Stonebwoy dominates 2015 BASS Awards

Ghana’s leading dancehall act Stonebwoy emerged highest winner at the 2015 BASS Awards held Wednesday 16 December. The artist, who has a year filled with honours, including BET, GMA and AFRIMA awards, won six trophies for his work.

Stonebwoy
Stonebwoy

The BASS Awards celebrate Ghana’s reggae and dancehall musicians. This year a number of well-known artists were on the list of nominees as Shatta Wale, MzVee, Samini all earned nominations at the ceremony. Stonebwoy, however, topped the list, earning 13 nominations.

At the ceremony artists MzVee, Ak Songstress, Jupiter and Knii Lante were in attendance and performed. The stage design and organisation of the night’s proceedings have been lauded, with criticism levelled mostly at the event’s last start.

In the end, not only were the most awards won by Stonebwoy, he also took the most important awards, namely, Album of the Year and the Kwame Nkrumah Award [for] (Artiste of The Year). Stonebwoy's 'Pull Up remix' collaborator, Patoranking, won the event's Best International Act category. And the sole award for females, Female Vocalist of the Year, was won by the artist Ak Songstress.

Full list of winners below:

Kwame Nkrumah Award (Artiste of the Year)
Stonebwoy - Winner
Shatta Wale
Jupiter
Samini
Knii Lante
Blakk Rasta

 

Album of the Year
Knii Lante – True Feelings
Stonebwoy – Neccesary Evil – Winner
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 - Winner   
Noble Nketia – Makuma Ashema

 

Best Reggae Video
Stonebwoy – Run Go – Winner   
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

 

Discovery of The Year
Jahreal – Gial Dema Ting
I-Judah – Jah Love
Rashid Metal – Baafira
Rudebwoy Ranking – Winner   
D.Sheriff

 

Female Vocalist of the Year
Mzvee – Natural Girl
Ak Songstress – True Love – Winner

 

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 – Isn’t She Nice – Winner

 

Record Of The Year (Yaa Asantewaa Award)
Ak Songstress Ft Sizzla – Ghetto Cry
Bobo Shanti – Ebola – Winner   
Raskuku – Ghana

 

Reggae Song of the Year
Stonebwoy – Run Go – Winner   
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 – Winner   
Ride And Go Riddim – Pro-By-Nature

 

Song Writer Of The Year
Stonebwoy – Run Go
Knii Lante – Loving You
Shatta Rako – Gud 4 Evil
Kobby Wutah – Sweet And Sour
Iwan – Jah – Winner
Nana Fynn – Isn’t She Nice

 

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 – Winner
Edem Ft. 4×4 – 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 [4×4] – Wicked And Bad
Stonebwoy – Pull Up (Remix) Ft. Patoranking
Mzvee – Natural Girl
Episode Ft Rudeboy Ranking – Avatar – Winner

 

Best International Act
Patoranking – Girlie’oo – Winner
Cynthia Morgan – Simati Niya
Burna Boy  – Don Gorgon

 

Best Performer
Samini
Jupitar
Stonebwoy – Winner
Shatta Wale

 

Best Reggae Collaboration
Knii Lante – Loving You Feat. Cherine Anderson (Prod-By-Mikie-Bennett)
Sarkodie Ft Samini – Love Rock – Winner
Episode Ft Nickles – Mama Ghana
Redfyah Ft David Pick – One World Tribe
Iwan Ft Kuuku – Obibini
Soni Bali Ft Mz Amomy – Afrakuma

 

Dancehall Artiste of the Year
Samini
Stonebwoy – Winner
Shatta Wale
Jupiter
Episode

 

Dancehall Song of the Year
Jupiter Ft. Sarkodie – Enemies – Winner
Edem – Wicked and Bad Feat. 4×4
Shatta Rako – Rudebuoy Love
Samini – Money Biz
Shatta Wale Party All Night
Mzvee – Natural Girl

 

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 – Winner
Richie – Hold Me Now
Danny Beatz

 

Reggae Artiste of The Year
Knii Lante
Iwan – Winner
Blakk Rasta

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