See all the nominees for the 2021 VGMA [FULL LIST]

The nominees for the 22nd edition of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA 2021) have been unveiled/announced. The award is organized to celebrate outstanding music acts and top industry players in the year under review.

The VGMA’s ceremony night is seen as the biggest in the Ghanaian music industry and this year’s event makes it over two decades of honoring and celebrating outstanding individuals in the industry. The nominees for each category were announced on the 3rd of April via the Twitter platform of TV3 Ghana.


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

The theme for 2021 VGMAs is ‘Stronger with Music’ and voting starts from today April 3.

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