The 12th edition of the Central Music Awards was held successfully on Saturday, 25th November, 2023 at the Center for National Culture in Cape Coast.
Winners for this year’s Central Music Awards were announced in a grand style coupled with thrilling and electrifying performances from Koby Symple, Takum, Kwesi Tadi, Is Hommie, Essi, Minab, Emogy, Docta Flow, Empress Christy, Brother Ishmael, Jay Baba, Idi Kawawa, EK Nacosty, Marhany, Raggay Bee, Akwesi Xelout, You Know, Samaru and an authentic live band session from the Emintsimadze Band.
The 12th Central Music Awards had Asiedua and Kris Aggrey as the official MCs with DJ Kobby, DJ Mickay and DJ Pizil as the official DJs for the night.
The Central Music’s biggest night saw in attendance top Government officials, Traditional Rulers, Corporate Business Executives, Media Personalities, Executives from MUSIGA Central Region, Nominees and Music lovers.
The 2022/2023 music year brought out a lot of amazing music talents across the 22 districts in the central region. Within the year under review, 35 official award categories were unveiled with nominees from respective districts.
The Artiste of the year category featured; Koby Symple, Takum, Docta Flow, 2Feet, Khofy Guyson, Sobologeng and Smelling Good Geng.
Koby Symple was crowned as the Artiste of the year for the Central Music Awards 2023.
Special honorary awards were also presented to Nana Ekua Apeatsewah II, former Central Regional MUSIGA Chairperson, Hon. Francis Ejaku Donkoh, CEO of FED Kastle Multimedia and Chairman Kweku Etuaful, the CEO of Fays Lounge for their immense contribution towards the growth and development of the Music Industry in the central region.
Below is the full list of winners for the Central Music Awards 2023
CAMPUS ARTISTE OF THE YEAR — Mr. B Fly
EMERGING ARTISTE OF THE YEAR —- Kontroll
GOSPLE SONG OF THE YEAR — Cindy Mezziah – [Aseda]
GOSPLE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR — Brother Ishmael
BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR — Raggay Bee
BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR — Amankrado — Gh (Party Remix) Ft. Article Wan, G Terra
REGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR — Minab – [Run]
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR — EK Nacosty
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR — Essi
SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR — J3m Studios
BEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR — Liugeebeatz
SONG OF THE YEAR — Is Hommie – [Mankessim Boys]
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR — Original Ras Kofai (Heavy Thinking)
DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR – Emogy Djr [Street Made]
GHANA POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR — Nacee – [Aseda]
PROMOTER – PRESENTER OF THE YEAR — Prince Abeiku Yorke
BEST PROMOTER – DJ OF THE YEAR — Dj Kobby – Hope Fm
BEST PROMOTER – ONLINE OF THE YEAR — Believe Promotions
HIPLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR — Takum – (Lonely Song)
HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR — Ek Nacosty – [Flaunt Your Girl]
HIP POP SONG OF THE YEAR — Born Legend – [Non Stop]
AFRO POP SONG OF THE YEAR — Koby Symple – [Straight Win]
BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR — Sobologeng
BEST MANAGEMENT OF THE YEAR — Alordia Promotions
BEST PUB/NIGHT CLUB OF THE YEAR — The Truth Pub
BEST MASQUERADE GROUP OF THE YEAR — Justice Masquerade Group
BEST BRASS BAND OF THE YEAR — Adom Mysterious Band
LIVE BAND OF THE YEAR — Deedew Band
BEST FAN BASE OF THE YEAR — Tallybo (Cat Nation)
INTERNATIONAL ACT OF THE YEAR — Jay Baba
EP/ALBUM OF THE YEAR — Docta Flow – [Healing Ep]
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR — Kwesi Taadi – [Jah Guide]
FEMALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR — Essi
NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR —- You Know
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Koby Symple
HERITAGE MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR — Hon. Francis Ejaku Donkoh
HERITAGE QUEEN MOTHER OF THE YEAR — Nana Ekua Apeatsewah II
HERITAGE PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – Chairman Kweku Etuaful
Bismark Botchwey | Deputy Communications Executive | Heritage Promotions