At the plush Best Western Atlantic Hotel in Takoradi on 29th April, 2017, the maiden edition of the Rush Western Music awards came off. At the colourful event which witnessed the presence of both the young and old, performances from Kofi Bentil, Paulina Oduro, Kofi Kinaata, Gyedu Blay Ambulley, Evangelist Ernestina Konney, Sayvee, Nero X, amongst others shook the venue.
The event which started about an hour and half late is described by many as the best event to be hosted by all Westerners. Even though there were some minor flaws on that night, the performers took the minds of the patrons off them. Hosted by Nana Qwasi Wusu and Chelsey Sey, the maiden edition of the Western Music Awards has been tagged as historic.
The full list of winners are;
Artiste of the year – Kofi Kinaata
Most popular song of the year – Nero X – Ossey
Life time Achievement Awards – C.K. Mann, Paapa Yankson and Jewel Ackah
Discovery of the year – Kofi Kerra
Best Radio Entertainment Show – OC Showbiz Review with Nana Kwame
Best Music Video of the year – Sayvee – Obolo Lady
Best Radio DJ of the year – DJ Magnus
Best Central Region Artiste of the year – Jungo
Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the year – Expo
Reggae/Dancehall song of the year – Expo – Survivor
Gospel song of the year – S.K. Frimpong – Lukuluku
Gospel Artiste of the year – Mrs Evangelist Ernestina Konney
Highlife Artiste of the year – Nero X
Highlife song of the year – Snow B – Kwansema
New Artiste of the year – Kwesi Flex
Best Group of the year – Aya
Hip life song of the year – Papa Elliot – Takoradi ft Ayesem
Hip life Artiste of the year – Ayesem
Best Rapper of the year – Ayesem
Best Producer of the year – Willisbeats
Author: Nana Kwesi Coomson (www.233times.com) @nkcoomson on Twitter
A Freelance Journalist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of www.233times.com. A contributory writer for Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow (YALI) who studied at Clark Atlanta University on the Business and Entrepreneurship track. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morganview all posts by: Nana Kwesi Coomson
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