VGMAs 2016 | Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Nominees List RECAP

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2016 VGMAs Stage
The 2016 VGMAs Stage

The most hardworking Ghanaian musicians and producers would be hoping to pick up awards in various categories at the prestigious Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) which comes off today May 7, at its usual venue the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).

The awards which has become the nation’s biggest entertainment event has not escaped the usual controversies, most of which has had to do with disagreements over categorization, nomination of unqualified songs and artistes as well as the disqualification of Shatta Wale, who most pundits tipped to win the topmost artiste of the year award.

In the run up to the main event, many industry players have complained of lack of adequate publicity which has kept the euphoria below what is usually the case with the VGMAs, but event organizers, Charterhouse Ltd, have maintained they are happy with the momentum gathered so far and are hoping for a great night.

This year’s VGMAs will be hosted by DJ Black, Naa Ashorkor Mensah Doku and Chris Attoh who will be returning to the show after hosting it three times previously. Bella Mundi and Elias Chebib will be on the sideline conducting the red carpet interviews.

Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, WizKid, EL, R2bees, Efya, Kofi Kinaata, Joe Mettle, Adomaa and others would be performing at the live event which would be broadcast live on GHONE TV, Joy Prime, Metro TV, UTV, Viasat One, ETV Ghana, GTV, MTV Base, Africa Magic World, Trace TV and Soundcity.

As we countdown to the red carpet event and subsequently the awards ceremony, banewsgh.com brings you a recap of all the nominees who are hoping to take home various gongs.

Below are all the nominees……..

Artiste Of The Year

1. Sarkodie
2. Stonebwoy
3. Bisa Kdei
4. SP Kofi Sarpong
5. VVIP
6. E.L

Vodafone Most Popular Song Of The Year

1. VVIP – Skolom feat. Sena Dagadu
2. Bisa Kdei – Mansa
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

Highlife Artiste Of The Year

1. Bisa Kdei
2. Afriyie
3. Ofori Amponsah
4. Nero X

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

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste Of The Year

1. Stonebwoy
2. Jupitar
3. MzVee
4. AK Songstress
5. Episode
6. Blakk Rasta

Hip-life/Hip-hop Artiste Of The Year

1. Pappy Kojo
2. Omar Sterling
3. Sarkodie
4. VVIP
5. Guru
6. E.L

Best Collaboration Of The Year

1. VVIP – Skolom feat. Sena Dagadu
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

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
5. Yaa Yaa – Dumb Drum
6. Rocky Dawuni – Shine Light
7. M.anifest – Forget Dem

Hip-life Song Of The Year

1. Donzy – The Crusade feat. Kofi Kinaata
2. Atom – Ye Wo Krom
3. E.L – Koko
4. Wisa – Ekiki Me feat. Luther
5. VVIP – Skolom feat. Sena Dagadu
6. Guru – Pooley Swag

Album Of The Year

1. MzVee – Verified
2. E.L – E.L.O.M
3. Sarkodie – Mary
4. Bisa Kdei – Breakthrough
5. SP Kofi Sarpong – I Believe

Highlife Song Of The Year

1. Aka Blay – Take Away feat. Cabum
2. Becca – Hwe
3. Bisa Kdei – Mansa
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
5. AK Songstress – Holiday
6. Jupitar – Fire feat. Stonebwoy

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)
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
4. Nana Yaa – E Go Be
5. Efya – SarkCess Story
6. Yaa Yaa – Dumb Drum

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

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

Best Music Video Of The Year

1. E.L – Shelele
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
2. R2bees
3. Keche
4. Keche
5. Galaxy
6. 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 – Ekikime
6. E.L – Mi Naa Bo Po
7. Dr. Ray – Ye Wo Krom
8. Kin Dee – Susuka

Best New Artiste Of The Year

1. Nero X
2. Teephlow
3. Kofi Kinaata
4. Donzy
5. Wisa
6. Atom

Unsung Artiste (Already Announced)

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

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 Acheapong

Gospel Artiste Of The Year

1. Obaapa Christy
2. Nicholas Omane Achemapong
3. Joe Mettle
4. SP Kofi Sarpong
5. Patience Nyarko
6. Preachers

Songwriter Of The Year

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

African Artiste Of The Year

1. Olamide
2. Wizkid
3. Korede Bello
4. Harrysong
5. Patoranking