Categories & Definition

1 . Highlife Song of The Year

The Highlife Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the most popular with the highest audience appeal released in the year under review. The song must have generated the most excitement during the year. The song must have been released by Ghanaian musician outside of UK.

2 . Gospel Song of the Year

Gospel Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as having the highest audience appeal and most popular in the gospel genre. The song must have been released and generated the most excitement during the year. The song must have been released by Ghanaian musician outside of UK.

3 . Hiplife Song of the year:

The Hiplife Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as having the highest audience appeal and popularity in the hiplife/hippop genre. The song must have generated the most excitement during the year. The song must have been released by Ghanaian musician outside of UK.

4 . The Reggae/Dancehall Song of the year

The Reggae / Dancehall Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the most popular reggae dancehall song released in the year under review. The song must have generated the most excitement during the year, and must have the highest audience appeal. The song must have been released by Ghanaian musician outside of UK.

5 . Gospel Artiste (s) of the Year

Gospel Artiste (s) of the Year is the Ghanaian artiste outside of UK adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the artiste(s) with the highest audience appeal and popularity in the gospel genre. The artiste(s) must have released a hit single/album or toured internationally during the year under review.

6 . Highlife Artiste of The Year

The Highlife Artiste(s) of the Year is the Ghanaian artiste outside of UK adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the artiste(s) with the highest audience appeal and popularity in the highlife genre. The artiste must have released hit single/album or toured internationally during the year under review.

7 . Reggae /Dancehall Artiste of the Year

The Reggae /Dancehall Artiste(s) of the Year is the Ghanaian artiste outside of UK adjudged by the academy, board and general public as the artiste with the highest audience appeal and popularity in the reggae/dancehall genre. The artiste must have released a hit single/album or toured internationally in the year under review.

8 . Best Music Video of the Year

The Best Music Video of the Year is adjudged by the board, the academy and the general public as the most creative and entertaining visual representation of any song released under the year of review.

9 . Hiplife Artiste of The Year

The Hiplife Artiste(s) of the year is the Ghanaian artiste outside of UK adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the artiste with the highest audience appeal and popularity in the hiplife genre. The artiste must have released hit single/album or toured internationally during the year under review.

10 . Best Male Vocalist of the Year

The Best Male Vocal Artiste is adjudged by the academy and board as the male artiste (solo) with the best vocal delivery/performance on any musical presentation which was released during the year under review.

11 . Best Female Vocalist of the Year

The Best Female Vocal Artiste is adjudged by the academy and board as the female artiste (solo) with the best vocal delivery/performance on any musical presentation which was released during the year under review.

12 . Best Group of the Year

The Best Group of the Year is the Ghanaian artiste(s) outside of UK adjudged by the board, the academy and the general public as the group with the highest audience appeal and popularity; the group must comprise of two or more members and must have released a popular song or single or toured internationally under the calendar year.

13 . Best Rapper of the Year

The Best Rapper of the Year is the Ghanaian artiste outside of UK adjudged by the board, academy and the general public as the rap artiste with the best words compositions and creations who generated a high audience appeal with a single track or album release or toured internationally during the year in contention.

14 . Best Collaboration of the Year

The Best Collaboration of the Year is the song adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the song released through the collaboration/featuring of two or more artistes outside UK. The song must have been released and generated the most excitement during the year under review.

15 . Best New Artiste of the Year

The Best New Artiste of the Year is any Ghanaian artiste(s) outside UK adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the most talented barely new artiste(s). The award goes to a relatively new artiste(s) who released a single/album or toured internationally that made a huge presence during the year under review.

16 . Popular Song of The Year

The Most Popular Song of the year is the song adjudged solely by the general public as the most popular song released in the year under review, the song must have enjoyed a lot of patronage and generated the most excitement during the year.

17 . Artiste of the Year

The Artiste of the Year is any Ghanaian artiste(s) outside UK adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the artiste(s) with the highest audience appeal and popularity. The artiste(s) must have released a hit single/album or toured internationally during the year under review.

