Joe Mettle gets 10 nominations in maiden AGAFEST

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Organisers of the maiden edition of the Africa Gospel Awards Festival have unveiled nominations.

The nominees announcement was held at the Holiday Inn hotel on Friday, January 11, 2019.

Some of the nominees are Joe Mettle (Ghana) who topped with 10 nominations, Patience Nyarko (Ghana), Diana Hamilton (Ghana), Eben (Nigeria), Nathaniel Bassey (Nigeria), Dr Tumi (South Africa) among others.

Africa Gospel Awards Festival (AGAFEST) is an award event that recognizes and celebrates talents and hardworking gospel people in the gospel ministry across Africa.

The 2019 AGAFEST themed ‘Africa under one God’ will be held at the Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair in March 2019.

There shall be an Africa Gospel Business Summit on day one and the Awards ceremony on the second day.

The awards is aimed at motivating and inspiring gospel musicians, Christian activities, evangelism outfits, ministers of God, among others.

Below are full list of nominees:

NON-COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: REBECCA MALOPE (SOUTH AFRICA)
AFRICA GOSPEL MINISTRY OF THE YEAR
AFRICA GOSPEL ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
AFRICA GOSPEL CHARITY WORKER/PHILANTROPIST OF THE YEAR
AFRICA GOSPEL OUTREACH/EVANGELISM MINISTRYOF THE YEAR

COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES

AFRICA GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

JOE METTLE (GHANA)
TUMI (SOUTH AFRICA)
NATHANIEL BASSEY (NIGERIA)
FRANK EDWARDS (NIGERIA)
TIM GODFREY (NIGERIA)
SONNIE BADU (GHANA)
SINACH (NIGERIA)
DIANA HAMILTON (GHANA)
BENJAMIN DUBE (SOUTH AFRICA)
EBEN (NIGERIA)

AFRICA GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR

OBI NYANI ME — PATIENCE NYARKO (GHANA)
BO NOO NI — JOE METTLE FT LUIGI MACLEAN (GHANA)
NASEMPINI — SPIRIT OF PRAISE FT AYANDA NTANZI (SOUTH AFRICA)
NARA EKELE MO — TIM GODFREY FT TRAVIS GREENE (NIGERIA)
EKWUEME — PROSPA OCHIMANA FT OSINACHI N (NIGERIA)
EXCESS LOVE — MERCY CHINWO (NIGERIA)
HUNIACHI – REUBEN KIGAME FT GLORIA MULIRO (KENYA)
HOSANNA – KODA (GHANA)
ULWANDLE – DUMI MKOKSTAD (SOUTH AFRICA)
VICTORY – EBEN (NIGERIA)

AFRICA GOSPEL NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

LEBOHANG KGAPOLA (SOUTH AFRICA)
MERCY CHINWO (NIGERIA)
KOBBY SALM (GHANA)
THE KINGS’ CREW (GHANA)
PROSPA OCHIMANA (NIGERIA)
JABIDII (KENYA)
LILY PEREZ (NIGERIA)

AFRICA GOSPEL WORSHIP ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

JOE METTLE (GHANA)
SONNIE BADU (GHANA)
NATHANIEL BASSEY (NIGERIA)
SINACH (NIGERIA)
DR TUMI (SOUTH AFRICA)
PASTOR ISAIAH OFOSU KWAKYE (GHANA)
TIM GODFREY (NIGERIA)

AFRICA GOSPEL PRAISE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

SAMMIE OKPOSO (NIGERIA)
MIKE ABDUL (NIGERIA)
KODA (GHANA)
CHIOMA JESUS (NIGERIA)
PATIENCE NYARKO (GHANA)
SPIRIT OF PRAISE (SOUTH AFRICA)
EBEN (NIGERIA)

AFRICA GOSPEL RAP HIP HOP ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

PREACHERS (GHANA)
SHANE LI BOY (SOUTH AFRICA)
SOLOMON SPENCER (SOUTH AFRICA)
KINGZKID (GHANA)
KOBBY SALM (GHANA)
THE KINGS’ CREW (GHANA)
DUBE BROTHERS (SOUTH AFRICA)

AFRICA GOSPEL REGGAE/DANCEHALL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

