THE GMAUK TEAM

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NII OFORI TACKIE-TETTEH

Founder, Planning & Advisory Board

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In the Ghanaian music industry, a figure such as DJ Alordia (Nii Ofori Tackie) needs no introduction. As an event producer, record label boss, music promoter and one of the most sought after DJ’s, he has affirmed himself as one of the most hard-working and major players on the scene. Alordia Promotions was founded in 2000 when DJ Alordia met Isaac Abiedu Aidoo aka Goodies, a well-respected music producer who is now his partner in Ghana. Before then, DJ

Alordia was spinning the latest Ghanaian tunes on radio with his partner DJ Skoobi on Voice of Africa radio where their shows saw the pair gain a reputation as one of the most exciting and freshest DJ’s on Ghanaian radio.

The duo moved on to Hot 90.00 FM. In 2003, DJ Alordia won the best Radio DJ/ Presenting award at the Ghana Music Awards UK. DJ Alordia’s presence in the Ghanaian music industry soared when he obtained the European rights to significant Ghanaian music album releases.

Alordia Promotions then ventured into gospel music. Aside from the record label, Alordia Promotions also encompasses live Ghanaian music events in the UK. They also have a number of DVD releases under their belt that includes the productions titled ‘Hip-Life Splash’ and ‘Hip-Life Festival’. Alordia Promotions offers consultancy service where they provide advice and assistance for all areas of event production and music promotion.

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EMMELIO TETTEH

Co-founder, Planning & Advisory Board

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West Coast UK(Gye Nyame) is a well- recognised entertainment company based in the UK. It was established in 2003 and continues to expand in terms of events and audience. They have a broad range of skills focusing on entertainment events management and music promotion. West Coast Entertainment is now welcoming so many other diverse cultures.

West Coast Entertainment prides itself in creativity in terms of event management and professional promotional skills. They keep a cultural element to everything they do, and take pride in where they have come from. They currently have an exclusive mailing list of over 27,000 active members which is continually growing.

West Coast Entertainment has organised a range of events around the globe. These include; the world famous Candy Shop events, Ghana Independence Celebrations, Hip-life Festival, the Phat Farm Fashion Show, In The Closet, Lollipop, Special Delivery To Holland, the Ghana Music Awards After Party UK, Pool Parties, Boat BBQs, to mention but a few. We have also worked in conjunction with various promoters eg. Choice FM, to bring you the best of the best.’

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EKOW ANDERSON

Operations Manager, Planning & Advisory Board

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Andy started his career in the entertainment industry as Co-founder of Fylla Magazine & Weekly Fylla newspaper in 2005 after tertiary school. His passion and dedication to the work coupled with his supporting team made Fylla Magazine and Weekly Fylla the most sort after entertainment newspaper in Ghana in just six months of its establishment.

Andy is a writer and Photojournalist who has worked extensively in the Ghanaian media landscape including Citi Fm. He is also an online content curator and website manager.

Ekow Anderson popularly known in showbiz as Andy has worked with many Ghanaian musicians including Daddy Lumba, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Samini, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Kofi Nti, KK Fosu, Sidney, Guru, Eazzy, Esther Smith, Ohemaa Mercy, Ernest Opoku, Castro, Della Hayes & All-Female Band, and many more for numerous events from 2005 till date, both in UK and Ghana.

He has covered almost all the top events in awards, fashion shows, sports, and music among others, both local and international. Andy has a great passion for music and a better understanding of showbiz. He is currently the country manager for Alordia Promotions, UK & Ghana, and Founder & CEO of Paddys Trading LLC in the USA.

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ERNEST KWESI ENNIN

Production Manager, Planning & Advisory Board

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He is the Executive Director of Media Excel Productions and the Former Regional Chairman of the Musicians Union of Ghana, Greater Accra. He is a music producer, Song writer, Artiste Manager, Set Designer, Event Planner and a Music Consultant by profession. Mr. Ennin has worked both in Europe, Canada, London and Africa, and is heavily respected in the area of event organizing Kwesi Ernest and his MEDIA EXCEL company have been the brain behind many gospel musicians in Ghana and abroad.

During his tenure as the chairman of MUSIGA Greater Accra Region, he partnered the then president MRS DIANA HOPESON to steer the affairs of the union to greater heights such as the organization of ECOWAS BORDER FLOAT, FIM WORKSHOP. He was an ADMINISTRATOR to the union, PROJECT OFFICER and even acted as the GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE UNION when NANA AMPADU resigned. Over the years, KWESI ERNEST has undertaken various projects and events.

