The truth is that, Ghanaians LIKE to be awarded for doing NOTHING great—and as a result, countless award schemes which hand out awards to friends and family are in full operation in Ghana.
Mostly, I ask myself this; what are these people being awarded for? I am not by any stretch saying all Ghanaians engage in sub-standard works and do not deserve to be honoured, but mostly, you cannot really establish the excellence some people are being awarded for…
Award schemes have taken over from beauty pageants as a quick way to make money in Ghana—lousy money making venture. And I doubt we will see the end of this soon.
For this reason, I made the editorial decision few months ago to stop publishing all the unnecessary HYPE press releases from most of these Ghanaian awards schemes—-so to keep the valued GhanaCelebrities.Com readers away from some of the absurdity. After all, they never live up to their own words or any sort of expectation, no matter how low the expectation is…
The just ended RTP Awards which handed out countless awards to people I find underserving last year, and has probably done it this year too (I have not bothered myself to look at the winners this year) has issued a press release, apologising for what was so obvious from day one to many industry persons…
I know they will come back next year and repeat the same mistakes. But the sad thing is, because Ghanaians like awards even if they have not done anything worthy of an award, they will show up at the next event to pick up these awards.
As Bill Murray said; “Awards are meaningless to me, and I have nothing but disdain for anyone who actively campaigns to get one”.
Read their press release below…
Big Events Ghana, the organizers and initiators of the Radio and Television Personality Awards (RTP) wishes to apologize to all award winners, sponsors, performers, the media and the paying public for shortcomings identified at the year’s RTP Awards ceremony at the Accra International Conference Centre last Thursday.
Big Events admits that this year’s awards ceremony fell short of its own high quality standards. This year’s event faced so many challenges with production which eventually impacted on the performers’ ability to participate in the event.
The last minute constrains and resource challenges were mainly production driven arising from a deal with a third party. All these impacted negatively on the event which has had a good reputation for the past two years.
As a Ghanaian company that seeks to celebrate media excellence, we have no doubt that the event fell short of our standards and we wish to apologize sincerely for the disappointment.
As the leader of the team, I take full responsibility for the shortcomings and wish to reinstate our commitment to the Awards. We deeply regret the situation and sincerely apologize for the inconveniences.
Big Events hopes to continue its productive relations with the media and other stakeholders and to enjoy their support and understanding of the general public. The company will ensure that its numerous stakeholders, including the award winners, sponsors, invited guests, performing artistes all over the country will be more than satisfied with the organization of future events.
All our patrons who have been part of the past two events know the quality of the work we have done within this short period of two years and we will do our best to restore the event to its rightful place in the calendar of the media.