Music lovers were all set and woke up to another edition of the biggest award scheme in Ghana; Vodafone Ghana Music Awards(VGMA). Just as always, not everybody’s expectations were met and people went home sad or happy. It has become a tradition which will be experienced each year. next year, we are all going to be anxious to know who wins what and make new predictions knowing we can be disappointed…
The stage setup wasn’t extra-ordinary but looks good, background screens and stage lighting system were adorable. Official DJ for this year is the untouchable DJ Black, he is set for giving life to the event and definitely knows what to play next. Some honorary awards were presented by Obour (MUSIGA President) and the minister for art and culture. Obour ended up performing with the legendary AB Crentsil. We saw performances from EL, Stonebwoy, Kofi Kinaata, Adomaa, Efya, Sarkodie, R2Bees, Wizkid, Bisa Kdei and Joe Mettle. My favorites were Stonebwoy, Bisa Kdei, Joe Mettle, the previous artiste of the year Stonebwoy took 2 awards being “Dancehall song of the year” and “Dancehall artiste of the year”. EL was the man of the night bagging 5 awards including the ultimate award ” Artiste of the year”. Kofi Kinaata grabbed the “Song writer of the year” and Best New Artiste of the year”. Bisa Kdei and also grabbed multiple awards.
There were few “Eye brow-raising” moments, one was when Bisa Kdei said something like “When we mention pioneers in Highlife music, my name is included” and came back again to rephrase the same sentence by taking the “Pioneer” word out. Another moment was when EL said “Pae Dae you are an amazing Rapper” and choked on the rest of his sentence. Sarkodie’s performance was a bit dull even though the songs he performed required that kind of mode. His outfit did not work with the performance (My Opinion).
Things I’m not happy about are just a few because i was hoping “Crusade” by Donzy and Kofi Kinaata could win “Best collaboration of the year”, Pae Dae could win “Hip Pop song of the year”, Flowking stone to win “Best rapper of the year” and Afriyie Wutah or Akwaboah for “Best Male Vocalist”.
Well probably they did not get enough public votes. That could be the only reason why they couldn’t cant win those awards but we know they are the right people for those wards.