Awards season is one of the most exciting times of the year, especially for those who make it their business to the entertainment culture.
Each year, the Ghana Movie Awards trots out its most significant
productions and its biggest stars to celebrate the movies that made the
biggest critical and commercial impact over the preceding twelve months.
Let’s make this short and simple, today the 25th of December 2012, is
the Ghana Movie Awards, at the Accra International Conference Centre.
The organizers have thoroughly done best to come out with thirty-one
(31) inept categories, maybe they are saving the best for the last. At
least they have previously fumbled and this year’s will not be any case
study to deal with.
With our gathered information, the Kumawood team has decided to snub
the awards and therefore we once again feel it will be an all-Accra
This year’s awards have no jury and if there is then why were we not hinted at the soiree?
The popular parlance which says, se agro be so a, efiri anopa,
seems not to be in the dictionary of the organizers who would as well
have taken their money to either delve into a pool party show since they
want to do something.
Organizers have described the nominations as ‘fair and devoid’ of the
controversies, yet let’s get into the whole pending sarcasm because we
smell that it may be dashed on the basis of man-know-man as
Single & Married topped the list with 10 nominations. Followed
closely is Grooms Bride with 8 nominations. Kobi Rana’s Hotel Babylon
obtained the third highest nominations with 6. ‘Queen Latifa’, ‘Secret
Burden’ and ‘Wanna Be’ got 4 nominations each.
Joni Waka also obtained two other nominations in the Best
Cinematography and Best Picture categories. Son of the former Ghana
President, Edward Agyekum Kufuor who has become an actor now grabbed a
nomination in the Best Actor in a Support Role with his role in ‘Tears
of a smile’.
We wonder how events are shabbily organized by those we have faith in
and thus, they lead us astray all in the name of trying to prove a
But the issue before us isn’t a ‘trying to prove a point’ matter, but
GHANA MOVIE AWARDS. The name ‘Ghana’ is in context here and thus, we
smell a rat knowing very well that this year’s event maybe a ‘Mr. Bean’
We may be wrong with our opinion, but we shall all wait and see the outcome after tonight’s show.
It is in our own interest that media guys must critically say it as it
is, less they pretend that all is well and in that case lead the
What is worth doing is worth doing well. Albeit, our candid advice to
the organizers is that for an awards show of this magnitude, it only
requires effective advance planning and some creativity.
Below are full list of nominations:
BEST ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE – ENGLISH LANGUAGE Van
Vicker – Joni Waka John Dumelo – Queen Latifa Prince David Osei – Off
The Hook Kofi Adjorlolo – Wipe My Tears Ekow Blankson – Secret Burden
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE – ENGLISH LANGUAGE Yvonne
Nelson – Single & Married Martha Ankomah – Tears Of A Smile Jackie
Appiah – Grooms Bride Nana Akua Addo – Wanna Be Yvonne Okoro – 3 Some
Nadia Buari – Rain
BEST ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE – LOCAL LANGUAGE Akwesi
Boadi – Osofa Mafia Farida Mohammed – Gobana Kofi Adu – Agya Koo Trotro
Driver Isaac Amoako – Saman Mogya Kwaku Manu – Area Boys
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE – LOCAL LANGUAGE Nana Ama Mcbrown - Nyankonton Vivian Jill – My Story Linda Abbey – Saman Mogya Tracy Boakye – Oh Vera Mercy Asiedu – Baby Face
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORT ROLE – ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Adjetey Annan – Rain Majid Michel – Grooms Bride Rahim Banda – Wipe My
Tears Edward Agyekum Kufuor – Tears Of A Smile Frank Artus – The Game
Chris Attoh – Single & Married
BEST ACTRESS IN THE SUPPORT ROLE – ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Kalsum Sinare – 3 Some Anita Erskine – Single & Married Linda Awuku –
Wanna Be Lydia Forson – In The Cupboard Christabel Ekeh – Wrong Target
Nikki Samonas – Queen Latifa
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORT ROLE – LOCAL LANGUAGE Apostle
John Prah – Osofo Mafia Kojo Nkansah – Kweku Saman Samuel Ofori – Oh
Vera Bernard Opoku – Police Officer Ebenezer Donkoh – B14
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORT ROLE – LOCAL LANGUAGE Naana
Hayford – Odo Ntentan Fatima Osman – Gobana Rose Mensah – Fathia Fata
Nkrumah Emelia Brobbey – My Story Matilda Asare – Ghana Police Ellen
