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Music of Sunday, 27 April 2008

Source: ghanamusic.com

Kwaw crowned the Artiste of the Year

Kwaw KeseThe 2008 9th edition of Ghana Music Awards, honouring the most recognizable names in the Ghana music industry rolled out at the National Theatre yesterday nite.


Crowd-controlled guests anticipated special guest performances from hip-hop artiste, Ja Rule, P Square, Nameless and other surprise performances who did not disappoint them. The hyped unforgettable evening which was promised to be jam packed with more music and more celebrities than ever before was like the other previous GMA ceremonies, nothing new period.


Heralded by the media as “the Grammy Awards of Ghana,” the show set a new standard in Ghana when MTN, title sponsors of GMA added a cash price of 1,000 GH cedis to winners of the nite.


The evening was highlighted with special awards that were presented to Ja Rule and Keisha White who were honored.


Batman Samini and Doreen Andoh played host for the 9th annual MTN Ghana Music Awards show.


Kwaw Kese and Ohenmaa Mercy had their names called the most . Kwaw Kese won five of the six categories in which she was up.


Below, check out the complete list of major GMA winners, honoring the very best in music, entertainment and Ghanaian achievement for 2007.


ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Kwaw Kese


SONG OF THE YEAR

Pastor Lenny Akpadie


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Ohenmaa Mercy


RECORD OF THE YEAR

Sugar - Becca


DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR

5five


MALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Shasha Marley


FEMALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Irene & Jane


POP SONG OF THE YEAR

African Girls – 5five


HIGHLIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Ofori Amponsah



HIGHLIFE ALBUM OF THE ALBUM

Adane Best


HIPLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR

Odiem – Kwaw Kesse


HIPLIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Kwaw Kese


HIPLIFE ALBUM OF THE ALBUM

Abodam 2007 - Kwaw Kesse


GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR

Pastor Lenny Akpadie


GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Ohenmaa Mercy


GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Ohenmaa Mercy


REGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR

Maata Family – Shasha Marley


BEST COLLABORATION

Ewurade Ase - Cee/Isaac/Ampong


AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

P Square