3Music Awards: The Future Of Ghanaian Music Awards

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Over the weekend, Ghanaian and African music acts won big at the 3Music Awards. In its fourth year, the event recognises artistes achievements of Ghanaian and African artists. This year’s edition however saw a shift in production and execution. Social media has been set ablaze by the performances and the entire show.

Osibisa tribute at the 3Music Awards

KiDi, the biggest winner of the night, walked away with four awards, including Song of the Year, Afrobeats/Afropop Song of the Year and the newly introduced category EP of the Year. Dancehall singer Stonebwoy and gospel musician Diana Hamilton followed closely with three awards apiece.

Users of social media platform twitter have taken to expressing their delight over the novelty of this year’s edition, with some even describing the event as the future of Ghanaian music awards.

This year’s main ceremony was preceded by the 3Music Women’s Brunch on International Women’s Day, where women in Ghanaian music were awarded with Emerging Woman of the Year, Most Streamed Female Artist of the Year, Music Woman of the Year as well as a number honorary awards.

Hosted by Jay Foley and Naa Ashorkor, the show saw performances from Santrofi, Gyakie, Medikal, Joey B, Diana Hamilton and highlife legend Nana Acheampong, among others.

Gyakie- Forever , at the 3Music Awards

Below is the full list of winners: 

Artist (MVP) of the Year

  • Kuami Eugene
  • Stonebwoy
  • Sarkodie
  • KiDi
  • Adina
  • Diana Hamilton
  • Medikal
  • Fameye

Group of the Year

  • Keche 
  • DopeNation 
  • Dead Peepol 
  • R2Bees 
  • Yaw Sarpong & Asomafo 
  • Bethel Revival Choir
  • FRA!
  • Santrofi

Breakthrough Act of the Year

  • Mr Drew 
  • Kofi Jamar 
  • Kweku Flick 
  • Yaw Tog 
  • Dead Peepol 
  • Gyakie 
  • Camidoh 
  • Larusso 
  • Kobby Salm
  • Bosom P-Young 

Album of the Year (Technical Award)

  • For My Brothers by Ko-Jo Cue 
  • Black Love by Sarkodie
  • Kpanlogo by Darkovibes 
  • Anloga Junction by Stonebwoy
  • Araba by Adina Thembi
  • Son of Africa by Kuami Eugene
  • The Experience by MOG Music
  • Greater Than by Fameye 

EP of the Year

  • Love and Happiness by Killbeatz 
  • Blue by KiDi
  • Ayalolo EP by Afriyie 
  • Mood Swings by Edem 
  • Contingency Plan by Camidoh
  • The Truth by Kofi Jamar 
  • Lava Feels by Joey B
  • Seed by Gyakie

Song of the Year

  • ‘No Dulling’ by Keche ft. Kuami Eugene 
  • ‘Dw3’ by Mr Drew & Krymi ft. Sarkodie
  • ‘Say Cheese’ by KiDi
  • ‘Enjoyment’ by KiDi 
  • ‘Open Gate’ by Kuami Eugene
  • ‘Inna Song’ by Darkovibes ft. King Promise 
  • ‘Oofeetsɔ’ by Sarkodie ft. Prince Bright (Buk Bak)
  • ‘La Hustle Rmx’ by Medikal ft. Criss Waddle and Joey B 
  • ‘Adom (Grace)’ by Diana Hamilton
  • ‘Otan Hunu’ by Dead Peepol ft. Rich Kent 
  • ‘Money’ by Kweku Flick 
  • ‘Sobolo’ by Stonebwoy 

Producer of the Year (Technical)

  • Samsney
  • MOG Beatz
  • Willis Beatz
  • A-Town
  • Richie Mensah
  • Apya
  • Kayso
  • Nacee 

Viral Song of the Year (100% Public)

  • ‘Fa Me Ko’ by Emelia Brobbey 
  • ‘Putuu Freestyle (Prayer)’ by Stonebwoy 
  • ‘Sankofa’ by King Jerry 
  • ‘Say Cheese’ by KiDi 
  • ‘Otan Hunu’ by Dead Peepol ft. Rich Kent
  • ‘GOAT’ by AY Poyoo 
  • ‘Jerusalem Soup (Master KG Jerusalema Cover)’ by Ajeezay 
  • ‘Sore’ by Yaw Tog 

Video of the Year (Technical)

  • ‘Fancy’ by Amaarae 
  • ‘Yawa’ by R2Bees
  • ‘Efa Woho B3n’ by E.L 
  • ‘Everlasting’ by Stonebwoy 
  • ‘Thomas Pompo Y3yaw’ by Pappy Kojo 
  • ‘KPA’ by Okyeame Kwame 
  • ‘Why’ by Adina 
  • ‘Rockstar’ by Drupz 

Reggae/Dancehall Act of the Year 

  • Ras Kuuku
  • Epixode
  • Samini
  • Shatta Wale
  • Stonebwoy
  • Larusso
  • Jah Lead

