Ghanaian artiste organises maiden OBGMAU Awards in US to honour gospel musicians
Onyame Behwe Ghana Music Awards USA (OBGMAU), a maiden award scheme which aims at awarding deserving Ghanaian Gospel Musicians in the United States of America is slated for Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 589 Winder Highway in Atlanta-Georgia.
The event which will kickstart at exactly 5:00pm with a red carpet session will see the attendance of various stakeholders in the industry.
Organised by Onyame Behwe Ghana Welfare Campaign and Challenge Group in Collaboration with Flavor tv USA, the award has six categories namely Gospel Personality of the Year, Vocalist of the Year, Video of the Year, Performance of the Year, Best Dancer Of the Year and Artist of the Year.
Speaking in an interview with Ghanaian News Canada, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OBGMAU, Kwasi Mintah explained that the awards seek to honour and celebrate talented Ghanaian musicians and industrial stakeholders who are promoting Ghanaian gospel in the outside world.
“The award which is first of a kind is organised to show our appreciation and honour our gospel musicians for helping reposition the local churches through their music ministries and talent,” he said.
Kwasi Mintah indicated that giving laurels for the deserving musicians would maximise the impact of gospel music and attract investors to the sector in helping project the word of God as well as promoting gospel music of Ghana.
Touching on the nominees, he said about 20 talented gospel musicians were nominated for the six categories to honour their hard work in the year under review.
“The six-member board in selection of the winner will consider the nominees numerous programmes and live performances as well as its impact on patrons or audiences,” he added.
Kwasi Mintah explained that the inspiration behind the name of the awards derived from his first single “Onyame Behwe” which was released in 2019 to strengthen the faith of Christians in God, in similar fashion is used for the awards to provide hope for gospel musicians based in the US to enhance their music.
He therefore appealed to investors to collaborate with his outfit to celebrate musicians in order to propel them in continuing their ministration to win souls for God while attracting talented youngsters to embrace gospel music.
The names of the gospel musicians competing for the 2023 OBGMAU in the six categories are Jane Rita, Millicent Bandoh, RitaQueen, Nana Adwoa, Minister Nii Addo, Sarah Sings, Herty Winner, Minister Yankey, Maame Ekua and Queen Florence.