The Radio and Television Personality (RTP) Awards, since its inception a decade ago, has nominated and awarded deserving, hardworking personalities within the Ghanaian media space, and this year’s edition was no exception.
The event, which came off on Saturday (7 November 2020) at the luxurious Kempinski, Gold Coast City, in the heart of Accra, was emceed by TV Africa’s Roselyn Feli and Elvis Crystal, host of Asaase Radio’s “Rush Hour.”
Crystal, who was a winner last year, and a nominee this year for the RTP Late Afternoon Show Host of the Year category, said before the event that he was “delighted that the RTP Academy chose me to be the host” and he looked forward to an “exciting night.”
Style and Swag
The black-tie event started with a red carpet roll out by Crystal, Feli and KMJ, which was graced by personalities like Fadda Dickson, Stacy Amoateng and Dr. Chief Crystal-Djirackor of Crystal TV, who nailed it on the floor with their fancy outfits.
Crystal, who is noted for his keen sense of style, would not be left out. He was “dripping” as always in his sleek black suit and crisp white shirt, which he beautifully accessorised with a bow tie and a well-chosen African cap.
“A memory of sorts”
Together, he and his co-host kept the event lively and entertaining. When he was challenged to a dance battle, the versatile radio show host rose to the occasion, mesmerising the attendees with some old-school dance moves, including the famous Michael Jackson moon-walk, electric slide, and running man.
Speaking to Asaaseradio.com on why he decided to go with the old-school vibe, Crystal said: “I just love to be different and I know we have the latest dance moves, where they play the latest songs and everybody is just jumping to it, but it’s not different, it’s not a thing that you look forward to; it doesn’t spark off the place.”
He noted that he “needed to share a memory of some sorts because I had seen a lot of old folks at the auditorium on the night, and it would be great to give them something relatable.”
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Nana Ama McBrown and Akumaa Mama Zimbi were among the night’s award recipients with Stacy Amoateng winning the RTP Personality of the Year award and Nathan Kwabena Anokye-Adisi, popularly called Bola Ray, and Kwame Sefa Kayi, tying for the Personality of the Decade award.
The audience were treated to a compelling performance from gospel rap artiste KobbySalm and nostalgic performances from Praye and Ex-Doe.
“Losing is part of the success journey”
Crystal, who believes that “winning sometimes and losing sometimes is all part of the equation” thanked his supporters and “all who love the Elvis Crystal guy,” despite losing out on his category.
“If we make losses, we appreciate winning; and that’s the way it goes. Losing is part of the success journey. It is part of the growth strategy. I don’t think you see persons who are champions and they’ve never lost before.
“You don’t remain a champion by not losing, you remain a champion by never giving up and never quitting,” Crystal said.
He also congratulated Abeiku Santana of Okay FM “for winning the category this year,” adding, “2021 is another year, we look forward to it, we’re not giving up, more vim, don’t lose the vibe, stay frosty.”
Listen to Rush Hour with Elvis Crystal on Asaase Radio 99.5, from 3 to 7pm on weekdays.
Nana Abena Boakye-Boateng
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