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NAETO C, WIZKID, ICE PRINCE & D BANJ GET NOMINATED FOR THE 4SYTE MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS IN GHANA

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NAETO C, WIZKID, ICE PRINCE & D BANJ GET NOMINATED FOR THE 4SYTE MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS IN GHANA

Nigeria’s Naeto C, Wizkid, Ice Prince and D’Banj were all nominated in the “Best African Act” category of the 4syte Music Video Awards 2011, slated for 19 November at the Accra International Conference Centre. Organsiners of the 4syte Music Video Awards have promised to treat music and entertainment fans across Ghana and Africans to a series of exciting activities lined up to this year’s edition of the awards.

This year’s edition, which will celebrate the top music videos of last year, has over 20 categories and is divided into two main categories. The first category which include Best Group Video (BG), Best Choreography (BC), Best Hiplife Video (BHP), Best Highlife Video (BH), Best Reggae Video (BR), Best Female Video (BF), Best Male Video (BM), Best Collaboration (BC), Discovery of the Year (DO), Best Story Line (BS), Overall Best Video (OB), Best African Act (BA), and Best Hip hop Video (BHHP) will be judged solely by the public through voting by texting the ‘name’ and the abbreviation of the category of the artiste to short code 1738 (Ghana Only) which is available across all networks.

The remaining categories Best Photography, Best Directed, Best Special Effects and Best Editing will be decided by a four-member distinguished judging panel comprising Ivan Quashigah, CEO of Farmhouse Productions, Shirley Frimpong-Manso, Movie Producer and Director, Ramesh Jai, CEO of Apex Advertising, and Ignace Hego Kwame, CEO of 4syte TV. Drawing on their rich knowledge and experience, the judges will consider factors including location, costumes, storyline and direction to reward the best quality and innovative music videos.

Launching the awards, the Chief Marketing Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Uche Ofodile said ‘Vodafone’s commitment to seeing a more vibrant entertainment industry is what is driving us into bringing a spectacular event this year with the Music Video Awards. Right from the panel of judges through to the voting processes, fans will witness a whole new experience with this year’s Awards. This year’s event will be phenomenal and we will take it to new heights coupled with an unmatched experience synonymous with the Vodafone brand’.

She added that ‘we are once again living up to our brand promise of ‘power to you’ by giving fans and the public the power to determine who wins an award in this year’s contest. We challenge Ghanaian music producers to deliver innovative videos by making use of cutting edge technology. This is an excellent opportunity for both Vodafone Ghana and 4Syte TV to showcase the powerful combination of technology and entertainment, and judging by what we have seen so far this year, we are confident that the quality of music videos this year will be outstanding and competitive’.

The Chief Executive Officer of 4syte TV, Ignace Hego Kwame noted that this year’s awards will see an unprecedented transparency in the event adding that ‘the fans and the general public will be filled in on all activities and information regarding the events’.

Music fans can now begin voting for their favourite artistes in the most coveted music video awards in Ghana. Voting for the Vodafone 4syte TV Music Video Awards ends on November 18.

Here are the nominees…..

TO BE DECIDED BY THE PUBLIC
Best Group Video (BG)
VIP -MY BABY
R2BEES – AJEEII
4X4 – WAIST AND POWER
RANA – FLY WITH ME
5FIVE – MOVE BACK
RUFF AND SMOOTH – ZINGELE
F.O.I – ONE MORE TIME

Best Chorography (BC)
PRAYE – NEW DANCE
CASTRO – DO DA DANCE
SHERIFA GUNU – MBRANTIE
RICHIE – ASA FOFRO
VIP – AWAY
SLIM BUSTER – LOVE SOMEBODY

Best Hiplife Video (BHP)
OBOUR – BACK TO OBOUR
STAY J – SUE
R2BEES – AJIE
VIP – AWAY
D.CRYME – KILL ME SHY
KWAW KESE – FOR THE POPPING
REGGIE ROCKSTONE – ESEWARA
BRA KEVIN BEATS – THREE HEADED BEAST
GURU – MMA KUO
OKYEAME KWAME – FAITHFUL
ASEM – NO MORE KPAYOR

Best Highlife Video (BH)
GEORGE DARKO – LUCKY STAR
KWAME ZAGGY – JUST THE TWO OF US
KWABENA MAFIA – I GO PAY
JAY GHARTEY – ME DO WO
KING DAVID – BEDI
BLESS – ME DAN DA
ADENE BEST – DJATA BI

