Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, others earn 2018 Ghana Music Awards South Africa – SEE FULL LIST

Nominations for the 2018 Ghana Music Awards South Africa have been released.

Leading with the highest nominations is “One Corner” hit maker Patapaa Amisty with nine(9) nods.

The maiden edition of the Awards scheme comes off on November 3, 2018 in Pretoria, South-Africa

Below is the full Nominees of the maiden edition:

Ghana Music Awards South Africa

1 * GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

JOYCE BLESSING

GIFTY OSEI

JOE METTLE

PATIENCE NYARKO

CELESTINE DONKOR

PRINCESS ROY

MAAME SERWAH

SONNIE BADU

OHEMAA MERCY

2 * PROMISING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

KOO KYIE

MACCASIO
KAY 9ICE
EFE KEYZ
WAKILI
DEM TINZ
XYLO
DHAT GYAL
AMERADO
CITIZEN WELKINS

KASIEBO
ADI GOVNOR
BRAYN THE MENSAH
ICONZY FIACK
DZIDU

3 * NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

KIDI

KING PROMISE

KWESI ARTHUR

KUAMI EUGENE

WENDY SHAY

B4 BONAH

KELVIN BOY

PATAPAA

ESHUN

4 * BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR

VVIP

REGGIE AND BOLLIE

R2BEES

KECHE

EEIINATION

WUTAH

GALAXY

5 * HIP-LIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

KOFI KINAATA

CAPTAIN PLANET

KWESI ARTHUR

YAA PONO

PATAPAA

NII FUNNY

GASMILLA

QUATA BUDUKUSU

NERO X

6 * BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR

SARKODIE

ENO BARONY

YAA PONO

TEEPHLOW

QUATA BUDUKUSU

MANIFEST

MEDIKAL

STRONGMAN BURNER

7 * BEST DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ VYRUSKY

DJ BLACK

DJ SWITCH

DJ CHAMPAGNE

DJ EXTRA

DJ NYCE

DJ MAXTA PRIME

ANDY DOSTY

DJ WOBETE

8 * BEST MUSIC JOURNALIST / BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

KWAME DADZIE

EBENEZER DONKOR

AMEYAW DEBRAH

ATTRACTIVE MUSTAPHA

ZION FELIX

DAVID MAWULI

CHRIS HANDLER

NII ATAKORA MENSAH

JONATHAN NII LARYEA

9 * MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR

ANGELA / WISH ME WELL – KUAMI EUGENE

MAAME HW3 – EBONY

AKWAABA – MR. EAZI

OBI AGYE OBI GIRL  – CAPTAIN PLANET

GRIND DAY RMX – KWESI ARTHUR

SHATTA WALE – GRINGO

ONE CORNER – PATAPAA

THAT THING -ARTICLE ONE

10 * HIGH LIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

BISA KDEI

KUMI GUITAR

KUAMI EUGENE

KIDI

DADA HAFCO

K.K. FOSU

FATAU KEITA

11 * BEST MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

KING PROMISE

CHOIR MASTER

KIDI

KK FOSU

KUAMI EUGENE

LUTA

EPIXODE

MUGEEZ

12 * REGGAE / DANCE HALL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

STONEBWOY

EPIXODE

SAMINI

RUDEBWOY RANKING

BLAKK RASTA

SHATTA WALE

KELVIN BOY

MZVEE

13 * REGGAE / DANCE HALL SONG OF THE YEAR

SAMINI (MY OWN)

EPIXODE (KUTU)

STONEBWOY (BAWASABA)

SHATTA WALE (GRINGO)

EBONY (SPONSOR)

BLAKK RASTA (FLOWER IN THE SHOWER)

KAY DIZZLE (MURDER)

ESHUN (FA ME KOR)

RUDEBWOY RANKING (ORIGNAL RUDEBWOY)

14 * BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

YAA PONO X STONEBWOY (OBIAA WONI MASTER)

SAMINI X DEM TINZ (FAMA ME)

MR. EAZI FT PATAPAA (AKWAABA)

CAPTAIN PLANET X KOFI KINAATA (OBI AGYE OBI GIRL)

OBRAFOUR X SARKODIE (MOESHA)

SHATTA WALE X PATAPAA (BODI FI BODY)

