Ghana’s young hottest musician, Mohammed Ismail Sharrif popularly known in showbiz as Black Sherif has made his first public post about the 24th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
The big night of the 24th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2023, at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Center.
The music sensation has been nominated in 11 categories of this year’s edition of the most prestigious awards scheme. The nominations include the most coveted, Artiste Of The Year, Vodafone Most Popular Song, and Reggae/Dancehall song among others.
However, almost every artiste who has been nominated for the Artiste Of The Year award is concentrating on the high likelihood that they will win. Fans and people working in the entertainment industry have been vying for their favorite on social media for the past few days. But, most of the competition is between Black Sherif and a Gospel musician called Piesie Esther.
The “Artiste of the Year” award is the highest and most prestigious of the awards presented at the event to the artist(s) deemed to have the highest audience appeal, radio play, online streaming, and popularity by CharterHouse, the VGMA Board, and the general public.
This year’s ‘Artiste of the Year’ Category, has eight heavyweights contending for i5. Two gospel artistes, Joe Mettle, and Piesie Esther face stiff competition from six secular musicians such as Sarkodie, Black Sherif, KiDi, King Promise, and Camidoh.
People started suggesting the ‘Kwaku The Traveler’ hitmaker was not interested in winning any of the categories he has been nominated for, which explains why he didn’t make a post about the awards. However, on May 3, 2023, he made his first public post about it, urging his followers and fans to vote heavily for him.
“You’ve seen m blood, sweat & tears. You’ve seen the ups & downs of my journey. I’ve had my lips shut and my eyes opened ever since I stepped in the game. I don’t plan on changing that, not today, not tomorrow. Let’s go VGMA,” he said.