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3Music Awards: Sarkodie leads with 13 nominations

The rapper is closely followed by Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy with 10 each.

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Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has scored 13 nominations for the 3rd edition of 3Music Awards which is set to hold at the Fantasy Dome in Accra, Ghana, on Saturday, 28 March.

This makes the rapper the most nominated act in one of Ghana’s most celebrated award shows.

Most of the nominations came courtesy of his dual 2019 releases. In June 2019, he released his “Alpha” EP featuring Joey B and Ebony Reigns.

He followed this up in December with his star-studded fifth studio album “Black Love” with appearances from Mr Eazi, Efya, Donae’o, Idris Elba, Stonebwoy, Tekno, Maleek Berry, King Promise and Kizz Daniel.

Sarkodie is closely followed by the self-acclaimed King of Dancehall, Shatta Wale and his contemporary, Stonebwoy with 10 nominations each.

See the full list of nominees below.

Afrobeats/Afropop Song of the Year
King Promise ft. Wizkid – ‘Tokyo’
Shatta Wale – ‘Melissa’
Kelvyn Boy ft Joey B – ‘Mea’
Wendy Shay ft Shatta Wale – ‘Stevie Wonder’
Kwesi Arthur ft Mr Eazi – ‘Nobody’
Kwesi Arthur ft Shatta Wale – ‘African Girl’
Kuami Eugene – ‘Obiaato’
Stonebwoy ft. Teni – ‘Ololo’
Sarkodie ft. Efya – ‘Saara’
R2Bees ft. King Promise – ‘Picture’

African Act of the Year
Mr Eazi
Teni
Kizz Daniel
BigTril
Burna Boy
Wizkid
Davido
Naira Marley

Best Collaboration of the Year
Kwesi Arthur ft. Mr Eazi – ‘Nobody’
Celestine Donkor ft. Nhyiraba Gideon – ‘Bread of Life’
Medikal ft. King Promise – ‘Ayekoo’
DJ Mic Smith ft Patoranking – ‘Jama’
Stonebwoy ft. Beenie Man – ‘Shuga’
Quamina MP ft. Medikal – ‘Amanfuour Girls’
Kelvyn Boy ft. Joey B – ‘Mea’
Wendy Shay ft. Shatta Wale – ‘Stevie Wonder’
Sarkodie ft. Efya – ‘Saara’
Kwaw Kese ft. Mr Eazi, Skonti, Sarkodie and Medikal – ‘Dondo’ (Remix)

Best Female Vocal Performance
Cece Twum – ‘Di Wo Hene’
Diana Hamilton – ‘Nsekyireni Nyankopong’
Celestine Donkor – ‘Agbebolo’
Cina Soul – ‘Ojorley’
Lamisi – ‘First Fool’
Efya – ‘Saara’
Adina – ‘Sika’

Best Male Vocal Performance
Akwaboah – ‘Mafutusem’
Camidoh – ‘For My Lover’
KiDi – ‘Fakye Me’
King Promise – ‘Bra’
Kuami Eugene – ‘Obiaato’
Wutah Afriyie – ‘Bra’
Kelvyn Boy – ‘Mea’
Krymi – ‘Toffee’

Best Rap Performance
Teephlow – (God’s Own)
Flowking Stone – (Let Them Know)
Joey B – (La Familia)
Strongman – (Immortal)
Sarkodie – (Who Da Man)
Medikal – (Higher)
M.anifest – (Rapper 101)
Kwesi Arthur – (New York State of Mind)

Breakthrough Act of the Year
S3fa
Fameye
J. Derobie
Lord Paper
Tulenkey
MOG Music
Kofi Mole
OV

Digital Act of the Year
Joey B
Sarkodie
Strongman
Medikal
Wendy Shay
Shatta Wale
Stonebwoy

DJ of the Year
DJ Slim
DJ Vyrusky
DJ Mic Smith
DJ Sly
DJ Aroma
DJ Kaxtro
iPhone DJ

Fan Army of the Year
Team Move
Bhim Nation
Shatta Movement
Sark Nation

Female Act of the Year
Diana Hamilton
Wendy Shay
S3Fa
Becca
Sista Afia
Celestine Donkor
Cina Soul
Obaapa Christy

Gospel Act of the Year
Celestine Donkor
Joe Mettle
Diana Hamilton
Joyce Blessing
MOG Music
Obaapa Christy
Cece Twum
Akesse Brempong

