Gospel singer Diana Hamilton has become the second gospel artiste to bag the topmost award at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).
The Adom hitmaker was on Saturday crowned the 2021 Artiste of the Year at this year’s event held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).
She becomes only the second gospel artist after Joe Mettle in 2017 to win the topmost award.
She also becomes only the second female artist to win the crown after Ebony Reigns was posthumously decorated with the Artiste of the Year gong in 2018.
On a tough night in the category, following the optimism exuded by Enjoyment man KiDi, who swept four awards, Diana Hamilton could not hide her joy when she was named by Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Mark Okraku Mantey as the winner of the topmost award.
The Mo Ne Yo composer had scooped three awards viz Best Gospel Song, Best Gospel Artiste, and Vodafone Most Popular Song before carrying the night with the Artiste of the Year.
She thanked all her fans, the Church of Pentecost, her husband, and loved ones for supporting her career thus far.
Before this year’s awards, the UK-based artiste had won the Gospel Artiste of the Year in 2020 and was even a nominee for the Artiste of the Year in that year’s edition.
And the two-day ceremony to crown the best of the best in Ghana music, the following musicians will walk home with the bragging rights – at least for the next one year – in categories, they emerged triumphantly.
Find below winners on the 2nd night of awards:
Best Gospel Song – ‘Adom’ by Diana Hamilton
Best Reggae/Dancehall Song – ‘Why’ by Adina
Best Highlife Song – ‘Say Cheese’ by KiDi
Best Hip Hop Song – ‘Sore’ by Yaw Tog
Best Hiplife Song – ‘No Dulling’ by Keche
Best Afrobeat Song – ‘Say Cheese’ by KiDi
Best Highlife Artiste – Kuami Eugene
Best Hip-Hop/Hiplife Artiste – Medikal
Best Gospel Artiste – Diana Hamilton
Best Reggae/Dancehall Artiste – Epixode
Best Rap Performance – Eno Barony
Collaboration of the Year – Sarkodie feat. Kuami Eugene
Best Afrobeat Artiste – KiDi
EP of the Year – ‘Blue’ by KiDi
International Collaboration of the Year – Kwesi Arthur feat. Joeboy
Best New Artiste – Mr Drew
Album of the Year – ‘Araba’ by Adina
Vodafone Green Award – Kofi Kinaata
Vodafone Most Popular Song of the Year – ‘Adom’ by Diana Hamilton