Sarkodie Wins Artiste of the Year For The Second Time

Sarkodie has been crowned Artiste of the Year, at the 13th edition of the prestigious Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which came off at the Dome of the Accra International Conference Centre Saturday.

This makes it second for Sarkodie after winning the same top-most prize at the 2010 edition of the awards.

He beat competition from Efya,, Becca, R2Bees, 4x4, Kwaw Kese and Okyeame Kwame.

Sarkodie took home two other awards, 'Best Rapper of the Year' and the 'Most Popular song of the Year' bringing his total number of awards to three, just two awards short of the five he swept at the awards ceremony in 2010.

Of the 30 awards that were given out during this year's awards the one which was most expected and which earned the most speculation among ardent music fans was the Artiste of the Year which also happens to be the topmost award among the lot.

The award went with an amount of GHc10,000.
Three of this year's contenders have won the prize before: Kwaw Kesse (2008), Okyeame Kwame (2009) and Sarkodie (2010).

Prior to the event, a whole lot of conjectures had been thrown up by music lovers who have now become used to males picking up the award and some thought it was Efya’s time. But that was not to be.

Efya had continued to grow in confidence since winning the Best Female Vocal Performance award with Little Things last year.

List of winners:
Artiste(s) of the Year
Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste (s) of the Year
Kwaw Kese
Highlife Artiste (s) of the Year
Kwabena Kwabena
Gospel Artiste (s) of the Year
Gifty Osei
Best New Artiste (s) of the Year
Stay Jay
Best Collaboration of the Year
Okyeame Kwame/Bertha – Faithful
African Artiste (s) of the Year (Non Ghanaian)

Ice Prince
Hiplife Song of the Year
D-Cryme – Kill Me Shy
Highlife Song of the Year
Kwabena Maphia – I Go Pay
Most Popular Song of the Year
Sarkodie – U go Kill Me
Afro-Pop Song of the Year
Zigi – You Say Wetin
Hiphop Song of the Year
Kwaw Kese – Poppin
Gospel Song of the Year
Selina Boateng – Me Nku Me Ho
Reggae Song of the Year
Blakk Rasta – Miss Right
Group of the Year
Album of the Year
4×4 – Waist and Power
Best Male Vocal Artiste
Kesse – Oh Yes
Best Female Vocal Artiste
Efya – I’m In Love With You
Best Music Video of the Year
Becca - African Woman (Davis Media Group)
Best Rapper of the Year
Sarkodie – U go Kill Me
Song Writer of the Year
Okyeame Kwame - Faithful
Record of the Year
Kwame Adinkra – Akua Dansoa
Gospel Album of the Year
Gifty Osei – Fefeefe

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