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BASS Awards nominations out – Bandana says 'Mi No Need Ya Award'

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bandan ghana music awardThe final nominations list for the first annual BASS Awards has been released by the organizer of the Awards. Preceding the release of the nominations, the Awards committee headed by Daddy Bosco had been meeting for three weeks, working to prune down the number to the present list after more than 300 songs were entered for this year’s Awards. Songs that got nominated for the awards this year are reggae/dancehall songs released between 2010 – 2012.  Conspicuously missing from the nominations list is Bandana who according to the committee declined to be part of the Awards, he is said to have written on his facebook page declining to be part of the Awards. Two songs from Samini “Papistic” and “Body flame” all featuring Kaakie, were missing from the nominations, these two were disqualified during the shortlisting process due to its sexually explicit lyrics, Daddy Bosco explained, adding that one of the criteria that qualifies a particular song to be nominated is it’s lyrics, “Lyrics must obviously be clean and devoid of swear words, violence and should not be sexually suggestive”. Samini’s other song, Time bomb featuring Nigerian music star Wizkid was however nominated by the committee in three different categories. Bass Awards comes off at the National Theater on 6th July, 2013, preceding that will be a nominees Jam featuring Jamaican Dancehall act Elephant Man, Samini, Stonebuoy, Jupiter, Kaakie, Natural face among other acts. The BASS Awards 2013, is an annual event that seeks to reward African Reggae and Dancehall music makes its first entry in the Ghanaian Entertainment and Events space. The Award Scheme seeks to appreciate and celebrate musicians within the Reggae and Dancehall genre. BASS Awards is the first of its kind and the future looks very bright as it touches on one of the most respected genre in the world. It is an established fact that Reggae and Dancehall has made a tremendous impact among music lovers and the artistes themselves hardly get noticed or appreciated. The award is specially designed to show gratitude to reggae and dancehall musicians, to serve as an annual gathering of lovers of reggae and dancehall and generally present top notch entertainment to the public. The name of the event was derived from Rhythms and BASS (pronounced Base) which happened to be the basis for the reggae and dancehall genre. The BASS Awards is organised by Rackus Productions and powered by Bullhaus Entertainment and Solid Multimedia. Check out the final list below: FINAL LIST FOR BASS AWARD CATEGORIES MOST POPULAR REGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR(S) 1. Rocky Dawuni (African Reggae Fever) 2. Black Prophet (Wicked Soul Train) 3. Knii Lante ( House Of Pain) 4. Edem (Ghetto Arise) 5. Blakk Rasta / Kaywa (Miss Right) 6. Sammy B (Tongue Tied) 7. Sherif Ghale (Ghetto Side) 8. Ras Kuuku ( Wa ye bibioo) MOST POPULAR DANCE HALL SONG OF THE YEAR(S) 1. Iwan (Who Is Bad) 2. Stonebwoy ft. Samini (Climax) 3. Jupiter (Money) 4. Kaakie (Toffee Pon Tongue) 5. Samini ft. Wizkid (Time Bomb) 6. Trigmatic (Hold Yuh) 7. Shata Rako (Good girl gone bad) 8. Mugeez of