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Nasty C, Stormzy, Others Score BET Hip Pop Awards Nomination



South African rapper, Nasty C, has been nominated in the Best International Flow category at the 2020 edition of the Black Entertainment TV (BET) Hip Pop Awards which is set to air on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

After losing out to Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie, at the 2019 edition of the award ceremony, the “Zulu Man With Some Power” album crooner is keen on beating other international genre colleagues including Djonga (Brazil), Kaaris(France), Khaligraph Jones(Kenya), Meryl(France), Ms Banks(UK) and Stormzy(UK) to win the prestigious laurel.

Meanwhile, DaBaby is the top nominee for the 15th annual BET Hip Hop Awards, with 12 nods. Roddy Ricch is a close runner-up with 11 nods. Megan Thee Stallion and Drake are tied for third place, with eight nods each. Future received six nods. Lil Baby grabbed four. Beyoncé, DJ Khaled, Travis Scott and Mustard each received three.

DaBaby has double nominations in four categories – best hip-hop video, song of the year, hip-hop album of the year and best collaboration. According to BET, this is the first time an artist has had two nominations for hip hop album of the year in the same year.

DaBaby won best new hip-hop artist last year. Ricch was also nominated in that category last year. This year’s nominees in that category are Flo Milli, Jack Harlow, Mulatto, NLE Choppa, Rod Wave and the late Pop Smoke, who died on Feb. 19 at age 20.

Here’s the complete list of nominees:

Hip-hop artist of the year

Lil Baby
Megan Thee Stallion
Roddy Ricch

Best hip-hop video

DaBaby, “Bop”
DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
Drake, “Toosie Slide”
Future feat. Drake, “Life Is Good”
Lil Baby, “The Bigger Picture”
Roddy Ricch, “The Box”

Song of the year

“Bop” (DaBaby) Produced by JetsonMade & Starboy
“Life Is Good” (Future feat. Drake) Produced by Ambezza, D. Hill & OZ
“Rockstar” (DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch) Produced by SethinTheKitchen
“Savage” (Remix) (Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé) Produced by J. White Did It
“The Box” (Roddy Ricch) Produced by 30 Roc & DatBoiSqueeze
“Toosie Slide (Drake)” Produced by OZ

Hip-hop album of the year

DaBaby, Blame It On Baby
DaBaby, Kirk
Future, High Off Life
Lil Baby, My Turn
Megan Thee Stallion, Suga
Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial

Best collaboration

DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
Future feat. Drake, “Life Is Good”
Jack Harlow feat. Tory Lanez, DaBaby & Lil Wayne, “Whats Poppin” (Remix)
Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé, “Savage” (Remix)
Megan Thee Stallion feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $Ign, “Hot Girl Summer”
Mustard feat. Roddy Ricch, “Ballin’”

Best duo or group

Chris Brown and Young Thug
City Girls
Run The Jewels

Best new hip-hop artist

Flo Milli
Jack Harlow
NLE Choppa
Pop Smoke
Rod Wave

Best live performer

Big Sean
Megan Thee Stallion
Roddy Ricch
Travis Scott

Lyricist of the year

Big Sean
J. Cole
Megan Thee Stallion

Video director of the year

Cactus Jack & White Trash Tyler
Cole Bennett
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Director X
Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor

DJ of the year

Chase B
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Khaled

Producer of the year

9th Wonder
DJ Khaled
Mike Will Made-It

Hustler of the year

Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Megan Thee Stallion
Rick Ross
Travis Scott

Best hip-hop platform

The Breakfast Club
The Joe Budden Podcast
The Shade Room

Sweet 16: best featured verse

Beyoncé, “Savage” (Remix) (Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé)
Bia, “Best on Earth” (Russ feat. Bia)
Cardi B, “Writing on the Wall” (French Montana feat. Post Malone, Cardi B & Rvssian)
Future, “Roses” (Remix) (Saint Jhn feat. Future)
Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar” (DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch)
Travis Scott, “Hot” (Remix) (Young Thug feat. Gunna & Travis Scott)

Impact track

Anderson .Paak & Jay Rock, “Lockdown”
DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar” (BLM Remix)
J. Cole, “Snow on tha Bluff”
Lil Baby, “The Bigger Picture”
Rapsody feat. PJ Morton, “Afeni”
Wale feat. Kelly Price, “Sue Me”

Best international flow

Meryl (France)
Kaaris (France)
Nasty C (South Africa)
Khaligraph Jones (Kenya)
Stormzy (U.K.)
Ms Banks (U.K.)
Djonga (Brazil)

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Reminiscing The Good Old Days – BET Hip-HOp Ghana Cypher



The countdown is on and the BET Hip Hop Awards 2020 to be held … is nigh. Prior to the award ceremomy, a BET Hip-Hop Cypher is done to showcase the best rap talents from either rap groups, countries or continents. This year 2020 has been a good year for Kwesi Arthur as he joins in on the BET Hip Hop Cypher representing the motherland Ghana.

In 2010, Ghana was well represented in the BET Hip Hop Awards taking the Ghanaian rap heat to the international scene. The cypher featured Ghanaian acts; D-Black, Edem, Tinny, The grandpapa Reggie Rockstone, Kwaku T, and Baby G. ‘The African Invasion’ was the name of the cypher.

