Late dancehall artiste, Ebony, has made history by winning the ‘Artiste of the Year’ at the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. Young up and coming musicians like Kidi, Kuami Eugene
and Fancy Gadam were also dominant.
Ebony is the first female to win the award and the first to win the award posthumously. Before the awards, critics and industry persons had tipped her as the favourite to win the award.
Ebony was killed in a gory accident on the Sunyani-Kumasi highway after visiting her mother on February 8.
At the awards, which recognises artistes and producers who have excelled during the year under review of the awards – January 1 to December 31, 2017, Ebony also picked up two other awards.
She won ‘Afro Pop Song of the Year’ with ‘Sponsor’ and her album, ‘Bonyfied’ was adjudged ‘Album of the Year’.
The late singer’s manager, Bullet, who wrote almost all the songs on the ‘Bonyfied’ album, received the ‘Songwriter of the Year’ award for ‘Maame Hw3’.
Joe Mettle, who made history last year by being the first gospel artiste to win the Artiste of the Year award, walked home with three awards.
He won ‘Gospel Song of the Year’ with ‘Bo Noo Ni’, ‘Gospel Artiste of the Year’ and ‘Best Male Vocalist of the Year’.
Rapper Sarkodie won ‘Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year’ and ‘Rapper of the Year’. The pride of the North, Fancy Gadam’s ‘Total Cheat’, which features rapper Sarkodie, was adjudged ‘Hiplife Song of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’.
Talented singer Kuami Eugene won ‘Highlife Artiste of the Year’ and ‘Best New Artiste of the Year’ awards.