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VGMA 2018 predictions Who wins what? Ebony Reigns, Shatta Wale, King Promise likely to win

Just like every year, Pulse Ghana’s entertainment editor, David Mawuli has picked the likely winners for this year’s ceremony.

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Who wins what at VGMA 2018

The 19th edition of Ghana’s most prestigious award scheme, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, has been scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Accra International Conference Centre.

The likes of Samini, Efya, Joe Mettle, Adina, King Promise, KiDi, Kuami Eugene, MzVee, Fancy Gadam, Kwesi Arthur, Sarkodie, Tiwa Savage from Nigeria, Nasty C from South Africa and a host of other top artistes have been billed to rock the big stage.

This year’s nomination list is a little bit tight – at least, the fact that Shatta Wale made a return to the award ceremony this year.

Also, newcomers penetrated the biggest categories than most of the mainstream performers. Top categories like “Hip-hop Song of the Year”, “Song of the Year”, “Best Rapper of the Year” and “Highlife Song of the Year” were partially dominated by the lads.

READ MORE: Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, Ebony Reigns, others nominated for 2018 VGMA

Just like every year, Pulse Ghana’s entertainment editor, David Mawuli has picked the likely winners for this year’s ceremony.

Despite the shocking demise of Ebony Reigns, David Mawuli believes her legacy will win her several posthumous accolades. The likes of Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, King Promise, KiDi, R2Bees and Joe Mettle are likely to pick up top accolades on the night.

Below, David Mawuli’s predictions for which artistes are likely to accolades at this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

Gospel of the Year

Boot for Boot - Joyce Blessing

Obi Nyanime - Patience Nyarko

Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle (WINNER)

Efatawo – Nacee

Adom – Gifty Osei

Jehovah – Ceccy Twum


Highlife Song of the Year

Dream - Kumi Guitar

Bronya – Wutah

Odo – KiDi    (WINNER)

Angela – Kuami Eugene

Ladder – Lil Win

Over – R2bees

Hustle – Ebony


Hiplife Artiste of the Year

Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam Ft. Sarkodie

Boys Boys – Nancee Ft. Guru

Pain Killer – Sarkodie Ft. Runtown

Obi Agyi Obi Girl - Captain Planet (WINNER)

Ayoo – Shatta Wale

One Corner – Patapaa Ft. Ras Cann


Hiphop  Song of the Year

State of the Art – Teephlow

Light it up – Sarkodie

Grind Day Remix – Kwesi Arthur (WINNER)

Pen and Paper – Ko-jo Cue & Shaker

Dear God – B4bonah


Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

Until the Dawn – Efya

My Own – Samini (WINNER)

My Name – Stonebwoy

Faya Burn Dem – Article Wan

Rewind – MzVee

Dem Confuse – Shatta Wale


Afro-pop Song of the Year

Makoma – Adina feat. Sarkodie

Oh Yeah – King Promise

Say You Love Me – Kidi

Sing My Name – Mzvee

Jennifer Lomotey – Kurl Songx

Sponsor – Ebony (WINNER)

My Baby – Magnon

Come From Afar – Stonebwoy


Gospel Artiste of the Year

Patience Nyarko

Joyce Blessing

Joe Mettle (WINNER)

Celestine Donkor

Gifty Osei



Highlife Artiste of the Year



Kuami Eugene



Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year

Ebony (WINNER)


Shatta Wale



Songwriter of the Year

Kumi Guitar – Dream

Joe Mettle- Bo Noo Ni

Bullet – Maame Hwe (WINNER)

Kofi Kinaata – Last Show

Samini – My own

Stonebwoy – My Name


Record of the Year

Kumi Guitar - Dream

Samini – My Own (WINNER)

Sarkodie – Glory

Teephlow – State of the Art


Best Music Video of the Year

Kumi Guitar- Dream (Directed by Abass)

King Promise – Selfish (Directed by Vertex)

B4bonah – My Girl (Directed by Nicol-Sey)

Opanka – Wedding Car (Directed by Bra Shizzle)

Captain Planet – Obi Agyi Obi (Directed by Phamous Films)

Lil Shaker & Ko-Jo Cue – Pen & Paper (Directed by Ekumodzi) (WINNER)


Hiplife/Hip-Hop Artiste of the Year

Yaa Pono


Captain Planet

Kwesi Arthur

Sarkodie (WINNER)



 Best Male Vocalist of the Year

Joe Mettle – Bo Noo Ni

King Promise – Selfish (WINNER)

KiDi – Odo

Kuami Eugene – Angela

Mugeez – Over

Samini – My own


Best Female Vocalist of the Year

Adina – Makoma (WINNER)

Nana Yaa – Don’t leave alone

Efya – Love

MzVee – Bright light

Becca – Summye (Pillow)


Best Group of the Year


R2bees (WINNER)



Best Rapper of the Year

Eno Barony – Fear No Man

Teephlow – Phlowducation (WINNER)

Sarkodie – Light it up

Lil Shaker – Pen & Paper

Ko-Jo Cue – Pen & Paper

Strongman – Transformer


Best collaboration of the Year

Joe Mettle Ft. Luigi Maclean – Bo noo ni

MzVee Ft. Patoranking – Sing My Name remix

Kurl Songx Ft. Sarkodie – Jennifer Lomotey

Sarkodie Ft. Runtown – Pain Killer

Shatta Wale Ft. SM Militants – Taking Over (WINNER)

Captain Planet Ft. Kofi Kinaata – Obi Agyi Obi Girl

Becca Ft. Patoranking – Na Wash


Best African artiste of the year

Davido (WINNER)



Cassper Nyovest

Nasty C

Tiwa Savage



Best New Artiste of the year

King Promise (WINNER)

Kurl Songx


Kuami Eugene


Kwesi Arthur



Song of the Year

Sponsor – Ebony (WINNER)

Odo – Kidi

Angela – Kuami Eugene

Taking Over – Shatta Wale Ft. SM Militants

Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam Ft. Sarkodie

One Corner – Patapaa Ft. Rad Cann

Bo Noo Nii – Joe Mettle Ft. Luigi Maclean

Obi Agyi Obi Girl – Captain Planet Ft. Kofi Kinaata.

My Baby – Magnom ft Joey B

Oh Yeah – King Promise

Pain Killer – Sarkodie feat. Runtown


Album of the Year

Epistles of Mama – Stonebwoy (WINNER)

Daavi – MzVee

Bonyfied – Ebony

Highest – Sarkodie


Artistes of the Year

Joe Mettle

Ebony Reigns (WINNER)

Shatta Wale



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