Shatta Wale misses out on VGMA nomination as Stonebwoy makes nominees list

Shatta Wale misses out on VGMA nomination as Stonebwoy makes nominees list

Ghanaian Reggae Dancehall artiste Charles Nii Armah Mensah known by his stage name Shatta Wale has failed to make it to the final nomination list of the 2022 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

However, his immediate rival Stonebwoy made it to the list in the Dancehall song of the year category after the duo were indefinitely banned from participating in the VGMA’s following a scuffle that occurred between them at the 2019 edition.

Although the VGMA Board lifted the ban through a press release on February 12, 2021, it is unclear why Shatta Wale did not appear on the 2022 nomination list.

Charterhouse, organizers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, have released the final list of nominees for this year’s VGMA as it introduced four new categories, namely: EP of the Year, Best Gospel Song, Vodafone Most Popular Song of the Year and Best Aforbeats/Afropop Artiste.

Below is the full list of VGMA 2022 nominees.

BEST GOSPEL SONG
Oluwa Is Involved – Joyce Blessing
Ye Obua Mi – Joe Mettle
Ote Me Mu – Ohemaa Mercy ft. MOG Music
Awurade Ye – Diana Hamilton
Only You – Celestine Donkor
Enyo – Bethel Revival ft. Joe Mettle
Yahweh – Akesse Brempong ft. MOG Music
Eye Woaa – Empress Gifty
Mapekɛ – Scott Evans
The Glory – Obaapa Christy

BEST HIGHLIFE SONG
Thy Grace (part 1) – Kofi Kinaata
Jonathan – AK Songstress
Obiaa – Akwaboah ft. Cina Soul
Yard – Bisa Kdei
Te Na Fie – Kuami Eugene
Feelings – Cina Soul ft. KiDi

BEST HIPLIFE SONG
Yeeko – Okyeame Kwame ft. Kuami Eugene
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

Deal of the day

BEST AFROBEATS SONG
Celebrate – Kwesi Arthur ft. Teni
Dollar On You – Kuami Eugene
E Choke – S3fa ft. Mr Drew
Coming Home – MzVee ft. Tiwa Savage
Sugar Cane – Camidoh ft. Phantom
Mon Bebe – KiDi
Je M’appelle – Darko Vibes ft. Davido

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

BEST HIP HOP SONG
Abotre – Amerado ft. Black Sherif
Winning – Kwesi Arthur ft. Vic Mensa
2nd Sermon – Black Sherif
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 REGGAE/DANCEHALL SONG
1 GAD – Stonebwoy
Touch It – KiDi
Picture – Samini ft. Efya
Greedy Men – Stonebwoy
New Gen – Stonebwoy
Odeshie – Epixode

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Abodie – Captain Planet ft. Kuami Eugene
Yeeko – Okyeame Kuami ft. Kuami Eugene
Enjoyment Minister – D-Black ft. Quamina MP, Stonebwoy
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

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Coming Home – MzVee ft. Tiwa Savage
Forever (remix) – Gyakie ft. Omah Lay
Sore (remix) – 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

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

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)
Let It Go – Kweku Smoke (dir. by Babs)
Fine Girl – Mona 4 Reall (dir. by Rex)

BEST HIGHLIFE ARTISTE
Cina Soul
Akwaboah
Bisa K’dei
Fameye
Kuami Eugene
Kofi Kinaata

BEST HIPLIFE/HIP HOP ARTISTE
Sarkodie
Okyeame Kwame
Black Sherif
D-Black
Amerado
Medikal

AFROBEATS/AFROPOP ARTISTE
S3fa
KiDi
King Promise
Mr Drew
Wendy Shay
Gyakie
Camidoh
Darkovibes

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Minister OJ – Meduru
Fameye – Praise
Abiana – Bo NooNi
Kofi Kinaata – Thy Grace (part 1)
Akwaboah – Obiaa
ADiana Hamilton – Awurade Ye

FEMALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Celestine Donkor – Only You
Abiana – My House
Esther Godwyl – Faithful God
Niiella – Where You Are
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
Luigi Maclean – Mala

BEST AFRICAN ARTISTE
Wizkid
Fireboy DML
Ckay
Tems
Focalistic
Joeboy

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