Sarkodie is Ghana’s best artiste for the second time

Sarkodie is Ghana’s best artiste for the second time

Ghana’s fastest rapper, Sarkodie has been crowned Artiste of the Year, at the 13th edition of the prestigious Ghana Music Awards which came off at the Dome of the Accra International Conference Centre Saturday.

This is Sarkodie’s second after winning the top-most prize of Ghanaian music at the 2010 edition of the awards. He beat off competition from Becca, Okyeame Kwame, Efya, R2Bees, 4×4, and Kwaw Kese.

Apart from the Artiste of the Year award, Sarkodie took home two other key awards Best Rapper of the year and Most Popular Song of the year, all for his smash hit U Go Kill Me.

The King of the Street Kwaw Kese, 4×4 and Gifty Osei picked up two awards each on the night. Kwaw Kese was adjudged Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the year and his song Poppin won Hiphop Song of the year.

Music trio, 4×4 picked up awards for Album of the year and Group of the year while gospel musician Gifty Osei was crowned Gospel Artiste of the year. Her album, Fefeefe won Gospel Album of the year.

Controversial reggae musician and host of Taxi Driver on Hitz 103.7 FM, Blakk Rasta won the Reggae Song of the year for his song Miss Right. Tema based rapper, Stay Jay picked up the award for Best New Artiste while Nigerian rapper Ice Prince was adjudged Africa Artiste of the year.

This year’s awards was a mix bag of fashion, glamour, swag and the almighty Azonto fused in one. It was a show which had a lot of surprises notable among them was the ‘love’ reunion between Confidence Haugen her long lost ‘love’ Edem, formally Ayigbe Edem.

The night wasn’t only about awards as patrons were treated to some exciting performances from both local and foreign artistes. Artiste such as, M.I., Ice Prince, Cabo Snoop, HHP, Sarkodie, Efya, Buk Bak, 4×4, Ben Brako, Kaakie, Kwaw Kese and a host of others took turns to dish out some thrilling performances on the night.

Full list of winners:

Artiste(s) of the Year

Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste(s) of the Year
Kwaw Kese

Highlife Artiste(s) of the Year
Kwabena Kwabena

Gospel Artiste(s) of the Year
Gifty Osei

Best New Artiste(s) of the Year
Stay Jay

Best Collaboration of the Year
Okyeame Kwame/Bertha – Faithful

African Artiste(s) of the Year (Non Ghanaian)
Ice Prince

Hiplife Song of the Year
D-Cryme – Kill Me Shy

Highlife Song of the Year
Kwabena Maphia – I Go Pay

Most Popular Song of the Year
Sarkodie – U go Kill Me

Afro-Pop Song of the Year
Zigi – You Say Wetin

Hiphop Song of the Year
Kwaw Kese – Poppin

Gospel Song of the Year
Selina Boateng – Me Nku Me Ho

Reggae Song of the Year
Blakk Rasta – Miss Right

Group of the Year


Album of the Year
4×4 – Waist and Power

Best Male Vocal Artiste
Kesse – Oh Yes

Best Female Vocal Artiste
Efya – I’m In Love With You

Best Music Video of the Year
Becca – African Woman (Davis Media Group)

Best Rapper of the Year
Sarkodie – U go Kill Me

Song Writer of the Year
Okyeame Kwame – Faithful

Record of the Year
Kwame Adinkra – Akua Dansoa

Gospel Album of the Year
Gifty Osei – Fefeefe

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