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VGMA Presents 2nd National Music Summit!!

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Tuesday, 21st June is WORLD MUSIC DAY! And in commemoration, VGMA presents the 2nd National Music Summit.

The music business landscape is fast changing and so must the industry, if it is to succeed. What is success? What route(s) lead to it? How do you make meaning of your Music career in Ghana and beyond? What odds must you go against and what hurdles must you jump?

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For deliberations on these and more, join industry stalwarts on Tuesday 21st June, as they share their experience, truths, facts and insights on the theme “Route to Success in GH Music” at the VGMA National Music Summit, in commemoration of the World Music Day.

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Industry experts who will be sheading more light on this topic are CEO. M.O.T.I- South Africa, Munya Chanetsa, CEO Lynx Entertainment, Richie Mensah, CEO Highly Spiritual Music, Kaywa, Record producer and creative entrepreneur, Kofi Beatmenace, GM 3 Group and Media General Group, Francis Doku and CEO GB Records, George Britton. The discussion will be hosted by Musician and radio personality, Andy Dosty. Doing a presentation on ‘Update and the way forward for Ghamro’ is Rex Omar, Chairman of the board. Bernard Sokpe, senior partner manager of Twitter will be present to also do a presentation on ‘how musicians can partner with Twitter to amplify their craft’.

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Join the team at Lapalm Royal Beach Hotel and also LIVE via VGMA official social media channels as we address pertinent issues regarding the growth of the Ghana Music Industry.

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The VGMA National Music Summit is powered by Charterhouse, and proudly brought to you by Vodafone, further together.

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Frederick Nuetei Nortey known professionally as Frederick Nortey is a Ghanaian Celebrity Blogger and publicist.He founded fredericknuetei.com an entertainment website and blog that primarily publishes news about Ghanaian Celebrities.

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Adjetey Anang , Black Sherif, James Gardiner and nominated for the 7th EMY Africa Awards, voting process begins

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The Nominations have opened for the ever-prestigious 7th EMY Africa Awards have been announced on Saturday, August 6, 2022, with the announcement aired live on Joy Prime on DSTV channel 281, Joy 99.7 FM, Akwaaba Magic and Akwaaba Magic Abusua on DSTV channels 150 and 149 respectively and streamed live on YouTube via EMY Africa network.

The nominee’s announcement show, which was shot at the plush Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra was a world class production. The hosts, the versatile screen empress Nana Ama McBrown and the experienced Prince Moses Ofori Atta combined their creativity and charm to make the show a delight to watch, in anticipation of the main Awards event on October 1, 2022. Only the nominees for the four voting categories were announced- Man of the Year Music, Discovery of the Year, Actor of the Year and Designer of the Year.

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The honorees for some of the honorary categories will be announced in the coming weeks leading to the main awards night, while the rest will be announced at the main awards event.

Voting process

To vote, individuals are expected to visit www.emyafrica.com  and vote for their favorite nominees. They can also like the nominees post on @emyafrica Instagram page and text EMY, plus the name of the preferred nominee and category to short code 1393 to complete the voting process. The public vote constitutes 50% of total vote for the 7th EMY Africa Awards.

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The voting process, according to the organizer, effectively ends on September 22, 2022.

“As we always do, it is important for the public to participate in this process to give confidence to the selection mechanism”, Executive Director of EMY Africa, Daniel Kojo Soboh said.

Spanning categories, such as; Man of the Year, Magnate Award, Humanitarian Award, Young Achiever Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Diasporan Award, Continental Icon Awards, The Technology Award, Woman of the Year, The Guardian Award, Health Award, and the Agriculture Award, this year’s event promises many positive surprises that has become the hallmark of the Awards.

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The voting categories

One of the key categories, MAN OF THE YEAR MUSIC, seeks to recognise the most prolific and consistent personality in the Music industry in the year under review. This honour is expected to go to an eventual winner who is Ghana-centric and have reach that extends beyond the country’s borders. In this category, big names such as Kidi, Kofi Kinata, King Promise and Joe Mettle made the slot.

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The DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR category, recognises a young adult-male who is emerging in a chosen industry. He must exhibit peer leadership skills and be a budding pillar of community. Names including Jeffrey Appiagyei, Black Sherif, Yemoh Ike & Amartei Armah and FREE THE YOUTH (Jonathan Coffie, Winifred Mensah, Richard Ormano and Kelly Foli) made the list.

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For the ACTOR OF THE YEAR, the eventual winner must be prolific and consistent in the movie industry in the year under review. He must be Ghana-centric and have reach that extends beyond the country’s borders. This category has nominees including, Adjetey Annag, Mawuli Gavor, Anthony Woode and James Gardiner.

Similarly, four key nominees have been shortlisted for the DESIGNER OF THE YEAR– a recognition which seeks to celebrate the most outstanding male designer, whose ideas are original and impactful. The nominees include Phillip Adjepong – Phil and Joe (Ghana), Mai Atafo – Atafo (Nigeria), George Tetteh – Atto Tetteh (Ghana) and Ezekiel Yartel- Yartel (Ghana).

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The 7th EMY Africa Awards is off with a great start with an impressive list of nominees, we can’t wait to see how grand the 7th Annual EMY Africa Awards is going to be on Saturday, 1st October, 2022. The 7thEMY Africa Awards is in partnership with the Diaspora Affairs-Office of the President of Ghana, GIPC, Rhythms Africa, Labadi Beach Hotel, Joy Entertainment (Joy FM, JOY Prime TV and Adom TV) and Akwaaba Magic Channel on DSTV

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Nigerian Navy hands over rescued Ghanaians to Consulate

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Two Ghanaian fishermen rescued from drowning at sea on August 3 by operatives of the Nigerian Navy (NN) have been handed over to the Ghana High Commission in Lagos.

The two men, Francis Cudjoe and John Qualcoo, were seen floating on the water 10 nautical miles Northeast of Dangote Quays Ibeju Lekki by NNS PROSPERITY which immediately carried out an emergency evacuation.

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It was later discovered that the fishermen were four but two drowned before the naval ship that was on routine patrol discovered the floating men.

A statement Monday night by spokesman for the Western Naval Command (WNC), Commander Edward Yeibo, revealed that the rescued men were offered medical attention at NNS BEECROFT from that day till Monday when they were handed over to their country’s representatives in Lagos.

The statement read;


“The rescued men; Mr Francis Cudjoe and Mr John Qualcoo were thereafter recovered to NNS BEECROFT, Naval Base Apapa, where they received medical care and attention. Today, 8 August 2022, NNS BEECROFT handed over the two rescued Ghanaian fishermen to the representatives of the Ghana Consulate in Lagos.

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“While commiserating with the Ghanaian Community on the loss of the other two fishermen, the Commander, Naval Base BEECROFT, Commodore Malami Haruna, used the opportunity to reiterate the need for seafarers always to emplace all safety measures, including the use of life jackets within the maritime domain. He further stressed the commitment of the Nigerian Navy towards ensuring the safety and security of all seafarers within Nigeria’s maritime domain.”

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