Stonebwoy wins Artiste of the Year at the VGMAs.
Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy has won this year’s Artiste of the Year award at the 16th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs). This is the second time in a row a Dancehall artiste has won the prestigious award.
Stonebwoy, whose real name is Livingstone Etse Satekla took the award after beating the likes of Sarkodie, Samini, Guru, Edem, MzVee and Daddy Lumba.
He will receive Ghc10, 000 cash and a Samsung Galaxy S6 device for winning the topmost award.
The 27-year-old “Baafira” hit-maker took home a total of three awards including the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year, the Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year (Baafira) as well as the Artiste of the Year.
Edem and Sarkodie also won three awards each on the night.
The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is organized every year to honor excellence in the music industry. This year’s event took place at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday, April 11.
The show was hosted by Nathaniel Attoh and Joselyn Dumas and saw performances from Daddy Lumba, Stonebwoy, Patoranking, Yemi Alade, Samini and other artistes.
Full list of winners- 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards
Artiste of the Year- Stonebwoy
Best New Artiste- MsVee
Popular Song- Adonai by Sarkodie feat. Castro
Best Album- Books and Rhymes by Edem
Best Music Video- The one by Edem
Best Group- VVIP
Best Collaboration- Adonai by Sarkodie feat. Castro
Best Rapper- EL
Male Vocal Performer- Joe Mettle
Female Vocal Performer- Wiyaala
African Artiste- Patoranking (Nigeria)
Reggae Dancehall Artiste- Stonebwoy
Hippop/ Hiplife Artiste- Sarkodie
Highlife Artiste- Daddy Lumba
Gospel Artiste- No Tribe
Hip life song- Seihor by Castro feat. D-Black
Hip pop Song- Realer no by Pappy Kojo
Afro Pop Song- Edem feat. Lil Shaker and Ice Queen
Reggae Dancehall- Baafira by Stonebwoy feat. Sarkodie
Highlife Song: Yentie Obiaa by Daddy Lumba
Gospel Song- Alpha and Omega by Selina Boateng feat. Uncle Ato