Ghana’s BASS Awards calls for submissions

Ghana’s BASS Awards, which recognises and honours reggae musicians, is now open for entries.

Stonebwoy was big winner at BASS Awards 2015
Stonebwoy was big winner at BASS Awards 2015

At last year’s ceremony, dancehall act Stonebwoy was the big winner, taking away six trophies, including Album of the Year and Artiste of the Year. Nigeria’s Patoranking won the Best International Act category.

An official statement from the board of the awards says the closing date for submissions is 31 October. Work considered must have been released from 31 January – 31 December 2015. Work released outside of these dates will not be considered.

Entries should be sent via email to

All entries should be clearly labelled with the name of artist, producer and the category for consideration. The ceremony will take place in December. The exact date is however yet to be announced.

Below is a list of the BASS categories.

  • Kwame Nkrumah Award (Artiste Of The Year)
  • Record Of The Year (Yaa Asantewaa Award)
  • Best Performer
  • Album Of The Year
  • Reggae Artiste Of The Year
  • Dancehall Artiste Of The Year
  • Female Vocalist Of The Year
  • Male Vocalist Of The Year
  • Best Dancehall Collaboration
  • Best Reggae Collaboration
  • Best Dancehall Video
  • Best Reggae Video
  • Best International Act
  • Dancehall Song Of The Year
  • Discovery Of The Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Alternative Song (Reggae & Dancehall)
  • Producer Of The Year
  • Reggae Song Of The Year
  • Riddim Of The Year
  • Song Writer Of The Year


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