It’s the festive period and end of the year which is a period of celebration and recognition of hard work in order to prepare for the upcoming year. One of this awards took place on the 12/12/2018, that’s the Balafon music awards 2018. It should be noted that this is the 6 edition of this prestigious award which recognizes talents and appreciates hard work in the music industry in Cameroon. This edition was sponsored by MTN Cameroon and Mutzig.
It was a colorful evening marked with a number of presentation from household names like Ben Deca, Herve, Lady Ponce, Shura, Mr.Leo, Locko, Ko-C, Magasco and a host of others. The Godfather of this years event was Toto gyom(pardon the spelling). It was really a beautiful night even though some of us watching live didn’t really appreciate the attitude of Ben Decca throughout the show. At the end of the show, several artists returned home not just with a piece of metal but with cash prices ranging from 250,000 FCFA to 1millions FCFA(Most downloaded song of the year on MTNZIK.
As per the winners, Charlotte Dipanda(who was represented by her son), Locko and Ko-C each went home with two awards, while the others went home with single awards. It should be noted that prominent names like Stanley Enow, Jovi, Blanche Bailey weren’t even nominated and as such didn’t have any trophies for the night. Fanicko was recognised at the award ceremony with an award. This is the complete list of categories and winners.
The revelation of the year – Shura
traditional inspirational song – Ela by Lady ponce(who was late for the show)
Best collaboration – Ko-C ft Tenor in Balance
Best musical group – Le Featurist
Best female voice – Charlotte Dipanda
Best male artist – Locko
Best video clip – Sista by Charlotte Dipanda
Song of the year – Ben Decca
Album of the year – The Bridge by Locko
Most downloaded song on MTNZIG – Balance by Ko-C ft Tenor
Best male artist – Mr. Leo
Best female artist – Daphne
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