Connect with us
NOT IN USE

Buzz

Dr. Cryme Darlington Closes Radio and TV Awards in style

Dr Cryme, the headlining act for the maiden edition of the Radio and TV Personality Awards did not disappoint at the ceremony held at the State Banquet Hall on June 25.  He managed to pull the crowd off their seats after various awards had been handed out.  The forefront was filled with fans who had […]

Published

on

Dr CrymeDr Cryme, the headlining act for the maiden edition of the Radio and TV Personality Awards did not disappoint at the ceremony held at the State Banquet Hall on June 25.  He managed to pull the crowd off their seats after various awards had been handed out.  The forefront was filled with fans who had to wait till the end of the programme to see the Tema-based rapper perform.

Dr Cryme’s performed his latest song “Fre Me” for the first time ever at the ceremony, and it was well received due to its interactive nature. His hit song,”Kill Me Shy” couldn’t have been left out and the crowd enjoyed it accordingly. The rapper is set to start his album festival from July and will incorporate seminars, donations, corporate brand launch, autograph sessions and more. He will soon release two new singles “Command” and “Ekaa Kitikiti” before his official performance at Akwaaba UKs party in the Park to be held in London, in August..

Meanwhile the Radio and TV Personality Awards saw 26 deserving journalists or broadcasters awarded in the Competitive Category, 6 in the Non-Competitive category whiles 8 received Honorary Awards for outstanding contribution towards the development of Radio and Television in Ghana. Several personalities in the radio and television industry including the CEOs of Peace FM, Osei Kwame Despite, Crystal TV, Chief Crystal, TV Africa, Kwaw Ansah, TV3, Syad Ahmad Zayed Director of TV (GBC), Moses Gyapong and Multimedia Broadcasting, Kwesi Twum, were all honored at the maiden edition of the awards ceremony which the organizers are promising will be an annual event.

Below is the detailed list of winners for the first RTP Awards:

Radio Producer of the Year Category – Bills Gbgogli (Producer, Adom FM)

Radio News Editor of the Year Category – Abu Issa Monnie (Peace FM)

Radio Programmes Director of the Year Category – Daddy Bosco Occansey (Adom FM, now with Hitz FM)

Television Producer of the Year Category – Paa Kwesi Ackom (TV3)

Television News Editor of the Year Category – Emma Morrison (TV3)

Television Programmes Director of the Year Category – Jot Agyemang (eTV Ghana)

Radio Morning Show Host of the Year – Kwame Sefa Kayi (PeaceFM)

Radio Mid-Morning Show Host of the Year – Jessica Opare Saforo (Citi FM)

Radio Drive Time Show Host of the Year – Bola Ray (Joy FM)

Radio DJ of the Year – DJ Black (Joy FM)

Radio Sports Show Host of the Year – Joe Lakkar (Angel FM)

Radio Reggae Show Host of the Year – Blakk Rasta (Hitz FM)

Radio Gospel Show Host of the Year – Fiifi Folson (Sunny FM)

Radio Female Presenter of the Year – Doreen Andoh (Joy FM)

Radio Entertainment Talk Show Host of the Year – Akwesi Aboagye (Peace FM)

Radio Newscaster of the Year (Local Language) – Kojo Dickson (Peace FM)

Radio Newscaster of the Year (English Language) – Dzifa Bampoe (Joy FM)

Most Promising Radio Presenter of the Year – Miss Naa (Y-FM)

Radio Talk Show Host of the Year – Suhini Alhassan (Radio Gold)

Radio Presenter of the Year – Developmental Issues – Afia Konadu (PeaceFM)

Most Consistent Performer on Radio Over a Period of 5 years (+) – Kwame Adinkra (Angel FM)

Television Newscaster of the Year (Male) – Gideon Ayeequaye (eTV Ghana)

Television Newscaster of the Year (Female) – Gifty Anti (GTV)

Television Morning Show Host of the Year – Eric Don-Arthur (TV3 Sunrise)

Television Sports Show Host of the Year – Kwabena Yeboah (GTV Sports)

Television Talk Show Host of the Year – Kwaku Sekyi Addo (TV3 – Kwaku One-on-One)

Television Developmental Issue Show Host of the Year Category – Afia saa Sampene (GTV – Mmaa Nkomo)

