2016 Ghana Music Awards predictions

2016 Ghana Music Awards predictions

The choosing of winners for the 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards has been described by many pundits as a difficult call to make and YEN.com.gh agrees. The year under review was very competitive with very little to choose between the top artistes.

2016 Ghana Music Awards predictions

Who wins VGMA 2015 Artiste of the year? A List of Ghana Music Award artiste of the year from 2000 to 2015

With rapper and producer EL leading the nominations with 10 nods including Producer of The Year, it sets the tone for keen competition between him and Sarkodie who has 7 nominations for his own works and 3  for his collaborations with other artistes. Also in the frame is Mzvee with 7 nominations and VVIP with 6 nominations.

Dancehall’s biggest name in contention, Stonebwoy  who won Artiste of the Year in 2015 also has  5 nominations for his own works and an extra nod for his collaboration with Jupitar. While Highlife’s torchbearer, Bisa goes into Saturday’s ceremony with 6 nominations for himself  including Producer Of the Year, as well as 2 nominations for featuring on other records.

So which of these musicians will carry the night on Saturday? Here are our predictions!

Artiste Of The Year

VVIP

Sarkodie

Bisa KDei

Stonebwoy

SP Kofi Sarpong

EL

Who should win: Bisa Kdei

Who will win: EL

Vodafone Most Popular Song Of The Year

Skolom – VVIP featuring Sena Dagadu

Mansa – Bisa Kdei

Aporsor – Nicholas Omane Acheampong

Go Higher – Stonebwoy

Ekikime – Wisa featuring Luther

Mi naa bop o – EL

Susuka – Kofi Kinaata

Who should win: Bisa Kdei - Mansa

Who will win: Bisa Kdei - Mansa

Album Of The Year

Verified – MzVee

Mary – Sarkodie

Elom – EL

Breakthrough – Bisa KDei

I Believe – SP Kofi Sarpong

Who should win: Bisa Kdei - Breakthrough 

Who will win: EL - Elom

Highlife Artiste Of The Year

Bisa Kdei

Afriyie

Ofori Amponsah

Nero X

Who should win: Bisa Kdei

Who will win: Bisa Kdei

Afro-pop Song Of The Year

Fuse ODG – Only

R2bees – Gboza featuring Davido

Edem – Nyedzilo featuring Reekado Banks

MzVee – Abofra featuring Efya

Adina – Coastal Vibes featuring Trigmatic

E.L – Mi Naa Bo Po

Who should win: Edem – Nyedzilo featuring Reekado Banks

Who will win: E.L – Mi Naa Bo Po

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste Of The Year

Stonebwoy

Jupitar

MzVee

AK Songstress

Episode

Blakk Rasta

Who should win: Stonebwoy

Who will win: Stonebwoy

Hip-life/Hip-Hop Artiste Of The Year

Pappy Kojo

Omar Sterling

Sarkodie

VVIP

Guru

E.L

Who should win: E.L

Who will win: Sarkodie

Best Collaboration Of The Year

VVIP – Skolom featuring Sena Dagadu

Sarkodie – Mewu featuring Akwaboah

Pappy Kojo – Ay3 Late featuring Sarkodie

Wisa – Ekikime featuring Luther

Donzy – The Crusade featuring Kofi Kinaata

Obrafour – Pimpinaa featuring Bisa Kdei

Who should win: Donzy – The Crusade featuring Kofi Kinaata

Who will win: Donzy – The Crusade featuring Kofi Kinaata 

Record Of The Year

Adina – Coastal Vibes featuring Trigmatic

MzVee – Abofra featuring Efya

R2bees – Concert Party

Sarkodie – Bra featuring Pat Thomas

Yaa Yaa – Dumb Drum

Rocky Dawuni – Shine Light

M.anifest – Forget Dem

Who should win: Yaa Yaa – Dumb Drum

Who Will win: MzVee – Abofra featuring Efya

Hip-life Song Of The Year

Donzy – The Crusade featuring Kofi Kinaata

Atom – Ye Wo Krom

E.L – Koko

Wisa – Ekiki Me featuring Luther

VVIP – Skolom featuring Sena Dagadu

Guru – Pooley Swag

