OFFICIAL RELEASE OF THE 2021 GHANA INFLUENTIAL YOUTH AWARDS FESTIVAL 2021 NOMINEES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Stephanie Egyir Cabrah
Phone: 0552361560
Email: ghanainfluentialyouthawards@gmail.com

Hailed As “Ghana’s Highest Honor” By Many Reputable News Portals Both Traditional And The New Media, The Ghana Influential Youth Awards Festival Is The Leading National Awards Festival Organized By CrossMark Marketing Ghana, An Organization Honoring The Achievements And Excellence Of Young People In Ghana And In The Diaspora.

Ghana Influential Youth Awards Received Nearly 413,000 Entries From All 16 Regions And 44 Countries Worldwide. Tenacity And Determination Are Some Of The Traits That Propel Young People To Greatness. In A Year Beset By Unprecedented Challenges, Roadblocks And Disruptions Brought On By The Global Covid-19 Pandemic, Young People Were Also Key Attributes That Drove Our Economy To Meet Those Challenges And Provide Competitive Opportunities. To Celebrate Those Efforts, CrossMark Marketing Is Delighted To Announce The Nominees For The 2021 Ghana Influential Youth Awards. A Special Honor This Year To Recognize An Individual Or Group Of Individuals Whose Efforts Have Resulted In The Delivery Of A Particularly Inspiring Or Experience In 2020/21.

Necessity Has Been The Mother Of Invention For All Of Us In This Pandemic Year And We Have Seen Some Really Creative Initiatives And Programs From Our Young People, Who Have Had To Reinvent Their Operations And Surmount Huge Obstacles In Order To Provide Outstanding Initiatives And Contributions To Our Nation Which Is The Lifeblood Of Its Development.  The Aim Of CrossMark Marketing Ghana Is To Recognize The Enormous Resilience And Creativity Of Young People This Year By Presenting This Special Awards Scheme And Festival To These Young People That Have Been Exceptionally Innovative This Year.

The Voting Process

The Winner Will Be Decided By A Public Vote Of 80% Via Texting The Nominee’s Code To A Short Code Of 1736 Across All Networks or an instant bulk vote via all the mobile money platforms, Social Media Votes Of  20%, Using The Voting Hash Tag Of  #Giya2021vote   On Twitter, Facebook And Instagram. The Combined Number Of Votes From All Three Platforms Will Determine The Winner. Voting Opens On 5th March 2021 And Closes At 5pm On 28th May 2021.

The Winner Will Be Announced At The Awards Night At The National Theatre To Be Held Virtually And In The Physical Presence Of The Nominees And Their Loved Ones On Friday, 28th May 2021 With All The Covid -19 Protocols Being Strictly Adhered To.

Below Is The Official Nominees List:

YOUTH OF THE YEAR

STEPHEN ACKAH
RHODA ODOI
ZION FELIX
YAW ACHEAMPONG
 WINIFRED SELBY
ALICE FRIMPONGMAA BOATENG
NANA BOAKYE
KENNEDY OSEI
KUAMI EUGENE
SHARAF MAHAMA
DANIEL BOIFIO JUNIOR
KENNEDY OSEI

YOUTH IN POLITICS

ROBERT NANA KODUA
BIAH AMI PAMELA
AGYIN EBENZER
JONATHAN LEE PRATT
DARKO EBENEZER
EDEM AGBANA
FRANCISCA OTENG
NANA BOAKYE
SAMMY GYAMFI
YIADOM BOAKYE
DENNIS AMPOFO
NANA KOFI NTIAMOAH
PRINCE KAMAL GUMAH

YOUTH SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER

FREELOVE
AMMA PERRY
MAMA GEE EMPIRE
EKUA GMB 2019
DAMARIS BLAQ
DEZEL THE MODEL
FELICIA OSEI
ASANTEWAA
JULLIE JAY KANZ
JUICY VYBEZ
XANDY KAMEL
MAYA
HAJIA MONA
FELLA MAKAFUI
HAJIA BINTU
TEACHER KWADWO
MAAME SERWAA
EFIA ODO
JACKLINE MENSAH
ZION FELIX
MEDIKAL
CELEBRITY BARBER
JASMINE BOATENG
RAHIM BANDA
RHODA ODOI
SHATTA BUNDLE
TRACY BOAKYE
ENAM TUBGBEFIA
PHYLIS VESTA BOISON
YAA JACKSON
KALYJAY
KWADWO SHELDON

