Grammy Awards CEO travels to Ghana with GUBA for the first time in West Africa.
Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Grammy Awards, traveled to Ghana for the first time and afterward visited other countries in West Africa at Grow, Unite, Build Africa’s request (GUBA).
Mr. Mason visited the nation as part of preparations for the 2022 GUBA Awards, which will be held in Kigali on September 29, 2022.
At a dinner gathering with artists and other industry participants on September 26 in Accra, Mr. Mason expressed confidence about forming alliances and working with musicians from Ghana.
He had the chance to examine the music scene in Ghana as well as interact with key industry figures like producers, artists, and promoters during his tour.
Interestingly, he revealed that plans are being finalized for the Grammy Awards to include an Afrobeat category in the future. Ghanaian musicians and others on the continent would seize this chance, according to the assurance.
Dental Amoateng MBE, the founder and CEO of GUBA Enterprise, commented on the choice to bring Mason to Ghana, saying that “his coming to Ghana is to connect him back to the diaspora, to Ghana and Africa and to plan on how to get Ghanaian singers to the Grammy.” The Grammy is the largest organization in the music industry, so Ghanaian musicians must have access to that platform. His visit is significant for this reason.
During his visit to Accra, Mr. Mason also met with the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority, and committed to fund the new creative arts senior high school that is currently being built.
The Ndabaga – Drumbeat of Dreamers and Legends theme for this year’s GUBA Awards aims to honor a historical figure in the Rwandan and African communities. The Awards hope to demonstrate the strength of tenacity and concentration through their selected theme. The legend of Ndabaga is a major component of Rwandan folklore that stands for bravery and tenacity.
The GUBA Awards, which honor the most inspirational and pioneering people from Africa and its diaspora, continue to receive support from well-known personalities like H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana, H.E. Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, President of the ECOWAS Commission, and others.
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Dr. Natalia Kanem, Dr. Diane Karusisi, Vice President Epsy Campbell Barr, Sir Sam Jonah (Executive Chairman, Jonah Capital), Cherie Blair (Barrister, Writer), Patrick Awuah (Founder of Ashesi University), Bozoma Saint John (Former Chief Marketing Officer of Netflix), and Richelieu Dennis (CEO of Sundial Brands) are just a few of the
Complete list of 2022 Award nominees
13 people have been nominated for the awards this year in a variety of categories. The list includes Dr. Sylvia Shitsama Nyamweya, a neurosurgeon, Sandra Zawedde, chairwoman of East of Eden (U) Ltd (Excellence in Infrastructure Development), Alena Analeigh McQuarter, the youngest student admitted to medical school (Young Achiever Award), Uche Ofodile, CEO of MTN-Benin, and others (Influential Business Leader).
Others include Dr. Tedros Ghabreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (Exceptional Leadership in Global Health), Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Grammy Recording Academy (Entertainment Mogul), Keith Ellison, Attorney General (Legal Excellence Award), Sina Gerard, CEO of Urwibutso Enterprises (Industrial Innovation Award), and Amadou Gallo Fall, President of the Basketball Africa League (Sporting Excellence Award).
Others include Acha Leke, Senior Partner at McKinsey’s (Influential Business Leader), Wode Maya, Tourism Blogger (Excellence in Tourism Award), Dr. Sangu Delle, CEO of CarePoint (Entrepreneurial Spirit Award), and Maryse Mbonyumutwa, Founder of Pink Mango (Manufacturing and Sustainability Award).
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