The organisers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards received over a thousand entries after a call was made on January 19, 2021.
Approximately six (6) weeks after the end of the call, nominations were unveiled on TV3 and on social media via Charterhouse Live. A total of 111 nominees taking their spots in the 215 total nominations.
There were eighty-six (86) male nominees and twenty-four (24) female nominees without counting group nominees. Ninety-seven (97) nominees are Ghanaian and fourteen (14) are foreign.
The nominations cover twenty-nine (29) categories with Charterhouse introducing two (2) new categories; EP of the Year and Afrobeats/Afropop Artiste of the Year. VGMA22 has eight (8) Song Categories, nine (9) Artiste Categories, and seventeen (17) others. Twenty-eight (28) categories are Ghanaian and one (1) International.
The category with the most nominations is the Vodafone Most Popular Song of the Year with twelve (12) songs followed by Best Afrobeats/Afropop Song, Best Video, and Best New Artiste with ten (10) nominations each.
The category with the least number of nominations is Best Group with four (4) nominations.
Out of the 111 nominees, here are the top 10 with the most nominations;
Adina – 10
KiDi – 9
Kofi Jamar – 7
Sarkodie – 7
Kuami Eugene – 7
Mr. Drew – 6
Diana Hamilton – 6
Keche – 5
Joey B – 5
Darkovibes – 5
Kwesi Arthur – 5