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Mr Eazi, Wizkid, Davido Make Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) 2019 Nominees List – Full List of Nominees

Mr Eazi, , Make Vodafone Music Awards (VGMA) 2019 Nominees List – Full List of Nominees

The list of nominees for the Vodafone Music Awards (VGMA) have been announced. The list has the likes of , and from , and Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale and  Sarkodie from .

The VGMA may have lived up to its name in at least one respect: ninety percent of the artistes featured are Ghanaians. The Nigerians who made the list, from Burna Boy to , have been truly outstanding.

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Burna Boy had a superlative 2018, winning several awards, including YouTube’s artiste on the rise. His latest track “Dangote” is currently ruling the airwaves in and has even spawned a track of similar title from another artiste.

Davido, who is dropping an album this summer, is setting a record in the music industry by gifting cars to all members of him team.

On his part, had stopped his releases last year with a promise to return to the music scene in March, just after the general election in . He has since returned, with an unofficial track titled “Jah Bless Me

The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) is now in its 20th year. It has managed to stay strong through criticisms over the past two decades.

From using a wooden plaque as awards to the many criticisms we have had in the past years, thanks to individuals in the creative arts industry who have solidly been behind this award. Twenty years is no joke and the awards have attracted a rich cultural mix of Ghanaians, Nigerians, South Africans and other people from other parts of the world who share similar cultural values,” Theresa Ayoade, part of the organizers of the award, said.

See the full list of nominees below.

Song of the Year

  • Dada Hafco – ‘Yebewu Nti’
  • Kidi – ‘Thunder’
  • Shatta Wale – ‘My Level’
  • Kumi Guitar – ‘Betweener’
  • Kwesi Arthur – ‘Woara’
  • King Promise – ‘CCTV’ feat Sarkodie & Mugeez
  • Adina – ‘Killing Me Softly’
Source: Kwesi Arthur/Instagram

Hiplife Song of the Year

  • Medikal – ‘Ayekoo’ feat King Promise
  • Sarkodie – ‘Can’t Let You Go’ feat King Promise
  • Quamina MP – ‘Wiase Ye De’ Remix feat Kwesi Arthur & Yung C
  • DopeNation – ‘Eish’
  • Flowking Stone – ‘Blow My Mind’
  • Stonebwoy – ‘Kpoo Keke’ feat Medikal, Kwesi Arthur & Darko Vibes
  • Yaa Pono – ‘Obiaa Wone Master’ feat Stonebwoy
  • Strongman – ‘Baby Girl’ feat Kuami Eugene

Gospel Song of the Year

  • Joyce Blessing – ‘I Swerve You’
  • KODA – ‘Hosanna’
  • I.K Aning – ‘Bobolebobo’
  • Joe Mettle – ‘My Everything’
  • Obaapa Christy – ‘W’asua Me’
  • Bethel Revival Choir – ‘Agba Dza’
  • Diana Hamilton – ‘Mo Ne Yo’
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Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

  • Maccasio – ‘Dagomba Girl’ feat Mugeez
  • Shatta Wale – ‘Gringo’
  • Stonebwoy – ‘Top Skanka’
  • Samini – ‘Obaa’

Afropop Song of the Year

  • King Promise – ‘Tokyo’ feat Wizkid
  • Guilty Beatz – ‘Akwaaba’ feat Mr Eazi, Pappy Kojo & King Promise
  • Kwesi Arthur – ‘Don’t Keep Me Waiting’ feat KiDi
  • Article Wan – ‘That Thing’ feat Patapaa
  • Wendy Shay – ‘Uber Driver’
  • DJ MicSmith – ‘Yenkor’ feat Kwesi Arthur
  • MzVee – ‘Come and See My Moda’ feat Yemi Alade
  • Shatta Wale – ‘Thunder Fire’ feat SM Militants

Hip hop Song of the Year

  • Medikal – ‘How Much’ Remix feat Sarkodie & Omar Sterling
  • Sarkodie – ‘Biibi Ba’ feat Amerado, Kofi Mole, Tulenkey, Yeyo, 2Fingers, Frequency, LJ, O’Bkay & CJ Biggerman
  • KoJo Cue – ‘Wole’ Remix feat Worlasi, Kwesi Arthur, Shaker, Kay-Ara, Temple & C-Real
  • Kwesi Arthur – ‘Anthem’
  • Joey B – ‘Stables’ feat La Meme Gang
  • R2Bees – ‘Boys Kasa’ feat Kwesi Arthur, King Promise, Darkovibes, B4bonah, Humble Dis, Spacely, Medikal & Rjz

Gospel Artist of the Year

  • Joyce Blessing
  • Joe Mettle
  • KODA
  • Diana Hamilton
  • Obaapa Christy
  • Akesse Brempong

Reggae/Dancehall Artist of the Year

  • Stonebwoy
  • Epixode
  • Samini
  • AK Songstress
  • Shatta Wale

Artist of the Year

  • KiDi
  • Kuami Eugene
  • Akwaboah
  • King Promise
  • Adina
Source: King Promise/ Instagram

Songwriter of the Year   

  • Fuse ODG – ‘Bra Fie’
  • Teephlow – ‘Forgive’
  • Akwaboah – ‘Hye Me Bo’
  • King Promise – ‘CCTV’
  • Trigmatic – ‘Where We Dey Go’
  • Stonebwoy – ‘Tomorrow’

