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Ghana Arts and Culture Awards 2019

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The Arts and Culture Company in partnership with the National Commission on Culture, Ghana Tourism Authority, National Folklore Board and Tourism Society of Ghana under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture officially launched the GHANA ARTS AND CULTURE AWARDS on September 6, 2019 at the Accra Tourist Information Center and the event was being sponsored by GIHOC Distilleries Company Limited.

The ceremony started with an opening cultural performance which was done by Universal Wonderful Street Academy and singing of the national anthem “Y3n Ara Asaase Ni” after that the purpose of gathering was announced by Mike Frempong the research and communication director of  The Arts and Culture Company. According to him the purpose of our gathering is to launch and open nomination for the maiden edition of the Ghana Arts and Culture Awards (GACA2019) that seeks to honor and appreciate the forerunners, brands and key players who have contributed greatly to Arts and culture industry here in Ghana and beyond. This awards scheme will be based on selection of individuals who will be filing for nomination. The event was chaired by Mrs. Edna Janet Nyame the Executive Director of National Commission on Culture with Peter Akai Anum the Executive Director of the Head Of State Awards and Joseph Amartey  Youth Tourism Ambassador who are all board directors of Ghana Arts and Culture Awards.

According to Mrs. Edna Janet Nyame, it will interest you all to know that our Ghanaian culture is replete with power and wealth, yet what prevails today is the unguarded adoption of western lifestyles or cultures by most people, especially among the youth in the name of modernity leading to the adulteration of our beautiful culture and has immensely contributed to the gradual erosion of the values of power and wealth of our cultural heritage as well as the histories of most Ghanaian communities.

“It is the obligation of the National Commission on Culture to make contributions and give our support to any cause which focuses on upholding and uplifting our Ghanaian culture by way of promoting and presenting our Ghanaian traditions and values. It is on this note that the National Commission on Culture deems it an honour to associate ourselves with the brand that sees the arts and culture as a valuable asset to Ghana,” she affirmed.

The award plaques were unveiled by Executive Director of National Commission on Culture, Mrs. Edna Janet Nyame and said the awards scheme was in line with her outfit’s mandate of promoting Ghanaian cultural heritage and recognizing excellence. For her, in an era where western influence has dominated the local culture and has the youth forgetting all about Ghanaian values, GACA could not have come at a better time.

Eighteen award categories are up for grabs including; Art Festival Event of the Year, Traditional Music Group of the Year, Cultural Television Programme of the Year, Ghanaian Visual Artist of the Year and Cultural Heritage Entrepreneur of the Year, among others. Also included in the categories are honorary awards.

The launching experienced other amazing spoken word performance in ewe from Gershon Azamela from the Volta region of Ghana with another cultural dance performance from Adehyeman cultural group.

A representatives from the Arts and Culture Company, organizers of the event, Mike Frempong and Frank Saka explained the nomination process said it is done based on how positively influential the projects of these individuals and brands have been on the local arts and culture scene and A 3-9 member panel of distinguished industry leaders will vet the nominees to decide the finalists who then be subjected to public vote. Nomination will be closed on September 30, 2019 and qualified nominees will be released first week in October 2019. According to the organizers, individuals can pick nomination form at the Accra Tourist Information Center, the National Commission on Culture and also you can visit our website www.theartsandculture.com/nomination.  The main night for the award ceremony is slated on November 23, 2019 at Accra International Conference Center, for further information and enquiries one can call 0242737116 or follow the company’s social media platform @ghartsnculture. It was mentioned that new categories will be introduced into the scheme as time goes on.

In attendance were various media representatives (TV Africa, HomeBase TV, UTV, TV3, JoyNews, JoyPrime, Adom TV, Pan African TV, Obunu TV/FM, SunShine TV, Pre Vas TV, The Ghanaian Times, Spectator, Ahotor FM, Latenu Radio, The Publisher, Gamashi Blogger, Blema TV and Bose TV) and many others. Some arts and culture industry players such as Mr. Louis Wonder, Mr. Dela Boutri, Sherifa Gunu, Mohammed Awudu, Pascal Aka, Ras Kuuku, Amb Prince Kojo-Hilton, Bright Komla Kpoha and other great personality were present as well as the main sponsor for the ceremony GIHOC Distilleries Company Limited.

The ceremony closed with taking of pictures, interviews and socialization.

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Kobiye kan Entertainment signed act “Arikiboy” set to release a new video dubbed “Downtown”

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Kobiye kan signed act “Arikiboy” who is tipped to be crowned as the New Artiste next year is set to release a video for his already released single dubbed “Downtown”.

After the success of his recent audio, ‘Downtown’, which is enjoying massive trends nationwide, the determined musician is getting ready to take his game to the next level.

He is currently wrapping up a video for it that will thrill his fans.

If you think Arikiboy is done with surprises then wait till he releases his new colourful video for ‘Downtown’ which was directed by Seif Abdelkerim.

Follow him on his social media handles below..

Facebook: @Arikiboy
Instagram: @Arikiboy

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Sandy Hekny and Ashley Chucks of Nhsoroma Fame to storm Pentecost University on September 27,2019

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Sandy hekny started this from 2018, sandy embarked on high school Music Tour, campaigned against Teenage pregnancy and now thousands of young Ghanian youth are proud of her today because the impact she made to their life’s. Sandy hekny visited 20 junior high schools inspiring through Positive Music and fishing out amazing talents from the schools.
From sandy little effort without no sponsors ,customized many exercise books to share among students during her campaign.

It’s time to show these talents and uniqueness to the world through her music festival.

She present to you The Sandy Hekny concert *”High school Festival 19″*

Which features 15 Junior high schools and Child Star of Adom TV Nsoroma fame and” Show me love ft Kuame Eugene star “ASHLEY CHUKS.
Also a product of a talent show.

And *”Minister Frankie”* of Ebenezer ft Obaapa Christy fame, an award winning gospel musician and many many more talents.

15 schools will be showcasing various talents from
Band Display, Dance performances,
Poetry,
Music, Performance, Drama etc

Acrobatics display, Body Painting etc and SPECIAL MUSIC PERFORMANCES BY THE HOST SINGER

SANDYHEKNY and invited guests singers

Date: 27th September “19
Venue: Pentecost University College Mckeown Auditorium, Accra
Time: 10am.

You are cordially Invited.

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Musician “Luminary” Begs Shatta Wale To Bless him with a verse On His Song

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Ghanaian afro pop artiste, Luminary has pleaded with Shatta wale just to have a collaboration with him.

According to the ‘Agyeiwaa’ hit-maker, even is Shatta Wale is not ready for their collaboration, Shatta Wale should just cough on his song.

Luminary made this humble request in an interview with Kumikasa.com on Wednesday 11 September , 2019.

“I have a high opinion of Shatta Wale because of what he is doing for Ghana music. He is one of the biggest artistes in Ghana and I admire for his success.He encourages me a lot and I can boldly say I don’t regret looking up to him as my mentor,” said Luminary.

Luminary made this appeal when asked which Ghanaian artiste he wish to work with.

He however added that, ‘It will be good to work with the “Kakai” hitmaker because of his huge following and his God given talent’.

“Let me use this opportunity to call for support from Ghanaians, For the past two months I’ve been trying to reach Shatta Wale but all efforts have failed. He don’t pick my calls.Therefore, let me use this opportunity to urge Ghanaians to plead to Shatta wale on my behalf. Even I will be glad if he coughs on my song”.

Luminary is Ghanaian afro pop artiste who is currently making waves with his song “Agyeiwaa”

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