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Ghana Music Awards UK 2017: Nominations announced

The final list for the 33 categories for the 2nd Annual Ghana Music Awards UK have been released. Over 100s of Ghanaian musicians, labels and management teams submitted their works over the past few months in order to determine this year’s final list of nominees. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 1,265 entries we received this year. Congratulations to all the nominees,” said Alordia, CEO of Alordia Promotions. Before winners are announced, the voting platforms and procedures will be made available to the public on Saturday 15th July 2017 in the media and social media platforms.
The awards are based on the reporting period of April 2016 through April 2017. The 2nd annual Ghana Music Awards UK plaques will be presented to the winners on Saturday, 16th September, 2017 at the Gaumont Palace (Dominion Center), 9 The Broadway, High Road, Wood Green, London N22 6DS. Ghana Music Awards UK shines a spotlight on the best Ghanaians musicians who excel in Ghana and the UK. Without any further ado, here are the very deserving nominees for the 2nd Ghana Music Awards UK 2017 – congratulations to all!

THE NOMINATIONS:

AFRICAN ARTISTE
OF THE YEAR

  • Runtown
  • Tekno
  • Wizkid
  • Mr. Eazi
  • Eddy Kenzo

GOSPEL SONG
OF THE YEAR

  • Yewo Nyame A Yewo Adze – Nacee ft. Ernest Opoku Jr
  • Change Over – Mary Agyemang
  • Mewo Jesus – Mabel Okyere
  • My Soul says Yes – Sonnie Badu
  • Healing Stream – Jeshrun Okyere ft. Nathaniel Bassey
  • Agye Wo Nsem – Piesie Esther

GOSPEL ARTISTE
OF THE YEAR

  • Joe Mettle
  • Piesie Esther
  • Nacee
  • Sonnie Badu
  • Jeshrun Okyere

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
OF THE YEAR

  • Yewo Nyame A Yewo Adze – Nacee ft. Ernest Opoku Jr
  • Booze N Boobs – Guru ft. Roll
  • Pain Killer – Sarkodie ft. Runtown
  • Nyedzilo – Edem ft Reekado Banks
  • One Thing – Stonebwoy ft. Damaris

BEST GROUP
OF THE YEAR

  • VVIP
  • R2Bees
  • Dobble

BEST RAPPER
OF THE YEAR

  • EL
  • Guru
  • Pope Skinny
  • Manifest
  • Yaa Pono
  • Flowking Stone
  • Sarkodie
  • Medikal

HIPLIFE SONG
OF THE YEAR

  • Samba – Guru ft. Singlet
  • Club – Donzy ft. Sarkodie
  • Raw – Guru
  • Borkor Die – Criss Waddle
  • RNS (Rich Nigga Shit) – Sarkodie

HIGHLIFE SONG
OF THE YEAR

  • Enko Den – Daddy Lumba
  • Frema – Nero X
  • Gwe – Bisa Kdei
  • Confessions – Kofi Kinaata
  • Beshiwo – Becca
  • Christy – Dobble
  • Brown Sugar – Kumi Guitar
  • Guy Guy – Nana Qwame

HIGHLIFE ARTISTE
OF THE YEAR

  • Kumi Guitar
  • Bisa Kdei
  • Becca
  • Kofi Kinaata
  • Nero X

HIGHLIFE SONG
OF THE YEAR

  • Enko Den – Daddy Lumba
  • Frema – Nero X
  • Gwe – Bisa Kdei
  • Confessions – Kofi Kinaata
  • Beshiwo – Becca
  • Christy – Dobble
  • Brown Sugar – Kumi Guitar
  • Guy Guy – Nana Qwame

Reggae/dancehall song
OF THE YEAR

  • People Dey – Stonebwoy
  • Prove Them Wrong – Shatta wale
  • Yonnah – Samini ft. Luther
  • Poison – Ebony
  • Pain Them – Rudebwoy Ranking

Reggae/dancehall
artist of the Year

  • Stonebwoy
  • Ras Kuuku
  • Samini
  • Ebony
  • Shatta wale
  • Rudebwoy Ranking

Best collaboration
OF THE YEAR

  • Forever – Eazzy ft. Mr. Eazi
  • Yewo Nyame A Yewo Adze – Nacee ft. Ernest Opoku
  • Onaapo – Nacee ft. Dee Aja
  • Taking Over – Shatta Wale ft. Militants
  • Poison – Ebony ft. Gatdoe
  • Pain Killer – Sarkodie ft. Runtown
  • Beshiwo – Becca ft. Bisa Kdei

Artiste
OF THE YEAR

  • Shatta Wale
  • Kofi Kinaata
  • EL

Song
OF THE YEAR

  • Taking Over – Shatta Wale ft. Militants
  • Confessions – Kofi Kinaata
  • Christy – Dobble
  • Onaapo – Nacee ft. Dee Aja

