Ghanaian High-life musician, Obiba Sly Collins Nsiah was honored at 5th edition of the International African Achievers Awards last Saturday, October 17 2015 at the Airport West Hotel in Accra, themed ‘Accra Mega Awards’.
The outstanding musician and a businessman, Obiba Sly Collins, received an honorary award in a category, Great African Patriotic Achiever Merit for Transparency and Accountability alongside other Ghanaians like Alhaji Faisal Nero, business guru, Hon. Abigail Elorm Mensah, aspiring MP for Fanti Wali and T’Best Ghana (Jabah Hair Cream and T’Best fruit juice) With 32 Years and Still Going Strong in the music industry, Sly is well noted for his dedication to doing patriotic songs.
According to Sly “As a school dropout who has spent Over 20 years on the street, If I have made it through positive means, the youth of today have no reasons to complain that they can’t make it, it is time we stop putting our hopes and lives in the hands of politicians because no politicians can help us” He advised in an interview.
With 5 albums to his credit, he said that, he was fully motivated to start the music by Nigerian musicians when he was in Nigeria and was convinced to join various bands till he decided to form his own band.
The awards which was organized by the African update International Magazine (the pride of African), Nelson Mandela International Foundation and Kweku vides, aimed at honoring prestigious persons in Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa) with categories including most outstanding deputy governor in west Africa, outstanding security personnel, outstanding academician, outstanding captain of industries, outstanding local government chairmen in west Africa.