Entertainment Media and Event Promoters Association of Nigeria (EMEPAN), in collaboration with All Africa Media Network, a pan-African media organization established in Ghana 15 years ago, are joining forces to establish the inaugural edition of Premium Applauds.
Premium Applauds is not just a one-time affair; it’s a quarterly celebration dedicated to honouring quintessential achievers in the entertainment and media industry. These visionary eggheads have made significant contributions to fostering growth, sustainability, and inter-nation collaboration within the industry. Their efforts have played a pivotal role in igniting Africa’s emerging global revolution in the entertainment and creative economy sector.
The inaugural edition of Premium Applauds will spotlight Mr. Kwabena Anokye-Adisi, affectionately known as Bola Ray.
As the CEO of EIB Network and Empire Group Ghana, Ray has established himself as a powerhouse in the media and entertainment industry. His entrepreneurial spirit is further exemplified by his role as the Head Honcho of Bold Drinks winery in Ghana.
The event will celebrate Ray’s remarkable achievements, extending heartfelt appreciation to him right in the heart of Lagos, with an industry handshake symbolizing admiration and respect from peers and colleagues.
For more than two decades, Ray has been a trailblazer in community building, championing the harmonious coexistence of Ghanaians and their guest communities. As the visionary behind the Ghana Meets Naija Concert, he has curated the largest bi-national concert on the continent. This iconic event has showcased the crème de la crème of musical talent from both nations, including megastars like WizKid, Davido, Tuface, Tiwa Savage, Shatta Wale, Stone Bwoy, Sarkodie, and many others.
Ray is celebrated as one of Africa’s foremost radio and TV personalities, boasting a vast network spanning the globe. His influence within the entertainment industry extends far and wide, garnering praise from the highest echelons. The reverberations of this recognition will undoubtedly ignite dialogue and foster partnerships among industry titans in Ghana and Nigeria, ultimately driving forward the creative economies of both nations and the continent as a whole.
The Premium Applaud festivities will kick off with a media soiree hosted at the Don Pee Wine Gallery, followed by an elegant Cocktail Ball set against the backdrop of the Pool Bar at Lagos Continental Hotel. These events promise to be a fusion of sophistication and glamour, offering attendees a one-stop experience in luxury hospitality.