VGMA 2014: Who Wins Artiste of the Year, Shatta Wale or Samini?

VGMA 2014: Who Wins Artiste of the Year, Shatta Wale or Samini?

sarkodie-samini-bandana- VGMA 2014


The full list of the 2014 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (15th VGMAs) is out. Sarkodie tops the list with most of the tracks on his Sarkology album, receiving 8 nominations. In addition, he also received multiple nominations from Joey B’s Tonga track. Guru also received 8 nominations including Producer of the year, while Kwabena Kwabena picked up 7 nominations.

‘Dancehall King’ hitmaker, Shatta Wale (Bandana) will be fighting for the Artiste of the Year award with the likes of Samini, Castro, Kwabena Kwabena, Sonnie Badu, Sarkodie and Guru. Who takes the crown home, Shatta Wale or Samini? Or will both miss it?

This year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards nomination was held on Saturday March 1 at the nominee’s launch at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra.

2014 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) full list of nominees

Artiste of the Year
Kwabena Kwabena
Sonnie Badu
Shatta Wale

 New Artiste of the Year
Joey B
Kumi Guitar

Highlife Artiste of the Year
Bisa Kdei
Kwabena Kwabena

Gospel Song of the Year
Osoree Nnwom – Cecelia Marfo
Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz- Nicholas Omane Acheampong
Wonder God – Sonnie Badu
Maye Se Mo Pen – OJ
Nyame Egwamaa – Joyce Blessing feat. Jewel Ackah
Menu – Patience Nyarko

 Best Female Vocal Performance
Efya – Life
Joyce Blessing – Nyame Egwamaa
Miriam Afari – Ashei Nyame
Gena West – No Power Against Me

 Best Male Vocal Performance
Sonnie Badu – Wonder God
OJ- Maye Se Mo Pen
Knii Lante – Baby Take Good Care
Kwabena Kwabena – Engya Me Ho
Castro – Odo Pa

 African Artiste of the Year

 Gospel Artiste of the Year
Sonnie Badu
Nicholas Omane Acheapong
Joyce Blessing
Patience Nyarko

 Hiplife/ Hip Hop Artiste of the Year
Joey B

 Afro Pop Song of the Year
Latext – Edem feat. Kaaki
Million Pound Girl – Fuse ODG
Dance (Neke Neke) – Itz Tiffany
Slow – R2Bees feat. Wizkid
Dance For Ne – Ruff N Smooth

 Highlife Song of the Year
Adult Music – Kwabena Kwabena
Odo Pa – Castro feat. Baby Jet & Kofi Kinaata
Love – R2Bees
Metanfo-  Bisa Kdei
Break Into 2 – Kumi Guitar

 Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year
Freaky Girl – Jupiter
Pull Up – Stonebwoy
Hot Cake – Pope Skinny feat. Shatta Wale
Dancehall King – Shatta Wale
Fever – D2 feat. Shatta Wale
Scatter Badmind – Samini

 Vodafone Song of the Year
Adult Music – Kwabena Kwabena feat. Samini
Odo Pa – Castro Feat. Baby Jet & Kofi Kinaata
Slow Down – R2Bees Feat. Wizkid
Dancehall King – Shatta Wale
Metanfo – Bisa Kdei
Tonga – Joey B feat. Sarkodie
Maye Se Mo pen – OJ
Akaiyida (Boys Abr3) – Guru
Down On One – Sarkodie feat. Fuse ODG
Million Pound Girl – Fuse ODG

 Record of the Year
Trigmatic – Wo Sika Nti
Knii Lante – Baby Take Good Care
Tseataa (Josh Laryea) – Everlasting Love
Akwaboah – I Do Love You

 Best Collaboration of the Year
Odo Pa – Castro feat. Baby Jet & Kofi Kinaata
Down On One- Sarkodie feat. Fuse ODG
Slow Down – R2Bees feat. Wizkid
Adult Music-Kwabena Kwabena
Azonto Boys-Guru Feat. Lil Win
Hot Cake-Pope Skinny Feat. Shatta Wale
Nyame Egwamaa-Joyce Blessing Feat. Jewel Ackah

 Album of the Year
Sarkology – Sarkodie
Heavy Price- Joyce Blessing
Aroma of Worship – Sonnie Badu
Akaiyida (Boys Abr3) – Guru

