Ebony Reigns Sets Record In Ghana Music, As She Wins Big At VGMA 2018

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The 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards held at the Accra International Conference Centre, came to a glorious end with Ebony Reigns topping the night as I predicted.

The late dancehall starlet picked up 3 awards including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Afropop song of the year. While her song, ‘Maame Hwe’ also won songwriter of the year for Bullet.VGMA DIARIES 2018VGMA DIARIES 2018VGMA DIARIES 2018VGMA DIARIES 2018

This made Ebony the first female to win the coveted Artist of the Year, as well as the first to win the award posthumously.VGMA DIARIES 2018VGMA DIARIES 2018VGMA DIARIES 2018VGMA 2018

Among her many highlights on the night was an all-female star lineup tribute to her. The tribute started off with Mzvee performing ‘Date Ur Fada’, followed by Akosua Agayapong’s rendition of ‘Hustle’. Adina joined the tribute to lead in singing  ‘Sponsor’ with Efya also taking part and later leading the performance for ‘Maama Hwe’.VGMA DIARIES 2018VGMA DIARIES 2018VGMA DIARIES 2018

The night also saw exciting performances from Sarkodie, Kidi, Kuame Eugene, King Promise, Samini, Joe Mettle and many more. The crowd was stunned by a Praye reunion, as the trio performed a medley of their hit songs over the years, signalling a possible comeback many years after they disbanded.VGMA DIARIES 2018VGMA DIARIES 2018VGMA 2018

South Africa’s Nasty C and Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage made up the international line-up of performers for the night, but the Award for Best African Act went to Davido.VGMA DIARIES 2018VGMA DIARIES 2018VGMA 2018

Artiste of the Year

Ebony

Gospel Song of the Year

‘Bo Noo Ni’ by Joe Mettle

Hip Pop Song of the Year

‘Grind Day (Remix)’ by Kwesi Arthur

Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

‘My Own’ by Samini

Hiplife Song of the Year

‘Total Cheat’ by Fancy Gadam ft Sarkodie

Afro Pop Song of the Year

‘Sponsor’ by Ebony

Highlife Song of the Year

‘Odo’ by 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 & SM Militants (Taking Over)

Rapper of the Year

Sarkodie

Best Group of the Year

Wutah

Best Music Video of the Year

‘Obi Agyi Obi Girl’ by 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’ by Teephlow

Best New Artiste of the Year

Kuami Eugene

Song of the Year

‘Total Cheat’ by Fancy Gadam ft Sarkodie

Album of the Year

Bonyfied (Ebony)

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

Sound Engineer of the Year

Killbeatz

Source: AmeyawDebrah.com

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