Ghanaian gospel musician, Joe Mettle has bagged a total of ten nominations at this year’s Africa Gospel Music Awards Festival beating Nigerian Tim Godfrey who had eight and South Africa’s Dr. Tumi who received six nominations in total.
The Africa Gospel Music Awards Festival also known as AGAFEST is a ceremony held each to acknowledge the hard work of gospel musicians and stakeholders in the whole of Africa. The nominees for this year’s edition were announced at a short ceremony at the Holiday Inn Hotel at the Airport, Accra. The event was graced by many honourable men and women in the Gospel music fraternity.
Musicians such as Kingzkid, Lil Zig, Effe Grace, Patience Nyarko, Kobbie Sam among others were there to grace the occasion. Dignitaries including the CEO of the award scheme, Prince Mackay, artiste manager, Nii Noi(Akesse Brempong’s manager) was around to add his honour to the about 3 hour event.
The main awards night will be held in the first week of March in Accra, Ghana. Ghana’s 2017 Artiste of the Year, Joe Mettle bagged a total of ten nominations including the most coveted, African Gospel Artiste of the Year category.
Below is a list of the full nominees…
Africa Gospel Artiste of the Year
Joe Mettle (Ghana)
Dr. Tumi (South Africa)
Nathaniel Bassey (Nigeria)
Frank Edwards (Nigeria)
Tim Godfrey (Nigeria)
Sonnie Badu (Ghana)
Benjamin Dube (South Africa)
Diana Hamilton (Ghana)
Africa Gospel Song of the Year
Obi Nyane Me – Patience Nyarko (Ghana)
Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle (Ghana)
Nasempini – Spirit of Praise ft Ayanda Ntanzi (South Africa)
Nara Ekele Mo – Tim Godfrey ft Travis Greene (Nigeria)
Ekueme – Prospa Ochimana ft Osinachi N (Nigeria)
Excess Love – Mercy Chinwo (Nigeria)
Huniachi – Reuben Kigame ft Gloria Muliro (Kenya)
Hosanna – Koda (Ghana)
Ulwandle – Dumi Mkokstad (South Africa)
Victory – Eben (Nigeria)
Africa New Artiste of the Year
Lebohang Kgapola (South Africa)
Mercy Chinwo (Nigeria)
Kobby Salm (Ghana)
The Kings’ Crew (Ghana)
Prospa Ochimana (Nigeria)
Lily Perez (Nigeria)
More to follow soon…