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Eddie Kadi to rock Ghana this December

Ghana is set laugh, giggle, cry, chuckle and scream as top UK comedian, presenter, actor and MC, Eddie Kadi is ready to storm Accra live on December 29. As part of Akwaaba UK’s 11th year anniversary celebrations, the noted comedian will share the stage with Ghanaian comedians like  Bukom Banku, Funny Face, Percy, DKD and […]

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Ghana is set laugh, giggle, cry, chuckle and scream as top UK comedian, presenter, actor and MC, Eddie Kadi is ready to storm Accra live on December 29. As part of Akwaaba UK’s 11th year anniversary celebrations, the noted comedian will share the stage with Ghanaian comedians like  Bukom Banku, Funny Face, Percy, DKD and others at the Bowl Arenna of Citizen Kofi. 

Also performing are, Egypt (UK), Gracious Napa Man (UK), Kwabena kwabena, Ruff N Smooth, Nana Boroo, Wutah, Efya, Trigmatic, Iwan, Mike, Tiffany, 5five.  

Eddie Kadi was born in the DR Congo in 1983, and, moving to the UK at the age of 8, he grew up in Fulham, West London. A student at the Henry Compton secondary school (famously attended by British Athlete Linford Christie), he moved on to the William Morris Academy for Sixth Form. Head prefect and a popular student, Eddie threw himself into the performing arts, taking part in numerous school and church music groups.

He then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Technology from Kingston University, where he was elected spokesman, and ultimately president, of the Kingston University African-Caribbean Society (ACS).

It was while at University that Eddie hosted his first show which further cemented that entertaining people seemed to come naturally – and he’s never looked back since!

Renowned for his quick wit, clean comedy and unpredictable shows, Eddie Kadi has received much public acclaim in recent years, including the BECA Award for Best Comedy Newcomer in 2006. As just one of his many well deserved accolades in a journey which includes sold out concerts at the Hammersmith Apollo, Hackney Empire and the IndigO2 (twice in 2009), a 4 disc DVD collection, numerous television and film projects, this shows that Eddie is fast becoming a powerful force in British comedy.

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Current, relevant, thought provoking yet refreshingly, controversy free, Eddie Kadi has proven himself to be the consummate entertainer. He is generously gifted with the ability to reach across cultures as a unifying force, breaking down social stereotypes as he delights his diverse audiences. Eddie delivers ever fresh, funny yet conscious and poignant insights throughout his work, crafting.

The next decade is looking bright with 2010 shaping up to be his biggest year yet; rising to a crescendo with Eddie Kadi’s inaugural headline arena show at the O2 Arena on September 4th (pre-sale tickets sold out in less than 12 hours with extra allocation needing to be released). Encouraging people to buy tickets by the 10s, Eddie believes that not only is it the best medicine, but laughter is an experience to be shared with family and friends, fronting the “Have you got your 10?” campaign for the show in September.

Not one to rest on his laurels in the meanwhile though, Eddie Kadi will be kept busy with a trip back to the DR Congo in April (his first return since moving to the UK in 1992), a University tour and causing a stir at the Edinburgh Festival, amongst other exciting TV and Radio projects.

His achievements include:

– Best Male Comedian Nominee (Urban Comedy Awards ’09)
– Top 5 UK Comedy Talent (Channel 4 Talent 2008)
– Best Male Comedian Nominee (BECA Awards 2008)
– Best Newcomer (BECA Comedy Awards 2006)
– Artist of the Year (Vine Awards 2006

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Telecel supports TGMA’s Music for Good Award to recognise social impact of musicians

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Charterhouse, organisers of the Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMAs), has announced Telecel Ghana as the new category sponsor of the Music for Good award. The honourary award aims to reward and amplify the positive social change made by musicians beyond their craft.

As part of its ongoing transition to Telecel Ghana, the telecoms giant is rolling out a series of rebranded initiatives including merging the Green Award into the existing Music for Good award. The winner of the Music for Good award will be revealed at the grand climax of the TGMAs on Saturday, 1st June and presented with a recognition plaque and a cheque of 20,000 Ghana cedis towards their impact project.

