Entertainment analyst Arnold Asamoah Baidoo has shared some winners he feels did not deserve their awards. These persons include Sarkodie, Joe Mettle and Lyrical Joe.
The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards has always fueled controversies before and after as a celebrated musical event in Ghana. In a post-event discussion, Arnold Asamoah expressed disappointment with some artists who received awards at the show.
“Yes, majority of the predictions that I did came to pass, so I’m pretty much excited. But there are a couple of awards that surprised me. And again, it’s only for discussion purposes. The first one was Sarkodie winning over Black Sherif when it came to the HipLife/Hip-hop Artiste of the Year. I had the greatest conviction that Sherif did better than Sarkodie for that duration, so he could have nibbed it.
“The other award that really surprised me was Joe Mettle beating MOG for Gospel Artiste of the Year. I felt the year under review, MOG did quite better than Joe Mettle. So these two awards really shook me a little.”
According to Arnold, “Lyrical Joe winning over Amerado because I felt Amerado this year really worked hard in terms of the rap performance category to win it.”
Before submitting his displeasure, Arnold Asamoah said he was sharing his opinions as an industry stakeholder. And acknowledge that, like all award schemes, the VGMA board reserves the right to awards.
“This conversation that we are having is part of the VGMAs. You know, the aftermath and the fact that who should have won what is part of the conversation that adds up to the buzz of the awards. So it is only fair that we discuss it.”
By Grace Somuah-Annan|3news.com|Ghana