Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Diana Hamilton, Reggie N Bollie, others bag nominations at the 18th Urban Music Awards!

Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Diana Hamilton, Reggie N Bollie, Kwaku Asante & Ras Kwame have bagged nominations at the 18th edition of the Urban Music Awards!

Sarkodie and Shatta Wale have recently been nominated for the African Artiste of the year at the upcoming Urban Music Awards!

The Urban Music Awards which aims at awarding musicians worldwide for their enormous contribution to the music society in their various countries.

This year’s edition is scheduled for 20th September in London, UK.

Sarkodie and Shatta Wale bagged a nomination in the African Artiste of the Year category. They will be competing with Davido, Rema, Fally Ipupa, Buna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Diamond Platnumz, Ola Kira, Falz, Vanessa Mdee, Joey Boy, Darina Victry and Wizkid.

In other news, outspoken Ghanaian actress, Lydia Forson has lamented how government abandons old projects commissioned by their predecessors to start new ones.

In Ghana, it has been a norm in politics that the ruling government abandons projects commissioned by the outgone government to begin their own projects.

This practice has done more harm to the country’s economy since the old projects which the outgone government spent huge sums of money to complete have been abandoned in the bushes as the ruling government procure more funds to start new projects.


It is at the back of this that Lydia Forson is saying that it is very disheartening for old projects to be abandoned by the government in their quest to fulfill their own promises.

Artist of the Year Africa
Davido (Nigeria)
Rema (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (RDC)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Olakira (Nigeria)
Falz the Bahd Guy (Nigeria)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)
Joeboy (Nigeria)
Darina Victry (Cameroon)
Shatta Wale (Ghana)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Gospel Act
The Kingdom Choir
Diana Hamilton
The Spirituals Choir
Called Out Music
Philippa Hanna
Lurine Cato
Carla Jane

Best R&B Act
Scribz Riley  “Mandy”
Lola Rae “Come and See”
Bellah “Something U Like”
Odeal   “24/48”
Rebecca Garton “Take me Home”
Kwaku Asante “ODE”
Tora “Escape Room”
Pip Millett  “Hard Life”

Best Radio Show
Yasmin Evans (BBC 1Xtra)
Dotty (Apple Music)
Snoochie Shy (BBC 1Xtra)
Charlie Sloth (Beats 1)
DJ Edu – Destination Africa (BBC 1Xtra)
Tim Westwood ( Capital Xtra)
Yinka & Shayna Marie (Capital Xtra)
The Marcus Nasty Show (Rinse)
Ras Kwame (Reggae Recipe)
Kenny Allstar (BBC 1Xtra)
Robert Bruce ( Capital Xtra)
Reece Parkinson  (BBC 1Xtra)
Tiffany Calver (BBC 1Xtra)

Best Group
Krept & Konan
Young T and Bugsey
Lotto Boyzz
Reggie ‘n’  Bollie
Essie Gang
D Block Europe

Best Collaboration
Nicki Minaj, Drake & Lil Wayne “Seeing Green”
Doja Cat feat. SZA  “Kiss Me More”
Busta Rhymes ft. Mariah Carey “Where I Belong”
Slowthai feat. Skepta — “CANCELLED”
Joel Corry feat. MNEK “Head & Heart”
Dappy feat. Abra Cadabra “Bolo”
Rachel Chinouriri feat. Hak Baker “November”
Beyonce feat. Shatta Wale & Major Lazer “Already”

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Emmanuel Ghansah, Ghana Music

Singer, Songwriter, scriptwriter, blogger, lover of the creative arts, brands and communications expert.

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