YOUTH IN FILM / VIDEO

VISIONARY COSBY
GH CALIKID
YOYOO
KORANTENG ALBERT
SAMUEL BRAVO
DIRETCOR JOHNNY BLACK
DIRECTOR TEE
ASANTEWAA
ABENA GOLDEN
NATFLEX MULTIMEDIA
FRESH IYK
PHILIP MCFILLS
PRINCE DOVLO
KOO POKU
XBILLS EBENEZER
FILM GOD
KOBBY SAM
MYKELL HEYDAR
HAFIZ ABDUL SALIFU
FAMOUS FILMS

YOUTH IN FASHION DESIGN/ STYLIST

GRUNDBERRY
DEBORAH DERRY
SEWING HIVE DESIGNS
SEKYI CASUAL
MAGMA
HUSTYLED U
KNII DERICK
SAMRICH KLASSICS
HALID SNEAKS
AHOUBRASE COUTURE
CRUSH KLODIN
MINASH CLOTHING
DIVINE CASEY GH
YABALICIOUS
OBJ CLOTHING
FIRST TRIBE AFRICA

YOUTH TV PERSONALITY

ABENA SLIMTINSZ 
NORTEY JEFFREYGH ONE
ROBERT NANA KODUAEBN TV
KWAME OKYERE JUNIORSANKOFA TV
EVERGREEN ASANTEWAATHE EVERGREEN TV
AARON AYIIHGH ONE TV
ISAAC ACKONTOP TV
ABENA GENNYTV3
DELIGHT TSIDIPAN AFRICAN TV
KOJO PREKO DANKWAHCTV
FOSTER ROMANUSETV GH
KMJJOY PRIME
GIOVANNI CALEBTV3
LARRY BOXXLXTV AFRICA
MIRIAM OSEI AGYEMANGTV3
KANINJAANGEL TV
SERWAA AMIHEREGH ONE
KWESI DOPEATV
MAUD ANANEPAN AFRICAN
KWEKU DELICIOUSPAN AFRICAN
BELLA MUNDITV3
JUSTICE APPIAHPAN AFRICAN
REGINA VAN  HELVET GH ONE
IVAN BANNSPAN AFRICAN
ATO KWAMINACITI TV
XANDY KAMEL ANGEL TV
NANA MADE IN CHINA ADOM TV
OFORIWAAZYLOFON TV
CITIZEN MINAGREEN TV
ERICA EBN TV
ABENA GOLDGH PAGE TV
IVY DEDE NARKI TEYEPAN AFRICAN
HARRIET NARTEYPAN AFRICAN
KOBBY KYEIKOBBY KYEI LIVE
J KOJO DAASEBRETV XYZ
EDEM FAIREGH ONE
PRISCILLA OWUSU ADOMAH BIGHANS TV
CHAMPAIGNLEEWATSUP  TV

YOUTH RADIO PERSONALITY

OWURA JAY VIBEZ 
SANDRA DUODUHOT FM
ATO KWAMINACITI FM
ODIYIFO YAW CHARLESFREEDOM FM
DJ LOMO 
KRAKYE DENTAH JUNIORLIVE FM
JOENASH1 FAMILY RADIO
MC KLOSE RADIO ATU
DJ FLOPPYSKY FM
DJ FOXXTOP FM
CONTE 1 
LONDON DECORATOR 
IKE BERRY 
MANUELYFM
REV ERSKINEYFM
CALEB NII BOYESTAR FM
MIRIAM OSEI AGYEMANG3 FM
ARKOFA 3FM
ARNOLD ALAVANYO MENSAHZYLOFON FM

