Abraham Attah, Sarkodie, others for 2016 BEFFTA Awards
Ghanaian entertainment personalities, Yvonne Okoro, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Abraham Attah, Shatta Wale, Efya, among others have received nominations for the 2016 edition of international award ceremony, Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television & Arts (BEFFTA) Awards.
The BEFFTA Awards is Europe’s biggest award ceremony celebrating black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts.
The eighth edition of the award ceremony which celebrates under one roof film directors, actors, actresses beauty pageants, musicians, fashion designers, journalists, authors, DJs, models, radio personalities, TV personalities, sports personalities and many others will take place on October 27 and 28, hosted by legendary Hollywood actor, Dr. Winston George Ellis, and BEFFTA CEO, Dr Pauline Long.
Abraham Attah was nominated against Florence Kasumba, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o and Lisa Awuku in the International Rising Star, while he also competes with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube for Best Lead Actor (International film) category.
Yvonne was nominated for Best Lead Actress (African film) category for her performance in ‘Ghana Must Go’ movie. She is competing with top-notch actresses like Ramatu Koroma, Genevieve Nnaji, Angelique Kidjo, Chanade Rabess and Rita Dominic in that category.
She was also nominated for Best Producer category together with her sister, Roseline Okoro, for the movie, ‘Ghana Must Go’ which is also up for nomination in the Best International African Film category.
Nigerian-born Ghanaian director, Frank Rajah Arase, also got a nod for Best Director category.
Efya is up for Best International Female African Act, whereas Shatta Wale, Sarkodie and Stonebwoy were nominated for Best International Male African Act.
Other Ghanaians including models also made it onto the nominations list.