He has partnered with Alordia Promotions on the organisation of the Praise The Lord Concert held in the United Kingdom. He has also produced the biggest music festival for Black History Month in Canada. His dynamism brought the birth of the first gospel musicians association in GHANA (UGMA). Mr. Ennin and his Media Excel Productions was voted the Best Record Label / Executive Producer of the Year at the GHANA GOSPEL MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS 2011.’

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CHARLOTTE TETTEY

Administrative Manager

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Charlotte has worked in the financial sector since 1999. She has knowledge in annual financial statements, financial regulations, investment products, insurance products and project coordination. She currently works in dispute resolution in the financial sector. Her passion for excellent customer service is remarkable.

She has held various managerial roles in the retail and financial sector. She enjoys community work and offers her skills in management, bookkeeping and planning. She is a great a mentor and reaches out to the young and vulnerable in the society. She is the project manager at Rhapsody management UK.

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GODFRED LARYEA

Media & Publicity

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He is better known as “Blaque boy” in the showbiz circles, is a dynamic, entertaining, eloquent and very versatile television and radio presenter with over a decade of experience to his credit.

Aside radio and television, he also has experience in advertising and event management. He is also an accomplished “Master of ceremony”and has hosted events both in Ghana and the UK amongst others.His unique and distinct voice can be heard on a lot of voice over commercials as well.

He has covered almost all the top events in awards, fashion shows, sports, and music among others, both local and international. Andy has a great passion for music and a better understanding of showbiz. He is currently the country manager for Alordia Promotions, UK & Ghana, and Founder & CEO of Paddys Trading LLC in the USA.

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BILLS GBORGLI

Media & Publicity

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He is popularly known as Papa Bills. He is a Presenter / Producer at Multimedia Adom FM to be precise. He has been working with multimedia for more than 17 years.

He has been part of Ghana music Awards Academy for more than a decade now. He has been part of the GMAUK from the first Edition. He has helped to promote GMAUK on all multimedia radio Platforms and TV.

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NII ATAKORA MENSAH

Media & Publicity

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If you’ve been in the Ghanaian music industry for over 10 years now, there’s a good chance you’ve already met Nii Atakora Mensah of Ghana Music.com or heard of the name somewhere. As Head of Content Development,Atakora is responsible for working with MiPROMO Limited’s business units to support key growth initiatives. His goal of content creation is to ultimately generate more businesses for MiPROMO Limited.

His outfit also manages and monetizes YouTube channels for almost all the top music artistes in Ghana with the likes of Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, RuffTown Records / Midas Touch, Kofi Kinaata and more. Aside from being a YouTuber, Nii Atakora is a writer with GhanaMusic.com.

Ghana Music.com is a multi-media content service provider and the largest electronic source of information on the Ghanaian music scene. Established in 2001, their website serves as an international musical archive to Ghana, Africa and the world as a whole.

Their ultimate goal is to present a highly user-friendly and exciting site that allows you quick and easy access to the content you are looking for, and also introduces you to music and information you didn’t even know existed.

They aim for nothing less than being the premier destination for info on music in Ghana. Ghana Music.com is owned by MiPROMO Media and operates from Accra, Ghana.Contact them by using their contact page or by telephone through their administrative office in Accra

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KOFI NYARKO

Social Media

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He is a team player, very organised and dedicated in every area of his life. He has refined personal skills such as leading and coaching, time management, self-motivation and objective setting to maximise the use of opportunity.

He poses a good sense of humour and a well-developed inter-personal skill that enables him to have a subtle and tactful approach when relating to or communicating with customers of various levels.

He has worked for British Airways (Aviance Ghana) He is currently working for Easyjet as a Customer Service Trainer while pursuing a degree in the health sector. Kofi has over eight years experience in Customer Service both in Ghana and England

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SHEILA EMEFA

Social Media

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She is also known as Shebaby. An arts enthusiast and an advocate, entertainment consultant, Radio presenter and a panelist on Hot Digital Radio entertainment review program.

She’s the Ghana Music Awards UK’s Associate and Social Media Manager, an Actress, and an Entrepreneur. She is currently a Clinical Practitioner with the NHS.

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SAMUEL ATUOBI BAAH

Communications & Marketing

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Samuel Atuobi Baah aka Sammy Flex is a committed broadcaster and a writer based in Ghana. He has over a decade experience as a newspaper editor and manager publishing the Flex Newspaper since 2007

On radio and television, he has made history starting the first ever Showbiz or Entertainment based programme in the morning on radio during his days at Pluzz FM and still does same at Zylofon FM as well as hosting numerous television shows. He is a major contributor and a promoter of the arts in Ghana and manages the communication department of Zylofon Media. Contact him via flexxnewspaper@gmail.com or +233-024-351-4732

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KWEKU ADJEI GYIMAH

Operations

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He is a prominent radio host on Hot digital online 90.0 and a TV Host for Flash Africa Entertainment. He’s a showbiz and sports analyst. He’s currently the press secretary for GMAUK.

