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VGMA 2020: No artist will be paid to perform at the Virtual Concert – PRO

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The Public Relations Officer for the organizers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Charterhouse under the Ghana Music Awards Foundation, Mr Robert Klah has stated that the VGMA 2020 will be held to honour the frontline health workers with a virtual concert.

According to Mr Robert, the virtual concert dubbed “the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Covid-19 Heroes Concert”, will be held on Sunday 17th May 2020 and will be aired live at exactly 9:30 pm on TV3 and on social media.

Speaking on Hitz FM’s morning entertainment show with Andy Dosty, Robert Klah, PRO for Charterhouse, stated categorically that ”Artistes who are performing at the Ghana Music Awards Foundation event will do so in the name of charity”.

The program is also meant to inspire hope, support the fundraising effort of the Covid-19 National Trust Fund in support of the front-line health workers, and to lend a voice to the ‘Wear A Mask’ Campaign.

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Okyeame Kwame partners with Vokacom to unveil LALAFIO

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LALAFIO! An Online Platform Connecting Musicians With Their Fans

Ghanaian rap legend and businessman Kwame Nsiah-Apau, also known as ‘Okyeame Kwame’ has partnered with Vokacom to unveil a streaming platform called LALAFIO.

LALAFIO seeks to bridge the gap between musicians and their fans. It is also structured for live performances.

The interface proves to be easily accessible and convenient especially under this COVID-19 pandemic, where scores of people are observing self-quarantine.
It also gives music lovers the opportunity to watch their favorite musicians perform from the comfort of their homes.

Fans seeking to connect with their favorite musicians can log on to www.lalafio.com to enable viewing of various performances from musicians across the country.

Easiest steps to successfully register:
Visit www.lalafio.com
Hit Register Button
Enter Your Phone Number
Create Your Password
Confirm Password
Accept Terms And Conditions To Finalize Registration.

However, every musician gets paid after performances depending on the subscription and viewership.
This will enable musicians some level of financial support during this period and somewhat in the future.
Popular musicians will perform each week and this will be streamed live on the portal.

Meanwhile, Okyeame Kwame is currently promoting his Made in Ghana album, and has hinted of a new album right after COVID-19 has been tamed.

The rap legend will be performing with Patch Bay Band on May 13th.

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Vokacom is a Ghanaian technological, digital addressing, content aggregation, financial advisory, agribusiness and real estate company in Ghana that has strongly established itself as a trusted brand from 2004.

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We’ve Lost Lots of Money Organizing The 3music Awards – Organizers

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The Third Edition of the 3Music Awards, was held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a ban on public gatherings.

The awards scheme came off in grand style at the Fantasy Dome inside the Trade Fair Centre, Accra on May 2, 2020.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the awards scheme, Sadiq Abdulai Abu speaking in an interview on Happy98.9FM’s ‘ShowbizXtra’ has said that they have not made any profits from the awards scheme.

He told host, Doctarr Cann, “We have lost a lot of money. Over the years we have spent money without getting anything back.”

According to him, it is not unusual for a brand to start and have revenue issues. “We are building a brand and we need to build a reputation and not be focused on the money.”

He noted that, the team is currently focused on building a brand and an ecosystem that will help promote the Ghanaian and African music scene.

Doctar Cann however, asked if sponsors did not contribute to the entire event, he revealed “Nasco electronics supported the next rated category.”

Other partners for the awards scheme were mostly bloggers and media houses.

Abu explained that the extreme measures taken to support the few sponsors was to let others know the kind of promotion they will get when they hop on the awards scheme.

Source: etvghana.com

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Africa International Film Festival calls for entries

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Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) has announced that entries are now being accepted for this year’s edition of the annual awards ceremony.

Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their films at www.filmfreeway.com/AFRIFF. The deadline for film submission ends on July 1, 2020.

AFRIFF offers awards in categories such as feature, documentary, short, animation and students short as well as awards and prizes in directing, acting and screenplay.

It also features special awards for audience choice and a jury award for outstanding film.

According to organizers of the awards scheme, all foreign-language films with English subtitles are also accepted.

Themed, Breaking Borders, AFRIFF is Africa’s most vibrant film festival experience.

It consistently delivers an energetic and exciting hub of people making connections and has gradually built a reputation for delivering real value.

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