VGMA 2018: Ebony is Artiste of the year
The late Ebony Reigns has emerged Artiste of the Year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) for 2018.
Ebony known privately as Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng despite her demise shrugged off competition from last year’s winner Joe Mettle, Shatta Wale, Sarkodie and Stonebwoy to scoop the most treasured award at the event.
Ebony died at age 21 in a gory accident on the Sunyani-Kumasi road while returning to Accra from Sunyani on Thursday, 8 February 2018.
Ebony also won the Afro Pop Song of the Year and Album of the Year.
Held at the Accra International Conference Centre, the biggest show on the entertainment calendar was hosted by Television presenter Berla Mundi and actor John Dumelo.
There were performances from Joe Mettle, Kelvin boy, Stonebwoy, Kuami Eugene, King Promise, Kidi, Fancy Gadam, Kwesi Arthur, Mzvee, Akosua Agyapong, Adina,Tiwa Savage from Nigeria and Nasty C from South Africa.
Find below full list of award winners:
TRADITIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR – Amamerefuo Music and Dance Ensemble
INSTRUMENTAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Dominic Quarshie
LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Naa Amanua Duodoo
GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR – Joe Mettle (Bo noo ni)
HIPHOP SONG OF THE YEAR – Kwesi Arthur (Grind Day Remix)
REGGAE/DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR – Samini (My own)
HIPLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR – Fancy Gadam ft Sarkodie (Total cheat)
AFRO POP SONG OF THE YEAR – Ebony (Sponsor)
HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR – Kidi (Odo)
GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Joe Mettle
HIGHLIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Kuami Eugene
HIPLIFE/HIPHOP ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Sarkodie
SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR – Bullet (Maame Hw3)
REGGAE DANCEHALL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Stonebwoy
BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR – Shatta Wale (Taking Over)
BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR – Sarkodie
BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR – Wutah
BEST MALE VOCALIST – Joe Mettle
BEST FEMALE VOCALIST – Adina
AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Davido
RECORD OF THE YEAR – Teephlow (State of the art)
NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Kuami Eugene
SONG OF THE YEAR – Fancy Gadam (Total cheat)
ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Ebony (Bonyfied)