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American singer Stevie Wonder Receives Ghanaian Citizenship

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Ghana’s President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has officially bestowed Ghanaian citizenship upon the renowned American singer and songwriter, Stevie Wonder.

 

The Grammy award-winning artiste, accompanied by his family, received this honor during a brief ceremony held at the Jubilee House on Monday, May 13, 2024.

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In a post on social media, Kow Essuman, the legal counsel to President Akufo-Addo, congratulated the celebrated musician for embracing Ghanaian citizenship.

Expressing his delight at the recognition, the “Living for the City” hitmaker conveyed a sense of connection to Ghana, citing a deep-rooted feeling of lineage and belonging to the country.

 

The renowned singer shared his sentiments, stating, “I guess it’s just the lineage I felt Ghana, I felt my civilization was there and I was there where it began. So, I thank all of you so very much. I always say this is the beginning, (the best part of the rest of my life got to do God’s promised).”

With this gesture, Stevie Wonder now holds dual citizenship, proudly representing both the United States and Ghana. The occasion marks a significant milestone in the musician’s journey, symbolizing a meaningful connection to his ancestral roots and a profound appreciation for Ghana’s rich cultural heritage.

 

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GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS USA TO HONOR PRINCE BRIGHT, DELORIS FRIMPONG MANSO (DELAY), JAY Q, MC PAPA LINKS, DJ E LOVE, DJ PRINCE PAUL FSRDJ & DOREEN ANDOH AT 2024 EVENT

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GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS USA

The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA is proud to announce that it will be honoring seven outstanding individuals in the Ghanaian entertainment industry at this year’s event. The 2024 awards ceremony, scheduled for July 6th at the Merkin Hall Theatre, Kauffman Music Center in New York, will recognize the significant contributions of ace musician Prince Bright of Buk-Bak fame, renowned TV and radio host Deloris Frimpong Manso, popularly known as Delay, celebrated music producer & sound engineer Jay Q, ace radio broadcaster Doreen Andoh, and US-based Ghanaian talents MC Papa Links, DJ E Love, and DJ Prince Paul.

Prince Bright, known for his influential role in the music duo Buk-Bak, has been a pivotal figure in the Ghanaian music scene for decades. His contributions have helped shape the sound and direction of modern Ghanaian music.

Delay, a household name in Ghana, has made remarkable strides as a TV and radio host. Her impactful interviews and shows have set new standards in the media industry, making her one of the most respected and influential media personalities in the country.

Jay Q, a legendary music producer and sound engineer, has been instrumental in producing some of Ghana’s biggest hits. His innovative production techniques and dedication to quality have earned him a place among the elite in the music production field.

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Doreen Andoh, a highly esteemed radio broadcaster, has been a trailblazer in the media industry for over 2 decades. Her compelling voice and engaging style have captivated audiences for years, earning her a distinguished place in Ghanaian media.

MC Papa Links, DJ E Love, and DJ Prince Paul FSRDJ have each made significant impacts in the entertainment scenes within the Ghanaian diaspora in the US. Their contributions to music and entertainment have fostered a vibrant cultural exchange and brought Ghanaian music to a broader audience.

The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA is thrilled to honor these extraordinary talents for their exceptional contributions to the Ghanaian entertainment industry. Their dedication and hard work have not only elevated their respective fields but also inspired countless others.

Tickets to the event can be purchased now via https://bit.ly/GEAWARDS. Voting is currently underway, so fans and supporters are encouraged to participate in the process by visitingwww.ghentawards.com/vote.

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About GEA USA: The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA was established to showcase the achievements of Ghanaian creatives and entertainers who excel in their fields both in Ghana and the diaspora. The event brings together industry professionals and fans to celebrate the rich culture and talents of Ghana.

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GEA USA Press Office Accra Email: [email protected]

For more information, follow GEA USA on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @geawardsusa.

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I’ll choose foreign passport over PhD and Law degree combined – Wayoosi

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Kumawood actor, Joseph Osei, professionally known as Wayoosi has weighed in on the debate regarding the value of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees versus the benefits of acquiring a foreign passport.

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25th TGMA: It took less than a week for Stonebwoy’s stagecraft – Efua Sutherland

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The creative director responsible for Stonebwoy’s remarkable performance at the  25th Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA), Elizabeth Efua Sutherland has revealed that the awe-inspiring stagecraft was completed in under a week. (more…)

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TGMAs 2024: The victory of ‘my sound engineer, brother’ is mine also – Piesie Esther on losing to Nacee

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Renowned Ghanaian gospel musician, Piesie Esther, has expressed no disappointment whatsoever about losing the Gospel Artiste of the Year award to her colleague, Nacee at the recent Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA). (more…)

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We will acquire a special TV channel for creative arts events – Mahama

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The former president and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has promised to create a dedicated television channel for the creative arts industry if he wins the 2024 election.  (more…)

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Don’t compete, learn from Nollywood –Michael Uchegbu to GH filmmakers

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Renowned Nollywood actor, Michael Uchegbu has called on stakeholders in the Ghanaian film industry to shift their focus from competing with Nollywood and instead concentrate on establishing a unique identity. (more…)

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