AKESSE BREMPONG (GHANA)
RIGHTEOUSMAN (NIGERIA)
MISTA PUSH (NIGERIA)
JABIDII (KENYA)
GUARDIAN ANGEL (KENYA)
NAT ABBEY (GHANA)
MOJI SHORTBABA (KENYA)

AFRICA GOSPEL ARTISTE MANAGER OF THE YEAR

KWESI KUMI KOOMSON – JOE METTLE (GHANA)
KING DAVID – DIANA HAMILTON (GHANA)
KUMI WILSON — PATIENCE NYARKO (GHANA)
EEZEE TEE — MERCY CHINWO AND FRANK EDWARDS (NIGERIA)
PSHEGS – SINACH (NIGERIA)
KGAOGELO MAKWEYA — DR TUMI (SOUTH AFRICA)
LUCKY SEKGOBELA — LEBO SEKGOBELA (SOUTH AFRICA)

AFRICA GOSPEL FEMALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

SINACH (NIGERIA)
GLORIA MULIRO (KENYA)
DIANA HAMILTON (GHANA)
PATIENCE NYARKO (GHANA)
MERCY CHINWO (NIGERIA)
NTOKOZO MBAMBO (SOUTH AFRICA)
LEBO SEKGOBELA (SOUTH AFRICA)

AFRICA GOSPEL MALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

JOE METTLE (GHANA)
TIM GODFREY (NIGERIA)
NATHANIEL BASSEY (NIGERIA)
SAMMIE OKPOSO (NIGERIA)
FRANK EDWARDS (NIGERIA)
DR TUMI (SOUTH AFRICA)
EBEN (NIGERIA)

AFRICA GOSPEL WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR

EKWUEME – PROSPA OCHIMANA FT OSINACHI N (NIGERIA)
HUNIACHI – REUBEN KIGAME FT GLORIA MULIRO (KENYA)
EXCESS LOVE – MERCY CHINWO (NIGERIA)
ALAGBADA INA – NATHANIEL BASSEY (NIGERIA)
THERE’S AN OVERFLOW – SINACH (NIGERIA)
BE LIFTED – MOG (GHANA)
ULWANDLE – DUMI MKOKSTAD (SOUTH AFRICA)

AFRICA GOSPEL PRAISE SONG OF THE YEAR

VICTORY – EBEN (NIGERIA)
HALLELUYAH EH – NATHANIEL BASSEY (NIGERIA)
30 BILLION HALLELUYAH – MIKE ABDUL (NIGERIA)
NASEMPINI – SPIRIT OF PRAISE FT AYANDA NTANZI (SOUTH AFRICA)
NARA EKELE MO – TIM GODFREY FT TRAVIS GREEN (NIGERIA)
SALUTE – ENKAY OGBORUCHE FT KIERRA SHEARD (NIGERIA)
HOSSANA – KODA (GHANA)

AFRICA GOSPEL RAP HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR

MAKING IT BIG – MOG FT SARKODIE (GHANA)
BLESSED – DUBE BROTHERS (SOUTH AFRICA)
KUMBAYA – SHANE LI BOY (SOUTH AFRICA)
CROSS AND THE BLOOD – SOLOMON SPENCER (SOUTH AFRICA)
ABOVE – PREACHERS (GHANA)
GOD FORBID – KINGZKID (GHANA)
SATAN CLAPS – KOBBY SALM (GHANA)

AFRICA GOSPEL AFROPOP SONG OF THE YEAR

MY EVERYTHING – JOE METTLE (GHANA)
I SWERVE – JOYCE BLESSING (GHANA)
SIGNITURE – JIMMY GAIT (KENYA)
ADOM – KAYSI OWUSU (GHANA)
UJULIKANE – LAURA KARWIRWA FT ALICE KIMANZI (KENYA)
WAKATI WA MUNGU – PAUL CLEMENT FT GUARDIAN ANGEL (KENYA)
ABOVE – PREACHERS (GHANA)

AFRICA GOSPEL REGGAE/DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR

REJOICE – SONNIE BADU (GHANA)
NO WEED – AKESSE BREMPONG (GHANA)
SHOOT SATAN – JABIDII (KENYA)
WHO IS LIKE JESUS — RIGHTEOUSMAN (NIGERIA)
THANKS – NAT ABBEY (GHANA)
VIMBADA – JABIDII FT MOJI SHORTBABA (KENYA)
ODI DANCE – TIMELESS NOEL FT JABIDII AND HYPE OCHI (KENYA)

