The wait is finally over! The nominees for the much-anticipated 25th Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA), formerly known as the VGMA, have been officially unveiled. This announcement came about during the launch of the awards ceremony at the Grande Arena of the Accra International Conference center on Thursday, March 28, 2024.

This year’s ceremony promises to be a night of glitz, glamour, and recognition for the best and brightest talents in Ghana’s vibrant music scene.

The most coveted award, Artiste of the Year, boasts a star-studded lineup of nominees. The race is wide open, with established artists like Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Black Sherif, and King Promise going head-to-head. Kuami Eugene and Nacee round out the category, ensuring a nail-biting competition.

Fresh talent is always celebrated at the TGMAs. This year, the Best New Artist category is brimming with potential stars, featuring Banzy Banero, DSL, King Paluta, Maya Blu, Olivetheboy, and Oseikrom Sikani.

The TGMAs celebrate Ghana’s diverse musical landscape. From the pulsating beats of Hiplife/Hip Hop to the soulful melodies of Gospel, there’s a category for every sound. Nominees for Best Hiplife/HipHop Artiste include Amerado, Black Sherif, Medikal, Jay Bahd, King Paluta, and Eno Barony (in the “Best Rap Performance” category).

The awards extend recognition beyond Ghana’s borders. The Best African Artiste category features heavyweights like Tems, Rema, Asake, Burna Boy, Davido, and JZNG. The “Most Popular Song of the Year” category features a mix of established hits and rising stars, with nominees like “Hossana” by Banzy Banero, “Yaya” by Black Sherif, “Scar” by Gyakie ft JBee, and “Terminator” by King Promise generating major buzz.

The 25th Telecel Ghana Music Awards promises to be a night to remember. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 1st, 2024, as Ghana celebrates its musical heroes and the rich tapestry of sounds that have captivated audiences around the world. With a diverse range of nominees and exciting categories, the TGMAs is sure to be a highlight of the Ghanaian entertainment calendar.

organized by Charterhouse Productions, the Ghana Music Awards is designed to recognize and celebrate the hard work and dedication of various stakeholders and players in the music industry.

The launch of the 25th Ghana Music Award and Nominees Unveiling Party. Credit: Charterhouse/YouTube.

See full list of nominees below:

Artiste of the Year

Artiste of the Year. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Artiste of the Year. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Black Sherif
  • King Promise
  • Kuami Eugune
  • Nacee
  • Sarkodie
  • Stonebwoy

New Artiste of the Year

New Artiste of the Year. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
New Artiste of the Year. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Banzy Banero
  • DSL
  • King Paluta
  • Maya Blu
  • Olivetheboy
  • Oseikrom Sikani

Telecel Most Popular Song of the Year

Telecel Most Popular Song of the Year. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Telecel Most Popular Song of the Year. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Hossana – Banzy Banero
  • Yaya – Black Sherif
  • Scar – Gyakie & JBEE
  • Victory – Joyce Blessing
  • Likor – KiDi ft. Stonebwoy
  • Terminator – King Promise
  • Monica – Kuami Eugene
  • Case Remix – Mr. Drew ft. Morphty
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Record of the Year

Record of the Year. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Record of the Year. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Amaarae – Recless & Sweet
  • Abiana – Far Away
  • Stonebwoy – Manodzi ft. Angelique Kidjo
  • Josh Blakk Iyawo
  • Joe Mettle – Me Dan Wo ft. Kweku Teye
  • Efya – My Helper (Oluwa)

Best Hiplife / HipHop Artiste of The Year

Best Hiplife / HipHop Artiste of The Year. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best Hiplife / HipHop Artiste of The Year. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Amerado
  • Black Sherif
  • Medikal
  • Jay Bhad
  • King Paluta

Best Hiplife Song

Best Hiplife Song. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best Hiplife Song. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • kyeame Kwame ft. King Paluta – Insha Allah
  • Jay Bahd ft. Kweku DMC, SkyFace SDW – M’asesa
  • Oseikrom Sikani ft. Kwaku Smoke – Twatis
  • King Paluta ft. Kuami Eugene – Y’ahite Remix
  • Guru – Ennui Nwanwa
  • Reggie Osei, Jay Bahd, O’Kenneth, Kweku DMC –  Oh My Linda

Best Highlife Artist

Best Highlife Artist. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best Highlife Artist. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Abiana
  • Akwaboah
  • Kofi Kinaata
  • Kuami Eugene
  • FRA

Best Highlife Song

Best Highlife Song. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best Highlife Song. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Camidoh – Adoley
  • Adina ft. Kofi Kinaata – Party
  • Amerado ft. Fameye – Kweku Ananse Remix
  • Stonebwoy ft. Angelique Kidjo – Manodzi
  • Akwaboah ft. Kwabena Kwabena – My Darling
  • Kofi Kinaata – Overthinking
  • Kelvyn Boy – Vero
  • Kuami Eugene – Yolo
  • FRA ft. Nana Yaw Ofori Atta – You dey Feel The Vibe
  • Wendy Shay – Africa Money

Best Hiphop Song

Best Hiphop Song. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best Hiphop Song. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Lonely Road – O’Kenneth ft. Slim Kid
  • Otan – Sarkodie
  • Scar – Gyakie ft. JDee
  • Sowutuom – Medikal
  • Dear God – Strongman
  • Yaya – Black Sherif
  • Akatanii -Kweku Smoke
  • The Hardest – Amerado

Best Afrobeats Song

Best Afrobeats Song. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best Afrobeats Song. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Likor – KiDi ft. Stonebwoy
  • Otello – Fancy Gadam ft. Kuami Eugene
  • Hossana – Banzy Banero
  • Broken Heart – DJ Vyrusky ft. Kuami Eugene
  • Monica – Kuami Eugene
  • Case Remix – Mr. Drew ft. Morphty
  • Goodsin – Olivetheboy

