Live Updates/Live Video: Ghana Music Awards 2017

The 18th edition of the Ghana Music Awards comes off tonight at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).

The event is arguably the biggest night on the Ghana music calendar as artistes are recognised for their work over the year under review.

Read: Nominees for 2017 Ghana Music Awards

This year, E.L, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Joe Mettle, MzVee, and Medikal will be hoping to bag that ultimate award – ‘Artiste of the Year’ – and the bragging rights that come with it.

This year, no matter who wins the ‘Artiste of the Year’ title, history will be made.

Read: History will be made no matter who wins ‘Artiste of the Year’

The ‘Artiste of the Year’ is the topmost award at the awards. It is given to the artiste(s) adjudged by the Academy, Board and the general public as having the highest audience appeal and popularity in a particular year.

To win the topmost award, an artiste must have released a hit single/album during the year under review.

Read: Road to 2017 VGMA: Artiste of the Year winners since 2000

Recap: Ghana Music Awards 2016 – EL wins Artiste of the Year

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