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2018 VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS: The Full Nomination List


Sarkodie leads the way with the highest number of nominations 

The 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (arguably the biggest event on the Ghanaian music calendar) is back again and this year under the theme, “Our Music Beyond Borders”, the scheme is designed to inspire Ghanaian artistes and music industry players to aspire toward making strong influences globally with their music and artistry.

It seeks to honour artistes and stakeholders in the Ghanaian music industry who have released works that generated the most public excitement within the year under review, and also reward veteran artistes who have blazed the trail in the music industry.

The 19th edition of the event will be held at the Accra International conference Center (AICC) on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

It is powered by CharterHouse in partnership with the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts and sponsored by Vodafone Ghana.

Full List of nominations below…

Gospel Song of the Year

Boot for Boot – Joyce Blessing

Obi Nyanime-Patience Nyarko

Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle

Efatawo – Nacee

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 Song of the Year

Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam Ft. Sarkodie

Boys Boys – Nacee Ft. Guru

Pain Killer – Sarkodie Ft. Runtown

Obi Agyi obi Girl – Captain Planet

Ayoo – Shatta Wale

One Corner – Patapaa Ft. Ras Cann

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

Gospel Artiste of the Year

Patience Nyarko

Joyce Blessing

Joe Mettle

Celestine Donkor

Gifty Osei


Highlife Artiste of the Year



Kuami Eugene


Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year



Shatta Wale


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)

Hiplife/Hip pop artiste of the year

Yaa pono


Captain Planet

Kwesi Arthur



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




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




Cassper Nyovest

Nasty C

Tiwa Savage


Best New Artiste of the year

King Promise

Kurl Songx


Kuami Eugene


Kwesi Arthur




Dope Nation

Dhat Girl


Real MC


Song of the Year

1. Sponsor – Ebony

2. Odo – Kidi

3. Angela – Kuami Eugene

4. Taking Over – Shatta Wale Ft. SM Militants

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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