Sarkodie Sweeps Ghana Music Awards
GHANA'S FASTEST rapper, Sarkodie, made history when he took home five awards including the Artiste of the Year Award on Saturday night, at the 11th Ghana Music Awards held at the Accra International Conference Centre.
Sarkodie was therefore the artiste to win the most awards. The other awards included; Discovery of the year, Hiphop/Hiplife artiste of the year, Best rapper of the year and Album of the year awards.
The event, which attracted a large number of personalities and music fans from all walks of life, kicked off with a brilliant performance from Abrantie Amakye Dede which shook the foundations of the conference centre.
Mr. Amakye Dede was at his best. He obviously hasn't lost his touch as he was able to get music lovers moving and grooving to his songs.
His great vocal versatility, dynamic movements and general stage charisma got the audience applauding nonstop during his ten minutes performance.
4X4, Wutah and Obrafour also got the crowd wild with excitement when they individualy treated fans to unforgettable performances.
The sensational Becca, as usual delighted fans with her music. She swept everybody off their feet with her soul-touching, songs, one of which was 'Daa Ke Daa'.
Members of Vision In Progress (VIP), charged unto the stage with blistering intensity immediately they were called.
The whole place erupted into a mass of young and old dancing and singing along to their music, especially when they performed their latest hit-song, I Think I like Am. They couldn't help but show their excitement by screaming their voices out.
Nana Boroo of 'Ahayede Bebiawo' fame also rocked the crowd. Fans couldn't help but dance as he performed.
Ruff N Smooth, who have recently carved a niche for themselves in the music industry with hit songs like Swagger and Sex Machine, were the toast of the show as the duo got the audience 'swaggering' to their songs.
The event also witnessed performances from Eazzy, Efyah, Wande Coal (Nigeria), Jozi (South Africa), Donaeo (UK), Obrafour, Guru and Ohemea Mercy, among others.
The dazzling event which was hosted by Chris Attoh and Doreen Andoh of Joy FM, saw appearances by musicians, radio, sports, film and television personalities.
Here is the full list of winners:
Artiste of the Year
Most popular song of the year
Simple by Bradez
Discovery of the year
Hip hop /Hiplife song of the year
'You dey craze' by Ayigbe Edem
Hip hop/Hiplife artiste of the year
Gospel Song of the year
'Ayeyi Ndwom' by DSP Kofi Sarpong
Gospel Artiste of the year
Highlife song of the year
'Kotosa' by Wutah.
Highlife artiste of the year
Afro-pop Song of the year
World Trade Centre by 4x4
Reggae Song of the year
Jah will by Wutah
Best Collaboration of the year
'Kasiebo' by Obrafour and Guru.
Best Rapper of the year
African artiste of the year
Record of the year
'Daa Ke Daa' by Becca
Album of the Year
'Ma Kye' by Sarkodie
Song writer of the year
Kwabena Akwaboah for 'Daa Ke Da' sang by Becca
Best Male Vocal performance
Best Female Vocal Performance
Producer of the Year
Richie of Lynx Entertainment
World Bank Music for Development Award
School Dey Be by Asem
Instrumentalist of the year
Traditional artiste of the year
John Osei Korankye
MUSIGA Merit award
Abinfuor Nana Yeboah (KK Number 2)
By George Clifford Owusu