Past winners of the topmost award Okyeame Kwame and Sarkodie were awardees on the first night of the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards held from the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on Friday, August 28 under strict Covid-19 protocols.
While Okyeame Kwame’s Bolgatanga Girl won him the Record of the Year, which also won engineer Dan Grahl the Sound Engineer of the Year, Sarkodie won the Best International Collaboration of the Year with his song Lucky featuring Rudeboy.
There were first time winners on the night as well.
Female gospel artiste Celestine Donkor was adjudged the Female Vocalist of the Year while fellow gospel artiste MOG Music was named the Male Vocalist of the Year.
DopeNation and Cina Soul also won the Best Group of the Year and Best Video of the Year respectively.
Below is the full list of winners on Day 1:
Male Vocalist of the Year – MOG Music
Female Vocalist of the Year – Celestine Donkor
Songwriter of the Year – Kofi Kinaata
Record of the Year – Okyeame Kwame
Sound Engineer of the Year – Grahl Daniel
Best Video of the Year – Kill Me by Cina Soul
Best Group of the Year – DopeNation
Producer of the Year – MOG Beatz
Instrumentalist of the Year – Emmanuel Bludo
Traditional Group of the Year – Tessa Group
Best International Collaboration – Sarkodie ft Rudeboy
Africa Artiste of the Year – Burna Boy
Lifetime Achievement of the Year – George Darko
The night saw performances from the likes of Kelvyn Boy, Strongman, Eno Barony and KK Fosu.
The event continues on Saturday with Kofi Kinaata, Sarkodie, Kuami Eugene, AMG Medikal and Diana Hamilton vying for the topmost award – Artiste of the Year.