Full list of VGMA 2023 nominations, Black Sherif tops list

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Full list of VGMA 2023 nominations, Black Sherif tops list.

Charterhouse has released the list of nominations for the 2023 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards(VGMAs). All is set for the much-anticipated music awards night.

The VGMA 2023 list of nominees was announced on TV3 in hourly succession. However, the most coveted categories were announced in a nominees announcement event at the Grand Arena, AICC later in the day.

Moreover, the hottest young Ghanaian international act, Black Sherif had the highest nominations. He was also nominated in the Artist of the Year category alongside Stonebwoy Sarkodie, King Promise, Camidoh, KiDi, Piesie Esther, and Joe Mettle and is already the favorite of many to win it.

Check out the full list of 2023 VGMA nominations below:

Full List Of Nominees VGMA 2023

Artist Of The Year

  • Black Sherif
  • Stonebwoy
  • Sarkodie
  • King Promise
  • Camidoh
  • KiDi
  • Piesie Esther
  • Joe Mettle

Most Popular Song Of The Year

  • Camidoh – Sugarcane Remix
  • Sarkodie – Countryside ft Black Sherif
  • Black Sherif – Kweku The Traveller
  • Lasmid – Friday Night
  • Kelvynboy – DownFlat
  • Gyakie – Something
  • Wendy Shay – Survivor
  • KiDi – Blessed ft Mavado
  • Stonebwoy – Therapy
  • Piesie Esther – Waye Me Yie

Best New Artist

  • Lasmid
  • Djay
  • Malcolm Nuna
  • JayBhad
  • EwuraBena
  • Dj Azonto
  • Chief One

Album Of The Year

  • Black Sherif – The Villian I Never Was
  • Sarkodie – Jamz
  • Gyakie – My Diary
  • King Promise – 5 Star
  • Kwesi Arthur – Son Of Jacob
  • Joe Mettle – The Kadosh

Record Of The Year

  • King Promise – Yaa Asnatewaa ft Frenna
  • Adomaa – Beginnning Again
  • Perez Muzik – Hewalelala
  • Stonebwoy – Therapy
  • Sarkodie – Countryside ft Black Sherif
  • Gyakie – Far Away

Best African Artist

  • Ayra Starr
  • Burna Boy
  • Asake
  • Kizz Daniel
  • Libianca
  • The Therapist

International Collabo Of The Year

  • Camidoh – Sugarcane Remix ft King Promise x Mayorkun
  • KiDi – Touch It Remix ft Tyga
  • King Promise – Ten Toes ft Omah Lay
  • KiDi – Blessed ft Mavado
  • Mzvee – Dumedi ft Yemi Alade
  • King Promise – Run To You ft Chance The Rapper x Vic Mensa
  • Sarkodie – Better Days ft Buju
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Collaboration Of The Year

  • FBS – Jo ft Mr Drew
  • Sarkodie – Countryside ft Black Sherif
  • Epixode – Atiaa ft Kwabena Kwabena
  • Amerado – Grace ft Lasmid
  • DJ Breezy – Abonten ft Kwesi Arthur, Mugueez, Stonebwoy, Black Sherif & Smallgod
  • Bethel Revival Choir – Tegbe Tegbe ft Edwin Dadson
  • Sarkodie – Labadi ft King Promise
  • Dj Vyrusky – Body 2 Body ft KiDi x Camidoh

Songwriter Of The Year

  • Piesie Esther – Waye Me Yie
  • Black Sherif – Oh Paradise
  • Perez Muzik – Hewalelala
  • Fameye – Thank You
  • Diana Hamilton – My Meditation

Best Highlife Artist

  • Kofi Kinaata
  • Akwaboah
  • Kuami Eugene
  • Abiana

Best Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste

  • Black Sherif
  • Sarkodie
  • Kwesi Arthur
  • Medikal
  • Amerado
  • Strongman

Best Afrobeats/Afropop Artiste

  • Camidoh
  • King Promise
  • Gyakie
  • KiDi
  • Wendy Shay
  • Kelvynboy

Best Reggae/Dancehall Artiste

  • Ras Kuuku
  • Epixode
  • Rocky Dawuni
  • Stonebwoy
  • Samini

Best Rap Performance

  • Medikal – Scarface
  • Strongman – Goated
  • Amerado – Obiaa Boa
  • Lyrical Joe – 5th August
  • Teephlow – 6 Feet

