Ghanaian dancehall artiste and Zylofon Media signee, Stonebwoy, known in real life as Livingstone Etse Satekla, has been adjudged ‘Artiste of the Year 2017’ at the maiden edition of Ghana Music Awards South Africa 2018.
The artiste won against his contenders in that category including ‘Gringo’ singer Shatta Wale, late Dancehall songstress Ebony Reigns, Patapaa Amisty and young sensation Kuami Eugene.
Apart from Stonebwoy who won the artiste of the year, Shatta Wale also received the ‘Dancehall Artiste of the Year’ while late Ebony Reigns won the ‘Reggae Dancehall Song of the Year’.
Stonebwoy. Credit: Supplied
The awards night was held on November 3, 2018 at the Ebony Lounge in Pretoria, South Africa and saw performances from Article Wan, Praye Honeho, Quata Budukusu and Maccacio.
Celebrated South African musician and 2017 Black Entertainment Television Awards nominee, Tamara Dey, also wowed patrons on the night with a spectacular performance.
Joyce Blessing, Wendy Shay, Quata, Kuami Eugene, King Promise, Patapaa and young DJ Switch also receive accolades on the night.
Father of late award-winning dancehall at Ebony Reigns, Mr Kwarteng was in South Africa to receive the award on behalf of his daughter.
CEO Of Zylofon media Nana Appiah Mensah was awarded for his role in the Ghanaian Music Industry and Attractive Mustapha was also honoured for his contribution in promoting the event.
Here are all the winners of the Ghana Music Awards South Africa for the year 2018;
1* LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – Elder Mireku
2* YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS – Choir Master
3* BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT EAST AFRICA – Vanessa Emdee (Tanzania)
4* BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT WEST AFRICA – Medosky
5* BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT SOUTHERN AFRICA – Babes Wodumo (South Africa)
6 * BEST MUSIC JOURNALIST / BLOGGER OF THE YEAR -Nii Attakorah Mensah
7 * BEST DJ OF THE YEAR – DJ Switch
8 * GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Joyce Blessing
9 * PROMISING ARTISTE OF THE YEAR -Macassio
10 * NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Wendy Shay
11 * BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR – Reggie and Bollie
12 * HIP-LIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Quata Budukusu
13 * BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR – Strongman Burner
14 * MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR – One Corner (Patapaa)
15 * HIGH LIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Kuami Eugene
16 * BEST MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR – King Promise
17 * DANCE HALL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Shatta Wale
18 * REGGAE / DANCE HALL SONG OF THE YEAR – Ebony Reigns (Sponsor)
19 * BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR -Article Wan X Patapaa (That Thing)
20 * BEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Master Garzy
21 * BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Citizen Welkins
22 * ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Stonebwoy
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