Chris Handler’s 2018 VGMA Predictions: Here’s Who Will Win What At This Year’s VGMA


2018 vgma nominess

For an entertainment blogger who has been blogging around the niche for 4 years now, I have made soo many observations when it comes to several awards schemes in the country. I just love entertainment soo much and it’s one of the many reasons, I run this entertainment blog, which is not just any entertainment blog but a very very popular one as such, so it’s important that a big entertainment blog like ours, share our predictions on who will win what at the VGMAs.

This year’s VGMA which is happening this coming Saturday, 14th April, 2018 is going to be very competitive like previous years and there are some categories that, one could easily tell who would win, there are also others that, it’s very hard to predict who would win but I believe my predictions are going to be what would eventually happen on the main day. happens to be the second biggest and most visited Entertainment website in Ghana now based on Alexa rankings and makes it in the list of top ten (10) News websites in Ghana.—Any website, that brags about being the second biggest entertainment website or most visited blah blah is throwing dust into your eyes, check the Alexa ranking here..

For some of the predictions, I would add short comments on them :

Highlife Song Of the year

Dream—Kumi Guitar



Angela-Kuami Eugene—Kuami is taking this one hands down.



Gospel Song Of The Year

Boot 4 Boot- Joyce Blessing—Winning

Obi Nyanime-Patience Nyarko

Efatawo— Nacee

Adom— Gifty Osei

Jehovah-Ceccy Twum

Hiplife song of the year

Total Cheat-Fancy Gadam ft Sarkodie

Boys Boys—Nacee F. Guru

Obi Agyi obi girl-Captain Planet ft Kofi Kinataa

Ayoo-Shatta Wale—Winning

One Corner—Patapaa

Hip Pop Song Of The Year:

State Of The Art-Teephlow—Winning

Light It Up-Sarkodie

Grind Day Remix—Kwesi Arthur

Pen and Paper-Kojo-cue & Shaker

Dear God—B4Bonah

Reggae/Dancehall Song Of The Year

Until The Dawn-Efya

My Own-Samini

My Name-Stonebwoy

Maya Burn Dem-Article Wan


Dem Confuse—Shatta Wale—Winning

Afro Pop Song Of The Year


Oh Yeah-King Promise

Say You Love Me-Kidi

Sing My Name-Mzvee

Jennifer Lomotey—Kurl Songz


My Baby-Magnom

Come From Afar- Stonebwoy

Gospel Artiste Of The Year

Joyce Blessing

Patience Nyarko

Joe Mettle—Winning

Celestine Donkor


Gifty Osei

HighLife Artiste Of The Year



Kuami Eugene—Winning


Reggae Dancehall Artiste Of The Year

Shatta Wale




Song   Writer Of The Year

Kumi Guitar-Dream-Kumi Guitar

Joe Mettle-Bo Noo Ni-Joe Mettle

Ebony-Maame Hw3-Bullet—-Winning

Kofi Kinaata-Last Show-Willis Beatz

Samini-My Own-Samini

Stonebwoy-My Name-Stonebwoy

Best Music Video Of The Year

Dream-Kumi Guitar-Abass

Selfish-King Promise-Vertex—Winning

My Girl-B4Bonah-Nicol Sey

Wedding Car-Opanka-Bra Shizzle

Obi Agyi Obi Girl-Captain Planet-Gyo-Phamous Filmz

Pen & Paper-Kojo Cue & Shaker-E Kumodzi

Record Of The Year

Dream- Kumi Guitar

My Own-Samini—-Winning


State Of The Art-Teephlow

Hiplife/hiphop Artiste of the Year



Captain Planet

Kwesi Arthur



Best Male Vocal Performance

Joe Mettle-Bo No Nii

King Promise-Selfish

Kidi- Odo

Kuami Eugene-Angela—Winning


Samini- My Own

Best Female Vocal Performance


Nana Yaa-Don’t Leave Me Alone

Efya- Love

Mzvee-Bright Lights


Best Group of the Year




Best Rapper of the year

Eno Barony- Fear No Man—Winning


Sarkodie— Light It Up

Shaker— Pen and Paper

Ko-jo Cue-Pen and Paper

Strongman— Transformer

Best collaboration of the year

Bo Noo Ni— Joe Mettle Ft Luigi Maclean

Sing My Name Remix— Mzvee Ft Patoranking

Jennifer Lomotey— Kurl Songs ft Sarkodie

Pain Killer— Sarkodie ft Runtown

Taking Over— Shatta Wale Ft S.M Militants—Winning

Obi Agye Obi Girl— Captain Planet ft Kofi Kinata

Na Wash— Becca ft Patoranking

African Artiste of the year



Too Fan

Cassper Nyovest

Nasty C—Winning

Tiwa Savage


Best New Artiste of the year

King Promise—Winning

Kurl Songz


Kuami Eugene


Kwesi Arthur


UNSUNG Artiste Of The Year 2018

Kelvyn Boy—-Already announced( Won)

Dope Nation

Dhat Gyal


Real MC


Album of the Year

Epistles Of Mama- Stonebwoy—Winning

Highest- Sarkodie



Song of the Year

Joe Mettle-Bo No Nii

Shatta Wale-Ayoo

King Promise-Oh yeah

Sarkodie ft Runtown -Painkiller

Patapaa- One Corner


Kuami Eugene- Angela

Kidi- Odo

Shatta Wale ft The Militants-Taking Over

Fancy Gandam ft Sarkodie-Total Cheat

Magnom-My Baby

Captain Planet ft Kofi Kinaata-Obi Agi Obi Girl


Artiste of the Year For VGMA 2018

Joe Mettle


Shatta Wale—Winning



Comments: There are some of the categories, that I would want some people to win for personal reasons, but  I feel they would not be able to gather enough votes to see them winning. For the best collaboration of the year for instance, I would prefer Becca ft Patoranking  on Na Wash to win. For the Best New Artiste as well, I would also like Kuami Eugene to win, but it’s possible for him to take the award from King Promise.

And the album of the year, sincerely speaking, if I had a charm, I would make Sarkodie’s ‘Highest’ album win but Stonebwoy also did a good job on his and he deserves the win as well.

For the Song of the year, I think it’s the most competitive this year because every song in there did so well during the year under review. Fancy Gadam is such a great artiste and would have loved his ‘Total Cheat’ with Sarkodie to win but it’s tough a tough one, we cannot undermine how popular Sponsor was as well and the controversies it stirred, then there’s Shatta Wale’s ‘Ayoo’ as well but only one person has to win and I feel Ebony will take it there, if she doesn’t then she would take artiste of the year.

For the artiste of the year category, it’s between Shatta Wale and Ebony. It’s a very tough one to predict but my stance on who deserves to win has not changed. Both artistes did a lot last year, they were on all major shows, had hits, stirred controversies, etc. Before it was announced that Shatta Wale would be nominated, I was rooting for Ebony to win and emphasized that if Shatta was not going to come in, then Ebony would be the best person to win hands down and that was my stance even before her untimely death.

The board and academy, I believe are likely to give their votes to her for obvious reasons ( she did so well too, let’s be honest) but we don’t know what percentage would actually go to her favour. If it’s about public voting, Shatta Wale would have more votes as well. I feel the enthusiasm for Ebony fans to vote is not as high as that of Shatta fans.

Perhaps if she were here, things would have been different. Anyways, regardless I am hoping Shatta sweeps this one, if he’s unable, then it should go to Ebony.

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