Westline Entertainment, organizers of the annual 610Music Western Music Awards have revealed that renowned Gospel artiste Amy Newman and Reggae/Dancehall giant, Shasha Marley will be honoured with lifetime achievement awards at this year’s edition.
Slated for August 20, 2022, at the Best Western Plus Atlantic Hotel in Takoradi, the company’s PRO Nana Kwesi Coomson said “this is to honour them for their remarkable contribution to Western Music and inspiring the younger generation.”
“Being our flagship award, the lifetime achievement award targets Creative Arts Players from the Western Region who have made a significant contribution to Western Music and Creative Arts and has been consistent and relevant for over 15 years,” Mr Coomson explained.
Aside from receiving an honorary award, Shasha Marley and Amy Newman are also expected to thrill fans on August 20.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest gospel musicians in Ghana, Amy Newman, who hails from Essikado in Sekondi, started her music career in the late 80s as a lead singer of a group and later went solo in 1994.
Shasha Marley, who also hails from Takoradi, has been singing since he was a teenager.
He has won Best Male Vocal Performance and Best Reggae Song of the Year (Maata Family) at the Ghana Music Awards. He boasts as the only Ghanaian artiste who has toured Australia extensively.
Amongst the recipients of the lifetime achievement award of Western Music Awards include Paapa Yankson, C.K. Mann, Jewel Ackah, A.B. Crentsil, Safohene Gyeni, Wilson Arthur, amongst others.