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Lupita Nyong’o wins another award

Written by Shirlene Brown | January 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Lupita Nyong’o is on an award roll.  Between the nominations and wins, it might be a hard act for her to follow in her future roles.

Lupita accepts Critics Choice Award from Jonah Hill

Lupita accepts Critics Choice Award from Jonah Hill

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Africans in the 2014 Oscar Nominations

Written by Shirlene Brown | January 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

It’s that time of year again, and we have some very strong African contenders in the 2014 Academy Awards.

Barkhad Abdi

Barkhad Abdi

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Lupita Nyong’o up for two BAFTA awards

Written by Shirlene Brown | January 9, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Lupita Nyong’o is having a banner season.  She has already been nominated for several awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and two Screen Actors Guild Awards including Best Supporting Actress.

Lupita Nyong'o (Photo: Flicks and Bits)

Lupita Nyong'o (Photo: Flicks and Bits)

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Newcomer, NaturalFace tops 2012 4syte TV Music Video Awards

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | November 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Several of Ghana’s top music acts picked up honours at the just ended 4th edition of the 4Syte Music Video Awards held at the International Conference Centre in Accra. Newcomer NaturalFace , who entered the awards with 5 nominations with ‘So High’ and ‘Body Set’, managed to go home with four awards. He won the; ‘Best Directed Video’, ‘Best Photography’, ‘Best Discovery Video’ and ‘Overall Best Video’ with ‘So High’. The only category he lost was the ‘Best Reggae Video’ to Edem’s Ghetto Arise.

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2012 Channel O Music Video Awards…and the winners are

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | November 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Leading the winner’s list was Nigerian superstar D’Banj who capped an amazing 2012 by taking home the most anticipated award of the night Most Gifted Video of the Year for his chart-topper “Oliver Twist”. The video also saw 2011 Special Recognition recipient take home the fiercely contested award for Most Gifted Male Video.

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Majid Michel, Zack Orji and others honoured at Planet Africa Awards

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | November 3, 2012 | Leave a Comment

The 9th Annual Diversity and Planet Africa Awards gala, held on Saturday, October 27that the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada, was a tremendous success. The evening commenced with an exclusive, sold out VIP dinner, catered by celebrity chef Selwyn Richards, followed by the awards ceremony, world class entertainment. 

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2face and Dbanj win BET Award for Best International Act (Africa)

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | June 27, 2011 | Leave a Comment

2face BET awardNigeria’s 2face Idibia and Dbanj tied for the BET Award for Best International Act (Africa) at ceremony held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Sunday night. It didn’t come as a surprise as the two were clear favourites for the nod. But perhaps it should have been more competitive with only one winner instead of the two. It makes the African category come out as mere tokenism to keep us happy. Although this was the second time that African artists have been nominated in the BET Awards, this year saw a separate category for the African acts which also included D-Black (Ghana), Fally Ipupa (DR Congo), Angelique Kidjo (Benin), and Teargas (South Africa).

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Museke Online Africa Music Awards 2011- Call For Submissions

Written by Wanjiru Ndung'u | June 2, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Museke, Inc. is proud to formally announce the upcoming second annual Museke Online Africa Music Awards (MOAMAs), which are set to culminate in September 2011. Artists, record labels, producers and their respective representatives are invited to submit entries for the various categories in order to be eligible. Music that was released and received airplay beginning anytime from January 1 2010 to 1 January 2011 is eligible for consideration and entry. Once again, the voter’s academy will comprise of influential and respected industry figureheads, including DJs. All MOAMAs categories are open to African artists based on the continent as well as those in the diaspora. Artists may be nominated through the “nominate” link on Museke’s website.

Museke Online Africa Music Awards

Museke Online Africa Music Awards

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Records and shockers at the 2011 Ghana Music Awards

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | April 11, 2011 | Leave a Comment

kwabena KwabenaThe 12th edition of the Ghana Music Awards (GMA) happened over the weekend with the usual pomp and pageantry that has characterized the award ceremony over the years. But besides the fashion statements, music performances, glitz and glam, the ceremony also saw some huge shockers and records set on the night.  The top nominated artists couldn’t have more than two awards each although Cecelia Marfo, Kwabena Kwabena and Trigmatic each had at least 7 nominations.

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‘Jacob’s Cross’ nabs four nominations at Monte-Carlo Television Festival

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | March 31, 2011 | Leave a Comment

MNet’s Jacob’s Cross has received four nominations at the prestigious Monte-Carlo Television Festival for the following categories: Best International TV Series, Outstanding International Producer, Outstanding Actor and Outstanding Actress. The Monte-Carlo Television Festival, which will be held on June 6-10 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, has been awarding exceptional television programs across the globe since the 1960s.

Jacob from Billboard

Jacob from Billboard

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‘Viva Riva’ sweeps African Movie Academy Awards

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | March 29, 2011 | Leave a Comment

ameyaw debrah and jimmy jean-louisThe 2011 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held over the weekend almost became a battle for trophies between the two most nominated movies, ‘Sinking Sands’ and ‘Viva Riva’ as representatives and winners from those movies went on to the stage severally to collect a number of AMAA statuettes. DR Congo’s ‘Viva Riva’ stunned the competition by bagging 6 of the awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography. ‘Sinking Sands’ followed with three awards including a Best Actress nod for the lead actress, Ama K Abebrese, Best Screenplay and Best Makeup.

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