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2022 VGMA: KiDi wins Artiste of the Year


Lynx Entertainment signee, KiDi has won the Artiste of the Year at the 2022 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

He beat stiff competition from Black Sherif, King Promise, Kuami Eugene, Sarkodie and Joe Mettle to emerge winner.

KiDi also swept away some of the biggest awards on the night especially with his hit song ‘Touch It’.

They include Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year (Touch It), Vodafone Most Popular Song (Touch It), Album of the Year (The Golden Boy) and the Afrobeats Artiste of the Year.

Accepting his award on the night, KiDi said “delay is not denial, Glory be to God. I want to thank MTN hitmaker for introducing me to Ghana. To the media, my fans, my friends, to my big boy Zane, to my mother, Ghana thank you so much.”

The event was held at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference on May 6, 2022 and May 7, 2022.

The technical awards were presented on the first day of the event, while the Day 2 catered for popularity based awards.

Among award winners of the technical edition were MOGBeatz and Wizkid who took home Producer of the Year and African Artiste of the Year respectively.

The award for Music for Good went to Greedy Men by Stonebwoy, Instrumentalist of the Year – Joshua Moszi and Music Video of the Year going to Bosom Pyung’s Nyinya.

Fameye also grabbed Songwriter of the Year with the song ‘Praise’.

Male Vocal Performance and Female Vocal Performance awards went to Kwaisey Pee and Niella for their performances on the songs “Amazing God and ‘Where You Are’.

Traditional Artiste of the year also went to Nii Tettey Tetteh.

Meanwhile, Black Sherif also took home the Best New Artiste award and the Hip-hop Song of the Year award as well on the main event night.

Joe Mettle also took home the Gospel Artiste of the Year award. Kofi Kinaata won the Highlife Song of the Year award with Thy Grace, among others.

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