Joe Mettle becomes first Gospel musician to win Artiste of the Year at Ghana Music Awards

Gospel musician Joe Mettle was crowned Artiste of the Year at the 2017 edition of the annual Ghana Music Awards which took place on April 8, 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre.

He became the first ever Gospel musician to win the nod in the category that comprised of former winners Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, E.L, new entrant Medikal and the only female, MzVee.

On the night, Joe Mettle also picked home the Best Gospel Artiste of the Year as well as the Best Male Vocalist of the Year.

Artiste of the Year: Joe Mettle

Album of the Year: Counselor – Nacee

Vodafone Song of the Year: Christy – Dobble

Record of the Year: Too Late – Adina

Best New Artiste of the Year: Fancy Gadam

African Artiste of the Year: Runtown

Best Rapper of the Year: M.anifest

Best Music Video of the Year: Small Small – Okyeame Kwame featuring MzVee

Best Group of the Year: VVIP

Best Male Vocalist of the Year: Joe Mettle

Best Female Vocalist of the Year: Adina

Best Collaboration Of The Year: Alhaji – VVIP feat Patoranking

Songwriter of the Year: Kofi Kinaata – Confession

Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year: Stonebwoy

Hiplife/HipHop Artiste of the Year: Sarkodie

Highlife Artiste of the Year: Kofi Kinaata

Gospel Artiste of the Year: Joe Mettle

Afro-Pop Song of the Year: Kaabu Ame – EL

Hip Life Song of the Year: Go Low – Flowking Stone

Hip Hop Song of the Year: godMc – M.anifest

Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year: People Dey – Stonebwoy

Highlife Song of the Year: Confessions – Kofi Kinaata

Gospel Song of the Year: Yewo Nyame a Yewo adze – Nacee ft. Ernest Opoku

Instrumentalist of the Year: – Phillip Acquah

Traditional Artiste of the Year: – Sammy Ahmed

Lifetime Achievement: Paapa Yankson

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