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Davido emerges the winner of the VGMA 2018 award, beating Shatta Wale, Sarkodie et al

Ghana’s music industry has just concluded the 19th edition of the “Vodafone Ghana Music Award (VGMA) 2018” and Davido was a big winner.

The Nigerian musician David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as Davido, beat the likes of Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and others to be crowned “African Artiste of the Year“.

This comes a few days after another prestigious platform, “The Headies”, released its list of nominations, which sees Davido bag multiple nominations as well as two nominations in a single category.


  1. Artiste of the Year – Ebony Reigns
  2. Album of the Year – Bonyfied – Ebony
  3. Song of the Year – Total Cheat (Fancy Gadam)
  4. Best New Artiste of the Year – Kuame Eugene
  5. Record of the Year – Teephlow (State of the Art)
  6. African Artiste of the Year – Davido
  7. Best Female Vocalist of the Year – Adina
  8. Best Male vocalist of the Year – Joe Mettle
  9. Best Music Video  – Phamous – George Gyimah (Captain Planet’s Obi agye obi girl video)
  10. Best Group of the Year – Wutah
  11. Best Rapper of the Year – Sarkodie
  12. Best Collaboration of the Year – Shatta Wale (Taking Over)
  13. Reggae/Dance Hall Artiste of the Year – Stonebwoy
  14. Song Writer of the Year – Bullet (Ebony’s Maame Hwe)
  15. Hiplife/Hip-pop Artiste of the Year – Sarkodie
  16. Highlife Artiste of the Year – Kuame Eugene
  17. Gospel Artiste of the Year – Joe Mettle
  18. Highlife Song of the Year – Kidi (Odo)
  19. Afro Pop Song of the Year – Ebony (Sponsor)
  20. Hiplife Song of the Year – Fancy Gadam ft. Sarkodie (Total Cheat) 
  21. Reggae Dancehall of the Year – Samini (My Own)
  22. Hip Pop Song of the Year – Kwesi Arthur (Grind day)
  23. Gospel Song of the Year –  Joe Mettle (Bo noo ni)
  24. 2018 VGMA Lifetime Achievement Award – Naa Amanua Dodoo of Wulomei Group 
  25. Instrumentalist of the Year – Dominic Quashie 
  26. Best Traditional Music Group – Amamreso Music and Dance Ensemble
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