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Old Mutual Amazing Voices: New Reality Talent Search Show To Unearth Musician Hopefuls From Four African Countries With A grand Prize Of $100,000

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Old Mutual is excited to announce our new talent show, known as Old Mutual Amazing Voices: “Battle of the Genres”.

Amazing voices is a singing competition reality television series that seeks to unearth unsigned talent across three genres – gospel, pop and rhythm and blues (R&B) in Ghana and across Africa. Singing groups numbering from four to eight are eligible to participate in the competition.

Mass auditions kick off on 1 October 2019 in Kumasi at the Kosados Arena Hotel, while that for Accra will be held at the Christ the King parish hall on the 4th of October. Auditions are free in both cities. Winners from the Kumasi and Accra mass auditions will compete in the final home ground battle for the opportunity to represent Ghana at the Pan African stage in Johannesburg.

The winners from Ghana will square off against the winners from the remaining three African countries to stand a chance of winning the grand prize of $100 000 (about 500,000 Ghana cedis.

 “Old Mutual is excited to be the title sponsor for this amazing show we believe will bring Africa together in a unique and uplifting way. We believe that music is a universal language which is why it forms the basis of our businesses strategic sponsorship focus. Now, more than ever, we believe that the continent is ready for the unifying experience and amplification of talent we know Amazing Voices is going to deliver”, says Rita Adu Boateng, Head of Marketing at Old Mutual Ghana.

DStv, GOtv and Africa Magic viewers from Ghana, will in the New Year get to witness this historic talent search reality show. The show will be broadcast on, Africa Magic at 15:00 GMT. It premieres on the 12th of January, 2020 and will run for 13 weeks until 5 April, 2020.

About the Auditions in Ghana

Auditions will be taking place in the following cities, starting in Kumasi on 1 October 2019:  

Country City Venue Date Time
Ghana Kumasi Kosados Arena Hotel 1st & 2nd October 2019 08:00 – 16:00
Accra Christ The King Parish Hall 4th & 5th October 2019 08:00 – 16:00

For more information on Amazing Voices and how to audition, go to: https://africamagic.dstv.com/show/old-mutual-amazing-voices

Old Mutual is a premium African financial services group that offers a broad spectrum of financial solutions to retail and corporate customers across key market segments in 14 countries across the continent. With over 174 years of heritage, we are a crucial part of the communities we serve and broader society on the continent.

For further information on Old Mutual Limited and its underlying businesses, please visit the corporate website at www.oldmutual.com

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VGMA 1ST NATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT – MEET YOUR SPEAKERS

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As part of the world music day celebration and as part of the activities lined up for the VGMA Musical June, Ghana’s biggest music awards scheme introduces the VGMA National Music Summit.

The summit is to use music as a tool to drive social change and is aimed at using education to empower players in the industry to help better the lot of the sector.

The summit is to be held with limited audience but shared with millions across the VGMA official social media channels. It starts at 10am and ends at 2pm.

The 4 hour event is meant to engage Musicians, Music Producers & Managers, Distributors of Music, Music Promoters, Media and Other Industry Players nationally to discuss core industry issues.

At the end of the dialogue, a communique on the insights, conclusions and recommendations collated from the discussions will be presented to the Ministry of Tourism & Creative Arts for consideration. There will be 3 panel discussions; Royalties – The Way Forward, Music Distribution in the Digital Era and Play it LIVE.

Starting off the conversation for Royalties- The way forward, are; Munyaradzi Chanetsa, A&R Manager, Sony South Africa. Rex Omar – Chairman Ghamro and Veteran Ghanaian musician. Abraham Adjetey, President of Ghamro. Trigmatic, is a Ghanaian award winning musician, composer, songwriter and Philanthropist. Last but not least, Cynthia Quarcoo, Managing Partner, CQ Legal & Consulting.

Leading the conversations in the Music distribution in the digital era are 3 distinguished industry players with in-depth practical knowledge in their respective field of endeavor. Chioma Onuchukwu is Head of Operations at TuneCore Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Gambia & Ethiopia. Jefferson Seneadza CEO of Aftown – a digital sales platform. Munyaradzi Chanetsa, A&R Manager, Sony South Africa. Juan Gomez is the Head of African Content and Curation at Pandora Media.

CEO EKB Records a talent Management and Entertainment company and LIVE Music enthusiast Kiki Banson, will be heading the PLAY IT LIVE discussion. With support from Kwame Yeboah, a Ghanaian born, UK based multi-talented instrumentalist, producer and keyboard player and programmer and Beats Mechanic.

The event will be hosted by Rudy Kwakye – Executive Producer AfroNationGhana Festival.

The VGMA NATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT is powered by charterhouse, partnered by Tv3, GHQR, KPMG, DStv, Media partners and proudly brought to you by Vodafone, Together We Can!

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Nanky Wins VGMA22 Unsung Initiative

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Ahead of the most prestigious music awards scheme in Ghana, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2021 slated for 25th and 26th June, Nanky has been announced winner of the Unsung Initiative.

The fast rising 28 year old Tema based Afro-Pop. R&B, Highlife singer who is currently signed on Sultan Incorporation was on Friday 18th June 2021 announced winner on TV3’s Showbiz 360 hosted by Giovani Caleb.

He won ahead of his competitors Oseikrom sikani, Adelaide the seer, Koby Tuesday, Kwame Yogot, Malcom Nuna, Queendalyn and Naana Blu.

Nanky, as the tradition has been since its inception in 2015, will get to perform at this year’s edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which would be held on Saturday, 26th June, 2021.

The Unsung is an initiative to project underground artistes who need the platform and exposure to make it to mainstream. Previous year’s has seen winners like Lynx Entertainment artiste Kuami Eugene, Reggae/dancehall artiste KelvynBoy among others.

The Unsung Initiative is produced by Charterhouse and brought to you by Closeup Toothpaste.

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VGMA 2021 – Ghana’s biggest music weekend beckons!

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Two nights of drama, awards, and exhilarating performances from 30 chart-topping acts will be LIVE in the spotlight at the 22nd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

From Efya, Kuame Eugene, Eno Barony, KiDi, Kwesi Arthur, Kofi Kinaata, Adina, Joe Mettle, Diana Hamilton, Medikal, Okyeame Kwame, through to Epixode, DopeNation, Mzvee, Sista Afia, Yaa Yaa, Dead Peepol, Yaw Tog, Gyakie, Fameye, Bethel Revival Choir, the VGMA will be the center of national attention next week Saturday.

Do well not to miss out on the two day event happening on the 25th & 26th June which will be live on TV3, Akwaaba Magic, Soundcity TV and on Ghana Music Awards, and MTV social media pages.

The VGMA is produced by Charterhouse with support from TV3, DSTV, GHQR Code and Vodafone.

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