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VGMA 22: List of nominees for VGMA 2021

Photo Credit: Ghana Music Awards

We bring to you an hourly update on the ongoing uncovering of nominees for the 22nd edition of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (2021 VGMA).

The prestigious awards scheme is carefully crafted to not only acknowledge but also exalt the relentless efforts and unwavering commitment of the multitude of stakeholders and virtuoso players in the mesmerizing realm of the music industry.

This distinguished program aims to serve as a beacon of recognition, a token of appreciation, and a resplendent celebration of the tireless endeavours undertaken by the unsung heroes who tirelessly toil behind the scenes in order to orchestrate the harmonious symphonies that captivate our hearts and souls.

By bestowing these coveted accolades, this grandiose event undeniably seeks to shine a spotlight on the unparalleled talent, the boundless passion, and the sheer brilliance that reverberates through the veins of this vibrant industry.

From the prodigiously talented musicians who effortlessly paint melodies with their skilful fingers to the visionary producers who deftly weave sonic tapestries and the charismatic performers whose electrifying presence ignites stages across the globe, the awards scheme leaves no stone unturned when it comes to honouring the remarkable individuals who form the backbone of this enchanting world.

However, it is not only the artists and performers who are celebrated through this distinguished awards scheme. The music industry is an intricate tapestry, intricately woven by a myriad of interconnected entities, and this remarkable program aims to acknowledge and commend the diverse range of stakeholders who contribute their expertise and unwavering support behind the scenes.

From the passionate music executives who navigate the complex maze of contracts and negotiations to the tireless songwriters who breathe life into lyrical poetry and the diligent technicians who ensure impeccable sound quality, each and every cog in this well-oiled machine deserves recognition and appreciation.

Furthermore, the awards scheme also extends its admiration and appreciation to the fervent fans and loyal listeners who form an integral part of the music industry ecosystem. These dedicated enthusiasts, whose unwavering support and undeniable love for music fuel the creative fire of the artists and inspire them to push boundaries and innovate, are an invaluable force that cannot be overlooked.

Their passion, their unwavering dedication, and their undying loyalty are all instrumental in shaping the success of the industry, making their recognition an essential part of this illustrious event. In essence, the awards scheme serves as a shining testament to the remarkable tapestry of talent, passion, and dedication that is woven throughout the music industry.

It is a celebration of the countless hours of hard work, the sleepless nights, and the relentless pursuit of excellence that collectively elevate the art of music to stratospheric heights.

Through its meticulous recognition and celebration of all the diverse stakeholders and players in the industry, this awards scheme not only honours their invaluable contributions but also serves as an inspiration for future generations to relentlessly chase their dreams and leave an indelible mark on the magical world of music.

Gospel Song of the Year

Blessed – Akesse Brempong ft. Joe Mettle
Favour Everywhere – Celestine ft. Evelyn Wanjiru
Adom – Diana Hamilton
Jesus Over Do – Empress Gifty
Yesu Mo – Joe Mettle
Jesus – MOGmusic
Jejeli – KobbySalm ft. Okey Sokay
Who Say God No Dey – Kofi Karikari

Highlife Song of the Year

Posti Me – Akwaboah
Playboy – Dada Hafco ft. Akwaboah
Enjoyment – KiDi
Behind The Scenes – Kofi Kinaata
Open Gate – Kuami Eugene
Asabone – Lord Paper ft. Bosom P-Yung
Later – Mr Drew ft. Kelvyn Boy
Party – Sista Afia ft. Fameye

Hiplife Song of the Year

Thank God – DopeNation ft. Kofi Kinaata
Enough Is Enough – Eno Barony ft. Wendy Shay
Long Life – Fameye ft. Kwesi Arthur
No Dulling – Keche ft. Kuami Eugene
Dw3 Remix – Krymi xr Drew ft. All Stars
Pilolo – Strongman ft. Kelvyn Boy
Happy Day – Sarkodie ft. Kuami Eugene
Ghetto Boy – Tulenkey ft. Kelvyn Boy & Medikal

Hip-Hop Song of the Year

Ataa Adwoa – Bosom PYung
Otan Hunu – Dead Peepol ft Rich Kent. Akobam – Joey B ft Medikal & Kofi Mole
Ekorso – Kofi Jamar ft. Yaw Tog & Ypee
Money – Kweku Flick Live from 233 – Kwesi Arthur
La Hustle Remix – Medikal ft Joey B & Criss Waddle
Sore – Yaw Tog ft O’kenneth, City Boy, Reggie, Jay Bahd
Force Dem To Play Nonsense – Eno Barony ft. Sister Derby & Strongman

Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

Why – Adina Sheriff – MzVee

Forever – Samini

Lonely – Jah Lead.

Killy Killy Rmx – Larruso ft Stonebwoy & Kwesi Arthur

Make Up – Kaphun ft Stonebwoy

Gye Diee – Ras Kuuku ft MOGmusic

Mi Dey Up Rmx – Kofi Jamar ft Stonebwoy

Afrobeats/AFROPOP Song of the Year

Take Care of You – Adina ft Stonebwoy

Inna Song – Darkovibes ft King Promise

Forever – Gyakie

Momo – KelvynBoy ft Mugeez & Darkovibes.

