Stonebwoy wins Artiste of the Year at 2015 VGMAs

Reggae and dancehall artiste Stonebwoy, Livingstone Etse Satekla, has been crowned Artiste of the Year at the 16th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).

The artiste beat off stiff competition from Daddy Lumba, Guru, Edem, MzVee, Sarkodie, and Samini to win the award.

Apart from the Artiste of the Year award, Stonebwoy also walked away with two other awards – Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year and the Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year for his song Baafira.

For the Artiste of the Year award, the 27-year-old musician will received GHc10,000 cash and a Samsung Galaxy S6 device.

Rappers Sarkodie and Edem won three awards each on the night.

Sarkodie won Hiplife/Hip Hop Artiste of the Year, Best Collaboration and Vodafone Song of the Year while Edem won Afropop Song of the Year, Best Music Video and Album of the Year.

The awards, which took place at the Accra International Conference Centre Saturday night, witnessed exciting performances from Stonebwoy, Patoranking, Yemi Alade, Samini, Tinny, Tic Tac, No Tribe, Wiyaala and a host of others.

Full list of winners below:

Gospel Artiste Of The Year – No Tribe

Hiplife/Hip Hop Artiste Of The Year – Sarkodie

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste Of The Year – Stonebwoy

Highlife Artiste Of The Year – Daddy Lumba

Best Female Vocal Performance – Wiyaala

Reggae/Dancehall Song Of The Year – Stonebwoy – Baafira (feat. Sarkodie)

Hiplife Song Of The Year – Castro – Seihor

Afropop Song Of The Year – Edem – Koene

Hip Hop Song Of The Year – Pappy Kojo – Realer No

Best Male Vocal Performance – Joe Mettle

African Artiste Of The Year – Patoranking

Best Rapper – EL

Best Collaboration – Sarkodie – Adonai

Best Group – VVIP

Best Music Video – Edem – The One (feat. Sway) – GYO Gyimah

Album Of The Year – Edem – Books & Rymes

Popular Song Of The Year – Sarkodie – Adonai (Remix) (feat. Castro)

New Artiste Of The Year – MzVee

Artiste Of The Year – Stonebwoy