Television Current Affairs Show Host of the Year – Paul Adom Otchere (Metro TV- Good Evening Ghana)

Television Female Presenter of the Year – Stacy Amoateng (TV3 Music Music)

Television Male Entertainment Show Host of the Year – Kwaku Sintim-Misa (KSM) – Metro TV-TGIF

Television Female Entertainment Show Host of the Year – Deloris Frimpong Manso (TV3 – Delay)

Most Promising Presenter of the Year on Television – Dzifa Smith (eTV – Late Nite Celebrity Show)

Lifetime Achievement Award – Tommy Annan Forson

RTP Personality of the Year Category – Topmost Award

Kwame Sefa Kayi (PeaceFM)

Advertisement

Buzz

KiDi’s 2020 tweet reveals he has already apologised for risky and risqué old tweets

Published

on

By

kidii

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) Artiste of the Year 2022, KiDi has topped Twitter trends since the resurfacing of his old tweets on the social media platform on Wednesday, September 28. (more…)

Continue Reading

Buzz

Western Gospel Awards 2022; Full List of Nominees

Published

on

IMG 20220926 WA0069

The organizers of the annual Western Gospel Awards (WGA22) have unveiled the nominees for the 2022 edition of the prestigious award. (more…)

Continue Reading

Buzz

Dreams College of Creative Arts holds spectacular 5th convocation

Published

on

By

LHI IMG 27

On Wednesday, September 28, Dreams College of Creative Arts, Ghana, held its annual convocation. (more…)

Continue Reading

Buzz

We didn’t sanction the use of our music video – Fuse ODG hits at Ghana Tourism Authority

Published

on

34F2D78C CDBC 4642 A23F 8297BCF36E41

Ghanaian musician, Fuse ODG has broken his silence on the copyright infringement issue involving the Ghana Tourism Authority using visuals from music videos for a promotional advertisement without artists’ permission.
(more…)

