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Gospel Artistes Win big at AGMMA 2018 in London



Artistes from across the world gather in London for AGMMA 2018 to  celebrate excellence
Once again, London was ‘awash’ on Saturday the 2nd of June with accomplished and aspiring African and diasporan gospel artistes at this year’s  spectacular African Gospel Music and Media awards held at the East London Arts and Music. The evening started with a red carpet VIP reception with guests networking during press interviews followed by the main event which was hosted by Premier Gospel Radio’s drivetime host Lady Tolu. The night opened in typical African fashion with energetic praise and worship led by Benjamin Qusi and Michael Pounds
Interspersing the various awards were electrifying performances by Afriy David, Ccippo, Grace Balafonte Shekinah Sings, Uniek Grace, Calledout Music, Isabella, Diana Hamilton, Judith Sephuma, Sammie Okposo and Joe Mettle. The highlight of the night was a collaboration of Sammie Okposo and Joe Mettle on stage, who incidentally were the joint winners of the ‘song of excellence’ category; Sammie winning with ‘Marvelous Thing’ and Joe Mettle with ‘Bonooni’.
Top winners of the night were Joe Mettle who won in the ‘Male artiste of Excellence’ category and ‘Song of excellence’ categories and Sammie Okposo who won in the ‘Song of Excellence category and in the special category of the ‘Trailblazer’ award. Other winners included Emmanuel Smith, Diana Hamilton, Pompi, Muyiwa Olanrewaju and Dr Tumi, Mercy Masika, Cassi Kalala Jesse Morgan and Nikki Laoye  who won a Community Award for her charitable services in Nigeria.
For the first time, AGMMA also awarded the Heritage award to 6 distinguished gospel industry figures who have contributed to the development and promotion of music within the African-Caribbean community and gone further to bridge the gap between the African and Caribean communities through their activities in music and media (AGMMA winner list is attached). They are John Fisher, O’Neal Dennis, Roy Francis, Juliet Fletcher, Dave P and Noel Robinson
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1. Breakthrough Artiste of Excellence
Emmanuel Smith (UK)
Calledout Music (UK)
2. Central African Artiste of Excellence
Cassi Kalala (DRC)
3. Discovery Artiste of Excellence
Hannah Ola (UK)
4. Female Artiste of Excellence
Onos Ariyo (Nigeria)
5. Artiste of Excellence West Africa
Preye Odede (Nigeria)
6. Artiste of Excellence USA and Canada
Jesse Morgan
Priscilla Sings
7. Artiste of Excellence East Africa
Mercy Masika (Kenya)
8. Artiste of Excellence Europe
Evans Ogboi (UK)
9. Artiste of Excellence Southern Africa
Dr. Tumi (South Africa)
10. Male Artiste of Excellence
Joe Mettle (Ghana)
11. Radio Program of Excellence
Gospel Sunday- Milele FM (Kenya)
12. TV Program of Excellence
NTV Crossover 101 (Kenya)
Destiny -One Gospel (South Africa)
13. Afro Rap Artiste of Excellence
Limoblaze (Nigeria)
Pompi (Zambia)
14. Instrumental Musician of Excellence
Mike Aremu (Nigeria)
15. Musical Group of Excellence
Tim Godfrey and Xtreme Crew (Nigeria)
Joyous Celebration (South Africa)
16. Video of Excellence
Light –Snatcha (UK)
Jesus is Alpha and Omega- Idowu Eyin ft Purist Ogboi
17. Event of Excellence
Alabanza Concert 5. SA meets Nigeria (South Africa)
*PART 2*
The Experience in Lagos (Nigeria)
18. Music Producer of Excellence
Nathan ‘Florocka’ Akinremi (Nigeria)
19. Song of Excellence
Bonooni – JoeMettle ft Luigi Maclean (Ghana)
Marvellous Thing – Sammie Okposo (Nigeria)
20. Album of Excellence
Revival Flames – Nathaniel Bassey (Nigeria)
21 . Gospel Blog/Online Promo of Excellence
GospoGroove (Nigeria)
22. Online Gospel Station of Excellence
Praiseworld Radio (Nigeria)
23. Heritage Award
John Fisher
Roy Francis
O’Neill Dennis
Dave Paul (DaveP)
Juliet Fletcher
Noel Robinson
24. Levites Award
Jeph Levi
Checko Ankrah
Tobi Loba
Jemi Nwadike
Jerry Bonsu
Walter Chiwanda
Myco Chris
Papa Richie
Philemon Ackon
25. Leadership
26. Trailblazer
Muyiwa Olanrewaju
Sammie Okposo
Diana Hamilton
27. Community Award
Nikki Laoye
28. Promotion of Gospel Music
Muyiwa Olanrewaju
Shoggy Tosh
See pictures from the event below:

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