Nominees for the 6th edition of the Western Music Awards have been unveiled by Westline Entertainment, organisers of the annual Western and Western North-based music awards.

At the event which was held at the Anaji Choicemart in Takoradi on July 9, 30 categories were announced by the organisers.

There was also the announcement of 610Music as the Offical headline sponsor for the 2022 edition of the Western Music Awards. The California-based record label is an affiliate of Universal Music.

The event had musicians, creative arts and media personalities, and industry players from the region gracing the occasion.

610Music Western Music Awards unveils nominees for 6th edition

Amongst the notable people were Philip Osei Bonsu, host of Asempa FM’s ‘Ekosiisen’ talk show; Yaa Amoako Adu, CEO of Apave Ghana Inspection; Francis Atuahene, CEO of Atuahene Automobile; Highlife legend, Kofi Bentil, Marian Ampon, General Manager of Anaji Choicemart, Fiifi Buckman and Saviour Adzika aka Sayvee, CEO of Corpnation Foundation. The musicians who were present include Aya Ramzy B, KDM, Vincent Nyarko, Kwesi Swat, Yaw Jus, and Tray Zee, amongst others.

The organiser said this year’s event has the highest filing of nominations since the inception of the awards. The total number of nominations at the end of the filing was 318.

Explaining his reason for sponsoring the awards, Kofi Sonny, the CEO of 610Music said their interest stems from a policy to grow with such brands.

According to him, he sees the potential of the Western Music Awards and thinks it will be prudent to invest in it.

On his part, the CEO of Western Music Awards, Emmanuel Ampaabeng expressed gratitude to the 61OMusic team for coming on board and assured them of a good return on investment and fruitful partnership.

Below is the full list of nominees for this year’s Awards;

Afropop Song of the year
Afezi Perry – Susu
4mula Energy –  Eeeeiii
Kweysi swat – Ekye
Olushola – Thomas
Fameye – Praise
Dopenation – Today

Album/EP of the year
Reskew – Sovereignty
Tray Zee  – Harvest
Dopenation – Atta
Tycuun – Success Under Construction

Artiste of The Year
Aya RamzyB

Best Blogger/ Promoter of the year

Brass Band of the year
Nothing late
Rhythm 360
De Pundit
Blue Scout

Best Collaboration of the year
Ayesem one – One sin ft. kwaysi Swat
Keche – Good Mood ft. Fameye
Reign Godz – don’t try me ft. kofi jamar & harper j
Nero X – Shama ft. Kweku Darlington
DopeNation – Zenabu ft. Dancegodlyod
Evidends – Saturday Night ft. Ayesem

Entertainment Show of the year
Y-entertainment Podium – Macall Mensah – Y FM
Entertainment Review – Connect FM – Ato Kwamina Otoo D’gem
Showbiz Extra – Waibe  YB – Owass Fm
Ahosepe review – Sammy De Freshboy – Fox FM

Most popular Ghanaian Song of the year
Mr Drew – Mood
Black Sherif – Second Sermon
Kuami Eugene – Dollar On You
Fameye – Praise
Ohemaa Mercy – Ote Me Mu ft. MOG
Okyeame Kwame – Yeeko ft. Kuami Eugene
Gyakie – Forever (rmx) ft. Omah Lay
Darkovibes – Je M’appele ft. Divido
Sefa – Echoke
Kwame Yogt – Biibi Besi ft. Kuami Eugene

Gospel Artiste of the year
El Manuel
Rhoda Offei
Ewuraba Eesi

Gospel Song of the year
EL Manuel – Yesu Din ft. J-Josh
KDM – Sin
Isaac k Dentu – Your Grace
Rhoda Offei – Maye Kasa
Ewuraba Eesi – The Grace ft. Nero X
Vincent Nyarko – Kyere Me Kwan ft. Naf Kassi

Group of the year
Westside Gang
Anlo Soldiers

Highlife Artiste of the year
Afezi Perry
AK Difaya
Kweysi Swat
Naf Kassi
Qwesi Flex

Highlife Song of the year
Adwen K – Tom & Jerry
AK difaya – Too Heavy
Naana Blu –  Nam Pa
Kweysi Swat – In Your Hands
Naf Kassi – Obra

Hiplife Artiste of the year
Westside Gang
Aya RamzyB
Snow B
Tray Zee

Hiplife song of the year
Keche – Good Mood ft. Fameye
Aya RamzyB – Jawulay ft. Lennon
Success Wan – Pum Pum ft. Nero X
Evidens – Saturday Night. Ft. Ayesem
Afezi Perry – Snake Underground
Bobo Dada Bee – Logoligi

Hip-hop Artiste of the year
Origee – P3 Sika
Nemisis Loso – One Day
Ayesem – You Go Wound
Bobo Dada Bee – Skare Dem
Reign Godz – Don’t Try Me

Hip-hop Song of the year
Ayesem – State of Mind
Dhisway – Pentacles
Bobo Dada bee – Skare Dem
Kojo Wadosty – Anthem
Reign Godz – Don’t Try Me ft. Millon Reggie & Harper J

Music Video of the year
Canor – African Women
Vinswag – Dawg Me
Braa Owens – Indebted
KDM – Wo Yie
Naana Blu – Nam Pa
DopeNation – Today
Ewuraba Eesi – The Grace ft. Nero X
Westside Gang – Jealousy ft. Mr Drew
Ayesem – One Sin ft. Kweysi Swat
Nemisis Loso – One Day ft. Kofi Jamar & Whistle

New Artiste of the year
Ruth Ackaah-Gyasi
Janaya X
Success Wan
Amoako Belo
Yaw Jus

Producer of the year

Radio DJ of the year
DJ Wasty Kay – Ahoto FM
DJ Cash – Skyypower FM
DJ Ixman – Best FM
DJ Storm – Beach FM
Mr X – Ahobrasee FM
DJ Kenya – Owass FM

Rapper of the year
Aziz Havoc – Nyame
Ayesem – State of Mind
Origee –  Governor
Bobo Dada Bee – Skare Dem

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste
Betterdays Gad
Nyame B

Reggae/Dancehall Song of the year
Betterdays Gad – Rich forever
Naana Blu – Dream Boy
Kweysi Swat – Thinking Aloud
Skibrain – Dondoo
Nero x – Shame ft. Kweku Darlington
Nyame B – No More Bad Company ft. Devlon Strap

Most Popular Regional song of the year
Aya RamzyB – Jawulay ft. Lennon
Evidens – Saturday Night ft. Ayesem
Chichiz   – Morning Devotion
Ewuraba Eesi – The Grace ft. Nero X
Fameye – Praise
DopeNation – Today

Song Writer of the year
Ayesem – One Sin ft. Kweysi Swat
Chichiz – Morining Devotion
Kweysi Swat – Thinking Aloud
Fameye – Praise
Kweysi Swat – In Your Hands

Urban Gospel Song of the year
Mykford – M’adze Nyina
EL Manuel – Yesu Din J-Josh
Chichiz – Morning Devotion
Navah – After You Na You

Western Diaspora Artiste of the year
Kay Bryn
Manni B