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Ghana: 3Music Awards 2021 announce nominees 

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The organisers of the annual 3Music Awards in Ghana on Friday unveiled the nominees for this year’s edition, which takes place on 27 March.Now in its fourth year, the awards platform was established by 3Media Networks to recognise and celebrate outstanding musical achievements in Ghana and across Africa.

This year’s 3Music Awards will honour artists and their works in multiple categories, including the coveted Artist of the Year as well as the newly introduced EP of the Year and Best Alternative Song (Best Alte).

This year’s most-nominated artists include Stonebwoy and Sarkodie with 15 nods each. KiDi with 11 nods and Kuami Eugene with nine. The artists also secured nominations in the Artist of the Year category alongside Adina, Diana Hamilton, Medikal and Fameye.

The 2021 3Music Awards are expected to be held virtually due to restrictions on public gatherings as a result of a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in the country.

Below is the full list of nominees:

Artist (MVP) of the Year

Kuami Eugene
Stonebwoy
Sarkodie
KiDi
Adina
Diana Hamilton
Medikal
Fameye

Group of the Year

Keche
DopeNation
Dead Peepol
R2Bees
Yaw Sarpong & Asomafo
Bethel Revival Choir
FRA!
Santrofi

Breakthrough Act of the Year

Mr Drew
Kofi Jamar
Kweku Flick
Yaw Tog
Dead Peepol
Gyakie
Camidoh
Larusso
Kobby Salm
Bosom P-Young

Album of the Year (Technical Award)

For My Brothers by Ko-Jo Cue
Black Love by Sarkodie
Kpanlogo by Darkovibes
Anloga Junction by Stonebwoy
Araba by Adina Thembi
Son of Africa by Kuami Eugene
The Experience by MOG Music
Greater Than by Fameye

EP of the Year

Love and Happiness by Killbeatz
Blue by KiDi
Ayalolo EP by Afriyie
Mood Swings by Edem
Contingency Plan by Camidoh
The Truth by Kofi Jamar
Lava Feels by Joey B
Seed by Gyakie

Song of the Year

‘No Dulling’ by Keche ft. Kuami Eugene
‘Dw3’ by Mr Drew & Krymi ft. Sarkodie
‘Say Cheese’ by KiDi
‘Enjoyment’ by KiDi
‘Open Gate’ by Kuami Eugene
‘Inna Song’ by Darkovibes ft. King Promise
‘Oofeetsɔ’ by Sarkodie ft. Prince Bright (Buk Bak)
‘La Hustle Rmx’ by Medikal ft. Criss Waddle and Joey B
‘Adom (Grace)’ by Diana Hamilton
‘Otan Hunu’ by Dead Peepol ft. Rich Kent
‘Money’ by Kweku Flick
‘Sobolo’ by Stonebwoy

Producer of the Year (Technical)

Samsney
MOG Beatz
Willis Beatz
A-Town
Richie Mensah
Apya
Kayso
Nacee

Viral Song of the Year (100% Public)

‘Fa Me Ko’ by Emelia Brobbey
‘Putuu Freestyle (Prayer)’ by Stonebwoy
‘Sankofa’ by King Jerry
‘Say Cheese’ by KiDi
‘Otan Hunu’ by Dead Peepol ft. Rich Kent
‘GOAT’ by AY Poyoo
‘Jerusalem Soup (Master KG Jerusalema Cover)’ by Ajeezay
‘Sore’ by Yaw Tog

Video of the Year (Technical)

‘Fancy’ by Amaarae
‘Yawa’ by R2Bees
‘Efa Woho B3n’ by E.L
‘Everlasting’ by Stonebwoy
‘Thomas Pompo Y3yaw’ by Pappy Kojo
‘KPA’ by Okyeame Kwame
‘Why’ by Adina
‘Rockstar’ by Drupz