YOUTH NGO  OF THE YEAR

PRAZ FOUNDATION
RABUNI
BEATS FOUNDATION
SMILE AGENDA FOUNDATON
FRIMO GHANA
PATH OF LIFE
DEZEL FOUNDATION
INDULGE GHANA
KELS FOUNDATION
JULLIE JAY KANZ FOUNDATION
SHARELOVE NETWORK FOUNTATION
XANDY FOUNDATION
SHAREARLY FOUNDATION
DUSAF FOUNDATION
DARE GENERATION
KOFA PERFORMING ARTS
EKUBANN FOUNDATION
HAY FOUNDATION

YOUTH FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

DAVID ATANGA HOLSTEIN KIEL (GERMANY)
SAMUEL OWUSU   AL FAIHA (SAUDI ARABIA)
SAMUEL TETTEH   ST. POLTEN (AUSTRIA)
YAW YEBOAHWISLAKRAKOWA (POLAND)
KWAME POKU ASANTE KOTOKO
MANAF HEARTS OF OAK
GOUNI MOHAMMED BREKUM CHELSEA
RAZAK ABALLORAH ASANTE KOTOKO
DEDE AYEWSWANSEA CITY (ENGLAND)

ROLE MODELS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

KOJO OPPONG NKRUMAH MINISTER OF INFORMATION
REV ABBEAM DANSO ABBEAM GROUP OF COMPANIES
LISTOWELL ADDO CEO OF GH MEDIA
JOHN DUMELO FARMER \ACTOR\POLITICIAN
KOFI ABBAN OIL & GAS ENTREPRENUER
BOLA RAY CEO EIB NETWORK
NANA AGYEMANG DUAH CEO MIG
DR VIRTUOS ANKOMAH CEO CRYSTAL GALAXY
CHEDAH NANA BEDIAKO REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER
CRISS WADDLE CEO AMG BUSSINESS\REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER
JOE OSEI CEO CEEJAY MULTIMEDIA
NANA AMA MCBROWN TV PERSONALITY\ACTRESS
NANA ABA ANAMOAH TV PERSONALITY
ABD TRAORA CEO WATSUP TV

YOUTH IN ART / PAINTING

THEO PENCIL
PENCILED BY OFORIWAA
PENCIL GRAM
QWABENA PENCIL
KWAMILLS ART
PENCIL MASTER
XPLOD ART
ALLOTEY EWURADJOA HANNAH
EVANS PENCIL ART
NANABA ARTS
THE FEMALE PAINTER
ISAAC UDEHCHWUKWU
AEWURA ART

YOUTH BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

NATHANIEL QUAYE
DONKORS BLOG
AUGUSTLIVE GH
YOURBOYDORTTY
LEGEND
MCKENZIE THE BLOGGER
THEYNELS
GH HYPER
CELEBRITIES ARENA
NATLEE BLOGSPOT
MR ADAMS VILLAGE
MOSHOSHO
WADOSKI GHANA
JULLIE JAY KANZ
OWEN GHANA
BRAH KOFI
ZION FELIX
GH KWAKU
TMGH LIVE
NKONKONSAH
SAMMY KAY MEDIA
MONTE OZ
GH KWAKU
GH PAGE
PHYLX ENTERTAINMENT
CYPRESS GH
GAMASHIE BLOGGER
DAN LARTEY (REMEDY ENTERTAINMENT)

YOUTH SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

ASANTE OBED
MAWUENA
CYRIL SEDUDZI TETTEY
EBENEZER NARH – NGWAH
SHADRACK INNUSSAH

YOUTH IN HEALTH

ADAMS MENSAH KOFI
BEMPAH LINDA BOAKYE
PATIENCE GYIMAH
JULLIE JAY KANZ
SARAH NANA YEBOAH
KOFI MENSAH

YOUTH MAKEUP ARTIST

ADELE’S MAKEOVER
DIMPLES GLAM
KUKIE THE MAKEUP GIRL
RIIRI MAKEOVER
EMMYS MAKEUP
SHADES AND BRUSHES
MAKEUP BY ASHLEY
MR QUAMS 
ADESTER ARTISTRY
NAA DEDE
DIVINE CASEY GH
YABALICIOUS
JODA TRENDZ
SHULAMITE MAKEOVER
IZAMAKEUP
MAAME ESI DUKU

