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Kidi, Sarkodie, King Promise, Black Sherif, Kuami Eugene, more battle for top honours as VGMA announces nominations

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The nominees for the 23rd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards were announced on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre.

Six artistes including rapper Sarkodie, highlife artiste Kuami Eugene, ‘Touch It’ hitmaker KiDi, gospel maestro Joe Mettle, afrobeat artiste King Promise, and ‘Second Sermon’ singer Black Sherif earned nominations in the Artiste of the Year category.

Artistes like Okyeame Kwame, Amerado, Abiana, Celestine Donkor, Scott Evans, Lyrical Joe, Stonebwoy, among others, were also nominated in other categories.

The nominees’ unveiling, which was strictly by invitation was attended by selected people from the entertainment industry.

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The night saw performances from some of Ghana’s finest musicians, like Fameye, Strongman, Perez Music, among others.

The 23rd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is organised by Charterhouse, with support from Vodafone, DSTV and KPMG.

See the list of nominees below:

BEST GOSPEL SONG
Oluwa Is Involved – Joyce Blessing

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Ye Obua Mi – Joe Mettle

Ote Me Mu – Ohemaa Mercy ft. MOG Music

Awurade Ye – Diana Hamilton

Only You – Celestine Donkor

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Enyo – Bethel Revival ft. Joe Mettle

Yahweh – Akesse Brempong ft. MOG Music

Eye Woaa – Empress Gifty

Mapekɛ – Scott Evans

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The Glory – Obaapa Christy

BEST GOSPEL ARTISTE

Celestine Donkor

Diana Hamilton

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Obaapa Christy

Joe Mettle

MOGMusic

Empress Gifty

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Ohemaa Mercy

Akesse Brempong

VODAFONE MOST POPULAR SONG

Slow Down – King Promise

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Ote Me Mu – Ohemaa Mercy ft. MOGMusic

Yeeko – Okyeame Kwame ft. Kuami Eugene

Forever Remix – Gyakie ft. Omah Lay

Je M’apelle – Darkovibes ft. Davido

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Second Sermon – Black Sherif

Dollar on You – Kuami Eugene

Ye Obua Mi – Joe Mettle

Praise – Fameye

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Echoke – Sefa

Mood – Mr. Drew

BEST HIGHLIFE SONG

Thy Grace (part 1) – Kofi Kinaata

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Jonathan – AK Songstress

Obiaa – Akwaboah ft. Cina Soul

Yard – Bisa Kdei

Te Na Fie – Kuami Eugene

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Feelings – Cina Soul ft. KiDi

BEST HIPLIFE SONG

Yeeko – Okyeame Kwame ft. Kuami Eugene

No Fugazy – Sarkodie

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Biibi Besi – Kwame Yogot ft. Kuami Eugene

Accra – Medikal

Abodie – Captain Planet ft. Kuami Eugene

Kom – Fancy Gadam

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

S3k3 – Mr. Drew

BEST AFROBEATS SONG

Celebrate – Kwesi Arthur ft. Teni

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Dollar On You – Kuami Eugene

E Choke – S3fa ft. Mr Drew

Coming Home – MzVee ft. Tiwa Savage

Sugar Cane – Camidoh ft. Phantom

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Mon Bebe – KiDi

Je M’appelle – Darko Vibes ft. Davido

BEST AFROPOP SONG

Heat – Wendy Shay ft. Shay Gang

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Forever (remix) – Gyakie ft. Omah Lay

Mood – Mr Drew

Slow Down – King Promise

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

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

Praise – Fameye

BEST HIPHOP SONG

Abotre – Amerado ft. Black Sherif

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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

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

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SONG

1 GAD – Stonebwoy

Touch It – KiDi

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Picture – Samini ft. Efya

Greedy Men – Stonebwoy

New Gen – Stonebwoy

Odeshie – Epixode

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REGGAE/DANCEHALL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Samini

Larruso

Epixode

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Stonebwoy

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Abodie – Captain Planet ft. Kuami Eugene

Yeeko – Okyeame Kuami ft. Kuami Eugene

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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

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Biibi Besi – Kwame Yogot ft. Kuami Eugene

Ote Mimu – Ohemaa Mercy ft. MOGMusic

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Coming Home – MzVee ft. Tiwa Savage

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Forever (remix) – Gyakie ft. Omah Lay

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

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

Je M’appelle – Darkovibes ft. Davido

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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

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No Pressure – Sarkodie

The Golden Boy – KiDi

The Experience – Joe Mettle

Lighthouse – Akwaboah

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Loyalty – D-Black

Afro-highlife – Kuami Eugene

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Mon Bebe – KiDi (dir. by Rex)

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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)

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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)

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BEST HIGHLIFE ARTISTE

Cina Soul

Akwaboah

Bisa K’dei

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Fameye

Kuami Eugene

Kofi Kinaata

BEST HIPLIFE/HIP HOP ARTISTE

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Sarkodie

Okyeame Kwame

Black Sherif

D-Black

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Amerado

Medikal

AFROBEATS/AFROPOP ARTISTE

S3fa

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KiDi

King Promise

Mr Drew

Wendy Shay

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Gyakie

Camidoh

Darkovibes

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

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Minister OJ – Meduru

Fameye – Praise

Abiana – Bo NooNi

Kofi Kinaata – Thy Grace (part 1)

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Akwaboah – Obiaa

Diana Hamilton – Awurade Ye

FEMALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Celestine Donkor – Only You

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Abiana – My House

Esther Godwyl – Faithful God

Niiella – Where You Are

Efe Grace – Overflow

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Cina Soul – OMG

MALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Akwaboah – Ntro Naa

Black Sherif – Gold Digga

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Joe Mettle – Ye Obuami

KiDi – Bad Things

King Promise – Slow Down

Kwaisey Pee – Amazing God

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Luigi Maclean – Mala

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Ntro Naa – Akwaboah

Country Hot – Afriyie Wutah

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Praise – Fameye

Meduru – Minister OJ

Sad Girlz Luv Money (remix) – Amaarae ft Moliy

Love Locked Down – Okyeame Kwame ft. Adina

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BEST AFRICAN ARTISTE

Wizkid

Fireboy DML

Ckay

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Tems

Focalistic

Joeboy

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

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Rollies & Cigars – Sarkodie

5th August 5 – Lyrical Joe

The Throne – Sarkodie

Wudini Anthem – Obibini

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Last Verse – Strongman

Wonteasie – TeePhlow

BEST NEW ARTISTE

Sefa

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Black Sherif

Scott Evans

Mona 4Reall

Kweku Darlington

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Kwame Yogot

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

King Promisee

Kuami Eugene

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Sarkodie

Black Sherif

KiDi

Joe Mettle

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