The first edition of Ghana Entertainment Awards was held in New York where personalities and individual Ghanaian entertainers who had distinguished themselves in the year under review were honoured for their contribution towards entertainment in Ghana and Africa.
One of Ghana’s esteemed Entertainment Bloggers/Publicists, Ameyaw Debrah, also the Founder and Editor of AmeyawDebrah.com, who contested with equally brilliant colleagues (bloggers):
Has emerged as the winner of BEST ENTERTAINER BLOGGER OF THE YEAR (2017). Presspeep.com congratulates a comrade and prays he achieve more for himself, the ink fraternity, and Ghana at large.
Profile of Ameyaw Debrah:
Ameyaw Kissi Debrah is a freelance journalist and blogger. He holds a degree in B.A Publishing Studies from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), where he was voted the Best Publishing Student of 2005.
Debrah was introduced to the world of entertainment, arts and culture when after the university; he did his National Service at Ovation International Magazine in Accra. While at Ovation, he reported on entertainment and celebrity happenings in Ghana for the publication’s international audience.
He started contributing to several pan-African websites including Jamati.com, orijin-ent.com and modernghana.com. Before the close of 2007, he joined the Voices of Africa, a project based in the Netherlands, where he submitted, videos, photos and news from Ghana for www.africanews.com.
Debrah’s works online caught the attention of many and in 2008 he joined www.ghanaweb.com as the entertainment editor. During the period, he also launched his highly popular and syndicated blog, www.ameyawdebrah.com.
Today, the blog has become a leader in providing entertainment and lifestyle news not only in Ghana but across Africa. He is a regular contributor to StarGist on Africa Magic, www.dstv.com, and Glitz Africa Magazine.
Through his work, Debrah has interviewed and met many international personalities such Kofi Annan, Rev Jesse Jackson, Lloyd, John Legend, Damon Dash, Ade Bantu, Trey Songz, Amber Rose, Ludacris, Coptic, Wyclef, Mario, Eve, Sean Paul, Jimmy Jean-Louis, David Clowney, Santonio Holmes and many others.
His works has earned him Award nominations including 2012 Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards (Best Online Media), 2012 National Youth Achievement Awards (Media Excellence) and 2012 Ghana Fashion Award for Contribution to Fashion.
In 2013, he won the Ghana Social Media Awards for Best Showbiz and Entertainment Blog; the 2013 City People Entertainment Awards for Best Blogger or online reporter (Ghana), and the 2013 Waves International Young Professional of the year.
Other winners on the night include: Sonnie Badu, EL, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Ramsey Noah and Rita Dominic of Nigeria
SEE FULL LIST OF WINNERS BELOW:
Best Album – EL
Best Song – Kakai
Best Gospel Artiste – Sonnie Badu
Best HIplife/Rap Act – Omar Sterling
Best Hiplife – Kinaata
Best Music Producer – Mix Masta Garzy
Best Music Video – Small Small (Okyeame Kwame)
Best Collaboration – R2Bees
Best New Act – Medikal
Best Male Act – Stonebwoy
Best Female Act – Efya
Best Lead Actress – Yvonne Nelson
Best Supporting Actor in Film – Kojo Nkansah (FAULT)
Best Supporting Actress in Film – Jackie Appiah (SALA)
Best Picture (FILM PRODUCER) – Purple (PRINCE DOVLO)
Best Director (FILM) – Kofi Asamoah (AMAKYE and DEDE)
Best Male TV Presenter – Jay Foley
Best Female TV Presenter – Berla Mundi
Best Entertainer Blogger of the Year – Ameyaw Debrah
Best DJ Act – Dj Mensah
Best Comedian Act – DKB
Best Ghana/USA Act – Duke D2
Best Entertainer of the Year – Shatta Wale
Best DJ/USA Act Dj Akua
Best Radio Personality Male – Bola Ray
Best Radio Personality Female – Anita Erskine
Best Actor (AFRICA) – Ramsey Noah (Nigeria)
Best Actress (AFRICA) – Rita Dominic (Nigeria)
Best Male Artiste (AFRICA) – WizKid
Best Female Artiste (AFRICA) – Tiwa Savage
Best Dj AFRICA – Dj Tunez (Nigeria)
Best Diaspora Act – Los Grumos
Best Group – VVIP
Best Lead Actor in Film – Van Vicker (BLACK MONKEY)
Sports Personality of the Year – Dede Ayew