Ghanaian singer-songwriter, Gyidi at the just recently organised AFOH Awards bagged two honours, including the Overall Best Talent & the highest honours of the year, Artiste of the Year.
Making him the first artist to win the two awards consecutively for two years running at the AVMB Folio of Honours (AFOH) Awards.
The artist in 2016 went home with 6 wins, which included the Overall Best Talent, Producer of the Year, Best Male Vocalist for his song Grateful, Artiste of the Year and Collaboration of the Year for his song PhD (Pull Him Down) which garnered over 50,000 plays and views across media platforms.
AVMB Folio of Honor Awards is an annual event hosted by Apostle Vinny Max Bani, awarding talents, creativity, growth and maturity over the years.
Here’s a full list of winners at the 2017 AFOH Awards;
Best Male Vocalist – Reginald Danso
Best Female Vocalist – Mimi Elsa
Collaboration of the Year – Hakkudadem (feat. AVMB, Eli Pius & Mimi Elsa)
Song of the Year – Hakkudadem
Rapper of the Year – Dzoken
Artiste of the Year – Gyidi
Discovery of the Year – Stella Sena
Overall best talent – Gyidi
Actor of the Year – Nana Gyamfi
Actress of the Year – Laura Adotey
Media personnel of the Year – Peter Dsane
Best Dancer of the Year – Benjamin Asare
Sports person of the Year – Angelo Kyei
Producer of the Year – AzeyBeats
Brief Biography Of Gyidi
George “Gyidi” Kezar Asare, (born 11th march) known in this music industry as Gyidi, is a Ghanaian Soul and Afro craftsman, and a creative director.
Born and raised in Accra, Gyidi identified as a music lover as far as primary school. He learnt and played a lot of instruments, including the bass and acoustic guitar, and the keyboard during his High school years.
The year 2012 marked Gyidi’s foray into the music industry, as a member of the four-tag team band, X4G. Releasing their first single, “I’m for God.”
In an era where Christian Hip Hop was beginning to gain grounds in this part of the world with pioneers like “MikeMillzOnEm” and “Kingzkid”, the song took form instantly and shot the band into the spotlight.
Going on to win “Best Group Performers” at the Ghana Music Awards in Italy 2014. The band released their debut album “I’m for God” in 2014 and followed with “Unlabelled” in 2016. The band though still said to be active, hasn’t released any music since.
Gyidi’s first single outside of the band was Grateful in the year 2016. The singer then released acoustics eminent among them was “Better Half” followed by “PhD”, an Afro-Dance tune which featured AVMB in June 2016.
His record “I No Get Time” which was released in 2017 is the official soundtrack for the “3 Mins Max” fun channel hosted by Jessica Powers.
Gyidi believes in harnessing the power of art to build a positive transformation for people and this is the reason why he does music.
He is bent on proving everyone that your craft is your way to impact the world in a positive way, and music is no different.
Dating back to where it all began, his music always carries a message for the listener, and listening to him is always an opportunity to learn something new as well as be entertained.