PATAPAA X RAS CANN X MR. LOYALTY (ONE CORNER)

K.K FOSU X NEROI X (YENKODA)

KING PROMISE X MUGEEZ X SARKODIE (C.C TV)

ARTICLE WAN X PATAPAA (THAT THING)

DJ VYRUSKY FT SHATTA WALE AND KUAMI EUGENE ( ADWENFI)

15 * BEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

KING DEE (WUTAH – BRONYA)

MASTER GARZY (CAPTAIN PLANET – OBI AGY OBI GIRL)

PEEWEZEL (OSIKANI ABRANTIE – OBIA DON)

DATBEAT GOD (KIDI – ADIEPENA)

EYOH SOUNDBWOY (DEM TINZ – PRESSUER B3 FAWU)

EPHRIAM (KK FOSU – YENKODA)

GUILTYBEATZ (AKWAABA)

DANNY BEATZ (MEDEKUKU)

KILL BEAT (KING PROMISE – CCTV)

DR. RAY (FINAL SOLUTION – BLESSER)

TUBHANI MUZIK (STRONGMAN BURNER – MONSTER)

16 * BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

KING PROMISE (CCTV)

STRONGMAN BURNER (BABY GIRL)

QATA BUDUKUSU (GINGER)

FANLY (LIVE WIRE)

SHATTA WALE (GRINGO)

MANTSE AY (NYAME WATSE)

CITIZEN WELKINS (MY BABY)

KAY DIZZLE (MURDER)

YPEE (MEYE GUY RMX)

17 * ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

PATAPAA

SHATTA WALE

EBONY

STONEBWOY

KUAMI EUGENE

CATEGORIES FOR GHANA MUSIC AWARDS SOUTH AFRICA

1* NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

DOUPBOY LASKA

KAHPUN
KD BAKES

TYPHOON
AKU MERCY

2* BEST HI-LIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

DRUMPIPO

AKU MERCY
POLAMO
KD BAKES

DISKYBOY
DJEEY PHILL

3* BEST MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

DOUPBOY LASKA

STEVEN
NICHOLAS MENSAH
BEST MAN
BIG AFRO

4* BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

DOUPBOY LASKA

YINKS
POLAMO
DJEEY PHILL

5* GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR

DRUMPIPO (LOBOLA)

HALAL AFRICA (WOSO)
MOHADI (CASANDRA)
ADAMO (LERATO)

6* MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR

DOUPBOY LASKA

DRUMPIPO
AKU MERCY (OBI)
DO LIKE I DO (FINAL SOLUTON)

7* RAGGAE / DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR

DOUPBOY LASKA (NUN DEM READY)

HALAI AFRICA (FIRST LOVE)
ZION KING (BLACK CULTURE)
FLEXY (CRY FOR LIFE)

SHAKER PONZY (RIGHTEOUS)

8* SOUTH AFRICAN BASED MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

9PM

KD BAKES

YINKS
POLAMO

9* SOUTH AFRICAN BASED HIP-LIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

9PM

KD BAKES
POLAMO
YINKS
FINAL SOLUTION

10* SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ ELEMENTO

DJ LUTHA
DJ CRAKK
DJ SHADOW
DJEEY PHILL

11* SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

AKU MERCY X MEDOSKY (OBI)

POLAMO X DJ MAPHORISA X DJ BUCKS (SMTHING ABT U)

DJEEY PHILL X DJ LESH (LOBOLA)
ADAMO X DEM TINZ (KINGS AND QUEENS)
C-TEA X FINAL SOLUTION (YOUR STYLE)

12* SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST CULTURAL AND LIVE BAND GROUP OF THE YEAR

DRUM PIPO

RICHARD BENYARKO
SANKOFA BAND
AGROBESO CULTURAL GROUP
ROOT AFRICA BAND

13* SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

CASANDRA

DRUMPIPO
HALAI AFRICA
ROOT AFRICA BAND

14* SOUTH AFRICAN BASED BEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

C-TEA

POLAMO

FRE-D
RICHARD BENYARKO
DRUMPIPO

15* SOUTH AFRICAN BASED ARTIST OF THE YEAR

AKU MERCY

KD BAKES
POLAMO
RICHARD BENYARKO
YINKS
FINAL SOLUTION

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY FOR GHANA MUSIC AWARDS SOUTH AFRICA

1* BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT WEST AFRICA

PATORANKING

RUNTOWN
KISS DANIEL
TEKNO

2* BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT EAST AFRICA

JOSE CHAMELEON
NAVIO

EDDY KENZO
BEBE COOL
SHEEBA

3* BEST INTERNATION ACT SOUTHERN AFRICA

NC DREAD

D.J MAPHORISA
BABES WODUMO
LADY ZAMAR
WINKY D

Record labels in Ghana signing kid musicians not matured souls like me – Samini

Dancehall artiste Samini has said any notable Ghanaian record label signing artistes is primarily for ‘kids’ artistes.

In an interview with Kasapa Fm’s Kwame Bee on the ‘Di Wu Lane Mu’ show, the ‘My Own’ crooner confidently stated that any music entity with interest of signing him on to its label should have the requisite value.

According to him, he has invested so much resources and individually worked on his music career so will not agree to a deal that won’t benefit his brand as an artiste.

Though Samini indirectly referred to Zylofon Music, the Highgrade Family Boss praised the label for their great strides in the industry, something he never experienced during his heydays as a musician.

“There are some record deals you can’t say no to because I’ve built my brand single-handedly to this level… I’ve invested so much in this brand personally so if someone wants to partner with me, that person should have everything that it takes. I also think that a new label is doing very well when it comes to managing artistes in Ghana and that is unprecedented when I started as a musician. But such record labels are meant for the young artistes.” Samini told Kwame Bee

So far Zylofon Music has signed 6 artistes namely Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Becca, Joyce Blessing, Kumi Guitar and Obibini.

The label dwells in the creative arts industry with emphasis on producing international standards work and also give local artists platforms to expound on their talents.

SAMINI ON RECORD LABEL

Stonebwoy eager to collaborate with Obaapa Christy

Ghanaian Gospel musician, Obaapa Christy weeks ago expressed her interest to collaborate with Sarkodie and Stonebwoy for her new album.

Most Ghanaians are of the view that Stonebwoy and Sarkodie may not agree to Obaapa Christy’s offer.

However, Reggae dancehall artist has responded to Obaapa Christy’s utterance saying he’s ever ready to collaborate with her.

” I am so honoured and would want to sing with her because musicians need each other’s support to grow and serve the masses with good music,” Stonebwoy stated in an interview with SVTV AFRICA

The dancehall artiste who is currently on a world tour continued to say that he as a dancehall artiste isn’t preaching Satan or sin hence he has no reason to say no to Obaapa Christy.

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PHOTOS: Stonebwoy’s wife, Eli Kharis, Mama Zimbi, OTHERS @ Dzifa Gray & Friends event

The second edition of the Dzifa Gray and Friends Networking Event took place over the weekend on Saturday July 21, 2018 at Kikibees Restaurant/Lounge Bar with attendees describing it as inspiring, stimulating and fun.

They were welcomed to the program by the CEO of Dzifa Gray Creations, Ms Dzifa Gray. The goals of the event were for attendees:to learn from more experienced entrepreneurs and investors, build useful contacts and get ideas, and to help those who, one day in their life, might want to transition from the profit to the non-profit world. The attendees unanimously expressed that they were excited, motivated and inspired by what they experienced at the event.

Eli Kharis (left)

The second edition of the event which promised to be bigger and an improvement of the maiden edition lived up to its expectation  and had amazing speakers such as Madam Nana Yaa Serwaa Sarpong (Channel Manager, Joy Prime), Mr. Kwaku Asare Ofosuhene (Sales and Marketing Consultant), Mr. Peter Richie (Actor, Insurance Consultant, Ambassador-Graft Foundation, MD-Pegdkom Limited), Dr. Joyce Akumaa Dongotey-Padi (Akumaa Mama Zimbi) (Broadcast Journalist & Executive Director, Mama Zimbi Foundation (MZF), Mrs. Ethel A. Marfo (Founder, CEO Junior Shapers Africa), Mrs. Baisiwa Dowuona Hammond (TV Host/Founder & Chair – Pumpkins Foundation), Mr. Michael Mensa-Bonsu (CEO, RED Communications & Chief Editor Agoo Magazine), Mr. Samuel Anim Addo (CEO, Gyan Investments Ghana Limited), Dr. Louisa Satekla (Dental Surgeon, CEO of Denkyi African Sole, Humanitarian), Dr. Williams Anarfi Sarpong (CEO, WASK Group of Companies), Ms. Dorothy Amuah (CEO, Chic Optique& Founder Dorothy’s Hope Breast Cancer Foundation), Ms. Victoria Naa Shika Quaye (CEO, NaaViq Company Limited) and Ms. Zynab Ayesha Passah (Host of the A Show & Events Consultant/Planner, XYZ Events).

