Radio Presenter, Abeiku Santana will host the BASS Awards nominees Jam, organizers have confirmed. In a statement, to the press, Lawrence Asiamah Hanson also known as Bulldog stated that, “Abeiku agreed to host the Nominees Jam following successful discussions held with him”.
It is however not clear if Abeiku will be the only host of the event or will have a co-MC as speculations suggest Comedian Funny face might co-host the event with him in what many consider an exciting pairing. The BASS Awards nominees Jam comes off at the Accra Sports Stadium on 5th July, 2013.
Headlining the concert will be Jamaican l Dancehall act Elephant Man and Nigeria’s General Pype alongside a Ghanaian line-up that include Samini, Stonebuoy, Dancehall Queen Kaakie, Jupita, Eazzy, Black Rasta, Black Prophet, NaturalFaCe among others acts. The main Awards ceremony comes off the next day 6th July, 2013 at the National Theater.
The BASS Awards 2013 is an annual event that seeks to reward African Reggae and Dancehall music makes its first entry in the Ghanaian Entertainment and Events space. The Award Scheme seeks to appreciate and celebrate musicians within the Reggae and Dancehall genre.
BASS Awards is the first of its kind and the future looks very bright as it touches on one of the most respected genre in the world. It is an established fact that Reggae and Dancehall has made a tremendous impact among music lovers and the artistes themselves hardly get noticed or appreciated.
The award is specially designed to show gratitude to reggae and dancehall musicians, to serve as an annual gathering of lovers of reggae and dancehall and generally present top notch entertainment to the public.
The name of the event was derived from Rhythms and BASS (pronounced Base) which happened to be the basis for the reggae and dancehall genre. The BASS Awards is organised by Rackus Productions and powered by Bullhaus Entertainment and Solid Multimedia.