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.
Hereâ€™s the list of winner:
African Act of the Year
Mr Eazi Teni Kizz Daniel BigTril Burna Boy Wizkid Davido Naira Marley
Afrobeats/Afropop Song of the Year
King Promise ft. Wizkid â€“ â€˜Tokyoâ€™ Shatta Wale â€“ â€˜Melissaâ€™ Kelvyn Boy ft Joey B â€“ â€˜Meaâ€™ Wendy Shay ft Shatta Wale â€“ â€˜Stevie Wonderâ€™ Kwesi Arthur ft Mr Eazi â€“ â€˜Nobodyâ€™ Kwesi Arthur ft Shatta Wale â€“ â€˜African Girlâ€™ Kuami Eugene â€“ â€˜Obiaatoâ€™ Stonebwoy ft. Teni â€“ â€˜Ololoâ€™ Sarkodie ft. Efya â€“ â€˜Saaraâ€™ R2Bees ft. King Promise â€“ â€˜Pictureâ€™
Best Collaboration of the Year
Kwesi Arthur ft. Mr Eazi â€“ â€˜Nobodyâ€™ Celestine Donkor ft. Nhyiraba Gideon â€“ â€˜Bread of Lifeâ€™ Medikal ft. King Promise â€“ â€˜Ayekooâ€™ DJ Mic Smith ft Patoranking â€“ â€˜Jamaâ€™ Stonebwoy ft. Beenie Man â€“ â€˜Shugaâ€™ Quamina MP ft. Medikal â€“ â€˜Amanfuour Girlsâ€™ Kelvyn Boy ft. Joey B â€“ â€˜Meaâ€™ Wendy Shay ft. Shatta Wale â€“ â€˜Stevie Wonderâ€™ Sarkodie ft. Efya â€“ â€˜Saaraâ€™ Kwaw Kese ft. Mr Eazi, Skonti, Sarkodie and Medikal â€“ â€˜Dondoâ€™ (Remix)
Best Female Vocal Performance
Cece Twum â€“ â€˜Di Wo Heneâ€™ Diana Hamilton â€“ â€˜Nsekyireni Nyankopongâ€™ Celestine Donkor â€“ â€˜Agbeboloâ€™ Cina Soul â€“ â€˜Ojorleyâ€™ Lamisi â€“ â€˜First Foolâ€™ Efya â€“ â€˜Saaraâ€™ Adina â€“ â€˜Sikaâ€™
Teephlow â€“ (Godâ€™s Own) Flowking Stone â€“ (Let Them Know) Joey B â€“ (La Familia) Strongman â€“ (Immortal) Sarkodie â€“ (Who Da Man) Medikal â€“ (Higher) M.anifest â€“ (Rapper 101) Kwesi Arthur â€“ (New York State of Mind)
Breakthrough Act of the Year
S3fa Fameye J. Derobie Lord Paper Tulenkey MOG Music Kofi Mole OV
Digital Act of the Year
Joey B Sarkodie Strongman Medikal Wendy Shay Shatta Wale Stonebwoy Next Rated Artist
Sooreba â€“ 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 S3Fa Becca 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 â€“ â€˜Wâ€™Asue Meâ€™ Celestine Donkor â€“ â€˜Agbeboloâ€™ (Bread of Life) Piesie Esther â€“ â€˜Aseda Kesi3â€™ Brother Fire â€“ â€˜Adom Biâ€™ Joe Mettle â€“ â€˜Mehia Wo Yesuâ€™ Diana Hamilton â€“ â€˜Nsenkyerene Nyankoponâ€™ Nacee â€“ â€˜Mpaeboâ€™ Joyce Blessing â€“ â€˜Repentâ€™
Group of the Year
DopeNation R2Bees La Meme Gang
Highlife Act of the Year
Sista Afia Cina Soul KiDi Kuami Eugene King Promise Akwaboah Dada Hafco
Highlife Song of The Year
Cina Soul â€“ â€˜Ojorleyâ€™ Kofi Kinaata â€“ â€˜Things Fall Apartâ€™ Dada Hafco ft. Fameye â€“ â€˜Our Storyâ€™ Fameye â€“ â€˜Nothing I Getâ€™ Edem â€“ â€˜Totoâ€™ King Promise ft. Kojo Antwi â€“ â€˜Braâ€™ Kuami Eugene â€“ â€˜Walaahiâ€™ Sista Afia ft. Kelvyn Boy â€“ â€˜Conner Connerâ€™
Hip Hop Song of the Year
Kwaw Kese ft. Sarkodie, Mr Eazi, Medikal n Skonti â€“ â€˜Dondo Remixâ€™ Sarkodie ft. Lyrical Joe, Tulenkey, et al â€“ â€˜Biibi Baâ€™ Kofi Mole â€“ â€˜Donâ€™t Be Lateâ€™ Joey B ft. Sarkodie n Kwesi Arthur â€“ â€˜La Familiaâ€™ Pappy Kojo ft. Joey B n Nshorna Muzik â€“ â€˜Balanceâ€™ Sarkodie â€“ â€˜Bleedingâ€™ Kwesi Arthur â€“ â€˜Zombieâ€™
