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VGMA 2023: KiDi wins Artiste of the Year

Dennis Nana Dwamena, better known on stage as KiDi, has won artiste of the year at the 23rd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards held at the Grande Arena of the International Conference Centre on Saturday(7 May).

He beat contenders such as Sarkodie, Kuami Eugene, King Promise, Joe Mettle and Black Sherif to win the topmost award given by the Ghana music industry.

Below is the full list of the award winners

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

King Promisee

Kuami Eugene

Sarkodie

Black Sherif

KiDi – Winner

Joe Mettle

VODAFONE MOST POPULAR SONG

‘Touch it’ – Kidi – Winner

‘Slow Down’ – King Promise

‘Ote Me Mu’ – Ohemaa Mercy ft. MOGMusic

‘Yeeko’ – Okyeame Kwame ft. Kuami Eugene

‘Forever Remix’ – Gyakie ft. Omah Lay

‘Je M’apelle’ – Darkovibes ft. Davido

‘Second Sermon’ – Black Sherif

‘Dollar On You’ – Kuami Eugene

‘Ye Obua Mi’ – Joe Mettle

‘Praise’ – Fameye

‘Echoke’ – Sefa

‘Mood’ – Mr Drew

VODAFONE GREEN AWARD

Stonebwoy – Geedy Men – Winner

  • ALBUM/EP OF THE YEAR
    No Pressure – Sarkodie
    The Golden Boy – KiDi – Winner
    The Experience – Joe Mettle
    Lighthouse – Akwaboah
    Loyalty – D-Black
    Afro-highlife – Kuami Eugene

BEST NEW ARTIST

Sefa

Black Sherif – Winner

Scott Evans

Mona 4Reall

Kweku Darlington

Kwame Yogot

RECORD OF THE YEAR

‘Ntro Naa’ – Akwaboah

‘Country Hot’ – Afriyie Wutah

‘Praise’ – Fameye

‘Meduru’ – Minister OJ

‘Sad Girlz Luv Money (remix)’ – Amaarae ft Moliy – Winner

‘Love Locked Down’ – Okyeame Kwame ft. Adina

  • BEST AFROBEATS SONG
    Celebrate – Kwesi Arthur ft. Teni
    Dollar On You – Kuami Eugene
    E Choke – S3fa ft. Mr Drew – Winner
    Coming Home – MzVee ft. Tiwa Savage
    Sugar Cane – Camidoh ft. Phantom
    Mon Bebe – KiDi
    Je M’appelle – Darko Vibes ft. Davido
  • BEST HIGHLIFE SONG
    Thy Grace (part 1) – Kofi Kinaata – Winner
    Jonathan – AK Songstress
    Obiaa – Akwaboah ft. Cina Soul
    Yard – Bisa Kdei
    Te Na Fie – Kuami Eugene
    Feelings – Cina Soul ft. KiDi
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BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

‘Rollies & Cigars’ – Sarkodie

‘5th August 5’ – Lyrical Joe – Winner

‘The Throne’ – Sarkodie

‘Wudini Anthem’ – Obibini

‘Last Verse’ – Strongman

‘Wonteasie’ – TeePhlow

REGGAE/DANCEHALL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Samini

Larruso

Epixode

Stonebwoy – Winner

  • AFROBEATS/AFROPOP ARTISTE
    S3fa
    KiDi – Winner
    King Promise
    Mr Drew
    Wendy Shay
    Gyakie
    Camidoh
    Darkovibes
  • COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
    Abodie – Captain Planet ft. Kuami Eugene
    Yeeko – Okyeame Kuami ft. Kuami Eugene
    Enjoyment Minister – D-Black ft. Quamina MP, Stonebwoy – Winner
    Echoke – S3fa ft. Mr Drew
    Sika Aba Fie (remix) – Kweku Darlington ft. Kuami Eugene, Kweku Flick, Fameye, Yaw Tog
    Coachella – Sarkodie ft. Kwesi Arthur
    Biibi Besi – Kwame Yogot ft. Kuami Eugene
    Ote Mimu – Ohemaa Mercy ft. MOG
  • BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SONG
    1 GAD – Stonebwoy
    Touch It – KiDi – Winner
    Picture – Samini ft. Efya
    Greedy Men – Stonebwoy
    New Gen – Stonebwoy
    Odeshie – Epixode
  • BEST AFROPOP SONG
    Heat – Wendy Shay ft. Shay Gang
    Forever (remix) – Gyakie ft. Omah Lay
    Mood – Mr Drew
    Slow Down – King Promise
    Enjoyment Minister – D-Black ft. Quamina MP, Stonebwoy
    Sad Girlz Luv Money – Amaarae ft. Moliy, Kali Uchis
    Praise – Fameye – Winner
  • BEST HIGHLIFE ARTISTE
    Cina Soul
    Akwaboah – Winner
    Bisa K’dei
    Fameye
    Kuami Eugene
    Kofi Kinaata
  • BEST HIPLIFE/HIP HOP ARTISTE
    Sarkodie – Winner
    Okyeame Kwame
    Black Sherif
    D-Black
    Amerado
    Medikal
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BEST GOSPEL ARTIST

