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NAFAC@60: 2022 Edition of National Festival of Arts & Culture Officially Launched in Cape Coast

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The 60th anniversary celebration of National Festival of Arts & Culture (NAFAC) was launched on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at the Center for National Culture (CNC) in Cape Coast.

NAFAC@60

The National Festival of Arts & Culture is an annual cultural event organized by the National Commission on Culture under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture. This is geared towards promoting our cultural diversity and ensuring peace and unity among all citizens.

As part of Central Region’s preparation to host the 60th Anniversary Celebration of National Festival of Arts & Culture which form part of the December in Ghana tourism activities, a regional launch and inauguration of Local Organizing Committees were held in Cape Coast the regional capital.

The regional launch and inauguration of the local organizing committee was chaired by the Vice President of the Central Regional House of Chiefs, Osagyefo Kwame Akonu X and co-chaired by Osaabarima Kwesi Atta II, the Omanhen of Oguaa Traditional Area.

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Delivering their acceptance speech, Osagyefo Kwame Akonu X commended the Central Regional Minister, Hon. Justina Marigold Assan for her good works in lobbying for series of National events to be hosted in the region which has  had positive impact in the economic transformation of the region.

He urged the officers of the Regional Coordinating Council, National Commission on Culture and the Center for National Culture as well as the local organizing committee to work effortlessly in making the NAFAC@60 a success.

Osaabarima Kwesi Atta II, Omanhene of Oguaa Traditional Area

The Omanhene of Oguaa Traditional Area, Osaabarima Kwesi Atta II also advised inhabitants of Cape Coast to be proactive and hold National events of this nature in high esteem since it helps to protect the city to attract several international opportunities for region. He assured his inhabitants that, the 60th anniversary celebration will the the best among all the NAFAC celebrations.

Hon. Mrs Justina Marigold Assan, Central Regional Minister

Addressing the gathering, the Central Regional Minister, Hon. Justina Marigold Assan who also graced the occasion together with her entourage appealed emotionally to the people of Cape Coast and Central region to ignore their political differences and work together to project the developmental initiatives being implemented by the government in the region.

She emphasized that, Central Region is blessed with numerous resources and opportunities which need the support, enthusiasm and ideas of all to help in their exploitation towards the development of the region. She encouraged the local organizing committee to work hard to ensure that the forthcoming NAFAC@60  become the best event hosted in the region.

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Madam Janet Edna Nyame – Executive Director, National Commission on Culture

Unveiling the official banner for the 60th anniversary celebration of NAFAC, the Executive Director of National Commission on Culture, Madam Janet Edna Nyame Stated emphatically that, when we invest in our rich Ghanaian culture and promote it well for global attention, it will attract numerous foreign investments into our economy through the tourism sector and this is one of the reasons for the establishment of the annual arts and cultural Festival.

The theme for this year’s program focuses on; Reviving Patriotism, Peace And Unity Through Cultural Diversity For Sustainable Development.

The National Festival of Arts & Culture 2022 is slated for Friday 9th to Friday 16th December, 2022 at Adisadel Park and CNC both in Cape Coast, Central Region.

Madam Janet Edna Nyame sworn in members of the Regional Local Organizing Committee and urged them to be proactive in making the event a magnificent one in the history of NAFAC.

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The Local Organizing Committees inaugurated include;

  1. The Publicity Committee
  2. The Steering Committee
  3. The Sponsorship committee
  4. The Programs Committee
  5. Hospitality and Protocol Committee
  6. The Durbar of Chiefs Committee
  7. The International Friendship Committee
  8. The Security Committee
  9. The Grounds Committee
  10. The Exhibition Committee

The official launch and inauguration was climaxed with Miss NAFAC – Central Region 2022 which had educative and thrilling performances from six elegant, intelligent, eloquent and talented ladies who exhibited their pageantry skills in a fought contest geared towards choosing the best to represent the region at the National level come December 2022.

Antoinette Kennes Ofori – Winner of 2022 Miss NAFAC – Central Region

At the end of the contest, Antoinette Kennes Ofori was crowned as the winner of Miss NAFAC – Central Region 2022.

Her competitors, Josephine Kimberly E. Sampson and Sandra Denkyi Boateng emerged as 1st and 2nd Runners Up respectively.

The competition also had Amazing presentation and talent exhibition from; Mabel Bowah-Abban, Belinda Yaa Boakye and Cindy Abena Owusu.

The launch also saw in attendance;

Madam Dorcas Salamatu Alhassan, AG. Regional Director of CNC

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Mrs Lydia Nyarkoh-Ampoman, AG. Regional Administrator of CNC Cape Coast

Richlove Amamoo (Mama Awotsu Adzagba II) Central regional Director for the Department of Gender.

Mr. Rabbi Kohane Halevi, the Executive Director of PANAFEST Foundation.

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Mr. Fio Richardson Commey, Director, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation – National Commission on Culture

Dr. Eric Debrah Okyere, HOD, Dept. of Music and Dance, UCC

Mrs. Hannah Dodoo, MD, HADOD Fashions, Cape Coast.