Hiplife/Hip Hop Act of the Year
Joey B Medikal Kofi Kinaata Kwesi Arthur Quamina MP Fameye M.anifest Sarkodie
Hiplife Song of the Year
DJ Mic Smith ft Patoranking â€“ â€˜Shakerâ€™ Medikal ft. King Promise â€“ â€˜Ayekooâ€™ Dope Nation â€“ â€˜Zankuâ€™ Stonebwoy ft. Medikal, Darko Vibes, Kelvyn Boy n Kwesi Arthur â€“ â€˜Kpo K3k3â€™ Tulenkey ft. Eddie Khae â€“ â€˜Proud Fvck Boysâ€™ Quamina MP ft. Medikal â€“ â€˜Amanfour Girlsâ€™ Sista Afia ft. Medikal n Quamina MP â€“ â€˜Weatherâ€™ Sarkodie ft. Rudeboy â€“ â€˜Luckyâ€™
Male Act of the Year
Shatta Wale Kwesi Arthur Medikal Stonebwoy Sarkodie Fameye Joey B Kelvyn Boy
Reggae Dancehall Act of the Year
J. Derobie Samini Rocky Dawuni Ras Kuuku Shatta Wale Stonebwoy
Reggae Dancehall Song of the Year
Shatta Wale â€“ â€˜Islandâ€™ OV ft. Stonebwoy â€“ â€˜Want Meâ€™ Stonebwoy ft. Beenie Man â€“ â€˜Shugaâ€™ Ras Kuuku ft. Samini â€“ â€˜Your Eye Ballâ€™ Samini â€“ â€˜Obraâ€™ Fameye â€“ â€˜Matiâ€™ J. Derobie â€“ â€˜Povertyâ€™
Album of the Year
As Promised â€“ King Promise Shay on You â€“ Wendy Shay Sugar â€“ Kidi Wonder Boy â€“ Shatta Wale Made In Ghana â€“ Okyeame Kwame Site 15 â€“ R2Bees The 8th Element â€“ Trigmatic Wind of Revival â€“ Joe Mettle
Song of the Year
Wendy Shay ft. Shatta Wale â€“ â€˜Stevie Wonderâ€™ Obaapa Christie â€“ â€˜Wâ€™ asue meâ€™ Kofi Kinaata â€“ â€˜Things Fall Apartâ€™ Shatta Wale â€“ â€˜Melissaâ€™ Fameye â€“ â€˜Nothing I Getâ€™ Sarkodie ft. Efya â€“ â€˜Saaraâ€™ Stonebwoy ft. Beenie Man â€“ â€˜Shugaâ€™ Kelvyn Boy â€“ â€˜MEAâ€™ Kwesi Arthur ft. Mr Eazi â€“ â€˜Nobodyâ€™ Medikal ft. King Promise â€“ â€˜Ayekooâ€™
Producer of the Year
MOG Beatz Willisbeatz Unkle Beatz Two Bars Samsney Streetbeatz PAQ
Viral Song of the Year
Agbeshie ft. Medikal â€“ â€˜Wrowrohoâ€™ Sister Deborah ft. Efo Chameleon â€“ â€˜Kakalika Loveâ€™ Shatta Wale â€“ â€˜Cultural Anthemâ€™ Medikal â€“ â€˜Omo Ada (Dem Sleep)â€™ Guilty Beatz ft. Mr Eazi n Kwesi Arthur â€“ â€˜Piloloâ€™ Kawoula ft. Patapaa â€“ â€˜Daavi Ne Baâ€™ Kwaw Kese â€“ â€˜Dondoâ€™
Outstanding Achievement Award
Awurama Badu, Reggie Rockstone and Dennis Tawiah
Text excluding title courtesy Bellanaija
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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? ðŸ˜‰
The live conversation will kick off today at 5pm on the @boxxculture Instagram page.
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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.
Major film festivals unite to host 10-day digital festival on YouTube
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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 youtube.com/weareone. 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.
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‘Jiva’ is produced by Blue Ice Africa and stars Candice Modiselle, Sne Mbatha, Stella Dlangalala, and Tony Kgoroge.