#VGMA22: Diana Hamilton beats KiDi, Kuami Eugene, others to win Artiste of the Year
Gospel musician, Diana Antwi Hamilton, has been adjudged the Artiste of the Year at the 2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
This is the second time a gospel musician has won the most prestigious award at the VGMAs.
In 2017, Joe Mettle made history as the first gospel musician to have earned that feat.
Apart from the Artiste of the Year category, Diana also won the Gospel Song of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year and Song of the Year categories.
The awards ceremonies for this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards took place at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC)in Ghana on June 25 and June 26, 2021.
A number of the award categories were presented on the industry awards night on 25th June, with exciting performances from Kofi Kinaata, Bethel Revival Choir, Yaa Yaa, Fameye, Okyeame Kwame, Cina Soul, Dead Peepol, Epixode, Dope Nation, and Bob Pinodo.
On the second day, there were also performances from Joe Mettle, Diana Hamilton, Adina, Efya, Kuami Eugene KiDi, Yaw Tog, among others.
Below is the full list of winners:
Artiste of the Year – Diana Hamilton
Gospel Song of the Year – Adom (Diana Hamilton)
Highlife Song of the Year – Enjoyment (KiDi)
Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – Adina
Hip Hop Song of the Year – Sore
Best Group of the Year – Keche
Best Afrobeat Song – Say Cheese
Highlife Artiste of the Year – Kuami Eugene
Best Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste – Medikal
Best Gospel Artiste of the Year – Diana Hamilton
Best Reggae/Dancehall Artiste – Epixode
Best Rap Performance – Eno Barony
Collaboration of the Year – Happy Day
Best Afrobeat/Afropop Artiste – KiDi
EP of the Year – Blue (KiDi)
International Collaboration – Baajo – Kwesi Arthur ft. Joe Boy
Best New Artiste of the Year – Mr. Drew
Album of Year – Araba (Adina)
Vodafone Most Popular Song of the Year – Adam (Diana Hamilton)
Instrumentalist of the Year – Nana Yaw Safo
Traditional Artiste of the Year – Manhyia Tete Nwomkoro
Male Vocal Performance of the Year – MOG Music
Female Vocal Performance of the Year – Abiana
Songwriter of the Year – Kofi Kinaata (Behind the Scene)
Record of The Year – Adina (Daddy’s Little Girl
Sound Engineer of the Year – Richie Mensah
Lifetime Achievement Award: Bob Pinodo
Music Producer of the Year – Richie Mensah
African Artiste of the Year – Master KG
Best Music Video – Baddest Boss (MzVee ft Mugeez)
Group of the Year – Keche
Music For Good – Yaa Yaa (Musuo).
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