Entertainment Achievement Awards 2021 unveil nominees


Ghana – The nominees for the first annual Entertainment Achievement Awards (EAAs) in Ghana have been unveiled ahead of the main event at Kempinski Hotel in Accra on 27 March.

The announcement follows a call for nominations in December. The awards platform was launched by the Accra-based Citi TV to honour outstanding creative achievements in music, film, fashion, photography, media, comedy and sports, among others.

Stonebwoy and Kuami Eugene lead the nominees with five nods apiece, including the keenly contested Entertainment Personality Award. KiDi secured four nominations, whereas Adina, Shatta Wale, Darkovibes and Sarkodie secured two each.

This year’s scheme will award creative works produced in 2020. The nominees were selected by an academy composed of broadcaster Kofi Okyere Darko, multi-instrumentalist and producer Kwame Yeboah, celebrity blogger Ameyaw Debrah, Adinkra Experience CEO Kofi Adinkra, and artist and writer Dr Bernard Akoi-Jackson.

The organisers say that there will be no public voting and the winners will determined exclusively by the academy.

“The Entertainment Achievement Awards and the way we intend to execute it will initiate a hard-hitting conversation about the Ghanaian creative industry and the potential it wields,” Citi TV programme manager Jessica Opare-Saforo said. “It will lead the way in sanitising and transforming Ghana’s entertainment scene in a bid to create artistic products that can firmly compete on any global stage.”

The awards ceremony will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be broadcast on Citi TV (DStv channel 363) and social media.

Below is the full list of nominees:


Best Female Artist 

  • Adina
  • Diana Hamilton
  • Sista Afia
  • Wendy Shay
  • Eno Barony

Best Male Artist 

  • Stonebwoy
  • Sarkodie
  • Shatta Wale
  • Kuami Eugene
  • KiDi
  • Medikal
  • Akwaboah

Song of the Year 

  • ‘Open Gate’ – Kuami Eugene
  • ‘Putuu’ – Stonebwoy
  • ‘No Dulling’ – Keche
  • ‘Inna Song’ – Darkovibes and King Promise
  • ‘Enjoyment’ – KiDi
  • ‘La Hustle’ – Medikal ft. Criss Waddle and Joey B
  • ‘Sore’ – Yaw Tog ft. O’Kenneth, City Boy, Reggie and Jay Bahd

Album of the Year 

  • Anloga Junction – Stonebwoy
  • Blue EP – KiDi
  • Son of Africa – Kuami Eugene
  • Contingency EP – Camidoh
  • The Man and the God – Worlasi

Best Music Video

  • ‘Inna Song’ – Darkovibes and King Promise
  • ‘Everlasting’ – Stonebwoy
  • ‘Open Gate’ – Kuami Eugene
  • ‘Enjoyment’ – KiDi
  • ‘Why’ – Adina Thembi
  • ‘Best Rapper’ – Amerado

Cultural Troupe of the Year 

  • Adaha Band
  • Dromo Naa
  • Kwan Pa Band
  • Senku Band
  • Kae Debi (Adowa/Kete)


Ghanaian Movie of the Year 

  • Aloe Vera (2020)
  • Perfect Picture 10 Years After (2020)
  • Fix Us (2020)
  • Tetteh Quarshie (2020)
  • Gold Coast Lounge (2020)

Female Actor of the Year

  • Nana Ama McBrown
  • Yvonne Nelson
  • Lydia Forson
  • Jackie Appiah
  • Naa Ashorkor

Male Actor of the Year 

  • Adjetey Annang
  • Kwadwo Nkansah (Lil Win)
  • Akrobeto
  • Aaron Adatsi
  • Anthony Woode

Film Director of the Year 

  • Peter Sedufia
  • Shirley Frimpong Manso
  • Kobby Rana
  • Pascal Amanfo
  • Pascal Aka

Best Picture

  • Aloe Vera
  • Perfect Picture 10 Years After
  • Gold Coast Lounge
  • Tetteh Quarshie
  • Fix Us


Sportswoman of the Year

  • Janet Egyir
  •  Grace Asantewaa
  • Jennifer Kudjoe
  • Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo
  • Samira Suleman

Sportsman of the Year

  • Thomas Partey
  •  Jonathan Mensah
  • Jordan Ayew
  • Dede Ayew
  • Mohammed Kudus


Online – Website/Blog/ YouTube/Instagram 

  • Zion Felix
  • Kwadwo Sheldon (Yawa of the Day/Breakdown)
  • Pulse Ghana (IG Page)
  • The Delay Show
  • Ghpage.com
  • NY DJ – nydjlive.com
  • Jacqueline Mensah (TikTok)

Writing and Poetry

Best Author – Prose, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

  • Abdul-Rahman Harruna Attah (Ahwene Pa Nkasa: Standing with JDM)
  • Kwamena Ahwoi (Working With Rawlings)
  • Ambassador D.K. Osei (Privileged Conversations – Adventures of An African Diplomat)
  • Peace Adzo Medie (His Only Wife)
  • Ayesha Harruna Attah (The Deep Blue Between)

Best Performance Poet 

  • Koo Kumi (The Griot)
  • Akambo (Coronialism)
  • I’m Edi (Duct Tape)
  • Nana Asaase
  • Menaye


Event of the Year 

  • Black Love Concert – Sarkodie
  • Festival of Praise and Worship – Virtual Experience
  • Pa Gya Literary Festival
  • Suncity Fashion Weekend (Sunyani)
  • Uppfestgh

Event Host of the Year 

  • Kabutey Ocansey
  • David Germain Portfolio
  • Anita Erskine
  • George Bannerman
  • Jerry Adjorlolo
  • Nathaniel Attoh
  • Naa Ashorkor Mensah Doku


Stand-up Comedian of the Year 

  • OB Amponsah
  • Foster Romanus
  • DKB
  • Jerry the Comedian
  • Lekzy Decomic

Comic Actor of the Year 

  • Clemento Suarez
  • Ras Nene
  • Akrobeto
  • Jeneral Ntatia
  • Ajeezay


Photographer of the Year

  • Ofoe Amegavie
  • Bob Pixel
  • Ben Bond
  • Prince Gyasi
  • Emmanuel Obuobi Bekoe (OBE image)


Accessories Designer of the Year 

  • Velma’s Accessories
  • Selina Bebb
  • Asabea Ayisi
  • Wendy L’artisane

Female Designer of the Year 

  • Ruth Luri
  • Pistis GH
  • Chevelle O
  • Christie Brown
  • Rami RTW

Male Designer of the Year 

  • Yartel (Nora)
  • Bello Couture
  • Quophi Akotuah Ghana
  • AfriKen
  • Chocolate Clothing

Model of the Year 

  • Gina Akala
  • Julee Djoulde
  • Hellen Dake
  • Maxwell Annoh
  • Laurie Frimpong

Entertainment Personality Award

  • Shatta Wale
  • Sarkodie
  • Stonebwoy
  • Kuami Eugene
  • Clemento Suarez
  • Nana Ama McBrown
  • Akrobeto


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