Tonight marks 18 editions since the event was instituted. The nation’s biggest night in music, it sees sterling performances from our most sought after names. Deserving acts will also walk home with awards across various categories.
Seasoned broadcaster Anita Erskine hosts tonight’s event, with DJ Black on the decks, and Berla Mundi and Elikem The Tailor on the red carpet.
The likes of Doreen Andoh, Eazzy, Dentaa, Naa Askorkor and Joselyn Dumas, have all compered the awards night in supporting roles. Erskine’s announcement as sole hostess therefore, is unprecedented in many regards.
Anita was born in Jerusalem in 1978 and raised in Ghana. She’s among the country’s finest media personalities, and has become a constant icon of inspiration, especially to women. She currently comperes Starr Drive alongside Giovanni Caleb. It airs weekdays one Starr 103.5 FM in Accra.
Artist of the Year
Virtually all the nominees for Artist of the Year would be making history should they walk home with the award tonight. For EL, he would be the firs to win it back-to-back, Sarkodie would be picking it for an unprecedented third time, MzVee would become the first female artist to earn it, and Joe Mettle, the first Gospel act to win it. Rapper Medikal also looks to win the prize at first attempt, like Sarkodie.
It is also worth mentioning that this year more than ever, there has been a widespread campaign to get Mettle to win the most coveted award for the night. It remains to be seen if it does happen.
New Artist of the Year
Aside the most coveted prize of Artist of the Year, the category for Best New Act is one of the most keenly contested categories for this year. Medikal, Nii Funny, Fancy Gadam, Article Wan, Feli Nuna, Ebony, Rudebwoy Ranking, and UK-based Eugy face off in the fiercest contest the scheme has ever seen.
Born in August 1989, Nigerian singer Runtown (Douglas Jack Agu) performs his hit single Mad Over You, alongside top Ghanaian counterparts. The Del- B produced number, since it release late last year, has not only covered ground in Ghana, but has achieved acclaim across the continent.
Read our review of Mad Over You HERE.