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Nana Ekua Apeatsewah II, Central Regional MUSIGA Chairperson

Asiedua, 2nd Runner Up of TV3 Ghana Most Beautiful 2022

Members of Central Influencers
Members of Creative Arts and Media Association (CAMA) and The Media

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Story By: Bismark Botchwey
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Central Music Awards 2022 – Full List Of Winners

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Heritage Event Promotions, the organizers of the annual Central Music Awards made history again last Saturday, November 26, 2022 as they held it’s 11th edition of the most prestigious regional award scheme in Ghana.

The 11th edition of the Central Music Awards took place at Glitz City Hotel in Cape Coast with a Classy Black Carpet hosted by Effua Nkoso.

The event begun with a magnificent Brass Music opening challenge between Adom Mysterious Band and Cape Vibes Band.

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The main event night which had about 2000 attendees was hosted by MC Deefio with support from Effua Nkoso as Co-MC.

The big night had trilling and electrifying performances from the Smelling Good Geng, Kojo Vypa, Quarmy Zaggy, Mr. Fantastic, Yaw Blvck, Emogy, Loyce, AmWan, Goddy Wan, Bassaw, and other great live band performances from Emintzimadze Band and Cape Vibes Band.

Heritage Promotions saw to the presentation of 43 Awards to Musicians, Industry players and Stakeholders in recognition of their hard work and immense contribution to the creative industry in the region.

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“Fine Boy” hitmaker, Orkortor Perry was crowned the Artitse of the Year for the 2022 edition of the Central Music Awards.

Legendary Ambassadar Da Sada received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his unflinching support to the Industry and paving way for the current musicians in the region.

Other renowned personalities and stakeholders who were honored during the big night include Hon. Kingsley Kofi Karikari Bondzie, Deputy CEO for Coastal Development Authority, Nana Obokese  Ampah, the Apagyahene of Asebu Traditional Area, Uncle Ato Trustworthy, Sammy Flex, Dr. Pounds and Nhyiraba Kojo.

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From the glitz and glams on the Black Carpet to the electrifying performances on the Kanin stage, the event saw in attendance top Government officials, Traditional Rulers, Corporate Business personalities, Media Personalities, Industry players, Nominees and music Lovers.

Below is  the full list of winners at the Central Music Awards 2022

HERITAGE OUTSTANDING CHIEF PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – Nana Obokese

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HERITAGE OUTSTANDING MUSIC PERSONALITY – Nyhiraba Kojo

HERITAGE OUTSTANDING MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – Uncle Ato Trustworthy

HERITAGE OUTSTANDING MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – Dr Pounds

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HERITAGE OUTSTANDING MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SammyFlex

HERITAGE OUTSTANDING PERSONALITY  Kingsley Kofi Karikari Bondzie

FEMALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Ama Nova

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NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Blark Tana

EMERGING ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Denzel White

GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR – Maa Fausty – Nkwagye Nyankopong

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GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Adjoa Praiz

BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR – 2 Feet

BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR – How Far Bru – 2 Feet Ft. Taboo x Size Zero

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RAGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR – Mr. Fantastik

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR — Yaw Blvck 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR – Loyce

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BEST SOND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR – King Odyssey

BEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Liugee Beatz

MUSIC OF THE YEAR – Boabis – Soul Mate

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DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR – Mr. Fantastik – Good Loven

GHANA POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR – Kofi Kinaata – Wo Pri

BEST PROMOTER – PRESENTER OF THE YEAR – DJ Track – Hope FM

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BEST PROMOTER – DJ OF THE YEAR – DJ Kobby – Hope FM

BEST PROMOTER – ONLINE OF THE YEAR – Nana Antobam Jnr

HIPLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR – Fine Boy – Orkortor Perry

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HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR – Only Yo – C Burn

HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR – Erny – North Face Gucci

BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR – Smelling Good Geng

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BEST MANAGEMENT OF THE YEAR – Jams Aty Records

BEST PUB/NIGHT CLUB OF THE YEAR – Truth Pub

BEST MASQUERADE GROUP OF THE YEAR – Adzepa Masquerade

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BEST BRASS BAND OF THE YEAR – Adom Mysterious Band

LIVE BAND OF THE YEAR – Emintsimadze Band

BEST CAMPUS MC OF THE YEAR – MC Fareeda

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BEST CAMPUS ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Miss A Jay

BEST FANBASE OF THE YEAR – Cat Nation – Tallybo

BEST EP/ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Mr. Lova EP – Quarme Zaggy

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SONG OF THE YEAR – Moe – Kojo Vypa

SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR – JAY BABA

AFROPOP SONG OF THE YEAR – Joemexx Ft Dube Ari – Struggle

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INTERNATIONAL ACT OF THE YEAR – New Vision 244

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Orkortor Perry

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Ambassadar Da Sada 

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Source: Communications Department
Heritage Event Promotions

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