On 1st March 2014 at the Golden Tulip Hotel, the event organizers of one of Ghana’s prestigious awards on the event calendar, Charter House released nominations for the various categories for this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA). As is characteristic of the announcement ceremony which was held at the Golden Tulip Hotel, some new entrants made the list to battle it out with some regular recipients.
One of such new entrant who made the list with five nominations is International Gospel Singer Minister Sonnie Badu. Sonnie who is known to many Ghanaians through his “Baba” song and in yearly concerts bagged five nominations at this year’s awards and out of the five nominations is the overall Artiste of the year award.
This is the “rainmaker’s” first nominations at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, which has been in existence for several years. His nominations include the Gospel artiste of the year, Gospel song of the year with his Wonder God track, Best male vocal performance, Album of the year with his Aroma of Love album and the Artiste of the year.
Sonnie who has received several international awards is looking at being the first Gospel artiste to grab the prestigious Artiste of the year award. He is in contention for the award with the likes of Castro, Kwabena Kwabena, Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, Samini and Guru.
In the Gospel Category, Minister Sonnie’s nomination would see him contend with the likes of OJ, Nicholas Omane Acheampong, Joyce Blessing and Patience Nyarko.
Although the date and venue for the final event of the 2014 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards nominees have not yet been scheduled, Minister Sonnie and his management team are appreciative for the nominations. According to them, the nominations show that the Minister’s work is appreciated in Ghana.
Sonnie and his management are optimistic of a good year and are working towards grabbing some of the awards.
Source: Ameyaw Debrah