Kwasi Twum, the CEO of Ghana’s most influential media company, The Multimedia Group has been honoured with a media excellence award.
Mr Twum received the honour at the maiden edition of the Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Awards on Saturday, June 18, at the Banquet Hall, State House.
The honour was in recognition of his enormous contribution to the growth of the private media landscape and championing media excellence in Ghana.
Mr Twum was honoured together with Dr Kwame Osei Despite, CEO of the Despite Group Companies, operators of Peace FM amongst others.
The Multimedia Group has been in the media and entertainment business for the past 21 years. The company has under its umbrella, Joy FM, Adom FM, Luv FM, Nhyira FM, Hitz FM, Asempa FM, MultiTV – Joy News TV, Joy Prime and Adom TV.
The company also operates Myjoyonline.com and Adomonline.com.
The EMY Awards, organised by Exclusive Men’s Magazine, Carbon AV and Mediaspace Cyber Media, celebrates, recognises and rewards great men, who have excelled in their fields of endeavour including business, fashion, education, technology and communication.
On the night, businessman and politician, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, CEO of Groupe Nduom, was adjudged the Ultimate Man of the Year.
He beat other nominees, including Mr Edward Doe Adjaho (Speaker of Parliament), Nana Agyeman Badu (Dormaahene), Nana Kwabena Nketiah (Omanhene of Essikado) and Professor Joshua Alabi (Vice Chancellor UPSA).
Nathan Kwabena Anokye Adisi (Bola Ray) and Kwami Sefa Kayi jointly won the Man of the Year (Communication) award beating Manasseh Azure Awuni, Ameyaw Debrah, and Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
See the full list of the award winners below:
MAN OF THE YEAR – COMMUNICATION
Kwami Sefa Kayi
Kwabena Anokye Adisi- Bola Ray
BUSINESSMAN OF THE YEAR
Dr Osei Kwame Despite – Despite Group of companies
MAN OF THE YEAR, GOVERNANCE
Dr Kwabena Duffour- HODA GROUP
MENTORSHIP/GUARDIAN AWARD OF THE YEAR
Uncle Ebo Whyte- Roverman productions
Bhugwan Khubchandani – Melcom Group
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Micheal Owusu(Sarkodie)- music
STYLE AWARD OF THE YEAR
Nana Asante Bedietuo
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Asamaoh Gyan – Football
AGRIC MAN OF THE YEAR
Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka- Kristo Asafo
Rev Steve Mensah- General overseer, Charismatic evangelistic ministry
TECHNOLOGY MAN OF THE YEAR
Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka – Kristo Asafo
DISCOVERY MAN OF THE YEAR
Derry Dean Dadzie – Dreamoval Ltd
ULTIMATE WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Dr. Beatrice Wiafe- Breast care international
ULTIMATE MAN OF THE YEAR
Paa Kwasi Nduom – Group Nduom
MAGNATE AWARD – Moses Baiden (Margins Group), Dr Kwabena Duffour, Togbe Afedzi, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom
PAV ANSAH AWARD FOR MEDIA EXCELLENCE- Mr Kwesi Twum (Multimedia Group), Dr Kwame Osei Despite (Despite Group)
MEN’S GROUP OF THE YEAR – Accra Friendship Club, and East Legon Executive Group
OSAGYEFO PEACE AWARD – Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sheributu
RISING STAR AWARD – Dr Kofi Amoa Abban
CITIZEN GHANA AWARD – Anas Aremeyaw Anas
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Azumah Nelson