The biggest names in Ghanaian and African music gathered at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) for the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. This year’s event was definitely one for the history books.
From the glitz and glamour on the red carpet to wonderful performances to the unexpected chaos that brought the program to a halt which had celebrities and attendees running for safety.
The night saw several artists and producers receive honors for their work over the past year. However, two of the keenly contested categories, the ‘Artiste of the Year’ and the ‘Artiste of the Decade’ were withheld by the organizers to later be announced at a press conference.
See the full list of winners below.
Gospel song of the year: Diana Hamilton (Mo Ne Yor)
Highlife song of the year: Shatta Wale (My Level)
Reggae Dancehall song of the year: Gringo Shatta Wale
Hip Hop Song of the Year: Anthem (Kwesi Arthur)
Hiplife song of the year: Yaa Pono -Obia Wo Ne Master
Afro-Pop Song Of the year: Akwaaba (Guilty Beatz ft Pappy Kojo, Mr. Eazi & Patapaa)
Gospel artists of the year: Diana Hamilton
Hi-life artiste of the year: Kuami Eugene
Hiplife/Hip hop artiste of the year: Medikal
Reggae/ Dancehall Artiste of the year: Stonebwoy
Video of the year: Mzvee(Come And See My Mother)
Collaboration of the year: Stonebwoy Kpoo Keke
Record of the year: Akwaboah -Hy3 me bo
Song Writer of the year: King Promise -CCTV
Music producer of the year: Kuami Eugene
Sound engineer of the year: Francis Osei(Hy3 Me Bor)
Best Male Vocalist: Kidi (Thunder)
Best Female Vocalist Of The Year: Efya (Hold You Down)
African Artiste Of The Year: Burna Boy
Rapper of the year: Medikal
Best African Collaboration: Guilty Beatz ft Mr. Eazi, Pappy Kojo (Akwaaba)
Group of the year: Bethel Revival Choir
Best New Artiste Of The Year: Wendy Shay
Album of the year: Kuami Eugene (Rockstar)
Instrumentalist: Mizter Okyere
Lifetime achievement: Dr. Mrs. Mary Ghansa, J.A. Adofo, Professor Kofi Abraham
Artiste Of The Decade: Sarkodie.