Gospel artist Joseph Oscar Mettle aka Joe Mettle won the Artiste of the year award at the 18th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
Joe Mettle became the first Gospel musician to win the ultimate award, “Artiste of the Year” since it inception in 2000. He won two other awards; “Gospel Artiste of the Year” and “Best Male Vocalist”.
He beat competition from Sarkodie, EL, Stonebwoy, Medikal and MzVee to emerge winner.
The Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday hosted the event which saw splendid performances from M.anifest, Becca, Kinaata, Nacce and Friends, Charles Amoah, EL, Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Runtown from Nigeria, Toofan from Togo, Adina, Akwaboah, Article Wan and Kuami Eugene.
The event was hosted by co-host of ‘Starr Drive’on Starr 103.5FM, Anita Erskine and was ably supported by Joy FM’s DJ Black.
The Red Carpet experience of the awards night, which has been an integral part of the VGMA, the glitz and glamour session was also hosted by Live FM/GHone TV presenter Berla Mundi and fashion designer Elikem Kumordzie the Taylor.
Find the full list of winners below:
Artiste of the Year – Joe Mettle
Popular Song of the Year – Christy by Dobble
Album of the Year – Counselor by Nacee
Best Collaboration of the Year – Alhaji by VVIP ft. Patoranking
African Artiste of the Year – Runtown
Best New Artiste/Discovery of the Year – Fancy Gadam
Best Rapper of the Year – M.anifest (100%)
Best Group of the Year – VVIP
Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year – Sarkodie
Best Male Vocalist – Joe Mettle (Onwanwani)
Best Female Vocalist – Adina (Too Late)
Record of the Year – Too Late by Adina Thembi Prod. by Killbeatz, King Promise
Best Music Video of the Year – Small Small by Okyeame Kwame Ft. MzVee (Phamous Philms)
Songwriter of the Year – Kofi Kinaata (Confession)
Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year – Stonebwoy
Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – People Dey by Stonebwoy
Highlife Artiste of the Year – Kofi Kinaata
Gospel Artiste of the Year – Joe Mettle
Hiphop Song of the Year – God Mc by M.anifest
Afropop Song of the Year – Kaabuame by EL
Hiplife Song of the Year – Go Low by Flowking Stone
Highlife Song of the Year – Confession by Kofi Kinaata
Gospel Song of the Year – Yewo Nyame a Yewo adze by Nacee ft. Ernest Opoku
Unsung Artiste – Kwame Eugene
Life Time Achievement Award – Paapa Kofi Yankson
Traditional artiste of the year – Sammy Ahmed
Instrumentalist of the year – Philip Acquah
Traditional Artiste Of The Year – Mr Sammy Ahmed