Wizkid has been named the ‘African artiste of the year’ at the 23rd edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).

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The award ceremony, previously known as Ghana Music Awards, was established in 1999. It is aimed at celebrating the outstanding contributions of Ghanaian musicians to the growth and expansion of its associated industry.

The awards took off on Friday at the Grande Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre and featured performances from top Ghanaian music stars.

Wizkid was among those honoured on the first night of this year’s edition of the awards alongside Stonebwoy who snagged the ‘Music for Good’ category.

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In a Twitter post, organisers of the awards congratulated the ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner for the feat.

“Huge congratulations to @wizkidayo for winning the Best African Artiste of the Year at the 23rd VGMAs #VGMA23,” the post reads.

Below is a list of winners announced so far:

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Unsung Artiste

Gambo

Male Vocal Performance

Kweisey Pee – ‘Amazing God’

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Female Vocal Performance

Niiella – ‘Where You Are’

Songwriter Of The Year

Fameye – ‘Praise’

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Video OF The Year

‘Nyinya’ – Bosom P Yung

Instrumentalist Of The Year

Joshua Moszi

Music for Good

Stonebwoy

Producer Of The Year

MOG Beatz

Best African Artiste of the Year

Wizkid

Traditional Artiste of the Year (Non voting Category)

Nii Tettey Tetteh

Life time achievement award

Agya koo Nimo



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