18 . African Artiste of the Year

The African artiste(s) of the Year is the artiste(s) (non Ghanaian) adjudged solely by the academy and the board as the act whose music crossed boarders and made the most impact in UK and Europe at large during the year under review.

19 . Uncovered Artiste of the Year

The Uncovered Artiste of the Year is any Ghanaian artiste(s) outside UK adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the most promising and talented emerging artiste(s). The award goes to a relatively upcoming artiste(s) who is yet to be recognized in the main stream music industry. He must release a single/album or toured internationally and made a huge presence during the year under review.

20 . Producer of the Year

The Producer / Engineer of the Year is the producer(s) directly responsible for the production of the popular song of the year. The sound engineer of the year is adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the sound engineer(s) directly responsible for the recording, mixing and technical production of the song/album adjudged as the record of the year.

21 . UK Based Best DJ of the Year

UK Based Best DJ of the Year is an award adjudged by the academy, board and the general public in UK as the most popular DJ during the year under review. The DJ must have huge influence and following in clubs and radio stations in and around the United Kingdom with their selection, mixing and knowledge of music.

22 . UK Based Uncovered Artiste of the Year

The UK Based Uncovered Artiste of the Year is the artiste(s) adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the most promising and talented emerging artiste(s). The award goes to a relatively upcoming artiste(s) who is yet to be recognized in the main stream and has released a single/album or conducted a tour that made a huge presence during the year under review.

23 . UK Based Afrobeats Artiste of The Year

UK Based Afrobeats Artiste of the Year is the artiste adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the artiste with the highest audience appeal in the United Kingdom and notable in the creation of cross music genres that combines West African musical styles, juju and authentic highlife blends. The artiste must have released a single or album or toured internationally under the year in review.

24 . UK Based Artiste of the Year

The UK Based Artiste of the Year is the artiste(s) adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the artiste(s) with the highest audience appeal and popularity. The artiste(s) must have released a hit single/album or toured during the year under review.

25 . UK Based Afro Pop Artiste of The Year

The Best UK Based Afro-pop Artiste of the Year is the artiste adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the most popular artiste that has a cross pollination of music genres. The artist must have generated the most excitement during the year under review.

26 . UK Based Ghanaian International Artiste

The UK Based Ghanaian International Artiste is the Ghanaian Artiste (s) based in UK adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the act whose music crossed boarders and made the most impact internationally and on the continent at large during the year under review.

27 . UK Based Best Gospel Song of the Year

The Best UK Based Gospel Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the the academy, board and the general public as the most popular song with heavy airplay during the year under review. The song must have generated huge excitement in the Christian community and social gatherings in around the United Kingdom.

28 . UK Based Best Collaboration of the Year

The UK Based Best Collaboration of the Year is the song adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the song released through the collaboration/featuring of two or more artistes. The song must have been released and generated the most excitement during the year under review.

29 . UK Based Gospel Artiste of the Year

The Best UK Based Gospel Artiste of the Year is the artiste adjudged by the board, academy and the general public as the artiste with the highest audience appeal in and around United Kingdom during the year under review with a heavy stage presence and craft. The artiste must have released a single or an album under the year in review.

30 . Ghanaian Traditional / Cultural Act

The Cultural / Traditional Act is adjudged by the board, the academy and the general public as the artiste(s) with the highest audience appeal and notable in the creation of authentic traditional or indigenous cultural music.

31 . Best Ghanaian International Touring Act

The Best Ghanaian International Touring Act is the Ghanaian Artiste (s) adjudged solely by the board and academy as the act whose music crossed boarders and made the most impact internationally through touring.

32 . Special Recognition Award

The Special recognition Award is the Ghanaian personality or a group adjudged solely by the board and academy as person(s) who have in their own way done something good for the music and the entertainment industry within UK.