GACA2021: VoyagesAfriq and others awarded for promoting arts and culture

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This year’s Ghana Arts and Culture Awards (GACA2021) was a colourful event which celebrated Ghana’s rich culture and creative arts industry while honouring individuals, businesses and institutions who continue to promote and support it.

VoyagesAfriq was the recipient of the Arts and Culture Media (Blog) award.

Kakra Kusi of the Corporate Affairs Dept, GTA presenting the Arts and Culture Media Award to Samuel Obeng Appah, Content Editor, VoyagesAfriq

The event came off on Saturday 20th November, 2021 at the Alisa Hotel, North Ridge in Accra. GACA2021 was in partnership with the National Commission on Culture, Ghana Tourism Authority, National Folklore Board and Tourism Society of Ghana under the auspices of Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

Nana Krobea Asante Kwahu Mpraeso Adontehene and CEO of Azmeera Resturant, notched up the ultimate, Outstanding Cultural Personality with Bob Pixel received a posthumous honorary award.

Outstanding Cultural Personality winner, Nana Krobea Asante, Kwahu Mpraeso Adontehene

In all, there were 24 categories for various awards on the night.

Winners
1. Lifetime Achievement Award – Osibisa Band
2. Honorary Award – Amandzeba Nat Brew
3. Honorary Award – Alisa Hotel
4. Honorary Award – Bob Pixel
5. Outstanding Cultural Personality – Nana Krobea Asante Kwahu Mpraeso Adontehene
6. Corporate Support for Arts and Culture – Ghana Tourism Authority
7. Cultural Heritage Entrepreneur – Theophilus Agyekum Sarpong (Getbusy Art Konsult)
8. Ghanaian Artiste – Ssue
9. Indigenous Caterer – Dimensa
10. Arts and Culture Media (Radio) – Angel fm
11. Arts and Culture Media (Television) – Kantanka Tv
12. Arts and culture media (blog) – Voyageafriq
13. Arts and Culture Media ( Photography) – Dromotion Pictures
14. Arts Festival Event – Black Arts Street Festival
15. Ghanaian Fashion Designer – Eugene d’ Wise
16. Discovery of the Year – Patti Blueh Art
17. Traditional Dance Group – African Music and Dance Foundation
18. Traditional Music Group – Ananse Band
19. Cultural Television Program – Efiri tete (Garden City Tv)
20. Cultural Radio Program – Odomankoma (Opemsuo fm)
21. Spoken Word Artist – Fapempong Acheampong
22. Ghanaian Visual Artist (Sculpture/Ceramic) – Kumi Samuel
23. Ghanaian Visual Artist (Drawing) – Rosebird Ama Dadzie
24. Ghanaian Visual Artist (Painting / Graffiti) – James Mishio

The night also witnessed energizing cultural dance and music performances from Fapempong Acheampong, Akuma Dance Ensemble, Miishe Band and African Dance and Music Foundation.

The night was filled was electrifying cultural performances

Gracing the occasion was a broad spectrum of dignitaries from all across the country and beyond. They included, the High Commissioner of South Africa, Her Excellency Grace Mason, Mr. Kifalu S. Masha General Manager of Alisa Hotel, Prophetess Mercy Coffie Chief Servant of Mesukkah Organization Ministry International and CEO of Aunty Aku systems and Mr. Kofi Atta Kakra Kusi Deputy Corporate Affairs Director of the Ghana Tourism Authority.

TOUGHA President, Mrs. Alisa Osei-Asamoah presenting an award to a winner

Others were Mr. Bessa Simons Ag. President MUSIGA, Mrs. Brandina Djaba Wear Ghana Ambassador, Mrs. Alisa Osei-Asamoah, President of Tour Operators Union of Ghana, Mr. Eric Bannerman CEO of Goldstar Air, Mrs. Delphine Brew Hammond CEO of Miss Tourism Ghana, Mr. Isaac Larmie CEO of Miss Culture Ghana and Mr. Joel F. K Abakah General Manager, Ankobra Beach Resort.

Longtime members of Osibisa Band with their award

The rest are, Mr. Benjamin Oduro Arhin Jnr Asst. Lecturer of School of Creative Arts University of Education Winneba, Gregg Kofi of Osibisa band, Amandzeba Nat Brew, Mr. Peter Akai Anum Executive Director The Head of State Award Scheme and the of Miss Tourism Ghana Queens.

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