3Music Awards

The 3 Music Award is Ghanaian music awards ceremony held annually since 2018 to celebrate Ghanaian music. It was established by the 3Music Network with Media General TV3 as broadcasters.[1] The Multimedia group became the media right holder in the second and subsequent edition.[2][3][4] In 2020, the Fan fest which was scheduled to take place at the Accra Polo Grounds was cancelled and a Virtual award ceremony was held from the Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair La. This was because of the ban on public gathering due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[5][6]

3 Music Awards
Current: 3Music Awards 2022
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CountryGhana
Presented by3 Music Network
First awarded2018
Television/radio coverage
NetworkMultimedia Group Limited

CategoriesEdit

  • Artiste of the Year
  • Song of the Year
  • Male Act of the Year
  • Female Act of the Year
  • Group of the Year
  • Breakout Act of the Year
  • Album of the Year
  • Viral Song of the Year
  • Music video of the Year
  • Reggae/Dancehall Act of the Year
  • Hiplife/Hop-Pop Act of the Year
  • Hilife Act of the Year
  • Gospel Act of the Year
  • Best Collaboration of the Year
  • Best KwitStar
  • DJ of the Year
  • Fan Army of the Year
  • African Act of the Year
  • Best Ghanaian International Act of the Year
  • Most Eventful Snapchat Channel
  • Facebook Star of the Year
  • Instagram Star of the Year
  • Best Performers of the Year
  • AfroBeat/AfroPop Song of the Year
  • Producer of the Year

Not all categories were used in each year and some categories have been merged.

Song of the YearEdit

The Song of the year was the topmost award of the awards scheme from 2018 to 2020. It recognizes the vocal performer, the songwriter, producer, sound engineer and or mixer of the song. It is voted for by the 3Music board, academy and the general public.

Song of the Year WinnersEdit

List of Winners
Year Song Vocal performer Song Writer Producer Sound Engineer/Mixer
2018 Ayoo Shatta Wale Shatta Wale Posigee Posigee/Damaker
2019 My Level Shatta Wale Shatta Wale Paq Paq/Damaker
2020 Things Fall Apart Kofi kinaata Kofi Kinaata Two Bars Two Bars
2021 Enjoyment KiDi KiDi M.O.G Beatz M.O.G Beatz

In 2021, the Artiste of the Year category was added eclipsing the song of the year as the topmost award of the awards scheme. KiDi was the inaugural winner.[7]

CeremoniesEdit

The awards were launched in

The inaugural ceremony in 2018 was held at the Fantasy Dome, Trade fair Site, La. From 20018 to 2020, the Fantasy Dome, Trade fair Site, La hosted the awards. From 2021 to 2022, the ceremonies were held at the Grand Arena, Accra International Conference Center in Accra.

2018: 1st 3Music AwardsEdit

The first ceremony was held at the Fantasy Dome, Trade fair Site, La, on 24 March 2018.[8][9][10] The ceremony was hosted Joselyn Dumas and D-Black.[11]

List of Winners
Year Categories Winners
2018 Song Of the Year Ayoo/Shatta Wale
Male Act of the Year Shatta Wale
Facebook Star of the Year
Best Ghanaian International Act of the Year Stormzy (UK)
African Act of the Year Davido (Nigeria)
DJ of the Year DJ Mc Smith
Fan Army of the Year Shatta Movement
Best Twitstar Stonebwoy
Reggae/Dancehall Act of the Year
Instagram star of the Year
Hip-life/Hip-pop Act of the Year Sarkodie
Music video of the Year Overdose/Sakodie
Album of the Year Highest/Sarkodie
Best Collaboration of the Year Total Cheat/ Fancy Gadam/Sarkodie
Female Act of the Year Ebony Reigns
Group of the Year Gallaxy
Viral Song of the Year One Corner /patapaa
Breakout Act of the Year Maccassio
Gospel Act of the Year Joe Mettle
Most Eventful Snap-chat Channel Becca
HighLife Act of the Year Kumi Guitar

2019: 2nd 3 Music AwardsEdit

The second annual 3 Music awards was hosted by Lexis Bill and Cookie. The event was held on 30 March 2019 at the Fantasy Dome, Trade fair Site, La.[12][13][14]

