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

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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 Nance Highlife Artiste of the Year Wutah Kidi Kuami Eugene Becca Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year Ebony MzVee Shatta Wale Stonebwoy 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)
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FIFTH BATCH – Released at 3 pm Hiplife/Hip pop artiste of the year Yaa pono R2bees Captain Planet Kwesi Arthur Sarkodie VVIP  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 VVIP R2BEES WUTAH 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 Davido Wizkid Toofan Cassper Nyovest Nasty C Tiwa Savage Olamide  Best New Artiste of the year King Promise Kurl Songx Kidi Kuami Magnom Kwesi Arthur B4bonah UNSUNG Kelvynboy Dope Nation Dhat Girl OBKay Real MC Christian 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
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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: 3news.com | Ghana]]>