Ebony Reigns bag Artiste of the year at VGMA 2018

The weekend in Accra saw the greatest surprises of the year on the country’s yet biggest musical/awards night from the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) 2018.

The “Ghana Grammy” was attended by host of Ghanaian and international celebrities from all walks of life, music lovers and critics, well and unwell dressed, government and service officials were not left out.

From the grounds of the event most audience showed disappointments as ‘usual’ in the awards and it’s recipients yet had no choice.

With Ebony Reigns (may you continue to rest in peace) bagging the supreme awards as Artiste of the year, some industry players are definitely satisfied. She indeed deserve it

Below are awards nominees and winners (in bold). Did your favourite artiste or song win?

Artistes of the Year
Ebony (Winner)
Joe Mettle
Shatta Wale
Sarkodie
Stonebwoy

Unsung Category
Kelvyn Boy (WINNER)
Dope Nation
Dhat Gyal
OBK
Real MC
Christian

Gospel of the Year
Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle (Winner)
Boot for Boot – Joyce Blessing
Obi Nyanime – Patience Nyarko
Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle
Efatawo – Nacee
Adom – Gifty Osei
Jehovah – Ceccy Twum

Hip-hop Song of the Year
Grind Day Remix – Kwesi Arthur (Winner)
State of the Art – Teephlow
Light it up – Sarkodie
Pen and Paper – Ko-jo Cue & Shaker
Dear God – B4bonah

Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year
My Own – Samini (Winner)
Until the Dawn – Efya
My Name – Stonebwoy
Faya Burn Dem – Article Wan
Rewind – Mzvee
Dem Confuse – Shatta Wale

Highlife Song of the Year
Odo – Kidi (Winner)
Dream – Kumi Guitar
Bronya – Wutah
Angela – Kuami Eugene
Ladder – Lil Win
Over – R2bees
Hustle – Ebony

Hiplife Artiste of the Year
Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam Ft. Sarkodie (Winner)
Boys Boys – Nancee Ft. Guru
Pain Killer – Sarkodie Ft. Runtown
Obi Agyi obi Girl- Captain Planet
Ayoo – Shatta Wale
One Corner – Patapaa Ft. Ras Cann

Afro-pop Song of the Year
Sponsor – Ebony (Winner)
Makoma – Adina
Oh Yeah – King Promise
Say You Love Me – Kidi
Sing My Name – Mzvee
Jennifer Lomotey – Kurl Songx
My Baby – Magnon
Come From Afar – Stonebwoy

Gospel Artiste of the Year
Joe Mettle (Winner)
Patience Nyarko
Joyce Blessing
Celestine Donkor
Gifty Osei
Nance

Highlife Artiste of the Year
Kuami Eugene (Winner)
Wutah
KiDi
Becca

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year
Stonebwoy (Winner)
Ebony
MzVee
Shatta Wale

Songwriter of the Year
Bullet – Maame Hwe (Winner)
Kumi Guitar – Dream
Joe Mettle- Bo Noo Ni
Kofi Kinaata – Last Show
Samini – My own
Stonebwoy – My Name

Record of the Year
Teephlow – State of the Art
Kumi Guitar – Dream
Samini – My own
Sarkodie – Glory

Best Music Video of the Year
Captain Planet – Obi Agyi Obi (Directed by Phamous Films) (Winner)
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)
Lil Shaker & Ko-jo-Cue – Pen & Paper (Directed by Ekumodzi)

Hiplife/Hip-hop artiste of the Year
Sarkodie (Winner)
Yaa pono
R2bees
Captain Planet
Kwesi Arthur
VVIP

Best Male Vocalist of the Year
Joe Mettle – Bo Noo Ni (Winner)
King Promise – Selfish
Kidi – Odo
Kuami Eugene – Angela
Mugeez – Over
Samini – My own.

Best Female Vocalist of the Year
Adina – Makoma (Winner)
Nana Yaa – Don’t leave alone
Efya – Love
Mzvee – Bright light
Becca – Summye (Pillow)

Best Group of the Year
Wutah (Winner)
VVIP
R2bees

Best Rapper of the Year
Sarkodie – Light it up (Winner)
Eno Barony – Fear no man
Teephlow – Phlowducation
Lil Shaker – Pen & Paper
Ko-Jo Cue – Pen & Paper
Strongman – Transformer

Best collaboration of the Year
Shatta Wale Ft. SM Militants – Taking Over
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
Captain Planet Ft. Kofi Kinaata – Obi Agyi Obi Girl
Becca Ft. Patoranking – Na Wash

Best African Artiste of the year
Davido (Winner)
Wizkid
Toofan
Cassper Nyovest
Nasty C
Tiwa Savage
Olamide

Best New Artiste of the year
Kuami Eugene (Winner)
King Promise
Kurl Songx
Kidi
Magnom
Kwesi Arthur
B4bonah

Song of the Year
Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam Ft. Sarkodie (Winner)
Sponsor – Ebony
Odo – Kidi
Angela – Kuami Eugene
Taking Over – Shatta Wale Ft. SM Millitants
One Corner – Patapaa Ft. Rad Cann
Bo Noo Nii – Joe Mettle Ft. Luigi Maclean
Obi Agyi Obi Girl – Captain Planet Ft. Kofi Kinaata.
My Baby – Magnom ft Joey B
Oh Yeah – King Promise
Pain Killer – Sarkodie feat. Runtown

Album of the Year
Bonified – Ebony (Winner)
Epistles of Mama – Stonebwoy
Daavi – MzVee
Highest – Sarkodie

To the winners Congratulations, and those who couldn’t win, better luck next year!

Lisa Baakope

Lisa Baakope, is the author of this website, a Ghanaian broadcast journalist, nature lover, humanitarian and a passionate music lover. Enjoy your visit