Music legends honoured at MOGO Awards

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

The final leg of the 2015 Music of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) Festival got underway at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC) Saturday night.

MOGO, which has been running for the past nine years celebrates authentic Ghanaian highlife music..

The week-long MOGO Festival continued with the  MOGO Awards to round off the celebration of music of Ghanaian origin.

It was Pat Thomas who kicked start the event in style with some of his hit songs which got the crowd up and dancing. 

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Traditional literary poet, Nana Asaase paid glowing tribute to fallen highlife musicians in Ghana accompanied by soothing music and the Ramblers took over the stage to dish out great Highlife tunes. 

The first set of awards were dished out after which Paapa Yankson and Nana Kwame Ampadu took turns to thrill patrons from their collection of hit songs.

The MOGO Festival is sponsored by Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) and Alisa Hotels and powered by Citi 97.3FM.

Award Winners

Best Choral Group: Harmonious Choral 

Best Music Producer: George Forest 

Best Band: King Shabo Band

Best Original Gospel Artiste : OJ

Best Vocalist : Efua 

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners:

Paapa Yankson

Pat Thomas

A.B. Crentsil

Kofi Sammy

Best Song Writer: Daddy Lumba

Best Performer: Amakye Dede

Highlife Song: Adult Music ( Kwabena Kwabena)

Artiste of the Year: Okyeame Kwame

The Lifetime Achievement Award Winners received a citation and cash prize of GHC 2000.