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Kasiebo wins Dancehall artiste of the year at EMA 2017 – Full List

The EMAs 2017 event was held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Eastern Premier Hotel-Koforidua in grand style and it saw performances from Kasiebo as well as other billed performers.

Kasiebo wins Dancehall artiste of the year at EMA 2017 - Full ListAsare Emmanuel Lartey, popularly known as Kasiebo was crowned the ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the year’ at the just ended maiden edition of the Eastern Music Awards 2017.

Competing for the title with other budding artistes Blaq Nacha Runks, Chulu Lion, F9, Kojo Siego and Mr. Linguai the ‘Redemption Prayer’ hitmaker emerged winner taking home the topmost award in the category.

The event organized by HI5 Production had its red carpet session hosted by Jah Solo and Eminado.

Kasiebo recorded his first mixtape Gyptian Hold Yuh at Pgee studios back in 2009 and he has since been consistent with creative music releases while growing his fan base.

Signed by Jagonzy Iconz Production, Kasiebo has more than 5 songs to his credit that enjoys rotation on various platforms.

Other winners on the night included Koo Ntakra who emerged as the biggest artiste of the year from the Eastern Region bagging both the “Best Rapper” and “Artist of the Year” awards.

Multiple award-winning dancehall artiste and Hilife act, Shatta Wale and Bisa Kdei were also awarded for their great contribution, taking home Most influential Artiste of the year and Projecting Highlife music awards respectively.

Check out the full list of winners below.

Artiste of the year

Koo Ntakra

Gospel song of the year
Davida Afriyie

Highlife Song of the year
Talanku ft Big J Cartel Mensei Da

Reggae / Dancehall song of the Year

Chuku Lion

Female Vocalist of the year

Obaapa Gyamfuaa.

Male Vocalist of the year

Kuami Eugene

Hiplife Song of The Year

Atom- Y3 w) kurom

Promoter of the year

Odehyieba Kwasi of good life 105.5 fm

Music Producer of the yearSwanzy King

Swanzy King

Best Group of the year


Afro-pop song of the year


Collaboration of the year

Ko7 “Ya socketi”

Best Music Video of The Year

Atom Y3 w) kurom

Best New Artiste of the year

Elly Element

Best Rapper of The Year

Koo Ntakra

Gospel Artiste of the Year

Obaapa Gyamfuaa

Highlife Artiste of The Year


Hip life/ Hippop Artiste of the Year

Pope Skinny

Reggae Dancehall Artiste of The Year


East Side song of the year

Racky Nova


For supporting Eastern Music
Biegya Bitters

Projecting Highlife music
Bisa K Dei

Hardworking Producer and Sound Engineer

Zadour Music

Most influential Artiste of the year

Shata wale


The EMAs 2017 is aimed at celebrating Eastern region music, honouring music legends and unifying musicians in Eastern region with a theme that “The East Is Capable.” The awards ceremony was also backed by Bie Gya bitters and Darling Lemon.

Source: Samcilla/BjrliveFM.com/101017/


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