Westline Entertainment and Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), organisers of Rush Western Music Awards have set 29th April, 2017 as the date for the maiden edition of the awards.
The awards ceremony which will come off at the plush Best Western Atlantic Hotel is aimed at awarding quality works of Western Region Artistes and those who have taken music beyond the borders of the most naturally endowed region in Ghana.
Over 72 Artistes from the Western Region have been nominated in various categories for the awards. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the awards, Nana Kwesi Coomson mentions that, “So far the participation from both Artistes and their fans is encouraging. Just like any awards, we had our fair share of criticisms and commendations when the nominations list came out. We entreated every Westerner to be a participant and not an onlooker and we are getting exactly that; critiques, criticisms and commendations.”
Rush Western Music Awards Organisers mentioned that since the short code for voting (1761) was released, the number of people who vote daily is impressive. “The love for the Western Artistes is amazing. Day in and day out, there is an impressive number of voters in the various categories. The fans are rallying behind their Artistes to win big” the Organisers said.
The awards ceremony which begins at 8:00 pm will witness performances from A.B. Crentsil, Kofi Bentil, Gyedu Blay Ambulley, Evangelist Ernestina Konney, Paapa Yankson, Paulina Oduro, Kofi Kinaata, Nero X, Pastor Joe Beecham, Nana Quame, amongst others.
By Nana Kwesi Coomson