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Breaking Down the VGMA 23 Winners: A Comprehensive Look at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards VGMA 23 Complete Winners List
Vodafone Ghana Music Awards VGMA 23 Complete Winners List

The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) is an annual event that celebrates the best of Ghanaian music. The 23rd edition of the awards was held on May 8th, 2021, and saw a number of talented artists take home awards. In this article, we will take a comprehensive look at the winners of the VGMA 23.

 

The night began with a performance from the legendary Ghanaian artist, Sarkodie, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is given to an artist who has made a significant contribution to the Ghanaian music industry.

 

The Artist of the Year award went to Kuami Eugene, who has had a successful year with his hit single “Angela”. Kuami Eugene also won the Best Male Vocal Performance award for his song “Open Gate”.

 

The Best Female Vocal Performance award went to Adina for her song “Take Care of You”. Adina also won the Best R&B/Hip-Hop Song award for her song “Why”.

 

The Best Group of the Year award went to La Même Gang, who have had a successful year with their hit single “Y3 B3 Sei Wiase”.

 

The Best Gospel Song award went to Joe Mettle for his song “Bo Noo Ni”. Joe Mettle also won the Best Gospel Artist of the Year award.

 

The Best Reggae/Dancehall Song award went to Stonebwoy for his song “Putuu”. Stonebwoy also won the Best Reggae/Dancehall Artist of the Year award.

The Best Collaboration of the Year award went to Shatta Wale and Beyoncé for their song “Already”.

 

The Best Music Video of the Year award went to Kuami Eugene for his song “Open Gate”.

 

The Best New Artist of the Year award went to Kofi Mole for his song “Don’t Be Late”.

The Best Afrobeat Song award went to Kelvyn Boy for his song “Mea”.

 

The Best Highlife Song award went to Kofi Kinaata for his song “Things Fall Apart”.

 

The Best International Collaboration of the Year award went to Shatta Wale and Beyoncé for their song “Already”.

 

The Best Digital Act of the Year award went to Kofi Mole for his song “Don’t Be Late”.

The Best Producer of the Year award went to MOG Beatz for his work on Kuami Eugene’s song “Open Gate”.

 

The Best Songwriter of the Year award went to Kofi Kinaata for his song “Things Fall Apart”.

 

The Best Album of the Year award went to Kuami Eugene for his album “Son of Africa”.

 

The Best African Collaboration of the Year award went to Shatta Wale and Beyoncé for their song “Already”.

 

The Best African Act of the Year award went to Stonebwoy for his song “Putuu”.

 

The VGMA 23 was a night of celebration for the best of Ghanaian music. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

On the night of May 6, 2023, James Gardiner and Nigeria’s rising pop star Asake hosted the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, where Asake was awarded the most prestigious prize of the evening.

 

Take a look at the complete roster of nominees and winners of the VGMA 23.

Artiste of the Year

Black Sherif (Winner)
Stonebwoy
Sarkodie
King Promise
Camidoh
Kidi
Piesie Esther
Joe Mettle

Most Popular Song of the Year

Camidoh – Sugarcane Rmx ft. King Promise & Mayokun
Sarkodie – Country Side ft Black Sherif
Black Sherif – Kweku The Traveller (Winner)
Lasmid – Friday Night
Kelvyn Boy – Down flat
Gyakie – Something
Wendy Shay – Survivor
Kidi – Blessed ft. Mavado
Stonebwoy – Therapy
Piesie Esther – Waye Me Yie

Record of the Year

King Promise – Yaa Asantewaa ft Frenna
Adomaa – Beginning Again
Perez Muzik – Hewale lala
Stonebwoy – Therapy
Sarkodie – Country Side ft Black Sherif
Gyakie – Far away (Winner)

Best Gospel Song

Celestine Donkor – Final Say
Piesie Esther – Way3 Me Yie (Winner)
Diana Hamilton – My Meditation
Joe Mettle – Kadosh
Perez Muzik – Hewale Lala
Bethel Revival Choir – Tegbe Tegbe (Edwin Dadson)
Awura Abena – This Far
MOG Music – Mala

Best New Artiste

Lasmid (Winner)
Djay
Malcom Nuna
Jay Bhad
Ewuraabena
Dj Azonto
Chief One

Album of the Year

Black Sherif – The Villain I Never Was
Sarkodie – Jamz
Gyakie – My Diary
King Promise – 5 Star (Winner)
Kwesi Authur – Son of Jacob
Joe Mettle – The Kadosh

Best Rap Performance Nominees

Medikal – Scarface
Strongman – Goated
Amerado – Obiaa boa (Winner)
Lyrical Joe – 5th August 6
Teephlow – 6feet

