The first edition of Ghana Music Awards-UK took place successfully on Saturday, Nov 5 at the Gaumont Palace (Dominion Center).
The ceremony was hosted by Kweku Owusu-Frimpong, DJ Abrante and Confidence Haugen and as well Hot FM’s DJ Billy was the man in charge of the turntables.
The likes of Castro, Dasebre Gyamena were more or less celebrated on the night as their contributions were made known to the public in a form of a documentary and yes, the story of Hiplife was told by the legendary Mark Okraku-Mantey.
Samini, Stonebwoy, Rev Osei Kofi, Slim Busterr, Duke of D2, others performed on the night.
Freddie Annan and Gyedu Blay-Ambulley were given lifetime achievement award on the night.
Few reservations though, the show lacked star quality; lots of the award-winners were absent, co-ordination between the Mcs very terrible, sound was bad, the playback not playing and more
Here is the full list of the winners
UK Based newcomer – Eugy Official
Best Music Video – Anointing– Mr. Eazi
New artiste of the year – Kofi Kinaata
Best UK Based Music Video – New girl – Reggie n Bollie
Best UK Based Gospel song – Amazing God – Sonnie Badu
Gospel Song of the Year – Hour by Hour – SP Kofi Sarpong
Best Club DJ of the Year – Dj Fiifi
Best UK Based Gospel Artiste – Sonnie Badu
Gospel Artiste of the Year – SP Kofi Sarpong
Best Collaboration of the Year – Enemies ft. Sarkodie– Jupitar
Lifetime Achievement UK – Freddie Annan
Lifetime Achievement GH – Gyedu Blay Ambulley
Best UK Based Group of the year – Kwamz and Flava
UK Based Ghanaian Int. Act – Fuse ODG
UK Based Afrobeat Artiste – Jaij Hollands
Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year Go Higher – Stonebwoy
Highlife Song of the Year – Mansa- Bisa Kdei
Afrobeat Artiste of the Year – Mr. Eazi
Highlife Artiste of the year – Bisa Kdei
Reggae/Dancehall artiste – Shatta Wale
Hiplife song of the y ear – Koko –EL
Album of the year – Necessary Evil –Stonebwoy
Song of the year – Kakai – Shatta Wale
Producer of the year – Chop Kiss Da Maker(Shatta Wale)
Best Rapper of the year – Sarkodie
Artiste of the year – Shatta Wale