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Savannah Lifestyle events house honoured arts and fashion icons yesterday in Tamale.

The award scheme which sort to honour deserving personalities who strive in their various fields in the arts realm.

The event which was held in HopIn academy’s auditorium, was graced by patrons and artists from various agencies in the region.

After a keenly contested online voting, the award presentation ceremony for the maiden edition of the awards rewarded hardworking nominees.

Full list of award winners – Savannah Lifestyle Art and Fashion Awards

Best Female Model- Presented a female model who has advanced in runway or photo modeling.

  • Ikma Titiaka
  • Bakari Winifred (Winner)
  • Irene Konlan
  • Kuulabio Comfort
  • Ayisha Mohammed
  • Awal Memuna
  • Antoinette Azuma
  • Esther Kyere
  • Franklina Amoro
  • Sandrah Affah
  • Portia Danlugu
  • Audrey Awentimi
  • Felica Mahama
  • Benua Nmaah

 

Best Male Model- Presented a male model who has advanced in runway or photo modeling.

  • Haruna Zulka
  • Kudos Yabdoo
  • Osman Razak alem
  • Majeed Machele (WINNER)
  • Victor Agwakoba
  • Archer Eric
  • Mubarik Ayambila
  • Owura Kaakyire

 Best Stylist- Presented to an individual that has coordinated the styling of men and women’s clothing

  • Dadzie Aikins (WINNER)
  • Anatu Aloba

 

Best make-up artist- Presented to a make-up artist who specializes in commercial style make up for weddings, catalog, print, and everyday wear

  • Saira Ayarna- Heartbeat Beauty Parlour
  • Esther Kyere- Dainty Looks
  • Fadila Alhassan – Faddyluv MakeOvers (WINNER)
  • Abigail Owusu Ansah – Facevile
  • Abochi Alia – Abochi’s Facebeat

 

 

 Best Photographer – Preented to a photographer that specializes in genre of fashion, commercial or related photography

 

  • Abdul Hameed Photography(WINNER)
  • Kwesi Hassan Photography
  • Buta Photography
  • Nii Adumah
  • Captured Photography
  • Joseph Nyaaba Photography
  • Nuels Photography

Best Fashion Designer – Presented to an individual who specializes in creating ready to wear clothes

  • Nana Kyei- Wear Nation Clothing
  • Dadzie Aikins – Snikia Newluk
  • Abdul Kadir – Kadr Clothing (WINNER)

 

Best Fashion brand – Presented to a fashion brand that has recorded commercial success, strong product offer and a good relationship with the public

  • Snikia Newluk
  • Wear Nation Clothing(WINNER)
  • Kadr Clothing
  • Afro Smock
  • Nkpa Afrique
  • Navro Clothline

Male Fashion Icon – Presented to an individual with an outstanding sense of style

  • Kudos Yabdoo
  • Ahmed Mukadas Ibn Salis (WINNER)
  • Owura Kaakyire
  • Haruna Zulka

 

Female Fashion Icon – Presented to an individual with an outstanding sense of style

  • Huzeifa Adams Mahama
  • Patience Azure
  • Felica Mahama (WINNER)

 

 

Best Fine artist – Presented to an outstanding artist

  • Prince Nii Okai Attoh
  • Jalil Issah
  • Kamil Estrada(WINNER)

Best event house – Presented to an event organizing house that has organized

  • Mega4ce Innovations
  • Hyperlink Entertainment (WINNER)
  • Savannah Lifestyle

 

Best poet (written and spoken) – Presented to a creative writer or performer in the Savannah who has achieved significant success and recognition

  • Zakaria Abdul Hakim
  • Gombila The poet(WINNER)
  • Ewura the poet

 

Best graphic designer – Presented to a graphic designer that has made a significant impact in art and fashion

  • Mohammed May (WINNER)
  • Nemesis Yvex

Best model agency- Presented a model agency that has registered significant effort to promote modeling and fashion in the savannah zone

  • Rayaz Model Agency
  • Versatile Model Agency (WINNER)
  • Sylva Lining Model Agency
  • Malex Model Agency

 

Best Fashion accessories maker – Presented to an outstanding fashion accessory maker

  • Bekura Fashion (WINNER)
  • Nkpa Afrique

 

 

 

Fashion blogger – Individual/group with an updated fashion news and updates and good social media following

  • Savannah Lifestyle
  • Sivormey Jude- North Alive
  • Abdul Rafiu- Sanatu Zambang (WINNER)

Art and Fashion impact award – Presented to individual/group that has a significant social impact on the community

  • Wear Nation Foundation
  • IK Foundation (WINNER)
  • Song-ba Empowerment Center
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Savannah Lifestyle, a media organization with the aim of projecting the positives of Northern Ghana to the world is championing the Art and Fashion Awards to recognize and honour individuals and organizations who excel in Art and Fashion in the Savannah Zone. Savannah Lifestyle believes that excellence should be celebrated, thus, the award scheme.

