BARELY FIVE months after showcasing cultural dexterity in the United States of America, cultural group Womba Africa has been adjudged winners of the Ga-Dangmes/Ewes film awards organised through electronic voting.
The awards scheme, according to organisers, is to recognise Ga-Dangme and Ewe musicians, actors and actresses on a larger scale.
This, the organisers say, was the third award ceremony and was done through public voting using shortcodes and apps, something they described as historic.
According to them, it was the first ever since Ga people migrated to Ghana in the 17th Century.
Womba Africa was adjudged the Ga-Dangme and Ewe cultural group of the year 2020, after beating off competitions from all the other competitors.
The awards ceremony was organized by Ojekoo Radio.
According to the organisers, in the history of Ghana, Ojekoo radio station is the only music and film award organisation that serves as a link in projecting Ewes and Ga-Dangmes through music and films.
The Chief Executive Officer of the awards, Mr Lawrence Nii Larte Lartey, explained that the awards scheme was initiated upon inspirations he got from the then Ga Mantse, King Tackie Tawiah I.
According to him, it has been his aim to promote the Ga-Dangme, Ewe musicians and film makers by creating a scheme like this to project these talented artistes to the world.
“Our third edition for the year 2020 was supposed to have taken place at Cocoloco Beach, Ada – Foah, but it was cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis. We had no other choice than to use our digital platform for the main award night ceremony.
The CEO and his team expressed commendation to all award winners for the maiden electronic voting exercise, which led to Womba Africa grabbing the ultimate prize.
The award was received by Mr Samuel Nii Noi Tetteh, Deputy Director of Womba Africa on behalf of Frederick Quaye Odai, the leader of Womba Africa