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Lord Paper, Shay D, DopeNation, Medikal And More Nominated For The 2020 Ghana Music Awards USA : Full List

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Another edition of the Ghana Music Awards USA (GMA USA) has finally been announced by the organizers of the show on July 11th, 2020.

The organizers took to Kofi TV platform hosted by Kofi Adomah Nwawani to announce it virtually. Artists who performed were Wendy Shay, Article Wan, Qwaachi, SP Kofi Sarpong, and many others.

Talented artists such as Lord Paper, Shay D, DopeNation, Medikal, MOG Music, Sefa, and more were shortlisted for this year’s edition.

See the full list of nominees below.

NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Fameye

Sefa

Kofi Mole

Fantana

MOG music

Kawoula Biov

Iona

J.Derobie

Lord Paper

  1. GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Celestine Donkor

Ceccy Twum

SP Kofi Sarpong

Joyce Blessing

Akesse Brempong

Diana Hamilton

  1. MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Akwaboah – Gansta Love

Kidi – Sugar Daddy

King Promise – Bra

Nacee- Mpaebo

Kuami Eugene – Ohema

Kojo Antwi – Bra

4.HIGH LIFE 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 Ne Ba – Kawoula Biov ft. Patapaa

Bad Energy – Guru ft Kwesi Swat

  1. BEST COLLABORATION

Amanfuor girls – Quamina MP ft. Medikal

Dondo (remix) – kwaw Kese ft. Skonti, 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 & 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

  1. GROUP OF THE YEAR

Dope Nation

R2Bees

Bethel Revival Choir

Keche

La Meme Gang

  1. 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

  1. HIGH LIFE ARTISTE

KiDi

Dada Hafco

Kuami Eugene

Eshun

Kofi Kinaata

King Promise

Akwaboah

Adina

  1. HIP LIFE/HIP HOP ARTISTE

Medikal

Sarkodie

Fameye

Quamina Mp

Kwesi Arthur

Dope Nation

Kwaw kesse

Manifest

  1. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Medikal

Sarkodie

Shatta Wale

Stonebwoy

Kofi Kinaata

Fameye

Diana Hamilton

Samini

  1. 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 Ne Ba – Kawoula Biov ft. Patapaa

Zanku – Dope Nation

Toto rmx – Edem Ft. Davido

Stevie Wonder – Wendy Shay ft. Shatta Wale

  1. REGGAE/DANCEHALL SONG

Me Mpaebo – Ras Kuuku

Tuff Seed – Stonebwoy

Aye Halfcast – Shatta Wale

Poverty – J Derobie

Reggae – Article Wan

Obra – Samini

REGGAE/DANCEHALL ARTISTE

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

  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

GHANAIAN TRADITIONAL AND CULTURAL ACT

Wiyaala King Ayisoba Sherifa Gunu Big Gad Afro Moses

BEST AFRICAN ACT

Burna Boy

Diamond Platinum

Cassper Nyovest

Davido

Wizkid

Mr. Eazi

Rudebwoy

Afro B

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. US BASED ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Kwesoul

Archipalago

Slymboy

Millicent Yankey

Nana NYC

Yesubi

Yun Kobe

Herty Corgie

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. EMERGING ACT OF THE YEAR

Sherry Boss

Shay D

Abochi

Queen Haizel

Lyzzy Bae

Erny

Amaru Wan

Jodiba

Ssue

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Ms. Forson Lists Lumba, Adina, Shatta Wale & Sarkodie In Her Top 10 Ghanaian Acts Of All Time

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We caught up with the ever so talented singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Ms. Forson over the week and we had just one question for her after listening to her newest single / video ‘Number 1’ featuring Fameye. After we found out she wrote the entire song and played the guitar rifts on there, we asked, who are the young Ms. Forson’s influences? Who are Ms. Forson’s top 10 Ghanaian Acts of All Time?

This was her unwavering list.

