Charterhouse Ghana, organisers of the 20th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) has crowned top performing acts in Ghana with the most deserving awards so far the just ended 20th edition of its awards scheme.
Held at the new Dome close to the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), the awards ceremony saw performances from Samini, Burna Boy, Kidi, Kwesi Arthur among most of the billed artistes although Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy couldn’t perform.
The Ghana Music Awards is an award scheme designed to recognize, celebrate the hard work and dedication of various stakeholders and players in the entertainment industry.
Sponsored by telecom giant Vodafone, the festival witnessed a lot of hiccups with two of Ghana’s top acts clashing for the Reggae/Dancehall artiste of the year which led to an abrupt halt of the show for more than 30 minutes.
UK based Ghanaian award-winning gospel singer, Diana Antwi Hamilton’s song ‘Mo Ne Yo’ won the Gospel Song of the year. She also won the Gospel artiste of the year beating competitors in her category.
Kuami Eugene took home the Album of the year, while the New Artiste of the year trophy went to Wendy Shay. Ghana’s most decorated rapper Sarkodie was crowned Artiste of the Decade. The Artiste of the Year and Most Popular award was interrupted by the fracas between to dancehall rivals Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy hence the postponement of the announcement by the organisers.
The two dancehall artistes who brought the 20 celebration to a halt have been stripped of all their trophies won on the night. Their ban in indefinite.
The 20th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards saw the likes of Mary Ghansah, Obouba J.A Adofo and Kofi Abraham being honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Check out the full list winners at the 20th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards here.