They seek to help promote their products and talents by means within their capabilities.

Voting will be be in 2 forms;

Public Voting Via website and twitter polls 60%

Award Committee’s discretion- 40%.

Voting Starts on Monday 9th January 2017.

The Nominees are;

Best Female Model- Presented a female model who has advanced in runway or photo modeling.

  • Ikma Titiaka
  • Bakari Winifred
  • Irene Konlan
  • Kuulabio Comfort
  • Ayisha Mohammed
  • Awal Memuna
  • Antoinette Azuma
  • Esther Kyere
  • Franklina Amoro
  • Sandrah Affah
  • Portia Danlugu
  • Audrey Awentimi
  • Felicia Mahama
  • Benua Nmaah

Best Male Model- Presented a male model who has advanced in runway or photo modeling.

  • Haruna Zulka
  • Kudos Yabdoo
  • Osman Razak alem
  • Majeed Machele
  • Victor Agwakoba
  • Archer Eric
  • Mubarik Ayambila
  • Owura Kaakyire

 Best Stylist- Presented to an individual that has coordinated the styling of men and women’s clothing

  • Dadzie Aikins
  • Anatu Aloba

Best make-up artist- Presented to a make-up artist who specializes in commercial style make up for weddings, catalog, print, and everyday wear

  • Saira Ayarna- Heartbeat Beauty Parlour
  • Esther Kyere- Dainty Looks
  • Fadila Alhassan – Faddyluv MakeOvers
  • Abigail Owusu Ansah – Facevile
  • Aboti Alia

 Best Photographer – Preented to a photographer that specializes in genre of fashion, commercial or related photography

  • Abdul Hameed Photography
  • Kwessi Hassan Photography
  • Buta Photography
  • Nii Adumah Photography
  • Captured Photography
  • Joseph Nyaaba Photography
  • Nuels Photography

Best Fashion Designer – Presented to an individual who specializes in creating ready to wear clothes

  • Nana Kyei- Wear Nation Clothing
  • Dadzie Aikins – Snikia Newluk
  • Abdul Kadir – Kadir Clothing

Best Fashion brand – Presented to a fashion brand that has recorded commercial success, strong product offer and a good relationship with the public

  • Snikia Newluk
  • Wear Nation Clothing
  • Kadr Clothing
  • Afro Smock
  • Nkpa Afrique
  • Navro Clothline

Male Fashion Icon – Presented to an individual with an outstanding sense of style

  • Kudos Yabdoo
  • Ahmed Mukadas
  • Owura Kaakyire
  • Ousmane BaGagne

 

 

Female Fashion Icon – Presented to an individual with an outstanding sense of style

  • Huzeifa Adams Mahama
  • Abigail Baciara Bentie
  • Patience Azure
  • Felicia Mahama

 

 

Best Fine artist – Presented to an outstanding artist

  • Prince Nii Okai Attoh
  • Jalil Issah
  • Kamil Estrada

Best event house – Presented to an event organizing house that has organized

  • Mega4ce Innovations
  • Hyperlink Entertainment
  • Savannah Lifestyle

Best poet (written and spoken) – Presented to a creative writer or performer in the Savannah who has achieved significant success and recognition

  • Zakaria Abdul Hakim
  • Gombila The poet
  • Ewura the poet

 

Best graphic designer – Presented to a graphic designer that has made a significant impact in art and fashion

  • Mohammed May (Creative May)
  • Nemesis Yvex

Best model agency- Presented a model agency that has registered significant effort to promote modeling and fashion in the savannah zone

  • Rayaz Model Agency
  • Versatile Model Agency
  • Sylva Lining Model Agency
  • Malex Model Agency

Best Fashion accessories maker – Presented to an outstanding fashion accessory maker

  • Bekura Fashion
  • Nkpa Afrique

 

 

Fashion blogger – Individual/group with an updated fashion news and updates and good social media following

  • Savannah Lifestyle
  • Sivormey Jude- North Alive
  • Abdul Rafiu- Sanatu Zambang

Art and Fashion impact award – Presented to individual/group that has a significant social impact on the community

  • Wear Nation Foundation
  • IK Foundation
  • Song-ba Empowerment Center

 

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De Cloud

Globally, trend of music has changed from the traditional use of instrument to produce music to the rhymes and rhythm from the ghetto.
From rise of the Compton boys to substitute the existing jazz and blues to the introductions of genres and rhythms to music worldwide.
In Ghana, the story isn’t different. There existed the traditional melodies of Agya Koo Nimo, Adofo, Ampadu, etc. and the rhythmical ingenuity of great bands such as Osibisa, Western diamonds, etc. those tunes still sends shivers to the spin.
In the early 1990s, there was a shift from the cultural instrumental music making to the studio based beat making and rap.