AFRICA GOSPEL SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

DUMI MKOKSTAD – ULWANDLE (SOUTH AFRICA)
JESHURUN OKYERE – HEALING STREAM (GHANA)
DR TUMI – WAFIKA (SOUTH AFRICA)
NATHANIEL BASSEY – ALAGBADA INA (NIGERIA)
JOE METTLE – MY EVERYTHING (GHANA)
MERCY CHINWO – EXCESS LOVE (NIGERIA)
SINACH – THERE’S AN OVERFLOW (NIGERIA)

AFRICA GOSPEL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

KODA – HOSANNA BY KODA (GHANA)
SMJ – NARA EKELE MO BY TIM GODFREY (NIGERIA)
ROY – EXCESS LOVE BY MERCY CHINWO (NIGERIA)
DANIEL AYITTAH – MY EVERYTHING BY JOE METTLE (GHANA)
SHADRACK YAWSON – OBI NYANI ME BY PATIENCE NYARKO (GHANA)
GERISHOM MUBANDA – HUNIACHI BY REUBEN KIGAME (KENYA)
MARK MONTGOMERY – NEXT REVIVAL BY TSHWANE GOSPEL CHOIR (SOUTH AFRICA)

AFRICA GOSPEL VIDEO OF THE YEAR

EHHE MOYA WAMI – ABATHANDWA (SOUTH AFRICA)
30 BILLION HALLELUYAH – MIKE ABDUL (NIGERIA)
MY EVERYTHING – JOE METTLE (GHANA)
EFATA WO – NACEE (GHANA)
THERE’S AN OVERFLOW – SINACH (NIGERIA)
HE KEEPS ON DOING – BENJAMIN DUBE (SOUTH AFRICA)
CHINI YA MWAMBA — MASTERPIECE (KENYA)

AFRICA GOSPEL GROUP OF THE YEAR

THE GRATITUDE BY COZA (NIGERIA)
TIM GODFREY AND THE XTREME CREW (NIGERIA)
SPIRIT OF PRAISE (SOUTH AFRICA)
INFINITE GENERATION (SOUTH AFRICA)
DAUGHTERS OF GLORIOUS JESUS (GHANA)
PREACHERS (GHANA)
TAGGOE SISTERS (GHANA)

AFRICA GOSPEL CHOIR OF THE YEAR

TSHWANE GOSPEL CHOIR (SOUTH AFRICA)
JOYOUS CELEBRATION CHOIR (SOUTH AFRICA)
SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR (SOUTH AFRICA)
HARMONIOUS CHORALE (GHANA)
JOYFUL WAY INC. (GHANA)
EM’PRAISE (GHANA)
LAGOS METROPOLITAN GOSPEL CHOIR (NIGERIA)

AFRICA GOSPEL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

BIGGER – CELESTINE DONKOR FT STEVE CROWN (GHANA)
BO NOO NI – JOE METTLE FT LUIGI MACLEAN (GHANA)
NARA EKELE MO – TIM GODFREY FT TRAVIS GREENE (NIGERIA)
SALUTE – ENKAY OGBORUCHE FT KIERRA SHEARD (NIGERIA)
NASEMPINI – SPIRIT OF PRISE FT AYANDA NTANZI (SOUTH AFRICA)
OBI NYANI ME — PATIENCE NYARKO FT BROTHER SAMMY (GHANA)
ODI DANCE – TIMELESS NOEL FT JABIDII AND HYPE OCHI (KENYA)

AFRICA GOSPEL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

AFY DOUGLAS – SAVIOUR (NIGERIA)
SONNIE BADU – I HAIL YOU (GHANA)
JOE METTLE – MY EVERYTHING (GHANA)
NACEE – EFATA WO (GHANA)
DR TUMI – WAFIKA (SOUTH AFRICA)
BENJAMIN DUBE – HE KEEPS ON DOING (SOUTH AFRICA)
AYANDA NTANZI – NASEMPINI FT SPIRIT OF PRAISE (SOUTH AFRICA)

AFRICA GOSPEL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

ENUONYAM – CHANGED (GHANA)
SINACH – THERE’S AN OVERFLOW (NIGERIA)
GIFTY OSEI – ADOM (GHANA)
LILY PEREZ – AMAZING GOD (NIGERIA)
DIANA HAMILTON – MO NE YO (GHANA)
HELEN YAWSON (GHANA)
NTOKOZO MBAMBO – WE PRAY FOR MORE (SOUTH AFRICA)

