2023 Central Music Awards Nominees (Full List)

By Stermy 13 Min Read

The organizers of the 12th edition of the Central Music Awards (CMA 2023) have officially unveiled the nominees for the event.

The launch and nominations were revealed at Fays Lounge in Cape Coast on Saturday, September 30, with various industry stakeholders and musicians in attendance from Music Business Executives, Musicians, Media Personalities, Bloggers, Promoters, industry players and members of the Musicians Union of Ghana, Central Region.

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Here are the key details for the 2023 Central Music Awards:

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  • Voting Period: Voting for the 2023 Central Music Awards is open from Monday, October 2, to Wednesday, November 22, 2023.
  • How to Vote: Members of the general public can cast their votes for their favorite artists in various categories by dialing *920*208# or by visiting the website https://njet.app/jetcast.
  • Date and Venue: The main event is scheduled to take place on the night of Saturday, November 25, 2023, at the Center for National Culture in Cape Coast.

It’s an exciting time for music enthusiasts in the Central Region, and fans can look forward to celebrating their favorite artists at the upcoming awards ceremony.

For the complete list of nominations for the 2023 Central Music Awards (CMA 2023), continue reading below.

2023 Central Music Awards Nominees (2023 CMA)

FEMALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • ESSI
  • ESSI SOMAUH DONKOR
  • WONDER
  • MINAB
  • LADY SCARCE
  • ROSEY
  • TRACY WOBSON
  • KISSYS GH
  • ODENEHO CANNELLA

NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • YAW DARLING
  • DON PROPHECY
  • ZELLOYS
  • DENZELLWHYTE
  • REVLAYTION
  • OBAA JOYCE
  • KOFI FAVA
  • AFRO MALEEK
  • YOU KNOW
  • HENNECCY
  • FYNKY KULTURE
  • ANYAANA
  • GEE PRINCE

EMERGING ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • ESI SOMAUH DONKOR
  • IS HOMMIE
  • BORN LEGEND
  • KONTROL
  • JOE AINOOSON
  • KWEKU CIDIC
  • MAI DAAWA
  • MUSTO LALLANA
  • AKRABA NANA
  • RELOAD GH

BEST CAMPUS ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • JOE WILLIE β€” UCC
  • MR B. FLY – ASUTECH
  • AI AI CAPTAN β€” UCC
  • POUNCHLINZ β€” CCTU
  • BABS β€” UCC

GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR

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  • ESI SOMAUH DONKOR β€” Aseda
  • EMPRESS CHRISTY β€” Adom
  • YAW ABEDU β€” m’ewuradze
  • WONDER β€” Odi Ma Me
  • BROTHER ISHMAEL β€” Christ Hope of Glory
  • OBAA JOYCE -Yeko Akogy
  • ROSEY β€” His Name
  • TRACY WOBSON β€” He Is Alive (il est la)
  • MINISTER KDEE β€” We Lift Our Hands
  • LATY β€” Amazing Grace
  • ISAAC SHOWBOY β€” Mpadan Mu
  • PHILIP NKRUMAH β€” Wop3 Ny3 Ho
  • PROPHETESS EVA ABAVANA β€” Oye Ohene
  • CINDY MEZZIAH β€” Asenda (Thanksgiving)
  • ATO KWAMINA β€” Ewuradze Ayebi

GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • EMPRESS CHRISTY
  • WONDER
  • BROTHER ISHMAEL
  • OBAA JOYCE
  • ROSEY
  • TRACY WOBSON
  • LATY
  • MINISTER KDEE
  • PROPHETESS EVA ABAVANA
  • ISAAC SHOWBOY

BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR

  • 2FEET β€” Gratitude
  • BORN LEGEND β€” Non Stop
  • Goddy WAN β€” Adom Ntsi
  • KWEKU CIDIC β€” Hurricane Biney
  • ODENEHO CANELLA β€” Simba
  • DAY33 BEE β€” Yawaa
  • KWESI TAADI β€” Jah Guide
  • SKYTY NERO β€” Heat
  • MAI DAAWA β€” Our Time
  • RAGGAY BEE β€” Survivor
  • MINAB β€” Run
  • YOU KNOW β€” Woso
  • POWEZ RTBβ€” People
  • LYRICAL FAMOUS β€” Set Free

BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

  • QUARME ZAGGY β€” Wakoma Ft. SMELLING GOOD GENG.
  • YAW DARLING β€” Party Ft. MEDIKAL
  • MR B FLY β€” This Year Ft. ORKORTOR PERRY
  • GODDY WAN β€” Adom Ntsi β€” Ft Kwesi Taadi & 2 FEET
  • TAKUM β€” Broke Life ft. FAMEYE & VYBZ SHELLA
  • AMANKRADO GH β€” Party RMX ft. ARTICLE WAN & G-TERRA
  • EMOGY DJR β€” Tomorrow Ft. YAW BLVCK
  • ESSI β€” Mama Africa ft. THE PACS BAND
  • KOJO DUFIE β€” Never Give Up ft. SOBOLO GENG
  • BOABIS GH β€” Four Legs ft. MINAB
  • 2FEET β€” se Asa ft. Size Zero & Taboo
  • GACHIOS β€” Ayeyie ft. KASLAND CITY ALL STARS

REGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR

  • BOABIS FT MINAB β€” Four Legs
  • ORIGINAL RAS KOFAI β€” Heavy Thinking
  • AKWABA NANA β€” Education
  • GOJIT β€” Ganja
  • MINAB β€” Run
  • TIMELESS β€” Move inn
  • NEW VISSION244 β€” P3p33p3

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • KOBY SYMPLE β€” Straight Win
  • DENZELLWHYTE β€” Downfall
  • KUAMI YUNG β€” Formula
  • IDI KAWAWA β€” We Coming
  • AREA SUPERSTAR β€” Yaba
  • SAMARO AFRICA β€” Ema Do Y3f3
  • SUPA SHAK β€” Fire Fire
  • EK NACOSTY β€” Roundabout
  • KYEI BLACK β€” Toa Na Woto
  • SPARROWBIOM β€” Obra (Life)
  • KHOFY GUYSON β€” Low Key
  • YAW BLVCK β€” Cloud 9
  • AFRO MALEEK β€” Beauty Screams
  • TIW TES β€” Meye Akordu
  • MINISTER KDEE β€” We Lift Our Hands

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • ESSI β€” Mama Africa
  • ESI SOMAUH DONKOR β€” Aseda
  • WONDER β€” Odi Ma Me
  • LADY SCARCE β€” Jeje
  • ROSEY β€” His Name
  • TRACY WOBSON β€” He Is Alive (il est la)
  • LATY β€” Amazing Grace

SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

  • PSYKOWORLDWIDE
  • SAKSES DMB (Da Beat Maker)
  • J3M STUDIOS
  • SSNOWBEATS
  • SUPA SHANK
  • LINGER BEATS
  • KING ODYSSEY
  • KP BEATS
  • HITBEATZ

BEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

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  • PSYKOWORLDWIDE
  • JEM STUDIOS
  • STICKER BEATS
  • SSNOWBEATS
  • SUPA SHANK
  • LIUGEE BEATS
  • KING ODYSSEY
  • KP BEATS
  • GACHIOS BEATS
  • HITBEATZ

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • DENZELLWHYTE β€” Downfall
  • DOCTA FLOW β€” Pray For Me
  • FAMOUZ KWABENA β€” Alright
  • 2FEET FT. TABOO X SIZE ZERO β€” Se Asa
  • TAKUM β€” Lonely Song
  • KHOFY GUYSON β€” Low Key
  • KOBY SYMPLE β€” Ekye
  • SMELLING GOOD GENG β€” Logologo
  • IS HOMMIE β€” Mankessim Boys
  • SOBOLO GENG β€” Street
  • AFRO MALEEK β€” Open For Me

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • 2FEET β€” Gratitude
  • YAW DARLING β€”- Pull Up
  • FR3ME KWAME β€” Twedi3 ft. WAGEZ
  • ORIGINAL RAS KOFAI β€” Heavy Thinking
  • TAKUM β€” Talk My Tin
  • ECKOW HUNTER Ft. KELVYN BOY β€” Walkie Talkie
  • KHOFY GUYSON β€” Low Key
  • EMOGY DJR β€” Efri Fie
  • LADY SCARCE β€” Jeje
  • NEW VISION244 β€” The Thing

DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR

  • 2FEET β€” Dede – ft. AG RUNAWAY, SENATOR LORRY, BHAG KONI & TOFF LADY
  • EMOGY DJR β€” Street Made
  • MUSTO LALLANA β€” System
  • AK BWOY β€” wise up

GHANA POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR

  • NACEE β€” Aseda
  • KECHE β€” Something Is Coming
  • LASMID β€” Running
  • DOPENATION β€” Gboza
  • BANZY BANERO β€” Hosanna
  • OLIVE THE BOY β€” Good Sin
  • KING PROMISE β€” Terminator – ft. YOUNG JONN
  • KWAME YOGOT β€” I’m Feeling Okay

BEST PROMOTER – PRESENTER OF THE YEAR

  • EKOW MENSAH β€” Hope FM
  • AKUA AJ β€” Kastle FM
  • HON. BAWA BOWEJOR β€” Obrempon FM
  • KOK β€” Live 107.5 FM
  • PRINCE ABEIKU YORKE β€” Property 102.1 FM
  • KWAMENA OBREMPONG β€” Obrumakoma FM
  • DJ JACK β€” Coastal FM
  • EMPRESS MAGBLISS β€”- Cape FM

BEST PROMOTER – DJ OF THE YEAR

  • DIIJAY KAYGEE β€” Kastle FM
  • DJ KOBBY β€” Hope FM
  • DJ MICKAY β€” Asaase Radio Cape Coast
  • DJ BARNES β€” Asaase Radio Cape Coast
  • DJ PYZIL β€” Property FM
  • OGBORO NATTY DJ β€” Obaatanpa Radio

BEST PROMOTER – ONLINE OF THE YEAR

  • KOJO SAKSES
  • GLOBAL BLOGGER
  • BELIEVE PROMOTION
  • NANA ANTOBAM JUNIOR
  • MEDIA CONNECT GH

HIPLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR

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  • SKYTY NERO β€” Heat
  • 2FEET β€”- Se Asa
  • C BURN β€” Detti Water
  • JAY BABA β€” Money
  • TAKUM β€” Lonely Song
  • AMANKRADO GH β€” Party
  • ORKORTOR PERRY β€” Shabo
  • KHUAMISLY β€” Life
  • TALLYBO β€” Drink Da Soup
  • FR3ME KWAME β€” Twedi3
  • ADOMA EFFAH β€” Boyz Boyz
  • NEW VISSION244 β€” The Thing

HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR

  • ESSI β€”- Jon Boy
  • KOBY SYMPLE β€” Ekye
  • AREA SUPERSTAR β€” Yaba
  • KONTROL β€” Paper
  • SUPA SHANK β€” Fire Fire
  • NEW VISSION244 β€” Boafo Yena
  • EK NACOSTY β€” Flaunt Your Girl
  • SPARROWBIOM β€” OBRA (Life)
  • KOFI FAVA β€” Emparime
  • TIW TES β€” Meye Akodru
  • KOBBY GAISIE β€” Boa Me
  • KOJO BLACK β€” Atiaa

HIP POP SONG OF THE YEAR

  • 2FEET β€” Gratitude
  • DON PROPHECY β€” Workshop
  • GODDY WAN β€” Adom Ntsi – Ft. Kwesi Taadi & 2FEET
  • IS HOMMIE β€” Mankessim Boys
  • KWAME EBUBUROKOSUA β€” Sika Gari
  • JOE MEXX β€” Sika – Ft. BOGGY WENZDAY
  • YHAW FARGO β€” Trenches –
  • SOBOLOGENG β€” Street
  • POWEZ RTB β€” Wobete
  • FAMOUZ KWABENA β€” Free Kasoa
  • BORN LEGEND β€” Non Stop
  • MYSKAL β€” Bad Things

AFRO POP SONG OF THE YEAR

  • 2FEET – Bad Settings
  • YAW DARLING β€” Pull Up
  • KOBY SYMPLE β€” Straight Win
  • DENZELLWHYTE β€” Downfall
  • REVLAYTION β€” Odafom
  • IDI KAWAWA β€” We coming
  • KUUKU BLACK X VIDA SUNSHINE β€” Woii
  • KHOFY GUYSON β€” Low Key
  • SMELLING GOOD GENG β€” Logologo
  • YAW BLVCK β€” Cloud 9
  • LADY SCARCE β€” Ibi Yawa
  • DAYVYBZ β€” If
  • HENNECY β€” Oroma
  • AFRO MALEEK β€” Open for Me

BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • SOBOLOGENG
  • SMELLING GOOD GENG
  • ZONGONIAN
  • JOEWILLIE
  • DEMBOYS
  • FUNKY KULTURE
  • BLAKK 3NITY

BEST MANAGEMENT OF THE YEAR

  • LOOP OUT DUDE (Kojo Sakses)
  • THINKWISE RECORDS (Denzellwhyte)
  • GUYSONITY MUSIC (Khofy Guyson)
  • DEMBOYS MUSIC GROUP (Koby Giasie)
  • ALORDIA PROMOTIONS (Essi)

BEST PUB/NIGHT CLUB OF THE YEAR

  • 2ND KASTLE
  • THE TRUTH PUB
  • KISMET PUB
  • LADY NASH PUB
  • WHISPERS PUB

BEST MASQUERADE GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • ADZEPA MASQUERADE
  • EMIRATES MASQUERADE
  • JUSTICE MASQUERADE
  • OH3WAKOMEM MASQUERADE
  • HIDE AND SEEK MASQUERADE
  • NOBLES MASQUERADE
  • TUMUS MASQUERADERS CLUB

BEST BRASS BAND OF THE YEAR

  • BLUE BAND
  • CAPE VIBES BAND
  • PEACE BRASS BAND
  • CMB
  • AGONA SWEDRU YOUTH BRASS BAND
  • ADOM MYSTERIOUS BRASS BAND
  • SHOWERS INTERNATIONAL BRASS BAND

LIVE BAND OF THE YEAR

  • EMINTSEMADZE BAND
  • 2ND KASTLE BAND
  • SALTPOND CITY BAND
  • DEEDEW BAND
  • OGUAAMAN BAND
  • NYIMDZII BAND
  • THE BIG FOUR BAND

BEST FAN BASE OF THE YEAR

  • FULL FORCE FAMILY – Sey Sey Me
  • SOFT METAL – Papa Yenson
  • CAT NATION – Tallybo
  • GOGETTERS – Takum
  • BONYO TEAM – Orkortor Perry
  • NACOSTIANS – EK Nacosty
  • GUYSONITY SOLDIERS – Khofy Guyson
  • TEAM FMB β€” Joe Ainooson
  • DEM BOYS GENG

INTERNATIONAL ACT OF THE YEAR

  • C BURN β€” USA
  • DENZELLWHYTE β€” U.K
  • JAY BABA β€” USA
  • TALLYBO β€” USA
  • BROTHER ISHMAEL – USA
  • DAYVYBZ β€” GERMANY
  • KOJO BLACK β€” USA
  • NEW VISSION244 β€” USA

SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR

  • KOBY SYMPLE – Straight Win
  • DENZEL WHYTE β€” Downfall
  • TAKUM β€” Lonely Song
  • KHUAMI SLY – Life
  • KWESI TAADI β€” Jah Guide
  • AMANKRADO GH β€” Sika Beba
  • KHOFY GUYSON β€” Low Key
  • MARAHNY β€” Dead or Alive
  • KOFI FAVA β€” Emparime
  • SHAKA FAMOUS β€” Me Too
  • YOU KNOW β€” My Story
  • FAMOUZ KWABENA β€” Alright
  • KOBBY GAISIE β€” Boa Me

EP/ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • 2FEET β€” Full Problem
  • ESSI β€” G.O.O.D Tape VOL.1
  • KOBY SYMPLE β€” Dear Mr Symple
  • KUAMI YUNG β€” I.J.A.T
  • EK NACOSTY β€” Baba Go Do
  • YHAW FARGO β€” Life Of A Trapper
  • AFRO MALEEK β€” Malabo
  • ADOMBA EFFAH β€” King Of Kasoa EP
  • DOCTA FLOW β€” The Healing EP
  • POWEZ RTB β€” Hell and Back

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • KOBY SYMPLE
  • DOCTA FLOW
  • TAKUM
  • SOBOLOGENG
  • KHOFY GUYSON
  • 2FEET
  • SMELLING GOOD GENG

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