 Song Writer of the Year
Maye Se Mo Pen – OJ
Wo Sika Nti – Trigmatic
Engya Me Ho – Kwabena Kwabena
Baby Take Good Care – Knii Lante
Baba – Kisa Kdei

Best Group of the year



Ruff N Smooth


Gospel Album of the Year

Heavy Price – Joyce Blessing

Aroma of Worship –Sonnie Badu

Nokwasem – OJ

Maher Shalal Hash baz – Nicholas O Acheampong

Mekasa Ama Awurade – Patience Nyarko

Hiplife Song of the year

Boys Abre – Guru

Down on One – Sarkodie ft Fuse ODG

Tonga – Joey B ft Sarkodie

3 Points – Gasmila

Anadwo y3 D3 – 4×4

Best Rapper of the year

Sarkodie – Rap Attack

Trigmatic – Wo Sika Nti

M.anfest – Someway Bi

El – See Me Suffer

Guru – Let Me love You

Hip hop song of the year

See Me Suffer – EL ft Lil Shaker

Lies – Sarkodie  ft Lil Shaker

Someway Bi – M.anifest

Marilyn Monroe – DeeMoneey ft Fuse ODG

Me Wi Dollar – Kwaw Kese ft E.L

Producer of the year


Shatta Wale



DJ Breezy

Bisa Kdei


  1. Stephen Freeky Dadzisode says:

    all goes up for shatta wale… If not my DDT is ready

  2. Real Dagaati says:

    who da hell is bandana, ibi what music he make. samini go carry am go

  3. stephen muah says:

    real recognize real…O.M.G..its sark for real…obidiponbidi…Nyame na wesi mi hene..go

  4. jay.boy says:

    i bigup’s to sarkodie de best in rapper holic not by illuminate.

  5. slimbee says:

    Who a hell is samini, sark and shatta all de way..

  6. Scareley de Beetz says:

    Sarkodie all de way coz
    he be ma guy

  7. Scareley de Beetz says:

    Infact sarkodie ni size in terms ghana music

  8. u are not real massa go away

  9. Cenabwoy says:

    Bigups to all nominees of the year, specially my man STONEBWOY BURNITON (BHIIIIIIIIIM). Idey salute you my man cus Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year….. you have it. BHIM! BHIIM!! BHIIIM!!!

  10. Cenabwoy says:

    Bisa kdei you also have it Highlife Artiste of the Year goooooo get it cus is yours my friend, and when going for it send your friend lil win. SALUTEEEEEEEE

  11. Cenabwoy says:

    salute to tema boyz special new town is your boy CENA

  12. state money says:

    all de way TEMA we repping…..relax coz is urs sarkodie..u tooo much

  13. Ellis joseph says:

    Bigs up 2 shatta wale,

  14. elvis unibank says:

    from elvis unibank….shatta u be de artist of de yr…its toooo obvious.big ups to u and bull dog.

  15. Danxkey says:

    sarkodie am even going crazy about you
    always you are the best you mean a lots to
    Ghana and also your fans keep moving Gh
    forward good luck WIED,U eeh.bgb NO SAY MONEY
    OBIDIPONBIDI ,YES, NOW .ok leh go ,but

  16. nana baffour, knust says:

    Sarkodie my boi,u go claim lyk 5 awards
    . Money no be problem

  17. Donbaya says:

    Aahnnn,if sark say what else, den awards who else.sark Go get them and please don let THEM!!!!!!!!……..One”.

  18. Rauf nima boy says:

    Shatta wale n de sm funs

  19. kpando boy says:

    Shatta shatta shatta! Noo size,infact y’r personals &colabos are all xtra distinction big up,yu deserv all u wish for! Amen

  20. Ras Bennie says:

    whats Scatter Badmind – Samini doing in there… dat track isnt good enough to be nominated…they rather dropped everybody like thing for that trash…SM4LYF …mtchewwww everytime dem dey steall

  21. ahmed roby says:

    Abi you people all know Shatta wale n his muzek so no other person apart from the real shatta bandana who big samini and what he they do!

