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Teni, Sarkodie, Others Win Big at the Virtual Edition of Ghana’s 3Music Awards.

The 2020 edition of 3Music awards took place on Saturday, May 2, 2020, but as part of the preventive measure to curb the spread of coronavirus, the show was held without a live audience, in Fantasy Dome, Ghana.

Sarkodie was the biggest winner with five awards out of the 12 nominations he had received, while other winners included Teni, Shatta Wale, Kofi Kinaata, Efya and Diana Hamilton.

The show was hosted by Ghanaian media personality, Jay Foley and access, Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku.

Here’s the list of winner:

African Act of the Year

Mr Eazi
Kizz Daniel
Burna Boy
Naira Marley

Afrobeats/Afropop Song of the Year

King Promise ft. Wizkid – ‘Tokyo’
Shatta Wale – ‘Melissa’
Kelvyn Boy ft Joey B – ‘Mea’
Wendy Shay ft Shatta Wale – ‘Stevie Wonder’
Kwesi Arthur ft Mr Eazi – ‘Nobody’
Kwesi Arthur ft Shatta Wale – ‘African Girl’
Kuami Eugene – ‘Obiaato’
Stonebwoy ft. Teni – ‘Ololo’
Sarkodie ft. Efya – ‘Saara’
R2Bees ft. King Promise – ‘Picture’

Best Collaboration of the Year

Kwesi Arthur ft. Mr Eazi – ‘Nobody’
Celestine Donkor ft. Nhyiraba Gideon – ‘Bread of Life’
Medikal ft. King Promise – ‘Ayekoo’
DJ Mic Smith ft Patoranking – ‘Jama’
Stonebwoy ft. Beenie Man – ‘Shuga’
Quamina MP ft. Medikal – ‘Amanfuour Girls’
Kelvyn Boy ft. Joey B – ‘Mea’
Wendy Shay ft. Shatta Wale – ‘Stevie Wonder’
Sarkodie ft. Efya – ‘Saara’
Kwaw Kese ft. Mr Eazi, Skonti, Sarkodie and Medikal – ‘Dondo’ (Remix)

Best Female Vocal Performance

Cece Twum – ‘Di Wo Hene’
Diana Hamilton – ‘Nsekyireni Nyankopong’
Celestine Donkor – ‘Agbebolo’
Cina Soul – ‘Ojorley’
Lamisi – ‘First Fool’
Efya – ‘Saara’
Adina – ‘Sika’

Best Male Vocal Performance

Akwaboah – ‘Mafutusem’
Camidoh – ‘For My Lover’
KiDi – ‘Fakye Me’
King Promise – ‘Bra’
Kuami Eugene – ‘Obiaato’
Wutah Afriyie – ‘Bra’
Kelvyn Boy – ‘Mea’
Krymi – ‘Toffee’

Best Rap Performance

Teephlow – (God’s Own)
Flowking Stone – (Let Them Know)
Joey B – (La Familia)
Strongman – (Immortal)
Sarkodie – (Who Da Man)
Medikal – (Higher)
M.anifest – (Rapper 101)
Kwesi Arthur – (New York State of Mind)

Breakthrough Act of the Year

J. Derobie
Lord Paper
MOG Music
Kofi Mole

Digital Act of the Year

Joey B
Wendy Shay
Shatta Wale
Next Rated Artist

Sooreba – Upper East Region
DJ of the Year

DJ Slim
DJ Vyrusky
DJ Mic Smith
DJ Sly
DJ Aroma
DJ Kaxtro
iPhone DJ

Fan Army of the Year

Team Move
Bhim Nation
Shatta Movement
Sark Nation

Female Act of the Year

Diana Hamilton
Wendy Shay
Sista Afia
Celestine Donkor
Cina Soul
Obaapa Christy

Gospel Act of the Year

Celestine Donkor
Joe Mettle
Diana Hamilton
Joyce Blessing
MOG Music
Obaapa Christy
Cece Twum
Akesse Brempong

Gospel Song of the Year

Obaapa Christy – ‘W’Asue Me’
Celestine Donkor – ‘Agbebolo’ (Bread of Life)
Piesie Esther – ‘Aseda Kesi3’
Brother Fire – ‘Adom Bi’
Joe Mettle – ‘Mehia Wo Yesu’
Diana Hamilton – ‘Nsenkyerene Nyankopon’
Nacee – ‘Mpaebo’
Joyce Blessing – ‘Repent’

