The Ghana Music Awards Europe (GMAEU) ceremony has been going on since 2003. It used to be known as Ghana Music Awards UK but has been changed to cover all of Europe. However, this year’s edition is the first of its kind to have collaboration with the Musicians Union of Ghana, MUSIGA.
An official signing of this collaboration was at the Head Office of MUSIGA in Accra. Ace Radio Presenter, Kwesi Aboagye was on hand as a representative of the GMA Europe Board and Bice Osei Kuffour, the President of MUSIGA signed on behalf of MUSIGA.
For his welcome note, President of MUSIGA, Bice Osei Kuffour expressed his support for the GMA Europe and also mentioned that it is an avenue for Ghanaian music to be showcased to not just Ghanaians living abroad but also to foreigners. Kwesi Aboagye, who represented the GMA Europe in Ghana expressed his joy at the marriage between the two unions and hoped that it will progress to greater heights.
The short ceremony was graced with the presence of some of the National Executives of MUSIGA as well as some of the nominees for this year’s GMA Europe.
The actual event will come off on the 24th of November in Sync London and is expected to be hosted by Kwami Sefa kayi.
This collaboration means MUSIGA endorses the event and will contribute to the event in its entirety. It is in line with the objective of MUSIGA to promote Ghanaian music worldwide.
As part of the agreement, a special category is to be created to recognize the MUSIGA Outstanding Artiste of the Year.
There are a total of 10 public voting categories and 3 honours award. This year's 'Life Time Achievement' with a convincing select committee votes, will go to the Ghanaian internationally acclaimed musician Daniel Amakye Dede for effortlessly combining the guitar hi life style of playing and his unique talent.
Invited performers include Tiffany, Asem, Amakye Dede, Charles Amoah, George Darko, Fuse ODG, Tinchy Strider, Mista Silva, SWAY plus UK's best DJs in rotation playing the best in Azonto, Hiplife, Hilife, RnB, Funky House, and Soul Full Garage for the after party.