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GN Bank Awards: Bola Ray emerges Celebrity of the year!

Multi-skilled Ghanaian radio broadcaster, Kwabena Anokye Adisi, more commonly known as Bola Ray, on Saturday emerged the overall winner of the 2015 GN Bank Awards after he was named Celebrity of the year.

He also took home the award for Best Male Radio Presenter of the year. 

The inexhaustible CEO of the EIB Network, owners of and a host of other stations across the country, thanked God, his wife, family, friends and his fans for the support they have given him over the years in his career.

The GN Bank Awards, organised by Spyder Lee Entertainment and supported by GN Bank owned by Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, is an annual awards scheme instituted to celebrate and give recognition to Ghanaian personalities whose daily endeavours have contributed tremendously to the growth of the nation’s entertainment industry.

The awards scheme runs strictly by a ‘people’s choice’ format where the public is tasked to vote for their favourite personalities.

The personality with the most votes is announced the winner and given his plaque and a price money of GHC5000.

Categories cover comedy, music, movies, television, radio, sports and journalism.

Bola Ray was nominated in the same category as Abeiku Santana (Ekwanso Dwoodwo – Okay FM), Agyemang Prempeh (Gh Entertainment – Rainbow Radio), Blakk Rasta (Taxi Driver – Hitz FM), Dan Kwaku Yeboah (Peace Power Sports – Peace FM), DJ Saki (Weekend Groove – Ahomka FM), Frankie Taylor (African Express – Fox FM), Patrick Osei Agyeman {Songo}(Fire For Fire – Asempa FM), Kwasi Aboagye (Entertainment Review – Peace FM), Samuel Baah (AM Pluzz – Pluzz FM0).

The Starr Drive host on Starr 103.5FM according to the organisers was handed the Celebrity of the year award because “he deserves to be celebrated for his excellent” skills on radio and his entrepreneurial successes on the nation’s media scene.

Accepting the award, Bola Ray said, “I dedicate this to the Almighty God, Jehovah God. To my lovely wife, Dorcas Anokye Adisi. We’ve been through a lot to get here. And also to Dr Kwabena Duffuor and his Wife Mrs Akosua Duffuor as well as the entire EIB team, especially those at Starr 103.5FM, Mr. and Mrs. Nduom and of course DJ Black my man! Thank you all!

Bola Ray, who is also the founder and President of Empire Entertainment in Ghana, nurtured his skills at the University of Ghana campus radio station – Radio Universe – progressed to join Top FM in Accra and until recently was the most listened to individual on Joy 99.7FM in Accra.

He has grown into a business force to reckon with as the media entrepreneur now co-owns what is set to soon become famous as Africa’s biggest media network, with former Governor of the Bank of Ghana Kwabena Duffuor.

The EIB Network owns about 10 radio stations across the nation including, Starr 103.5FM, Live 91.9, Kasapa 102.3 and Ultimate 106.9 in Kumasi.

The Network also has a Newspaper outlet and a TV station in the offing.

Source: Ghana/

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