Westline Entertainment, organizers of the Western Music Awards, have launched the 2nd edition of the annual event.
This year’s edition dubbed ‘For the love of the region’ is expected to bring together musical legends from the Western Region.
The maiden edition held in 2017 brought together Westside music legends and upcoming artistes, who exhibited variety of talents.
The likes Gyedu Blay Ambulley, Paulina Oduro and Kofi Kinata were in attendance to grace the event.
At the launch of the 2018 edition, Public Relations Officer of the Western Music Awards (WMA) Nana Kwesi Coomson said the award scheme intends to reward all artistes of the Region.
“Anyone who is an artiste from the Western Region automatically qualifies for the awards”.
Unlike the maiden edition which did not limit the award to any specific year under review, Mr. Coomson said this year’s award seeks to review songs produced and played in 2017.
“The year under review is 2017, and our 2017 calendar year starts from 1st January, 2017 to 1st February, 2018”.
According to the PRO, there will be 23 categories for the awards, which will be grouped under general and industry/technical assessment.
The event is slated for Saturday April 28 and nominations are open to interested artistes in the region.
Here are the various categories for this year’s Awards:
Artiste(s) of the Year
Hiplife Artiste(s) of the Year
Hip Hop Artiste(s) of the Year
Highlife Artiste(s) of the Year
Reggae/Dancehall Artiste(s) of the Year
Gospel Artiste(s) of the Year
New Artiste of the Year
Best Collaboration of the year
Hiplife Song of the Year
Highlife song of the Year
Hip Hop Song of the Year
Gospel Song of the year
Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year
Best Group of the Year
Best Rapper of the Year
Most popular Ghanaian Song of the Year
Most Popular Regional Song of the Year,
Best Female Artiste of the Year
Music Video of the Year
Music Producer of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
Best Radio DJ of the Year
Best Entertainment Show of the Year.
By Loveridge Ampratwum Okyere|3news.com|Ghana