REV. DR. AGYIN ASARE COMMENDS SILVERBIRD FOR 3D BRANCH AT WEIJA

Most Rev. Dr. Charles Agyin Asare, the Presiding Bishop of Perez Chapel International has commended Silverbird Cinemas for bringing world class cinematic experience to Ghanaians.

The Bishop gave the pleasant remarks during his first visit with his family to the newly opened 3D Silverbird branch located at Functions Ghana, Weija.  

Rev. Agyin Asare with his family enjoyed an exclusive showing of the 2014, epic biblically inspired film, ‘Noah’ and “Pompeii”, a German-Canadian historical Disaster film in 3D.

 “I have had the opportunity to see a number of movies in the states and in the UK and my experience here at Silverbird is just like being in Europe and America.

When I heard there was 3D here, I said well, will it be the same? Amazingly, it is! I think that Silverbird brings the movie experience that makes you feel like you are part of the action. With 3D, they bring you in what is happening”, the Bishop said.

Commenting on his impression about the movie ‘Noah’ and its traces to the biblical account, the Man of God clearly pointed out that the movie, though, has some credible information that conform with the account in the bible, some of the messages in the film cannot be traced in the bible.

“I thought it would be just like the biblical story but after the showing, I think they took some things from the bible and created things that were not there. May be they wanted to tell the story in their own way, so they did.

One thing that comes strongly to me is that for quite a while, people will be talking about it because, there will be a debate as to whether it is the true account or it is not and that for me is healthy. 

This is my first experience since Silverbird and I have had a wonderful experience with what they have here. I know ‘Noah’ just came out and for us to have it in Ghana is amazing. The quality is so original, he concluded.

The new 3D branch of Silverbird started operating in the last quarter of 2013. Since then, movie enthusiasts have enjoyed world class premieres in 3D including, “300: Rise of an Empire”, “Pompeii”, and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, most recently. 

The Cinema is furnished with the latest screening technology, 3D and with digital surround sound output. “The expansion of Silverbird cinemas to Weija is to bring world-class cinematic experiences with special projections to the doorstep of customers and patrons.

We thank Reverend Agyin Asare for his kind words and commendation. We are poised to raise entertainment to the highest peak in Ghana, Mr. Albert Adomako Mensah, Director, Commercial and Special Projects for Global Media Alliance said.

GLOBAL MEDIA ALLIANCE, CEIBS LAUNCH FIRST-EVER LEADERSHIP PROGAM FOR MEDIA PRATITIONERS

Global Media Alliance, in partnership with the China Europe International Business School has launched the “Advanced Leadership Program in Media and Entertainment Management”- the first of its kind in Africa- to equip professionals working in all areas of the media and entertainment industries with practical skills to match new trends emerging in both industries.

The program aims at grooming these practitioners, and equipping them with strong management, leadership and relevant business tools and skills to attain excellence in their various fields of endeavors in the ever-changing world of media and business.

Professor Mathew Tsamenyi, programs Director of CEIBS noted at the launch that “We are in an ever changing competitive environment where the media organizations need to get and understand current management practice. This program seeks to develop competencies and skills of their employees and management to propel them to the next level.

Professor Tsamenyi called on companies to sponsor their employees. He said “I will urge companies to sponsor their employees because this is an investment which will yield great returns for them. The structure of the program will develop competencies in different areas and will help put these organizations ahead of their competitors.”

Mrs. Rosemond Aryeetey, Head of Corporate Communications at Global Media Alliance said “This program has been designed to fill a gaping void, as it is specifically designed to address the unique challenges media executives face in their day to day working lives, and proffer collaborative solutions that blends leadership and management principles with the realities of a super dynamic media environment.” She added that ‘This speed of advancement, naturally, calls for media executives to upgrade their knowledge and skills to remain relevant and stay abreast or ahead of the phenomenal changes we are witnessing”.

Declaring the launch of the program, Mr. Nana Essilfie Conduh, a representative of the National Media Commission announced their endorsement and support for the Advanced Leadership Program.

The first of the 3 module program will take place from 23rd April to 25th April. The module will focus on Media Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Service Marketing. The second module, “Leading people and Organizations” will begin from August 27 and end on August 29th while the final module, “Media Management Strategy” will span from November 26 to November 28.

ETV GHANA ANNOUNCES GHANA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL LIST FOR 2013

Etv Ghana, organizers of Ghana’s Most Influential Awards, has released the final list of the Most Influential Personalities for the year 2013.

In its fourth year running, the Ghana Most Influential Awards is an annual event organized by the station to recognize Ghanaians who have made a great impact on the Ghanaian society during the year under review.

