The nominees for the competitive categories of the 8th EMY (Exclusive Men of the Year) Africa Awards were announced on Sunday (July 16) ahead of the presentation ceremony later this year.
Now in its eighth year, the scheme celebrates distinguished gentlemen in diverse fields making an impact in society across the creative arts, business, media, technology, sports and health industry. The event also gives complementary awards and honour to women whose herculean efforts have positively impacted society. At the nomination announcement show, Kojo Soboh, Founder and Executive Director of EMY Africa revealed that EMY Africa will be holding a soirée in Lagos, Nigeria, in August, as part of the build-up activities for this year’s awards.
Stonebwoy, an international Ghanaian reggae, dancehall, and afropop artiste; King Promise, a highlife and afrobeats singer; Camidoh, a singer-songwriter and performer; Black Sherif, a sensational rapper; and KiDi, a debonair crooner and performer, made the list of nominees for their ground-breaking success with crossover hits and standout tours in the year under review. The “Man Of The Year-Music” category is open to Ghanaian musicians. Click here to vote: https://emyafrica.com/poll/man-of-the-year-music-2/
The honorary awards winners will be unveiled and honoured at the main awards event, spanning categories such as; Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Magnate Award, Humanitarian Award, Young Achiever Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Diasporan Award, Continental Icon Award, The Technology Award, Woman of the Year, The Guardian Award, Health Award, and the Agriculture Award.
Past winners of the EMY Africa Awards include ex-President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor, Togbe Afede XIV, His Eminence Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, Sir Sam Jonah, Ernest Ofori Sarpong, Alex Dadey, Kwame Bamfo, Abedi Pele, Azumah Nelson, Boris Kodjoe, Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, Tony Elumelo, Adebola Williams, Lanre Olusola, Michael Collins Ajereh (Don Jazzy), Ayo Animashaun, and impactful women such as Marufatu Abiola Bawuah, Ellen Hagan, Patricia Obo-Nai and Prof. Elsie Effah Kaufmann.
Last year, the EMY Africa Awards honoured the revered businessman and philanthropist, Ibrahim Mahama, as the Man of the Year.