We are just a few days away from the much awaited second edition of 3Music Awards and the votes are still rushing in for the Video of the Year category.
For the year under review, many artistes including, Shatta Wale, Akwaboah, Joey B, King Promise and others served Ghanaians with marvellous quality videos.
3Music is doing its best to support Ghanaian music hence it was not surprising to see Kiran Ayat’s new video for his song ‘Guda’ make it on the list.
Here are the nominations for the category:
‘How Much’ – Medikal
In October 2018, Medikal released the video for his ‘How Much’ song.
The video featured Ghana’s favourites Sarkodie and Omar Sterling of R2Bees. The video on Youtube got 1 million views. Directed by Yaw Skyface.
‘Hye Me Bo’ – Akwaboah
‘Hye Me Bo’ by Akwaboah made it to the list of video song of the year category
The singer-songwriter took his storytelling skills into the production of the video. Directed by one North Production, ‘Hye Me Bo’ video tells the story of a man whose perceptions of love has changed because of his parents’ experience.
The story is enough to get a person hooked but the video quality, directions, the setting (local) fascinated people.
’Stables’ – Joey B featuring La Meme Gang
‘Stables’ the song was not really different from Joey B’s usual rap flow but the video was surprising.
He took ‘Stables’ all the way to the stables, riding on horses, using trucks and going around a field. It looks like an effort was put behind creating the video. It was directed by David Duncan.
‘GUDA’ – Kirani Ayat
The colourful display of scenery in the video for the song ‘GUDA’ by Kirani Ayat tickles one’s urge to travel to northern Ghana.
The video takes viewers on a journey through some of the beautiful scenery in northern Ghana, the green sites, hills, farming area and homes are wonderfully shown in the video.
The cast in the video is also seen displaying some of Northern Ghana’s amazing culture. ‘GUDA’ directed by David Nicol-Sey of North Productions screams ‘come to the north, we have the talents to entertain you.’
‘Azumah Nelson Flow’ – M.anifest
A lot of music videos consciously or unconsciously promotes tourism in Ghana.
M.anifest is an artiste who has managed to do that often. The themes in his videos give insight into the life of the locals, fishermen, traders, kids and many others.
Azumah Nelson Flow is no different. Of course he could not have done the Nelson flow without the boxing legend himself not making an appearance. It was directed by Rvdical the Kid.
’Come and See My Moda’ – MzVee featuring Yemi Alade
This is the only song by a female artiste that made it to the category.
The video directed by XBills Ebenezer, does not only feature the two talented singers but actors ‘Chris Attoh and Akwasi Boadi popularly called Akrobeto.
While Akrobeto is trying to prove to Yemi Alade she is the only one he is into, despite his womanising ways, Chris Attoh prepares to meet MzVee’s family.
Funny, brilliant and vibrant are words that can be used to describe the video.
‘Gringo’ – Shatta Wale
The video for this song made airwaves for months and it ket trending on YouTube. The Dancehall artiste took the whole Gringo concept to a different dimension.
Directed by Sesan, the video saw the artiste dressed a cowboy who changes the rules of the new town he finds himself in. Seeing the seven-minute video is like watching an hour movie.
‘Selfish’ – King Promise
One of the songs that made Ghanaians love King Promise the more was his single ‘Selfish’ and the release of the video increased it all the more.
The story was on point and just like any movie there was a climax that surprised everybody. Directed by Vertex, the storytelling and the video qualities were on point.
‘Things We do for Love’ – Shaker and Ko-Jo Cue featuring Kidi & Sarkodie
The things we do for love indeed are many. Director Babs brought his A-Game to create an amazing piece. The African prints, handmade necklaces, the dice game (Ludu) are some of the things that made its way onto the set.
That definitely brightened the video, the quality and promoted Ghana – looks like many artistes do not just sell their craft nowadays, they sell the country as well.
’Where We Dey Go’ – Trigmatic
Trigmatic is known for his thought-provoking lyrics. Some of these lyrics have aided in the way he makes his videos.
In a black and white setting, standing in a spotlight, getting pushed by people, dancing with fire, he asks ‘Where We Dey Go’. The video gets a viewer thinking about life. ‘Where We Dey Go’ also showcases talents one hardly sees on the streets.
To Vote for your favourite Music Video of the year dial *713*2# and follow the prompts. To vote on social media #3MAs19MV or #3MusicAwards19MV followed by the title of your favourite video.
3Music Awards come your way this Saturday, March 30. Ticket goes for GH¢100 regular and GH¢150 for VIP. Get your tickets at the front desk of Joy FM, Airport Shell or call 0540106466. Don't miss out on the fun!