The awards dubbed “The Most Wanted” seeks to showcase and reward deserving songs and their artistes by promoting all gospel music.
The awards would reward Christian songs from 10 categories including praises, worship, inspirational, Christian reggae song, hymns, and choral.
Kojo Oppong Adjei, Communication Director of CCML, who performed the launching ceremony held at the Ghana International Press Centre in Accra, noted that CCML decided to take the radio contest to a higher pedestal in order to give it a wider coverage.
He said Ghanaian gospel musicians, over the years, have been performing very well so they deserve to be acknowledged.
Mr Adjei said the overall award winner’s price would be invested in treasury bills over the next five years to generate more income for the person.
Nominations have, therefore, been opened to the general public to vote for the candidates of their choice from now until May 16, to be followed by the awards ceremony in Accra on May 18, 2013, at the National Theatre.
Jennifer Jessica Danquah, CCMA Events coordinator, said the awards ceremony, titled: “The Most Wanted,” would be on the theme: “Creatable Impacting Levels”.
She said songs nominated for the awards would be published in the Daily Graphic and also played on some selected radio stations such as Spring, Sweet Melody and Sunny FM during the late afternoon shows.
Ms Danquah said readers and listeners could then make their choice by texting to short code 1903 or visit their website: www.ccmagh.com to vote.
She said the final decision would be based on 50 percent for texting and the rest from the decision of the judges on the day of the contest.