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Emerging Music Awards 2022 nominees unveiled | SEE FULL LIST

The nominees of the fourth edition of Emerging Music Awards (EMAs) in Ghana have been announced ahead of the presentation ceremony slated for Accra on October 1.

Ekow Marvel leads this year’s nominations with six. He is followed by Phrings Icon, who has five nods, and Abbi Ima, Skannah, and JZyNo, who each have four. Meanwhile, Prophet Joseph Atarah, Vanila, Long Life, Abbi Ima, Xupa, and Ekow Marvel have been named to the shortlist for the Artist of the Year award, which was won last year by hip hop artist Black Sherif. Skannah, Best Gally, Jay Baba, and Buzu Wani are the other nominees in the coveted category.

Fans can help their favorite acts win by voting for them through the shortcode 800212# or online here.

The annual event, organized by Kusstar Entertainment in collaboration with Kri8 Concept, honors deserving up-and-coming musicians from Ghana’s across major genres. This year’s ceremony is themed “Give the Music A Chance”.

Below is the full list of nominees:  

Dancehall Song of the Year

  • ‘Killem’ – Sly Pee
  • ‘A Who Dem’ – Addi Nasha
  • ‘Wound Dem’ – Dreamer
  • ‘Inna Yard’ – Jahwise
  • ‘Fire’ – Kay Mena
  • ‘Where Dem Dey’ – King Aboloway
  • ‘Money’ – Skyranking
  • ‘Obra’ – Kato Vibzs
  • ‘It Sweet’ – Donyrific
  • ‘Whine Pon It’ – Nyene ft. Linguakat

Dancehall Artist of the Year

  • Kophi Mystro
  • Bigg Bone
  • Sly Pee
  • Addi Nasha
  • Skyranking
  • Klara Kay
  • Kipsie Unruly
  • Sheriff Keita
  • Donyrific

Reggae Song of the Year

  • ‘Bo Le (He Knows)’ – Kibhans
  • ‘Tell Dem’ – T-Coin
  • ‘Money’ – Jeneral Rojah ft. X-Ray
  • ‘Hear Wi’ – Alaptawan

Reggae Artist of the Year

  • Kato Vibzs
  • Mornstar Geng
  • Troop Blakka
  • Kay Mena
  • Syonhero
  • Jeneral Rojah
  • MOV
  • Alaptawan
  • Ganyo Dread

Afropop Song of the Year

  • ‘Give Me Love’ – Abbi Ima
  • ‘Godzilla’ – Gafxity
  • ‘Divine Selection’ – Kibhans
  • ‘Agbadza’ – Xupa ft. Mawake&Queci Bills & Jah Dart
  • ‘Orgasm’ – Amalina
  • ‘Wonyaloo’ – Skannah
  • ‘Drop Am’ – Tumtum
  • ‘Gimme Love’ – Kuame Survival
  • ‘Sikilite’ – Vanilla
  • ‘Fall Down Inside (FDI)’ – Jzyno ft. Medikal
  • ‘Aben Woha’ – Essilfie ft. Cici Yeboah
  • ‘Jealous’ – Yaw Black
  • ‘XXX’ – Mestar Oscar

Afropop Artist of the Year

  • Skannah
  • Abbi Ima
  • Xupa
  • Mr Razzi
  • Jzyno
  • Vanilla
  • Raingad
  • Yaw Black
  • Osagyefo
  • Amalina
  • Micky Jay
  • RCee

Hip Hop Song of the Year

  • ‘Speed Up’ – Joint 
  • ‘Compare’ – Phrings Icon
  • ‘Sikawofie’ – Bossgang
  • ‘Pain’ – K Bryte
  • ‘Sikani – M-Fresh
  • ‘Eborso’ – M2
  • ‘Solemo’ – Mingle.X
  • ‘Akata’ – Orkortor Perry
  • ‘Don’t Try Me’ – Reign Godz
  • ‘De Rap Dealer’ – T-Coin
  • ‘This Year’ – Sandy Global
  • ‘Sika Y3 Abrante3’ – Rany DopeSongz
  • ‘Clap for Me’ – Best Gally

Hip Hop Artist of the Year

  • Joint 77
  • Orkortor Perry
  • Tokz
  • Phrings Icon
  • Reign Godz
  • Kojo Vypa
  • M2
  • Mickey Stone
  • Boss Gang
  • Best Gally

