The “Soja” hitmaker won several prizes at the Ghana Music Awards UK over the weekend, including the top prize of Artiste of the Year for 2022.
He won the Best Male Musician award at the 2022 Fashion Ghana Honors & Awards just hours before to this.
With his successful song, Kwaku The Traveller and Most Popular Song of the year, Black Sherif received “Artist of the Year,” “New Artist of the Year,” and “Hiplife Hip-hop Song of the Year.”
In order to win the title of most sought-after artist of the year, he bested rivals King Promise, KiDi, Sarkodie, Kuami Eugene, Akwaboah, Stonebwoy, Celestine Donkor, and Diana Hamilton.
That was not the only award the singer took home that night, he also banged the Best New Artiste of the Year, Highlife/Hip-hop Artiste of the year, Highlife/Hip Hop song of the year, and Most Popular Song of the year for his hit song Kweku the Traveller, a song off his maiden studio album, The ‘Villian I Never Was’.
In Ghana’s music industry, Black Sherif created waves in 2019, and by 2021, he had completely taken it over with songs like First Sermon, Second Sermon, and Kwaku The Traveller.
Black Sherif had attracted the interest of numerous worldwide stars prior to the release of his debut album, The Villain I Never Was, including Busta Rhymes, Burna Boy, DJ Khalid, and others.
The awards program aims to honor Ghanaian creatives overseas and promote the Ghanaian music industry abroad.
Great performances were given that evening by UK and Ghanaian performers.
list of winners.
HIPLIFE/HIP-HOP ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Black Sherif
HIPLIFE/HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR: Kweku The Traveller – Black Sherif
HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR: Obiaa – Akwaboah ft. Cina Soul
HIGHLIFE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Akwaboah
GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR: Only You – Celestine Donkor
GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Diana Hamilton
REGGAE/DANCEHALL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Stonebwoy
REGGAE/DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR: Touch It – KiDi
AFROBEATS/AFRO POP ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Kelvyn Boy
AFROBEATS/AFRO POP SONG OF THE YEAR: Sugar Cane – Camidoh ft. Phantom
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: King Promise – Slow Down
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Cina Soul – OMG
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR: Emmanuel Afreh Jnr.
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Akwaboah – Obiaa
BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR: Rollies & Cigars – Sarkodie
BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR: Echoke – S3fa ft. Mr. Drew
NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: to Black Sherif
MOST POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR: Kwaku The Traveller – Black Sherif
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Black Sherif
AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Burna Boy
UNCOVERED ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: to Esi Bentil
BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Bad Gyal – Mona 4Reall (Dir. by Rex)
MOST DOMINANT FAN BASE OF THE YEAR: Shatta Movement
UK-BASED BEST DJ OF THE YEAR: DJ Fiifii
UK BASED UNCOVERED ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Denny
UK-BASED AFROBEATS/AFROPOP ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Eugy
UK-BASED AFROBEAT/AFROPOP SONG OF THE YEAR: Hang Wiv Me – Goldkay
UK-BASED HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR: 2 Chains – Headie One
UK-BASED HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR: Ghana – Ohene
UK-BASED ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: NSG
UK BASED NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Fresh Andy
UK-BASED GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR: Shidaa – Yvonne Asamoah-Tawiah
UK-BASED WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR: You Alone – Alice McKenzie
UK-BASED GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Samuel Sey
UK BASED BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR: Makosa – DJ Nore ft Eugy x Quamina MP
UK BASED PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Juls
BEST GHANAIAN EUROPEAN SONG OF THE YEAR: Special – Nana Fofie
BEST GHANAIAN EUROPEAN ARTISTE: DayVybz
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Kaywa
ALTERNATIVE SONG OF THE YEAR: Sad Girlz Love Money Remix – Amarae ft. Moliy & Kali Uchis
UK BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: 2 Chains – Headie One
GHANAIAN CONTEMPORARY ACT: Santrofi
BEST INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL ACT: Dela Botri & Hewale Sounds
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Reggie Rockstone
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD: Tic (Ghana) Zoro King (UK