Organisers of GMlive Comedy Awards (GMCA) will on Thursday September 30 close nominations for the maiden edition of the awards.
The nomination of the award scheme was officially opened on August 20, 2021 for comedians in the country to file for their nominations and compete for the coveted award.
Organised by Anansesem Media, it draws its support from SpotOnNews, Ala Nkyene with its media partners including Gh Pizzaro, Urs Truly Praiz, Gh Kasa, Pressure Slay, Beauty Garden and Young PRS.
The award has 20 categories namely GMlive Comic Writer, GMLIVE Comedy Film, GMlive Comic Actor, GMlive Comic Actress, GMlive Comic Animation GMlive Comic Music, GMlive Comic Radio Personality, GMlive Comic Tv Personality, GMlive Comedy Event Of The Year, GMlive New Comedian.
The rest are GMlive International Comedian, GMlive Female Standup Comedian, GMlive Male Standup Comedian, Gmlive Comedy Skit, GMlive Comedy Icon, GMlive Comedy Star Comedian, GMlive Hall Of Fame, GMlive Comedy TV Program Of the Year, GMlive Comedy Radio Program the Year and GMlive Comedy Blog/Blogger Of The Year.
Speaking in an interview with SpotOnNews , the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GMCA, Greg Miller explained that the awards seek to honour and celebrate talented comedians and industrial stakeholders who promote comedy in the country.
“The award is first of a kind and it seeks to honour comedians and stakeholders who are projecting Ghana comedy on the map,” he added.
Greg Miller said the award which has 20 categories was initiated to strengthen and propel comedians to become creative while encouraging Ghanaians to patronise comic events.
According to him, as of Tuesday September 28, the board has received over 100 enteries from the 20 categories and was sure before its closion they would receive over 200 enteries.
He encouraged talented comedians who have not yet filed for their nomination to do so before the deadline.
“We are also urging those who have filed to follow our social media page as the lists of the eligible nominees will be published on the official page,” Miller Greg added.