By Peterking ,Accra,Ghana – After the successful completion of the Brainstorming and Categorisation Committee meeting held at the British Council Hall on Friday, January 2011, the Planning Committee for the 2011 edition of the Ghana Music Awards has released a list of categories for the awards.
The Planning Committee’s main responsibility was to complete categorization of the Public Categories like the Song Categories, the Artistes Categories and the Album Categories which are mainly based on popularity.
During the brainstorming sessions, several recommendations and suggestions were made including the introduction of the Best Performer of the Year, Best Ghanaian Artistes in the Diaspora and the Engineer of the Year.
Personalities who attended the brainstorming sessions included, Panji Anoff, Nana Kwaku Osei (Nacy), Appietus, Ahmed Banda (Bandex), Akuba Quarmine of GTV, K.K. Kabobo, David Kyei (Kaywa), Fiifi Folson, Ernest Kwesi Ennin, Dj Mensa and Nana Kwame O Sarpong among many others from the entertainment industry from Dj’s, Sound Engineers,Television and Radios .
Below is the detailed list of categories for the 2011 edition of the awards: Ans soon to be filled with nominees .
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
Meanwhile a special call is being sent out for entries into the Music for Development sponsored by the World Bank.