Raggae/Dancehall Song of the Year 

  • ‘Sheriff ‘ by Mzvee 
  • ‘African Party’ by Stonebwoy 
  • ‘Gi Dem’ by Larruso 
  • ‘Mi Dey Up (Remix)’ by Kofi Jamar ft. Stonebwoy 
  • ‘Forever’ by Samini 
  • ‘Lonely’ by Jah Lead 
  • ‘Why’ by Adina Thembi 
  • ‘Killy Killy Rmx’ by Larusso ft. Stonebwoy and Kwesi Arthur 

Hiplife/Hip hop Act of the Year

  • DopeNation
  • Joey B
  • Yaw Tog
  • Kweku Flick
  • Keche
  • Medikal
  • Sarkodie
  • Eno Barony

Hiplife Song of the Year

  • ‘Dwe’ by Mr Drew & Krymi ft. Sarkodie 
  • ‘Yawa No Dey’ by Kelvynboy ft. Manifest 
  • ‘Bumper’ by Sarkodie
  • ‘Long Life’ by Fameye ft. Kwesi Arthur 
  • ‘Okomfour Kwaadee’ by Fameye 
  • ‘Thank God’ by DopeNation ft. Kofi Kinaata 
  • ‘Oofeetsɔ’ by Sarkodie ft. Prince Bright (Buk Bak)
  • ‘Anadwo’ by Sarkodie ft. King Promise

Hip Hop Song of the Year

  • ‘Akata’ by Kweku Smoke and Bosom P-Yung 
  • ‘Argument Done’ by Eno Barony 
  • ‘Akatafoc’ by Kawabanga ft. O’Kenneth, Reggie & Jay Bahd 
  • ‘La Hustle’ by Medikal ft. Joey B
  • ‘Sore’ by Yaw Tog ft. O’Kenneth, City Boy, Reggie & Jay Bahd 
  • ‘Money’ by Kweku Flick
  • ‘Yie Yie’ by Okese1 
  • ‘Otan Hunu’ by Dead Peepol ft. Rich Kent 

Highlife Act of the Year

  • Fameye
  • KiDi
  • King Promise
  • Kofi Kinaata
  • Kuami Eugene
  • Sista Afia
  • Akwaboah
  • Adina

Highlife Song of the Year

  • ‘Gangsta Lovin’ by Akwaboah
  • ‘Sobolo’ by Stonebwoy 
  • ‘Behind The Scenes’ by Kofi Kinaata 
  • ‘Posti Me’ by Akwaboah 
  • ‘Sex’ by Kumi Guitar 
  • ‘Party’ by Sista Afia ft. Fameye 
  • ‘Sankofa’ by King Jerry 
  • ‘Asabone’ by Lord Paper ft. Bosom P-Yung 

Gospel Act of the Year

  • Joe Mettle 
  • Empress Gifty 
  • Akesse Brempong 
  • Celestine Donkor 
  • MOG Music 
  • Diana Hamilton 
  • Patience Nyarko 
  • Joyce Blessing 

Gospel Song of the Year

  • ‘Blessed’ by Akesse Brempong ft. Joe Mettle 
  • ‘Jesus’ by MOG 
  • ‘Jesus Over Do’ by Empress Gifty 
  • ‘Adom (Grace)’ by Diana Hamilton
  • ‘Yesu Mo’ by Joe Mettle 
  • ‘Adom ne Ahumobro’ by Celestine Donkor 
  • ‘Yendanase’ by Joyce Blessing 
  • ‘Mey3 Nyame Dea’ by Patience Nyarko 
  • ‘Nyame de Aba’ by Nacee 

Best Collaboration of the Year 

  • ‘Take Care of You’ by Adina ft. Stonebwoy 
  • ‘No Dulling’ by Keche ft. Kuami Eugene 
  • ‘Nominate’ by Stonebwoy ft. Keri Hilson 
  • ‘One Man’ by KiDi ft. Adina 
  • ‘Oofeetsɔ’ by Sarkodie ft. Prince Bright (Buk Bak) 
  • ‘Dw3’ by Mr Drew & Krymi ft. Sarkodie 
  • ‘Anadwo’ by Sarkodie ft. King Promise 
  • ‘Otan Hunu’ by Dead Peepol ft. Rich Kent 
  • ‘La Hustle Rmx’ by Medikal ft. Criss Waddle, Joey B 
  • ‘Inna Song (Gin & Lime)’ by Darkovibes ft. King Promise 

