‘Bola Ray’ came first on the list with other entertainment giants also making appearances on the top 20 chart. The chart was compiled by the Shine Publications survey team made up of University graduates with help from other research scholars from notable tertiary institutions. The chart seeks to differentiate ‘popularity’ from ‘influence’.
The Chief Executive Office of EiB Network, Kwabena Adisi also known as ‘Bola Ray’ has been crowned the Most Influential Entertainment Personality in Ghana for 2018. He received this award at a surprise visit made by some representatives of Shine Publications; the organizers of the awards scheme, after his radio show at Starr FM in Accra yesterday.
The Managing Director of Shine Publications, Jerry Wonder, said that the initiative was necessary as these powerful entertainment personalities can help in positively shaping the society. “Bola Ray has been a thriving force in the Ghanaian entertainment Industry. His concept, ‘Ghana Meets Naija’, has grown into a ‘tool’ that is continually uniting cultures. He, indeed is a brand that must be encouraged for others to follow; especially in recent times when young acts are more focused on acquiring wealth only rather than merging their ambitions with positive societal impacts”, he explained.