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Nigerian Afro-Fusion singer Damini Ogulu, known professionally as Burna Boy, has been awarded the “African Artiste of the Year” at the just-concluded Vodafone Ghana Music Awards – the biggest annual entertainment event in Ghana. Bruna Boy succeeds Davido, who won the award at the 2018 edition, continuing the string of Nigerians standing tall as Africa’s finest music practitioners.

The awards held on Saturday 18th March at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Bruna Boy, the self acclaimed “African Giant”, rose to fame in 2012 after the release of the lead single “Like to Party”. The song got him the Best Pop award at the South South Music Awards in 2013. Three albums later, he is performing on some of the largest stages all over the world, from sold out shows in London, to Chochella; one of the biggest music festivals the world over. Burna is currently nominated as Black Entertainment Television (BET)’s Best International Act.

Among his many awards are:

  • the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards’s Best New Act
  • the Listener’s Choice
  • Song of the Year
  • Best Male MVP
  • African Artiste of the Year awards at the 2019 Soundcity MVP Awards.

Bruna Boy’s new album “African Giant” is being expected soon.

Other award winners at the VGMA are as follows:

Lifetime Achievement: Dr. Mrs. Mary Chansa, J.a. Adofo And Prof. Kofi Abraham

Artiste of the Year: [Withheld]

Highlife Song of the Year: Shatta Wale – My Level

Hiplife Song of the Year: Yaa Pono – Obiaa Wone Master feat Stonebwoy

Gospel Song of the Year: Diana Hamilton – Mo Ne Yo

Traditional Artiste of The Year: Kwan Pa Band

Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year: Shatta Wale – Gringo

Guilty Beatz – Akwaaba feat Mr Eazi, Pappy Kojo & King Promise

Hip-hop Song of the Year: Kwesi Arthur – Anthem

Gospel Artiste of the Year: Diana Hamilton

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year: Stonebwoy

Highlife Artiste of the Year: Kwami Eugene

Songwriter of the Year: King Promise – CCTV

Record of the Year: Akwaboah – Hye Me Bo

Sound Engineer of the Year – Francis Osei (Hye Me Bo)

Best Video of the Year: MzVee – Come and See My Moda feat Yemi Alade (Dir Xbills Ebenezer)

Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year: Medikal

Male Vocalist of the Year: KiDi

Female Vocalist of the Year: Efya

Group of the Year: Bethel Revival Choir

Rapper of the Year: Medikal

Best Collaboration of the Year: Stonebwoy – Kpoo Keke feat Medikal, Kwesi Arthur, Darko Vibes & Kelvyn Boy

African Artiste of the Year: Burna Boy

Best New Artist of the Year: Wendy Shay

Vodafone Most Popular Song of the Year: [Withheld]

Album of the Year: Rockstar – Kuami Eugene

Producer of the Year: Kuami Eugene

Instrumentalist of the Year: Mizter Okyere

Best African Collaboration: Akwaaba – Guilty Beatz Ft Mr Eazi, Pappy Kojo & Patapaa

Artist of the Decade: Sarkodie




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This article was first published on 21st May 2019


Akwaowo Willie is a social media consultant for several businesses including SMEs and Startups. He is also an entrepreneur and writer with interests in entertainment, media, fashion, among others. He is married, with 2 adorable children.

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  • I love burna boy my best act

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