2020 3music Awards goes virtual on April 24

The annual 3Music Awards will be held virtually this year on April 24, 2020.

According to a press statement, this is due to the ban placed on large gatherings by the President of Ghana.

As part of efforts to contain the deadly coronavirus pandemic in Ghana, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced that until further notice, there shall be no large gatherings in Ghana for two weeks.

Organizers of the 3Media Network, says after several deliberations, the event will be shown live from a location in Accra, Ghana to all viewers of the following networks: Joy Prime TV, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram as well as partner web platforms).

Read the statement below

3Media Networks, organizers of the 3Music Awards has announced that this year’s event will now be held virtually on April 24.

The announcement comes weeks after it decided to postpone its originally-scheduled date due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

With Ghana’s public gathering ban still in force, the new date will see only a core team of production hands and performers staging the show to a global audience.

The event will come live from a location in Ghana’s capital, Accra, to audiences on Joy Prime, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and JoyPrime TV as well as partner web platforms.

“In the past few weeks following the postponement of our annual event and the Fan Festival, we have been brainstorming and exploring possible ways of making the event happen if the situation persists,” Sadiq Abdulai Abu, CEO, 3Media Networks said.

“Given the current lockdown and the fact we are dealing with a fluid situation with no certain end in sight, the team has had to consider one of the options we brainstormed about to ensure that deserving winners for 3Music Awards 2020 are announced as well as wrap our timelines for 2019/2020 and begin preparing for next year.”

The event will feature only three physical performance blocks while others will come through virtually.

Mr Abdulai Abu added that proceeds from the final week of voting will be donated to Ghana’s efforts at fighting the COVID-19 outbreak.

Prior to the earlier postponement, the scheme held a successful nominees announcement night attended by leading industry heads.

The event was followed by the highly successful 3Music Women’s Brunch, which brought together leading figures in the arts, creative and entertainment industry for a day’s thought leadership and honouring session.

3Music Awards 2020 is presented by 3Media Networks, Joyfm, Hitzfm, JoyPrime TV, Fantasy Entertainment and EnE Ghana and sponsored by Nasco Electronics with support from Volta Hotel Akosombo and Akosombo Textiles Limited.

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