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Glo Ovation Green Carol Turns Greener as Ghana’s President is inducted into Ovation Hall of Fame

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L – R: King Sunny Ade, Globacom’s Commercial Coordinator, Enterprise Business Group,  Folu Aderibigbe, Regional Chief Marketing Officer, Globacom, Ashok Israni, Regional Director, Marketing Communications, Globacom, Charles Jenarius and President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama at the 2016 Ovation Green Carol sponsored by Globacom on Sunday in Lagos.

The President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has again commended Globacom’s Chairman, Mike Adenuga, Jr. for his courageous foray into the telecommunications industry hitherto dominated by foreign investors.

President Mahama who stated this while responding at his induction ceremony into the Ovation Hall of Fame organized as part of the 2016 Ovation Green Carol sponsored by Globacom early Monday morning in Lagos, announced that this  was why the nation recently conferred Ghana’s highest award of the Companion of  the Star of Ghana  Award (CSG) on Adenuga.

Dr. Mike Adenuga is one African who had broken through in telecommunications and entrepreneurship as a whole. From my experience since I was a Deputy Communications Minister and later Communication Minister, the industry was dominated by foreign companies until Dr. Adenuga came with his submarine cables and innovations. That was why we recently presented him with the highest award. It is good to honour our foremost business people ,” President Mahama stated.

On his loss in the just-concluded elections, President Mahama said “while I might feel disappointed that Ghanaians did not see what I was trying to do, the will of the people must be respected. In four years time, there will be another election and the people will speak. Let the narrative be that Africa is developed. I have moved on and will hand over on January 7th”.

The President also lauded the Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, who also marked his 24th wedding anniversary on the occasion, for his giant strides in the last 20 years of publishing Ovation Magazine and the success of the ninth edition of the Ovation Carol. He described Chief Momodu as “a pan-Africanist, a passionate believer in democracy, patriot and a comrade.”

Addressing the guests, Globacom’s Commercial Coordinator, Enterprise Business Group, Folu Aderibigbe, said that the love of the people guides all Globacom’s our actions.  His words: “from the per second billing which made telecommunications services accessible to all, to our numerous firsts culminating lately, to the speed of life, the Glo 4G LTE,  we have always ensured provision of quality products at affordable rates to our esteemed subscribers. This is our bond with Nigerians and we assure you that we will never renege on this.”

Aderibigbe further explained that “it is also for this reason that we have continued to partner with laudable initiatives like the Ovation Carol, an international star-studded musical fiesta organized to return thanks to the Almighty for its numerous mercies in the out-going year.”

Also at the event, King Sunny Ade was inducted into the Ovation Hall of Fame whilst other recipients namely the  Family of OJB Jezreel and Cymbals Dance Crew were honoured with cash awards. A Ghanaian, Richard McCarthy was also rewarded with a cash sum of N500,000  for taking kids off the street of Ghana through boxing.

All the advertised top artistes gave excellent accounts of themselves with Flavour and King Sunny Ade turning the event into a dance party, while the American legend Cameo group, performing live in Africa for the first time, took attendees down memory lane with old tunes such as ‘Single’, ‘Attack me with your love’ and so on, to evoke fond memories of the good old days.

Contemporary highlife king Flavour performing at the Ovation Carol.

Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, Olu Jazz, Shikane, Biodun Koya, Ruby and Pearl, L.A.X, Niniola, Simi , Ghanaian gospel act, Sunny Rubadu and DJ Jamsomtyn equally put up sterling performances to make the 2016 Ovation Green Carol a memorable and unforgettable one.

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6 Comments

  1. MaakaMaaka

    December 23, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Tweaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 🙂 Apitor

    Worst Ghanaian President in history

    Onaapo. Good riddance to bad rubbish

    You can never buy respect with your stolen billions. That was proven on Dec 7 by the poorest Ghanaian with their tiny lil thumb, AND THAT SIR IS WHAT WE GHANAIANS CALL
    “” A FCUK YOU VOTE”.

    In all of the 5 of so election I have witnessed in my lifetime in Ghana, I have never seen a majority of the nation celebrate in all four corners of the country for ousting of a sitting president (mahama). I didn’t see this much happiness and celebration after the end of 19yr military rule of Jerry John Rawlings.

    U AND YOUR COHORTS CHOP ALL OUR OIL MONEY AND TEASE US WITH AN INSULT, A DANCE AND A SONG CALLED “YEN TIA OBIAA”

    Please if you are not Ghanaian nor live in Ghana you will never understand what this dude put us through past 8yrs. He needs a global award prize in corruption. Billions missing. Even with less than two weeks left to step down, he so pained of his loss, as Tit for tat, he has increased national service (Naija equivalent to nysc) salary by 60% in the past few days, (which he never did in 8yrs) and signing off contracts left right center and hiring more people into government entities basically to disable the incoming government with more mountains of debt to say fck you to Ghanaians for not voting for him.

    If you have Ghanaian friends ask them to give you the real gist of what Ghanaian have experienced under this guy. Buy obviously you will opportunistic idiots like the likes of John Dumelo who was his celebrity mouth piece whim he gifted tear rubber v8 cars and lands etc. Those type of idiots will respond saying they support him.

    MOST Ghanaians across the globe are in celebration mode. This is the best Christmas ever. God answered our prayers and we got rid of Lucifer in the flesh. And blessed of us with a intelligent visionare who has fought for Ghana all his life couple with a super smart extremely knowledgeable vice president, a renowned Economist. We Ghanaians are highly optimistic abouy our future under this new government and whatever natural sayers say we will stay there. No we not going to compare to any other. We will remain optimistic and support our new president.

    Nana ABA! 🙂

    • madman

      December 23, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Did Red Media write this? LooL ~

    • Abena

      December 23, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      I agree with you and feel your pain, my sister.

      Mahama wasn’t in office for 8 years though; he finished a few months of Mills’ term and did a 4 year term.

      Regardless, good riddance…may he never know peace for his incompetence.

    • Baba

      December 24, 2016 at 11:09 am

      Never vote opportunist!!!GEJ was Nigeria’s equivalent!!!Dead sitting President and incompetent Vice taking over!!!

  2. Daisy

    December 24, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Pls make it the ‘Outgoing One Term President’s of Ghana. I feel so offended that this man became the president of a Country like Ghana where we have so many capable people who could have been. The most clueless and corrupt person ever to be at the flagstaff house! Wanted to turn Ghana into a family property managed by his equally corrupt younger brother. Thank God Ghanaians reminded him that we can’t be taken for granted. The day he lost was like our second Independence Day. 7th January can’t come early enough. And pls he should take that Dele Momodu with him. What the hell is Ovation Hall of Fame? They should both sit down at the back of the class jor!

  3. AK

    December 24, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    So everywhere you see John Mahama’s name on the Internet you will go to the comment section and insult him? You’ve done this for almost 4 years and 3 months. He’s about to hand over. Leave him alone!
    He said history will judge him and I agree.

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