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Ghana Music Awards UK 2018: Full list of nominees

The awards night has been slated for 6th October 2018 The awards night has been slated for 6th October 2018

It's almost that time of the year again — Ghana Music Awards UK time, that is. The 2018 nominations are officially out, and it's certainly a good year to still be a fan of Ebony Reigns as she dominates the list.

Music’s biggest night returns to the United Kingdom this year for a star-studded evening at the Gaumont Palace (Dominion Centre) Wood Green, London on 6th October, 2018.

The event seeks to recognise the achievements of Ghanaian musicians in Ghana and the UK. Sponsors for 2018 GMA UK are Bie Gya Bitters with The Award Winning Accra City Hotel as Partners.

Below is the final nominees list for Ghana Music Awards UK 2018:

1 - Highlife Song of the Year

Selfish - King Promise
Bronya - Wutah Odo
KiDi Angela - Kuami Eugene
Over - R2Bees
Maame Hw3 - Ebony
Betweener - Kumi Guitar
Yawa - Nero X

2 - Gospel Song of the Year

Boot 4 Boot- Joyce Blessing
Obi Nyanime - Patience Nyarko
Efata Wo - Nacee
Adom - Empress Gifty Osei
Jehovah - Ceccy Twum
Aseda - Ebony

3 - Hiplife Song of the Year

Total Cheat - Fancy Gadam ft. Sarkodie
Boys Boys - Nacee ft. Guru
Obi Agyi Obi Girl - Captain Planet ft. Kofi Kinataa
Plantain Chips - R2Bees
Obiaa Wone Master - Yaa Pono ft. Stonebwoy
One Corner—Patapaa ft. Ras Cann & Mr Loyalty
Pressure B3fa Wo - Dem Tinz
Ak3somorshi - Gasmilla

4 - Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

Gringo - Shatta Wale
My Own - Samini
Bawasaaba - Stonebwoy
Rewind - Mzvee

5 - Gospel Artiste of the Year

Joyce Blessing
Patience Nyarko
Joe Mettle
Celestine Donkor
Empress Gifty Osei
Ernest Opoku

6 - Highlife Artiste of the Year

Kuami Eugene
Kumi Guitar
King Promise
Nero X
Ebo Taylor
Pat Thomas

7 - Reggae / Dancehall Artiste of the Year

Shatta Wale
Rocky Duwani

8 - Best Music Video of the Year

Gringo by Shatta Wale - Sesan, Film Factory
Betweener by Kumi Guitar - Director Abass, Zylofon Media
Selfish by King Promise - Vertex
My Girl by B4Bonah ft. King Promise - David Nicol-Sey, North Production
Obi Agyi Obi Girl by Captain Planet ft. Kofi Kinaata - GYO Gyimah, Phamous Philms
Koliko by VVIP - Pascal Aka, Breakthrough Studios
Man’s Not Hot by Big Shaq - Marv Brown
Pushing Up by NSG ft Not3s - Kevin Hudson
On the Floor by Reggie ‘N’ Bollie - Labi
Blinded By Your Grace by Stormzy - Nez Check (with Raye) by Kojo Funds - Meji Alabi

9 – Hiplife Artiste of the Year

Yaa Pono
Captain Planet
VVIP Gasmilla

10 - Best Male Vocalist

Joe Mettle - Bo No Nii
King Promise - Selfish
KiDi- Odo
Kuami Eugene - Angela
Mugeez (R2Bees) - Over
Samini - My Own
Kumi Guitar – Betweener
Afriyie (Wutah) - Bronya

11 - Best Female Vocalist

Adina - Makoma
NanaYaa - My Hunny
Becca – You and I
Efya - Love
Mzvee - Bright Lights
Patience Nyarko - Obi Nyanime
Ebony - Aseda

