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Strongman Wins Best Rapper At The Ghana Music Awards SA 2018

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Ghanaian rapper Strongman, Known in real life as Osei Kwaku Vincent has been crown the best rapper at the maiden edition of the Ghana Music Awards SA.

The rapper went against contenders like Sarkodie, Eno Barony, Yaa Pono, Teephlow, Quata Budukusu, Manifest, Medikal, Strongman Burner.

Other artistes who won on the night include Stronebwoy, Ebony, Shatta Wale among other.

Full List:
1. Life Time Achievement
Elder Mireku
2. Youth Empowerment Projects
Choir Master
3. Best International Act East Africa
Vanessa Emdee (Tanzania)
4. Best International Act West Africa
Medosky
5. Best International Act Southern Africa
Babes Wodumo (South Africa)
6 . Best Music Journalist / Blogger Of The Year
Nii Attakorah Mensah
7 . Best Dj Of The Year
Dj Switch
8 . Gospel Artiste Of The Year
Joyce Blessing
9 . Promising Artiste Of The Year
Maccasio
10 . New Artiste Of The Year
Wendy Shay
11 . Best Group Of The Year
Reggie And Bollie
12 . Hip-Life Artiste Of The Year
Quata Budukusu
13 . Best Rapper Of The Year
Strongman Burner
14 . Most Popular Song Of The Year
One Corner (Patapaa)
15 . High Life Artist Of The Year
Kuami Eugene
16 . Best Male Vocalist Of The Year
King Promise
17 . Dance Hall Artist Of The Year
Shatta Wale
18 . Reggae / Dance Hall Song Of The Year
Ebony (Sponsor)
19 . Best Collaboration Of The Year
Article Wan X Patapaa (That Thing)
20 . Best Producer Of The Year
Master Garzy
21 . Best Music Video Of The Year
Citizen Welkins
22 . Artist Of The Year
Stone Bwoy
From Ghana Ceo Of Zylofon Media Nana Appiah Mensah Was Awarded For His Role In The Ghanaian Music Industry And Attractive Mustapha Nii Okai Inusah For His Contribution In Promoting The Event

1. South African Based New Artist Of The Year
Aku Mercy
2. South African Based Best Hi-Life Artist Of The Year
Polamo
3. South African Based Best Music Video Of The Year
9pm Africa
4. South African Based Gospel Song Of The Year
Drumpipo
5. South African Based Most Popular Song Of The Year
Final Solution Do Like I Do)
6. South African Based Hip-Life Artist Of The Year
Final Solution
7. South African Based Best Club Dj Of The Year
Dj Shadow
8. South African Based Best Collaboration Of The Year
Polamo X Dj Maphorisa X Dj Bucks (Somthing Abt U)
9. South African Based Best Cultural And Live Band Group Of The Year
Sankofa Band
10. South African Based Best Gospel Artist Of The Year
Drumpipo
10. South African Based Best Producer Of The Year
C-Tea
11. South African Based Artist Of The Year
Polamo
13. South African Based Promising Artist Of The Year
Casandra

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DopeNation Earmark For ”Group Of The Year” At VGMA 2019

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Popular Ghanaian twin duo DopeNation stands to be potential winners of the ‘Group Of The Year’ category at the 20th Edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2019 per criteria by the prestigious event house Charter House.

The identical twin group DopeNation which consist of Michael Boafo better known as B2 and Tony Boafo also known as Twist made a major impact in the entertainment scene and their career in the 2018 year under review.

The duo with 3 major projects backed up with features to their credit received massive positive feedback from the music lovers and the industry at large.

The duo released ‘Eish’, their first single which topped music charts across borders of Africa and in a short period became an Anthem on streets and event grounds. DopeNation then after unleashing ‘Naami’ with production credit to MOG, which later caught the eyes of African superstar Olamide for him to hop on the remix, also an escalate Jam. Last but not the least they released their last hit ‘Ibi Tins’ which features a host of talented hit makers including Quamina Mp, Eddie Khae,Kofi Mole,Twitch and Tulenkey.

All these to their credits the duo deserves to be crowned Group Of The Year at this year’s edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

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”Daddy Lumba Can’t Be Greater Than Kojo Antwi” – Made In Ghana Ambassador, Okyeame Kwame

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Ghanaian Hiplife artiste cum rapper, Okyeame Kwame has stated, it is impossible to compare music legends Daddy Lumba and Kojo Antwi, as the two are different, independent and creative style of in presenting their lyrics to their purported audience within allocated jurisdictions.

