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VGMA 2019: Who will win and who could win

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VGMA 2019: Who will win and who could win
VGMA 2019: Who will win and who could win.

It’s that time of the year again where major stakeholders in the Ghanaian music circles converge to honour the most deserving players in the industry.

The 20th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards will happen this Saturday 18th May 2019 at the Accra International Conference Center with the aim of rewarding excellence.

Rightly themed “The People, The Culture, The Music”, Ghana music will be celebrated on its most prestigious night to celebrate major achievements in the year under review.

Ghanaian influenced music made major headlines across the globe with Shatta Wale’s Reign Album ranking in at 6th position on the Billboard World Albums chart with Samini’s Untamed album placing 8th on the Top 10 Billboard Reggae Albums chart.

Patapaa & Kuami Eugene headline major shows on the continent, whiles Stonebwoy performed at the interntional reggae music festival, SummerFest.

We at GhanaMusic decided to run our own rule on who should win what at the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards below.

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Will win: Kuami Eugene
Could win: Shatta Wale

VODAFONE MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR
Will win: Obia Wone Master – Yaa Pono ft. Stonebwoy
Could win: Bobolebobo – Evangelist IK Aning

HIGHLIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Will win: Akwaboah
Could win: KiDi

Full VGMA 2019 nominees list

REGGAE/DANCEHALL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Will win: Shatta Wale
Could win: Stonebwoy

HIPLIFE/HIP-HOP ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Will win: Medikal
Could win: Patapaa

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Will win: Reign– Shatta Wale
Could win: I Believe – Diana Hamilton

BEST NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Will win: Wendy Shay
Could win: Kelvynboy

GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Will win: Diana Hamilton
Could win: Joyce Blessing

BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Will win: CCTV – King Promise ft. Mugeez & Sarkodie
Could win: Can’t Let You Goi – Sarkodie ft. King Promise

HIPLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR
Will win: Can’t Let You Go – Sarkodie ft. King Promise
Could win: Obia Wone Master – Yaa Pono ft. Stonebwoy

HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR
Will win: Bronya – CCTV – King Promise ft. Mugeez & Sarkodie
Could win: Odo – Woara – Kwesi Arthuri

AFRO-POP SONG OF THE YEAR
Will win: Akwaaba – GuiltyBeatz ft. Pappy Kojo, Mr. Eazi & Patapaa
Could win: Uber Driver – Wendy Shay

GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
Will win: Bobolebobo – Evangelist IK Aning
Could win: W’asue Me – Obaapa Christy

REGGAE/DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR
Will win: Gringo – Shatta Wale
Could win: Obaa – Samini

Video: Patapaa stole the show at the VGMA 2018 celebration jam

HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR
Will win: How Much Remix – Medikal ft. Sarkodie & Paedae(Omar Sterling)
Could win: Biibi Ba – Sarkodie ft. LJ, Tulenkey, Frequency, Kofi Mole, ToyBoi, Yeyo, Amerado, 2Fyngers, OBkay, CJ Biggerman

BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR
Will win: Medikal – How Much Remix
Could win: Sarkodie – Can’t Let You Go

BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Will win: Sesan – Gringo (Shatta Wale)
Could win: David Nicol-Sey – Guda (Kirani Ayat)

BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR
Will win: DopeNation
Could win: La Meme Gang

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Will win: Adina – Killing Me Softly
Could win: Cina Soul – Ojorley

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Will win: Akwaboah – Hye Me Bo
Could win: Luigi Maclean – Amazing God

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Will win: Made In Ghana – Okyeame Kwame
Could win: Hye Me Bo – Akwaboah

SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Will win: Francis Osei – Hye Me Bo ( Akwaboah)
Could win: Genius Selection – Where We Dey Go (Trigmatic)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Will win: Akwaboah – Hye Mo Bo (Akwaboah)
Could win: Stonebwoy – Tomorrow (Stonebwoy)

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION
Will win: Akwaaba – GuiltyBeatz ft. Pappy Kojo, Mr. Eazi & Patapaa
Could win: Come and See My Mother – MzVee ft. Yemi Alade

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AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Will win: Mr Eazi
Could win: Burna Boy

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Will win: Mizter Okyere
Could win: Emmanuel Bludo

MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Will win: Kuami Eugene
Could win: Killbeats

NB: These are not the certified winners by the organisers of the awards scheme.

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