The 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards will premiere Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on BET, and simulcast on BET Her, VH1, and MTV2.

Watch 2010 Ghana cypher here

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Ghana DJ Awards To Host Workshop; Leonora Buckman Encourages Females To Partake In The Seminar



President of Women In Performing Arts (WIPA) – an umbrella organization for all females in the creative arts industry, Leonora Buckman, is urging more females to take up DJing as a profession in Ghana.

Leonora Buckman, who also serves as a board member of the Ghana DJ Awards has been a leading advocate in championing the cause of women in Ghana’s creative arts industry.

She lamented the dearth of female DJ role models in the country during an interview about this year’s Ghana DJ Awards on Peace FM’s entertainment review show.

She further stated that “though DJing is dominated by males, it is not a profession reserved for males. We, therefore, encourage female DJs out there to involve themselves in the nomination process. We believe that what a man can do, a woman can also do”.

According to research conducted by the Blogspot, Female Pressure; only 10% of performers at music festivals around the world are female and an even smaller percentage of women are on music label rosters.

Despite female DJs pumping out great mixes and working as hard as they can, the recognition from booking agents and promoters – and the subsequent gigs and success – remain elusive and for the few female DJs, they may have at some point felt like it’s close to an impossible task in front of them.

Due to the phenomenon stated above, Leonora Buckman encouraged females interested in disc jockeying to participate in the Ghana DJ Awards workshop which is scheduled for the 20th of November, 2020, in order to get well acquainted with the practice.

The workshop will discuss such topics such as how DJs can manage their funds, the importance of social media, sound management and brand positioning. The event will also include training sessions on how to operate as a DJ, select music, beat matching, and equalising music, as well as general education on sound and mood curation. Registration details for the workshop will be announced on Monday via Ghana DJ Awards’ Facebook and Instagram platforms. The workshop will start from 9am to 5pm (GMT).

The 2020 Ghana DJ Awards is however scheduled to take place on November 21, 2020.

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Ghana DJ Awards – 2020 To Honor Outstanding Student Disk Jockeys



The board and organizers of Africa’s biggest DJ festival, the annual Ghana DJ Awards event have introduced a new category, to recognize the efforts of student DJs who entertain their colleagues and fans during raves and events, both on and off-campus.

The “Best Student DJ” of the year award is part of the new categories introduced in this year’s edition of the award scheme, to encourage students who juggle the demands of life while going to school and working to earn their dues as DJs simultaneously.

This disclosure was made by Rev Azigiza Jnr, chairman of the Ghana DJ Awards board, on Peace FM’s entertainment review show. According to him, “the Best Student DJ category was created to reward outstanding student DJs who despite their inability to own expensive gadgets, are still able to rip the turntables”.

The goal is to motivate Student DJs to believe in the profession and also inform the DJing fraternity that education is key. A DJ can be professional and educated as well. To be nominated, one must be a student or recent graduate in good standing and be over 17 years.

Nominations for this year’s edition are selected by the Ghana DJ Awards’ board and the voting academy which is comprised of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment industry players. Fans will be able to cast their vote for their favorite DJs via text on and on both Twitter and Instagram with a designated hashtag.

This year’s edition of the Ghana DJ Awards is set to take place on the 21st of November, 2020. More details will be communicated soon.

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Reggae Veteran, Rocky Dawuni, Honored At This Year’s Humanitarian Awards



Organizers of Humanitarian Awards Ghana, have conferred a citation in honor of Rocky Dawuni.

Rocky Dawuni — who hails from Ghana and has traveled the world thoroughly has impacted so many lives and led countless global initiatives in Ghana and beyond, championing humanitarian causes. The global activist who sees himself as a ‘messenger of the world’ has also empowered many youths and generations through the influence of his music, which is mostly directly towards consciousness, peace, love, unity and socio-economic empowerment.

Apart from being a GRAMMY Nominee, Rocky Dawuni, is also a UN Goodwill Ambassador for Environment for Africa. Though he was not present at the venue, his Ghanaian publicist, Elorm Beenie, was present to receive the award on his behalf.

Rocky Dawuni is wrapping up his next album (EP) project due for release this October 2020. He has already released 7 albums and has featured on many other notable albums and projects by various musicians across the world.

The prolific Humanitarian Awards Ghana lived up to its billing and hype. The event, which was held at the plush Labadi Beach Hotel to celebrate change makers, followed all the prescribed Covid-19 protocols set by the government of Ghana without losing its class and ethos.

The special guest of honor, Mama Francisca, delivered a great speech on the need for humanitarian works to support the less privileged and make this nation a better place.

She cautioned that Ghanaians to strive for peace in the upcoming elections on 7th December as Ghana needs peace.

There were sterling performances by notable musicians and talents such as Dada Kwaku (Dada K), Bernice Offei (Gospel Minister), Nakeeyat Dramani Sam (Nakeeyat The Poets), Paa Sammy (Gospel Minister) Rhymesonny (Poet), Comedian Hogan and Derrick Baah (Live Painting.)

The event was hosted by two of Ghana’s top event hosts—Kwesi Kwatia and Eva Adonoo —who had such an amazing chemistry on stage on the night of October 3, 2020.

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Source: Elorm Beenie (Publicist)

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