The 2017 edition of the Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Africa Awards came off on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Kempinsky Hotel, Gold Coast City, Accra.
According to Exclusive Men’s Magazine and Carbon AV, organisers of the event, the purpose is to celebrate “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.”
Artistes who entertained patrons at the event included Freddy Meiway, Irene Logan, Efya, Osibisa Band and many others.
Below is the full list of winners on the night:
Media Excellence Award – Fadda Dickson (Despite Group of Companies)
Fashion Designer of The Year – Abrantie The Gentleman
Men’s Group of The Year – Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship International Ghana
Man of the year Communications – Seth Kwame Boakye
First Special Recognition Award – Dr. Nii Kotei (CEO of Group Ideal)
Lifetime Achievement Award – Sir Sam Jonah (CEO Jonah Capital)
Third Special Recognition Award – Mr Daniel McCauley (MacDan Group of Companies)
Man of The Year Style Award (Most Fashionable Man of The Year) – Kofi Okyere Darko
Man of Courage Award – Dr. Henry Seidu
Man of The Year Entertainment – Joe Mettle
African Young Achiever Award – Mr Adebola William
Man of the Year Africa Award – Mr Tony Elumelu
African Entertainment Legends Award Winners – Freddy Maiwey & Osibisa
Stateman Leadership Award – H.E. John Agyekum Kuffuor (Former President of Ghana)
Sports Legend Award – Abedi Pele
Ultimate Woman of The Year – Dr. Mrs. Ellen Hagan
Ultimate Man of the Year Award – Dr Kwabena Duffour
The 2016 event saw renowned Ghanaian businessman and politician, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom adjudged the Ultimate Man of the Year.