Gospel Song of the Year

  • ‘Nyame So’ – Gracee J
  • ‘Majesty’ – JVB Music
  • ‘God Is Good’ – Laty
  • ‘Ewurade’ – Obaa Vida
  • ‘Woye Odo’ – Prophet Joseph Atarah ft. Piesie Esther
  • ‘Nyame Som Bo’ – Rhanda Adjei
  • ‘Ban Bofo’ – Portia Kay
  • ‘Bo Me Nantew’ – Magnus
  • ‘Help Is On The Way’ – Boahene
  • ‘Makoma’ – Papa Owura

Gospel Artist of the Year

  • Grace J
  • Laty
  • Jvb Music
  • Mama Boat
  • Magnus
  • Ruth Ackaah – Gyasi
  • Papa Owura
  • Prophet Joseph Atara
  • Alvin David
  • KDM
  • Vida Asare
  • Peter Sam
  • Obaa Vida
  • Sir Solomon

Hiplife Song of the Year

  • ‘Odo Cargo’ – Kwame Taadi
  • ‘My Story’ – Qwesi Flex ft. Kweku Flick
  • ‘Queen’ – Soorebia
  • ‘Mankind’ – Tray Zee
  • ‘3y Dam’ – Boy Tee ft. Kofi Brew
  • ‘Glory’ – Buzu Wani
  • ‘Wobeda’ – Long Life
  • ‘True Love’ – Timeless Gh
  • ‘Mayi Remix’ – Tokz
  • ‘Sekese’ – Sky Gee
  • ‘Solo’ – Jay Baba ft. Ayesem

Hiplife Artist of the Year

  • Kwame Taadi
  • Long Life
  • Soorebia
  • Buzu Wani
  • Timeless GH
  • Rany DopeSongz
  • Essilfie
  • Jay Baba
  • Akonta GH

 Highlife Song of the Year

  • ‘Woyale’ – Ekow Marvel
  • ‘Ayisem Nkoaa’ – I’star Bee
  • ‘Auntie Deede’ – Singjay
  • ‘Blind Love’ – Tukay
  • ‘Flowers’ – Limuel
  • ‘Trust’ – Mr Medicine
  • ‘Sober’ – Alijoe
  • ‘Godo Godo’ – Brada Yawda

Highlife Artist of the Year

  • Ara Bella
  • Ekow Marwel
  • Singjay
  • Tukay
  • C-Clark
  • Righteous Vandyke
  • Limuel
  • Tiwaa Adepa
  • Alijoe
  • Brada Yawda

International Song of the Year

  • ‘Aft.er You Na You’ – Navah
  • ‘Amazing Love’ – Rev S.A Osiahene
  • ‘Butterflies’ – Jessie Mens
  • ‘Catch And Chew’ – Massimo Youngblood
  • ‘Hood Party’ – Star Vicy
  • ‘Ride Or Die’ – Rosey ft. Sista Afia
  • ‘Use Me’ – Bra Collins ft. Rosey
  • ‘Molo Molo’ – Ghis B
  • ‘The Crown’ – Ras Amankwatia
  • ‘Daily Bread’ – Manni B
  • Agya Maba – Royal Mama

International Artist of the Year

  • Navah 
  • Rev S.A Osiahene 
  • Jessie Mens 
  • Star Vicy 
  • Don LG
  • Manni B 
  • Massimo Youngblood 
  • Clem Biny
  • Ras Amankwa
  • Rosey 
  • Whitnee Dee
  • Francis Armah
  • Rita Adomolga 

Collaboration of the Year

  • ‘Give Me Love’ – Abbi Ima ft. Fancy Gadam
  • Bo Me Nantew’ – Magnus ft. Nacee
  • ‘Ban Bofo’ – Portia Kay ft. Koda
  • ‘Agbadza’ – Xupa ft. Mawake, Queci Bills & Jah Dart
  • ‘Where Dem Dey’ – King Aboloway ft. Rudebwoy Ranking, Adipi & Morris
  • ‘Woye Odo’ – Prophet Joseph Atarah ft. Piesie Esther
  • ‘Help Is On The Way’ – Boahen ft. Eberechi
  • ‘Ofata Ayeyi’ – Yaw Kwayi ft. Bro Sammy
  • ‘My Story’ – Qwesi Flex ft.-Kweku-Flick
  • ‘Ghana Mma’ – Vanilla ft. Papi
  • ‘Fall Down Inside (FDI)’ – Jzyno ft. Medikal
  • ‘Solo’ – Jay Baba ft. Ayesem
  • ‘My Baby’ – Freedombwoy ft. Article Wan
  • ‘Ban Bofo’ – Portia Kay ft. Koda

