2018 VGMA: Ebony makes history as first FEMALE act to win ‘Artiste of the Year’

2018 VGMA: Ebony makes history as first FEMALE act to win ‘Artiste of the Year’

- in Entertainment, Latest in Ghana

Late Ghanaian artiste, Ebony Reigns took home the ultimate at the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

She won ‘Artiste of the Year’ and two other awards – ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Afro Pop song of the Year.’ She made history by becoming the first female and dead artiste to win the ultimate.

Her award was received on her behalf by her former manager, and parents.

The 19th edition of the Ghana Music Awards was held at the Accra International Conference Center.

Sarkodie, Samini, Stonebwoy, Tiwa Savage, Kwesi Arthur, Joe Mettle, King Promise, Kidi and Fancy Gadam were some of the performers on Ghana’s biggest music night.

The theme for the 19th edition of the event was “Our Music Beyond Borders” –  to inspire Ghanaian artistes and music industry players to aspire toward making strong influences globally with their music and artistry.

It was hosted by Berla Mundi and John Dumelo.

Ghana Music Awards Festival is the biggest event on the Ghanaian music calendar.

It was powered by CharterHouse in partnership with the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts and sponsored by Vodafone Ghana.

It seeks to honour artistes and stakeholders in the Ghanaian music industry who have released works that generated the most public excitement within the year under review, and also reward veteran artistes who have blazed the trail in the music industry.

Full list of winners below. 

Gospel  Song of the Year

Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle

Hiphop Song of the Year

Grind Day Remix – Kwesi Arthur

Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

My Own – Samini

Hiplife Song of the Year

Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam Ft. Sarkodie

Afro pop Song of the Year

Sponsor – Ebony

Highlife Song of the Year

Odo – Kidi

Gospel  Artiste of the Year

Joe Mettle

Highlife Artiste of the Year

Kuami Eugene

Hiplife/Hip pop artiste of the year


Songwriter of the Year

Bullet – Maame Hwe

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year


Best collaboration of the year

Shatta Wale Ft. SM Militants – Taking Over

Best Rapper of the year

Sarkodie – Light it up

Best Group of the year


Best Music Video of the Year

Captain Planet – Obi Agyi Obi (Directed by Phamous Films)

Best Male Vocalist of the Year

Joe Mettle – Bo noo ni

Best Female Vocalist of the year

Adina – Makoma

Best African artiste of the year


Record of the Year

Teephlow – State of the Art

Best New Artiste of the year

Kuami Eugene

Song of the Year
Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam Ft. Sarkodie

Album of the Year
Bonified – Ebony

Artiste of the Year

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