by: michael eli dokosi/

The brains behind 3Music have curated content elsewhere before joining forces with TV3 after Viasat 1 TV’s leadership changed hands. Young but enterprising young man; Sadiq Abdulai Abu and his Muse team set up base at TV3; offering compelling music, lifestyle and entertainment programming with millennials in mind.

Airing an hour every day Mondays – Saturdays on TV3, the Official Kwame and Chris Kata hosted show has emerged swiftly as an authority on music, urban culture & lifestyle.

And to further cement its place, 3Music Awards has been rolled out with a focus on awarding outstanding music and personalities annually doing Hip life/Hip-hop, Highlife, Afrobeats, Reggae/Dancehall and Gospel.

Only creative pieces released between 1st October, 2016 – 31st October, 2017 is considered for the awards.

3Music Awards will be launched in January 2018 and broadcasted live on TV3 as well as partner radio platforms.

The song of the year category will be the #3MA’s topmost award which will not only go to the act/group whose voices are heard on the song but recognizes the songwriter, producer, sound engineer and or mixer as well.

Categories include the following:

Best Album

Song of the year

Viral song of the year

Video of the year

Reggae/dancehall act of the year

Hip hop/Hiplife act of the year

Highlife act of the year

Gospel act of the year

Best collaboration of the year

DJ of the year

Male act of the year

Female act of the year

Group of the year

Breakout of the year

Fan Army of the year

African act of the year

Best Social Media

Best Twitstar

Best Instagram star

Best Facebook star

Best Snapchat star of the year