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Awards and Ceremoinies

2018 VGMAs: Ebony, Shatta Wale, others race for Artiste of the Year award

Organiser of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Charter House, has released nominations for this year’s award event slated for 14th April, 2018. Ebony, Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and Joe Mettle have been nominated in the Artiste of the Year category.

See the full list of nominees below:

Artiste of the Year

  • Joe Mettle
  • Ebony
  • Shatta Wale
  • Sarkodie
  • Stonebwoy

Song of the Year

  • Sponsor – Ebony
  • Odo – Kidi
  • Angela – Kuami Eugene
  • Taking Over- Shatta Wale ft. SM Militants
  • Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam ft. Sarkodie
  • Bronya – Wutah
  • One Corner – Patapaa ft. Ras Cann
  • Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle ft. Luigi Maclean
  • Obi Agye Obi Girl – Captain Planet ft. Kofi Kinaata
  • My Baby – Magnom ft. Joey B
  • Oh Yea – King Promise
  • Pain Killer – Sarkodie ft. Runtown

Highlife Song Of the year

  • Dream – Kumi Guitar
  • Bronya – Wutah
  • Odo – Kidi
  • Angela – Kuami Eugene
  • Over – R2bees
  • Hustle – Ebony

Gospel Song Of The Year

  • Boot 4 Boot – Joyce Blessing
  • Obi Nyanime – Patience Nyarko
  • Efatawo – Nacee
  • Adom – Gifty Osei
  • Jehovah – Ceccy Twum

Hiplife song of the year

  • Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam ft. Sarkodie
  • Boys Boys – Nacee F. Guru
  • Obi Agye Obi Girl – Captain Planet ft. Kofi Kinataa
  • Ayoo – Shatta Walle
  • One Corner – Patapaa

Hip Pop Song of the Year:

  • State Of The Art – Teephlow
  • Light It Up – Sarkodie
  • Grind Day Remix – Kwesi Arthur
  • Pen and Paper – Kojo Cue & Shaker
  • Dear God—B4Bonah

Reggae/Dancehall Song of The Year

  • Until The Dawn – Efya
  • My Own – Samini
  • My Name – Stonebwoy
  • Maya 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 Songz
  • Sponsor – Ebony
  • My Baby – Magnom
  • Come From Afar – Stonebwoy

Gospel Artiste of the Year

  • Joyce Blessing
  • Patience Nyarko
  • Joe Mettle
  • Celestine Donkor
  • Nacee
  • Gifty Osei

HighLife Artiste of the Year

  • Wutah
  • Kidi
  • Kuami Eugene
  • Becca

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year

  • Shatta Wale
  • Ebony
  • Stonebwoy
  • Mzvee

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

Best Music Video of the Year

  • Dream (Kumi Guitar) – Abass
  • Selfish (King Promise) – Vertex
  • My Girl (B4Bonah) – Nicol Sey
  • Wedding Car (Opanka) – Bra Shizzle
  • Obi Agyi Obi Girl(Captain Planet) – Gyo
  • Pen & Paper-Kojo Cue & Shaker – E Kumodzi

Record of the Year

  • Dream – Kumi Guitar
  • My Own – Samini
  • Glory – Sarkodie
  • State Of The Art – Teephlow

Hiplife/hiphop Artiste of the Year

  • Ponobiom
  • R2bees
  • Captain Planet
  • Kwesi Arthur
  • Sarkodie
  • VVIP

Best Male Vocal Performance

  • Joe Mettle – Bo Noo Ni
  • King Promise – Selfish
  • Kidi – Odo
  • Kuami Eugene – Angela
  • Mugeez – Over
  • Samini – My Own

Best Female Vocal Performance

  • Adina-Makoma
  • Nana Yaa-Don’t Leave Me Alone
  • Efya- Love
  • Mzvee-Bright Lights
  • Becca-Summuye

Best Group of the Year

  • VVIP
  • R2bees
  • Wutah

Best Rapper of the year

  • Eno Barony- Fear No Man
  • Teflon—Phlowducation
  • Sarkodie— Light It Up
  • Shaker— Pen and Paper
  • Ko-jo Cue-Pen and Paper
  • Strongman — Transformer

Best collaboration of the year

  • Bo Noo Ni— Joe Mettle Ft Luigi Maclean
  • Sing My Name Remix— Mzvee Ft Patoranking
  • Jennifer Lomotey— Kurl Songs ft Sarkodie
  • Pain Killer— Sarkodie ft Runtown
  • Taking Over— Shatta Wale Ft S.M Militants
  • Obi Agye Obi Girl— Captain Planet ft Kofi Kinata
  • Na Wash— Becca ft Patoranking

African Artiste of the year

  • Davido
  • Wizkid
  • Too Fan
  • Cassper Nyovest
  • Nasty C
  • Tiwa Savage
  • Olamide

Best New Artiste of the year

  • King Promise
  • Kurl Songz
  • Kidi
  • Kuami Eugege
  • Magnom
  • Kwesi Arthur
  • B4Bonah

There shall also be honorary awards for Traditional Artiste of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award and Instrumentalist of the Year.

Vodafone Music Awards will be held on 14th April, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre.

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