Black Sherif has been crowned VGMA24 Artiste of the Year.
He outlasted his closest opponent Piesie Esther, who was considered a strong contender for the top honor, as well as Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, King Promise, Camidoh, KiDi, the current VGMA Artiste of the Year, and Joe Mettle.
He also received recognition for Most Popular Song of the Year, Best Music Video, and Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year.
Sarkodie, Piesie Esther, Stonebwoy, Niella, King Promise, Perez Musik, Kelvyn Boy, Kofi Kinaata, and Camidoh were among the other winners that evening.
Akyireba Kofi Sammy, a highlife musician, received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Piesie Esther, gospel all-stars KiDi, DSL, Epixode, Lasmid, King Promise, Kwabena Kwabena, and Ofori Amponsah all gave performances.
Money, Black Sherif’s first song, was made available on May 25, 2020.
When his single “First Sermon” was released in May 2021, it garnered a lot of attention. The song’s follow-up, “Second Sermon,” and a remix featuring fellow African musician Burna Boy were both released in July of that same year.
But “Kwaku the Traveller,” which peaked at number one on the Apple Music charts in Ghana and Nigeria, helped him become more well-known and prominent abroad.
In October 2022, he released his debut album, “The Villain I Never Was,” which featured hits including “45” and “Soja.”
Black Sherif further cemented his reputation as one of the reliable artists in the year under review by hosting his debut performance, The Mozama Disco concert, in December of last year.
KiDi’s replacement at Lynx Entertainment is Black Sherif.
Complete list of winners
Gospel Song of the Year
Best Male Vocal Performance
Best Female Vocal Performance
Best Hiplife Song
Hiphop Song of the Year
Country Side ( Sarkodie featuring Black Sherif)
Sugarcane ft Mayorkun, King Promise
Best Afro Pop Song of the Year
Afrobeats Song of the Year
Reggae Artiste of the Year
Best Music Video
Black Sherif (Konongo Zongo)
Honorary award(Lifetime Achievement Award recipient)
Akyireba Kofi Sammy
Best African Artiste
Best Highlife Song
Best Afropop/Afrobeats Artiste
Songwriter of the Year
Highlife Artiste of the Year
Gospel Artiste of the Year
Best Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year
Best Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year
Best Rap Performance
Record of the Year
Radio Engineer of the Year
Best New Artiste
Album/EP of the Year
Vodafone Green Award
Most Popular Song of the Year