The full list of nominees for this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA)

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The full list of nominees for this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) is out. The awards ceremony is scheduled for May 7, 2016 at the Accra International Conference Center.

Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale submitted his songs to be nominated for the ceremony has been refused any nominations. According  to the board of organizers of the event, Shatta Wale can only be part of this year’s awards if he completes the process of officially apologizing publicly for maligning the VGMA Board, delete all defamatory videos and statements on social media.

Teephlow’s nomination in the categories; Best Rapper of the Year, Hip Hop song of the Year and Best New Artiste have all been revoked after it emerged that his song-The Warning, which earned him these nominations was released in April, 2014, instead of 2015—the year under review.

A few changes have been made in this year’s VGMAs and they include;

* The Nominee’s jam is going to Ho in the Volta region.

* There would be no industry awards night so all awards will be presented at main event.

* There would be no Gospel Album of the year award because according to the board there were not enough Gospel albums with at least 3 hit songs as per the category definition.

* Lifetime achievement award and MUSIGA merit award will be merged this year.

* No music for development award this year

* All nominees will be officially announced solely on EIB Network platforms across the country on Friday February 26 from 12pm to 6pm, ahead of the main launch.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

Artiste Of The Year

Bisa KDei
SP Kofi Sarpong

Gospel Song of The year

Hour by Hour – SP Kofi Sarpong ft Joyce Blessing
Yoboyo – Kofi Gyan
W’owo nkwa wo wor Ade – Mary Owusu
Hyebere Sesafuor – Obaapa Christie
Aporsor – Nicholas Omane Acheampong

Gospel Artiste of the Year

Obaapa Christie
Joe Mettle
Nicholas Omane Acheampong
Patience Nyarko
SP Kofi Sarpong

Highlife song of the Year

Take Away – Acka Blay ft Cabum
Hw3 – Becca
Mansa – Bisa Kdei
Pimpinaa – Obrafuor ft Bisa Kdei
M’akoma – R2bees
Susuka – Kofi Kanata
Alewa – Ofori Amponsah ft Sarkodie

Highlife Artist of the Year

Bisa KDei
Ofori Amponsah
Nero X

HIP HOP Song of the Year

All Black – E.L ft Pappy Kojo, Joey B
Fire Bon Dem – Flowking Stone
Yakubu – Kwaw Kese
Hand to Mouth – Sarkodie
Nineteen Ninety – Omar Sterling
Ay3 Late – Pappy Kojo ft Sarkodie

HIPLIFE Song of the Year

Crusade – Donzy ft Kofi Kinaata
Ye Wo Krom – Atom
Koko – E.L
Ekiki Me – Wisa ft Luther
Skolom – VVIP ft Sena Dagadu

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year

AK Songstress
Blakk Rasta


Serwaa Akoto – Blakk Rasta
It’s So Crazy – De Voice
Hold Me Now- MzVee
Go Higher – Stonebwoy
Holiday – Ak Songstress
Fire – Jupitar ft Stonebwoy

Best Female Vocalist

Boom Boom Beat – Adina
Me Do Wo -Irene Loghan
Hold Me Now – MzVee
Ego Bee – Nana Yaa
Sarkcess Story – Efya
Dumb Drum – Yaa Yaa

Best Male Vocalist

Afiyie – Go Gaga
De Voice – It’s Crazy
Knii Lantey – Thinking Out Loud
Pat Thomas – Bra
Mugeez – Concert Party
Akwaboah Jnr – Me Wu

Afro Pop Song of The Year

Only – Fuse ODG
Gboza – R2Bees ft Davido
Nyedzilo – Edem ft Reekado Banks
Abofra – MzVee ft Efya
Coastal Vibes – Adina ft Trigmatic
Mi Naa Bo Po – E.L

Producer of the Year

Mo Beat – Skolom
Bisa KDei/Kayawa – Mansa
Kwadwo Akwaboah – Aporsor
Beatz Dakar – Go Higher
E.L – MI Naa No Bo Po
Dr. Ray – Ye Wo Krom
King Dee – Susuka

Record of the Year

Coastal Vibes – Adina ft Trigmatic
Abofra – MzVee ft Efya
Concert Party  – R2Bees
Bra – Sarkodie ft Pat Thomas
Dumb Drum – Yaa Yaa
Shine A Light – Rocky Dawuni
Forget Dem – M.anifest

Song Writer of the Year

Rex Omar – Paapa
Knii Lantey – beautiful Virgo
Kofi Kinaata – Susuka
MzVee, Richie & Efya – Abofra
Obrafour – Nkontompo
Stonebwoy – Go Higher

Best Group of the Year


Best Rapper of the Year

E.L – King Without A Crown
Flowking Stone -Fire Bon Dem
Omar Sterling – Nineteen Ninety
Pappy Kojo  – Ay3 Late
Sarkodie –  Hand to Mouth

Best Collaboration of the Year

Skolom – VVIP ft Sena Dagadu
Mewu – Sarkodie ft Akwaboah Jnr
Ay3 Late – Pappy Kojo ft Sarkodie
Ekiki Me – Wisa ft Luther
Crusade – Donzy ft Kofi Kinaata
Pimpinaa – Obrafour ft Bisa KDei

Best Music Video of the Year

Shelele – E.L
Nkontompo – Obrafour
Dumb Drum – Yaa Yaa
Girlfriend – Edem
The Warning – Teephlow
Crazy for God – Preachers

New Artist of the Year

Nero X
Kofi Kinaata

HipHop/Hiplife Artist of the Year

Pappy Kojo
Omar Sterling

Africa Artist of the Year

Korede Bello
Harry Song


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