Our Point Of View: Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) 2013
Finally, the long anticipated awards night that the whole continent have been waiting on, has happened and its memories still reflects like it was all a dream. If this is what Ghanaian awards organizations is going to be, then our old and weak musicians like the late Nana Kwaku Gyasi (Kyenkyen bi adi m’awu), Aseibu Amanfui (M’adie bi da bama no so) and the late Kwabena Akwaboa (Adwoa bene), just to mention a few, would be proud the struggled for this day.
Excellent platform for these wonderful artistes by the Charter House, perfect stage performances, excellent mixes from the djs of the night never forgetting the Ghanaian media for the best telecast for those who watched the awards on TV and via the internet. It was all one fun packed awards night and a great experience.
Though there were a lot of fun and all things went well at the awards, there were few situations that wasn’t expected like, artistes coming on stage with foreign songs though they are so aware that it’s a Ghanaian awards and also, the stage lights were extra bright in a way that people had difficulties making out their favorite artists from on the stage.
These did not hinder the unforgettable stage performances by Efya, Nkansah Lil Win on the introduction of MC of the night; KOD, Fuse ODG on the “azonto” performance, 4X4 coming in with”Bugatti” to “Mokoni”, Amandzeba and Manifestive on the true African portray, Akatakyei bringing memories back with “D’adianoma” getting our Ghanaian divas (Nadia Buari and Juliet Ibrahim and Nana Ama McBrown) up their seat.
Never forgetting the moment Ghanaians had with Kontihene, EL, Criss Waddle, Keche with the slow motion, Asem and Kwabena Kwabena on “Bye bye”, the man insane KwaKese with his unthinkable performance, VIP on follow and the Rapperholic Sarkodie. These artistes really made the awards night worth it. The show was also graced by some neighboring artistes like Banky W and Wizkid.
We hereby present the awards and the winners of this occasion…
- Reggae/dancehall artiste of the year – Kaaki
- Highlife song of the year – R2Bees (Odo)
- Aphro pop song of the year – Fuse ODG (Antenna)
- Hip Pop song of the year – M.anifest (Maka Maka)
- Hip life-Highlife song of the year – R2Bees
- Hiplife-HipPop song of the year – R2Bees
- Best Hiplife artiste – Afriyie (Wutah)
- Gospel Artiste of the year – Herty Borngreat
- Gospel Song Of The Year – Zaphenat Panea
- Best female vocalist of the year – Efya
- Hiplife Song Of The Year – R2Bees (Walahi)
- Best rapper of the year – Manifest
- Best collaboration – Herty Borngreat and Trigmatic
- Best group of the year – R2Bees
- Best video of the year – Chase (Lonely)
- Best new artiste of the year – Kaaki
- Best album of the year – E.L (Something Else)
- Artistes of the year – R2Bees
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