YOUTH IN INNOVATION

DEBORAH DERRY
ASANTE OBED
ERIC VONDEE
ADU GYAMFI HEZERE
KOFI OBUOBI
WINIFRED SELBY

YOUTH BEAUTY QUEEN

AGBO EYRAM ISABELLA  
NTI ADWOA AHENEWAH QUEEN AHENEWAAH
BANNERMAN MENDS EKUA GHANA MOST BEAUTIFUL 2019
MEGBENU CHRISTABEL  
JOSEPHINE AMERLEY AMARH   FACE OF GA ADANGBE
ODOI NAA DJAMA MATEENAH FACE OF GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM 2019
NAA DEDEI BOTCHWEY GHANA MOST BEAUTIFUL 2020
ENAM TUGBEFIA GMB 2021 IST RUNNER UP
PHYLIX VESTA BOISON MISS MALAIKA 2019
CHELSEA TAYUI MISS UNIVERSE GHANA

YOUTH IN PR MANAGEMENT

KONAMA GYAN ESTHER
JULLIE JAY KANZ
SAFO KYEI
DANIEL LARTEY
KELLY NII MENSAH
KOBBY KYEI
STASH GREY
PHYLX AKAKPO
MONTE OZ
GEORGE BRITTON

YOUTH DJ

MR SHARK
DJ FIYOSTY 
DJ LOMO
DJ WALLPAPER
DJ FLOPPY
DJ ADOM
DJ NYCE
DJ RASMOS
DJ SORONDO
IPHONE DJ
DJ WESTIN BROWN
DJ MIGHTY
DJ MIC SMITH  
DJ VYRUSKY
DJ SLIM
DJ  PAKORICH
DJ GUNSHOT
DJ QUEST
DJ AROMA
SAKA DJ
DJ RUEBEN

YOUTH COMEDIAN

PASTORS WITH DREADLOCKS
QWABENA PENCIL
COMEDIAN TEEKAY
JUICY VYBEZ
KEN DE COMIC
HOLICS
YABALICIOUS
SHEGELABOBOR
MADE IN GHANA
NANA MADE IN CHINA
KWAKU GH
COMEDIAN WARRIS
PRISCILLA ANSONG
OB AMPONSAH
CLEMENTO SUAREZ

YOUTH ACTOR/ ACTRESS

FREELOVE
JEFFERY NORTEY
ROBERT NANA KODUA
QWESI BLAY JUNIOR
GH CALIKID
PASTORS WITH DREADLOCKS
ANTY KAMA
ASANTEWAA
SAMUEL BRAVO
ESI HAMMOND
TETTEH ANDY
N’GOSWINI
ABENA GOLDEN
NANA DEDE
JUICY VYBEZ
ADAMS BRIGHT
HOLICS
FORSON NICHOLAS
FELLA MAKAFUI
XANDY KAMEL
YAW DABO
RAHIM BANDA
LEONORA ADJIN TETTEY
TRACY BOAKYE

YOUTH ENTREPRENUER

YOUNGSON
DROMO’S GOURMENT
BIAH PAMELA AMI
DEBORAH DERRY
MAMA GEE EMPIRE
ANYT KAMA
QUEEN B’NOSIRI
JENNY EFYA
BARBIE CLOSET
NAA GOODLIFE
HALID SNEAKS
AFO GOLDEN ENTERPRISE
DADZIE ROSE PEARL
EDEMCARE
ASANTE SAMUEL
ADESTER ARTISTRY
DIVINE CASEY GH
SYNCESS HAIR  
TRACY BOAKYE
STICHES AND SHINE
CRUSH KLODIN
ERNEST KORATENG
STEPHEN ACKAH
LIZZY
WODE MAYA
ZION FELIX
YAW ACHEAMPONG
TETTEEH COMFORT
KELVIN KENNETH
SONIA SOMUAH
KENNEDY OSEI
GERALD ODUM – MENSAH
ESI GMB
DBJ

