2018 Ghana Music Awards nominations unveiled

Organizers of the annual Ghana Music Awards have unveiled nominations for this year’s edition. The unveiling was done via Television, Radio and Social Media. The theme for the 19th edition of the event...

Organizers of the annual Ghana Music Awards have unveiled nominations for this year’s edition. The unveiling was done via Television, Radio and Social Media.

The theme for the 19th edition of the event is “Our Music Beyond Borders” –  it is designed to inspire Ghanaian artistes and music industry players to aspire toward making strong influences globally with their music and artistry.

The awards scheme will be held at the Accra International conference Center (AICC) on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

List of nominations below. 

Gospel  Song of the Year

Boot for Boot – Joyce Blessing

Obi Nyanime-Patience Nyarko

Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle

Efatawo – Nacee

Adom – Gifty Osei

Jehovah – Ceccy Twum


Highlife Song of the Year

Dream – Kumi Guitar

Bronya – Wutah

Odo – Kidi

Angela – Kuami Eugene

Ladder – Lil Win

Over – R2bees

Hustle – Ebony


Hiplife Song of the Year

Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam Ft. Sarkodie

Boys Boys – Nacee Ft. Guru

Pain Killer – Sarkodie Ft. Runtown

Obi Agyi obi Girl – Captain Planet

Ayoo – Shatta Wale

One Corner – Patapaa Ft. Ras Cann


Hiphop Song of the Year

State of the Art – Teephlow

Light it up – Sarkodie

Grind Day Remix – Kwesi

Pen and Paper – Ko-jo Cue & Shaker

Dear God – B4bonah


Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

Until of Dawn – Efya

My Own – Samini

My Name – Stonebwoy

Faya Burn Dem – Article Wan

Rewind – Mzvee

Dem Confuse – Shatta Wale


Afro pop Song of the Year

Makoma – Adina

Oh Yeah – King Promise

Say You Love Me – Kidi

Sing My Name – Mzvee

Jennifer Lomotey – Kurl Songx

Sponsor – Ebony

My Baby – Magnon

Come From Afar – Stonebwoy


Gospel  Artiste of the Year

Patience Nyarko

Joyce Blessing

Joe Mettle

Celestine Donkor

Gifty Osei



Highlife Artiste of the Year



Kuami Eugene



Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year



Shatta Wale



Songwriter of the Year

Kumi Guitar – Dream

Joe Mettle- bo noo ni

Bullet – Maame Hwe

Kofi Kinaata – Last Show

Samini – My own

Stonebwoy – My Name


Record of the Year

Kumi Guitar- Dream

Samini – My own

Sarkodie – Glory

Teephlow – State of the Art


Best Music Video of the Year

Kumi Guitar- Dream (Directed by Abass)

King Promise – Selfish ( Directed by Vertex)

B4bonah – My Girl (Directed by Nicol-Sey)

Opanka – Wedding Car (Directed by Bra Shizzle)

Captain Planet – Obi Agyi Obi (Directed by Phamous Films)

Lil Shaker & Ko-jo-Cue – Pen & Paper (Directed by Ekumodzi)


Hiplife/Hip pop artiste of the year

Yaa pono


Captain Planet

Kwesi Arthur




 Best Male Vocalist of the Year

Joe Mettle – Bo noo ni

King Promise – Selfish

Kidi – Odo

Kuami Eugene – Angela

Mugeez – Over

Samini – My own


Best Female Vocalist of the year

Adina – Makoma

Nana Yaa – Don’t leave alone

Efya – Love

Mzvee – Bright light

Becca – Summye (Pillow)


Best Group of the year





Best Rapper of the year

Eno Barony – Fear no man

Teephlow – Phlowducation

Sarkodie – Light it up

Lil Shaker – Pen & Paper

Ko-jo Cue – Pen & Paper

Strongman – Transformer


Best collaboration of the year

Joe Mettle Ft. Luigi Maclean – Bo noo ni

MzVee Ft. Patoranking – Sing my name remix

Kurl Songx Ft. Sarkodie – Jennifer Lomotey

Sarkodie Ft. Runtown – Pain Killer

Shatta Wale Ft. SM Militants – Taking Over

Captain Planet Ft. Kofi Kinaata – Obi Agyi Obi Girl

Becca Ft. Patoranking – Na Wash


Best African artiste of the year




Cassper Nyovest

Nasty C

Tiwa Savage



Best New Artiste of the year

King Promise

Kurl Songx


Kuami Eugene


Kwesi Arthur




Dope Nation
Dhat Girl
Real MC

Song of the Year
1. Sponsor – Ebony
2. Odo – Kidi
3. Angela – Kuami Eugene
4. Taking Over – Shatta Wale Ft. SM Millitants
5. Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam Ft. Sarkodie
6. One Corner – Patapaa Ft. Rad Cann
7. Bo Noo Nii – Joe Mettle Ft. Luigi Maclean
8. Obi Agyi Obi Girl – Captain Planet Ft. Kofi Kinaata.
9. My Baby – Magnom ft Joey B
10. Oh Yeah – King Promise
11. Pain Killer – Sarkodie Ft. Runtown

Album of the Year
1. Epistles of Mama – Stonebwoy
2. Daavi – MzVee
3. Bonified – Ebony
4. Highest – Sarkodie

Artistes of the Year
1. Joe Mettle
2. Ebony
3. Shatta Wale
4. Sarkodie
5. Stonebwoy

Ghana Music Awards Festival is the biggest event on the Ghanaian music calendar.

It is powered by CharterHouse in partnership with the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts and sponsored by Vodafone Ghana.

It seeks to honour artistes and stakeholders in the Ghanaian music industry who have released works that generated the most public excitement within the year under review, and also reward veteran artistes who have blazed the trail in the music industry.

By: livefmghana.com/Ghana/91.9FM/