This was confirmed at a press briefing held by the LAKE Productions Company, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, RUGGED and AYV. The press conference was held in the conference room of the Ministry of Tourism.
LAKE and partners decided to change the initial date of 23rd to 24th December in order to align with President Julius Maada Bio’s calendar of events in order for the president to grace the occasion.
The climax of the press briefing was the display of the customized 100% gold NEA award, weighing at least 10kg, by Memunatu Pratt, Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.
In the meantime, it was disclosed that voting for the various 2018 NEA nominees has already started and voters can nominate their favorites using Orange short code 429.