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ENTRY CALL: The 2017 Golden Movie Awards Africa



Entries are being accepted for the 3rd annual Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) to be held in the last week of June in Accra, Ghana. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2017.

The annual GMAA is an initiative by NMJ Ghana and its Ghanaian and international partners to reward excellence in filmmaking on the Africa continent and among Africans in the diaspora.

GMAA gives the opportunity to African filmmakers from around the world to receive praise, recognition and be awarded for their efforts at telling the African stories to both Africans and the rest of the world during the period under review.

The scheme is accepting films of all genres and lengths with any official language or subtitled in any official language. All films presented shall be watched and shortlists made based on the awards’ criteria for the consideration of the jury.

Award winning films in the various categories of the scheme will be chosen based on merit and the content of the films by a jury made up of experienced filmmakers and film industry practitioners of different nationalities. Only films made between 1st January 2016 and 31st January 2017 should be submitted for consideration in the 2017 edition of awards.

To make fair and just decisions in its choice for the various winners at the GMAA, the jury will consider relevant African stories, relevant methods of storytelling, technical excellence and other important factors of filmmaking.

Submissions should be made via the GMAA website: or delivered by courier to or by dropping copies of the film in MP4 format at the NMJ Ghana offices at Number 35 Akoofio Street, Adenta, Accra, Ghana.

The Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) is an annual event that seeks to award excellence in movie making on the African continent and the African diaspora.

Instituted and organized by NMJ Ghana and its partners, the GMAA brings together professionals in filmmaking in Africa once every year to celebrate, promote and reward those who have excelled in their area of the film industry.




SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN: Kafui Danku recounts pregnancy struggles in new book



Popular Ghanaian actress Kafui Danku disagrees with the popular axiom “silence is golden”. Having endured her fair share of challenges, including multiple miscarriages, she concludes that sometimes, the real show of strength is to speak out.

In her new book “Silence is not Golden”, she divulges captivating stories which have served as pillars of strength for her, especially her journey to conceiving.

She believes that the book possesses answers to fellow women going through the depression that comes with being childless/ having a hard time conceiving.

The book can be  preordered via or *713*6958# on mobile.

Since participating in the Miss Ghana pageant 2004, she has gone on to star in, and will several local and international awards including Best New Actress (Ghana) at the City People Entertainment Awards 2013, Best Supporting Actress of the Year (Ghana), City People Entertainment Awards 2014, Entertainment Person of the Year award (All Africa Media Networks Awards 2014), Pan Africa Distinguished Achievers Awards 2014, Best Supporting Actress of the Year (Extraordinary People Awards 2015), and Best Lead Actress (Afrifimo Awards 2015).


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50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians of 2017 announced – SEE FULL LIST!



Winners of Avance Media’s  50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians of 2017 has been announced. Comprising winners across the fields of business, entertainment, media, sports, leadership, lifestyle among others.

Musicians Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, and Sarkodie, Asamoah Gyan, GH One’s Berla Mundi, Peace Hyde are among personalities named on the list.

The scheme is put together in partnership with,, Abjel Communications, WatsUp TV,, My Naija Naira, The YCEO, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, CliqAfrica, Pulse Ghana, Africa Feeds, News Africa and CELBMD Africa.

See winners in the various categories below:

  • Business – Nana Appiah Mensah, Zylofon Media & MenzGold Ghana
  • Entertainment – Stonebwoy, Musician
  • Law & Governance – Kow Essuman, Lawyer & Office of the President of Ghana
  • Leadership & Civil Society – Gideon Danso, Empowerment Worship Center
  • Lifestyle – Ameyaw Debrah, Blogger
  • Media – Nana Aba Anamoah, GhOne TV
  • Personal Development & Academia – Brian Amoateng– Brian Amoateng Outreach Ministries
  • Science & Technology – Godwin Martey– Websoft Solutions
  • Social Enterprise & Philanthropy – Ama Duncan, The Fabulous Woman Network
  • Sports – Asamoah Gyan, Kayserispor FK

Below is the list of Avance Media’s 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians in 2017