Baisiwa Dowuona Hammond

All guest speakers including some personalities such as Ms. Precious KyeiBonsu (Entrepreneur/Publisher & Editor In Chief, Treasure Kids Newspaper), Mr. Adeyemi  Adebayo Yemmeybaba (Celebrity Blogger/Online Writer, Eli Kharis (Broadcast Journalist, GHone TV-EIB Network), Mrs. Zenobia Akua  Arnumu (Trader)  andMr. Wisdom Edward Dzotsi (Civil Engineer, Events MC) were all presented with citations of honor in recognition of their outstanding dedication and professionalism in their various chosen fields of work.

The event had two sessions which was the morning session and the afternoon session with a special kids play zone area which was also created for parents to bring their kids and have fun. Vendor session was also created for businesses to make direct and connect with their customers.

Dzifa Gray

According to the CEO of Dzifa Gray Creations, Ms. Dzifa Gray “through this event attendees had the opportunity to market their businesses and themselves and best of all create connections with the people they met. This event was also all about mutual benefits. How could one offer a service or help another? There would be times when you might need help or advice, and you might want to have built a strong network. More importantly young entrepreneurs who get to attend this event get to learn from more experienced entrepreneurs and investors as well build useful contacts.”

Dr. Louisa Satekla

The event was organized by Dzifa Gray Creations, Smylz Multimedia in collaboration with Ghana Mompreneurs Club and was hosted by media personality and CEO of Dzifa Gray Creations, Ms. Dzifa Gray.

The event was proudly supported by Sonarya Fun Field, Flash Africa, Kare Products, Treasure Kids, NaaViq Company Limited, Mega Mac Stage Effects, Time Square Events, Fruit Daze, Agoo Magazine and Aya Ushering Service.

Do take the opportunity to participate in the next edition of “Dzifa Gray And Friends Networking Event” by following updates on the Instagram page @dzifagrayandfriends.

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Reggie Rockstone, Stonebwoy, Kwabena Kwabena featured in new Agoo Magazine edition

Music forms part of a people’s identity. For many, certain songs evoke nostalgic sentiments. The July issue of Agoo Magazine, pays homage to those who paved the way for the emergence of varied genres of Ghanaian music and chat to accomplished and budding artists who are at the forefront of this evolution —Reggie Rockstone; Kwabena Kwabena; Stonebwoy, and eclectic soundbird, Amaarae

It also features Steve Babaeko, who has built an enviable reputation in the Nigerian advertising and creative industry, as well as Alexander Amosu, about his mission to change the usual narrative on Africa from one of poverty to one of luxury.

Deceased former Vice President, Kwesi Amissah Arthur, is also remembered; his leadership and inspiring courage, as is South Africa’s Nelson Mandela, whose centenary anniversary is marked this month.

Copies of the July issue are available at Koala (Osu, Airport & Cantonments), selected Shell and Total shops, the mall pharmacy, Westlands Foods, Sonnidom Achimota, Medi Mart, First Choice, Evergreen in Tema, Kenzos in Cantonments.

Cover Credits: @reggierockstone711 @kbkbmuzic @stonebwoyb
Art Director: @kwesi_imbeah
Photography: @phloshop
Videography: @reeldiaries_
Styling: @kelvincentgh and @blossomwednesday
Designers: @yartelgh @abrantiethegentleman @maison_hardman @houseofdynari
Make-up: @lawrebabe_mua @just_sparkle_n_shine
Hair Stylist: @beautytechnicians
Location: Level 8

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Stonebwoy, King Promise, Kuami Eugene, OTHERS earn 2018 EMY Awards nominations

Nominations for the 2018 Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Africa Awards has been announced.

Kuami Eugene, King Promise, Stonebwoy and others will compete for honours in various categories. The awards celebrates exceptional and distinguished men in Africa who have excelled in their fields of endeavours.

