VGMA 2017 Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, M.anifest nominated; see full list of nominees

Stonebwoy, Ras Kuuku, Samini, Ebony, Rudebwoy Ranking, and MzVee were all selected for the Reggae /Dancehall category.

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Organisers of the annual VGMA awards are currently unveiling nominees for various categories in the scheme.

The latest batch consists of Reggae/Dancehall, Highlife, Gospel Artist of the Year. Stonebwoy, Ras Kuuku, Samini, Ebony, Rudebwoy Ranking, and MzVee were all selected for the Reggae /Dancehall category.

Bisa Kdei, Becca, and Kofi Kinaata made the cut for Highlife Artiste of the Year, while Joe Mettle, Piesie Esther, Sonnie Badu, Jeshrun Okyere, and Nacee earned nominations for Gospel Artiste of the Year.

See the nominees list below.

Artiste of the Year




Joe Mettle



Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year


Ras Kuuku



Rudebwoy Ranking


Highlife Artiste of the Year

Bisa Kdei


Kofi Kinaata

Gospel Artiste of the Year

Joe Mettle

Piesie Esther

Sonnie Badu

Jeshrun Okyere


Hiplife Song of the Year

Guru - Samba feat. Singlet

Donzy - Club feat. Piesie and Sarkodie

Flowking Stone - Go Low

Sarkodie - RNS

Criss Waddle - Bie Gya feat. Stonebwoy

Kofi Kinaata - Sweet Pie

VVIP - Alhaji feat. Patoranking

Afro-pop Song of the Year

E.L - Kaabu Ame

Eugy - Dance For Me feat. mr Eazi

Article Wan - Solo

Joey B - U x me

Medikal - Too Risky feat. Sister Derby

Adina - Too Late

Vision DJ - Grind feat. A.I

Hip-hop Song of the Year

M.anifest - god MC

Sarkodie - Trumpet feat. Tee Phlow, Koo Ntakra, Strongman, Pappy Kojo, Donzy, & Medikal

E.L - Lalafalama

Medikal - Confirm remix feat. Sarkodie

Edem - Egboame remix feat. Tee Phlow, Cabum, Gemini, Ayat, Mac M, Medikal, Darko, & Bebelino

Okyeame Kwame - Tension feat. Cabum, Medikal & Sister Derby

Best New Act


Nii Funny

Fancy Gadam

Article Wan

Feli Nuna


Rudebwoy Ranking


African Artist of the year


Mr Eazi



Nathaniel Bassey

Record of the year

Nacee - Me ne wo aa

Akwaboah - Hello feat. Sarkodie

Adina - Too late

Joey B - U x Me

Trigmatic - Motromodwo feat. A.I

Best Female Vocalist

Adina - Too Late

Becca - Beshiwo

MzVee - Nobody Else

Piesie Esther - Agye won nsam

Petrah - My Man

Best Male Vocalist

Ogya Mensah - Get Serious

Afriyie - Here to Stay

Joe Mettle - Onwanwani

Akwaboah - Hello

Sonnie Badu - Still You Reign

Ernest Opoku - Yewo Nyame a yewo adze

Best Group of the Year





Best Music Video of the Year

Wiyaala - Leno

Okyeame Kwame - Small small feat. MzVee

Nacee - Yewo Nyame a yewo adze feat. Ernest Opoku

Flowking Stone - Rapping Drums

Manifest - W'ani aba feat. Bisa K'Dei

Edem - Nyedzilo feat. Rekaado Banks

Songwriter of the Year

Joe Mettle - Onwanwani

Kill Beatz - Too Late

Kofi Kinaata - Confession

Nacee - Yewo Nyame a yewo adze

Hiplife/Hip pop artiste of the year



Flowking Stone




Joey B

Best Rapper of the Year

Flowking Stone - Fire Bon Dem RMX

EL - Love God

Meidkal - Connect

Yaa Pono (Ponobiom) - Mind on Money

M.anifest - 100%

Sarkodie - Fire Bon Dem RMX

Album of the Year

Counselor Nacee

Bar 3  - E.L

Nowhere Cool - M.anifest

Gifted - Flowking Stone

Sounds of Africa - Sonnie Badu

Unsung Artiste

Kwame Eugene

Aj Lyricx

Afezi Perry

CJ Biggerman


Deon Boakye

Cina Soul

Highlife Song of the Year

Jwe - Bisa Kdei

Confession - Kofi Kinaata

Beshiwo - Becca ft. Bisa Kdei

Mintse Bo - Wisa Greid

Christy - Dobble

Bokor Bokor - Kill Beatz ft. Mugeez and Fuse ODG

Gospel Song of the Year

Yewo Nyame a Yewo adze - Nacee ft. Ernest Opoku

Change Over - Mary Agyemang

Mewo Jesus - Mabel Okyere

Still You Reign - Sonnie Badu

Healing Stream - Jeshrun Okyere Ft. Nathaniel Bassey

Agye Won Nsam - Piesie Esther

Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

People Dey - Stonebwoy

Nwansina - Ras Kuuku Ft. Luther

Gborgborvor - Gallaxy Ft. Stonebwoy

Kupe - Ebony

Yonnah - Samini ft. Luther

Pain Dem - Rudebwoy Ranking

Arostor - Kaakie Ft. Yaa Pono

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