Full List Of Nominees Announced For 2nd Edition Of Global Music Awards Africa

Smart Focus Media, organizers of Global Music Awards Africa (GMAA), on Monday, January 24, 2022 announced the nominees of the second edition of this prestigious award.

The maiden edition took place in Accra, Ghana due to Covid 19 restrictions it’s took place in a virtual form as we had musicians all over Africa performing on the night.

The Chief Executive Officer of Smart Focus Media, Mr. Daniel Adofo outlined the importance of this award which made it known that African countries are going to experience and have a feel of the event, prior to that, the second edition will be held in Lagos, Nigeria.
Global music awards Africa is not here to recognize and reward only main stream artiste but also discover and unveil young acts as well.

Here are the nominees of the second edition of Global Music Awards Africa 2022

GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

DIANA HAMILTON
MERCY CHINWO
PROSPER OCHIMANA
TOPE ALABI
MERCY MASIKA
LEVIXONE
MINISTER MAHENDERE
OHEMAA MERCY

GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR

MERCY CHINWO (OYOYO CHUKWU)
ONOS (NOVOID)
DIANA HAMILTON (ADOM)
OHEMAA MERCY (HE LIVES IN ME)
MERCY MASIKA (KUNA NAMNA)

AFRO BEAT ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

VICTONY
WIZKID
EMMERSON (MAELA)
KELVYN BOY
BELLA SHMURDA
REMA
PALLASO
KING PROMISE
BURNA BOY
CKAY

AFROBEAT SONG OF THE YEAR

AYRA STARR – BLOODY SAMARITAN
EMMERSON -(MAELA)
ADEKUNLE & DAVIDO- (HIGH)
BURNA BOY –KILOMETRE
SPINALL, FIREBOYDML & 6LACK – SERE REMIX
ROZZY SOKOTA FT KUAMI EUGENE- (SILENCE)
DJ LOPEZ FT WYCLEFMUNDI- (PAPA)
JAY BABA -(WASANGADO RMX)
CKAY FT ELGRANDE TOTO – LOVE NWANTITI
KELVYN BOY FT QUAMINA MP – CHOCO
BADBOY TIMZ – MOVE
OLAKIRA FT ZUCHU-SERE

DANCEHALL ARISTE OF THE YEAR

STONEBOWY
SHATTA WALE
PATORANKING
STAR ZEE
EPIXODE
WINKY D
BEBE COOL
BURNA BOY

DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR

STONEBWOY – GREEDY MEN
SHATTA WALE – JAIL MAN
PATORANKING – LION IN THE JUNGLE
STAR ZEE- NA BY FOS
EPIXODE – ODESHI
BEBE COOL – GYENVUDDE

REGGAE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

TIKEN JAH FAKOLY
ROCKY DAWUNI
VAGA VYBZ
RAS KUUKU

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

CHIKE (RUNNING TO YOU FT SIMI)
ADEKUNLE & DAVIDO (HIGH)
FOCALISTIC & DAVIDO (KE STAR REMIX)
PATORANKING FT FLAVOR (BON BEBE)
WIZKID & TEMS & JUSTIN BEIBER (ESSSENCE REMIX)
NAIRA MARLEY & BUSISWA – COMING
TIWA SAVAGE FT BRANDY – SOMEBODY’S SON
GYAKIE & OMAH LAY – FOREVER REMIX
LADIPOE & BUJU (FEELING)
MAJOOS

POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR

CHIKE (RUNNING TO YOU FT SIMI)
GUCHI (JENIFFER)
FAVE (BABY RIDDIM)
CKAY (LOVE NWANTITI FT ELGRANDE TOTO)
GYAKIE & OMAH LAY – FOREVER REMIX
WIZKID & TEMS & JUSTIN BEIBER (ESSSENCE REMIX)
BLACK SHERIF – SECOND SERMON
NAIRA MARLEY & BUSISWA – COMING
KIDI – TOUCH IT
AYRA STAR – BLOODY SAMARITAN

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

CHIKE – RUNNING TO YOU FT SIMI
KIZZ DANIEL – LIE
KWABENA KWABENA- KWADEDE
KIDI – MON BEBE
MJOE ZUKA – SI TU SAVAIS
JAYWILLZ – MEDICINE
OMAH LAY – UNDERSTAND
TRESOR – CALL ME BACK
NANKY – CASSETTE
MANANA – CALL ME

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

ABIANA (ADUN LEI)
GUCHI (JENIFER)
MSAKI (MJOLO FOR WHO)
TEMS (CRAZY THINGS)
SIMI (WOMAN)
SPICE DIANA
EFYA (MODA)
TIWA SAVAGE (SOMEBODY’S SON)
AYRA STARR (AWAY)
ADINA (SHOULDER)

FEMALE ACT OF THE YEAR

FANTACEE WIZ
ROZZY SOKOTA
SPICE DIANA
AYRA STRAA
TENI
S3FA
GYAKIE
WINNIE NWAGI
SHEEBAH KARUNGI
TEMS

MALE ACT OF THE YEAR

EMMERSON BOCKARIE
MAJOOS
DRIZILIK
BLACK SHERIF
MARIOO
JOHN BLAQ
FANCY GADAM
BUJU
CHIKE
MANNYWELLZ

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

AYANFE (MIGRATE)
CKAY (LOVE NWANTITI FT ELGRANDE TOTO)
ABIANA (ADUN LEI)
MOS B – (VACCINATE)
CINA SOUL (FEELINGS FT KIDI)S
CHIKE (RUNNING TO YOU FT SIMI)
INNOCENT KUTI (GOD NO GO SHAME US)
LADIPOE & BUJU (FEELING)
APASS (TOP OF DI WORLD)
ADEKUNLE GOLD (HIGH)

