Unsung category of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, which recognizes talented up-and-coming artists in the Ghanaian music industry. The category was introduced in 2015 and has since become a platform for many young artists to showcase their talents and gain recognition.
24th VGMA Unsung Nominees list
The nominees for the 2023 VGMA Unsung Artist of the Year were announced in March 2023 and include DSL, Tsaqa, Niashun, Maya Blu, Aya Ramzyb, and Boijake.
The VGMA Unsung category is organized by Charterhouse, the company behind the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. The category is sponsored by Closeup Complete Fresh Protection.
To be eligible for nomination, an artist must have released a single or an album but must not have gained significant mainstream attention. The winner of the category is given the opportunity to perform at the main VGMA event, which is considered the biggest night in Ghanaian music.
Who won the VGMA Unsung 2023 category?
Lynx Entertainment signee, DSL has won the Unsung Artiste of the Year of the 24th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
Born Lawrence Senyo Adiase, the reggae/dancehall sensation defeated competitions from Ni Ashun, Aya Ramzy B, TSA QA, Maya Blu, and Boi Jake to win the ultimate.
DSL won the 10th edition of TV3’s Mentor music reality show in January 2022 and is currently known for his popular local single ‘Boys Pe Cho’.
VGMA Unsung Past Winners
The VGMA Unsung category has become a launching pad for many young artists, including Kuami Eugene, Kidi, and Fameye. These artists went on to become some of the biggest names in Ghanaian music, after winning the VGMA Unsung category.
The VGMA Unsung category has contributed significantly to the growth of the Ghanaian music industry, by giving talented young artists the platform to showcase their skills.
When is VGMA 24
The 24th VGMA, dubbed Ghana’s greatest music event, is scheduled to take place at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Center on Saturday, May 6th, 2023.