Group of the Year

La Meme Gang

Highlife Act of the Year

Sista Afia
Cina Soul
Kuami Eugene
King Promise
Dada Hafco

Highlife Song of The Year

Cina Soul – ‘Ojorley’
Kofi Kinaata – ‘Things Fall Apart’
Dada Hafco ft. Fameye – ‘Our Story’
Fameye – ‘Nothing I Get’
Edem – ‘Toto’
King Promise ft. Kojo Antwi – ‘Bra’
Kuami Eugene – ‘Walaahi’
Sista Afia ft. Kelvyn Boy – ‘Conner Conner’

Hip Hop Song of the Year

Kwaw Kese ft. Sarkodie, Mr Eazi, Medikal n Skonti – ‘Dondo Remix’
Sarkodie ft. Lyrical Joe, Tulenkey, et al – ‘Biibi Ba’
Kofi Mole – ‘Don’t Be Late’
Joey B ft. Sarkodie n Kwesi Arthur – ‘La Familia’
Pappy Kojo ft. Joey B n Nshorna Muzik – ‘Balance’
Sarkodie – ‘Bleeding’
Kwesi Arthur – ‘Zombie’

Hiplife/Hip Hop Act of the Year

Joey B
Kofi Kinaata
Kwesi Arthur
Quamina MP

Hiplife Song of the Year

DJ Mic Smith ft Patoranking – ‘Shaker’
Medikal ft. King Promise – ‘Ayekoo’
Dope Nation – ‘Zanku’
Stonebwoy ft. Medikal, Darko Vibes, Kelvyn Boy n Kwesi Arthur – ‘Kpo K3k3’
Tulenkey ft. Eddie Khae – ‘Proud Fvck Boys’
Quamina MP ft. Medikal – ‘Amanfour Girls’
Sista Afia ft. Medikal n Quamina MP – ‘Weather’
Sarkodie ft. Rudeboy – ‘Lucky’

Male Act of the Year

Shatta Wale
Kwesi Arthur
Joey B
Kelvyn Boy

Reggae Dancehall Act of the Year

J. Derobie
Rocky Dawuni
Ras Kuuku
Shatta Wale

Reggae Dancehall Song of the Year

Shatta Wale – ‘Island’
OV ft. Stonebwoy – ‘Want Me’
Stonebwoy ft. Beenie Man – ‘Shuga’
Ras Kuuku ft. Samini – ‘Your Eye Ball’
Samini – ‘Obra’
Fameye – ‘Mati’
J. Derobie – ‘Poverty’

Album of the Year

As Promised – King Promise
Shay on You – Wendy Shay
Sugar – Kidi
Wonder Boy – Shatta Wale
Made In Ghana – Okyeame Kwame
Site 15 – R2Bees
The 8th Element – Trigmatic
Wind of Revival – Joe Mettle

Song of the Year

Wendy Shay ft. Shatta Wale – ‘Stevie Wonder’
Obaapa Christie – ‘W’ asue me’
Kofi Kinaata – ‘Things Fall Apart’
Shatta Wale – ‘Melissa’
Fameye – ‘Nothing I Get’
Sarkodie ft. Efya – ‘Saara’
Stonebwoy ft. Beenie Man – ‘Shuga’
Kelvyn Boy – ‘MEA’
Kwesi Arthur ft. Mr Eazi – ‘Nobody’
Medikal ft. King Promise – ‘Ayekoo’

Producer of the Year

MOG Beatz
Unkle Beatz
Two Bars

Viral Song of the Year

Agbeshie ft. Medikal – ‘Wrowroho’
Sister Deborah ft. Efo Chameleon – ‘Kakalika Love’
Shatta Wale – ‘Cultural Anthem’
Medikal – ‘Omo Ada (Dem Sleep)’
Guilty Beatz ft. Mr Eazi n Kwesi Arthur – ‘Pilolo’
Kawoula ft. Patapaa – ‘Daavi Ne Ba’
Kwaw Kese – ‘Dondo’

Outstanding Achievement Award

Awurama Badu, Reggie Rockstone and Dennis Tawiah

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Khris Burton’s Short Film, “Insensible” Unveils Movie Teaser.