R2Bees (Am done) DISCOVERY 1. Natural Face 2. Episode 3. Lutha 4. Jupiter 5. Kaakie 6. Sean Taylor 7. Gully Princess COLLABORATION /DANCEHALL SONGS 1. Eazzy/ Jupiter (Go Go Wind) 2. Stonebwoy/ Samini (Climax) 3. Iwan / Black Prophet (Tell Them Again) 4. Samini/ Wizkid (Time Bomb) 5. Tinny/Jupiter (Highway) COLLABORATION / REGGAE SONGS 1. Blakk Rasta/ Jah Amber ( Our Africa) 2. Adez/ Stonebwoy (Budin) 3. Red Fayah/ Esssence (The Turban) 4. Gavana / Torch Agoal ( Virtuous Woman) 5. Friction/ Guru (Life Is Not Easy) 6. Kese ft. Jupita (Care) 7. Ruff and Smooth ft. Iwan (Time Changes) ALTERNATIVE 1. Joe Mettle – (I am yours) 2. Herty Borngreat – (Kaa Nu Seiyaa) 3. No Tribe – (Get up) 4. Skulfuor – (Take your child to Church) 5. Cwesi Oteng – (God dey bless me) FEMALE VOCALIST 1. Kaakie (Toffee Pon Tongue) 2. Gully Princess (Gully Love) 3. First Lady (Big Woman Thing) 4. Louisa Fever (Fever) 5. Yasmeen Helwani (Padi) MALE VOCALIST 1. Rocky Dawuni (African Reggae Fever) 2. Knii Lante (House of Pain) 3. Sherif Ghale (Ghetto Side) 4. Stonebwoy (Climax) 5. Lutha (Love) 6. Kese (Care) 7. Mugeez (Am Done) ALBUM OF THE YEAR 1. Blakk Rasta (Born Dread) 2. Rocky Dawuni (Hymns Of a Rebel Soul) 3. Iwan (My Time) 4. Stonebwoy (Grade 1) 5. Black Eye (African Skies) BEST AFRICAN ACT ( REGGAE /DANCEHALL) 1. 2 Face Idibia – Nigeria (Rain Drops) 2. Wyre – Kenya 3. General Pipe – Nigeria (Champion) 4. Bufallo – South Africa 5. Davido – Nigeria (All Of You) 6. Ice Prince – Nigeria (Magician) 7. Wizkid – Nigeria (Wadup) PRODUCER OF THE YEAR(S) 1. Genius Selection (Jupiter Money) 2. Kaywa (Miss Right) 3. J.M.J (Toffee Pon Tongue) 4. Infectious (Logic Rhythm) 5. Kill Beatz (Time, Am done) YAA ASANTEWAA AWARD (RECORD OF THE YEAR) (S) 1. Iwan ( Teenage Pregnancy) 2. Na U (Independent Day) 3. Knii Lante (Rocky Road) 4. Field Marshal (Oh Father) 5. Friction (Life Is Not Easy) 6. Kojo Kombolo (Leaders) 7. Ruff and Smooth (Time Changes) 8. Chizzy Wailer (Liberation) RIDDIM OF THE YEAR(S) 1. Forget Rhythm 2. Logic Rhythm 3. Extra Large Rhythm KWAME NKRUMAH AWARD (ARTISTE OF THE YEAR(S) 1. Rocky Dawuni 2. Blakk Rasta 3. Samini 4. Kaakie 5. Knii Lante 6. Sherif Ghale 7. Iwan BEST PERFORMER (REGGAE/DANCEHALL) 1. Samini 2. Stonebwoy 3. Rocky Dawuni 4. Iwan 5. Blakk Rasta BEST SONG WRITER (REGGAE/DANCEHALL) 1. Knii Lante (House Of Pain) 2. Iwan (Teenage Pregnancy) 3. Black Prophet (Wicked Soul Train Driver) 4. Rocky Dawuni (African Reggae Fever) 5. Stonebwoy (Hills And Valley) BEST DANCEHALL ARTISTE 1. Samini 2. Stonebwoy 3. Jupiter 4. Iwan 5. Kaakie BEST REGGAE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR 1. Rocky Dawuni 2. Blakk Rasta 3. Black Prophet 4. Sherif Ghale 5. knii Lante MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR(S) – REGGAE Knii Lante (House of Pain) Edem (Ghetto Arise) Friction ft. Guru (Life is not easy) Black Prophet (Wicked Soul Train Driver) Rocky Dawuni (African Reggae Fever) Na U (Independent Day) Blakk Rasta (Miss Right) MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR(S) – DANCEHALL Samini (Dadiekye) Stonebwoy (Climax) Sonni Balli (All I See) Kaakie (Too Much) Natural Face (So High) Eazzy (Go Go Wind) Iwan ft. Black Prophet (Tell Them Again) LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (REGGAE/DANCEHALL) 1. Root Anabo 2. Felix Bell]]>

