Full list of winners: VGMA 2018 – Ebony is Artiste of the year

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At the Accra International Conference Center on Saturday 14th April, 2018, the 19th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards came off.

Ghanaian Artistes were awarded according to works done in 2017. The Artiste of the year, the awards’ flagship category was won by the late Ebony which was given posthumously. The year under review for the 19th edition of the awards spanned from January 1 to December 31, 2017.

Below is the full list of winners:

Artiste of the Year



Gospel Song of the Year

‘Bo Noo Ni’ by Joe Mettle


Hip Pop Song of the Year

‘Grind Day (Remix)’ by Kwesi Arthur


Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

‘My Own’ by Samini


Hiplife Song of the Year

‘Total Cheat’ by Fancy Gadam ft Sarkodie


Afro Pop Song of the Year

‘Sponsor’ by Ebony


Highlife Song of the Year

‘Odo’ by Kidi


Gospel Artiste of the Year

Joe Mettle


Highlife Artiste of the Year

Kuami Eugene


Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year



Songwriter of the Year

Bullet for ‘Maame Hw3’


Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year



Best Collaboration of the Year

Shatta Wale & SM Militants (Taking Over)


Rapper of the Year



Best Group of the Year



Best Music Video of the Year

‘Obi Agyi Obi Girl’ by Gyo of Phamous Philms


Best Male Vocalist of the Year

Joe Mettle


Best Female Vocalist of the Year



African Artiste of the Year



Record of the Year

‘State of the Art’ by Teephlow


Best New Artiste of the Year

Kuami Eugene


Song of the Year

‘Total Cheat’ by Fancy Gadam ft Sarkodie


Album of the Year

Bonyfied (Ebony)


Traditional Artiste of the Year

Amamerefo Music and Dance Ensemble


Music Producer of the year 



Instrumental Artiste of the Year

Dominic Quashie


Lifetime Achievement Award

Mary Naa Amanua Doodo of Wulomei


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