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Black Sherif is VGMA24 Artiste of the Year
Black Sherif also known as Blacko

Black Sherif is VGMA24 Artiste of the Year

Kwaku The Traveller hitmaker, Black Sherif has been crowned VGMA24 Artiste of the Year.


He beat a tough competition from his closest rival, Piesie Esther who had been tipped as a likely candidate for the ultimate prize, Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, King Promise, Camidoh, KiDi, who is the reigning VGMA Artiste of the Year, and Joe Mettle.

He also won Best HipHop Song of the Year, Best Music Video, and Most Popular Song of the Year awards.

Other winners on the night included Sarkodie, Piesie Esther, Stonebwoy, Niella, King Promise, Perez Musik, Kelvyn Boy, Kofi Kinaata and Camidoh.

Highlife artiste, Abrekyireba Kofi Sammy was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

There were performances from Piesie Esther and Gospel all-stars, KiDi, DSL, Epixode, Lasmid, King Promise, Kwabena Kwabena and Ofori Amponsah.

Black Sherif’s debut single, Money was released on May 25, 2020.

In May 2021, his single First Sermon was released grabbing huge attention. The song's sequel, Second Sermon, was released in July the same year and later, a remix with fellow African artiste Burna Boy.

However, Kwaku the Traveller, which reached No. 1 on the Ghanaian and Nigerian Apple Music charts shot up his popularity and prominence on the international front.

He released his debut album, The Villain I Never Was, in October 2022, with popular tracks such as 45 and Soja.

Black Sherif also hosted his maiden concert, The Mozama Disco concert in December last year cementing his status as one of the solid artistes in the year under review.

Black Sherif succeeds Lynx Entertainment signee, KiDi.

Full list of Winners

Gospel Song of the Year

Piesie Esther

Best Male Vocal Performance

Perez Musik

Best Female Vocal Performance


Best Hiplife Song


Hiphop Song of the Year

Black Sherif

Best Collaboration

Country Side ( Sarkodie featuring Black Sherif)

International Collaboration

Sugarcane ft Mayorkun, King Promise

Best Afro Pop Song of the Year

Stonebwoy (Therapy)

Best Producer

MOG Beatz

Afrobeats Song of the Year


Reggae Artiste of the Year

Epixode (Atiaa)


Best Music Video

Black Sherif (Konongo Zongo)

Honorary award(Lifetime Achievement Award recipient)

Akyireba Kofi Sammy

Best African Artiste


Best Highlife Song

Kelvyn Boy

Best Afropop/Afrobeats Artiste

King Promise

Songwriter of the Year

Perez Musik

Highlife Artiste of the Year


Kofi Kinaata

Gospel Artiste of the Year

Piesie Esther

Best Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year


Best Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year


Best Rap Performance


Record of the Year



Radio Engineer of the Year

Outro Nova

 Best New Artiste


Album/EP of the Year

King Promise

Vodafone Green Award


Most Popular Song of the Year

Black Sherif




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