Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA formerly Ghana Music Awards) was established in 2000 by Mascot to celebrate Ghanaian musicians. The awards are presented annually, and are broadcast live on GH One.[2] The awards ceremony features performances by artistes. In 2020, the nominees jam which was scheduled for the 4th of April at the Koforidua Jackson Park was postponed. This was in compliance with the National Directives on Public Gathering due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3][4]

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards
Current: 2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards
Awarded forOutstanding in the music industry
CountryGhana
Presented byCharterHouse Productions
First awarded2000
Television/radio coverage
NetworkGh One TV
DStv Channel 155[1]
Channel 110[1]

TrophyEdit

The Ghana Music Awards trophy has been changed over the years, the current trophy being unveiled during the 2013 Vodafone Ghana Music Award - Industry Awards night. The trophy includes a plastic red, gold, green (national colours of Ghana) compact disc to symbolize music.[5]

Ghana Music Award for Artiste of the YearEdit

Artiste of the Year is the topmost award at the Ghana Music Awards, given to the artiste(s) adjudged by the Academy, Board and the general public as having the highest audience appeal and popularity. The artiste(s) must have released a hit single/album during the year under review.

Artiste of the Year award winners

LocationsEdit

The inaugural ceremony in 2000 and subsequent award shows (2001-2003) were held at the National Theatre of Ghana. From 2004 to 2009 and in 2013 and 2014, the awards shows were held at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra. From 2010 to 2012, the awards ceremony was held at the Dome.

Ghana Music Awards Dates and Locations
# Year Date City Venue Host(s) Ref
1 2000 Accra National Theatre of Ghana Kwami Sefa Kayi [11]
2 2001
3 2002 [12]
4 2003 8 March [13]
5 2004 13 March Accra International Conference Centre [14]
6 2005 1 May [15]
7 2006 4 March [16]
8 2007 6 May [17]
9 2008 25 April Samini and Doreen Andoh [18]
10 2009 4 April Bice Osei Kuffour, Samini and Dentaa [19]
11 2010 10 April Dome Kwasi Kyei Darwkah (KKD) [20]
12 2011 25 February Chris Attoh and Doreen Andoh [21]
13 2012 13 April Chris Attoh and Benson Ohene Boateng [22]
14 2013 18 May Accra International Conference Centre Mildred Ashong (Eazzy) and Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD) [23]
15 2014 26 April [24]
16 2015 11 April Nathaniel Attoh and Joselyn Dumas [25]
17 2016 7 May Chris Attoh, Naa Ashorkor and Dj Black [26][27][28][29]
18 2017 8 April Anita Erskine [30]
19 2018 15 April John Dumelo & Berla Mundi [31]
20 2019 18 May The New Dome Kwami Sefa Kayi & Berla Mundi [32][33]
21 2020 28 & 29 August Day 1 - Giovani Caleb & Sika Osei

Day 2 - KOD & Berla Mundi

[34][35]
22 2021 25 & 26 June Day 1 - Giovani Caleb and AJ Akuoko-Sarpong

Day 2 - Berla Mundi, Giovani Caleb and Sika Osei

[36]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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