The 18th edition of the Ghana Music Awards comes off Today, April 8 at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC).The event is undoubtedly the biggest night on the Ghana music calendar as artistes are  recognized for their work over the year under review.

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As Ghana awaits the awards onToday, The Suncity Times brings you a big throw back on artistes who have won the topmost prize – Artiste of the Year – at the event since its inception in 2000.

The Artiste of the Year is the topmost award at the awards. It is given to the artiste(s) adjudged by the Academy, Board and the general public as having the highest audience appeal and popularity in a particular year.

Below are the winners since 2000 and their hit songs for  thier Year of Glory:

2000: Daddy Lumba——–Hit song: ‘Aben Wo Ha’

2001: Kojo Antwi————-Hit song: ‘Tom And Jerry’

2002: Lord Kenya————Hit song: ‘Medo’

2003: Kontihene——=—--Hit song: ‘Aketesia’

2004: VIP————————Hit song: ‘Ahomka Womu’

2005: Obour——————-Hit song: ‘Konkontiba’

2006: Ofori Amponsah—-Hit song: ‘Otoolege’

2007: Samini——————-Hit song: ‘Odo’

2008: Kwaw Kese————Hit song: ‘Odiem’

2009: Okyeame Kwame—-Hit song: ‘Woso’

2010: Sarkodie—————-Hit song: ‘Babe’

2011: V.I.P———————Hit song: ‘Away’

2012: Sarkodie————-Hit song: ‘U go Kill Me’

2013: R2Bees—————-Hit song(s): ‘Life (Walahi)’ and ‘Odo’

2014: Shatta Wale——-Hit song: ‘Dancehall King’

2015: Stonebwoy———Hit song: ‘Baafira’

2016: E.L———————-Hit song(s): ‘Koko’ and Mi ‘Naa Bo Po’

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