Thursday , November 30 2023

VGMA 2023: Full List of Winners for 24TH Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

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The Ghana Music Awards, now in their 24th edition, hold a revered and esteemed position in the music industry of the country. These prestigious awards serve as a platform to recognize and honour the extraordinary talent and hard work of exceptional music makers in Ghana across various genres, including highlife, hiplife, Afropop, and traditional music.

One of the most eagerly anticipated aspects of the Ghana Music Awards is the unveiling of the winners in the highly coveted award categories. These categories include the New Artist of the Year, which celebrates and acknowledges the rising stars who have made a significant impact on the industry with their unique style and fresh sound.

This award category not only showcases the immense potential of these budding artists but also serves as an encouragement for them to continue pushing boundaries and reaching new heights in their musical journey.

Another highly anticipated category is the Record of the Year. This award recognizes the outstanding production, composition, and overall excellence of a single track that captivates listeners and leaves an indelible mark on the music landscape.

The recipient of this prestigious accolade exemplifies the pinnacle of musical creativity and innovation, setting a benchmark for others to follow. The Album of the Year category is a celebration of the artistry and craftsmanship displayed by artists in compiling a collection of songs that resonate deeply with the audience.

This award honours the efforts of musicians who have poured their heart and soul into creating a cohesive body of work that showcases their versatility, lyrical prowess, and ability to connect with listeners on a profound level.

Among the most anticipated awards is the Most Popular Song of the Year. This category recognizes the song that has garnered the highest level of popularity, capturing the hearts and minds of the masses. This award acknowledges the power of music to transcend boundaries, bringing people together through its infectious melodies and heartfelt lyrics.

The winner of this category becomes an anthem and symbol of the times, leaving an enduring impact on the cultural fabric of Ghana.

Finally, the Artist of the Year category is the ultimate accolade bestowed upon the individual who has consistently demonstrated exceptional talent, creativity, and musical brilliance throughout the year. This award acknowledges the profound impact and influence of an artist, not only on the music industry but also on the broader cultural landscape. T

The recipient of this prestigious honour becomes an icon, a role model, and a source of inspiration for aspiring musicians and music lovers alike. As the Ghana Music Awards continue to evolve and grow with each passing year, they serve as a testament to the vibrancy and richness of the country’s music scene. These awards elevate the status of Ghanaian music on a global platform, showcasing the immense talent and creativity that resides within the nation.

Black Sherif, King Promise and Sarkodie are among the most nominated acts this year with 15, 14 and 10 nominations, respectively. Last year, KiDi walked away with the Artist of the Year Award, which he will be hoping to retain this year.

The 2023 VGMAs will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre and broadcast live on TV3 and across affiliate media platforms.

Below is the full list of winners:

Artist of the Year

  • Black Sherif    —WINNER
  • Stonebwoy
  • Sarkodie
  • King Promise
  • Camidoh
  • KiDi
  • Piesie Esther
  • Joe Mettle

Most Popular Song of the Year

  • Camidoh – Sugarcane (Remix) ft. King Promise & Mayokun
  • Sarkodie – Country Side ft. Black Sherif
  • Black Sherif – Kweku The Traveller    —WINNER
  • Lasmid – Friday Night
  • Kelvyn Boy – Down Flat
  • Gyakie – Something
  • Wendy Shay – Survivor
  • KiDi – Blessed ft. Mavado
  • Stonebwoy – Therapy
  • Piesie Esther – Waye Me Yie

Record of the Year

  • King Promise – Yaa Asantewaa ft. Frenna
  • Adomaa – Beginning Again
  • Perez Muzik – Hewale Lala
  • Stonebwoy – Therapy
  • Sarkodie – Country Side ft. Black Sherif
  • Gyakie – Far Away  —WINNER

Best Hip Hop Song 

  • Black Sherif – Kweku the Traveler
  • Amerado – Obiaa Boa
  • Sarkodie – Country Side ft. Black Sherif  —WINNER
  • Malcom Nuna – Benzo
  • Kwesi Authur – Drama
  • Medikal – Scarface

Best New Artist

  • Lasmid    —WINNER
  • Djay
  • Malcom Nuna
  • Jay Bhad
  • Ewuraabena
  • DJ Azonto
  • Chief One

Album of the Year

  • Black Sherif – The Villain I Never Was
  • Sarkodie – Jamz
  • Gyakie – My Diary
  • King Promise – 5 Star     —WINNER
  • Kwesi Authur – Son of Jacob
  • Joe Mettle – The Kadosh

Best African Artist

  • Arya Star
  • Burna Boy
  • Asake     —WINNER
  • Kizz Daniel
  • Libianca
  • The Therapist

Best Rap Performance

  • Medikal – Scarface
  • Strongman – Goated
  • Amerado – Obiaa boa    —WINNER
  • Lyrical Joe – 5th August 6
  • Teephlow – 6feet

International Collaboration of the Year

  • Camidoh – Sugarcane (Remix) ft. King Promise & Mayokun     WINNER
  • KiDi – Touch it ft. Tyga
  • King Promise – Ten Toes ft. Omah Lay
  • KiDi – Blessed ft. Mavado
  • MzVee – Dumebi ft. Yemi Alade
  • King Promise – Run to You ft. Chance the Rapper & Vic Mensa
  • Sarkodie – Better days ft. Bnxn