Best Reggae Video (BR)
IWAN – TELL THEM
WA DON – HIGH PERFORMANCE
SONNI BALLI – OH WHY
BLAKK RASTA – MISS RIGHT
ROUGH N SMOOTH – TIME CHANGES
SAMINI – DADIE TSE

Best Female Video (BF)
BECCA – PUSH
EAZZY – ONE GAL
DIAMOND – POPPING
SHERIFA GUNU – MBRANTIE
R N M – L Y H D (REMIX)
SALA – FALLING
RAQUEL – ODO
EFYA – SEXY SASSY WAHALA

Best Male Video (BM)
TRIGMATIC – MY LIFE
ASEM – NO MORE KPAYOR
D.CRYME – KILL ME SHY
BRA KEVIN BEATS – THREE HEADED BEAST
CHASE – TELL ME UR NAME
OKYEAME KWAME – FAITHFUL
SAMINI – DADIE KYE

Best Collaboration (BC)
STAY JAY & SARKODIE – SUE
CASTRO & BABY JET – DO THE DANCE
BECCA & TRIGMATIC – PUSH
EAZZY & RICHIE – ONE GIRL
REGGY & SAMMINI – ESAWURA
JAY GHATEY &TINNY- HARD ALL DAY
D’BLACK & KWABENA K.- SOME BODY
R2BEES & SARKODIE – AJIIEE

Discovery of the Year (DO)
D.CRYME – KILL ME SHY
YAW SIKI – WUPE SA
ZIGGY – YOU SAY WATIN
R N M – L Y H D (REMIX)
BRA KEVIN BEATS – THREE HEADED BEAST
FRITZ FT GURU – ME DO WO
JTOWN – GUNS AND ROSES

BEST STORYLINE (BS)
OBOUR – BACK TO OBOUR
REGGIE – ESEWARA
CHASE – TELL ME YOUR NAME
BECCA – AFRICAN WOMAN
TRIGMATIC – MY JOLIE
GURU – MMAA KUO
EAZZY – ONE GIRL

Overall Best Video (OB)
4X4 – WAIST & POWER
ASEM – NO MORE KPAYOR
BRA KEVIN BEATS – THREE HEADED BEAST
BECCA – AFRICAN WOMAN
OBOUR – BACK TO OBOUR
OKYEAME KWAME – FAITHFUL
R 2 BEES – AJIEE
JAY GHARTEY – WAITING FOR YOU

Best African Act (BA)
NAETO C – 10/10
CABO SNOOP(ANGOLA) WINDECK
WIZKID – HOLLA AT YOUR BOY
ICE PRINCE – OLEKU
DBLACK- GET ON DA DANCE FLOOR
SAMINI – DADIE KYE
D BANJ – MR ENDOWED RMX
R2BEES – AJIIEE

Best Hip hop Video (BHPP)
DBLACK – GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR
CREAL – IBE THE SWAGG
NU AFRICA – NU AFRICA
JTOWN – GUNS AND ROSES
SCIENTIFIC – I LIKE U GIRL
SAKORDIE – LAY AWAY
MANIFEST – SUFFER

TO BE DECIDED BY JUDGES
Best Photography
BECCA – AFRICAN WOMAN
TRIGMATIC – MY LIFE
MAN SING ANGEL – IMAGENATION
BRA KEVIN BEATS – THREE HEADED BEAST
4X4 – WAIST AND POWER
DBLACK – SOMEBODY
GURU – MMA KUO
JAY GHATEY – WAITING FOR YOU

Best Directed
BECCA – AFRICAN WOMAN
EAZZY – ONE GIRL
GURU – MMAA KUO
JAY GARTEY- WAITING FOR YOU
SARKODIE – LAY AWAY
OBOUR – BACK TO OBOUR
BRA KEVIN BEATS – THREE HEADED BEAST
REGGY & SAMMINI – ESAWURA

Best Special Effects
CHASE – TELL ME YOUR NAME
NU AFRICA – NU AFRICA
AJ NELSON – SAME GIRL
OBOUR – BACK 2 OBOUR
WUTA KOBBI – AMBULANCE

Best Editing
IWAN – WHO IS BAD
ASEM – NO MORE KPAYOR
STAY J – SUE
RICHIE & SWAY – INTOXICATED
SARKODIE – LAY AWAY
DBLACK – GET ON DA DANCE FLOOR
4X4 – WAIST & POWER

Thanks to www.ameyawdebrah.com for the info and photos.

Asuquo Eton founded talkmediaafrica.com, now one of the most visited TV, music, tech and features website, in 2011. He is also a social media analyst, media and entertainment consultant.

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