Hip life grandpa Reggie Rockstone and co can be credited for that.
The music in Northern Ghana has had it shares of this evolution of genres. From the musical prowess of Atongo, Sherrif Ghally, King Ayisoba, Ahmed Adams, KKC, and so on. The likes of Kawastone took the baton and introduced the then hip life ravaging the music genres in Ghana.
Since then the northern music industry has seen a sharp rise. The introduction of Wiyala and other talented artists has shifted the eyes of music players to their roots.

There has been a lot of upcoming artists that are taking on the mantle and are producing good music. One of such artiste is the leader of Level 6x Movement, De Cloud.

Born on April 16, 1994, Wumpini Mohammed Abdul Razak hails from Tamale, the regional capital of Northern region where he attended school from primary to Senior High.

He started doing music in 2009, whereby it was basically for fun. In 2012, friends who listened to a few supposed “joke” mix tapes he did encouraged him to do full time music.
This motivated him to combine music and schooling. This paid off and he released several mix tapes with others artistes. Some includes “Tomorrow” on which he featured Mak D, “Bad Boy” ft. Sapark, “Feel Me” ft. SKY, “Mpa Sheeje” ft. Spider.

Later, he released a song titled “Azonto Boyz Abr3” and followed it with “I am Rap” and “Buupii Kulikuli”.
Last year during the Ebola outbreak, he released a dedication song to the victims of the pandemic titled “Ebola”. Early 2016, he shook the music industry in Tamale with his hit song “I Fly High”. He then followed it with a thank you song titled “Jermah” meaning, “worship”.

On November 2nd, he registered his displeasure for the social media platform Facebook. He then released a song to that effect called “letter to Mark Zuckerberg” which is making waves in Tamale.
His recent hip hop bangers includes “you mmom” featuring Obeezy and “Dead man standing”.
He draws his inspirations from the works of hip-hop maestro Eminem. And his aim is to win big at the BET, GRAMMY’S and so on.

Contact: +233206665591
http://www.decloudhq.com     contact@decloudhq,com

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I can still hear the wail and cry of the innocent. I can still feel the plight of the afflicted. I can still see the pains on their faces. Is this the reward for being a citizen of this lovely country? What went wrong with the initial arrangement made by our forefathers? Is it GREED or NEGLIGENCE? What could have been averted doomed us finally on the 3rd of June 2015. Whose shortcoming caused it, no one seems to ask that. But we pour out condolences from the length & breadth of the country and the world at large.

Critically thinking, it seems as a country we depend solely on the mercies of the Almighty and not the usage of the “CEREBRUM”. Every country has a constitution to guide its citizens, so has its regulations and codes to direct institutions.

The world had a breakthrough when we discovered crude and started refining it for our consumption. “Breakthrough” isn’t it? more than 4000 years ago it was discovered. From the Ignacy Lukasiewicz’s invented procedure to the progress made by James Young in petroleum distillation, lives of mankind should have been like that of paradise. Instead, this discovery has caused more political, economic & social problems than we can contain. The latest of them can be described as “death traps laying await innocent souls to devour”.

In 3rd world countries, there is the social canker of unemployment. Governments try hard, so to speak, to put job opportunities in place for the citizenry to secure better future.  The few lucky ones with capital do venture into the operations of fuel stations due to it lucrative nature. Truthfully speaking, many have made good fortunes out of it.

But in recent times, it seems the business eye of Ghanaians have been turned to this avenue. Hence the upward plunging of fuel stations across the country. The sad turn of event is that these fuel stations are being positioned either in or around residential areas posing treat to residents.

It is as if regulatory bodies such as the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA], the Ghana National Fire Service [GNFS], National Petroleum Authority [NPA] and the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology [MEST] care less or have turned deaf ears to the cries of the Ghanaian populace.

This situation is no different in the North, precisely, the Tamale Metropolitan. The NPA’s regulations stipulates that, gas and fuel stations should be sited 30.8 meters or 100 feet away from residential areas. This, one can say isn’t the practice on the ground.

Here in Tamale, one can not pass through  principal streets without siting a fuel station. As I ride my motor bike through town, I could count not less than 30 fuel stations stationed right within the residence of Tamale.

A gas/fuel station situated adjacent Success Collage and direct opposite the Village water project. Right in the middle of town, Goil filling station is situated in between Barclays bank and GT bank with other businesses around. This same area house the “Gulkpe Naa” palace and the Tamale central mosque where hundreds of people worship daily. Imagine the damage if danger looms on a Friday?

Riding through Sakasaka one of the largest residential areas in the Metropolis, one could site Shell filling stations on both sides of the road.  The most recent siting that has raised eyebrows and left residents questioning is the one situated around KAPSAD clinic (Kukuo).

That is an outrageous thing one can ever do. Fuel station just in front of a clinic. Must we wait to be hit with another disaster before we put on our thinking cap? As per my observation, each fuel/gas station counted is situated right in town in one way or the other.

The time has come for us to take actions before our in-actions goes against us. Must we always rely on the mercies of God and think about harvests in our pockets? June 3rd happened once and there is no room for a second. Enough is Enough. Tell another to reach the other, until “they” listen to our cries we wont stop.

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