In the Grammy’s, what is aruguably the world’s most pretigious music awards, the Album of the Year is the most coveted award category.
However, in the Ghana Music Awards which is currently branded the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, the most coveted category is the Artiste of The Year.
Since the music awards commenced in 1999, we have had 21 editions of the awards show, however, the Artiste of the Year category has been awarded 20 times. Last year, that category was annulled following the altercation between Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale.
Though no musician has been able to win the Artiste of the Year category back to back, others such as Okyeame Kwame, VVIP, Sarkodie have won that category more than once.
See below for all the VGMA Artiste of the Year winners since 1999 to 2020:
1999 – Akyeame (Quophi Okyeame and Okyeame Kwame)
2000 – Daddy Lumba
2001 – Kojo Antwi
2002 – Lord Kenya
2003 – Kontihene
2004 – VVIP (Back in 2004, the group was known as VIP)
2005 – Obour
2006 – Ofori Amponsah
2007 – Samini
2008 – Kwaw Kese
2009 – Okyeame Kwame
2010 – Sarkodie
2011 – VVIP (Back in 2011, the group was known as VIP)
2012 – Sarkodie
2013 – R2Bees
2015 – Stonebwoy
2016 – EL
2017 – Joe Mettle
2018 – Ebony
2019 – Cancelled
2020 – Kuami Eugene
Can Kuami Eugene do the unthinkable and win this award back to back for the first time in VGMA history? 2021 has the answer.
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