By Gabriel Myers Hansen
Voting is now open for the 2020 Ghana Arts and Culture Awards, which will take place in Accra on 14 November.
- Singer Worlasi is among music acts nominated for the 2020 Ghana Arts and Culture Awards.
Now in its second year, the event is organised by the Arts and Culture Company and looks to reward impactful contributors to Ghana’s arts and culture landscape. Trophies will be given to individuals and organisations in 19 categories including honorary awards.
Arts and Culture Company director of communication and research Mike Frempong said that this year’s event would be highly memorable, particularly for practitioners in the creative arts and culture space. He also noted that despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, there was still a need to celebrate deserving names in the industry. “Preparations are well ongoing for the main event,” he said.
Wiyaala, Worlasi, Lamisi, Trigmatic and the Santrofi band are among the musicians nominated for this year’s event. There are also award hopefuls from the media, film, fashion and creative entrepreneurship industries.
The categories for the 2020 Ghana Arts and Culture Awards include Cultural Television Programme of the Year, Cultural Radio Programme of the Year, Ghanaian Visual Artist of the Year, Ghanaian Artist of the Year, Ghanaian Movie of the Year, Ghanaian Fashion Designer of the Year, Spoken Word Artist of the Year, Outstanding Cultural Personality of the Year, Cultural Heritage Entrepreneur of the Year, and Corporate Support for Arts and Culture.
The rest are Traditional Dance Group of the Year, Traditional Music Group of the Year, Art Festival Event of the Year, Indigenous Caterer of the Year, Outstanding Cultural Theatre Performance of the Year, Discovery of the Year, Arts and Culture Media of the Year, as well as the Honorary and Lifetime Achievement awards.
Voting closes on 11 November and fans can vote for their preferred nominees by sending an SMS to *447*100# on all local mobile networks. Alternatively, they can vote on the awards’