2023 VGMA: Black Sherif wins ‘Artiste Of The Year’ beats Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Kidi & others

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Black Sherif, the brilliant mind behind the chart-topping hit “Kweku the Traveler,” song, has emerged victorious as the Artiste of the Year at the prestigious Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) [2023 VGMA].

in its remarkable 24th edition. The highly anticipated event took place on Saturday, May 6, within the resplendent Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Center (AICC).

The focal point of the evening was a captivating showdown between the esteemed gospel sensation, Piesie Esther, and the incredibly gifted artist from Konongo Zongo, Black Sherif.

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With his remarkable ascent in the Ghanaian music scene, Black Sherif has emerged as an indomitable powerhouse, commanding attention both within the borders of Ghana and across international borders.

His phenomenal achievements have propelled his music to transcend geographical boundaries, captivating audiences on a global scale.

VGMA 2023 Artiste oF The Year

Well, it came as no shock to many fans of the musical artiste both in Ghana across the world as he got crowned as the best or the winner of the 2023 VGMA (Vodafone Ghana Music Awards), because he has really worked hard to where he has gotten, and how dedicated he has been.

Black Sherfi won the prestigious ‘Artiste Of The Year’: Nominated in the same category with the likes of big music names in the Ghanaian music industry including the likes of Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, King Promise, Camidoh, Kidi, Piesie Esther, and Joe Mettle, Sherif was crowned the winner, and it was a joyful moment, for the 21-year-old rapper.

VGMA 2023: Artiste of the Year Winner

  • Black Sherif [Winner]
  • Stonebwoy
  • Sarkodie
  • King Promise
  • Camidoh
  • Kidi
  • Piesie Esther
  • Joe Mettle
Black Sherif Wins 2023 VGMA Artiste Of The Year (Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2023)

Black Sherif’s remarkable triumph extended beyond the prestigious Artiste of the Year award at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) 2023. He emerged victorious in several other notable categories, solidifying his dominance in the music industry.

His sensational track “Kweku the Traveler” proved to be an unstoppable force, securing him the esteemed ‘Vodafone Most Popular Song of the Year‘ accolade, as well as the distinguished title in the ‘Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year‘ category. The infectious appeal of this song resonated deeply with music enthusiasts, propelling it to unprecedented heights.

In addition to his musical prowess, Black Sherif’s creative vision was also acknowledged in the ‘Best Music Video‘ category, where his captivating masterpiece for the hit single ‘Konogo Zongo‘ earned him yet another well-deserved victory. The compelling visuals perfectly complemented the evocative lyrics, further establishing Black Sherif as a multifaceted talent.

Furthermore, Black Sherif showcased his versatility through a remarkable collaboration with Sarkodie on the captivating track “Country Side.” This exceptional collaboration triumphed in the fiercely competitive ‘Best Collaboration of the Year’ category, further cementing Black Sherif’s reputation as a dynamic and influential artist.

2023 VGMA: Black Sherfi wins 'Artiste Of The Year' beats sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Kidi & others
Black Sherif at the 2023 VGMA’s, the artiste of the year winner – Townflex

With each accolade, Black Sherif solidifies his position as a trailblazer, pushing the boundaries of Ghanaian music and captivating audiences with his unique style. His well-deserved victories across multiple categories reflect his immense talent and the profound impact he has made on the music landscape. Black Sherif’s journey continues to unfold, promising an exciting future filled with even greater accomplishments.

Watch the video of the moment he was announced as the winner of the category below.

Black Sherif Accepts His 2023 Artiste Of The Year Award at VGMA 2023 (Vodafone Ghana Music Awards) Stage

A remarkable feat distinguishes Black Sherif as the sole Ghanaian artist to surpass a staggering 1 billion streams across various music platforms. This extraordinary accomplishment stands as a testament to the immense appeal and impact of his music.

With the release of three highly acclaimed albums, namely “The Villain I Never Was,” “Second Sermon,” and “First Sermon,” this 21-year-old prodigy has captured the hearts of music lovers, prompting an influx of streams on renowned platforms such as iTunes, AudioMack, Boomplay, Spotify, Deezer, and YouTube.

Today, Black Sherif achieves the pinnacle of his career thus far, triumphantly clinching the highly coveted Artiste of the Year award at the esteemed Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. This prestigious accolade serves as the grand finale of an unforgettable event, cementing his status as a true musical luminary.

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VGMA 2023: Who Won Artiste Of The Year?

Black Sherif won the Artiste Of The Year for VGMA 2023 (2023 Vodafone Ghana Of The Year) other acts in the category include; Black Sherif, Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, King Promise, Camidoh, Kidi, Piesie Esther, Joe Mettle. Source: Townflex

Piesie Esther was crowned the winner of the Gospel category after beating other artistes nominated in the same category including; Joe Mettle, Perez Muzik, Diana Hamilton, Celestine Donkor, MOG Music: Source: Townflex.com

  • Stonebwoy of the Burniton camp won the award for the VMGA 2023 Best Reggae/ Dancehall Artiste after defeating the likes of Ras kuuku, Epixode, Rocky Dawuni, Samini Source: Townflex
  • Nigerian singer Asake was crowned winner of the VGMA 2023: Best African Artiste category after beating artistes including Arya Star, Burna Boy, Kizz Daniel, Libianca, The Therapist. Source: Townflex

    Sarkodie won the 2023 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste Of The Year Category after beating Black Sherif, Sarkodie, Kwesi Authur, Medikal, Amerado, Strongman. Source: Townflex

    King Promise Won the Best Album of Th Year Category with his ‘5 Star’ album, he was nominatied in the same category as Black Sherif (The Villain I Never Was), Joe Mettle (The Kadosh), Kwesi Authur (Son of Jacob), King Promise (5 Star), Gyakie (My Diary), Sarkodie (Jamz), Black Sherif (The Villain I Never Was). Source: Townflex

    Lasmid Killer won the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2023 winner for the Best New Artiste Of The Year category, other musical acts in the category includes; Lasmid, Djay, Malcom Nuna, Jay Bhad, Ewuraabena, Dj Azonto, Chief One. Source: Townflex

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