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VGMA 23: Full List of Nominees for 23rd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), originally known by its non-sponsored name the Ghana Music Awards until 2013, is an annual music awards event in Ghana established in 1999 by a local event organizer and planner company known as CharterHouse to originally and primarily celebrate the “outstanding contributions of Ghanaian musicians to the growth and expansion of its associated industry. Held each April, May or June, the event is broadcast locally on GHOne TV, GTV and/or TV3 and outside Ghana on Akwaaba Magic on satellite TV platform DStv and terrestrial TV platform GOtv.

The nominees for the 23rd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards were announced on Saturday, March 19th, 2022 at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre. The event is schedule in sessions that is, Day 1 and Day 2(May 6th and 7th)

The list below comprise of Nominees VGMA in 2022 year under review;

Unsung Act of the year

Nautyca

Gambo

Chief One

Vanilla

RCee

Ama Nova

ShugaLord

Bryan The Mensah

Roy X Taylor

King Maaga

Vodafone Green Award

Stonebwoy

Best Gospel Song of year
Oluwa Is Involved – Joyce Blessing

Ye Obua Mi – Joe Mettle

Ote Me Mu – Ohemaa Mercy ft. MOG Music

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

The Glory – Obaapa Christy

Best Gospel Artiste of year

Celestine Donkor

Diana Hamilton

Obaapa Christy

Joe Mettle

MOGMusic

Empress Gifty

Ohemaa Mercy

Akesse Brempong

Vodafone Most Popular Song of year

Slow Down – King Promise

Ote Me Mu – Ohemaa Mercy ft. MOGMusic

Yeeko – Okyeame Kwame ft. Kuami Eugene

Touch it – Kidi

Forever Remix – Gyakie ft. Omah Lay

Je M’apelle – Darkovibes ft. Davido

Second Sermon – Black Sherif

Dollar on You – Kuami Eugene

Ye Obua Mi – Joe Mettle

Praise – Fameye

Echoke – Sefa

Mood – Mr. Drew

Best Highlife Song of the year

Thy Grace (part 1) – Kofi Kinaata

Jonathan – AK Songstress

Obiaa – Akwaboah ft. Cina Soul

Yard – Bisa Kdei

Te Na Fie – Kuami Eugene

Feelings – Cina Soul ft. KiDi

Best Hiplife Song of the year

Yeeko – Okyeame Kwame ft. Kuami Eugene

No Fugazy – Sarkodie

Biibi Besi – Kwame Yogot ft. Kuami Eugene

Accra – Medikal

Abodie – Captain Planet ft. Kuami Eugene

Kom – Fancy Gadam

Zenabu – DopeNation ft. Dancegod Lloyd, Afrobeast, DWP Academy

S3k3 – Mr. Drew

Best Afrobeat Song of the year

Celebrate – Kwesi Arthur ft. Teni

Dollar On You – Kuami Eugene

E Choke – S3fa ft. Mr Drew

Coming Home – MzVee ft. Tiwa Savage

Sugar Cane – Camidoh ft. Phantom

Mon Bebe – KiDi

Je M’appelle – Darko Vibes ft. Davido

Best Afropop Song of the year

Heat – Wendy Shay ft. Shay Gang

Forever (remix) – Gyakie ft. Omah Lay

Mood – Mr Drew

Slow Down – King Promise

Enjoyment Minister – D-Black ft. Quamina MP, Stonebwoy

Sad Girlz Luv Money – Amaarae ft. Moliy, Kali Uchis

Praise – Fameye

Best Hiphop Song of the year

Abotre – Amerado ft. Black Sherif

Winning – Kwesi Arthur ft. Vic Mensa

2nd Sermon – Black Sherif

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 Song of the year

1 GAD – Stonebwoy

Touch It – KiDi

Picture – Samini ft. Efya

Greedy Men – Stonebwoy

