Ghanaian actor, Akwasi Boadi popularly known in Akan-speaking-movies as Akrobeto, has expressed his profound gratitude to the organisers of the Entertainment Achievement Awards for winning the ultimate prize at the maiden edition.
He was also thankful to the Chief Executive Officer of Despite Media and his fans for supporting him in his career.
“I thank the organisers of the awards. You’ve pushed me to this level. I also thank my fans for supporting me all these years. I am grateful to everyone who has directed my movies before. I am also thankful to Osei Kwame Despite and my managers and Apostle Kwadwo Safo for picking me up when I was young and giving me a career in acting,” he said.
Akrobeto won the overall Entertainment Personality of the Year award at the maiden edition of the Entertainment Achievement Awards held on Saturday, March 27, 2021.
He contested with other showbiz personalities such as actress and television host Nana Ama McBrown, comic actor Clemento Suarez, dancehall artistes Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, rapper Sarkodie and highlife artiste, Kuami Eugene.
He is one of the few Kumawood actors who have stayed relevant in spite of the lull in the movie circles.
His show on UTV, the ‘Real News’, is one that has been widely accepted.
What makes Akrobeto quite unique from his peers is the spontaneity with which he tackles his acts.
Last year was an incredible year for the Ghanaian comedian/actor, having been featured prominently in the international sports media.
The 58-year-old got attention from Bundesliga club, Bayer Leverkusen, Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta and a host of other television platforms in Spain culled his work.
Former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra referred to Akrobeto as N’golo Kante’s (Chelsea player) uncle.
Other winners were; Peace Adzo, Best Author of the year, and Clemento Suarez, who won the comic actor of the year award.
The legendary Agya Koo Nimo was given an honorary award.
The awards event was held to celebrate entertainers and entertainment industry players who have distinguished themselves in the practice of their art throughout last year, 2020.
There were performances from Okyeame Kwame, Tulenkey, Kweku Flick, Kofi Jamar, and Abiana.
Other musical talents such as Camidoh, Irene Logan, Legon Palmwine Band and Poetra Asantewaa swept the audience off their feet.
The hosts for the event were AJ Sarpong and Kwaku David of Citi FM and Citi TV.
The maiden edition of Entertainment Achievement Awards was powered by Citi FM, Citi TV, and sponsored by Good Day Energy Drink.