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Ghana Music Awards UK 2017: Nominations announced

Hurray, Ghana Music Awards UK 2017 nomination list is here.

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!

1. AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR.

Runtown

Tekno

Wizkid

Mr. Eazi

Eddy Kenzo

2. 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

3. GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Joe Mettle

Mabel Okyere

Piesie Esther

Nacee

Sonnie Badu

Jeshrun Okyere

4. NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

King Promise

Medikal

Adina

Ebony

Dem Tinz

5. 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

Rapping Drums – Flowking Stone

Nyedzilo – Edem ft Reekado Banks

One Thing – Stonebwoy ft. Damaris

6. BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR

VVIP

R2Bees

Dobble

7. BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR.

EL

Guru

Pope Skinny

Manifest

Yaa Pono

Flowking Stone

Sarkodie

Medikal

8. HIPLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR

Samba – Guru ft. Singlet

Club – Donzy ft. Sarkodie

Raw – Guru

Borkor Die – Criss Waddle

RNS (Rich Nigga Shit) – Sarkodie

9. 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

10. HIGHLIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Kumi Guitar

Bisa Kdei

Becca

Kofi Kinaata

Nero X

11.REGGAE/DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR

People Dey – Stonebwoy

Prove Them Wrong – Shatta wale

Yonnah – Samini ft. Luther

Nwansina – Ras Kuuku ft. Luther

Poison – Ebony

Pain Them – Rudebwoy Ranking

12. REGGAE/DANCE HALL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Stonebwoy

Ras Kuuku

Samini

Ebony

Shatta wale

Rudebwoy Ranking

13. BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Forever – Eazzy ft. Mr. Eazi

Yewo Nyame A Yewo Adze – Nacee ft. Ernest Opoku

Onaapo – Nacee ft. Dee Aja

Confirm RMX – Medikal ft. Sarkodie

Taking Over – Shatta Wale ft. Militants

My Baby – Magnom ft. Joey B

Poison – Ebony ft. Gatdoe

Pain Killer – Sarkodie ft. Runtown

Beshiwo – Becca ft. Bisa Kdei

14. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Shatta Wale

Kofi Kinaata

Sarkodie

EL

Stonebwoy

15. SONG OF THE YEAR

Taking Over – Shatta Wale ft. Militants

Confessions – Kofi Kinaata

Christy – Dobble

Time Aso – Sidney

Onaapo – Nacee ft. Dee Aja

16. HIPLIFE/HIP-POP ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Criss Waddle

Guru

EL

Flowking Stone

Sarkodie

Medikal

M.anifest

17. HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR

God MC – M.anifest

Trumpet – Sarkodie ft. Tee Flow, Medikal, Strongman, Koo Ntakra, Donzy & Pappy Kojo

Lalafalama – EL

Confirm RMX – Medikal ft. Sarkodie

Tension – Okyeame Kwame ft. Cabum, Medikal & Sister Deborah

Gold – Guru

18. AFRO POP SONG OF THE YEAR

Ayoo – Shatta Wale

Solo – Article Wan

Taking Over – Shatta Wale ft. Militants

Forever – Eazzy ft Mr. Eazi

19. MUSIC PRODUCER / ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

Kindee

Willis Beatz

Highly Spiritual

Nacee

Danny Beatz

20. GHANAIAN TRADITIONAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Sherifa Gunu

Atongo Simba

Norlla Wiyaala

King Ayisoba

Wulomo

(UK BASED AWARD CATEGORIES)

21. 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

22. UK BASED GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Sounds of Africa – Sonnie Badu

Land Of God – Justice Odoi

Second Chance – Ernest O. Kyeremanteng

Eden na menye ma wo – Amankwah Tiah

Genesis – Minister King Bricky Aboagye

You Are The One – Minister Owura Jay

Onyame tumi adenyinaa ye – Comfort Amankwah

Boafo Ne Awurade – Hannah A. Donkor

23. UK BASED GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Hannah A. Donkor

Sonnie Badu

Minister Owura Jay

Amankwah Tiah

Comfort Amankwah

Justice Odoi

Minister King Bricky Aboagye

24. BEST UK BASED NEW GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Manye Stone

Gertrude Forson

Minister Ike

Maame Serwaa

Hannah A. Donkor

Elder Ofori

Charlie Barnes

Nana Achia

Sarah Clark

Mama Comfort

Prophet Eliyahu Boateng

Yaw Boateng

Bishop Merry Frimpomaah

Alice Bee

25. BEST UK BASED GHANAIAN INTERNATIONAL ARTISTE

Stormzy

LD of 67 Group

Lethal Bizzle

Kwabs

Reggie N Bollie

Novelist

26. UK BASED AFROBEATS ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Mista Silva

Eugy

Kwamz N Flava

Composers

Jaij Hollands

Atumpan

27. UK BASED AFROBEATS SONG 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

28. UK BASED ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Kojo Funds

Abra Cadabra

Mista Silva

Eugy

Atumpan

Juls

Dun D

29. UK BASED NEW GHANAIAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Belly Squad

Niji

GB

NSG

Koffi Nyat

A.I.M

Jayo

30. UK BASED NEW DISCOVERY UNCOVERED ART OF THE YEAR

Lippy & K- hi Bangit

Tinkez

Under Rider

Geo Wellington

Ked 2 Besi

Akata Stone

31. UK BASED PRODUCER /ENGINEER

Composers

Kwamz

DJ Juls

Whoelsebutjuelz

Adeshyie Studios

Kingsbeatz

Hator Bros/Temaboyz

Black Kulcha Music

Team Salut

Jae 5

33. UK BASED GHANAIAN DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ Billy

DJ Sawa

DJ Bibi

DJ Snypa

DJ Fiifi

DJ P. Montana

DJ Invisible

32. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Mr. Dennis Tawiah – Akwaaba UK (UK)

Afro Moses – Musician (Ghana)

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