Gospel icon Joe Mettle has managed to erase the accepted convention that the VGMA’s “Artist of the year” prize is the preserve of the secular musicians.
Joe Mettle was pronounced the overall Artist Of The Year in the in the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards that took off on Saturday night.
He wrestled for the title against very formidable contenders like EL, Sarkodie, Medikal, Stonebwoy, and MzVee.
Joe Mettle winning the ultimate prize automatically puts his name on the history sheet as no Gospel artist has ever made it to that pedestal for the past seventeen years.
In addition, Joe also stamped his authority on the Gospel Artist of the year and the Best Male Vocalist awards; making home with a total of three awards.
Joe Mettle has bagged a lot of success this year. Recently, he was crowned the gospel artist of the year at the Ghana Music Honours.
Here is the full list of winners;
Artiste of the Year – Joe Mettle
Vodafone Most Popular Song – Christy (Dobble)
Reggae/Dancehall Artiste – Stonebwoy
Highlife Artiste of the Year – Kofi Kinaata
Gospel Artiste of the Year – Joe Mettle
Hiplife Song of the Year – Go Low – Flowking Stone
Afro-pop Song of the Year – Kaa Bu Ame – E.L
Hip-hop Song of the Year – godMC
Best New Act – Fancy Gadam
Record of the Year – Too Late – Adina
Best Female Vocalist – Adina
Best Male Vocalist – Joe Mettle
Best Group – VVIP
Songwriter of the Year – Kofi Kinaata
Music Video of the Year – Small Small – Okyeame Kwame
Hiplife/Hip-hop Artiste of the Year – Sarkodie
Best Rapper of the Year – M.anifest
Highlife Song of the Year – Confessions – Kofi Kinaata
Gospel Song of the Year – Yewo Nyame Ye wo Adze – Nacee ft Ernest Opoku
Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – People Dey – Stonebwoy
Unsung – Kuami Eugene
African Artist of the Year – Runtown