Celestine Donkor

Diana Hamilton

Obaapa Christy

Joe Mettle – Winner

MOGMusic

Empress Gifty

Ohemaa Mercy

Akesse Brempong

  • INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
    Coming Home – MzVee ft. Tiwa Savage
    Forever (remix) – Gyakie ft. Omah Lay – Winner
    Sore (emix) – Yaw Tog ft. Stormzy, Kwesi Arthur
    Sad Girlz Luv Money (remix) – Amaarae ft. Moliy, Kali Uchis
    Je M’appelle – Darkovibes ft. Davido
    2nd Sermon (remix) – Black Sherif ft. Burna Boy
    Spiritual – KiDi ft. Kuami Eugene, Patoranking
    Non-Living Thing – Sarkodie ft. Oxlade
  • BEST HIPLIFE SONG
    Yeeko – Okyeame Kwame ft. Kuami Eugene – Winner
    No Fugazy – Sarkodie
    Biibi Besi – Kwame Yogot ft. Kuami Eugene
    Accra – Medikal
    Abodie – Captain Planet ft. Kuami Eugene
    Kom – Fancy Gadam
    Zenabu – DopeNation ft. Dancegod Lloyd, Afrobeast, DWP Academy
    S3k3 – Mr Drew
  • BEST HIPHOP SONG
    Abotre – Amerado ft. Black Sherif
    Winning – Kwesi Arthur ft. Vic Mensa
    2nd Sermon – Black Sherif – Winner
    Coachella – Sarkodie ft. Kwesi Arthur
    Sika Aba Fie – Kweku Darlington ft. Kuami Eugene, Kweku Flick, Yaw Tog, Fameye
    Sore (remix) – Yaw Tog ft. Stormzy, Kwesi Arthur
  • BEST GOSPEL SONG
    Oluwa Is Involved – Joyce Blessing
    Ye Obua Mi – Joe Mettle
    Ote Me Mu – Ohemaa Mercy ft. MOG Music – Winner
    Awurade Ye – Diana Hamilton
    Only You – Celestine Donkor
    Enyo – Bethel Revival ft. Joe Mettle
    Yahweh – Akesse Brempong ft. MOG Music
    Eye Woaa – Empress Gifty
    Mapek? – Scott Evans
    The Glory – Obaapa Christy
  • BEST AFRICAN ARTISTE
    Wizkid -Winner
    Fireboy DML
    Ckay
    Tems
    Focalistic
  • Joeboy
  • VIDEO OF THE YEAR
    Mon Bebe – KiDi (dir. by Rex)
    Mood – Mr Drew (dir. by Xpress Philms)
    Odeeshie – Epixode (dir. Snaresbeat)
    Sad Girlz Luv Money (remix) – Amaarae (dir. by Remi Laudat)
    Slow Down – King Promise (dir. Andy Madjitey)
    Rollies and Cigar – Sarkodie (dir. by Yaw Skyface)
    Nyinya – Bosom P-Yung (dir. by Babs) – Winner
    Let It Go – Kweku Smoke (dir. by Babs)
    Fine Girl – Mona 4 Reall (dir. by Rex)
  • SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
    Minister OJ – Meduru
    Fameye – Praise – Winner
    Abiana – Bo NooNi
    Kofi Kinaata – Thy Grace (part 1)
    Akwaboah – Obiaa
    Diana Hamilton – Awurade Ye
  • FEMALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
    Celestine Donkor – Only You
    Abiana – My House
    Esther Godwyl – Faithful God
    Niiella – Where You Are – Winner
    Efe Grace – Overflow
    Cina Soul – OMG
  • MALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
    Akwaboah  – Ntro Naa
    Black Sherif – Gold Digga
    Joe Mettle – Ye Obuami
    KiDi – Bad Things
    King Promise – Slow Down
    Kwaisey Pee – Amazing God – Winner
    Luigi Maclean – Mala
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