Nigeria: 2019 VGMAs - Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Others Make Nominees' List

Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale.

Nigerian musicians, Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy and Mr Eazi, have been nominated for this year's Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).

The singers are up against their African contenders including Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) and Kenyan band, Sauti Sol for the highly coveted 'African Artist of the Year' award.

In 2018, DMW boss, Davido, edged out his Nigerian/African counterparts including Wizkid, TooFan, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Olamide and Tiwa Savage to take home the prestigious "African Artist of the Year" award.

Nigerian singer, Runtown, won the same award in 2017.

While the list features some of Ghana's finest acts including Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy among others, fast-rising Ghanaian singer, King Promise, has made an impressive statement in this year's nominees' list.

He is up against Kuami Eugene, Joe Mettle, Sarkodie, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy for the highly coveted 'Artist of the Year' category.

Winners will be announced at the main awards ceremony scheduled for May 18.

The list was announced by Charterhouse Ghana, the outfit in charge of the annual VGMAs.

See the full list of nominees below:

Highlife Song of the Year

Dada Hafco - 'Yebewu Nti' Kidi - 'Thunder' Shatta Wale - 'My Level' Kumi Guitar - 'Betweener' Kwesi Arthur - 'Woara' King Promise - 'CCTV' feat Sarkodie & Mugeez Adina - 'Killing Me Softly'

Hiplife Song of the Year

Medikal - 'Ayekoo' feat King Promise Sarkodie - 'Can't Let You Go' feat King Promise Quamina MP - 'Wiase Ye De' Remix feat Kwesi Arthur & Yung C DopeNation - 'Eish' Flowking Stone - 'Blow My Mind' Stonebwoy - 'Kpoo Keke' feat Medikal, Kwesi Arthur & Darko Vibes Yaa Pono - 'Obiaa Wone Master' feat Stonebwoy Strongman - 'Baby Girl' feat Kuami Eugene

Gospel Song of the Year

Joyce Blessing - 'I Swerve You' KODA - 'Hosanna' I.K Aning - 'Bobolebobo' Joe Mettle - 'My Everything' Obaapa Christy - 'W'asua Me' Bethel Revival Choir - 'Agba Dza' Diana Hamilton - 'Mo Ne Yo' Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year

Maccasio - 'Dagomba Girl' feat Mugeez Shatta Wale - 'Gringo' Stonebwoy - 'Top Skanka' Samini - 'Obaa'

Afropop Song of the Year

King Promise - 'Tokyo' feat Wizkid Guilty Beatz - 'Akwaaba' feat Mr Eazi, Pappy Kojo & King Promise Kwesi Arthur - 'Don't Keep Me Waiting' feat KiDi Article Wan - 'That Thing' feat Patapaa Wendy Shay - 'Uber Driver' DJ MicSmith - 'Yenkor' feat Kwesi Arthur MzVee - 'Come and See My Moda' feat Yemi Alade Shatta Wale - 'Thunder Fire' feat SM Militants

Hip hop Song of the Year

Medikal - 'How Much' Remix feat Sarkodie & Omar Sterling Sarkodie - 'Biibi Ba' feat Amerado, Kofi Mole, Tulenkey, Yeyo, 2Fingers, Frequency, LJ, O'Bkay & CJ Biggerman KoJo Cue - 'Wole' Remix feat Worlasi, Kwesi Arthur, Shaker, Kay-Ara, Temple & C-Real Kwesi Arthur - 'Anthem' Joey B - 'Stables' feat La Meme Gang R2Bees - 'Boys Kasa' feat Kwesi Arthur, King Promise, Darkovibes, B4bonah, Humble Dis, Spacely, Medikal & Rjz

Gospel Artist of the Year

Joyce Blessing Joe Mettle KODA Diana Hamilton Obaapa Christy Akesse Brempong

Reggae/Dancehall Artist of the Year

Stonebwoy Epixode Samini AK Songstress Shatta Wale

Highlife Artist of the Year

KiDi Kuami Eugene Akwaboah King Promise Adina

Songwriter of the Year

Fuse ODG - 'Bra Fie' Teephlow - 'Forgive' Akwaboah - 'Hye Me Bo' King Promise - 'CCTV' Trigmatic - 'Where We Dey Go' Stonebwoy - 'Tomorrow'

