The largest names in Ghanaian and African music have gathered at the new dome of the Accra International Convention Centre (AICC) for the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Tunes Awards.
The night will see numerous artistes and producers acquire honours for the perform over the earlier year.
Two of the keenly contested classes this yr are ‘Artiste of the Year’ and the ‘Artiste of the Decade’.King Guarantee, Kuami Eugene, Joe Mettle, Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, and Stonebwoy are vying for the ‘Artiste of the Year’ while R2Bees, Sarkodie, Joe Mettle, No Tribe & Nacee, Shatta Wale, Okyeame Kwame, Stonebwoy, Samini, Efya, and Becca will battle for the ‘Artiste of the Decade’.
Comply with the celebration live below:
The 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards opens with a overall performance of the new concept music of the awards – ‘Our Audio Lives’. The song was performed by Amandzeba, Adina, Akwaboah Jnr, Gifty Osei and Teephlow.
Award-successful DJ, DJ Black warms the venue with some throwback tracks and ushers in a single of the hosts for the night time, Kwame Sefa Kayi.
A documentary on the record of the awards was performed right after which he introduces Berla Mundi as the co-host of the awards.
– Auditing firm KPMG of global reputation presents the success of the a variety of categories to the hosts.
– Nana Ansah Kwao IV offers the award for ‘Traditional Artiste of the Year’ to Kwan pa.
– He also offered the ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ award to Mizter Okyere.
– Foreign Affairs Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchway presents the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ awards to Dr Rev Mrs Mary Ghansah, Obuoba J.A. Adofo and Prof Kofi Abraham.
– Kula, ‘Unsung Artiste of the Year’, mounts the phase to conduct. Kula receives his ‘Unsung Artiste of the Year’ award soon after his efficiency.
– ‘Artiste of the Decade’ nominee, Efya mounts the stage and took the auditorium to church! Dressed in attractive white attire, the singer provides a energy gospel tune.
– ‘Soca Queen’ from Barbados, Alison Hinds takes the stage to complete some of her hit music such as ‘Roll It Gal’.
– Nacee and Claudia Lumor, CEO of Glitz Africa, existing ‘Gospel Music of the Year’ award to Diana Hamilton for ‘Mo Ne Yo’.
– John Dumelo presents the award for ‘Highlife Tune of the Year’ to Shatta Wale for ‘My Level’.
– Lydia Forson presents the award for ‘Reggae/Dancehall Music of the Year’ to Shatta Wale for ‘Gringo’.
– ‘Highlife Artiste of the Year’ nominee, Kidi mounts the stage to dish out some of his smash hits including ‘Thunder’. He is later on joined by Kwesi Arthur to carry out ‘Don’t Continue to keep Me Waiting’.
– After using patrons to church with ‘Woara’, Kwesi Arthur removed his T-shirt to accomplish Mensah with Kofi Mole. Quamina MP joined Kwesi Arthur to perform ‘Wiase Y3 D3’
– James Gardiner provides the award for ‘Hiphop Track of the Year’ to Kwesi Arthur for ‘Anthem’.
– Kiki Banson provides the award for ‘Hiplife Music of the Year’ to Yaa Pono – ‘Obiaa Wone Master’ feat Stonebwoy.
– ‘Afropop Tune of the Year’ went to Responsible Beatz for ‘Akwaaba’ feat Mr Eazi, Pappy Kojo and Patapaa.
‘Artiste of the Decade’ nominee Sarkodie mounts the phase and in a standard King Sark trend, he commences spitting bars. He then executed ‘Biibi Ba’ showcasing Lyrical Joe, Tulenkey, Frequency, Kofi Mole, Toy Boi, Yeyo, Amerado, 2 Fyngers, OBKAY and CJ Biggerman.
– King Promise afterwards joined Sarkodie to carry out their smash strike track, ‘Can’t Allow You Go’. King Guarantee, backed by an orchestra, took about to carry out ‘CCTV’.
– Diana Hamilton picked up the ‘Gospel Artiste of the Year’ award.
– Diana Hopeson provides the award for ‘Highlife Artiste of the Year’ to Kuami Eugene.
– CEO of MultiChoice Ghana, Cecil Sunkwa-Mills offers the award for ‘Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year’ to Medikal.
– Actor Adjetey Anang executed ‘Don’t Cry For Me’ by Deborah Garcia Gaitan in honour of “all the fallen heroes in the new music field.”