YOUTH SOUND ENGINEER

DR RAY BEATZ
LAWRENCE BEATZ
JEWNART BEATS
LYRIX ABISAH
MASTER GARZY
WILLIS BEATS
MOG BEATS
PHREDXTER
DDT
STREET BEATS
UNDER BEATS
CHEESE BEATS
KILL BEATS
TUBAANI MUSIC
UNKLE BEATS
TWO BARS
POSSIGUEE
LIQUID BEATS
UNDA BEATZ

YOUTH IN AGRICULTURE

NANA RICE
QUEEN NALIZMAG
EBOYI NATHAN
DARRYL
MARFO COLLINS

YOUTH CEO

YAW ACHEAMPONG
FELLA MAKAFUI
DEBORAH ODURO
RHODA ODOI
CHEDAH BEDIAKO
STEPHEN ACKAH
RHODA ODOI

YOUTH MUSICIAN

YORB
MAADWOA
SOUND CARD
KVNG KELLY
KOBE BLAQ 
PAWEZ
KOBBY NARRY
KOBBY DASH
JOEL BRYAN AIDOO
YUNG SABO
YAA SIKA
LYRIX ABISAH
TEMPEE
NILO BOY 
DONKOR JETHRO
JZYNO
SAA BOY NO
AMA SHEEZLYN
CEEBEEZY
QWEKU WINKY
SAFO KYEI
KRAKYE
DHOPE KIDD
KWAKU AGARTHA
PRINCE CALEB
MALCOLM NUNA
KOFI JAMAR
KWEKU FLICK
KWAME YOGHORT
KWEKU SPARTA
OTnAGES
KUAMI EUGENE
AMG MEDIKAL
AMG ARMANI
HAJIA MONA
WENDY SHAY
LARRUSO
TEEFLOW
JOEY B
STRONG MAN
YAW TOG
KOFI MOLE
SISTA EFYA
SHUGA LORD
FAMEYE
OKESE 1
Y PEE
DREW
TIISHA
JAY BHAD
YAA JACKSON

YOUTH DANCER

DJ FIYOSTY
BRILLA
OYE STARLIGHT
FIIFI GRAY
IAN WESLEY
OHEMAA AB
HINSON
SHOWBOI PESEWAS
WORLD BEST AFRO DANCER
DANCEGOD LLYOD
LISA
INCREDIBLE ZIGI
IVETH STUNNER

YOUTH GRAPHIC DESIGNER

NINETEEN94 PHOTOGRAPHY
MARKFRED GRAPHICS
KDS GRAPHICS
DIR. JOHNNY BLACK
KOJO DEON
KAYTOONS
SCEPTER MULTIMEDIA
JOENASH
INK MONSTER
PHILIP MCFILLS
PAC STUDIOS
RISART GH

YOUTH VLOGGER/ YOUTUBER/ ONLINE CONTENT CREATOR

SABI EXCLUIVE
KOFI ELYON
SHEJACKIESAYS
LONDON THE CREATOR
NATLEE BLOGSPOT
ANGELA ZUTAH
JOEL
ZION FELIX
TEACHER KWADWO
MAGREHEB
KWADWO SHELDON
GH PAGE
KOFI TV
BARIMA ENTAMOTY
PINAX TV
WODE MAYA
KIKI MONTANA
JASMINE BOATENG
ZOMG IRENE
MIRIAM OWUSU
BELINDA ADDAE
GISELA AMPONSAH
NANA MADE IN CHINA

YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHER

NINETEEN94PHOTOGRAPHY
NANA TAKYI
AUGUST LIVE
BRAQWAMEGH SHOT IT
HARRISCAM
CHINESEMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
MANUEL PHOTOGRAPHY
BROWN IMAGES
RAKIL GH
KOJOCLICQ PHOTOGRAPHY
ACE PHOTOGRAPHY
NK KLICK
BABY SHOT IT
OBE IMAGES
IPIX PHOTOGRAPHY
DUKE BOATENG
KING CYRUS
FILSTYL STUDIO
PAC STUDIOS
KAPTURED PIXEL
DBJ

