Kidi also won four awards on the night, including Most Popular Song of the Year, Album/EP of the Year (Golden Boy), Best Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year, and Best Afropop/Afrobeats Artiste of the Year.
Black Sherif, who has had a tremendous start to his music career, won the Best New Artiste of the Year and the Best Hip-hop Song of the Year with his “Second Sermon” groundbreaking single.
Stonebwoy who was making a return to the awards scheme after a two-year absence, grabbed the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year, Music for Good and the Vodafone Green Award.
The Best Highlife Artiste of the Year award went to Akwaboah, while the Highlife Song of the Year award was won by Kofi Kinaata (Thy Grace).
Joe Mettle who won the 2017 VGMA Artiste of the Year, was adjudged the Best Gospel Artiste at this year’s awards ceremony, while Ohemaa Mercy’s “Ote Me Mu” won the Best Gospel Song of the Year.
The two-day awards gala witnessed some historic musical performances from Stonebwoy, Kidi, Mr Drew, Sefa, Camidoh, Amerado, Black Sherif, Wendy Shay, Obrafour, and D Black, Samini, Kelvynboy, among many others.
Full list of VGMA 23 award winners
Below is the full list of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA 2023) winners;
- Most Popular Song of the Year – Kidi
- Album/EP of the Year – Kidi (Golden Boy)
- Best Afropop/Afrobeats Artiste of the Year – Kidi
- Best New Artiste – Black Sherif
- Best Hip-hop Song of the Year – Black Sherif (Second Sermon)
- Record of the Year – Amaarae ft Molly
- Best Afrobeat Song – Sefa (E Choke)
- Best Highlife Song – Kofi Kinaata (Thy Grace)
- Best International Collaboration – Gyakie (Forever Remix) ft Omah Lay
- Best Hiplife Song – Okyeame Kwame (Yeeko)
- Best Rap Performance – Lyrical Joe
- Best Collaboration of the Year – D Black (Enjoyment Minister)
- Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – Kidi (Touch It)
- Vodafone Green Award – Stonebwoy
- Music for Good – Stonebwoy
- Traditional Artiste of the Year (Non-voting Category) – Nii Tettey Tetteh
- Instrumentalist of the Year – Joshua Moszi
- Male Vocal Performance of the Year – Amazing God by Kwaisey Pee
- Female Vocal Performance of the Year – Where You Are by Niella
- Songwriter of the Year – Praise by Fameye
- Best Video of the Year – Nyinya by Bosom PYung
- Producer of the Year – MOGBeatz
- African Artist of the Year – WizKid
- Lifetime Achievement Award – Agya Koo Nimoh
- Unsung Artiste of the Year – Gambo