KANDA BONGO MAN HEADLINES 2017 VODAFONE AFRICAN LEGENDS NIGHT

KANDA BONGO MAN 2017 VODAFONE AFRICAN LEGENDS NIGHT
Congolese music legend Kanda Bongo Man will headline the 2017 edition of Vodafone African Legends Night coming off September 30th in Accra, organizers of the event Global Media Alliance has announced. The 6th edition of the music show will take place at the Banquet Hall State House in Accra. Born January 1, 1955, Kanda Bongo Man’s music career took off in full flight after moving to Paris in 1979 where his music started to incorporate elements of then-vibrant zouk music. His first solo albums, "Iyole" in 1981 and "Djessy" in 1982, were instant hits. The Congolese singer, known for the structural changes, is widely credited for revolutionizing soukous music by encouraging guitar solos after every verse and even sometimes at the beginning of the song. His form of soukous gave birth to the popular “Kwassa Kwassa” dance rhythm where hips move back and forth while the hands move to follow the hips. Kanda Bongo Man is expected to mount the stage of African Legends Night alongside other Ghanaian music legends to thrill audience to some of his popular songs from his celebrated albums of Kwassa Kwassa, Amour Fou among others. Last year, the show witnessed great performances from Yvonne Chaka Chaka who collaborated with her ‘daughters’ Becca, Wiyaala and eShun on stage and was spiced up by the robotic Akosua Agyapong, the Kpanlogo man Amandzeba Nat Brew and the smooth taker Nana Tuffuor. Over the years, African Legends Night has celebrated musical icons. Notable performers include South Africa’s legend and first headliner Hugh Masekela, Femi Kuti, Freddy Meiway, Gyedu Blay Ambulley, Amakye Dede, Ghanaian ace Saxophonist Steve Bedi, Ben Brako as well as a blend of artists across Africa.

DADDY LUMBA, KANDA BONGO MAN FOR 2017 VODAFONE AFRICAN LEGENDS NIGHT

2017 VODAFONE AFRICAN LEGENDS NIGHT
Music legends Charles K. Fosu aka Daddy Lumba and Abrantie Amakye Dede have been announced as two major Ghanaian acts that will grace this year’s Vodafone African Legends Night. According to Global Media Alliance, organizers of the event, the two superstars were lined-up together due to their immense contribution to the Ghanaian music industry hence the decision to create a platform to have close interactions with their fans. Lumba and Amakye Dede will be joined by Congolese music legend Kanda Bongo Man who will be the headline artiste for Vodafone African Legends Night. The trio are expected to mount the stage to thrill audience to some of their hit songs. The 6th edition of the music show will take place Saturday, September 30th at the Banquet Hall State House in Accra. Last year, the show witnessed great performances from Yvonne Chaka Chaka who collaborated with her ‘daughters’ Becca, Wiyaala and eShun on stage and was spiced up by the robotic Akosua Agyapong, the Kpanlogo man Amandzeba Nat Brew and the smooth taker Nana Tuffuor. Over the years, African Legends Night has celebrated musical icons. Notable performers include South Africa’s legend and first headliner Hugh Masekela, Femi Kuti, Freddy Meiway, Gyedu Blay Ambulley, Amakye Dede, Ghanaian ace Saxophonist Steve Bedi, Ben Brako as well as a blend of artists across Africa.

KASAPREKO, EIGHT OTHERS SWEEP TOP AWARDS AT GHANA BEVERAGE AWARDS

GBA Award

 

Nine companies were last Friday awarded at the maiden edition of the Ghana Beverage Awards (GBA) held at Accra City Hotel.

Kasapreko’s Alomo Bitters was adjudged Product of the Year while RTD of the year went to   Orijin RTD, Fruit Juice of the year – Blue Skies and Wine of the year was swept by Uncle T Red Wine (T.T. Brothers Company Limited) among others.

GBA is an awards scheme which aims at honouring excelling beverage stakeholders in Ghana for their contribution to the country’s economy.

Organised by Global Media Alliance, the maiden edition was themed “Inspiring excellence in the beverage industry in Ghana”.

