After nineteen years of successfully been held, the finest and biggest music awards in Ghana, The Ghana Music Awards (now, VGMA) has produced some wonderful records which would shock you. Amidst the tens of records available, we present to you ten below. Enjoy reading and kindly comment any other records in the comments box beneath the post.
1. First artiste to win VGMA artiste of the year Posthumously – Ebony Reigns.
2. First Female to win Artiste of the year at the VGMAs – Ebony Reigns
3. Ever since the introduction of the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste Of The Year category at the VGMAs, no other artiste has won it aside Stonebwoy.
4. Whenever he is nominated, Stonebwoy always leaves the VGMA grounds with at least 2 Awards. This year’s edition however changed the narrative.
5. In 2010, Sarkodie became the first artiste to win both Discovery Of The Year (Best New Artiste) and Artiste Of The Year award at the VGMAs.
6. Ofori Amponsah is the first ever and only artiste to win 7 awards on a single night at the VGMAs *(Known then as Ghana Music Awards). And this is by far more than the total number of VGMA awards won by some Ghanaian artistes presently.
7. Over the past decade, Sarkodie has won the Hiplife Artiste Of The Year Award for a record 5 times. Averagely, he wins it once every two years.
8. Apart from Stonebwoy, no other male artiste in Ghana has retained bragging rights to a particular award at the VGMAs for four consecutive years. (2015-2018)
9. Apart from Efya, no other female artiste in Ghana has retained bragging rights to a particular award at the VGMAs for four consecutive years. (2011-2014)
10. The youngest artiste to be crowned artiste of the year at the Ghana Music Awards is Kontihene. ( Age 18).
By: Gabla Godwin/ Showbiz Network Ghana
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