Nominees for Ghana's BASS Awards announced

Organisers of the annual BASS Awards have presented nominees for its 2015 edition to the public. The awards are set to take place on Wednesday 16 December. The yearly ceremony celebrates reggae and dancehall musicians.

Knii Lante
Knii Lante

Ghanaian reggae dancehall star Stonebwoy grabs 13 nominations including Dancehall Artist of the Year, but misses out on the Reggae Artist of the Year category. He makes do with a Song of the Year and Songwriter of the year nomination, both for his hit 'Run Go'. The Album of the Year category sees Stonebwoy square uo against Knii Lante, who has seven nominations of his own. Lante's 'Loving You' is nominated for Song of the Year as well as for the Songwriter award. The song is duet with Jamaican singer Cherine Anderson.

Although focused on the Ghanaian reggae/dancehall scene, BASS Awards caters to other nationals via its International category. The forthcoming edition is dominated by Nigerian stars as Cynthia Morgan, Burna Boy and Patoranking vie for the prize.

The nominee list presents the reggae scene as dominated by males., as the only category restriced to females, Best Female Vocalist, has only two nominees MzVee and AK Songstress in contention for the award. In the major categories female nominees are few and far between, with MzVee

The nomination list is as follows.

Album Of The Year
Knii Lante – True Feelings
Stonebwoy – Neccesary Evil
Black Rasta – Moon Splash
Iwan – Jah
Bobo Shanti – Zion Song
Alternative Song (Reggae & Dancehall)
John Winner – I Can’t Imagine
Akese Brempong – God Is Working
No Tribe – I Will Follow
Noble Nketia – Makuma Ashema
Best Dancehall Collaboration
Shatta Wale Ft. Jah Vinci – Party All Night
Stonebwoy Ft. Patoranking – Pull Up Remix
Episode Ft. Rudeboy Ranking – Avatar
Jupiter Ft. Sarkodie – Enemies
Edem Ft. 4x4 – Wicked And Bad
Mzvee Ft Stonebwoy – Natural Girl
Ak Songstress Ft Stonebwoy – Machine Man
Konkarah Ft. Kuuku– Turn Up Diting
Best Dancehall Video
Ak Songstress Ft Stonebwoy Machine Man
Jupitar Ft Sarkodie – Enemies
Edem Ft. Coded [4x4] – Wicked And Bad
Stonebwoy – Pull Up (Remix) Ft. Patoranking
Mzvee – Natural Girl
Episode Ft Rudeboy Ranking – Avatar
Best International Act
Patoranking – Girlie’oo
Cynthia Morgan – Simati Niya
Burna Boy  – Don Gorgon
Best Performer
Shatta Wale
Best Reggae Collaboration
Knii Lante – Loving You Feat. Cherine Anderson (Prod-By-Mikie-Bennett)
Sarkodie Ft Samini – Love Rock
Episode Ft Nickles – Mama Ghana
Redfyah Ft David Pick – One World Tribe
Iwan Ft Kuuku – Obibini
Soni Bali Ft Mz Amomy – Afrakuma
Best Reggae Video
Stonebwoy – Run Go
Kobby – Sweet And Sour {Official Video}
Sarkodie Feat Samini – Love Rocks (Prod By Killbeatz)
Redfyah Ft. David Pick – One World Tribe
Soni Bali Ft Mz Amomy – Afrakuma
Dancehall Artiste of The Year
Shatta Wale
Dancehall Song of The Year
Jupiter Ft. Sarkodie – Enemies
Edem – Wicked And Bad Feat. 4×4
Shatta Rako – Rudebuoy Love
Samini – Money Biz
Shatta Wale Party All Night
Mzvee – Natural Girl
Discovery of The Year
Jahreal – Gial Dema Ting
I-Judah – Jah Love (Prod-By-Beatz-Dakay)
Rashid Metal – Baafira
Rudebwoy Ranking
Female Vocalist of The Year
Mzvee – Natural Girl
Ak Songstress – True Love
Kwame Nkrumah Award (Artiste Of The Year)
Shatta Wale
Knii Lante
Blakk Rasta
Male Vocalist of The Year
Knii Lante – Loving You
Stonebwoy – Run Go
Jupitar – Enemies
Shatta Rako – Odo Ho
Kobby Wutah – Sweet And Sour
Nana Fynn – Isnt She Nice
Producer of The Year
Nature – Ride Go
Beatz Dakay – Baafira
Masta Garzy – Enemies
Shatta Wale Ft Jah Vinci – Party All Night
Kill Beatz – Love Rocks
Richie – Hold Me Now
Danny Beatz
Record of The Year (Yaa Asantewaa Award)
Ak Songstress Ft Sizzla – Ghetto Cry
Bobo Shanti – Ebola
Raskuku – Ghana
Reggae Artiste Of The Year
Knii Lante
Blakk Rasta
Reggae Song Of The Year
Stonebwoy – Run Go
Sarkodie Ft. Samini – Love Rocks
Shatta-Rako – Gud 4 Evil
Kobby Wutah – Sweet And Sour
Knii Lante – Loving You
Iwan – Jah
Riddim Of The Year
More-Champagne-Riddim – Riddim Boss
Killa-Riddim – Prod-By-Killbeatz
Ride And Go Riddim – Pro-By-Nature
Songwriter Of The Year
Stonebwoy – Run-Go-Prod-By-Beatzdakay
Knii Lante – Loving You
Shatta Rako – Gud 4 Evil
Kobby Wutah – Sweet And Sour
Iwan – Jah
Nana Fynn – Isn’t She Nice



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