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National Gospel Music Awards (NGMA) reveals the nomination list ahead of its maiden edition.

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An award scheme that has aimed at celebrating top Ghanaian and international gospel artists, the Ghana Gospel Music Award ( GNMMA ). 

After opening up the way for gospel musicians to file in their nomination, it has finally announced their nomination lists for their 4th edition. The GNMMA after its inception in 2017, has provided the opportunity for stars in the industry to be celebrated, and indeed the aim is closely being achieved. Witnessing the amazing excitement they’ve brought to such a category in the industry, many have complimented their good works.

The organisers of the awards scheme, Global Expert Recoveries, announced the nomination lists on 21st December, 2020. It has assured the general public that voting will start early 22nd of December. According to them, winners in various categories for this year’s awards will be determined by 40% public, Board 40%, and 20% Academy votes.

The event will take place on February 20, 2021.

The Ghana National Gospel Music Awards is organised by Global Expert Recoveries with support from BTM Afrika, eTV Ghana, Steaman Group, the Multimedia Group, Rockson Ransford Hospital, MUSIGA, Jonab J. services, UGN, Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards and Gospel Bloggers Association.

Popular gospel musicians like Diana Hamilton and MOG music were able to secure seven nominations while Akesse Brempong and Nacee had a share of 6 nominations each. 

Here’s is the breakdown of the full nomination lists for the NGMA ’20 in their respective categories:

Church Choir of the Year:

CBN Inc.- Kumasi

Fusion Kings- Temple- ICGC  (Takoradi)

Calvary Music – CCC (Kumasi)

Covenant Voices, RCI (Accra)

Heralds Choir — Obuasi Methodist 

Bethel Revival Choir Global – Evangelical (Accra)

Collaboration  of the Year

Don Cemon ft. Obaapa Christy – Wonderful Jesus

Akesse Brempong ft Joe Mettle- Bless

KobbySalm ft. Okey Socky- Jejeli

MOG ft. Various Artiste – God. 

Celestine Donkor ft. Evelyn Wanjiru

Chris Appau ft. Joe Mettle – Akpe Kataa.

Jeshurun Okyere ft. Joe Mettle – You Reign

Gospel Male Artist of the Year 

Akesse Brempong 


Carl Clottey 


Jeshurun Okyere 

Instrumentalist of the Year

Dan Grahl

Sax Borsah

Enoch Owuraku Kissi 

Richmond Danquah

Nsanku Pekay

Emmanuel Bludo

Affreh Junior

Adventist Vibrant

P.O Kwabena Donkor

Don Cemon 

Julia Asante – Mensah

Bright Appiah Nkansah

Choral Group of the Year 

One Voice Choir Ghana

Harmonious Chorale Ghana 

Vocal Essence Chorale

International Artiste Of the Year 

David Whitfield II and Whitfield Prod. (USA)

Sound of Imani (USA)

Young Men 4 Christ (USA)

Daryl Beebe (USA)

Eric Reverence (USA)

Hayden Billingy (St. Vincent Grenada)

Detroit Youth Choir (USA)

Traditional Song of the Year 

CPL Adu-Gyamfi – Wode Yen Nfomso

Nacee- Bo no ose

Lawyer Antwi Agyei- Na who cause am

Rev. Mrs Mavis Frimpong – Onyame Kese

Nti Anane – Ayemuye Nyame 

Worship Song of the Year

Elizabeth Turkson – Tete Botan 

Lizzy Ntiamoah- Nyame Ye

Jeshurun Okyere ft. Joe Mettle – You Reign 

Elizabeth Baohene – Krokron 

Carl Clottey – Di wo hene 

Rama Antwi- Ne Nionyam

Japhet Adjetey – Bless the Lord.

New Gospel Artist of the Year : 

Joshua Ahenekorah

Kofi Owusu Peprah 

Esther Obiribeba Addo

Ewuraba Eesi

Kelvin Sasu

Akua Emelia

Omari Kissi Jnr.

Gospel Artist Manager of the Year 

Nii Nol- Akesse Brempong 

Jay Barnner – Nacee

Kofi Donkor – Celestine Donkor 

Derick Ofori Baadu- MOG

Kwesi Ernest – Akua Emelia

King David- Diana Hamilton

Teddy Ot- TLC- Miss Walters

Male Vocalist if the Year:

Akesse Brempong 


Carl Clottey 



Onasis Kontor

Omari Kissi Jnr 

Praise Song of the Year:

Nti Anane- Ayemuye Nkyankopon 

Jemba- Yahweh

Margaret Addison- Nyamesom Pa

Prophet  David Kyeremeh – One day, One day

Diana Hamilton – Adom (Grace)

Celestine Donkor- Favour Everywhere.

Artiste Of the Year  (Diaspora):

Mr. Music Mensah

Martin Fei 

Joseph Matthew 

Jane Rita

Maame Pinamang

Atta Patrick

Alex Acheampong 

Herty Corgie 

Jenn Arthur

Millicent Yankee

Songwriter of the Year 

CBC Inc. – Wo ye Yesu 

Diana Hamilton – Adom ( Grace) 

MOG- Amazing God

EBA- I overcome

Selina Boateng – Yesu Mogya.

Omari Kissi Jnr – Mehyia Yesu

Celestine Donkor – Favour Everywhere 

Hybrid Song of the Year 

Nana Manuel – Nyame Beye

Flowking Stone- Grace

Fameye ft. Kwesi Arthur – Long life

Fii Cools- Grace

Kuami Eugene ft Obaapa Christy – Waye Awie.

Urban Gospel Artiste Of the Year 

Carl Clottey 




Kofi Karikari


2 Fresh 4 God 

Streaming Heights Gospel of the Year 


Akesse Brempong 


Celestine Donkor 

Empress Gifty 

Gospel Song of the Year:

Favour Everywhere – Celestine ft Evelyn Wanjiru 

Adom (Grace ) – Diana Hamilton 

Nyame De Aba- Nacee

Jesus Over Do- Empress Gifty

Amazing God- MOG

Bless- Akesse Brempong 

African Artiste of the Year

Judikay (Nigeria)

Mercy Chinwo  (Nigeria)

Deborah Lukalu (DR. Congo)

Moses Bliss (Nigeria)

Armand Koffi  (Ivory Coast)

Ephraim Son of Africa (Zambia)

Evelyn Wanjiru  (Kenya)

Gospel Female Artiste Of the Year 



Rose Adjei

Celestine Donkor 

Diana Hamilton 

Empress Gifty 

Producer of the Year 


Dan Bassey 


Francis Osei 

Akesse Brempong 

Shadrack Yawson  (Shaa)

Vincent Nyafele (Vinny Kay)

Music Video of the Year : 

Akua Emelia ft. Francis Amo- Fameye

Celestine Donkor – Favour Everywhere 

Lizzy Ntiamoah – Nyame Ye 

Akesse Brempong – Bless

Empress Gifty – Jesus Over Do 

Diana Hamilton – Adom ( Grace ) 

Carl Clottey – Deedew 

Nacee- Nyame De Aba 

Radio/TV Gospel Music Programme of the Year 

Frankys- Hitz FM

Nii Noi- ATV 

Tee Jah- Starz TV

So me so- Angel FM

Freda Bioh- J Life FM

Pastor Ato Acquah- Joy FM

Pastor Jerry- Nhyira FM

Female Vocalist of the Year

Lizzy Ntiamoah 


Nshira Tina 

Abena Baduaa

Diana Hamilton 

Celestine Donkor 

Empress Gifty.

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