BY now, it should be clear to the public that Prince Mackay, the initiator of the Radio and Television Personality Awards (RTP), is a strong man.
It is only someone with mental strength like him who will be able to deal with the barrage of criticism and still soldier on.
Since Prince Mackay, CEO of Big Events Ghana, started organising the RTP Awards, he has been much maligned with critics pointing to his lack of transparency and sometimes bad organisation skills to discredit him and his awards scheme which recognises excellence in the radio and TV industry.
However, he says he remains determined to make the awards thrive no matter the criticisms he faces.
According to Mackay, every awards scheme comes with its challenges and RTP will not be the first nor the last.
"The criticism by the public won’t deter me from organising the Awards because I know I am doing a service to the nation,” he told Graphic Showbiz at the launch of the 8th edition of the event which took place at the Holiday Inn on Friday, August 3.
According to Prince Mackay, there hasn't ever been a day where he has thought of not organising the awards because of the negativity.
“If I wanted to pay attention to what Ghanaians are saying about the awards I might have probably ended it by now but we are in the eighth year and it keeps growing stronger and stronger. We have a lot of sponsors and that should tell you my outfit is doing a great job,” he said.
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This year’s edition of the RTP Awards is scheduled to take place on October 6 at the Accra International Conference Centre and Prince Mackay has promised a great show.
“We are going all out to do a great show come October 6. We have invited great musicians to perform on the day,” he added.
Radio and Television personalities competing for the ultimate award which is the RTP Personality of the Year include Nana Aba Anamoah—GHOne TV, Stacy Amoateng—Platinum Network, Nana Yaw Sarfo—Vision 1 FM, Patrick Osei Agyeman (Countryman Songo)—Adom TV and Bernard Avle—Citi FM.