Ayesem displaying his award
Hiplife/hip-hop artiste Stephen Kwabena Siaw, known on stage as Ayesem, has emerged artiste of the year at the third edition of the Western Music Awards held last Saturday, May 11 at the Best Western Plus Atlantic Hotel in Takoradi.
Ayesem beat competition from Vincent Nyarko, Weaporn, Dope Nation, Nero X and Akoffena Difaya to win the most sought-after award.
He also won the award for the hiplife act of the year award at the event.
Some of the artistes who received others awards were Dope Nation, who took home the best Afro-pop song of the year and best group of the year awards.
Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy also took home the most popular song of the year award. Fameye was also honoured with best hiphlife artiste of the year.
A number of celebrated Ghanaian artistes based in the Western Region were also honoured at the awards ceremony which attracted a large number of music stakeholders, radio presenters, music fans, journalists among others.
It was hosted by Kofi Gyetsua Ankuma (KGA).
The event saw performances from artistes such as The Township, El Manuel, Demzi, Agbana, Corp Sayvee, highlife legend AB Crentsil, Semenhyia, Ras Ebo, Nemesis Loso, Nero X, Ray James, Ayesem, among others.
Hitz FM presenter Dr. Pounds was honoured for supporting talents from the Western Region whilst A.B. Crentsil and Kwaw Ansah received lifetime achievement awards.
Present at the event were the Western Regional Minister, who doubles as Member of Parliament for Takoradi, Kobby Okyere Darko Mensah; Metropolitan Chief Executive of Sekondi-Takoradi, Anthony K.K. Sam; Western Regional Director of Ghana National Service, Okatakyie Amankwaa Afrifa; Chief of Apremdo, Nana Egya Kwabina IX and a host of others.
The awards ceremony was organised by Westline Entertainment with sponsorship from Rigworld Training Centre (RTC).
By George Clifford Owusu