Victors from the 2019 3Music Awards

Shatta Wale with his SM Family

At the 2019 3Music Awards staged at the Fantasy Dome on March 31, 2019, Shatta Wale went home the victor after bagging 8 awards out of 11 nominations while keen competitor Stonebwoy walked away with 3 awards from 8 nods.

In its second edition, the show had Wendy Shay, Dope Nation, Cina Soul, Kofi Mole, Bethel Revival Choir, Medikal, Nigeria’s Victor AD, La Meme Gang, Joey B, Rocky Dawuni, Shatta Wale, Samini, Akwaboah, Freda Rhymz, Quamina MP and Adina Thembi thrill patrons with a mixture of live and lip synched performance.

Proving to be a good night for the Korle Gonno godfather, Shatta Wale’s ‘My Level’ won ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year’ while he won ‘Reggae/Dancehall Act of the Year’, ‘Digital Act of the Year’ with ‘Gringo’ scooping ‘Video of the Year’ and his Shatta Movement picking ‘Fan Army of the Year’.

Stonebwoy for his part had to be content to walk home with ‘Afrobeats Song of the Year’ for ‘Bawasaaba’, ‘Album of the Year’ for ‘Epistles of Mama’ and ‘Most Streamed Artiste on Boomplay’ award.

Veteran gospel musician; Prof. Kofi Abraham received a Legendary Award for churning out music since the 1970s with over 30 albums to his credit. Veteran highlife musician Obuoba J.A. Adofo and music producer Mark Okraku Mantey also received honorary awards.

Lexis Bill and Cookie served as show hosts while Andy Dosty manned the turntables.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Next Rated Act of the Year:

Kofi Mole

DJ of the Year:

DJ Vyrusky

Breakthrough Act of the Year:

Wendy Shay

Hiplife Song of the Year:

‘CCTV’ by King Promise feat Mugeez & Sarkodie

Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year:

‘Gringo’ by Shatta Wale

Producer of the Year:

MOG Beatz

Honorary Award:

Mark Okraku Mantey

Obuoba J.A. Adofo

Digital Act of the Year:

Shatta Wale

Afrobeats Song of the Year:

‘Bawasaaba’ by Stonebwoy

Highlife Act of the Year:

Kuami Eugene

Best Ghanaian International Act:

Rocky Dawuni

Fan Army of the Year:

Shatta Movement

Reggae/Dancehall Act of the Year:

Shatta Wale

Music Woman of the Year (Female Act of the Year):


Video of the Year:

‘Gringo’ by Shatta Wale

Legendary Award:

Prof. Kofi Abraham

Hiphop/Hiplife Act of the Year:


Boomplay Album of the Year:

Epistles of Mama

African Act of the Year:

Victor AD

Hiphop Song of the Year:

‘Stables’ by Joey B

Song of the Year:

‘My Level’ by Shatta Wale

Most Streamed Artiste on Boomplay:


Music Man of the Year (Male Act of the Year):

Shatta Wale

Viral Song of the Year:

Gringo by Shatta Wale

Gospel Song of the Year:

Agbadza Medley by Bethel Revival Choir

Collaboration of the Year:

‘Grind Day (Remix)’ by Kwesi Arthur feat Sarkodie & Medikal

Gospel Act of the Year:

Bethel Rival Choir

Highlife Song of the Year:

‘Wish Me Well’ by Kuami Eugene

By Michael Eli Dokosi/