Afrobeats/Afropop Song of the Year

  • ‘Turn Up’ by Kuami Eugene 
  • ‘Enjoyment’ by KiDi 
  • ‘Take Care of You’ by Adina ft. Stonebwoy 
  • ‘Inna Song (Gin & Lime)’ by DarkoVibes ft. King Promise 
  • ‘Sisa’ by King Promise 
  • ‘Say Cheese’ by KiDi 
  • ‘Later’ by Mr Drew ft. Kelvyn Boy 
  • ‘No Dulling’ by Keche ft. Kuami Eugene 
  • ‘Open Gate’ by Kuami Eugene 
  • ‘Nominate’ by Stonebwoy ft. Keri Hilson 

DJ of the Year

  • DJ Vyrusky
  • DJ Aroma
  • iPhone DJ
  • DJ Sly
  • DJ Wobete 
  • DJ Wallpaper
  • DJ MpeseMpese
  • DJ Pakorich 

Fan Army of the Year

  • Bhim Nation
  • Sark Nation
  • Shatta Movement
  • Team Move
  • Kumericans
  • AMG Beyond Kontrol 

Digital Act of the Year

  • Sarkodie
  • Shatta Wale
  • Stonebwoy
  • Kofi Mole
  • Amerado
  • Ohemaa Mercy
  • Empress Gifty
  • Camidoh

African Act of the Year

  • Davido
  • Joeboy
  • Fireboy
  • Omah Lay
  • Master KG
  • Patoranking
  • Judikay
  • Dunsin Oyekan

Rapper of the Year

  • Joey B
  • Medikal
  • M.anifest 
  • Sarkodie
  • Strongman
  • Eno Barony
  • Amerado
  • Ko-Jo Cue

Best Male Vocal Performance

  • ‘Anadwo’ by King Promise 
  • ‘Maria’ by Camidoh 
  • ‘Lonely’ by Jah Lead 
  • ‘One Man’ by KiDi ft. Adina
  • ‘Oofeetsɔ’ by Prince Bright
  • ‘Yesu Mo’ by Joe Mettle 
  • ‘Oguama’ by Luigi Maclean 
  • ‘Jesus’ by MOG Music 

Best Female Vocal Performance

  • ‘Why’ by Adina 
  • ‘Na God’ by Rose Adjei 
  • ‘Adom Ne Ahumobro’ by Celestine 
  • ‘Tena Menky3n’ by Sista Afia 
  • ‘Adom’ by Diana Hamilton 
  • ‘ Ahobrasie’ by Tiwaa 
  • ‘Lord Have Your Way’ by Efe Grace 
  • ‘Be Your Own Beautiful’ by Adomaa 

Best Alternative Song (Best Alte)

  • ‘I Am Tar’ by Adomaa 
  • ‘Comot’ by Worlasi 
  • ‘Musuo’ by Yaayaa 
  • ‘Fancy’ by Amaarae 
  • ‘Mens3i Da’ by Akan ft. Efya 
  • ‘Mobo’ by Santrofi 
  • ‘Happy’ by FRA! 
  • ‘You are’ Jean Feier 
  • ‘Tired’ by Paapa 
  • ‘Cellular’ by Super Jazz Club 

Performer of the Year

  • Sarkodie – CEEK Performance, 2020
  • KiDi & Cina Soul – 3Music Awards 2020
  • Kweku Smoke & Bosom P Young – 3Music Awards 2020 Performance 
  • E.L – VGMAs 2020 Performance
  • Worlasi – WorlaFest 2019 
  • Diana Hamilton – At the Diana Hamilton Concert 2020
  • Epixode – VGMAs 2020 Performance 
  • Celestine Donkor & Gideon – VGMAs 2020 Performance

Woman of the Year

  • Wendy Shay
  • Adina
  • Eno Barony
  • Sista Afia
  • Diana Hamilton
  • Celestine Donkor
  • Efya
  • Empress Gifty

Emerging Woman of the Year

  • Jayana
  • Gyakie
  • Tiisha
  • Naana Blu
  • Mishasha
  • Ruth Adjei
  • Amaarae
  • Efe Grace

Next Rated Act

  • Carlblingx
  • Nambawan
  • Rockcity
  • Ging Sen
  • Reezy Bwoy
  • Rekordz
  • Stunner
  • DJ YoungStar
  • King Rashidoo
  • Don Ziggy
  • Sapashini
  • Bless D
  • Phada Gaza
  • Tee Rhyme
  • Stone Gee
  • O’baya
  • KD Bakes
  • Lega
  • Planet Machete
  • Seyram
  • Kwesi Korang 
  • Cafi Doma
  • Naja
  • Amerro Twist
  • King Paluta
  • Jay Bahd
  • Black Sheriff
  • O’Kenneth
  • Drupz
  • Hyndu
  • Qwesi Flex
  • Township
  • Minab
  • Saa Boy No
  • Kwame Yogot
  • Roy X
  • Malcolm Nuna
  • Kofi Karikari
  • Nanky
  • Offei

Most Streamed Song of the Year

‘Y’abr3’ – Kofi Mole

Most Streamed Act of the Year 

Medikal

Music Legends Awards’ Honorary

Elder S.K. Appiah

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