The Music for Good award will recognise an artiste who released a song in the year under review and went beyond their music to contribute significantly to a social cause, including but not limited to youth mentorship, health, education, economic empowerment, social development, and environmental initiatives.

The decision to merge the Green Award with the existing Music for Good award was reached to celebrate the wider contributions of musicians to their communities, shifting the sole focus from environmental efforts to the broader spectrum of social impact.

Ing. Patricia Obo-Nai, CEO of Telecel Ghana, the headline sponsor of the TGMAs indicated that supporting the Music for Good award shows the TGMAs commitment to celebrating musicians who use their influence to push for positive change and add value to the lives of people and communities. 

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We believe musicians have the talent and power to inspire, connect, change lives and communities positively. The Music for Good category will celebrate and honour musicians who go above and beyond in using their influence for the greater good,” Patricia said.

The Music for Good award will shine the spotlight on musicians who have leveraged their fame and influence for tangible impact.

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The 25th Telecel Ghana Music Awards Night is here!! Ready?

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The 25th Telecel Ghana Music Awards Night is here!! Ready?

Call it ‘Ghana Music’s Biggest Night’, ‘The Most Anticipated Event’ or ‘The Grand Convocation of Celebrities’, and you will be anything but wrong. The Ghana Music Awards, celebrating its 25th Anniversary, proudly brought to you by Telecel, will climax on 1st June, 2024 with an amazing musical show and awards presentation to deserving artistes, preceded by the glam of red carpet. Ready? 

This year’s edition will not only celebrate the 25year milestone, but also pay tribute to the people, culture, and music of Ghana. The event promises to be the most memorable yet, with performances from some of the most sort after artists on the continent, including Stonebwoy, Kuami Eugene, King Promise, Mr. Drew, Nacee, Amerado, King Paluta, Efya, Amaree, and Team Eternity.

 

The most anticipated moment of the night is the announcement of the coveted Artiste of the Year award. This prestigious accolade recognizes the artist who has made the biggest impact in the industry over the past year, adjudged by the board, academy and the general public. The competition is fierce, as musicians continue to raise the bar with their talent, creativity and ingenuity. Thirty (30) categories will be awarded throughout the evening, honoring artistes of various genres, collaborative works, and individual achievements.

Join the celebration, the glitz and glamor, the unforgettable performances and the crowning moments on Saturday, 1st of June at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre, at 7pm. Tickets are available at Charterhouse Office for Ghc500 Premium and Ghc700 VIP. Or simply dial *713*33*25#. For VVIP Tickets call 0501288520. Alternatively catch the experience, live on TV3 at 8pm and on YouTube – Charterhouse Live. 

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The 25th Telecel Ghana Music Awards is powered by Charterhouse, with support from TV3, Guinness, Captain Morgan, Closeup, British Council, our media partners and proudly brought to you by Telecel, connecting energies!

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Kwesi Amewuga Wins TGMA Unsung Artiste Of The Year

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Ahead of the most prestigious music awards scheme in Ghana, Telecel Ghana Music Awards 2024(TGMA) slated for  1st June, Kwesi Amewuga has been announced winner of the Unsung initiative. (more…)

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I have no regrets blocking Davido – Medikal

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Famed Ghanaian artiste, Medikal, born Samuel Adu Frimpong has asserted that he has no regrets blocking Nigeria’s Afrobeats singer-songwriter, Davido on social media. (more…)

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Blogger John Claude Tamakloe dies in car crash involving KK Fosu and KayBlez

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Highlife musicians KK Fosu and KayBlez were involved in a fatal car crash on the Accra-Apam highway on May 25, 2024. (more…)

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I was cheated for not winning rapper of the year award in 2023 – Lyrical Joe

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Ghanaian rapper, Lyrical Joe, born Joseph Gamor has expressed his disappointment and frustration over losing the Best Rapper of the Year award at the 2023 Ghana Music Awards to Amerado. (more…)

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