Writer’s Pick: Likely Winners At The 20th Edition Of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

The 20th edition of Ghana’s most prestigious music awards scheme, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) comes off tomorrow, Saturday, May 18.

Charter House, the organizers of the awards have done their very best to set the tone for this year’s event with two great concerts already. The first which was the nominee jam in Kumasi was everything any music lover expected and the recent one which was the ‘Experience Concert’ in Accra on
Saturday, May 11 saw for the very first time the 4S (Samini, Sarkodie, Shattawale and Stonebwoy ) in the Ghana music industry perform live on the same stage at the Independence Square.

The main event which comes off tomorrow has over the year seen many surprises. The very latest surprise was seen last year when many expected Patapaa’s popular “One Corner” song to win the Hip-life song but were stunned when Fancy Gadam took that award with his “Total Cheat” song which featured Sarkodie.

Like the many other years, we at zionfelix.net expect nothing less than similar surprises this year. We have, however, sat down to make an analysis of the various categories and put together a list of likely winners at the awards which come off tomorrow, Saturday, May 18, 2019.

Check out the probable winners of the various categories which are highlighted in Red and asterisk.

Artiste of the Year
Joe Mettle
Sarkodie
Stonebwoy
Shatta Wale
*Kuami Eugene*
King Promise

Highlife Song of the Year
Dada Hafco – Yebewu Nti
KiDi – Thunder
Shatta Wale – My Level
Kumi Guitar – Betweener
Kwesi Arthur – Woara
*King Promise – CCTV*
Adina – Killing Me Softly

Hiplife Song of the Year
Medikal – Ayekoo feat King Promise
*Sarkodie – Can’t Let You Go feat King Promise*
Quamina MP – Wiase Ye De Remix feat Kwesi Arthur & Yung C
DopeNation – Eish
Flowking Stone – Blow My Mind
Stonebwoy – Kpoo Keke feat Medikal, Kwesi Arthur & Darko Vibes
Yaa Pono – Obiaa Wone Master feat Stonebwoy
Strongman – Baby Girl feat Kuami Eugene

Gospel Song of the Year
Joyce Blessing – I Swerve You
KODA – Hosanna
I.K Aning – Bobolebobo
Joe Mettle – My Everything
Obaapa Christy – W’asue Me
Bethel Revival Choir – Agba Dza
*Diana Hamilton – Mo Ne Yo*

Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year
Maccasio – Dagomba Girl feat Mugeez
Shatta Wale – Gringo
*Stonebwoy – Top Skanka*
Samini – Obaa

Afropop Song of the Year
King Promise – Tokyo feat Wizkid
*Guilty Beatz – Akwaaba feat Mr Eazi, Pappy Kojo & King Promise*
Kwesi Arthur – Don’t Keep Me Waiting feat KiDi
Article Wan – That Thing feat Patapaa
Wendy Shay – Uber Driver
DJ MicSmith – Yenkor feat Kwesi Arthur
MzVee – Come and See My Moda feat Yemi Alade
Shatta Wale – Thunder Fire feat SM Militants

Hip-hop Song of the Year
Medikal – How Much Remix feat Sarkodie & Omar Sterling*
*Sarkodie – Biibi Ba feat Amerado, Kofi Mole, Tulenkey, Yeyo, 2Fingers, Frequency, LJ, O’Bkay & CJ Biggerman*
KoJo Cue – Wole Remix feat Worlasi, Kwesi Arthur, Shaker, Kay-Ara, Temple & C-Real
Kwesi Arthur – Anthem
Joey B – Stables feat La Meme Gang
R2Bees – Boys Kasa feat Kwesi Arthur, King Promise, Darkovibes, B4bonah, Humble Dis, Spacely, Medikal & Rjz

Gospel Artiste of the Year
Joyce Blessing
Joe Mettle
KODA
*Diana Hamilton*
Obaapa Christy
Akesse Brempong

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year
* Stonebwoy*
Epixode
Samini
AK Songstress
Shatta Wale

Highlife Artiste of the Year
KiDi
*Kuami Eugene*
Akwaboah
King Promise
Adina

Songwriter of the Year
Fuse ODG – Bra Fie
Teephlow – Forgive
*Akwaboah – Hye Me Bo*
King Promise – CCTV
Trigmatic – Where We Dey Go
Stonebwoy – Tomorrow

Record of the Year
Fuse ODG – Bra Fie feat Damian Marley
Akwaboah – Hye Me Bo
*Okyeame Kwame – Made In Ghana*
Trigmatic – Where We Dey Go
Stonebwoy – Tomorrow

