The maiden edition of the MUSIGA Asanteman Arts Ball and Awards took place at the Golden Tulip, Kumasi on Saturday, December 27, 2014.
The event which was organized by the Musicians Union of Ghana, the Manhyia Palace and Golden Tulip Hotel saw four personalities honoured for their achievements and contributions to the arts.
They are Fox FM and Hot FM owner Francis K. Poku a.k.a Capitola; Stephen Boateng a.k.a Kwabena Kese of Kesben Group of Companies; Dr Samuel Francis Agyei of the Kumasi Cultural Centre and musician Daniel Amponsah aka Agya Koo Nimo.
In support of the Koo Nimo Music Library, all-time-best CD compilations of Daddy Lumba, Amakye Dede, Kojo Antwi and Nana Ampadu were auctioned. Dr. Kwame Kyei ceo of Unity Oil and Stadium Hotel, Kumasi, bought Daddy Lumba and Nana Ampadu CDs at Ghc12,500 and Ghc11,000 respectively.
Boris Baidoo CEO of Boris B Farms & Veterinary bought Kojo Antwi’s CD at Ghc6,000; and Dr. Kwaku Oteng CEO of Angel Group of Companies bought an Amakye Dede CD at Ghc6,000. Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II donated GHC20,000 each to the Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund (AMWef) and Koo Nimo Music Complex, which were the two causes the Asanteman Arts Ball was organized to raise funds for.
Produced by Showbiz Africa for Musiga, the Asanteman Ball & Awards was sponsored by Tigo, Kasapreko Alomo Bitters, Club Beer, Aduanehene, Kuapa Kokoo, Verna Mineral Water, Agyaba Jewelweries, GeoQuaye Ltd, Kafina, MultiCredit Savings & Loans, Lizzy Hotel, Africa World Airlines