VGMA 24 Nominees: See full list

March 19, 2023
VGMA 2023 Nominees
VGMA 2023 Nominees

Who are VGMA 24 Nominees? Charterhouse, event organizers of the Vodafone Awards (VGMA), started announcing the nominees for the 24th edition of the annual event on Saturday, March 18th.

VGMA 24 Nominees

The announcement, scheduled to be made on the Ghana Music Awards' Facebook page and CharterhouseLive on YouTube and , was done every hour from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The final announcement was planned to take place at 9:00 pm and will reveal the Best New Artiste, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Vodafone Most Popular Song of the Year, and Artiste of the Year – the Big 5 Categories.

Charterhouse officially declared the opening of the 24th Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in January 2023, inviting artistes, artiste management, record labels, producers, instrumentalists, music composers, music industry stakeholders, and the general public to submit published works from January 1 to December 31, 2022, for the most significant event on Ghana's entertainment calendar.

According to a press release from Charterhouse, the VGMA's organizers have carefully reviewed and analyzed data, lyrics, and production to select the most deserving artists.

Vodafone proudly sponsors the 24th Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, which is powered by Charterhouse. In addition, some of Ghana's top musicians will perform at the event.

has been tipped as a possible winner of Artiste of the Year due to his global hits, such as “Kweku The Traveller,” while , a Lynx Entertainment signee, won last year's Artiste of the Year award.

VGMA 2023 Nominees

Check out a list of nominees for this year's edition;

Artiste of the Year VGMA 2023 Nominees

  1. Black Sherif
  2. Sarkodie
  3. King Promise
  4. Camidoh
  5. KiDi
  6. Piesie Esther
  7. Joe Mettle

Most Popular Song of the Year

  1. Camidoh – Sugarcane remix
  2. Sarkodie – Country Side
  3. Black Sherif – Kweku The Traveller
  4. Lasmid – Friday Night
  5. Kelvyn Boy – Downflat
  6. Gyakie – Something
  7. Wendy Shay – Survivor
  8. KiDi – Blessed
  9. Stonebwoy – Therapy
  10. Piesie Esther – Waye Me Yie

Best New Artiste VGMA 2023 Nominees

  1. Lamid
  2. DJay
  3. Malcolm Nuna
  4. Jay Bhad
  5. Ewura Abena
  6. DJ Azonto
  7. Chief One

Album of the Year VGMA 2023 Nominees

  1. Black Sherif – The Villian I Never Was
  2. Sarkodie – Jamz
  3. Gyakie – My Diary
  4. King Promise – 5 Star
  5. Kwesi Arthur – Son Of Jacob
  6. Joe Mettle – The Kadosh

Record of the Year VGMA 2023 Nominees

  1. King Promise – Yaa Asantewaa ft Frenna
  2. Adomaa – Begining Again
  3. Perez Musik – Hewale Lala
  4. Stonebwoy – Therapy
  5. Sarkodie – Country Side ft Black Sherif
  6. Gyakie – Far Away

Best African Artiste VGMA 2023 Nominees

  1. Ayra Star
  2. Burna Boy
  3. Asake
  4. Kizz Daniel
  5. Libianca
  6. The Therapist

International Collaboration of the Year VGMA 2023 Nominees

  1. Camidoh – Sugarcan remix ft King Promise, Mayorkun & Darkoo
  2. KiDi – Touch It remix ft Tyga
  3. King Promise – Ten Toes ft Omah Lay
  4. KiDi – Blessed ft Movado
  5. Mzvee – Dumebi ft Yemi Alade
  6. King Promise – Run To You ft Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa
  7. Sarkodie – Better Days ft BNXN

Collaboration of the Year VGMA 2023 Nominees

  1. FBS – Jo ft Mr Drew
  2. Sarkodie – Country Side ft Black Sherif
  3. Epixode – Atia ft Kwabena Kwabena
  4. Amerado – Grace ft Lasmid
  5. DJ Breezy – Abonten ft Mugeez, Black Sherif, and Kwesi Arthur
  6. Bethel Revival Choir – Tegbe Tegbe ft Edwin Dadson
  7. Sarkodie – Labadi ft King Promise
  8. DJ Vyrusky – Body 2 Body ft KiDi and Camidoh

Songwriter of the Year VGMA 2023 Nominees

  1. Piesie Esther – Waye Me Yie
  2. Black Sherif – Oh Paradise
  3. Perez Musik – Hewale Lala
  4. Fameye – Thank You
  5. Diana Hamilton – My Meditation
  6. Ewura Abena – This Far

