A very eventful 20th Anniversary VGMA edition came off Saturday night/Sunday dawn at the Accra International Conference Centre.
The event, which was marred by violence from Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, managed to continue following their fracas but ended in a truncated fashion as for the first time in the show’s history, no Artist of the Year was crowned on the night.
Organizers decided not to award the big honour of the night but shift it to a later date due to the still simmering BHIM-SM tensions.
The much-hyped artist of the decade award went to Sarkodie.
Below are the full list of winners from the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
Traditional Artiste of the Year – Kwan Pa
Instrumentalist of the Year – Mizter Okyere
Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr Rev Mrs Mary Ghansah
Lifetime Achievement Award – Obuoba J.A. Adofo
Lifetime Achievement Award – Prof Kofi Abraham
Unsung Artiste of the Year – Kula
Gospel Song of the Year – Diana Hamilton for ‘Mo Ne Yo’
Highlife Song of the Year – Shatta Wale for ‘My Level’.
Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – Shatta Wale for ‘Gringo’
Hiphop Song of the Year – Kwesi Arthur for ‘Anthem’
Hiplife Song of the Year – ‘Obiaa Wone Master’ by Yaa Pono feat Stonebwoy
Afropop Song of the Year – ‘Akwaaba’ by Guilty Beatz feat Mr Eazi, Pappy Kojo and Patapaa
Gospel Artiste of the Year – Diana Hamilton
Highlife Artiste of the Year – Kuami Eugene
Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year – Medikal
Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year – Stonebwoy
Music Video of the Year – ‘Come and See My Moda’ by MzVee feat Yemi Alade
Best Collaboration of the Year – ‘Kpoo Keke’ by Stonebwoy feat Medikal, Kwesi Arthur, Darko Vibes & Kelvyn Boy
Record of the Year – ‘Hye Me Bo’ by Akwaboah
Songwriter of the Year – King Promise for ‘CCTV’
Producer of the Year – Kuami Eugene
Sound Engineer of the Year – Francis Osei for Akwaboah’s ‘Hye Me Bo’
African Artiste of the Year – Burna Boy
Rapper of the Year – Medikal
Best African collaboration – ‘Akwaaba’ by Guilty Beats feat Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo
Best Group of the Year – Bethel Revival Choir
New Artiste of the Year – Wendy Shay
Album of the Year – ‘Rockstar’ by Kuami Eugene
Artiste of the Decade – Sarkodie