The 2nd Annual Ghana Music Awards UK was held last Saturday at the Gaumont Palace (Dominion Center) in London. Sherifa Gunu, who won the Traditional artiste of the year award on the night, Kumi Guitar, Obibini and UK based artistes Kwamz & Flava thrilled patrons with exciting performances. Check out photos courtesy of 7inMedia Full list of winners: African Artist Of The Year Mr Eazi UK Based Ghanaian DJ Of The Year DJ Fiifi New Artist Of The Year Ebony Best UK Based Ghanaian International Artist Stormzy to confirm Music Producer Of The Year Willis Beatz Best Music Video Pain Killer – Sarkodie ft. Runtown (2 Awards) Best Rapper Of The Year Sarkodie Most Popular Song Of The Year Onaapo Afrobeats Artist Of The Year Shatta Wale Collaboration Of The Year Shatta Wale ft. Militants – Taking Over (2 Awards) Artist Of The Year Shatta Wale UK Based Afrobeats Artist Of The Year Kwamz & Flava Afro-Pop Artist Of The Year Shatta Wale Traditional Artiste Of The Year Sherifa Gunu UK Based Afrobeats Song Of The Year Dun Talking – Kojo Funds ft. Abra Cadabra (2 Awards) UK Based Artiste Of The Year Eugy UK Based New Artist Of The Year Belly Squad UK Based New Uncovered Artist Of The Year Anda Da Rida UK Based Producer/Engineer Of The Year DJ JULZ Gospel Song Of The Year Yewo Nyame A Yewo Adze – Nacee ft. Ernest Opoku (2 Awards) Gospel Artist Of The Year Joe Mettle Best UK Based Gospel Song Of The Year It will Come to Pass – Serah Clark Best UK Based Gospel Album Of The Year Eden Na Menye Ma Wo –Amankwah Tiah Best UK Based New Gospel Artist Of The Year Hannah A Donkor UK Based Influential Gospel Artist Of The Year Louisa Annan Hip-Life Song Of The Year Sarkodie – RSN (Rich Nigga Shit) High Life Song Of The Year Confession – Kofi Kinaata 29 – High Life Artist Of The Year Kofi Kinaata Hiplife/Hip Hop Artist Of The Year Winner: Sarkodie Hip Hop Song Of The Year M.anifest – God MC Reggae/Dancehall Song Of The Year People Dey – Stonebwoy Reggae/Dancehall Artist Of The Year Shatta Wale Best group Of The Year VVIP Life time achievement Award Afro Moses – Ghana Mr Dennis Tawiah – Akwaaba UK ]]>
AY, Metro TV MD, Vice President of Liberia, Togolese Ambassador to Ghana and Dr Ibrahim Bello Dauda attend Africa Advancement Forum Global Summit 2021
The Africa Advancement Forum an organization that creates a platform focusing on providing a space for the discussion of key prospects and strategies that aims to influence the growth and advancement of the continent, on Friday, August 20, 2021, held this year’s edition of its global summit in Accra.
The summit held at the Accra International Conference Center on the theme “The Africa We Want,” brought together captains of industries, academia, civil society and government officials as well as top African business personalities, start-ups, and entrepreneurs from a various sectors and disciplines to exchange ideas on how to develop the continent.
Delivering the opening address for the summit, the Founder of Justina Mutale Foundation, Ambassador Justina Mutale who is also part of the organizers, highlighted some of the things that exist as strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to developing Africa.
Among other things she spoke about the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the need for a single passport for all Africans, improving the Global Image of Africa, diplomatic relations, leveraging on technology, developing and educating the youth as well as women empowerment.
“While the rest of the world has an aging population, Africa has the largest and youngest population and about 70% or so of the population are below the age of 30. This is the population that is going to drive the world into the next millennia so we need to empower them. Empower them to have the clout, to have the energy, to have the agility, to have the power to move forward. We need to empower them with the right education, the right information, the right knowledge, tools and of course the right networks. This is where mentoring comes in,” she said.
On the need for Africa to shape its image and promote women empowerment, Ambassador Mutale noted that it is important for the African story to be told from an African perspective.
