All You Need to Know About 2017 Ghana Music Honours

The Ghana Music Honors was set up in 2012 to develop the understanding, thankfulness and progression of the commitment of recorded music to the Ghanaian culture; from the masterful and specialized legends of the past to the melodic leaps forward of future eras of music experts.

The respect is granted by the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) to perceive remarkable accomplishment in the music business.

The Awards has evolved over the years and now has 20 categories pronounced by an institute of artists (associates) and one famous class voted in favor of by the overall population.

The yearly introduction service highlights exhibitions by conspicuous specialists and is an occasion went to entirely by the welcome of the Union. Throughout the years, invitees have been artists, extraordinary individuals from the Ghanaian culture and individuals from the strategic corp.

Best Band Honour
This honour goes to the music band(s) adjudged by their peers to be the most outstanding in the year
under review. This band must have played several prominent shows and distinguished themselves.
· Afro Harmony
· Big Heels Band
· OBY Band
· Patch Bay Band
· Shabbo Crew
Best DJ Honour
This honour goes to the disk jockey(s) adjudged by their peers to be the most outstanding in the year under review. This DJ must have contributed immensely to the promotion of Ghanaian music performed alongside artists on several platforms, as well as performed as an individual.
· DJ Black
· DJ Mic Smith
· DJ Slim
· DJ Vision
· DJ Vyrusky
Afro Pop Artist Honour
This honour goes to an artist(s) adjudged by their peers to be the most outstanding in the Afro Pop genre in the year under review. The artist must have released a single(s)/ album(s) which gained nationwide recognition.
· Adina
· Efya
· Joey B
· R2Bees
· Ruff and Smooth
Hiplife Artist Honour
This honour goes to an artist(s) adjudged by their peers to be the most outstanding in the Hiplife
genre in the year under review. The artist must have released a single(s)/ album(s) which gained
nationwide recognition.
· EL
· Guru
· Kofi Kinaata
· Sarkodie
· VVIP

Highlife Artist Honour
This honour goes to an artist(s) adjudged by their peers to be the most outstanding in the Highlife genre in the year under review. The artist must have released a single(s)/ album(s) which gained nationwide recognition.
· Akwaboah
· Becca
· Bisa K.Dei
· Kwabena Kwabena
· Ofori Amponsah
Reggae/Dancehall Artist Honour
This honour goes to an artist(s) adjudged by their peers to be the most outstanding in the
Reggae/Dancehall genre in the year under review. The artist must have released a single(s)/ album(s) which gained nationwide recognition.
· MzVee
· Raz Kuuku
· Samini
· Shatta Wale
· Stonebwoy
Gospel Artist Honour
This honour goes to an artist(s) adjudged by their peers to be the most outstanding Gospel artist in the year under review. The artist must have released a single(s)/ album(s) which gained nationwide recognition.
· Joe Mettle
· Nacy
· Nicholas Omane Achaempong
· Ohemaa Mercy
· SP Kofi Sarpong
Music Producer Honour
This honour goes to a music producer(s) adjudged by their peers to be the most outstanding producer in the year under review. The producer must have contributed to hit songs with high production standards.
· B2
· Beatz Dakay
· Julz
· Kaywa
· Kuvie
Best Music Video Honour
This honour is given for the most outstanding, Creative and entertaining video released in the year. The video must have aided the rise of the song and must have been released in the year under review.
· Becca ft Bisa K Dei – Beshiwo
· Edem ft Reekado Banks – Nyedzilo
· Guru – Samba
· Okyeame Kwame ft MzVee – Small Small
· R2bees ft Wizkid – Tonight

 

Most Promising Act Honour
This honour goes to an artist(s) who first gained recognition in the year under review. This artist
may not have had a hit single(s)/album(s), but has shown immense promise as an emerging
artist.
· Article Wan
· Cina Soul
· Ebony
· Fancy Gadam
· Medikal
Best Male Artist Honour
This honour goes to an artist(s) adjudged by their peers to be the most outstanding male artist in the year under review. The artist must have released a single(s)/ album(s) which gained nationwide recognition.
· EL
· Kofi Kinaata
· Sarkodie
· Shatta Wale
· Stonebwoy
Best Female Artist Honour
This honour goes to an artist(s) adjudged by their peers to be the most outstanding female artist in the year under review. The artist must have released a single(s)/ album(s) which gained nationwide recognition.
· Adina
· Becca
· Efya
· MzVee
· Wiyaala
Best Group Honour
This honour goes to a group(s) adjudged by their peers to be the most outstanding group in the year under review. The group must have released a single(s)/ album(s) which gained nationwide
recognition.
· 4×4
· Galaxy
· R2Bees
· Ruff and Smooth
· VVIP

People’s Choice Artist Honour
This honour goes to an artist(s) adjudged by the public to be the most popular and successful
artist in the year under review. This honour is decided 100% by votes from the public.
· Bisa K.Dei
· Efya
· EL
· Joey B
· Kofi Kinaata
· MzVee
· Sarkodie
· Shatta Wale
· Stonebwoy
· VVIP
Traditional Music Honour
This honour is given to an individual or group adjudged by peers within the industry as having been most outstanding in his/her contribution to the development of the genre and the music industry over the years.
Music Industry Development Honour
This honour goes to an individual(s) or organization that has contributed immensely in diverse ways over the years to the development and betterment of the Ghana music industry.
Music Promoter Honour
This honour is given to an individual(s) or organization whose contribution to the promotion of
Ghanaian music and musicians locally or internationally has been outstanding over the years.
Evergreen Highlife Artist Honour
This honour goes to an artist(s) adjudged by their peers to be the most outstanding in the Highlife
genre over the years.
Evergreen Hiplife Artist Honour
This honour goes to an artist(s) adjudged by their peers to be the most outstanding in the Hiplife
genre over the years.
Evergreen Gospel Artist Honour
This honour goes to an artist(s) adjudged by their peers to be the most outstanding Gospel artist over the years.
President’s Choice Honour
The ‘President’s Choice Honour’ goes to an individual or organization adjudged by the President of MUSIGA as having contributed immensely to the development of MUSIGA and Ghanaian music in general.
People’s Choice Artist Honour
This honour goes to an artist(s) adjudged by the public most popular and successful artist in
the year under review. This honour is decided 100% by votes from the public.
· Bisa K.Dei
· EL
· Guru
· Joe Mettle
· Joey B
· Kofi Kinaata
· MzVee
· Sarkodie
· Shatta Wale
· Stonebwoy
Traditional Music Honour
This honour is given to an individual or group adjudged by peers within the industry as having been most outstanding in his/her contribution to the development of the genre and the music industry over the years.
Music Industry Development Honour
This honour goes to an individual(s) or organization that has contributed immensely in diverse ways over the years to the development and betterment of the Ghana music industry.
Music Promoter Honour
This honour is given to an individual(s) or organization whose contribution to the promotion of
Ghanaian music and musicians locally or internationally has been outstanding over the years.
Evergreen Highlife Artist Honour
This honour goes to an artist(s) adjudged by their peers to be the most outstanding in the Highlife
genre over the years.
Evergreen Hiplife Artist Honour
This honour goes to an artist(s) adjudged by their peers to be the most outstanding in the Hiplife
genre over the years.
Evergreen Gospel Artist Honour
This honour goes to an artist(s) adjudged by their peers to be the most outstanding Gospel artist over the years.
President’s Choice Honour
The ‘President’s Choice Honour’ goes to an individual or organization adjudged by the President of MUSIGA as having contributed immensely to the development of MUSIGA and Ghanaian music in general.

 

 

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