The National Executive Committee of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has announced the formation of 12-member board to oversee this year’s MUSIGA Grand Ball scheduled for the Banquet Hall, State House, in Accra on September 5.
The Grand Ball is one of the major fund-raising events organised by MUSIGA to support some of the union’s projects. For this year, the attention is on raising money to support the Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund (AMWeF) and the MUSIGA Academy.
The board is chaired by Samuel Afari–Dartey of the Forestry Commission and some of its members are George Andah, a Marketing Consultant; Edward Boateng, CEO of Global Media Alliance; William Adjorvu, CEO of Liberty Group, and Bright Semanu of Crown Apartmento.
Others are Samuel Atta-Mensah, Managing Director of Citi FM; Iyioala Ayoade, CEO of Multiple Concepts; Kwami Sefa-Kayi of Peace FM; Arnold Asante, CEO of Imajin Advertising; Diana Hopeson, former President of MUSIGA; Eddie Ankomah of Erata Hotel and Music Maestro, Kojo Antwi, who is also CEO of Breeze 90.9 FM.
According to MUSIGA President, Bice Osei Kufuor, the Grand Ball board will provide strategic direction for the goals of the event to be achieved.
The MUSIGA Grand Ball 2014 is expected to be a spectacular night of authentic Ghanaian music, comedy, dinner and networking. Performers lined up for the event include Amakye Dede, A.B Crentsil, Paapa Yankson, Samini, Kwabena Kwabena, Efya and Tagoe sisters.
Others are Smart Nkansah, Kofi Sammy, Osei Vasco, No Tribe, Paulina Oduro and Noble Nketsiah. There will be stand-up comedy by KSM and DKB, as well as an auction of vintage items belonging to celebrated musicians.
“We will also have a raffle draw and honour some individuals who have offered outstanding support to the music business in Ghana over the years,” the MUSIGA president said.
President John Mahama and former President John Kufuor will be special guests at the function. MUSIGA Grand Ball 2014 is sponsored by Huawei, Tigo, Johnnie Walker and Midland Savings and Loans.