  • Kow Essuman (Lawyer)
  • Gideon Danso (Empowerment Worship Center)
  • Brian Amoateng (Brian Amoateng Outreach Ministries)
  • Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (MP)
  • Ameyaw Debrah (Blogger)
  • Nana Appiah Mensah (Zylofon Media)
  • Nana Aba Anamoah (GhOne TV)
  • Godwin Martey (Websoft Solutions)
  • Stonebwoy (Musician)
  • Ibrahim Mustapha (Public Speaking Institute)
  • Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor FK)
  • David Asare Asiamah (Agro Mindset Ltd)
  • Ama Duncan (The Fabulous Woman Network)
  • Sarkodie (Musician)
  • Berla Mundi (GhOne TV)
  • Caritas Aryee (Tatas and Friends Foundation)
  • Jeff Bassey (Graduate Training Institute)
  • Dede Ayew (West Ham United)
  • Nii Kotei Dzani (Council of State)
  • Sesinam Dagadu (Snoocode)
  • Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa (MP)
  • Elijah Amoo Addo (Food For All Africa)
  • Christian Atsu (Newcastle United)
  • Albert Kusi (LEC Foundation)
  • Seth Kwame Boateng (Multimedia Group)
  • Peace Hyde (Forbes Africa)
  • Hamamat Montia (Model)
  • Richmond Kwame Frimpong (Beige Academy)
  • Senyo Hosi (COBD)
  • Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus)
  • Elorm Beenie (Blogger)
  • Shatta Wale (Musician)
  • Lydia Forson (Actress)
  • Senyuiedzorm Awusi Adadevoh (Photographer)
  • Alexander Afenyo-Markin (MP)
  • Regina Agyare (Soronko Foundation)
  • Laud Anthony Basing (Incas Diagnostic Services Limited)
  • Akwasi Frimpong (Athlete)
  • Nicholas Bortey (Liranz)
  • Philip Mensah (OmniBank Ghana)
  • Kane Mani (Origgin)
  • Abigail Ashley (UTV Ghana)
  • Kosi Yankey (NBSSI)
  • Roberta Annan (Roberta Annan Consulting)
  • Wiyaala (Musician)
  • Francisca Oteng Mensah (MP)
  • Derrydean Dadzie (DreamOval Ltd)
  • Ivy Barley (Developers in Vogue)
  • Ebenezer Nana Yaw Donkor (Blogger)
  • Peter Akai Anum (HOSA Awards)


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Yvonne Nelson names first child!



Actress Yvonne Nelson, who recently delivered her first child, has announced her name.

Three months old, the girl is to be known and called RYN Roberts. RYN is Welsh for “ruler”.

A multiple-award-winner, Nelson has starred in over a hundred movies including  ‘Princess Tyra,’ ‘Single and Married,’ ‘One Night in Vegas,’ ‘Heart of Men,’ and ‘The Game’. She is girlfriend of Jamie Roberts, a London-based Fashion Photographer originally from Wales.

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PEOPLE’S CELEBRITY AWARDS “17: All the winners [+ exclusive images]



Held at the Accra International Conference Centre, Saturday, December 30, the 2017 People’s Celebrity Awards saw Ghanaian music icon Shatta Wale, Ebony Reigns, Fancy Gadam, OAP Berla Mundi and a number of other popular personalities named winners in various categories.

The scheme, entirely based on public voting, looks to reward influential names and companies who continue to push the frontiers of Ghana’s entertainment industry.

Aside being named Celebrity of the year, which sees him win a Dodge Charger sedan worth $65,000, the controversial musician was also named Favorite Male Musician of the Year.

RuffTown’s Ebony Reigns picked up the laurel for Favourite Female Musician, whiles Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan was named Favourite Male Sports Personality of the Year.

Other winners on the night include northern music giants Maccasio and Fancy Gadam, actress Roselyn Ngisah, and sports broadcaster Dan Kwaku Yeboah.

In attendance were recognisable faces as Dr. Paa Kwesi Ndoum, Asamoah Gyan, DKB, Ahoufe Patri, Kalybos, Jacinta among others.

The 2017 People’ Celebrity Awards is put together by GN Bank.

Below is the full list of winners:

Favourite Male Musician category: 

  • Fancy Gadam
  • Flowking Stone
  • Kofi Kinaata
  • Joe Mettle
  • Maccasio
  • Medikal
  • Sarkodie
  • Shatta Wale [winner]
  • Stonebwoy


Favourite Female Radio Presenter category: 

  • Afia Pokua
  • Adjoa Yeboah Agyei
  • Amanda Jissih
  • Anita Erskine
  • Doreen Andoh
  • Ewurama Attoh [winner]
  • Jessica Opare Saforo
  • Ohemaa Woyeje
  • Silva Lady
  • Sokoo Hemaa


Favourite Female TV Presenter category:

  • Adwoa Yeboah Agyei
  • Afia Schwarzenegger
  • Akumaa Mama Zimbi
  • Amanda Jissih
  • Berla Mundi [winner]
  • Deloris Frimpong Manso
  • Maame Yeboah Asiedu
  • Nana Aba Anamoah
  • Nana Yaa Brefo
  • Soko Hemaa

Favourite Music Video category: 

