Akuma Dance Ensemble has been adjudged the Traditional Dance Group of the Year at the 2020 edition of the Ghana Arts and Culture Awards (GACA) for the waves it had made towards the development of arts and culture in the country.
They beat off competition from five contenders nominated for that category.
The event was organised by Ghana Arts and Culture in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, National Commission on Culture and Ghana Folklore Board.
Others categories recognised at the awards night were Cultural Television Programme of the year, cultural Radio Program of the year, Ghanaian Visual Artist of the year, Ghanaian Artiste of the year, Ghanaian Movie of the year, Ghanaian Fashion Designer of the year and Spoken Word Artist of the year.
The rest were Art Festival Event of the year, Indigenous Caterer of the year, Outstanding Cultural Theatre Performance of the year, Discovery of the year, Arts and Culture Media of the year.
Ghana Arts and Culture Awards which was launched in September 2019 and it was aimed at honouring individuals and brands who have made significant contributions to the Arts and Culture Industry in Ghana.
The event held at the La Palm Royal Hotel was also graced by Besa Simon acting president Musicians Union of Ghana (Musiga), Director of National Commission on Culture, Akosua Agyepong, Sherifa Gunu, Kumawood Actress Mercy Aseidu and many others.
Below is the full list of winners:
Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Daniel Amponsah (Agya Koo Nimo)
Ama Ata Aidoo and Akosua Adjepong,
Ali Ajami (Marketing Manager Twellium Industrial Company), Mercy Asiedu Agyemang Duah and Mohammed Adjei Sowah (Mayor of Accra)
Outstanding Cultural Personality of the year
Nana Krobea Asante Kwahu Mpraeso Adontenhene
Cultural Heritage Entrepreneur of the year
Afua Krobea Asante (Azmera)
Corporate Support for Arts and Culture
Twellium Industrial Company
Traditional Music Group of the year
African Music and Dance Foundation
Traditional Dance Group of the year
Akuma Dance Ensemble
Cultural Television Programme of the year
Amammere – Royal TV
Cultural Radio Programme of the year
leafe Le Gbe (Volta Star Radio)
Ghanaian Visual Artist of the year
Ghanaian movie of the year
Love and Tradition
Ghanaian Fashion Designer of the year
Ghanaian Artiste of the year
Spoken Word Artist of the year
Art Festival Event of the year
Indigenous Caterer of the year
Discovery of the year
Arts and Culture Media of the year Television
Arts and Culture Media of the year Photography
Arts and Culture Media of the year Blog
Arts and Culture Media of the year Radio
Outstanding Theatre Performance of the year
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