Ghana Music Awards USA unveil nominees

Ghana Music Awards USA unveil nominees

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 life line 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 earliar.

The list of nominees are as follows:

FINAL NOMINEES LIST 2020

  1. NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
    Fameye
    Sefa
    Kofi Mole
    Fantana
    MOG music
    Kawoula Biov
    Iona
    J.Derobie
    Lord Paper
  2. GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
    Celestine Donkor
    Ceccy Twum
    SP Kofi Sarpong
    Joyce Blessing
    Akesse Brempong
    Diana Hamilton
    Joe Mettle
  3. MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
    Akwaboah – Gansta love Kidi – Sugar Daddy
    King Promise – Bra Nacee- Mpaebo
    Kuami Eugene – Ohema Kojo Antwi – Bra
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. GROUP OF THE YEAR
    Dope Nation R2Bees
    Bethel Revival Choir Keche
    La Meme Gang
  9. 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
  10. HIGHLIFE ARTISTE
    Kidi
    Dada Hafco Kuami Eugene Eshun
    Kofi Kinaata King Promise Akwaboah Adina
  11. HIP LIFE/HIP HOP ARTISTE
    Medikal Sarkodie Fameye Quamina Mp Kwesi Arthur Dope Nation Kwaw kesse Manifest
  12. ARTIST OF THE YEAR
    Medikal Sarkodie Shatta Wale Stonebwoy Kofi Kinaata Fameye
    Diana Hamilton Samini
  13. 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

  1. REGGAE/DANCEHALLSONG
    Me Mpaebo – Ras Kuuku Tuff Seed – Stonebwoy Aye Halfcast – Shatta Wale Poverty – J Derobie Reggae – Article wan
    Obra – Samini
  2. REGGAE/DANCEHALLARTISTE
    Stonebwoy Shatta Wale Epixode
    Ras Kuuku Samini
  3. 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

  1. 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
  2. GHANAIAN TRADITIONAL AND CULTURAL ACT
    Wiyaala
    King Ayisoba Sherifa Gunu Big Gad
    Afro Moses
  3. BESTAFRICANACT
    Burna Boy Diamond Platinum Cassper Nyovest Davido
    Wizkid
    Mr. Eazi Rudebwoy
    Afro B
  4. US Based Uncovered Artiste of the Year
    Fresh Naro Freddy Spirit Ralphy Vies Myra Kay Jayhover Clem Biney Jamin Beats Dem Tinz Kinyanki
    Toni Amani Ms. Kumi Yung Theoryy
  5. 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
  6. US Based Artiste of the Year
    Kwesoul Archipalago Slymboy Millicent Yankey Nana NYC Yesubi
    Yun Kobe Herty Corgie
  7. Best US Based Afro Pop Artiste
    2Shy
    Ohene Ntow Archipalago Kwesoul
    Nee Oseye Ade Leke Quayku Dsoul KayKay Amponsah Freddy X
    Slymboy
    Natty Bee
    Verses Burner
  8. US Based Best Gospel Song of the Year
    Hwan Koraa – Millicent Yankey Nkunim – Melody Frempong
    My Gratitude – Humphrey Tettey Jehova Maozi – Stella Addo
    Ololufemi (My Darling) – Fletcher Narh Amen – Kwesoul
    Miracle Working God – Minister Ike ft. S.P Kofi Sarpong
    Yahweh – Herty Corgie
  9. US Based Gospel Artiste of the Year
    Millcent Yankey Melody Frempong Humphrey Tettey Esther Afua Yirenkyi Stella Addo
    Fletcher Narh Minister Ike Fritz Oakley Herty Corgie
  10. 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
  11. EMERGING ACT OF THE YEAR
    Sherry Boss Shay D Abochi Queen Haizel Lyzzy Bae Erny
    Amaru Wan Jodiba
    Ssue

Source: Elorm Kojo Ntumy, Contributor

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