AFRICA GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS (AGMA) UPS THE STAKES IN LONDON FOR THE SECOND TIME

When AGMA made a statement that this year’s event will be bigger and better, many were those who doubted that assertion. It turned out on the night of the 9th of July that the assertion was not mere words, empty boasts or media posturing.

Truly a night of excellence was executed, all to the Glory of the Lord, the promotion of Africa Gospel Music and Media and to the excitement of guests at this year’s prestigious event. Increasingly AGMA is establishing itself as the Awards event of distinction and choice and is fast becoming the ‘must attend’ gospel event on the Church’s calendar.

After a week of heavy downpours in the UK, the weather held to give the perfect weather for the occasion. On entering the venue (The Lighthouse Hall), one was met by a deluge of cameras and VIPs were given the full welcoming VIP treatment. The entire environment was totally welcoming and exuded elegance.

The night kicked off with ministration by the worship trio of Wole Awolola, Gwendolynn Mukulu Chris and Aaron T. Aaron. The music was out of this world and rightly so. This was followed by performances by Chuka Royalty, L Dubzy, Lyrical Soldier, Victizzle, Maheli Selepe, Daniel Idikayi, Diana Hamilton, Rebecca and the final trio of Sonnie Badu, Uche and Tim Godfrey got the audience dancing and asking for more.. The music was interspersed by awards which were handed out in variouscategories (see winners list below)

Dignitaries from various diplomatic missions in the UK including Tanzania, Ghana, Zambia and media personalities from South Africa, USA, Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya also attended the event. It was truly a night that was thoroughly enjoyed by standard and VIP ticket holders alike.

The event was supported by Premier Gospel Radio, the UK’s number number Gospel Music Station and other numerous organisations. Once again, we congratulate the organisers, The Africa Gospel Awards Limited for making Africa and African Gospel music proud. With anticipation we look forward to AGMA 2012. Will it be AGMA Nairobi 2012, AGMA Lagos 2012, AGMA Accra 2012, AGMA Freetown 2012, AGMA Jo’burg 2012 or AGMA London 2012? Watch the space..

The 2011 AFRICA GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS winners are:

Discovery of the Year. ATTA BOAFO

Best Artiste (Southern Africa). UCHE AGU

Best Artiste (East Africa) DADDY OWEN

Best Artiste (West Africa). JOE PRAIZE

Best Artiste (Europe). DIANA HAMILTON

Best Artiste ( US) TOLUMIDE

Event of the Year AFRICA WORSHIPS WITH SONNIE BADU

Best Gospel TV Programm X2D

Best Gospel Radio Programme GOSPEL SUNDAY, MILELE FM KENYA

Best Gospel DJ/Presenter DJ GOSPORELLA

Best Contribution 1. ADOM FM GHANA
2. LINDILANI AND JOYOUS CELEBRATION

Best Song SOMORE BY KENNY KORE

Best Music Video I NEED YOU MORE By REBECCA

Best Gospel Album . BOHYE By NO TRIBE

Best Female Artiste. EMMY KOSGEI, KENYA

Best Male Artiste SONNIE BADU

Best Gospel Group TIM GODFREY AND THE XTREME CREW

AGMA Special Award

1. MUYIWA OLAREWAJU
2. OUTCRY, SWAZILAND

Lifetime Achievement Award REBECCA MALOPE.

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Photo Credit: Charles Koranteng

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