BASS Awards nominations out – Bandana says ‘Mi No Need Ya Award’

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bandan ghana music awardThe final nominations list for the first annual BASS Awards has been released by the organizer of the Awards. Preceding the release of the nominations, the Awards committee headed by Daddy Bosco had been meeting for three weeks, working to prune down the number to the present list after more than 300 songs were entered for this year’s Awards. Songs that got nominated for the awards this year are reggae/dancehall songs released between 2010 – 2012. 

Conspicuously missing from the nominations list is Bandana who according to the committee declined to be part of the Awards, he is said to have written on his facebook page declining to be part of the Awards.

Two songs from Samini “Papistic” and “Body flame” all featuring Kaakie, were missing from the nominations, these two were disqualified during the shortlisting process due to its sexually explicit lyrics, Daddy Bosco explained, adding that one of the criteria that qualifies a particular song to be nominated is it’s lyrics, “Lyrics must obviously be clean and devoid of swear words, violence and should not be sexually suggestive”.

Samini’s other song, Time bomb featuring Nigerian music star Wizkid was however nominated by the committee in three different categories.
Bass Awards comes off at the National Theater on 6th July, 2013, preceding that will be a nominees Jam featuring Jamaican Dancehall act Elephant Man, Samini, Stonebuoy, Jupiter, Kaakie, Natural face among other acts.

The BASS Awards 2013, is an annual event that seeks to reward African Reggae and Dancehall music makes its first entry in the Ghanaian Entertainment and Events space.

The Award Scheme seeks to appreciate and celebrate musicians within the Reggae and Dancehall genre. BASS Awards is the first of its kind and the future looks very bright as it touches on one of the most respected genre in the world.

It is an established fact that Reggae and Dancehall has made a tremendous impact among music lovers and the artistes themselves hardly get noticed or appreciated.

The award is specially designed to show gratitude to reggae and dancehall musicians, to serve as an annual gathering of lovers of reggae and dancehall and generally present top notch entertainment to the public.

The name of the event was derived from Rhythms and BASS (pronounced Base) which happened to be the basis for the reggae and dancehall genre.

The BASS Awards is organised by Rackus Productions and powered by Bullhaus Entertainment and Solid Multimedia.

Check out the final list below:

FINAL LIST FOR BASS AWARD CATEGORIES

MOST POPULAR REGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR(S)
1. Rocky Dawuni (African Reggae Fever)
2. Black Prophet (Wicked Soul Train)
3. Knii Lante ( House Of Pain)
4. Edem (Ghetto Arise)
5. Blakk Rasta / Kaywa (Miss Right)
6. Sammy B (Tongue Tied)
7. Sherif Ghale (Ghetto Side)
8. Ras Kuuku ( Wa ye bibioo)

MOST POPULAR DANCE HALL SONG OF THE YEAR(S)
1. Iwan (Who Is Bad)
2. Stonebwoy ft. Samini (Climax)
3. Jupiter (Money)
4. Kaakie (Toffee Pon Tongue)
5. Samini ft. Wizkid (Time Bomb)
6. Trigmatic (Hold Yuh)
7. Shata Rako (Good girl gone bad)
8. Mugeez of R2Bees (Am done)

DISCOVERY
1. Natural Face
2. Episode
3. Lutha
4. Jupiter
5. Kaakie
6. Sean Taylor
7. Gully Princess

COLLABORATION /DANCEHALL SONGS
1. Eazzy/ Jupiter (Go Go Wind)
2. Stonebwoy/ Samini (Climax)
3. Iwan / Black Prophet (Tell Them Again)
4. Samini/ Wizkid (Time Bomb)
5. Tinny/Jupiter (Highway)

COLLABORATION / REGGAE SONGS
1. Blakk Rasta/ Jah Amber ( Our Africa)
2. Adez/ Stonebwoy (Budin)
3. Red Fayah/ Esssence (The Turban)
4. Gavana / Torch Agoal ( Virtuous Woman)
5. Friction/ Guru (Life Is Not Easy)
6. Kese ft. Jupita (Care)
7. Ruff and Smooth ft. Iwan (Time Changes)