White – Saman Mogya
BEST ACTOR – AFRICAN COLLABORATION Kalu Keagwu –
Shadow In The Dark Ramsey Nouah – Hotel Babylon Alex Usifo - Off The
Hook Uti Nwachukwu – In The Cupboard Yemi Blaq – The Search Alex Ekubo –
BEST ACTRESS – AFRICAN COLLABORATION Ini Edo – In The
Cupboard Patience Ozorkor – Untamed Rukky Sandra – The Search Nse Ikpe
Etim – The Search Tonto Dikeh – Lovelorn Mercy Johnson – Wild Targer
BEST PICTURE – AFRICAN COLLABORATION Desmond Elliot
& Caroline Danjuma – In The Cupboard Yvonne Nelson – Single &
Married Abdul Sallam – Grooms Bride Andy Boyo – Untamed Kobi Rana –
BEST PICTURE Joni Waka – Van Vicker & Dr. Clarice
Kulah-Ford Grooms Bride – Abdul Sallam Single & Married – Yvonne
Nelson Trap In The Game – Frank Rajah Arase Ghana Police – Eugene Morrat
Hotel Babylon – Kori Rana Secret Burden – Sellasie Ibrahim Wanna Be –
Edmund Quarshie & Michael Odeka
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Single & Married – Kwame
Awuah Hotel Babylon – Kobi Rana Joni Waka – Van Vicker Area Boys – Kwame
Agyeman Grooms Bride – Adams Umar
BEST EDITING Grooms Bride – Enoch Opoku Hotel Babylon
– Kobi Rana Single & Married – Ebenezer Sowatey B14 – Ninja Wanna
Be – Afra Marley
BEST CUSTOME AND WARDROBE Queen Latifa – Mabel
Germain Ghana Police – Monica Agboli & Nicolas Nsiah Return Of The
Bukom Lion – De She Collections Fathia Fata Nkrumah – George Atobrah
Grooms Bride – Samira Yakubu Secret Burden – Smarttys Management
BEST ART DIRECTION
Return Of The Bukom Lion Production Design: SHE Quartey Set Decoration: Richard Quartey
Fathia Fata Nkrumah Production Design: Jude Odoh Set Decoration: Bismark Gyamera
Rain Production Design: DJ Varga Set Decoration: DJ Varga
Ghana Police Production Design: Jones Agyeman Set Decoration: James Akwasi Wiafe
Single & MarriedProduction Design: Pascal Amanfo Set Decoration: Bismark Nii Odoi
Secret BurdenProduction Design: John Izedonmi Set Decoration: Fusani Mamudu
BEST MUSIC ORIGINAL SONG Azonto Ghost – Bessa
Destiny’s Child – Wilhelmina Abu Andani (Mimi) Single & Married –
Abraham Affaine Wrong Target – Samuel Sarpong Fathia Fata Nkrumah – Adu
BEST DIRECTING – ENGLISH LANGUAGE Single &
Married – Pascal Amanfo Grooms Bride – Frank Rajah Arase Queen Latifa –
Kensteve Anuka In The Cupboard – Desmond Elliot Hotel Babylon – Kobi
Tuesday, 25 December 2012
We are not going to tell you what you missed, but what we shall say you missed out is that even with the warning, ‘Men Don’t Dare’, that line fell on deaf ears as there were lots of them (Trigmatic inclusive) around.
But for what Trig as he is fondly called did with Becca, that you will have to CLICK on the video and see for yourself
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
After staging an entry with his latest single “Illuminati”, which surprisingly was popular among the crowd, he went deep into his rich portfolio of hit singles, and fed the teeming crowd with one song at a time.
For well over 50 minutes, he made good use of his flawless artistic delivery, generating loud cheers all throughout his stay on stage.
The free-ticketed event also featured performances from P Square and Samini, who was a last minute replacement for R2Bees.
Comedian Funny Face and Radio Presenter KOD, were MCs for the event.
|Becca & Friends|
The maiden edition had the crème-de-la-crème in attendance from all spheres of life and one significant personality was Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings. The maiden edition encompassed thrills, fun, music, dance and many more. It possessed the true beauty of an event with respect to the fact that it was arguably the first all-girls show in the world.
The second edition cannot be anything less than to surpass the maiden, so the organizers have promised surprises embedded with allure from Ghana to the world. It is sure going to be an all girls night but trust the men to sneak their way through just as the likes of Funny Face, Majid, John Dumelo et al, all did. That’s the whole beautification of the night.
For her yearning fans who have missed the sensational afro-pop singer, we can confirm that she was recently away and just got back from this year’s edition of the Lagos Jazz Series held in Nigeria, where she performed alongside other celebrated music icons such as Grammy Award winner Roy Hargrove, Fourplay, Omawunmi, 9ice and Waje.
But in between time, she is getting ready to premiere the music video of her collaboration with Nigerian crooner Tuface Idibia on the 6th of December, 2012, at the Tantra Night Club, with dress code having a touch of purple.