Northern-Ghana Entertainment Awards 2018 has been launched in Tamale on Friday, January 19, 2018.
The awards scheme 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 2018 Northern Ghana Entertainment Awards is a sequel of the 2016/2017 Northern Entertainment Awards held at the Tamale Sports Stadium and Radach Hotel respectively.
The award scheme is an initiative by Smile Multimedia in collaboration with the Celebrities Charity Development Foundation, the various stakeholders in the entertainment, arts, tourism and culture industry to recognize and honor distinguished personalities who have positively contributed to the sound growth of the entertainment industry in Northern Ghana.
This year’s edition will still concentrate on honoring persons who have made immense contribution and aided in the development of the entertainment industry in the year under review, but it is highly imperative to note that, we have decided to add-on a new face to our awards calendar with the aim of recognizing other hardworking individuals, brands and organizations outside the entertainment fraternity, like politicians, entrepreneurs, companies, NGOs and corporate organizations through our Northern Excellence Awards a merit award scheme as part of the NEA Awards Ghana 2018.
A 15 member selection committee, a nine (9) member board and a 35 member academy with representation across the three regions of the north will consult and nominate persons to be honored in the categories below; • 15 Music Award Categories • 6 Film Award Categories • 10 Media Categories • 3 Sports category • 20 Special Merit Awards (Excellence Awards)
Music Category
• Overall artiste of the year
• Artiste of the year-NR
• Artiste of the year-UE
• Artiste of the year-UW
• Best Female vocalist of the year

• Best Male Vocalist
• Overall Most popular song of the year
• Most popular song of the year-NR
• Most Popular song of the year-UE
• Most Popular song of the year -UW
• Best collaboration song of the year
• Best music video of the year
• Discovery of the year
• Best Rapper of the year
• Best Sound engineer of the year
Movie and Lifestyle Awards category
• Overall Best actor of the year

• Best comedian of the year
• Overall Best Actress of the year
• Best Movie Producer/Director of the year
• Best Model of the year
• Best Modeling agency of the year
Media Awards
Overall Entertainment Radio presenter of the year
Best 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

Overall Entertainment TV presenter of the year
Best Entertainment Radio show of the year
Best entertainment TV show of the year
Entertainment blogger of the year
Sports Category
Best International footballer of northern origin
Best northern footballer of the year (Merit Award)
Best sports personality of the year (Honorary)
MUSIGA Merit Award
NEA Film Academy Merit Award
RFA Merit Award

NSA Merit Award
NEA Media Personality of the year
Ghana Tourism Authority Merit Award
Best Northern Entertainment Entrepreneur of the year
NEA Lifetime achievement award
NEA Special Recognition Award -10 categories going out
Major competitive Awardees under the Music, Film, Media and Sports
Categories shall be awarded with plaques (Crystals) whiles the Merit Award categories shall be honored with citations. To download the nomination forms, PLEASE log on to http://www.northalivecom.
The Nominees Jam for the 2018 Northern Ghana Entertainment Awards is slated to take place in the Northern regional capital, Tamale whiles the main awards night ceremony shall take place here in the upper west regional capital, Wa on Saturday 31st of March 2018.
The 2018 Northern Ghana Entertainment Awards is proudly brought to you by the event masters in northern Ghana, Smile Multimedia Agency with support from the National Youth Authority, Musicians Union Of Ghana, Ghana Tourism Authority, National Sports Council, Regional Football Associations, The Center for National Culture, Savannah Global Signatures (SGS), Moab Events and Media Ltd (MEM) in Bolga, Echo Sounds in Wa, Snare Recording Studios and many other stakeholders in the northern entertainment industry including all the Major Media houses in the three regions of the north.
The Nomination forms and criteria of the award scheme are available on our official social pages and also at our main office and regional outlets- SMILE MULTIMEDIA AGENCY in Tamale. MOAB EVENTS AND MULTIMEDIA (MEM) in BOLGA and at the NYA office in WA.

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