Record of the Year

Fuse ODG - 'Bra Fie' feat Damain Marley Akwaboah - 'Hye Me Bo' Okyeame Kwame - 'Made In Ghana' Trigmatic - 'Where We Dey Go' Stonebwoy - 'Tomorrow'

Best Video of the Year

Joey B - 'Stables' feat La Meme Gang (Dir. David Duncan) KoJo Cue & Shaker - 'Up & Awake' feat Kwesi Arthur (Dir E. Kumodzi) Kirani Ayat - 'Guda' (Dir David Nico-Sey) M.anifest - 'Me Ne Woa' feat King Promise (Dir Makere Thekiso) Shatta Wale - 'Gringo' (Dir Sesan) Fuse ODG - 'Bra Fie' feat Damain Marley (Dir Edgar Stevens) Sarkodie - 'Biibi Ba' feat Amerado, Kofi Mole, Tulenkey, Yeyo, 2Fingers, Frequency, LJ, O'Bkay & CJ Biggerman (Dir Babs) MzVee - 'Come and See My Moda' feat Yemi Alade (Dir Xbills Ebenezer)

Hiplife/Hiphop Artist of the Year

Patapaa Medikal Sarkodie Kwesi Arthur R2Bees La Meme Gang

Male Vocalist of the Year

King Promise KiDi Akwaboah Luigi Maclean

Female Vocalist of the Year

eShun Efya Cina Soul Adina MzVee Diana Hamilton

Group of the Year

R2Bees DopeNation La Meme Gang Bethel Revival Choir

Rapper of the Year

Medikal M.anifest Teephlow Sarkodie Obibini

Best Collaboration of the Year

Adina - 'Killing Me Softly' feat Kuami Eugene Sarkodie - 'Can't Let You Go' feat King Promise King Promise - 'CCTV' feat Sarkodie & Mugeez Guilty Beatz - 'Akwaaba' feat Mr Eazi, Pappy Kojo & Patapaa MzVee - 'Come and See My Moda' feat Yemi Alade Yaa Pono - 'Obiaa Wone Master' feat Stonebwoy Stonebwoy - 'Kpoo Keke' feat Medikal, Kwesi Arthur, Darko Vibes & Kelvyn Boy DJ Vyrusky - 'Never Carry Last' feat Kuami Eugene & Mayorkun

African Artist of the Year

Davido Wizkid Mr Eazi Sauti Soul Cassper Nyovest Burna Boy

Best New Artist of the Year

Quamina MP Kelvyn Boy Eddie Khae Wendy Shay La Meme Gang DopeNation

Song of the Year

King Promise - 'CCTV' feat Sarkodie & Mugeez Eddie Khae - 'Do the Dance' Isaac Kwabena Aning - 'Akwaaba' Guilty Beatz - 'Akwaaba' feat Mr Eazi, Pappy Kojo & Patapaa Kidi - 'Thunder' Kuami Eugene - 'Wish me Well' Sarkodie - 'Can't Let You Go' feat King Promise Stonebwoy - 'Kpoo Keke' feat Medikal, Kwesi Arthur, Darko Vibes & Kelvyn Boy Shatta Wale - 'My Level' Kwesi Arthur - 'Woara' MzVee - 'Come and See My Moda' feat Yemi Alade Tic - 'Kwani Kwani' (Part 2) ft Kuami Eugene

Album of the Year

Kuami Eugene - Rockstar Akwaboah - Matters of the Heart Wendy Shay - Shay on You Diana Hamilton - IBelieve Samini - Untamed Shatta Wale - Reign

Artist of the Year

King Promise Kuami Eugene Joe Mettle Sarkodie Shatta Wale Stonebwoy

Best African Collabo

Dopenation ft. Olamide - 'Naami' Remix Guilty Beats ft. Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo - 'Akwaaba' Too Fan ft. Patoranking & Sarkodie - 'My Girl' Remix King Promise ft. Wizkid - 'Tokyo' Stonebwoy ft. Casper Nyovest - 'Wame' Mzvee ft. Yemi Alade - 'Come and see my Mother' Shatta Wale ft. Olamide - 'Wonder'

Instrumentalist of the Year

Unda Beats Mizter Okyere Enoch Owuraku Emmanuel Bludo

Producer of the Year

Kaywa Killbeats Kuami Eugene DDT MOG Beats

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