The 2017 edition of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) ended on a high-note with gospel artiste, Joe Mettle setting a record of being the first non-secular artiste to win the most coveted “Artiste of the Year” award.
He beat competition from five (5) other contenders in that category including the reigning Artiste of the Year, EL to win the award.
Joe Mettle won two other awards; Male Vocalist of the year and Gospel artiste of the year.
Kofi Kinaata also took home three (3) different awards. Music producer and singer, Nacee also won two awards.
Manifest, Stonebwoy and VVIP also took home two awards each in various categories.
Hiplife sensation, Medikal, who earned the most nomination in this year’s award, failed to win any award at the event.
See full list of the 2017 VGMA Winners :
Achievement Award – Benjamin Paapa Kofi Yankson
Traditional artiste of the year – Sammy Ahmed
Instrumentalist of the year – Philip Acquah
Traditional Artiste Of The Year – Mr Sammy Ahmed
Best Gospel Song of The Year – Yewo Nyame A Yweo Adze by Nacee ft Ernest Opoku
Highlife Song of The Year – Confession by Kofi Kinaata
Reggae/Dancehall Song of The Year – People Dey by Stonebwoy
Hip Hop Song of The Year – God MC by M.anifest
HipLife Song of The Year – Go Low by Flowking Stone
Afropop Song of The Year – Kaabueme by E. L
Gospel Artist of The Year – Joe Mettle
High Life Artist of The Year – Kofi Kinaata
Hip Life/ Hip Hop Artist of The Year – Sarkodie
Songwriter of The Year – Kofi Kinaata (Confession)
Reggae/Dancehall Artist of The Year – Stonebwoy
Best Collaboration of The Year – VVIP ft Patoranking (Alhaji)
Female Vocalist of The Year – Adina
Best Male Vocalist of The Year – Joe Mettle (Onwawani)
Best Group of The Year – VVIP
Best Music Video f The Year – Small Small (Okyeame Kwame ft MzVee)
Best Rapper of The Year – M.anifest
African Artist of The Year – Runtown
Best New Artist of The Year – Fancy Gaddam
Record of The Year – Too Late by Adina Thembi Prod. by Killbeatz, King Promise
Vodafone Most Popular Song of The Year – Christy by Dobble
Album of the Year – Counsellor by Nacee
Artist of The Year – Joe Mettle