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#VGMAs: Nominees List 19th edition Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

Charter House, organizers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, has revealed nominees for this year’s event exclusively on Media General platforms.
The VGMAs is arguably the biggest award scheme in Ghana that recognizes and rewards the hard work of artistes in the country.

This year is the 19th edition of the awards and it’s slated to come off on Saturday, April 14 at the Accra International conference Center (AICC).

This will be preceded by a nominee jam in Cape Coast on Saturday March 24. There will also be an after-event celebration jam at Tema, on Saturday, April 28.
The hourly unveiling of nominees on Media General platforms Saturday March 3, saw both young and old artistes grab nominations in various categories.
Shatta Wale, who has been away from the VGMAs for a while due to a standoff with the organizers returns, grabbing a couple of nominations so far.
The nominations are as follows:

FIRST BATCH – Released 11: 00am
Gospel  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  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

SECOND BATCH – Released at noon

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

THIRD BATCH – Released at 1 pm.

Gospel  Artiste of the Year

Patience Nyarko
Joyce Blessing
Joe Mettle
Celestine Donkor
Gifty Osei

Highlife Artiste of the Year

Kuami Eugene

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year

Shatta Wale

FOURTH BATCH – Released at 2pm

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)

FIFTH BATCH – Released at 3 pm

Hiplife/Hip pop artiste of the year

Yaa pono
Captain Planet
Kwesi Arthur

 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


SIXTH BATCH – Released at 4pm

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

Best African artiste of the year

Cassper Nyovest
Nasty C
Tiwa Savage

Best New Artiste of the year

King Promise
Kurl Songx
Kwesi Arthur

The rest of the categories will be announced at the nominee party tonight at the Movempick Ambassador Hotel.
Source: | Ghana

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