The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) will officially present the brand new MG Rover car to HipLife duo; R2Bees for winning the ‘Artiste of the Year’ category at the fourteenth edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) today June 25, 2013.
Prior to the awards, the Union promised to award a car which they acquired through Midland Savings and Loan and Fairllop International Limited to the winner of the topmost award on the night.
For winning the top award on the night, R2Bees becomes the first artistes to enjoy the new initiative by MUSIGA. One car would be given to the winner every year whether they are a group or a solo artiste.
The initiative by MUSIGA is to compliment the efforts of the organizers and encourage the musicians to do good music.
At each year, the car will be presented by MUSIGA to the winner of the topmost category only if the winner is a registered member of the Union with good standing.
In a situation where the winner is not a member of MUSIGA, the artistes would be given a one month grace period to register and become a member before they would qualify to take the car home.
In addition to winning the Artiste of the Year, R2Bees also picked home the ‘Highlife song of the Year’ with ‘Odo’, ‘Hiplife Song of the Year’ with ‘Life’, ‘Hiphop/Hiplife Artiste of the Year’, ‘Group of the Year’ and ‘Most Popular Song of the Year’ with ‘Life’.
Below is the complete list of winners at the VGMA 2013
Gospel Song Of The Year: Zaphenath Paneah
Dancehall Artiste Of The Year: Kaakie
Highlife Song Of The Year: R2bees With ‘Odo’
Afro Pop Song Of The Year: Fuse ODG
Hiphop Song Of The Year: M.Anifest
Hiplife Song Of The Year: R2Bees
Hiphop/Hiplife Artiste Of The Year: R2Bees
Highlife Artiste Of The Year: Afriyie
Gospel Artiste Of The Year: Herty Borngreat
African Artise Of The Year: Wizkid
Best Female Vocal Performance Of The Year: Efya
Best Rapper Of The Year: M.Anifest
Best Collaboration Of The Year: Herty Borngreat And Trigmatic
Group Of The Year: R2Bees
Best Video Of The Year: Chase With ‘Lonely’
Best New Artiste Of The Year: Kaakie
Best Album Of The Year: EL
Most Popular Song Of The Year: ‘Life’ By R2bees
Artiste Of The Year: R2bees