Who wins what come April 14th; VGMA nomination list unveiled

Nominees list for the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards have been unveiled for this year’s edition.

The announcement of the nominees of the various categories which started via the media early 11:00AM Saturday, March 3 and ended at the launch event at Movenpick Ambassador Hotel.

The theme for the 19th edition of the event is “Our Music Beyond Borders” – it is designed to inspire Ghanaian artistes and music industry players to aspire toward making strong influences globally with their music and artistry.

The awards scheme will be held at the Accra International conference Center (AICC) on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

List of nominations below.

*Gospel song of the Year

Boot for Boot- Joyce Blessing

Obi Nyanime-Patience Nyarko

Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle

Efatawo – Nancee

Adom – Gifty Osei

Jehovah – Ceccy Twum

*Highlife Song of the Year

Dream- Kumi Guitar

Bronya – Wutah

Odo – Kidi

Angela – Kuami Eugene

Ladder – Lil Win

Over – R2bees

Hustle – Ebony

*Hiplife song of the Year

Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam Ft. Sarkodie

Boys Boys – Nancee Ft. Guru

Pain Killer – Sarkodie Ft. Runtown

Obi Agyi obi Girl-

Ayoo – Shatta Wale

One Corner – Patapaa Ft. Ras Cann

*Hiphop Song of the Year

State of the Art – Teephlow

Light it up – Sarkodie

Grind Day Remix – Kwesi

Pen and Paper – Ko-jo Cue & Shaker

Dear God – B4bonah

*Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

Until of Dawn – Efya

My Own – Samini

My Name – Stonebwoy

Faya Burn Dem – Article Wan

Rewind – Mzvee

Dem Confuse – Shatta Wale

*Afro pop Song of the Year

Makoma – Adina

Oh Yeah – King Promise

Say You Love Me – Kidi

Sing My Name – Mzvee

Jennifer Lomotey – Kurl Songx

Sponsor – Ebony

My Baby – Magnon

Come From Afar – Stonebwoy

*Gospel Artiste of the Year

Patience Nyarko

Joyce Blessing

Joe Mettle

Celestine Donkor

Gifty Osei

Nance

*Highlife Artiste of the Year

Wutah

Kidi

Kuami Eugene

Becca

*Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year

Ebony

MzVee

Shatta Wale

Stonebwoy

*Songwriter of the Year

Kumi Guitar – Dream

Joe Mettle- bo noo ni

Bullet – Maame Hwe

Kofi Kinaata – Last Show

Samini – My own

Stonebwoy – My Name

*Record of the Year

Kumi Guitar- Dream

Samini – My own

Sarkodie – Glory

Teephlow – State of the Art

*Best Music Video of the Year

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)

Captain Planet – Obi Agyi Obi (Directed by Phamous Films)

Lil Shaker & Ko-jo-Cue – Pen & Paper (Directed by Ekumodzi)

*Hiplife/Hip pop artiste of the year

Yaa pono

R2bees

Captain Planet

Kwesi Arthur

Sarkodie

VVIP

*Best Male Vocalist of the Year

Joe Mettle – Bo noo ni

King Promise – Selfish

Kidi – Odo

Kuami Eugene – Angela

Mugeez – Over

Samini – My own.

*Best Female Vocalist of the year

Adina – Makoma

Nana Yaa – Don’t leave alone

Efya – Love

Mzvee – Bright light

Becca – Summye (Pillow)

*Best Group of the year

VVIP

R2BEES

WUTAH

*Best Rapper of the year

Eno Barony – Fear no man

Teephlow – Phlowducation

Sarkodie – Light it up

Lil Shaker – Pen & Paper

Ko-jo Cue – Pen & Paper

Strongman – Transformer

*Best collaboration of the year

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

Shatta Wale Ft. SM Militants – Taking Over

Captain Planet Ft. Kofi Kinaata – Obi Agyi Obi Girl

Becca Ft. Patoranking – Na Wash

*Artiste of the year
Joe Mettle

Shatta Wale

Sarkodie

Stonebwoy

Ebony Reigns

*Best African artiste of the year

Davido

Wizkid

Toofan

Cassper Nyovest

Nasty C

Tiwa Savage

Olamide

*Best New Artiste of the year

King Promise

Kurl Songx

Kidi

Kuami Eugene

Magnom

Kwesi Arthur

B4bonah

Ghana Music Awards Festival is the biggest event on the Ghanaian music calendar.

It is powered by CharterHouse in partnership with the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts and sponsored by Vodafone Ghana.

Congratulations to all the nominees and may the best win.

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