The nominations announcement was hosted by Nathaniel Attoh.

Kuami Eugene, boxer Isaac Dogbe, King Promise, Kobby Blay and Alloysius Attah will compete for ‘Discovery of the Year’ award.

Nathaniel Attoh, Okyeame Kwame, Stephen Appiah, Harold Amenyah and Jake Obeng-Bediako battle for ‘Man of the Year Style’ category.

Stonebwoy will compete with comedian DKB, Kumawood actor Akrobeto, Comedian DKB, Playwright Latif Abubakar and movie producer Abdul Salam for ‘Men In Entertainment’ award.

A total of 24 awards are up for grab for people who have distinguished themselves and initiated steps to help in the development and progress of families, societies and the African region at large.

Joselyn Dumas, Selly Gally, Salma Mumin, KOD, Nana Adwoa Awindor and Big J Cartel of Praye fame are some of the public figures who attended the event.

The third edition of the awards will be held on August 18, 2018. The awards scheme is powered by Carbon Av and Exclusive Men’s Magazine.

Stonebwoy saddened by Ashaiman accident

Ghanaian artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla, stage name Stonebwoy, is sad about the gory accident that occurred yesterday, 26th July, 2018 at the Ashaiman Market, after a truck filled with cement ran into a crowd killing one and injuring several others.

In a post he made on his social media platform he said; “God is the author and finisher of our fate. But these deaths and accidents that leave us “disabled” is not from him! Let religion and superstition take some breath. Look what happened in my city Ashaiman. A loaded truck runs into market women at Ashaiman traffic. Killing some and leaving some wounded. Driver-: break failure. Does this really justify the killing and wounding of other people mothers and relatives? Wait but did the driver actually mean to Kill though”

The BET Award winner also threw light on the state of medical care in the country, which stated; “Not to even talk about ambulances that will get to the scene early enough to save some of the victims while they transport them to hospitals. Are there enough Beds in the hospitals to admit victims?”

Stonebwoy also urged Ghanaians to put enough input into making themselves better because they are the government and they alone can make themselves feel comfortable and save themselves in most situations.

The Zylofon signee also expressed his sadness over the accident.

The injured are currently receiving treatment at the Tema General Hospital. However, the remains of the deceased have been deposited at the morgue.

 

BY: Elikem Prince Akoenyenu.

Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Efya, R2Bees, OTHERS bag AFRIMM Awards nominations

The 5th Edition of one the Biggest African Music Awards in Diaspora, All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMMA) 2018 Awards & Music Festival is fast approaching and the announcement of the nominees list is set to crank up the anticipation. Over the past one year African music stars from around the over 52 countries in the continent has put out beautiful musical works  and the board of AFRIMMA after a thorough and excruciating screening process has come up with these nominees.

African musical heavyweights like Davido, Wizkid, Fally Ipupa, Diamond Platinum, Ali Kiba, Khaligraph Jones , Mr Eazi,  J Hus, Hiro all  earn nomination gongs for a brilliant and consistent year. While fresh talents like Ghana’s Kuami Eugene, Kenya’s Arrowboy, Uganda’s Ykee Benda, South Africa’s Tresor amongst others also earn their first Afrima Awards & Music Festival nomination. This year , AFRIMMA has decided to add another category to the awards show — (AFRIMMA ACHIEVERS AWARD). This category would be celebrating the feats of African stars in the fields of entertainment and sports.

AFRIMMA 2018 Awards & Music Festival would be taking place at the prestigious ‘House of Blues’, Dallas, Texas on October 7th, 2018 and it promises to be another thrilling edition and probably the best so far. Every year, the bar is raised higher and African music fans can expect no less this year as African music stars align in Dallas, Texas to celebrate the beauty of the music and culture of the continent.

Check out the full nominees list below and head to www.afrimma.com to vote for your favorite artists.