Best Afrobeats / Afropop Artiste

Best Afrobeats/Afropop Artiste. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best Afrobeats / Afropop Artiste. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Gyakie
  • Camidoh
  • KiDi
  • King Promise
  • Mr. Drew
  • Efya
  • Wendy Shay

Best Afropop Song

Best Afropop Song. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best Afropop Song. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Super Super – Efya
  • Not God Rmx – Fameye ft. Stonebwoy
  • Rent Free – Gyakie
  • I Lied – KiDi
  • Terminator – King Promise
  • Bad Boy – Lasmid
  • Till We Die – Sarkodie ft. Ruger
  • Into the Future – Stonebwoy

Best African Artiste

Best African Artiste. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best African Artiste. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Temz
  • Rema
  • Asake
  • Burnaboy
  • Tyla
  • Davido
  • JZyNO

Best Gospel Song

Best Gospel Song. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best Gospel Song. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Tears of Joy – Patience Nyarko
  • Anuonyam – Mabel Okyere
  • Aseda – Nacee
  • Kaafo (Don’t Cry)– Perez Muzik
  • Mo – Piesie Esther
  • 100% – Scott Evans
  • Say Amen – Diana Hamilton
  • Victory – Joyce Blessings
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Best Gospel Artiste

Best Gospel Artiste. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best Gospel Artiste. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Diana Hamilton
  • Joe Mettle
  • Joyce Blessing
  • Mabel Okyere
  • Nacee
  • Perez Muzik
  • Piesie Esther
  • Scott Evans

Best Music Video

Best Music Video. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best Music Video. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Manodzi – Stonebwoy ft. Angelique Kidjo
  • Wasted Eyes – Amaarae
  • Paradise – Black Sherif
  • Fate – Kuami Eugene
  • Broken Heart – DJ Vyrusky ft. Kuami Eugene
  • 100% – Scott Evans
  • Oil In My Head – Black Sherif
  • Kweku Playman – Kweku Smoke

Best Collaboration of the Year

Best Collaboration of the Year. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best Collaboration of the Year. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Likor – KiDi ft. Stonebwoy
  • Lonely Road – O’Kenneth ft. XlimKid
  • Case Rmx – Mr. Drew ft. Morphty
  • Twatis – Oseikrom Sikani ft. Kweku Smoke
  • Kwaku Ananse Rmx – Amerado ft. Fameye
  • Yahitte Rmx – King Paluta ft. Kuami Eugene
  • You Dey Feel The Vibe – FRA ft. Nana Yaw Ofori-Atta
  • My Darling – Akwaboah ft. Kwabena Kwabena

International Collaboration of the Year

International Collaboration of the Year. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
International Collaboration of the Year. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Scar – Gyakie & JBEE
  • Butta My Bread – JZyNo ft. Lasmid
  • Terminator – King Promise ft. Young John
  • Manodzi – Stonebwoy ft. Angelique Kidjo
  • Cryptocurrency – Kuami Eugene ft. Rotimi
  • Wotowoto Seasoning – Odumodublvck ft. Black Sherif
  • Till We Die – Sarkodie ft. Ruger
  • Perfect Combi – King Promise ft. Gabzy

Best Reggae / Dancehall Song

Best Reggae / Dancehall Song. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best Reggae / Dancehall Song. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Truth – DSL
  • Stubborn Souljah – Epixode
  • Effiakuma Love – Kofi Kinaata
  • San Bra – Samini
  • Stonebwoy – Non Stop
  • Eye Ball Rmx – Ras Kuuku ft. Samini

Best Reggae / Dancehall Artiste

Best Reggae / Dancehall Artiste. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best Reggae / Dancehall Artiste. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Epixode
  • Ras Kuuku
  • Stonebwoy
  • Samini

Best Female Vocal Performance

Best Female Vocal Performance. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best Female Vocal Performance. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Adina – Baby
  • Abiana – Far Away
  • Niiella – Temple
  • Queendalyn Yurglee – Hold My Hands
  • TiTi Owusu – Make Me Believe
  • Lordina The Sopano – His Grace

Best Male Vocal Performance

Best Male Vocal Performance. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best Male Vocal Performance. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Perez Muzik – Kaafo (Don’t Cry)
  • Kyei Mensah – Gyedie
  • Kofi Karikari (Team Eternity) – You Are Great
  • Josh Blakk – Hankipanki
  • Camidoh – Brown Skin Girl
  • KiDi – I Lied

Best EP / Album of the Year

Best EP / Album of the Year. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best EP / Album of the Year. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Taste of Africa – Abiana
  • Fountain Baby – Amaarae
  • Love & Chaos – Kuami Eugene
  • Planning & Plotting – Medikal
  • 5th Dimension – Stonebwoy

Best Rap Performance

Best Rap Performance. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best Rap Performance. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Amerado – The Hardest
  • Eno Barony – Warning
  • Fimfim – Boasiako
  • Lyrical Joe – 5th August 7
  • Medikal – We Made It
  • Sarkodie – Otan
  • Strongman – Dear God

Best Songwriter of the Year

Best Songwriter of the Year. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
Best Songwriter of the Year. Photo Credit: Telecel Ghana Music Awards
  • Perez Musik – Kaafo (Don’t Cry)
  • Fameye – Not God
  • DSL – Truth
  • Sarkodie – Otan
  • Akwaboah – Asikyire
  • Manodzi – Stonebwoy ft. Angelique Kidjo