Northern-Ghana Entertainment Awards, an initiative put together by Smile Multimedia, in collaboration with Media Scope, Youth Icons Ghana and the Miss Afro Tourism and Culture, has been launched in Tamale.
The awards scheme will recognise and honour some distinguished personalities who have positively contributed to the steady growth of the entertainment industry in Northern Ghana.
Speaking at the launch, Chief Executive Officer of Smile Multimedia Agency, Alhassan Abdul Latif, said the awards will be an annual event which will offer northern musicians, actors, sports and media personalities the opportunity to compete in the various categories of the award scheme.
The NEA will also offer a unique opportunity for the various stakeholders and individuals to nominate and honour entertainment personalities who have in one way or the other uplifted the image of northern Ghana.
The CEO disclosed that artistes, producers, managers, interested stakeholders and qualified personalities will be offered the opportunity to pick nomination forms to file their works for free at their respective unions, associations and selected media houses across the three regions of northern Ghana or at the Smile Multimedia offices in Tamale.
He added that a nine-member committee and board will consult and select qualified nominees to compete for the various categories except the merit awards. Public votes will take 60%, whilst the academy will also take 40% in the music, movie, sports and media categories.
The Northern Entertainment Awards ceremony will take place on the March 6, 2016 at a venue which will be communicated to the public soon.