Ohemaa Mercy and Bro. Philemon who were recently signed to Royalty Music have had their first nominations after their deal with the record label.
The two royals have been nominated for the 2017 edition of 2017 African Gospel Music & Media Awards (AGMMA) expected to happen on June 3 this year in London. Whilst Mrs Mercy Twum-Ampofo aka Ohemaa Mercy had a slot in the Artiste of Excellence West Africa, her label mate, Bro Philemon was nomanited for Artiste Of Excellence Asia/ New Zealand and Middle East.
Ohemaa Mercy is keenly competing with other eleven nominees for the Artiste of Excellence West Africa award. The eleven are Akesse Brempong (Ghana), Henrisoul (Nigeria), Anna Teko (Benin), Nikki Laoye (Nigeria), Constance Aman (Cote D’Ivoire), Glowreeyah Braimah (Nigeria), Kanvee Adams (Liberia), SP Kofi Sarpong (Ghana), Patricia King (Nigeria), Joe Mettle (Ghana) and Kenny Kore (Nigeria).
In the Artiste Of Excellence Asia/ New Zealand and Middle East category, Bro Philemon is in contention with Funke Akinokum (UAE), Mahali Selepe (Australia) and Busola Martins (New Zealand).
The awards ceremony seeks to appreciate and reward household names in gospel and further appreciate bloggers, online radio and TV stations as well as local church worship leaders who are pushing the gospel immensely in various ways.
This year’s awards, slated for 3rd of June in London at the Stratford Circus Centre will witness artistes like Ghana’s Joe Mettle and Diana Hamilton, Gabon’s Melina Ondjani, Nigeria’s Mike Aremu, UK artistes Evans & Purist Ogboi and Sarah Teibo performing to entertain the gathered audience.
The African Gospel Music & Media Awards (AGMMA) is the premier gospel event that recognises the immense gospel talent that exists within the African gospel music and Christian media fraternity and beyond, and honours and rewards them accordingly at its annual awards event. The awards night is a culmination of its yearlong activities which includes seminars, resource and networking events, regional concerts and career guidance. The awards seek to unearth, encourage, motivate and inspire musicians and media outfits to aspire to attain excellence in their ministries and businesses, and to be of better service to the kingdom.
This year’s event is organized and produced by 1615 Media a UK based Christian Media and Events Company with international affiliations in the media and music industry and Events and supported by Premier Gospel Radio, ABN TV, ABN Radio, A Step Fwd Media Amen Radio and Maestro Creative.