According to the Made In Ghana ambassador, comparing awards winning artistes, Daddy Lumba and Kojo Antwi is rhetorical, explaining that, you determine who surpasses the other in terms of highlife music, as they are both extremely great and talented and possess different characteristics.

Ghanaian born ace highlife artistes, Charles Kwadzo Fosuh, who performs as Daddy Lumba(DL) and Kojo Antwi popularly known as ”Mr. Music Man” have been in the news lately, as music fanatics quiz to determine who amongst the two possess the most positive qualities.

Speaking in an interview the Rap Doctor stated emphatically that, the two legends have different styles of delivery which has pushed them in the music industry for decades, adding that, both highlife gurus have the characteristics to spend hours on the stage to perform without any unforeseen obstacle.

The ”Faithfull” hitmaker stated that, their music is different, indicating that, Kojo Antwi does a Reggae-fusion music and Daddy Lumba sticks to his undiluted highlife music, explicitly expressed that, art cannot be measured.

Rapper Okyeame Kwame indicated that, the two biggest music export have different way of expressing and penning down their own lyrics. According to him, Kojo Antwi uses metaphors, similes and other literary devices in his music and Daddy Lumba uses culture, history, and proverbs in his music which makes them unique in their own world.

Okyeame Kwame is set to release his ablum tagged, ‘Made In Ghana’ which he has selflessly dedicated to promote products which are originated from Ghana.

By: Gerrard-Israel

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Okyeame Kwame’s 10th Marriage Anniversary

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Okyeame Kwame and nicknamed Rap Doctor, took to Instagram to wish his wife a happy Anniversary.

The two, Annica Nsiah-Apau and Kwame Nsiah-Apau have been together for 14 years. They met in the year 2005 but tied the knot in 2009. Blessed with two kids, Sante and Antwiwaa Nsiah-Apau.

Okyeame took to Instagram to wish his wife in style by releasing a couple of new photos of themselves and the kids.

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E.L To Perform At 2019 SXSW Music Festival

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Ghanaian rapper, singer and record producer, E.L has been listed among the artists to be performing at the 2019 SXSW Music Festival, which is slated for March 11-17, 2019. The announcement was made known in November of 2018.

Aside the 2016 ”VGMA Artist of the Year” performing, he was the ONLY Ghanaian Afrobeat artist to be featured on SXSW FM 2019 Spotlight with his song ‘Overdose’. Other artists who were featured include: Adekunle Gold (Nigeria), King Kanja (Kenya), Urban Hype (Zambia), Anatii (South Africa), Stanley Enow (Cameroon) amongst others.

”I think it’s a great opportunity for me to showcase my new music on a world stage. First of all, it’s amazing that, the stage has been set because it’s been a lot of back and forth to establish a platform where Africans can come and do their thing. This is a full set and it’s actually a very big step in our conquest of the world. Also, Afrobeat is taking over slowly in musical circles and our place to show/let the world hear what we have to offer, so I’m excited and we are definitely planning on releasing my new album this year. And I think the platform by SXSW will be a good launching spot to begin that journey”, expresses E.L

E.L will be joined by his Ghanaian counterparts, Samini, Efya, YFM’s DJ Kess and Jojo Abot at the festival which will take plance in Austin, Texas. Other African artists booked to perform at the festival includes Simi, Adekunle Gold, Mayorkun, Vector, Falz, Mr Eazi, Seyi Shay, Yemi Alade, Cassper Nyovest, Victoria Kimani, Khaligraph and Anatii.

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. Each year, the SXSW Music Festival brings together the global music industry alongside film and technology professionals to make personal and business connections as well as discover the next generation of talent. Not limited in genre or regional focus, fans, fellow musicians, industry professionals, and creatives from every discipline can enjoy a variety of musical styles at SXSW.

Listen to SXSW FM 2019 Afrobeat Spotlight here:

Showcases are curated by SXSW in collaboration with record labels, booking agencies, management and PR firms, export offices, publishers, media outlets, lifestyle brands, festivals and more. Performances take place in bars, clubs, parks, churches and hotels around downtown Austin.

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