- Late Ebony picks up prestigious International award
- Late Ebony Reigns and other Ghanaian entertainers have been awarded in America
- Some of the Ghanaian artistes included Sarkodie, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy
Some top names in the entertainment fraternity, in Ghana and beyond were on Saturday, June 30 awarded at the prestigious Ghana Entertainment Awards USA which took place at the Schomburg Centre in Harlem, New York.
The awards night which happened to be the second annual occasion saw many top musicians, radio and TV personalities pick up awards.
Among the awardees was late dancehall act, Ebony Reigns who was known in real life as Prisiclla Opoku Kwarteng. She picked the award for ‘Best Female Ghanaian Act’.
Some people names who were also on the awards list included TV personality Nana Aba Anamoah, Ghana’s fastest rapper Sarkodie and dancehall giants, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.
Some Ghanaian personalities and artistes who are also based abroad received some awards from the many catergories.
Ebony Reigns received 3 awards at the 19th Edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which was held at the Accra International Conference Center on April 14, 2018.
The awards she picked included the ‘Afro-Pop’ song of the Year’, ‘Album of the Year’ and the coveted ‘Artiste of the Year’ breaking 2 records of becoming the first female artiste to win the award and the first artiste to be awarded posthumously.
Ebony died in a gory accident on the Sunyani-Kumasi road while returning to Accra from Sunyani. Her childhood friend and PA, Franky Kuri and one air force official, Francis Atsu Vondee, who posed as a bodyguard also died in the car crash.
She was buried at the Osu Cemetery after the final funeral rites were held in Accra at the forecourt of the State House.
Here is the full list of winners:
BEST ALBUM – Epistles of Mama (EOM) – Stonebwoy
BEST SONG – Taking Over – Shatta Wale ft. SM Militants
BEST GOSPEL ACT – Joyce Blessing
BEST HIPLIFE/RAP – ACT – Sarkodie
REGGAE/DANCEHALL ACT – Stonebwoy
HIGHLIFE ACT – Kumi Guitar
MUSIC PRODUCER – Willis Beat
BEST MUSIC VIDEO – Obi Agyi Obi Girl – Gyo (PhamousFilmz)
BEST COLLABORATION –Taking Over – Shatta ft. SM Militants
BEST NEW ACT – King Promise
BEST GROUP – Wutah
BEST FEMALE ACT – Ebony
BEST MALE ACT – Sarkodie
TV PERSONALITY (MALE) – Johnnie Hughes
TV PERSONALITY (FEMALE) – Nana Aba
SPORT PERSONALITY – Asamoah Gyan
BEST ENTERTAINMENT BLOG – ameyawdebrah.com
BEST DIASPORA ACT – Stormzy
BEST RADIO PERSONALITY (MALE) – Abeiku Santana
BEST RADIO PERSONALITY (FEMALE) – Jessica Opare
BEST DJ – DJ Vission
BEST ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR – Shatta Wale
BEST MALE ARTISTE – AFRICAN – Davido
BEST FEMALE ARTISTE – AFRICAN – Tiwa Savage
Best African/USA DJ – Dj Tunez
BEST GH /USA ACT – Annisstar
BEST GH/USA DJ – Dj DOUBLE JAY
BEST NEW ACT GH/USA – Show Boy
BEST GH/USA GOSPLE ACT – Annisstar
BEST GH/USA Promoter /event of the year – DREAM GH
BEST GH / USA ONLINE TV /RADIO SHOW – ABS Show
BEST GH/CANADA ACT – Bellaa Tee
2018 GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS USA HONOREE
FADDA DICKSON THE DESPITE GROUP OF COMPANIES
CHARLES NTIAMOAH-MENSAH MR CNN – 3G MEDIA
NANA APPIAH MENSAH -ZYLOFONE MEDIA
MIKE COOKE FOUNDER OF VIBES FM & LIVE FM
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