Africa Gospel Music Awards 2012 (Nominees List)


The nominations committee of the Africa Gospel Music Awards are pleased to release the final nominees in 23 categories for this year's awards ceremony which is dubbed 'The Olympic Edition'. The glamourous event which is slated for July 7th, will be held at London’s prestigious Golders Green Hippodrome, North End Road, Golders Green, London, NW11 7RP. Joining Emmy Kosgei on stage are MNET Idol contestant Mkhululi Bhebhe from Zimbwabwe, Makoma from Congo, Royal Priesthood from Ghana, Tayme Tee, Atta Boafo, Guvna B and Faithchild from the UK, among others. The Event will be hosted by Gospel artistes Rebecca, Diana Hamilton and Wole Awolola and will also be graced by various Ambassadors and High commisioners from Africa and African Athletes who will be in London for the Olympic Games.

Guests to this year’s ceremony will experience an outstandingly exquisite celebration of African gospel music from all around the world coupled with African hospitality. Tickets for this event which range from the standard £15.00 (general Admission) to £40 (VIP) can be obtained online at http://www.africagospelawards.com/tickets.html?ref=eweb , from appointed agents or by calling +447906 932670 . The public can cast their votes by visiting http://www.africagospelawards.com/nominate.html


AFRICA GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS 2012 NOMINEES

ARTIST OF THE YEAR- EAST AFRICA

Eko Dydda- Kenya

Emmy Kosgei - Kenya

Exodus- Uganda

Christina Shusho- Tanzania

Lam Lungwar- South Sudan

Sarah K- Kenya

Dawit Getachew-Ethiopia

Kambua-Kenya

Willie Paul- Kenya

Ann Marie Mutesi - Burundi

ARTIST OF THE YEAR- SOUTHERN AFRICA

Patrick Duncan

Solly Mahlangu

Hlengiwe Mhlaba

Ambani Ramaru

Sfiso Ncwane

Bakhe Dlamini

Keke Phoofolo

Thobekile Mkhwanazi

Ntokozo Mbambo

Prince Mafukidze

ARTIST OF THE YEAR- WEST AFRICA

Gifty Osei– Ghana

Skuulfoo- Ghana

Frank Edwards-Nigeria

Cwasi Oteng-Ghana

Tosin Martins –Nigeria

Eben -Nigeria

Evangelist Ben and Felicia Awabi- Cameroon

King Mensah- Togo

Atorise Lanre- Nigeria

Nii Okai-Ghana

Psalm Ebube - Nigeria

ARTIST OF THE YEAR- CENTRAL AFRICA

Dena Mwana (Congo)

Anne Marie Mutesi (Burundi)

Eddy Mico (Rwanda)

Mike Kalambayi (Congo)

Alain Moloto (Congo)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Solo/Group) - USA/CANADA

Judah Tabernacle Choir

Anita Etta

Ngeh Loveline

Achalle

Josephine Atanga

Yaw Osei-Owusu

Ike Wilson

Fred Obare

ARTIST OF THE YEAR- EUROPE

Dina Kikala, UK

Masterdon, Italy

Daniel Idikayi, UK

Atta Boafo, UK

Iyobo Van Lierop- Holland

Kelechy Ify, UK

Rebecca, UK

Allen Caiquo, UK

Mahali Selepe, UK

Myco Chris, UK

ARTIST OF THE YEA R- AUSTRALIA/ASIA

Disciple

Soldier E

AFRO JAZZ /INSTRUMENTAL MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Swazi Dlamini (South Africa)

Mbaki (Bostwana)

Lekan Shobiyi (UK)

Mike Aremu (Nigeria)

Nathi Zungu (South Africa)

Miller Luwoye (UK)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Colours of Africa- Sonnie Badu (UK)

Crown Him King-Israel Mosehla (South Africa)

Blessing-Diana Hamilton (UK)

Ololo - Emmy Kosgei (Kenya)

Skuulfoo- Chapter 1 (Ghana)

Declaring his Name- Muyiwa and Riversongz (UK)

Overflo- Florocka (Akinwunmi Nathan Akiremi) (Nigeria)

Prophecy-Ohemaa Mercy (Ghana)

Mwamba Mwamba- Solly Mahlangu (South Africa))

I Believe – Rebecca (UK)

AFRO GOSPEL RAP (SOLO/GROUP) OF THE YEAR

Preachers (Ghana)

Princess Dolly (UK)

Rooftop MCs (Nigeria)

Royal Priesthood (Ghana)

Kriss Ehh Baba (Kenya)

