Amma Prempeh grabs three awards at Golden Age Business and Creative Arts Awards

Ghana’s first Kente documentary, “Kente Culture Story Documentary Film: The Importance of Kente to Ghanaians & Black Africans,” produced, directed and funded by award-winning, BBC journalist Amma Prempeh, has won three awards at the fourth edition of the Golden Age Business and Creative Arts Awards (GACAA) in Accra on May 1, 2024.

The awards are “Woman of Excellence: Creative Art Personality of the Year”; “Woman of Excellence: Tourism and Arts Personality of the Year” and “Yaa Asantewaa Woman of Valour and Honour Award.”

The Awards event held at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra was sponsored by Silver Hair Ghana.

The awards seem to be the obvious response to Ghana’s Ambassador to the US, H.E. Ambassador Hajia Alima Mahama’s recommendation on seeing the film, that the Ghana Tourism Authority should support Amma Prempeh to promote tourism.

The film was first premiered in Ghana on August 26, 2023 at the Golden Eagle Cinema in Kumasi City Mall, and subsequently screened at the African Regent Hotel in Accra on September 10, 2023 before being screened on the world stage this year.

Princess Fathia Nkrumah, a member of the cast and granddaughter of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, received the three awards on behalf of Amma Prempeh.

She expressed her heartfelt gratitude for the singular honour to receive three prestigious awards on behalf of Amma Prempeh in recognition of her remarkable contributions to the promotion of Ghanaian culture, heritage and tourism through the beautiful “Kente Culture Story Documentary.”

Fathia Nkrumah was happy to see Amma Prempeh’s dedication and tireless efforts, mostly under hostile conditions for two years, to bring the project to life and recognised in such a meaningful way.

She said she was happy Amma Prempeh had been rewarded for hard work and resilience.

Fathia Nkrumah noted that the recognition was poignant as the documentary celebrates the significance of Kente in Ghana’s history and culture and that the wearing of Kente was not only a symbol of pride and identity but also a significant part of her grandfather, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s philosophy of African personality and his belief in the power of Kente to unite and create a national identity.

Princess Fathia Nkrumah also expressed Amma Prempeh’s profound appreciation to God for his grace and favour, the Manhyia Palace for the guidance and support her late father, Mr. Kwasi Prempeh, her mum, Mrs. Mabel Prempeh, the Prempeh family and friends for encouraging her to the finish line, the amazing high profile casts and crew who made all things possible. She also thanked Golden Age Business and Creative Arts Awards and the sponsors.


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