Stephen Siaw, known in showbiz circles as Ayesem, has been adjudged Artiste of the Year at last weekend’s Western Music Awards organized by West-line Entertainment at the Plus Atlantic Hotel in Takoradi.
This is the first time the ‘Koti’ hitmaker has won the flagship award, after Kofi Kinaata.
The event celebrated artistes, Disc Jockeys (DJs), entertainment show hosts and other talents from the Western Region.
The event, which is in its 3rd edition, saw performances from The Township, El Manuel, Demzi, Agbana, Corp Sayvee, Highlife Legend AB Crentsil, Semenhyia, Ras Ebo, Nemesis Loso, Nero X, Ray James, Ayesem and an all-female performance in honour of the #BringBackOurTaadiGirls campaign.
Aside the ultimate Artiste of the Year, Ayesem also won the Hiplife Artiste of the Year.
Legendary A.B Crentsil and Kwaw Ansah received Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Present at the event were the Western Region Minister, Kobby Okyere Darko Mensah, who doubles as Member of Parliament for Takoradi Constituency, MCE for Sekondi-Takoradi Anthony K.K. Sam, Western Region Director of Ghana National Service, Okatakyie Amankwaa Afrifa, Chief of Apremdo Nana Egya Kwamina XI, amongst others.
Below is the full list of winners of the 2019 RTC Western Music Awards
GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
Morris Makafui – Edzebubu
HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR
DJ Magnus Ft Ayesem – Saamia
HIPLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR
- Kwabena Lyta – Ngrakers
REGGAE/DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR
Demzi – Crime Free
HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR
The Township – The Mad Titan
CITATION FOR SUPPORTING WESTERN REGION ARTISTES
Mr Maximous Mensah aka Dr Pounds
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
- Mr Kwaw Ansah
- Legendary AB Crentsil
AFROPOP SONG OF THE YEAR
Dope Nation – Eish
URBAN GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
Morris Makafui – Edzebubu
MOST POPULAR REGIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR
Weaporn Ft Flowking Stone – Ekebe
MOST POPULAR GHANAIAN SONG OF THE YEAR
Stonebwoy – Kpoo k3k3
BRASS BAND OF THE YEAR
Super Sonic Brass Band
NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Sayvee ft Sarkodie, Nate Eshun & Ayesem – Yolo
BEST FEMALE VOCAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Shola Babe Ft Nero X – Fakye Me
BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Akoffena Difaya – Ememia
BEST RADIO DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Berry – Westgold Radio
BEST MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Jake On The Beatz
BEST ENTERTAINMENT SHOW OF THE YEAR
Opapy Joe – Entertainment Extra – Space FM
BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR
BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR
Semenhyia – Elective Fante
REGGAE/DANCEHALL ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR
HIP HOP ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR
GOSPEL ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR
HIPLIFE ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR
HIGHLIFE ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR
ARTISTE(S) OF THE YEAR