Edem has made Ghana proud as he won the Best International Act Africa at the 2015 Black Canadian Awards which was held in Toronto, Canada over the weekend. The Volta Regime Music Group (VRMG) signed act pipped Teeyah from Ivory Coast, Oritse Femi, Yemi Alade and Davido from Nigerian, Mafikizolo from South Africa and Eddy Kenzo from Uganda to win the award.
The executive producer of the Canadian Awards Academy congratulated all the nominees and expressed joy about the level at which music from Africa is trending in every city in Canada.
Other winners for the night were Elijha Hammill who won for Best Male Actor, Amanda Brugel for Best female Actor, Lisa Banton for Best RnB Act, Dan-e-o for Best Hip Hop Act, KellyLee Evans won for Best Jazz / Soul Act, Best Urban dance winner went to Shameka Blake, Tasha T winner for Best Caribbean style Artist,Donnett Thompson-Hall won Best Gospel Artist, Powerhouse Fellowship Soul Choir won Best Gospel Group, DJ Mel Boogie won for Best DJ, Trish won for Best Pop Artist, Artist on the Rise was won by Flo from Winnipeg, Spoken word winner was Dwayne Morgan, Latoya Forever won Best Entertainer, Scott Laurie won Best Media Personality, Beni Boo won for Fashion, Best Blogger winner was ThePurrr by PepperBrooks, Lawrence Kerr won for Best photography and The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill won for Best Writer & Literary work. Due to high volume of vote counts, tours and industry work, Solomon Wunibee “The Psalmist”, a Top Gospel nominee was also awarded with Best Male Gospel Artist.
All the performances delivered a world class perfomance. All credits goes to DOAHL Academy, Lisa Banton, Leila Dey, The Psalmist, SKIBU, Sunset Service, Jay Harmony, Mel C and Xolisa. The 2015 Black Canadian Awards was indeed a night of fun, great performances and honor.
By Ebenezer Donkoh