Kojo Antwi – I grew up loving His songs rhythm and chord progressions. He is a great intellectual writer and a unique singer. I look up to Him

Samini – I love his energy on stage. He’s magical.

Efya – I love Efya because she has a free soul, she’s an amazing vocalist and a great performer.

Kofi Kinaata – I love his unique music writing ability.

Sarkodie – I love Sarkodie’s lyrical content and personality.

Becca – I love The way she carries herself. She’s very bold, outspoken, and sensational. She has exceptional stagecraft.

Ebony – may her soul Rest In Peace, she inspired me with her sincere, daring, and spontaneous personality.

Daddy Lumba – I love his wordplay and versatility in creating music

Shatta Wale – I love Shatta because he is very outspoken and a go-getter. That I look up to.

Adina – She is an excellent singer and I look up to her.

Watch Ms. Forson’s brand new video for ‘Number 1’ featuring Fameye here.

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Mugeez Leads Music Producer Zodivc On, In New Song ‘Kunta Kinte’

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Afrobeats legend Mugeez and renowned Ghanaian music producer Zodivc will be releasing a new single dubbed ‘Kunta Kinte’ on Friday, August 28, 2020.

‘Kunta Kinte’ according to Zodivc, is a fast tempo Afrobeats track carried by an energetic xylophone riff. Zodivc who knows how to get music lovers’ attention from the first chord of his creations and the beat, of which “Kunta Kinte” is no exception. Mugeez the music man, as his fans call him all over the world, “killed it” and laid his catchy vocals perfectly on the diverse beat.

As described in his lyrics for “Kunta Kinte” also in real life Mugeez is not giving up and is truly living for the music. He keeps on looking out for new talents, such as Zodivc, a producer to watch. Together they have created a new masterpiece ‘Kunta Kinte’ you should get ready to listen to”

Zodivc is a currently signed by Mugeez’s record label, Extrial Music Entertainment. Over the last year, Zodivc has produced several beats for Mugeez, including “Sexy Sexy”, “Bounce It” and “Chihuahua”. Zodivc produces Afrobeats, as well as Hip-hop music; his sounds are inspired by Afrobeats, Jazz and Blues. “I get my inspiration from everyday life sounds, such as movie soundtracks, sounds of nature, and renditions”, explains Zodivc himself.

Mugeez, known through the award-winning Afrobeats/ Hiplife duo R2Bees continuously works on his own. Over the last year, he has been busy releasing his own tracks, as well as several collaborations, such as “Your number” with Juls and King Promise, “Regular” with Sarkodie. Mugeez latest single “Six In Da Morning” is still spinning all over the world and made it to Spotify’s biggest Afrobeats playlist: African Heat.

The video to “Kunta Kinte” will also be released on the 28th and was shot by Swanzy Damus. It is a fun energetic video, showing Mugeez along with dancers from his community in Tema.

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Mahama Is Not The Man We Are Fighting Over : Tracey Boakye Denies Rumours

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Actress and movie producer Tracey Boakye has denied claims going around that the said big man and sugar daddy she is fighting over is former president Mahama.

The fight between Tracey Boakye and Mzbel started a few days ago when the actress started throwing shots on social media to a mystery woman who got people asking who this mystery woman was.

According to her, Ghanaians should just allow Mahama rest because he is innocent with the allegations leveled at him by some people.

She posted: “I didn’t wanna hype this video, but for those who missed what she first said about me for me to reply, this is what she said and more! MADAM, I HAVE PUTTEN YOU IN YOUR CORNER! Next time RESPECT YOURSELF!! AND MY MAN IS RIGHT HERE ON MY BED WAI? SO STOP PEOPLE TAG INNOCENT JM. He’s my daddy and I respect him a lot. YOU AND I KNOW THE MAN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, SO TELL PEOPLE AND LET THEM LEAVE THE INNOCENT MAN … H.E. J D MAHAMA ALONE OK? ..mind you, YOU STARTED IT!!! But I WONT HAVE YOUR TIME AGAIN!”

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