No special plan for VGMA Unsung winners - Gospel artiste Kobby Salm laments
Urban gospel artiste, Kobby Salm has lamented about how Charterhouse, organisers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) have no special plan for winners of the Unsung category.
His comments come few days after the organisers called for the submission of names for up and coming artistes for official nominations in the Unsung Category at this year’s awards ceremony.
Since it was introduced in 2014, the winner of the Unsung Category which have been previously won by the likes of Kuami Eugene and Wendy Shay has performed on the night of the main event
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However, in a Facebook post earlier today, February 23, Kobby Salm the performance was not enough.
“I have a problem with this #vgmaunsung category they always Dey bring up with no special plan for the artist. I ask myself lots of questions. What plan do the award scheme have for these artists or is it just to perform at the award ceremony.
“This Music Thing is a JOURNEY. Not to say I don’t acknowledge the platform given to the artist but we all complain about structure in our industry yet we are the same people who keep breaking the rules. Most artists who win the Unsung category at the VGMA’s mostly go back to their shell after platform is given to them.
“So I ask myself, Does the scheme consider these things or they just think about just putting the category on. What about drawing a year or two plan for these artists, giving them the necessary support and making sure they are on some level before we go in for the next act..
“ So that we can create room for new artists and VGMA as a scheme can be proud of giving some artist the push when they become superstars … Cus we can’t grow an industry when we don’t pay attention to new artists and give them the room to grow. Honestly, I don’t see the point in what we are doing (sic),” he posted.