The Ecclesiastical Bishop Leaders Conference of Africa (EBLCA), an affiliate of the Kayiwa International University, Uganda has conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree on Legendary Ghanaian gospel artiste, Yaw Sarpong.
The colourful event held in Accra on Saturday, September 23, saw Mr Sarpong, who is celebrating 40 years of a blissful music career decorated with the title for his invaluable contributions to the development of gospel music in the country.
The Asomafo Band, was also presented with a plaque in recognition of its support to the gospel music icon.
Other personalities were honoured with the African Humanitarian Award for excelling in various fields of human endeavour.
Mr Oheneba Ntim-Barimah, an advocate of African medicine, won the award on health and community service, while Ms Elizabeth Akua Patterson was also celebrated for her role in girl-child education.
The Queen of the Mankesim Paramountcy in the Eastern Region, Nana Amazing Amissah-Arthur III, and a Development Chief of Tamale, Naa Gregory Arthur, each received a humanitarian award for contributing to development of chieftaincy and culture.
Lady Rev. Dr Abena Tay won the award on leadership, while the President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Mr Bice Osei Kufuor, won the music category.
The media personality award was presented to the General Manager of Unique FM, Mr Ebenezer Ogyawu.
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