View Full Version : VODAFONE GMA slated for 14 April 2012

27th February 2012, 07:58 PM
Charterhouse, organizers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) have announced that the 13 th edition of the award ceremony would be held at The Dome of the Accra International Conference Centre on April 14, where 15 top awards will be presented to outstanding works from the past year.

The main ceremony will be preceded by the presentation of awards for industry categories at a special ceremony at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, on April 10. The announcement was made at the launch ceremony held at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Saturday evening.

Meanwhile, the much anticipated release of nominations for the 2012 Ghana Music Awards will be announced on February 28, at a short ceremony which would be televised live on GH One Entertainment Television. Public voting will begin on all platforms, including SMS text and internet voting will begin from March 1.

Also revealed during the launch, was the prize package for this year's awards which includes Gh¢2,000 for each winner, and Gh¢10,000 for the Artist of the Year. The winner of the World Bank sponsored Music for Development category also wins a cash prize of GH¢5,000.

This year's music awards festival will include nominees' party in Takoradi on March 10 and Kumasi on March 24, as well as club parties in selected regions. It would be climaxed with the final nominees' party in Accra on March 31.

Vodafone, the new title sponsors of the Ghana Music Awards, also gave details of the VGMA Foundation, a new addition that the telecommunications giant brought on board with the aim of boosting the industry by giving local artistes the support needed to build their career and profiles both locally and internationally. The VGMA Foundation will be launched after the main awards night of the festival.