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This where we draw the curtains down for the 2013 VGMAs…More to follow later today…Bigupz R2bees for making history…raaatatata!
2.53am : R2bees performing their song “Alright” after making history tonight.
2.49am : “Artiste of the Year” is R2bees
2.43am : Wizkid joins R2bees to performance their song “Slow Down”
2.36am : R2bees finally on stage now…starts performance with ‘Odo’ as they do it with a live band
2.22am : [PHOTO] courtesy Charterhouse
2.22am : Wizkid on stage now…begins performance with ‘Baddest Boy’ as the EME crew cheer him up from the crowd. He got the whole auditorium up on the feet.
2.15am : “Vodafone Song of the Year” is ‘Life’ by R2bees
2.13am : “Album of the Year” is ‘Something Else’ by E.L.
2.09am : “New Artiste of the Year” is Kaakie.
1.59am : Sarkodie on stage now…he is performing with his dancers. He continues alone now…dude’s got energy for what he does.
1.48am : [PHOTO] courtesy Charterhouse
1.48am : VIP performing now
1.43am : “Best Music Video of the Year” is ‘Lonely’ by Chase
1.40am : “Best Group of the Year” is R2bees
1.35am : “Best Collaboration of the Year” is ‘Ka No Seyaa’ by Herty Borngreat and Trigmatic. She dedicates it too all orphans and pastors for their prayers.
1.23am : EME Boss Banky W on stage performing some of his hits songs now. A small section of the crowd responding though. Fans yearning for his longer stay after luring them to his performance.
1.13am : Kwaw Kese on stage now performing…he starts with his old songs.
1.11am : “Best Rapper” is M.anifest with “Makaa Maka”
1.08am : “Best Male Vocal Performace” is Knii Lante (House of Pain)
1.05am : “Best Female Vocal Performance” is Efya (Best In Me)
1.02am : “African Artiste of the Year” is Wizkid. Dedicated award to God, every Ghanaian and African out there.
12.47am : ASEM on stage performing together with his dancers now. Poor response from patrons though. Kwabena Kwabena joins ASEM on stage to perform ‘Bye bye’
12.41am : Keche on stage now…they start with “Slow Motion”…the bald head guys are on stage with them.
12.38am : Criss Waddle performing on stage now…”Ayi” in the mix. His performance gets Paedae on his feet.
12.34am : Rapper E.L. performing now. Receives a rousing welcome from fans as they move to his tunes.
12.29am : “Gospel Artiste of the Year” is Herty Borngreat. She thanks fans and whoever made it possible for her to win tthe award.
12.26am : “Highlife Artiste of the Year” is Afriyie. He thanks Kobby of the erstwhile Wutah group.
12.23am : “Hiplife/Hip-hop Artiste of the Year” is R2bees
12.12am : The Ghana music #Throwbacks continue as Kontihene storms stage to perform some of his old hits. He starts with “Asesa”
12.06am : Akatakyie performing some of their old songs. Guys still got the will power.
12.01am : “Hiplife Song of the Year” is ‘Life (Walahi) ‘ by R2bees
11.58pm : [PHOTO] courtesy Charterhouse
M.anifest taking his award
11.58pm : “Hip hop Song of the Year” is ‘Makaa maka’ by M.anifest.
11.53pm : “Afropop Song of the Year” is ‘Antenna’ by Fuse ODG. Thank everybody for the support.
11.36pm : M.anifest performing ‘Makaa maka’ now followed by legendary Amandzeba’s song [Wo gbe djeke] who eventually joins the performance. M.anifest propped in a palanquin to the stage. Amandzeba continues with the performance as he performs more of his legendary hits.
11.32pm : “Highlife Song of the Year” is ‘Odo’ by R2bees. The duo expects to see more and dedicates this special award to Ghanaians.
11.28pm : “Reggae-Dancehall Song of the Year” is ‘Toffee Pon Tongue’ by Kaakie feat. Samini. Dedicates award to the “over 4,000 maternal issues”
11.24pm : And the “Gospel Song of the Year” is ‘Zaphenath Paneah’ by Nicholas Omane Acheampong. He thanks everybody who helped to make the song a success.
11.12pm : Kofi Adjorlolo and his plump woman joins 4×4 on stage to dance to the song as it is being performed
11.08pm : 4×4 performing some hits now…always fresh
11.03pm : Herty Borngreat performing now…very electrifying. She’s got the energy.
11.00pm : Disc Jockey DJ Black has been introduced and event statisticians KPMG submits collated results for the VGMAs.
10.58pm : Eazzy joins KOD on stage from the crowd as the co-host for the night.
10.56pm : KOD appears on stage fashioned in a self-made military uniform as he try to get close and personal with patrons.