Best Highlife Artiste VGMA 2023 Nominees

  1. Kuami Eugene
  2. Abiana

Best Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste VGMA 2023 Nominees

  1. Black Sherif
  2. Sarkodie
  3. Kwesi Arthur
  4. Amerado
  5. Strongman

Best Afrobeats/Afropop Artiste VGMA 2023 Nominees

  1. Camidoh
  2. King Promise
  3. Gyakie
  4. KiDi
  5. Wendy Shay
  6. Kelvyn Boy

Best Reggae/Dancehall Artiste VGMA 2023 Nominees

  1. Ras Kuuku
  2. Epixode
  3. Rocky Dawuni
  4. Stonebwoy

Best Rap Performance VGMA 2023 Nominees

  1. Medikal – Scarface
  2. Strongman – Goated
  3. Amerado – Obiaa Boa
  4. Lyrical Joe – 5th August 6
  5. Teephlow – 6 Feet

Best Gospel Artiste VGMA 2023 Nominees

  1. Piesie Esther
  2. Joe Mettle
  3. Perez Musik
  4. Diana Hamilton
  5. Celestine Donkor

Best Female Vocal Performance

  1. Piesie Esther – Waye Me Yie
  2. Niella – Nothing Is Too Hard
  3. Enuonyam – God of Wonders
  4. Cina Soul – Waiting
  5. Abiana – Sika
  6. Adomaa – Begining Again

Best Male Vocal Performance

  1. Camidoh – Waiting
  2. Kyei Mensah – Nothing Is Too Hard
  3. Perez Musik – Hewale Lala
  4. Stonebwoy – Therapy
  5. King Promise – Run To You

Best Music Video

  1. Black Sherif – Konongo Zongo
  2. Stonebwoy – Therapy
  3. Piesie Esther – Waye Me Yie
  4. Stonebwoy – Gidigba
  5. Sarkodie – Labadi ft King Promise
  6. KiDi – Touch It remix ft Tyga
  7. Scott Evans – Best Side
  8. Kwabena Kwabena – Afriad To Use You

Producer of the Year

  1. MOG Beatz
  2. A Town
  3. Phantom
  4. Shadrack Yawson
  5. Guilty Beatz
  6. Kill Beatz
  7. Liquid Beatz
  8. Samnsey

Audio Engineer of the Year

  1. Chopz – Yaa Asantewaa
  2. Qube – Beginig Again
  3. Perez Musik – Hewale Lala
  4. Supa Dups – Therapy
  5. Possigee – Country Side
  6. Altra Nova – Far Away

Best Reggae/Dancehall Song

  1. Konkara Jayvybz – I Go Dey ft Kelvyn Boy
  2. Ras Kuuku – 3 3 & 1
  3. Epixode – Atia
  4. Black Sherif – Don't Forget Me
  5. Rocky Dawuni – Neva Bow Low ft Blvk H3ro
  6. Maccasio – Eyes On You ft Stonebwoy

Best Afropop Song

  1. Stonebwoy – Therapy
  2. Wendy Shay – Survivor
  3. Black Sherif – Oil In My Head
  4. Dope Nation – Gboza
  5. King Promise – Ten Toes ft Omah Lay
  6. Kuami Eugene – Take Away
  7. KiDi – Blessed ft Movado
  8. Fameye – Thank You

Best Afrobeats Song

  1. Camidoh – Sugarcan remix ft King Promise, Mayorkun & Darkoo
  2. Gyakie – Something
  3. KiDi – Champagne
  4. Djay – Balance It
  5. King Promise – Ginger
  6. FBS – Jo ft Mr Drew

Best Hip Hop Song

  1. Black Sherif – Kweku The Traveller
  2. Amerado – Obia Boa
  3. Sarkodie – Country Side ft Black Sherif
  4. Malcolm Nuna – Benzo
  5. Kwesi Arthur – Drama
  6. Medikal – Scarface

Best Gospel Song

  1. Celestine Donkor – Final Say
  2. Piesie Esther – Waye Me Yie
  3. Diana Hamilton – My Meditation
  4. Joe Mettle – Kadosh
  5. Perez Musik – Hewale Lala
  6. Bethel Revival Choir – Tegbe Tegbe ft Edwin Dadson
  7. Ewura Abena – This Far
  8. MOG Music – Mala

Best Highlife Song

  1. Epixode – Atia ft Kwabena Kwabena
  2. AK Songstress – My Proposal
  3. Adina – Adi Dede
  4. Kwesi Arthur – Adom
  5. Kelvyn Boy – Down Flat
  6. Kofi Kinaata – Have Mercy

Best Hiplife Song

  1. Lamid – Friday Night
  2. Medikal – Stubborn Academy
  3. Jay Bhad – Anadwo
  4. DJ Breezy – Abonten ft Mugeez, Black Sherif, and Kwesi Arthur
  5. Amerado – Grace ft Lasmid
  6. Kweku Flick – Ewiase

Unsung Artistes of the Year

  1. Ni Ashun
  2. Aya Ramzyb
  3. DSL
  4. TsaQa
  5. Maya Blu
  6. Boi Jake

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