VGMAs19: FULL LIST OF NOMINEES

At a ceremony held in Accra yesterday, March 15, nominees for the 2019 annual Ghana Music Awards have been unveiled. This year also marks 20 years of the scheme’s...

At a ceremony held in Accra yesterday, March 15, nominees for the 2019 annual Ghana Music Awards have been unveiled.

This year also marks 20 years of the scheme’s existence, and sees the creme of Ghana’s music industry compete for laurels across a dozen categories. Unsurprisingly, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, and Shatta Wale, who have maintained the most impact in the country over several years, remain fixtures in multiple categories, including the coveted Artist of the Year spot. King Promise, Joe Mettle, and Kuami Eugene are the other contenders in that category.

While the scheme, put together by Charterhouse Ghana, has faced some criticism due to the absence of some names in this year’s scheme, the overwhelming sentiment among stakeholders is that nominations have been fairly distributed among deserving acts.

The Rapper of the Year category, Reggae/ Dancehall category, and Song of the Year spots are easily the most keenly contested, and only a few votes will distinguish the winners.

Medikal, Kwesi Arthur, KiDi, Samini, Wendy Shay, Luigi Maclean, Kelvyn Boy, Yaa Pono, Dada Hafco, Adina, Kumi Guitar, Obibini, Quamina MP, DopeNation, WizKid, Cassper Nyovest, Davido, and Sauti Sol all look to win awards at this year’s edition, slated for coming weeks.

Voting has officially been open, and the race for supremacy at Ghana’s foremost music awards scheme duly launched.

See the full list of nominees:

GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
Hosanna – Koda
Bobolebobo – Isaac Kwabena Aning
W’asue Me – Obaapa Christy
Agba Dza – Bethel Revival Choir
Mo Ne Yo – Diana Hamilton
My Everything – Joe Mettle
I Swerve – Joyce Blessing

HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR
Yebewu Nti – Dada Hafco
Wish Me Well – Kuami Eugene
Betweener – Kumi Guitar
Woara – Kwesi Arthur
Thunder – Kidi
CCTV – King Promise ft Sarkodie, Mugeez
My Level – Shatta Wale
Killing Me Softly – Adina ft Kuami Eugene

SONG OF THE YEAR
Ayekoo – Medikal ft King Promise
Kpoo Keke – Stonebwoy ft Kwesi Arthur, Medikal, Darko Vibes, & Kelvyn Boy
Wiase Ye De (remix) – Qwamina MP ft Kwesi Arthur & Yung C
Eish – Dope Nation
Can’t Let You Go – Sarkodie ft King Promise
Blow My Mind – Flowking Stone ft Akwaboah
Obiaa Wo Ne Master – Yaa Pono ft Stonebwoy
Baby Girl – Strongman ft Kuami Eugene

AFROPOP SONG OF THE YEAR
Tokyo – King Promise ft Wizkid
Akwaaba – Guilty Beats ft Mr Eazi, Patapaa & Papi Kojo
Uber Driver – Wendy Shay
Yenkor – DJ Mic Smith ft Kwesi Arthur
Don’t Keep Me Waiting – Kwesi Arthur ft Kidi
That Thing – Article Wan ft Patapaa
Come and See My Mother – MzVee ft Yemi Alade
Thunder Fire – Shatta Wale ft SM Militants

HIP-HIP SONG OF THE YEAR
How Much (remix) – Medikal ft Sarkodie, Omar Sterling
Wole (remix) Kojo Cue ft Worlasi, Kwesi Arthur, Shaker, Kay-Ara, Temple, C-Real
Stables – Joey B ft La Meme Gang
Biibi Ba – Sarkodie ft LJ, Tulenkey, Frequency, K. Mole, ToyBoi, Yeyo, Amerado, 2Fyngers, OBkay, CJ Biggerman
Anthem – Kwesi Arthur
Boys Kasa – R2bees ft King Promise, Kwesi Arthur, Darkovibes, RJZ, Spacely, Humble Dis, Medikal, B4Bonah

REGGAE/DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR
Dagomba Girl – Maccasio ft Mugeez
Top Skanka – Stonebwoy
Obaa – Samini
Gringo – Shatta Wale

GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Joyce Blessing
Diana Hamilton
Akesse Brempong
Obaapa Christy
Joe Mettle
Koda

HIGHLIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
King Promise
Akwaboah
Kidi
Kuami Eugene
Adina

REGGAE/DANCEHALL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Samini
Stonebwoy
Shatta Wale
Epixode
AK Songstress

BEST VIDEO
Stables – Joey B ft La Meme Gang
Up & Awake – Kojo Cue & Shaker ft Kwesi Arthur
Guda – Kirani Ayat
Come and See My Mother – MzVee ft Yemi Alade
Biibi Ba – Sarkodie ft LJ, Tulenkey, Frequency, K. Mole, ToyBoi, Yeyo, Amerado, 2Fyngers, OBkay, CJ Biggerman
Bra Fie – Fuse ODG ft Damian Marley
Gringo – Shatta Wale

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Bra Fie – Fuse ODG ft Damian Marley
Hye Me Bo – Akwaboah
Made In Ghana – Okyeame Kwame ft Kidi
Where We Dey Go – Trigmatic
Tomorrow – Stonebwoy

SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR
Bra Fie – Fuse ODG
Forgive – Teephlow
Hye Me Bo – Akwaboah
CCTV – King Promise
Where We Dey Go – Trigmatic
Tomorrow – Stonebwoy

HIPLIFE/HIP-HOP ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Medikal
Patapaa
Kwesi Arthur
Sarkodie
R2bees
Ma Meme Gang

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
King Promise – Abena
Kidi – Thunder
Akwaboah – Hye Me Bo
Luigi Maclean – Amazing God

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Adina – Killing Me Softly
MzVee – I Don’t Know
Diana Hamilton – Lord of Host
Efya – Hold Me Down
Cina Soul – Ojorley
Eshun – Fa Me Kor

GROUP OF THE YEAR
R2bees
Dope Nation
La Meme Gang
Bethel Revival Choir

RAPPER OF THE YEAR
Medikal – How Much (remix)
Teephlow – Preach
Obibini – The Dream
Sarkodie – Can’t Let You Go
M.anifest – Feels

BEST COLLABORATION
Killing Me Softly – Adina ft Kuami Eugene
Come And See My Mother – MzVee ft Yemi Alade
Akwaaba – Guilty Beats ft Mr Eazi, Patapaa, Pappy Kojo
Can’t Let You Go – Sarkodie ft King Promise
CCTV – King Promise ft Sarkodie, Mugeez
Kpoo Keke – Stonebwoy ft Kwesi Arthur, Medikal, Darkovibes, Kelvyn Boy
Never Dey Carry Last – DJ Vyrusky ft Kuami Eugene, Mayorkun
Obiaa Wo Ne Master – Yaa Pono ft Stonebwoy

NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Eddie Khae
Wendy Shay
La Meme Gang
Dope Nation
Qwamina MP
Kelvyn Boy

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Mr Eazi
Davido
Wizkid
Burna Boy
Sauti Sol
Cassper Nyovest

 

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