Damini Ogulu, Nigerian Afro-fusion artiste better known as Burna Boy, has won the ‘African Artiste of the Year’ category at the 2019 edition of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).
The award event saw the bigwigs from the continent’s music industry converge at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) situated in the country’s capital city.
Davido; Wizkid; Sauti Sol, a Kenyan Afro-pop band; and Cassper Nyovest, South African rapper, had all been pitched against Burna Boy for the 20th VGMA’s ‘African Artiste of the Year’ prize.
See the full list of winners below.
African Artiste of the Year – Burna Boy
Traditional Artiste of the Year – Kwan Pa
Instrumentalist of the Year – Okyere
Lifetime Achievement Award – Mary Ghansah
Lifetime Achievement Award – Obuoba J.A. Adofo and
Lifetime Achievement Award – Kofi Abraham
Unsung Artiste of the Year – Kula
Gospel Song of the Year – Diana Hamilton for ‘Mo Ne Yo’
Highlife Song of the Year – Shatta Wale for ‘My Level’.
Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – Shatta Wale for ‘Gringo’
Hip-hop Song of the Year – Kwesi Arthur for ‘Anthem’
Hiplife Song of the Year – ‘Obiaa Wone Master’ by Yaa Pono feat Stonebwoy
Gospel Artiste of the Year — Diana Hamilton
Hiplife/Hip-pop Artiste of the Year – Medikal
Highlife Artiste of the Year – Kuame Eugene
Afropop song of the Year – ‘Akwaaba’ – Mr Eazi, Patapaa, Pappy Kojo
Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year – Stonebwoy
Artiste of the Decade – Sarkodie!
Album of the Year award -‘Rockstar’ by Kuami Eugene
Best African Collaboration of the Year award – AKWAABA’ by Guilty Beatz ft. Patapaa, Pappy Kojo and Mr Eazi
Group of the Year – Bethel Revival Choir
Best Rapper – Medikal