This year’s Africa Gospel Music Awards (AGMA) held at the Concert Hall of the Fairfields Halls in Cryodon, London, over the weekend, was one to remember as several deserving artistes were called up for recognition in various categories, but Ghana’s CwesiOteng stood out by bagging Artiste of the Year (Male)and topping that with West African Artiste of the Year.
Cwesi now becomes the first artiste to win the West African Artiste of the Year award for two consecutive years. He had received the first in 2013, a year after earning Video of the Year for his ‘God Dey Bless Me’.
At this year’s Awards, the leading contemporary singer showered heartfelt gratitude on fans, media, colleagues, friendsand BBnZ Live management for theirconsistent support which led to the 4-time honour at the AGMA.
‘Everyone on my team is excited! I feel so humbled by the support for our music and ministry. It shows that our music impacts the listener positively. That gives us so much joy and energy to keep going. The Awards are added recognition for our hard work and passion for excellence. Most importantly, I return glory to God for the privilege to serve,” Cwesi said.
He revealed that his third album would bedue for release in a couple of months. Cwesi is expected to embark on an African, Europe and America tour after the album release.
Meanwhile, Nigeria was not left out of the 5thAGMA; Eben’s ‘Justified’ earned Album of the Year and Sinachpicked up Song of the Year for her ‘I Know Who I am’. Nikki Laoye, Sammy Okposo and Radio presenter, Sabina were also awarded.