“It is hard for me to learn that Africa’s heroes are left out of the history books of our children and our children have to depend on movies such as ‘Wakanda’ which has fictional African superheroes and yet we have real African superheroes living among us.,” she stated.
The summit hosted a series of panel discussions which saw several astute and accomplished individuals contribute to various topics on Africa’s development.
The Vice President of Liberia, Her Excellency Jewel Taylor in contributing to a panel discussion on the topic ‘Powerful Women Leveraging Their Network to Develop Africa,’ stressed on the need for African women to be involved in decision making and policy formulation.
“What are we asking for? All that we are asking is equality. To be a part of the discussions that affect our lives whether in peace time or in war. Every decision that is made by the legislature and implemented by the executive, there is something that affects women whether it is education or whether it is access to water. When we went to villages, they still built wells at the end of the village. Women have to walk all the way from their home, sometimes 40 miles. But why, why are the men building the wells at the end of villages?
They say that when women gather, they make noise and they gossip but do they know the harm they are putting their wives and their daughters into? People get raped, people get attacked and all sort of things. So it is important to get women in that space (leadership) because when decisions are being made, a woman looks at it from a totally different level,” she stressed.
On his part, the Managing Director of Metro TV Ghana, Kayode Akintemi who also contributed to a panel discussion on the topic “Changing the Global Perception of Africa,” spoke about why Africa should re-present its image on the global scene and how the media can effectively contribute to such an agenda.
Let’s stop focusing on what is or what went wrong, let’s start to focus on solutions. When you live in the past you are only sacrificing your present and the feature.
“And words spoken to you will remain words until you give them meaning and attach power to them; that is when they have effect in your lives. Live your lives not based on what others say , but based on what your inner self tells you. Surround your self with good people” Ibrabim B. Dauda
“Africa must fine a way of putting across its own message, telling the African stories from the African perspective. Like AY said, the name your call your child, if you name your child blessing everyone will call your child blessing. But if you name your child a thief everyone will call your child a theif. The way we have chosen to tell our own story is the way people will help us call. But the worst situation we have on our hands is we are not telling our story.
We have to do that telling, nobody is going to tell it the way we want it. CNN and BBC, the perspective they are putting out there is not going to help us because it is not in their interest.
Other personalities who were on hand to contribute to the panel discussions included award winning Nigerian comedian Ayodeji Richard Makun, also known by his stage name A.Y, Dr Linus Okorie of the COTNI Leadership Institute, Dr Ambassador Utchey Odims and Sara Nana Yeboah a nursing specialist who spoke passionately about the health sector in Africa.
Also present at the summit was the High Commissioner of Seirra Leone to Ghana, Burkina Faso and Togo, Her Excellency Virginia Henderson and Dr Ibrahim Bello Dauda.
The 2021 Africa Advancement Forum Global Summit concluded with an Africa Business Forum later in the day where top African business personalities, start-ups, and entrepreneurs from a various sectors and disciplines met to discuss ideas as well as an Award Dinner Gala held in the evening at the Kempinski hotel in Accra.
Fabulous PHOTOS from Ameyaw Debrah’s 40th Birthday Party
Turning 40 certainly means a lot to globally renowned Ghanaian celebrity and lifestyle blogger, Ameyaw Debrah.
He kicked-off his celebration on Monday, July 19, with a donation at the Potter’s Village Home in Dodowa, where he donated cash, food items, clothes , personal items and more to the children and women at the home.
On Wednesday, July 21, his actual birthday, Ameyaw celebrated the day receiving well-wishes and gifts.
On Saturday, July 24 Ameyaw hosted a birthday party to celebrate the milestone with family and friends. The party was attended by celebrity friends likes of Jackie Appiah, Trigmatic, Vanessa Gyan, Quamena MP, Worlasi, Abeiku Santana, Victoria Michaels, Victoria Lebene, and many more.
The simple party grooved to music by the Hy-Skuul Band with performances from Fameye, Khemi Tunez, Imran Ant. MCs for the celebration were Antoine Mensah and MC Daniel.
