3G Awards 2018 was a Breakthrough Event and A Word on New York Street
New York - The Board of Directors, Production team, supporters, Sponsors and the entire Annual 3G Award team would like to express our profound gratitude to the Global Community for your overwhelming support and patronage of the 8th edition of the 3G Awards which was recently held in New York. Through your contribution, patronage and support, this year's event which evokes memories of the one held in 2011 which had a host of sports legends in attendance The success of the 8th edition would forever remain of the lips of all attendees with high praise as they recall the caliber of personalities and the excitement it generated. Many have referred to this year's event as the “Breakthrough” event and Historical.
The 8th Annual 3G Awards 2018 was held at the elegant American Ballroom at 899 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY. It honored some personalities who have performed outstanding and remarkable roles in the promotion of good governance in Ghana, contributed to sports development, tourism and others who has taken the media landscape to a level of excellence.
Hon. Kwame Duncan, the Central Regional Minister was recognized and honored for his role in promoting good Governance and Leadership in Ghana. An elated and appreciative Hon. Duncan said he would make efforts to connect the Ministry of Tourism to 3G to promote this event as a partner since it promotes Ghana in the United States. He was very gracious and spoke highly of the event. He said he owed it a duty to promote it because of the presentation of the Ghanaian culture, fashion and entertainment. Many celebrities and business people had the opportunity to travel to New York and participated in this annual event.
Managing Director of the Despite Group Media conglomerate, Dr. Fadda Dickson Narh who has carved a niche for himself as the Godfather of Ghana Showbiz was honored for his astounding contribution to Media and Showbiz since his work inspired many in the industry. He sent his acceptance message and gratitude to the board. 3G has selected him as one of our noted advisers.
Dan Kwaku Yeboah, the legendary Sports Journalist who was honored as a Sports Journalist icon as well as the 3G Sports Journalist of the Year, could not hide his excitement. When interviewed at the red carpet, he said it was his first time he has travelled to New York and had seen many legendary personalities like Azumah Nelson, Rev. Osei Kofi, Coach Akwasi Appiah and Black Star Captain; Asamoah Gyan as past honorees. Being selected to the league of legends for such a prestigious award meant a lot to him.
Kumawood Movie Empress; Emelia Brobbey also said she was deeply honored to receive the 3G Award for Movie Excellence and Actress of the Year. She said she was impressed that that her work has been recognized outside the country and being honored for it. She became the first Kumawood actress and second actress beside; Vivian Achor to receive the award. Emelia was very humble and never stopped taking selfies with fans. She promised to spread her experience to her colleagues in the industry and attend the awards every year..
3G Media appreciates Showbiz personalities such as; the legendary Koo Fori aka Samuel S. K. Karikari and Counsellor Lutterodt aka Rev. Counsellor Cyril George Lutterodt who are part of the board of advisers representing Ghana graced the occasion with their presence. The fans loved them and Lutterodt, a past honoree also found an opportunity last year to showcase an event after the 3G Award called "The Singles and Couples Night" aka The Orgasm Conference. A seminar on marriage where participants enjoyed the discussions moderated by Counsellor Lutterodt. The 2018 Orgasm conference in Ghana is on December 25th and flyers are already being shared on social media.
Kofi Adoma Nwanwani of Kofi TV fame was a hot commodity when he arrived in America. Many people in other parts of America wanted to invite him. He was honored for his Media Discovery and breakthrough coverage which has created a huge fan base worldwide especially America. Kofi Adoma dedicated his award on Media Discovery to the late Ama Martha Appiah, his fan base and Multimedia Group family.
Captain Smart of Adom FM was honored for his outstanding work in the Media and Humanitarian duties for the Ghana Ambulance Service. Deloris Frimpong Manso (Delay) was honored for her feminism and women Empowerment initiatives in the Ghana Media Industry. Both award recipients had their first experiences in America courtesy of 3G Media.
Dr. Adu Boateng, CEO and Managing Consultant of End Point Homeopathic Clinic and Group of Companies run six hospitals both in Ghana and abroad. He was honored with the Humanitarian and Health Excellence Award for building schools for orphanages, giving free medical assistant to the needy,he is also the first and the best brain behind Homeopathic Medicine and College of Alternative Medicine in Ghana since 2009.
The event was Chaired by Dr. Akwasi Achampong and among the Special Guests were; Hon. Famod Konneh, Bronx Director, Office of New York Mayor. Hon. Konneh presented a letter of Commendation from the New York Mayor; Bill De Blasio to the 3G Award Founder/Executive Producer; Mr. Charles N. Ntiamoah-Mensah aka Mr. CNN. Hakeem Ellis, CEO, Sultan Drinks, Mr. & Mrs. Agyekum and Nananom, our royals who came in their numbers to blessed the occasion. The front cover image of the Awards Night magazine featured; Obaapanin Nana Nkrumah Adasa III, Queen Mother, Abofrem, Ashanti Region, Founder; Abofrem Area Foundation; www.abofremareafoundation.org.
Many people who could not attend the event had mentioned that they watched it live on Facebook and planned to attend 2019 edition. Other companies who could not participated have also shown interest to support the 2019 edition. Sultan Drinks sponsored and plans to partner once again for the 2019 edition as well as potential sponsors; Destiny Shapers.
Special thanks go to Star Beer courtesy of Stephen Opayime, Investigroup, Prestige Travel and Tours, Mayjay Properties, Impact Digiprint, Bak TV, HRE TV, Adinkra Radio & TV, Vitalghradio, Afrikan Post, Highlife Radio, Amasan radio, Ghanaweb, Peacefm online, UTV and modernghana.com.
Some great celebrities name have appeared among the list of the potential 2019 honorees. 3G will outline the names at the beginning of the year 2019.
if you would like to nominate anyone not only Ghanaians in your community or around the globe for a 3G 2019 award, whose work or little sacrifice is inspiring others, you can send the name, details and brief story or with video to [email protected] Anyone can be a 3G Honoree if your work inspires the world and impressed by the board. Invitation letters are sent to those outside Ghana interested to participate and strictly to Business people, Sports, Entertainment, Media Personalities and Government Officials. Each participant will register and details of the 9th edition will be presented in early 2019.
3G Honorees 2018 Final List
Rev. Harriet Adjei, Sonny Vanderpuye, Hon. Ben Quantson, Supt. Amadu Emmanuel Basintale
3G Publisher's Choice, Kwesoul, FSR DJs - - (DJ Prince Paul, DJ Kojak, DJ Exx)
Excellence in Movie Production
Nana Ama Somuah, Abena Ahenkan
Enterpreneurship & Social Awareness
Joseph Tachie Menson
Dr. Fadda Dickson Narh
Kofi Adomah Nwanwani
Sports Journalism Icon
Dan Kwaku Yeboah
Humanitarian & Media Excellence
Blessed Godsbrain Smart, aka Captain Smart
Humanitarian and Health Excellence
Dr. Samuel Ato Duncan
Dr. Adu Boateng
Honorable Mavis Hawa Koomson, Minister for Special Development Initiatives
Deloris Frimpong Manson aka Delay
Governance & Leadership
Hon. Kwamena Duncan, Minister, Central Region
Lifetime Achievement -
Nana Awuah Panin III
Hon. Frederick Worsemao Armah Blay, National Chairman, NPP
Dr. Lawrence Tetteh