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Ebony still in Artiste of the Year race – Charterhouse

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Organizers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), Charterhouse Productions says the late Ebony Reigns still qualifies for the 19th edition of the awards.

Prior to her unfortunate sudden demise, Ebony had been widely tipped as a major candidate for this year’s top award, Artiste of the Year.

The 90s Bad Gyal as she called herself released several hits songs and her performances were the toast at many events in the course of the year.

She has been touted as a possible first female artiste to win the VGMA Artiste of the Year, but hopes were shuttered following her sudden demise.

However, the CEO of Charterhouse, Theresa Ayoade said even in death, Ebony still qualifies for nominations to all the categories of the awards, including Artiste of the Year.

She was speaking with Adom News Reporter Shine Acquah at a press conference of the 19th VGMAs.

The Charterhouse boss explained that the awards is not about the personality but about the work of the artiste, and there is evidence to show Ebony has worked hard over the period under consideration.

“We all know she has worked very hard the whole of last year and this is a very bad news to hit the industry. Her work is in the year in contention and her team has submitted everything in that regard, therefore, the public can vote for her when nominations are opened,” she added.

Mrs Ayoade said if Ebony’s work is adjudged winner of an award, the award will be presented as such in spite of her demise.

She urged the public to cast their votes for their favorite artiste including Ebony, adding that her demise does not make any difference at all.

Below is the proposed VGMA 2018 calendar.

Launch Party Friday 2nd March Accra – Movenpick

Nominees’ Jam Saturday 24th March – Cape Coast

Music Seminar 12th April – Movenpick

Main Awards Night Saturday 14th April – AICC

After Party – Saturday 14th April – TBD

Celebration Jam Saturday 28th April – Tema

The various categories are as follows:

RECORD OF THE YEAR

BEST VIDEO

BEST COLLABORATION

AFRO POP SONG OF THE YEAR

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR

SONG OF THE YEAR

BEST NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR

HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR

HIPLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

BEST GROUP

BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR

HIPLIFE/ HIP HOP ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

REGGAE/ DANCEHALL ARTISTE

HIGHLIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

BEST REGGAE DANCEHALL SONG

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My song ‘Obia Wo Ne Master’ wasn’t directed at Shatta – Yaa Pono

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Tema-based rapper, Yaa Pono has opened up on his collaboration with Stonebwoy on his hit song, “Obiaa Wo Ne Master”.

In an interview on Adom FM’s “Work and Happiness” with Ohemaa Woyeje, Thursday, the “Fake” hitmaker claimed he had penned the song long before Stonebwoy hopped onto it.

According to Yaa Pono, the assertions that the song is a diss song directed at Shatta Wale don’t hold.

“I wrote it [the song] way back; it’s not a diss song to anyone,” he insisted.

Yaa Pono is currently promoting his latest album dubbed, “Faster than Gods”.

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I’m still the King of African Dancehall genre because I created it – Samini

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Andrew Samini, known in showbiz circles as Samini Dagaate has said he is the originator of African Dancehall genre so that makes him the KING of that genre.

The ‘My Own’ hitmaker told Mikki Osei Berko on After Hours show on TV3, he is still the dancehall king owing to the fact that he is sitting on his throne and minding his own business.

“African Dancehall is the genre I created so I’m still the King for that. Foreign market for African Dancehall is huge. Africa is doing Dancehall from the authentic point of view so then it becomes a specialized genre from Africa. Ghanaians or West Africans do dancehall music almost close to how Jamaicans do it.”

Samini termed his brand of music as the “African dancehall”. He signed his first record deal with Ashanti International. He started his own record label after he left the aforementioned label.

He has released Six studio albums, with all being highly successful on the commercial market. Samini’s success and recognition began when his first single, Linda, was released and subsequently appearing on other successful singles by other artistes.

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New Video: Petrah – Badder (Official Video)

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After unleashing her comeback single ‘Badder’ late last April, watch Manner Records signee Petrah take things to a whole new level with her brand new video for “Badder” produced by Timmy. Scenes to this sexy video were directed by PKMI.

Watch it here;

 

Source: Ghana/Paemuka.com

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