Otabil named most influential Ghanaian


Pastor Mensa Otabil of the International Central Gospel Church, investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, technology innovator Bright Simons, Patrick Awuah of Ashesi University, host of the CITI Breakfast Show, Bernard Avle and Osei Kwame Despite, owner of Peace FM are among Ghana’s most influential (GMI) personalities.

The list, which is made up of politicians, clergy, footballers, business people, traditional rulers and journalists was released live on e.TV Ghana’s State of the Nation current affairs programme on May 11.

Managing Director of Global Media Alliance Broadcast Company (GMABC) operators of e.TV Ghana, Akwasi Agyeman together with Head of Corporate Communications and Brand Marketing at GMABC and host of State of the Nation show, Kwame Gyan exclusively unveiled the 100 Most Influential Ghanaians on the list.

Speaking to Kwame Gyan on State of the Nation, Mr Agyeman stated that the GMI has over the years grown to become the most sought after platform for identifying and rewarding individuals who have contributed immensely to the growth of our society in various ways.

“We at e.TV Ghana will continue to encourage individuals to be selfless in their efforts to make this country a better place. When we started the awards the public seemed more concerned about nominating people who are in the frontline and see a lot in the media but as the awards have grown, we notice that the nominations have varied and the level of influence people allude to have also been a lot pronounced. You will notice for example that some of the mname we have here are not exactly the type we hear of in mainstream media ,” Mr. Agyeman said.

He added that “a lot of work has gone into preparing for this very important awards; we are aware of how expectant the general public is to know who the Most Influential Ghanaians are for the year 2015 and that is why we have been very meticulous in this whole process. For us at e.TV therefore, this awards ceremony is one of the many ways we can contribute to the development of this nation by recognizing and rewarding the men and women who shaped opinions that have in many ways contributed to the growth of our nation”, Mr. Agyeman stated.

Kwame Gyan, who is also head of Corporate Communications & Brand Marketing at GMABC noted that e.TV is proud to have continued with the yearly awards scheme. “Recognizing hard work, positive influence and acts of patriotism tilted towards national development is very important for the GMI scheme and we are super excited to be contributing towards the forward growth of this nation”, he said. This year’s awards ceremony has been scheduled for Thursday June 30 and will be the 6th edition.

The Ghana’s Most Influential Awards is aimed at recognizing and celebrating the top 100 Most Influential Ghanaian personalities as voted by the general public. They consist of individuals whose works have positively impacted society and their community. After publib nominations were opened in November, the lists was compiled and the review process started.

Public nominations were scored 40% and the GMI Committee consisting of editors, producers, and representatives of audit firm PKF & Associates scored 60% of the total. Nominees were rated on 5 key metrics and the results were collated and analyzed with the assistance of PKF & Associates.

They partnered with e.TV Ghana to authenticate the voting and weighting process. The various personalities will be awarded at the June 30 ceremony in Accra.

Below is the full list of Awardees

Ghana’s Most Influential (GMI) – 2015

1. Pastor Mensa Otabil

2. Patrick Awuah

3. Anas Aremeyaw Anas

4. Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo

5. J.A Kuffour

6. Mike Nyinaku

7. Bright Simons

8. Dr.Mahamud Bawumia

9. Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom

10. Ace Ankomah

11. Rev. Father Cambell

12. Manasseh Azure

13. Dr. Kwabena Adjei

14. President John Dramani Mahama

15. COP John Kudalor

16. Prince Kofi Amoabeng

17. Osei Kwame Despite

18. Gifty Anti

19. Kofi Annan

20. Bishop Charles Agyin Asare

21. Edward Effah

22. Jerry John Rawlings

23. Her Ladyship Georgina Wood

24. Dr Kwabena Duffuor

25. Sarkodie (Michael Owusu Addo)

26. Herman Chinery Hesse

27. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

28. Bernard Avle

29. Sheik Osman Shaributu

30. Kwasi Twum

31. Bishop Charles Palmer Buckle

32. Rev. Eastwood Anaba

33. Bishop Dag Heward Mills

34. Ebo Whyte

35. Albert Ocran

36. Ivor Greenstreet

37. Ernest Bediako Sampong

38. Apostle Kwadwo Safo

39. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

40. Alhassan Andani

41. Joyce Ababio

42. Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panyin

43. Dr. Sam Jonah

44. Asamoah Gyan

45. Kwaku Baako

46. Abraham Attah

47. Kwame Sefa Kai

48. Togbe Afede XIV

49. Andre Dede Ayew

50. Dr. Ibn Chambas

51. Samini (Emmanuel Andrews Samini)

52. Kwaku Sakyi-Addo

53. Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings

54. Stonebwoy (Livingstone Etse Satekla)

55. Kenneth Ashigbey

56. Dr. Oko Nikoi Dzani

57. Theresa Oppong Beeko

58. Lucy Quist

59. Esther Cobbah

60. Ken Ofori Atta

61. Nathaniel Anokye Adisi (Bola Ray)

62. Shirley Frimpong Manso

63. Samia Nkrumah

64. Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi

65. Kweku Sintim Misa

66. Dr. Ekwow Spio –Gabrah

67. Shatta Wale (Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr)

68. Mawuena Trebah

69. Michael Agyekum Addo

70. Lydia Forson

71. Edward Doe Adjaho

72. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuiye

73. Dr Edward Mahama

74. Stephen Appiah

75. Archbishop Duncan Williams

76. Lordina Mahama

77. Tony Oteng Gyasi

78. DCOP Kofi Boakye

79. Azumah Nelson

80. Dr Kwesi Aning

81. Prof Akosua Adomako

82. Abedi Ayew Pele

83. Abrantie Amakye Dede

84. Bisa Kdei (Ronald Kweku Dei Appiah)

85. Maulvi Mohammed Bin Salih

86. Kojo Yankson

87. Bishop Emmanuel Asante

88. Bishop Gideon Yoofi Titi Ofei

89. Egbert Faibille

90. Ameyaw Debrah

91. Deloris Frimpong Manso

92. Nana Prof. John S Nabila

93. Daddy Lumba (Charles Kwadwo Fosu)

94. Yvonne Nelson

95. Apostle Dr.Opoku Onyinah

96. Alhaji Adamu Iddrisu

97. Nana Susubiribi Krobea Asante

98. Kwame Achampong Kyei

99. Derrydean Dadzie

100. Awulae Attibrukusu III


Source: etvghana.com

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