VGMA 23: Kidi tops all, bags five awards

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After winning 3Music Artiste of the Year award earlier in the year, Kidi has been adjudged Artiste of the Year at the 23rd edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).

The “Touch it” hitmaker beat off competition from King Promise, Sarkodie, Joe Mettle, Kuami Eugene, and Black Sherif to win the topmost award on Ghana’s biggest musical night.

Kidi also won four awards on the night, including Most Popular Song of the Year, Album/EP of the Year (Golden Boy), Best Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year, and Best Afropop/Afrobeats Artiste of the Year.

Black Sherif, who has had a tremendous start to his music career, won the Best New Artiste of the Year and the Best Hip-hop Song of the Year with his “Second Sermon” groundbreaking single.

Stonebwoy who was making a return to the awards scheme after a two-year absence, grabbed the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year, Music for Good and the Vodafone Green Award.

The Best Highlife Artiste of the Year award went to Akwaboah, while the Highlife Song of the Year award was won by Kofi Kinaata (Thy Grace).

Joe Mettle who won the 2017 VGMA Artiste of the Year, was adjudged the Best Gospel Artiste at this year’s awards ceremony, while Ohemaa Mercy’s “Ote Me Mu” won the Best Gospel Song of the Year.

The two-day awards gala witnessed some historic musical performances from Stonebwoy, Kidi, Mr Drew, Sefa, Camidoh, Amerado, Black Sherif, Wendy Shay, Obrafour, D Black, Samini, Kelvynboy, among many others.

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