The Industry Awards of the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards has been held in Accra ahead of the main ceremony on April 11, 2015.
The event took place at the Alisa Hotel on Monday night with performances from Gospel musician Emelia Arthur, singers Efya and Raquel and Dancehall act Ras Kuuku as well as veteran Highlife musician, Nana Ampadu.
In the awards department, Evangelist Diana Asamoah’s ‘Pentecost Asorendwom’ was voted by the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Board and Academy ahead of albums from Gifty Osei, Selina Boateng and No Tribe to win the Gospel Album of the Year nod.
Koda picked the Record of the Year with his ‘Nkwa Aboodo’.
Wiyaala who is currently in Morocco to record a song picked the Songwriter of the Year accolade for her song “Africa”. Black Avenue Musiz resident producer, DJ Breezy won the Producer of the Year for producing Castro’s ‘Seihor’ featuring D-Black.
Sound Engineer of the Year went to George Forest whiles King Ayisoba picked the Traditional Artiste of the Year nod. This year’s Music For Development sponsored by the World Bank went to “Save A Heart” by Gospel musician, Nii Okai.
Below are the full lists of winners
Gospel Album Of The Year: ‘Pentecost Asorendwom’ – Evangelist Diana Asamoah
Record Of The Year: ‘Nkwa Abodo’ – Koda
Songwriter Of The Year: ‘Africa’ – Wiyaala
Producer Of The Year: DJ Breezy -‘Seiho’ – Castro Feat. D-Black
Sound Engineer Of The Year: George Forest
Traditional Artist Of The Year: King Ayisoba
Music For Development: Save A Heart Foundation – Nii Okai
Instrumentalist Of The Year: Frank Kissi
MUSIGA Merit Award: J.V. Owusu
Lifetime Achievement Award: Nana Ampadu