How The Hearing-Impaired Became Part Of The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards
As part of efforts to create new experiences for their customers and ensure total inclusion irrespective of one’s social background, Vodafone Ghana and event organisers, Charter House collaborated to include the hearing impaired at the just ended Ghana Music Awards.
For the first time in the history of the awards, the hearing-impaired were on stage to interpret and choreograph Bisa Kdei’s award winning song ‘Metanfo’.
Driven by their desire to inspire the hearing impaired, Samuel Amponsah and Gifty Nana Yaa Rockson, who are teachers of the sign language at the University of Education, were able to have their first-ever choreographed sign language performance with the VGMA songwriter of the year.
Apart from communicating the lyrics of the song ‘Metanfo’ through hand gestures, they also danced to the song and explained it was easy to follow the tune through the vibrating effects of the live band.
Commenting on his experience Samuel said ‘It was a great honor to have communicated to the hearing impaired on such a big platform through music. I have interpreted sign language on a number of platforms but this is exceptional. This is my best weekend ever and I am excited that Vodafone made it possible for me to achieve this. I have received overwhelming commendations from the hearing impaired community including my students. ‘
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