Musicians Honoured @ Western Music Awards

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

Weaporn

HIGHLIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Nero X

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

Ayma

BEST RADIO DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ Magnus

BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR

Aya

BEST MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Willis Beatz

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

Blaqk Mallam

BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Ayesem – Koti – Nana Kofi Akroma

GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

El Manuel

MOST POPULAR W/R SONG OF THE YEAR

Ayesem – Koti

HIPLIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Ayesem

MOST POPULAR GH SONG OF THE YEAR

Patapaa Ft RasCann – One Corner

HIP-HOP ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Casta Troy

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Kofi Kinaata

Source: Daily Guide

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