Ghana Events Awards (GEA), a creative industry player has awarded over 20 of its members in the creative art sector to boost their morale and encourage them work assiduously in making the industry lucrative for the upcoming artists at Movenpic Hotel in Accra.
The 4th GEA night was packed with citations and plaques presented to winners in various categories like Best MC of the year, Best Disc Jockey (DJ) player of the year, Best Event Planner of the year, Best Event of the year among others.
Speaking to journalists, the Chief Executive of GEA, Kelvin Kenneth was delighted and expressed his appreciation to the Board of Directors and all stakeholders who were involved in making the event possible and successful.
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He explained that the nomination and selection of winners in the various categories is based on lots of considerations from the public, Board members and the economy which includes good lightening system, sound system, stage and the environment in which the event was held or occasioned.
Mr. Kenneth added that his next agenda is to focus on how to improve and extend the awards ceremony to other African countries, adding that, this will even place Ghana on the limelight and also enhance the creative industry across the African continent.
He therefore called for unity among the industry players in the creative arts in order to fight a common course or agenda for the benefit of the upcoming artists.
The founder of Jandel Limited who own the overall Best award in the creative industry, Afia Moro advised her colleagues to have a passionate feeling for the creative art rather than seeking for money, stating that, your passion for the job will let you earn good money at the end.
She tasked all stakeholders in the creative art industry to be innovative and creative through learning in order to enable them reinvent new things and bring new ideas to the table which can be a tool to remain in business even in this era of the pandemic.
She further outlined some challenges like failure to recognize the industry by government, division among members, failure to be paid the right amount among others that are facing the industry and wished they can be addressed as soon as possible to drive them forward.
“We lack so many things and when it comes to certain things, government fail to recognize us like the sharing of the stimulus packages during the COVID-19 era, most of our members who also placed in their request were sidelined and never get anything”, she said.
But she was grateful and optimistic that the challenges will be addressed due to government’s establishment of the creative art alongside the tourism sector, adding, we can voice out our grievances at that department to be addressed by the appropriate authorities.
The winners of the various categories are as follows:
REGIONAL EVENT OF THE YEAR- UPPER WEST CREATIVE ART AWARDS
EVENT ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR – DIANA HAMILTON
EVENT OF THE YEAR – EXCLUSIVE MEN OF THE YEAR AFRICA AWARDS
BEST EVENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR – GENET SERVICES
BEST EVENT VENUE OF THE YEAR – ( ACCRA CITY HOTEL)
EVENT INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR (BLOGGER) – RONNIE IS EVERYWHERE
BEST EVENT SECURITY OF THE YEAR – ASUAVO SECURITY
GHANA’S FAVORITE EVENT – 3MUSIC AWARDS
EVENT MC OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)- MZGEE
EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – MANUEL PHOTOGRAPHY
CSR EVENT OF THE YEAR- MASK4ALL CHARITY CONCERT
EVENT MC OF THE YEAR (MALE) – NATHANIEL ATTOH
EVENT DJ OF THE YEAR – DJ VYRUSKY
YOUTH EVENT OF THE YEAR – GHANA TERTIARY AWARDS
MOST PRESTIGIOUS EVENT OF THE YEAR- RHYTHMS ON DA RUNWAY
MOST INFLUENTIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR – GHANA OUTSTANDING WOMEN AWARDS
BEST VIRTUAL EVENT OF THE YEAR – EXCLUSIVE MEN OF THE AFRICA AWARDS
BEST EVENT SETUP OF THE YEAR – VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS.
BEST EVENT VENUE OF THE YEAR (DOME, GARDEN, CONFERENCE HALL) – UNDERBRIDGE EVENT CENTRE
BEST EVENT VENUE (BAR/LOUNGE) – FRONT/BACK ACCRA
EVENT HYPEMAN OF THE YEAR – KOJO MANUEL
EXPERIENTIAL COMPANY OF THE YEAR – BTL AFRICA
EMERGING EVENT OF THE YEAR- UPPER WEST CREATIVE ARTS AWARDS
CORPORATE EVENT OF THE YEAR – CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MARKETING GHANA AWARDS
EVENT SPONSOR OF THE YEAR – ADONKO NEXT LEVEL ENERGY DRINK.