Zyfofon Music record label was a permanent feature at the highly publicized, just-ended Ghana Entertainment Awards (GEA) at the United States. The label’s head, Nana Appiah Mensah, together with almost all the artistes on the roster took home awards at the ceremony.
While Nana Appiah Mensah won an Achievement Award for his contribution to the arts industry, Shatta Wale annexed 3 awards for Best Entertainer of the Year, Best Song and Best Collaboration of the Year.
Stonebwoy took 2 awards for Best Album and Best Reggae/Dancehall act, with Kumi Guitar and Joyce Blessing winning Best Highlife Act and Best Gospel Act respectively.
The label and its artistes have been extremely busy with various projects in the works. Stonebwoy, still enjoying the success of his EOM album – is on a worldwide tour, Shatta Wale is about to release his highly anticipated ‘Reign’ album while rapper, Obibini is out with his new single featuring KiDi.
Gospel songstress, Joyce Blessing, is also out with her new single, ‘L’amia Praise’ – which is enjoying such rave reviews across the continent and Kumi Guitar is also prepping the release of his new single after such boisterous outing with ‘Betweener’ and ‘Temperature’ tunes.
It is expected that, the albums for Shatta Wale, Obibini, Kumi Guitar and Joyce Blessing would all be released before the close of the year.
The second annual Ghana Entertainment Awards USA took place at the Schomburg Centre in Harlem, New York on Saturday with many of Ghana’s ace list stars winning awards across music, television, radio, sports and film.
The award aims to reward personalities who have excelled in entertainment across Ghana, the USA and Canada.
3Music Awards Introduces New Voting System (*713*2#)
The 2019 3Music Awards have added yet another dimension to the scheme, with a flexible voting process to accommodate growing public participation.
Instead of the cumbersome multiple Mobile voting short-codes for Nominees, Fans/Users will be able to access any/all Categories with just a dial of one short-code; 7132#.
Configuration and Voting options are diverse and allows Fans/Users to vote a hundred times at a go.
Social Media Voting:
Social media will play a significant part in the voting process by which winners are determined. This voting feature will contribute to a percentage of a Nominee’s total votes (including Mobile and Academy votes).
Fans now contribute to Voting through regular Facebook/Twitter/Instagram posts when they Hashtag #3MAs19; accompanied by a category short-code and their Artiste Name or Song e.g. #3MAs19GRBukBak or #3MAs19SOGonjaBarracks
Below are the social media short-codes for the various categories
Gospel Act Of The Year – #3MAs19GA
Gospel Song Of The Year – #3MAs19GS
Group Of The Year – #3MAs19GR
DJ Of The Year – #3MAs19DJ
Ghanaian International Act – #3MAs19GI
Song Of The Year – #3MAs19SO
African Act Of The Year – #3MAs19AA
Video Of The Year – #3MAs19VI
Music Woman Of The Year – #3MAs19MW
Music Man Of The Year – #3MAs19MM
Breakthrough Act Of The Year – #3MAs19BA
Viral Song of The Year – #3MAs19VS
Fan Army Of The Year – #3MAs19FA
Digital Act Of The Year – #3MAs19DA
Afrobeats Song Of The Year – #3MAs19AS
Next Rated Act Of The Year – #3MAs19NR
Collaboration Of The Year – #3MAs19CO
Highlife Act Of The Year – #3MAs19HA
Highlife Song Of The Year – #3MAs19HS
Hiplife Song Of The Year – #3MAs19HPS
Hiphop Song Of The Year – #3MAs19HHS
Hiphop/Hiplife Act Of The Year – #3MAs19HHA
Reggae Dancehall Act Of The Year – #3MAs19RDA
Reggae Dancehall Song Of The Year – #3MAs19RDS
HIPHOP AFRICA To Launch With Its Maiden Concert.
The official launch of Hiphop Africa’ will take place with the brand’s maiden concert at Efua Sutherland Park in Accra, Ghana on Saturday the 16th of February 2019.
The show is expected to host top notch hip-hop artist from the African continent; Chocolate city boys AQ, lose canon led by their CEO, M.I, alongside top Ghanaian rappers.
The Genre comes with lot of fun activities, and for the day will be exciting activities such as Skating, Rap Battles, Basketball, Grafities and Dance competition. Fashion designers won’t be left out as they will have the chance to exhibit most of their product at the various stands at the event.
Speaking with the CEO of HIPHOP Africa he mentioned; this is an experience and an event coming to Accra and across the continent but the birthplace is our motherland Ghana.
Hiphopafrica is dedicated to promoting urban African culture via the web Just like BET, HiphopAfrica is here to shed more light on the genre and artist related to it, HiphopAfrica as a brand here to take the genre to another level.
3Music Awards Releases Nominees For This Year’s Edition of The Awards Ceremony.
3Music, organizers of 3Music Awards have released nominations of various categories for public distribution, as it is set to stage this season’s edition of the award ceremony which is slated to occur on the third month, March this year.
The artistes selected for each category for this year’s edition of the awards were nominated based on their artistic prowess of releasing hit songs and staging sold out events single handedly under the year of review.
Multimedia Group Limited(MGL) under the able management of Dr. Kwesi Twum earlier this year emerged as official partners with 3Music Awards Ghana after the award scheme ended it contractual dealings with Media General Ghana Limited, Tv3 abruptly.
R2bees, Bethel Revival Choir-GEC, Dope Nation and La Meme Gang will be contending each other in the music group of the year category, as Stonebwoy’s Epistles of Mama Album, Bonyfied Album owned by Ebony, Shatta Wale’s Reign Album, I Believe by Diana Hamilton, Epixode’s 3Nity Album, Highlife Concert by Bisa Kdei, Akwaboah’s Matters of the Heart, and Joe Mettle’s God Of Miracles album will be battling each other to emerge winner of the category.
The awards ceremony will be staged at a 20,000 seater capacity, Fantasy Dome, La-Accra, with coordinators promising music lovers an outstanding edition of the occasion, accompanied with lots of surprises, adding that, the 2019 version of the honors will be “greater and better”.
Excerpt of the nominees below;
Reign Album: Shatta Wale Set To Host A Nationwide Concert.
Award winning self-acclaimed Reggae/Dancehall King, Charles Nii Armah Mensah, known on stage as Shatta Wale has declared his intentions of taking his Billboard ranked Reign Album to the various regions of Ghana.
This nationwide tour is with the objective of providing his fans all over the country , especially those who weren’t present during the Reign Album launch a glimpse of the album and artiste energetic performance.
The nationwide tour is also intended to expand the Shatta Movement diaspora across the nation that will be a possible avenue for him to market his products at ease.
Shatta Wale after the Reign Album launch embarked on a world tour which saw him visiting many countries around the world delivering much dexterity in his endeavor.
Shatta Wale and Shatta Movement are yet to release the date and venue for the proposed maiden edition of the regional tour which has been tagged the “Reign Album Nation Wide Tour”.