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Asake Wins 2023 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards African Artiste of the Year

Asake Wins 2023 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards African Artiste of the Year

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Mayorkun joins Asake as the only Nigerian artiste winning their nominations at the Awards.

By Helena Olori

Nigerian music artiste, Ahmed Ololade, best known as Asake, has been named “Best African Artiste of the Year” at the 2023 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

The “Mr Money” crooner emerged as the winner, trumping his Nigerian peers, Burna Boy, Kizz Daniel, Arya Star, as well as Cameroonian- American Libianca and Sierra Leone-born singer, The Therapist.

(Read also: Davido, Burna Boy Wizkid, Asake Win Big at the 2023 AFRIMA Awards)

IMG 20230508 063434 1 IMG 20230508 063420 1 IMG 20230508 063205 1 Regarded as Ghana’s biggest music event, the Charterhouse-organised two-day ceremony was held at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Center (AICC), and hosted by Berla Mundi, Actress Naa Ashorkor, and James Gardiner.

Ghanaian superstar and rap artiste, Black Sherif, took the spotlight, clinching  five awards, including the ultimate title, “Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the Year,” beating seven other nominees namely Piesie Esther, Sarkodie, Joe Mettle, Stonebwoy, Camidoh, KiDi, and King Promise to win the award.

(Read also: Wizkid, Tems, Kizz Daniel Set To Perform at 2023 Essence Festival of Culture)

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The 24th VGMA also featured Nigerian Afrobeat star, Mayorkun, who bagged two awards for his contribution to Camidoh‘s Sugarcane Remix, featuring King Promise, which won the award for “Best Afrobeats Song” and “International Collaboration of the Year.”

Asake, who is signed to Olamide‘s YBNL record label, gained recognition with his debut album “Mr. Money with the Vibe,” released in 2022, topping streaming charts for weeks. He quickly rose to fame, becoming a household name in Nigeria, Ghana, and other African countries.

In his short time in the industry, Asake has dominated the Afrobeats genre, winning several awards, the VGMA “Best African Artist of the Year” being the latest.

See list of winners here.

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