Best Male West Africa
1. Wizkid – Nigeria
2. Tekno – Nigeria
3. Sarkodie   – Ghana
4. Davido – Nigeria
5. Toofan – Togo
6.  J Hus  – Gambia
7. Sidibe Diabate  – Mali
8. Stonebwoy – Ghana
9. Kiss Daniel – Nigeria
10. Mr Eazi – Nigeria
Best Female West Africa
Tiwa Savage – Nigeria
Simi – Nigeria
Efya – Ghana
Adiouza – Senegal
Ebony – Ghana
Josey – Ivory Coast
Vivien Chidid – Senegal
Chidinma – Nigeria
Becca – Ghana
Yemi Alade – Nigeria
Best Male East Africa
Eddy Kenzo – Uganda
Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania
Harmonize – Tanzania
Ommy Dimpoz – Tanzania
Sauti Sol – Kenya
Khaligraph Jones – Kenya
Ali Kiba – Tanzania
Bebe Cool – Uganda
Nyashinski – Kenya
Juma Jux – Tanzania
Best Female East Africa
Victoria Kimani – Kenya
Vanessa Mdee – Tanzania
Leyla Kayondo – Uganda
Knowles Butera – Rwanda
Rema  – Uganda
Akothee – Kenya
Nandy  – Tanzania
Sheebah Karungi – Uganda
Juliana Kanyomozi – Uganda
Charly & Nina – Rwanda
Best Male Central Africa
Fally Ipupa – Congo
Hiro – Congo
Numerica – Cameroon
C4 Pedro – Angola
Locko – Cameroon
Maitre Gims – (Congo)
Naza – Congo
Puto Portugues – Angola
Anselmo Ralph – Angola
Kyaku Kyadaff – Angola
Best Female Central Africa
Yola Semedo  – Angola
Shan’l -Gabon
Neima – Mozambique
Rennis – Cameroon
Charlotte Dipanda- Cameroon
Nsoki – Angola
Daphne – Cameroon
Maria Andrade  – Cape Verde
Edmanzia  – Angola
Gasha  – Cameroon
Best Male Southern Africa
Tha Dogg – Namibia
Nasty C – South Africa
Emtee – South Africa
Roberto – Zambia
Cassper Nyovest- South Africa
Tresor- South Africa
EXQ – Zimbabwe
Jah Prayza – Zimbabwe
Shyn – Madagascar
Prince Kaybee – South Africa
Best Female Southern Africa
Ammara Brown  – Zimbabwe
Busiswa – South Africa
Shekinah – South Africa
Mampi  – Zambia
Lady Zamar – South Africa
Babes Wodumo  – South Africa
Sally Boss Madam – Namibia
Shashl__ – Zimbabwe
Ice Queen Cleo – Zambia
Bucie – South Africa
Best Male North Africa
Saad El Majarid
Ihab Amir – Morroco
Chawki – Morocco
Khaled – Algeria
Mohammed  Abbas  – Egypt
Douzi  – Morocco
Amr  Diab – Egypt
Khaled – Algeria
Saber Rebai – Tunisia
Tamer Hosny – Egypt
Best Female North Africa
Kenza Morsli – Algeria
Ibtissam Tiskat – Algeria
Souhila Ben Lachhab – Algeria
Angham – Egypt
Latifa – Tunisia
Amani Swissi – Tunisia
Sandy – Egypt
Sarah Ayoub – Morocco
Samira Said – Morocco
Amal Maher – Egypt
Best African Group
Sauti Sol – Kenya
Mafikizolo- South Africa
Toofan – Togo
B26 – Angola
Mi Casa – South Africa
R2bee’s – Ghana
X-Maleya  – Cameroon
Bracket – Nigeria
Navy Kenzo – Tanzania
Fancy Gadam – Ghana
Crossing Boundaries With Music Award
J Hus – Gambia /UK
Skepta – Nigeria / UK
Stormzy – Ghana/UK
MHD – Senegal/ France
Tobe Nwigwe – Nigeria
Brian Soko – Zimbabwe
French Montana – Morocco/USA
Wale – Nigeria /USA
Young Paris – Congo
Steff London  – Caribbean /UK
Best Gospel
Frank Edwards – Nigeria
Gloria Muliro – Kenya
Beejay Sax – Nigeria
Papa Dennis – Kenya
Miguel Buila – Angola
Joe Mettle – Ghana
Icha Chavons – Congo
Willy Paul – Kenya
Nikkie Laoye – Nigeria
Winnie Mashaba – South Africa
Best Newcomer
Mayorkun – Nigeria
Kuami Eugene – Ghana
Distruction Boyz- South Africa
King Promise – Ghana
Tenor -Cameroon
Dice Ailes – Nigeria
Ykee Benda – Uganda
Arrow Boy – Kenya
Neru Americano – Angola
Afro B  – Ivory Coast
Artist of The Year
Davido – (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz ( Tanzania)
Fally Ipupa- Congo
Wizkid -(Nigeria)
Cassper Nyovest  -(South Africa)
Nasty C -South Africa
Flavour – Nigeria
Sarkodie – Ghana
MHD – Senegal/Gambia
Mafikizolo – South Africa
Best Live Act
Flavour – Nigeria
Ali Kiba – Tanzania
Sauti Sol – Kenya
