Abuja will today play host to guest for the Glo CAF Awards 2015. The annual award, sponsored by next generation telecommunication network, Globacom would be a gathering of top football celebrities and government officials across Africa at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, Nigeria.
Top sports administrators and government functionaries from different parts of the world have arrived Abuja for the ceremony which would be presided over by the acting President of FIFA and President of Confederation of African Football, Alhaji Isa Hayatou.
Over 100 press men from across the globe would be covering the 2015 GLO-CAF Awards, an annual soccer event which celebrates the best of football players of African extraction.
In the African Player of the Year Award category, the top three players are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon and Borrussia Dortmund of Germany, four-time African Player of the Year, Yaya Toure of Cote d’Ivoire and Manchester City, and Andrew Ayew of Ghana and Swansea City FC are the top three nominees in the Africa-based ‘Player of the Year’ Award.
Top acts expected to entertain guests and VIP’s at event include singing sensation, Salif Keita, an afro-pop singer cum songwriter from Mali, who was rated highly because of his reputation as the “Golden Voice of Africa”,Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a South African male choral group that sings in the vocal styles of isicathamiya and mbube. Awilo Longomba, a Congolese musician who was a drummer in Viva la Musica, Stukas, Nouvelle Generation, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr popularly known by his stage name Shatta Wale, a Ghanaian born producer and reggae-dancehall musician. Ahmed Soultan, a Moroccan singer artist, considered as one of the leaders of the “Nayda” (new urban Moroccan scene) and Sammie Leigh Bush Jr. known professionally by the mononym Sammie, an American R&B singer best known for his hit, “I Like It”.
Some of the biggest stars in Nigeria have been lined up to also light up the evening. They include the wave-making hip-hop super star, Dapo Oyebanji, a multi-talented and award Nigerian songwriter and performer, Mavin records’ prince and princess, Korede Bello and Hadiza Blell popularly known as Di’ja, alternative soul singer, Bez Idakula, one of Nigeria’s most prominent female singers Omawumi, Ego ‘sweet voice’ Ogbaro and master guitarist and legendary King of Juju Music, Sunny Ade.