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2nd edition of Western Music Awards launched

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:

General Categories

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,

Technical/Industry Categories

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||Ghana

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