Wizkid has been named the ‘African artiste of the year’ at the 23rd edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).
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.
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.
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— Ghana Music Awards (@GHMusicAwards) May 6, 2022
Below is a list of winners announced so far:
Male Vocal Performance
Kweisey Pee – ‘Amazing God’
Female Vocal Performance
Niiella – ‘Where You Are’
Songwriter Of The Year
Fameye – ‘Praise’
Video OF The Year
‘Nyinya’ – Bosom P Yung
Instrumentalist Of The Year
Music for Good
Producer Of The Year
Best African Artiste of the Year
Traditional Artiste of the Year (Non voting Category)
Nii Tettey Tetteh
Life time achievement award
Agya koo Nimo
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