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Shatta Wale, Kuami Eugene, Stonebwoy, Burna Boy, KiDi, OTHERS win @ 2021 Global Music Awards Africa

Winners of the first edition of the Global Music Awards Africa has been announced.

The list of winners was unveiled at a virtual event held over the weekend in Ghana. The awards scheme seeks to “celebrate outstanding musical achievements in Africa and beyond while promoting the continent’s artists to global audiences.” 

Bella Shmurda won Global Collaboration of the Year and Global Most Popular Song of the Year. Kuami Eugene took home Album of the Year whilst Burna Boy was won Global Artist of the Year.

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Full list of winners below.

Global Gospel Song of the Year

  • ‘Celebrate’ – Levixone (Uganda)
  • ‘God Alone’ – Joe Praize (Nigeria)
  • ‘W’asem’ – Diana Hamilton (Ghana)
  • ‘Revival’ – Minister Michael Mahendere (Zimbabwe)
  • ‘Jesus Over Do’ – Empress Gifty Osei (Ghana)
  • ‘Worthy to be Praised’ – Prospa Ochimana (Nigeria)

Gospel Artist of the Year

  • Levixone (Uganda)
  • Diana Hamilton (Ghana)
  • Joe Praize (Nigeria)
  • Minister Michael Mahendere (Zimbabwe)
  • Empress Gifty Osei (Ghana)
  • Prospa Ochimana (Nigeria)

Global Hip Hop Song of the Year

  • ‘La Hustle’ – Medikal ft. Joey B and Cris Waddle (Ghana)
  • ‘Madina’ – Teflon Flexx (Ghana)
  • ‘Love from 233’ – Kwesi Arthur (Ghana)
  • ‘Big Money’ – Star Zee (Sierra Leone)
  • ‘Camuflaje’ – D-Soulja (Equatorial Guinea) 

Global Reggae/ Dancehall Song of the Year

  • ‘Big Money’ – Star Zee (Sierra Leone) 
  • ‘Journey’ – Stonebwoy (Ghana)
  • ‘Dolla Bill’ – Heph B (Nigeria)
  • ‘Shaming Enemies’ – Buffalo Souljah (Zimbabwe)
  • ‘Choppings’ – Shatta Wale (Ghana)

Global Reggae/ Dancehall Artist of the Year

  • Shatta Wale (Ghana)
  • Star Zee (Sierra Leone)
  • Buffalo Souljah (Zimbabwe)
  • Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Stonebwoy (Ghana)
  • Heph B (Nigeria)

Global Afrobeats Song of the Year

  • ‘Vibe’ – Flo-Eazy (Ghana)
  • ‘Best Friend’ – Kelvyn Boy (Ghana)
  • ‘Agbemator’ – De Gate Zion (Ghana)
  • ‘All Access’ – Terror- D ft. Emmerson (Sierra Leone)
  • ‘Mama Prayer’ – Awoskey (Nigeria) 

Global Afrobeats Artist of the Year

  • Flo-Eazy (Ghana)
  • Kelvyn Boy (Ghana)
  • Terror-D (Sierra Leone)
  • Awoskey (Nigeria)

Global Best Video of the Year

  • ‘Here For You’ – Vanilla Karr (Equatorial Guinea)
  • ‘Waa’ Santrinos – Raphael ft. Zeynab (Togo)
  • ‘Tevunya’ – Sheeba Karungi (Uganda)
  • ‘Big Money’ – Star Zee (Sierra Leone)
  • ‘Without You’ – Awoskey (Nigeria)
  • ‘Whatsapp’ – Nick Mba (Equatorial Guinea) 
  • ‘On God’ – D’Tee (Nigeria)
  • ‘Camuflaje’ – D- Soulja (Equatorial Guinea) 
  • ‘Goddess’ – Tiisha (Goddess)
  • ‘Wildin’ – Mmzy (Nigeria)
  • ‘Favour’ – Nanky ft. Sarkodie (Ghana)
  • ‘Litty Lit’ – Cuppy ft. Teni (Nigeria)

Songwriter of the Year

  • Mr Leo (Cameroon)
  • Leczy (Nigeria)
  • Master KG (South Africa)
  • DobleJota NM (Senegal)
  • Nedy (Tanzania)
  • Betty G (Ethiopia)
  • Buju (Nigeria)
  • Jerry Jeyco (Tanzania)

Producer of the Year

  • Mr Jassiq (South Africa)
  • KillBeatz (Ghana)
  • Scarfboy (Nigeria)
  • MOG Beatz (Ghana)
  • Dave Da Music Box (Ghana)
  • Ivan Beatz (Ghana)
  • Spon Key (Ghana)
  • Vinny Kay (Ghana)

Record of the Year

  • ‘All Access’ – Terror- D ft. Emmerson (Sierra Leone)
  • ‘Idol’ – Leczy (Nigeria)
  • ‘Duduke’ – Simi (Nigeria)
  • ‘Ya Disponible’ – Obote Oberadaboo (Equatorial Guinea)
  • ‘Jerusalema’ – Master KG (South Africa)
  • ‘Amen’ – Neny (Tanzania)
  • ‘Amégan’ – Afia Mala (Togo)