  • Ayoo – Shatta Wale
  • Confession – Kofi Kinaata
  • Dream – Kumi Guitar
  • Enku Lenu – Stonebwoy
  • Ladder – Lilwin
  • Pain Killer – Sarkodie

Sponsor – Ebony

  • Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam [winner]
  • Work In Progress – Diana Hamilton
  • Yewo Nyame – Nacee

Favourite Actress category: 

  • Benedicta Gafah
  • Emelia Brobbey
  • Lydia Forson
  • Joselyn Dumas
  • Jackie Appiah
  • Nana Ama McBrown
  • Priscilla Opoku Agyeman
  • Roselyn Ngissah [winner]
  • Yvonne Okoro
  • Zynell Zuh

Favourite Comedian category: 

  • Baba Spirit
  • Bismark The Joke
  • Derek Kobina Boney (DKB)
  • Comedian Khemical
  • Comedian OB
  • Emmanuel Nkansah (Lekzy) [winner]
  • Foster Romanus
  • Funny Face
  • Jacinta
  • Nathaniel Mensah (Ajeezay)

Favourite Female Musician category: 

  • Adina
  • Becca
  • Diana Hamilton
  • Ebony [winner]
  • Efya
  • Feli Nuna
  • Joyce Blessing
  • Mz Vee
  • Patience Nyarko
  • Sista Afia

Favourite Journalist category: 

  • Adomako Felix (Zion Felix)
  • Ameyaw Debrah
  • Attractive Mustapha [winner]
  • Dan Lartey
  • David Mawuli
  • Halifax Ansah Addo
  • Koncept Worae
  • Kwame Dadzie
  • Nana Yaw Donkor (NYDJ)

Favourite Male Radio Presenter category: 

  • Abeiku Santana
  • Agyemang Prempeh
  • Christian Adjei Frimpong [winner]
  • David Anann Barima
  • Enoch Asare
  • Giovani Caleb
  • Lexis Bill
  • Londona Nie
  • Prince Benjamin
  • Sammy Forson

Favourite Male Sports Personality category: 

  • Asamoah Gyan [winner]
  • Dede Ayew
  • Duke Micah
  • Isaac Dogbe
  • Richard Commey
  • Sadiq Adams
  • Thomas Partey
  • Winful Cobbina

Favourite Female Sports category: 

  • Alberta Ampomah
  • Adu Agyemang Kate
  • Belinda Anane
  • Mercy Tagoe
  • Nadia Eke
  • Nafisatu Umaru
  • Sandra Owusu
  • Priscilla Adubea[winner]

Favourite Male TV Presenter category: 

  • Andrew Adote Tandoh
  • Bola Ray
  • Dan Kwaku Yeboah [winner]
  • David Dontoh
  • George Quaye
  • Ibrahim Ben Bako
  • Johnnie Hughes
  • Patrick Osei Agyemang
  • Sammy Flex

Favourite Religious Personality category: 

  • Apostle Kwadwo Safo [winner]
  • Bishop Daniel Obinim
  • Pastor Mensa Otabil
  • Rev. Eastwood Anaba
  • Counselor Lutterodt
  • Imam Rashid

*Archbishop Duncan Williams

*Nana Kwaku Bonsam

*Apostle Kpegah Tamakloe

*Bishop Charles Agyin Asare


Favourite Movie category :

  • Adanfo Bone
  • Ghana Galamsey[winner]
  • John & John
  • Keteke
  • Piele

People’s Celebrity Awards Social Media category: 

  • Stonebwoy
  • Sarkodie

*Fancy Gadam

  • Lydia Forson
  • Moesha Boudong
  • Mona (Hajia4Real)
  • Medikal
  • Shatta Wale
  • Macassio [winner]
  • Nana Ama McBrown

Favourite Song category: 

  • My Own – Samini
  • Too Risky – Medikal
  • Pain Killer – Sarkodie
  • My Name – Samini
  • Taking Over – Shatta Wale[winner]
  • Too Big – Macassio
  • Confession – Kofi Kinaata
  • Onwawani – Joe Mettle


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Finalists for Avance Media’s 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians announced – SEE FULL LIST!



Finalists for Avance Media’s 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians of 2017, honouring distinguished young Ghanaians, have been announced.

The 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians ranking recognises distinctive service across 10 different categories: Business, Entertainment, Law and Governance, Leadership and Civil Society, Lifestyle, Media, Personal Development and Academia, Science and Technology, Sports and Social Enterprise and Philantrophy.

Winners will be announced on 8th January, 2018.

Hailed as one of the most credible, Avance Media’s Most Influential Young Ghanaian rankings is the most respected system that honours youth excellence in Ghana. The 2017 Ghana ranking is the third in the series.