Thomas Partey presents special Arsenal jerseys to Ghanaian musicians at Party in the Park
Black Stars and Arsenal star player, Thomas Party has gifted Arsenal jerseys to the Ghanaian artists who performed during this year’s ‘Ghana Party in the Park’ in London.
The artists include Camidoh, Kofi Jamar, S3fa, Mr Drew, Sarkodie, Kwabena Kwabena and Amerado.
Partey, 27, was at the event together with Chelsea’s Ghanaian-born English international Callum Hudson-Odoi. The two footballers were star attraction for the ‘Ghana Party in the Park’ event, which returned to London for the first time since 2019 due to COVID-19.
Partey who is currently in pre-season camp with Arsenal passed through the event to hangout with his fellow Ghanaians.Hudson-Odoi was also in the company of some friends, including his best friend, King Promise. The two footballers are expected to play key roles for their respective clubs when the English Premier League season begins in August.
The 16th edition of the annual Ghana Party in the Park – UK came off as scheduled on Saturday, July 24. It is safe to say that the event was a huge success as it witnessed a massive attendance despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Five institutions in Adansi Fomena receive COVID relief items from Ekuona Family (PHOTOS)
The Ekuona Family of Adansi Fomena has demonstrated the utmost empathy and benevolence by donating COVID relief items to four institutions at Fomena in the Adansi North district in the Ashanti Region.
The donation exercise took place on two different occasions within a few weeks’ intervals at Ahensan Prisons Comp, Fomena Abu Bonsra J.H.S Compound, Fomena Methodist J.H.S, Fomena Police Headquarters and Fomena Health Centre. COVID relief items such as hand sanitisers, nose masks and toiletries were donated.
According to the Ekuona Family of Adansi Fomena, this donation exercise is ‘just the beginning of the numerous activities planned by the family to help the good people and institutions of Adansi Fomena and surrounding township’.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a global crisis and as Ekuona Family of Adansi Fomena and the Family of the late Chief we felt the need to help our community and institutions as well as other communities around,” a family rep told the press. “This gesture is just the beginning of the numerous activities planned by the family to help the good people and institutions of Adansi Fomena and surrounding township.”
The family said it chose the five institutions because they are the core foundation of the well-being of our people, adding that its aim is to simply stand with our community in times of this global pandemic.
“The needs in our community are many but we believe with the plans set up by elders and members of the family we will build our community for a better tomorrow. We are tackling the needs of our communities one at a time,” the rep said.
The family said it will lay more emphasis on strengthening the youth to build a better future for the community.
“The family have numerous donations and communal activities planned to help elevate not only the institutions and the people, but more emphasis will be on strengthening the youth in our communities.”
The donation exercise was financed by the family.
“As a family, we (Ekuona Abusua of Adansi Fomena) put our strengths together to make this donation a reality. We are grateful to be in a position to help our community and to give back when needed. Times are hard and we pray for Odomankoma guidance to do more.”
Key members of the family who took part in the donation exercise include Abusuapanin Kwame Opoku Boahene, Opanin Yaw Amponsah, Mr James Kuttin, Nana Abena Ameyaa, and Mad Akosua Nkrumah.
Glazia Magazine Hosts Alex Unusual & Top Guests at a Stylish Cocktail Party in Lagos to Celebrate 1st Quarter Issue
It was a night of colour and excitement as leading lifestyle magazine, Glazia hosted the crème de la crème of Lagos at the launch of its first Quarter issue on Sunday April 11, 2021 at the Lagos Irish Pub, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
To convey the essence of this special issue, Nigerian filmmaker, model and Big Brother Naija alum, Alex Asogwa, popularly known as Alex Unusual graced the cover in a pink men’s suit by renowned Nigerian fashion brand, ATAFO, personally fitted by creative director and fashion guru, Mai Atafo.
From career to money, sex, food, entertainment, fashion and more, this edition of GLAZIA magazine features a portfolio of images and articles submitted by influential professionals and leaders in different fields of life.