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NANA SEEDORF

Operations

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Nana Seedorf is the CEO of E&J Handyman, producer of Obimanso program, Hot digital radio London, and a panellist on the entertainment review on Hot digital Radio Online London

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WILLIAM BOATENG

Operations

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He is popularly known as Big Willy, is the founder of Rhapsody Management Company Limited. A living legend who has passion to manage and promote artistes and empowers his clients to connect to the people of the world through music, He has always followed his divine assignment, and was part of a boy band group in Ghana called new generation managed by ocean records, with an album titled ‘Sei aa na y3 p3’.

He has helped and managed various musicians in Ghana and in the United Kingdom working with various sound engineers to produce quality sound to help more artistes experience a successful and purposeful life through their calling.

He’s a creative radio presenter, a team member of a very popular weekly programme – Entertainment review, and a host of Obimanso (Life in a foreign land), on a well-recognised radio station based in the United Kingdom. The scope of his radio presentation extends throughout the world delivering quality advice to his global audience.

He has covered almost all the top events in awards, fashion shows, sports, and music among others, both local and international. Andy has a great passion for music and a better understanding of showbiz. He is currently the country manager for Alordia Promotions, UK & Ghana, and Founder & CEO of Paddys Trading LLC in the USA.

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FRED SELORM NTUMY-GIBSON

Social Media & Creative

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He is a multi-hyphenate Creative Director in the areas of Photography, Videos, Graphic Design, Web Design, Branding, and Content Curation.

He is the Curator of Creativefred Inc., a Visual Media Studio based in Accra-Ghana, consulting for companies & SMEs, building their web representation and visual content from scratch to the hilt.

His experiences extend across the boundaries of Ghana to the USA, UK, and Europe. He envisages the next couple of years to be amongst one of the Top Creatives making significant contributions to visual media content production across the Sub-Saharan, the USA, and Europe.

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LYDIA ACLELAND

Support & Operations

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She is also known as Aranaa is a former Ghana national table tennis champion, Mobile DJ for various events in the UK and multi-skilled in communication, customer and security service.

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MUSTAPHA NII OKAI INUSAH

Media & Publicity

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He is a Ghanaian celebrity journalist and blogger known within the Ghanaian entertainment circle as Attractive Mustapha.

Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Attractive Media Group and writes and edits for Attractivemustapha.com and Modernghana.com

He is also the National Organizer of the Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana. With over 15 years of experience in the Ghanaian entertainment industry, he has worked with media companies including Razz Newspaper, Pluzz FM, Top Radio, Peace Fm, Neat FM, Venus films, Ghanamusic.com, Modernghana.com, Ghanacreativearts.com, Nigeriafilms.com, RFA24 South Africa, Movie Africa, African Film Awards UK, among others.

He has also worked with personalities across west Africa including Van Vicker, John Dumelo, Jackie Appiah, Jim Iyke, Kalsoume Sinare, Kwaku Manu, etc

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PATRICK BAAH

Media and Branding

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He is the C.E.O of O.B.U Production & Design UK. He also works in the media (Daakye Radio UK) as a radio presenter. Patrick currently holds a PR position at Rhapsody Management UK. Patrick is very good team player and his passion to see GMAUK become successful is great.

He also has a responsibility for promoting Ghana Music Awards UK on social media and in the local media in UK as well. His company, O.B.U Production & Design UK, provides the GMAUK team with branded t-shirts.

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SOLOMON ARTHUR

Operations

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He is an energetic young Ghanaian with a passion for Ghanaian music & the creative art industry. He is the chief executive officer of Shocks Media limited, an outfit for talent hunt, artiste management, and event organizing. He has managed few artistes including Ayesem of Koti fame.

Solomon is also a professional refrigeration engineer who has worked in most of the food processing companies in Ghana with Unilever Ghana as the last place of work

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KRISTEN BAMBIL

Social Media

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She is also known as Miss Bambil, is a visionary, a go-getter and a very hard-working team player. Her love for entertainment and events management, coupled with her impeccable commitment and work rate, has seen her worked on prominent events in the UK-based Ghanaian entertainment industry, such as Ghana Music Awards UK, Ghana Independence, Club Shisha, RS Lounge, Ultimate Sundays and many more.

She is an entrepreneur, a radio host (9RadioUK) and an aspiring entertainment lawyer