Entertainment Mon, 18 Mar 2019

Sidiku Buari grabs Lifetime Achievement award

Former President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Alhaji Sidiku Buari, has been honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award by the Pan-African Republic Honorary Award for his meritorious contribution to the development of music and movie industries in Ghana.

The award was bestowed on him at a ceremony held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) in Accra.

The ceremony was graced by a number of personalities like chief executive officers, stakeholders from the creative arts industry, politicians, radio and television presenters, among others.

Alhaji Sidiku Buari, a former vice president of the International Federation of Musicians (FIM), was the president of MUSIGA from 1999 to 2007.

After receiving the award, the former MUSIGA president award thanked the organisers for the honour done him.

“I never expected to be recognised this way. It’s a great surprise and it means a lot to any musician. This is a great privilege. It is the work of Allah,” he said.

He dedicated the award to all the stakeholders in the music industry who provided him with the needed support when he was MUSIGA president and chairman of the Copyright Society of Ghana (COSGA).

The veteran filmmaker, musician, sportsman and businessman told BEATWAVES in an interview that he has won over 62 awards in sports, music and film.

He added that he is one of the pioneers of film production in Ghana with his first production titled ‘Ayalolo’, showed commercially in all the cinema houses throughout the country.

Sidiku Buari has over 16 films which include ‘Jealousy’, ‘Meba’, ‘Who Is To Blame’, ‘Man Woman’, among others to his credit.

A former national athlete, he won silver and gold medals during the All African Games held in Senegal and West African Games all in 1963.

In 1965, he won bronze medal in the 4×400 metres relay in All African Games held in Congo Brazzaville.
Source: dailyguideafrica.com