Say Cheese – KiDi

Sisa – King Promise

Turn On the Lights – Kwesi Arthur

Let Me Know – Mr Drew

Maria – Camidoh

Emergency – Wendy Shay

Afrobeat/Afropop Artiste of the Year






King Promise.

Mr. Drew

Wendy Shay

VGMA Unsung Act


Oseikrom Sikani

Malcolm Nuna

Kwame Yogot

Kobby Tuesday

Naana Blu

Adelaide The Seer



Producer of the Year

Producer of the Year
Chris Rich Beats
Yung Demz
Street Beatz
Richie Mensah
MOG Beatz
Willis Beatz

Gospel Artiste of the Year

Akesse Brempong.

Joe Mettle.

Celestine Donkor.

Diana Hamilton.

Empress Gifty


Efe Grace

Eric Jeshrun

Highlife Artiste of the Year



Kofi Kinaata

Kuami Eugene

Sista Afia.

Dada Hafco

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year



Ras Kuuku



Best Video of the Year

Why – Adina

Fancy – Amaarae

Adom – Diana Hamilton.

Cold – Joey B

Open Gate – Kuami Eugene

On the Street – Kweku Smoke

Let Me Know – Mr Drew

Baddest Boss – MzVee

Kpa – Okyeame Kwame

Thomas Pompoyeyaw rmx – Pappy Kojo

Instrumentalist of the Year

Joshua Moszi

Nana Yaw Sarfo

Prince Sennah

Emmanuel Bludo

Enoch Owuraku Kissi

Songwriter of the Year

Diana Hamilton – Adom

Kofi Kinaata – Behind the Scenes

Adina – Hyedin

Joe Mettle – Yesu Mo

Abiana – Adun Lei

Epixode – Too Much

Record of the Year

Be Your Own Beautiful – Adomaa

Daddy’s Little Girl – Adina

Fancy – Amaarae.

Die 4 U – Cina Soul.

Too Much – Epixode

Diplomatic Teef – Trigmatic.

Commot – Worlasi Mmusuo – YaaYaa

Hiplife/Hip-Hop Artiste of the Year

Eno Barony

Joey B


Kofi Jamar

Kwesi Arthur



Yaw Tog

Male Vocalist of the Year

KiDi – One Man

Joe Mettle – Yesu Mo

Akwaboah – Posti Me

MOGmusic – Oguamma

Kyei Mensah – Take It All

Kingsley Amporful – God

Female Vocalist of the Year

Abiana – Adun Lei

Adina – Hear Me

Cina Soul – Die 4 U

YaaYaa – Mmusuo

Efe Grace – Lord Have Your Way.

Enuonyam – Fill Me

Best Group of the Year

Bethel Revival Choir





Best Collaboration of the Year

Take Care of You – Adina ft Stonebwoy

Inna Song – Darkovibes ft King Promise

No Dulling – Keche ft Kuami Eugene

One Man – KiDi ft Adina

Ekorso – Kofi Jamar ft Yaw Tog & Ypee.

La Hustle Remix – Medikal ft Joey B & Criss Waddle.

Happy Day – Sarkodie ft Kuami Eugene.
Sore – Yaw Tog ft O’kenneth, City Boy, Reggie, Jay Bahd

Best Rapper Performance

Amerado – Best Rapper

Eno Barony – God Is A Woman

Joey B – Cold

Medikal – Stop It

Sarkodie – Brown Paper Bag

Strongman – Flawless

African Artiste of the Year



Master KG.

Fireboy DML

Omah Lay

International Collaboration of the Year

Favor Everywhere – Celestine Donkor ft Evelyn Wanjiru

The One – Efya ft Tiwa Savage

Something Nice – Kofi kinaata ft Patoranking

Show Body – Kuami Eugene ft Falz

Baajo – Kwesi Arthur ft Joeboy

CEO Flow – Sarkodie ft E-40

Paper – Sista Afia ft Victor AD

Thomas Pompoyeyaw rmx – Pappy Kojo ft Busiswa

Vodafone Most Popular Song of the Year

Ataa Adwoa – Bosom PYung

Adom – Diana Hamilton

No Dulling – Keche

Enjoyment – KiDi

Sisa – King Promise

Ekorso – Kofi Jamar

Open Gate – Kuami Eugene

La Hustle Remix – Medikal

Happy Day – Sarkodie

Sore – Yaw Tog Say

Cheese – KiDi

Inna Song – Darkovibes

Album of the Year

Araba – Adina

Kpanlogo – Darkovibes

Son of Africa – Kuami Eugene

The Truth – Medikal

Inveencible – MzVee

10 Am – Strongman.

Blackstar – KelvynBoy

Lava Feels – Joey B

EP of the Year

Blue EP – KiDi

Seed EP – Gyakie

Different – GuiltyBeatz.

Mood Swings – Edem

Sorry For The Wait This Is Not The Wait – Kwesi Arthur

The Truth – Kofi Jamar

Best New Artiste of the Year


Bosom PYung.

Dead Peepol


Kofi Jamar

Kweku Flick

Larruso Mr Drew

Yaw Tog


Artiste of the Year



Diana Hamilton

Kuami Eugene



SOURCE: Ghana Music Awards

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