3Music Awards 2020: Sarkodie leads with 13 nominations, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy follow closely
The nominations for the 3rd edition of the 3Music Awards were announced on January 30, 2020. Leading the nomination for this year’s edition is rapper Sarkodie.
The 2019 Artiste of the Decade swept 13 awards with his works including ones from his just-released album ‘Black Love’. Sarkodie was nominated under the award scheme’s biggest category ‘Song of the Year’ with ‘Saara’ which features songstress Efya.
He was also nominated for the:
Male Act of The Year,
Hiplife/Hip-hop Act of The Year,
Video of The Year,
Hiplife Song of the Year,
Hip-hop Song of the Year,
Best Collaboration of the Year,
Afrobeat/Afropop Song of the Year,
Fan Army of the Year, Digital Act of the Year,
Digital Act of the Year,
Best Rap Performance,
Best Performer of the Year.
Sarkodie was nominated twice in the Hip-hop Song of the Year with Bleeding and Biibi Ba. ‘Saara’ featuring Efya alone earned him three nominations while ‘Biibi Ba’ gathered two.
Dancehall artistes Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy followed closely with 10 nominations each. The two were both nominated in about five categories including
Reggae/Dancehall Act of the Year,
Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year,
Best Performer of the Year,
Male Act of the Year
And the biggest award on the night Song of the Year.
Stonebwoy’s had songs like Ololo, Shuga, Kpo Keke being nominated for various categories, While Shatta Wale’s work on Melissa, Cultural Anthem, Wonder Boy album, Island earned him various nominations,
Medikal was nominated under eight categories. His song ‘Ayekoo‘ in which he professes his love for his girlfriend, Fella Makafui, is up for the Song of the Year category.
Kwesi Arthur followed next with seven nominations. With ‘Noboby‘ featuring Mr Eazi off his LFNKII album was nominated there times with Afrobeat/Afropop Song of the Year award with African Girl featuring Shatta Wale.
Wendy Shay followed with six nominations including Female Act of the Year, Digital Act of the Year, Album of the Year and the Song of the Year award. Her song Stevie Wonder which stayed on many chart shows for weeks earned her the most nominations. She is also the only female with that high number of nominations. Singer Cina Soul has for the first time been nominated in some of the award scheme’s big categories including Highlife Song of the Year and Video of the Year with ‘Ojorley‘. also nominated for the Highlife Act of the Year and the Best Female Vocal Performance award.
Kofi Kinaata’s Things Fall Apart which has become a mainstay and loved by most Ghanaian music lover was nominated for both Song of the Year and the Highlife Song of the Year. Other acts nominated include Lynx Entertainment signees KiDi and Kuami Eugene who are going head to head for the Highlife Song of the Year and the Highlife Act of the Year award.
KiDi’s debut album ‘Sugar‘ is also in the running for the Album of the Year award. King Promise, Pappy Kojo, Joey B, Fameye, DopeNation are some of the artistes nominated.