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Entertainment Fri, 30 Apr 2004

Who Wins Top Gospel Award?

Daughters of Glorious Jesus
After an impressive first outing, all is set for the second edition of the Ghana Gospel Music Awards (GGMA), the award scheme which seeks to reward gospel musicians who have excelled during the year under review. The event will award performance in 2003 and will be held this Saturday at the National Theatre at 7pm.

Last year?s event which witnessed a full house set the pace and it is expected that this year?s edition will be bigger and better.

Judging from the artistes that have been assembled for the show it will be another night for gospel music showcase its best.

The artistes which include Christina Love, Victoria Sarfo, Prophet Seth ?Me Huri So? Frimpong, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Tagoe Sisters, Alabaster Box, Winneba Youth Choir and the John Teye Memorial School Band are expected to give patrons their money?s worth.

Again, this year the winner of the Gospel Song of the Year will represent Ghana at the All Africa Praise Festival to be held in Benin in August.
 
The large number of nominees (as many as eight) in each category is certainly enough proof that the gospel artistes have excelled in the period under review.

There are of course certain nominees considered strong contenders in taking awards home and these include Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Prophet Seth Frimpong, Christina Love and Sandra Oduro.

Daughters have had a great year and have enough on their plate with the five awards they won at the recently held Ghana Music Awards (GMA) as proof.

They are in strong contention to pick up some more as if to prove that what they won at the Ghana Music Awards was no fluke.

They are nominated in five categories: Gospel Song of the Year, Gospel Album of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year, Best Small Group and Praise Song of the Year.

Prophet Seth Frimpong also had a sensational year with his Me Huri So album even though he did not secure any nominations at the GMA.

He is expected to carry home laurels though and has been nominated for Gospel Song of the Year, Gospel Album of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year, Most Inspiring Lyrics and Praise Song of the Year.

Nominated eight times for Gospel Song of the Year, Gospel Album of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year, Most Inspiring Lyrics, New Artiste of the Year, Worship Song of the Year, Praise Song of the Year and Female Vocal Performance of the Year, Christina Love emerges with the highest number of nominations.

Having had an incredible year for a new artiste but going home without any award at the GMA, Christina is expected to remedy that situation this time round.

Also going home empty-handed at the GMA is Sandra Oduro who has nominated in four categories: Gospel Song of the Year, Gospel Album of the Year, New Artiste of the Year and Female Vocal Performance and is tipped to take home some awards as well.

Categories that are expected to be hotly contested included Gospel Song of the Year, Gospel Album of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year, and New Artiste of the Year which have the above mentioned nominees plus other hot nominees like Jude Lomotey, Evangelist Diana Asamoah, Ama Boahemaa and Bishop Michael Osei Bonsu.

Special awards will be presented to those who have helped to uplift the image of gospel music and given it the prestige it deserves. They are Rev Eric Kwapong, Rev Leslie Buabasah, Rev Mary Ghansah, Stella Dugan, Professor J.H. Kwabena Nketiah, Rev Kusi Berko, Yaw Agyeman Badu, Tagoe Sisters, Ace Ankomah and Esther Nyamekye.

According to the organisers all winners will receive a plague and a certificate.

Organised by S&S Media Concepts, Ghana Gospel Music Awards is sponsored by Global Lighting Centre, Borges Olive Oil, Beverage Investment, Coco Beach Resort, Smile Mineral Water (Shaaba), Royal Ravico Hotel, Beechnut Baby Foods, JN Products, Agate Transport Services, Challenge Bookshop, Eastern Alloys Company Limited, Morrison and Associates (the event statisticians) and Sunny FM (the official radio station).

Media partners are Vibe FM, Radio Gold, Channel R, Joy FM, Radio Hit and Adom FM.



Daughters of Glorious Jesus
After an impressive first outing, all is set for the second edition of the Ghana Gospel Music Awards (GGMA), the award scheme which seeks to reward gospel musicians who have excelled during the year under review. The event will award performance in 2003 and will be held this Saturday at the National Theatre at 7pm.

Last year?s event which witnessed a full house set the pace and it is expected that this year?s edition will be bigger and better.

Judging from the artistes that have been assembled for the show it will be another night for gospel music showcase its best.

The artistes which include Christina Love, Victoria Sarfo, Prophet Seth ?Me Huri So? Frimpong, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Tagoe Sisters, Alabaster Box, Winneba Youth Choir and the John Teye Memorial School Band are expected to give patrons their money?s worth.

Again, this year the winner of the Gospel Song of the Year will represent Ghana at the All Africa Praise Festival to be held in Benin in August.
 
The large number of nominees (as many as eight) in each category is certainly enough proof that the gospel artistes have excelled in the period under review.

There are of course certain nominees considered strong contenders in taking awards home and these include Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Prophet Seth Frimpong, Christina Love and Sandra Oduro.

Daughters have had a great year and have enough on their plate with the five awards they won at the recently held Ghana Music Awards (GMA) as proof.

They are in strong contention to pick up some more as if to prove that what they won at the Ghana Music Awards was no fluke.

They are nominated in five categories: Gospel Song of the Year, Gospel Album of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year, Best Small Group and Praise Song of the Year.

Prophet Seth Frimpong also had a sensational year with his Me Huri So album even though he did not secure any nominations at the GMA.

He is expected to carry home laurels though and has been nominated for Gospel Song of the Year, Gospel Album of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year, Most Inspiring Lyrics and Praise Song of the Year.

Nominated eight times for Gospel Song of the Year, Gospel Album of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year, Most Inspiring Lyrics, New Artiste of the Year, Worship Song of the Year, Praise Song of the Year and Female Vocal Performance of the Year, Christina Love emerges with the highest number of nominations.

Having had an incredible year for a new artiste but going home without any award at the GMA, Christina is expected to remedy that situation this time round.

Also going home empty-handed at the GMA is Sandra Oduro who has nominated in four categories: Gospel Song of the Year, Gospel Album of the Year, New Artiste of the Year and Female Vocal Performance and is tipped to take home some awards as well.

Categories that are expected to be hotly contested included Gospel Song of the Year, Gospel Album of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year, and New Artiste of the Year which have the above mentioned nominees plus other hot nominees like Jude Lomotey, Evangelist Diana Asamoah, Ama Boahemaa and Bishop Michael Osei Bonsu.

Special awards will be presented to those who have helped to uplift the image of gospel music and given it the prestige it deserves. They are Rev Eric Kwapong, Rev Leslie Buabasah, Rev Mary Ghansah, Stella Dugan, Professor J.H. Kwabena Nketiah, Rev Kusi Berko, Yaw Agyeman Badu, Tagoe Sisters, Ace Ankomah and Esther Nyamekye.

According to the organisers all winners will receive a plague and a certificate.

Organised by S&S Media Concepts, Ghana Gospel Music Awards is sponsored by Global Lighting Centre, Borges Olive Oil, Beverage Investment, Coco Beach Resort, Smile Mineral Water (Shaaba), Royal Ravico Hotel, Beechnut Baby Foods, JN Products, Agate Transport Services, Challenge Bookshop, Eastern Alloys Company Limited, Morrison and Associates (the event statisticians) and Sunny FM (the official radio station).

Media partners are Vibe FM, Radio Gold, Channel R, Joy FM, Radio Hit and Adom FM.



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