with five all-time best radio DJ’s will be tasked to submit their choices to this category.

Five finalists will be put up for voting. Fans have 100% control over who wins in this category.

Mr. Ignace Hego, CEO of 4syte TV, indicated that the 10th anniversary of MTN 4syte Music Video Awards will celebrate excellence in the production of music videos and raise the standards of music video production in Ghana.

Commenting on the launch and request for entries for this year’s awards, the Chief Marketing Officer for MTN Mr. Noel Kojo- Ganson expressed his excitement about the fact that MTN as an enabler of opportunities is once again paving the way for unique talents in the entertainment industry to be celebrated through the MTN4SYTE Music video awards.

He said, “MTN is happy to be associated with the 4syte music video awards and we urge everyone with a video that fits into any of the categories for awards to submit their entries and also take advantage of the digital opportunities MTN provides to promote their work”.

Submission of entries are to be done on 4syte TV’s instagram page by reposting the short video calling for nominations. In the caption, the artiste must under list the music video they are submitting and provide the Artiste Name, the Song Title; Video Director and the date the video was released.

The artiste must then tag @mtnghana and @4syteTv. After the submission of entire, an automatic congratulatory message confirming receipt of the submission would be sent to the artiste after the post and the video entered into the submission list.

MTN has demonstrated its commitment to supporting the creative arts industry in various ways including sponsorship of the Ghana Music Awards for 10 years, MTN Stars of the Future, MTN Music festival, MTN Hitmaker, MTN Ghana stands in Worship Concerts, 4syte Music Video Awards and a host of others.

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“Before The Vows’’, ” The Burial of Kojo” Bags Nominations At AMMAs 19

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''Before The Vows'' and '' The Burial of Kojo'', directed by US based Ghanaian film directors, Nicole Amartefio and Blitz the Ambassador, respectively, have been nominated for this year's African Movie Academy Awards.
Unike Nicole, who has a webseries ''An African City'' to her directing credit, ''The Burial of Kojo'' is Blitz's debut directional film.

The African Movie Academy Awards scheme is organized to recognize and reward excellene in creativity in Africa.

The Burial Of Kojo
Before The Vows

Check out the list of nominees below;

Efere Ozako Award For Best Short Film

  1. The Fisherman (Ghana)
  2. A Tune of Kora (SENEGAL)
  3. ICYASHA (Rwanda)
  4. NAMOW2018 (KENYA)
  5. Vagabond (GHANA)
  6. Measure of a Woman (SA)
  7. Mma Moeketsi (SA)
  8. Motswakwa (BOTSWANA)
  9. Tonight’s Opening Act (EGYPT)
  10. Hello Rain (NIGERIA)

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Animation

  1. Kitwana Journey – Kenya
  2. Choices – Nigeria
  3. Isolated- Kenya
  4. Afrogames – Burkina Faso AMAA 2019 Award For Best Documentary
  5. Djambar, Sembene the Unsubmissive (Cameroun)
  6. The State Against Mandela (South Africa)
  7. Golden Fish, African Fish (Senegal)
  8. Skin (Nigeria)
  9. Khartoum Offside (Sudan)
  10. Le loups d’or de Balole (Burkina Faso)
  11. Sur Les Traces de Mamani Abdoulaye (Niger)
  12. No Gold For Katsaka (Burkina Faso)
  13. Mother, I am Suffocating, This Is My Last Film About You (Lesotho)

Ousmane Sembene AMAA 2019 Award For Best Film in an African Language

  1. Makeroom (Nigeria)
  2. Mabata Bata (Mozambique)
  3. Rafiki (Kenya)
  4. Bahasha -The Envelope (Tanzania)
  5. Azali (Ghana)

Michael Anyiam Osigwe AMAA 2019 Award For Best Film by an African-Born Director Living Abroad

  1. Julius Amedume - Rattlesnakes
  2. Tosin Coker - Lara and the Beats
  3. Robert O. Peters – Makeroom

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Diaspora Short Film

  1. Bail (UK)
  2. Oath Bound (UK)
  3. Fevah (USA)
  4. I Am Superman (Brazil)

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Diaspora Documentary

  1. Wax Print 1 FABRIC, 4 continent (UK)
  2. The Guardian of No Return (Guadalope)
  3. Dare to Dream (USA/CUBA)
  4. Drugs as Weapons Against Us (USA)
  5. My Friend Fela (Brazil)

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Diaspora Narrative Feature

  1. Nine Nights (UK)
  2. Olympia (USA)
  3. Traffik (US)
  4. Hero (Trinidad and Tobago/Canada)
  5. Sprinter (Jamaica)

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Production Design

  1. Redemption (Mozambique)
  2. Rafiki (Kenya)
  3. Ellen, The Ellen Parkies Stories (S. Africa)
  4. Urgent (Morroco)
  5. Burial of Kojo (Ghana)
  6. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
  7. Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda)
  8. Delivery Boy (Nigeria) AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Costume Design
  9. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
  10. Light in the Dark (Nigeria)
  11. Rafiki (Kenya)
  12. King of Boys (Nigeria)
  13. Lara and the Beats (Nigeria)
  14. Urgent (Morocco)
  15. Mabata Bata (Mozambique) AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Make-Up
  16. Makeroom (Nigeria)
  17. Gold Statue (Nigeria)
  18. Veronica’s Wish (Uganda)
  19. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
  20. Before the Vows (GHANA)
  21. Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda)
  22. The Burial of Kojo (Ghana) AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Soundtrack
  23. Subira (Kenya)
  24. Mabata Bata (Mozambique)
  25. Farewell Ella Bella (S. AFRICA)
  26. Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda)
  27. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
  28. Lara and the Beats (Nigeria)
  29. The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
  30. Redemption (Mozambique)