Gospel Song of the Year
Obaapa Christy – ‘W’Asue Me’
Celestine Donkor – ‘Agbebolo’ (Bread of Life)
Piesie Esther – ‘Aseda Kesi3’
Brother Fire – ‘Adom Bi’
Joe Mettle – ‘Mehia Wo Yesu’
Diana Hamilton – ‘Nsenkyerene Nyankopon’
Nacee – ‘Mpaebo’
Joyce Blessing – ‘Repent’

Group of the Year
DopeNation
R2Bees
La Meme Gang

Highlife Act of the Year
Sista Afia
Cina Soul
KiDi
Kuami Eugene
King Promise
Akwaboah
Dada Hafco

Highlife Song of The Year
Cina Soul – ‘Ojorley’
Kofi Kinaata – ‘Things Fall Apart’
Dada Hafco ft. Fameye – ‘Our Story’
Fameye – ‘Nothing I Get’
Edem – ‘Toto’
King Promise ft. Kojo Antwi – ‘Bra’
Kuami Eugene – ‘Walaahi’
Sista Afia ft. Kelvyn Boy – ‘Conner Conner’

Hip Hop Song of the Year
Kwaw Kese ft. Sarkodie, Mr Eazi, Medikal n Skonti – ‘Dondo Remix’
Sarkodie ft. Lyrical Joe, Tulenkey, et al – ‘Biibi Ba’
Kofi Mole – ‘Don’t Be Late’
Joey B ft. Sarkodie n Kwesi Arthur – ‘La Familia’
Pappy Kojo ft. Joey B n Nshorna Muzik – ‘Balance’
Sarkodie – ‘Bleeding’
Kwesi Arthur – ‘Zombie’

Hiplife/Hip Hop Act of the Year
Joey B
Medikal
Kofi Kinaata
Kwesi Arthur
Quamina MP
Fameye
M.anifest
Sarkodie

Hiplife Song of the Year
DJ Mic Smith ft Patoranking – ‘Shaker’
Medikal ft. King Promise – ‘Ayekoo’
Dope Nation – ‘Zanku’
Stonebwoy ft. Medikal, Darko Vibes, Kelvyn Boy n Kwesi Arthur – ‘Kpo K3k3’
Tulenkey ft. Eddie Khae – ‘Proud Fvck Boys’
Quamina MP ft. Medikal – ‘Amanfour Girls’
Sista Afia ft. Medikal n Quamina MP – ‘Weather’
Sarkodie ft. Rudeboy – ‘Lucky’

Male Act of the Year
Shatta Wale
Kwesi Arthur
Medikal
Stonebwoy
Sarkodie
Fameye
Joey B
Kelvyn Boy

Reggae Dancehall Act of the Year
J. Derobie
Samini
Rocky Dawuni
Ras Kuuku
Shatta Wale
Stonebwoy

Reggae Dancehall Song of the Year
Shatta Wale – ‘Island’
OV ft. Stonebwoy – ‘Want Me’
Stonebwoy ft. Beenie Man – ‘Shuga’
Ras Kuuku ft. Samini – ‘Your Eye Ball’
Samini – ‘Obra’
Fameye – ‘Mati’
J. Derobie – ‘Poverty’

Album of the Year
As Promised – King Promise
Shay on You – Wendy Shay
Sugar – Kidi
Wonder Boy – Shatta Wale
Made In Ghana – Okyeame Kwame
Site 15 – R2Bees
The 8th Element – Trigmatic
Wind of Revival – Joe Mettle

Song of the Year
Wendy Shay ft. Shatta Wale – ‘Stevie Wonder’
Obaapa Christie – ‘W’ asue me’
Kofi Kinaata – ‘Things Fall Apart’
Shatta Wale – ‘Melissa’
Fameye – ‘Nothing I Get’
Sarkodie ft. Efya – ‘Saara’
Stonebwoy ft. Beenie Man – ‘Shuga’
Kelvyn Boy – ‘MEA’
Kwesi Arthur ft. Mr Eazi – ‘Nobody’
Medikal ft. King Promise – ‘Ayekoo’

Producer of the Year
MOG Beatz
Willisbeatz
Unkle Beatz
Two Bars
Samsney
Streetbeatz
PAQ

