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Entertainment of Sunday, 4 March 2018


2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards: Full list of nominees

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Charterhouse Ghana, organisers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) have released the list of nominees for this year’s edition.

After four years of being blacklisted by the board for denigrating the scheme, Shatta Wale is back into the fray of the VGMAs and will face competition from Ebony, Sarkodie, Joe Mettle and label mate Stonebwoy for the topmost award.

The Ghana Music Awards is an award scheme designed to recognize, celebrate the hard work and dedication of various stakeholders and players in the entertainment industry.

Sponsored by telecom giant Vodafone, the festival will witness an official launch on March 5, a nominees’ jam in Cape Coast on March 24, a music seminar at the Movënpick Hotel on April 12, and the main event at the Accra International Conference Centre on April 14. The celebration jam is however slated for April 28 in Tema.

Below is the full list of nominees

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 Agyi 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


Gifty Osei

Highlife Artiste of the Year



Kuami Eugene


Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year

Shatta Wale




Songwriter of the Year

Kumi Guitar - Dream

Joe Mettle - Bo Noo Ni

Bullet - Maame Hw3

Willis Beatz - Last Show

Samini - My Own

Stonebwoy - My Name

Best Music Video of the Year

Dream - Abass

Selfish - Vertex

My Girl -Nicol Sey

Wedding Car - Bra Shizzle

Obi Agyi Obi Girl -Gyo-Phamous Filmz

Pen & Paper -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



Captain Planet

Kwesi Arthur



Best Male Vocal Performance

Joe Mettle-Bo No Nii

King Promise-Selfish

Kidi- Odo

Kuami Eugene-Angela


Samini- My Own

Best Female Vocal Performance


Nana Yaa-Don’t Leave Me Alone

Efya- Love

Mzvee-Bright Lights


Best Group of the Year




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



Too Fan

Cassper Nyovest

Nasty C

Tiwa Savage


Best New Artiste of the Year

King Promise

Kurl Songz


Kuami Eugege


Kwesi Arthur


UNSUNG Artiste of the Year

Kelvyn Boy

Dope Nation

Dhat Gyal


Real MC


Album of the Year

Epistles of Mama - Stonebwoy

Highest - Sarkodie

Daavi - Mzvee

Bonyfied - Ebony

Song of the Year

Joe Mettle - Bo No Nii

Shatta Wale - Ayoo

King Promise - Oh yeah

Sarkodie ft Runtown - Painkiller

Patapaa - One Corner

Ebony - Sponsor

Kuami Eugene - Angela

Kidi - Odo

Shatta Wale ft The Militants -Taking Over

Fancy Gandam ft Sarkodie -Total Cheat

Magnom - My Baby

Captain Planet ft Kofi Kinaata - Obi Agi Obi Girl

Wutah - Bronya

Artiste of the Year

Joe Mettle


Shatta Wale