The second edition of the Ashaiaman Music Awards has been launched in Ashaiman at Tropicana Lounge (Bar Rosso) .
The event which was launched under the under the theme, “OBJECTING CREATIVITY THROUGH ARTS”, saw a whole lots of people in the music and the entertainment industry at large in attendance.
Notable among those present at the launch were the Member of Parliament for Ashaiman Constituency Hon Ernest Norgbey, Ras Caleb Appiah Levy, aspiring President of MUSIGA and Prince Don Tsegah of Multimedia group (Hitz fm), CEO of Adadey shipping company to support this great initiative by MassBoss Entertainment.
Teddy Kobby Edem, former manager for Stonebwoy and a talent scout used the opportunity to explain the rationale behind the Ashaiman Music Awards and stated that the main aim is to encourage musicians from Ashaiaman to eradicate the negativity news about the township and how we can project the image in high esteem, to support and also promote the good works of every emerging artist from the town.
He however stressed that, the award has suffered some challenges in its first edition especially regarding its plaques and other related matters due to lack of or inadequate financial support from sponsors and the corporate world at large.
“There is a whole lot of challenges when it comes to financial support and individuals who show interest cannot give up to that much comparing to when a sponsorship is on board which sometimes affect the smooth organization of the event but that would not stop them from organizing this years own,” he concluded.
The CEO together with the Don therefore, appealed for support in order to put the name of Ashaiman on the map when it comes to music, through the organization of Ashaiman Music Awards Festival and the DON pledge his support for all media marketing of the award “I want to sponsor publicity for the main event. – Prince Tsegah”.
“I pledge my support to this awards scheme, not only for this year’s event, also in the subsequent one”. – Hon. Ernest Norgbey.
He further stated that Voting will however be based on 70% Public votes and 30% Board decision also this year happens to have a different voting system compared to last years. This year has a short code for voting which is 1788.
A Nominee’s Jam will be held for all nominess and stakeholders before the main event scheduled for August.
Below is the Full list of nominess and their categories
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
AFRO SONG OF THE YEAR
OYEGE SARIKI FT SISTER AFIA
MULA GAD FT DONZY
KWESI SLAY FT KWESI ARTHUR
POSSIBILITY FT SURVIVOR
KOBBY RANKS FT 2FYNGERS
JAY EL FT GALLAXY
KAY NICE FT GANYO DREAD
VERTKAL FT DR CRYME
WAREZBWOY FT 2FYNGERZ
SYZZERO FT MAJEED GOMBA
BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR
HIP HOP SONG AND ARTISTES OF THE YEAR
REGGEA/DANCEHALL SONG AND ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
BEST TRADITIONAL SONG
HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR
HIPLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR
GOSPEL SONG AND ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
NANA YAA GAGA FOR CHRIST
BEST MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
YOUNG KID ROYAL
BEST DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ RAP TEE
DJ DE BONE
BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
THE UPDATE GUY
MOTIONHYPE – DEE DELA BLESS
BRA JUDE GH
BEST MAIN STREAM ACT OF THE YEAR
BEST NEW ERA
BEST MUSIC VIDEO