OVER the years, there has been a general perception that for the 20 years that the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) has been in existence, Gospel music has not been treated fairly or to put it plainly, it has been sidelined.
ON 12 January 1959, the music sensation that changed America – and the world beyond it – was set in motion. Detroit-born 29-year-old Berry Gordy founded Tamla Records with an $800 loan from his family’s collective savings. By the following year, he’d merge this into the Motown Record Corporation: an independent empire that would seal its genuinely iconic status, introducing legends including The Jackson 5; Diana Ross and The Supremes; Stevie Wonder; Smokey Robinson; Marvin Gaye; Martha and The Vandellas; The Commodores and many others among its hundreds of signings.
IT has become common practice for men of God, particularly prophets, to speak publicly about the deaths of celebrities. These negative prophecies about known figures is thought to be used by the prophets as a means of marketing themselves.