The most anticipated musical event of the year, the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, this Saturday the 18th of May, will see a musical chemistry between great African acts as they share one platform in celebration of music from Ghana and other parts of Africa. It will be collaborators versus collaborators in the spirit of showcasing the beauty of the variety of musical melodies as Ghanaian musician ‘Shatta Wale’ and Nigerian act ‘Burna Boy’ sing ‘Hosanna’ while South African rapper ‘Caspper Nyovest’ and Ghanaian reggae and Afropop act ‘Stonebwoy’ will dance to ‘Wame’.
It will be a fusion of some of the best melodies that have rocked the Ghanaian airwaves as well as other African media. This year’s VGMA will not just see artists receiving awards but will also see artistes joining hands to appreciate each others hardwork in the previous years and also celebrating the growing global influence of Ghanaian music. Two very successful collaborations that have helped echo this by surpassing the borders of Ghana are ‘Hosanna’ by ‘Shatta Wale’ and ‘Burna Boy’, and ‘Wame’ by ‘Stonebwoy’ and ‘Caspper Nyovest’. These two songs exemplify the beauty in unity and musical chemistry Ghana is developing with her sister nations. Therefore, it is for this reason that the two duos have been singled out by some music lovers as the ‘Double Impact’ effect that the audience will experience at this year’s VGMA.
The combination of nationalities at this year’s VGMA will see a heterogeneous audience comprising Nigerians, South Africans, Ghanaians, and others, thereby making the VGMA a true representation of the reach of music from Ghana. This year’s edition marks the 20th Anniversary of the VGMA since it’s inception in 1999. The event is organized by Charter House; an event company based in Accra, Ghana.
By Jerry Wonder