The Happy Man Bitters facilitated Upper East Music Awards( HB-UEM) has been officially in launched in the regional capital Bolgatanga.
The tot awards scheme permeates into its second year after chalking success in the virgin edition.
Pioneered by One Love Entertainment, an event company, the scheme strives to award and celebrate players in the creative arts industry of the Upper East region who have outshined in the year under review.
The launching took place yesterday 23rd August 2020 at the Gnat Hall attended by dignitaries, industry players, and the general public.
Some of the big wigs who were present were the delegates from the office of the Bolga Central Member of Parliament, Isaac Adongo, the NPP parliamentary aspirant Rex Asanga, regional chairman of the Musician Union of Ghana (Musiga), Mr. Richard Abagna, the acting regional manager of Ghana Tourism Authority, Mr. Henry Ayeledour, regional coordinator of Ghana Aids Commission, Mr. Jerry Yahaya, head of Covid-19 team, Mrs. Gift Atamps, regional marketing officer for Charger Limited, Edward Anafo, and others.
The event also witnessed performances from artists in the regional capital and other part of the region.
Speaking at the event, CEO of One Love Entertainment, organisers of the award ceremony, Kabu Isaac reiterated the commitment of his outfit ”to luminate the creative space that has been in dark for quite too long.
Who Qualifies for Nominations
All persons in the creative arts industry from the Upper East region are eligible to apply. Resident or Non-Resident. Your works or projects might have released between 1st September 2019 to 1st September 2020. This applies to all categories except the Traditional Artist of the Year category.
How does one apply?
Applications are welcomed from all persons in the creative arts space. One can for now call these numbers 0203587217 or 0546363249 to get a hard copy at Ghc50.00.
You can also pay the amount to 0554336551 with the reference as your stage name then you then visit our website go to the menu and to submissions and fill the form with an allocated portion for the transaction ID of your payment then you submit.
What do you stand to gain?
Aside from the mileage and exposure, you stand to gain to leverage your brand, almost all the categories have a package to walk away with.
The overall artist of the year gets a brand new motorbike and a cash of Ghc2,500.00.
Another category gets a sponsored trip to accra including feeding and accommodation to record a mastered track at Djos studios and a music video after.
Five(5) categories get a cash of Ghc500.00, two other categories get a Techno Android devices each.
Another category gets a 32-inch thick flat-screen television.
NB: These are confirmed packages for now , the rest will be duly communicated later.