Who should win: The Crusade featuring Kofi Kinaata

Who will win: The Crusade featuring Kofi Kinaata

Highlife Song Of The Year

Aka Blay – Take Away featuring Cabum

Becca – Hwe

Bisa Kdei – Mansa

Obrafour – Pimpinaa featuring Bisa Kdei

R2Bees – Makoma

Kofi Kinaata – Susuka

Ofori Amponsah – Alewa featuring Sarkodie

Who should win: Bisa Kdei – Mansa

Who  will win: Aka Blay – Take Away featuring Cabum

Reggae/Dancehall Song Of The Year

Blakk Rasta – Serwaa Akoto

De Voice – It’s So Crazy

MzVee – Hold Me Now

Stonebwoy – Go Higher

AK Songstress – Holiday

Jupitar – Fire featuring Stonebwoy

Who Should win: Stonebwoy – Go Higher

Who will win: Stonebwoy – Go Higher

Best Male Vocal Performance

Afriyie – Go Gaga

De Voice – It’s Crazy

Knii Lante – Thinking Out Loud

Pat Thomas – Bra (by Sarkodie)

Mugeez – Concert Party (With Omar Sterling)

Akwaboah Jnr. – Mewu (by Sarkodie)

Who Should win: Stonebwoy – Akwaboah Jnr. – Mewu (by Sarkodie)

Who will win: Stonebwoy – Akwaboah Jnr. – Mewu (by Sarkodie)

Best Female Vocal Performance

Adina – Boom Boom Beat

Irene Logan – Me Do Wo

MzVee – Hold Me Now

Nana Yaa – E Go Be

Efya – SarkCess Story

Yaa Yaa – Dumb Drum

Who should win: Irene Logan – Me Do Wo

Who will win: Irene Logan – Me Do Wo

Hip-Hop Song Of The Year

E.L – All Black feat. Joey B & Pappy Kojo

Flowking Stone – Fire Bon Them

Kwaw Kese – Yakubu

Omar Sterling – Ninety Ninety

Pappy Kojo – Ay3 Late feat. Sarkodie

Who should win: Pappy Kojo – Ay3 Late feat. Sarkodie

Who will win: E.L – All Black feat. Joey B & Pappy Kojo

Best Rapper Of The Year

E.L – King Without A Crown

Flowking Stone – Fire Bon Dem

Omar Sterling – Nineteen Ninety

Pappy Kojo – Ay3 Late

Sarkodie – Hand To Mouth

Who should win: E.L – King Without A Crown

Who will win: Sarkodie – Hand To Mouth

Best Music Video Of The Year

E.L – Shelele

Obrafour – Nkontompo

Yaa Yaa – Dumb Drum

Edem – Girlfriend

Teephlow – The Warning

Preachers – Crazy For God

Who Should Win: Yaa Yaa – Dumb Drum

Who will win: Preachers – Crazy For God

Best Group Of The Year

VVIP

R2Bees

Keche

Galaxy

Preachers

Who should win: VVIP

Who will win: R2Bees

Producer Of The Year

Mo Beat – Skolom

Bisa Kdei/Kaywa – Mansa

Kwadwo Akwaboah – Aporsor

Beatz Dakay – Go Higher

Chapter Beatz – Ekikime

E.L – Mi Naa Bo Po

Dr. Ray – Ye Wo Krom

Kin Dee – Susuka

Who Should win: Bisa Kdei/Kaywa – Mansa

Who will win: Bisa Kdei/Kaywa – Mansa

Best New Artiste Of The Year

Nero X

Kofi Kinaata

Donzy

Wisa

Atom

Who Should win: Kofi Kinaata

Who will win: Kofi Kinaata

Gospel Song Of The Year

SP Kofi Sarpong – Hour By Hour featuring Joyce Blessing

Kofi Gyan – Yoboyo

Mary Owusu – W’ow Nkwa Wo Wor Ade

Obaapa Christy – Hyebre Sesafo

Patience Nyarko – Wafom Kwan

Nicholas Omane Acheampong

Who should win: SP Kofi Sarpong – Hour By Hour featuring Joyce Blessing

Who will win:  SP Kofi Sarpong – Hour By Hour featuring Joyce Blessing

Gospel Artiste Of The Year

Obaapa Christy

Nicholas Omane Achemapong

Joe Mettle

SP Kofi Sarpong

Patience Nyarko

Preachers

Who should win: SP Kofi Sarpong

who will win: SP Kofi Sarpong

Songwriter Of The Year

Rex Omar – Paapa

Knii Lante – Beautiful Virgo

Kofi Kinaata – Susuka

MzVee, Richie & Efya – Abofra

Obrafour – Nkontompo

Stonebwoy – Go Higher

Who should win: Kofi Kinaata – Susuka

Who will win: Obrafour – Nkontompo

African Artiste Of The Year

Olamide

Wizkid

Korede Bello

Harrysong

Who should win: Korede Bello

who will win: Wizkid

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