Continue Reading

Buzz

African fantasy series Blood Psalms premieres on Showmax with glowing reviews

Published

on

Khanya Mkangisa as Nymph in Blood Psalms
The first two episodes of Blood Psalms, the first Showmax Original fantasy series, are now streaming. Early reviews are glowing, withTVMzansi calling it, “Without doubt, the best TV show ever created in Africa”; Leon van Nierop “the biggest and most spectacular production of a local series yet” and TimesLive “African fantasy at its finest.”
Set in ancient Africa, the action-packed epic follows Princess Zazi (Bokang Phelane) as she battles a world-ending prophecy to navigate her people through ancient curses, long-standing tribal vendettas and the wrath of the gods.
“Watching it feels as thrilling as being an astronaut exploring new worlds,” says Genevieve Terblanche from tvplus. “The sheer scope of Blood Psalms is breathtaking.”
On TVSA, Movies And Things With Tha-Bang writes, “What Jahmil XT Qubeka and Layla Swart have achieved with Blood Psalms is something that will go down on SA TV history books like the Yizo Yizo and Intersexions of the world, series that came and changed the game when folks least expected it.”
Swart and Qubeka were responsible for South African Oscar entries Knuckle City and Sew The Winter To My Skin. Qubeka also directed Of Good Report, which won seven SAFTAs, including Best Film and Best Director, and Stillborn, which won the SAFTA for Best Short Film.
They’ve assembled an incomparable cast, with nine SAFTA winners – Bongile Mantsai, Hamilton Dlamini, Hlubi Mboya, Mothusi Magano, S’dumo Mtshali, Siv Ngesi, Thishiwe Ziqubu, Warren Masemola and Zolisa Xaluva – and all your faves, from Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa to Lemogang Tsipa, Faith Baloyi to Faniswa Yisa, Mandisa Nduna to Niza Jay, Richard Lukunku to Sello Maake Ka Ncube, Thabo Rametsi to Thando Thabethe, Thembikile Komani to Zikhona Sodlaka, and many more.
We caught up with the most ambitious filmmakers in Africa to find out more about Yellowbone Entertainment’s first Showmax Original, which is already topping the charts on Africa’s homegrown streaming service:
Where did the idea for Blood Psalms come from?
Qubeka: I was just always extremely curious about our continent. The question mark around the history of Africa, and where we come from, has been a great platform for us to be able to build this world.
Swart: I think Blood Psalms is a yearning more than anything else. It’s a look at a history that has never been depicted before, that we always wanted to see.
When is Blood Psalms set?
Qubeka: 11 000 years ago. Blood Psalms is an action adventure series that invites us into a world that no longer exists, a time before the Great Flood changed the world.
Swart: Blood Psalms draws from elements of a multitude of African mythologies and looks at various different tribes in Season 1 – the Akachi, the Uchawi, the Ku’ua, the Chini, and Great Nziwemabwe – as they migrated south from Kemet, which is now Egypt, and formed their cultures.
Qubeka: These tribes moved southward, running away from the calamity that was happening in Kemet and Kush, which is what we now know as northern Sudan. There are remnants even today that show that there was a great civilization and a great culture that comes from that space.
Which tribe do you focus on the most?
Swart: The tribal focus in season one is House Akachi, run by the eccentric King Letsha [four-time SAFTA winner Mothusi Magano].
Qubeka: We look at this world through the eyes of his daughter, a young Akachi princess by the name of Zazi [Bokang Phelane], as she goes on her own quest to find a sense of self in a rapidly evaporating world.
How do you feel about the inevitable Game of Thrones comparisons?
Qubeka: If they want to call it the African Game of Thrones, I’ll take that mantle on. If you love Game of Thrones, you’re gonna love this show.
But what we really want to do is create heroic archetypes for the African child. If you look across the entire landscape of cinema and television, there are no archetypes for the African child.
Swart: It’s a pioneering show that attempts to redefine our very perception of our identity as Africans. What we’re trying to do is to reclaim the continent’s history from an African perspective. The goal, for us, is to ensure that the golden thread of Africa’s stunning history really shines.
Qubeka: If we don’t start to project an image of how we see ourselves, someone else is going to do that for us.
There are very few references for Africa 11,000 years ago. Was this freeing or challenging? 
Swart: Building a world that doesn’t exist has been enormously creative. Doing something set 11,000 years ago has really given us all collectively the scope to just play.
But it’s also enormously challenging. Every single costume, every single piece of the set had to be conceived and made from scratch.
Qubeka: I’m very excited to see how audiences engage this world. There’s a lot of things that people are going to look at and be like, ‘What are you talking about? Did they have guns in that time? Do they have electricity?’ There’s all sorts of things that we challenge in terms of conventions, of what people understand of our glorious past.
Where did you shoot in the Eastern Cape?
Qubeka: So the Akachi Citadel actually sits above the Hole in the Wall but we shot parts of the Citadel in different locations. For example, the big dam in Graaff-Reinet is incorporated as the Citadel dam, situated at the back end of the city.
What I really loved about shooting in the Eastern Cape is that it just brought a whole other dimension to what we were intending to achieve.
The epic scale of places like Coffee Bay and the Valley of Desolation – just the size and scale of these places – makes you feel so insignificant, so small, so we’re able to get an essence of what it could have been like 11,000 years ago on this continent.
Why should audiences watch your show?
Qubeka: It’s a sweeping epic adventure that doesn’t hold back. It is definitely a large canvas, one that I personally have not seen from this continent. This thing is big.
Now streaming, first on Showmax
Shot in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng and North West provinces, Blood Psalms is a Showmax Original in partnership with CANAL+, the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, the Eastern Cape Economic Development Corporation (ECDC), the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the MultiChoice Innovation Fund, which supports South Africa’s most exciting entrepreneurs, enabling them to bring their unique, innovative and creative business ideas to life.
Showmax will drop new episodes of Blood Psalms every Wednesday until the end of November 2022.
Join Swart for an InstaLive on producing as part of the Showmax x Actor Spaces masterclasses at 6pm on Thursday, 29 September 2022 at https://www.instagram.com/actorspaces/.
Watch Layla Swart’s Showmax x Actor Spaces masterclass on producing:
Add Blood Psalms to your Showmax watchlist:
Watch the new trailer:
Join the conversation:
#BloodPsalmsShowmax
Continue Reading

Buzz

Delay responds to KiDi’s old tweet calling her an illiterate

Published

on

By

4D551B55 2E07 4330 ADE8 58B2531AF163

Celebrated Media Personality Deloris Frimpong Manso popularly known as Delay has responded to KiDi’s old tweet about her. (more…)

Continue Reading

Trending