Ghanaian Reggae Dancehall musician ‘Epixode’ has finally won the award for ‘Reggae Dancehall’ Artiste of the Year at the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. He picked up his award on Saturday 26th July 2021 at the Grand Arena in Accra. Epixode has been competing for the award since 2016 with other top Ghanaian Reggae Dancehall acts. Epixode expressed his joy in winning the award and said it was an inspiration to the ‘Ghetto Youth’.
Addressing the audience on stage after receiving the award for ‘Reggae Dancehall’ Artiste of the Year’, Epixode described his victory as a persistent effort and also gave gave credit to passed musicians of the Reggae Dancehall fraternity in Ghana. “This defines every Ghetto Youth who doesn’t want to give up. This is for every Ghetto Youth who believes that one day they will make it. I dedicate this award to my little daughter, and it also goes out to every artiste we have lost in this game: Terry Bone Chaka, Ronnie Coaches, Vybrant Faya, Ebony Reigns, this is for you”, he said.
Epixode has been nominated for the ‘Reggae Dancehall’ Artiste at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 4 times over a period of 6 years. He was first nominated in 2016, and then 2019, 2020, and finally in 2021 where he won. Epixode has picked up other nominations such as the award for ‘Song Writer of the Year’ for his song ‘Wahala Dey’ in 2020 and the award for ‘Reggae Dancehall’ Song of the Year’ in 2020 for his song ‘Resolution’. This year, he once again was nominated for the ‘Song Writer of the Year’ for his single ‘Too Much’ and also for the ‘Record of the Year’ for the same single ‘Too Much’. This brought the total number of his nominations at this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards to 3.
Epixode has been hailed numerous times as the best performer in Ghana as he always brings a unique stage craft and energy to his presentations.
By Jerry Wonder