New Gen – Stonebwoy

Odeshie – Epixode

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the year

Samini

Larruso

Epixode

Stonebwoy

Best Collaboration of the year

Abodie – Captain Planet ft. Kuami Eugene

Yeeko – Okyeame Kuami ft. Kuami Eugene

Enjoyment Minister – D-Black ft. Quamina MP, Stonebwoy

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

Best International Collaboration of the year

Coming Home – MzVee ft. Tiwa Savage

Forever (remix) – Gyakie ft. Omah Lay

Sore (remix) – Yaw Tog ft. Stormzy, Kwesi Arthur

Sad Girlz Luv Money (remix) – Amaarae ft. Moliy, Kali Uchis

Je M’appelle – Darkovibes ft. Davido

2nd Sermon (remix) – Black Sherif ft. Burna Boy

Spiritual – KiDi ft. Kuami Eugene, Patoranking

Non Living Thing – Sarkodie ft. Oxlade

Album/EP of the year

No Pressure – Sarkodie

The Golden Boy – KiDi

The Experience – Joe Mettle

Lighthouse – Akwaboah

Loyalty – D-Black

Afro-highlife – Kuami Eugene

Video of the year

Mon Bebe – KiDi (dir. by Rex)

Mood – Mr Drew (dir. by Xpress Philms)

Odeeshie – Epixode (dir. Snaresbeat)

Sad Girlz Luv Money (remix) – Amaarae (dir. by Remi Laudat)

Slow Down – King Promise (dir. Andy Madjitey)

Rollies and Cigar – Sarkodie (dir. by Yaw Skyface)

Nyinya – Bosom P-Yung (dir. by Babs)

Let It Go – Kweku Smoke (dir. by Babs)

Fine Girl – Mona 4 Reall (dir. by Rex)

Best Highlife Artiste of the year

Cina Soul

Akwaboah

Bisa K’dei

Fameye

Kuami Eugene

Kofi Kinaata

Best Hiplife/Hip Hop Artiste of the year

Sarkodie

Okyeame Kwame

Black Sherif

D-Black

Amerado

Medikal

Afrobeats/Afropop Artiste

S3fa

KiDi

King Promise

Mr Drew

Wendy Shay

Gyakie

Camidoh

Darkovibes

Songwriter of the year

Minister OJ – Meduru

Fameye – Praise

Abiana – Bo NooNi

Kofi Kinaata – Thy Grace (part 1)

Akwaboah – Obiaa

Diana Hamilton – Awurade Ye

Female Vocal Performance of the year

Celestine Donkor – Only You

Abiana – My House

Esther Godwyl – Faithful God

Niiella – Where You Are

Efe Grace – Overflow

Cina Soul – OMG

Male Vocal Performace of the year

Akwaboah – Ntro Naa

Black Sherif – Gold Digga

Joe Mettle – Ye Obuami

KiDi – Bad Things

King Promise – Slow Down

Kwaisey Pee – Amazing God

Luigi Maclean – Mala

Producer of the year

Kuami Eugene

MOG Beatz

Akwaboah

Stallion Beat

Best Instrumentalist of the year

Enock

Joshua Moszi

Mizter Okyere

Afro Harmony

Record of the year

Ntro Naa – Akwaboah

Country Hot – Afriyie Wutah

Praise – Fameye

Meduru – Minister OJ

Sad Girlz Luv Money (remix) – Amaarae ft Moliy

Love Locked Down – Okyeame Kwame ft. Adina

Best Traditional Artiste of the year

Nii Tettey Tetteh

Music For Good Artiste

Stonebwoy

Best African Artiste of the year

Wizkid

Fireboy DML

Ckay

Tems

Focalistic

Joeboy

Best Rap Performance of the year

Rollies & Cigars – Sarkodie

5th August 5 – Lyrical Joe

The Throne – Amerado

Wudini Anthem – Obibini

Last Verse – Strongman

Wonteasie – TeePhlow

Best New Artiste of the year

Sefa

Black Sherif

Scott Evans

Mona 4Reall

Kweku Darlington

Kwame Yogot

Artiste of the year

King Promise

Kuami Eugene

Sarkodie

Black Sherif

KiDi

Joe Mettle

SOURCE: Ghana Music Awards

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