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Takoradi “Missing Pregnant Woman” granted GH¢50,000 bail after pleading not guilty

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Twenty-eight-year-old Josephine Panyin Mensah has pleaded not guilty after being arraigned before a Takoradi Harbour Circuit Court A on Monday, September 27 and has been granted a GH¢50,000 bail with two sureties. (more…)

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Man arrested with 656 ATM cards at Kotoka International Airport

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The National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) has arrested a 42-year-old man for possessing 656 ATM cards at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). (more…)

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My New ‘Heat’ Song Is Even For Dangote And Bill Gates Not A Troll – Wendy Shay Brags

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Rufftown front-liner Wendy Asiamah Addo the Shaygang president known publicly Wendy Shay on empire fm part of her western region radio tour promoting her new single Heat disclose the sensational issues about herself and her music.

In an Convo with Harriet Mensah and Kwaku Bee monitored by Gideon Mensah (Alltymsgh Multimedia) on empire radio ,the singer who has millions of views and streams on world music platforms on couple of hitz songs said;

God inspired me on my current hair style and color i have put on. it’s actually a way to appreciate the creator since it is my natural hair with no effects.I embrace every trolls from the public as far as my songs make waves and have always been making progress since day 1 it’s a blessing that not all people have even though I am the most trolled female artiste in Ghana I still managed to drop hits all at every year

Currently my new song Heat is out which people have many thoughts about it but the song is a collection of my experience on the street and the hardships on the normal citizens that gingered me and not to troll anyone it’s up to you to crack your brains only if you want to understand the song fully it’s even for Dangote and Bill gates Since it’s a motivational jam.it’s a mixed genre song but of drill and highlife elements puts together and trust me it’s part of my favorite.

Kindly watch part of the interview below and follow us here 

https://youtu.be/JFR8zxtjrGY

Source; Gideon Mensah ( Gidhosman)

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Meet J Josh The New Face Of Western Gospel Music

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Ghana Music over few years ago has developed and now become an eye-saw in the international music market,it has been blessed with beautiful and great music genres like highlife ,Afrobeat ,Hiplife ,hippop,Gospel and others

Gospel is a broad dominating musical genres in Ghana which preaches about love,support,culture ,social life and etc. It has sub genres like urban gospel ,contemporary gospel etc

For years ago was big names like Elder Mireku,Kwaku Gyasi,Jak Alolome ,Bishop Osei Bonsu and many others there has been new names of rising talent in the gospel fraternity making the gospel market effective for days

Every Gospel Musician has their unique calling and ministry purpose, there is an encouraging competition among the players all in the line of shaping the society and showing accolades to the most highs

We bring you one of the highly Talented,influential and most streamed Gospel musician coming from the western Region of Ghana.

Jerry Joshua Torsoo, is a Takoradi born Ghanaian gospel musician(Minister-J-Josh Ministry)who shares God’s message of Hope, love, peace,transformation and care to humanity through his musical ministration.

Through his unfailing fellowship with the word and his life experience has landed him had A 13-track music album “we worship”which has great features like Mr. Henry, KODA and Emmanuel Bludo to his credit which tops lots of music charts on the music market and many media houses despite his early singles which brought a lot of testimonies and touching stories that led the beginning of his musical ministry.

J josh is currently a top notch in Gospel Space in western region and Ghana,he is blessed with sensational vocals and a good songwriting skills.

Currently he has had 4big nominations in the upcoming western gospel awards( Artiste of the year,male vocalist,best music video ,urban gospel artiste of the year )which he is looking on to get them registered in his name

Source : Gideon Mensah

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Rev Owusu Bempah arrested, faces court today

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Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah of Glorious Word Power Ministries and some three others from his church have been arrested by the police. (more…)

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STEGUE inspired as Wiyalaa says she finds his songs positive and inspiring to the youth

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Super Talented Emmanuel Owusu Boadi popularly known  as Stegue  whose music blends Afro pop/beat best with Dancehall and Reggae in a Unique Style over the weekend has described a recent message sent to him from popular Ghanaian  Afro-pop singer-songwriter  Wiyalaa as one of the most inspiring messages .

Wiyalaa pitched  ‘Say No to Drugs ‘ as her favorite  song off the Xpensive Style -EP which happens to be the debut of Stegue .


“I was amused  when Wiyalaa followed me on Twitter and also sent me a direct message on twitter asking me to keep doing good and positive music  . It felt good to be recognized by such a great Musician. It will for a long time be one of my biggest highlights. I am such a big fan of Wiyalaa , and I am glad she finds my music inspiring and positive just as I find hers too ” .I look forward to working with her on a record someday

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