Viral Song of the Year
Agbeshie ft. Medikal – ‘Wrowroho’
Sister Deborah ft. Efo Chameleon – ‘Kakalika Love’
Shatta Wale – ‘Cultural Anthem’
Medikal – ‘Omo Ada (Dem Sleep)’
Guilty Beatz ft. Mr Eazi n Kwesi Arthur – ‘Pilolo’
Kawoula ft. Patapaa – ‘Daavi Ne Ba’
Kwaw Kese – ‘Dondo’

Female Act of the Year
Wendy Shay
S3Fa
Becca
Sista Afia
Celestine Donkor
Cina Soul
Obaapa Christy

Gospel Act of the Year
Celestine Donkor
Joe Mettle
Diana Hamilton
Joyce Blessing
MOG Music
Obaapa Christy
Cece Twum
Akesse Brempong

Gospel Song of the Year
Obaapa Christy – ‘W’Asue Me’
Celestine Donkor – ‘Agbebolo’ (Bread of Life)
Piesie Esther – ‘Aseda Kesi3’
Brother Fire – ‘Adom Bi’
Joe Mettle – ‘Mehia Wo Yesu’
Diana Hamilton – ‘Nsenkyerene Nyankopon’
Nacee – ‘Mpaebo’
Joyce Blessing – ‘Repent’

Group of the Year
DopeNation
R2Bees
La Meme Gang

Highlife Act of the Year
Sista Afia
Cina Soul
KiDi
Kuami Eugene
King Promise
Akwaboah
Dada Hafco

Highlife Song of The Year
Cina Soul – ‘Ojorley’
Kofi Kinaata – ‘Things Fall Apart’
Dada Hafco ft. Fameye – ‘Our Story’
Fameye – ‘Nothing I Get’
Edem – ‘Toto’
King Promise ft. Kojo Antwi – ‘Bra’
Kuami Eugene – ‘Walaahi’
Sista Afia ft. Kelvyn Boy – ‘Conner Conner’

Hip Hop Song of the Year
Kwaw Kese ft. Sarkodie, Mr Eazi, Medikal n Skonti – ‘Dondo Remix’
Sarkodie ft. Lyrical Joe, Tulenkey, et al – ‘Biibi Ba’
Kofi Mole – ‘Don’t Be Late’
Joey B ft. Sarkodie n Kwesi Arthur – ‘La Familia’
Pappy Kojo ft. Joey B n Nshorna Muzik – ‘Balance’
Sarkodie – ‘Bleeding’
Kwesi Arthur – ‘Zombie’

Hiplife/Hip Hop Act of the Year
Joey B
Medikal
Kofi Kinaata
Kwesi Arthur
Quamina MP
Fameye
M.anifest
Sarkodie

Hiplife Song of the Year
DJ Mic Smith ft Patoranking – ‘Shaker’
Medikal ft. King Promise – ‘Ayekoo’
Dope Nation – ‘Zanku’
Stonebwoy ft. Medikal, Darko Vibes, Kelvyn Boy n Kwesi Arthur – ‘Kpo K3k3’
Tulenkey ft. Eddie Khae – ‘Proud Fvck Boys’
Quamina MP ft. Medikal – ‘Amanfour Girls’
Sista Afia ft. Medikal n Quamina MP – ‘Weather’
Sarkodie ft. Rudeboy – ‘Lucky’

Male Act of the Year
Shatta Wale
Kwesi Arthur
Medikal
Stonebwoy
Sarkodie
Fameye
Joey B
Kelvyn Boy

Reggae Dancehall Act of the Year
J. Derobie
Samini
Rocky Dawuni
Ras Kuuku
Shatta Wale
Stonebwoy

Reggae Dancehall Song of the Year
Shatta Wale – ‘Island’
OV ft. Stonebwoy – ‘Want Me’
Stonebwoy ft. Beenie Man – ‘Shuga’
Ras Kuuku ft. Samini – ‘Your Eye Ball’
Samini – ‘Obra’
Fameye – ‘Mati’
J. Derobie – ‘Poverty’

Album of the Year
As Promised – King Promise
Shay on You – Wendy Shay
Sugar – Kidi
Wonder Boy – Shatta Wale
Made In Ghana – Okyeame Kwame
Site 15 – R2Bees
The 8th Element – Trigmatic
Wind of Revival – Joe Mettle

