The Nominations have opened for the ever-prestigious 7th EMY Africa Awards have been announced on Saturday, August 6, 2022, with the announcement aired live on Joy Prime on DSTV channel 281, Joy 99.7 FM, Akwaaba Magic, and Akwaaba Magic Abusua on DSTV channels 150 and 149 respectively and streamed live on YouTube via EMY Africa network.
The nominee’s announcement show, which was shot at the plush Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra was a world-class production. The hosts, the versatile screen empress Nana Ama McBrown and the experienced Prince Moses Ofori Atta combined their creativity and charm to make the show a delight to watch, in anticipation of the main Awards event on October 1, 2022. Only the nominees for the four voting categories were announced- Man of the Year Music, Discovery of the Year, Actor of the Year, and Designer of the Year.
The honorees for some of the honorary categories will be announced in the coming weeks leading to the main awards night, while the rest will be announced at the main awards event.
To vote, individuals are expected to visit www.emyafrica.com and vote for their favorite nominees. They can also like the nominees’ posts on @emyafrica Instagram page and text EMY, plus the name of the preferred nominee and category to short code 1393 to complete the voting process. The public vote constitutes 50% of the total vote for the 7th EMY Africa Awards.
“As we always do, it is important for the public to participate in this process to give confidence to the selection mechanism”, Executive Director of EMY Africa, Daniel Kojo Soboh said.
Spanning categories, such as; Man of the Year, Magnate Award, Humanitarian Award, Young Achiever Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Diasporan Award, Continental Icon Awards, The Technology Award, Woman of the Year, The Guardian Award, Health Award, and the Agriculture Award, this year’s event promises many positive surprises that have become the hallmark of the Awards.
The voting categories
One of the key categories, MAN OF THE YEAR MUSIC, seeks to recognize the most prolific and consistent personality in the Music industry in the year under review. This honor is expected to go to an eventual winner who is Ghana-centric and has a reach that extends beyond the country’s borders. In this category, big names such as Kidi, Kofi Kinaata, King Promise, and Joe Mettle made the slot.
The DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR category recognizes a young adult male who is emerging in a chosen industry. He must exhibit peer leadership skills and be a budding pillar of the community. Names including Jeffrey Appiagyei, Black Sherif, Yemoh Ike & Amartei Armah, and FREE THE YOUTH (Jonathan Coffie, Winifred Mensah, Richard Ormano, and Kelly Foli) made the list.
For the ACTOR OF THE YEAR, the eventual winner must be prolific and consistent in the movie industry in the year under review. He must be Ghana-centric and have a reach that extends beyond the country’s borders. This category has nominees including, Adjetey Anang, Mawuli Gavor, Anthony Woode, and James Gardiner.
Similarly, four key nominees have been shortlisted for the DESIGNER OF THE YEAR– a recognition that seeks to celebrate the most outstanding male designer, whose ideas are original and impactful. The nominees include Phillip Adjepong – Phil and Joe (Ghana), Mai Atafo – Atafo (Nigeria), George Tetteh – Atto Tetteh (Ghana) and Ezekiel Yartel- Yartel (Ghana).
The 7th EMY Africa Awards is off with a great start with an impressive list of nominees, we can’t wait to see how grand the 7th Annual EMY Africa Awards is going to be on Saturday, 1st October 2022. The 7th EMY Africa Awards is in partnership with the Diaspora Affairs-Office of the President of Ghana, GIPC, Rhythms Africa, Labadi Beach Hotel, Joy Entertainment (Joy FM, JOY Prime TV, and Adom TV), and Akwaaba Magic Channel on DSTV
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With support from EY Ghana, Scent of Africa, Mpedigree, the brands’ people, Socialite AF and Luuk now, and our media partners – EMY Africa Magazine, Ghana Web, BFT, and Partner blogs (Ameyaw Debrah, Nkonkonsa, Zionfelix, GH Kwaku, Twins Dnt Beg, Swag of Africa, Kobby Kyei News, Sammy Kay media, Y-tainment, Ronnie is everywhere)