Sarkodie, D-Black, DJ Black, Nathaniel Attoh, Chairman Wontumi, Johnnie Hughes Breford and Berla Mundi of TV3, and other dignitaries were awarded on Friday, August 28, 2020 under the scheme ‘7th Global Leadership and Presidential Award’.
The organisers claimed the award was created under the auspices of Kofi Annan Peace Keeping Centre and the United Nations.
Most of them celebrated this success on their social media with long, shady captions.
However, investigations by social media users and a few journalists confirmed that the award scheme – founded by one Dr Kwame Fordjour – had no credibility and the founder had no link with the United Nations nor Kofi Annan.
Kwame Fordjour responded to the allegations, saying he has received threats and that people ‘calling us fake when you don't know the rules is not the best.’
“I am surprised because this is an open thing that we just held. If anybody has a problem with me or our institution, they should have contacted us for clarification.”
“You calling us fake when you don't know the rules is not the best. People are threatening me and I never wanted to speak out but have to.”
"I have been an advocate for development, excellence and honouring others and attached ourselves to global icons and leadership to bring this award up," he stated.
Reacting to this, Nana Appiah Mensah, the embattled CEO of MenzGold Ghana Limited, took to Twitter to call the award ceremony a ‘reflex show of baloney intoxication deficiency’ (we do not understand this grammar, tbh).
“How is some fella’s awards whatever my business??? This reflex show of baloney intoxication deficiency is clearly a worse form of Covid-19. Hope y’all find a cure soon,” he tweeted.
NAM1, as he is popularly known, tweeted this in response to comparisons between him and Fordjour.