Copo Awards Is Now; Comedy Excellence Awards And Poetry Excellence Awards.

Its official as the ever popular and most credible scheme for Comedy and Poetry, known as Comedy & Poetry Awards (COPOAWARDS) is now COMEDY EXCELLENCE AWARDS and POETRY EXCELLENCE AWARDS respectively, paying attention to the two industries separately.

Entering the fourth edition of the scheme, the organizers and board of the scheme declared the need to split the two industries, Comedy and Poetry so as to give the needed attention to these creative platforms to grow in full strength.

The COPO Awards scheme begun in 2020 by merging both Comedy & Poetry as they were two industries that needed much attention in the creative space. The focus was to pushing both to attain its relevance in the entertainment sector of Ghana. Truth be told, this vision has been worth it as the needed attention is been given to the Comedy and Poetry Industry.

On Friday, 29th September, Creative Republic, the organizer of the Comedy & Poetry Awards announced the official split of the two Industries, giving it new names and a new phase. The Comedy & Poetry Awards is now officially called; COMEDY EXCELLENCE AWARDS and POETRY EXCELLENCE AWARDS respectively at a short ceremony at the Shades Lounge in Osu, Accra.

Speaking at the event, the Creative Director of the scheme Dennis Boateng said the name change was necessary because Poetry and Comedy are two different things and must both be given a special attention. He said, “Comedy is a huge space as well as Poetry so it was needful we separate it and give it a different name. Dates for both events will be communicated soon. This is the fourth edition of the event and even though we don’t have a title sponsor yet the passion urges us on.

“The plaque for the awards scheme will also change to give it a different feel” he said