The Celebrities Charity Development Foundation has launched the 2019 edition of the Northern Entertainment Awards and called on actors in the entertainment industry to file nominations to participate in the awards scheme.
The event, scheduled for 6th March 2019 at the Global Dreams Hotel in Tamale, is on the theme “Entertainment for Social Change: Tourism and Youth Development”.
A press statement signed and issued Wednesday in Tamale by the Board Chairman and Founder of the Northern Entertainment awards, Abdul Latif alhassan called on stakeholders, government and the private sector as well as the media to participate actively to make the event a success.
The Northern entertainment awards was founded in 2016 with sole aim of recognizing Northern Musicians, Film makers, Sports and Media personalities as well as to offer a unique opportunity for them to compete in various categories of the award scheme.
The awards will recognize actors in the music category, movie and lifestyle, media, sports as well as NEA Merit category.
The statement urged interested applicants to download the nomination forms, on www.northernentertainmentawards.com or visit the Smile Multimedia Office for assistance. The closing date for submission is on 30th January 2019.
Find bellow the full statement.
PRESS RELEASE FOR THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE 2019 NORTHERN-GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS BY MR. ABDUL LATIF ALHASSAN, NEA FOUNDER & BOARD CHAIRMAN ON 9Th JANUARY 2019.
Northern Ghana Entertainment Awards (NEA) is a special initiative put together by the Celebrities Charity Development Foundation in-collaboration with the 2017/2018 Northern Tourism Award winners; Smile Multimedia Agency and Partners, to annually recognize and honor distinguish personalities who are positively contributing positively contributed to the growth of the entertainment industry in Northern Ghana.
The fourth edition of NEA Ghana is in two folds; NORTHER-GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS for the ENTERTAINERS and NORTHERN EXCELLENCE AWARDS for other distinguished Individuals and Organizations contributing to the socio economic development of the north.
The Theme for NEA Ghana 2019 is ‘Entertainment for SOCIAL CHANGE: TOURISM and YOUTH DEVELOPMENT’.
The Northern Ghana Entertainment Awards is an annual event that put spotlight on Northern Musicians, Film makers, Sports and Media personalities as well as offer a unique opportunity for them to compete in various categories of the award scheme.
The NEA since its inception in 2016 has concentrated on honoring persons who have made immense contribution and aided in the steady growth of the entertainment industry, but it is highly imperative to note that, we have decided to add-on a major activity on our event calendar powered by our NGO; the Celebrities Charity Development Foundation with the aim of recognizing other hardworking individuals, brands and organizations outside the entertainment Industry, like entrepreneurs, corporate institutions, politicians, social and humanitarian organizations amongst others who are excelling in their various endeavors through our Northern Excellence a merit award scheme created to celebrate more deserving people. The maiden edition of this will be held here at the Global Dream Hotel on Independence Day, 6thMarch 2019.