Hiplife/hip hop artist
OF THE YEAR

  • Criss Waddle
  • Guru
  • EL
  • Flowking Stone
  • Sarkodie
  • Medikal
  • M.anifest

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
OF THE YEAR

  • Mary – Sarkodie
  • Elom – EL
  • Breakthrough – Bisa Kdei
  • I Believe – SP Kofi Sarpong
  • Hold it – Shatta Wale
  • Pumpum – Rudebwoy Ranking ft Episode

Afropop song
OF THE YEAR

  • Ayoo – Shatta Wale
  • Solo – Article Wan
  • Taking Over – Shatta Wale ft. Militants
  • Forever – Eazzy ft Mr. Eazi

Music producer / Engineer
OF THE YEAR

  • Kindee
  • Willis Beatz
  • Highly Spiritual
  • Danny Beatz

Ghanaian traditional artist
OF THE YEAR

  • Sherifa Gunu
  • Atongo Simba
  • Norlla Wiyaala
  • King Ayisoba
  • Wulomo

UK BASED AWARDS

UK-Based gospel song
OF THE YEAR

  • You Are The One – Minister Owura Jay
  • Boafo ne Awurade – Hannah A. Donkor
  • Land of God – Justice Odoi
  • It will come to Pass – Sarah Clark
  • Onyame Tumi Adi Nyinaa Ye – Comfort Amankwah
  • Se Nyame Nni Mua – Mama Cee
  • Alpha and Omega – Amankwah Tiah
  • Me nsa aka Me De3 – Theodora Gospel
  • Give Me You – P.K. Boadi
  • My Soul Says Yes – Sonnie Badu

UK-Based gospel album
OF THE YEAR

  • Sounds of Africa – Sonnie Badu
  • Land Of God – Justice Odoi
  • Second Chance – Ernest O. Kyeremanteng
  • Genesis – Minister King Bricky Aboagye
  • You Are The One – Minister Owura Jay
  • Onyame tumi adenyinaa ye – Comfort Amankwah
  • Boafo Ne Awurade – Hannah A. Donkor

UK-based gospel artist
OF THE YEAR

  • Hannah A. Donkor
  • Sonnie Badu
  • Minister Owura Jay
  • Amankwah Tiah
  • Hold it – Shatta Wale
  • Comfort Amankwah
  • Justice Odoi
  • Minister King Bricky Aboagye

Best UK-based new gospel artiste
OF THE YEAR

  • Manye Stone
  • Gertrude Forson
  • Minister Ike
  • Maame Serwaa
  • Hannah A. Donkor
  • Comfort Amankwah
  • Elder Ofori
  • Charlie Barnes
  • Nana Achia
  • Sarah Clark
  • Mama Comfort
  • Prophet Eliyahu Boateng
  • Yaw Boateng
  • Bishop Merry Frimpomaah
  • Alice Bee

Best UK-based Ghanaian intermational artist OF THE YEAR

  • Stormzy
  • LD of 67 Group
  • Lethal Bizzle
  • Kwabs
  • Reggie N Bollie
  • Novelist

UK-based Afrobeats
artist of the Year

  • Mista Silva
  • Eugy
  • Kwamz N Flava
  • Composers
  • Jaij Hollands
  • Atumpan

UK-based Afrobeats artist
OF THE YEAR

  • GB – Under Lover
  • Yxng Bane ft. Kojo Funds – Fine wine
  • Kojo Funds ft Abra Cadabra – Dun Talkin
  • Dun D – Badman
  • Atumpan – Let them say

UK-based artist
OF THE YEAR

  • Kojo Funds
  • Abra Cadabra
  • Mista Silva
  • Eugy
  • Atumpan
  • Juls
  • Dun D

UK-based new Ghanaian artist
OF THE YEAR

  • Belly Squad
  • Niji
  • GB
  • NSG
  • Koffi Nyat
  • A.I.M
  • Jayo

UK-based producer/engineer
OF THE YEAR

  • Composers
  • Kwamz
  • DJ Juls
  • Whoelsebutjuelz
  • Adeshyie Studios
  • Kingsbeatz
  • Hator Bros/Temaboyz
  • Black Kulcha Music
  • Team Salut
  • Jae 5

UK-based Ghanaian DJ
of the Year

  • DJ Billy
  • DJ Sawa
  • DJ Bibi
  • DJ Snypa
  • DJ Fiifi
  • DJ P. Montana
  • DJ Invisible

Lifetime Achievement Award
OF THE YEAR

  • Mr. Dennis Tawiah of Akwaaba UK
  • Afro Moses

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