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(Ivory Coast) Meiway, Osibisa to Headline Exclusive Men of the Year Africa Awards

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Two of Africa’s all-time music heavyweights, Ivory Coast’s Freddy Meiway and Ghana’s own Osibisa are headlining the 2017 edition of the Exclusive Men of the Year Africa Awards (EMYs).

The two headline acts need no introduction when it comes to music in Africa. They have between them decades of an impressive repertoire of songs.

With 16 albums to his credit, Frederic Desire Ehui, best known as Meiway is no stranger to Ghanaians.

Born on March 17, 1962 in Grand Bassam, a town in south-eastern Ivory Coast, he is most notable for pioneering the Zoblazo style. One of his many songs Ghanaians remember him for is ‘Miss Lolo’.

From ‘Sunshine Day’, ‘Dance the Body Music’, ‘Woyaya’, ‘Welcome Home’ to ‘The Coffee Song’, Osibisa is without a doubt one, if not, the greatest African music groups.

Their music is a fusion of African, Caribbean, jazz, funk, rock, Latin, and R&B and it made them one of their first African-heritage bands to become widely popular the world over. They will bring those years of excellence and success to bear on the awards night.

Apart from the two greats, the night will also witness performances from Efya, Irene Logan, Tema Youth Choir, the Patch Bay Band and a host of others.

The Awards, dubbed EMYs, is in its second year and according to organisers – Exclusive Men’s Magazine and Carbon AV – the purpose is “celebrating excellence and also to inspire the young generation of men to aspire to reach the heights of the astute gentlemen who are celebrated every year at the Awards.”

The 2016 event saw renowned Ghanaian businessman and politician, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom adjudged the Ultimate Man of the Year.