Ghana is yet to witness its first female artiste of the year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, since the beginning of the Vodafone Music Awards, no female artiste has been named artiste of the year. From the analysis of Sanatu Zambang, Noella Wiyaala has placed the flag of Ghana higher than anyone anywhere could have imagined.
The 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) ‘‘Best Female Vocal Performance and Songwriter of The Year’’ Wiyaala told StarXTV she deserve to be in the artiste of the year category. Wiyaala explained to StarXTV host Murphy Rauf, ‘’ being nominated in the category for vocalist was a huge honor but my works shows I deserve more ‘’.
Wiyaala in 2016 performed at shows, concerts and events across Africa and Europe, surpassing any other Ghanaian artiste in the Ghanaian Music Industry. The likes of Daddy Lumba, Obour, Kojo Antwi, V.I.P. and Sarkodie all come to play in this regard following their stellar roles in Ghana’s music industry during these years.
Since the awards ceremony officially started in the year 2000, it is only Ghanaian music group, V.V.I.P (then V.I.P.) as well as Sarkodie who have won it twice. The group won it in 2004 and later in 2011, the latter however won it in 2010 and 2012.
The Artiste of the Year category has always been the pressure point of the VGMA’S. This year the likes of SP Kofi Sarpong , VVIP, Stonebwoy ,Sarkodie, Bisa Kdei, , and EL are craving to be crowned artistes of the year.
By: Sanatu Zambang