23rd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards: Full List of Winners

KiDi is VGAMA Artist of the Year

An act of Lynx Entertainment, KiDi was crowned Artist of the Year at the 23rd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards held at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre.

The event, held on May 7, saw the ‘Touch It’ hitmaker beat out competition from Sarkodie, Black Sherif, Joe Mettle, King Promise and label mate Kuami Eugene.

In addition to winning Artist of the Year, KiDi won Most Popular Song of the Year and Best Reggae/Dancehall Song with their “Touch It.” His “Golden Boy” was also voted “Album/EP of the year”. He also went home with the award for best afrobeats/afropop artist of the year.

Below is the full list of nominees in the various categories and their respective winners.

BEST GOSPEL SONG
Oluwa is involved – Joyce Blessing
Ye Obua Mi – Joe Mettle

Ote Me Mu – Ohemaa Mercy ft. MOG Music (winner)
Awurade Ye – Diana Hamilton
Only you – Celestine Donkor
Enyo – Bethel Revival ft. Joe Mettle
Yahweh – Akesse Brempong ft. MOG Music
Eye Woaa – Empress Gifty
Mapekɛ – Scott Evans
Glory – Obaapa Christy

BEST GOSPEL ARTIST
Celestine Donkor
Diana Hamilton
Obaapa Christy

Joe Mettle (winner)
MOGMusic
Empress Gifty
Ohemaa Mercy
Akesse Brempong

VODAFONE MOST POPULAR SONGS
Slow Down – King’s Promise
Ote Me Mu – Ohemaa Mercy ft. MOGMusic
Yeeko – Okyeame Kwame ft. Kuami Eugene
Forever Remix – Gyakie ft. Omah Lay
My name is – Darkovibes ft. davido
Second Sermon – Black Sheriff
A Dollar On You – Kuami Eugene
Ye Obua Mi – Joe Mettle
Praise – Fameye
Echoké – Sefa
Mood – Mr. Drew

Touch it – KiDi (winner)

BEST HIGHLIFE SONGS

Your Grace (Part 1) – Kofi Kinaata (winner)
Jonathan – AK Singer
Obiaa – Akwaboah ft. Cina Soul
Court – Bisa Kdei
Te Na Fie – Kuami Eugene
Feelings – Cina Soul ft. KiDi

BEST HIPLIFE SONG

Yeeko – Okyeame Kwame ft. Kuami Eugene (winner)
No Fugazy – Sarkodie
Biibi Besi – Kwame Yogot ft. Kuami Eugene
Accra – Medikal
Abodie – Captain Planet ft. Kuami Eugene
Kom – Gadam Fantasy
Zenabu – DopeNation ft. Dancegod Lloyd, Afrobeast, DWP Academy
S3k3 – Mr. Drew

BEST AFROBEATS SONGS
Celebrate – Kwesi Arthur ft. Teni
Dollar On You – Kuami Eugene

E Choke – S3fa ft. Mr Drew (winner)
Coming Home – MzVee ft. Tiwa Savage
Sugarcane – Camidoh ft. phantom
My Baby – KiDi
My name is – Darko Vibes ft. davido

BEST AFROPOP SONGS
Heat – Wendy Shay ft. Shay Gang
Forever (remix) – Gyakie ft. Omah Lay
Mood – Mr. Drew
Slow Down – King’s Promise
Minister of Pleasure – D-Black ft. Quamina MP, Stonebwoy
Sad Girlz Luv Money – Amaarae ft. Moliy, Kali Uchis

Praise – Fameye (winner)

BEST HIPHOP SONG
Abotre – Amerado ft. Black Sheriff
Win – Kwesi Arthur ft. Vic Mensa

2nd Sermon – Black Sharif (winner)
Coachella – Sarkodie ft. Kwesi Arthur
Sika Aba Fie – Kweku Darlington ft. Kuami Eugene, Kweku Flick, Yaw Tog, Fameye
Sore (remix) – Yaw Tog ft. Stormzy, Kwesi Arthur

