Northern Ghana Entertainment Awards (NEA) is a special initiative put together by the Celebrities Charity Development Foundation in-collaboration with the 2017/2018 Northern Tourism Award winners; Smile Multimedia Agency and Partners, to annually recognize and honor distinguish personalities who are positively contributing positively contributed to the growth of the entertainment industry in Northern Ghana.
The fourth edition of NEA Ghana is in two folds; NORTHER-GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS for the ENTERTAINERS and NORTHERN EXCELLENCE AWARDS for other distinguished Individuals and Organizations contributing to the socio economic development of the north.
The Theme for NEA Ghana 2019 is ‘Entertainment for SOCIAL CHANGE: TOURISM and YOUTH DEVELOPMENT’.
The Northern Ghana Entertainment Awards is an annual event that put spotlight on Northern Musicians, Film makers, Sports and Media personalities as well as offer a unique opportunity for them to compete in various categories of the award scheme.
The NEA since its inception in 2016 has concentrated on honoring persons who have made immense contribution and aided in the steady growth of the entertainment industry, but it is highly imperative to note that, we have decided to add-on a major activity on our event calendar powered by our NGO; the Celebrities Charity Development Foundation with the aim of recognizing other hardworking individuals, brands and organizations outside the entertainment Industry, like entrepreneurs, corporate institutions, politicians, social and humanitarian organizations amongst others who are excelling in their various endeavors through our Northern Excellence a merit award scheme created to celebrate more deserving people. The maiden edition of this will be held here at the Global Dream Hotel on Independence Day, 6thMarch 2019.
A six (6) member selection committee, a nine (9) Member Board and a fifteen (15)Member Academy with representation across the three regions of the north will consult and nominate persons to be honored in the categories below;
• OVERALL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
• ARTISTE OF THE YEAR-NORTHERN REGION
• ARTISTE OF THE YEAR-UPPER EAST REGION
• ARTISTE OF THE YEAR-UPPER WEST REGION
• FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
• MALE VOCALISTOF THE YEAR
• OVERALL MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR
• MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR-NORTHERN REGION
• MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR-UPPER EAST REGION
• MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR –UPPER WEST REGION
• COLLABORATION SONG OF THE YEAR
• MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
• DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
• BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR
• TRADITIONAL SONG/ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
• GOSPEL ARTISTE/SONGOF THE YEAR
• BEST PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
• NEA STAR OF THE YEAR (MERIT AWARD)
• GOSPEL ARTISTE/SONGOF THE YEAR
• STAR OF CHANGE (MERIT AWARD)
• DEVELOPMENTAL SONG OF THE YEAR (INDUSTRY Category)
• BEST SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR (INDUSTRY Category)
MOVIE AND LIFESTYLE AWARDS CATEGORY
• OVERALL BEST ACTOR OF THE YEAR
• OVERALL BEST ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
• BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR
• BEST MODEL OF THE YEAR
• VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (INDUSTRY Category)
• OVERALL DJ OF THE YEAR
• CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR
• BEST RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR-NORTHERN REGION
• BEST RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR-UPPER EAST
• BEST RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR-UPPER WEST
• BEST SPORTS PRESENTER OF THE YEAR
• BEST SPORTS PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
• OVERALL ENTERTAINMENT TV PRESENTER OF THE YEAR
• OVERALL ENTERTAINMENT RADIO PRESENTER OF THE YEAR
• BEST ENTERTAINMENT RADIO SHOW OF THE YEAR
• BEST ENTERTAINMENT TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
• ENTERTAINMENT BLOG / BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
• BEST CREATIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• NEA BEST FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR (MERIT AWARDS)
• BEST SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (INDUSTRY Category)
NEA MERIT AWARDS CATEGORIES
- GTA MERIT AWARD
- NYA MERIT AWARD
- CNC MERIT AWARD
- RFA MERIT AWARD
- NSA MERIT AWARD
- NEA NORDRAFILM MERIT AWARD
- NEA MEDIA MERIT AWARD
- NEA ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
- NEA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
- Northern Excellence Awards
All major competitive Awardees under the Music, Film, Media and Sports Categories will be determined by 50% Public Votes, 20% NEA Academy and 30% by the NEA Board. However, winners shall be awarded with plaques whiles the Merit Award categories shall be honored with citations.
The Nominees Jam for the 2019 Northern Ghana Entertainment Awards which is slated to take place in the Northern regional capital, Tamale shall partner heavily with the National Youth Authority and other relevant stakeholders to fight against Tramdol and Substance Abuse amongst the youth.Whiles the main entertainment awards night ceremony shall take place here in the northern regional capital, Tamale on Saturday 9thMarch 2019.
To download the nomination forms, PLEASE log on to www.northernentertainmentawards.com or visit the Smile Multimedia Office for assistance
The closing date for submission is on 30th January 2019.