It looks like controversies surrounding the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), won’t be ending anytime soon as more nominees continue to wade into the issues.
Although it seems the buzz has been around Patapaa and his anger at Fancy Gadam winning the Song of the Year category, others have their own issues.
For Captain Planet, leader of Hiplife group, 4X4, the awards were distributed like shots of locally manufactured alcoholic drink, ‘Akpeteshie’. Although the video for his song, Obi Agye Obi Girl, won the Best Video Award, Captain Planet is of the view that the awards were not given to the deserving nominees.
“I want to tell the VGMA Board to stop sharing the awards like Akpeteshie shots and give it to the deserving people. I had five nominations and won only one award but I think I deserved more because Obi Agyi Obi Girl did marvelously well in the year under review,” he added.
Hiplife musician, Kofi Kinaata, who had won the Songwriter of the Year award twice in a row, was this year bested by the late Ebony’s manager, Bullet who won for the song, Maame Hw3.
He tells Showbiz, he believes he deserved it “but I won’t fight over this, I am cool,” he said.
Rapper, TeePhlow, who won Record of the Year is not happy about those saying he did not merit the awards.
According to him, his State of the Art song which won him the award was the best song in the Record of the Year category, reason why he won.
Kuami Eugene told Showbiz winning Highlife Artiste of the Year is the best thing that has happened to him.
“I wanted to be in the legendary status by winning the Highlife Artiste of the Year and I am glad I won it. Not many young guys are lucky to win such an award but here I am with it,” he said.
To Adina, winning the Female Vocalist of the Year was right as she worked hard in the year under review.
“I had two nominations Afro Pop Song of the Year and Best Female Vocalist but I won the latter and I am cool with that,” she said.