The 2021 VGMA takes place at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) to award the industry players for their hard work and performances over the year under review.
Just like a year ago, the prestigious award ceremony will happen over two nights with the first night expected to warm Ghanaians up for the grand show on Saturday, June 26.
Thought it is deemed as a warm up, there were some great performance from some of the industry finests. Yaayaa, Larusso, Dead Pipol, Fameye, the legendary Okyeame Kwame and the King of Lyrics, kofi Kinaata thrilled the audience with electfying performances in the night. Epixode also did what he is known for when he took over the stage.
The first night also saw the presentation of 13 awards to the deserving winners.
Manhyia Tete Nwomkoro, open the floodgate with the Traditional song of the year award, an award they dedicated to the King of the Asante. Yaayaa followed with the award for the Music for Good. This award seeks to reward the music with most positive impact in the society. Nana Yaw Sarfo beat off competition from other nominees to win the instrumentalist of the year.
Two of the fiercely contested categories, male and female vocalists of the year awards were won by MOG Music and Abiana respectively.
For the fourth time in the ceremony history, the president of Team Move, Kofi Kinaata won the Songwriter of the year. It doesn’t seem like the “Behind the Scene” hit maker is giving up on this award now as he continue to give Ghanaians back to back life-changing hit songs.
Adina’s Daddy Little Girl won her the Record of the year, with ace Richie Mensah winning Sound Engineer of the year. The life Achievement award was given to the good old Bob Pinodo.
Richie Mensah grab his second on the night when he won the producer of the year. Master K.G with his Jerusalem hit song won the Best Africa Artiste of the year.
Video for Mzvee’s Baddest Boy was good enough to win the video of the year, with the final award going to Keche for the group of the year. Below is the list of award winners for the first night:
The grand show takes place on Saturday, June 26 and it promises to be very intriguing.