VGMA 2012: Sarkodie, Okyeame Kwame and Efya top list of nominees

The nomination list of the much anticipated Vodafone Ghana Music Awards has been released and the strong contenders for the highest awards include Ghana’s fastest rapper Sarkodie, the Rap Doctor, Okyeame Kwame and sensational songstress Efya.

The names mentioned above have been nominated several times in the list and are likely to walk away with quite a number of the awards.

Sarkodie has been tipped by many to win the ‘Artiste of the Year’, a position being keenly contested by Becca, Okyeame Kwame, Efya, R2Bees, 4X4 and Kwaw Kesse.

Artiste of The Year would walk away with GHC 10,000 and every other winner in any other category gets GHC 2,000.
This year’s festival is under the theme “Recharged for the love of music” and the main event has been scheduled for April 14, 2012.

Below is the full list of the nominees:

PUBLIC VOTING AWARDS CATEGORIES

1. Artiste(s) of the Year
* Becca
* Okyeame Kwame
* Sarkodie
* Efya
* R2Bees
* 4×4
* Kwaw Kesse

2. Hiplife/Hip Hop Artiste(s) of the Year
* Stay Jay
* Okyeame Kwame
* 4×4
* Sarkodie
* D-Cryme
* Kwaw Kese
* R2Bees

3. Highlife Artiste(s) of the Year
* Daddy Lumber
* K. K Fosu
* Kwabena Kwabena
* Kwesi Pee
* George Darko
*Lucky Mensah

4. Gospel Artiste(s) of the Year
* DSP Kofi Sarpong
* Gifty Osei
* Philipa Baafi
* Lady Prempeh
* Bernice Ansah
* Selina Boateng

5. New Artiste of the Year
* Atumpan
* Racquel
* Stay Jay
* D-Cryme
* EL
* Zigi

6. Best Collaboration of the year
* Trigmatic ft Raquel – Aageii
* Fuse ODG ft Tiffany – Azonto
* Raquel ft Sarkodie – Sweetio
* Eduwordzi ft Stay Jay – Yenko Nkoa
* Okyeame Kwame ft Bertha – Faithful
* Sarkodie ft Efya – I’m In Love With You
* Sarkodie ft EL – You go kill me shy

7. African Artiste(s) of the Year
* Naeto C
* Duncan Mighty
* Ice Prince
* D’banj
* Cabo Snoop
* Wizkid

8. Hiplife Song of the Year
* Stay Jay – Shashee Wowo
* Keche – Sorkode
* 4X4 – Yesi Yesii
* Sarkodie – you go kill me
* Okyeame Kwame – Faithful
* Buk Bak – Kolom
* D-Cryme – Kill Me Shy

9. Highlife song of the Year
* George Darko – Lucky Star
* Lucky Mensah – Nkratuor
* Kwabena Maphia – I Go pay
* Daddy Lumba – Ko Hye Po
* Kwabena Kwabena – Be Gye Me
* K. K Fosu – Akoma

10. Most Popular Song of the Year
* 4 x 4 – Yesi Yesii
* Stay Jay – Shashee Wowo
* Selina Boateng – Me Nku Me Ho
* D Cryme – Kill Me Shy
* Sarkodie – U go Kill Me
* Zigi – You Say Wetin
* Atumpan – The Thing
* Okyeame Kwame – Faithful

11. Afro-Pop Song of the Year
* Ruff N Smooth – Beautiful
* Becca – African Woman
* Fuse – ODG Azonto
* Zigi – U Say Wey Tin
* Atumpan – The Thing
* Raquel – Sweetieo
* Chase – Tell Me Your Name

12. Hip Hop Song of the Year
* Bra Kevin – Three Headed Beast
* D-Black – My Kind Of Girl
* Sarkodie – I’m In Love With You
* Edem – Too Much
* Guru – Mmaakuo
* Kwaw Kese – Poppin

13. Gospel Song of the year
* Lady Prempeh – Nsantaban
* Gifty Osei – Fefeefe
* Philipa Baafi – Dea Eba Wosem Afe Yi
* Selina Boateng – Me Nku Me Ho
* Jake Alolome – Tomorrow By This Time
* DSP Kofi Sarpong – African Borborbo
* Bernice Ansah – Final say

14. Reggae Song of the Year
* Blakk Rasta – Miss Right
* SonniBalli – All They See
* Edem – Ghetto Arise
* Kesse Oh Yes
* Stonebwoy ft Samini – Climax
* Jupiter ft Trigmatic – Uptown Downtown

15. Best Group of the Year
* R2Bees
* Buk Bak
* Keche
* Ruff ‘n’ Smooth
* 4X4

INDUSTRY VOTING AWARDS CATEGORIES

16. Album of the Year
* Sarkodie – Rapperholic
* Kwaw Kese – Untold Stories
* 4X4 – Waist and Power
* Stay Jay – Repetition
* Trigmatic – Solution
* Selina Boateng – Menko Meho

17. Best Male Vocal Artiste 
* Kesse – Oh Yes 
* Fritz – Me Dowu
* KK Fosu – Akoma
* Kwasey Pee – Shwe Ahenie
* Chemphe – Number One
* Kwame Adinkra – Abena Dansoa

18. Best Female Vocal Artist 
* Efya – I’m In Love With You
* Raquel – Odo
* Bertha – Faithful
* Becca – African Woman
* Irene Logan – Light and Darkness
* Diana Antwi Hamilton – Eye Wo Ara

19. Best Music Video of the Year
* Becca – African Woman 
* 4×4 – Yesi Yesii 
* D Black – My Kind of Girl 
* Mensah – No One Knows 
* Bra Kevin – 3 Headed Beast 
* Sheriffa Gunu – Mrantie 
* Okyeame Kwame – Faithful

20. Best Rapper of the Year
* Manifest – Ghana Must Go
* Sarkodie – U go Kill Me
* Okyeame Kwame – Faithful
* Edem – Legacy
* Trigmatic – Light and Darkness
* EL – Obuumo

21. Songwriter of the Year
* Okyeame Kwame – Faithful 
* D-Cryme – Kill Me Shy 
* Mensah – Fante Love Song 
* Manifest ft Efya – Asa 
* Sarkodie ft Efya – I’m In Love With You
* Becca – African Woman 
* Trigmatic ft Irene – Light and Darkness 

22. Record of the Year
* Okyeame Kwame ft Bertha – Faithful
* Jayso ft Adina – Music
* Mensah – Fante Love Song
* Trigmatic ft Irene – Light and Darkness
* Sarkodie ft Efya – I’m In Love With You
* Kwame Adinkra ft Kwabena Kwabena – Akua Dansoa
* Yaa Pono ft Efya – Good Morning

23. Gospel Album of the Year
* Philipa Baafi – Dea Eba Wosem Afe Yi
*Selina Boateng – Me Nku Me Ho
* Bernice Ansah – Gbenze Gbenze
* Lady Prempeh – Ne Ntaban
* Diana Antwi – Hamilton Blessings
* Gifty Osei – Fefeefe

By: Martin Asiedu-Dartey/Citifmonline.com

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