Stonebwoy – Ghana
Sidiki Diabate – Mali
Yemi Alade – Nigeria
Becca – Ghana
Burnaboy – Nigeria
Fally Ipupa – Congo
Jah Prayzah – Zimbabwe
Best Video Director
Justin Campos – South Africa
Patrick Elis- Nigeria
Dr Nkeng -Cameroon
Enos Olik – Kenya
Avalon Okpe – Nigeria
Godfather – South Africa
Clarence Peters –  Nigeria
Prince Dovlo – Ghana
Sasha Vybz – Uganda
Unlimited LA –  Nigeria
Best Dj Africa
Dj Spinall – Nigeria
Dj Joe MFalme – Kenya
Dj Black Coffee – South Africa
Dj Cuppy – Nigeria
Dj Dollar – Senegal
Dj D-Ommy – Tanzania
Dj Helio Baiano  – Angola
Dj Crème Delacreme – Kenya
DJ Slim- Ghana
Dj Neptune – Nigeria
Best African Dj USA
Dj Tunez – Nigeria
Dj Wagura  – Ethiopia
Dj Fully Focus – Kenya
Dj Deemoney – Nigeria
Dj Silent Killa – Carribeans
Dj Poison Ivy  – Kenya
Dj Ecool – Nigeria
Dj Rell – Sierra Leone
Dj Buka – Nigeria
Dj Shinski – Kenya
AFRIMMA Video of The Year
Shatta Wale – El Gringo
Fally Ipupa – Mannequin feat Keblack & Naza
Falz – This is Nigeria
Wizkid – Soco
Diamond Platnumz ft Omarion – African Beauty
Toofan – Money
Runtown – Energy
Mayorkun – Cheche
Ali Kiba – Mvumo Wa Radi
Cassper Nyovest – Ksazobalit
Music Producer of The Year
Killbeatz – Ghana
Masterkraft – Nigeria
Dr Fizzo – Uganda
Eno Beats – Uganda
The Composers – Nigeria
Tweezy – South Africa
Tud Thomas – Tanzania
Sidiki Diabate – Mali
Kidomminant – Nigeria
Bebe Philip – Ivory Coast
Best African Dancer
Kaffy Dancequeen – Nigeria
The Grove – Angola
Sherri Silver  – Rwanda
La Petite Zota – Ivory Coast
Manuel Canza Laurenzo –  Angola
Moses Iyobo – Tanzania
Ghetto Triplet Kids(Uganda)
Dream chaser Kids   (Nigeria)
Dem3 – Ghana
Didi Emah – Nigeria
Best Rap Act
Shane Eagle – South Africa
Olamide – Nigeria
Zoro – Nigeria
Sarkodie – Ghana
Tha Dogg – Namibia
Casper Nyovest – South Africa
MHD – Senegal
Phyno – Nigeria
Nasty C – South Africa
Khaligraph Jones – Kenya
Best Collaboration
Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid – Ma Lo
Diamond Platnumz ft Neyo – African Beauty
Duncan Mighty  x Wizkid – Fake Love
Heavy K ft Bucie , Wokwazi – Inde
Nasty C ft Runtown – Said
Kwesta ft Wale – Spirit
Fally Ipupa – Mannequin ft Kebzla & Naza
Major Lazer ft Dj Maphorisa , Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna – Particular
Nsoki ft Rayvanny – African Sunrise
Dj Spinall ft Wizkid – Nowo
Song of The Year
Wizkid – Soco
Big Shaq – Man’s Not Hot
Davido – FIA
Distruction Boyz – Omunye
Diamond Platnumz ft Omarion – African Beauty
Afro B – Joanna (Drogba)
Nasty C & Runtown – Said
Duncan Mighty ft Wizkid  – Fake Love
Major Lazer & Dj Maphoriza ft Ice Prince  , Nasty C , Patoranking & Jidenna – Particular
Harmonize ft Diamond Platnumz – Kwangaru
Best Lusophone
C4 Pedro – Angola
Mr Bow – Mozambique
Preto Show – Angola
Nelson Freita – Cape Verde
Anselmo Ralph – Angola
Maira Andrade – Cape Verde
Cakema – Sao Tome
Kyaku Kyadaff – Angola
Puto Portugues – Angola
Yola Semedo – Angola
Best Francophone
Stanley Enow – Cameroon
Fally Ipupa – Congo
Hiro – Congo
Toofan – Togo
Serge Beynaud – Ivory Coast
Dj Arafat – Ivory Coast
Daphne – Cameroon
Numerica – Cameroon
Maitre Gims – Congo
Locko – Cameroon
Best African Dancehall/Reggae Act
Stonewbwoy –  Ghana
Burnaboy – Nigeria
Shatta Wale – Ghana
Timaya – Nigeria
Samini – Ghana
Patoranking – Nigeria
Winky D – Zimbabwe
Yxng Bane – Congo/Angola
Wyre – Kenya
Takana Zion – Guinea
AFRIMMA ACHIEVERS AWARD
Luol Deng – South Sudan
Trevor Noah – South Africa
Lupita Nyongo – Kenya
Fatma Samoura – Senegal
Kamaru Usman  – Nigeria
Serge Ibaka – Congo
Bismack Biyombo – DRC
D. J Mbenga – Congo DRC
Nigerian Bobsled Team
Djimon Honsou – Benin

