Sarkodie Grabs Artiste Of The Year Award

Sarkodie displaying his award

Last Saturday, the Dome of the International Conference Centre was filled to capacity with an expectant audience who trooped there with a common goal, to witness the 13th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards ceremony.

The event witnessed performances from Cwasi Oteng with a surprise appearance from rapper-turned-pastor, Lord Kenya.

There were also historic performances by Efya and Sarkodie, Ben Brako and Yaa Pono, Guru, Buk Bak, 4X4, Nigeria’s Chocolate City boys (M.I, Brymo, Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince), Carbo Snoop from Angola and HHP from South Africa.

The rest were Kaakie, Stonebwoy, Gifty Osei, Kwaw Kesse, Edem and EL.

The night of excitement saw Sarkodie taking home the most Popular Song of the Year, Artiste Of The  Year  and Best Rapper Of The Year awards, all for his smash hit ‘U Go Kill Me’.
Kwaw Kese, 4×4 and Gifty Osei picked up two awards each on the night. Kwaw Kese was adjudged Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year and his song ‘Poppin’ won Hiphop Song of the Year.
Music trio, 4×4 picked up awards for Album of the Year and Group of the Year while gospel musician Gifty Osei was crowned Gospel Artiste of the Year. Her album, ‘Fefeefe’ won Gospel Album of the Year.
Reggae musician and host of ‘Taxi Driver’ on Hitz 103.7 FM, Blakk Rasta won the Reggae Song of the Year for his song ‘Miss Right’. Tema-based rapper Stay Jay picked up the award for Best New Artiste while Nigerian rapper Ice Prince was adjudged Africa Artiste of the year.

Full list of the award winners:

Artiste(s) of the Year

Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste (s) of the Year
Kwaw Kese

Highlife Artiste (s) of the Year
Kwabena Kwabena

Gospel Artiste (s) of the Year
Gifty Osei

Best New Artiste (s) of the Year
Stay Jay

Best Collaboration of the Year
Okyeame Kwame/Bertha – Faithful

African Artiste (s) of the Year (Nigerian)
Ice Prince

Hiplife Song of the Year
D-Cryme – Kill Me Shy

Highlife Song of the Year
Kwabena Maphia – I Go Pay

Most Popular Song of the Year
Sarkodie – U go Kill Me

Afro-Pop Song of the Year
Zigi – You Say Wetin

Hiphop Song of the Year
Kwaw Kese – Poppin

Gospel Song of the Year
Selina Boateng – Me Nku Me Ho

Reggae Song of the Year
Blakk Rasta – Miss Right

Group of the Year

Album of the Year
4×4 – Waist and Power

Best Male Vocal Artiste
Kesse – Oh Yes

Best Female Vocal Artiste
Efya – I’m In Love With You

Best Music Video of the Year
Becca – African Woman (Davis Media Group)

Best Rapper of the Year
Sarkodie – U go Kill Me

Song Writer of the Year
Okyeame Kwame – Faithful

Record of the Year
Kwame Adinkra – Akua Dansoa

Gospel Album of the Year
Gifty Osei – Fefeefe