Best Video of the Year
Joey B – Stables feat La Meme Gang (Dir. David Duncan)
KoJo Cue & Shaker – Up & Awake feat Kwesi Arthur (Dir E. Kumodzi)
Kirani Ayat – Guda (Dir David Nico-Sey)
M.anifest – Me Ne Woa feat King Promise (Dir Makere Thekiso)
*Shatta Wale – Gringo (Dir Sesan)*
Fuse ODG – Bra Fie feat Damian Marley (Dir Edgar Stevens)
Sarkodie – Biibi Ba feat Amerado, Kofi Mole, Tulenkey, Yeyo, 2Fingers, Frequency, LJ, O’Bkay & CJ Biggerman (Dir Babs)
MzVee – Come and See My Moda feat Yemi Alade (Dir Xbills Ebenezer)

Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year
Patapaa
Medikal
*Sarkodie*
Kwesi Arthur
R2Bees
La Meme Gang

Male Vocalist of the Year
King Promise
KiDi
*Akwaboah*
Luigi Maclean

Female Vocalist of the Year
*eShun*
Efya
Cina Soul
Adina
MzVee
Diana Hamilton

Group of the Year
R2Bees
*DopeNation*
La Meme Gang
Bethel Revival Choir

Rapper of the Year
*Medikal*
M.anifest
Teephlow
Sarkodie
Obibini

Best Collaboration of the Year
Adina – Killing Me Softly feat Kuami Eugene
Sarkodie – Can’t Let You Go feat King Promise
King Promise – CCTV feat Sarkodie & Mugeez
Guilty Beatz – Akwaaba feat Mr Eazi, Pappy Kojo & Patapaa
MzVee – Come and See My Moda feat Yemi Alade
Yaa Pono – Obiaa Wone Master feat Stonebwoy
*Stonebwoy – Kpoo Keke feat Medikal, Kwesi Arthur, Darko Vibes & Kelvyn Boy*
DJ Vyrusky – Never Carry Last feat Kuami Eugene & Mayorkun

African Artiste of the Year
Davido
Wizkid
*Mr. Eazi*
Sauti Soul
Cassper Nyovest
Burna Boy

Best New Artist of the Year
Quamina MP
Kelvyn Boy
Eddie Khae
*Wendy Shay*
La Meme Gang
DopeNation

Vodafone Most Popular Song of the Year
CCTV – King Promise feat Sarkodie & Mugeez
Do The Dance – Eddie Khae
Bobolebobo – Isaac Kwabena Aning
Akwaaba – Guilty Beatz Ft Mr Eazi, Pappy Kojo & Patapaa
Obiaa Wone Master – Yaa Pono ft. Stonebwoy
Thunder – KiDi
Wish Me Well – Kuami Eugene
Can’t Let Go – Sarkodie Ft King Promise
Kpoo Keke – Stonebwoy ft. Medikal, Kwesi Arthur, Darko Vibes & Kelvyn Boy
*My Level – Shatta Wale*
Woara – Kwesi Arthur
Come and See My Moda – MzVee feat Yemi Alade

Album of the Year
*Rockstar – Kuami Eugene*
I Believe – Diana Hamilton
Untamed – Samini
Shay On You – Wendy Shay
Reign – Shatta Wale

Producer of the Year
Kaywa
Killbeats
Kuami Eugene
DDT
*MOG Beats*

Instrumentalist of the Year
*Unda Beats*
Mizter Okyere
Enoch Owuraku
Emmanuel Bludo

Best African Collaboration
Wame – Stonebwoy Ft Cassper Nyovest
*Come and See My Moda – MzVee feat Yemi Alade*
Akwaaba – Guilty Beatz Ft Mr Eazi, Pappy Kojo & Patapaa
My Girl – Too Fan ft Patoranking and Sarkodie
Wonder – Shatta Wale Ft. Olamide
Tokyo – King Promise Ft Wizkid

Artist of the Decade
Becca
Efya
Joe Mettle
No Tribe and Nacee
Okyeame Kwame
R2bees
Samini
*Sarkodie*
Stonebwoy
Shatta Wale

This is certainly not a reflection of what will happen on the night of the main event but we believe many of these predictions will be good.

The writer is Osei Chris Kofi. I have three strong passions in life — football, blogging, and movies — in that order. I love spending time with friends talking about the important things in life and hate nothing more than ‘authority’ and hypocrisy. My personal belief in life is that once an individual sets his/her mind to achieve something, it is totally possible. And oh!, I am a strong Lannister, because I always pay my debt. For writing or fixing gigs, contact oseikofichris@gmail.com.

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