Charterhouse Announces VGMA Schedule For 2018 And Reveal Ebony Is Still In Contention For Artiste Of The Year

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Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) organizers Charterhouse have announced the schedule for this year’s awards.At a sombre event, occurring on the same day dancehall star Ebony Reigns passed away, they announced the schedule for this year’s awards and categories to be competed in.
Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) organizers Charterhouse have announced the schedule for this year’s awards.At a sombre event, occurring on the same day dancehall star Ebony Reigns passed away, they announced the schedule for this year’s awards and categories to be competed in.

Addressing the event, CEO Theresa Ayoade also revealed that Ebony, even in death, would still be eligible for the awards and if chosen, would go into the records as having won them.

“We all know she has worked very hard the whole of last year and this is a very bad news to hit the industry – work must still proceed and her work is in the year in contention and her team have submitted everything in that regard therefore the public can vote for her when nominations are opened,” she said.

She urged the public to vote for their favourites, including Ebony, when the nominations and voting are open to the public.

The 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards comes off on the 14th of April at the International Conference Centre in Accra.

Schedule and category list below…

FESTIVAL CALENDAR

VGMA 2018 PROPOSED CALENDAR

  • Launch Party Friday 2nd March Accra – Movenpick
  • Nominees’ Jam Saturday 24th March – Cape Coast
  • Music Seminar 12th April – Movenpick
  • Main Awards Night Saturday 14th April – AICC
  • After Party – Saturday 14th April – TBD
  • Celebration Jam Saturday 28th April – Tema
    The various categories are as follows:

    RECORD OF THE YEAR

    BEST VIDEO

    BEST COLLABORATION

    AFRO POP SONG OF THE YEAR

    MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

    GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR

    SONG OF THE YEAR

    BEST NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

    SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR

    HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR

    HIPLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR

    AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

    BEST GROUP

    BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR

    HIPLIFE/ HIP HOP ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

    REGGAE/ DANCEHALL ARTISTE

    HIGHLIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR

    GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

    ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

    HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR

    FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

    BEST REGGAE DANCEHALL SONG