MAIDEN PRAISE ACHEIVEMENT AWARDS GIVES AWARDEES A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Ghana’s first all Christian awards organized by Praise TV delivered a spectacular night for all attendees, nominees and award winners. Praise Achievement Awards which was held at the premises of the Oil Dome, Accra acknowledged, celebrated and awarded key Christian players in the Gospel space who help promote Christ and the Kingdom work from artists, tv and radio presenters, Christian media houses, bloggers and dance groups.
Picture: Praise Acheivement Awards
Ghana’s award schemes are mainly dominated by organisers who mainly focus on honouring secular acts and celebrities and decide to add a category or two for the Christian faith. By organising the Praise Achievement Awards, Praise TV has began the journey to change that narrative and create an award scheme for believers alone.
The concert which took place on the 18th of December featured sensational acts from start to finish including, Bethel Revival Choir, Soul Winners, Cwesi Oteng, Diana Hamilton, Preye Odede, Proper Ochimana, Sonnie Badu and Sinach.
Picture: Diana Hamilton (left) & Efe Grace (right)
With several nominees all eager to pick up the crown in their respective categories, the night was poised to be one full of suspense and surprises and it did not disappoint. In the space of 2 years since its inception, the hardwork of the Kristocentric Station team in promoting the Kingdom message and artists was recognized bringing to Kristocentric a nomination for the Best Christian Radio Station award. The host of the Gospel Drive Online, Fifi Folson was awarded the Best Christian Radio Presenter of the year for his consistent efforts and contribution to the body of Christ through radio.
Ghanaian Gospel artiste, Joe Mettle, picked up 4 back to back awards on the night. Ohemaa Mercy picked up the Best Collaboration of the year with her song ‘Ote Me Mu’ ft MOG, Clement Affreh won the Best Christian Blogger of the Year and MOG won the coveted Artiste of the Year to cap off the night.
Picture: Joe Mettle (left) & MOG (right) receiving awards
Serving God is the best feeling and experience and there is no doubt that the artists and songwriters put in their best to deliver content and tunes that speak directly to the heart and would echo in the mind of believers. However, serving GOD with talents and passion should never be about accolades from men. There are hundreds of nominees who did not win but it should never discourage them or anyone from continuing to work hard in the vineyard. Not all eyes may see the efforts put in but GOD does and in His time, the right honour will be bestowed on the believer.
Find below the award winners:
LIST OF WINNERS
BEST ARTIST OF THE YEAR AFRICA: Sinach
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: MOG
FEMALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Diana Hamilton
BEST AFRICAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR (DIASPORA): Vickie Pittman Keller
BEST GHANA GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR (DIASPORA): Nii Addo(USA)
BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR: Bethel Revival Choir
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Diana Hamilton
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Pastor Edwin Dadson
WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR: Joe Mettle
SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR: Joe Mettle
BEST GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR AFRICAN: Nathaniel Bassey
BEST GOSPEL MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Obaapa Christy
SPECIAL GLOBAL GOSPEL HONORARY AWARD: Sinach
SPECIAL GLOBAL GOSPEL HONORARY AWARD: Sonnie Badu
SPECIAL AWARD FOR WAYMAKER: Sinach
BEST GOSPEL DJ OF THE YEAR: Jay Smoke
BEST CHRISTIAN BLOGGER OF THE YEAR: Clement Affreh
TRADITIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR: Rev. PJ Markwei
BEST URBAN SONG ON THE YEAR: Scott Evans
BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR: Ohemaa Mercy ft MOG
BEST CHRISTIAN RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR: Sunny FM
BEST CHRISTIAN TV STATION OF THE YEAR: Pent TV
BEST CHRISTIAN RADIO PRESENTER OF THE YEAR: Fifi Folson
NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Efe GraceINSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR: Affreh Junior