The highly anticipated 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards s is finally over.
This is the 20th year since the award scheme’s inception. The night saw not only interesting performances and wins, but also chaos, as Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy engaged in a fracas.
The Taking Over hitmaker had stormed the stage when Stonebwoy was making a remark after he won the Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year. His movement to the stage was misinterpreted as “war” by Stonebwoy’s fans who attacked him. However, Shatta Wale’s fan also jumped onto the stage to defend him, leading to Stonebwoy pulling a gun.
That situation has led to two of the awards – Artiste of the Year, and Most Popular Song – of the year, being held on to. It has been speculated widely that Shatta Wale won in those two categories, however, because of the violent that broke out, he was not given the awards. In fact, Shatta Wale had angrily left the venue of the event soon after the violence had taken place.
See the list of winner here:
Gospel song of the year: Diana Hamilton (Mo Ne Yor)
Highlife song of the year: Shatta Wale (My Level)
Reggae Dancehall song of the year: Gringo Shatta Wale
Hip Hop Song of the Year:Anthem (Kwesi Arthur)
Hiplife song of the year: Yaa Pono -Obia Wo Ne Master
Afro-Pop Song Of the year: Akwaaba (Guilty Beatz ft Pappy Kojo, Mr. Eazi & Patapaa)
Gospel artists of the year: Diana Hamilton
Hi-life artiste of the year: Kuami Eugene
Hiplife/Hip hop artiste of the year: Medikal
Reggae/ Dancehall Artiste of the year: Stonebwoy
Video of the year: Mzvee(Come And See My Mother)
Collaboration of the year: Stonebwoy Kpoo Keke
Record of the year: Akwaboah -Hy3 me bo
Song Writer of the year: King Promise -CCTV
Music producer of the year: Kuami Eugene Sound engineer of the year: Francis Osei(Hy3 Me Bor) Best Male Vocalist: Kidi (Thunder)
Best Female Vocalist Of The Year: Efya (Hold You Down)
African Artiste Of The Year: Burna Boy Rapper of the year: Medikal
Best African Collaboration: Guilty Beatz ft Mr. Eazi, Pappy Kojo (Akwaaba)
Group of the year: Bethel Revival Choir Best New Artiste Of The Year: Wendy Shay
Album of the year: Kuami Eugene (Rockstar)
Instrumentalist: Mizter Okyere
Lifetime achievement: Dr. Mrs. Mary Ghansa, J.A. Adofo, Professor Kofi Abraham
Artiste Of The Decade: Sarkodie.
Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Shatta Wale’s motive for storming the stage when Stonebwoy was announced as the winner for the Reggae and Dancehall Artiste of the year was to congratulate him.