Nigerian musician, Damini Ogulu popularly called Burna Boy has won the African Artiste of the Year Award at the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Award (VGMA) which was held on Saturday night inside the new dome of the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).
The 28-year-old Burna Boy overcame stiff competition from fellow Nigerian artistes, Davido and Wizkid, Ghana’s Mr. Eazi, South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest and Sauti Soul to win the award.
Mr. Eazi took home two awards namely the Afro Pop Song Of The Year for ‘Akwaaba’ which featured Guilty Beats, Patapaa, Pappy Kojo and Best African Collaboration Of The Year’, also with Guilty Beats, Patapaa, Pappy Kojo.
Below is the full list of winners at the 2019 VGMA:
Highlife Song of the Year – My Level (Shatta Wale)
Hiplife Song of the Year – Yaa Pono (Obiaa Wone Master featuring Stonebwoy)
Gospel Song of the Year – Mo Ne Yo (Diana Hamilton)
Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – Gringo (Shatta Wale)
Afro Pop Song of the Year – Akwaaba (Guilty Beatz featuring Mr. Eazi, Pappy Kojo & King Promise)
Hip hop Song of the Year – Anthem (Kwesi Arthur)
Gospel Artist of the Year – Diana Hamilton
Reggae/Dancehall Artist of the Year – Stonebwoy
Highlife Artist of the Year – Kuami Eugene
Songwriter of the Year – King Promise (CCTV)
Record of the Year – Hye Me Bo (Akwaboah)
Best Video of the Year – Come and See My Moda – feat Yemi Alade (Dir Xbills Ebenezer)
Hiplife/Hiphop Artist of the Year – Medikal
Male Vocalist of the Year – KiDi
Female Vocalist of the Year – Efya
Group of the Year – Bethel Revival Choir
Rapper of the Year – Medikal
Best Collaboration of the Year – Kpoo Keke (Stonebwoy featuring Medikal, Kwesi Arthur, Darko Vibes & Kelvyn Boy)
African Artist of the Year – Burna Boy
New Artist of the Year – Wendy Shay
Album of the Year – Rockstar (Kuami Eugene)
Best African Collabo – Akwaaba (Guilty Beats featuring Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo)
Instrumentalist of the Year – Mizter Okyere
Unsung Artiste of the Year – Kula
Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Mary Ghansah, J. A. Adofo and Prof. Kofi Abraham
Producer of the Year – Kuami Eugene
Sound Engineer of the Year – Francis Osei (Hye Me Bo)
Artiste of the Decade – Sarkodie.