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19th Edition Of The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in Retrospect

The 18th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music awards, took place last Saturday at the Accra international conference center . The annual Awards recognises the works of musicians and producers who have excelled during the year under review of the awards. The event saw many music lovers and patrons of Ghanaian and international music attend the event. The red carpet was gracefully hosted by the duo A.J sarpong of Citi Fm and Johnny Hughes of TV3 and 3fm. The event kicked of at exactly 8:30pm which was quite impressive as compared to what was gradually becoming the norm a few years ago of starting the program late. All through the event there were no technical hitches and the program run smoothly without any hiccups.
Many artistes however did not show up but the few who made sure they did , looked smashing in their attires.
Artiste or the year was posthumously given to the late Ebony who worked tirelessly last year to release many hit songs that were loved by many.
She won record of the year too. Male vocalist of the year went to Joe Mettle while the female Vocalist of the year went to Adina. The most controversial award that night , was the most popular song of the year which was snatched by fancy Gaddam to the amazement of many. Sarkodie won the best rapper of the year and the young lord in Ghanaian rap music , Kwesi Arthur , the grind day hitmaker snatched the hip hop song of the year.
In all the event was crowned with an amazing cocktail party organized by Vodafone ghana dubbed The Vodafone Redroom.

Below is the full list of winners:

Artiste of the Year

Gospel Song of the Year
‘Bo Noo Ni’ by Joe Mettle

Hip Pop Song of the Year
‘Grind Day (Remix)’ by Kwesi Arthur

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

Highlife Song of the Year
‘Odo’ by Kidi

Gospel Artiste of the Year
Joe Mettle

Highlife Artiste of the Year
Kuami Eugene

Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year

Songwriter of the Year
Bullet for ‘Maame Hw3’

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year

Best Collaboration of the Year
Shatta Wale & SM Militants (Taking Over)

Rapper of the Year

Best Group of the Year

Best Music Video of the Year
‘Obi Agyi Obi Girl’ by Gyo of Phamous Philms

Best Male Vocalist of the Year
Joe Mettle

Best Female Vocalist of the Year

African Artiste of the Year

Record of the Year
‘State of the Art’ by Teephlow

Best New Artiste of the Year
Kuami Eugene

Song of the Year
‘Total Cheat’ by Fancy Gadam ft Sarkodie

Album of the Year
Bonyfied (Ebony)

Traditional Artiste of the Year
Amamerefo Music and Dance Ensemble

Instrumental Artiste of the Year
Dominic Quashie

Lifetime Achievement Award
Mary Naa Amanua Doodo of Wulomei

Report by:

Hephie Armah 

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