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Updated: Joe Mettle, Ebony, Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy jostle for VGMA Artiste of the Year

Charterhouse, organizers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, has revealed nominees for this year’s event exclusively on Media General platforms.

The VGMAs is arguably the biggest award scheme in Ghana that recognizes and rewards the hard work of artistes in the country.

This year is the 19th edition of the awards and it’s slated to come off on Saturday, April 14 at the Accra International conference Center (AICC).

This will be preceded by a nominee jam in Cape Coast on Saturday March 24. There will also be an after-event celebration jam at Tema, on Saturday, April 28.

The hourly unveiling of nominees on Media General platforms Saturday March 3, saw both young and old artistes grab nominations in various categories.

Shatta Wale, who has been away from the VGMAs for a while due to a standoff with the organizers returns, grabbing a couple of nominations so far.

The nominations are as follows:

FIRST BATCH – Released 11: 00am

Gospel  of   the Year

Boot for Boot- Joyce Blessing

Obi Nyanime-Patience Nyarko

Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle

Efatawo – Nancee

Adom – Gifty Osei

Jehovah – Ceccy Twum

Highlife  Song of  the  Year

Dream- Kumi Guitar

Bronya – Wutah

Odo – Kidi

Angela – Kuami Eugene

Ladder – Lil Win

Over – R2bees

Hustle – Ebony

Hiplife  of the Year

Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam Ft. Sarkodie

Boys Boys – Nancee Ft. Guru

Pain Killer – Sarkodie Ft. Runtown

Obi Agyi obi Girl-

Ayoo – Shatta Wale

One Corner – Patapaa Ft. Ras Cann

SECOND BATCH – Released at noon

Hiphop  Song of the Year

State of the Art – Teephlow

Light it up – Sarkodie

Grind Day Remix – Kwesi

Pen and Paper – Ko-jo Cue & Shaker

Dear God – B4bonah

 Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

Until of Dawn – Efya

My Own – Samini

My Name – Stonebwoy

Faya Burn Dem – Article Wan

Rewind – Mzvee

Dem Confuse – Shatta Wale

Afro pop Song of the Year

Makoma – Adina

Oh Yeah – King Promise

Say You Love Me – Kidi

Sing My Name – Mzvee

Jennifer Lomotey – Kurl Songx

Sponsor – Ebony

My Baby – Magnon

Come From Afar – Stonebwoy

THIRD BATCH – Released at 1 pm.

Gospel  Artiste of the Year

Patience Nyarko

Joyce Blessing

Joe Mettle

Celestine Donkor

Gifty Osei


Highlife Artiste of the Year



Kuami Eugene


Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year



Shatta Wale


FOURTH BATCH – Released at 2pm

Songwriter of the Year

Kumi Guitar – Dream

Joe Mettle- bo noo ni

Bullet – Maame Hwe

Kofi Kinaata – Last Show

Samini – My own

Stonebwoy – My Name

 Record of the Year

Kumi Guitar- Dream

Samini – My own

Sarkodie – Glory

Teephlow – State of the Art

 Best Music Video of the Year

Kumi Guitar- Dream (Directed by Abass)

King Promise – Selfish ( Directed by Vertex)

B4bonah – My Girl (Directed by Nicol-Sey)

Opanka – Wedding Car (Directed by Bra Shizzle)

Captain Planet – Obi Agyi Obi (Directed by Phamous Films)

Lil Shaker & Ko-jo-Cue – Pen & Paper (Directed by Ekumodzi)

FIFTH BATCH – Released at 3 pm

Hiplife/Hip pop artiste of the year

Yaa pono


Captain Planet

Kwesi Arthur



 Best Male Vocalist of the Year

Joe Mettle – Bo noo ni

King Promise – Selfish

Kidi – Odo

Kuami Eugene – Angela

Mugeez – Over

Samini – My own.

 Best Female Vocalist of the year

Adina – Makoma

Nana Yaa – Don’t leave alone

Efya – Love

Mzvee – Bright light

Becca – Summye (Pillow)

Best Group of the year




SIXTH BATCH – Released at 4pm

Best Rapper of the year

Eno Barony – Fear no man

Teephlow – Phlowducation

Sarkodie – Light it up

Lil Shaker – Pen & Paper

Ko-jo Cue – Pen & Paper

Strongman – Transformer

Best collaboration of the year

Joe Mettle Ft. Luigi Maclean – Bo noo ni

MzVee Ft. Patoranking – Sing my name remix

Kurl Songx Ft. Sarkodie – Jennifer Lomotey

Sarkodie Ft. Runtown – Pain Killer

Shatta Wale Ft. SM Militants – Taking Over

Captain Planet Ft. Kofi Kinaata – Obi Agyi Obi Girl

Becca Ft. Patoranking – Na Wash

Best African artiste of the year




Cassper Nyovest

Nasty C

Tiwa Savage


Best New Artiste of the year

King Promise

Kurl Songx




Kwesi Arthur



Dope Nation
Dhat Girl
Real MC

Song of the Year
1. Sponsor – Ebony
2. Odo – Kidi
3. Angela – Kuami Eugene
4. Taking Over – Shatta Wale Ft. SM Millitants
5. Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam Ft. Sarkodie
6. One Corner – Patapaa Ft. Rad Cann
7. Bo Noo Nii – Joe Mettle Ft. Luigi Maclean
8. Obi Agyi Obi Girl – Captain Planet Ft. Kofi Kinaata.
9. My Baby – Magnom ft Joey B
10. Oh Yeah – King Promise
11. Pain Killer – Sarkodie Ft. Runtown

Album of the Year
1. Epistles of Mama – Stonebwoy
2. Daavi – MzVee
3. Bonified – Ebony
4. Highest – Sarkodie

Artistes of the Year
1. Joe Mettle
2. Ebony
3. Shatta Wale
4. Sarkodie
5. Stonebwoy

Source: | Ghana

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