YOUTH MODEL

MODEL WAK
EXTA BLINKS
LEO
LAIYA
BHERL
MAGMA
CIEKA
OYE STARLIGHT
NAA GOODLIFE
BEN VICTORII
TETTEH ANDY
DEZEL THE MODEL
PASCALINE DEBBY
SHERRYLOVE KORANTENG
EYRAM
GLENN ZIME
DAMARIS BLAQ
OHEMAA AB
ODO BLACK
ARABA SEY
LEONORA ADJIN TETTEY
LARLEY
CHELSEA TAYUI

YOUTH IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

OFFEI EBENEZER
KWAME OKYERE JUNIOR (KOJ)
EKUA GMB 2019
KONAMA
BOATENG FRIMPONMAA ALICE
ERIC VONDEE
QUAYE AFOTEY KELVIN
SHARE LOVE NETWORK FOUNDATION
KWOFIE DOREEN EMMANUELLA
AGBO EYRAM ISABELLA
DEBORAH ODURO
KPEKATA LAWRENCE
YAW ACHEAMPONG
RAHIM BANDA
CHRIBS
KOBBY KYEI
SHARINE BOATENG
SHARAF MAHAMA
QUEENSLY DERBY
ENAM TUGBEFIA

YOUTH VIDEO VIXEN

TILLY HIPSY
ANTY KAMA
BHERL
OYE STARLIGHT
DAMARIS BLAQ
TAADI KHRISBROWN
DEZEL THE MODEL
BEN VICTORII
OHEMAA AB
ODO BLACK
SIKAPA

YOUTH TALENT MANAGER

SABI EXCLUSIVES
AMEGEDE EVANS
DANKWA PHILIP
MITCH JUNIOR
ARNOLD WAILER
KONAMA
ADDO THADDEUS RICHMOND
NARTEY JOEL
FAMOUS FILMS
ANGELTOWN
VOZZ
FRESH IYKE
DBJ
JULLIE JAY KANZ
MIZTURE
HERO
GEORGE BRITTON
DIDI
FLOWDHELLY
BOSSU KULA
BULLET
ALBERT
FIIFI MADE IT

YOUTH PRODUCER

ALAMPAN
ABYNAH GOLDEN
AFUA ASANTEWAA DOUDUM
NATFLEX MULTIMEDIA
FRESH IYKE
NAA DJAMA
GYAMFI HEZERA
KING CYRUS
ANGELA ZUTA
NELSON KENNEDY
BEN DUKER
GODWIN DOGBE
FACEBOOK DZATA
KB PROMOTIONS

YOUTH IN DIASPORA

BEN VICTORII (NIGERIA)
OHEMAA AB (UK)
KELVYN TAYLOR (USA)
MAJREHEB (ITALY)
JONAS TWENEBOAH (GLASS NKOAA) (USA)
HOLY PRINCE (HOLLAND)
KELVIN FIANKO (USA)
ENOCK DARKO (NIGERIA)
ZOMG IRENE (UK)
BELINDA ADDAE (UK)
EKOW JUDGE (HOLLAND)
WODE MAYA (CHINA)
CANDICE SHANICE
ABRAHAM ATTAH (USA)
JASMINE BOATENG (CANADA)
CHELSEA TAYUI (USA)

YOUTH IN ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

ADDO GABRAH GRUNDBERRY
PATIENCE GYIMAH
FORSON NICHOLAS
KELVIN GYIMAH
SIMON JOHNSON
QUEENSLY DERBY
ANNIELLA LARTEY

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

SIMPLY SNATCH
TILLY’S COLLECTIONS
HEMAA OIL
MAMA GEE EMPIRE
HEMAA DECOR
PINAMANG COSMECTICS
ZEE PAY
RUSH ENERGY
BOSS BASKER
MC BERRY BISCUITS
ADONKO NEXT LEVEL
SPECIAL ICE MINERAL  WATER
FIESTA CONDOM
MALTA GUINESS
LYDIA POSTPILL
STORM ENERGY DRINK
DELAY MACKEREL
INDOMIE NOODLE
COCACOLA
BETA MALT
PARADISE PAC
CHEEZY PIZZA
BEST OF GH
BEL COLA
DAVIES PALACE
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