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

A-REECE
KWESI ARTHUR
EMTEE
SARKODIE
LADIPOE

RAPPER OF THE YEAR

MANIFEST
SARKODIE
OLAMIDE
YANGA CHIEF
KHALIGRAPH JONES

ALBUM/EP OF THE YEAR

ABIANA- (SONG FROM NOVEMBER)
AYMOS – (YIMO)
WZKID – MADE IN LAGOS
SARKODIE -(NO PRESSURE)
JAYWILLZ -(LOVE OR THE WORD)

GROUP OF THE YEAR

SAULTI SOUL —-KENYA
R2BEES —-GHANA
MI CASA —- SOUTHAFRICA
B2C SOLDIERS — UGANDA
CAVEMEN —-NIGERIA
MAJOR LEAGUE —-SOUTHAFRICA

BIGGEST FANBASE OF THE AWARD

WZKID – WZKID FC
DAVIDO – 30BG
SHATTA WALE – SHATTA MOVEMENT
DIAMOND PLATINUMZ – THE SIMBAS
NAIRA MARLEY – MARLIANS
BURNA BOY – OUTSIDERS
STONEBOWY – BHIM NATION

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR

ABIANA
GYAKIE
AMAARAE
FAVE
BLACK SHERIF
KAMO MPHELA
MARIOO
AYRA STARR
RUGER
WURLD

DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ ZINHLE
DJ VYRUSKY
DJ SOUPAMODEL
DJ BIG N
DJ SLY
JOSIAH DE DISCIPLE

EVENT BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

AUGUSTUS K. KYEI – KOBBY KYEI – GHANA
FELIX ADOMAKO MENSAH – ZIONFELIX.NET – GHANA
LINDA IKEJI – LINDAIKEJIBLOG.COM –
JIDE OGUNSANYA- OGBONGEBLOG.COM
PETER AA KOMBA – IG
AB – BLOGGER – SIERRA LEONE
LONGJON DEBLOGGER – GHANA

MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

BABS DIRECTIONS
REX
SALIFU ABDUL HAIFIZ
CLARENCE PETERS
AARON MHETA
DAMMY TWITCH
NAPEPHASHA

HI LIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

KUAMI EUGENE
AKWABOAH
KOFI KINAATA
DAVIDO
BURNA BOY
SISTA AFIA
WZKID

RECORD OF THE YEAR

AV – BIG THUG BOYS
KIZZ DANIEL – LIE
FIREBOY DML FT ED SHEERAN – PERU REMIX
AK SONGSTRESS – JONATHAN
KIDI – TOUCH IT

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT OF THE YEAR

CLEM BINEY (US BASE)
MILLICENT YANKEY (US BASE)
JAY BABA (US BASE)
MOS B (FRANCE BASE)
YVONNE ASAMOAH (UK BASE)
RITA QUEEN (US BASE)
PASTOR THEODORA (UK BASE)

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR

ISAAC PINTO
BEN GROOVE
JOSHUA MOSZI
BOAKYE DANSO
DEREK GRIPPER

RECORD LABLE OF THE YEAR

MAVIN RECORD
EMPIRE MATES ENTERTAINMENT
LYNX ENTERTAINMENT
GALLO RECORDS
DAVIDO MUSIC WORLDWIDE (DMW)
STARBOY ENTERTAINMENT

SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

DR RAY
FORTUNE DANE
PARIS BEATZ
LIUGEEBOI
RABBIS BEATZ
RORO
DANNY BEATZ

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

REXXIE
JOSIAH DE DISCIPLE
MOG
MIX MASTER GARZY
MR JAZZIQ

GHANAIAN MALE ACT OF THE YEAR

FANCY GADAM
BISA KDEI
DARKO VIBES
GURU
ISHAK SPAK
MEDIKAL
MR DREW
KOFI JAMAR
GAMBO
FAMEYE

GHANAIAN FEMALE ACT OF THE YEAR

WENDY SHAY
BECCA
EMPRESS GIFTY
ENO BARONY
MONA 4 REALL
OBAAPA CHRISTY
ROSE ADJEI
SISTA DERBY
SISTA AFIA
CINA SOUL

NEXT RATED GHANAIAN ACT OF THE YEAR

KOJO LUDA
COOL BOII
ZACK GH
YHIOPHI
FLORZY NAANA
KLEOS
SKELETON WAN
GAMBO
KUDITA
EVERLASTING TIKI
QUEENDALYN
JAYANA

EMERGING GHANAIAN ACT OF THE YEAR

JAYANA
ISHARK SPAK
OFFEI
TEE RYHME
SAUZ AUGUST
KOJO LUDA
PONCHO
JUBYLANT
QUEENDALYN
KK MENSAH
EVERLASTING TIKI
ANGGIEWOOD

NEW ACT OF THE YEAR

LESCOTTE
DOCTA MUSIC
CUTEBWOY
L’BEE
AMANKRADO GH
NAYA
JOINT 77
2HYPE KD BAKE
SKELETON WAN
STONEGEE
PAPILON BLOOD
LYZZY BAE

YOUNG STAR OF THE YEAR

SKY GEE
VINSAWG
KWESI DHOPE
GODDY WAN
FR3ME KWAME
PAEKID
PAUL BONGO
21 KELLY
CHOCY BINGLES
OHEMAA MAYOKA
DCEEY
PERRY ICES

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR

KAY SWAG
HEADBOY
CHOQOLATE
NIASHUN
SHAY D
KAY MENA
OBOFOUR RAPHAEL
ARA BELLA
MAXI SWAY
PERRY ICES
ALBERT MC-WILLIAMS
ZIDOR

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

WIZKID
BURNABOY
SARKODIE
SIMI
NAIRA MARLEY
DAVIDO
DIAMOND PLATIMUNZ
STONEBOWY

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