The 19th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards came off at the International Conference Center in Accra
The annual ceremony ended on a high-note with dancehall/afropop artiste, late Ebony Reigns setting a record of being the first female artiste to win the most coveted “Artiste of the Year” award. The ‘Maame Hw3’ singer beat her contenders in that category including the reigning Artiste of the year, Joe Mettle to win that prestigious award.
Ebony won two other awards; her song ‘Sponsor’ won Afro-pop song of the year and ‘Maame Hw3’ won Songwriter of the year written by Bullet.
The former Artiste of the Year, Joe Mettle won himself three (3) awards; Gospel Song of the year with ‘Bo No No’, Gospel Artiste of the year and Best Male Vocalist of the year.
Fancy Gadam, Sarkodie and Kuami Eugene also took home two (2) each in their various categories. Samini, Stonebwoy, Teephlow, Kidi, Kwesi Arthur, Wutah, Adina, and Shatta Wale also took home one award each in their various categories.
The night ceremony was hosted by GhOne TV Presenter, Berla Mundi and Ghanaian actor and Entrepreneur, John Dumelo aka V8.
Performances on the night included; Joe Mettle, Kelvyn Boy, Stonebwoy, Kidi, King Promise, Kuami Eugene, Praye, Kwesi Arthur, Tiwa Savage, Nasty C, MzVee, Sarkodie, Samini and a host of others.
See the full list of winners below:
Traditional Artiste of the Year – Amamre Folk Music and Dance Ensemble
Instrumental Artiste of the Year – Dominic Quarshie
Lifetime Achievement Award – Mary Naa Amanua Dodoo
Vodafone Unsung of the Year – Kelvyn Boy
Gospel Song of the Year – ‘Bo No No’ by Joe Mettle
Highlife Song of the Year – ‘Odo’ by Kidi
Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – ‘My Own’ by Samini
Hiplife Song of the Year – ‘Total Cheat’ by Fancy Gadam ft Sarkodie
Afro-pop Song of the Year – ‘Sponsor’ by Ebony Reigns
Hip-Hop Song of the Year – ‘Grind Day RMX’ by Kwesi Arthur ft Medikal x Sarkodie
Gospel Artiste of the Year – Joe Mettle
Hiplife/Hip-Hop artiste of the Year – Sarkodie
Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year – Stonebwoy
Songwriter of the Year – Bullet ‘Maame Hw3’ performed by Ebony Reigns
Best collaboration of the Year – ‘Taking Over’ by Shatta Wale ft SM Militants
Best Music Video of the Year – ‘Obi Agyi Obi Girl’ (Dir. by GYO of Phamous Filmz) by Captain Planet
Female Vocalist of the Year – Adina
Male Vocalist of the Year – Joe Mettle
Best Group of the Year – Wutah
Best Rapper of the Year – Sarkodie
African Artiste of the Year – Davido
Best New Artiste of the Year – Kuami Eugene
Record of the Year – TeePhlow
Most Popular Song of the Year – ‘Total Cheat’ by Fancy Gadam ft Sarkodie
Album of the Year – ‘Bonyfied’ by Ebony Reigns
Artiste of the Year – Ebony Reigns
Congratulations to all the winner!! “Ghana Music Beyond Borders”