Upcoming Ghana Movie Awards Fires Fred Nuamah


It feels good to hear that the upcoming Ghana Movie Award’s organizers are learning from the controversies and problems that have always accompanied the Ghana Music Awards by putting in efforts to have an impartial selecting and awarding panel.

It is sad that Fred Nuamah has been fired from being part of the inner circle of the upcoming event. However, if this will guarantee fairness and accord the awards some  credibility, then we down with it. All the same, It is time Ghana start honouring it’s actors and actresses locally too.  Read below for more….

Organizers of the Ghallygold Awards which have now been changed to ‘Ghana Movie Awards’ (GMA) have fired popular music producer/manager and now actor Fred Nuamah, from being part of the upcoming event.
Mr. Rockson Adu Boahene, Chief Executive Officer of Item 3 House, organizers of the new Ghana Movie Awards disclosed this to peacefmonline in an exclusive interview this morning. According to Rockson, Fred Nuamah’s inclusion in the organization of the award will create conflict of interest because he is an actor in the same movie industry whose stars they want to honour.

“He is a threat to the awards because he is an actor and he is also close to almost everybody in the industry. I know he even manages some of the actresses, so Fred Nuamah has nothing to do with the awards anymore”.

Mr. Adu Boahene said Fred Nuamah went out to the media to talk about the change of name of the award when they were at the discussion and consultation level with stakeholders in the industry about the decision without their concern, which is not good for the confidentiality of the award.

Few weeks ago Fred was reported as one of the new partners to the organizers and the brains behind the rebranding and postponement of the award. The Ghana Movie Award which had been postponed on three different occasions will finally come off on September 4, 2010 at the National Theatre in Accra.

It was first scheduled to come off on March 6, but was later postponed to May 8, 2010. Rockson told peacefmonline that the date for the event keeps changing because of lack of funding and sponsorship.

“Sponsorship was a problem but thank God, now we have about four strong companies on board, and several others have also expressed interest. So definitely, after the world cup it will happen”.

He explained that the name of the award was changed because of the controversy as to whether they should use “Ghallywood” or “Ghallygold”, and also because they wanted a name which is very precise and self-explanatory. So far, over 53 Ghanaian movies have been submitted for the award, and the deadline for entries is on June 18, 2010.

After the deadline, a Jury of seven including Professors, movie critics and gurus in the movie industry, will screen all the submitted movies and categorize them. In all, there are 25 categories and 5 honorary awards. Rockson also disclosed that, the awards night will be covered live on Television, but they are still in talks with the various TV stations to settle on whose offer will favour them.

The Ghana Movie Awards is organized by Item 3 House in collaboration with the Film Producers Association of Ghana, under the auspices of the Ministry of Information.

It aims to honour hard working actors, producers, directors, writers, technical crew and all involved in the Ghanaian movie industry. The last time a movie award was organized in Ghana, was four years ago, by the Ghana Actors Guild (GAG).- Source: PeaceFm


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0 thoughts on “Upcoming Ghana Movie Awards Fires Fred Nuamah”

  1. Dey shouldn’t waste their tyme on dose useless movies.Afterall wat is der 2 award anyway?I guess some of their categories will be: the most explicit movie of the yr,best porn actor/actresses,most promising porn actor/actress,best porn producer & director etc.How many gud movies did dey produce last yr or even the beginning of dis yr if not 4 soft pornlike movies.Apart 4rm Sparrow productions and some few others who stayed away 4rm porn the rest were all jst abt sex and nothing else.No wonder dey keep on postponing.

  2. did i hear u say he is their friend? Then he is the best man for the job i think so.Mr ceo shut the fuck up u could not do it for 3times u should be thanking God for bringing this people on board.


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