Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Ghana Movie Awards 2012 will be a man-know-man affair

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 festival.

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 point.

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’ show.

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 organizers astray.

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 – Lovelorn

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 – Hotel Babylon

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


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 Patrick

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 Rana

Video: Did you see what Becca & Trigmatic do?

If you were not at the Becca’s Girl Talk Concert on the 21st of December, 2012, then you may have to wait for another 365 days more to catch a glimpse of what Becca did with Trigmatic.

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

Sarkodie represented GH well @ the ‘Top of the World’ Concert

BET award winner Sarkodie on Saturday night proved why he is about the biggest act in Ghana currently, when he virtually stole the show at the Malta Guinness-sponsored Top of the World Concert.

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 GIRL TALK Concert comes to town Dec. 21

Becca & Friends
Becca will once again bring the roofs of the National Theatre down, come December 21 in a grand style with her second edition of the Becca GIRL TALK Concert.

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.