Bass Awards nominations out.

BY: Graphic Showbiz

Ghanaian reggae and dancehall music, as well as artists, have enjoyed popular growth and have, for the last year, dominated the Ghanaian music space, headlining almost all the major shows, from concerts to awards shows.

Rackus Production in partnership with Bullhaus Entertainment and Solid Multimedia, last Saturday, launched the 2014 Bass Awards at a media and stakeholder event held at the Z-Bar, World Trade Centre in Accra. In its second year, this year’s edition of the Bass Awards is under the theme “Turn It Up”.

The president of Rackus Production, Mr. Felix Okoh, said “It is great to see Reggae and Dancehall become the biggest music genres at the moment, an indication of the impact of the maiden edition of the Bass Awards. Though we weren’t certain about the outcome of the maiden edition of the awards, we were certain of leaving a mark in the music industry”. 

The list of nominees for the various categories for the 2014 Bass Awards was announced at the launch event. Radio presenter and musician, Blakk Rasta, Ras Kuuku and Shatta Wale were amongst the musicians with the highest nominations.

Fans can vote for their favourite artists in the public voting categories via SMS from Monday 16th June 2014 and the winners will be celebrated at the Awards Night on Saturday 30th August 2014.     

Bass Awards is an annual awards scheme specially designed to reward and celebrate Reggae and Dancehall musicians who have excelled in the year under review and also serves as an annual gathering of lovers of Reggae and Dancehall. The full list of nominees follow.

Artiste of the Year (Kwame Nkrumah Award)

Shatta Wale



Blakk Rasta

Ras Kuuku

Dancehall Artiste of the Year

Stonebwoy – Give it to them

Shatta Wale – Enter the Net

Jupitar – Freaky girl

Reggae Artiste of the Year

Ras Kuuku – Father

Blakk Rasta – Iyawata

Iwan – Chant a song

Best Alternative Reggae/Dancehall Song (Gospel)

 Crazy love - Akesse Brempong 

 Count it all Joy - Nii Soul 

 Bestest Friend -Jay Shady 

 Don’t Give up the Fight- Jael Wiafe 

Dancehall Song of the Year

 Turn Up - Episode 

 Badder Than Bad - Fuse ODG 

 Enter the Net - Shatta Wale 

 Give it to Them - Stonebwoy 

 Freaky Girl - Jupitar 

Reggae Song of the Year

 Mama Cry No More - Buk Bak 

 Iyawata - Blakk Rasta  

 Chant a Song - Iwan 

 Loving you - Jah Wadada 

 Rise - Konkarah  

 Father- Ras Kuuku  

 Mi Love You - Tinny  

 Ghana - Tsidifari 

 It Doesn’t Matter - Gyedu-Blay Ambolley 

Best Collaboration (Reggae)

Blakk Rasta/Lami - Iyawata

Kiki Jail/Shatta Rako – Me and You

Papa Jingo/Jeron Tempo – Yen ye Baako

Lingua Kat/Jah Amber - Makooma

Ras Kuuku/Norris man – Give Thanks

Best Collaboration (Dancehall)

D2/Shatta Wale – Fever

Edem/Stonebwoy – Go Harder

Episode/Edem – Circumstance

Method Ranking/Stonebwoy – Wind Up

Sarkodie/Banky W – Pon Di Tin

Shatta Wale/D Black – Ina The Party

Trade Mark /Natural Face – Mi Girl Nie

Wiyaala/Jupitar – Rock My body

Record of the Year (Yaa Asantewaa Award)

 Eager To See Mandela - Blakk Rasta 

 Yen Ye Baako - Papa Jingo  

 Mandela - Episode 

 Kudos Ghana. - Na U 

 Ghana -Tsidifari 

Producer of the Year


Genius selection


Music Video of the Year (Reggae)

Na U – Believe in me

Konkarah – Rise

Ras Kuuku – Father

Jon Germain – Still here

Blakk Rasta- Iyawata

Music Video of the Year (Dancehall)

 Money Box - Jupitar 

 Like My Thing - Shatta Wale 

 Pon Di Tin- Sarkodie/Banky W 

 Rock My Body - Wiyaala/Jupitar  

 Borkor Borkor - Mz Vee 

Best Male Vocal Artiste 

Buk Bak – Mama cry more

Jah ambar – Eye Wo Nkoaa

Luther - Judge Not

Nature – Chameleon Love

Tsidifari– Ghana

Best Female Vocal Artiste 

Mz Vee - Bokor Bokor

Wiyaala – Rock My Body

Lifetime Achievement Award

Samson Quain (Poncho)

Consular Hayes

Simple Man Kante

Discovery of the Year

Jah Wyz – My life

A K Songtress – The Empress

Buju Stingo – Badder than them

Riddim of the Year

Smirnoff and Guinness Riddim

Kulcha Riddim

Best Performer 

Shatta Wale


Ras Kuuku


Album of the Year (Reggae/Dancehall)

Ancestral Moon Splash - Blakk Rasta  

Best Songwriter 

Buk Bak – Mama Cry no more

Konkarah – Rise

Ras Kuuku – Father

Tsidifari – Ghana

Ras Bomber – Danqua Circle

Best African Act 


Jesse Jagz

Alpha Blondy