Nana Adwoa wins Artiste of the Year at the Maiden OBGMAU Awards
A United States based Ghanaian gospel musician, Nana Adwoa has won the artiste of the year at the 2023 Onyame Behwe Ghana Music Awards USA (OBGMAU) which was held on Saturday July 22, 2023 at 589 Winder Highway in Atlanta-Georgia.
She beats a stiff competition from Millicent Yankey, Minister Nii Addo, Maame Ekua, Herty Winner and Jane Rita for the coveted award with her sensational track “I’m blessed.”
Aside her, Maame Ekua won the vocalist of the year, Millicent Yankey, Video of the year, P. Joy Soloist of the Year while Jane Rita won the Best Performer and Herty Winner won the Personality Award of the year.
Other five musicians including Morris Babyface and Minister Sabina were awarded for over 30 years Contributions to the gospel industry while Dr Frank Ofosu Appiah, the Founder and Senior Pastor of All Nations Church ( USA ) took home the Life Achievement Award.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghanaian News, Canada, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OBGMAU, Kwasi Mintah explained that the awards which is in its maiden edition seeks to honour and celebrate talented Ghanaian musicians and industrial stakeholders who are promoting Ghanaian gospel in the outside world.
“It 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.
He congratulated the winners and urged musicians who were not nominated and those who did not win anything to work harder to win something the following year.
“Sometimes you might be looked down upon or not embraced but don’t allow that to bury your God given talent. One day your time will come and you will be celebrated beyond measure,” Kwasi Mintah added.
He assured his outfit commitment to expand the categories as time goes on for every talented musician doing the work of God to win something in the years to come.
In order to motivate and help the gospel sector to develop, Kwasi Mintah called on institutions to take critical look at the gospel industry to fund the sector in helping gospel musicians to compete effectively with their circular counterparts.
The award is organised by Onyame Behwe Ghana Welfare Campaign and Challenge Group in Collaboration with Flavor tv USA.