Ambolley has almost 30 albums to his credit and has received numerous musical awards.
- In October of 2003, he was recognized for his commitment to his musical craft with a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Jazz at Drew from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles,CA
- He received a Congressional, Gubernatorial Certificate of Special Recognition by Congresswoman Juanita Millinder McDonald
- L.A. Weekly nominated Ambolley for Best World Beat Recombinant Artists – 2003
Ambolley has also won the following awards:
- Most Consistent Artist-Ghana (1980)
- Album and Song of the Year-Ghana (1990)
- Trend Music Awards-Ivory Coast (1997)
- Africa-American History Award-MWEPC, L.A. CA (2001)
- Afrikan Music Award – Los Angeles (2002)
- Malcom X Music Festival Award-L.A.CA. (2002)
Most recently, Ambolley was awarded for “his contributions towards Ghanaian music in the diaspora”, by the city of Philadelphia (United States of America), on the 10th of June 2016.