The 19th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday 14th April 2018 witnessed for the first a female artiste Ebony Reigns won the enviable category at the VGMA dubbed Artistes Of The Year.
Since the inception of Ghana Music Award in 1999 2017-2018 under review has seen many vouched for the late dancehall artiste Ebony known in real life as Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng.
Ebony known for her hit songs include Kupe, Poison, Dancefloor, Hustle among other great songs on her maiden Bonyfied album has seen her swept many awards, which her family and management took the awards on behalf of late Ebony.
Father of late Ebony known in real life as Nana Poku Kwarteng took the award on behalf of his daughter and thanked Ghanaians for voting for Ebony.
According to him, Ebony has worked and deserves to win more awards because she put in a lot of hard which has earned her recognition.
The 90’s badgyal as fans call her will go straight in the history of Ghana music industry as being the first female musician to win Artistes of the Year and other enviable categories on the night.
Below Are Full List Of Winners
Artiste Of The Year – Ebony
The Album Of The Year – Bonyfied (Ebony)
Record Of The Year– State Of The Act (TeePhlow)
Vodafone most popular song of the year– Totally Cheat
Best New Artiste of the Year –Kuami Eugene
African Artiste of the Year – Davido
Best Female Vocalist of the Year – Adina
Best Male Vocalist of the Year – Joe Mettle
Best Music Video – Phamous–George Gyimah(Captain Planet’s Obi agye obi girl video)
Best Group of the Year – Wutah
Best Rapper of the Year – Sarkodie
Best Collaboration of the Year – Shatta Wale (Taking Over)
Reggae/Dance Hall Artiste of the Year – Stonebwoy
Song Writer of the Year – Bullet (Ebony’s Maame Hwe)
Hiplife/Hip-pop Artiste of the Year – Sarkodie
Highlife Artiste of the Year – Kuame Eugene
Gospel Artiste of the Year – Joe Mettle
Highlife Song of the Year – Kidi (Odo)
Afro Pop Song of the Year – Ebony (Sponsor)
Hiplife Song of the Year – Fancy Gadam ft.Sarkodie (Total Cheat)
Reggae Dancehall of the Year – Samini (My Own)
Hip Pop Song of the Year – Kwesi Arthur (Grind day remix)
Gospel Song of the Year – Joe Mettle (Bo noo ni)
2018 VGMA Lifetime Achievement Award – Naa Amanua Dodoo of Wulomei Group
Instrumentalist of the Year – Dominic Quashi
Best Traditional Music Group – Amamreso Music and Dance Ensemble