Out Of Africa: Ghana Music Awards USA Unveils This Year’s List Of Nominees

The Ghana Music Awards USA has announced the nominations list for its fifth edition. 

The nominees were unveiled at an announcement and anniversary party held in New Jersey on 20th April 2024.

This year’s edition will reward outstanding musical works released by Ghanaian acts between 1 January and 31 December 2023. Some of the categories in contention include Songwriter of the Year, Hip-Hop Artiste of the Year, Gospel Song of the Year, New Artiste of the Year, Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year, Emerging Artiste of the Year (USA), Afrobeats Artiste of the Year, Best Collaboration of the Year, Most Popular Song of the Year, Artiste of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year, Highlife Song of the Year, Rapper of the Year, and others.

Leading the pack for nominations are US-based duo TooWan8 who are nominated in eight categories, followed by Kuami Eugene (seven), Amerado (six) and Stonebwoy (five).

Now in its fifth year, the Ghana Music Awards USA, spearheaded by US-based entertainment agency Don’s Music Production, spotlights Ghanaian musicians plying their trade on the African continent and in the diaspora. The award aims to promote Ghanaian music and culture to the international market. 

Last year, the scheme rewarded more than 20 musicians for their work. Notable winners included Black Sherif (who took home the trophy for Hip Hop/Hiplife Artist of the Year), Camidoh (who emerged winner in the Afrobeats/Afropop Artist of the Year category), and Samini (who won the Reggae/Dancehall Artist of the Year category).

This year’s Ghana Music awards will be held on 17th August 2024. See the full list of nominees here.


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