Diana Hamilton (musician)

Diana Antwi Hamilton
Birth nameDiana Antwi Hamilton
BornDecember 1978
Accra, Ghana
GenresGospel, Urban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, nurse fashion designer
InstrumentsVocals

Diana Antwi Hamilton is a Ghanaian gospel musician with several awards to her name.[1] She won the 2021 Most Streamed Female Act of the Year Award at the 3Music Women's Brunch.[2] In March 2021, she was among the Top 30 Most Influential Women in Music by the 3Music Awards Women’s Brunch.[3] She was crowned Artist of the Year and Gospel Artist of the Year at the 2021 Ghana Music Awards on June 26 with her song "Adom".[4]

Early life and education

Diana, the third of eight children, was born to Apostle Felix Elvis Antwi and Comfort Antwi in Kumasi, Ghana. After basic education at Morning Star School, Cantonments in Accra, she completed secondary education in Ghana National College, Cape Coast and proceeded to study and practice Nursing. She is married to Dr. Joseph Hamilton and the couple have a set of twins (Michaela and Michael).[1]

Career

At an early age of 13, Diana was a backing vocalist for Francis Agyei.[5] She released her debut album in 2007 titled, "Ɔsoro bɛkasa" and this album enjoyed some good airplay which brought her into the limelight. Her second album "Ensi wo yie", released in 2010, gained her prominence in the Ghanaian Gospel Music Industry.[1] She was one of the headline artistes for the 2019 Harvest Praise which happened at the Fantasy Dome in Accra.[6] 1615 media manage her music career.[7] In May 2021, she was unveiled together with Kofi Kinaata as the Brand Ambassadors of Enterprise Life.[8][9] She opened the second day of the 2021 VGMA music awards night with her performance.

Personal life

Diana delights in cooking and designing her clothes. She enjoys hanging out with her siblings; Eunice, Victoria, Samuel, Adelaide, Beatrice, Paa Kwesi and Grace.[10]

Awards

Year Organization Awards Nominated Work Result Ref
2020 VGMA Gospel Artiste of the Year Herself Won
Songwriter of the Year Nominated
Artiste of the Year Nominated
Most Popular Song of the Year[11] "W'asem" Nominated
Gospel Song of the Year Nominated
2019 African Gospel Music and Media Awards Artiste of Excellence Europe Herself Won
Female Artiste of Excellence Europe Nominated
Video of Excellence "Mo ne yo" Nominated
Event of Excellence Experience with Diana Hamilton Nominated
Song of Excellence "Mo ne yo" Nominated
Album of Excellence iBelieve Nominated
2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Best Gospel Song of the Year Adom Won [12]
Songwriter of the Year Nominated
Best Music Video of the Year Nominated
Best Gospel Artiste of the Year Herself Won
Vodafone Most Popular Song of the Year Won
Artiste of the Year Won

Discography

Albums

Year Title Ref
2007 "Ɔsoro bɛkasa" (Heaven will speak) [7]
2010 "Ensi wo yie" (May it be well with you) [7]
2011 Blessings
2015 Yehowah [13]

External links

References

  1. ^ a b c "Diana Hamilton,". www.ghanaweb.com.
  2. ^ "Diana Hamilton wins Most Streamed Female Act of the Year at 3Music Women's Brunch - MyJoyOnline.com". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Table 1: Top-most influential genera in geographic differences". dx.doi.org. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  4. ^ Amoh, Emmanuel Kwame (27 June 2021). "#VGMA22: Diana Hamilton is Artiste of the Year". 3news. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  5. ^ "I make k a year as a nurse – Diana Hamilton". www.ghanaweb.com. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Diana Hamilton, Tim Godfrey electrify Harvest Praise 2019". 20 April 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "Diana Hamilton,". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Enterprise Life names Diana Hamilton and Kofi Kinaata as brand ambassadors - MyJoyOnline.com". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Diana Hamilton, Kofi Kinaata named 2021 brand ambassadors for Enterprise Life Ghana". Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. 11 May 2021. Retrieved 17 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Diana Hamilton,". www.ghanaweb.com.
  11. ^ "See winners full list of 2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards". BBC News Pidgin. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  12. ^ "VGMA22: See the list of nominees". MyJoyOnline. MyJoyOnline. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  13. ^ "Diana: My ministry is different". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2 September 2020.