International Collaboration of the Year

Camidoh – – Sugarcane Remix ft King Promise & Mayokun (Winner)
Kidi – Touch It ft Tyga
King Promise – Ten Toes ft Omah Lay
Kidi – Blessed ft Mavado
MzVee – Dumebi ft Yemi Alade
King Promise – Run to you ft Chance the Rapper & Vic Mensa
Sarkodie – Better days ft Buju

Collaboration of the Year

FBS – Jo ft Mr Drew
Sarkodie – Country Side ft Black Sherif (Winner)
Epixode – Atiaa ft Kwabena Kwabena
Amerado – Grace ft Lasmid
DJ Breezy – Abonten ft Kwesi Authur, Mugeez, Stonebwoy, Black Sherif & Smallgod
Bethel Revival Choir ft Edwin Dadson – Tegbe Tegbe
Sarkodie – Labadi ft King Promise

Best African Artiste

Ayra Starr
Libianca
Burna Boy
Asake (Winner)
Kizz Daniel
The Therapist

Songwriter of the Year Nominees

Piesie Esther – Waye Me Yie
Black Sherif – Oh Paradise
Perez Muzik – Hewale lala (Winner)
Fameye – Thank You
Diana Hamilton – My Meditation
Ewurabena – This Far

Best Highlife Artiste

Kofi Kinaata (Winner)
Akwaboa
Kuami Eugene
Abiana

Best Hiplife/ Hiphop Artiste

Black Sherif
Sarkodie (Winner)
Kwesi Authur
Medikal
Amerado
Strongman

Best Hip-Hop Song

Black Sherif – Kweku the traveller (Winner)
Amerado – Obiaa boa
Sarkodie – Country side ft Black Sherif
Malcom Nuna -Benzo
Kwesi Authur – Drama
Medikal – Scarface

Best Afrobeats/Afropop Artiste

Camidoh
King Promise (Winner)
Gyakie
Kidi
Wendy Shay
Kelvyn Boy

Best Reggae/ Dancehall Artiste

Ras Kuuku
Epixode
Rocky Dawuni
Stonebwoy (Winner)
Samini

Best Gospel Artiste

Piesie Esther (Winner)
Joe Mettle
Perez Muzik
Diana Hamilton
Celestine Donkor
MOG Music

Best Female Vocal Performance

Piesie Esther
Niella (Winner)
Enuonyam
Cina Soul
Abiana
Adomaa

Best Male Vocal Performance

Camidoh
Kyei Mensah
Perez Muzik (Winner)
Stonebwoy
King Promise

Best Music Video

Black Sherif – Konogo Zongo (Winner)
Stonebwoy – Therapy
Piesie Esther – Waye me yie
Stonebwoy – Gidigba
Sarkodie – Labadi ft King Promise
Kidi – Touch It remix ft Tyga
Scott Evans – Best Side
Kwabena Kwabena – Afraid to lose you

Producer of the Year

Mog Beatz (Winner)
Atown
Phantom
Shadrach Yawson
Guilty Beatz
Kill Beatz
Liquid Beatz
Samnsey

Audio Engineer of the Year

Chopz – Yaa Asantewaa
Qube – Beginning Again
Perez Muzik – Hewale lala
Supa Dups – Therapy
Possigee – Country Side
Altra Nova – Far Away (Winner)

Best Reggae/Dancehall Song

Konkara Jahvybz – A Go dey ft Kelvyn Boy
Ras Kuuku – 33N1
Epixode – Atia (Winner)
Black Sherif – Don’t forget me
Rocky Dawuni – Never Bow Down ft Blvk H3ro
Maccasio – Eyes on You ft Stonebwoy

Best Afropop Song

Stonebwoy – Therapy (Winner)
Wendy Shay – Survivor
Black Sherif – Oil in my head
Dopenation – Gboza
King Promise – Ten toes ft Omah Lay
Kuami Eugene – Take away
Kidi – Blessed ft Movado
Fameye – Thank you

Best Afrobeats Song

Camidoh – Sugarcane rmx ft King Promise & Mayokun (Winner)
Gyakie – Something
Kidi – Champagne
Djay – Balance it
King Promise – Ginger
FBS – Jo ft King Promise

Best Highlife Song

Epixode – Atia ft Kwabena Kwabena
AK Songstress – My Proposal
Adina – Adi Dede
Kwesi Authur – Adom
Kelvyn Boy – Downflat (winner)
Kofi Kinaata – Have Mercy

Best Hiplife Song

Lasmid – Friday Night (Winner)
Medikal – Stubborn Academy
Jay Bahd – Anadwo
DJ Breezy – Abonten ft Kwesi Authur, Mugeez, Stonebwoy, Black Sherif & Smallgod
Amerado – Grace ft Lasmid
Kweku Flick – Ewiase

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