Highlife artiste KiDi was the big winner at the 4th edition of the 3Music Awards on Saturday, March 27, taking home the topmost award on the night, Artiste of the Year.
KiDi, who beat the likes of Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Diana Hamilton, Adina, Kuami Eugene, Fameye and Medikal to win the coveted award, also won Song of the Year (Enjoyment), Afrobeats/Afropop Song of the Year (Enjoyment) and EP of the Year with Blue at the show which which came off at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre.
In spite of the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 was a great year for KiDi whose Blue EP, released in the lockdown was a huge hit. The EP had the chart topping Say Cheese.
Diana Hamilton won three awards at the event
Other winners on the night were Gospel musician Diana Hamilton who picked three awards; Gospel Song of the Year with Adom, Gospel Act of the Year and the Best female Vocalist of the Year; Yaw Tog who won Hip Hop Song of the Year; Dead Peepol which won Group of the Year; Mr Drew who picked up Breakthrough Act of the Year; Adina won Reggae/ Dancehall Song of the Year; Kuami Eugene won Highlife Act of the Year while Stonebwoy who the Album of the Year with Anloga Junction, Viral Song of the Year (Putuu) and Highlife Song of the Year with Sobolo.
The event, which was virtual but had a small audience inside the Grand Arena, started around 9 p.m. with comedians OB Amponsah, Lekzy Decomic and Akrobeto as the red carpet hosts. They made the event interesting with their funny and witty words and exceptional interviews with the artistes.
Without wasting time, MCs Jay Foley and Naa Ashorkor announced individuals who would be presenting the first batch of awards.
Adina won Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year
Medikal, Criss Waddle and Joey B were the first performers on the night and what a show they put on! Their performance was so on point.
After their performance, the second batch of awards were announced after which performers including Diana Hamilton took to the stage. She sang some of her popular songs such as Adom, Mo Ne Yo, Wasem among others.
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Other performances on the night included Nana Acheampong who had a lot of buzz on social media, his daughter Gyakie, Kofi Jamar, Ypee, Yaw Tog, KiDi, Mr Drew and Gyakie who all put up splendid performances.
Stonebwoy also won three awards
In all it was an excellently organised show, with a wonderful set design and 3 Media Networks needs to be commended for its innovation.
Below is the full list of winners
1. Artiste of the Year - KIDI
2. Breakthrough Act of the Year - MR DREW
3. Group of the Year - DEAD PEEPOL
4. Viral Song of the Year - Putuu Freestyle by STONEBWOY
5. Hiplife/Hiphop Act of the Year - MEDIKAL
6. Hiplife Song of the Year - Oofeetso by SARKODIE FEAT PRINCE BRIGHT
7. Highlife Act of the Year - KUAMI EUGENE
8. Highlife Song of the Year - SOBOLO By STONEBWOY
9. Reggae/Dancehall Act of the Year - LARRUSSO
10. Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year - WHY BY ADINA
11. Gospel Act of the Year - DIANA HAMILTON
12. Gospel Song of the Year - ADOM BY DIANA HAMILTON
13. Female Vocal Performance of the Year - DIANA HAMILTON
14. Male Vocal Performance of the Year - KING PROMISE
15. Afrobeats/Afropop Song of the Year - ENJOYMENT BY KIDI
16. Song of the Year - ENJOYMENT BY KIDI
17. Collaboration of the Year - NO DULLING BY KECHE FEAT KUAMI EUGENE
18. Performer of the Year - SARKODIE FOR BLACK LOVE CONCERT PERFORMANCE
19. Digital Act of the Year - EMPRESS GIFTY
20. Hiphop Song of the Year - SORE (SOORI BY YAW THOG)
21. Alternative Song of the Year - COMOT BY WORLASI
22. Rapper of the Year - ENO BARONY
23. African Act of the Year - DAVIDO
24. Album of the Year - ANLOGA JUNCTION BY STONEBWOY
25. DJ of the Year - DJ Aroma
26. EP of the Year - BLUE EP BY KIDI
27. Producer of the Year - M.O.G
28. Video of the Year - FANCY BY AMAARAE directed by DAVID NICOLE-SEY
29. Fan Army of the Year - KUMERICANS
30. TUNECORE MOST STREAMED ACT OF THE YEAR 2021 - MEDIKAL
31. TUNECORE MOST STREAMED SONG OF THE YEAR -YABRE BY KOFI MOLE FEAT FAMEYE
32. Next Rated Act of the Year - MALCOM NUNA
MUSIC LEGEND AWARDS
2. ELDER S.K AMPIAH