Highlife musician, Akwaboah together with his band Akwaboah Band on Friday performed on Day 1 of the 22nd edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) which came off at the Dome of Accra International Conference Centre.
The band peaked the thrilling moments of the 2021 edition of the awards with their delightful musical performances.
As the headline band for the Day1 of the awards, they got enough time to play traditional African instruments led by Akwaboah, drums played by Divine Tutu, Andrew Asmah leading the keyboard, and popular and notable musician Akwasi Agyemang also led the background singing
Produced by event company Charterhouse Ghana, the awards, which are in their 22nd year, celebrate outstanding musical feats in the country and across Africa. This year, the VGMAs is running under the theme, Stronger With Music.
Key winners on the night included Richie Mensah, who picked up the awards for Sound Engineer of the Year and Producer of the Year. Gospel singer MOG Music won his second consecutive Male Vocalist of the Year trophy, while rapper Kofi Kinaata secured the Songwriter of the Year Award for ‘Behind the Scenes’.
Highlife veteran Bob Pinodo, nicknamed ‘The Show Master of Africa’, was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Adina, the most nominated female artist in the history of the VGMAs, went home with the Record of the Year Award for ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’, which she composed for her late father. South Africa’s Master KG, popular for ‘Jerusalema’, won the African Artiste of the Year Award.
The night saw performances supporting performances from top acts including Okyeame Kwame, Fameye, Epixode, Cina Soul, and Unsung winner Nanky, among others.
The 2021 VGMAs will conclude on Saturday 26 June with the final batch of awards, including Artist of the Year whose contenders include Adina, KiDi, Diana Hamilton, Kuami Eugene, Medikal, and Sarkodie.