This weekend, winners of all three
editions of MTN Project Fame West Africa will head to Accra, Ghana, to
participate in the 2011 edition of the popular Ghana Music Awards.
Iyanya (2008 winner), Mike Anyasodo (2009 winner) and Chidinma Ekile
(2010 winner) will depart Lagos on Friday, as they make their first
group trip to Ghana.
Sources say all three acts will participate in different ways in the
awards ceremony organised by CharterHouse Ghana.
‘It’s part of the plans to expose and empower our talents’ a
spokesperson for the show’s producers says.
Since wining PF in 2008, Iyanya has been to the New York Fashion Week,
he has performed across the length and breadth of Nigeria; and
collaborated with several top acts. Mike is enjoying the benefits of
his debut; and has won many awards – including a Best Video prize from
Soundcity Music Video Awards; while Chidinma, the current winner, has
been busy recording and working with her management to deliver her
The trip to Ghana, according to Iyanya, is not just to attend the
awards. ‘We’re happy to be spending time together, as one family. And
we also may take this time to hit the studios and do something
The group will also spend some time with past PFWA Ghanaian finalists
Nii, Kojo and Kesse.
The Ghana Music Awards, according to the artistes’ minders, is not the
only event the trio will attend as a group this year. ‘Many more major
events are coming. And the idea is that we make sure our best talents
are there to represent Nigeria. These acts are our music ambassadors…’
Ghana Music Awards holds on Saturday April 9 at the Conference Centre
(The Dome). Nigerian nominees include Asa and Wande Coal.
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