Ghana Music Awards closes nominations
Posted on: 2011-Feb-11        Joy fm
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Organizers of the 2011 edition of the Ghana Music Awards scheme have closed nominations for this year’s edition of the awards.

According a press release by the organizers, many of the entries received from the nationwide data collection exercise satisfy GMA requirements of commercial release and date of release which falls December 1, 2010 – November 30, 2011.

The statement further indicated that organizers are currently working towards the grand launch of the awards as the Planning Committee completes its work on the nomination and categorization process.

At the end of that process, the scheme will reveal the top five or six nominations per category which will subsequently be published for the general public to vote their best.

The Committee, according to the release, last met on Sunday February 6, 2011 to work on the categories.

It is hoped that a substantial portion of the work would have been completed by the end of the week so organizers can work at releasing the nominations for this year.

The current list of categories in the GMA 2011 scheme are:

Public Category

Artiste(s) of the Year

Hiplife/Hip Hop Artiste(s) of the Year

Highlife Artiste(s) of the Year

Gospel Artiste(s) of the Year

Discovery of the Year

Best Collaboration of the year

African Artiste(s) of the Year

Hiplife Song of the Year, Highlife song of the Year

Most Popular Song of the Year

Afro-Pop Song of the Year

Hip Hop Song of the Year

Gospel Song of the year

Reggae Song of the Year

Best Rapper of the year

The Industry categories are:

Album of the Year

Best Male vocal performance (Solo/Group)

Female vocal performance (Solo/Group)

Best Music Video of the Year

Songwriter of the Year

Record Label of the Year

Producer of the Year

Traditional Artiste(s) of the Year

Record of the Year

Instrumentalist of the Year

MUSIGA Merit of the Year