10.54pm : Kwadwo Nkansah Lil introduces main host KOD
10.50pm : Kwadwo Nkansah Lil Wayne has been introduced by ace actor Papa Nii Papafio and he crack some jokes now.
10.45pm : Fuse ODG performs ‘Antenna’ now following a performance from a dance crew to his song “Azonto”…Fans responding positively to his performance.
10.32pm : Performances continue with Steve, poet Chief Moomen and soulstress Efya performing a rendition.
10.30pm : Saxophonist Steve Bedi getting the main event underway now with his unique tunes from the saxophone
10.27pm : Bisa Kdei and Stonebwouy expecting to see the best performances from tonight’s awards.
10.23pm : Richie and D-Flex on the carpet now. The former admits “he is trying to combine azonto with hilife” and explain how he select his acts. D-Flex announces his SHS Tour to be held later this year.
10.22pm : R2bees on the red carpet [together with producer Kill Beatz] and they expect to especially take home the “Artiste of the Year.”
10.19pm : Herty Borngreat on the red carpet and tell fans to expect electrifying performance from her.
10.15pm : Sarkodie on the red carpet with DJ Mensah and Angel, he talks about the need for local musicians to embrace the VGMA to help market their brand around the globe.
10.13pm : D Money on the red carpet and admits he is supporting his brothers (R2bees).
10.11pm : Samini and the High grade Family on the red carpet and introduces newly signed act Kofi Kinata.
10.09pm : Shatta Wale happy to be on the red carpet tonight.
10.04pm : Kwaw Kese admits he is “a surprised artiste on stage so he will bring on a surprise performance”
10.00pm : Rapper M.anifest with two nominations admit he won’t be perturbed to loose out on any of his nominations
9.58pm : Efya on the red carpet and she admits giving her best performance later tonight
9.55pm : DJ Abrantrie (Choice FM, UK) charge musicians to be grateful for getting recognised.
9.54pm : Criss Waddle (of R2bees) expects all the 9 categories R2bees have been nominated.
9.50pm : Yaa Yaa (formerly Bertha) on the red carpet talks about her collaboration with Okyeame Kwame last year.
9.48pm : V.I.P. admits they “are ready to win something tonight.”
9.46pm : Kwabena Kwabena and Naa Ashorkor on the red carpet…Kwabena gives a rendition of his song “Adult Music” with Samini.
9.43pm : Jay So and Kesse on the red carpet and both are hoping they get the best out of tonight’s event.
9.40pm : Live 91.9 FM crew on the red carpet and Kwame Farkye confirms hostess Confidence Haugen is starting her radio show at the station on Monday.
9.38pm : Fuse ODG on the red carpet and he admits “its a blessing to be here [VGMAs]
9.30pm : Comotion Promotion (Bau Pau) on the red carpet admits “you can always expect the expected at VGMAs.”
9.25pm : Gifty Osei joins co-host Confidence Haugen on the red carpet, she announces her upcoming album “Jesus is Too Much”
9.22pm : D-Black in all black shirt and suit…looking “dapper” says host Benny
9.20pm : Nana Ama McBrown is wearing her own brand “Nana Ama McBrown”…She says she is rooting for R2bees tonight
9.19pm : Keche on the red carpet only hoping the day goes well for them…at least to win something. They had DJ Mic Smith supporting them.
9.16pm : Bola Ray on the red carpet announces how the various performers are geered up for the night.
9.15pm : Mzbel on the red carpet: Being nominated for the VGMAs “makes you feel appreciated.”
9.10pm : Nana Adwoa Awindor on the red carpet: “I know who my daughter [Efya] is.” Responding to some negative stories about the singer.
9.09pm : Kaakie on the red carpet : “I appreciate myself, fans and Charterhouse for my nomination.” 30 minutes host Sadiq was with her on the carpet.
8.55pm : [PHOTO] courtesy Charterhouse
Kwadwo Nkansah on the red carpet
8.53pm : Joy FM’s Nii Ayi Tagoe [on the redcarpet] is “expecting people leave the AICC satisfied”
8.50pm : Miss Malaika 2012 on the red carpet with Benny Blanco…”looking up to Efya” she says.
8.40pm : Lights are ON now…the event is officially kicking off soon
8.35pm : [PHOTO] courtesy Charterhouse
TV personality Benny Blanco and Socialite Confidence Haugen on the hosts your favourite celebrity on the VGMA red carpet.
8.25pm : [PHOTO] courtesy Charterhouse
Fans queued to be ushered into the main auditorium
8.20pm : The main auditorium of the Accra International Conference Centre filling up gradually. Its glam in here.