Overview of 22nd VGMA nominations


Female songstress Adina Thembi bagged nine nominations for the 22nd edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).

The sensational vocalist who had numerous hits in 2020 was nominated for Artiste of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Afrobeats/Afropop Artiste, Best Music Video, Collaboration of the Year, Record of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Best Female Vocal Performance and Best Afrobeats/Afropop Song.

Kidi also bagged eight nominations including Artiste of the Year, Most Popular Song of the Year, Best Collaboration of the Year, EP of the Year, Best Highlife Song, Best Male Vocal Performance, Best Afrobeats/Afropop Artiste, and Best Afrobeats/Afropop song.

The most decorated artiste in the history of the awards scheme, Sarkodie, got seven nominations for this year’s awards and could potentially win his third Artiste of the Year having won it in 2010 and 2012.

Reigning VGMA Artiste of the Year, Kuami Eugene got seven nominations and could perhaps win his second consecutive Artiste of the Year award having being nominated in the category again.

No Gospel musician has ever won the Artiste of the Year award since the inception of the awards in 1999 but Gospel music Star Diana Hamilton who received six nominations would be looking to break that jinx.

This year’s awards themed “Stronger with Music” celebrates outstanding music acts, industry players who have excelled in the year under review.

Below is the full list of nominees:

Gospel Song of the Year

Blessed – Akesse Brempong ft. Joe Mettle

Favour Everywhere – Celestine ft. Evelyn Wanjiru

Adom – Diana Hamilton

Jesus Over Do – Empress Gifty

Yesu Mo – Joe Mettle

Jesus – MOGmusic

Jejeli – KobbySalm ft. Okey Sokay

Who Say God No Dey – Kofi Karikari

Best Gospel Artiste

Akesse Brempong

Celestine Donkor

Diana Hamilton

Empress Gifty

Joey Mettle

MOG Music

Efe Grace

Eric Jeshrun

Highlife Song of the Year

Posti Me – Akwaboah

Playboy – Dada Hafco ft. Akwaboah

Enjoyment – KiDi

Behind The Scenes – Kofi Kinaata

Open Gate – Kuami Eugene

Asabone – Lord Paper ft. Bosom P-Yung

Later – Mr. Drew ft. Kelvyn Boy

Party – Sista Afia ft. Fameye

Hiplife Song of the Year

Thank God – DopeNation ft. Kofi Kinaata

Enough Is Enough – Eno Barony ft. Wendy Shay

Long Life – Fameye ft. Kwesi Arthur

No Dulling – Keche ft. Kuami Eugene

Dw3 Remix – Krymi xr Drew ft. All Stars

Pilolo – Strongman ft. Kelvyn Boy

Happy Day – Sarkodie ft. Kuami Eugene

Ghetto Boy – Tulenkey ft. Kelvyn Boy & Medikal

Hip-Hop Song of the Year

Ataa Adwoa – Bosom PYung

Otan Hunu – Dead Peepol ft Rich Kent. Akobam – Joey B ft Medikal & Kofi Mole

Ekorso – Kofi Jamar ft. Yaw Tog & Ypee

Money – Kweku Flick Live from 233 – Kwesi Arthur

La Hustle Remix – Medikal ft Joey B & Criss Waddle

Sore – Yaw Tog ft O’kenneth, City Boy, Reggie, Jay Bahd

Force Dem To Play Nonsense – Eno Barony ft. Sister Derby & Strongman

Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

Why – Adina

Sheriff – MzVee

Forever – Samini

Lonely – Jah Lead

Killy Killy Rmx – Larruso ft Stonebwoy & Kwesi Arthur

Make Up – Kaphun ft Stonebwoy

Gye Diee – Ras Kuuku ft MOGmusic

Mi Dey Up Rmx – Kofi Jamar ft Stonebwoy

Afrobeats/Afropop Song of the Year

Take Care of You – Adina ft Stonebwoy

Inna Song – Darkovibes ft King Promise

Forever – Gyakie

Momo – KelvynBoy ft Mugeez & Darkovibes

Say Cheese – KiDi

Sisa – King Promise

Turn On the Lights – Kwesi Arthur

Let Me Know – Mr. Drew

Maria – Camidoh

Emergency – Wendy Shay