Khris Burton, an award-winning Caribbean filmmaker, has released the first teaser for his forthcoming Nollywood short film, “Insensible“, co-produced by Funso Oladele and Deyemi Okanlawon.

The short film is a peep into a night in the life of Leeah – the most bored lady on the planet.

The short film is an action drama starring Deborah Giwa and Deyemi Okanlawon.

Watch the teaser below:

Text excluding title courtesy Bellanaija

Nse Ikpe Etim Opens Up On The Anniversary Of Her ‘This Is Not A Masterclass’ Series.

Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe Etim is set to engage her teeming audience one year after her famed ‘This Is Not A Masterclass’ series.

She posted the message and visual of the upcoming conversation on her Instagram page.

Tomorrow makes it a year I had my first conversation series, “This is Not a Masterclass” where I spoke about my hysterectomy. I know how much this has helped women speak up and face their biggest fears.
Since we cannot have physical events this year, I will be live by 6pm tomorrow with my @boxxculture family talking, laughing and staying safe. Join us? 😉

ConversationWithNse #ThisIsNotAMasterclass #SilentTsunami #NseIkpeEtim #BoxxCulture #StaySafe

The live conversation will kick off today at 5pm on the @boxxculture Instagram page.

Global Music Revenues topped $20 Billion in 2019, but Streaming Growth Is Slowing

With the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy, any look back at 2019 financial performance feels like an exercise in nostalgia, but the data released by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry on Monday shows that the streaming boom’s impact on recorded-music revenues was already starting to level off.

For 2019, total revenues for the global recorded-music business grew by 8.2% to $20.2 billion, with streaming revenue growing 22.9% to $11.4 billion — accounting for more than half of total revenue for the first time, at 56%. Physical sales continued their long decline, but at a slower rate — 5.3% — than in 2018.

The growth was powered by a 24.1% increase in paid subscription streaming with nearly all markets reporting growth. There were 341 million users of paid streaming services at the end of 2019 — up 33.5% — with paid streaming accounting for 42% of total recorded music revenue.

Read more:

Source: Variety

Major film festivals unite to host 10-day digital festival on YouTube

Major film festivals around the world will unite for a 10-day-long global streaming event on YouTube to aid efforts to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic. The event was announced by YouTube and Tribeca Enterprises, which organises the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, on Monday.

We Are One: A Global Film Festival will stream for free movies that have been shown at some of the major festivals in the world, including Tribeca, Cannes, Venice, Berlin, London, Karlovy Vary, Locarno, Marrakech, San Sebastian, Toronto and Tokyo. India will be represented by Jio Mami Mumbai Film Festival. The screenings will include features, documentaries and panel discussions, and will be available on the link The schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We Are One: A Global Film Festival unites curators, artists and storytellers to entertain and provide relief to audiences worldwide,” Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal said through a press statement.

“It’s an event that’s never been done before and we’re proud to be the home for this fantastic content that is free to fans around the world,” Robert Kyncl, Chief Business Officer, YouTube, added in the press statement.

The films will be shown without commercials. Viewers will be asked to make donations for COVID-19 relief work, Variety reported.

“We stand united with people across the world in this difficult time,” Smriti Kiran, Artistic Director, Jio Mami Mumbai Film Festival, said in the press release. “This is our show of solidarity, faith and hope.”

The event will not replace standalone festivals that have not yet been called off, such as Cannes, Venice and Toronto, Variety added. While there are doubts about whether Cannes will take place in June or July as previously announced, Venice has declared that it will be held in early September in a “hybrid physical-digital program if necessary”, Variety said.

Netflix drops teaser for its 2nd African original series, ‘Jiva!’

Netflix is gearing up to release its second African original series titled ‘Jiva!’

According to fresh reports, the South African produced series is based on a street dancer, Ntomi ( breakout star, Noxolo Dlamini) who discovers that her love for dancing may be her way out of a turbulent life.

The Busisiwe Ntintili created series will be directed by ‘Hear Me Move’ Director, Scottnes L. Smith and ‘Emoyeni’ Director, Mmambatho Montsho.

‘Jiva’ is produced by Blue Ice Africa and stars Candice Modiselle, Sne Mbatha, Stella Dlangalala, and Tony Kgoroge.

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