Best Gospel Artiste

  • Piesie Esther
  • Joe Mettle
  • Perez Muzik
  • Diana Hamilton
  • Celestine Donkor
  • MoG Music

Best Female Vocal Performance

  • Piesie Esther – Waye Me Yie
  • Niella – Nothing Is Too Hard
  • Enuonyam – God Of Wonders
  • Cian Soul – Waiting
  • Abiana – Shika
  • Adomaa – Beginning Again

Best Male Vocal Performance

  • Camidoh – Waiting
  • Kyei Mensah – Nothing Is Too Hard
  • Perez Muzik – Hewalelala
  • Stonebwoy – Therapy
  • King Promise – Run To You

Best Music Video

  • K– Konongo Zongo (Babs Direction)
  • Stonebwoy – Therapy (JWILLZ)
  • Piesie Esther – Waye Me Yie (SKYWEB VIDEOS)
  • Stonebwoy – Gidigba (LABI)
  • Sarkodie – Labadi ft King Promise (Capone)
  • KiDi – Touch It remix ft Tyga (REX)
  • Scott Evans – Best Side (REX)
  • Kwabena Kwabena – Afraid To Lose Ypou (Andrew Kumi)

Producer Of The Year

  • MOGBeatz
  • ATown
  • Phantom
  • Shadrach Yawson
  • Guilty Beatz
  • KillBeatz
  • LiquidBeatz
  • Samnsey

Audio Engineer Of the Year

  • Chopz – Yaa Asantewaa
  • Qube – Beginning Again
  • Perez Muzik – Helewalala
  • Supa Dups – Therapy
  • Possigee – Countryside
  • Altra Nova – Far Away

Best Reggae/Dancehall Song

  • Konkara Jahvybez – A Go Dey ft Kelvynboy
  • Ras Kuuku – 33N1
  • Epixode – Atiaa
  • Black Sherif – Don’t Forget Me
  • Rocky Dawuni – Never Bow Down ft BLVK H3RO
  • Maccasio – Eyes On You ft Stonebwoy
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Best Afropop Song Nominees

  • Stonebwoy – Therapy
  • Wendy Shay – Survivor
  • Black Sherif – Oil In My Head
  • DopeNation – Gboza
  • King Promise – Ten Toes ft Omah Lay
  • Kuami Eugene – Take Away
  • KiDi – Blessed ft Mavado
  • Fameye – Thank You

Best Afrobeats Song

  • Sugarcane Remix
  • Gyakie – Something
  • KiDi – Champagne
  • Djay – Balance It
  • King Promise – Ginger
  • FBS – Jo ft Mr Drew

Best Hip Hop Song

  • Black Sherif – Kweku The Traveller
  • Amerado – Obia Boa
  • Sarkodie – Countryside ft Black Sherif
  • Malcolm Nunu – Benzo
  • Kwesi Arthur- Drama
  • Medikal – Scarface

Best Gospel Song

  • Celstine Donkor – Final Say
  • Piesei Esther – Waye Me Yie
  • Dian Hamilton – My Meditation
  • Joe Mettle – Kadosh
  • Perez Muzik – Hewalelala
  • Bethel Revival Choir – Tegbe Tegbe ft Edwin Dadson
  • Ewurabena – This Far
  • MOGMusic – Mala

Best Highlife Song

  • Epixode – Atiaa ft Kwabena Kwabena
  • AK Songstress – My Proposal
  • Adina – Adi Dede
  • Kwesi Arhtu – Adom
  • Kelvynboy – Downflat
  • Kofi Kinaata – Have Mercy

Best Hiplife Song

  • Lasmid – Friday Night
  • Medikal – Stubborn Academy
  • JayBhad – Anadwo
  • DJ Breezzy – Abonten
  • Amerado – Grace ft Lasmid
  • Kweku Flick – Ewiase

Unsung Artistes Of The Year

  • Ni Ashun
  • Aya Ramzyb
  • DSL
  • Tsa Qa
  • Maya Blu
  • Boi Jake

Meanwhile, the date for the 2023 VGMAs is Saturday, 6th May 2023 according to a statement regarding the VGMA’s new date released by the organizers. The 24th edition of the awards would be held at the Grand Arena, AICC, and aired on TV3 and other broadcast partners.

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