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Entertainment of Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Source: todaygh.com

MTN Shortz winners receive cash prizes

Lost, a video by Jehoshaphat Kwame Agbee was the Overall Best Video in the MTN Shortz Challenge, an MTN Ghana initiative to help creative minds monetise their creativity.

He took home GHC5,000 at a colourful ceremony that award other winners of the challenge at the MTN House, Ridge-Accra.

The initiative, which was launched in Ghana on the 8th August, 2018 had nominees who entered the competition with short video contents which included comedy, podcasts, animations, games and films.

The Kafui Danku, Nabil and Edem Kumordzi panel after scrutinising all the 367 entries received submitted a list of winners to the organisers.

Though the selection process was tedious, the panel delivered on their mandate.

Winners of the remaining categories are to receive a GHC6,000 each.

Receiving his prize, Jehoshaphat Kwame Agbee admonished Ghanaian youth to be creative, innovative and be ready to seize opportunities as and when they come.

Speaking at the event, Senior Manager, Products, Services and Marketing at MTN Ghana, Bless Sefenu Agordjo, expressed delight at the huge response after the challenge was launched.

He noted that the MTN Shortz is a platform designed to empower customers digitally and serve as a reference point for them to access short video content like comedy, animation, podcast, games and films.

Mr Agordjo said they also held workshops during the challenge to help content developers acquire the needed skills to produce competitive videos that can sell in the global space.

He congratulated all the winners for taking up the challenge to showcase their creativity.

“All the winning videos will be uploaded on the MTN Shortz portal to enable interested persons download,” Mr Agordjo added.

He urged all persons with creative abilities and talents to take advantage of the digital space, to be innovative, showcase their good work and make money.

MTN Ghana after awarding the deserving content creators pulled up a surprise by adding a GHC1000 each to the already stated amount.

Winners couldn’t hide their excitement as they readied their MTN Mobile money accounts for the transfer.

The rest of the winners included Best games category, which went to Mosquito Defense by Kwaku Tabiri.

Below are the rest of the winners:

Games Category – Mosquito

Podcast – Don’t be shy by Lady M

Best Animation – Child Trafficking by Barry Issah

Most Funny Video Category – Audition by DNA Multimedia

Most Trending on Social Media category – Respiration a street quiz by GHBuzz.