Established by Charter House Production in 2000, the Ghana Music Awards is an event that was established with the thrust of celebrating Ghanaian and African musicians. The awards ceremony features performance by artists to celebrate Ghanaian and African musicians. The event is done annually and is broadcasted live on GhOne TV.
It was renamed Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) in honour of principal sponsor Vodafone.
A blank list of categories along with definitions is sent out by the Awards Board to industry practitioners in all ten (10) Regions of the country for nominations in the various categories. Nomination forms are also submitted by record companies.
Google and other internet search engines are used to track online releases and to verify dates of release and data from mobile content companies are also used to verify releases. Statutory organizations such as the Copyright Office are also used to verify works released as well as IP ownership. Nominations gathered are subjected to short listing by members of the VGMA BOARD.
Apart from featuring local artists, the event has also seen the performance of international acts such as Ja Rule, Shanelle, P-Square, Choc City Boyz, Davido, Tuface, D’Banj and many others.