Kofi Kinaata won the artiste of the year at this year’s edition of the Western Music Awards held at Best Western Atlantic Hotel in Takoradi last Saturday, May 12.
This is the second time the ‘Susuka’ hitmaker has won the flagship award at the event.
He beat competition from artistes such as Vincent Nyarko, Singlet, Ayesem, Aya SK Frimpong, Nero X and Snow B to claim the award on the night.
In addition to the artiste of the year award, Kofi Kinaata also took home the hiplife song of the year award. He beat the likes of Afezi Perry, Ayesem, Ayma, Singlet, Paa Kwasi and Obuju Faya.
At the ceremony, 22 music industry players who hail from the Western Region were also honoured for their contributions towards the development of the industry in the country.
The second edition of Western Music Awards, which was organised by Westline Entertainment, with sponsorship from Rigworld Training Centre and the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), brought together a number of musicians, sound engineers, beat makers, bloggers, among others, to celebrate Ghanaian music and the hardworking artistes in the region.
Some of the celebrities who also graced the event include Kwabena Kwabena, Wutah Kobby, Bessa Simons, DJ Switch and Uncle Benedict, both of Talented Kids fame, Dr Pounds of Hitz FM, George Britton, Philip Osei Bonsu and others. The Deputy Minister of Energy, Joseph Cudjoe, was among important personalities invited to grace the event.
Below is the full list of winners:
GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
Prof Albert Mc Williams – Hossana
HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR
Paa Kwasi – Abe
REGGAE/DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR
Expo – Champion
HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR
Casta Troy – Get It
NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
HIGHLIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
HIPLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR
Kofi Kinaata – Play
BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
RM Genesis Ft Ayesem – Boss Chick
BEST FEMALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
BEST RADIO DJ OF THE YEAR
BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR
BEST MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
BEST ENTERTAINMENT SHOW OF THE YEAR
OC Showbiz Review – Skyy Power FM
BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR
Yaw Lucas – I’m A Threat
REGGAE/DANCEHALL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Ayesem – Koti – Nana Kofi Akroma
GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
MOST POPULAR W/R SONG OF THE YEAR
Ayesem – Koti
HIPLIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
MOST POPULAR GH SONG OF THE YEAR
Patapaa Ft RasCann – One Corner
HIP-HOP ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Source: Daily Guide