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AmWan, Goddy Wan, Enaph Mhoni, DJ Track Sintim and four (4) others to represent AOB at the 2021 Central Music Awards

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Heritage promotions, the organizers of the annual Central Music Awards on Saturday, 18th September, 2021 launched and unveiled the official nominees for the 2021 Central Music Awards.

With regards to the nominees unveiled, Asikuma Odoben Brakwa for the first time had massive representation and participation as the award scheme celebrates its 10th Anniversary.

In our quest to promote musicians and creative talents from our beloved District to the world, CMA Academy Reps in Asikuma Odoben Brakwa found it needful to help recognize the hardwork of our musicians, media and other creative personalities.

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The Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District can boast of numerous musicians from Breman Asikuma, Agona Odoben, Breman Brakwa, Breman Bedum, Benin, Ayipe among others who are very passionate, talented and hardworking.

Sintim, Blogger & District Rep for Central Music Awards

In view of this, based on the year under review with regards to the hardwork and consistency of our music talents within Asikuma Odoben Brakwa from 2019 to 2021, Nine (9) creative personalities thus; six (6) of our musicians and three (3) industry players secured official nominations at the 10th edition of Central Music Awards.

AmWan receiving his nomination certificate

The creative art industry is another key sector the District Assembly must do the needful to invest and pay much attention to in helping discover, groom, and project them to become stars.

Musicians and industry players from Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District  who secured nominations at the 2021 Central Music Awards include;

1. AMWAN

Breman Asikuma based Highlife, Afrobeat musician and Multi-talented creative personality, AmWan, grabbed four (4) official nominations at the 2021 Central Music Awards. The 1Tim Music boss  was nominated in the following categories; Artiste of the year, Producer of the year, sound Engineer of the year and Hiplife song of the year.

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2. GODDY WAN

“Everything Nice Family” boss and “The Golden Album” owner Goddy Wan also secured four (4) nominations for Album of the year, Hiphop Song of the year, Collaboration of the year and fan base of the year award categories.

3. ENAPH MHONI

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Fast-rising Breman Asikuma based hiplife, dancehall and Afrobeat artiste Enaph Mhoni also had three (3) nominations at the 2021 Central Music Awards. His hit song “Egya Otu” was nominated for Song of the year, Music Video of the year, and Best New Artiste of the year.

4. HYGEE DLUCKIBOY

Sensational singer Hygee’s hit song “Last Hope” featuring Koo Ntrakra was also nominated in the Best Collaboration of the year category.

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5. PENTIUMM

Sensational singer and Breman Asikuma based rising star, Pentiumm was also nominated in the Male Vocalist and Emerging Artiste of the year categories.

6. KOFI RICH

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Fast-rising rap act, Kofi Rich also secured nominations in the Emerging Artiste of the year category at the forthcoming Central Music Awards

7. DJ TRACK

Ace Broadcast journalist and music promoter, DJ Track was also nominated in the Best Promoter -DJ category at the 2021 central music Awards

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8. DOWNTOWN PUB

The finest and classic pub in Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District, DownTown Pub had nominations for Best Club/Pub of the year at the 2021 Central Music Awards

9. SINTIM

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Multiple Award winning blogger, Music Promoter, publicist, PR Expert and social media consultant from Agona Odoben, Sintim, was also nominated in the Best Promoter – Online category at 2021 Central Music Awards. This happens to be the third time in a roll blogger Sintim has secured nomination in this category.

To VOTE for all these nominees, kindly dial *447*714# and dial the nominee’s code to vote and many as you can to help win all for our district.

We at Sintim Media appeal to all our opinion leaders and good people of Asikuma Odoben to vote more to help win big for our beloved district.

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Story by: Sintim

Source: Sintim Media

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African Creatives Call For Copyright Protections, Financing, And Greater Collaboration at IFFAC Roundtable

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For centuries, African arts and culture have been exported to the world, often without due credit or payment of any kind. Today, the continent’s creatives – filmmakers and photographers, DJs and designers – are increasingly banding together to fight for copyright protection, fair compensation, and international recognition.

These were some of the main themes of a roundtable discussion on Thursday, June 9, hosted by the Impact Fund for African Creatives (IFFAC) and featuring U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Akunna Cook. The event at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, moderated by Kweku Okyere-Darko, Creative Director of Nineteen57, included 50 participants from the fashion, film, music, and art sectors, as well as representatives from government agencies and banks.

As the U.S. government looks for ways to support investment in Africa, DAS Cook said she is interested in the larger role the creative sector plays in shaping the global narrative about the continent.

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“Creative industries are not only able to build a sustainable economy, but you’re also able to change the images people have in their minds about Africa, and drive further trade and investment,” DAS Cook said. “If death, disaster, and disease are the ideas you have in your mind about Africa and Africans, then you are not likely to take the kinds of risks to take advantage of all the opportunities that we see here on the continent.”

Roberta Annan, veteran investor and founder of IFFAC, hosted the event to bring creatives together to discuss some of the major challenges facing their industries. IFFAC is Africa’s first long-term investor focused on the broader creative sector.`

“There is no shortage of creativity on the continent. But many creatives lack financing, infrastructure, and the management skills to turn their ideas into a successful business. This is where IFFAC comes in, with a combination of capacity building, grants, and early-stage investment,” Annan said. “Creatives need patient capital.”

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Many participants cited financing as one of the greatest challenges for creative industries and small businesses in general – in Africa. With most banks unwilling to finance creative ventures, and even development finance institutions offering interest rates over 20 percent, creative businesses have a hard time obtaining the capital needed to bring their operations to a commercial scale.

Attendees celebrated the announcement by Gyankroma Addo, head of the Ghana Creative Arts Council, that the agency plans to establish a copyright law center. They said intellectual property issues and “copy-cats” are a major challenge to creative professionals in Africa.

In addition to the copyright center, the GCAC has drafted the country’s first Creative Industries Act, which includes creative courses for primary and secondary schools, a new category of visas for artists, the Creative Industry Fund, and other initiatives. “The creative economy is the future,” Ms. Addo said.

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For many creatives, that future lies in intra-African commerce, powerfully symbolized by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement and its Accra-based Secretariat. Filmmakers, musicians, and fashion designers agreed: that the best market for African culture is Africans.

There is no need to export to Europe or the U.S. when the continent’s growing middle class and large youth population provide a ripe market.

Large numbers of young workers also make Africa an ideal producer of textiles, a labor-intensive part of the apparel value chain that is largely imported. “There is a tremendous opportunity. Right now most of the value-add for cotton is grown in West Africa is happening overseas,” said Fiona Coyne, IFFAC’s head of ESG.

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Many participants called for greater creative partnerships across borders, value chains, and sectors. Creatives have more opportunities than ever to exchange ideas and support with collaborative spaces like Untamed Empire, the soon-to-be-launched Ethos Club, and long-standing instructions like Ghana’s National Film Authority.

“When you are making a film, you are really using all the creative arts. You need a makeup artist, a costume designer, a set designer, a writer, music,” said Juliet Asante, CEO of the National Film Authority. “Come down and visit us. No matter what you do, there are opportunities for collaboration.”

About IFFAC Having already made debt and equity investments into a number of creative and luxury brands, IFFAC seeks financial backing from development finance institutions, public sector donors, and private investors. Pipeline projects include new ventures in fashion and textiles, as well as web design and digital products, television streaming services, music, live performance, and audiobooks.

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IFFAC officially launched in September 2021 at Paris Fashion Week, and in March 2022, pitched to investors at a virtual Boardroom session with the African Investment Forum. An investor showcase in Accra is planned for September 2022.

 

Source:http://Sintim Media

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