Random Photos From The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2012 Red Carpet!

The 13th edition of the annual Ghana Music Awards sponsored by Vodafone came off over the weekend at the Dome of the Accra International Centre. Before the awards it self like its always done, celebrities and nominees both cat walked on the carpet for exclusives interviews and photos. Below are the remaining photos captured yesterday … Read more

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2012: We Have The Winners!

Update: Click Here For The REAL Winners
All the winners of this year’s edition of the Ghana Music Awards would be announced today April 14.
Like we have always done over the years, GhanaCelebrities.Com reviews, do analysis of each nominated songs plus categories before the awards are announced. Also we pick our winners for each category.
Mind you, whatever we say is our opinion; it’s not necessarily the views of the organizers; Charter House and sponsors Vodafone.
When the nominees for this year’s awards were unveiled, the hullabaloo that surrounded the nominations was enough to confirm that, the controversies which has been part of the awards since its inception thirteen years ago is far from ending.
Many people thought the fact that Vodafone has taken over from MTN as major sponsors will mean, effecting the needed changes to minimize the ‘needless’ controversies. The various Committees of the previous awards were also changed to Board and Academy.
I must say that, the controversies can’t be controlled when songs get disqualified because the awards’ Board and Academy consider the lyrics in such songs as offensive, violent and sexually explicit whiles other songs get the pass mark for whatever reasons.
The year under review was the year that, the word ‘azonto’ was made popular and introduced into the music industry. The word has already been there but in the year under review, it was given a star status as it was on the lips of every soul in Ghana.
Now let’s get to the predictions. History would be made today at the Dome of the Accra International Conference Centre, venue for the prestigious Ghana Music Awards which is in its 13th edition.
Before Hip Life trio, VIP made history last year by winning the coveted ‘Artiste of the Year’; many had said that, no artiste can win it twice.
Methinks VIP’s triumph would be short-lived as three previous winners look set to equal their win.
Before I get started with my predictions, here is a recap of the Industry Awards winners. Okyeame Kwame’s ‘Faithful’ was the biggest winner on the night. He won the ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and the ‘Producer of the Year’ which went to Appietus for producing the beat. Kwame also won the ‘Music For Development’ with his Hepatits B campaign.
Male and Female Vocal Artiste went to Kesse for ‘Oh Yes’ and Efya for featuring on Sarkodie’s ‘I’m In Love With You’. ‘Fefeefe’ by Gifty Osei picked the Gospel Album of the Year.
Kaywa picked the ‘Sound Engineer of the Year’ whiles, Guy One, Pat Thomas and Diana Hopeson picked the ‘Traditional Artiste of the Year’, ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ and ‘MUSIGA Merit Award’ respectively.
Now let’s get to serious business.
Artiste(s) of the Year
Okyeame Kwame
Kwaw Kesse
I think this year’s Artiste of the Year category is not strong enough. Whereas ‘not strong enough’ means that, though the names there are big artistes in Ghana, only two artistes in there did enough in the year under review to deserve to be in there; Sarkodie, 4×4 to a large extent Efya.

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VGMA 2012: Sarkodie Is Focusing On His Performance On The Night, Not Awards!

Whiles many musicians who have been nominated for the upcoming 13th Ghana Music Awards scheduled for Saturday April 14 would be hoping to win awards in their nominated categories, Sarkodie, arguably one of the biggest artistes of his generation, who is billed among other big names to perform at the upcoming awards has said that he is focusing on of his performance on the night.
Only few artistes get the opportunity or the call to perform at such events and Sarkodie is treating his call as very important, he is not leaving any stone unturned.
Speaking on Melody FM, a Takoradi based radio station; Sarkodie said he is treating the Ghana Music Awards with much seriousness as it’s the only event that allows musicians like himself to sit back and reflect on what they have done over the year review.

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Bush Red Carpet Conduct: Raquel Gets It Wrong As Many Z List Ghanaian Celebs Do!

So Raquel, 24, really relocated from London to Ghana and still she carries herself out as if she has never watched a red carpet event on TV before? I am tired of blogging about how some of these Z list Ghanaian celebrities should carry themselves out on red carpets…If you do not know it, just … Read more

Impressive Entries Collected For 2012 VGMA’S

THE 13th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Festival has recorded an impressive turnout of entries for consideration into the 29 coveted award categories of the Scheme.
More than 350 individual songs and nearly 200 artistes have been submitted since the information on the call for entries was made public in early January. Many more entries are expected in as the process is yet to officially end.
The VGMA Board during their second sitting on Thursday January 26, 2012 began the arduous task of cataloging the over 350 song entries into their respective categories.
The dedicated Board team has their work cut out for them during this stage of the scheme. It is their responsibility to painstakingly place all the entries into categories for short listing – a task made more grueling by the fact that Members have to literally listen and debate on the appropriate category for each song presented.
The impressive turnout this year is a good sign that the music industry did not do too badly in the year under review (December 1, 2010 – December 31st 2011).
The VGMA aims above all, to recognise the hard work and dedication of the music industry practitioners. It must be said at this point that the industry deserve a pat on the back for work done in keeping Ghana and the world dancing with their releases in all genres of music.
A cursory look at the work done so far in the categorization process reveals that there will be an interesting race for the Hiplife Song of the Year category. The category has received a tremendous boost with the advent of the “Azonto movement” with its accompanying dance rhythm. The competition here will certainly be worth one’s while.

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