Our “Kokonsah” Preview Of The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
It was the BIG event for music lovers, artistes, Entertainment bodies and the nation as a whole. Charter House has rewarded artistes for their good work and dedication to music for the past 15 years and it seems to get better and better each time. I was more than excited to experience the event myself because this only happens once in a year and its the only day you see almost all the artistes sharing a single stage.
I had the opportunity to witness the event live online by kind courtesy of Star Beer. Of Course I had a chilled Beer (Not Star Beer Though) by my side as I waited anxiously for the event to take off… The red carpet was graced by Celebrities from all sectors, showing off their designer clothes, and a couple of them opened up about their predictions for the night whilst others decided to keep their predictions personal.
K.O.D. and Eazzy were the hosts for the night, which makes it their 2nd appearance at the VGMA as hosts. They arrived in a grand style as 2 Limousines pulled over at the entrance. I think it was a cool way to introduce the hosts for the nite. Stage lights seems to be more improved and the stage setup was better than I thought it would be… The opening performance was by Castro with an all white outfit accompanied by other well dressed gentlemen who happens to the dancers for Castro. With no doubt, Castro really brought so much energy into the building with his Highlife mixed with Gospel performance. I must say he did put everybody in the right mood for the night…
Bisa Kdei followed up starting with “Mentamfo” adding up with “Baba God” and few other tunes we all Love! Most of the artistes performed with the live band and which I think was awesome!! Other performances took place including the Vodafone Unsung Artiste; Mz Vee supported by Stonebwoy. Guru followed up performing “Obonsam Eni” and the popular “Azonto Boys”; but I think it would have be more fun if Kwajo Nkansah a.k.a. Lil Win joined him on stage for that.
Guess who else appeared on stage?? After soo many years, Okomfo Kwadee appeared on stage performing his old classics which ofcourse people loved and sang along as well… This is where my mind hits the MUSIGA president Obour! He was active throughout the whole event and I bet he knows the feeling of being on that stage. Dasebre Gyamena, O.J, Sonnie Badu, Jupita, Samini and others were awesome on stage!!! THEN, Sarkodie changed the rules!! I think the best performer of the night should go to Sarkodie even though he did not play with the live band, I think his appearance and stage craft was beyond standard!! Shatta Wale was not presents at the event but, the mention of his name turns the whole place upside down!! He should have been there to make the show complete!!
There were also performances from the 2 Nigerian special guests; Davido and Iyanya. Well, I dont know if im the only one noticing this but; did Ghanaians really give Iyanya a cold reception? I guess Ghanaians must have been fighting on behalf of their sister Yvonne Nelson. I think its rather a funny moment because people were shouting “Ashawo” in the crowd, and from my observations, Iyanya tried too hard to impress the crowd which i think did not really work out well for him… Anyways thats my observation and others may see that differently. Davido on the other hand gave Ghanaians what they were expecting and I think there is no way Davido could have flopped. He is simply a great entertainer!
Oh Yeah… Elikem actually proposed to Pokello when they were called to present an award. (Love Dey Sweet) It was really a beautiful moment and a day that will remain in the history books of Ghana Music Awards… Another Epic moment was Ayitey Powers and Bukom Banku called upon to present an award to Sarkodie. In all, it was a fun filled night with lot of memories which cannot be forgotten…
Check out the list of awards below and tell us your experience as well…
Gospel Song Of The Year: O J
Highlife Song Of The Year: Castro – Odo Pa (Ft Baby Jet and Kofi Kinaata)
Dancehall Song Of The Year: Shatta Wale (Dancehall king)
Afro Pop Song Of The Year: Fuse ODG (million pound girl)
HipHop Song Of The Year : Sarkodie (lies ft lil shaker)
Hiplife Song Of The Year: GURU (Boys Abr3)
Gospel Artist of the Year: Sonnie Badu
Highlife Artist of the Year: Kwabena Kwabena
Hiplife/Hiphop artist of the year: Sarkodie (Dowm On One)
African Artist Of The Year: Davido
Best Collaboration Of The Year: Kwabena Kwabena Ft Samini
best music video of the year: Stanley Adjetey (Baby Take Good Care by Knii Lante)
Best Female Vocal Performance: Efya
Best Male Vocal Performance Of The Year: Sonnie Badu
Best Rapper Of The Year: Sarkodie
Group of The Year: R2Bees
New Artist Of The Year: Joey B
Most Popular Song Of The Year: Shatta Wale
Album of the year: Sarkodie (Sarkology)
Artist of the year: Shatta Wale
Watch the full event here if you missed it…