April 19, 2019


Ebony crowned Artiste of the Year at VGMA 2018 [+full list of winners]

Ebony crowned Artiste of the Year at VGMA 2018 [+full list of winners]
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The late dance hall artiste, Ebony Reigns, won the ultimate award at the 19th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which was held at the Accra International Conference Centre, yesterday.

She is the first female artiste to win the most prestigious slot of the VGMA since its inception 19 years ago.

She won Artiste of the Year, Afropop Song of the Year with ‘Sponsor,’ Album of the Year, while her manager, Bullet,  picked the Songwriter of the Year award for her song, ‘Maame Hwer.’

Ebony beat gospel giant Joe Mettle, rap champ Sarkodie, dance hall king Shatta Wale and Bhim Nation Presdent, Stonebwoy to win the coveted Artiste of the Year award.

The posthumous awards were picked up by her management team led by Bullet of Rufftown Records.

Prior to the award ceremony there had been several campaigns from the media, stakeholders of the music industry and music lovers for the young artiste who died through a car accident in February, to win the award.

There were performances from Joe Mettle, Kelvyn Boy, MzVee, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Samini, Kidi, Kuami Eugene, among others.

Female musicians Efya, MzVee, Adina and Akosua Agyapong paid tribute to Ebony by performing some of her songs.

Nigerian diva, Tiwa Savage and South Africa’s Nasty C also took turns to perform.

Check out the full list of winners of the 2018 VGMA:


Song of the Year

Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam ft. Sarkodie


Album of the Year

Bonyfied (Ebony)


Artiste of the Year



Gospel Song of the Year

Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle


Hip Pop Song of the Year

Grind Day (Remix) – Kwesi Arthur


Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

My Own – Samini


Hiplife Song of the Year

Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam ft. Sarkodie


Afro Pop Song of the Year

Sponsor – Ebony


Highlife Song of the Year

Odo – Kidi


Gospel Artiste of the Year

Joe Mettle


Highlife Artiste of the Year

Kuami Eugene


Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year



Songwriter of the Year

Bullet for ‘Maame Hw3’


Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year



Best Collaboration of the Year


Shatta Wale & Militants – Taking Over


Rapper of the Year



Best Group of the Year



Best Music Video of the Year

Obi Agyi Obi Girl – Gyo of Phamous Philms


Best Male Vocalist of the Year

Joe Mettle


Best Female Vocalist of the Year



African Artiste of the Year



Record of the Year

State of the Art – Teephlow


Best New Artiste of the Year

Kuami Eugene


Traditional Artiste of the Year

Amamerefo Music and Dance Ensemble


Instrumental Artiste of the Year

Dominic Quashie


Lifetime Achievement Award

Mary Naa Amanua Doodo of Wulomei


Producer of the Year


By: Kwame Dadzie/citinewsroom.com/Ghana

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