Joe Mettle wins Artiste of the Year at VGMA 2017

Joe Mettle wins Artiste of the Year at VGMA 2017

Gospel musician Joe Mettle has become the first ever artiste of the genre to win the coveted Artiste of the Year at the 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).

Joe Mettle wins Artiste of the Year at VGMA 2017

Joe Mettle wins Artiste of the Year at VGMA 2017

He beat competition from Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, MzVee, EL and Medikal. Mettle also won the award for the gospel act of the year.

The Artiste of the Year Award 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.

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Other top winners of the night are - Highlife sensation Kofi Kinaata had three honours, Stonebwoy won two awards, VVIP amassed two, M.anifest had three and Adina also received two awards as well.

Joe Mettle wins Artiste of the Year at VGMA 2017

Joe Mettle on the night he received the award

Below is the full list of winners:

Gospel Song of the Year – Nacee – ‘Yewo Nyame A Yewo Adze’ feat. Ernest Opoku

Highlife Song of the Year – Kofi Kinaata – Confession

Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – Stonebwoy – People Dey

Hiphop Song of the Year – M.anifest godMC

Hiplife Song of the Year – Flow King – Go Low

Afropop Song of the Year – E.L – Kaa Bu Ame

Best Music Video of the Year – Okyeame Kwame ‘Small Small’ feat. MzVee

Rapper of the Year – M.anifest

African Artiste of the Year – Runtown

Best New Artiste – Fancy Gadam

Record of the Year – Adina Too Late

Song Writer of the Year - Kofi Kinaata

Traditional Artiste of the Year - Sammy Ahmed

Instrumentalist of the Year - Phillip Acquah

Lifetime Achievement Award - Papa Yankson

Source: Yen.com.gh

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