Global Media Alliance collaborated with recognised institutions such as the Food Research Institute (FRI) under CSIR, Consumer Protection Agency (CPA), Food and Beverage Association of Ghana (FABAG) and the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA).

THE AWARDS

  1. Product of the Year – Kasapreko Alomo Bitters
  2. RTD of the year -  Orijin RTD - Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited (GGBL)
  3. Fruit  Juice of the year – Blue Skies – Blue Skies Ghana
  4. Wine of the year – Uncle T Red Wine- T.T. Brothers Company Limited
  5. Chocolate/Cocoa/Milk Beverage of the year – Nestle Milo – Nestle Ghana Limited
  6. Energy Drink of the year – Rush Energy Drink – Twellium Industries
  7. Soft Drink of the year – Special Ice Range of Soft Drinks –Special Ice Company Limited
  8. Spirit of the year – Castle Bridge London Dry Gin - GIHOC Distilleries Company Limited
  9. Bitters of the year – Kasapreko Alomo Bitters - Kasapreko Company Limited
  10. Beer of the year – Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (GGBL)
  11. Water of the year – Bel Aqua Mineral water – Blow Chem Industries
  12. Manufacturer of the year – Kasapreko Company Limited

 

Global Media Alliance Wins PR Consultancy Of The Year Award

gma wins pr consultancy of the year 2015Global Media Alliance, one of Ghana’s top Public Relations and Media consultancies, has been awarded PR Consultancy of the Year 2015, at the recent Institute of Public Relations (IPR) awards and dinner dance held in Accra.

This is the second time Global Media Alliance has won this award in the last four (4) years.

The institute’s 5th excellence awards and 9th presidential dinner dance was to celebrate excellence in Public Relations practice in Ghana. It was under the theme “PR and Peaceful Elections: Your Role, My Role”.

The Chief Executive Officer of Global Media Alliance, Mr. Ernest Boateng, in receiving the award on behalf of the company expressed his excitement saying “we won this award in 2013 and here we are again. This is evidence that Global Media Alliance is living true to its mission; to seek to positively impact and effect change within our community and also create value for our clients and shareholders. We are grateful to IPR and our clients for recognizing our culture of excellence”.

Mr. Boateng dedicated the award to his hardworking staff and clients adding that “Global Media Alliance couldn’t have come this far without you”.

He further stressed that “GMA will continue to work hard to satisfy the needs of its clients; to project and improve their image in the eyes of all stakeholders, and towards national development”.

Global Media Alliance is an integrated media and entertainment company and has one of the leading PR consultancies in the country with over eighteen years of experience in the diverse segments of the PR industry. It is affiliated to Weber Shandwick and Fleishman Hillard, both top 5 PR firms in the world.

SOURCE: www.modernghana.com

GMA Awarded for Media Development in Broadcasting

ACCRA, GHANA: Global Media Alliance (GMA) is recognized for excellence regarding positively impacting Ghana’s broadcasting landscape.

On Saturday, August 27th, the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) held its 21st Awards ceremony and saluted GMA with an Honorary Award connected to its broadcasting efforts. The honor specifically highlights GMA’s broadcasting sector, GMABC. The broadcasting arm was awarded for providing variety to Ghana’s broadcasting landscape through Happy FM, YFM, and its television channel e.TV.  The distinguished award touted GMABC’s efforts in contributing to media development in Ghana by expanding the frontiers of free expression, providing employment opportunities in broadcast journalism and more.

            “This honor further affirms GMA/GMABC’s mission to positively impact and effect change throughout Ghana and improve the welfare of the people with whom we carry out our mission. For us, this is not a job but a service above self,” said Ernest Boateng, CEO of Global Media Alliance.

The GJA was established in 1949. The deeply respected and trusted association aims to promote professionalism and high journalistic standards plus reward and honour outstanding journalists periodically. GMA is one of the top internationally recognized, integrated media, entertainment, events management and public relations companies in Africa.

Founded by Mr. Edward Boateng in South Africa in 1998 and later moved to Ghana in 2001, GMA has established itself as a leader in the Public Relations, Event Management, Media and Entertainment industries with unsurpassed innovation and strategic relationships.

For more information, visit www.gmaworld.com