Four big names in music in the country will battle against one another for the most competitive category this year — The New Artiste of the Year Award.
The four, who are also the hot ladies’ men in Ghanaian contemporary music and known as the Four Ks are Kuami Eugene, King Promise, Kidi, and Kurl Songx.
MUSIGA President,Bice Osei aka Obour, fraternising with some of the guests.
Three of the four, Kuami Eugene, Kidi, and King Promise also picked up nominations for the overall award of the event, the Vodafone Song of the Year Award, which will make this year’s competition very keen.
Kurl Songx, winner of the MTN Hitmaker 2016 edition, has a fast growing fan base as his song with the late Ebony Reigns is steadily rising in views on Youtube.
Article Wan (right) and Dope Nation (two in black).
In fact, each of the heartthrobs has worked with a ‘heavyweight’ artiste which makes their bid for the award even stronger; Kidi has featured Davido in his Odo Remix, King Promise featured Stonebwoy in his Hey Sexy song, Kurl Songx also had Sarkodie in Jennifer Lomotey, and Kuami Eugene did AdwinFi with Shatta Wale.
Also included in that category are Magnom, Kwesi Arthur and B4Bonah.
So far, Sarkodie is the only artiste who has been able to win both the Best New Artiste of the Year and the Artiste of the Year Awards at the VGMAs in 2010.
Beat maker and artiste, Magnom, ready for an interview session
Other artistes who have won the New Artiste of the Year Award are Herty Borngreat, 2011; Stay Jay, 2010; Kaakie, 2013; Joey B, 2014; MzVee, 2015 and Kofi Kinaata, 2016. Fancy Gadam took the award last year.