by michael eli dokosi/www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
At the 2019 3Music Awards staged at the Fantasy Dome on March 31, 2019, Shatta Wale went home the victor after bagging 8 awards out of 11 nominations while keen competitor Stonebwoy walked away with 3 awards from 8 nods.
In its second edition, the show had Wendy Shay, Dope Nation, Cina Soul, Kofi Mole, Bethel Revival Choir, Medikal, Nigeria’s Victor AD, La Meme Gang, Joey B, Rocky Dawuni, Shatta Wale, Samini, Akwaboah, Freda Rhymz, Quamina MP and Adina Thembi thrill patrons with a mixture of live and lip synched performance.
Proving to be a good night for the Korle Gonno godfather, Shatta Wale’s ‘My Level’ won ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year’ while he won ‘Reggae/Dancehall Act of the Year’, ‘Digital Act of the Year’ with ‘Gringo’ scooping ‘Video of the Year’ and his Shatta Movement picking ‘Fan Army of the Year’.
Stonebwoy for his part had to be content to walk home with ‘Afrobeats Song of the Year’ for ‘Bawasaaba’, ‘Album of the Year’ for ‘Epistles of Mama’ and ‘Most Streamed Artiste on Boomplay’ award.
Veteran gospel musician; Prof. Kofi Abraham received a Legendary Award for churning out music since the 1970s with over 30 albums to his credit. Veteran highlife musician Obuoba J.A. Adofo and music producer Mark Okraku Mantey also received honorary awards.
Lexis Bill and Cookie served as show hosts while Andy Dosty manned the turntables.
Check out the full list of winners below:
Next Rated Act of the Year:
DJ of the Year:
Breakthrough Act of the Year:
Hiplife Song of the Year:
‘CCTV’ by King Promise feat Mugeez & Sarkodie
Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year:
‘Gringo’ by Shatta Wale
Producer of the Year:
Mark Okraku Mantey
Obuoba J.A. Adofo
Digital Act of the Year:
Afrobeats Song of the Year:
‘Bawasaaba’ by Stonebwoy
Highlife Act of the Year:
Best Ghanaian International Act:
Fan Army of the Year:
Reggae/Dancehall Act of the Year:
Music Woman of the Year (Female Act of the Year):
Video of the Year:
‘Gringo’ by Shatta Wale
Prof. Kofi Abraham
Hiphop/Hiplife Act of the Year:
Boomplay Album of the Year:
Epistles of Mama
African Act of the Year:
Hiphop Song of the Year:
‘Stables’ by Joey B
Song of the Year:
‘My Level’ by Shatta Wale
Most Streamed Artiste on Boomplay:
Music Man of the Year (Male Act of the Year):
Viral Song of the Year:
Gringo by Shatta Wale
Gospel Song of the Year:
Agbadza Medley by Bethel Revival Choir
Collaboration of the Year:
‘Grind Day (Remix)’ by Kwesi Arthur feat Sarkodie & Medikal
Gospel Act of the Year:
Bethel Rival Choir
Highlife Song of the Year:
‘Wish Me Well’ by Kuami Eugene