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BASS Awards 2016; Samini, Stonebwoy, Rocky Dawuni, Ras Kuuku in running for topmost prize

 

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Organizers of the an nual Bass Awards have announced nominees for various honours at the widely-anticipated event which comes off this month. Popular reggae/ dancehall acts Samini, Stonebwoy, Rocky Dawuni, Ras Kuuku, and Knit Lante are all in the running for the most coveted prize; The Kwame Nkrumah Award.

Other acts as Fancy Gadam, Ebony, MzVee, AK Songstess, and Epixode also secured nomination in various other categories.

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This year’s selection committee consists  Empress Lomo of Radio Gold, King Lagazee of Hitz FM, Fiifi Selah of Pluzz FM and Nana Dubwise a producer at Pluzz FM and deejay. For this year, special efforts were made to expand he base of the scheme in order to meet rapid dynamism in the industry. According to the source, deejays, industry players and musicians have been engaged to enhance the process.

Instituted in 2013, the Bass Awards seeks to reward deserving musicians in the genres of reggae and dancehall. Samini, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Ras Kuuku, Tsidi Fari, Dr Knii Lante and A.K Songstress have all won Bass Awards in the past.

 

See a full list of nominees below:

KWAME NKRUMAH AWARD (ARTISTE OF THE YEAR)

  1. KNII LANTE
  2. SAMINI
  3. STONEBWOY
  4. ROCKY DAWUNI
  5. RAS KUUKU

 

DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR

  1. SHEGAH – DEM AH RUN
  2. STONEBWOY – GO HIGHER
  3. BLAK MEXXIAH – UNDER COVER LOVER
  4. EPIXODE – WE NUH CARE
  5. RUDEBWOY RANKING – BUSS AH LIGHTER
  6. JUPITAR Ft STONEBWOY – FIRE
  7. FANCY GADAM FT RASHID METAL – NAAYI KOOMI
  8. SAMINI FT BUSY SIGNAL – DROP THE GUNS
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DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR

  1. BOB SHABANI
  2. FANCY GADAM
  3. KAMELYEON
  4. BASTERO
  5. BURNING MEZAYA
  6. EBONY
  7. SCATA BADA

 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  1. AK SONGSTRESS – CAN YOU FEEL IT
  2. MZVEE – HOLD ME NOW
  3. TIFFANY – FORGIVE
  4. SHEGAH – SURVIVOR

 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  1. KAMELYEON – JAH ALONE
  2. DE VOICE – IT’S SO CRAZY
  3. TSIDI FARI – FREE PAPAU
  4. KNII LANTE – BEAUTIFUL VIRGO
  5. LUTHER – AM GREATER
  6. JUPITAR Ft STONEBWOY – FIRE

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  1. AB MUSIC – SO CRY
  2. BRAINY BEATS – DROP THE GUN
  3. GARZY – NEW STYLE
  4. BEATS DAKAY – GO HIGHER
  5. RIDDIM BOSS – LAVA QUEEN

 

 

BEST DANCEHALL VIDEO

  1. A.K SONGSTRESS – HOLIDAY
  2. RAS KUUKU Ft TINNY – GBANGBAN
  3. EBONY – DANCEFLOOR
  4. STONEBWOY – GO HIGHER
  5. FANCY GADAM FT RASHID METAL – YAAYI KOOMI
  6. TIFFANY – FORGIVE THEM
  7. MZVEE – HOLD ME NOW

 

BEST REGGAE VIDEO

  1. OGYA MENSAH – IT’S SO CRAZY
  2. LUTHER – AM GREATER
  3. SHEGAH – SURVIVOR
  4. RUDEBWOY RANKING – DON’T CRY
  5. NANA BROBBEY – GMO
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BEST PERFORMER

  1. STONEBWOY
  2. SAMINI
  3. KNII LANTE
  4. RAS KUUKU
  5. FANCY GADAM

 

REGGAE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  1. RAS KUUKU
  2. IWAN
  3. KNII LANTE
  4. ROCKY DAWUNI
  5. OSAGYEFO

 

DANCEHALL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  1. STONEBWOY
  2. A.K SONGSTRESS
  3. JUPITAR
  4. RUDEBWOY RANKING
  5. FANCY GADAM
  6. SHEGAH

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

  1. PATORANKING
  2. CYNTHIA MORGAN
  3. NC DREAD
  4. ALPHA BLONDY

 

 

ALBULM OF THE YEAR

  1. ROCKY DAWUNI – BRANCHES OF SOME TREES
  2. STONEBWOY – NECESSARY EVIL
  3. SAMINI – BREAKING NEWS
  4. MZ VEE – VERIFIED

ALTERNATIVE REGGAE / DANCEHALL SONG

  1. DE SERVANT – OH GOD I LOVE YOU
  2. ANNETTE DANSO Ft BUJU STINGO
  3. MINISTER KOBY – SEARCHING
  4. SANDY BEE – MASE BI
  5. NII SOUL FT LARRY KINGDOM – WHERE’S THE LOVE

 

BEST REGGAE COLLABORATION

  1. ROCKY DAWUNI Ft SAMINI – BLACK STAR
  2. REDFYAH Ft JAH AMBER – SATURNALIA
  3. BLEND MISHKIN Ft REDFYAH – NEED YOU
  4. NANA BROBBEY Ft BLACK SANTINO – AFRICAN LIFE

 

BEST DANCEHALL COLLABORATION

  1. JUPITAR FT STONEBWOY – FIRE
  2. BRAINER FT LINGUA – YOU DO EVERYTHING
  3. EPIXODE FT SAMINI – LETS PARTY
  4. IWAN FT K.PATAN / RASKUUKU – TAKING OVER
  5. SAMINI FT BUSY SIGNAL – DROP THE GUNS
  6. STONEBWOY FT R2BEES – SHIKENA
  7. BURNING MEZAYA FT. RUDEBWOY – YUH SUMTHING
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RIDDIM OF THE YEAR

  1. RIDDIM BOSS – LAVA QUEEN
  2. AK SONGSTRESS – SHUT DOWN
  3. BRAINY BEATS – AVO RIDDIM
  4. MASTA GARZY – IPHONE RIDDIM

 

SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR

  1. OGYA MENSAH – IT’S SO CRAZY
  2. IWAN – HOPE
  3. PATTAN – EYE ODO
  4. SHATTA RAKO – STATE OF EMERGENCY
  5. SHEGAH – SURVIVOR
  6. NANA BROBBEY – YEMPE NTOKWA

 

 

YAA ASANTEWAA AWARD (RECORD OF THE YEAR)

  1. IWAN – HOPE
  2. PATTAN – EYE ODO
  3. SHATTA RAKO – STATE OF EMERGENCY
  4. NANA BROBBEY – GMO
  5. OSAGYEFO – BOHO BIOM

 

REGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR

  1. BLAKK RASTA – SEIWA AKOTO
  2. RAS KUUKU – MAMA AFRIKA
  3. SHEGAH – SURVIVOR
  4. AK SONGSTRESS – CAN YOU FEEL IT
  5. RUDEBWOY RANKING – DON’T CRY
  6. KNII LANTE – BEAUTIFUL VIRGO
  7. STONEBWOY – PUSH NO FURTHER
  8. ROCKY DAWUNI – NAIROBI
  9. RED FYAH FT JAH AMBER – SATURNALIA

10. PAPA WASTIK – THIS FEELING

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