Elephant Man live in Ghana for Bass Awards Jams

Elephant-Man1The entertainment climate will be taken a notch higher when Rackus Productions in collaboration with Bull Haus Entertainment and Solid Multimedia draws down the curtains for the maiden edition of the BASS Awards in July 2013.

According to the organizers, a galaxy of superstars will be paraded in a two day activity to climax the awards which seeks to reward Dancehall and Reggae artistes across the continent who have put out great works.

It starts on 5th of July 2013, when the Accra Sports Stadium comes alive with performances from International Dancehall and Reggae fusion star, Elephant Man and popular Nigerian Reggae star, General PYPE at the Bass Awards Nominees Jam.

They will be performing alongside Ghanaian and Bass Awards nominees including Samini, Stonebwoy, Jupiter, Kaakie and Natural Face.

Born O’Neil Bryan in Kingston Jamaica, Elephant Man had his first international recognition when he signed a contract with Puma for his single “All Out” which was used for the 2004 Puma Olympics Campaign.

In 2003, Elephant Man hit the US charts with his hit single “Pon De River” and again in 2004 with “Jook Gal” which featured Twista, YoungBloodz and Kiprich off the Good 2 Go Remix album.

Other popular songs from Elephant Man are “Five O” featuring Wyclef Jean, “Willie Bounce” and “Nuh Linga” and has collaborated with several artistes including Busta Rhymes, Lil Jon, Ying Yang Twin, Janet Jackson and the Pitbull.

The main awards night will be held on 6th July 2013 at the National Theatre with Nigerian Reggae/ Dance hall musician, General PYPE, the “Teaser” and “I am born Champion” hit maker headlining the pack of classical performances from General Marcus, Abrewa Nana and several others.

 

LIST OF NOMINATED ARTISTES FOR BASS AWARD

MOST POPULAR REGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR(S)

1.      Rocky Dawuni (African Reggae Fever)

2.      Black Prophet (Wicked Soul Train)

3.      Knii Lante ( House Of Pain)

4.      Edem (Ghetto Arise)

5.      Blakk Rasta / Kaywa (Miss Right)

6.      Sammy B (Tongue Tied)

7.      Sherif Ghale (Ghetto Side)

8.      Ras Kuuku ( Wa ye bibioo)

MOST POPULAR DANCE HALL SONG OF THE YEAR(S)

1.      Iwan (Who Is Bad)

2.      Stonebwoy ft. Samini (Climax)

3.      Jupiter (Money)

4.      Kaakie (Toffee Pon Tongue)

5.      Samini ft. Wizkid (Time Bomb)

6.      Trigmatic (Hold Yuh)

7.      Shata Rako (Good girl gone bad)

8.      Mugeez of R2Bees (Am done)

DISCOVERY 

1.      Natural Face

2.      Episode

3.      Lutha

4.      Jupiter

5.      Kaakie

6.      Sean Taylor

7.      Gully Princess

COLLABORATION /DANCEHALL SONGS

1.      Eazzy/ Jupiter (Go Go Wind)

2.      Stonebwoy/ Samini (Climax)

3.      Iwan / Black Prophet (Tell Them Again)

4.      Samini/ Wizkid (Time Bomb)

5.      Tinny/Jupiter (Highway)

 