Hiplife/ Hip Hop Artist of the Year

  • Leczy (Nigeria)
  • Nick Mba (Equatorial Guinea)
  • Minks (Cameroon)
  • King Gizee (Nigeria)
  • Nanky (Ghana)

Global Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Phantom Steeze (South Africa)
  • Leczy (Nigeria)
  • Bella Shmurda (Nigeria)
  • Fistong (Equatorial Guinea)
  • KiDi (Ghana)
  • Paul Fortune (Kenya)
  • Reynolds The Gentleman (Ghana)
  • Chike (Nigeria)
  • Famaso (Equatorial Guinea)

 Global Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Vanilla Karr (Equatorial Guinea)
  • Sheebah Richer (Uganda)
  • Simi (Nigeria)
  • Efya (Ghana)
  • Teni (Nigeria)
  • Nana Ama (Ghana)
  • Cuppy (Nigeria)
  • Betty G (Ethiopia)
  • Midje La Mia (Equatorial Guinea)

 Global Female Act of the Year

  • Teni (Nigeria)
  • Cuppy (Nigeria)
  • Betty G (Ethiopia)
  • Afia Mala (Togo)
  • Midje La Mia (Equatorial Guinea)

 Global Male Act of the Year

  • Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
  • Bella Shmurda (Nigeria)
  • Mr Leo (Cameroon)
  • Kuami Eugene (Ghana)
  • Leczy (Nigeria)

Global Best Group of the Year

  • DopeNation (Ghana)
  • Sauti Sol (Kenya)
  • Ethic Entertainment (Kenya)
  • Masar Egbari (Egypt)

Global Rapper of the Year

  • Yaa Pono (Ghana)
  • Terror-D (Sierra Leone)
  • Strongman (Ghana)
  • Medikal (Ghana)
  • Flowking Stone (Ghana)

Global Collaboration of the Year

  • ‘Chameleone’ – Slick Stuart ft. DJ Roga (Uganda)
  • ‘Dwe’ – Mr Drew, Krymi, Sarkodie (Ghana)
  • ‘Monica’ – Santrinos Raphael ft. Stonebwoy (Togo/Ghana)
  • ‘Cash App’ – Bella Shmurda, Zlatan and Lincoln (Nigeria)
  • ‘Tugende Mu Church’ – Lexvivone ft. Daddy Andre (Uganda)
  • ‘Ulazi’ – Mr Jazziq ft. 9umba (South Africa) 

Global Most Popular Song of the Year

  • ‘Putuu’ – Stonebwoy (Ghana)
  • ‘Jerusalema’ – Master KG (Southafrica)
  • ‘Open Gate’ – Kuami Eugene (Ghana)
  • ‘Cash App’ – Bella Shmurda, Zlatan and Lincoln (Nigeria)
  • ‘Say Cheese’ – KiDi (Ghana)

Album of the Year

  • Thug Diaries – Yaa Pono (Ghana)
  • Son of Africa – Kuami Eugene (Ghana)
  • Twice As Tall – Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Boo of the Booless – Chike (Nigeria)
  • Unity – Buffalo Souljah (Zimbabwe)

Global Artist of the Year

  • Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Kuami Eugene (Ghana)
  • Shatta Wale (Ghana)
  • Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
  • Davido (Nigeria)
  • Wizkid (Nigeria)
  • Sarkodie (Ghana)
  • Nasty C (South Africa)
  • Master KG (South Africa)
  • Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)
  • Nutty Neithan (Uganda)
  • Stonebwoy (Ghana)
  • Simi (Nigeria)
  • Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)

 Ghanaian Act of the Year (Male)

  • Flo-Eazy 
  • Kiaani 
  • Nabil Forever
  • Epixode
  • Zack GH
  • Maccasio

 Ghanaian Act of the Year (Female)

  • Fantana
  • Cocotrey
  • Akiyana
  • Jayana
  • Tiisha
  • Queen Haziel
  • S3fa
  • Kanea
  • Yaa Jackson

Most Influential Ghanaian Act of the Year

  • Mr Drew
  • Amerado
  • Black Sheriff
  • Fameye
  • Abena Serwaa Ophelia
  • Kweku Flick
  • Yaw Tog

Emerging Ghanaian Artist of the Year

  • De Gate Zion
  • Zeezy
  • Tiatan
  • Bruno Kay
  • Klarah Kay
  • Reggie
  • Street Xervice
  • Kay Stagger
  • Lxrd Xoey
  • Mighty

Ghanaian Discovery Artist of the Year

  • YT Soldier
  • Bruno Kay
  • King Prinz
  • Freddy X
  • Bekey Mills
  • Donsam
  • Kryspaddy
  • Chobo Waguan
  • Greatnexx Music

 Young Ghanaian Artist of the Year

  • Righteous Vandyke
  • Khojo Chavse 
  • Chobo Waguan
  • Pappy Kubi
  • Kofi Wysi
  • Eric Oppong
  • CZ
  • Wiz Papiz
  • Plexzo

Best International Act

  • Leflyyy (Ghana/ Switzerland)
  • Beenie Man (Jamaica)
  • Spice (Jamaica)
  • Gramps Morgan (Jamaica)

Special Recognition Awards

  • Bice Osei Kuffour (Ghana)
  • Reggie Rockstone (Ghana)
  • Nana Ama (Ghana)
  • Daniel Kofi Amoateng (Ghana)

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