List of VGMA “Artiste of the Year” Winners from 1999 to 2020

The Ghana Music Awards has been in existence for the past 21 years. The award scheme was launched in 1999 by Charter house Productions. The very first awards event was organized in 1999 and it came off each and every year up to this year, 2020.

The award category that is valued by most musicians is the Artiste of the Year award. It is the biggest award of the night giving whoever wins it the bragging right to hit his or her chest that he’s the best among the best in the year under review.

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This category has been dominated by male musicians. However, this jinx was broken by Rufftown Records former signee Ebony Reigns who won the awards posthumously after her death on February 8, 2018.

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Below are the winners of the Artiste of the Year category of the Ghana Music Awards since 1999.

1999 – Akyeame (Quophi Okyeame and Okyeame Kwame)

2000 – Daddy Lumba

2001 – Kojo Antwi

2002 – Lord Kenya

2003 – Kontihene

2004 – VVIP

2005 – Obour

2006 – Ofori Amponsah

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2007 – Samini

2008 – Kwaw Kese

2009 – Okyeame Kwame

2010 – Sarkodie

2011 – VVIP

2012 – Sarkodie

2013 – R2Bees

2014 – Shatta Wale

2015 – Stonebwoy

2016 – EL

2017 – Joe Mettle

2018 — Ebony

2019 – Annulled [because of the fracas that happened between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy on that very night. This made Ebony to reign for 2 years as Artiste of the Year].

2020 – Kuami Eugene

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