The ever controversial and outspoken dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has been crowned the Artiste of the Year at the 2019 Ghana Music Awards UK (GMAs UK).
Shatta Wale fought off competition from his longstanding rival, Stonebwoy, Sarkodie,Medikal, Kuami Eugene, KiDi, and King Promise to win the ultimate prize of the night.
Shatta Wale was also crowned the Dancehall Artiste of the Year.
Wale’s hit song, “My Level” emerged the Most Popular Song of The Year.
The three awards Shatta Wale won meant that he became the biggest winner at the Ghana Music UK Awards which was held at the Discovery Centre in London on Saturday, October 5, 2019.
The recently crowned King of Highlife, Kuami Eugene also took home the Highlife Artiste and Highlife Song of the Year awards.
Sarkodie won the Video of the Year award with “Can’t Let Go” while his song with King Promise, titled CCTV won the best collaboration.
Conspicuously missing from the list of award winners was Stonebwoy.
Below is the full list of winners:
African Artiste of The Year – Burna Boy
•Artiste of The Year – Shatta Wale
•Best Female Vocalist of The Year- Eshun
•Best Ghanaian International Touring Act- Wiyaala
•Best Group of The Year – R2bees
•Best Male Vocalist of The Year – Akwaboah
•Best Music Video of The Year – Sarkodie – I Can’t Let Go
•Ghanaian Traditional/Cultural Act – Amamre Cultural Troupe
•Gospel Song of The Year – Bobolebobo – Evangelist Ik Aning
•Highlife Artiste of The Year – Kuami Eugene
•Highlife Song of The Year – Wish Me Well – Kuami Eugene
•Hiplife Artiste of The Year – Medikal
•Hiplife Song of The Year – Omo Ada – Medikal
•Popular Song of The Year – My Level – Shatta Wale
•Producer of The Year – Possi Gee
•Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of The Year – Shatta Wale
•The Reggae/Dancehall Song of The Year – Dagomba Girl – Maccasio Ft. Mugeez
•UK Based Afrobeat Song of The Year – Location – Charles Kalah
•UK Based Afrobeats Artiste of The Year – Atumpan (Drumz)
•UK Based Artiste of the Year – Diana Hamilton
•UK Based Best Collaboration of the Year – Ahuntanhunu – Alice Mckenzie Ft. Noble Nketsiah
•UK Based Best Gospel Song of the Year- Mo Ne Yo – Diana Hamilton
•UK Based Best DJ of the Year – DJ Fiifii
•UK Based Ghanaian International Artiste – Fuse ODG
•UK Based Gospel Artiste of the Year – Diana Hamilton
•UK Based Uncovered Artiste of the Year – Samuel Séy
•Uncovered Artiste of the Year – Krymi
•Lifetime Achievement – Vandyke Appiah Kubi
•Lifetime Achievement – Yaw Sarpong