Glazia hosted the creative industry and other guests to an unforgettable night with top business executives & entrepreneurs from corporate Nigeria, fashion and beauty influencers, members of the Nollywood industry and more, including Mai Atafo, Ayuli Jemide, Rajeev Dua, Neo Akpofure, Noble Igwe, Joey Akan, Elozonam, Denrele Edun, Anto Lecky, Iyke and Theresa, Simi Drey, Tobi Olanihun, Teniola Olatoni and more.
GLAZIA’s editor in chief, Omawumi Ogbe noted that she was excited with how the Glazia brand has been accepted for its innovative and distinct style. She also noted that the “new issue amplifies the voices and successes of women, showing the different domains of womanhood, and how navigates it all with style and grace.”
“When I was approached to be on the Glazia cover, I was excited because Glazia is a magazine that lets you be who you are. They are a very strong brand and I am a very strong brand as well, their style matches my vibe” said star of the 1st quarter magazine cover, Alex Unusual.
Other guests who spoke acknowledged the significant contributions Glazia has made to the sustainable development of lifestyle reporting and entertainment industry over the years. They expressed their excitement at the launch of this special issue which is now available in digital version at www.glaziang.com/magazine and in limited print copies at Roving Heights bookstores across the country.
Photo – Damell Photography (@damellphotography on Instagram)
Location – Lagos Irish Pub, Eko Hotels (@lagos_irish_pub on Instagram)
Premier League preview, 16-22 April 2021
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The pick of matches from the coming week’s Premier League action sees Everton host Tottenham Hotspur in the round opener on the evening of Friday 16 April at Goodison Park. Both teams are fighting to claim a place in European football next season, while the clash of styles between managers Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho is one for football purists to purr over.
“I am sure the motivation is really strong on our side. I think we need a lot of points!” said Ancelotti of the Toffees’ European hopes. “We have to fight. But if we need this amount of points it means the other teams need that amount too. It will be a really exciting challenge for us and am exciting race with a lot of teams involved. Every game will be exciting.”
Mourinho, meanwhile, has lamented his side’s recent inconsistency: “The point for me is to set up a team that came here with every intention to win and in the end, a little bit of deja vu in some situations. I believe many of these white hairs, they come with things I’m not used to seeing in football matches at this level.”
The weekend also features a must-win game for Newcastle United at home to high-flying West Ham United, Arsenal hosting Fulham for a London derby, and Manchester United hosting Burnley at Old Trafford.
The evening of Monday 19 April is headlined by a potential thriller between Leeds United and Liverpool – the teams played out an amazing 4-3 win for the Reds at Anfield when they met back in September 2020 – while the remainder of the week features the FA Cup semifinalists catching up games, as Chelsea host Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday, Manchester City visit Aston Villa on Wednesday and Leicester host West Bromwich Albion on Thursday.
Man City boss Pep Guardiola has promised to heavily rotate his players as the Citizens continue to fight on four fronts this term: “They are human beings, they are not machines. I know the players some of them are upset all the time because they want to play every day but this is not possible. To compete in all competitions in this year without spectators, in the shortest competition ever, (if) you don’t rotate you don’t compete in all competitions and you will not be in the position we are in now.”
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Premier League fixtures and broadcast details, 16-22 April 2021
Friday 16 April
21:00 CAT: Everton v Tottenham Hotspur – LIVE on SuperSport Premier League and SuperSport Maximo 1
Saturday 17 April
13:30 CAT: Newcastle United v West Ham United – LIVE on SuperSport Premier League and SuperSport Maximo 1
16:00 CAT: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sheffield United – LIVE on SuperSport Premier League and SuperSport Maximo 1
Sunday 18 April
14:30 CAT: Arsenal v Fulham – LIVE on SuperSport Premier League and SuperSport Maximo 1
17:00 CAT: Manchester United v Burnley
Monday 19 April
21:00 CAT: Leeds United v Liverpool – LIVE on SuperSport Premier League and SuperSport Maximo 1
Tuesday 20 April
21:00: Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion – LIVE on SuperSport Premier League and SuperSport Maximo 1
Wednesday 21 April
21:15: Aston Villa v Manchester City – LIVE on SuperSport Premier League and SuperSport Maximo 1
Thursday 22 April
21:00: Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion – LIVE on SuperSport Premier League and SuperSport Maximo 1
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