VGMA Unsung Act


Oseikrom Sikani

Malcolm Nuna

Kwame Yogot

Kobby Tuesday

Naana Blu

Adelaide The Seer

Queendalyn Yurglee

Best Video of the Year

Why – Adina

Fancy – Amaarae

Adom – Diana Hamilton

Cold – Joey B

Open Gate – Kuami Eugene

On the Street – Kweku Smoke

Let Me Know – Mr. Drew

Baddest Boss – MzVee

Kpa – Okyeame Kwame

Thomas Pompoyeyaw rmx – Pappy Kojo

Record of the Year

Be Your Own Beautiful – Adomaa

Daddy’s Little Girl – Adina

Fancy – Amaarae

Die 4 U – Cina Soul

Too Much – Epixode

Diplomatic Teef – Trigmatic

Commot – Worlasi

Mmusuo – YaaYaa

Songwriter of the Year

Diana Hamilton – Adom

Kofi Kinaata – Behind the Scenes

Adina – Hyedin

Joe Mettle – Yesu Mo

Abiana – Adun Lei

Epixode – Too Much

Best Highlife Artiste



Kofi Kinaata

Kuami Eugene

Sista Afia

Dada Hafco

Best Afrobeat /Afropop Artiste




Kelvyn Boy


King Promise

Mr Drew

Wendy Shay

Instrumentalist of the Year

Joshua Moszi

Nana Yaw Sarfo

Prince Sennah

Emmanuel Bludo Enoch

Owuraku Kissi

Male Vocalist of the Year

KiDi – One Man

Joe Mettle – Yesu Mo

Akwaboah – Posti Me

MOGmusic – Oguamma

Kyei Mensah – Take It All

Kingsley Amporful – God

Female Vocalist of the Year

Abiana – Adun Lei

Adina – Hear Me

Cina Soul –Die 4 U

YaaYaa – Mmusuo

Efe Grace –Lord Have Your Way

Enuonyam –Fill Me

Best Group of the Year

Bethel Revival Choir


Dead Peepol


Producer of the Year

Chris Rich Beats

Yung Demz

Street Beatz

Richie Mensah

MOG Beatz

Willis Beatz

EP Of The Year

Blue – KiDi

Seed – Gyakie

Different – Guilty Beatz

Mood Wings – Edem

SFTWTINTT – Kwesi Arthur

The Truth – Kofi Jamar

Hiplife/Hip-Hop Artiste of the Year

Eno Barony

Joey B


Kofi Jamar

Kwesi Arthur



Yaw Tog

Best Collaboration of the Year

Take Care Of You – Adina ft Stonebwoy

Inna Song – Darkovibes ft King Promise

No Dulling – Keche ft Kuami Eugene

One Man – KiDi ft Adina

Ekorso ft Kofi Jamar ft Yaw Tog & Ypee

La Hustle Rmx – Medikal ft Criss Waddle & Joey B

Happy Day – Sarkodie ft Kuami Eugene

Sore – Yaw Tog ft O’Kenneth, Reggie, Jay Bhad, & City Boi

Best Rapper of the Year

Best Rapper – Amerado

God is A Woman – Eno Barony

Cold – Joey B

Medikal – Stop It

Brown Paper Bag – Sarkodie

Flawless – Strongman Burner

African Artiste of the Year

Burna Boy



Master KG

Fire Boy DML

Omah Lay

Best Reggae/Dancehall Artiste



Ras Kuuku



International Collaboration of the Year

Favour Everywhere – Celestine Donkor ft Evelyn Wajiru

The One – Efya ft Tiwa Savage

Something Nice – Kofi Kinaata ft Patoranking

Show Body – Kuami Eugene ft Falz

Baajo – Kwesi Arthur ft Joe boy

CEO Flow – Sarkodie ft E-40

Paper – Sista Afia ft Victor D

Thomas Pompoyeyaw Rmx – Pappy Kojo ft Busisiwa

Vodafone Most Popular Song of the Year

Atta Adwoa – Bosom P Yung

Adom – Diana Hamilton

No Dulling – Keche ft Kuami Eugene

Enjoyment – Kidi

Sisa – King Promise

Ekorso – Kofi Jamar ft Yaw Tog & Ypee

Open Gate – Kuami Eugene

La Hustle Rmx – Medikal ft Criss Waddle & Joey B

Happy Day – Sarkodie ft Kuami Eugene

Sore – Yaw Tog ft O’Kenneth, Reggie, Jay Bhad & City Boi

Say Cheese – Kidi

Inna Song – Darkovibes ft King Promise

Album of the Year

Araba – Adina

Kpanlogo – Darkovibes

Son Of Africa – Kuami Eugene

The Truth – Medikal

Inveencible – MzVee

10 am – Strongman Burner

Black Star – Kelvyn Boy

Lava Feels – Joey B

Best New Artiste of the Year


Bosom P Yung

Dead Peepol


Kofi Jamar

Kweku Flick


Mr Drew

Yaw Tog


Artiste of the Year


Diana Hamilton


Kuami Eugene



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