Posted: Sunday 4th May 2014 at 15:06 pm

Shatta Wale wins Artiste of the Year at 2014 VGMAs


Charles Nii Armah Jnr popularly known as Shatta Wale has been adjudged Artiste of the Year at the 2014 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which came off at the Accra International Conference Centre Saturday night.

He beat Castro, Kwabena Kwabena, Sonnie Badu, Sarkodie, Samini, and Guru to win the award. The controversial musician, who did not attend the awards, also won Reggae/Dancehall Song Of The Year, and the Vodafone Most Popular Song Of The Year for his song Dancehall King.

Last year, Shatta Wale vented his anger at Charter House, organizers of the awards, accusing them of robbery after losing out on the Reggae Dance Hall Song of the Year award to Kaakie.

A source close to the organizers explained to Myjoyonline.com that Shatta Wale refused to show up for the awards because of a rift over his performance fee for the awards night.

The source said when the artiste was approached by the organizers to perform at the awards, he charged them GHc70,000 as performance fee and several attempts to beat down the price proved futile.

Ghana’s fastest rapper Sarkodie walked away with the most awards on the night. He won four awards – Hip Hop Song Of The Year, Hiplife/Hip Hop Artiste Of The Year, Best Rapper Of The Year, and Album Of The Year.

‘Tonga’ hit singer Joey B won New Artiste Of The Year. He walked away with a brand new Hyundai i10.

Other winners on the night included Kwabena Kwabena, who won Highlife Artiste Of The Year, and Best Collaboration Of The Year. Sonnie Badu who walked away with the Gospel Artiste Of The Year, and Best Male Vocal Performance Of The Year.

The show which was billed to start at 8 started after 10pm but the venue was filled to capacity.

Apart from the awards that were presented on the night, the event witnessed some impressive performances from several chart topping acts including OJ, Sarkodie, Castro, Sonnie Badu, Bisa Kdei, Cindy Thompson, Kwadee, Daasebre Dwamena, Iyanya, Jupiter, Stonebwoy, Samini, Kwabena Kwabena, and Davido.

 
Full list of winners at 2014 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards:

 
Gospel Song Of The Year
OJ – May3 S3 Mo P3n
 
Highlife Song Of The Year
Castro – Odo Pa
 
Reggae/Dancehall Song Of The Year
Shatta Wale – Dancehall King
 
Afropop Song Of The YeaR
Fuse ODG – Million Pound Girl
 
Hip Hop Song Of The Year
Sarkodie – Lies (Feat. Lil’ Shaker)
 
Hiplife Song Of The Year
Guru – Boys Abr3
 
Gospel Artiste Of The Year
Sonnie Badu
 
Highlife Artiste Of The Year
Kwabena Kwabena
 
Hiplife/Hip Hop Artiste Of The Year
Sarkodie – Down On One
 
African Artiste Of The Year
David o
 
Best Collaboration Of The Year
Kwabena Kwabena / Samini – Adult Music
 
Best Video Of The Year
Knii Lante – Baby Take Good Care
 
Best Female Vocal Performance
Efya
 
Best Male Vocal Performance Of The Year
Sonnie Badu
 
Best Rapper Of The Year
Sarkodie
 
Best Group Of The Year
R2Bees
 
New Artiste Of The Year
Joey B
 
Album Of The Year
Sarkodie – Sarkology
 
Vodafone Most Popular Song Of The Year
Shatta Wale – Dancehall King
 
Artiste Of The Year
Shatta Wale Story by Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Ernest Dela Aglanu (Twitter: @delaXdela / Instagram: citizendela)

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