Hiplife artiste EL has been crowned Artiste of the Year at the 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), capping a night he scooped four other awards.
Born Elom Adabla, the sleek rapper also received the gong for the Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year at an awards night at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC).
The night also saw Bisa K Dei also taking home three awards.
After receiving the ultimate award, the rapper-cum-sound engineer urged aspiring musicians not to relent in their efforts and, more importantly, take their education seriously.
“Educate yourself and make your dream come true,” he said.
Among award winners on the night included former heavyweights Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and VVIP, who were decorated with Best Collaboration and Best Group awards.
Highlife legend Alfred Benjamin (AB) Crentsil also went home with a GH¢5,000 cash prize for the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Full List of Award Winners Below:
Best Music for Development – Gasmilla
Sound Engineer of the Year – Kaywa
Afropop Song of the Year – EL
Gospel Song of the Year – Aporsor by Nicholas Omane Acheampong
Hiplife Song of the Year – Y3 W) krom by Atom
Hip Hop Song of the Year – Hand To Mouth by Sarkodie
Reggae Song of the Year – Go Higherr by Stonebwoy
Songwriter of the Year – Susuka by Kofi Kinaata
Highlife Song of the Year – Mansa by Bisa K Dei
Gospel Artiste of the Year – SP Kofi Sarpong
Highlife Artiste of the Year – Bisa K Dei
Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year – EL
Reggae Artiste of the Year – Stonebwoy
Best Female Vocalist – MzVee
Best Male Vocalist – Pat Thomas
Best Rapper – Sarkodie
Best Collaboration – VVIP
Best Group – VVIP
Best Producer – Mi Naa Bo Po by EL
Best Video – Shelele by EL
African Artiste of the Year – Wizkid
Record of the Year – Bra by Sarkodie ft. Pat Thomas
Best New Artiste – Kofi Kinaata
Most Popular Song of the Year – Mansa
Album of the Year – Breakthrough by Bisa K Dei
Artiste of the Year – EL
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana