The late female dancehall artiste, Ebony Reigns, has posthumously been crowned the top most award at the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).
The late 'Maame Hwe' hit maker toppled 2017 Artiste of the Year Joe Mettle, and Zylofon Music’s signees, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, to win the top most award.
Ebony Reigns’ ‘Sponsor’ won the Afroppo Song of Year while her manager, Bullet, won the Best Song Writer with ‘Maame Hwe’.
Her parents and management received the awards on herbehalf.
The category definition for the VGMA Artiste of the Year states that: “Artiste of the Year is the Artiste(s) adjudged by the Academy, Board and the General Public as the Artiste(s) with the highest audience appeal and popularity. The Artiste(s) must have released a hit single/album during the year under review.”
The SM Boss also won Best Collaboration on the night.
Highlife Artiste of the Year’ and New Artiste of the year went to Kuami Eugene
Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year and best Rapper went to Sarkodie.
Joe Mettle won both the Gospel song, Gospel Artiste of the year and Male Vocalist of the Year respectively.
The Female Vocalist of the Year was grabbed by Adina.
Kidi’s ‘Odo’ was adjudged Highlife Song of the Year.
Hiplife Song of the Year’ went to ‘Total Cheat’ by Fancy Gadam featuring Sarkodie
‘Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year’ was won by Samini with his song, ‘My Own’.
Mary Naa Amanua Doodo of Wulomei received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Stonebwoy won the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of Year.
The award scheme is organised by Charterhouse to reward deserving Ghanaian artistes for their hard work, dedication and contribution towards the growth of Ghana’s music industry.