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Nominees for the 24th edition of VGMA unveiled

The unveiling of nominees for the 24th edition of the most prestigious Ghanaian music awards, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) finally took place at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday, March 18, 2023.

The nominees which were unveiled by the organizers – CharterHouse featured the big five categories: ‘Record of the Year’, New Artiste of the Year, Album of the Year, Vodafone Most Popular Song and the ultimate ‘Artiste Of the Year’.

The ‘Artist of the Year award is the highest and most prestigious of the awards given at the event to the artist(s) adjudged by CharterHouse, the VGMA Board and the general public as having the highest audience appeal, radio play, online streaming and popularity.

This year’s ‘Artiste of the Year’ Category, has eight heavyweights battling it out. Two gospel artistes, Joe Mettle and Piesie Esther face stiff competition from six secular musicians such as Sarkodie, Black Sherif, KiDi, King Promise and Camidoh.

The 24th edition of the most prestigious Ghanaian music event comes off on March 13.

Check the complete list of nominations below:

Highlife Song of The Year

Epixode – Atia (ft Kwabena Kwabena)

AK Songstress – My Proposal

Adina – Adi Dede

Kwesi Arthur – Adom

Kelvynboy – Down flat

Kofi Kinaata – Have Mercy

 

Best Gospel Song

Celestine Donkor – Final Say

Piesie Esther – Way3 Me Yie

Diana Hamilton – My Meditation

Joe Mettle – Kadosh

Perez Muzik – Hewale Lala

Bethel Revival Choir – Tegbe Tegbe (Edwin Dadson)

Awura Abena – This Far

MOG Music – Mala

 

Best Hip Hop Song

Black Sherif – Kweku The Traveller

Amerado – Obiaa Boa

Sarkodie – Country Side (ft Black Sherif)

Malcolm Nuna – Benzo

Kwesi Arthur – Drama

Medikal – Scarface

 

Best Afrobeats Song

Camidoh – Sugarcane Remix (ft King Promise & Mayokun)

Gyakie – Something

Kidi – Champagne

D Jay – Balance it

King Promise – Ginger

FBS – Jo (ft Mr. Drew)

Best Afropop Song

Stonebwoy – Therapy

Wendy Shay – Survivor

Black Sherif – Oil in my head

Dopenation – Gboza

King Promise – Ten Toes (ft Omah Lay)

Kuami Eugene – Take Away

Kidi – Blessed (Ft Movado)

Fameye – Thank You

 

Best Reggae/Dancehall Song

Konkarah Jahvybz – A Go Dey (ft Kelvyn Boy)

Ras Kuuku – 33in1

Epixode – Atia

Black Sherif – Don’t forget me

Rocky Dawuni – Never bow down (ft Blvk H3ro)

Maccasio – Eyes on you (ft Stonebwoy)

Audio Engineer of the Year

Chops – Yaa Asantewaa (King Promise)

Qube – Beginning Again (Adomaa)

Perez Muzik – Hewale Lala (Perez Muzik)

Supa Dups – Therapy (Stonebwoy)

Possigee – Country Side (Sarkodie)

Altra Nova – Far Away (Gyakie)

 

Producer of the Year

MOG Beatz

Atown TSB

Phantom

Shadrach Yawson

Guilty Beatz

Killbeatz

Liquid Beatz

Samsney

 

Best Music Video

Black Sherif – Konongo Zongo (Babs Direction)

Stonebwoy – Therapy (J Willz)

Piesie Esther – Way3 Me Yie (Skyward Videos)

Stonebwoy – Gidigba (Labi)

Sarkodie ft King Promise – Labadi (Coublon)

Kidi – Touch It Remix ft Tyga (Rex)

Scott Evans – Best Side (Rex)

Kwabena Kwabena – Afraid to lose you (Andrew Kumi)

 

Best Male Vocal Performance

Camidoh – Waiting

Kyei Mensah – Nothing is Too Hard

Perez Muzic – Hewale Lala

Stonebwoy – Therapy

King promise – Run To You

Best Female Vocal Performance

Piesie Esther – Way3 Me Yie

Niella – Nothing’s Too Hard

Cina Soul – Waiting

Abiana – Shika

Adomaa – Beginning Again

 

Best Rap Performance

Medikal – Scarface

Strongman – Goated

Amerado – Obiaa Boa

Lyrical Joe – 5th August 5

TeePhlow – 6Feet

 

Best Gospel Artiste

Piesie Esther

Joe Mettle

Perez Muzik

Diana Hamilton

Celestine Donkor

MOG Music

 

Best Reggae/Dancehall Artiste

Stonebwoy

Ras Kuuku

Epixode

Rocky Dawuni

Samini

 

Best Afrobeats/Afropop Artiste

King Promise

Wendy Shay

Camidoh

Gyakie

Kelvynboy

Kidi

 

Best Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste

Black Sherif

Sarkodie

Kwesi Arthur

Medikal

Amerado

Strongman

 

Best Highlife Artiste

Kofi Kinaata

Akwaboah

Kuami Eugene

Abiana

 

Songwriter of the year

Piesie Esther – Way3 Me Yie

Fameye – Thank You

Black Sherif – Oh Paradise

Perez Muzik – Hewale Lala

Diana Hamilton – My Meditation

Ewura Abena – This Far

 

Collaboration of the Year

FBS – Jo (ft Mr. Drew)

Sarkodie – Country Side (ft Black Sherif)

Epixode – Atia (ft Kwabena Kwabena)

Amerado – Grace (ft Lasmid)

DJ Breezy – Abonten (ft Mugeez ,Black Sherif ,Kwesi Arthur)

Bethel Revival Choir – Tegbe Tegbe (ft Edwin Dadson)

Sarkodie – Labadi (ft King Promise)

Dj Vyrusky – Body 2 Body (ft Kidi, Camidoh)

 

International Collaboration of the Year

Camidoh – Sugarcane Remix (ft King Promise & Mayorkun)

Kidi – Touch It Remix (ft Tyga)

King Promise – Ten toes (Omah Lay)

Kidi – Blessed (ft Mavado)

Mz Vee – Dumebi (ft Yemi Alade)

King Promise – Run to You (ft Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa)

Sarkodie – Better Days (ft BNXN fka Buju)

 

Best African Artiste

Ayra Starr

Libianca

Burna Boy

Asake

Kizz Daniel

The Therapist

 

Record of the Year

King Promise – Yaa Asantewaa (ft Frenna)

Adomaa – Beginning Again

Perez Muzik – Hewale Lala

Stonebwoy – Therapy

Sarkodie – Country Side (ft Black Sherif)

Gyakie – Far Away

Album of the Year

Black Sherif – The Villain I Never Was

Sarkodie – Jamz

Gyakie – My Diary

King Promise – 5 Star

Kwesi Arthur – Son of Jacob

Joe Mettle – The Kadosh

Best New Artiste

Lasmid

DJay

Malcolm Nuna

Jay Bahd

Ewura Abena

Dj Azonto

Chief One

 

Vodafone Most Popular Song

Camidoh – Sugarcane Remix (ft King Promise & Mayorkun)

Sarkodie – Country Side (ft Black Sherif)

Black Sherif – Kweku the Traveller

Lasmid – Friday night

Kelvynboy – Downflat

Gyakie – Something

Wendy Shay – Survivor

Kidi – Blessed (ft Mavado)

Stonebwoy – Therapy

Piesie Esther – Way3 Me Yie

Artiste of the Year

Camidoh

Sarkodie

Stonebwoy

King Promise

Kidi

Piesie Esther

Joe Mettle

Black Sherif

 

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