Black Sherif can now comfortably wear the King Blacko title with pride and a lot of bragging rights as he emerged as the Artiste of the Year at the 24th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
The race to the grand finale was a fight between the gospel fraternity and the secular music sphere.
There was that section of music lovers that wanted a repeat of 2017 and 2021 where gospel musicians won the prestigious Artiste of the Year category.
Joe Mettle won it in 2017 becoming the first gospel musician to win the award and then, Diana Hamilton also won it in 2021.
Black Sherif won three awards on the night which included the prestigious Artiste of the Year, Best Hip Pop Song, and Vodafone Most Popular Song of the Year.
His fiercest competitor, Piesie Esther had also won the Gospel Song of the Year and the Gospel Artiste of the Year but missed the ultimate to the Konongo soldier.
The other artistes in the Artiste of the Year category included King Promise, Kidi, Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Camido, and Joe Mettle.
Black Shrief takes over from last year’s winner, Kidi.
Check full list of Winners below
- Artist of the Year – Black Sherif
- Hip-Hop Song of the Year – Kwaku the Traveler by Black Sherif
- Male Vocal Performance of the Year – Hewale Lala by Perez Muzik
- Female Vocal Performance of the Year – Nothing is Too Hard by Niella
- Record of the Year – Gyakie
- Best Video of the Year – Konongo Zongo (Black Sherif)
- Sound Engineer of the Year – Altranova
- Producer of the Year- MOG Beatz
- Best International Collaboration of the Year – Sugarcane Remix by Camidoh
- African Artist of the Year – Asaake
- Lifetime Achievement Award – Abekyireba Kofi Sammy
- Hiplife Song of the Year – Friday Night by Lasmid
- Gospel Song of the Year – Waye Me Yie by Piesie Esther
- Reggae/Dancehall Artist of the Year – Stonebwoy
- Best Rap Performance of the Year – Amerado
- Best Collaboration of the Year – Country Side by Sarkodie Ft Black Sherif
- Best New Artist of the Year – Lasmid
- Most Popular Song of the Year – Kweku the Traveller
- Album / EP of the Year – King Promise
- Unsung Artiste of the Year – DSL
- Best Afro Pop Song of the Year – Therapy by Stonebwoy
- Best Gospel Artiste – Piesie Esther
- Afrobeats Song of the Year – Sugarcane by Camidoh
- Best Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – Atia by Epxiode
- Best Highlife Song Of The Year Kelvyn Boy Down Flat.
- Best Afrobeat Afro-pop of the year- King Promise
- Song Writer of the Year – Periz Musik
- Highlife Artist Of The Year- Kofi Kinaata
- Vodafone Green Awards – Worlasi