Rapper E.L. Declared Artiste Of The Year | See The Full List Of 2016 VGMA Winners

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Rapper E.L. has been declared winner of the coveted Artiste of The Year Award at the just-ended 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) held at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC).

He also beat competition from other strong contenders to emerge winner in four other categories; Hip-life/Hip-hop Artiste Of The Year, Producer Of The Year, Afro-pop Song Of The Year and Best Music Video Of The Year for  his single Shelele.

Bisa KDei who was tipped by many to win the topmost award followed closely with four gongs namely Most Popular Song Of The Year, Album of The Year, Highlife Artiste of The Year and Highlife Song Of The Year.

Sarkodie picked up awards in three categories whilst VVIP, Stonebwoy and new entrant Kofi Kinaata all won two awards.

The performance-packed show for the first time in many years, ended around half past midnight having started a few minutes late.

The 17th VGMAs was hosted by Chris Attoh and Naa Ashorkor, with support from DJ Black.

Below are the winners…….

Artiste Of The Year
1. Sarkodie
2. Stonebwoy
3. Bisa Kdei
4. SP Kofi Sarpong
5. VVIP
6. E.L – Winner

Album Of The Year
1. MzVee – Verified
2. E.L – E.L.O.M
3. Sarkodie – Mary
4. Bisa Kdei – Breakthrough (Winner)
5. SP Kofi Sarpong – I Believe

Vodafone Most Popular Song Of The Year
1. VVIP – Skolom feat. Sena Dagadu
2. Bisa Kdei – Mansa (Winner)
3. Nicholas Omane Acheampong – Aporsor
4. Stonebwoy – Go Higher
5. Wisa – Ekikime feat. Luther
6. E.L – Mi Naa Bo Po
7. Atom – Ye Wo Krom
8. Kofi Kinaata – Susuka

Best New Artiste Of The Year
1. Nero X
2. Teephlow
3. Kofi Kinaata – Winner
4. Donzy
5. Wisa
6. Atom

Record Of The Year
1. Adina – Coastal Vibes feat. Trigmatic
2. MzVee – Abofra feat. Efya
3. R2bees – Concert Party
4. Sarkodie – Bra feat. Pat Thomas (Winner)
5. Yaa Yaa – Dumb Drum
6. Rocky Dawuni – Shine Light
7. M.anifest – Forget Dem

Best Collaboration Of The Year
1. VVIP – Skolom feat. Sena Dagadu (Winner)
2. Sarkodie – Mewu feat. Akwaboah
3. Pappy Kojo – Aye Late feat. Sarkodie
4. Wisa – Ekikime feat. Luther
5. Donzy – The Crusade feat. Kofi Kinaata
6. Obrafour – Pimpinaa feat. Bisa Kdei

Best Music Video Of The Year
1. E.L – Shelele (Winner)
2. Obrafour – Nkontompo
3. Yaa Yaa – Dumb Drum
4. Edem – Girlfriend
5. Teephlow – The Warning
6. Preachers – Crazy For God

Best Group Of The Year
1. VVIP – Winner
2. R2bees
3. Keche
4. Galaxy
5. Preachers

Producer Of The Year
1. Mo Beat – Skolom
2. Bisa Kdei/Kaywa – Mansa
3. Akwaboah Jnr. – Aporsor
4. Beatz Dakay – Go Higher
5. Chapter Beatz – Ekiki Me
6. E.L – Mi Naa Bo Po (Winner)
7. Dr. Ray – Ye Wo Krom
8. Kin Dee – Susuka

Gospel Artiste Of The Year
1. Obaapa Christy
2. Nicholas Omane Achemapong
3. Joe Mettle
4. SP Kofi Sarpong – Winner

Hip-life/Hip-hop Artiste Of The Year
1. Pappy Kojo
2. Omar Sterling
3. Sarkodie
4. VVIP
5. Guru
6. E.L – Winner

Highlife Artiste Of The Year
1. Bisa Kdei – Winner
2. Afriyie
3. Ofori Amponsah
4. Nero X

