The Accra International Conference Center (AICC) last Saturday was fired up as patrons applauded to the announcement of Charles Kwodwo Fosu a.k.a Daddy Lumba a.k.a DL’s Yentie Obiaa as the highlife song of the year at the 16th Vodafone Ghana music award (VGMA’s).

The song which gained much airplay from its release in 2014 till date is loved and danced to anytime and anywhere it is played with president john Dramani Mahama along with some prominent and influential people in the country also falling in love with it.

However several debates were raised by industry persons with regards to  this particular category thus the highlife song of the year based on the criteria the academy was using. Yet it all came to an end on the night yentie obiaa was announced while fans of dl are happy about his genuine win others think  the win was influenced by the political involvement of the song.

Award winners included Stonebwoy, Edem, Sarkodie, Wiyaala, EL, No Tribe and many others.

The event was attended by a huge number of celebrities in and outside Ghana, stakeholders, ordinary Ghanaians and Blaqboi and Amanda Jessih all of GH one TV hosting the red carpet and the ever curvy Joselyn Dumah and Nathaniel Attoh  as mcees along with DJ black and funny face both co-mcing.

Performances were witnessed from wiyaala neola who opened the show, royal Chris of Vodafone icons fame, Sonnie Badu, Dark Suburb, Yemi Alade, Tic Tac, Tinny, Daddy Lumda, Samini, Stonebwoy and Patoranking.

Award winners list is below

Gospel Artiste Of The Year-    No Tribe

Hiplife/Hip Hop Artiste Of The Year-  Sarkodie

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste Of The Year- Stonebwoy

Highlife Artiste Of The Year-  Daddy Lumba

Best Female Vocal Performance-  Wiyaala

Reggae/Dancehall Song Of The Year- Stonebwoy – Baafira (feat. Sarkodie)

Hiplife Song Of The Year-  Castro – Seihor

Afropop Song Of The Year- Edem – Koene

Hip Hop Song Of The Year-Pappy Kojo – Realer No

Best Male Vocal Performance- Joe Mettle

African Artiste Of The Year- Patoranking

Best Rapper-  EL

Best Collaboration- Sarkodie – Adonai

Best Group- VVIP

Best Music Video- Edem – The One (feat. Sway) – Directed by Gyo Gyimah

Album of the year- Edem – Books & Rymes

Popular Song Of The Year- Sarkodie – Adonai (Remix) (feat. Castro)

New Artiste Of The Year- MzVee

Artiste Of The Year- Stonebwoy


Lisa Baakope

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