Song of the Year
Wendy Shay ft. Shatta Wale – ‘Stevie Wonder’
Obaapa Christie – ‘W’ asue me’
Kofi Kinaata – ‘Things Fall Apart’
Shatta Wale – ‘Melissa’
Fameye – ‘Nothing I Get’
Sarkodie ft. Efya – ‘Saara’
Stonebwoy ft. Beenie Man – ‘Shuga’
Kelvyn Boy – ‘MEA’
Kwesi Arthur ft. Mr Eazi – ‘Nobody’
Medikal ft. King Promise – ‘Ayekoo’

Producer of the Year
MOG Beatz
Willisbeatz
Unkle Beatz
Two Bars
Samsney
Streetbeatz
PAQ

Viral Song of the Year
Agbeshie ft. Medikal – ‘Wrowroho’
Sister Deborah ft. Efo Chameleon – ‘Kakalika Love’
Shatta Wale – ‘Cultural Anthem’
Medikal – ‘Omo Ada (Dem Sleep)’
Guilty Beatz ft. Mr Eazi n Kwesi Arthur – ‘Pilolo’
Kawoula ft. Patapaa – ‘Daavi Ne Ba’
Kwaw Kese – ‘Dondo’

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The Youth Excellence Awards

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The Youth Excellence Awards (YEA), Ghana, is an awards scheme which celebrates exceptional and outstanding youth in Ghana. Those who strive to be better, and at the same time they have a positive impact on their society in their various field of work.

The scheme believes that by celebrating, acknowledging and rewarding these extraordinary youth, it helps build a good platform by having a voice and gives opportunities to the new generational leaders’ while building a great attitude in the youth to strive for excellence.

By this awards scheme individual efforts to contribute positively to the economy on the continent by striving hard with dedication and perseverance by overcoming challenges and the unfavourable economy will be admonished.

The awards board consists of Kwame Owusu Danso and John Demelo.

The awarding board is seeking outstanding youth in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, professionals in the Public and Private sectors, Health, Governance, Non-profit sectors and will recognize their achievement in business inventions and innovations and community building.

CATEGORIES 

YEA categories cover a wide range of sectors including; Leadership, Health, Education, Visual Arts, Journalism, Agriculture, Law, Sports, and Technology.

WHY YEA

To recognize and celebrate youth leaders who professionally or personally have impacted on youth through outstanding leadership.

To identify projects and achievements spearhead by youth which has produced clear value and chalked success and has benefited society (particularly, the youth)?

It’s a platform that brings all hardworking youth together to network and build business relationships.

To encourage our upcoming youth that excellence and success can be achieved at tender age.

REQUIREMENT 

For any individual to be eligible for any category of the awards scheme, the following must be met:

The candidate must be an upcoming (this should be clearly defined) living and doing business in Ghana

Nominees with mutual submissions: nominees who have no advantage over those with one submission. In essence, the selection process will not depend on the number of nominations an individual receives.

Nominations can be anonymous and letters of recommendations are not required.
Nominees must still be a youth by event date (be between the ages of 18 and 40).
Must be a youth leader, Entrepreneur/CEO, Co-founder, or COO of a firm.
Ready to travel to any of the African countries

ORGANIZERS 

The brain behind the organization of Youth Excellence Awards is the Clique Empire, which has an enviable record of organizing spectacular and successful events, including, “Take it off pool Rave,” “YES – Today,” and the Youth Excellence Awards.

BENEFITS
YEA Ghana will promote and celebrate Africa’s young change-makers, entrepreneurs, and youth leaders from all walks of life. YEA Ghana is a platform for global recognition of individuals as outstanding young achievers and youth leaders. Publication of winners in newspapers and blog sites across Ghana after the event.

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I did not cheat on 9ice – Ex-wife, Toni Payne Reveals

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9ice’s ex wife, Toni Payne, has revealed that she did not cheat on 9ice, she has however, warned fans to stop coming to her social media page accusing her of cheating on her ex-husband, 9ice.

Toni Payne said this on her Instagram page after a video of 9ice cheating on his wife, Sunkanmi with another woman went viral

There were allegations sometime ago that the marriage between Payne and 9ice crashed because she was cheating on 9ice with Ruggedman.

However, the ex-wife took to her Instagram page on Saturday insisting that she never cheated while she was married to 9ice and cursed those hurling insults at her.

She warned fans to leave her out of the recent drama surrounding 9ice and let her leave her life, adding that she has moved on.

