Entertainment of 2013-12-05

EXCLUSIVE: No venue for RTP Awards 2013 tonight

This year’s edition of the Radio and TV Personality Awards scheduled to take place at the Accra International Conference Centre on Thursday December 5 may not come off as scheduled.

Peacefmonline.com has gathered that the organizers have failed to pay for the venue and secure other important things needed for the show to go on successfully.

Following an allegation made on Peace FM’s “Entertainment Review" last Saturday November 30 by a listener via text message that the venue had not been booked, Entertainment Review crew decided to check from management of the venue to ascertain the truth.

After a meeting with Conference Centre officials, they disclosed to Peace FM exclusively this morning that Big Events Ghana, organizers of the event have not paid for the venue as at 10am this morning even though adverts are still running on all media platforms (Radio, TV, Online, and print and social media), that the awards night is coming off this evening.

All efforts to reach CEO of Big Events Ghana, Prince Mckay have proven futile.

Meanwhile Mckay, who was present in the studio during last Saturday’s “Entertainment Review” program, denied the allegation stating categorically that he has paid for the venue and that there was no problem at all with the venue arrangements.

However, Peacefmonline.com is reliably informed that Empire Entertainment, organizers of “Back In The Day” Concert which will feature Grammy Award winning Hip Hop group, Naughty By Nature, which is coming off tomorrow Friday December 6 at the same venue, have booked the place for two days (one day for setup and the next day for the main event).

This implies that Bola Ray’s Empire Entertainment has secured the venue for both today and tomorrow for their show.

In a related development, management of highlife living legend, Abrantie Amakyi Dede who is the lead act on the tonight says they have not concluded arrangement with the organizers so Amakyi Dede may not mount the stage if they do not hear from the organizers.

Now the big question is... will the RTP Awards 2013 come off tonight as planned and if it will, where precisely in Accra?

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