12 - Best Group of the Year


13 - Best Rapper of the Year

Kwesi Arthur
Flowking Stone
Yaa Pono

14 - Best collaboration of the Year

Bo Noo Ni— Joe Mettle ft. Luigi Maclean
Sing My Name remix— Mzvee ft.Patoranking
Jennifer Lomotey— Kurl Songx ft. Sarkodie
Obi Agye Obi Girl— Captain Planet ft Kofi Kinata
Obia Wone Master - Yaa Pono ft. Stonebwoy
Obi Nyanime - Patience Nyarko ft. Bro Sammy

15 - Best New Artiste of the Year

Kurl Songx
Kuami Eugene
Kwesi Arthur

16 - Song of the Year

Joe Mettle - Bo Noo Nii ft. Luigi Maclean
King Promise - Selfish
Patapaa - One Corner ft. Ras Cann & Mr Loyalty
Ebony - Aseda
Ebony - Date ur Fada Kuami
Eugene - Angela
KiDi - Odo
Patience Nyarko - Obi Nyanime ft. Bro Sammy
Captain Planet - Obi Agyi Obi Girl ft. Kofi Kinaata
Wutah - Bronya

17 - Artiste of the Year

Shatta Wale
King Promise
Kuame Eugene
Patience Nyarko

18 - African Artiste of the Year

Too Fan
Cassper Nyovest
Nasty C
Tiwa Savage
Mr Eazi

19 - Uncovered Artiste of the Year

Kelvyn Boy
Dope Nation
Kwasi Gem
Mikey Benz
Nana Danso
Mizter Okyere

20 - Producer/ Sound Engineer of the Year

Dr. Ray Beats
Danny Beatz
Mix Master Garzy

21 - Best DJ - UK

DJ Billy
DJ Snypa
DJ Nore
DJ P Montana
DJ Fiifi
DJ Invisible
The PM
DJ Sawa

22 - UK Based Uncovered Artiste of the Year

Young Cissey
MC Big Phil
Ras King Bobo

23 - UK Based Afrobeats Artiste of The Year

Kwamz & Flava
Mista Silva
Geo Wellington

24 - UK Based Artiste of the Year

Headie One
Abra Cadabra
Kojey Radical
P Montana
Michael Dapaah
Kojo Funds
Reggie N Bollie

25 - Best UK Based Afro-Pop Artiste

Reggie N Bollie
Kojo Funds
Kwamz and Flava
Jaij Holland
Stana kicks
Wavey and Star Vicy

26 – UK Based Ghanaian International Artiste

Michael Dapaah
Reggie N Bollie
Lethal Bizzle
Fuse ODG

27 - UK Based Gospel Song of the Year

Yaw Boateng ft. Obaapa Christy - Onyame Gya [Fire of God]
Esther Cee - Nyame Do,
Maa Fausty - Beauty Is Obedient
PK Boadi - Me Paa Me Ni
Daniel Appiah Adu - Yesu Aye
Bishop Mary Frimpongmaa - Nyankopon Ya Kessie
Gifty Amoako - Draw Me Near Oh Lord
Nana Awura Ama Lydia – Adom Bi

28 - UK Based New Gospel Artiste of the Year

Alice McKenzie
Maame Kuukua
Emmanuel Smith
Charlotte Appiah
Sandra Asante
Minister Ike
Mavis Osaah Poku

29 - UK Based Gospel Artiste of the Year

Yaw Boateng, Esther Cee, Lady Eva, Daniel Appiah Adu, Gifty Amoako, Golden Gate Singers, Nana Awura Ama Lydia

30 – Ghanaian Traditional / Cultural Act:

King Ayisoba, Kakatsitsi, Master Drummers from Ghana, Dela Botri and Hewale Sounds Amamre Cultural Troupe, Atongo Zimba, Wiyaala, Sherifa Gunu

31 – Best Ghanaian International Touring Act:

King Ayisoba, Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana, Rocky Dawuni, Pat Thomas, Ebo Taylor, KyeKyeKu, Afro Moses, Stonebwoy

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