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Bass Awards Nominees Announced – NC Dread Nominated

The annual BASS Awards, Ghana’s first Music awards dedicated to awarding excellence in Reggae and Dancehall have announced the 2016 nominees. The awards will be held at the National Theater in Accra, Ghana on 25 December 2016.

South Africa’s prince of Dancehall, NC Dread was nominated in the Best International Act category alongside Pato Ranking, Cynthia Morgan and Alpha Blondie. It is no surprise that NC got the nomination as he and his management team have been working very hard in the last year to enter the African Dancehall market. His latest single Godfidence in collaboration with Kenya’s prolific Reggae Dancehall artist, Wyre, has been receiving good rotation in Nigeria and Ghana. NC Dread has also collaborated with Ghana’s Mavluz back in 2014, and since then he has been visible in the Ghana and Nigeria Circles. It is his work in reaching out and collaborating with other artists in the continent that has earned him his first international nomination.

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Bashment Sound, NC’s management team expressed their appreciation via email. “We are truly humbled and encouraged by this nomination, it is a reflection of the hard work we have been putting in and a recognition of NC Dread talent. We are truly proud to be representing South African Dancehall in Africa”

The voting lines will be opened and announced on the Bass Awards Facebook Page.

Here is the full list of nominations ;

KWAME NKRUMAH AWARD (ARTISTE OF THE YEAR)
KNII LANTE
SAMINI
STONEBWOY
ROCKY DAWUNI
RAS KUUKU

DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR
SHEGAH – DEM AH RUN
STONEBWOY – GO HIGHER
BLAK MEXXIAH – UNDER COVER LOVER
EPIXODE – WE NUH CARE
RUDEBWOY RANKING – BUSS AH LIGHTER
JUPITAR Ft STONEBWOY – FIRE
FANCY GADAM FT RASHID METAL – NAAYI KOOMI
SAMINI FT BUSY SIGNAL – DROP THE GUNS

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
BOB SHABANI
FANCY GADAM
KAMELYEON
BASTERO
BURNING MEZAYA
EBONY
SCATA BADA

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
AK SONGSTRESS – CAN YOU FEEL IT
MZVEE – HOLD ME NOW
TIFFANY – FORGIVE
SHEGAH – SURVIVOR

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
KAMELYEON – JAH ALONE
DE VOICE – IT’S SO CRAZY
TSIDI FARI – FREE PAPAU
KNII LANTE – BEAUTIFUL VIRGO
LUTHER – AM GREATER
JUPITAR Ft STONEBWOY – FIRE

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
AB MUSIC – SO CRY
BRAINY BEATS – DROP THE GUN
GARZY – NEW STYLE
BEATS DAKAY – GO HIGHER
RIDDIM BOSS – LAVA QUEEN

BEST DANCEHALL VIDEO
A.K SONGSTRESS – HOLIDAY
RAS KUUKU Ft TINNY – GBANGBAN
EBONY – DANCEFLOOR
STONEBWOY – GO HIGHER
FANCY GADAM FT RASHID METAL – YAAYI KOOMI
TIFFANY – FORGIVE THEM
MZVEE – HOLD ME NOW

BEST REGGAE VIDEO
OGYA MENSAH – IT’S SO CRAZY
LUTHER – AM GREATER
SHEGAH – SURVIVOR
RUDEBWOY RANKING – DON’T CRY
NANA BROBBEY – GMO

BEST PERFORMER
STONEBWOY
SAMINI
KNII LANTE
RAS KUUKU
FANCY GADAM

REGGAE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
RAS KUUKU
IWAN
KNII LANTE
ROCKY DAWUNI
OSAGYEFO

DANCEHALL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
STONEBWOY
A.K SONGSTRESS
JUPITAR
RUDEBWOY RANKING
FANCY GADAM
SHEGAH

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
PATORANKING
CYNTHIA MORGAN
NC DREAD
ALPHA BLONDY

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
ROCKY DAWUNI – BRANCHES OF SOME TREES
STONEBWOY – NECESSARY EVIL
SAMINI – BREAKING NEWS
MZ VEE – VERIFIED

ALTERNATIVE REGGAE / DANCEHALL SONG
DE SERVANT – OH GOD I LOVE YOU
ANNETTE DANSO Ft BUJU STINGO
MINISTER KOBY – SEARCHING
SANDY BEE – MASE BI
NII SOUL FT LARRY KINGDOM – WHERE’S THE LOVE

BEST REGGAE COLLABORATION
ROCKY DAWUNI Ft SAMINI – BLACK STAR
REDFYAH Ft JAH AMBER – SATURNALIA
BLEND MISHKIN Ft REDFYAH – NEED YOU
NANA BROBBEY Ft BLACK SANTINO – AFRICAN LIFE

BEST DANCEHALL COLLABORATION
JUPITAR FT STONEBWOY – FIRE
BRAINER FT LINGUA – YOU DO EVERYTHING
EPIXODE FT SAMINI – LETS PARTY
IWAN FT K.PATAN / RASKUUKU – TAKING OVER
SAMINI FT BUSY SIGNAL – DROP THE GUNS
STONEBWOY FT R2BEES – SHIKENA
BURNING MEZAYA FT. RUDEBWOY – YUH SUMTHING

RIDDIM OF THE YEAR

RIDDIM BOSS – LAVA QUEEN
AK SONGSTRESS – SHUT DOWN
BRAINY BEATS – AVO RIDDIM
MASTA GARZY – IPHONE RIDDIM

SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR
OGYA MENSAH – IT’S SO CRAZY
IWAN – HOPE
PATTAN – EYE ODO
SHATTA RAKO – STATE OF EMERGENCY
SHEGAH – SURVIVOR
NANA BROBBEY – YEMPE NTOKWA

YAA ASANTEWAA AWARD (RECORD OF THE YEAR)
IWAN – HOPE
PATTAN – EYE ODO
SHATTA RAKO – STATE OF EMERGENCY
NANA BROBBEY – GMO
OSAGYEFO – BOHO BIOM

REGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR
BLAKK RASTA – SEIWA AKOTO
RAS KUUKU – MAMA AFRIKA
SHEGAH – SURVIVOR
AK SONGSTRESS – CAN YOU FEEL IT
RUDEBWOY RANKING – DON’T CRY
KNII LANTE – BEAUTIFUL VIRGO
STONEBWOY – PUSH NO FURTHER
ROCKY DAWUNI – NAIROBI
RED FYAH FT JAH AMBER – SATURNALIA
PAPA WASTIK – THIS FEELING

 

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