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Full List: Nominees for Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) 2018


Charter House, organizers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), has released nominees for this year’s event.
The VGMAs is arguably the biggest award scheme in Ghana that recognizes and rewards the hard work of artistes in the country.
This year is the 19th edition of the awards and it’s slated to come off on Saturday, April 14 at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC).
This will be preceded by a nominee jam in Cape Coast on Saturday March 24. There will also be an after-event celebration jam at Tema, on Saturday, April 28.
The hourly unveiling of nominees on Media General platforms Saturday March 3, saw both young and old artistes grab nominations in various categories.Shatta Wale, who has been away from the VGMAs for a while due to a standoff with the organizers returns, grabbing a couple of nominations so far.
The nominations are as follows:
FIRST BATCH 
Gospel  of   the Year
Boot for Boot- Joyce Blessing
Obi Nyanime-Patience Nyarko
Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle
Efatawo – Nancee
Adom – Gifty Osei
Jehovah – Ceccy Twum
Highlife  Song of  the  Year
Dream- Kumi Guitar
Bronya – Wutah
Odo – Kidi
Angela – Kuami Eugene
Ladder – Lil Win
Over – R2bees
Hustle – Ebony
Hiplife artiste of the Year
Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam Ft. Sarkodie
Boys Boys – Nancee Ft. Guru
Pain Killer – Sarkodie Ft. Runtown
Obi Agyi obi Girl-
Ayoo – Shatta Wale
One Corner – Patapaa Ft. Ras Cann

SECOND BATCH 
Hiphop  Song of the Year
State of the Art – Teephlow
Light it up – Sarkodie
Grind Day Remix – Kwesi
Pen and Paper – Ko-jo Cue & Shaker
Dear God – B4bonah
 Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year
Until of Dawn – Efya
My Own – Samini
My Name – Stonebwoy
Faya Burn Dem – Article Wan
Rewind – Mzvee
Dem Confuse – Shatta Wale
Afro pop Song of the Year
Makoma – Adina
Oh Yeah – King Promise
Say You Love Me – Kidi
Sing My Name – Mzvee
Jennifer Lomotey – Kurl Songx
Sponsor – Ebony
My Baby – Magnon
Come From Afar – Stonebwoy
THIRD BATCH
Gospel  Artiste of the Year
Patience Nyarko
Joyce Blessing
Joe Mettle
Celestine Donkor
Gifty Osei
Nance
Highlife Artiste of the Year
Wutah
Kidi
Kuami Eugene
Becca
Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year
Ebony
MzVee
Shatta Wale
Stonebwoy
FOURTH BATCH 
Songwriter of the Year
Kumi Guitar – Dream
Joe Mettle- bo noo ni
Bullet – Maame Hwe
Kofi Kinaata – Last Show
Samini – My own
Stonebwoy – My Name
 Record of the Year
Kumi Guitar- Dream
Samini – My own
Sarkodie – Glory
Teephlow – State of the Art
 Best Music Video of the Year
Kumi Guitar- Dream (Directed by Abass)
King Promise – Selfish ( Directed by Vertex)
B4bonah – My Girl (Directed by Nicol-Sey)
Opanka – Wedding Car (Directed by Bra Shizzle)
Captain Planet – Obi Agyi Obi (Directed by Phamous Films)
Lil Shaker & Ko-jo-Cue – Pen & Paper (Directed by Ekumodzi)
FIFTH BATCH
Hiplife/Hip pop artiste of the year
Yaa pono
R2bees
Captain Planet
Kwesi Arthur
Sarkodie
VVIP
 Best Male Vocalist of the Year
Joe Mettle – Bo noo ni
King Promise – Selfish
Kidi – Odo
Kuami Eugene – Angela
Mugeez – Over
Samini – My own.
 Best Female Vocalist of the year
Adina – Makoma
Nana Yaa – Don’t leave alone
Efya – Love
Mzvee – Bright light
Becca – Summye (Pillow)
Best Group of the year
VVIP
R2BEES
WUTAH
SIXTH BATCH –
Best Rapper of the year
Eno Barony – Fear no man
Teephlow – Phlowducation
Sarkodie – Light it up
Lil Shaker – Pen & Paper
Ko-jo Cue – Pen & Paper
Strongman – Transformer
Best collaboration of the year
Joe Mettle Ft. Luigi Maclean – Bo noo ni
MzVee Ft. Patoranking – Sing my name remix
Kurl Songx Ft. Sarkodie – Jennifer Lomotey
Sarkodie Ft. Runtown – Pain Killer
Shatta Wale Ft. SM Militants – Taking Over
Captain Planet Ft. Kofi Kinaata – Obi Agyi Obi Girl
Becca Ft. Patoranking – Na Wash
Best African artiste of the year
Davido
Wizkid
Toofan
Cassper Nyovest
Nasty C
Tiwa Savage
Olamide 
Best New Artiste of the year
King Promise
Kurl Songx
Kidi
Kuami
Magnom
Kwesi Arthur
B4bonah
UNSUNG
Kelvynboy
Dope Nation
Dhat Girl
OBKay
Real MC
Christian
Song of the Year
1. Sponsor – Ebony
2. Odo – Kidi
3. Angela – Kuami Eugene
4. Taking Over – Shatta Wale Ft. SM Millitants
5. Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam Ft. Sarkodie
6. One Corner – Patapaa Ft. Rad Cann
7. Bo Noo Nii – Joe Mettle Ft. Luigi Maclean
8. Obi Agyi Obi Girl – Captain Planet Ft. Kofi Kinaata.
9. My Baby – Magnom ft Joey B
10. Oh Yeah – King Promise
11. Pain Killer – Sarkodie Ft. Runtown
Album of the Year
1. Epistles of Mama – Stonebwoy
2. Daavi – MzVee
3. Bonified – Ebony
4. Highest – Sarkodie
Artistes of the Year
1. Joe Mettle
2. Ebony
3. Shatta Wale
4. Sarkodie
5. Stonebwoy

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