For the first, many Ghanaians have agreed with the winners chosen by the Nigerian owned medium which organizes Awards for Ghanaian Artistes, Charter House. Almost all tweets and Facebook statuses are hailing the organizers for a fair distribution this year, even though some have their arguments.
The Vodafone Music Awards which was held at the Accra International Conference Center on May 3 had the following Artistes winning the categories;
Gospel Song of the Year – OJ – Maye se mo pen
Highlife Song of the Year – Odo Pa: Castro ft Baby Jet and Kofi Kinaata
Reggae/Dancehall Songs of the Year – Dancehall King : Shatta Wale
Afropop Song of the Year: Million Pound Girl: Fuse ODG
Hip hop song of the year: Lies – Sarkodie ft Lil Shaker
Hiplife Song of the Year: Boys Abr3 – Guru
Gospel Artiste of the Year: Sonnie Badu
Highlife Artiste of the year – Kwabena Kwabena
Hiphop/Hiplife Artiste of the year: Sarkodie
African Artiste of the Year: Davido
Best Collaboration of the Year: Adult Music-Kwabena Kwabena ft Samini
Best Female Vocal performance: Efya – Life
Best Video: Baby take good care – Nii Lantey
Best Male Vocal performance: Sonnie Badu – Wonder God
Best Rapper of the Year: Sarkodie – Rap Attack
Best Group of the Year: R2Bees
New Artiste of the year: Joey B
Popular Song of the year: Dancehall King – Shatta Wale
Album of the Year: Sarkology – Sarkodie
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: SHATTA WALE
Author: Nana Kweis Coomson (www.233times.com)
A Freelance Journalist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of www.233times.com. A contributory writer for Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow (YALI) who studied at Clark Atlanta University on the Business and Entrepreneurship track. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morganview all posts by: Nana Kwesi Coomson
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