AFRICA GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

GOD OF MIRACLES – JOE METTLE (GHANA)
VICTORY – EBEN (NIGERIA)
REVIVAL FLAMES – NATHANIEL BASSEY (NIGERIA)
JESUS! THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE – NATHANIEL BASSEY (NIGERIA)
ANGELS ON THE RUNWAY – FRANK EDWARDS (NIGERIA)
SONGS FROM THE PLACE OF PRAYER — ONOS ARIYO (NIGERIA)
THE NEXT REVIVAL – TSHWANE GOSPEL CHOIR

AFRICA GOSPEL EVENT OF THE YEAR

XPERIENCE 2018 – MAKERS HOUSE CHAPEL (GHANA)
IMPACT 2018 – ACTION CHAPEL (GHANA)
GREATER WORKS 2018 – ICGC (GHANA)
THE EXPERIENCE 2018 — HOUSE ON THE ROCK CHURCH (NIGERIA)
VICTORIOUS IN HIS PRESENCE – BENJAMIN DUBE (SOUTH AFRICA)
SPEAK A WORD LIVE AT THE TICKETPRO DOME – DR TUMI (SOUTH AFRICA)
VOLTAGE WAR-SHIP – COZA (NIGERIA)

AFRICA GOSPEL NEWS PORTAL OF THE YEAR

COM (GHANA)
COM (GHANA)
COM (NIGERIA)
COM (NIGERIA)
GOSPELBUZZ (SOUTH AFRICA)
COM (KENYA)
COM (NIGERIA)

AFRICA GOSPEL RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR

SWEET MELODIES FM (GHANA)
SUNNY FM (GHANA)
LIVEWAY RADIO (NIGERIA)
GOSPOTAINMENT RADIO (NIGERIA)
PRAISEWORLD RADIO (NIGERIA)
RADIO JOYFUL FM (SOUTH AFRICA)
HOPE FM (KENYA)

AFRICA GOSPEL TV STATION OF THE YEAR

PRAISE TV (GHANA)
DOVE TV (NIGERIA)
FAITH TV (GHANA)
PRECIOUS TV (GHANA)
DOMINION TV (GHANA)
ONE GOSPEL TV (SOUTH AFRICA)
OMEGA TV (SOUTH AFRICA)

AFRICA GOSPEL RADIO PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

SUNDAY BEST WITH SABINA – NAIJA FM (NIGERIA)
GHANA BEYE YIE WITH NANA YAW SAFO – VISION 1 FM (GHANA)
LIGHT ON LIVE WITH JESHURUN OKYERE — LIVE FM (GHANA)
SHANGILIA (HOPE FM, KENYA)
KASAPA LIVE WORSHIP WITH AGYENIM BOATENG – KASAPA FM (GHANA)
INSPIRATION MORNING DRIVE WITH KOJO – SUNNY FM (GHANA)
LIVE WORSHIP WITH OB NARTEY – VISION 1 FM (GHANA)

AFRICA GOSPEL TV PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

FOOTPRINT TV SHOW (GHANA)
CROSS OVER 101 – NTV (KENYA)
CHATLINE – DOVE TV (NIGERIA)
LETS TALK WITH SAM ZUNGU – OMEGA TV (SOUTH AFRICA)
RESTORATION WITH STACY (GHANA)
GOSPEL UNPLUGGED – SABC1 (SOUTH AFRICA)
GREATER WORKS WITH MINISTER HARRY – 1 GOSPEL (SOUTH AFRICA)

AFRICA GOSPEL COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR

MULTI B (SOUTH AFRICA)
MR MAJO ALMOST FAMOUS (SOUTH AFRICA)
ANGEL GABRIEL (SOUTH AFRICA)
TEBOGO NTLAHANE (SOUTH AFRICA)
KENNY BLAQ (NIGERIA)
AKPORORO (NIGERIA)
LEPACIOUS BOSE (NIGERIA)

AFRICA GOSPEL BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTISTE

TRAVIS GREENE
TASHA COBBS LEONARD
ISABEL DAVIS
MARVIN SAPP
CANTON JONES
CECE WINANS
DAVID BLOOM

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