VGMA22: Diana Hamilton wins Artiste of the Year

The “Adom” hitmaker is the first female gospel musician to take home the ultimate prize in the history of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs)

The gospel musician Diana Hamilton was on Saturday crowned the Artiste of the Year at the 2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs). Hamilton won after beating off fierce competition from Sarkodie, Medikal, KiDi, Kuami Eugene and Adina.

The “Adom” hitmaker is the first female gospel musician in the history of the VGMAs to take home the ultimate award.

She also won the awards for Most Popular Song of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year and Gospel Song of the Year.

In all, 30 awards were given out to deserving artists.

The highlife artiste Kofi Kinaata won the Songwriter of the Year award for the fourth consecutive time. He was also honoured with the Vodafone Green Award for his campaign against illegal fishing.

Eno Barony also won Best Rap Performance, making her the first woman to win in this category.

Mr Drew was named Best New Artiste and Adina’s new album, Araba, the Album of the Year.

Below are the nominees and winners:

Artiste of the Year



Diana Hamilton – WINNER

Kuami Eugene



Record of the Year

“Be Your Own Beautiful”, Adomaa

“Daddy’s Little Girl”, Adina – WINNER

“Fancy”, Amaarae

“Die 4 U”, Cina Soul

“Too Much”, Epixode

“Diplomatic Teef”, Trigmatic

“Comot”, Worlasi

“Mmusuo”, YaaYaa

Album of the Year

Araba, Adina – WINNER

Kpanlogo, Darkovibes

Son of Africa, Kuami Eugene

The Truth, Medikal

Inveencible, MzVee

10am, Strongman

Blackstar, Kelvyn Boy

Lava Feels, Joey B

Instrumentalist of the Year

Joshua Moszi

Nana Yaw Sarfo – WINNER

Prince Sennah

Emmanuel Bludo

Enoch Owuraku Kissi

Hip-Hop Song of the Year

“Ataa Adwoa”, Bosom P-Yung

“Otan Hunu”, Dead Peepol featuring Rich Kent

“Akobam”, Joey B featuring Medikal and Kofi Mole

“Ekorso”, Kofi Jamar featuring Yaw Tog and Ypee

“Money”, Kweku Flick

“Live from 233”, Kwesi Arthur

“La Hustle Remix”, Medikal featuring Joey B and Criss Waddle

“Sore”, Yaw Tog featuring O’kenneth, City Boy, Reggie, Jay Bahd – WINNER

“Force Dem To Play Nonsense”, Eno Barony featuring Sister Derby and Strongman

Highlife Song of the Year

“Posti Me”, Akwaboah

“Playboy”, Dada Hafco featuring Akwaboah

“Enjoyment”, KiDi – WINNER

“Behind the Scenes”, Kofi Kinaata

“Open Gate”, Kuami Eugene

“Asabone”, Lord Paper featuring Bosom P-Yung

“Later”, Mr Drew featuring Kelvyn Boy

“Party”, Sista Afia featuring Fameye

Gospel Song of the Year

“Blessed”, Akesse Brempong featuring Joe Mettle

“Favour Everywhere”, Celestine featuring Evelyn Wanjiru

“Adom”, Diana Hamilton – WINNER

“Jesus Over Do”, Empress Gifty

“Yesu Mo”, Joe Mettle

“Jesus”, MOGmusic

“Jejeli”, KobbySalm featuring Okey Sokay

“Who Say God No Dey”, Kofi Karikari

Hiplife Song of the Year

“Thank God”, DopeNation featuring Kofi Kinaata

“Enough Is Enough”, Eno Barony featuring Wendy Shay

“Long Life”, Fameye featuring Kwesi Arthur

“No Dulling”, Keche featuring Kuami Eugene – WINNER

“Dw3 Remix”, Krymi, Mr Drew featuring All-Stars

“Pilolo”, Strongman featuring Kelvyn Boy

“Happy Day”, Sarkodie featuring Kuami Eugene

“Ghetto Boy”, Tulenkey featuring Kelvyn Boy and Medikal

Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

“Why”, Adina – WINNER

“Sheriff”, MzVee

“Forever”, Samini

“Lonely”, Jah Lead

“Killy Killy Rmx”, Larruso featuring Stonebwoy and Kwesi Arthur

“Make Up”, Kaphun featuring Stonebwoy

“Gye Diee”, Ras Kuuku featuring MOGmusic

“Mi Dey Up Rmx”, Kofi Jamar featuring Stonebwoy

