People’s Choice Awards Ghana 2015 launched!

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The much anticipated People's Choice Awards Ghana 2015 was launched on

Thursday, 27th November 2014, at a special stakeholder and media event

at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra.

In addition to industry professionals and members of the media, the

event was attended by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and

Creative Arts, Hon. Dzifa Gomashie, the Deputy Minister for Local

Government, Hon. Nii Lante Vanderpuye, representatives of the title

sponsors of the awards, GN Bank, executives from corporate Ghana as

well as other personalities in the Ghanaian telecommunications


The People's Choice Awards Ghana is a scheme which seeks to award and

celebrate individuals and organizations which have contributed as well

as those that continue to excel in their various fields towards the

development of the Ghanaian Arts and Entertainment industry.

Categories to be awarded in the annual cross-discipline event are

People's Choice Male Musician, People's Choice Female Musician,

People's Choice Actor, People's Choice Actress, People's Choice Movie

(Ghanaian language & English), People's Choice Male Radio Presenter

(Entertainment, Culture & Sports), People's Choice Female Radio

Presenter (Entertainment, Culture & Sports), People's Choice Male TV

Presenter (Entertainment, Culture & Sports), People's Choice Female TV

Presenter (Entertainment, Culture & Sports), People's Choice Song

(Ghanaian Song), People's Choice Male Sports Personality, People's

Choice Female Sports Personality, People's Choice Entertainment

Journalist, People's Choice Comedian, People's Choice Child Star,

People's Choice Celebrity (Ultimate Prize), Lifetime Achievement Award

(Individual) and Lifetime Achievement Award (Organization).

Speaking at the event, the Chief Executive Officer of Spyder Lee

Entertainment, organizers of the awards, Mr. Edwin Kweku Edinkrah,

elaborated on the essence of introducing the scheme. "At a time when

the Arts and Showbiz fraternity is becoming a lucrative industry in

other parts of the world, it is only appropriate to introduce

initiatives which will challenge us to be able to compete globally.

Hence, this awards scheme is to showcase our intent and ingenuity to

encourage players in the industry."

The special guest at the event was the Honorable Deputy Minister for

Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mrs. Dzifa Abla Gomashie-Ahiaglo,

who highlighted the role of government to ensure the development of

Culture, Tourism and the Arts industry in Ghana.

The public can from now to 31st December 2014 sent the names of their

favourite celebrities who excelled between August 2013 and August 2014

to the shortcode 1446 on MTN, Vodafone and Airtel to be part of the


The nominees will be shortlisted by the awards board together with the

awards statisticians, Deloitte, for public voting. The winners will be

announced at the Awards Night scheduled to take place on Saturday 21st

March 2015 at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Also, the People's Choice Awards Board which is composed of respected

individuals within the Ghanaian Showbiz industry was introduced at the


Members include Nana Nana Poku Osei (Hammer of Last Two Music Group),

Mary-Ann Acolatse (Broadcaster), Kwasi Kyei Darkwah (KKD,

Broadcaster), Socrate Safo (Movie Producer), Lawrencia Thompson (PR

Specialist & TV Host), Tommy Annan Forson (Broadcaster) and Patrick

Yaadar (Movie Producer).

Others are Alex Ntiamoah-Boakye (Sports Promoter), Ahuma Bosco Ocansey

(Broadcaster & Executive, MUSIGA), Fred Kyei Mensah (Music Producer),

Bertrand Nana Turkson (Entertainment Enthusiast), George Williams

(Legendary Ghanaian Actor), Arnold Asamoah Baidoo (Editor, Razz

Newspaper), Edwin Kweku Edinkrah (CEO, Spyder Lee Entertainment) and

Nana Kweku Nduom (Vice President, Business Development, Groupe Nduom).

Credit: Myjoyonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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