VGMAs: ‘The door is open for gospel artistes’ – Joe Mettle

Gospel musician Joe Mettle has said his big win at last night’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs has flung the “door” open for gospel singers in the country to emulate his feat.

Joe Mettle won the top prize of Artiste of the Year, an award which has eluded gospel artistes in the country since the awards began in 2000.

VGMAs: ‘The door is open for gospel artistes’ – Joe Mettle
VGMAs: ‘The door is open for gospel artistes’ – Joe Mettle

Receiving his award, the Owanwani singer, who also clinched Best Male Vocalist and Gospel Artiste of the Year on the night, said: “As you all know this is for gospel, this is for Christianity. And for every gospel musician in this house, the door is open.” He thanked God, Charterhouse and all who voted to make his win possible

Joe Mettle beat E.L, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, MzVee, and Medikal to win the ultimate award.

The Artiste of the Year Award is given to the artiste(s) adjudged by the Academy, Board and the general public as having the highest audience appeal and popularity in a particular year.

Below is the full list of winners:

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Joe Mettle

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Counsellor – Nacee

HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR
Confession – Kofi Kinata

GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
Yewo Nyame a yewo adze – Nacee ft Ernest Opoku

BEST REGGAE /DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR
People Dey – Stonebwoy

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Paapa Yankson

BEST COLLOBORATION OF THE YEAR
Alhaji – VVIP ft Patoranking

VODAFONE MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR
Christy – Dobble

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Runtown

BEST FEMALE VOCALIST
Adina – Too Late

BEST MALE VOCALIST
Joe Mettle – Onwanwani

BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR
God MC – M.anifest

HIPLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR
Go Low – Flowking Stone

BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR
VVIP

HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR
God MC – M.anifest

AFRO POP SONG OF THE YEAR
Kaabuame EL

GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Joe Mettle

BEST NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Fancy Gadam

HIGHLIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Kofi Kinaata

HIPLIFE/HIP POP ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Sarkodie

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Kofi Kinaata – Confession

REGGAE/DANCEHALL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Stonebwoy

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Adina – Too Late
Sound Engineer – Kill beat

VODAFONE SONG OF THE YEAR
Samba – Guru

TRADITIONAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Sammy Ahmed

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Phillip Acquah

BEST VIDEO
Small small – Okyeame Kwame

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