ALTERNATIVE
1. Joe Mettle – (I am yours)
2. Herty Borngreat – (Kaa Nu Seiyaa)
3. No Tribe – (Get up)
4. Skulfuor – (Take your child to Church)
5. Cwesi Oteng – (God dey bless me)

FEMALE VOCALIST
1. Kaakie (Toffee Pon Tongue)
2. Gully Princess (Gully Love)
3. First Lady (Big Woman Thing)
4. Louisa Fever (Fever)
5. Yasmeen Helwani (Padi)

MALE VOCALIST
1. Rocky Dawuni (African Reggae Fever)
2. Knii Lante (House of Pain)
3. Sherif Ghale (Ghetto Side)
4. Stonebwoy (Climax)
5. Lutha (Love)
6. Kese (Care)
7. Mugeez (Am Done)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
1. Blakk Rasta (Born Dread)
2. Rocky Dawuni (Hymns Of a Rebel Soul)
3. Iwan (My Time)
4. Stonebwoy (Grade 1)
5. Black Eye (African Skies)

BEST AFRICAN ACT ( REGGAE /DANCEHALL)
1. 2 Face Idibia – Nigeria (Rain Drops)
2. Wyre – Kenya
3. General Pipe – Nigeria (Champion)
4. Bufallo – South Africa
5. Davido – Nigeria (All Of You)
6. Ice Prince – Nigeria (Magician)
7. Wizkid – Nigeria (Wadup)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR(S)
1. Genius Selection (Jupiter Money)
2. Kaywa (Miss Right)
3. J.M.J (Toffee Pon Tongue)
4. Infectious (Logic Rhythm)
5. Kill Beatz (Time, Am done)

YAA ASANTEWAA AWARD (RECORD OF THE YEAR) (S)
1. Iwan ( Teenage Pregnancy)
2. Na U (Independent Day)
3. Knii Lante (Rocky Road)
4. Field Marshal (Oh Father)
5. Friction (Life Is Not Easy)
6. Kojo Kombolo (Leaders)
7. Ruff and Smooth (Time Changes)
8. Chizzy Wailer (Liberation)

RIDDIM OF THE YEAR(S)
1. Forget Rhythm
2. Logic Rhythm
3. Extra Large Rhythm

KWAME NKRUMAH AWARD (ARTISTE OF THE YEAR(S)
1. Rocky Dawuni
2. Blakk Rasta
3. Samini
4. Kaakie
5. Knii Lante
6. Sherif Ghale
7. Iwan

BEST PERFORMER (REGGAE/DANCEHALL)

1. Samini
2. Stonebwoy
3. Rocky Dawuni
4. Iwan
5. Blakk Rasta

BEST SONG WRITER (REGGAE/DANCEHALL)

1. Knii Lante (House Of Pain)
2. Iwan (Teenage Pregnancy)
3. Black Prophet (Wicked Soul Train Driver)
4. Rocky Dawuni (African Reggae Fever)
5. Stonebwoy (Hills And Valley)

BEST DANCEHALL ARTISTE

1. Samini
2. Stonebwoy
3. Jupiter
4. Iwan
5. Kaakie

BEST REGGAE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

1. Rocky Dawuni
2. Blakk Rasta
3. Black Prophet
4. Sherif Ghale
5. knii Lante

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR(S) – REGGAE
Knii Lante (House of Pain)
Edem (Ghetto Arise)
Friction ft. Guru (Life is not easy)
Black Prophet (Wicked Soul Train Driver)
Rocky Dawuni (African Reggae Fever)
Na U (Independent Day)
Blakk Rasta (Miss Right)

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR(S) – DANCEHALL
Samini (Dadiekye)
Stonebwoy (Climax)
Sonni Balli (All I See)
Kaakie (Too Much)
Natural Face (So High)
Eazzy (Go Go Wind)
Iwan ft. Black Prophet (Tell Them Again)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (REGGAE/DANCEHALL)
1. Root Anabo
2. Felix Bell

1 Comment

  1. Djblakka

    June 11, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Dancehall in GH ix all abt kaakie,samini n stonebwouy .
    DjBlakka 0544748875says so kumasi,

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