Ghana Music Awards 2010: Okyeame Kwame Loses Bragging Rights To Sarkodie

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There is a new rap superstar in town- Sarkodie defeated Okyeame Kwame to be crowned ‘Artiste of the Year’ at last night’s Ghana Music Awards.

Last year’s winner of the ‘Artiste of the Year,’ ‘Hip-Hop Song of the Year,’ ‘Hip-Hop/Hiplife Artist of the Year,’ and ‘Video of the Year’ categories, Okyeame Kwame had to settle for announcing the name of the winner: “The voice of the people is the voice of God,” he declared, before announcing that Sarkodie was the new owner of his previous title- ‘Artiste of the Year.’

The new ‘Artiste of the Year’ winner was also the biggest winner of the night, taking home further trophies for ‘Hiplife/Hip-Hop Artiste of the Year,’ ‘Best Rapper of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and also ‘Discovery of the Year.’ Yet, it was his popular track ‘Baby’ featuring Muggies of R2Bees that ensured that he was crowned ‘Artiste of the Year,’ in recognition of the song’s success.

Performances of the night came from Abrantie Amakye Dede, who opened the show with a great performance. Shortly thereafter, Okyeame Kwame came on stage and sent the crowd wild with his performance. Some of the other nominees were also on the performing rota for the night.

Becca and Obrafuor won awards, but they seemed to be unpopular with the audience due to a lack of high-energy noise when they were announced as winners.

Artist Of The Year

Most Popular Song Of The Year
Simple – Bradez

Discovery Of The Year

Hip Hop /Hiplife Song Of The Year
You Dey Craze – Ayigbe Edem

Hip Hop/Hiplife Artist Of The Year

Gospel Song Of The Year
Ayeyi Ndwom – DSP Kofi Sarpong

Gospel Artist Of The Year
Ohema Mercy

Highlife Song Of The Year
Kotosa – Wutah

Highlife Artist Of The Year
Kofi B

Afro-Pop Song Of The Year
World Trade Centre – 4×4

Reggae Song Of The Year
Jah Will Be There – Wutah

Best Collaboration Of The Year
Kasiebo – Obrafour & Guru

Best Rapper Of The Year

African Artiste Of The Year
Wande Coal – Nigeria

Record Of The Year
Daa Ke Daa – Becca

Album Of The Year
Makye – Sarkodie

Song Writer Of The Year
Daa Ke Daa – Kwabena Akwaboa Jnr

Best Male Vocal Performance
PV Of Wutah Fame

Best Female Vocal Performance

Best Music Video
Breathe – Kwaku T And D Black

Producer of the Year

Richie of Lynx Entertainment

World Bank Music for Development Award

School Dey Be by Asem

Instrumentalist of the year

Kwame Yeboah

Traditional artist of the year

John Osei Korankye

MUSIGA Merit award

Abinfour Nana Yeboah (KK Number 2)

By: Ebenezer Anangio Jnr/GhanaCelebrities.Com/Ghana

GC Staff bG