– Barima Sidney took his convert on stage to perform some of his common hit tunes. With a quick overall look by veteran actress Adwoa Intelligent, Barima Sidney thrilled patrons with tracks like ‘Apuskeleke’, ‘Scent No’, ‘Obia Nye Obia’ and ‘Africa Money’.
– Abeiku Santana offers the award for ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’ to Stonebwoy.
-- There was fracas as Shatta Wale lovers, SM members went on stage as Stonebwoy took his award. Stonebwoy was observed taking a gun out of pouch live on stage. The Law enforcement had to throw teargas to disperse feuding events. This introduced about 20 minutes keep-up of the beautiful celebration of Ghana new music.
– The demonstrate is at last underway yet again as Samini who wants no introduction and great hearth provider to douse these embarrassing going on, serenades patrons with some of his hit tracks. There was ‘Gayi shi’, ‘Linda’, ‘Where my little one dey?’ You can not get something from this great performer but it seems to be like the fracas has taken one thing out of the function. The patrons glance shaken.
– Ghana audio producer extraordinaire Zapp Mallet presents ‘Music Movie of the Year’ for ‘Come and See My Moda’ by MzVee and Yemi Alade
– Loving Cee offers ‘Collaboration of the Year’ award to Stonebwoy for ‘Kpoo Keke’ that includes Medikal, Kwesi Arthur, Darko Vibes & Kelvyn Boy. He apologised for the fracas that transpired previously. He mentioned there were being social media threats and it was only organic to also occur organized.
– Claudia Lumor and Obour present ‘Record of the Year’ to remarkable songwriter and musician Akwaboah ‘Hye Me Bo’.
– Crooner King Promise wins ‘Songwriter of the Year’ award with supporters favorite ‘CCTV’.
– Pleasure FM’s ace sporting activities presenter, Nathaniel Attoh provides ‘Producer of the Year’ to Kuami Eugene.
– ‘Sound Engineer of the Year’ award goes to Francis Osei for Akwaboah’s ‘Hye Me Bo’.
– Just one of the finest out of Nigeria, Burna Boy normally takes the phase to thrill patrons.
-- Burna Boy wins ‘African Artiste of the Year’ award. Manager of the singer charges Ghanaian new music stars to use their expertise to conquer the globe.
– ‘Rapper of the Year’ goes to Medikal. He many thanks Criss Waddle for giving him the probability to shine.
– ‘Akwaaba’ by Responsible Beatz ft Mr Eazi, Pappy Kojo and Patapaa wins ‘Best African collaboration’
– Bethel Revival Choir wins the ‘Best Team of the Year’
– Kuami Eugene usually takes the stage to thrill individuals in the auditorium. The Angela singer did a rendition of Meiway’s ‘Zoblazo’ but it is not crystal clear which % he is executing. He did a general performance jointly with Ghanaian music terrific Amakye Dede. Is not it usually refreshing to value the talent of Amakye Dede whose tunes never ages? The ‘Seriousssss man’ never ever performs to a boring viewers as the auditorium is back to life with many on their feet dancing. No one really serious audio supporter wastes an Amakye Dede instant particularly when he is ideal there executing. Class is in truth lasting and it constantly oozes out of Amakye Dede’s functionality.
– Give Kuami Eugene the assist he wants as he is a fantastic expertise to market highlife ended up the text of Amakye Dede who blessed the growing star. Crowning the ‘Rockstar’ king, Amakye Dede reported it was good to know a person will have the highlife mantle following they are gone.
– Kidi offers ‘New Artiste of the Year’ to Wendy Shay.
– Kuami Eugene’s ‘Rockstar’ album annexes the ‘Album of the Year’ award.
– AMG star Medikal will take his change to entertain the audience with some of his smash hits ‘Ayekoo’ which functions King Promise foremost the songs having the patrons dancing the night time away. 2019 has been a fantastic year for Medikal as most of his music were being hits.
– Host Kwame Sefa Kayi claims two awards which includes ‘Artiste of the Year’ will not be introduced thanks to the fracas that ensued. In accordance to him, it will be offered out at a press conference which they will organise to talk about confusion at the function.
– Sarkodie wins ‘Artiste of the Decade’ an award to celebrate an artiste who has paid his dues around the very last 10 a long time entertaining Ghanaians.