Ebony tops all at 19th VGMA

The 19th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on Saturday April 14, 2018 saw  for the first time  a female artiste, the late  Ebony Reigns win the prestigious award, the   ‘Artiste Of The Year’.

The late dancehall artiste born Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng also swept other awards including the Afro Pop song of the  Year.

Father of the late songstress, Nana Poku Kwarteng who was at the event,  received the award on behalf of his daughter, and thanked Ghanaians for voting for Ebony.


According to him, Ebony worked hard, and deserved to win more awards.

The night witnessed an all-star tribute to the late singer as Akosua Agyapong thrilled patrons with Ebony’s hit banger Hustle, while Lynx Entertainment signee Mzvee also performed couple of the late singer’s hit songs with Adina.


The ‘90’s badgyal’ as fans called  her, will go straight in the history of Ghana music industry as being the first female musician to win Artistes of the Year and other enviable categories on the night.


Full list of winners of the 19th Edition of VGMA

Artiste Of The Year – Ebony

The Album Of The Year – Bonyfied (Ebony)

Record Of The Year  State Of The Act (TeePhlow)

Vodafone most popular song of the year– Totally Cheat

Best New Artiste of the Year –Kuami Eugene

African Artiste of the Year – Davido

Best Female Vocalist of the Year – Adina

Best Male Vocalist of the Year – Joe Mettle

Best Music Video – PhamousGeorge Gyimah(Captain Planet’s Obi agye obi girl video)

Best Group of the Year – Wutah

Best Rapper of the Year – Sarkodie

Best Collaboration of the Year – Shatta Wale (Taking Over)

Reggae/Dance Hall Artiste of the Year – Stonebwoy

Song Writer of the Year – Bullet (Ebony’s Maame Hwe)

Hiplife/Hip-pop Artiste of the Year – Sarkodie 

Highlife Artiste of the Year – Kuame Eugene 

Gospel Artiste of the Year – Joe Mettle

Highlife Song of the Year – Kidi (Odo) 

Afro Pop Song of the Year – Ebony (Sponsor)

Hiplife Song of the Year – Fancy Gadam ft. Sarkodie (Total Cheat)

Reggae Dancehall of the Year – Samini (My Own) 

Hip Pop Song of the Year – Kwesi Arthur (Grind day remix)

Gospel Song of the Year –  Joe Mettle (Bo noo ni) 

2018 VGMA Lifetime Achievement Award – Naa Amanua Dodoo of Wulomei Group 

Instrumentalist of the Year – Dominic Quashi

Best Traditional Music Group – Amamreso Music and Dance Ensemble


Today Arts & Entertainment
…with Edward Blagogee

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