2019 Nothern-Ghana Entertainment Awards is Launched






The Official Launch of the 2019 Nothern-Ghana Entertainment Awards by Mr.Abdul Latif Alhassan, NEA Founder & Board Chairman took place on Wednesday 9, January 2019

Northern-Ghana Entertainment Awards (NEA) is a special initiative put together by the Celebrities Charity Development Foundation in collaboration with the 2017/2018 Northern Tourism Award winners; Smile Multimedia Agency and Partners, to annually recognize and honor distinguished personalities who have positively contributed to the growth of the entertainment industry in Northern Region of Ghana.

The fourth edition of NEA Ghana is in two folds; NORTHER-GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS for the ENTERTAINERS and NORTHERN EXCELLENCE AWARDS for other distinguished Individuals and Organizations contributing to the Socio-economic development of the north.

The Theme for NEA Ghana 2019 is ‘Entertainment for SOCIAL CHANGE: TOURISM and YOUTH DEVELOPMENT’. The Northern Ghana Entertainment Awards is an annual event created to spotlight  Northern Musicians, Film makers, Sports and Media personalities as well as offer a unique opportunity for them to compete in various categories of the award scheme. The NEA since its inception in 2016 has concentrated on honoring individuals who have made immense contribution and aided the steady growth of the entertainment industry, but it is highly imperative to note that, we have decided to add-on a major activity on our event calendar powered by our NGO; the Celebrities Charity Development Foundation with the aim of recognizing other hardworking individuals, brands and organizations outside the entertainment Industry, like entrepreneurs, corporate institutions, politicians, social and humanitarian organizations amongst others who are excelling in their various
endeavors through our Northern Excellence Merit Award scheme created to celebrate more deserving people. The maiden edition will be held here at the Global Dream Hotel on Independence Day, 6th March 2019.

A six (6) member selection committee, a nine (9) Member Board and a fifteen (15)Member Academy with representatives across the three regions of the north will consult and nominate persons to be honored in the categories below;

17 Competitive MUSIC Categories + 5 INDUSTRY Categories
4 Competitive Movies and Lifestyle Categories 13 Media Categories 14 MERIT Awards Categories

MUSIC CATEGORIES

• OVERALL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

• ARTISTE OF THE YEAR-NORTHERN REGION

• ARTISTE OF THE YEAR-UPPER EAST REGION

• ARTISTE OF THE YEAR-UPPER WEST REGION

• FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

• MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

• OVERALL MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR

• MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR-NORTHERN REGION

• MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR-UPPER EAST REGION

• MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR –UPPER WEST REGION

• COLLABORATION SONG OF THE YEAR

• MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

• DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR

• BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR

• TRADITIONAL SONG/ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

• GOSPEL ARTISTE/SONG OF THE YEAR

• BEST PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

• NEA STAR OF THE YEAR (MERIT AWARD)

• GOSPEL ARTISTE/SONG OF THE YEAR

• STAR OF CHANGE (MERIT AWARD)

• DEVELOPMENTAL SONG OF THE YEAR (INDUSTRY Category)

• BEST SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR (INDUSTRY Category)

MOVIE AND LIFESTYLE AWARDS CATEGORY

• OVERALL BEST ACTOR OF THE YEAR

• OVERALL BEST ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

• BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR

• BEST MODEL OF THE YEAR

• VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (INDUSTRY Category)

MEDIA AWARDS

• OVERALL DJ OF THE YEAR

• CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR

• BEST RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR-NORTHERN REGION

• BEST RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR-UPPER EAST

• BEST RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR-UPPER WEST

• BEST SPORTS PRESENTER OF THE YEAR

• BEST SPORTS PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

• OVERALL ENTERTAINMENT TV PRESENTER OF THE YEAR

• OVERALL ENTERTAINMENT RADIO PRESENTER OF THE YEAR

• BEST ENTERTAINMENT RADIO SHOW OF THE YEAR

• BEST ENTERTAINMENT TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

• ENTERTAINMENT BLOG / BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

• BEST CREATIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

SPORTS CATEGORY

• NEA BEST FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR (MERIT AWARDS)

• BEST SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (INDUSTRY Category)

NEA MERIT AWARDS CATEGORIES

 GTA MERIT AWARD

 NYA MERIT AWARD

 CNC MERIT AWARD

 RFA MERIT AWARD

 NSA MERIT AWARD

 NEA NORDRAFILM MERIT AWARD

 NEA MEDIA MERIT AWARD

 NEA ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

 NEA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


All major competitive Awardees under the Music, Film, Media and Sports Categories will be determined by 50% Public Votes, 20% NEA Academy and 30% by the NEA Board. However, winners shall be awarded with plaques whiles the Merit Award categories shall be honored with citations.

The Nominees Jam for the 2019 Northern Ghana Entertainment Awards which is slated to take place in the Northern regional capital, Tamale shall partner heavily with the National Youth Authority and other relevant stakeholders to fight against Tramadol and Substance Abuse amongst the youth.Whiles the main entertainment awards night ceremony shall take place here in the northern regional capital, Tamale on Saturday 9th March 2019. To download the nomination forms, PLEASE log on to
www.northernentertainmentawards.com or visit the Smile Multimedia Office for assistance
The closing date for submission is on 30th January 2019. The fourth edition of the Northern Ghana Entertainment Awards is proudly brought to you by the Celebrities Charity Development Foundation in-collaboration with the 2017/2018 Northern Tourism Award winners; Smile Multimedia Agency, supported by the National Youth Authority, Musicians Union Of Ghana, Ghana Tourism Authority, Regional Football Association, The Center for National Culture, NORDRAFILM, SGS GHANA, Npanko Facefit, Radach Hotel, Women Today, Moab Events and Media Ltd (MEM) in Bolga, Scrum Solutions, Dan Pee Enterprise, Global Dream Hotel and many other stakeholders in the northern entertainment industry including all the Major Media houses in Northern Ghana. We are hereby inviting you, the Media, Governmental and Non- Governmental institutions, civil society organizations, stakeholders, corporate Ghana and the general public to get actively involve through sponsorship and support so as to make this a huge success . Subsequently we will wish to collaborate with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative arts through Ghana Tourism Authority, National Youth Authority the Center for National Culture, Northern Development Authority and other stakeholders in the Savannah ecological zone to make NEA a big festival that will promote our many talents, Tourism and rich cultural heritage to the rest of Ghana, Africa, and the world at large.

In conclusion, we will like to use this platform to thank each and every individual present here today and to all those who have contributed to the steady growth of the Entertainment Industry across the three regions of the north. We are also very grateful to the numerous media houses in Ghana, for your
untiring support to the entertainment industry and urge you to do more. Now with your humbly permission, we duly launch the 2019 Northern Ghana Entertainment Awards.

GOD BLESS OUR HOMELAND GHANA, GOD BLESS THE UPPER WEST REGION,
THE UPPER EAST REGION, THE NORTHERN REGION AND GOD BLESS YOU FOR
HONOURING OUR INVITATION. Thank you.

Signed
Abdul-Latif Alhassan
Board Chairman and Founder of NEA
+233244096278-+233504637000
neaawardsghana@gmail.com








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