Velma Wins GOWA ’19
|Top class fashionist, Velma Owusu-Bempah, was crowned winner of this year’s Ghana Outstanding Women Awards (GOWA).
The accessories designer shrugged off stiff competition from Afia Amankwaa Tamakloe, Sally Akua Amoakowaa Mensah, Melissa Adarkwah and Tracy Boakye for the flagship award last Friday.
The awards gala, the second edition, held at the National Theatre witnessed some thrilling performances by some fine musicians including Joyce Blessing, Klala, Lamisi, Araya Afrika, among others as thriving women in politics, health, education, innovations, inventions, entrepreneurship and showbiz were duly honored in their respective fields of endeavor.
Celebrated film actress and entrepreneur Martha Ankomah was named Brand Influencer of the Year, while Madam Barbara Asher Ayisi, Member of Parliament for Cape Coast North was adjudged Outstanding Woman in Politics.
It was Juliet Bawah, who won the Sports Journalist of the Year award, while popular gospel musician Joyce Blessing was adjudged as the most thriving music personality under the year of review.
The likes Akumaa Mama Zimbi, Linda Ampah, Naana Hayford, Joana Gyan and Edem Fierre received honorary awards for impacting lives in their respective endeavours.
The GOWA scheme seeks to recognize and honour women who are devoted to the welfare of humanity and contributing to the social change especially in women empowerment.
Sponsors of this year’s award include Twellium Industries Limited, producers of Verna Mineral Water and Rush Energy Drink, Nasco Electronics, Nkulenu Industries, Tasty Tom tomato paste, TT Brothers Limited, Ceejay Multimedia, Es lily and Breakfast Boutique.