Black Sherif, an undisputed rising star in rap, was named Artiste of the Year at the 24th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
He won the award over seven other contestants, including King Promise, Piesie Esther, Sarkodie, Joe Mettle, Stonebwoy, Camidoh, and KiDi.
The hitmaker of “Kwaku The Traveller” won the VGMA Artiste of the Year for the first time. He is the youngest artiste from Ghana to have achieved this coveted honor.
Thanks to Kwaku The Traveller, Black Sherif won awards for Best Hip-hop Song of the Year, Most Popular Song of the Year, and Best Music Video for Konongo Zongo
Before he was announced as the champ of the honor, the hall was wrapped with strain and the feeling of dread toward losing particularly among himself and Gospel artiste Piesie Esther.
Despite this, Piesie began who also won a couple of awards including the Gospel Song Of The Year and Gospel Artiste Of The Year began to clap and smile as soon as he was declared the winner.
And when Black Sherif got his victory, he walked to the stage and sang Sad Boys Don’t Fold, which was the first song he performed.
He said thanks to everybody that upheld him all through his profession expressing “I commit this honor to my mom, father and to Konongo Zongo.”
He later sang the lyrics to Sad Boys Don’t Fold as a goodbye – “sending love to my rastas…We’ll be great ‘nti moda a monda’ (if you sleep, sleep well).
The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) which aims at providing an international platform through which the Ghanaian music industry can be accessed and rewarding veteran musicians who have blazed the trail in the music industry had its 24th edition held at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Center on Saturday, May 6, 2023.
Some of Ghana’s most sought-after artistes gave electrifying performances throughout the blissful night. King Promise, Gyakie, Black Sherif, DSL, Epixode, and Sarkodie, among others
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Numerous awards and were won by artistes like Stonebwoy, Camidoh, Lasmid, Black Sherif, Epixode, King Promise, Piesie Esther, Amerado Burner among others.