We will thank everyone, go home and assemble all the rastas to have our special party if I win AOTY – Black Sherif


The front runner for this year’s VGMA Artiste of the Year, Black Sherif has shared his thoughts on the two possible scenarios that could pan out at the grand arena on Saturday, May 6 if he wins or losses out.

Black Sherif, expressed his confidence ahead of the upcoming Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) in an interview with blogger, Zionfelix.

Detailing how he’ll react to win, Black stated, “We will walk onto the stage, take the award, and thank every single person. After Thanksgiving, we will go home and assemble all the rastas to have our special party. The next morning we’ll go back to making music, shoot a video and move forward with the work,”

“There will be no disappointment, we will go home if we’re snubbed. I admit that I worked hard,” the ‘Oil On My Head’ singer intimated.

Black Sherif who faces stiff competition from several artistes in his category, especially Piesie Esther and Stonebwoy was of the firm belief that his hard work will be rewarded by the scheme.

However, the sensational hitmaker, in response to Zion also shared his reaction to a possible loss of the ultimate title at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).

“We will stand up, go home. We will have a Thanksgiving with the rastas. The next morning we will make new music, shoot a video and move forward with our life,” he said.

Black Sherif went on to say that there would be no disappointment if he is snubbed for the title, stating that he has worked hard and is proud of his achievements thus far.

“There will be no disappointment, we will go home if we’re snubbed. I admit that I worked hard,” the ‘Oil On My Head’ singer intimated.

The artist, who has taken the Ghanaian music scene by storm with hits such as “Second Sermon” and “The Villian I Never was”, in a Facebook post also asked fans to support his bid to win this year’s Artiste of the Year

“We’ve seen the ups and downs of my journey. I’ve had my lips shut and my eyes opened ever since I stepped in the game. I don’t plan on changing that, not today, not tomorrow. Let’s go VGMA,” he added.

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The annual music awards ceremony celebrates Ghanaian musicians and their achievements. Over the years, several favourites for the AOTY of category have been disappointed after it went to other artistes, notable among them are the wins for Joe Mettle in 2017 and Diana Hamilton’s win in 2021 ahead of Kidi who was the crowd favourite.

Despite the anxiety and mixed emotions ahead of the awards ceremony, Black Sherif’s fans have expressed their unwavering support for him, regardless of the outcome

The VGMA awards ceremony, considered one of the most prestigious music events in the country, recognizes outstanding achievements in various categories.

The scheme’s definition of “The Artiste of the Year” is based on the artiste(s) with the most audience appeal and popularity during the year, as judged by the Academy, Board, and the General Public. To qualify for the award, the artiste(s) must have released a hit single/EP/album and secured one of the highest nominations for the year.

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KPMG, an audit firm, oversees the public voting process, which accounts for 40% of the artist’s total score. Meanwhile, the VGMA Academy and Board each hold 30% influence in deciding the final winner.

Black Sherif during an event

Black Sherif who has garnered critical acclaim and a large following for his unique style and storytelling abilities in his music will seek to break the VGMA jinx.

And if does not, his positive outlook and unwavering dedication to his craft will see him produce hit after hit and land the coveted award in the future.

The 2023 Vodafone Ghana Music Award will be broadcast live on TV3 from the Grand Arena in Accra on the 6th of May, 2023.

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