Five music legends in Ghana have been honoured by the Deputy Minority Leader, Hon Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, for their outstanding contributions towards the development of the music industry and the nation at large.
Dubbed “Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah Excellence Award,” the honour was aimed at showing gratitude to the music legends and also to motivate young and upcoming musicians to work hard and ensure that highlife music travels across the length and breadth of the globe.
The musicians honoured were Gyedi Blay Ambolley, Safohene Gyeni, Ackah Blay, Dr F Kenya, and Jewel Ackah.
Addressing a huge crowd on Saturday, September 25, 2023, as part of the “Journey to Nkroful Agenda” to promote the annual birthday celebration of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President, Hon Buah said, “It’s about time we celebrated people in our society, especially when they are alive in order to ginger others to work extra hard towards the development of the nation.”
Hon Buah, who is also the Member of Parliament for the Ellembelle Constituency, added, “When people are honoured for their good deeds, it serves as advice to others; so we’re honouring our great musicians today in the name of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah which will equally motivate others to serve their country very well with humility.”
The awardees were given citations and undisclosed amounts of money to cushion them for their long-time services to Ghana and Africa as a continent.
The award ceremony saw the live performances of many musicians such as Guru, Nero X, Eno Baroni, D Crym, Ayesem, Righteous, among others.
Hon Buah also exhibited his musical talent to thrill the large crowd at the ceremony.
Source: Ayisah Foster