The 18th edition of the annual Ghana Music Awards which happened on Saturday, Apri 8 at the Accra International Conference started late.
Organisers of the show, Charterhouse wants to apologise to the public and investors for the late start because it happened due to a problem beyond their control. In a press statement sent to Zionfelix.net, the organisers say the ‘dumsor’ happened because the power at the venue was not stable and “standby generator also couldn’t stay on for more than 15minutes.”
Read Press statement below:
“The very prestigious 18th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards came off yesterday, as planned at the Accra International Conference Centre.
Unfortunately the event couldn’t start at the scheduled time, due to some unprecedented major challenges we faced with the power supply to the conference centre.
The facility could not supply us with stable electricity from ECG and their over 1000KVA standby generator also couldn’t stay on for more than 15minutes.
At exactly 8.40pm, just at the strike of the drum for the amazing opening performance by the Accra Symphony Orchestra and Lumina, we suddenly lost all power losing some equipment in the process. The fluctuations that would follow are simply unprecedented and inexplicable.
Regrettably the event started 2 hours later than scheduled; for which we are deeply sorry.
From the bottom of our hearts we will like to apologize to all our viewers across Africa on DSTV, GOTV, GhOneTV, TV3, TVAfrica and Joy prime on Multi TV.
The biggest kudos will go to the patrons that came out in their thousands to witness this annual phenomenon and be part of what had been well thought out, well planned and well rehearsed to be a memorable night.
You were simply the best audience ever; considerate, matured and very understanding.
We could not thank you enough for your patience and understanding.
We on our part will be engaging with the management of the facility (Conference Centre) to investigate exactly what happened on the night mainly to ensure that it does not happen again. We will share our findings with you.
Despite the very daunting challenges, the show must go on and indeed, it did go on with outstanding performances and award presentations.
Congratulations to all nominees and award winners.
To God be the Glory!
Below is full list of winners for the 2017 Ghana Music Awards.
Highlife Song of the year
Kofi Kinaata (Confession)
Gospel Song of the year
Nacee (Ye WO nyame)
Reggae/Dancehall song of the year
Stonebwoy (People Dey)
Hip hop song of the year
M.manifest (God MC)
Hip life Song of the year
Flowking Stone (Go low)
Afro pop song of the year
Hiphop artiste of the year
Song writer of the year
Kofi Kinaata’s (Confession)
Lifetime achiever award
Male Vocalist of the year
Female Vocalist of the year
Group of the year
Best Collaboration of the Year
VVIP ft Patoranking Alhaji
Reggae/Dancehall artiste of the year
Best Rapper of the year M.anifest
Best Music Video
Okyeame Kwame ft Mzvee (small small)
Album of the year
Vodafone song of the year
Record of the year
Best New Artiste
African Artiste of the year
Artiste of the year