The biggest names in Ghanaian and African music gathered at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) for the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. This year’s event was definitely one for the history books.
The night saw several artists and producers receive honors for their work over the past year. However, two of the keenly contested categories, the ‘Artiste of the Year’ and the ‘Artiste of the Decade’ were withheld by the organizers to later be announced at a press conference.
Check out the winners below:
Traditional Artiste of the Year – Kwan Pa
Instrumentalist of the Year – Mr Okyere
Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr Rev Mrs Mary Ghansah
Lifetime Achievement Award – Obuoba J.A. Adofo and
Lifetime Achievement Award – Prof Kofi Abraham
Unsung Artiste of the Year – Kula
Gospel Song of the Year – Diana Hamilton for ‘Mo Ne Yo’
Highlife Song of the Year – Shatta Wale for ‘My Level’.
Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – Shatta Wale for ‘Gringo’
Hip-hop Song of the Year – Kwesi Arthur for ‘Anthem’
Hiplife Song of the Year – ‘Obiaa Wone Master’ by Yaa Pono feat Stonebwoy
Gospel Artiste of the Year – Diana Hamilton
Hiplife/Hip-pop Artiste of the Year – Medikal
Highlife Artiste of the Year – Kuame Eugene
Afropop song of the Year – ‘Akwaaba’ – Mr Eazi, Patapaa, Pappy Kojo
Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year – Stonebwoy
Music Video Of The Year – ‘Come and see my mother’ by MzVee ft Yemi Alade
‘Record Of The Year – Akwaboah ‘Sh3 me bo’
Collaboration Of The Year – Stonebwoy ‘Kpoo Keke’ which ft Medikal, Kwesi Arthur & Darko Vibes.
Songwriter Of The Year – King Promise
Music Producer Of The Year – Kuami Eugene
Sound Engineer Of The Year – Francis Osei for Akwaboah’s ‘Sh3 me bo’.
African Artiste of the year – Burna Boy
Rapper Of The Year – Medikal
Best African Collaboration – ‘Akwaaba’ by Guilty Beatz ft Mr Eazi and Patapaa
Best Group Of The Year – Bethel Revival Choir
New Artiste Of The Year – Wendy Shay
Album Of The Year – Kuami Eugene’s ‘Rockstar’
Artiste Of The Decade – Sarkodie
As we still wait for the winners of the unannounced later., let us your view of this year’s event.