Ghana Music Awards France scheduled for July 23 | General entertainment
The organizers of the Ghana Music Awards France have announced a shortlist of its nominees for the first edition which will take place on July 23, 2022 in Toulouse, France.
The nominations feature tough competition in all 27 categories, including Artist of the Year, which features Sarkodie, KiDi, Kuami Eugene, Diana Hamilton, Kofi Kinaata, Fameye and Black Sherif.
This year’s awards ceremony, themed “Portrait of Ghana through Music”, aims to expose Ghanaian music to an international audience, particularly in France.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra, Madame Annie Sophie Ave, Ambassador of France to Ghana, said Ghanaian artists deserve maximum support because of the talent they possess.
“When I arrived in Ghana, I realized the amazing talents of Ghana coupled with the catchy hit songs, and thought we should take it to France because the French people find Ghanaian songs amazing.
“Your artists are your best ambassadors and I think they deserve to be highlighted. I followed some of them who are having a blast in Europe and it is for this major reason that I had need to support them, especially with the organization of such events,” she said.
Mr. Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey, popularly known as Abeiku Santana, President of Ghana Music Awards France, praised the French Ambassador for her tremendous support to the arts industry, suggesting that she deserved a statue for her contribution to Ghanaian music.
“Artist recognition is one of the driving forces of music globally, and I believe that Ghana Music Awards France as a project will greatly contribute to the existing bilateral relationship between Ghana and France, and also deepen our prospects for our tourism products with music at the forefront.
“Music tourism is a huge contributor to our musical dispensation and with the rise of globalization, tourism and the travel industry has also seen an expansion, and I can confidently say that music is the driving force,” said said Abeiku Santana.
The shrewd broadcaster urged Ghanaian businesses, government and other stakeholders to join us and support the vision of taking Ghanaian music internationally as it had the talent to reach the top of music of the world.
Madame Mavis Osah Frimpong, Founder of Ghana Music Awards France, said the idea of hosting an awards gala in France started 15 years ago as she sought to contribute to the growth of Ghanaian music.
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