Andrew Bello (UK)

Lyrical Soldier (UK)

Fifty 50 (South Africa)

Kardy (Cameroon)

Chukka Royalty (UK)

SONG OF THE YEAR

Psalm 23-Eko Dydda (Kenya)

Siyabonga Jesu- Solly Mahlangu (South Africa)

Ololo – Emmy Kosgei (Kenya)

God Dey Bless Me- Cwesi Oteng (Ghana)

Only You be God- Muyiwa and Riversongz (UK)

Born Champion – DJ Gosporella ft. J. Clique (Nigeria)

Champions- Tim Godfrey (Nigeria)

Bless Somebody- Rebecca (UK)

Minku Meho -Celina Boateng (Ghana)

Arabaribiti – Sonnie Badu (UK)

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Emmy Kosgei-Kenya

Dena Mwana – Congo

Ntokozo Mbambo- South Africa

Rebecca- UK

Gifty Osei- Ghana

Kefee -Nigeria

Onos Ariyo- Nigeria

Diana Hamilton-UK

Christina Shusho -Tanzania

Lara George- Nigeria

MALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Solly Mahlangu-South Africa

Eko Dydda-Kenya

Frank Edwards- Nigeria

Daddy Owen- Kenya

Keke Phoofolo- South Africa

Joe Praise- Nigeria

Eben- Nigeria

Uche- South Africa

Allen Caiquo- UK

Aaaron T. Aaron- UK

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR

Kjean

PK Boadi-UK

V.K.P (Vijana Kwa Pulpit)-Kenya

Segun Ajuwon-UK

Daniel Akakpo-UK

Pita-Nigeria

Prosper Mateva -Zimbabwe

Abbeam Family- UK

Psalmos- Nigeria

Owura and the Modulation 5 (UK)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Bongani Mahlaole (South Africa)

Floracka (Akinwumi Nathan Akiremi) (Nigeria)

Wole Oni - (Nigeria)

Nana Osei (Nacy) (Ghana)

Kofi Dua Anto (KODA) (Ghana)

Stephen Akinyele (Shabach) (UK)

Cobhams Asuquo (Nigeria)

Billy Frank (Kenya)

Tolu Okeowo (UK)

EVENT OF THE YEAR

Festival of Worship and Praise- (Italy)

Joyous Celebration 16 Live Recording (South Africa)

Evolution (Ghana)

Crown Awards (South Africa)

Groove Awards (Kenya)

Talanta Awards Africa (USA)

GOSPEL RADIO PRESENTER OF THE YEAR

DJ Gosporella- Nigeria

Fiifi Folson-Ghana

Ekanoye Bolanle- Gambia

Anthony Ndiema- Kenya

Adja Amy Rachel Dibassey -UK

DJ. Tait -Zimnet Radio

GOSPEL TV PRESENTER OF THE YEAR

Benita White

Praise Asemota

Shoggy Tosh

Sido Kasanda (SK)

Pastor Peter ‘Praisetek’ Oyebobola

GOSPEL TV PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

Le Chemin Des Artistes (UK)

X2D (Nigeria)

Crossover 101 NTV (Kenya)

House of Praise (South Africa)

Footprints (Ghana)

One Gospel (South Africa)

RADIO PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

Gospel Sunday- Milele FM

Sunset Drive- Sunny FM

Indumiso- Ukozi FM

Gospel Train- Zimnet Radio

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Sammie Okposo – I Go Dance (Nigeria)

One Man - Pita - (Nigeria)

Senjela- Dena Mwana-(Congo)

God Dey Bless Me- Cwesi Oteng – Ghana

Patrick Duncan- Halelujah Hosanna- S. Africa

Dakika Tatu -Daddy Owen- (Kenya)

I Believe- Rebecca- UK

I'm Walking -Alemba and Exodus – Uganda

Yo Ozali- Makoma - Holland

Song for Peace in Nigeria- Nigeria Allstar

BEST CONTRIBUTION OF THE YEAR

Voice of Africa Radio

Bola Mogaji

Wole Oni

Premier Gospel

BC3 Media

Jabu Hlongwane

John Mensah Sarpong

GROUP/CHOIR OF THE YEAR

Maximum Melodies- Kenya

Simply Chrysolite-South Africa

Makoma- Holland

Tim Godfrey and Extreme Crew-Nigeria

Skuulfoo-Ghana

Vining Ogu and the Experience - Nigeria

Obert Mazivisa and the Trumpet Echoes

Sowetos Spiritual Singers-South Africa

Adawnage- Kenya

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