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TV3 explains why Nana Aba Anamoah Was Taken Off Air @2018VGMA

It wouldn’t qualify as a Vodafone Ghana Music Awards if there is no drama after the show. For years, the VGMA has thrived on controversy and thank God, it has more than one since last Saturday’s show was aired live on TV3.

As the media partners this year, Media General had exclusive broadcasting rights.

TV3 is the television platform for the Media General group.

If you were not watching it online, then your TV set was definitely tuned into TV3 for the entire night’s show.

As is normal in Ghana, every key technical production such as the VGMA comes with its own challenges, the feed could go off, the cameras on site could be taking the wrong feed at the wrong time.

But there was a rather suspicious technical glitch yesterday.

It happened when Nana Ama Anamoah, a former TV3 News anchor who left the media house unceremoniously, appeared on stage with a representative from Trace TV.

They were on the stage to present the award for the best music video which  Captain Planet and GYO-Phamous Films won with the Obi Agyi Obi Girl” music video

Before getting into the nominations, Nana Aba was her journalistic self, she asked the rep from Trace TV to explain why the TV station doesn’t show Ghanaian music videos on its channel.

Now, if you were only watching TV3, you wouldn’t have got his explanation because the TV feed conspicuously went off.

Only to return when the award winners were in the last seconds of their acceptance speech.

Now here is why the feed going off may not be a fault but a rather calculated attempt to make sure that Nana Aba isn’t on TV3.

See, there is no love lost between TV3 and Nana Aba. She resigned from the TV station after the company poorly handled a publicity crisis, at least according to Nana Aba.

It was a photo theft case that was to be a joke but twitter accused Nana Aba of plagiarism. The media house wanting to protect its brand went overboard, they suspended Nana Aba and even had meetings of possibly dismissing her, but she got ahead of them and resigned.

She felt the company treated her unfairly and since then she has become a thorn in the flesh for TV3.

So yeah, they won’t have her appearing on their channel being all queenly. They won’t have that.

The feed was most likely pulled off only to resurface when she was done talking, how convenient?

 

 

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YM Launches Ghana Music & Arts Awards Europe 2019

Young Mission Entertainment in partnership with FOKS Entertainment has officially launched the ‘Ghana Music & Arts Awards Europe 2019’.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of YM Entertainment, Frimpong Ebenezer Amoako, this new scheme will celebrate all genres of arts by Ghanaians home, and in Europe. He made mention of the need to spread the creative’s beyond the borders of Ghana, recognition of Ghanaian acts living in Europe and promoting the culture as well.

The event which had Jay Foley  and Caroline Sampson as moderators took place at the Golden Tulip Hotel Accra on Friday August 16, 2019 had in attendance industry players, dignitaries including Royals of the Ashanti Kingdom and a fibre optic inventor, Dr Thomas Owusu Mensah.

The red carpet was hosted by Priscilla Opoku Agyeman aka Ahoufe Patri and Aaron Ayiih host  of Rhythms  on GHONE TV

The night had Fameye, Legend AB Crentsil and Danny Beatz entertaining the crowd with the best of musical performances.

The various categories for the awards which will be taking place were made known. They include:

Artiste of the year

Best african act

Best rapper of the year

Best new artiste

Most popular song of the year

Producer/sound engineer of the year

Gospel artiste of the year

Hiplife/afro-pop artiste of the year

Highlife artiste of the year

Reggae/dancehall artiste of the year

Highlife song of the year

Hiplife/afro-pop song of the year

Reggae/dancehall song of the year

Gospel song of the year

Best DJ of the year

Europe based dj of the year

Entertainment friendly organization of the year

Best actress of the year

Best actor of the year

Movie director of the year

Best movie of the year

Best Ghanaian comedian of the year

Best music group of the year

Best music video of the year joint (2)

Collaboration of the year

Album of the year

Radio/TV personality of the year

Europe based radio/TV personality of the year

 Submission of entries for nominations officially begins on the 19th of August. For more information, check out the Ghana Music And Arts Awards Europe on these social media handles :
Facebook : Ghana Music & Arts Awards Europe
Twitter: gmaa_europe
Instagram : gmaa_europe
and online at www.gmaae.com

 

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