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SONGS
1 GAD–Stonebwoy

Touch it – KiDi (winner)
Photo – Samini ft. Efya
Greedy Men – Stonebwoy
New Generation – Stonebwoy
Odeshie – Episode

REGGAE/DANCEHALL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Samini
Larruso
Episode

stonebwoy (winner)

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Abodie – Captain Planet ft. Kuami Eugene
Yeeko – Okyeame Kuami ft. Kuami Eugene

Minister of Pleasure – D-Black ft. Quamina MP, Stonebwoy (winner)
Echoke – S3fa ft. Mr Drew
Sika Aba Fie (remix) – Kweku Darlington ft. Kuami Eugene, Kweku Flick, Fameye, Yaw Tog
Coachella – Sarkodie ft. Kwesi Arthur
Biibi Besi – Kwame Yogot ft. Kuami Eugene
Ote Mimu – Ohemaa Mercy ft. MOGMusic

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Coming Home – MzVee ft. Tiwa Savage

Forever (remix) – Gyakie ft. Omah Lay (winner)
Sore (emix) – Yaw Tog ft. Stormzy, Kwesi Arthur
Sad Girlz Luv Money (remix) – Amaarae ft. Moliy, Kali Uchis
My name is – Darkovibes ft. davido
2nd Sermon (remix) – Black Sheriff ft. Burna Boy
Spiritual – KiDi ft. Kuami Eugene, Patoranking
Unliving Thing – Sarkodie ft. Oxlade

ALBUM/EP OF THE YEAR
No pressure – Sarkodie

The Golden Boy – KiDi (winner)
The Experience – Joe Mettle
Lighthouse – Akwaboah
Loyalty – D-Black
Afro highlife – Kuami Eugene

BEST HIGHLIFE ARTIST
Cina Soul

Akwaboah (winner)
Bisa K’dei
Fameye
Kuami Eugene
Kofi Kinata

BEST HIPLIFE/HIP HOP ARTIST

Sarkodie (winner)
Okyeame Kwame
black sheriff
D-Black
Amerado
medical

AFROBEATS/AFROPOP ARTIST
S3fa

KiDi (winner)
King’s Promise
Mr Drew
Wendy Shay
Gyakie
Camidoh
Darkovibes

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Minister JO – Meduru

Fameye – Praise (winner)
Abiana – Bo Nooni
Kofi Kinaata – Your Grace (Part 1)
Akwaboah–Obiaa
Diana Hamilton – Awurade Ye

FEMALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Celestine Donkor – Only you
Abiana – My home
Esther Godwyl – Faithful God

Niiella – Where you are (winner)
Efe Grace – Overflow
Cina Soul – OMG

MALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Akwaboah – Ntro Naa
Black Sheriff – Gold Digga
Joe Mettle – Ye Obuami
KiDi – Bad Things
Royal Promise – Slow Down

Kwaisey Pee – Incredible God (winner)
Luigi Maclean – Mala

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Ntro Naa – Akwaboah
Hot country – Afriyie Wutah
Praise – Fameye
Meduru – Minister JO

Sad Girlz Luv Money (remix) – Amaarae ft Moliy (winner)
Locked Love – Okyeame Kwame ft. adina

BEST AFRICAN ARTIST

Assistant (winner)
Fireboy DML
Kay
Time
Focalistic
Joeboy

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
Rollies & Cigars – Sarkodie

Aug 5 5 – Lyrical Joe (winner)
The Throne – Amerado
Anthem of Wudini–Obibini
Last verse – Strongman
Wonteasie – TeePhlow

BEST NEW ARTIST
Sefa

black sheriff (winner)
Scott Evans
Mona 4Reall
Kweku Darlington
Kwamé Yogot

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Promised King
Kuami Eugene
Sarkodie
black sheriff

KiDi (winner)
Joe Mettle