COLLABORATION / REGGAE SONGS

1.      Blakk Rasta/ Jah Amber ( Our Africa)

2.      Adez/ Stonebwoy (Budin)

3.      Red Fayah/ Esssence (The Turban)

4.      Gavana / Torch Agoal ( Virtuous Woman)

5.      Friction/ Guru (Life Is Not Easy)

6.      Kese ft. Jupita (Care)

7.      Ruff and Smooth ft. Iwan (Time Changes)

ALTERNATIVE

1.      Joe Mettle – (I am yours)

2.      Herty Borngreat – (Kaa Nu Seiyaa)

3.      No Tribe – (Get up)

4.      Skulfuor  – (Take your child to Church)

5.      Cwesi Oteng – (God dey bless me)

FEMALE VOCALIST 

1.      Kaakie (Toffee Pon Tongue)

2.      Gully Princess (Gully Love)

3.      First Lady (Big Woman Thing)

4.      Louisa Fever (Fever)

5.      Yasmeen Helwani (Padi)

MALE VOCALIST

1.      Rocky Dawuni (African Reggae Fever)

2.      Knii Lante (House of Pain)

3.      Sherif Ghale (Ghetto Side)

4.      Stonebwoy (Climax)

5.      Lutha (Love)

6.      Kese (Care)

7.      Mugeez (Am Done)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1.      Blakk Rasta (Born Dread)

2.      Rocky Dawuni  (Hymns Of a Rebel Soul)

3.      Iwan (My Time)

4.      Stonebwoy (Grade 1)

5.      Black Eye (African Skies)

BEST AFRICAN ACT ( REGGAE /DANCEHALL)

1.      2 Face Idibia – Nigeria (Rain Drops)

2.      Wyre – Kenya

3.      General Pipe – Nigeria  (Champion)

4.      Bufallo – South Africa

5.      Davido – Nigeria (All Of You)

6.      Ice Prince – Nigeria (Magician)

7.      Wizkid – Nigeria (Wadup)

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR(S)

1.      Genius Selection (Jupiter Money)

2.      Kaywa (Miss Right)

3.      J.M.J (Toffee Pon Tongue)

4.      Infectious (Logic Rhythm)

5.      Kill Beatz (Time, Am done)

 

YAA ASANTEWAA AWARD (RECORD OF THE YEAR) (S)

1.      Iwan  ( Teenage Pregnancy)

2.      Na U (Independent Day)

3.      Knii Lante (Rocky Road)

4.      Field Marshal (Oh Father)

5.      Friction (Life Is Not Easy)

6.      Kojo Kombolo (Leaders)

7.      Ruff and Smooth (Time Changes)

8.      Chizzy Wailer (Liberation)

 

RIDDIM OF THE YEAR(S)

1.      Forget Rhythm

2.      Logic Rhythm

3.      Extra Large Rhythm

KWAME NKRUMAH AWARD (ARTISTE OF THE YEAR(S)

1.      Rocky Dawuni

2.      Blakk Rasta

3.      Samini

4.      Kaakie

5.      Knii Lante

6.      Sherif Ghale

7.      Iwan

 

BEST PERFORMER (REGGAE/DANCEHALL)

 

1.      Samini

2.      Stonebwoy

3.      Rocky Dawuni

4.      Iwan

5.      Blakk Rasta

 

BEST SONG WRITER (REGGAE/DANCEHALL)

 

1.      Knii Lante (House Of Pain)

2.      Iwan (Teenage Pregnancy)

3.      Black Prophet (Wicked Soul Train Driver)

4.      Rocky Dawuni (African Reggae Fever)

5.      Stonebwoy (Hills And Valley)

 

BEST DANCEHALL ARTISTE

 

1.      Samini

2.      Stonebwoy

3.      Jupiter

4.      Iwan

5.      Kaakie

 

BEST REGGAE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

 

1.      Rocky Dawuni

2.      Blakk Rasta

3.      Black Prophet

4.      Sherif Ghale

5.      knii Lante

 

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR(S) – REGGAE

Knii Lante (House of Pain)

Edem (Ghetto Arise)

Friction ft. Guru (Life is not easy)

Black Prophet (Wicked Soul Train Driver)

Rocky Dawuni (African Reggae Fever)

Na U (Independent Day)

Blakk Rasta (Miss Right)

 

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR(S) – DANCEHALL

Samini (Dadiekye)

Stonebwoy (Climax)

Sonni Balli (All I See)

Kaakie (Too Much)

Natural Face (So High)

Eazzy (Go Go Wind)

Iwan ft. Black Prophet (Tell Them Again)

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (REGGAE/DANCEHALL)

1.      Root Anabo

2.      Felix Bell

 

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