Reggae/Dancehall Act of the Year

Ras Kuuku
Epixode
Samini
Shatta Wale
Stonebwoy
Larusso
Jah Lead

Raggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

‘Sheriff ‘ by Mzvee
‘African Party’ by Stonebwoy
‘Gi Dem’ by Larruso
‘Mi Dey Up (Remix)’ by Kofi Jamar ft. Stonebwoy
‘Forever’ by Samini
‘Lonely’ by Jah Lead
‘Why’ by Adina Thembi
‘Killy Killy Rmx’ by Larusso ft. Stonebwoy and Kwesi Arthur

Hiplife/Hip hop Act of the Year

DopeNation
Joey B
Yaw Tog
Kweku Flick
Keche
Medikal
Sarkodie
Eno Barony

Hiplife Song of the Year

‘Dwe’ by Mr Drew & Krymi ft. Sarkodie
‘Yawa No Dey’ by Kelvynboy ft. Manifest
‘Bumper’ by Sarkodie
‘Long Life’ by Fameye ft. Kwesi Arthur
‘Okomfour Kwaadee’ by Fameye
‘Thank God’ by DopeNation ft. Kofi Kinaata
‘Oofeetsɔ’ by Sarkodie ft. Prince Bright (Buk Bak)
‘Anadwo’ by Sarkodie ft. King Promise

Hip Hop Song of the Year

‘Akata’ by Kweku Smoke and Bosom P-Yung
‘Argument Done’ by Eno Barony
‘Akatafoc’ by Kawabanga ft. O’Kenneth, Reggie & Jay Bahd
‘La Hustle’ by Medikal ft. Joey B
‘Sore’ by Yaw Tog ft. O’Kenneth, City Boy, Reggie & Jay Bahd
‘Money’ by Kweku Flick
‘Yie Yie’ by Okese1
‘Otan Hunu’ by Dead Peepol ft. Rich Kent

Highlife Act of the Year

Fameye
KiDi
King Promise
Kofi Kinaata
Kuami Eugene
Sista Afia
Akwaboah
Adina

Highlife Song of the Year

‘Gangsta Lovin’ by Akwaboah
‘Sobolo’ by Stonebwoy
‘Behind The Scenes’ by Kofi Kinaata
‘Posti Me’ by Akwaboah
‘Sex’ by Kumi Guitar
‘Party’ by Sista Afia ft. Fameye
‘Sankofa’ by King Jerry
‘Asabone’ by Lord Paper ft. Bosom P-Yung

Gospel Act of the Year

Joe Mettle
Empress Gifty
Akesse Brempong
Celestine Donkor
MOG Music
Diana Hamilton
Patience Nyarko
Joyce Blessing

Gospel Song of the Year

‘Blessed’ by Akesse Brempong ft. Joe Mettle
‘Jesus’ by MOG
‘Jesus Over Do’ by Empress Gifty
‘Adom (Grace)’ by Diana Hamilton
‘Yesu Mo’ by Joe Mettle
‘Adom ne Ahumobro’ by Celestine Donkor
‘Yendanase’ by Joyce Blessing
‘Mey3 Nyame Dea’ by Patience Nyarko
‘Nyame de Aba’ by Nacee

Best Collaboration of the Year

‘Take Care of You’ by Adina ft. Stonebwoy
‘No Dulling’ by Keche ft. Kuami Eugene
‘Nominate’ by Stonebwoy ft. Keri Hilson
‘One Man’ by KiDi ft. Adina
‘Oofeetsɔ’ by Sarkodie ft. Prince Bright (Buk Bak)
‘Dw3’ by Mr Drew & Krymi ft. Sarkodie
‘Anadwo’ by Sarkodie ft. King Promise
‘Otan Hunu’ by Dead Peepol ft. Rich Kent
‘La Hustle Rmx’ by Medikal ft. Criss Waddle, Joey B
‘Inna Song (Gin & Lime)’ by Darkovibes ft. King Promise

