Ghanaian dancehall king Shatta Wale bags the most nominations for his work on ‘Already’ with Beyoncé. He gets nominated for three (3) awards including Best Single, Best Collaboration and Artist of the Year (Africa).
Sarkodie gets nominated only once and in the same category for Best Artist of the Year (Africa) including Wizkid, Davido, Rema, Fally Ipupa, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Diamond Platnumz, Olakira, Falz The Bahd Guy, Vanessa Mdee, Joeboy and Darina Victry.
In the Gospel category, Diana Hamilton was nominated among The Kingdom Choir, Jahmene, The Spirituals Choir, Called Out Music, Phillipa Hanna, Lurine Cato and Carla Jane.
From the diaspora, Ghanaian-UK emcee Kofi Stone also takes the spot for Best Newcomer with the likes of Dutchavelli, Ardee, Backroad Gee, A1 & J1, Central Cee, French The Kid, Olakira, Lex Amor, Jaz Karis, Pa Salieu and Ling Hussle.
The Urban Music Awards (UMAs) celebrates its 18th anniversary this year (2021) in London, UK. The ceremony is also held annually in USA, France, Carribean and Japan.