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste Of The Year
1. Stonebwoy – Winner
2. Jupitar
3. MzVee
4. AK Songstress
5. Episode
6. Blakk Rasta

Songwriter Of The Year
1. Rex Omar – Paapa
2. Knii Lante – Beautiful Virgo
3. Kofi Kinaata – Susuka (Winner)
4. MzVee, Richie & Efya – Abofra
5. Obrafour – Nkontompo
6. Stonebwoy – Go Higher

Gospel Song Of The Year
1. SP Kofi Sarpong – Hour By Hour feat. Joyce Blessing
2. Kofi Gyan – Yoboyo
3. Mary Owusu – W’ow Nkwa Wo Wor Ade
4. Obaapa Christy – Hyebre Sesafo
5. Patience Nyarko – Wafom Kwan
6. Nicholas Omane Acheampong – Aporsor (Winner)

Highlife Song Of The Year
1. Aka Blay – Take Away feat. Cabum
2. Becca – Hwe
3. Bisa Kdei – Mansa (Winner)
4. Obrafour – Pimpinaa feat. Bisa Kdei
5. R2bees – Makoma
6. Kofi Kinaata – Susuka
7. Ofori Amponsah – Alewa feat. Sarkodie

Reggae/Dancehall Song Of The Year
1. Blakk Rasta – Serwaa Akoto
2. De Voice – It’s So Crazy
3. MzVee – Hold Me Now
4. Stonebwoy – Go Higher (Winner)
5. AK Songstress – Holiday
6. Jupitar – Fire feat. Stonebwoy

Afro-pop Song Of The Year
1. Fuse ODG – Only
2. R2bees – Gboza feat. Davido
3. Edem – Nyedzilo feat. Reekado Banks
4. MzVee – Abofra feat. Efya
5. Adina – Coastal Vibes feat. Trigmatic
6. E.L – Mi Naa Bo Po (Winner)

Hip-life Song Of The Year
1. Donzy – The Crusade feat. Kofi Kinaata
2. Atom – Ye Wo Krom (Winner)
3. E.L – Koko
4. Wisa – Ekiki Me feat. Luther
5. VVIP – Skolom feat. Sena Dagadu
6. Guru – Pooley Swag

Hip-Hop Song Of The Year
1. E.L – All Black feat. Joey B & Pappy Kojo
2. Flowking Stone – Fire Bon Them
3. Kwaw Kese – Yakubu
4. Omar Sterling – Ninety Ninety
5. Pappy Kojo – Ay3 Late feat. Sarkodie
6. Sarkodie – Hand To Mouth (Winner)

Best Male Vocal Performance
1. Afriyie – Go Gaga
2. De Voice – It’s Crazy
3. Knii Lante – Thinking Out Loud
4. Pat Thomas – Bra (by Sarkodie) – Winner
5. Mugeez – Concert Party (With Omar Sterling)
6. Akwaboah Jnr. – Mewu (by Sarkodie)

Best Female Vocal Performance
1. Adina – Boom Boom Beat
2. Irene Logan – Me Do Wo
3. MzVee – Hold Me Now (Winner)
4. Nana Yaa – E Go Be
5. Efya – SarkCess Story
6. Yaa Yaa – Dumb Drum

Best Rapper Of The Year
1. E.L – King Without A Crown
2. Flowking Stone – Fire Bon Dem
3. Omar Sterling – Nineteen Ninety
4. Pappy Kojo – Ay3 Late
5. Sarkodie – Hand To Mouth (Winner)

African Artiste Of The Year
1. Olamide
2. Wizkid – Winner
3. Korede Bello
4. Harrysong
5. Patoranking

Unsung Artiste
1. Feli Nuna
2. Perez
3. Adomaa – Winner
4. Ebony Reigns
5. Nii Funny

Sound Engineer of The Year
Kaywa

Best Music For Development
Gasmilla

Instrumentalist of The Year
Justice Williams (Shikome)

Lifetime Achievement Award
AB Crentsil

Traditional Artiste of The Year
Tesa Music Group

Lifetime Achievement Award
AB Crentsil