EL, ‘Artiste of The Year’ Bags 5 Awards at the 2016 #VGMAs
The 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) came off last night (07-05-16) at the Accra International Conference Centre.
Ghana’s biggest music night merged music lovers with fashionistas and the whole entertainment factor was sheila under one roof.
The event which started early as planned by Charter House, the organizers of the prestigious awards scheme, was lighted up by spectacular performances from both top and unsung artiste who have just been unveiled to the music business.
Rapper Sarkodie although he was tipped to win the night’s biggest award couldn’t make it to the top but he managed to thrill fans with his stage craft and audibility with backing vocals from Akwaboah. They rocked the audience with song from his recently released ‘Mary’ album and finally end his act with a rap song.
Entering the stage and beginning the event with his ‘Koko’ song was rapper EL, who took home the nights biggest award, VGMA Artiste of The Year. The ‘ELOM’ album owner took home five awards making him the highest winner on the night. Bisa Kdei who was also tipped to win the ultimate award bagged home four awards, Sarkodie followed with three trophies whilst Stonebwoy, Kofi Kinaata and the legendary group VVIP took two awards respectively.
This year’s VGMAs was hosted by actor Chris Attoh and radio/TV personality cum actress, Naa Ashokor.
Below is the full list of winners for 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards as compiled by bjrlivefm.com
Artist of the Year – E.L
Afropop Song of the Year – Mi Naa Bo Po (E.L)
Hip Hop/Hiplife Artist of the Year – E.L
Music Producer of the Year – Mi Naa No Bo Po (E.L)
Best Music Video of the Year – Shelele (E.L & Phamous Films)
Most Popular Song of the Year – Mansa (Bisa K.Dei)
Album of the Year – Breakthrough (Bisa K.Dei)
High life Artist of the Year – Bisa K.Dei
Highlife Song of the Year – Bisa K.Dei (Mansa)
Best Rapper of the Year – Sarkodie (Hand to Mouth)
Hip Hop Song of the Year – Sarkodie (Hand to Mouth)
Record of the Year – Bra (Sarkodie ft Pat Thomas)
Reggae/Dancehall Artist of the Year – Stonebwoy
Best Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – Stonebwoy (Go Higher)
Best New Artist of the Year – Kofi Kinaata
Song writer of the Year – Kofi Kinaata (Susuka)
Best Collaboration of the Year – Skolom (VVIP)
Best Group of the Year – VVIP
Gospel Song of the Year – Nicholas Omane Acheampong (Aporsor)
Hiplife Song of the Year – Yewo Krom (Atom)
Gospel Artist of the Year – SP Kofi Sarpong
Best Female Vocalist of the Year – MzVee (Hold Me Now)
Best Male Vocalist of the Year – Pat Thomas (Bra)
African Artist of the Year – Wizkid
Peace Song – New Generation Gospel Ministers
Traditional Artist of the year – Tessa Music Group
Sound Engineer of the Year – Kaywa
Instrumentalist of the Year – Justice William
Lifetime Achievement Award – A.B Crentsil (Takes GHC5000 as cash prize)
Best Music For Development – Milla Odartey Lamptey
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