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Nigerian gospel singer St. Chika gets nominated for Ghana’s UGMB 2018 Foreign Act of the Year

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Nigerian gospel singer St. Chika who came to limelight following his hit single Higher has been nominated for UGMB 2018 Foreign Act of the Year. Other nominees include gospel rapper Same OG, Spillz, J Freezy and Blaze Ejeh. Last year with less than three months on the gospel music scene, St. Chika was also nominated for four different categories at The Exousia Gospel Music Awards, one of which included the “Artiste of the Year”

Urban Gospel Music Blog (UGMB) Awards aims to acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of urban/contemporary gospel acts in Ghana. It aims to rewards those who have contributed to the urban/contemporary gospel scene as a whole. It’s primary goal is to acknowledge and appreciate Ghanaian contemporary/urban gospel artistes who left an impression in 2017.

Below is the complete list of nominees for UGMB 2018

 

FOREIGN ACT OF THE YEAR 

Spillz

St. Chika

J Freezy

Same OG

Blaze Ejeh

 

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Kells

Preachers

Absteiner

Proverbskirk

Psalm One

Lil Zig

 

SPOKEN WORD ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Bentino

Wonderword

Psalm One

Josh Infiniti

Jude Prayze

 

AFROPOP SONG OF THE YEAR

Belac 360 – I no dey fear

Lil Zig – Sika Duro

Kobby Salm – Personal Love

R4J – Phollow You

Kobby Diamond – H.O.R

Raf Able – Highest Praize

 

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Goddey

Andy Wealth

Kaysi Owusu

Trish

Reggie

Alexandrah

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Kells

Preachers

Absteiner

ProverbsKirk

Psalm One

Lil Zig

 

FOREIGN ACT OF THE YEAR

Spillz

St. Chika

J Freezy

Same OG

Blaze Ejeh

 

CONTEMPORARY SONG OF THE YEAR

Cyril Sam – Roses are red

Kaysi Owusu – Yes You are the Lord

D.Foli – Love Song

Reggie – How great thou art

Goddey – Make me over

ProverbsKirk – Salvation Craver

Alexandrah – Church Medley II

 

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Abii KAren ft. Ahadday Lumin, DJ Ruel – Zoe

Flinstones ft. Goddey – None like You

Absteiner ft. Goddey, Trish – Made it happen

R4J ft. Scott Evans – Phollow You

Kobby Diamond ft. Goddey – Devil’s Warranty

Priscilla Marhah ft. Shadday Lumin – Wo Do (Your Love)

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

DK Sarpong (Hook Lynx Muzic)

Belac 360 (Replay Planet)

Cundaliny

Mike Millz

 

POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR

Aben Dada – Edem Evangelist

Made it Happen – Absteiner

Make me over – Goddey

Sika Duro – Lil Zig

Crazy for Jehovah – R4J

Zoe – Abii Karen

Yes You are Lord – Kaysi Owusu

 

GROUP OF THE YEAR

R4J

The King’s Crew

Preachers

Rog Boyz

2Fresh for God

 

RAPPER OF THE YEAR

Emani Beats (Preachers)

The Township

Absteiner

Boi Dope

Lil Zig

Dillie

Youngrush

 

RAP SONG OF THE YEAR

R4J – Crazy for Jehovah

Absteiner – Made it happen

The King’s Crew – Barricaded

Dillie – Man Up

Nuel Triumph – Stony Heart

Youngrush – Bragging rights

 

REVELATION OF THE YEAR

Raf Able

Edem Evangelist

Trish

Banaldo

ChristKid

M.A.D. Bruvas

A.J

Shadday Lumin

Young Kwetavious

 

REGGAE/DANCEHALL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Minister Kobby

Ighteous

Mic Yorny

Morphat

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

2Fresh for God – Mawuli

Kingzkid – Shoeshine

Absteiner – Conversations

R4J – I got Jesus

Kobby Salm – Personal Love

Preachers – Above

 

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Denrele Edun shares throwback Photo of how it all started for him

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Denrele Edun has shared a major throwback photo, to reveal how his journey in entertainment and fashion industry started.

“I have a tough skin and enough confidence not to worry too much about being underestimated because of my physique, my effeminacy, or my modeling background. It comes with the territory,” he captioned the photo that showed early stage of his cross-dressing.

 

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Kim Kardashian & her Lawyer, Shawn Holley honoured for their Prison Reform work

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Kim Kardashian West and her lawyer, Shawn Holley, will receive the Women Leadership in Law Award next month for their work in getting Alice Johnson freed from prison.

The award is also for their ongoing work in the area of prison reform.

Kim and Shawn will receive the award sponsored by two of California’s leading legal publications, The California Lawyer and the Daily Journal, at a conference in Beverly Hills.

One of the officers from the organisation wrote to them, “You both are truly inspirational, and your work has been life-changing.”

Kim and Shawn worked closely with Jared Kushner for months, before finally meeting with Donald Trump in the Oval Office to push for Johnson’s release.

 

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Entertainment Icon, John Singleton hospitalised after suffering stroke

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The legendary film cum music director and screenwriter, John Singleton has suffered a stroke.

He is said to be in the hospital, after checking himself in earlier this week after experiencing weakness in his leg.

A family member tells TMZ, John had flown back from Costa Rica and the plane flight may have triggered the medical emergency.

Doctors are said to be performing tests and also doing rehab. The stroke was described as mild.

Singleton made his directorial debut, “Boyz n the Hood” back in 1991. He was nominated for two Oscars, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. He was the youngest filmmaker to get nominations in the two categories.

He directed Michael Jackson’s music video, “Remember the Time” and Janet Jackson’s “Poetic Justice.” His other credits include “Rosewood,” “Shaft,” “2 Fast 2 Furious,” and “Four Brothers.”

 

 

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