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Stonebwoy leads with 11 nominations for 25th Telecel Ghana Music Awards

The 25th Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA) nominations were unveiled yesterday, with the celebrated artist Stonebwoy leading the pack with an impressive eleven nominations.

Among Stonebwoy’s nominations, the most prestigious ones include Artiste of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Best Reggae/Dancehall Artiste, Record of the Year for “Manodzi,” and Album/EP of the Year for “5th Dimension.” Additionally, he secured nominations for Most Popular Song (“Into the Future”), International Collaboration of the Year (“Manodzi” featuring Angelique Kidjo), Best Reggae Song (“Non-Stop”), Best Music Video (“Manodzi”), Best Afropop Song (“Into the Future”), and Best Highlife Song (“Manodzi”).

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Renowned rapper Sarkodie also clinched his ninth nomination for Artiste of the Year, a title he’s claimed twice before in 2010 and 2012, aiming to set a record with a third win. His nominations also include International Collaboration of the Year (“Till We Die” featuring Ruger), Best Rap Performance (“Otan”), and Most Popular Song (“Otan”).

King Promise, after an exceptional 2023, earned five nominations, including Artiste of the Year, Most Popular Song, Best Afrobeat/Afropop Artiste, Best Afropop Song, and International Collaboration of the Year.

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The race for the Artiste of the Year title appears intense, with Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, King Promise, Kuami Eugene, Black Sherif, Nacee, and Kuami Eugene vying for the honor.

Another closely watched category is New Artiste of the Year, featuring talents like King Paluta, Maya Blu, DSL, Banzy Banero, Olivetheboy, and Oseikrom Sikanii. King Paluta stands out as a strong contender in this category, particularly given the impact of emerging artists in 2023.

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In the gospel genre, notable names like Nacee, Diana Hamilton, Joyce Blessing, Mabel Okyere, Perez Musik, Piesie Esther, Joe Mettle, and Scott Evans are competing for Best Gospel Artiste of the Year.

The nomination announcement and 25th-anniversary launch were accompanied by captivating musical performances from Nat Brew, Piesie Esther, Celestine Donkor, Olivetheboy, Banzy Banero, Boasiako, and Fra.

The much-anticipated TGMA awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre.

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