Ghana Music Awards USA Unveils Nominees

Ghana Music Awards USA Unveils Nominees

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It was a night of glitz and glamour as nominees for the maiden edition of the Ghana Music Awards-USA were unveiled on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

The event which was streamed live on Kofi TV to over 25,000 viewers from all over the globe saw performances from some of the biggest artistes in Ghana and the USA including Wendy Shay, Rudy Plus (formally of lifeline family) Qwaachi, SP Kofi Sarpong and Article Wan. Comedian DKB and TV/ radio personality KMJ hosted the event.

In an interview, Dennis Boafo, CEO of Don Music Production and GMA-USA said “Our sincere gratitude to the team that made it possible. We have accomplished the second phase of the project and we hope to finish the next phase, the awards night by November. All we are waiting for now is government easing restrictions on social gatherings, he said.

The communication director of GMA-USA, Kusi Mensah Capito during a live interview on Zoom also said the maiden edition of the awards scheme is likely to take place during the Thanksgiving weekend in November or possibly earlier.

The list of nominees is as follows:

NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Fameye
Sefa
Kofi Mole 
Fantana 
MOG music 
Kawoula Biov 
Iona 
J.Derobie 
Lord Paper

GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Celestine Donkor
Ceccy Twum
SP Kofi Sarpong 
Joyce Blessing 
Akesse Brempong 
Diana Hamilton
Joe Mettle

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Akwaboah – Gansta love 
Kidi – Sugar Daddy
King Promise – Bra 
Nacee- Mpaebo
Kuami Eugene – Ohemaa
Kojo Antwi – Bra

HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR

Our Story – Dada Hafco ft. Fameye 
Ohemaa – Kuami Eugene ft. Kidi 
Things Fall Apart – Kofi Kinaata 
Melissa – Shatta Wale
Sika – Adina
Bra – King Promise 
Moonlight – Bless 
Saara – Sarkodie ft. Efya

HIP LIFE SONG OF THE YEAR

Amanfuor Girls – Quamina MP ft. Medikal 
Oofeetso – Sarkodie ft. Prince Bright
Weather – Sista Afia ft. Medikal & Quamina MP 
Zanku – Dope Nation
Nothing I Get – Fameye
Davi neba – Kawoula Biov ft. Patapaa 
Bad Energy – Guru ft Kwesi Swat

BEST COLLABORATION

Amanfuor girls – Quamina MP ft. Medikal 
Dondo (remix) – kwaw Kese ft. Skonki, Sarkodie, Medikal, Mr. Eazi
Saara – Sarkodie ft. Efya
Ololo – Stonebwoy ft. Teni
Weather- Sista Afia ft Medikal & Quamina MP 
Stevie Wonder – Wendy Shay ft. Shatta Wale 
Mea – Kelvyn Boy ft. Joey B
Nobody – Kwesi Arthur ft. Mr. Eazi
Omo Ada – Medikal ft. Fella Makafui and Shatta Wale

GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR

W’asem – Diana Hamilton
Agbebolo- Celestine Donkor ft Nhyiraba Gideon 
Repent- Joyce Blessing
Di wo hene – Ceccy Twum ft Joe Mettle 
Mpaebo – Nacee
Aseda Kesie- Piesie Esther
Crazy Love remix- Akesse Brempong ft Bernard Franklyn
Yawo – Bethel Revival choir
Mehia wo Jesu – Joe Mettle

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Dope Nation 
R2Bees
Bethel Revival Choir 
Keche
La Meme Gang

FEMALE VOCALIST

Efya – Saara
Joyce Blessing – Adam Nana
eShun- Handcuff
Ceccy Twum – Di Wo Hene
Diana Hamilton – Nsenkyerene Nyankopon 
Celestine Donkor – Agbebolo
Sista Afia – Broken Heart

HIGHLIFE ARTISTE

Kidi
Dada Hafco 
Kuami Eugene 
Eshun
Kofi Kinaata 
King Promise 
Akwaboah 
Adina

HIP LIFE/HIP HOP ARTISTE

Medikal 
Sarkodie 
Fameye 
Quamina Mp 
Kwesi Arthur 
Dope Nation 
Kwaw kesse 
Manifest

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Medikal 
Sarkodie 
Shatta Wale 
Stonebwoy 
Kofi Kinaata 
Fameye
Diana Hamilton 
Samini

MOST POPULAR SONG

Oofeetso – Sarkodie ft. Prince Bright 
Things Fall Apart – Kofi Kinaata 
W’asem – Diana Hamilton
Melissa – Shatta Wale
Shugah – Stonebwoy ft. Beenie Man 
Nothing I Get – Fameye
Omo Ada (remix) – Medikal ft. Shatta Wale, Fella Makafui
Davi neba – Kawoula Biov ft. Patapaa
Zanku – Dope Nation
Toto rmx – Edem Ft. Davido
Stevie Wonder – Wendy Shay ft. Shatta Wale

REGGAE/DANCEHALLSONG

Me Mpaebo – Ras Kuuku 
Tuff Seed – Stonebwoy 
Aye Halfcast – Shatta Wale 
Poverty – J Derobie 
Reggae – Article wan
Obra – Samini

REGGAE/DANCEHALL ARTISTE

Stonebwoy 
Shatta Wale 
Epixode
Ras Kuuku 
Samini

RAPPER OF THE YEAR

Medikal – Higher
Sarkodie – Legend 
Strongman – Ups and Downs
Manifest – Ups and Downs
Flowking Stone – Let them know 
Teephlow – God’s own
Eno Barony – Voice of Truth
Kwesi Arthur – New York State of mind

MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

DDT – Our Story – Dada Hafco ft Fameye 
Da Maker – Melissa – Shatta Wale
MOG – Oofeetso- Sarkodie
B2- Nothing I get – Fameye
Nacee- Mpaebo – Nacee

GHANAIAN TRADITIONAL AND CULTURAL ACT

Wiyaala
King Ayisoba 
Sherifa Gunu 
Big Gad
Afro Moses

BEST AFRICAN ACT

Burna Boy 
Diamond Platinum 
Cassper Nyovest 
Davido
Wizkid
Mr. Eazi 
Rudebwoy
Afro B

US-based Afro-pop song of the Year

Bad Rmx – Yun Kobe ft. Fameye
3y3 d3 – Yaw Morocco
Obaa – Archipalago
Mempena – Kwesoul
Waist – Slymboy
Piesie – Myra Kay
Oforiwaa – Quayku Dsoul
Story – KayKay Amponsah ft. Clemento Suarez 
Forgetti – Freddy X
Forever – Kobe Nyce
Maa Adwoa – Yung Theorry ft. Paul Noun

US-based Gospel Artiste of the Year

Millicent Yankey 
Melody Frempong 
Humphrey Tettey 
Esther Afua Yirenkyi 
Stella Addo
Fletcher Narh 
Minister Ike 
Fritz Oakley 
Herty Corgie

US-based Best DJ of the Year

D.J Zag – Ohio
D.J Sabato – Virginia
D.J RB Nice – New York
D.J Frankie – Atlanta Georgia 
D.J A1 – Philadelphia
D.J Wyse – Worcester MA 
D.J G’Nyce – Bronx NY

Source: Elorm Kojo Ntumy

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