2022 Ghana-Nigeria Music Awards Festival USA, see full list of nominations

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The maiden edition of the Ghana Nigeria Music Awards Festival USA has been unveiled.

The scheme of the world scheme according to the organisers is to help the two countries to look beyond the presumed rivalry and use entertainment, especially music to unite both countries.

The Co-Founder of Afro Nation, Adesegun Adeosun Jnr. AKA Smade had previously said his dream of making the two countries jointly take over the African continent through music has been birthed.

Ghana Nigeria Music Awards Festival USA 2022 will be the first black event to be staged at the Fox Theater and is expected to come off in July 2022.

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The Ghana-Nigeria Music Awards Festival USA edition comes off in June 2022, UK edition comes off in August 2022, whiles Europe would experience the Festival in October 2022. Below are the full list of nominees.

See the full list of nominations;

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GHANA NIGERIA ARTIST OF THE YEAR
DAVIDO
WIZKID
BURNA BOY
TIWA SAVAGE
FIREBOY
SARKODIE
STONEBWOY
SHATA WALE
KiDi
BLACK SHERIF

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
KUAMI EUGENE
KiDi
SARKODIE
SHATA WALE
STONEBWOY
PATORANKING
WIZKID
DAVIDO
BURNA BOY
KISS DANIEL

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
TIWA SAVAGE
YEMI ALADE
TEMS
SINACH
MERCY CHINWO
DIANA HAMILTON
GYAKIE
SEFA/ADINA
CELESTINE DONKOR
WENDY SHAY

AFROBEATS ARTIST OF THE YEAR
KiDi
KING PROMISE
GYAKIE
KELVYN BOY
DARKOVIBES
FIREBOY
JOEBOY
WIZKID
DAVIDO
KIZZ DANIEL

DANCEHALL ARIST OF THE YEAR
PATORANKING
TIMAYA
LAMBOGINNY
CYNTHIA MORGAN
RUGER
STONEBWOY
SHATA WALE
SAMINI
EPIXODE
JUPITAR

REGGAE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
ROCKY DAWUNI
RAS KUUKU
BLACK PROPHET
KNII LANTE
BLAKK RASTA
JESSE ROYAL
KING PERRY
BANKULLI
BEN PRIEST

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
DUNSIN OYEKAN
MERCY CHINWO
SINACH
NATHANIEL BASSEY
MOSES BLISS
JOE METTLE
DIANA HAMILTON
CELESTINE DONKOR
EMPRESS GIFTY
MOG

SONG OF THE YEAR
PERU – FIREBOY
ESSENCE – WIZKID FT TEMS
SIP ALCOHOL – JOEBOY
ROCK – OLAMIDE
MASERATI (REMIX) – OLAKIRA FT DAVIDO
TOUCH IT – KiDi
SECOND SERMON – BLACK SHERIF
PRAISE – FAMEYE
OPEN GATE – KUAMI EUGENE
OBIAA – AKWABOAH FT CINA SOUL

AFROBEATS SONG OF THE YEAR
SUGAR CANE – CAMIDOH FT PHANTOM
FOREVER (REMIX) – GYAKIE FT OMAH LAY
PRAISE – FAMEYE
SLOW DOWN – KING PROMISE
JE M’APPELLE – DARKOVIBES FT DAVIDO
PERU – FIREBOY DML
ROCK – OLAMIDE
UNDERSTANDING – OMAH LAY
COME MY WAY – WANDE COAL
ESSENCE – WIZKID FT TEMS

DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR
COLD OUTSIDE – TIMAYA FT BUJU
DON DADA – TIMAYA
DIOR – RUGER
CELEBRATE ME – PATORANKING
ROTATE – MR EAZI
TOUCH IT – KiDi
FOREVER — SAMINI
1 DON – SHATA WALE
1 GAD – STONEBWOY
ODEISHIE – EPIXODE

REGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR
WHY – ADINA
GREEDY MEN – STONEBWOY
WHAT IF – SHATA WALE
BOOTS OFF – KNII LANTE
100% – RAS KUUKU
FOREIGN – BEN KULLI
HUMAN RIGHT – BEN PRIEST
BURN THEM DOWN – JETHRO LION
DIRTY MONEY – JESSE ROYAL FT STONEBWOYBE
BE BY ME – HARRYSONG

HIGHLIFE/TRADITIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR
LEVELS – FLAVOUR
EGEDEGE – LARRY GAGA
BIA — PHYNO
RUNNING (TO YOU) – CHIKE FT SIMI
HOLD ME TIGHT – KCEE
OBIAA – AKWABOAH FT CINA SOUL
WATCH NOBODY – KELVYN BOY FT GYEDU BLAY AMBOLLEY
THY GRACE (PT1) – KOFI KINAATA
JONATHAN – AK SONGSTRESS
OPEN GATE – KUAMI EUGENE

GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
PRAISE – FAMEYE
ABODIE – CAPTAIN PLANET FT KUAMI EUGENE
ONLY YOU – CELESTINE DONKOR
AWURADE YE – DIANA HAMILTON
YE OBUA MI – JOE METTLE
FRANGRANCE TO FIRE – DUNSIN OYEKAN
BIGGER EVERYDAY – MOSES BLISS
GREATEST LORD – SINACH
SPEAK LORD – VICTORIA ORENZE
NA YOU DEY REIGN – MERCY CHINWO

WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR
YAH – DUNSIN OYEKAN
YOUR GRACE – JUDIKAY
GREATEST LORD – SINACH
I REMEMBER – NATHANIEL BASSEY
OBINASOM – MERCY CHINWO
ODI YOMPO – EMPRESS GIFTY
NKA ADAGYEE BEBO ME – BROTHER SAMMY
OTE ME MU – OHEMAA MERCY FT MOG
JESUS – MOG
YAHWEH – AKESSE BREMPONG FT MOG

PRAISE SONG OF THE YEAR
ADOM – DIANA HAMILTON
WOBEDI ADANSIE – PIESIE ESTHER
LOCAL PRAISE – MOG
PRAISE – FAME
THEY THAT WAIT – JOE METTLE
FRAGRANCE TO FIRE – DUNSIN OYEKAN
BIGGER EVERYDAY – MOSES BLISS
GRATEFUL – MOSES ONOJA
YOUR GRACE – JUDIKAY
NA YOU DEY REIGN – MERCY CHINWO

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
BLACK SHERIF
GYAKIE
AMERADO
SEFA
CINA SOUL
AYRA STARR
OMAH LAY
TEMS
JOEBOY
FIREBOY DML

VIRAL SONG OF THE YEAR
JENNIFER – GUCHI
PERU – FIREBOY DML
UNDERSTAND – OMAH LAY
ESSENCE (REMIX) – WIZKID FT TEMS & JUSTIN BIEBER
COMING – NAIRA MARLEY
HEAT – WENDY SHAY FT SHAY GANG
AMENO – NEKTUNEZ FT GOYA MENOR
SECOND SERMON – BLACK SHERIF
E CHOKE – SEFA FT MR DREW
TOUCH IT – KiDi

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
BOUNCE – REMA (DIRECTOR K)
ROCK — OLAMIDE (CLARENCE PETERS)
ESSENCE – WIZKID FT TEMS (DIRECTOR K)
SOMEBODY’S SON – TIWA SAVAGE FT BRANDY (MEJI ALABI)
KILOMETRE – BURNA BOY (CLARENCE PETERS)
ROLLIES AND CEGAR – SARKODIE (YAW SKYFACE)
MON BEBE – KiDi (REX)
TOUCH IT – KiDi (REX)
ODESHIE – EPIXODE (SNARE BEAT/S)
MOOD – MR DREW (XPRESS PHILMS)

FEMALE MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
FINE GIRL – MONA 4REAL (REX)
PHONE – AKIYANA (DIRECTOR ABASS)
HEAT – WENDY SHAY AND SHAY GANG (PRINCE DOVLO)
WHY – ADINA (NEW AFRICA MOVEMENT)
COMING HOME – MZVEE (ANDY MADJITEY)
HUSTLE – TENI (TG OMORI)
WOMAN – SIMI (DAMMY TWITCH)
SOMEBODY’S SON – TIWA SAVAGE (MEJI ALABI)
JENNIFER – GUCHI (GORILLA BOY)
SARE – AYRA STARR (LEKAN)

AFROBEATS VIDEO OF THE YEAR
SIP ALCOHOL – JOEBOY (DAMMY TWITCH)
BOUNCE – REMA (DIRECTOR K)
ROCK – OLAMIDE (CLARENCE PETERS)
ESSENCE – WIZKID (DIRECTOR K)
COME MY WAY – WANDE COAL (SESAN)
MOOD – MR DREW (XBILLS EBENEZER)
SHOULDER – ADINA (XPRESS PHILMS)
JE M’APPELLE – DARKOVIBES (
SLOW DOWN – KING PROMISE (ANDY MADJITEY)
FINE WINE – R2BEES (CENTYRY FILMS)

DANCEHALL VIDEO OF THE YEAR
1 DON – SHATA WALE
ODESHIE – EPIXODE
STARLIFE – JUPITAR
TOUCH IT – KiDi
PICTURE – SAMINI FT EFYA
COLD OUTSIDE – TIMAYA
DIOR – RUGER
DON DADA – TIMAYA
CELEBRATE ME – PATORANKING
GAZA – DJ NEPTUNE FT PATORANKING

RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR
LYNX ENTERTAINMENT – KiDi & KUAMI EUGENE
BURNITON MUSIC GROUP – STONEBWOY
SARKCESS MUSIC – SARKODIE
BLACK AVENUE MUSIK – D BLACK & SEFA
SHATTA MOVEMENT RECORDS – SHATTA WALE
MARVIN RECORDS – AYRA, REMA & LADIPOE
STARBOY ENTERTAINMENT – WIZKID
DAVIDO MUSIC WORLDWIDE (DMW) – DAVIDO, PERRUZI, DREMO
YBNL NATION – OLAMIDE & FIREBOY DML
SPACESHIP RECORDS — BURNABOY

RAPPER OF THE YEAR
SARKODIE – ROLLIES AND CIGARS
AMERADO – ABOTRE
ENO BARONY – GOD IS A WOMAN
STRONGMAN – LAST VERSE
MANIFEST – NO FEARS
PHYNO – ONYE NWA
FALZ – BODY LANGUAGE
OLAMIDE – LOADING
ICE PRINCE – MELANIN
YCEE – AUNTY LOVINA

GHANA NIGERIA COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
NON LIVING THING – SARKODIE FT OXLADE
JE M’APPELLE – DARKOVIBES FT DAVIDO
CELEBRATE – KWESI ARTHUR FT TENI
COMING HOME – MZVEE FT TIWA SAVAGE
FOREVER (REMIX) – GYAKIE FT OMAH LAY
AMENO – GOYA MENOR FT NEKTUNEZ
DOOR – JOEBOY FT KWESI ARTHUR
TAKES BY MOONLIGHT – TIWA SAVAGE FT AMAARAE
SUGARCANE – CAMIDOH FT PHANTOM
ACTIVATE – STONEBWOY FT DAVIDO

GHANA-NIGERIA US BASED ARTISTES

US BASED ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
MAJOR LAZER
WALE
ROTIMI
JIDENNA
SHIZEM
HERTY CORGIE
VIC MENSAH
MELODY FREMPONG
NANA NYC
AMAARAE

US BASED DISCOVERY ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
MIRACLE BANKS (DOZ)
WAVY THE CREATOR
PRINCE IYKE
TOBI LOU
ADA KING
WHITNEE DEE
RITA QUEEN
SARAH SINGS
JAH HOVER
STELLA ADDO

US BASED AFROBEATS/AFROPOP ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
SHIZEN
NESTREYA
ADA KING
PRINCE IYKE
SONIA AIMY
AMAARAE
JAY HOVER
TONY AMANI
EMPOROR T-JIGA
C BURN

US BASED AFROBEATS/AFROPOP SONG OF THE YEAR
CALL – SHIZEN FT FLAVOUR
WAHALA – ADA KING
LIFE NAH JEJE – SONIA AIMY
HARMONIES – WAVY THE CREATOR FT WURLD
BEST FRIEND – DREYCODED (NIGERIA)
MY BABY – MIC O (NIGERIA)
TOUCH – AAKOSYA (GHANA)
ANOTHER MAN – JAMIN BEATS (GHANA)
DO FOR ME – TONY AMANI (GHANA)
MY MORNING SOLAR – NEW KING FT AKLASSIK (GHANA)
FOLLOW MY DREAMS – EFUA
GOLD – C BURN (GHANA)

US BASED GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
SARAH TEIBO
CALLEDOUT MUSIC
PURIST OGBOI
BLESSING OSAGHA
DEBRA CROWN-OLU
ROSEY
MELODY FREMPONG
HUMPHREY TETTEY
HERTY CORGIE
STELLA ADDO

US BASED GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
SAY SO – CALLEDOUT MUSIC (NIGERIA)
GOD ALONE – SARAH TEIBO FT VICTORIA TUNDE & NAJE BUSIA (NIGERIA)
I WORSHIP – DEBRA CROWN-OLU (NIGERIA)
HALLELUJAH – PURIST OGBOI (NIGERA)
IN THE NAME – BLESSING OSAGHAE (NIGERIA)
HOW CAN THIS BE – MELODY FREMPONG (GHANA)
RUNNING BACK – HUMPHREY TETTEY (GHANA)
ANUONYAM NKA WO DIN – AMA KUTIN FT KODA (GHANA)
HYE DEN – NANA ADWOA (GHANA)
LET HIM IN – SARAH SINGS (GHANA)

US BASED FEMALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
SARAH TEIBO
SONIA AIMY
BLESSING AIRHIHEN
BLESSING OSAGHA
DEBRA CROWN-OLU
AMAARAE
MELODY FREMPONG
HERTY CORGIE
STELLA ADDO
RITA QUEEN

US BASED BEST AFRICAN ACT OF THE YEAR
JIDENNA
MAJOR LAZER
ROTIMI
SHIZEM
WALE
VIC MENSAH
AMAARAE
V.I.C
MELODY FREMPONG
NANA NYC

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