I’d like to feature Sarkodie and Stonebwoy on my next album – Obaapa Christy

Gospel Musician, Obaapa Christy has said that, she would like to feature Multiple Award winning Rapper, Sarkodie and BHIM Nation’s President, Stonebwoy on an album she will be releasing soon.

Obaapa Chirsty stated that, being a gospel music does not necessarily mean she has to abstain totally from ‘secular’ music. Adding that, not all secular songs are vulgar with cursed words.

“Apart from gospel, I sometimes listen to other genres. I used to fuse some of Samini’s lines into my songs when performing on stage because they were amazing, they made the songs more enjoyable. Especially those reggae rhythm kind of thing. Most of the songs are too vulgar so I can’t listen but some of them are relatable because they are about life in general. Stonebwoy’s performance and songs are amazing. I’d really like to collaborate with Sarkodie and Stonebwoy on my next album.” She said on Hitz FM.

Obaapa Christy who also has a year-old baby told Hitz FM that, the general public should get ready for her as she is set to rejuvenate a strong energy in gospel music.

BY: Elikem Prince Akoenyenu

I’m the first Ghanaian artiste to perform at Reggae SumFest – Stonebwoy

The 26th anniversary of Jamaica’s  biggest annual summer reggae festival Reggae SumFest was successfully held yesterday, Friday, July 20, 2018 at Catherine Hall Event Centre, at Montego Bay in Jamaica.

Sponsored by Sprite, Jet blue, Digicel and others, the dancehall night  event saw incredible performances from a host of music greats such as Popcaan, Aidona, Bounty Killer, Spice, Tommy Lee Sparta, I Octane, Agent Sasco and other Jamaican acts.

Ghana’s biggest reggae and dancehall export Stonebwoy was also staged  to represent Ghana and Africa at the festival. As the only African artiste rubbing shoulders with Jamaican legendary musicians, Stonebwoy once again proved he is a force to reckon with when reggae/danceHall is made the topic of confabulation with a stunning and electrifying performance.

The Bet award winnner won the hearts of the patrons present with songs like;Hero and other singles on his Epistles of Mama album.

Talking in an interview with Downsound Entertainment in Jamaica  after his performance, the Zylofon  Music signee expressed how honoured he is to have mounted the reggae SumFest stage as the first ever Ghanaian artiste and the third in Africa  after Nigeria’s Patoranking and 2Face Idibia.

The Bawasaba hit maker recently signed a distribution deal with Universal Music.

 

Submitted (Jullie Jay-Kanz)