I aint trying to start a conspiracy but Shatta Wale did’nt make it to the 2017 VGMA Nomination List. Weired or not? Well one thing for sure, the fans of Shatta Wale are definitely not going to be pleased with this but what can they do?
The 18th edition of the Awards is tentatively scheduled for April, 2017 and the ‘Kakai’ hitmaker is sure to miss out again, irrespective of how ‘big’ he was in the year under consideration, releasing several hit songs and topping major music charts across the country.
This means that, once again, the ‘Kakai’ singer would have to watch on the stands as other artists mount the podium to perform and pick awards at the 2017 VGMA, the most prestigious music awards in Ghana.
The PRO of Charter House George Quaye in an interview with Accra FM last year prior to the Awards told the host DJ Premiere that ” Charterhouse has never had any intentions of excluding Shatta Wale, who claims he released about 90 songs in 2015, from the award ceremony, but the his behaviour leaves them with no choice.
“We never said anywhere that we will not nominate him, but the artiste said we should not nominate him, so, why are you forcing us to nominate him?” he asked, again.
Shatta Wale and his management last year started a process to reconcile with the Organizers but attempts to finalize the reconciliatory process failed since Organizers of the Awards (Charter House) on several occasions failed to honour the invitation.
The success of the Ghana Music Awards organized every year by Charterhouse has never been without controversies. Year in year out, there has been lots of controversies surrounding it right from the day Nomination List is out to the Award show itself.
Some of can’t wait to see what this year’s own has to offer especially when it comes to the organization of the Award Show itself. The Red carpet will definitely be a place to check out.
Anyways, enough of all that, lets dive into the 2017 Ghana Music Awards Nomination List and see who got nominated for what!
HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR
Jwe — Bisa K’Dei
Confession — Kofi Kinaata
HIPLIFE/HIP-HOP ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Joe Mettle – Onwanwani
Kill Beatz – Too Late
Kofi Kinaata – Confession
Nacee – Yewo Nyame A Yewo Adze
BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Leno by Wiyaala – Charlotte Appleton
Small Small by Okyeame Kwame ft. MzVee – Phamous Philms
Yewo Nyame A Yewo Adze by Nacee ft. Ernest Opoku – Mcwillies
Rapping Drums by Flowking Stone – Xbills Ebenezer
W’ani Aba by M.anifest ft. Bisa K’dei – Solomon Director
Nyedzilo by Edem ft. Rekaado Banks – Phamous Philms
RECORD OF THE YEAR
Me Ne Wo Aa – Nacee
Hello – Akwaboah ft. Sarkodie
Too Late – Adina
U x Me – Joey B
Motromodwo – Trigmatic ft. A.I
BEST MALE VOCALIST
Ogya Mensah – Get Serious
Afriyie – Here To Stay
Joe Mettle – Onwanwani
Akwaboah – Hello
Sonnie badu – Still You Reign
Ernest Opoku – Yewo Nyame A Yewo Adze
BEST FEMALE VOCALIST
Adina – Too Late
Becca – Beshiwo
MzVee – Nobody Else
Piesie Esther – Agye Won Nsam
Petrah – My Man
BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR
BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR
Flowking Stone – Fire Bon Dem (remix)
EL – Love God
Medikal – Connect
Yaa Pono (Ponobiom) – Mind on Money
M.anifest – 100%
Sarkodie – Fire Born Dem (remix)
BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Alhaji – VVIP ft. Patoranking
Yewo Nyame A Yewo Adze – Nacee ft. Ernest Opoku
Confirm (remix) – Medikal ft. Sarkodie
Bie Gya – Criss Waddle ft. Stonebwoy
Nwansina – Ras Kuuku ft. Luther
Samba – Guru ft. Singlet
BEST NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
OVERALL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR