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New online voting channel & voting processes announced for 2019 VGMA

Today, Monday the 24th of March 2019, marks the opening of voting lines for the 20th anniversary edition of the VGMA and it features a new channel allowing for the public to vote online.

This new development allows for only Vodafone customers to vote via text message as done in previous years and redirects all other voters without a Vodafone line to vote on an online portal; www.votevgma.com.

This is to further allow for a more global involvement in the voting process as other Ghanaians in the diaspora and lovers of Ghanaian music all over the world have been left out from exercising their votes all this while.

Following the unveiling of nominees for this year’s edition, organizers have announced the processes involved in voting for your desired nominee across all 25 categories.

Outlined below are all the necessary information on the voting process for the highly competitive categories unveiled for the 2019 VGMA.


The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards maintains the 3 tier voting system i.e. the Public, the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Academy and the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Board with the following percentage splits:

Public Voting Categories:     

  • Public:                         30%
  • VGMA Academy:         30%     
  • VGMA Board:              40%

Technical/Industry Categories

  • VGMA Academy:         50%     
  • VGMA Board:              50%

Honorary Awards:  

  • VGMA Board – 100%


The following channels will be used for voting for Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2018:

  • Voting on mobile phone via the short code 1767 only on Vodafone.
  • Vodafone lines have a cap of 50 texts per number.
  • One Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Academy voting event done at one sitting and online with Members drawn from across the Country.
  • One Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Board Voting event

All these votes, as done every year is supervised and tabulated by world renowned business advisory firm – KPMG and presented on the night of the event.

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Emmanuel Ghansah, Ghana Music

Singer, Songwriter, scriptwriter, blogger, lover of the creative arts, brands and communications expert.

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