Afrobeats/Afropop Song of the Year

‘Turn Up’ by Kuami Eugene
‘Enjoyment’ by KiDi
‘Take Care of You’ by Adina ft. Stonebwoy
‘Inna Song (Gin & Lime)’ by DarkoVibes ft. King Promise
‘Sisa’ by King Promise
‘Say Cheese’ by KiDi
‘Later’ by Mr Drew ft. Kelvyn Boy
‘No Dulling’ by Keche ft. Kuami Eugene
‘Open Gate’ by Kuami Eugene
‘Nominate’ by Stonebwoy ft. Keri Hilson

DJ of the Year

DJ Vyrusky
DJ Aroma
iPhone DJ
DJ Sly
DJ Wobete
DJ Wallpaper
DJ MpeseMpese
DJ Pakorich

Fan Army of the Year

Bhim Nation
Sark Nation
Shatta Movement
Team Move
Kumericans
AMG Beyond Kontrol

Digital Act of the Year

Sarkodie
Shatta Wale
Stonebwoy
Kofi Mole
Amerado
Ohemaa Mercy
Empress Gifty
Camidoh

African Act of the Year

Davido
Joeboy
Fireboy
Omah Lay
Master KG
Patoranking
Judikay
Dunsin Oyekan

Rapper of the Year

Joey B
Medikal
M.anifest
Sarkodie
Strongman
Eno Barony
Amerado
Ko-Jo Cue

Best Male Vocal Performance

‘Anadwo’ by King Promise
‘Maria’ by Camidoh
‘Lonely’ by Jah Lead
‘One Man’ by KiDi ft. Adina
‘Oofeetsɔ’ by Prince Bright
‘Yesu Mo’ by Joe Mettle
‘Oguama’ by Luigi Maclean
‘Jesus’ by MOG Music

Best Female Vocal Performance

‘Why’ by Adina
‘Na God’ by Rose Adjei
‘Adom Ne Ahumobro’ by Celestine
‘Tena Menky3n’ by Sista Afia
‘Adom’ by Diana Hamilton
‘ Ahobrasie’ by Tiwaa
‘Lord Have Your Way’ by Efe Grace
‘Be Your Own Beautiful’ by Adomaa
Best Alternative Song (Best Alte)

‘I Am Tar’ by Adomaa
‘Comot’ by Worlasi
‘Musuo’ by Yaayaa
‘Fancy’ by Amaarae
‘Mens3i Da’ by Akan ft. Efya
‘Mobo’ by Santrofi
‘Happy’ by FRA!
‘You are’ Jean Feier
‘Tired’ by Paapa
‘Cellular’ by Super Jazz Club

Performer of the Year

Sarkodie – CEEK Performance, 2020
KiDi & Cina Soul – 3Music Awards 2020
Kweku Smoke & Bosom P Young – 3Music Awards 2020 Performance
E.L – VGMAs 2020 Performance
Worlasi – WorlaFest 2019
Diana Hamilton – At the Diana Hamilton Concert 2020
Epixode – VGMAs 2020 Performance
Celestine Donkor & Gideon – VGMAs 2020 Performance

Woman of the Year

Wendy Shay
Adina
Eno Barony
Sista Afia
Diana Hamilton
Celestine Donkor
Efya
Empress Gifty

Emerging Woman of the Year

Jayana
Gyakie
Tiisha
Naana Blu
Mishasha
Ruth Adjei
Amaarae
Efe Grace

Next Rated (Regional) Acts

Upper East

Carlblingx
Nambawan
Rockcity
Ging Sen
Upper West

Reezy Bwoy
Rekordz
Stunner
DJ YoungStar

Northern Region

King Rashidoo
Don Ziggy
Sapashini
Bless D

Eastern Region

Phada Gaza
Tee Rhyme
Stone Gee
O’baya
Volta Region

KD Bakes
Lega
Planet Machete
Seyram

Brong Ahafo

Kwesi Korang
Cafi Doma
Naja
Amerro Twist

Ashanti Region

King Paluta
Jay Bahd
Black Sheriff
O’Kenneth

Western Region

Drupz
Hyndu
Qwesi Flex
Township

Central Region

Minab
Saa Boy No
Kwame Yogot
Roy X

Greater Accra Region

Malcolm Nun
Kofi Karikari
Nanky
Offei

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