List Of Winners
Year Categories Winner
2019 Song of the Year My Level/ Shatta Wale
Viral Song of the Year Gringo / Shatta Wale
Video of the Year
Reggae/DanceHall Song of the Year
Reggae/DanceHall Act of the Year Shatta Wale
Digital Act of the Year
Fan Army of the Year Shatta Movement Empire
Album of the Year Epistles of Mama/Stonebwoy
Afrobeat Song of the Year Bawasaba/Stonebwoy
Most Streamed Artist on Boomplay Stonebwoy
Hip Life Song of the Year CCTV/ King Promise
High Life Act of the Year Kuami Eugene
High life Song of the Year Wish Me well/Kuami Eugene
Gospel Song of the Year Agbadzi Gospel Medley/Bethel Revival Choir
Gospel Act of the Year Bethel Revival Choir
Best of the Group of the Year
Legendary Award Mark Okraku-Mantey
Professor Kofi Abraham
Obuoba J. A. Adofo
Female Act of the Year Adina
Best Ghanaian International Act Rocky Dawuni
African Act of the Year Victor AD
Producer of the Year MOG Beatz
Collaboration of the Year Grind Day Remix/Kwesi Arthur/Sarkodie/Medikal
Next Rated Act of the Year Kofi Mole
Breakthrough Act of the Year Wendy Shay
Hip Pop Song of the Year Stables/Joey B

2020: 3rd 3 Music AwardsEdit

The 3rd annual 3 Music Awards dubbed the "StayAtHome" edition was held on 2 May 2020 at the Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair site La. The event hosted by Jay Foley and Naa Ashorkor had no audience in attendance, this was in compliance with the National Directives on Public Gathering due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[15][16][17][18]

List of Winners
Year Categories Winner
2020 Song of the Year Things Fall Apart/ Kofi Kinaata
Best Rap Performer Sarkodie
Hip Life/Hip Pop Act of the Year
Male Act of the Year
Best collaboration of the Year Saara/ Sarkodie/ Efya
Fan Army of the Year Sark Nation
Female Act of the Year Diana Hamilton
High Life song of the Year Things Fall Apart / Kofi Kinaata
High Life Act of the Year Kuami Eugene
Hip Life song of the Year Amanfuor Girls/Quamina MP
Viral Song of The Year Daavi ne ba / Kawula Biov / Patapaa
Gospel song of the Year Agbebolo / Celestine Donkor
Gospel Act of the Year Diana Hamilton
Group of the Year Dope Nation
Reggae / Dancehall song of the Year Poverty / J. Derobie
Hip-Pop Song of the Year Don't be late / Kofi Mole
Producer of the Year MOG Beatz
Best Male Vocal Performance KiDi
Best Female Vocal Performance Efya
Afrobeats/Afropop Song of the Year Mea / Kelvyn Boy
Digital Act of the Year Shatta Wale
African Act of the Year Teni
Breakthrough Act of the Year Fameye
Next Rated Act Saareiba
DJ of the Year DJ Vyrusky
Outstanding Achievement Awards Reggie Rockstone
Ewurama Badu
Dennis Tawiah
Life Performer of the Year Samini
Album of the Year Made in Ghana / Okyeame Kwame
Music Video of the Year Amaarae

2021: 4th 3 Music AwardsEdit

The fourth annual 3 Music Award show was held on 27 March 2021 at the Accra International Conference Center. The event was hosted by broadcasters Jay Foley and Naa Ashorkor.[19][7]

List of Winners

Year Categories Winner
2021 Artist (MVP) of the Year KiDi
EP of the Year Blue / KiDi
Song of the Year Enjoyment / KiDi
Hip Life/Hip Pop Act of the Year Medikal
Best collaboration of the Year No Dulling / Keche / Kuami Eugene
Fan Army of the Year Kumericans
Female Act of the Year Diana Hamilton
Rapper of the Year Eno Barony
High Life song of the Year Sobolo / Stonebwoy
High Life Act of the Year Kuami Eugene
Hip Life song of the Year Bumper / Sarkodie
Viral Song of The Year Putuu Freestyle (Prayer) / Stonebwoy
Most Streamed Song of the Year Y'abr3 / Kofi Mole
Most Streamed Act of the Year Medikal
Best Alternative Song of the Year Comot / Worlasi
Gospel song of the Year Adom (Grace) / Diana Hamilton
Gospel Act of the Year Diana Hamilton
Group of the Year Dead Peepol
Reggae / Dancehall song of the Year Why / Adina Thembi
Reggae / Dancehall act of the Year Larusso
Hip-Pop Song of the Year Sore / Yaw Tog / O’Kenneth / City Boy / Reggie / Jay Bahd
Producer of the Year MOG Beatz
Best Male Vocal Performance Anadwo / King Promise
Best Female Vocal Performance Adom (Grace) / Diana Hamilton
Performer of the Year Sarkodie
Woman of the Year Adina Thembi
Emerging Woman of the Year Gyakie
Afrobeats/Afropop Song of the Year Enjoyment / KiDi
Digital Act of the Year Empress Gifty
African Act of the Year Davido
Breakthrough Act of the Year Mr Drew
Next Rated Act Malcom Nuna
DJ of the Year DJ Aroma
Music Legends Honorary Award Elder S.K. Appiah
Album of the Year Anloga Junction / Stonebwoy
Music Video of the Year Fancy / Amaarae

2022: 5th 3 Music AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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