Winner from the just concluded Voda Fone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) 2019 have been announced. The event which took place on Saturday, May 18 at the new dome of Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) attracted big names in the African music industry as well as celebrities within and outside the African continent.
One of Nigeria’s best music export, Burna Boy bagged Best Africa Artiste Award at the event, as he is taking definite and necessary steps to take over the music industry in the international market which is clearly reflected in the numerous hit songs he continues to dish out.
Bellow is the list of winners.
Highlife Song of The Year-Shatta Wale-‘My Level.’
Gospel Song of The Year-Diana Hamilton –‘Mo Ne Yo’
Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year-Shatta Wale- ‘Gringo.’
Afro Pop Song of The Y ear-Guilty Beatle ‘Akwaba’ Ft Mr. Eazzi Pappy Kojo and King Promise
Hip Hop Song of The Year-Kwesi Arthur-Anthene’
Gospel Artiste of The Year-Diana Hamilton.
Highlife Artiste of the year-Kwami Eugene.
Song writer of The Year-King Promise ‘CCTV’
Record of the year-Akwaboah-Hye Me Bo.’
Best Video of the Year-‘come and see my moda’ ft Yemi Alade (Dir, Bills Eleneza).
Male Vocalist of The Year-Kidi.
Female Vocalist of The Y`ear-Efya.
Group of the year-Bethel Renewal Choir.
Rapper of The Year-Medikal.
Best collaboration of the year-stonebwoy ‘kpoo Keke’ ft Medikal Kwesi Arthurs, Darko vides and Kelvin Boy.
African Artiste of Year-Burna Boy.
New artiste of the year-Wendy Shay.
Album of The Year-Kwami Eugene-‘Rock Star.’
Best African Collaboration-Gructy Bens ft Mr Easi Patapaa and Pappy Kojo, Akwaaba.
Instrumentalist of the year-Mizter Okyeke.
Unsung Artiste of The Year-Kula.
Live Time Achievement Award-Dr Mary Ghansah J.A Adofo, Prof Kofi Adratam.
Producer of The Year-Kwami Eugene.
Sound Engineer of the year-Francis Osei-‘Hye me Bo.’
Artiste of The Decade-Sarkodi.
Meanwhile, Ghanaian dance hall musicians, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy caused commotion at the event as the stars had started a fight on stage during the event. While giving his speech after receiving his award, Stonebwoy had called on fellow reggae dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah, popularly known by his stage name Shatta Wale and bragged about beating him for the fifth time.
This did not sit well with Shatta Wale who got off his seats with his entourage and made his way to the podium to meet Stonebwoy.
Sarkodi won artiste of the decade beating fellow nominee, Stonebwoy. Won dancehall reggae artiste of the year for the fifth consecutive time ahead of his musical rival Shatta Wale.
Kunle Afolayan’s Film ‘Citation’ Hits Cinemas, August
Renowned film maker, Kunle Afolayan, has announced a prospective release date for his anticipated new feature film, ‘citation’, staring Temi Otedola.
Kunle’s sex for grades themed movie is gunning for an August 2020 theatrical release, the film maker confirmed this during a meeting live chat where he spoke extensively about the movie’s release.
He revealed that while the coronavirus pandemic may have affected productions, he is excited that his team had concluded primary photography before the coronavirus influenced lockdown.
“Thankfully we were able to complete the shooting of the film, we have also started post production before the entire COVID-19 started and we already have a hit, but because of the lockdown, things have slowed down.
The upcoming movie starring Temi Otedola, Jimemy Jeam Louis, Sadig Daba and Gabriel Afolayan will also be available on Netflix before the year runs out as confirmed by Afolayan who further revealed that he was already in talks with the American streamer.
COVID-19: Emohua Monarch Cancels 116th Birthday Celebration
Following the current global Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world, the monarch of Emohua Clan in Emohua Local Government Area (EMOLGA), Rivers State, His Royal Majesty V.C.B. Okor, (Mgbo XII) has cancelled his 116th Birthday celebration in compliance with the state government’s ban on social gathering to prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the community.
In his birthday message to the people of the area, the monarch urged them to celebrate the birthday in their houses and abide by the various measures government has put in place to prevent the spread of the virus and stay safe.
The monarch who spoke through his son, Prince (Amb) Chigozi Okor noted that he is happy with the level of compliance and improved hygiene among the people, as they had been properly informed and sensitised on the dangers of non compliance by the town crier and health officials.
Eze VCB Okor commended the governor of the state for the various measures he put in place to curb the spread of the virus in the state. He noted that the temporary measures were taken in good faith to protect the lives of the people as he called for fervent prayer for God’s intervention and solution to the ravaging pandemic.
He called on the state and local governments to extend their palliative measures to the people of the community to cushion the effects of the lockdown.
The monarch thanked the Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, (Engr) Emeka Woke and Ohna Sergeant Awuse for ensuring security and peaceful coexistence in the community.
Multi Choice Rewards Customers With Package Upgrade
DSTV and GOTV subscribers who have fully paid their subscriptions will enjoy an upgrade at no cost. The leading video entertainment company, multi choice Nigeria which made the announcement, Monday said it is part of its commitment to lessen the impact of the ongoing social economic crisis due to COVID-19.
“It is our priority to put customers at the heart of everything we do”, said the company’s chief customer service officer, Martin Mabutho.
“And in line with our mission to make great entertainment available even during the most trying of times. We are giving our loyal and valued customers base a chance to experience a wider range of the quality content we carry on our other packages. This is our token of appreciation for their continued support”, Mabutho said.
According to him, starting on Monday, April 20, DSTV customers on DSTV Compact Plus, Compact, Confarm, Family, Yanga and Access who pay for their current package or reconnect will be up graded to a higher package.
He added that this would afford them the opportunity of experiencing a wider viewing experience. DSTV Access Customers will have access to international shows on real time, Nollywood on Africa Magic Epic and Rok 2.
Mabutho stated that subscribers on the family bouquet will have access to movies and TV on TNT Africa and BET Customers on the compact package will have access to international and local entertainment on I Magic, Africa Magic Showcase and M-net movies Premiere and Comedy Central.
For GOTV customers, he said the offer will be available to GOTV Jollc, GOTV Plus GOTV Jinga, Value and Life Packages.
This provides GOTV lite and value customers access to E! Entertainment, FOX life and PBS, adding that GOTV Plus Customers will have more programmes on the GOTV Jollc Package such as CBS Reality and TNT Africa.
While GOTV Jollc customers will enjoy 75 channels options available on GOTV Max like BET, Starlife, Discovery ID and Cartoon Network.
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