The complete winners of the 23rd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards(VGMA23) which took place on Friday and Saturday at the Grand Arena in Accra is finally drawn the curtains down with the list of awardees.
The event (VGMA23) was hosted by AJ Sarpong, a well-known Ghanaian TV/radio host, and award-winning musician Edem, with many media personalities in attendance.
Among those in attendance on the VGMA23 awards night were Kiki Banson, Cina Soul, Kuami Eugene, Kidi, Amada Jissih, Prince David Osei, Gambo, and many others.
Eleven VGMA23 awards were presented at the event, which primarily celebrated the technical aspects of the music artistry, such African Artiste of the Year and others.
Checkout list of winners below:
Artiste Of The Year – KiDi
Songwriter of the Year – Praise by Fameye
Best Hiplife Song – Yeeko – Okyeame Kwame ft Kuami Eugene
Video of The Year – Nyinya – Bosom P Yung
Best HipLife/HipHop Artiste – Sarkodie
Male Vocal Performance of the Year – Amazing God by Kwaisey Pee
Best Afrobeats Song – E Choke-Sefa ft Mr Drew
Best Afropop Song – Fameye – Praise
Afrobeats/Afropop Artiste -KiDi
Best Gospel Song – Ohemaa Mercy ft MOG Music -Ote Me Mu
Female Vocal Performance of the Year – Where You Are by Niella
Traditional Artiste of the Year (Non-voting Category) – Nii Tettey Tetteh
Producer of the Year – MOGBeatz
Best Reggae/Dancehall Song – Touch It- KiDi
Best Gospel Artiste – Joe Mettle
Collaboration of the year – D Black ft Stonebwoy, Quamina MP – Enjoyment Minister
Instrumentalist of the Year – Joshua Moszi
Best Highlife Song – Kofi Kinaata – Thy Grace PT1
International Collaboration of the year – Forever Remix – Gyakie ft Omah Lay
Best Highlife Artiste – Akwaboah
Vodafone Most Popular Song – KiDi – Touch It
Best Rap Performance – Lyrical Joe – 5th August
Album Of The Year – Album Of The Year
Best Reggae / Dancehall Artiste – Stonebwoy
Record Of The Year – Amaarae ft Moliy, Kali Uchis – Sad Girls Luv Money
Best Video of the Year – Nyinya by Bosom PYung
Best Hiphop Song of the Year – Second Sermon – Black Sherif
Music for Good – Greedy Men by Stonebwoy
Unsung Artiste of the Year – Gambo
Best New Artiste – Black Sherif
African Artist of the Year – WizKid
Lifetime Achievement Award – Agya Koo Nimoh
The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), originally known by its non-sponsored name the Ghana Music Awards until 2013, is an annual music awards event in Ghana established in 1999 by a local event organizer and planner company known as CharterHouse to originally and primarily celebrate the “outstanding contributions of Ghanaianmusicians to the growth and expansion of its associated industry”.
Held each April, May or June, the event is broadcast locally on GHOne TV, GTV and/or TV3 and outside Ghana on Akwaaba Magic on satellite TV platform DStv and terrestrial TV platformGOtv. Prior to the launch of the Akwaaba Magic channel in 2021, the event was broadcast outside Ghana on channels 155 and 198 on DStv and on channel 110 on GOtv. In 2020, the event’s precursor, the nominees jam, scheduled for April 4 at Jackson Park in Koforidua, was initially postponed and then cancelled to comply with a national directive on public gathering due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana.
The Ghana Music Awards trophy has been awarded in different forms over the years; with the current one unveiled before the 2019 edition of the event. It consists of a Gold Star plaque with a circular hole and strings on opposite faces, mimicking a guitar.
Artiste of the Year
The Artiste of the Year award is the highest and most prestigious of the awards given at the event given to the artiste(s) adjudged by the CharterHouse, the VGMA Board and the general public as having the highest audience appeal, radio play, online streaming and popularity. The artiste(s) must have a released hit single/album during the year under review to qualify/be eligible.