VGMAs Wouldn’t Have Survived If Ghanaians Were Organizers – Patience Nyarko
Patience Nyarko, one of Ghana’s contemporary Ghanaian gospel music sensations, has praised Charter House, the organisers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), for their unwavering commitment to keeping one of the country’s most prestigious music awards schemes going.
According to her, the popular awards scheme would not have survived if its organisers were Ghanaians, adding that Ghanaians lack the ability to maintain awards schemes. She went on to say that the award ceremony had a significant impact on promoting and elevating women on the global stage.
This was revealed by the ‘W’afom Kwan’ hitmaker during an interview with Mike 2 on Adom FM’s Entertainment Hall.
“There have been many award ceremonies in Ghana that have come and gone, but the VGMA has remained.” People frequently ask why a Nigerian company is organising a Ghanaian event, but the truth is that if it had been organised by Ghanaians, it would not have lasted as long,” she explained.
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“I believe the Ghana Music Awards have aided Ghanaian music,” she continued. We should assess the industry to see who has the same level of buzz and mileage as the VGMA.”
The gospel singer also expressed concern about the VGMA’s fairness, particularly in the selection of award winners. She used her song ‘Obi Nyanime’ as an example, claiming it deserved to be nominated for ‘Most Popular Song of the Year,’ but it didn’t.
“The only thing I think they do not do well is fairness.” Consider my song, ‘Obi Nyanime,’ which was popular and deserved to be the Most Popular Song of the Year, but it was not. But I understand that business people will think about their interests, so it’s okay,” she noted