The nominees list for this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), released last Friday, March 15, continues to generate a lot of discussions among music enthusiasts and entertainment pundits.
Some shocking nominations were made and this has brought soo many questions and submissions to the credibility of the award. Some called their organizers fake and soo many horrible names which might in the future affect the awards of care is not taken.
We guess all this are happening because most of our musicians and music lovers don’t really understand the mechanisms that the VGMA board uses to select their nominees.
A friend from the Uk asked me “How Much It Cost” to be nominated on any category in the VGMA’s which triggered this question “Is VGMA’s Really Free”?
All this questions are being asked because of some nominations on the VGMA’s list. Example, Expisode has been out of the game for a while now, Ak Songstress is still struggling to give Ghanaian a taste of her dose but unfortunately, this two names have been mentioned on the Dancehall Artiste of the Year category! Really??
This makes us think the nomination mechanism is manually being manipulated by some individuals. It hurts to have some good works out there without recognition when you rightfully deserve it.
We can make the industry better if we put in place proper structures.