  22. Dis is shattas tym, i beg! Who said tweaaa??

  23. Alexander owusu says:

    who the f*** is shatta wale YEPE SARKOLOGY A WUSI shatta wale charle BRA SARK TAKE ALL THE 8 NOMINATIONS

  24. star lord says:

    i’m frm nigerian buh for me i envy nd luv sarkodie so much, shatta wale is hot nd bisa kdei tnx buh wer wnt r2bees

  25. king nytro says:

    Sark all da way.

  26. jhessie kush says:

    shatta all da way….if yew dnt get me…i say suck mother…………haha……… for life……….no hating………..we making it real

  27. Sankey Eddie Sesay says:

    Who thy f*** is Samini, I rep Shatta City and Shatta Wale is my favourite Artiste in Ghana till I die.

  28. I noe sark is tryin, God noes his my favourite but shatta wale is”FIRST AMONG EQUALS WITH XTRA DISTINCTION” for dat matta,i bliv he is supper talented-I mean he is KING!!! VGMA be credible

  29. Two coins says:

    The name shatta wale sounds sexyyyy! Uuhh=uhhh ahhhh

  30. Murda Jay Jr says:

    Big Up Yourself Shatta Wale!

  31. Shatta Wale No Size…..Seen!

  32. Gee Waren says:

    Shatta Wale Ah di dancehall King inna di whole Ghana and Africa!

  33. cenabwoy says:

    wale u no bi ma fun buh wat wil i say, go gt d Artiste of the Year cus is urs n if ma man was to b norminated for Artiste of the Year lyk am wif hm. so go gt it shatta wale. BIG UPS to u ma man STONEBWOY, bhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim

  34. cenabwoy says:

    stonebwoy if u are readin dis, i blive wat u said abt samini dat he did nt train u buh u rada influenced him to sing, i blive dat. BIG UP to Jupitar, Samini, Iwan, Sonnie Bali, Humble Disk, Episode, Flexclusive, kaakie, Mzvee, Galaxy king and to all GH. DANCE HALL ARTISTE xpeclly ma man the BHIIIM BWOY ( STONEBWOY BURNITON). BHIM! BHIIM!! BHIIIM!!!

  35. Hazardboateng says:

    Sark be bozz of all he take 6 awardz out of de no be my problem.

  36. Anonymous says:

    shatta all the way

  37. Anonymous says:

    shatta on s……….z

  38. Anonymous says:

    Do dot dare shatta he go claim all

  39. princess nana bonsoe says:

    I realy like sark ,wat will i do if i didn’t follow you gush I would have deid for long tym and wasting my tym with the rest I love u sark go high go GH.And pls for sark wat else noooooooooooooow let goooooo and bounce hahahaa sark for life ssssssssssh.

  40. Awudu freeman says:

    I tike every is trying but shatter wale is the best among the rest SM4life

  41. pinnakle says:

    no matter what people say, stonebwoy is my fun and i will never forget him till i die.I love this tune so much :not again and no more

  42. pinnakle says:

    stonebwoy bhimmmmmmmmmmmmm i will give you all my funs

  43. samuel fabil boateng r2bees says:

    yh no matter the sittuation all the funs fo with r2bees and bisa kedie coz he has also force i think the he must take the artist of the year or it must be given to r2bees………or sarkodie na r2beesssssss raaaaaaaaaatata

  44. Shatta all the way, you too much wale and big up to all SMF life family…..

  45. Anonymous says:

    Sark is de best we all kw dat. Wno de hel shatta waley is? Uncivilised human bein. How could he even think of bringin out de letta to samini?

  46. shatta all the way, every bdy lik yur thin

  47. just let ur vote talk shatta waleeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  48. Anonymous says:

    shatta i know u ar takin all the awards

  49. Your Name says:

    Don Guest

  50. aaron wise says:

    Sarkodie is the best of all kings in hip pop,hip life ,gospel,and also in dance hall with the man BHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIM STONEBWOY .Sarkodie u are the chosen one for best rapper in Ghana in Africa and also in world.SARKODIE for the artiste of the year and STONEBWOY pull up for dance hall song of the year. All the from TEMA comm.22

  51. Can Do Spirit says:

    Wale Wale Wale Wale Wale Wale Wale.. Nuh One Lyk U. Keep Ur Business Lyk Tht

  52. Anonymous says:

    I belive my rapper dat is SARKODIE

  53. israel laryea says:

    shattawale is a killer and also a bloman

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