Over hundreds of Ghanaian influential personalities and celebrities on Saturday, December 30, thronged the Accra International Conference Centre to witness a night of spectacular surprises at the 2017 People’s Celebrity Awards.The organisers of the award event formerly called the GN Bank Awards returned with a much more promising show after it went on recess following a long standing court feud over the use of its initial name ‘People’s Choice Awards.
Prior to the 2017 People’s Celebrity Awards, Spyderlee Entertainment announced that the overall celebrity of the year would drive home a brand new Dodge Charger, and none other than Shatta Wale who undoubtedly has enjoyed a fruitful year walked away with the ultimate prize.
The self-acclaimed Dancehall king in two successions was also named the "Male Musician of the Year".
Northern region’s reigning artiste, Fancy Gadam after winning the hearts of scores of Ghanaian from 2016 also swept home two awards for his hit song, Total Cheat. The song which features Sarkodie was rewarded back to back as the “Favorite song of the year” with its video being awarded the “Favourite Music Video of the year”.
The awards scheme had 19 categories across the Arts and Entertainment Industry and nominees were voted for by the public in their respective categories.
Patrons were ushered into the event with electrifying gospel performances from Nacee and Gifty Osei.
Other artistes billed for the event who mounted the stage included TeePhlow, Fancy Gadam, KiDi, Kuami Eugene, Ebony and Shatta Wale.
Notable personalities who were present at the awards night were Asamoah Gyan, DKB, Ahoufe Patri, Kalybos, Jacinta Ocansey and Dr. Paa Kwesi Ndoum among others.
The People’s Celebrity Awards is an annual award scheme which seeks to award and celebrate individuals who have contributed immensely towards the development of the Ghanaian Arts and Entertainment industry.
The scheme covered areas such as music, movies, TV, Radio, Journalism, and Sports among other fields.
Below is a complete list of the winners
Celebrity of the Year - Shatta Wale
Journalist of the Year - Mustafa Attractive
Lifetime Achievement award – Mr. Atta Mensah
Favourite Religious Personality of the Year - Apostle Kwadwo Sarfo
Female Sports Personality of the Year - Priscilla Adobea
Male Sports Personality of the Year - Asamoah Gyan
Comedian of the Year - Lexi
Favourite Actress of the Year - Roselyn Ngissah
Favourite Actor of the Year - Francis Andoh
Favourite Movie of the year - Ghana Galamsey
Female Radio Presenter of the Year - Awurama Attoh (Northern Region)
Male Radio Presenter of the Year - Christian Agyei Frimpong
Female TV Presenter of the Year - Berla Mundi
Male TV Presenter of the Year - Dan Kweku Yeboah
Female Musician of the Year - Ebony
Male Musician of the Year - Shatta Wale
Music Video of the Year - Fancy Gadam (Total Cheat)
Social Media Personality - Maccasio
Song of the Year - Fancy Gadam (Total Cheat)