Toni Payne said: “One of the most annoying things I have to deal with is some random idiot coming on my page to accuse me of cheating on my ex, something that never happened. I don’t know how many times I have to say this.

”One of the most annoying things I have to deal woth is some random idiot coming to my page to accuse me of cheating on my ex… something that never happened. I dunno how many times I have to say that song wasn’t about me. I helped mix and master the darn song. I’m a smart woman, why would I help out on a song that would make me look bad?

Anyways, I cursed someone who came to my page with that nonsense and honestly, I do not feel bad. False accusations ae hurtful… I have moved on and they should too. Stop coming on my page about imaginary nonsense from 10 years ago. Let me enjoy my peaceful and wonderful lie without morbid reminders. Anyone who spreads lies about me or comes to harass me about something I did not do will NEVER know peace and favor. I say this from the deepest place of my heart. Free me, abeg.
It’s been 10 years, move on and stop accusing me of cheating on my ex-husband, 9ice. I don’t know why people keep coming to my page with this, I’ve moved on please leave me alone. The fact I have to deal with this 10 years later is annoying but please leave me out of this bullshit because I don’t want any part of this.”

This is coming after 9ice publicly apologised to his wife for cheating on her.

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Charly Boy’s Reactions To His Daughter, Dewy Oputa’s Allegations Of Him Being A Clout Chaser.

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Charley Boy’s daughter, Dewy Oputa called her father out after he went online to reveal how he feels about her being gay. The Nigerian singer took to his twitter to express his feelings on how he felt when his daughter came out to him. He said he felt so many emotions but added that he loves her so much and he is “grateful for the experience of having a gay or lesbian child”.

Dewy, who had once slammed her father in 2018 when he took to Instagram to praise her for being bold after she came out publicly, left a comment on her father’s recent Instagram post, calling him a clout chaser and accused him of using her story for “follows”. Dewy accused her father of gaslighting and using her for clout after he went online to say he’s proud to have a lesbian daughter. She claimed he says one thing online just to be “father of the year” but offline he doesn’t care if she’s alive or not.
She wrote: “But just a few days ago… you know what never mind, we already did this in 2018. Imma let you post your lil content for your follows.”

Charley Boy responded, begging her and telling her how proud he is of her and how much he loves her, and wrote a long piece reacting to his daughter’s accusation.

In an Instagram post, he pointed out that being a parent is hard.He wrote: “Any Fool can have a child and call themselves a Parent. A real Parent is someone who puts that child above their own selfish needs.”

In another post, he addressed his daughter’s criticisms and said it has opened his eyes and exposed him to the huge growing community of LGBTQ people in Nigeria. He went on to advise parents who have LGBTQ children to be more understanding.
He wrote: ”Urgent Info for Parents.Hummm, ogaooo.I swear Parenting is not an easy somethingoooo. Na me and my Baby, Dewy dey trend these days. Shey una see as my Princess dey tackle me. My post a few days ago, about my daughters right to her sexuality, opened my eyes and exposed me to the Huge growing community of LGTBQ’s in Nigeria. Ol boy, e shock me. I can’t lie. My People, as I wake yesterday I setup a hotline for young people who have challenges communicating with their parent/parents, who needed a listening ear. I was on the phone, from 9am till 11.45pm, recorded over a thousand calls before I lost count. I had to shut down, my ears don full. I heard stories dat made me teary eyed, the emotional trauma the LGTBQs community is going through amongst the numerous wahala we face in dis country.

Parents must understand that sometimes their child will probably not live the life they dreamed for them and this has nothing to do with being good parents or bad parents. Our influence and nurture for our kids it’s not more than 25%, 75% of their lives is under attack by external influences, social media, peer pressure, what they pickup in school, etc etc.
We should sometimes allow our children to unfold but not without guidance and laying good values, morals, believe in self and always encouraging them to be their authentic self, as they grow.

Our children have their own hang ups you must know., weather you feel they are childish, immature or fall short of your picture of them. They’ve struggles too and suffer from internal turmoil—don’t make them feel any worse. Imagine their internal struggle when these confusing feelings arise.
Our society is filled with hypocrisy, lesbianism/homosexuality started way before social media, predominantly in the north. Now, it in our churches, Nollywood, House of assembly, even in Aso Rock, it’s everywhere my People, and we must educate ourselves to have a better understanding of this phenomenon.

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