YFM, Ghana’s favorite urban youth entertainment channel, to mark its 12years anniversary, has once more delivered to a successful end the second edition of its highly anticipated Y-Rated awards. This initiative seeks to acknowledge Ghanaian artistes who have greatly contributed to Ghana’s music industry with their hit songs and jams.
The Y-Rated awards, which was organized as a part of activities to mark 12 years of YFM’s undisputed provision of quality content and entertainment for the Ghanaian populace, was this point together with 4Syte TV, hence was held at the distinguished 4Syte mansion. As last year’s edition had eleven categories to mark its 11th anniversary, this year‘s came with a further one, making twelve very tough categories.
The night started off with the “Pre-Show with the Soulman” who kept the place charged up with random rap freestyles, amidst super dope performances from budding artistes like Sentini, Khalifina, Skillz 8Figure, Jay Nice, among others.
Best Rated Gospel Artiste was the primary category on the list, but it couldn’t are that easy to announce without a fast performance from Gyakie to calm nerves together with her soothing voice on a number of her dope songs like ‘Never like this’, ‘Sor mi mu’, ‘Control’ and ‘Forever’.
Kofi Karikari won the Gospel song of the year award together with his song “Who say God no dey?”, followed by Stonebwoy, who not so shockingly won the simplest Rated Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the year. Best Rated Highlife Song visited Mafe Wo by Biqo and therefore the Best Rated Afropop Song, in fact, was Inna Song by Darko Vibes.
Taking a fast detour, Darko Vibes came through with a performance on a peace song insight of the approaching elections, also as a couple of his many hit songs. The super talented Boi Jake also had many ladies melting in his smooth, crooner voice as he did some songs like ‘6 Miludo’, ‘Ask me’, and ‘Eyes on you’ from his New Feelings album.
Dorothy of YFM’s Weekend Rush amid Eli from Whoopro then came up to announce the winners for the categories Best Rated Group of the year, Best Rated Rap Song, and therefore the Best Rated Reggae-Dancehall song. These categories were won by R2Bees, Brown sack by Sarkodie featuring Manifest, and Stonebwoy together with his ‘Everlasting’ song respectively.
After another mind-blowing act from the Empawa superstar J. Derobie, King Promise bagged the award for this year’s newly introduced category, the simplest Rated Video of the year together with his song ‘Sisa’. Next Rated Artiste (new artiste of the year) visited the Atta Adwoa hitmaker Bosom P-Yung, and YFM’s very own Winston Micheals, presenter of Shouts on Y and eTV Ghana’s Hot 20 Countdown went home with the award for the simplest Collaboration of the year for his song ‘Abrantie the Gentleman’ featuring Kayso and Bryan the Mensah.
Of course, the show couldn’t continue as perfectly without another short intermission to require in some good music from Adina together with her sultry voice. She came through with ‘One man’, ‘Sika’, ‘My baby’, ‘Take care of you’ and her newest single ‘Why’. The venue was now lit up enough to announce the winners, or because it clothed to be, the winner for the simplest Rated Tape and Best Rated Song of the year, Stonebwoy’ with Anloga Junction and his international chart-topping song Nominate which featured the stunning Keri Hilson.
To climax the night, the entire YFM team present, from Programmes Manager Eddy Blay to presenters and DJs, all came together on stage for the cake cutting and champagne popping in celebration of their twelve years of being Ghana’s biggest urban entertainment station.
Eddy Blay, as Programmes Manager of YFM, gave a brief vote of because of the end the night and this is often what he had to say;
“Thank you all for watching and joining us for this year’s Y-Rated awards. Next year, we’ll make it even bigger and hopefully, this pandemic will die down in order that we will invite everybody to return in and party with us on our 13th anniversary. an enormous because of 4Syte TV also for holding this up with us tonight”.
He also urged listeners to remain tuned in to YFM as there’ll be even more exciting and quality entertainment content to stay raising the yet unbeatable standard of the station and to stay the young and young at the bottom looking for more.