Call for entries: 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

The organisers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) are calling on artists and industry stakeholders to submit entries for the 20th edition of the event.

Hosted by Charterhouse Ghana, the awards seek to honour Ghanaian artists who have released new material between 1 January and 31 December 2018.

Entries can be submitted by individual artists, record companies and labels. Members of the VGMA board will shortlist the nominees. The VGMA board, VGMA academy and the public will conduct the voting in accordance with the VGMAs' rules.

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The public will vote in all categories, with the exception of Music Video of the Year, Best Female Vocal Artist of the Year, Best Male Vocal Artist of the Year and Album of the Year.

The application deadline is 31 January 2019.

How to enter

Entry forms must be completed and submitted via the VGMA official website. Soft copies of works and images can also be sent via mail to

Artists who prefer not to submit online can physically hand in their entries at the Charterhouse Productions Limited offices, which are located at B824/10 Feo Eyeo Street, Industrial Area, Accra, near TV Africa.

Below are this year's categories:

  • Traditional Artist(s) of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Music Video of the Year
  • Best Female Vocal Artist of the Year
  • Best Male Vocal Artist of the Year
  • Album of the Year
  • Best Rapper of the Year
  • Group of the Year
  • Reggae Song of the Year
  • Gospel Song of the Year
  • Hip Hop Song of the Year
  • Afropop Song of the Year
  • Highlife Song of the Year
  • Hiplife Song of the Year
  • Best Collaboration of the Year
  • Gospel Artist(s) of the Year
  • Reggae/Dancehall Artist(s) of the Year
  • Highlife Artist(s) of the Year
  • Hiplife/Hip Hop Artist(s) of the Year 
  • Artist(s) of the Year
  • Best New Artist of the Year
  • Most Popular Song of the Year
  • Songwriter of the Year
  • Record of the Year
  • Music Producer of the Year
  • Sound Engineer of the Year
  • Instrumentalist of the Year
  • African Artist(s) of the Year
  • Gospel Album of the Year
  • Music For Development

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