VGMA 25th Edition Opens Doors for Nominations

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 The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), one of the most prestigious music events in Ghana, has officially opened its nominations for the highly anticipated 25th edition. As the country’s   premier music awards ceremony, VGMA celebrates excellence and recognizes outstanding talent across various music genres. This article aims to provide detailed information about the nomination process, eligibility criteria, and key dates for artists and music enthusiasts to participate in this grand celebration of Ghanaian music.

The nominations for the 25th edition of VGMA commence from January 1st to December 31st, 2023. During this period, artists and industry professionals are encouraged to submit their works for consideration across different award categories. It is a prime opportunity for talented individuals and groups to showcase their artistic capabilities and contribute to the vibrancy of Ghana’s music scene.

To be eligible for nomination, participants must meet certain criteria set by the VGMA board. These include:

1. Ghanaian Citizenship: Artists must be citizens of Ghana or have Ghanaian roots.

2. Release Period: Eligible works should have been released within the stipulated period, i.e., January 1st to December 31st, 2023.

3. Intellectual Property Rights: Entrants must have full ownership or legal rights to the intellectual property they submit.

4. Registration: It is essential to register with the VGMA board for consideration. Detailed instructions regarding registration procedures can be found on the official VGMA website.

VGMA features several award categories that recognize excellence in various music genres. These categories include but are not limited to:

1. Artist of the Year

2. Song of the Year

3. Album of the Year

4. Best New Artiste

5. Highlife Artiste of the Year

6. Hiplife/Hip-hop Artiste of the Year

7. Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year

8. Gospel Artiste of the Year

9. Best Collaboration of the Year

The full list of awards categories can be accessed on the official VGMA website.

Aspiring participants are advised to submit their entries before or on the 29th of February, 2024. This deadline ensures that all works are adequately reviewed and considered by the VGMA board. Late submissions will not be accepted, so it is crucial for artists to adhere to the stipulated timeline.

The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards remains a significant platform that not only recognizes exceptional talent but also promotes the growth and development of the music industry in Ghana. With the opening of nominations for its 25th edition, artists and fans alike have a unique opportunity to celebrate the diverse musical landscape of Ghana. The VGMA board encourages all eligible individuals and groups to participate actively and contribute towards the success of this prestigious event.

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