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Visual Effects

  1. Makeroom (Nigeria)
  2. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
  3. Knockout Blessing (Nigeria)
  4. Mabata Bata (Mozambique)
  5. The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
  6. The King of Boys (Nigeria)
  7. Burial of Kojo (Ghana)

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Sound

  1. The Last Victim (S. Africa)
  2. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
  3. Makeroom (Nigeria)
  4. The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
  5. The Burial of Kojo (Ghana)
  6. Urgent (Morocco)
  7. Mabata Bata (Mozambique)
  8. Redemption (Mozambique) AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Cinematography
  9. Mabata Bata (Mozambique)
  10. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
  11. Mother, I am Suffocating, This Is My Last Film About You (Lesotho)
  12. Redemption (Mozambique)
  13. Rafiki (Kenya)
  14. Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
  15. The Burial of Kojo (Ghana)
  16. Redemption (Mozambique) AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Editing
  17. The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
  18. The Burial of Kojo (Ghana)
  19. The Last Victim (S. Africa)
  20. Rafiki (Kenya)
  21. The Gold Statute (Nigeria)
  22. Diamond in the Sky (Nigeria)
  23. Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda)
  24. Sew The Winter To My Skin (S. Africa)

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Achievement in Screenplay

  1. The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
  2. The Last Victim (S. Africa)
  3. Rafiki (Kenya)
  4. Diamond in the Sky (Nigeria)
  5. Gold Statute (Morocco)
    6 Lara and the Beats (Nigeria)
  6. Redemption (Mozambique)
  7. Up North (Nigeria) AMAA 2019/National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB)Award For Best Nigerian Film
  8. The Delivery Boy
  9. Lara and the Beats
  10. Makeroom
  11. King of Boys
  12. Gold Statute
  13. Up North
  14. Knockout Blessing AMAA 2019 Award For Best Young/Promising Actor
  15. Youssef Alaoui (Ayoub) URGENT
  16. Angel Onyinyechi Unigwe (Adaeze) LIGHT IN THE DARK
  17. Cynthia Dankwa (Esi) BURIAL OF KOJO
  18. Emilio Bilo (Azarias) Mabata Bata
  19. Jamma Ibrahim (Amir) The Delivery Boy
  20. Catherine Credo (Neema) Fatuma

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  1. Remilekun “Reminisce” Sarafu (Makanaki) King of Boys
  2. Jarrid Geduld 9 (Abie) Ellen, The Ellen Parkies Story
  3. Zolisa Xaluva (Wyatt Earp) Sew the Winter to my Skin
  4. Kanayo O. Kanyayo (Chief Otuekong) Up North
  5. Kobina Amissah-Sam (Kwabina) The Burial of Kojo
  6. Bucci Franklyn (Dagogo) Knockout Blessing AMAA 2019 Award For Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  7. Eniola Shobayo (Vivian) Knockout Blessing
  8. Linda Ejiofor (Oby) Knockout Blessing
  9. Kandyse McClure (Golden Eyes) Sew the Winter to My Skin
  10. Adesua Etomi (Kemi) The King of Boys
  11. Joke Silva (Mama Jumoke) Light in the Dark
  12. Arlete Bombe (Mia) Redemption AMAA 2019 Award For Best Actor in a Leading Role
  13. Gabriel Afolayan Gold Statue
  14. Joseph Otsiman (Kojo) The Burial of Kojo
  15. Chinedu Ikedieze (Big Chi) Lara and the Beats
  16. Jimmy Jean Louis (Robert McQueen) Rattlesnakes
  17. Gil Alexandre (Bruno) Redemption
  18. Marc Zinga ( )Mercy of the Jungle)
  19. Ezra Mabengeza (Samson) Sew The Winter To My Skin
  20. Ayoub Bombwe ( Mwanyusi ) Fatuma

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Actress in a Leading Role

  1. Sheila Munyiva (Ziki) Rafik
  2. Rita Dominic (Jumoke Arinze) Light in the Dark
  3. Jill Levenberg (Ellen) The Ellen Parkies Story
  4. Beatrice Taisamo (Fatuma) Fatuma
  5. Seyi Shay (Lara) Lara and the Beats
  6. Sola Sobowale (Eniola) King of Boys
  7. Jemima Osunde (Nkem) The Delivery Boy
  8. Samantha Mugatsia (Kena) Rafiki

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Director-First Feature Film

  1. Blitz Bazawule - The Burial of Kojo (Ghana)
  2. Adekunle “Nodash” Adejuyigbe - The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
  3. Sippy Chadha – Subira (Tanzania)
  4. Nicole Amarteifo – Before the Vows (Ghana)

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Director

  1. Wanuri Kahui – Rafiki (Kenya)
  2. Adekunle “Nodash” Adejuyigbe - The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
  3. Daryne Joshua -Ellen, The Ellen Parkies Story (S. Africa)
  4. Jahmil X. Qubeka - Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
  5. Kemi Adetiba – King of Boys (Nigeria)
  6. Mohcine Besri – Urgent (Morocco)
  7. Mickey Fonseca – Redemption (Mozambique)
  8. Joël Karekezi- Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda)

AMAA 2019 Award For Best Film

  1. Rafiki (Kenya)
  2. Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda)
  3. The Delivery Boy (Nigeria)
  4. Ellen, The Ellen Parkies Story (S. Africa)
  5. Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa)
  6. Redemption (Mozambique)
  7. King of Boys (Nigeria)
  8. Urgent (Morocco)
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