2014 BASS Awards: Blakk Rasta, Ras Kuuku & Shatta Wale receive highest nominations

2014 BASS Awards: Blakk Rasta, Ras Kuuku & Shatta Wale receive highest nominations
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com
Date: 03-06-2014 Time: 05:06:06:pm
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Rackus Production in partnership with Bullhaus Entertainment and Solid Multimedia, on Friday, May 30 2014, launched the 2014 Bass Awards at a media and stakeholder event held at the Z-Bar, World Trade Centre. In its second year, this year’s edition of the Bass Awards is under the theme “Turn It Up”.

The president of Rackus Production, Mr. Felix Okoh, said “It is great to see Reggae and Dancehall become the biggest music genres at the moment, an indication of the impact of the maiden edition of the Bass Awards. Though we weren’t certain about the outcome of the maiden edition of the awards, we were certain of leaving a mark in the music industry.

"As a brand committed to the development of entertainment in Ghana, Rackus Production, with its partners is taking the Bass Awards a notch higher this year, in line with the theme for this year, Turn It Up. There will be several add-ons as well as surprises to make this year’s awards bigger and better”.

The list of nominees for the various categories for the 2014 Bass Awards was also announced at the launch event. Radio presenter and musician, Blakk Rasta, Ras Kuuku and Shatta Wale were amongst the musicians with the highest nominations.

Fans can vote for their favourite artists in the public voting categories via SMS from Monday, June 16 2014 and the winners will be celebrated at the Awards Night on Saturday, August 30 2014.     

Bass Awards is an annual awards scheme specially designed to reward and celebrate Reggae and Dancehall musicians who have excelled in the year under review and also serves as an annual gathering of lovers of Reggae and Dancehall.

List of nominees:

• DANCEHALL ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR 

1) Stonebwoy – Give it to them

2) Shatta Wale – Enter the Net

3) Jupitar – Freaky girl

• REGGAE ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR

1) Ras Kuuku – Father

2) Blakk Rasta – Iyawata

3) Iwan – Chant a song

• BEST ALTERNATIVE REGGAE/DANCEHALL SONG (GOSPEL) 

1) Akesse Brempong – Crazy love

2) Nii Soul – Count it all joy

3) Jay Shady – Bestest friend

4) Jael Wiafe – Don’t give up the fight

• ARTISTE OF THE YEAR (KWAME NKRUMAH AWARD) 

1) Shatta Wale

2) Stonebwoy

3) Jupitar

4) Blakk Rasta

5) Ras Kuuku

• DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR

1) Episode – Turn up

2) Fuse ODG – Badder than bad

3) Shatta Wale- Enter the net

4) Stonebwoy – Give it to them

5) Jupitar – Freaky girl

• REGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR

1) Buk bak – Mama cry no more

2) Blakk Rasta – Iyawata

3) Iwan – Chant a song

4) Jah Wadada – Loving you

5) Konkarah – Rise

6) Ras Kuuku – Father

7) Tinny – Mi love you

8) Tsidifari – Ghana

9) Gyadu-Blay Ambolley – It doesn’t Matter

• BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR (REGGAE) 

1) Blakk Rasta/Lami – Iyawata

2) Kiki Jail/Shatta Rako – Me and You

3) Papa Jingo/Jeron Tempo – Yen ye Baako

4) Lingua Kat/Jah Amber – Makooma

5) Ras Kuuku/Norris man – Give thanks

• BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR (DANCEHALL) 

1) D2/Shatta Wale – Fever

2) Edem/Stonebwoy – Go harder

3) Episode/Edem – Circumstance

4) Method Ranking/Stonebwoy – Wind up

5) Sarkodie/Banky W – Pon di tin

6) Shatta Wale/D Black – Ina the Party

7) Trade Mark /Natural Face – Mi Girl Nie

8) Wiyaala/Jupitar – Rock my body

• RECORD OF THE YEAR (YAA ASANTEWAA AWARD) 

1) Blakk Rasta – Eager to see Mandela

2) Papa Jingo – Yen ye baako

3) Episode – Mandela

4) Na U – Kudos Ghana.

5) Tsidifari – Ghana

• PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

1) Dakay

2) Genius selection

3) Infectious

• MUSIC VIDEO F THE YEAR (REGGAE) 

1) Na U – Believe in me

2) Konkarah – Rise

3) Ras Kuuku – Father

4) Jon Germain – Still here

5) Blakk Rasta- Iyawata

• MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR (DANCEHALL) 

1) Jupitar – Money Box

2) Shatta Wale – Like my thing

3) Sarkodie/Banky W – Pon di tin

4) Wiyaala/Jupitar – Rock my body

5) Mz Vee – Borkor Borkor

• BEST MALE VOCAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

1) Buk Bak – Mama cry more

2) Jah ambar – Eye Wunkuaa

3) Luther – Judge not

4) Nature – Chameleon love

5) Tsidifari– Ghana

• BEST FEMALE VOCAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

1) Mz Vee – Bokor Bokor

2) Wiyaala – Rock my body

• LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

1) Samson Quaye (Poncho)

2) Consular Hayes

3) Simple Man Kante

• DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR

1) Jah Wyz – My life

2) A K songtress – The Empress

3) Buju Stingo – Badder than them

• RIDDIM OF THE YEAR

1) Smirnoff and Guinness riddim

2) Kulcha riddim

• BEST PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

1) Shatta Wale

2) Stonebwoy

3) Ras Kuuku

4) Jupitar

• ALBUM OF THE YEAR (REGGAE/DANCEHALL) 

1) Blakk Rasta – Ancestral Moon Splash

• BEST SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR

1) Buk Bak – Mama Cry no more

2) Konkarah – Rise

3) Ras Kuuku – Father

4) Tsidifari – Ghana

5) Ras Bomber – Danqua Circle

• BEST AFRICAN ACT OF THE YEAR

1) Wyre

2) Jesse Jagz

3) Alpha Blondy


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