he 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is over and winners have emerged. Now as usual, the aftermath of the event would be welcomed by two kind of faces – the happy faces and the sad face; Oh! Not forgetting the neither-hiaaa-nor-diaaa-fellows who sometimes seem to have the entire templates of how an award schemes should be played out – yet they have never ticked a box with their title as ‘organizer(s)’.
Thanks to the present Covid-19 state of affairs, the organizers, attendees and everyone had to adapt and give their (best) shots. The two nights saw performances from Akwaboah, Kidi, Kwesi Arthur, Kuami Eugene, Epixode, Kofi Kinaata, Celestine Donkor, Medikal, King Promise, Adina, E.L, Nakorex, et al.
Though the night wasn’t meant to be caressed as a ‘fashion show’ one – albeit, a lot of attendees sincerely need to hire the services of professional Stylists.
Day-one had pinches of sound hiccups, lighting wahala, among other little issues that could have been avoided or corrected… however day-two wasn’t that disappointing.
In a nutshell, a big Kudos to Charter House for their steel in the face of this ‘new normal’.
Below is the list of the winners…
Artist of the Year – Kuami Eugene
Gospel Artiste of the Year – Diana Hamilton
Best Rapper of the Year – Kwesi Arthur
Highlife Artiste of the Year – Kuami Eugene
Hiplife/HipHop Artiste of the Year – Medikal
Best Collaboration of the Year – ‘Ofeetsoor’ by Sarkodie ft. Prince Bright
Best New Artist of the Year – Fameye
Gospel Song of the Year – ‘Agbebolo (Bread of Life)’ Celestine Donkor ft Gideon
HiLife Song of the Year – ‘Things Fall Apart’ by Kofi Kinaata
Dancehall Song of the Year – Poverty by J Derobie
HipHop Song of the Year – ‘Don’t Be Late’ by Kofi Mole
Hiplife Song of the Year – ‘Omo Ada’ by Medikal
Afrobeats Song of the Year – ‘Zanku’ by Dope Nation
Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year – Ras Kuuku
Album of the Year – ‘Sugar’ by Kidi
Most Popular Song of the Year – ‘Things Fall Apart’ by Kofi Kinaata
Vodafone Green Ambassador 2020 – Gasmilla
COVID Heroes Award – Ghana Health Service (GHS)
Record of the Year – ‘Bolgatanga Girl’ by Okyeame Kwame
Engineer of the Year – Dan Grahl on ‘Bolgatanga Girl’
Traditional Artiste of the Year – Tesa Cultural Group
Male Vocalist of the Year – MOG
Instrumentalist of the Year – Emmanuel Bludo
Female Vocalist of the Year – Celestine Donkor
Songwriter of the Year – ‘Things Fall Apart’ by Kofi Kinaata
Best Video of the Year – ‘Killi Me’ by Cina Soul
Best Group of the Year – Dope Nation
Producer of the Year – MOG Beatz
African Artiste of the Year – Burna Boy
Best International Collaboration of the Year – ‘Lucky’ by Sarkodie ft Rudeboy
Unsung Category – Teflon Flexx
Lifetime Achievement Award – George Darko