EMY Africa Awards 2018 unveils nominees

By: Delali Sika
Kojo Soboh, CEO of EMY Arfica Awards
Kojo Soboh, CEO of EMY Africa Awards
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NOMINEES for this year’s edition of the Exclusive Men of the Year Awards also known as EMY Africa Awards were unveiled on Thursday, July 26, at an impressive ceremony at the Alliance Motors Showroom, Opeibea House, Airport in Accra.

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This year’s event is expected to honour distinguished men and women in Ghana and across the continent who have distinguished themselves in the development and progress of families, societies and the African region at large.

The nominees who will be competing in seven categories include Kuami Eugene, Isaac Dogboe, King Promise, Kobby Blay and Alloysius Attah in the Discovery of the Year and Nathaniel Attoh, Okyeame Kwame, Stephen Appiah, Harold Amenyah and Jake Obeng-Bediako in the Best Groomed Man of the Year category.

For the Men in Entertainment category, Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy faces competition from Kumawood actor Akwasi Boadi aka Akrobeto, Comedian DKB, Playwright Latif Abubakar and movie producer Abdul Salam.

Other categories up for contention include Man of the Year (Sports), Man of the Year (Communications), Fashion Designer of the Year and Men Group of the Year.

TV host, Selly Ghalley-Fiawoo(second left) in a hearty chat at the event

CEO of the  EMY Africa Awards, Kojo Soboh, said the platform is one that looks at bringing out the best in men in society.

“This is one award scheme that wants to motivate men, both young and old, that they can be more than just men. It serves as an avenue for men to move out of their comfort zone and become agents of change.

“Apart from this, it also intends to bring to light the great side of the men we look up to, they have the chance to tell their stories and give the young ones hope,” he said.

Bola Ray, CEO of EIB Networks graced the occasion

The event was attended by popular personalities such as Bola Ray, Joselyn Dumas, Selly Galley-Fiawoo, Salma Mumin, KOD, Nana Adwoa Awindor and Big J Cartel of Praye fame among others and was hosted by Joy Sports Editor, Nathaniel Attoh.

The EMY Africa Awards awards celebrates exceptional and distinguished men in Africa who have excelled in their fields of endeavour.

Although just for men, the EMY Africa Awards this year, has a special complimentary award for women known as the Ultimate Woman of the Year and the reason as stated by Kojo Soboh is that, “we believe behind every successful man, there is a woman.”

Some patrons at the event

Organised by Carbon Av and Exclusive Men’s Magazine, the main EMY Africa Awards slated for August 18, 2018 at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra is under the theme, “Rewriting the African Story, Empowering the Youth”.