Ghana Music Awards USA Comes Off October 10 – Here Are The Nominees

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Sarkodie and Shatta Wale
Sarkodie and Shatta Wale

This year’s Ghana Music Awards USA will be held on October 10.

It will be a celebration of Ghanaian musicians who work and live in both Ghana and America.

  • Medikal, Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Kofi Kinaata, Fameye, Diana Hamilton and Samini are up for Artiste of Year Award.

Below are the nominees for all the categories:

New Artist of the Year

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

Gospel Artist of the Year

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

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Akwaboah – ‘Gansta Love’
  • KiDi – ‘Sugar Daddy’
  • King Promise – ‘Bra’
  • Nacee – ‘Mpaebo’
  • Kuami Eugene – ‘Ohema’
  • 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 

Hiplife 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 Ne Ba’ – Kawoula Biov ft. Patapaa
  • ‘Bad Energy’ – Guru ft Kwesi Swat

 Best Collaboration

  • ‘Amanfuor Girls’ – Quamina MP ft. Medikal
  • ‘Dondo (Remix)’ – Kwaw Kese ft. Skonti, Sarkodie, Medikal and Mr. Eazi
  • ‘Saara’ – Sarkodie ft. Efya
  • ‘Ololo’ – Stonebwoy ft. Teni
  • ‘Weather’ – Sista Afia ft. Medikal and 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 of the Year

  • 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 Artist of the Year

  • KiDi
  • Dada Hafco
  • Kuami Eugene
  • Eshun
  • Kofi Kinaata
  • King Promise
  • Akwaboah
  • Adina

Hiplife/Hip Hop Artist of the Year

  • Medikal
  • Sarkodie
  • Fameye
  • Quamina Mp
  • Kwesi Arthur
  • Dope Nation
  • Kwaw Kese
  • Manifest

 Artist of the Year

  • Medikal
  • Sarkodie
  • Shatta Wale
  • Stonebwoy
  • Kofi Kinaata
  • Fameye
  • Diana Hamilton
  • Samini

Most Popular Song of the Year

  • ‘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 and Fella Makafui
  • ‘Davi Ne Ba’ – Kawoula Biov ft. Patapaa
  • ‘Zanku’ – Dope Nation
  • ‘Toto Remix’ – Edem ft. Davido
  • ‘Stevie Wonder’ – Wendy Shay ft. Shatta Wale

Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

  • ‘Me Mpaebo’ – Ras Kuuku
  • ‘Tuff Seed’ – Stonebwoy
  • ‘Aye Halfcast’ – Shatta Wale
  • ‘Poverty’ – J Derobie
  • ‘Reggae’ – Article Wan
  • ‘Obra’ – Samini 

Reggae/Dancehall Artist of the Year

  • 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 of the Year

  • Wiyaala
  • King Ayisoba
  • Sherifa Gunu
  • Big Gad
  • Afro Moses

Best African Act

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

US-based Uncovered Artist 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

 US-based Afropop 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 Artist of the Year

  • Kwesoul
  • Archipalago
  • Slymboy
  • Millicent Yankey
  • Nana NYC
  • Yesubi
  • Yun Kobe
  • Herty Corgie

Best US-Based Afropop Artist of the Year

  • 2Shy
  • Ohene Ntow
  • Archipalago
  • Kwesoul
  • Nee Oseye Ade Leke
  • Quayku Dsoul
  • KayKay Amponsah
  • Freddy X
  • Slymboy
  • Natty Bee
  • Verses Burner

 US-based 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. SP Kofi
  • ‘Sarpong’
  • ‘Yahweh’ – Herty Corgie

US-based Gospel Artist of the Year

  • Millcent 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

  • DJ Zag – Ohio
  • DJ Sabato – Virginia
  • DJ RB Nice – New York
  • DJ Frankie – Atlanta, Georgia
  • DJ A1 – Philadelphia
  • DJ Wyse – Worcester, MA
  • DJ G’Nyce – Bronx, NY

Emerging Act of the Year

  • Sherry Boss
  • Shay D
  • Abochi
  • Queen Haizel
  • Lyzzy Bae
  • Erny
  • Amaru Wan
  • Jodiba
  • Ssue

The Ghana Music Awards USA is organized by Dons Music Production and GEM Multimedia Ghana Limited.

Source: Kuulpeeps.com

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