Yesterday at the Grand Arena in Accra, 4 distinguished personalities who have stood for excellence in their various fields in the music industry over the years were honoured. The honours came off at the ‘VGMA National Music Summit’; an event that precedes the grand ‘VGMA Weekend’ aimed at highlighting the importance of music in Ghana and the challenges facing the industry as well as the stakeholders.
The honorees were Sidiku Buari, Professor John Collins, Kenneth Kwaku Avotri Kafui and Big Ben Music. They become the first recipients of the newly curated TITAN AWARDS, a scheme to specially honour individuals and institutions of velour for their contributions to the growth and development of the Music Sector.
The four received different citations and a Plaque as part of the honour;
Alhaji Sidiku Buari was honoured as the ADMINISTRATOR for his meritorious service to the Ghanaian music industry. The award was presented by Mr Mark Okraku Mante, Deputy Minister-Designate for Tourism, Arts and Culture
Professor John Collins got his honour as MUSICOLOGIST for his meritorious service to the Ghanaian music industry. The award was presented by Rex Omar, Ghamro Chair.
Kenneth Kweku Avotri was recognized as MUSIC EDUCATOR for his meritorious service to the Ghanaian music industry. The plaque and citation were received by his Children which was presented by Mrs Diana Hopeson.
Big Ben Music received an honour as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & MUSIC DISTRIBUTOR for his meritorious service to the Ghanaian music industry. The award was presented by Fred Kyei Mensah.
The VGMA Titans Awards is a Charterhouse initiative, partnered by TV3, DStv, GHQR, Media partners and proudly brought to you by Vodafone, Together We Can!