A six (6) member selection committee, a nine (9) Member Board and a fifteen (15)Member Academy with representation across the three regions of the north will consult and nominate persons to be honored in the categories below;
17 Competitive MUSIC Categories + 5 INDUSTRY Categories
4 Competitive Movies and Lifestyle Categories
13 Media Categories
14 MERIT Awards Categories
• OVERALL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
• ARTISTE OF THE YEAR-NORTHERN REGION
• ARTISTE OF THE YEAR-UPPER EAST REGION
• ARTISTE OF THE YEAR-UPPER WEST REGION
• FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
• MALE VOCALISTOF THE YEAR
• OVERALL MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR
• MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR-NORTHERN REGION
• MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR-UPPER EAST REGION
• MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR –UPPER WEST REGION
• COLLABORATION SONG OF THE YEAR
• MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
• DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
• BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR
• TRADITIONAL SONG/ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
• GOSPEL ARTISTE/SONGOF THE YEAR
• BEST PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
• NEA STAR OF THE YEAR (MERIT AWARD)
• GOSPEL ARTISTE/SONGOF THE YEAR
• STAR OF CHANGE (MERIT AWARD)
• DEVELOPMENTAL SONG OF THE YEAR (INDUSTRY Category)
• BEST SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR (INDUSTRY Category)
MOVIE AND LIFESTYLE AWARDS CATEGORY
• OVERALL BEST ACTOR OF THE YEAR
• OVERALL BEST ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
• BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR
• BEST MODEL OF THE YEAR
• VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (INDUSTRY Category)
• OVERALL DJ OF THE YEAR
• CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR
• BEST RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR-NORTHERN REGION
• BEST RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR-UPPER EAST
• BEST RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR-UPPER WEST
• BEST SPORTS PRESENTER OF THE YEAR
• BEST SPORTS PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
• OVERALL ENTERTAINMENT TV PRESENTER OF THE YEAR
• OVERALL ENTERTAINMENT RADIO PRESENTER OF THE YEAR
• BEST ENTERTAINMENT RADIO SHOW OF THE YEAR
• BEST ENTERTAINMENT TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
• ENTERTAINMENT BLOG / BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
• BEST CREATIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• NEA BEST FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR (MERIT AWARDS)
• BEST SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (INDUSTRY Category)
NEA MERIT AWARDS CATEGORIES
GTA MERIT AWARD
NYA MERIT AWARD
CNC MERIT AWARD
RFA MERIT AWARD
NSA MERIT AWARD
NEA NORDRAFILM MERIT AWARD
NEA MEDIA MERIT AWARD
NEA ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
NEA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Northern Excellence Awards
All major competitive Awardees under the Music, Film, Media and Sports Categories will be determined by 50% Public Votes, 20% NEA Academy and 30% by the NEA Board. However, winners shall be awarded with plaques whiles the Merit Award categories shall be honored with citations.
The Nominees Jam for the 2019 Northern Ghana Entertainment Awards which is slated to take place in the Northern regional capital, Tamale shall partner heavily with the National Youth Authority and other relevant stakeholders to fight against Tramdol and Substance Abuse amongst the youth.Whiles the main entertainment awards night ceremony shall take place here in the northern regional capital, Tamale on Saturday 9thMarch 2019.
To download the nomination forms, PLEASE log on to www.northernentertainmentawards.com or visit the Smile Multimedia Office for assistance
The closing date for submission is on 30th January 2019.
The fourth edition of the Northern Ghana Entertainment Awards is proudly brought to you by the Celebrities Charity Development Foundation in-collaboration with the 2017/2018 Northern Tourism Award winners; Smile Multimedia Agency, supported by the National Youth Authority, Musicians Union Of Ghana, Ghana Tourism Authority, Regional Football Association, The Center for National Culture, NORDRAFILM, SGS GHANA, Npanko Facefit, Radach Hotel, Women Today, Moab Events and Media Ltd (MEM) in Bolga, Scrum Solutions, Dan Pee Enterprise, Global Dream Hotel and many other stakeholders in the northern entertainment industry including all the Major Media houses in Northern Ghana.
We are hereby inviting you, the Media, Governmental and Non- Governmental institutions, civil society organizations, stakeholders, corporate Ghana and the general public to get actively involve through sponsorships and support so as to make this a huge success . Subsequently we will wish to collaborate with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative arts through Ghana Tourism Authority, National Youth Authority the Center for National Culture, Northern Development Authority and other stakeholders in the Savannah ecological zone to make NEA a big festival that will promote our many talents, Tourism and rich cultural heritage to the rest of Ghana, Africa, and the world at large.
In conclusion, we will like to use this platform to thank each and every individual present here today and to all those who have contributed to the steady growth of the Entertainment Industry across the three regions of the north.
We are also very grateful to the numerous media houses in Ghana, for your untiring support to the entertainment industry and urge you to do more.
Now with your humbly permission, we duly launch the 2019 Northern Ghana Entertainment Awards.
GOD BLESS OUR HOMELAND GHANA, GOD BLESS THE UPPER WEST REGION, THE UPPER EAST REGION, THE NORTHERN REGION AND GOD BLESS YOU FOR HONOURING OUR INVITATION. Thank you.
Board Chairman and Founder of NEA