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Ebony wins Artiste of the Year at VGMA 2018 [+full list of winners]

The late dance hall artiste, Ebony Reigns, won the ultimate award at the 19th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which was held at the Accra International Conference Centre, yesterday.

She is the first female artiste to win the most prestigious slot of the VGMA since its inception 19 years ago.

She won Artiste of the Year, Afropop Song of the Year with ‘Sponsor,’ Album of the Year, while her manager, Bullet,  picked the Songwriter of the Year award for her song, ‘Maame Hwer.’

Ebony beat gospel giant Joe Mettle, rap champ Sarkodie, dance hall king Shatta Wale and Bhim Nation Presdent, Stonebwoy to win the coveted Artiste of the Year award.

The posthumous awards were picked up by her management team led by Bullet of Rufftown Records.

Prior to the award ceremony there had been several campaigns from the media, stakeholders of the music industry and music lovers for the young artiste who died through a car accident in February, to win the award.

There were performances from Joe Mettle, Kelvyn Boy, MzVee, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Samini, Kidi, Kuami Eugene, among others.

Female musicians Efya, MzVee, Adina and Akosua Agyapong paid tribute to Ebony by performing some of her songs.

Nigerian diva, Tiwa Savage and South Africa’s Nasty C also took turns to perform.

Check out the full list of winners of the 2018 VGMA:

Song of the Year

Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam ft. Sarkodie

Album of the Year

Bonyfied (Ebony)

 

Artiste of the Year

Ebony

Gospel Song of the Year

Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle

Hip Pop 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/Hiphop Artiste of the Year

Sarkodie

Songwriter of the Year

Bullet for ‘Maame Hw3’

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year

Stonebwoy

Best Collaboration of the Year

Shatta Wale & Militants – Taking Over

Rapper of the Year

Sarkodie

Best Group of the Year

Wutah

Best Music Video of the Year

Obi Agyi Obi Girl – Gyo of Phamous Philms

Best Male Vocalist of the Year

Joe Mettle

Best Female Vocalist of the Year

Adina

African Artiste of the Year

Davido

Record of the Year

State of the Art – Teephlow

Best New Artiste of the Year

Kuami Eugene

Traditional Artiste of the Year

Amamerefo Music and Dance Ensemble

Instrumental Artiste of the Year

Dominic Quashie

Lifetime Achievement Award

Mary Naa Amanua Doodo of Wulomei

Producer of the Year

Killbeatz

Source: citinewsroom.com