Exclusive & FAB Photos: Efya, Okyeame Kwame, Ambolley and others win at Ghana Music Awards – Industry Awards
Ahead of the 2013 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards scheduled for Saturday May 18 winners have been announced for the Industry Awards at a star-studded ceremony at the Alisa Hotel. With a new award trophy and splendid performances from the likes of Celestina, Raquel, Afriyie, Knii Lante and others, the ceremony was a befitting prelude to what is being touted as the industry’s biggest night.
Singer Efya picked up the first ‘Record of the Year’ award with her song ‘Best In Me’ at the Industry Awards. She picked the award in a ceremony at the Alisa Hotel in Accra. The Industry Awards is held before the main event. The idea is to prevent the dragging of the awards on the main day. Other winners include; Akoo Nana who picked the World Bank Music for Development, Kaywa won for himself the Sound Engineer of the Year, pride of the North-Sherifa was adjudged as the Traditional Artiste of the Year whiles Gyedu Blay Ambolley went home with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Below is the full list of the winners:
Lifetime Achievement Awards: Gyedu Blay Ambulley
MUSIGA Merit Award: Asabea Kròpa
Traditional Artiste of the Year: Sherifa
Instrumentalist of the Year: Daniel Kojo Graal
Sound Engineer of the Year: Kaywa
Producer of the Year: Killbeats
Songwriter of the Year – Kwame Apau Nsiah (Okyeame Kwame) for ‘Sika’
Music for Development: Akoo Nana
Gospel Album of the Year: Mercy Project By Cwesi Oteng
Record of the Year: Best In Me By Efya
SOURCE: Ameyaw Debrah