The 3Music Awards Board has apologised for mishaps which occurred at the Fantasy Dome of the Trade Fair on Saturday, where the second edition of the event came off.
The show, scheduled to start at 8pm, began late which made patrons unhappy. Also, seats reserved for some special guests were occupied by other attendees.
In a statement signed by the Chairman, James Korsah-Brown, the Board admitted that while the project was very young one, they had taken into consideration concerns about the events and apologised for the hitches
The Board also expressed gratitude to stakeholders for their contribution towards a successful event and congratulated all winners.
Below is the Statement:
3 MUSIC AWARDS GRATEFUL TO ALL STAKEHOLDERS FOR SUCCESSFUL ORGANISATION OF SECOND EDITION
The Board of 3 Music Awards wishes to express its profound gratitude to all stakeholders who contributed in diverse ways towards the success of the second edition.
We are particularly grateful to all our sponsors for the confidence they reposed in us, the artistes on the bill for their thrilling performance, our loyal patrons who trooped to the venue in their numbers and the media for their continuous support of a young, local initiative.
While expressing our sincere gratitude to all stakeholders, we also congratulate all award nominees and award winners for their respective efforts and excellence in the year under review.
The 3 Music Board recognises the valiant efforts of all nominees. However, eventual winners of most award categorise are determined by 60% public voting and 40% board and academy considerations. The only categories which were 100% determined by the board and academy were the technical categories of album of the year, video of the year and legends awards.
Meanwhile, we have noted with seriousness, concerns of our patrons; both at the Fantasy Dome and those who keenly observed proceed on television. We wish to express our sincere apologies for some mishaps, particularly the late start of the show, as well as some of our VIP guests whose labelled seats were taken up by other guests.
The 3 Music Award is a growing project, which seeks to truly recognise and award excellence in the Ghanaian music industry. And as an entity which places so much emphasis on social media interaction with our patrons, we take their views seriously and we will strive to address some of the concerns they have raised moving forward, to make 3 Music Awards even better.
We can only get better through the constructive criticism of our patrons and the media, and we look forward to such reviews in the coming days.
In a related development, we wish to express our gratitude to the Almighty God, and personnel at the 37 Military Hospital for attending to the Chief Executive Officer of 3Music Network, Sadiq Abdulai Abu, who was rushed to the hospital from the Fantasy Dome just before the show started. By the grace of God, Sadiq is fine and responding to treatment. Doctors have however, placed him on further observation.
We look forward to a bigger and better 3 Music Awards in the future. We are here for the music.
(BOARD CHAIRMAN, 3 MUSIC AWARDS)