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Akuma Dance Ensemble adjudged ‘Traditional Dance Group of the Year’ at 2020 GACA awards

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)

Honorary Award

Ama Ata Aidoo and Akosua Adjepong,

Special Award

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

 Mohammed Awudu

Ghanaian movie of the year

Love and Tradition

Ghanaian Fashion Designer of the year

 Chapters Couture

Ghanaian Artiste of the year

 Ssue

Spoken Word Artist of the year

 Torgbui Olokodzoko

Art Festival Event of the year

 Wormane Festival

Indigenous Caterer of the year

Dima3nsa Restaurant

Discovery of the year

 Nathaniel Amewugah

Arts and Culture Media of the year Television

 TV Africa

Arts and Culture Media of the year Photography

 Clickseezy Photography

Arts and Culture Media of the year Blog

 Si Hene

Arts and Culture Media of the year Radio

 Adom FM

Outstanding Theatre Performance of the year

Accra We Dey

 

Source: Ghana/Dailyheritage.com.gh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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