The just-ended 24th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) saw Black Sherif crowned as the Artiste of the Year. The event, which was held at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Center (AICC), lasted deep into the next day before the main award was announced.
Upon announcing the artiste of the year, Deputy Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mark Okraku-Mantey, said that “God rewards hard work.”
Black Sherif, who is also known as Blacko, became one of the youngest artistes to win the award. Other winners of the night include Piesie Esther, Perez Musik, Niiella, Lasmid, Sarkodie ft Black Sherif, Camidoh ft Phantom, Stonebwoy, MOG Beatz, Epixode, Abrekyireba Kofi Sammy, Asake, KelvynBoy, King Promise, Amerado, Gyakie, Alfro Nober, and Worlasi, among others.
While the event was a celebration of music and talent, it also provided an opportunity for industry players to reflect on the importance of hard work and dedication.
Mr Okraku-Mantey’s remark on the role of hard work in success is a reminder to young artists that success does not come easy but is often the result of hard work and dedication.
Congratulations to all the winners and a big thumbs up to Black Sherif for being crowned the Artiste of the Year.
Below are the categories and artistes who won.
Gospel Song of the Year – Waye Me Yie (Piesie Esther)
Best Male Vocal Performance of the Year – Perez Musik
Best Female Vocal Performance of the Year – Niiella
Best Hiplife Song of the Year – Friday Night by Lasmid
Best HipHop Song of the Year – Kweku The Traveller by Black Sherif
Best Collaboration of the Year – Countryside by Sarkodie ft Black Sherif
International Collaboration of the Year – Sugar Cane by Camidoh ft Phantom
Best Afropop Song of the Year – Therapy by Stonebwoy
Producer of the Year – MOG Beatz
Best Afrobeats Song of the Year – Camidoh
Best Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – Epixode Best Music Video – Konongo by Black Sherif
Lifetime Achiever Award for 2023 – Abrekyireba Kofi Sammy
Best African Artiste – Asake
Best Highlife Song of the Year – Down Flat by KelvynBoy
Best Afrobeats/Afropop Artiste of the Year – King Promise Songwriter of the Year – Perez Music
Best Highlife Artiste of the Year – Kofi Kinaata
Best Gospel Artiste of the Year – Piesie Esther
Best Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year – Sarkodie
Best Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year – Stonebwoy
Best Rap Performance of the Year – Amerado
Record of the Year – Gyakie
Audio Engineer of the Year – Alfro Nober
Best New Artiste of the Year – Lasmid
Album/EP of the Year – 5 Star by King Promise
Vodafone Green Award of the Year – Worlasi
Song of the Year – Kweku The Traveller
Artiste of the Year – Black Sherif