Yvonne Okoro, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Abraham Attah, Shatta Wale, Efya, among others were nominated for the 2016 edition of BEFFTA Awards.
Actress Yvonne Okoro, actor Abraham Attah, rapper Sarkodie, singer Stonebwoy, singer Shatta Wale, and Efya were the Ghanaians nominated for this year's award ceremony, according to Daily Guide.
Yvonne was nominated for "Best Lead Actress" (African film) category for her performance in "Ghana Must Go" movie. She is competing with top-notch actresses like Ramatu Koroma, Genevieve Nnaji, Angelique Kidjo, Chanade Rabess and Rita Dominic in that category.
She was also nominated for "Best Producer" category together with her sister, Roseline Okoro, for the movie, "Ghana Must Go" which is also up for nomination in the Best International African Film category.
Abraham Attah was nominated against Florence Kasumba, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o and Lisa Awuku in the International Rising Star, while he is also competing with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube for Best Lead Actor (International film) category.
Nigerian-born Ghanaian director, Frank Rajah Arase, also got a node for Best Director category.
Other Ghanaians have also made it onto the long nominations list and they include models, among others.
The BEFFTA Awards is Europe’s biggest award ceremony celebrating black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts. The award ceremony is in its eighth year and promises to the best. Nominations were released September 1 in Mayfair.
The main grand award ceremony which celebrates under one roof film directors, actors, actresses beauty pageants, musicians, fashion designers, journalists, authors, DJs, models, radio personalities, TV personalities, sports personalities and many others will take place on October 27 and 28, hosted by legendary Hollywood actor, Dr Winston George Ellis, and BEFFTA CEO, Dr Pauline Long.