The Ghana Music Awards UK is largely a people’s choice awards scheme that seeks to champion and expand the development of the Ghanaian music industry both home and abroad, into an international market for global recognition of Ghanaian creative works.
The scheme is established to create an open market for collaboration, sales, new music trends, cultural exchanges, marketing opportunities and several benefits to be accessed by Ghanaian musicians in the United Kingdom.
The expectation of the organisers of the scheme is to make the GHANA MUSIC AWARDS UK brand the biggest music festival to be held yearly in the United Kingdom to award excellence and creativity and give an equal opportunity for Ghanaians in the diaspora to compete with their local counterparts on one platform of excellence.
The Ghana Music Awards UK is an annual event put together by MR NII OFORI TACKIE-TETTEH and EMMELIO TETTEH, who own Alordia Promotions & West Coast UK respectively. These two UK top event organisers have set out an agenda to create the biggest music platform for music industry practitioners in the UK and for business people to network and interact especially in the field of promoting our rich Ghanaian culture and business.
The scheme offers several Ghanaian entrepreneurs a platform to be part of a one-day exhibition from music, artworks, clothing, food and several indigenous contemporary Ghanaian dishes.
A list of high profile celebrities and personalities within the industry and other dignitaries attend the event. The event has been designed to demonstrate a rich culture with a colourful exhibition of what defines the story of Ghana music from the traditional Adowa and kpanlogo, highlife, Burger Highlife, Hiplife , Afro beats, Reggae/dancehall and Gospel..
The Ghana Music Awards UK is the biggest night. This is because the organisers attach much more passion to the planning of the event to create very colourful scenes on the night for the teeming crowd and patrons that travel from far and near to have fun. One of the uniqueness of the event, is the fashion sense of our patrons who exhibit true African styles in different forms with a nostalgic feeling .On the night of the event, we see all music fans glammed up to compete with the celebrities for a spot on the red carpet .The red carpet for this year is heavily charged as the rich and mighty in the UK is desiring to compete over ‘who is who’ in the Ghanaian community .The event is gradually creating a high mileage on its own, and we believe it’s important to celebrate our stars and make it eventful for our patrons to also shine in their colourful appearances …. GHANA MUSIC AWARDS UK …Inspired by Music….. our slogan for the fifth edition.
The awards scheme takes into consideration the major variety of genres of music in Ghana and in the UK , including Afrobeats ,Gospel , Highlife, Hiplife, Hippop, Reggae and dancehall, are all nominated for various award categories which is under the supervision of a UK based private account and management consultancy firm. In total about 35 individual awards and recognition shall be rewarded on the night. The night’s biggest award ‘ ARTISTE OF THE YEAR, has all the top gang of talents whose music and works generated a lot of excitement and controversy during the year under review, with their respective followers battling it out on various social media sites. We have increased the voting platforms for this year’s event, vote online and via texting on various telecommunication platforms, both home and abroad to choose their winners in their respective categories. Patrons can vote through our mobile app which is a huge addition to the scheme this year.
The event dubbed ”Inspired by music” will also pay tribute to some outstanding personalities for their contribution to the industry and pay respect to some departed brethren who have also contributed in diverse ways to enhance the recognition of Ghanaian music and entertainment industry.
As organisers of such a prestigious music festival, we are thrilled to pay tribute to the dynamism, creativity and passion of all the GMAUK nominees, applauding their music and achievements in the UK and beyond. The fifth edition of the Ghana Music Awards UK will seek to recognise the contributions of icons on the Ghanaian music scene, and emerging talents as well. We look forward to a very memorable night of great music and entertainment. GHANA MUSIC AWARDS UK
… “Inspired by music”.