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EL crowned Artiste of the Year at 17th VGMA

Sunday, 08 May 2016 02:19

Hiplife artiste EL has been crowned Artiste of the Year at the 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), capping a night he scooped four other awards.

Born Elom Adabla, the sleek rapper also received the gong for the Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year at an awards night at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC).

The night also saw Bisa K Dei also taking home three awards.

After receiving the ultimate award, the rapper-cum-sound engineer urged aspiring musicians not to relent in their efforts and, more importantly, take their education seriously.

“Educate yourself and make your dream come true,” he said.

Among award winners on the night included former heavyweights Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and VVIP, who were decorated with Best Collaboration and Best Group awards.

Highlife legend Alfred Benjamin (AB) Crentsil also went home with a GH¢5,000 cash prize for the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Full List of Award Winners Below:

Best Music for Development – Gasmilla

Sound Engineer of the Year – Kaywa

Afropop Song of the Year – EL

Gospel Song of the Year – Aporsor by Nicholas Omane Acheampong

Hiplife Song of the Year – Y3 W) krom by Atom

Hip Hop Song of the Year – Hand To Mouth by Sarkodie

Reggae Song of the Year – Go Higherr by Stonebwoy

Songwriter of the Year – Susuka by Kofi Kinaata

Highlife Song of the Year – Mansa by Bisa K Dei

Gospel Artiste of the Year – SP Kofi Sarpong

Highlife Artiste of the Year – Bisa K Dei

Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year – EL

Reggae Artiste of the Year – Stonebwoy

Best Female Vocalist – MzVee

Best Male Vocalist – Pat Thomas

Best Rapper – Sarkodie

Best Collaboration – VVIP

Best Group – VVIP

Best Producer – Mi Naa Bo Po by EL

Best Video – Shelele by EL

African Artiste of the Year – Wizkid

Record of the Year – Bra by Sarkodie ft. Pat Thomas

Best New Artiste – Kofi Kinaata

Most Popular Song of the Year – Mansa

Album of the Year – Breakthrough by Bisa K Dei

Artiste of the Year – EL

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|tv3network.com|Ghana

Twitter: @kwame_amoh