Songwriter of the Year

  • ‘Ofata Ayeyi’ – Yaw Kwakye
  • ‘Prayer’ – Vanilla
  • ‘Life’ – Xupa
  • ‘Awurade Kasa’ – Mama Boat
  • ‘Bam Bofo’ – Portia Kay
  • ‘Bo Me Nantew’ – Magnus
  • ‘Ankwanoma’ – Khofy Guyson
  • ‘Woyale’ – Ekow Marvel
  • ‘Sin’ – KDM

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Enuonyam
  • Mama Boat
  • Shylar
  • Grace J
  • Obaa Vida
  • Ruth Ackaa Gyasi
  • Sellasie Brown

Male Vocalist of the Year

  •  Qwesi Flex
  •  Limuel
  •  Tukay
  •  Mr Medicine
  •  Mister Pryz
  •  RCEE
  •  Jux Prynx
  •  Sir Solomom

Album/EP of the Year

  •  Black Is Beautiful – Klarah Kay
  •  Akoma Apedie – Buzu Wani
  •  Grass To Grace – Best Gally
  •  Nkunim – Ruth Ackaah – Gyasi
  •  Fire – Kay Mena
  •  GOAT – King Aboloway
  •  Flowers – Limuel
  •  Figure of Love – Phrings Icon
  •  Clockwise – Mediq Mane
  •  Sika Y Abrante – Rany DopeSongz
  •  Singtude – Aquariuz GH
  •  Toris Lounge – Essilfie

Rapper of the Year

  •  M2
  • Mickystone
  •  Origee
  •  Phrings Icon
  •  Reign Godz
  •  Buzu Wani
  •  Tokz
  •  Kojo Wadosty
  •  Dedebah
  •  Kojo Vypa
  •  Best Gally
  •  Mz Tention

Music Video of the Year

  • ‘Nyame So’ – Grace J
  •  ‘Woye Odo’ – Prophet Joseph Atarah
  •  ‘Fall Down Inside’ – Jzyno ft. Medikal
  •  ‘Flowers’ – Limuel
  •  ‘Bae & Bestie’ – Phrings Icon ft. Ojay
  •  ‘Ewurade Mma Yera’ – Adepa Ghana ft. Clinto Brown
  •  ‘Lovin’ – Mr Medicine
  •  ‘Sika’ – Buzu Wani
  •  ‘Mayi’ – Tokz ft. Pikaluz (Remix)
  •  ‘Hosanna’ – Jux Prynx
  •  ‘Thank You’ – Sellasie Brown
  •  ‘Butterfly’ – Jessie Mens

Video Director of the Year

  • Flashbak Media
  • Skyweb 
  • Yaw Skyface 
  • Limuel
  • Cue Shot It 
  • Ewurade Mma Yera – Dxmond & Angel 
  • Mr Medicine
  • Papilio Photographers
  • Stanley Makafui
  • Mista Morgan
  • Scanzer 

Music Producer of the Year

  • Shar 
  • Azkonna Beatz
  • Gallybeatz 
  • DJ Frass
  • Young Gidi 
  • Survivor Beat 
  • Joshua Virgen Boateng
  • Gomezbeatx
  • JewNart Beat

Management of the Year

  • JR Music
  • Pjam 
  • Black Music Entertainment 
  • Bazazzagi Worldwide
  • Check Zone Family 

Group of the Year

  • Monster Gang
  • Boss Gang
  • Anlo Soldiers
  • Rockcity Bongo
  • Newbrand GH
  • Alo Brothers
  • Brada Yawda

Song of the Year

  • ‘Woye Odo’ – Prophet Joseph Atarah ft. Piesie Esther
  • ‘Sikilite’ – Vanila ft. Papi
  • ‘Wobe Da’ – Long Life
  • ‘Orgasm’ – Amalina
  • ‘Wonyaloo’ – Skannah
  • ‘Solo’ – Jay Baba ft. Ayesem
  • ‘Woyale’ – Ekow Marvel

Artist of the Year

  • Prophet Joseph Atarah
  • Vanila
  • Long Life
  • Abbi Ima
  • Xupa
  • Ekow Marvel
  • Skannah
  • Best Gally
  • Jay Baba
  • Buzu Wani

Source: musicinafrica.net

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