The plush Best Western Atlantic Hotel in Takoradi on 29th April, 2017, the maiden edition of the Rush Western Music awards came off.
At the colourful event which witnessed the presence of both the young and old, performances from Kofi Bentil, Paulina Oduro, Kofi Kinaata, Gyedu Blay Ambulley, Evangelist Ernestina Konney, Sayvee, Nero X, amongst others shook the venue.
The event which started about an hour and half late is described by many as the best event to be hosted by all Westerners. Even though there were some minor flaws on that night, the performers took the minds of the patrons off them. Hosted by Nana Qwasi Wusu and Chelsey Sey, the maiden edition of the Western Music Awards has been tagged as historic.
The full list of winners are;
Artiste of the year – Kofi Kinaata
Most popular song of the year – Nero X – Ossey
Life time Achievement Awards – C.K. Mann, Paapa Yankson and Jewel Ackah
Discovery of the year – Kofi Kerra
Best Radio Entertainment Show – OC Showbiz Reviwe with Nana Kwame
Best Music Video of the year – Sayvee – Obolo Lady
Best Radio DJ of the year – DJ Magnus
Best Central Region Artiste of the year – Jungo
Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the year – Expo
Reggae/Dancehall song of the year – Expo – Survivor
Gospel song of the year – S.K. Frimpong – Lukuluku
Gospel Artiste of the year – Mrs Evangelist Ernestina Konney
Highlife Artiste of the year – Nero X
Highlife song of the year – Snow B – Kwansema
New Artiste of the year – Kwesi Flex
Best Group of the year – Aya
Hip life song of the year – Papa Elliot – Takoradi ft Ayesem
Hip life Artiste of the year – Ayesem
Best Rapper of the year – Ayesem
Best Producer of the year – Willisbeats