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Cecelia Marfo, Kwabena Kwabena and Trigmatic lead Ghana Music Awards nominations

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Charter House, organizers of the annual Ghana Music Awards has unveiled the much-awaited list of nominees for the 2011 Ghana Music Awards at a well attended ceremony at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra. Singer Kwabena Kwabena had 9 mentions in total with 3 being as a result of collaborations on the songs of other artists, while gospel songstress Cecelia Marfo pulled in 7 nominations. Rapper, Trigmatic lead the hiphop/hiplife force with a total of 7 nominations.

Other multiple nominees include: Castro (5), VIP (5),Eazzy (5), D-Black (5) and No Tribe (5).  The launch ceremony was marked with several delightful performances from the likes of Bless, Efya, Herty Borngreat but the highlight of the night certainly came from gospel group, No Tribe who performed on stage in spite of an unexpected downpour.

The 2011 Ghana Music Awards ceremony is scheduled for the Accra International Conference Centre (Dome) on April 9. It will be preceded by the GMA dialogue/workshop, the GMA Nominees Party.  The public can vote for their favourite artists by texting the category name from A-I and the name of the artist of choice to MTN short code 1767.

Below is the full list of nominees:

 

PUBLIC VOTING CATEGORIES

Artiste of the Year

No Tribe

Cecilia Marfo

Samini

Castro

VIP

Kwabena Kwabena

 

Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste (s) of the Year

D-Black

Eazzy

VIP

Trigmatic

Castro

R2Bees

 

Highlife Artiste (s) of the Year

Daddy Lumba (DL)

Kwabena Kwabena

Adane Best

Bless

 

Gospel Artiste (s) of the Year

Herty Borngreat

No Tribe

Ernest Opoku

Cee

Florence Obinim

Cecilia Marfo

 

Discovery of the Year

Jay Ghartey

Eazzy

IWAN

Nana Boroo

Trigmatic

Herty Bongreat

Bless

 

Best Collaboration of the Year

D-Black feat. Kwabena Kwabena – Somebody

Castro feat. Asamoah Gyan (Baby Jet) – African Girls

R2Bees feat. Wande Coal – Kiss Your Hands

Cecilia Marfo feat. Ernest Opoku

Tinny feat. Donaeo – I Need It

Florence Obinim & Princess Ifeoma – God Never Fails

Cee feat. Ampong & Isaac – Halleluyah

 

Hiplife Song of the Year

Guru – Democracy

Castro feat. Asamoah Gyan (Baby Jet) – African Girls

Akoo Nana – Guru

Nana Boroo – Aha Ye De (Bedia Ewu)

Reggie Rockstone feat. Quabena Maphia – Female Friend

VIP – Away

 

Highlife Song of the Year

VIP – Gyata Bi

Bless – Meda Enda

Kwabena Kwabena – Dadea Anoma

Daddy Lumba (DL) featuring Sarkodie – Anadwo Ye Die

Cash Unit feat. Benji & Kwabena Kwabena

Daasebre Dwamena – Megya Apem

 

Most Popular Song of the Year

R2Bees feat. Wande Coal – Kiss Your Hands

Castro feat. Asamoah Gyan (Baby Jet) – African Girls

VIP – Away

Cecilia Marfo – Afunumu Ba

Eazzy – Wengeze

No Tribe – Bohye

Nana Boroo – Aha Ye De (Bebia Ewu)

 

AfroPop Song of the Year

Jay Ghartey – My Lady

R2Bees feat. Wande Coal – Kiss Your Hands

5Five – Move Back

Samini – Sweet Mistake

Eazzy – Wengeze

4×4 – Miss Doctor

 

Hip Hop Song of the Year

D-Black feat. Dr. Cryme

Trigmatic – My Life

Richie feat. Sway – Intoxicated

Eazzy – Bo Wonsem Ma Me

Asem – No More Kpayor

J-Town – Guns and Roses

 

Gospel Song of the Year

Herty Borngreat – Odo Ben Ni

No Tribe – Bohye

Ceccy Twum – Nhyira Ba

Florence Obinim & Princess Ifeoma – God Never Fails

Cecilia Marfo – Afunumu Ba

Ernest Opoku – Onyame Di Hene

Cee feat. Ampong & Isaac – Halleluyah

 

Reggae Song of the Year

Rocky Dawuni – African Reggae Fever

IWAN – Thanks & Praise

Samini B – Tongue Tied

Samini – Trigga

Na U – Independence Day

Sonni Balli – When You’re Gone

 

Best Rapper of the Year

Sway – Intoxicated

J-Town – Guns and Roses

Guru – Democracy

Trigmatic – My Life

Reggie Rockstone – Female Friend

 

COMMITTEE VOTING CATEGORIES

 

Album of the Year

Trigmatic – Permanent Stains

Jay Ghartey – Shining Gold

No Tribe – Three (Father, Son and Holy Ghost)

D-Black – Music, Love & Life

VIP – Progress

Cecilia Marfo – Faithfulness

Samini – C. E. O

 

Best Male Vocal Performance (Solo/Group)

Kwabena Kwabena – Dadea Anoma

Knii Lante – Bo Noo

Ernest Opoku – Onyame Di Hene

Morris D’Voice – Sanku

Nana Fynn – Santrofi

Nacy – Di Kan

 

Best Female Vocal Performance (Solo/Group)

Efya – Little Things

Herty Borngreat – Odo Ben Ni

Ceccy Twum – Nhyira Ba

Cecilia Marfo – Afunumu Ba

Christiana Love – No Fears

Cindy Thompson – Nhyira Nie

 

Record of the Year

Samini B- Tongue Tie

Kwabena Kwabena – Dadea Anoma

Efya – Little Things

Jay Ghartey – So Wild

Knii Lante feat. Leboo – Lagos To Vienna

Trigmatic – My Life

 

African Artiste of the Year

2 Face

Asa

Uche Agbo

K’naan

Meiway

 

Songwriter (s) of the Year

Asem and Efya

Pastor Boamah

D-Black and Kwabena Kwabena – Somebody

Trigmatic – My Life

Bless – Meda Enda

Kwabena Kwabena – Dadea Anoma

 

INDUSTRY CATEGORIES

Traditional Artistes of the Year

Instrumentalist of the Year

MUSIGA Merit Awards

Music for Development

Producer of the Year

Music Video of the Year

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