Previous editions have ranked investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas as the Most Influential Young Ghanaian for 2015 and 2016.

CEO of Avance Media, Prince Akpah explains that “This year’s influential young Ghanaian is someone whose work has undoubtedly had a positive impact in Ghanaian life. The nominees have all excelled in their various endeavors, working to improve the lives of others, through hardwork, personal sacrifice and in most instances, made bold and brave commitments.”

Public voting has officially opened on to determine the overall 2017 Most Influential Young Ghanaian, and winners for the 10 categories.

Similar rankings by Avance Media and partners are currently ongoing in Cameroon, Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa, DR Congo and Kenya.

Here is the full list of the 2017 Nominees

Business (in partnership with TANOE Business)

  1. David Asare Asiamah (Agro Mindset Ltd)
  2. Derrydean Dadzie (DreamOval Ltd)
  3. Nana Appiah Mensah (Zylofon Media)
  4. Philip Mensah (OmniBank Ghana)
  5. Roberta Annan (Roberta Annan Consulting)

Entertainment (in partnership with WatsUp TV)

  1. Lydia Forson (Actress)
  2. Sarkodie (Musician)
  3. Shatta Wale (Musician)
  4. Stonebwoy (Musician)
  5. Wiyaala (Musician)

Law & Governance

  1. Francisca Oteng Mensah (MP)
  2. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (MP)
  3. Kow Essuman (Lawyer)
  4. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa (MP)
  5. Alexander Afenyo-Markin (MP)

Leadership & Civil Society (in partnership with Abjel Communications)

  1. Kosi Yankey (NBSSI)
  2. Gideon Danso (EWC)
  3. Nii Kotei Dzani (Council of State)
  4. Peter Akai Anum (HOSA Awards)
  5. Senyo Hosi (COBD)


  1. Ameyaw Debrah (Blogger)
  2. Ebenezer Nana Yaw Donkor (Blogger)
  3. Elorm Beenie (Blogger)
  4. Hamamat Montia (Model)
  5. Senyuiedzorm Awusi Adadevoh (Photographer)


  1. Abigail Ashley (UTV Ghana)
  2. Berla Mundi (EIB Network)
  3. Nana Aba Anamoah (EIB Network)
  4. Peace Hyde (Forbes Africa)
  5. Seth Kwame Boateng (Multimedia Group)

Personal Development & Academia

  1. Albert Kusi (LEC Foundation)
  2. Brian Amoateng (Brian Amoateng Outreach Ministries)
  3. Jeff Bassey (Graduate Training Institute)
  4. Ibrahim Mustapha (Public Speaking Institute)
  5. Richmond Kwame Frimpong (Beige Academy)

Science & Technology

  1. Godwin Martey (Websoft Solutions)
  2. Kane Mani (Origgin)
  3. Laud Anthony Basing (Incas Diagnostic Services Limited)
  4. Nicholas Bortey (Liranz)
  5. Sesinam Dagadu (Snoocode)

Sports (in partnership with

  1. Akwasi Frimpong (Athlete)
  2. Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor FK)
  3. Christian Atsu (Newcastle United)
  4. Dede Ayew (West Ham United)
  5. Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus)

Social Entreprise & Philanthropy

  1. Ama Duncan (The Fabulous Woman Network)
  2. Caritas Aryee (Tatas and Friends Foundation)
  3. Elijah Amoo Addo (Food For All Africa)
  4. Ivy Barley (Developers in Vogue)
  5. Regina Agyare (Soronko Foundation)

The 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians ranking is proudly organised by Avance Media in partnership with,, Abjel Communications, WatsUp TV,, My Naija Naira, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, CliqAfrica, Pulse Ghana, Africa Feeds, and CELBMD Africa.




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Juliet Ibrahim & Iceberg Slim named ambassadors for Oros perfume



International perfume brand OROS has chosen love birds, Iceberg Slim and Juliet Ibrahim as celebrity influencers for its seasonal campaign. The two celebrities are a perfect pair to exude the vision of the perfume brand in Africa. Oros was officially launched in Lagos, Nigeria earlier this year shortly after its Dubai debut.

Follow them on social media @OrosFragranceNG for up to date sales and activities.

Oros for Women – The fragrance is described as elegant, provocative and free spirited, a scent full of passion and emotion. Oros is a floral fragrance with an enchanting blend of romantic jasmine and sensual tuberose.
Oros for Men – The all-pervasive scent gives to its wearer an esoteric and fascinating feel enjoyed by men who are avid for energy, sports and adventure. Oros, an aromatic woody fragrance is supremely masculine and seductive.

The company is expected to release more visuals in the coming months.



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