Afrobeats/Afropop Song of the Year

“Take Care of You”, Adina featuring Stonebwoy

“Inna Song”, Darkovibes featuring King Promise

“Forever”, Gyakie

“Momo”, Kelvyn Boy featuring Mugeez and Darkovibes

“Say Cheese”, KiDi – WINNER

“Sisa”, King Promise

“Turn On the Lights”, Kwesi Arthur

“Let Me Know”, Mr Drew

“Maria”, Camidoh

“Emergency”, Wendy Shay

VGMA Unsung Act

Nanky Oseikrom Sikani

Malcolm Nuna

Kwame Yogot

Kobby Tuesday

Naana Blu

Adelaide the Seer


Nanky – WINNER

Best Video of the Year

“Why”, Adina

“Fancy”, Amaarae

“Adom”, Diana Hamilton

“Cold”, Joey B

“Open Gate”, Kuami Eugene

“On the Street”, Kweku Smoke

“Let Me Know”, Mr Drew

“Baddest Boss”, MzVee – WINNER

“Kpa”, Okyeame Kwame

“Thomas Pompoyeyaw Rmx”, Pappy Kojo

Songwriter of the Year

Diana Hamilton, “Adom”

Kofi Kinaata, “Behind the Scenes” – WINNER

Adina, “Hyedin”

Joe Mettle, “Yesu Mo”

Abiana, “Adun Lei”

Epixode, “Too Much”

Male Vocalist of the Year

KiDi, “One Man”

Joe Mettle, “Yesu Mo”

Akwaboah, “Posti Me”

MOGmusic, “Oguamma” – WINNER

Kyei Mensah, “Take It All”

Kingsley Amporful, “God”

Female Vocalist of the Year

Abiana, “Adun Lei” – WINNER

Adina, “Hear Me”

Cina Soul, “Die 4 U”

YaaYaa, “Mmusuo”

Efe Grace, “Lord Have Your Way”

Enuonyam, “Fill Me”

EP of the Year

Blue EP, KiDi – WINNER

Seed EP, Gyakie

Different, GuiltyBeatz

Mood Swings, Edem

Sorry For The Wait This Is Not The Wait, Kwesi Arthur

The Truth, Kofi Jamar

Best Group of the Year

Bethel Revival Choir


Dead Peepol

Keche – WINNER

Producer of the Year

Chris Rich Beats

Yung Demz

Street Beatz

Richie Mensah – WINNER

MOG Beatz

Willis Beatz

Best African Artiste

Burna Boy



Master KG – WINNER

Fireboy DML

Omah Lay

Best Collaboration of the Year

“Take Care of You”, Adina featuring Stonebwoy

“Inna Song”, Darkovibes featuring King Promise

“No Dulling”, Keche featuring Kuami Eugene

“One Man”, KiDi featuring Adina

“Ekorso”, Kofi Jamar featuring Yaw Tog, Ypee

“La Hustle Rmx”, Medikal featuring Criss Waddle, Joey B

“Happy Day”, Sarkodie featuring Kuami Eugene – WINNER

“Sore”, Yaw Tog featuring O’Kenneth, Reggie, Jay Bhad, City Boi

International Collaboration of the Year

“Favor Everywhere”, Celestine Donkor featuring Evelyn Wanjiru

“The One”, Efya featuring Tiwa Savage

“Something Nice”, Kofi Kinaata featuring Patoranking

“Show Body”, Kuami Eugene featuring Falz

“Baajo”, Kwesi Arthur featuring JoeyBoy – WINNER

“CEO Flow”, Sarkodie featuring E-40

“Paper”, Sista Afia featuring Victor AD

“Thomas Pompoyeyaw Rmx”, Pappy Kojo featuring Busisiwa

Best Rap Performance

Amerado, “Best Rapper”

Eno Barony, “God Is A Woman” – WINNER

Joey B, “Cold”

Medikal, “Stop It”

Sarkodie, “Brown Paper Bag”

Strongman, “Flawless”

Best New Artiste of the Year


Bosom P-Yung

Dead Peepol


Kofi Jamar

Kweku Flick


Mr Drew – WINNER

Yaw Tog


Vodafone Most Popular Song of the Year

“Ataa Adwoa”, Bosom P-Yung

“Adom”, Diana Hamilton – WINNER

“No Dulling”, Keche

“Enjoyment”, KiDi

“Sisa”, King Promise

“Ekorso”, Kofi Jamar

“Open Gate”, Kuami Eugene

“La Hustle Remix”, Medikal

“Happy Day”, Sarkodie

“Sore”, Yaw Tog

“Say Cheese”, KiDi

“Inna Song”, Darkovibes

Hiplife/Hip-Hop Artiste of the Year

Eno Barony

Joey B Keche

Kofi Jamar

Kwesi Arthur

Medikal – WINNER


Yaw Tog

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year

Epixode – WINNER


Ras Kuuku



VGMA Green Honours

Kofi Kinaata

Sound Engineer of the Year

Richie Mensah

Music For Good

Yaa Yaa

Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Pinodo

Andrew Sepah

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