The nominations committee of the Africa Gospel Music Awards is pleased to release the final nominees in 23 categories for this year’s awards ceremony which is dubbed ‘The Olympic Edition’.

The glamorous event which is slated for July 7th will be held at London’s prestigious Golders Green Hippodrome, North End Road, Golders Green, London, NW11 7RP.

Joining Emmy Kosgei on stage are MNET Idol contestant Mkhululi Bhebhe from Zimbwabwe, Makoma from Congo, Royal Priesthood from Ghana, Tayme Tee, Atta Boafo, Guvna B and Faithchild from the UK, among others.

The Event will be hosted by Gospel artistes Rebecca, Diana Hamilton and Wole Awolola and will also be graced by various Ambassadors and High commissioners from Africa and African Athletes who will be in London for the Olympic Games.

Guests to this year’s ceremony will experience an outstandingly exquisite celebration of African gospel music from all around the world coupled with African hospitality.

Tickets for this event which range from the standard £15.00 (general Admission) to £40 (VIP) can be obtained online at http://www.africagospelawards.com/tickets.html?ref=eweb , from appointed agents or by calling +447906 932670 The public can cast their votes by visiting http://www.africagospelawards.com/nominate.html

ARTIST OF THE YEAR- EAST AFRICA
Eko Dydda- Kenya
Emmy Kosgei – Kenya
Exodus- Uganda
Christina Shusho- Tanzania
Lam Lungwar- South Sudan
Sarah K- Kenya
Dawit Getachew-Ethiopia
Kambua-Kenya
Willie Paul- Kenya
Ann Marie Mutesi – Burundi

ARTIST OF THE YEAR- WEST AFRICA
Gifty Osei– Ghana
Skuulfoo- Ghana
Frank Edwards-Nigeria
Cwasi Oteng-Ghana
Tosin Martins –Nigeria
Eben -Nigeria
Evangelist Ben and Felicia Awabi- Cameroon
King Mensah- Togo
Atorise Lanre- Nigeria
Nii Okai-Ghana
Psalm Ebube – Nigeria

ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Solo/Group) – USA/CANADA
Judah Tabernacle Choir
Anita Etta
Ngeh Loveline
Achalle
Josephine Atanga
Yaw Osei-Owusu
Ike Wilson
Fred Obare

ARTIST OF THE YEA R- AUSTRALIA/ASIA
Disciple
Soldier E

ARTIST OF THE YEAR- SOUTHERN AFRICA
Patrick Duncan
Solly Mahlangu
Hlengiwe Mhlaba
Ambani Ramaru
Sfiso Ncwane
Bakhe Dlamini
Keke Phoofolo
Thobekile Mkhwanazi
Ntokozo Mbambo
Prince Mafukidze

ARTIST OF THE YEAR- CENTRAL AFRICA
Dena Mwana (Congo)
Anne Marie Mutesi (Burundi)
Eddy Mico (Rwanda)
Mike Kalambayi (Congo)
Alain Moloto (Congo)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR- EUROPE
Dina Kikala, UK
Masterdon, Italy
Daniel Idikayi, UK
Atta Boafo, UK
Iyobo Van Lierop- Holland
Kelechy Ify, UK
Rebecca, UK
Allen Caiquo, UK
Mahali Selepe, UK
Myco Chris, UK

AFRO JAZZ /INSTRUMENTAL MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Swazi Dlamini (South Africa)
Mbaki (Bostwana)
Lekan Shobiyi (UK)
Mike Aremu (Nigeria)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Colours of Africa- Sonnie Badu (UK)
Crown Him King-Israel Mosehla (South Africa)
Blessing-Diana Hamilton (UK)
Ololo – Emmy Kosgei (Kenya)
Skuulfoo- Chapter 1 (Ghana)
Declaring his Name- Muyiwa and Riversongz(UK)
Overflo- Florocka (Akinwunmi Nathan Akiremi) (Nigeria)
Prophecy-Ohemaa Mercy (Ghana)
Mwamba Mwamba- Solly Mahlangu (South Africa))
I Believe – Rebecca (UK)

SONG OF THE YEAR
Psalm 23-Eko Dydda (Kenya)
Siyabonga Jesu- Solly Mahlangu (South Africa)
Ololo – Emmy Kosgei (Kenya)
God Dey Bless Me- Cwesi Oteng (Ghana)
Only You be God- Muyiwa and Riversongz (UK)
Born Champion – DJ Gosporella ft. J. Clique (Nigeria)
Champions- Tim Godfrey (Nigeria)
Bless Somebody- Rebecca (UK)
Minku Meho -Celina Boateng (Ghana)
Arabaribiti – Sonnie Badu (UK)

MALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Solly Mahlangu-South Africa
Eko Dydda-Kenya
Frank Edwards- Nigeria
Daddy Owen- Kenya
Keke Phoofolo- South Africa
Joe Praise- Nigeria
Eben- Nigeria
Uche- South Africa
Allen Caiquo- UK
Aaaron T. Aaron- UK
Nathi Zungu (South Africa)
Miller Luwoye (UK)

AFRO GOSPEL RAP (SOLO/GROUP) OF THE YEAR
Preachers (Ghana)
Princess Dolly (UK)
Rooftop MCs (Nigeria)
Royal Priesthood (Ghana)
Kriss Ehh Baba (Kenya)
Andrew Bello (UK)
Lyrical Soldier (UK)
Fifty 50 (South Africa)
Kardy (Cameroon)
Chukka Royalty (UK)

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Emmy Kosgei-Kenya
Dena Mwana – Congo
Ntokozo Mbambo- South Africa
Rebecca- UK
Gifty Osei- Ghana
Kefee -Nigeria
Onos Ariyo- Nigeria
Diana Hamilton-UK
Christina Shusho -Tanzania
Lara George- Nigeria

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
Kjean
PK Boadi-UK
V.K.P (Vijana Kwa Pulpit)-Kenya
Segun Ajuwon-UK
Daniel Akakpo-UK
Pita-Nigeria
Prosper Mateva -Zimbabwe
Abbeam Family- UK
Psalmos- Nigeria
Owura and the Modulation 5 (UK)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Bongani Mahlaole (South Africa)
Floracka (Akinwumi Nathan Akiremi) (Nigeria)
Wole Oni – (Nigeria)
Nana Osei (Nacy) (Ghana)
Kofi Dua Anto (KODA) (Ghana)
Stephen Akinyele (Shabach) (UK)
Cobhams Asuquo (Nigeria)
Billy Frank (Kenya)
Tolu Okeowo (UK)

GOSPEL RADIO PRESENTER OF THE YEAR
DJ Gosporella- Nigeria
Fiifi Folson-Ghana
Ekanoye Bolanle- Gambia
Anthony Ndiema- Kenya
Adja Amy Rachel Dibassey -UK
DJ. Tait -Zimnet Radio

GOSPEL TV PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Le Chemin Des Artistes (UK)
X2D (Nigeria)
Crossover 101 NTV (Kenya)
House of Praise (South Africa)
Footprints (Ghana)
One Gospel (South Africa)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Sammie Okposo – I Go Dance (Nigeria)
One Man – Pita – (Nigeria)
Senjela- Dena Mwana-(Congo)
God Dey Bless Me- Cwesi Oteng – Ghana
Patrick Duncan- Halelujah Hosanna- S. Africa
Dakika Tatu -Daddy Owen- (Kenya)
I Believe- Rebecca- UK
I’m Walking -Alemba and Exodus – Uganda
Yo Ozali- Makoma – Holland
Song for Peace in Nigeria- Nigeria Allstar

EVENT OF THE YEAR
Festival of Worship and Praise- (Italy)
Joyous Celebration 16 Live Recording (South Africa)
Evolution (Ghana)
Crown Awards (South Africa)
Groove Awards (Kenya)
Talanta Awards Africa (USA)

GOSPEL TV PRESENTER OF THE YEAR
Benita White
Praise Asemota
Shoggy Tosh
Sido Kasanda (SK)
Pastor Peter ‘Praisetek’ Oyebobola

RADIO PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Gospel Sunday- Milele FM
Sunset Drive- Sunny FM
Indumiso- Ukozi FM
Gospel Train- Zimnet Radio

GROUP/CHOIR OF THE YEAR
Maximum Melodies- Kenya
Simply Chrysolite-South Africa
Makoma- Holland
Tim Godfrey and Extreme Crew-Nigeria
Skuulfoo-Ghana
Vining Ogu and the Experience – Nigeria
Obert Mazivisa and the Trumpet Echoes
Sowetos Spiritual Singers-South Africa
Adawnage- Kenya

BEST CONTRIBUTION OF THE YEAR
Voice of Africa Radio
Bola Mogaji
Wole Oni
Premier Gospel
BC3 Media
Jabu Hlongwane
John Mensah Sarpong

Source : peacefmonline

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