VGMA 2023: Full Lists of Winners

The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) 2023 ceremony took place on a star-studded night at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) filled with exciting performances and well-deserved recognition for the top musicians in Ghana. The 24th Edition of VGMA saw several deserving winners, with both established and upcoming artists receiving awards for their exceptional contributions to the Ghanaian music scene.

One of the biggest winners of the night was Blacko, who took home four awards, including the coveted Artiste of the Year award. Black Sherif has had an undeniably wonderful year. As co-host James Gardiner noted, “This was pure hard work; he was just … relentless for this year under review – a huge congratulations!” His most hipped competitor, Piesie Esther, took home two awards for Best Gospel Song of the Year and Best Gospel Artiste of the Year. Other notable wins on the night include Stonebwoy, Camidoh and Lasmid. King Promise also took his first-ever VGMA awards on the night.

Check out the full list of nominees and winners below:

Artiste of The Year
Black Sherif ———- Winner
King Promise
Piesie Esther
Joe Mettle

Most Popular Song of the Year
Black Sherif – Kweku the traveller ———– Winner
Camidoh – Sugarcane rmx ft King Promise & Mayokun
Sarkodie – CountrySide ft Black Sherif
Lasmid – Friday Night
Kelvyn Boy – Down flat
Gyakie – Something
Wendy Shay – Survivor
Kidi – Blessed ft. Mavado
Stonebwoy – Therapy
Piesie Esther – Waye Me Yie

Record of the Year
Gyakie – Far away ——— Winner
King Promise – Yaa Asantewaa ft Frenna
Adomaa – Beginning Again
Perez Muzik – Hewale lala
Stonebwoy – Therapy
Sarkodie – Country Side ft Black Sherif

Best Gospel Song
Piesie Esther – Way3 Me Yie ——– Winner
Celestine Donkor – Final Say
Diana Hamilton – My Meditation
Joe Mettle – Kadosh
Perez Muzik – Hewale Lala
Bethel Revival Choir – Tegbe Tegbe (Edwin Dadson)
Awura Abena – This Far
MOG Music – Mala

Best New Artiste 
Lasmid ——– Winner
Malcom Nuna
Jay Bhad
Dj Azonto
Chief One

Album of the Year 
King Promise – 5 Star ——– Winner
Black Sherif – The Villain I Never Was
Sarkodie – Jamz
Gyakie – My Diary
Kwesi Authur – Son of Jacob
Joe Mettle – The Kadosh

Best Rap Performance
Amerado – Obiaa boa ——- Winner
Medikal – Scarface
Strongman – Goated
Lyrical Joe – 5th August 6
Teephlow – 6feet

International Collaboration of the Year
Camidoh – – Sugarcane rmx ft King Promise & Mayokun ——- Winner
Kidi – Touch it ft Tyga
King Promise – Ten Toes ft Omah Lay
Kidi – Blessed ft Mavado
MzVee – Dumebi ft Yemi Alade
King Promise – Run to You ft Chance the Rapper & Vic Mensa
Sarkodie – Better days ft Buju

Collaboration of the Year
Sarkodie – Country Side ft Black Sherif —— Winner
FBS – Jo ft Mr Drew
Epixode – Atiaa ft Kwabena Kwabena
Amerado – Grace ft Lasmid
DJ Breezy – Abonten ft Kwesi Authur, Mugeez, Stonebwoy, Black Sherif & Smallgod
Bethel Revival Choir ft Edwin Dadson – Tegbe Tegbe
Sarkodie – Labadi ft King Promise

Best African Artiste
Asake ——– Winner
Ayra Starr
Burna Boy
Kizz Daniel
The Therapist

Songwriter of the Year
Perez Muzik – Hewale lala ——- Winner
Piesie Esther – Waye Me Yie
Black Sherif – Oh Paradise
Fameye – Thank You
Diana Hamilton – My Meditation
Ewurabena – This Far

Best Highlife Artiste
Kofi Kinaata ——- Winner
Kuami Eugene

Best Hiplife/ Hiphop Artiste
Sarkodie ——– Winner
Black Sherif
Kwesi Authur

Best Hip-Hop Song 
Black Sherif – Kweku the traveller ——– Winner
Amerado – Obiaa boa
Sarkodie – Countryside ft Black Sherif
Malcom Nuna -Benzo
Kwesi Authur – Drama
Medikal – Scarface

Best Afrobeats/Afropop Artiste
King Promise ——– Winner
Wendy Shay
Kelvyn Boy

Best Reggae/ Dancehall Artiste
Stonebwoy ——— Winner
Ras Kuuku
Rocky Dawuni

Best Gospel Artiste
Piesie Esther ——– Winner
Joe Mettle
Perez Muzik
Diana Hamilton
Celestine Donkor
MOG Music

Best Male Vocal Performance
Perez Muzik ——– Winner
Kyei Mensah
King Promise

Best Music Video
Black Sherif – Konogo Zongo ——– Winner
Stonebwoy – Therapy
Piesie Esther – Waye me yie
Stonebwoy – Gidigba
Sarkodie – Labadi ft King Promise
Kidi – Touch It remix ft Tyga
Scott Evans – Best Side
Kwabena Kwabena – Afraid to lose you

Producer of the Year
Mog Beatz ——- Winner
Shadrach Yawson
Guilty Beatz
Kill Beatz
Liquid Beatz

Audio Engineer of the Year
Altra Nova – Far Away ——— Winner
Chopz – Yaa Asantewaa
Qube – Beginning Again
Perez Muzik – Hewale lala
Supa Dups – Therapy
Possigee – Country Side

Best Reggae/Dancehall Song
Epixode – Atia ———- Winner
Konkara Jahvybz – A Go dey ft Kelvyn Boy
Ras Kuuku – 33N1
Black Sherif – Don’t forget me
Rocky Dawuni – Never Bow Down ft Blvk H3ro
Maccasio – Eyes on You ft Stonebwoy

Best Afropop Song
Stonebwoy – Therapy ——— Winner
Wendy Shay – Survivor
Black Sherif – Oil in my head
DopeNation – Gboza
King Promise – Ten toes ft Omah Lay
Kuami Eugene – Take away
Kidi – Blessed ft Movado
Fameye – Thank you

Best Afrobeats Song
Camidoh – Sugarcane rmx ft King Promise & Mayokun ——- Winner
Gyakie – Something
Kidi – Champagne
Djay – Balance it
King Promise – Ginger
FBS – Jo ft King Promise

Best Highlife Song
Kelvyn Boy – Downflat ——— Winner
Epixode – Atia ft Kwabena Kwabena
AK Songstress – My Proposal
Adina – Adi Dede
Kwesi Authur – Adom
Kofi Kinaata – Have Mercy

Best Hiplife Song
Lasmid – Friday Night ——– Winner
Medikal – Stubborn Academy
Jay Bahd – Anadwo
DJ Breezy – Abonten ft Kwesi Authur, Mugeez, Stonebwoy, Black Sherif & Smallgod
Amerado – Grace ft Lasmid
Kweku Flick – Ewiase

As we celebrate the winners of the 2023 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, we also look forward to the continued growth and evolution of the music industry in Ghana. With so much talent and creativity on display, the future of Ghanaian music looks brighter than ever.

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