Collaboration of the Year 

  • FBS – Jo ft. Mr Drew
  • Sarkodie – Country side ft. Black Sherif      WINNER
  • Epixode – Atiaa ft. Kwabena Kwabena
  • Amerado – Grace ft. Lasmid
  • DJ Breezy – Abonten ft. Kwesi Authur, Mugeez, Stonebwoy, Black Sherif & Smallgod
  • Bethel Revival Choir ft. Edwin Dadson – Tegbe Tegbe
  • Sarkodie – Labadi ft. King Promise

Songwriter of the Year 

  • Piesie Esther – Waye me Yie
  • Black sheriff – Oh Paradise
  • Perez Muzik – Hewale lala    WINNER
  • Fameye – Thank You
  • Diana Hamilton – My Meditation
  • Ewurabena – This Far

Best Highlife Artist

  • Kofi Kinata    WINNER
  • Akwaboa
  • Kuami Eugene
  • Abiana

Best Hiplife/Hip Hop Artist

  • Black Sherif
  • Sarkodie
  • Kwesi Authur
  • Medikal
  • Amerado
  • Strongman

Best Afrobeats/Afropop Artist

  • Camidoh
  • King Promise     WINNER
  • Gyakie
  • KiDi
  • Wendy Shay
  • Kelvyn Boy

Best Reggae/Dancehall Artist

  • Ras Kuuku
  • Epixode
  • Rocky Dawuni
  • Stonebwoy         WINNER
  • Samini

Best Gospel Artist

  • Piesie Esther  WINNER 
  • Joe Mettle
  • Perez Muzik
  • Diana Hamilton
  • Celestine Donkor
  • MOG Music

Best Female Vocal Performance

  • Piesie Esther
  • Niella              WINNER
  • Enuonyam
  • Cina Soul
  • Abiana
  • Adomaa

Best Male Vocal Performance

  • Camidoh
  • Kyei Mensah
  • Perez Muzik  WINNER
  • Stonebwoy
  • King Promise

Best Music Video

  • Black Sherif – Konogo Zongo     WINNER
  • Stonebwoy – Therapy
  • Piesie Esther – Waye me Yie
  • Stonebwoy – Gidigba
  • Sarkodie – Labadi ft. King Promise
  • KiDi – Touch it (Remix) ft. Tyga
  • Scott Evans – Best Side
  • Kwabena Kwabena – Afraid to Lose You

Producer of the Year

  • Mog Beatz                —WINNER
  • Atown
  • Phantom
  • Shadrach Yawson
  • Guilty Beatz
  • Kill Beatz
  • Liquid Beatz
  • Samnsey

Audio Engineer of the Year

  • Chopz – Yaa Asantewaa
  • Qube – Beginning Again
  • Perez Muzik – Hewale lala
  • Supa Dups – Therapy
  • Possigee – Country Side
  • Altra Nova – Far Away  —WINNER 

Best Reggae/Dancehall Song

  • Konkara Jahvybz – A Go dey ft. Kelvyn Boy
  • Ras Kuuku – 33N1
  • Epixode Atia      —WINNER
  • Black Sherif – Don’t Forget Me
  • Rocky Dawuni – Never Bow Down ft. Blvk H3ro
  • Maccasio – Eyes on You ft. Stonebwoy

Best Afropop Song

  • Stonebwoy – Therapy   —WINNER
  • Wendy Shay – Survivor
  • Black Sherif – Oil in y Had
  • DopeNation – Gboza
  • King Promise – Ten Toes ft. Omah Lay
  • Kuami Eugene – Takeaway
  • KiDi – Blessed ft. Movado
  • Fameye – Thank You

Best Afrobeats Song

  • Camidoh – Sugarcane (Remix) ft. King Promise & Mayokun    —WINNER
  • Gyakie – Something
  • KiDi – Champagne
  • Djay – Balance It
  • King Promise – Ginger
  • FBS – Jo ft. Mr Drew

Best Highlife Song

  • Epixode – Atia ft. Kwabena Kwabena
  • AK Songstress – My Proposal
  • Adina – Adi Dede
  • Kwesi Authur – Adom
  • Kelvin Boy– Down Flat  —WINNER  
  • Kofi Kinaata – Have Mercy

Best Hiplife Song

  • Lasmid – Friday Night       —WINNER
  • Medikal – Stubborn Academy
  • Jay Bahd – Anadwo
  • DJ Breezy – Abonten ft. Kwesi Authur, Mugeez, Stonebwoy, Black Sherif & Smallgod
  • Amerado – Grace ft. Lasmid
  • Kweku Flick – Ewiase

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Abekyireba Kofi Sammy  —WINNER

Unsung Artist of the Year

  • Ni Ashun
  • Aya Ramzy
  • DSL                  —WINNER
  • TsaQa
  • Maya Blu
  • Boi Jake

The recognition bestowed upon the winners serves as a catalyst for further growth and success, encouraging artists to push boundaries, explore new horizons, and continue to enrich the world with their extraordinary gift of music.

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