Record of the Year

  • Fuse ODG – ‘Bra Fie’ feat Damain Marley
  • Akwaboah – ‘Hye Me Bo’
  • Okyeame Kwame – ‘Made In Ghana’
  • Trigmatic – ‘Where We Dey Go’
  • Stonebwoy – ‘Tomorrow’

Best Video of the Year

  • Joey B – ‘Stables’ feat La Meme Gang (Dir. David Duncan)
  • KoJo Cue & Shaker – ‘Up & Awake’ feat Kwesi Arthur (Dir E. Kumodzi)
  • Kirani Ayat – ‘Guda’ (Dir David Nico-Sey)
  • M.anifest – ‘Me Ne Woa’ feat King Promise (Dir Makere Thekiso)
  • Shatta Wale – ‘Gringo’ (Dir Sesan)
  • Fuse ODG – ‘Bra Fie’ feat Damain Marley (Dir Edgar Stevens)
  • Sarkodie – ‘Biibi Ba’ feat Amerado, Kofi Mole, Tulenkey, Yeyo, 2Fingers, Frequency, LJ, O’Bkay & CJ Biggerman (Dir Babs)
  • MzVee – ‘Come and See My Moda’ feat Yemi Alade (Dir Xbills Ebenezer)
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Hiplife/Hiphop Artist of the Year

  • Patapaa
  • Medikal
  • Sarkodie
  • Kwesi Arthur
  • R2Bees
  • La Meme Gang

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • King Promise
  • KiDi
  • Akwaboah
  • Luigi Maclean

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • eShun
  • Efya
  • Cina Soul
  • Adina
  • MzVee
  • Diana Hamilton

Group of the Year

  • R2Bees
  • DopeNation
  • La Meme Gang
  • Bethel Revival Choir

Rapper of the Year

  • Medikal
  • M.anifest
  • Teephlow
  • Sarkodie
  • Obibini
Source: Sarkodie/ Instagram

Best Collaboration of the Year

  • Adina – ‘Killing Me Softly’ feat Kuami Eugene
  • Sarkodie – ‘Can’t Let You Go’ feat King Promise
  • King Promise – ‘CCTV’ feat Sarkodie & Mugeez
  • Guilty Beatz – ‘Akwaaba’ feat Mr Eazi, Pappy Kojo & Patapaa
  • MzVee – ‘Come and See My Moda’ feat Yemi Alade
  • Yaa Pono – ‘Obiaa Wone Master’ feat Stonebwoy
  • Stonebwoy – ‘Kpoo Keke’ feat Medikal, Kwesi Arthur, Darko Vibes & Kelvyn Boy
  • DJ Vyrusky – ‘Never Carry Last’ feat Kuami Eugene & Mayorkun

African Artist of the Year

  • Davido
  • Wizkid
  • Mr Eazi
  • Sauti Soul
  • Cassper Nyovest
Source: Davido/ Instagram

Best New Artist of the Year 

  • Quamina MP
  • Kelvyn Boy
  • Eddie Khae
  • Wendy Shay
  • La Meme Gang
  • DopeNation

Song of the Year

  • King Promise – ‘CCTV’ feat Sarkodie & Mugeez
  • Eddie Khae – ‘Do the Dance’
  • Isaac Kwabena Aning – ‘Akwaaba’
  • Guilty Beatz – ‘Akwaaba’ feat Mr Eazi, Pappy Kojo & Patapaa
  • Kidi – ‘Thunder’
  • Kuami Eugene – ‘Wish me Well’
  • Sarkodie – ‘Can’t Let You Go’ feat King Promise
  • Stonebwoy – ‘Kpoo Keke’ feat Medikal, Kwesi Arthur, Darko Vibes & Kelvyn Boy
  • Shatta Wale – ‘My Level’
  • Kwesi Arthur – ‘Woara’
  • MzVee – ‘Come and See My Moda’ feat Yemi Alade
  • Tic – ‘Kwani Kwani’ (Part 2) ft Kuami Eugene

Album of the Year

  • Kuami Eugene – Rockstar
  • Akwaboah – Matters of the Heart
  • Wendy Shay – Shay on You
  • Diana Hamilton – IBelieve
  • Samini – Untamed
  • Shatta Wale – Reign
Source: Shatta Wale/ Instagram

Artist of the Year

  • King Promise
  • Kuami Eugene
  • Joe Mettle
  • Sarkodie
  • Shatta Wale
  • Stonebwoy

Best African Collabo

  • Dopenation ft. Olamide – ‘Naami’ Remix
  • Guilty Beats ft. Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo – ‘Akwaaba’
  • Too Fan ft. Patoranking & Sarkodie – ‘My Girl’ Remix
  • King Promise ft. Wizkid – ‘Tokyo’
  • Stonebwoy ft. Casper Nyovest – ‘Wame’
  • Mzvee ft. Yemi Alade – ‘Come and see my Mother’
  • Shatta Wale ft. Olamide – ‘Wonder’

Instrumentalist of the Year

  • Unda Beats
  • Mizter Okyere
  • Enoch Owuraku
  • Emmanuel Bludo

Producer of the Year

  • Kaywa
  • Killbeats
  • Kuami Eugene
  • DDT

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