Damini Ogulu, Nigerian Afro-fusion artiste better known as Burna Boy, has won the  ‘African Artiste of the Year’ category at the 2019 edition of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).


The award event saw the bigwigs from the continent’s music industry converge at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) situated in the country’s capital city.

Davido; Wizkid; Sauti Sol, a Kenyan Afro-pop band; and Cassper Nyovest, South African rapper, had all been pitched against Burna Boy for the 20th VGMA’s ‘African Artiste of the Year’ prize.

See the full list of winners below.


African Artiste of the Year – Burna Boy

Traditional Artiste of the Year – Kwan Pa

Instrumentalist of the Year – Okyere


Lifetime Achievement Award – Mary Ghansah

Lifetime Achievement Award – Obuoba J.A. Adofo and

Lifetime Achievement Award – Kofi Abraham

Unsung Artiste of the Year – Kula


Gospel Song of the Year – Diana Hamilton for ‘Mo Ne Yo’

Highlife Song of the Year – Shatta Wale for ‘My Level’.

Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – Shatta Wale for ‘Gringo’

Hip-hop Song of the Year – Kwesi Arthur for ‘Anthem’


Hiplife Song of the Year – ‘Obiaa Wone Master’ by Yaa Pono feat Stonebwoy

Gospel Artiste of the Year —  Diana Hamilton

Hiplife/Hip-pop Artiste of the Year – Medikal

Highlife Artiste of the Year – Kuame Eugene


Afropop song of the Year – ‘Akwaaba’ – Mr Eazi, Patapaa, Pappy Kojo

Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year – Stonebwoy

Artiste of the Decade – Sarkodie!

Album of the Year award -‘Rockstar’ by Kuami Eugene

Best African Collaboration of the Year award – AKWAABA’ by Guilty Beatz ft. Patapaa, Pappy Kojo and Mr Eazi

Group of the Year – Bethel Revival Choir

Best Rapper – Medikal

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