The top 20 out of the 100 Most Influential Personalities for the year 2013 in Ghana include Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, Chief Imam Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu, Dr Mensah Otabil, Justice William Atuguba, Kwesi Appiah, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Martin Amidu, Prince Kofi Amoabeng, H.E. Jerry John Rawlings, Rev. Fr. Campbell, Manasseh Azure, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Cardinal Turkson, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, Osei Kwame 'Despite', Roland Agambire and Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams.

Past winners of the awards are Cardinal Peter Turkson (2010), Joseph Siaw Agyepong (2011), and Roland Agambire (2012).

Etv officially started the process for the 2013 edition of the Ghana’s Most Influential Awards in November when nominations opened for the public to nominate which personalities they believe have been most influential in the year 2013.

Nominations were solicited from the streets, via text through a short code, and via Etv Ghana’s facebook page and website. Unlike previous years when public voting constituted 100% of the voting, the voting system for the 2013 was revised.

Public voting was 75%,the  online voting was given a 5% voting weight, whilst a specially constituted committee had a 20% voting weight, totaling 100%. The entire voting process was verified, vetted and approved by Pannell Kerr Forster (PKF), a highly respected audit firm.   

Mr. Eric Tettefio, Senior Partner at the firm added that “we have reviewed and vetted the processes for the nominations and the voting mechanism for Ghana’s Most influential Awards and we confirm that it is transparent and the final list is very credible”.

Rosemond Aryeetey, Head of Corporate Communications at Global Media Alliance, owners of e.TV Ghana “this is the fourth time e.TV Ghana is conducting the Ghana Most Influential Awards, and we are proud to honour these distinguished personalities who made a huge impact in our society . I congratulate all the honourees. We look forward to a memorable awards ceremony with the top 100 most influential personalities on January 31.”

HAPPY FM TO GIVE ‘FREE WEDDING’ MASS WEDDING ON VAL’S DAY

Happy 98.9 FM, the multiple award winning station will on 14th February make the matrimonial dream of over 30 couples come true with an all expense paid mass wedding.

In its 9th year, the Happy FM Valentine Mass Wedding is a CSR initiative held by the station annually that caters for all wedding expenses for would-be couples who do not have the financial means for a wedding.

According to Mr. Emmanuel Akrumah, General Manager of Happy FM “We are more than Happy to announce the 9th edition of the Happy FM Valentine Mass Wedding. We at Happy FM, through the mass wedding and other significant CSR initiatives, have touched many lives in Ghana.

The Happy Valentine Mass Wedding is one of a kind in Ghana and we are proud to be the initiators and organizers of the event.

Registration is still ongoing and we welcome all couples who are ready to tie the knot to contact Happy FM to actualize their dream with an all expense paid wedding on Valentine’s Day.

Prior to the Mass Wedding on 14th February at the Accra International Conference Centre, Couples will be participating in fun and interesting activities like couple movie treat at the Silverbird Cinemas and a cooking contest.

The 9th edition of the Happy FM Valentine Mass Wedding is sponsored by House of Suits, Cake Tekniks, Event Floral Institute, Aliqua Fashion, and Anointed Lady.

HAPPY FM SPORTS FANS AWARDS HONOURS GHANA'S SPORTS HEROES

Over 20 distinguished sports personalities were honoured at the maiden edition of the Happy FM Sports Fans Awards held on Friday, 27th December at the M Plaza Hotel in Accra.

The ceremony was graced by the presence of eminent personalities including Mr. Kwasi Nyantakyi, President of the Ghana Football Association, Nana Kwaku Okokorobuo, Omanhene of Dodowa traditional area, Dr. Owusu Ansah, Director of Sports at the University of Ghana among many others.

Special Awards were given to personalities who have contributed immensely to the development of sports in the country. Former Presidents, John Agyekum Kufour, Jerry John Rawlings, President John Mahama, Kwasi Nyantakyi, Azumah Nelson, and Adwoa Bayor received special awards from the multiple award winning sports station.

James Akwasi Appiah, coach of the Ghana National Team received the top most award, which was the Sports Personality of the year award. Kojo Asamoah won the Footballer of the Year (foreign) award, Coach of the year award was given to Diidi Dramani. Athlete of the year was Kwame Daso, Footballer of the year (local) was given to Yaya Mohamed, and Female footballer of the year award was received by Janet Eyiam.

Mr. Emmanuel Akrumah, General Manager of Happy FM, organizers of the Sports Fans Awards said ‘as the number one radio sports station, promoting sports in the country is our number one priority. As we are honouring our heroes today, we encourage them to keep projecting the image of Ghana through sports everywhere they find themselves.

This is the first of its kind in the country and we hope to grow it much bigger to cut across Africa in due time. Mr. Akrumah thanked all sponsors and stakeholders for contributing to the success of the maiden edition of the sports fans awards.

The Happy FM Sports Fans Awards was sponsored by Kengpong Travel and tours, Techno Phones, Stone Strong Lager, and allsports.com.

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